New watch? Always! To keep up with the fast pace of traditional horology, I’m introducing a weekly round up. No further explanation needed, right? So let’s get stuck in, starting with the new Tissot Couturier (image courtesy affordablewristtime.com) . . .
“It was a difficult match between Daniil Medvedev and Rafael Nadal,” forbes.com reports, “who gave watch lovers a real thrill – every time he wiped the perspiration from his forehead – deftly showing off his $725,000 Richard Mille watch.” Define “his.” Because I have a sneaking suspicion that . . .
I’m not a fan of Richard Mille’s designs. The fact that his over-the-top timepieces command mini-mansion money leaves me in slack-jawed wonder. The fact that celebrities have taken to Mille’s diamond-dripping watches like a WWF wrestler to cocaine is less of a surprise –but a constant source of amusement. Bemusement? No watch snob me. I have to admit . . .
I’m OK with iced-out watches. You’d never catch me wearing a diamond-encrusted Richard Mille RM069 Erotic Tourbillon, but chef don’t judge. If someone wants to spend $750k to billboard their sexual proclivities, that’s none of my business — assuming the owner doesn’t want to tell me how to spend my money. But this? This is ridiculous. Crass. Don’t get me wrong . . .
When it comes to questions of style, the horological media are a pretty tame bunch. Watch reviewers focus on two questions: does the timepiece fit under the sleeve of a dress shirt and can it be worn casually and at the office? Snore. There are far more important style issues to ponder: which watch works best at a sex club, drug deal or a police interview. Here are my recommendations . . .