Next year sees Chopard celebrating 30 years with Italy’s Mille Miglia rally – the longest-ever car/watch partnership and arguably the most meaningful. Alex Doak should know after all, as a watch expert who’s driven all thousand miles, from Brescia to Rome and back.
As chance would have it, ROX Man’s guest editor, Alex Doak is fresh from his own Perfect Proposal (though he says so himself) and while a traditionalist at heart, he decided to pop the question not with a ring but a watch. The fact his now-wife also happens to be a watch journalist might have had something to do with it, but still – could this be a viable new alternative? Read Alex’s account and make up your own mind.
Brand new to ROX the Zenith El Primero Grande opens the beating heart of the legendary El Primero movement. This stunning timepiece, made up of 332 components and 32 jewels, is one of Zenith’s most complex chronomasters to date. Proud to wear complexity on its sleeve it is a design that shines a spotlight on the mastery that goes into creating something so delicate. If there was ever evidence that time is precious, this is it.
Think of Hublot and the first thing to spring to mind is more than likely the brand’s commitment to innovation. Not content with simply sticking within the confines of traditional watchmaking, it has proudly made waves in the world of Haute Horlogerie. The art of fusion is at the heart of the brand’s identity and the driving force behind truly unforgettable collections such as the Big Bang and Classic Fusion ranges.
We all have that one person. That one guy who, regardless of what others might think, is the epitome of all that is suave in our eyes. Whether it’s the way that he dresses to how he carries himself with a sense of effortless cool no matter the situation, there is no denying that we all have a style icon that we aspire to.
Should you let her order at a restaurant? Is brown in town OK these days? Should you be ashamed you can’t bleed a radiator without consulting YouTube? Modern life is trickier than ever for men, with the timeworn codes of masculinity acquiescing to equality (a good thing) and enlightenment (a scary thing). But don’t start playing the emasculation card just yet – here’s our second installment of ROX MAN’s new guide to getting it right where your father probably never did anyway. Words by Alex Doak.
Slick and stylish the charm of this design lies in its simplicity. Panda dials have held a hypnotic hold over watch-lovers since the 1970s with their high contrast definition making them sought after collector pieces.