FRIDAY WIND DOWN: 8th May, 2015 FRIDAY WIND DOWN: 8th May, 2015

FRIDAY WIND DOWN: 8th May, 2015

Felix Scholz


The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting colder. It’s clear that, (in the words of Jon Snow) winter is coming, and so are the puns about winter coming (sorry about that one on the Clé de Cartier Instagram post). Ice cold Melbourne weather hasn’t dissuaded us from partaking in one of the above while we look back over the week that was in watches.

What happened?

iFixit didn’t so much as review the Apple Watch, they conducted an autopsy. The notion of the ‘teardown’ has never been more literal. Because they literally took it apart. Mesmerising. I’ve got to admit, we were a little confused, once the caseback was removed, about the lack of perlage and chamfering? If anyone would have chamfered the TAPTIC ENGINE MODULE it would have been Jobs. Instead, we saw teeny tiny screws (the iFixit host lost her mind over those screws, she really needs to get out more), small(er than Samsung) batteries and ‘assembled in China’. Pretty standard, really.

What actually mattered?

Patek1506-11-1024x683Phillips are the latest player in the watch auction game, with a new watch department headed by the legendary Aurel Bacs (ex-International Head of Watches at Christie’s). They’re kicking off with an auction in Geneva this Sunday, and the catalogue is full of amazing, largely inaccessible (unless you are Malcolm Turnbull) pieces.

The Week in Numbers

1: Number of new connected devices announced, thanks IWC.

2: The highest concentration of Nomos Clubs ever in Melbourne.

3: Number of sleeps till Andrew hangs out with Omega at NASA.