FRIDAY WIND DOWN: 3rd July, 2015 FRIDAY WIND DOWN: 3rd July, 2015

FRIDAY WIND DOWN: 3rd July, 2015

Felix Scholz

Friday Wind Down 13 March

Happy new financial year everyone! If anyone out there is an Australian tax expert and can come up with a way to make watches deductible for watch journalists (*asking for a friend) please get in touch.

What happened?

This is going to be a bit of a braggy Wind Down, because to be honest, it’s been a pretty big week for us.

The Watches & Jewellery edition of The Australian’s Wish Magazine is out today, and we wrote about 34 watches over seven pages. Pick it up in all reputable newsagents, or see our highlights here.

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In other news we reported on of the most entertaining and informative interviews I’ve ever been part of. It was with Mr Walter Von Känel, CEO of Longines. And it was actually wild. You’ll pick that up from the story. But wow. The word legend is used a bit too often these days, but he is certainly one.

What makes this interview even better is the personality filled portrait of Mr Von Känel done by the one and only Sunflowerman as part of the Longines Watercolour Watch Project. The talent of this guy is just endless. It’s an honour to continue to work with him. Though at times it’s a little disturbing to discover how into him some of you are…..


What really mattered?

Seiko, in collaboration with the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology tested the actual in-real-life water resistance of their top-of-the-line Marine master (rated to 1000m) by dropping a cluster of them off a continental shelf. As you do.

After an hour descent the watches hit the 1000 metre mark and all were working perfectly. Onwards and downwards. The quartz stopped ticking at 3284 metres but the automatic version kept ticking until an awesome 4,299 metres. Bravo Seiko. Read the full story at watchesbysjx.

Oh, and we also made the office pretty. Pictures were hung on walls, rugs were unfurled and brand catalogues were alphabetised (A. Lange & Söhne to Zenith). Our watch brand cap collection was amassed and also alphabetised, because that’s how many we have. Told you this was a braggy wind down.


The week in numbers

10: The number of watch brand baseball caps we found in the office (Bell & Ross and Rolex have the best ones BTW).

34: The number of watches we covered in Wish magazine this week

1: The number of Tudor Black Bay One’s that are being made.

1: The number of extra seconds we were allocated this week.

37: The number of years Rolex has been a timekeeping partner of Wimbledon.

444: The number of Instagram followers who dig the Tissot T-Touch.