by Kyle Stults on June 27, 2014
Do you ever wonder WHO buys the luxurious timepieces featured every day at Perpetuelle? I certainly do. But the fact is, the purchasers of the world’s most exclusive watches (be they classical in design or avant-garde) are never known to the public at large. Of course, thanks to voluminous news reports and photographs published about politicians, professional athletes, and celebrities, we do on somewhat regular occasion get a glimpse at what kinds of watches these folks wear. But what about other interesting personalities or innovators or visionaries? Enter Ressence and the Nest Thermostat.
It was with great excitement that, as I was flipping through the latest issue of Fortune magazine, I spotted a Ressence Type 3 on the wrist of none other than Tony Fadell, Founder of CEO of Nest Labs. Nest Labs is most known for its innovative “Nest” thermostat; the company was purchased by Google for $3.2 billion earlier this year. Prior to Nest, Fadell was at Apple where he designed the first iPod and later, was part of the iPhone design team. Yes, I’m a bit of a tech geek as well.
After reading the article in Fotune, it was as clear to me as the liquid-filled Ressence Type 3 that this is just the kind of timepiece a visionary like Tony Fadell would wear. Nice choice, Tony (and p.s. — if you are not already a Perpetuelle reader, I hope you become one soon!).
You can read the full article here: “Is Tony Fadell the next Steve Jobs…or the next Larry Page?”, by Adam Lashinsky, June 12, 2014, Fortune.
Ressence Type 3
Top Photo by Bryce Duffy. Bottom photo: Ressence.
by Kyle Stults on June 26, 2014
Hands-on with Breguet’s Thinnest Ever Tourbillon…
On June 26, 1801, Abraham-Louis Breguet patented the Tourbillon, changing watchmaking forever. As a testament to the complexity of his invention, Breguet sold only 35 timepieces in his lifetime. Just recently, Breguet’s third ever tourbillon, the No. 1176, sold for almost $1 million (purchased by Breguet, for its archives). Over two centuries later, the Breguet watch brand carries on A.L. Breguet’s legacy by producing 32 different tourbillon models, more than any other watch brand.
To mark today’s anniversary of the heralded tourbillon, I thought we should take a look at one of Breguet’s more recent tourbillon models, the 5377. The 5377 is in fact Breguet’s thinnest tourbillon watch ever produced, a mere 7mm thin. The 5377BR in gold case was introduced in 2013; a platinum reference, the 5377PT, debuted this year.
As Official Timing Partner of Porsche Motorsport, Chopard was alongside the German team for its big return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans last week. Though it fell short of the winners podium, Porsche remains the winningest manufacturer in the history of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, with 16 victories to its name. To mark Porsche’s return to the event after more than a decade away, Chopard dedicated a limited-edition Superfast chronograph to this landmark event: the Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Edition.
TAG Heuer insider blog Calibre 11 brings us a first look at a new and great looking watch from TAG Heuer. The TAG Heuer Carrera McLaren 1974 Edition pays tribute to the 40th anniversary of McLaren’s first Formula 1 World Title with Emerson Fittipaldi behind the wheel. The young Brazilian would of course go on to become one of the sports more acclaimed drivers. The TAG Heuer Carrera McLaren is has TAG’s in-house Calibre 1887 and is very similar to the 43mm Carrera 1887 Ceramic Bezel save for its new tyre-tread strap and color set. There a handful of additional customized features for this watch — you can get the full scoop over at Calibre11.com>>>