Today is the final Friday Wind Down in our current office; we’re pulling up stumps and moving to bigger and better digs next week. We’ll keep the reveal under wraps for now, but let me just say it’s a great escape, from the CBD. That’s pretty cryptic, but it will make sense, we promise. As a result chez Time+Tide is currently a mess of boxes and bubble wrap. But every move has a silver lining, and in this case we’ve managed to convince Andrew that it’s not safe to transport the Time+Tide alcohol library on the perilous journey across town, because, and you can quote us on this, “moving the alcohol disturbs its delicate chemical balance, and it becomes unsafe to drink later if you do”. As a result we’re working our way from Absolut through to Zubrowka. It certainly makes the packing more enjoyable. Thus, this Wind Down may contain traces of some pretty tasty stuff….
Someone certainly got themslves a great deal on a top-end Lange – this pink gold Terraluna hammered in at this weeks Sotheby’s New York auction for 112K USD, or around half of retail. And yes, we’re fully aware of how it sounds to call a watch that sold for over 100K a bargain.
Novak Djokovic became the first man since Rod Laver (way back in 1969) to win four consecutive Grand Slams. And he did it all wearing a Seiko Astron (well, he didn’t play in the watch but you know what we mean). Federer and Nadal may have the Rolex and the Mille, but the Djoker’s the one with the Career Grand Slam, and unlike his vanquished opponent Andy Murray, he didn’t have a panic attack about losing it before taking the podium.
Deadpool swapped his Adventure Time wristwatch for a Piaget, as the brand announced Ryan Reynolds as its latest ambassador. It’s a good fit, but a surprising one, and we wonder how Reynolds, who’s usually seen wearing a chunky Panerai, will handle the svelte, slimmed down lines of Piaget.
And finally, we had a photo-shoot in the office of the Rolex 2016 collection (#livingthedream). Throughout, we put up an innocent wrist shot of the new Air-King on Instagram, not expecting the power and the passion that it would provoke. One guy even went so far as to claim it the “ugliest watch [he’d] ever seen.” We suggest he get out a little bit more and, for fun, track down a Snyper. Oh boy. Now, THAT is ugly. Shudder.
What really mattered?
We welcomed our first intern! Elise has journeyed all the way from just outside Basel to become a member of team Time+Tide. But rather than tell you what she’s about he thought we’d let her tell us…
Where are you from?
I’m French, I live in Resenau, a small town near Basel in Switzerland
And what are you doing here?
Learning all I can about watches in the digital world, for my marketing/communications degree.
You’ve been here five days, how’s Australia so far?
Melbourne is so cool! I’m impressed by how kind people are.
And what sort of thing do you like in watches?
I like refined design and minimal style. I’m not a big fan of too many complications.
We think she’ll fit right in, as it’s only day five on the job and she’s already nailing one of the key performance indicators – solid wrist shot abilities.
The week in numbers
60: The distance in metres Greek player Ioannis Maniatis scored a goal from in a recent friendly against the Socceroos. He shot from his own half, people. A-maz-ing.
18: the number of Rolex and Tudor watches we had in the office this week.
120: the approximate number of pictures we took of those watches
1: Favourite watch our photographer Jason picked out of the Rolex & Tudor’s on offer. Yep, you guessed it – the Air-King.