GP Wine No 11: Etienne Meneau Strange Carafe

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IN OUR TIME HERE, Mechanics of Style has written about a lot of wines and even a wine glass (we could expend plenty of pixels on stemware, varietal-specific artwork in its own right), but never a decanter or carafe.

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Now Read This No. 6: The World’s Most Expensive Watches

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AS THE OLD ADAGE GOES, you get what you pay for. That’s never been truer than it is in a hefty new slipcased tome, The World’s Most Expensive Watches.

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Collectors GPQ&A No. 34: Arthur Rosenfeld

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Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk in Cobalt Blue

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We find that notable people often share some of their most memorable characteristics, from the trivial to the profound — and those things that are unique to them are equally revealing. To scratch the surface, we present the GPQ+A. —The Editors

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The Döttling Fortress

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THERE ARE watch winders, desktop safes, floor safes, wall safes and bank vaults — all of which will store one’s precious watch collection (which we presume includes a Girard-Perregaux or two). Yet none of them offers the panache of a handcrafted Döttling Fortress safe.

A little Döttling history: The company was founded in 1919 as a locksmith shop by Ernst Döttling, the great-grandfather of today’s CEO, Marcus Döttling, in Sindelfingen, Germany, near Stuttgart. It first came to our attention in the early Aughts, when Marcus and his team introduced the “Legends” series, restored antique safes from all over the world retrofitted to exacting modern standards and refurbished to their original grandeur.

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Textures & Tones No.2: The Fall Flannel Guy

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THE SUN IS feeling just a little bit weaker. In the world outside the greenhouse, the leaves are about to turn. And everyone begins to look forward to the colors of fall. All that, of course, and the richer, heavier reds paired with your favorite stews: beef bourginon. Lancashire hotpot. A meaty spaghetti Bolognese.

All well and good. But what to wear now that you’ve retired your flip-flops, shorts and swim trunks? It’s not yet time to wrap up fully, after all, but it is soon to get crisp enough that it’s high time to dust off something to mask all that good food and wine you’re about to dive into.

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Letter from Paris No. 4: Bon Week-End à Cognac

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As early as the mid-nineteenth century, Girard-Perregaux maintained offices in New York, Buenos Aires, Yokohama and, of course, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. In that globetrotting spirit, MoS will publish regular dispatches from its offices and boutiques abroad — covering lifestyle and culture, regional events and exhibitions, and offering insider insight about what’s trending now from the four corners of the world. — The Editors 

Letter from San Francisco No. 2: Sausalito Jaunt

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As early as the mid-nineteenth century, Girard-Perregaux maintained offices in New York, Buenos Aires, Yokohama and, of course, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. In that globetrotting spirit, MoS will publish regular dispatches from its offices and boutiques abroad — covering lifestyle and culture, regional events and exhibitions, and offering insider insight about what’s trending now from the four corners of the world. — The Editors 

E. Matter By Elvis Mitchell No. 4: Grand Opening

 

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TIME IS THE most valuable real estate in series television — and the biggest encroachment on that property is the end of the network TV opening-credit sequence. This was the one thing TV got to do better than movies, given that network television couldn’t access the kind of sexual and linguistic freedom movies have had for nearly 50 years.

GIRARD-PERREGAUX WTT No. 8: Sydney

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The Girard-Perregaux World Time Tour: Every GP WW.TC dial lists 24 cities, at least two from each continent — and these cities will be our focus. We know that while traveling on business, many people leave themselves just one day to play tourist. So rather than another overstuffed city guide, we offer you “One Perfect Day” in the cities we visit. We’ll highlight the best each has to offer and the experiences that make it unique, beyond the standard “where to go and what to see” — although occasionally we’ll include that too. —The Editors