Jackie Kennedy’s Cartier is a treasure trove of exercise history

June 22, 2017 . by John Biggs

A Cartier Tank watch belonging to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis sold at auction of $379,500 – triple the original auction estimate. The piece, given to her by her brother-in-law Stanislaw “Stas” Radziwill in 1963, is marked “Stas to Jackie 23 Feb. 63 2:05 AM to 9:35 PM.” Why the cryptic markings? As Kennedy’s were wont to…



The stars at night are big and bright deep in the heart of Seiko

June 21, 2017 . by John Biggs

The Grand Seiko 8 Day, Seiko’s latest addition to the GS family, is inspired by the night sky. The face, which is beautiful to begin with, has been carefully painted to represent the night sky over Japan, an extra little feature that send lovers of sushi, bullet trains, and tentacle anime home with a flutter…



Breitling ups its polycarbonate game with the Avenger Hurricane 45 chrono

June 16, 2017 . by John Biggs

According to horological legend the first luxury watch made of steel – the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak caused great consternation when it launched in 1972. Up until then there were timekeepers – small, cheap watches like Timex and Seiko – and expensive pieces that you handed out at retirements from brands like Rolex and Patek…



Laventure Marine promises l’aventure marine

June 15, 2017 . by John Biggs

As you all well know I’m not a big fan of three-handers but friends, just look at that face. This Kickstarter watch promises some lovely French design with an actually Swiss movement and a price tag – oh that price tag – that might make your Madame blush. Laventure is founded by Clément Gaud, a…



London calls again with the Thomas Earnshaw Cornwall Bridge

June 13, 2017 . by John Biggs

England always, as the man on the telly in V for Vendetta says, prevails. But how she prevails is quite important. To wit, we present the Thomas Earnshaw Cornwall Bridge, a watch with a name like something dirty a man from Liverpool would get up to but with a design that is quite pleasing and…



Hari Mari x Nokona’s are flip flops for all you Caseys at the bat

June 6, 2017 . by John Biggs

Since we’ve headed towards the general world of “cool stuff that we like” here on WWR I present some cool stuff that I like: the Hari Mari x Nokona flip flops. These handmade summer striders are made in conjunction with the fabled Nokona baseball glove factory and feature soft and supple glove leather on the…



Help us bring our Marie Antoinette’s Watch audiobook to life

June 1, 2017 . by John Biggs

We’re only $500 from our small goal for an audiobook version of my book, Marie Antoinette’s Watch. I need your help. There are a few days left in the campaign and it would be amazing to see the WWR audience mobilize. I’m crowdfunding the audiobook of Marie Antoinette’s Watch. I’m offering a special deal for…