Tag: cartier

Book Review – The Cartiers by Francesca Cartier Brickell

The Cartiers is far more than a family member’s account of the legendary luxury brand; it is a unique overview of the 20th Century from a very specific – but entirely compelling – point of view.

E53 – Grokking The Rolex Explorer II While Skiing Vail

Allen takes us on a downhill journey back to his days as a ski-punk while rocking an Explorer II Polar White in Vail, CO. It’s a tale of personal rediscovery aided by a badass tool watch.

E49 – Dear Horology Inc., Enough With All The New Watches!

It’s not just COVID-19, it’s the hundreds of watch brands bombarding us with hundreds of “media worthy events” every year that’s a creating clamorous mess. New watches hit the market every day, and it’s exhausting. The decorum and sanity of a reasonable annual release schedule is long gone, but perhaps it’s time for brands to… Read more »

E48 – Wrist-Presence & The Inelegance of Tool Watches

Evolutionary theory suggests that we are drawn to certain people and not others based on hardwired aesthetic judgements wrought over some five-million years. Allen suggests that similar hardwired aesthetics are at play when we judge “wrist presence,” and goes on to suggest that tool watches categorically fail to achieve this elusive quality. A deep dive… Read more »

Tie Me Up With Leather – The Monogamous Wrist, Fall 2020

Seiko SRP143

Our poor wrists bear the literal weight of our horological obsessions, and yet we never hear from them. It’s time to let our wrists speak! ALLEN’S WRIST’S FALL STAPLE Seiko SPB143 62MAS 200m Prospex Diver 40.5m Auto-winding 6-series movement with date $1200 If there’s one thing that makes me happy, it’s Allen pulling out his… Read more »