watches

The Tank Must de Cartier for a new generation



Tank Must de Cartier

I’m a complete sucker for a classic Cartier watch, especially one reissued from the archives. This month sees the relaunch of the Tank Must de Cartier, a discreet unisex style originally released in 1977. Created at the height of the quartz watch era, it was designed to appeal to the new young Cartier customer, with its diminutive proportions, entry price point, brightly coloured dials and vermeil (gold-plated silver) hands.

Fast-forward and we’re again seeing this new youthful customer embracing old-school watches. (more…)



On my radar: Minas Spiridis



Minas Spiridis

I just discovered the work of Minas Spiridis, a Greek jewellery and product designer who passed away last year at the age of 82.

I love this fluid, sculptural style, including his Cycladi stool, a table mirror, and a magnifying glass on a pendant. But my favourite is the Minas watch he designed for Georg Jensen. Only 1000 were made, including one owned by his friend, Keith Richards. (more…)



Quote of the day: Dimepiece founder Brynn Wallner



Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis sporting her Cartier Tank

“There’s also no centralized resource for women who have a similar mindset…There’s just not a place where you can get a straight answer about anything even down to the fundamentals. Like: How do I know what kind of bracelet I want? Or do I want a leather strap? Or what’s the value of a metal? Do I want gold? Do I want stainless steel? There’s nobody helping answer those questions in a centralized place for women. And I feel like men have the luxury of nerding out on Reddit threads and can figure it out from there. But there aren’t that many women included in those dialogues.”
Brynn Wallner, Hodinkee (more…)



TRP Travel Retail Style Index: October 2020



Cartier Maillon de Cartier watch 2020

Welcome to a new travel retail column for DRG by Alison Farrington aka The Retail Planner (TRP)

As global travel picks up again, we look at the business and shopping trends of the travel retail world. In particular, the beauty, fashion, accessories, and watches & jewellery categories, dipping into the product exclusives and digital strategies that often launch in Asia and give the rest of the world an idea of innovations coming soon.

WHAT’S THE FUTURE FOR DUTY FREE SHOPPING? A major story this month, the entire travel retail industry is reeling from the latest government news that duty free is set to be abolished in the UK for everything bar alcohol and cigarettes from 1 Jan 2020. (more…)