A clear view of the time is certainly the point of a timepiece, but being able to observe how that time is measured sets the Chronoswiss Flying Grand Regulator apart from a typical wristwatch. At first glance, it’s a strikingly attractive watch with the electric-blue 44mm housing accented by a matching Hornback alligator leather band. Closer examination reveals a passion for details. At the 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock positions, the dial allows a glimpse at the movement. A badge at the 3 o’clock mark indicates which of the 50 examples is being examined. The indicators marking 5-minute intervals are crafted of solid luminous materials rather than being mere paint. The retrograde second hand measures from 0 to 30 before instantly sweeping back to 30 to begin the process again. An exhibition case back reveals the inner workings of the extensively modified calibre C. 301 mechanical movement. Featuring a 42-hour power reserve, the movement can be set to display the precise hour, minute and second. The Flying Grand Regulator is a symphony of technology and beauty; Chronoswiss.com.
After spending so many months at home in our leggings, sweatpants and basic tees, this season is about total everything! We want it all: Stunning scarves, wow dresses, show-stopping shoes, distinctive men’s formalwear — even our leisurewear is being taken to the next level. It’s a bold statement on the resilience of human nature as interpreted in haute style.
Aroids include many common houseplants like monsteras, peace lilies, philodendrons, pothos and ZZ plants. While many of these tend to be “low light” indoor plants, they’re often understory plants in the wild. The International Aroid Society aims to educate the world on these wonders of Mother Nature.