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Netflix

Sinister (May 1st)

A horror author moves into a haunted house (in which all of the previous families have died) and gives him some serious, let’s say, inspiration.

Mrs. Serial Killer (May 1st)

The bodies of six women are found and a doctor is convicted of the crime. His wife is willing to do anything to prove that he is innocent.

Hangman (May 6th)

Al Pacino tries to find a serial killer whose MO is based on the child’s game Hangman.

House At The End Of The Street (May 8th)

Jennifer Lawrence plays a girl who moves into a new house with her mom and finds out her new neighbor is a young girl who killed her parents, and she doesn’t seem to want to stop there.

Hulu

Friday the 13th Part III & IV (May 1st)

The third and fourth installations of a classic horror movie series.

Pathology (May 1st)

A group of doctors all compete to see who can commit the perfect crime using their skills and knowledge of forensic science.

The Conjuring (May 1st)

Based on a true story of Ed and Lorraine Warren, two paranormal researchers document their most terrifying case yet.

Into The Dark: Delivered (May 8th)

Hulu’s horror series’ newest installment is based on a pregnant woman who is kidnapped by another woman who wants to steal her baby. It turns out, this was not the first time she has done this.

The Lodge (May 8th)

A highly anticipated movie, The Lodge is about a woman who goes on a trip with her boyfriend and his kids. When he goes out in a snowstorm to get supplies, the kids are left alone with the woman, who was the only survivor of a mass cult suicide. And that’s the *least* strange thing about her.

Prime

Arkansas (May 1st)

This star-studded thriller is about a drugpin who tries to get two of his henchmen back in line after they decide they don’t want to follow the rules anymore.

A Cadaver Christmas (May 1st)

This cheesy horror homage to movies of the 1980s is about a janitor working at a university on Christmas when all of the cadavers come back to life looking for blood.

Come to Daddy (May 22nd)

Elijah Wood stars as a son reconnecting with his father who lives on an island with many skeletons in his closet. Quite literally, it seems.

The Vast of Night (May 29th)

Two workers at a radio station discover an unknown frequency, and what they uncover is otherworldy.


Source: https://thoughtcatalog.com/alison-hinman/2020/04/all-the-horror-movies-coming-to-netflix-hulu-and-prime-in-may-2020/

Batman called the Japanese multinational automotive manufacturer, Mitsubishi Motors, saying he’s missing his car and wants it back. Designed by the revered Maximilian Schneider, the Koenigsegg Konigsei concept represents an ideal combination of exotic delineation and high performance.

Maximilian Schneider Designs a 21st Century Batmobile Dubbed The Koenigsegg Konigsei Concept

Drawing inspiration by both the shape and texture of an egg, the Koenigsegg showcases a wrap-around windshield, wide bodywork and subtle double-bubble cockpit. With a body and interior crafted using real recycled eggshells, the Koenigsegg Konigsei concept is fueled by a 6.4-liter hydrogen V8, which harnesses over 1,618 horsepower, accelerating 0 to 60 in under 3.5 seconds, at drag-limited top speeds of 274 mph.

Not yet built to order, the potential existence and ownership of this car and the available 21st century technological advancements, make Koenigsegg Konigsei concept anything but a far-fetched ambition.

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Source: https://www.luxuo.com/motoring/automobile/maximilian-schneider-designs-a-21st-century-batmobile-dubbed-the-koenigsegg-konigsei-concept.html

Australia’s Sorgiovanni Designs has revealed a 99m luxury expedition yacht concept, Frontier, with a steel hull, aluminium superstructure and ice-breaker reversed bow. Sam Sorgiovanni, whose designs include the 84m Singapore-owned trimaran White Rabbit, conceived Frontier to ‘discover … with the soul of an explorer’.

Frontier is by Sorgiovanni Designs, which has offices in Australia and Monaco

Frontier is by Sorgiovanni Designs, which has offices in Australia and Monaco

The star attraction is the 15m helipad, as the deck can slide backwards on hydraulic jacks to receive a helicopter and retract after use. The vast master suite on the upper deck has direct access to the 9m pool forward of the helipad, while there are six double guest cabins on the lower deck and accommodation for 34 crew.

The main deck includes a dining room for 20 and a cinema, while the observation deck has an outdoor bar, Jacuzzi and sunbathing area. A double-storey beach club features a bar and relaxation area, massage room, sauna and steam room, and a Jacuzzi with lounge beds, and leads to an enormous garage.

