Watches, Stories, & Gear: Broken Records, WeCrashed Sneak Peek, ‘Heat’ Gets A Sequel And Vintage Inspired EDC

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Via Apple TV

Next up in the emerging genre of “prestige TV limited series based on corporate malfeasance,” we’ve got WeCrashed, a cleverly titled Apple TV production based on the exploits of Adam Neumann, the former CEO of WeWork, the shared workspace juggernaut. Neumann, you may recall, was embroiled in scandal when it became clear that he had hyped up the value of his own company well beyond its actual worth with some creative accounting. There were also allegations of sexual harassment and all kinds of other improprieties, and office drama to rival Shakespeare, so this is a hell of a story to tell. The series stars Jared Leto as Neumann, who will once again be speaking in an exaggerated accent that we can’t place, following his turn in House of Gucci. WeCrashed premieres in March.

 ‘Heat’ Gets A Sequel

Via Bleeding Cool

There’s an old saying that there are two types of people in the world: those who think Michael Mann’s 1995 LA crime epic Heat is one of the greatest cinema achievements of the 90s, and those who are wrong. Those of us who belong to that first group were excited to learn this week that a long rumored Heat sequel would arrive in the form of a new novel in August of this year. The book, written by Mann along with Meg Gardiner, will track the key characters from the film before and after its events, so this is also something of a backdoor Heat prequel. If you somehow needed more reasons to get excited, there’s an old fashioned book trailer featuring the instantly recognizable ‘God Moving Over the Face of the Water,’ the Moby track that plays over the film’s final scene, which of course is set against a nighttime view of the Los Angeles skyline. There’s more information about plot specifics over at Deadline, including quotes from Mann that reveal just how multifaceted and well conceived these characters always were, which is the reason this story was so effective in the first place.

World Record For Solo Flight Around The Globe

Via BBC News

This past week, Zara Rutherford completed her record breaking solo circumnavigation of the world. Her entire journey took approximately 5 months in which she flew above 52 countries, covering over 32,000 miles of flight travel in a Shark UL ultralight aircraft. And, get this, she’s only 19 years old, making her the youngest female to ever complete a solo flight around the globe. She’s also the first Belgian to make the trip solo, and the first woman to do so in an ultralight aircraft. A project like this doesn’t come without obstacles, especially when you factor in country visas, unpredictable weather, and extended periods of time flying over landscapes where a rescue would have been impossible in the event her plane’s engine were to stall. Many of us are familiar with the logistics and stress involved in flying from one place to another, all without the added challenge of actually piloting the plane. Rutherford handled everything like a pro, and managed to make it back in one piece. Not bad for a 19 year old. Check out the full story here.

Bring A Trailer Breaks New Auction Record (Again) With 2005 Porsche Carrera GT

Via Bring A Trailer

Speaking of breaking records this past week, Bring A Trailer did it once again, selling its most expensive car ever at a cool $2 million with a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT. Just two weeks ago, Bring A Trailer sold an eye-catching red Carrera GT for $1.9 million with about 780 miles on the ticker. The record breaking Carrera GT that sold this week had only 250 miles, and comes rendered in a metallic silver beautifully contrasted with a terracotta interior. Mechanically, this finely tuned machine is equipped with a six-speed manual transaxle, twin plate ceramic clutch and a mid-mounted, naturally aspirated 5.7 liter V10 that delivers 605 HP at 8,000 rpm. We hope that whichever garage this Porsche Carrera GT finds itself in, the new owner will take it out once in a while to get some fresh air. These things were made to let loose on the road, after all. If not, then we don’t blame them, considering when the Carrera GT came out in 2004, it retailed at $448,300 and has astronomically risen in value ever since.


Tactile Turn Seasonal Edition: “GT”

Via Tactile Turn

Tactile Turn is known for their fine engineering and extreme attention to detail when it comes to machining high quality writing instruments. I can vouch for the quality of their product as I personally own a titanium Tactile Turn Side Click Pen, and it is very much a part of my everyday carry.  For me, it elevates the experience of writing, and the feedback from both the click and sound after pushing each button are a treat every single time. This coming Tuesday, Tactile Turn will release their fifth seasonal edition with the ‘GT’, which will come in the Side Click silhouette. The ‘GT’ takes after vintage racing colors with a blue titanium body, orange clip and button, and white screws, all of which are made in-shop in Garland, Texas. If you’re keen, stay tuned to their site on January 25th. Tactile Turn

eBay Finds: Vintage Omega 14K Gold Men’s Mechanical Watch

Via eBay user: nilecoinshop

I mean, who doesn’t need a little understated bling in their life, right? Well, if that’s you, then this watch is what you need! This vintage Omega dress watch in 14k gold is clean and simple, yet also has that gold flash. The 14k yellow gold case is really interesting, with the round bezel and really squared off angular lugs. To be honest, I’ve never seen this one before. Seller doesn’t list the size, but I’d guess it’s about 34mm wide. The silver dial is really simple with the classic Omega sunburst brushed finish and thin gold arrow markers. No date or sub-seconds, just a simple three hand timepiece. It comes with what looks like the original gold mesh bracelet, but I don’t see an Omega logo on the buckle in the pictures, but I suspect it’s original. Powered by a clean looking caliber 600 manual wind movement. And the finishing touch is it comes with inner and outer Omega boxes, which is always nice to have. Great looking manual wind vintage Omega dress watch, with the clean and simple dial coupled with the unique gold case and gold mesh bracelet.

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