New Year’s Eve is just nearby, that is here i am at our final installment of “Around the Web” for 2013. WatchTime social media maven Alan Loren updates watch aficionados in what we thought were most likely probably the most interesting watch-related tales and news information in history days, culled within the websites from the favorite brands plus a few of the biggest watch blogs together with other media. Here’s what caught our eye on the web now, with updates on Captain Bligh, Tourneau, Cartier, Funnel, Mb&F, and buying pre-possessed watches.
1. Captain Bligh Only Wanted to Return His Watch
Captain William Bligh, of “Mutiny round the Bounty” fame, had more than personal survival on his mind when first mate Fletcher Christian and part of the HMS Bounty crew mutinied in 1789. Before Bligh was started the ship, the captain begged his ocean adventurers to permit him take K2, the ship’s chronometer, with him. The mutineers did not accede for the request, and rather made offered through the chronometer after they fled to Pitcairn Island.
With different study inside the Miami Herald taken, Bligh had personal responsibility for your instrument in the note for the British Admiralty in 1787, a couple of years just before the mutiny. The chronometer, which enabled ocean adventurers to find out their longitude, cost $18,000 (US) in the present dollars, an enormous sum inside the 1700s. Therefore it is little surprise the captain had a desire for saving the watch for your crown.
The rest of the story is fascinating, and you can read it by clicking here.
Can you think of any watches you might be willing to take a stand for were you in Captain Bligh’s position? Let us know in the comments below.
2. A Juicy Story from the New York Post
This one has all the elements of high drama; broken promises, a jilted lover, sealed lips. The New York Post reports on a donnybrook that’s brewing involving luxury icons Chanel and Cartier and renowned watch retailer Tourneau.
The Completely New You’ll be able to tabloid relates this year, Tourneau asked for Chanel to start a get on the main floor of the flagship Manhattan location. Just like property inside the exclusive store is sorely limited, possibly it absolutely was inevitable the Chanel display might be placed near individuals of some other legendary luxury brand. Throughout this case, it absolutely was put directly close to the display from the rival, Cartier.
Oh yes, did we mention that the Chanel display was particularly fetching?
Cartier was none too pleased with the potential threat to its Tourneau business, according to the Post account. It also allegedly had no qualms telling Tourneau, essentially, “It’s us or them.”
3. A Nose for Art
According to Wikipedia, ” ‘Nose art” can be a decorative painting or design round the fuselage from the military aircraft… which is a type of aircraft graffiti.” We needed note of the extremely artful shot of the extremely unconventional aeronautic-inspired watch, the Mb&F “HM4 Razzle Dazzle” with “nose art” designing its fuselage. The artwork is hands-colored.
This might potentially inspire a completely cool product line for that brand. Who “nose,” in the end?
What do you think of the image? Let us know in the comments below.
You can view the original Instagram post right here.
4. Buying the Watch You’ve Always Wanted at an Affordable Price
Purchasing a pre-possessed watch might be a smart approach to obtaining a watch you’ve always wanted, in an exceedingly satisfying discount. It isn’t beyond the limits of have to achieve savings of fifty to ninety percent in the original cost. In this particular short, but highly educative video, CNN Money’s Carolyn Bigda talks with watch expert Julien Schaerer, of Antiquorum Ah in New You’ll be able to City, in what to look for when when buying a vintage watch.