On Sorgiovanni's 99m Frontier concept, the 15m by 15m helipad can slide backwards when in use, then retract

The 15m by 15m helipad can slide backwards when in use, then retract

Frontier is predicted to reach 19-20 knots with twin diesel engines, but Sorgiovanni says the yacht features a range of innovations designed to reduce her footprint. “Making environmentally and socially responsible products the new normal for all consumers should be a top priority for all companies today.”

www.sorgiovannidesigns.com

 

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Source: https://www.luxuo.com/motoring/yachting/sorgiovanni-designs-99m-frontier.html

Welcome to another episode of The Tim Ferriss Show, where it is my job to sit down with world-class performers of all different types—from startup founders and investors to chess champions to Olympic athletes. This episode, however, is an experiment and part of a shorter series I’m doing called “Books I’ve Loved.” I’ve invited some amazing past guests, close friends, and new faces to share their favorite books—the books that have influenced them, changed them, and transformed them for the better. I hope you pick up one or two new mentors—in the form of books—from this new series and apply the lessons in your own life.

Cindy Eckert (@cindypinkceo) is a billion-dollar dealmaker, self-made entrepreneur, and tireless force of nature if you’re asking Fortune magazine. Prior to forming The Pink Ceiling (affectionately known as the Pinkbuator) to fund and foster female-led disruption in healthcare, Cindy built two pharmaceutical companies from scratch. As Founder and CEO of Sprout Pharmaceuticals, she created a new category of sexual wellness for women by taking on the FDA and winning the approval of the first and only pill for women’s libido, Addyi. Cindy sold that company for $1B and now invests in game-changing ideas that support her mission to put women on top.

Alexis Ohanian (@alexisohanian) is the co-founder of Reddit and Initialized Capital and the author of the bestselling book, Without Their Permission. Alexis has long advocated for the open internet, STEM education, and paid family leave. Alongside Garry Tan, he co-founded Initialized Capital—a seed-stage venture fund with over $500M under management and a portfolio with $36B in market value so far. After selling Reddit to Conde Nast, Alexis returned in 2014 as executive chairman to help lead the turnaround of the now independent company, which was last valued at $3B.

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1. When he promises not to lie to you, he should follow through on it. He shouldn’t tell you little white lies about mistakes he’s made in order to get himself out of trouble. He shouldn’t twist the truth about what happened during his day to avoid conflict. He should be honest with you, even when you aren’t going to like what he has to say, even when it starts an argument, even if it means you are going to be unhappy with him for a little while.

2. When he promises not to betray you, he should follow through on it. He should never cheat on you. He should never cross such an unforgivable line — and he shouldn’t come close to that line, either. He shouldn’t test how far he can get without getting in trouble. He shouldn’t try to flirt with other people, get close to other people, pursue other people. He should be happy with only you. He should honor the commitment he made to you.

3. When he promises not to neglect you, he should follow through on it. He should treat you like a priority. He shouldn’t ignore you. He shouldn’t disrespect you. He shouldn’t make you feel like you are less important than the other people in his life. He should give you the attention and affection you crave. He should be there for you since you’re always there for him.

4. When he promises not to abandon you, he should follow through on it. He shouldn’t leave as soon as things get tough. He shouldn’t get scared off by imperfect moments. He should stick with you through it all. If the relationship isn’t working out, it’s better to quit than to keep fighting for something that isn’t working, but until you reach that point he should be acting as your support. He shouldn’t leave you to deal with your problems on your own.

5. When he promises not to disrespect you, he should follow through on it. He shouldn’t sneak around behind your back. He shouldn’t be talking crap about you to his friends. He shouldn’t be calling you names during arguments. He shouldn’t be crossing boundaries, just because he’s in a bad mood. He should be treating you with respect, even when you aren’t happy with each other.

6. When he promises not to hide things from you, he should follow through on it. He shouldn’t omit things from conversations. He shouldn’t avoid answering questions. He shouldn’t keep secrets from you. He shouldn’t pick and choose what you’re allowed to know about him. You should be completely honest with each other. Always.

7. When he promises not to hurt you, he should follow through on it. He should try his best to give you everything you deserve. He shouldn’t let himself slack and see how long you put up with the behavior. He shouldn’t try to trick you into settling for less than you deserve. He should put in plenty of effort, just like you should. You should both be trying your hardest to keep the relationship strong. 


