Separating the watchmaker from the watch
This New York Times profile of watchmaker Eric Coudray is a reminder of the sheer dimension of the watch world, and the various fascinating individuals who inhabit it. Once we consider the world class watchmakers working at the moment, we most likely consider the blokes with their names on the dial: Dufour, Smith, Gronefeld, and so forth. Eric Coudray is completely different. Not solely will you not discover his title on the dial of a watch he’s labored on, however he plainly admits that he doesn’t even actually like watches (and he doesn’t appear to put on one). Coudray, who had a lead position within the growth of Jaeger Le-Coultre’s multi-axis tourbillon, and has labored for MB&F and different manufacturers as effectively, is in love with the mechanics of watchmaking, however not essentially the top product. Coudray is an enchanting character (he lives in France, in a decommissioned windmill) who has a decidedly completely different perspective on the watch trade and this text is unquestionably value a learn for anybody interested by excessive finish horology and the individuals who make it potential.
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This week, Pitchfork and different shops reported on a brand new podcast specializing in the historical past of Pleasure Division and New Order, two of crucial British bands to return out of the post-punk scene within the 70s and 80s. The historical past of each bands is tied to the suicide of Pleasure Division frontman Ian Curtis, and has been dramatized on display a number of instances by means of the years. However this podcast guarantees a historical past and commentary on the bands not like any we’ve seen earlier than, with participation from surviving band members, as effectively their contemporaries and musicians they’ve influenced, together with Damon Albarn, Liam Gallagher, Thurston Moore, Johnny Greenwood, and a slew of others. The eight half collection, formally titled Transmissions: The Definitive Story, launches on October 29. Try the trailer here.