Leap Day Giveaway: We Have A Winner Of A Gorilla Fastback GT Bandit!
And we have a winner, watch fanatics! Donna from Oregon, USA, will soon be receiving her new Gorilla Fastback GT Bandit.
This past weekend that rare event occurred, something that happens so infrequently people often forget about it until it happens. But not us watch fans, of course.
Saturday, February 29 was leap day, which only occurs every four years. This year, February had an extra day to make up for the 365.25 days of the three non-leap years. For people who own perpetual calendar watches, it was a day of highly anticipated observation.
Thanks to our good friends Octavio Garcia and Lukas Gopp over at Gorilla Watches, we had a brand-new Fastback GT Bandit for a lucky reader, who wanted to work a little for it.
In honor of the day where perpetual calendar owners stay up late for three seconds of fun, we put on a little scavenger hunt through our catalog of stories from the past six years. From more than 2,000 articles, Joshua searched out five quotes specifically about calendar watches from five of our writers.
The task was to seek out the quotes to correctly identify the title of the article it came from and its author.
We picked a winner by random draw who met the following criteria:
1. Sent a list of the five correctly identified article titles with authors in the order of the clues by midnight on Saturday, February 29, 2020 (CET Time – GMT+1)
2. Is subscribed to the Quill & Pad newsletter (which you can subscribe to, too: look to the right of this article’s title) to stay up to date on the latest in our horological musings!
Here were the five clues:
1. “Rarely do timepieces do justice to a universe measured in billions of years.”
2. “While a perpetual calendar is very often incredibly cumbersome to set, with many annual calendars it is usually a breeze, which means it isn’t necessary to keep the watch on a winder.”
3. “Even if the design codes change over time, the polarized date display, the moon phase mechanism, and the rolling tourbillon make for a visually stunning watch.”
4. “The interesting retrograde date encircles this section, interspersed with apertures for the day, date and leap year cycle.”
5. “Easily-operated (and drool-inducing, pyramid-shaped) pushers above and below the crown advance the date and day with solid clicks.”
Out of a multitude of entries, we randomly drew one winner who sent us the right answers and is subscribed to our weekly newsletter: Donna from Oregon. Congratulations!
The correct answers are as follows:
1. Ian Skellern from The Urwerk UR-1001 Zeit Device Goes ‘Easy Rider.’
2. Martin Green from Annual Calendars Are Goldilocks Complications: Not Too Hot, Not Too Cold, Just Right.
4. Elizabeth Doerr from Patek Philippe Reference 5160: An Overlooked Mechanical Delicacy?