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General Chat / Re: Our Cars (dream or actual)
« on: June 27, 2022, 02:17:05 pm »
The new Batmobile has been testing at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

OK, it's the McMurtry Speirling, an electric car with additional downforce provided by a fan. It's just cut two seconds off the record for the hill climb at Goodwood.

Accessories / Re: Jacques Marie Mage (JMM) - Sunglasses and Frames...
« on: June 21, 2022, 01:03:06 am »
Thanks @Kasi.

Maybe I should risk a pair...

Accessories / Re: Jacques Marie Mage (JMM) - Sunglasses and Frames...
« on: June 20, 2022, 07:37:04 am »
I think that the transparent acetates pick up a bit of whatever is behind them, so they look lighter in a lightbox, but darker against someone's skin. Here's another photo.

"Fellini with Blue Lenses"

I was thinking of getting myself a pair of the Arps, as I desperately need new glasses. A couple of places have them in Seed, but I'm not sure how they'll sit against my complexion.

Accessories / Re: Jacques Marie Mage (JMM) - Sunglasses and Frames...
« on: June 20, 2022, 06:16:01 am »
Has anyone here seen a pair of JMM frames in the Seed colour? It's hue seems to vary depending on the lighting and context, and I was wondering whether it's a loud yellow or more muted. This photo makes it look more like the latter, and the model has a similar complexion to me, but it might have been desaturated.

"Fellini Seed"

Accessories / Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« on: June 18, 2022, 11:38:59 am »
@ddtrash fingers crossed your name is carved onto the slabs of stone that constitute the Patek waiting list.

And also that Wempe invite you on a similar shindig for Lange... :D

Accessories / Re: Jacques Marie Mage (JMM) - Sunglasses and Frames...
« on: June 18, 2022, 11:09:34 am »
@cityofdelusion the Perciers look good on you.

If (or when) you're looking for a second pair, the Arp or Hartana might be worth checking out. I think both would sit well on you.

Accessories / Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« on: June 16, 2022, 02:08:29 am »
@ddtrash it sounds like a good trip.

As for the "interesting" folks, I'm imagining a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory scenario wher  they're slowly whittled down by health and safety issues in the Patek factory, and Thierry Stern offers the survivors a place on the waiting list for a Nautilus. :D

Accessories / Re: Jacques Marie Mage (JMM) - Sunglasses and Frames...
« on: June 12, 2022, 03:47:29 am »
@cityofdelusion I liked the Percier too. There's a picture of me in a red pair, which were very cool a few pages back.

You might also want to take a look at the Sheridan, which is a similar shape.

Accessories / Re: Jacques Marie Mage (JMM) - Sunglasses and Frames...
« on: June 02, 2022, 11:46:17 pm »
Iron Heart did sweatpants a few years ago.

Accessories / Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« on: June 02, 2022, 01:33:03 pm »
Longines have just announced a reproduction of their Ultra-Chron Diver's watch from the sixties.

"Longines Ultra-Chron"

It sounds like an interesting piece, because rather than just slapping in an ETA, they've got an extensively modified version. It now runs at 5 Hz, rather than its original 4 Hz, and is regulated to run within a couple of seconds a day.

Prices start around $3000, and Monochrome has the best write-up.

Accessories / Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« on: June 02, 2022, 01:26:42 pm »
Seiko have just launched their King Seiko model (which I think sits somewhere between the regular and Grand Seiko ranges) with a funky purple dial. Note too the lack of a date window.

"Seiko King Seiko"

It'll retail for €1850 (so probably a similar dollar amount), and be available from their boutiques in July. More details at Monochrome.

Thanks @goosehd and @Kasi.

One of the issues that I have is that I've got a -6 power in my right eye, so keeping the lenses small helps them from getting too thick. I think that the Percier will be OK, but I'll check before ordering.

And, yes, buying online is fraught. I really like the new Henri, but I'd want to try it before committing.


The local Jacques Marie Mage pusher dealer had a trunk show yesterday to show off the new range, and since I desperately need a new pair of spectacles, I went along...

The Percier is coming soon in vermilion, or red, and I really like it in this colour, which is cooler than @louisbosco's pair! :D


My favourite JMM style was the Ringo, but they sold out everywhere last year and then disappeared from the catalogue. They're bringing out the mark two version, which the rep said was more robust than the original. There are also some new details, such as a coin edge around the rim of the lens.

"Ringo 2"

I'm currently between the Percier and Ringo 2, but I keep on thinking, "What would @Kasi do?" And that suggests buying both. Plus several more styles just because.

Another new style is the Hartana, which is a hybrid of the Harcourt and Fontana. They look good, but the top of the rim doesn't quite sit along my eyebrows properly.


The Arp is a new prescription model, and in retrospect I quite like it. Good See Co have a red model too...


Then there's the Zephirim, but I prefer the shape of the Percier.


On the shades front, there's a lilac colour coming, which is really nice. I saw it on the Ascari and Dealan.

"Ascari in Lilac"


The Ascari is also coming in a mint green.

"Ascari in Mint"

Accessories / Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« on: May 28, 2022, 11:32:44 am »
@Giles are you buying it? ???

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