Source: https://thoughtcatalog.com/holly-riordan/2020/04/hes-not-your-forever-person-unless-he-keeps-these-7-promises/

1. Your feelings aren’t always meant to be acted upon. If you miss someone, that doesn’t mean you should text them. It doesn’t mean you should give them another chance. It doesn’t mean you should forget about everything they put you through in the past. Instead of acting impulsively, you need to ask yourself whether they deserve to hear from you again, whether they earned another shot or whether your huge heart is getting in the way of your common sense.

2. Overthinking isn’t always your friend. Most of the time, it’s good to think things through before you make a decision. It’s helpful to consider the positive and negative outcomes of any situation. But love is messy. It requires risks. It involves unknowns. If someone treats you right and makes you feel like you’re walking on cloud nine, then you cannot allow yourself to overthink until you decide the relationship isn’t worthwhile. Sure, you could end up getting hurt in the end, but sometimes the risk is worth the reward.

3. You don’t have to make a decision right away. Give yourself some time to think things over. You don’t want to rush into a relationship, rush into a breakup, or rush into any other major change. You should give yourself a moment to breathe, a moment to wonder, a moment to analyze the situation at hand. You can’t put off making a decision forever, but you should at least give yourself a little time to figure out what is best for your own personal journey.

4. You can ask friends and family for advice — but the decision is ultimately up to you. You know your situation the best. Meanwhile, your loved ones are only going to know what you tell them. You might accidentally be leading them in a certain direction. You might be tricking them into giving you the answer you want to hear. But if you want to do the right thing for yourself, you have to be honest with yourself. You cannot let your heart or your head get in the way.

5. Your head and your heart should work as a team. You shouldn’t ignore what your heart is telling you because you feel like your emotions aren’t valid — and you shouldn’t ignore what your head is telling you because you’re obsessing over a certain someone, either. You should try to listen to both. Try to see both sides of the internal argument you’ve been having with yourself. Sometimes, your heart is going to win. Other times, your head is the one you should follow. It depends on the situation. It’s not going to be the same every time. Unfortunately, you’re going to have to figure out the answer on your own.

6. You’re going to figure things out eventually. Right now, you might be feeling conflicted. You might not know what is best for yourself. You might have no idea what you really want. But even if you make a mistake, even if you choose wrong, it’s okay. You’re going to have plenty of more chances in the future. This one decision isn’t going to wreck your life. 


Source: https://thoughtcatalog.com/holly-riordan/2020/04/6-reminders-when-your-heart-and-your-head-are-pulling-you-in-different-directions/

Aries

They need constant pep talks.

Taurus

They need a shoulder to cry on.

Gemini

They need comfort food.

Cancer

They need reassurance everything is going to be okay.

Leo

They need validation about their feelings.

Virgo

They need you to distract them from their problems.

Libra

They need you to be there, physically and emotionally.

Scorpio

They need support and encouragement.

Sagittarius

They need you to be honest with them, even when it sucks.

Capricorn

They need you to listen to them vent.

Aquarius

They need you to focus on the positive.

Pisces

They need cuddles and kisses.


Source: https://thoughtcatalog.com/january-nelson/2020/04/what-each-zodiac-sign-needs-from-their-forever-person-during-tough-times/

Four new limited edition Santos-Dumont watches inspired by Alberto’s various milestone aircraft join Cartier’s 2020 novelties

Famously, we know Cartier made Alberto Santos-Dumont a wristwatch in order to keep his hands-free for the instrumentation. Not so famously, few remember the name of his aircraft – La Demoiselle, nor of the man’s irrepressible sense of style, decked out in three piece suit and of course, his signature Panama hat. Also known as an Ecuadorian hat, Santos-Dumont’s choice of headwear was emblematic of his eye for details: handmade, the tightness and finesse of the toquilla straw weave exemplified the care taken, analogous to the precision calculations required for successful flight for La Demoiselle, a series of aircraft built in France by the Brazilian aviation pioneer.

 

New Cartier Santos-Dumont La Demoiselle is Classic Elegance re-introduced

The new Cartier Santos-Dumont La Demoiselle pays homage not just to Alberto’s technical excellence but also his stylistic finesse. For the first time since Cartier made his pioneering pilot’s watch, the new Santos-Dumont La Demoiselle returns to the original styling of the world’s first wristwatch for men, complete with Breguet hands reminiscent of the original. However, rather than simply (and cynically) remake the world’s first pilot’s watch, Cartier has elected, much in the same way Jaeger-LeCoultre has, to re-introduce the world to a modern classic.

