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Watches, Stories, and Gear: Dubois Dépraz’s Winning New Chronograph, the Story behind ADIDAS’ Most Famous Sneaker, and More

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“Watches, Stories, and Gear” is a roundup of some of our favorite watch content on Worn & Wound, great stories from around the web, and cool gear that we’ve got our eye on.

This installment of “Watches, Stories, and Gear” is brought to you by Richard Mejer and their new Automatisk collection, the brand’s first watch to feature a mechanical movement.


RICHARDT MEJER
AUTOMATISK COLLECTION

The Automatisk is an evolution of Richardt Mejer’s unique design aesthetic, one that began with the brand’s excellent Signature line. Measuring 38.5mm across, the angular case of the Automatisk is tempered by its size, resulting in a watch that’s actually quite versatile on the wrist. The case finishing is brushed all over, giving the watch a cool, almost tool-like aesthetic, while at the same time remaining elegant enough to work with a suit.

Plum, Moss, and Stone.

The Automatisk’s layered “bullseye” dial features two layers: a lower portion finished with a matte surface, and an upper level with a fine sunray finish. Stair-shaped markers with Super-LumiNova are applied at 12, 3, 6, and 9:00, and further contribute to the visual dimensionality of the dial. There are four dial colors to choose from: Stone, Moss, Plum, and the latest addition to the lineup, Dark. The Dark variant  features matte surfaces for both the lower and upper levels of the dial, and it’s housed in a cool gunmetal case. Yellow is the accent color of choice here, and it’s featured on the text and Super-LumiNova.

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Dark.
Moss.

Powering the watch is a Swiss-made STP1-11 automatic movement, a caliber that’s been adopted by numerous smaller brands in the industry. It hacks, hand-winds, has a beat rate of 28,800 vph, 26 jewels, and a power reserve of 44 hours.

The Richardt Mejer Automatisk collection can be pre-ordered with significant savings right now through Kickstarter. Early bird pricing begins at $429, which is about 50% off the eventual retail price.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WATCH AND TO SECURE YOURS TODAY, BE SURE TO VISIT THEIR KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN.


EUROPASTAR
A NEW INTEGRATED CHRONOGRAPH BY DUBOIS DÉPRAZ

Some months back, Europastar reported that the Vallée de Joux-based movement manufacture Dubois Dépraz had developed an integrated, column wheel chronograph movement that it would make available to its clients. It’s not everyday that a new chronograph movement hits the market, and this one, with it’s high-end design and unique feature set (it’s a flyback with a stacked sub-dial at 3:00 and PR indicator at 6:00) is genuinely exciting. DD also developed an interesting annual calendar module that’s worthy of note. 

READ MORE ABOUT THIS NEW CHRONOGRAPH AND THE ANNUAL CALENDAR MODULE HERE 


WORN & WOUND 
WATCHMAKER’S BENCH: ARE ALL CHRONOGRAPHS CREATED EQUAL? INTEGRATED VERSUS MODULAR CHRONOGRAPHS

Speaking of integrated chronographs, last year we did a deep dive into the question, “are all chronographs created equal?” with a specific focus on integrated versus modular chronographs. If you’ve been wondering how the two differ, then be sure to read this article for somewhat of a technical breakdown.  

READ IT HERE


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ESQUIRE
STAN SMITH: THE MAN WHO BECAME A SHOE

Photo by Finlay Renwick via Esquire.

The Adidas Stan Smith is a legendary shoe. Adidas estimates (rather conservatively) that they have sold more than 50 million pairs since the shoe debuted in 1971, and I know more people who have owned a pair than have not (I have two pairs myself). One of the shoes’ biggest fans is their namesake — Mr. Stan Smith himself. Esquire recently ran a feature on the famed tennis-player-turned-shoe-icon and on the simple white sneakers that bear his likeness.

READ IT HERE


EPAULET
DOYLE JACKET MARINE PATCHWORK JAPANESE SASHIKO


California-based Epaulet has brought back their beloved Doyle jacket, this time doing it up in a beautiful blue overdye Shashiko fabric with tonal patches throughout. This is the type of jacket the only gets better with wear, and it’ll be a great grab-and-go piece come fall.

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UNIQLO
POCKETABLE PARKA

The occasional summer shower is more or less inevitable, so having a truly lightweight shell that you can carry with you is invaluable. Uniqlo’s pocketable parka is just that. It’s super thin and light, made from a fine ripstop polyester fabric, and it can be bunched up in a bag without taking up any significant space. It won’t save you from a monsoon, but it should easily stand up to a light shower.

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