FRIDAY WIND DOWN: 15th September, 2017  FRIDAY WIND DOWN: 15th September, 2017 

FRIDAY WIND DOWN: 15th September, 2017 

Felix Scholz

Another week, another wind down. Today Melbourne’s mercurial weather is set for a downpour, so Alison and I would much rather be up in Sydney with Andrew at the TAG Heuer Globetrotter event, but we’re not. So we’re making the most of it. And in this case, making the most means cranking the tunes, the heater and pouring a healthy measure of whisky. Cheers!

What happened?

Apple released their Series 3 smartwatch, finally untetherering it from the iPhone, something I’m – just quietly  – a little excited about.


Mark Wahlberg, everyone’s favourite Bostonian (sorry Ben Affleck), was spotted wearing an incredibly rare Rolex on Ellen. The same model Mirka Federer wore at the Australian Open this year.

What really mattered?

Last night Zenith released their groundbreaking new oscillator, the Zenith Defy Lab. And while the styling of this limited edition of 10 watches (all sold) is pretty out there, the engineering behind it is genuinely revolutionary, and it will be interesting to see how the technology is rolled out in larger commercial quantities. Innovations like this and Parmigiani’s Senfine suggest we might be at the start of an important new era of chronometric invention.

The week in numbers:

4: Uncommon Seikos spotted at their new Melbourne boutique.

4: Uncommonly strong cocktails I drank while celebrating the launch of the Seiko Cocktail Time collection.

3: Excellent watches in the JLC Master Control series. The only problem is choosing.

8: Times we played What’s up, because we’re not allowed to when Andrew is in the office.