With the new Cartier Santos-Dumont La Demoiselle, the Parisian maison elects to take the weave motif of Alberto’s signature panama hat and incorporate the texture into the dial and strap of the maison’s latest Santos-Dumont XL. The name of this limited edition Cartier Santos-Dumont takes the name of the Brazilian aviator’s most accomplished flying machines, and one of the first aircraft to be mass produced, La Demoiselle.

Latest Santos-Dumont La Demoiselle goes beyond heritage interpretation

Like Jaeger-LeCoultre’s new Master Control Chronograph Calendar, the 2020 Cartier Santos-Dumont “La Demoiselle” is a contemporary interpretation for something originally designed over 100 years ago. All the vintage elements which made the original Santos-Dumont a watchmaking icon are there, plus a few new ones which ground Cartier’s new Santos-Dumont La Demoiselle as a thoroughly modern timepiece rather than a mere re-issue.

 

Limited to only 30 pieces, the platinum Santos-Dumont La Demoiselle is Cartier 2020’s most precious novelty and the definitive pinnacle of the Santos-Dumont collection. What sets it apart from the other new 2020 Santos-Dumont XL watches are the “inverse” aesthetics – instead of black Roman numerals we get silvered Roman numbers, instead of the typical blued sword hands, we get black Breguet hands (I don’t think they are mirror noir finished but literally black), and as denoting this new  Cartier Santos-Dumont La Demoiselle’s “secret” Cartier signature in the “VII” has been replaced by “Santos. The platinum caseback with laser engraved line-drawing of the La Demoiselle is refined but if you know that there’s an beautifully finished manual winding calibre 430MC under there, it’s bound to evoke some questions in your mind as to the wisdom of this decision. That said, the illustrated caseback keeps the latest Santos-Dumont La Demoiselle firmly in the family together with Cartier’s other 2020 novelties.

In place of its typical signature sapphire cabochon is a crown topped with a ruby cabochon instead and it pairs really well with the ecru colourway that Cartier has chosen for its latest Santos-Dumont XL. I’m in two minds about it – I mean Louis Cartier made the first model, but perhaps the maison felt “Santos” would have more resonance for their limited edition 2020 Cartier novelty. The platinum case pairs really well with the muted ecru monotone as well, making the latest Cartier Santos-Dumont La Demoiselle the epitome of classic elegance.

The “Le Brésil” Santos-Dumont

Accompanying the Santos-Dumont La Demoiselle are three other limited edition models with the Brazilian aviator’s other aircraft: The “Le Brésil” Santos-Dumont, named for the gentleman pilot’s very first machine, “Le Brésil”, created in 1898 – “the smallest” and “the most beautiful”, according to the aviator. Its unveiling took place on 4 July 1898, after which a series of airships numbered 1 to 22 would emerge between 1898 and 1909, representing his many attempts to defy the laws of weightlessness. A limited edition 2020 Cartier Santos-Dumont of just 100 exemplars.

The “La Baladeuse” Santos-Dumont

A limited edition of 300 pieces, “La Baladeuse” is so named for the “n°9”, an experimental-looking motorised airship in which Santos-Dumont crossed the French capital’s sky in 1903. A small, bulging single-seater, “La Baladeuse” was intended for the personal use of its creator, who wished to demonstrate its usefulness in urban spaces, a vision which the advent of drone flight has seen fruition over a 100 years later.

The “n°14 bis” Santos-Dumont

A 500 piece production model of the latest Carter Santos-Dumont watch inspired by the “n°14 bis” flying machine, often described as a ‘kite of compartments’ because the pilot was nestled among compartments  like the fuselage, and was connected to the rudder and fins by cables. On 23 October 1906, the “n°14 bis” won the Archdeacon Cup. Then, on 12 November, it took the Aéro-Club award, making Alberto Santos-Dumont the first aviator to complete a flight of 220 metres verified by an official organisation.

2020 Cartier Santos-Dumont La Demoiselle Price and Specs

Movement Manual-winding Calibre 430MC with 38 hours power reserve
Case 46.6mm platinum case with 30 metres water resistance
Strap Panama fabric strap and brown alligator leather
Price US$43,600

The new Santos-Dumont La Demoiselle comes with a brown alligator watch pouch, matching Santos de Cartier cufflinks and its own lacquered maple wood with Chamel Eco Black interior 

 

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Working closely with the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and local health agencies to obtain the latest developments in the worsening Covid-19 pandemic, Jaguar Land Rover North America recommits itself to prioritizing the health, safety, and satisfaction of its authorized retailers, employees and consumers.

