FRIDAY WIND DOWN: The Time+Tide Club swings by Vacheron FRIDAY WIND DOWN: The Time+Tide Club swings by Vacheron

FRIDAY WIND DOWN: The Time+Tide Club swings by Vacheron

Zach Blass

Hello everyone — Borna here! Thank you to Zach for letting me hijack this portion of the FWD. Last night, through the joint efforts of the Time+Tide Club and the Vacheron Constantin boutique in Melbourne, two dozen of our club members squeezed into the cosy store.

Chit-chat was had before a presentation by Warren Ho, boutique manager, and our own Andrew McUtchen, on some historic sport pieces that preceded the lineage that this year’s 222 continues. A short look back at Andrew’s chat with Christian Selmoni, the man responsible for the new 222, and polite applause followed, before we got to try on some of the special pieces Vacheron Constantin had on display. Unfortunately for all, the heritage pieces remained confined to their cabinet for the duration of the event.

From high jewellery pieces to the Fiftysix and Traditionnelle, lots of fun graced the felt-lined trays, but as it often happens, it was our members who brought some heat as well, with some amazing watches on display. We’ll bring you the full photo report soon, but for now, enjoy one of the coolest pieces on the night.

A wonderful 1906 Vacheron & Constantin, with a hunter caseback

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend,

– Borna

Back to you, Zach!

Watch meme of the week: A surprise coup on thinness

When the news broke this past week of Richard Mille securing the record for the world’s thinnest mechanical watch, we were all stunned to say the least. It is not to say we do not recognise Mille’s incredible strength in engineering, but to have a record broken so soon after it was set is showing the thinness arms race is really heating up. Piaget, Bulgari, your move.

Wrist shot of the week: Aquanauty vibes


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All I have to say here is that this shot is just such a vibe. Leave it to style icon Marga Nograles to showcase how chic the Patek Philippe Aquanaut Ref. 5168G-010 in Khaki Green can be.

Time+Tide Shop select of the week: Tissot PRX Automatic Chronograph – Blue

Fresh out of Le Locle, the PRX Chronograph is the latest entry into the Tissot PRX family. The subtle dial gives off flashes of electric blue at certain angles, highlighted by silver details. With the angular case and faceted integrated bracelet, the PRX Chronograph perfectly evokes designs of the late 1970s. Powered by ETA’s latest revision of the iconic Valjoux 7753 movement, the A05 H31 movement offers up to 60 hours of power reserve, visible through the display caseback. Read more about the watch here, or click to purchase below.

Price: $2,775 AUD Buy it now at the Time+Tide Shop.

Our favourite Time+Tide coverage of the week:

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Solargraph — if it’s quartz, may as well make it solar

After introducing a slew of references with the facelifted Aquaracer Professional, many thought it would be a while until we saw even more additions, myself included. Only a few months later, TAG Heuer showed that they weren’t done with Aquaracers quite yet. The Aquaracer Solargraph was a totally unexpected entrant into the Aquaracer Professional 200 family, and it certainly surprised everyone. Watch the full hands-on review above.

MICRO MONDAYS: Put your zest foot forward with the new Vaer A3 Atlas Orange

Spice up your American summer or Aussie winter with the new Vaer A3 Atlas Orange. Learn more about the watch here.

Italian tourism chief believes hotel-provided plastic watches are the solution to the threat of watch theft

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Last week, CNN Travel reported that a tourism chief in Naples had proposed a solution for prospective visitors who were worried about visiting the region. The proposal? Hotel-provided plastic watches. Read the full story here.

HANDS-ON: The G-SHOCK GBA800HTH-1A Hilltop Hoods Special Edition

It doesn’t make you Australian if you’ve heard of Hilltop Hoods, but if you haven’t heard of Hilltop Hoods then you’re probably not Australian. The pinnacle of Aussie hip hop royalty have been partying with huge crowds since their formation in 1996, and are now officially the group with the most Number 1 albums in the country. It’s not often that musical acts get to collaborate with G-SHOCK, but it makes a whole lot of sense that Hilltop Hoods receive the honour, considering the intrinsic entanglement between ’90s hip hop, skate culture and streetwear. The Casio G-SHOCK GBA800HTH-1A Hilltop Hoods Special Edition takes one of the biggest personalities from the G-SHOCK catalogue and injects it with the Hoods’ character. Read the full hands-on review here or watch the video above.