FRIDAY WIND DOWN: June 26th, 2015 FRIDAY WIND DOWN: June 26th, 2015

FRIDAY WIND DOWN: June 26th, 2015

Felix Scholz

You know what my favourite David Bowie song is? Fashion (beep beep!). I’ve been playing it on repeat today (apologies to the guys in the neighbouring office), because today’s Wind Down is all about fashion, darling.

What Happened?

A Pitti of peacocks. (image via

Pitti Uomo 88 (which we’re pretty sure is a collective noun for peacocks, in Italian) just wrapped up in Florence. As a watch guy it’s always insightful to see what the bleeding edge of fashion is wearing (on their wrists). Based on this wrap of the dos and don’ts (I’m now overly paranoid about tie length and collar gape) I’m seeing that vintage is still strong, especially Rolex. This is to be expected. The really interesting thing is that we’re seeing guys wear watches in different ways, either worn over the shirt cuff or on super loose bracelets; our jury is still out. What happens in Italy might have to stay in Italy in this case.

Good work on the NATO/Panerai combo mate. Maybe try putting it under your cuff? (image via

What we read

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Yep, it’s another Apple Watch review. Sorry about that. But work with me here, this is a the story of the disintegrating relationship between the New York Times fashion director and her Apple watch, as mediated by NY Times technology columnist. Clever stuff.

What we laughed at


This cartoon spotted on patekcollector‘s Insta feed. LOL

The week in numbers

22nd: The date in July of our first ever Sydney event – an elegant evening with Montblanc. Hit Andy up at [email protected] to join us.

Road, or should we say wrist-testing the Capeland Shelby Cobra at a small lunchtime event in Sydney with members of the local Cobra Club. This hold piece is of only 98 pieces ltd edition. ️

2: The number of gold Baume & Mercier Capeland Shelby Cobras in Australia.

1: The number of gold Baume & Mercier Capeland Shelby Cobras remaining for purchase in Australia.

Holding Mark Bouris' IWC Portugieser Perpetual Calendar up to the light after our exclusive video interview in the Chairman's Villa at Crown Towers, kindly made possible by @lk_boutique and @iwcwatches - quite a night to be honest. I start the video by saying "When I grow up I want to be Mark Bouris." I did not lie. ️

 12 seconds: The number of seconds Mark Bouris’ IWC moonphase will lose over a single lunar month. This means he’ll have to reset it in 577 years. What a hassle.

1: The number of years ago that ON FLEEK became mainstream. By this amazing person. RESPECT.


 6960: The number of TAG Heuer fans who like our shot of the Calibre 18 Telemeter.