Jaguar Land Rover North America Debuts All-New Land Rover Plug-in Hybrid SUVs

Meeting a redefined list of needs through updated daily cleaning regimens, the highest levels of social distancing, and a whole-new series of Land Rover Plug-in Hybrid SUVs, which will debut in the brand’s Discovery Sport and the Range Rover Evoque – the brand aims to be a ray of light and hope for the world to overcome this pandemic.

 

Ranging anywhere from $37,800 to $90,900, the new system combines a 1.5-liter three-cylinder internal-combustion engine and a 15 kWh battery pack with a 107 horsepower electric motor. Harnessing a maximum of 304 horsepower at 398 lb-ft of torque, the Range Rover Evoque P300e accelerates 0-60 in a matter of 6.4 seconds whilst the Land Rover Discovery P300e is a few ticks slower at 6.6 seconds.

Taking orders for both hybrids in the UK, the Evoque and Discovery can travel 41 and 38 miles, respectively, on battery power alone and can acquire a total mileage of 168 MPG in under 7 hours of charging when plugged to any regular household electrical system. Announcing plans for a wider release in the first quarter of 2021, Jaguar Land Rover North America has also established financial aid in the form of vehicle loan or lease payment assistance, lease-end extension, lease-end vehicle returns, and in new vehicle purchases, for consumers heavily impacted by Covid-19.

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Source: https://www.luxuo.com/motoring/automobile/jaguar-land-rover-north-america-debuts-all-new-land-rover-plug-in-hybrid-suvs.html

Hermès Carré H Image by Adison Rutsameeronchai

Raise your hand if you remember the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Squadra from 2006. The Chronograph GMT and the Hometime? Both writers of this tale obviously do, and it meant something personal to them. The story that follows is mostly an account of WOW Thailand Editor Ruckdee Chotjinda’s hankering for a square watch, and WOW Singapore Editor Ashok Soman’s consistent evangelising for form watches. In this edition, we opted to present this account as a back-and-forth but it is Ruckdee’s story through-and-through. While Ruckdee finally found his square roots, Ashok has yet to embrace his; his contribution here is ruefully theoretical.

Ruckdee Chotjinda

I was very close to owning the Jaeger-LeCoultre Squadra Hometime but then a few hiccups got in the way. First, the stock piece at the authorised dealer had cosmetic damage; then, the replacement ordered had a wobbly crown stem and had to be returned. I became discouraged and went for another watch instead. Before I acted again on the Reverso Squadra, Jaeger-LeCoultre dropped the collection five years into its age. It was gone … just like that, depriving me of the joy of ownership.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Squadra Hometime

The urge to buy a square watch has since remained in the back of my mind. The Tetra watches from Nomos Glashütte seemed nice and accessible, but all versions are too small for my preference. I came very close to buying my first square watch again in 2016 when Cartier came out with the (then) new version of the Santos 100 Carbon. I remember how the watch lingered on my mind during my days at SIHH that year, and how I was eager to share a wrist shot on my personal Facebook account by using the phone to take a snap from the camera’s playback screen.

Ashok Soman

I salute Ruckdee on his good taste in going for the Squadra Hometime; it is a watch I remember well because it too was on my list. Sadly, it never made it to my wrist. I thought I would eventually get to it but, as mentioned, it disappeared quietly into Jaeger-LeCoultre’s archive. I confess that the watch did not quite inspire a taste for square watches at that time, but I do recall being similarly struck by the JeanRichard TV screen model. Of course that too is a tale of disappointment because the brand is now quite defunct. It seemed my story too was destined to follow a path to disappointment.

Contrary to popular belief, square watches are not difficult to wear

Ruckdee

Sticking to my limit of one watch per year, a showdown emerged between the Santos and another round watch with impeccable movement finishing. It just so happened that I discussed this dilemma with a Singaporean colleague and he pushed me over the proverbial cliff where another watch awaited at the bottom. It was a good buy alright, but my square watch count remained at zero. Cartier also discontinued that particular model of Santos — the story of my life.

