Today many premium watch brands look for that certain “extra element” to get ahead of the competition, and one hot item now is straps. If it is true that shoes make the man, then the strap must make the watch. Jan Lidmaňský shares a selection of interesting partnerships between the worlds of watches and leather.
Paris is home to many things, including crazy, innovative, and traditional perfume brands. And it was in Paris that Martin Green decided to try out the very masculine Eauk Barreur eau de parfum from the Netherlands.
For those of you not aware of who, or what, Roland Iten is then the two words − though not the only two − you need to know are “belt buckles.” High-end belt buckles. Belt buckles crafted like high-end watches. Crafted so well that both Sylvester Stallone and Ian Skellern are big fans.
Chopard has been in the perfume business for more than 20 years, but now with the founding of Chopard Perfumes, the Genevan brand takes full control of its scents and immediately kicks things into a higher gear with four new products based on sustainably sourced ingredients.
Ah, Paris! City of Lights. For the watch collector, it’s a great place to visit with boutiques aplenty, some owned and operated by the major brands; high-end mega-stores like Bucherer; and smaller independent retailers like Chronopassion and Dubail. Gary took a quick weekend trip to Paris and while there he took the opportunity to pack in as much fun as possible. Come along and bienvenue!
Quill & Pad contributor Simon Cudd has seldom worn a standard original strap on any watch he has ever owned. He has now teamed up with Giles Ellis, founder of Schofield Watch Company, to create original, bespoke straps under the name Schofield + Cudd.
The Roland Iten for Rebellion RR782 Flyback Pilot belt buckle is designed to be worn in the most extreme of conditions, and things don’t come much more extreme than 24 hours in the cramped, closed cockpit of an LMP2 category endurance race car during the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Lemon and Italian bergamot were used as the top notes for the James Heeley Sel Marin to provide freshness. It’s easy to imagine being on the Hamptons constantly exposed to the ocean breeze when you sniff it. But what else makes this my perfect summer scent?
In the Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Elegance Sartoriale collection the patterns are truly the stars of this collection, not just because they are taken right from the folds of fashion, but because they are all incredibly difficult to engrave due to their complex designs. Every single line is engraved by hand on a rose engine lathe using guilloché.
There is a very special place in Milan, Italy that few locals even know exists. Casa Campanini is a quiet place, deliberately so, but it has recently become well known to fashionistas the world over since its opening in September 2015 as the Ralph Lauren Palazzo. Follow me in for a visit!