“Watches, Tales, and Gear” is a roundup of a few of our favourite watch content material on Worn & Wound, nice tales from across the internet, and funky gear that we’ve received our eye on.
This installment of “Watches, Tales, and Gear” is dropped at you by the Windup Watch Shop.
Worn & Wound
Evaluation: Grand Seiko Class GMT Ref. SBGM221
This week noticed the discharge of one of many coolest particular version Grand Seiko’s we will recall, the SBGM241 “Toge,” a collaboration with Watches of Switzerland. This inexperienced dialed costume GMT makes use of one in every of our favourite Grand Seiko references, the SBGM221, as a place to begin. In the event you’re contemplating the brand new Toge, remember to take a look at our evaluation of Grand Seiko’s basic cream dialed GMT on the hyperlink under. The watches share a case, and the video and pictures in Ilya’s evaluation actually spotlight the distinctive geometry and delicate however spectacular ending.
The Actual Lord of the Flies: What Occurred When Six Boys Have been Shipwrecked for 15 Months
Many people learn William Golding’s Lord of the Flies at one level or one other, or seen the varied movie diversifications, however even when you haven’t, you’re possible aware of the crux of the story: a gaggle of kids is shipwrecked on an island, their baser instincts take over, and anarchy and brutality rapidly ensue. If Golding’s cautionary story left an impression on you, you’ll possible be very stunned by this story from the Guardian, which examines an improbably actual life state of affairs remarkably much like the fictional Flies. To not spoil something too badly, however the consequence is very totally different. This one’s price a learn when you’re craving an unlikely true journey story, or simply need to take pleasure in a narrative that’s a little bit of a pick-me-up throughout a troublesome time.
Tony Hawk’s Professional Skater 1 and a pair of Remaster
In the event you had been into video video games within the early 2000s, you’re most likely about to look at this YouTube clip time and again. Activision has launched a trailer for his or her remastered variations of the enduring Tony Hawk’s Professional Skater video games. The graphics have been improved, however apparently the gameplay is far the identical, and, maybe most significantly, the soundtrack that was embedded deep inside the brains of avid gamers twenty years in the past is again as properly. The brand new variations of Tony Hawk Professional Skater 1 and a pair of drop in September.
Pitch Excellent: The Historical past and Affect of the Pitchfork 10.zero
Fiona Apple’s just lately launched “Fetch the Bolt Cutters” grew to become the primary new album in ten years to garner an ideal 10.zero score from Pitchfork, the influential music criticism web site well-known for his or her prolonged, private, and obsessively tracked album opinions. A 10.zero score from Pitchfork is one thing of an occasion in sure music circles, and inevitably attracts out reflective items like this one from the Ringer, which takes inventory of the historical past of excellent scores from the web site, and examines what they meant then, and proceed to imply now. It’s a enjoyable learn for anybody who loves music, and notably for anybody who has been studying Pitchfork for a very long time.
The Bare Watchmaker
Legacy Machine Perpetual
In the event you’re a watch lover, notably when you’re into mechanical actions, you actually owe it to your self to grow to be aware of The Bare Watchmaker. It’s one thing of a ardour undertaking for famed impartial watchmaker Peter Speake-Marin, and is a showcase for the technical artistry of how watches truly work. It’s additionally only a nice alternative to take pleasure in some extraordinarily properly performed excessive decision imagery of watches which might be frankly troublesome to see in particular person. This breakdown of the MB&F Legacy Machine Perpetual is illuminating and helps even the novice grasp a greater understanding of probably the most distinctive perpetual calendar actions ever made.
The New York Instances
We Miss You, Cannes: 23 Filmmakers Relive Indelible Moments
This week would have marked the start of the Cannes Movie Competition, probably the most vital factors on the calendar for cinema lovers all around the world. Cannes, for over 70 years, has launched careers, minted classics, and served as maybe photogenic gathering place for the movie world. Clearly, in a worldwide pandemic, the pageant was cancelled, which makes this piece within the New York Instances all of the extra poignant. Right here, filmmakers like Clint Eastwood, the Safdie Brothers, Claire Denis, and lots of extra share their reminiscences of Cannes, with evocative pictures that instantly transport you to the French Riviera in springtime, which looks as if a fairly good place to be.
Todd Snyder X Timex Liquor Retailer Watch
A watch that we dropped at your consideration last month (that we by no means actually stopped enthusiastic about) is now obtainable. The most recent collaboration between Timex and Todd Snyder is a tribute to the enduring Liquor Retailer in New York Metropolis, a storefront that’s at present the house to a Todd Snyder retail location, however has a fascinating history courting again to the early 19th century. The brand new watch has a extremely enjoyable ecru dial and gold accents, and it looks as if it could be a flexible and informal summer time watch when you’re in search of one thing that’s classically styled and never precisely within the sports activities style.