Cartier Santos Image by Adison Rutsameeronchai

Ashok

I confess to not being the colleague Ruckdee is referring to! Anyway, the Santos 100 Carbon was yet another watch that was gone too soon, and from another brand that built its reputation on form watches. A number of years passed before I found a worthy piece to target, and that watch was neither square nor in current production. Happily, Ruckdee had better luck.

Ruckdee

I eventually became the proud owner of a square watch last November. The impromptu decision while on a business trip was induced by the particularly strong Thai baht at the time. The final amount paid was very good, even when adding the necessary Thai tax upon my return to Thailand. Just two weeks later, I coincidentally landed myself an incredible deal, thanks to the tip of a collector friend, and bought my second square watch unexpectedly. I am a happy man.

Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Commando Image by Adison Rutsameeronchai

Ashok

That is two-zip in Ruckdee’s favour; I am no closer today to even finding one square watch I like enough to make my list. To further complicate things, I decided to focus my collection towards German watches, or at least those with a suitably Teutonic bent, such as Schaffhausen brands IWC and H. Moser & Cie. Now, Nomos Glashütte has a great watch in the Tetra, as Ruckdee mentioned, but I wanted a movement that matched the case. This put me in a bind, because there are not that many German watchmakers and almost none have square watches in current collections. By extension, you will not find it hard to believe that none have form watches with form movements, much less something where all’s square, as they say.

Ruckdee

Contrary to popular belief, square watches are not difficult to wear. That prejudice is formed on grounds of unfamiliarity. You put it on your wrist with the strap or the bracelet like any round watch, and off you go about your day. Size-wise, square watches can be too large or too small for your wrist, the same as round watches. Lastly, again like round watches, squarish ones come with different designs that give them distinguishing personalities.

The square watch genre is very small, even when compared against other shaped watches

Ashok

Where this popular belief came from, I cannot say. Nor do I know why it should be popular at all. No one has ever suggested that the Rado Integral is difficult to wear, for example. The only real consideration is the lug-to-lug measurement, which could make any given watch sit rather awkwardly on the wrist. Honestly, this is an issue rectangular watches sometimes face (and some sorts of oval watches), not square ones. Bottom line: if a square watch does not wear well it probably has more to do with the lugs than anything else.

Ruckdee

You do not need to look further than these pages for more examples of great square watches that also wear well. The Nomos Glashütte Tetra offers brutal minimalism. The Cartier Santos presents classical elegance. The Hermès Carré H, shown at the start, exudes an air of contemporary charm through sleek lines and refined geometry.

TAG Heuer Monaco Image by Adison Rutsameeronchai

Other square watches can be the direct opposite of the above. Bell & Ross marks the perfect specimen for discussion. Their BR 01 watches are definitively sportive and instrument-like. That is because they were designed after cockpit instruments in order to enable utmost legibility and reliability. From humble beginnings in 2005, the collection has expanded to provide different indications, functions and complications. Originally 46 mm in size, smaller versions followed naturally with the BR 03 in a 42mm size and the BR S in a 39 mm size. Bell & Ross also managed to get a dive watch into the mix, with the BR 03-92; achieving good water-resistance is difficult for most form watches.

Moving on to the tried-and-tested, a collection enjoying unmatched popularity (for a square watch, that is) is the TAG Heuer Monaco, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year. The watch is easy to like because it is moderate in design and presentation, neither as dressy as the Santos nor as weekendish as the BR varieties. Therefore, the Monaco appears more versatile for most people. A boxed sapphire crystal and contrasting subdials add to the vintage charm of the watch.

Having come this far, it must also be reiterated that there are not so many square watches out there — it is not only a phenomenon affecting German watches. The genre is very small, even when compared against other shaped watches, with a notable exception being the triangular Hamilton Ventura. WOW is not proposing that everyone should build a collection of square watches. Round watches are considered the norm, and this will never change. The writers are merely saying that it cannot hurt to have one square watch in the mix, or a rectangular watch, or a tonneau watch for that matter – anything non-round that suits you. Give one of these shaped watches a try and you may discover a new joy in your collecting pursuit.

Sevenfriday M1B/01 Urban Explorer

Not sure where to start? Prefer not to spend a significant amount of money? Well, one cannot go wrong with a Sevenfriday. This brand’s square watches with rounded corners come in many styles, colours and levels of industrial interpretation. Particularly nice is the M-Series for the hands-free time display where the hour and the minute are indicated by way of two rotating discs. Shown here, the M1B/01 Urban Explorer is worn on a denim strap that matches the dark blue PVD treatment of the case – an additional reason to diversify!

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