You could say Colombian race car driver Juan Pablo Montoya is a fan of the Rolex Daytona. He has “seven or eight” of them in his watch drawer, including the three he was given for winning the legendary 24 Hours of Daytona in 2007, 2008 and 2013. Continue reading THE WORLD’S FIRST SKELETON-DIAL ROLEX DAYTONA WAS MADE FOR A FORMULA 1 CHAMPION
n a time of smart watches requiring nightly recharging and assembly-line produced digital time pieces that only seem fit for military use, Bulgari steadfastly adheres to the art of watchmaking with its most beautifully complex watch yet: the OCTO Grande Sonnerie Perpetual Calendar. Continue reading BULGARI INTRODUCES ITS MOST COMPLICATED WATCH EVER
Say, you’re rich. Really rich. Tom Cruise rich — the kind of rich that should have him rebuking those who dare comment on his diminutive stature with the rebuttal, “If I were to stand atop all my money, I would be the tallest man on earth.” And, say, if — like Tom Cruise, Roman Abramovich or even that nameless Chinese billionaire who makes that tiny but crucial widget that makes your iPhone work — you want to instantly recognize if the person seated beside you at dinner also has a walk-in closet stacked so precariously high with €1,000 notes that he almost perished from lucre-induced suffocation when it once toppled on top of him, how do you go about it subtly? Sadly, in the era of leased supercars, rented mega-homes and borrowed über-yachts, it has become increasingly difficult to discern the pretender from the genuinely minted.
Greubel Forsey, launched in 2004 by Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey in La Chaux-de-Fonds, isn’t the most famous Swiss luxury watch brand, but it’s starting to do some really incredible work.