To horologists, the term “complication” refers to the mechanical movement of a timepiece. However, in the case of the Les Cabinotiers Mécaniques Sauvages Collection from Swiss watchmaker Vacheron Constantin, the term reflects the agony one will experience in attempting to determine which to acquire. The collection will ultimately include 20 animal-themed watches, each with their own unique personality. In the example of the Snake model, the left side of the mesmerizing dial features an armillary tourbillon while the right side displays minutes and hours above a cutout affording a view into the inner mechanical workings. The 45mm pink gold housing is adorned with intricate engravings of a serpent. The Eagle model features 7 complications: a minute repeater, a tourbillon, a perpetual calendar (date, day of week, month, leap year) and a 55-hour power reserve indicator on a tasteful blue dial. The housing is engraved with an eagle, hence the name. Other models in this initial release include Lion, Tiger and Falcon, all masterpieces in their own right; Vacheron-Constantin.com.
Grand Banks yachts are iconic due to classic looks, practical design and the ability to go as far as the owner cares to venture. The new GB 54 does all that, while managing to sneak in a few high-tech improvements.
Giddyup urbanites, it’s time to gather your Western gear, leave the asphalt pavement behind, and head to one of these Florida ranches or rodeos for a “posh meets rustic outdoor” good ol’ time in The Sunshine State.