Arnold & Son Globetrotter Night
At once graphic, cartographic and hemispherical, the Arnold & Son Globetrotter Night gives its display of world times over to the night. Beneath a crystal dome, this timepiece plays on nocturnal nuances and city lights.
hours, minutes, world times (24 hours)
A&S6022, self-winding mechanical
4 Hz / 28,800 vph
mainplate: grey NAC-treated, circular-grained finishes
bridges: Côtes de Genève stripes radiating from centre, hand-polished and chamfered, NAC-treated
wheels: circular satin-brushed and rhodium-plated
screws: bevelled and mirror-polished
oscillating weight: laser-engraved pattern, black ADLC and grey NAC two-tone, skeletonised, matt straight-grained finish
opaline silver, circular brushed
continents: chemical engraving, circular satin-brushed, anthracite-galvanised, contours in hand-applied black lacquer
city lights: inclusion of 950 silver sparkles
oceans: hand-applied grey-blue lacquer
24-hour ring: sapphire
Material: stainless steel
Diameter: 45.00 mm
Crystal: dome in curved sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating on both sides
Back: sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 30 metres / 100 feet
Material: hand-stitched black alligator leather with hand-rolled edge
Clasp: pin buckle in stainless steel
Limited edition: 50 pieces
Worldwide retail price: CHF 16,800 without tax (subject to change)
Loved receiving the Word from @tyroncupido at church this week. We’re #makingroom in our hearts to welcome people into God’s family 🤗 Let’s remember to pray for our 3 friends/family as we believe for #salvation
"Letting a hundred flowers blossom and a hundred schools of thought contend is the policy for promoting progress in the arts and the sciences and a flourishing socialist culture in our land." Mao Ze Dong, Feb 1957.
百花齐放....and for the next two years, thousands of "flowers" were imprisoned for "blooming".
Nomination for wotd
Grow id :IJMO
World name: Hitro
The story is:
One day, a girlfriend gave her boyfriend a challenge.The challenge is to live a day without her. No communication at all and if he passed it ,she 'll love him forever.The boy agreed.He never texted nor called his girlfriend without knowing his girlfriend has only 24hour left because she was dying cause of heart attack.
After a day,he excitedly went to his girlfriend "I did it baby" but his tears fell as he saw his girlfriend lying in a coffin with a note "you did it baby...now please do it everyday"
Wow. This watch retail is $179, and someone is trying to sell it for 3+ times the retail. It did sell out, retail, but apparently TIMEX is restocking this model, and is having another round of online sales, Tuesday morning. The interesting thing is to imagine how outraged people would be if TIMEX charged this much, for this watch. But if some random person buys it, puts it on auction for a 3-4x price, *before they have even received the watch in the post,* some people might think, well, now that's a clever entrepreneur. Maybe, but then the same person who thinks this is so clever should probably not act so outraged if TIMEX (or Supreme, or Nike or any company) *itself* starts charging the "outrage" fee, right at the point of retail, right? I mean, if the "hyped" value of a product can be realized by Joe Schmoe 3 hours after he orders a product, *while the actual item is still in an Indiana warehouse,* why shouldn't the company try to titrate their retail price—much like Uber surge pricing, or the way hotel room rates fluctuate sometimes by the minute—to the demand of the moment, and realize those same profits? I'm not suggesting or hoping that they do, and there may be more value for them in just sheer volume of sales at what would be an acceptable, standard profit, than a larger profit per item, but with fewer pieces sold at the outrage price. But I think it's an interesting thing to think about. Especially if retail price becomes "dynamic," like the Uber/hotel model, where robots scour the web to determine what an item is selling for, so the retailer can titrate the price to the highest people will pay, without being turned off. I'll bet that's coming. Feel free to discuss this in the comments.