This Week In Watches: a dive watch with a killer movement, Shinola gets sporty, CT Scuderia goes square, and Richard Mille takes on Chinese mythology.
Nothing Poor About It
For the eighth installment of our Timekeeping Selects series with Analog/Shift, we’re selling a “Poor Man’s Heuer”: a 1960s Hamilton chronograph just off of a fresh service in remarkable condition for $1,700.
Last Huzzah of the Supergrump
More than TV, music, and movies, comics have had the hardest time adjusting to the digital age. Comic Book Heaven follows the owner of a small comic book vendor in Queens as he closes up for good.
Sidecars and Snow
From the Archives: Given the chance to ride motorcycles in the winter, a sane rider might politely decline, but what’s life without a few
two three-wheeled thrills? On a recent invitation by Ural Motorcycles we did just that, responding “yes, please” (pronto) while simultaneously reaching for our bags, and multiple changes of underwear. Next stop, cold and soggy Seattle.
What's New, Now
Today in Gear: a stress-relieving headband, a yacht designer’s travel trailer, metropolitan headphones and more.
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You've got skin in the game
Full race-spec leathers are the surest bet to save your bacon when the possibility of a motorcycle crash becomes a reality; but practicality, timing and social demands don’t always encourage full gear. These are the best motorcycle jeans designed to both resist high-speed abrasion and look good when you reach your destination.
Teaching an old dog new tricks, on two wheels
The prom queen is never chosen solely for her personality, and character actors don’t win People‘s Sexiest Man Alive. These are truths we’ve come to simply accept, and they extend to machines, too. Saying an item has “character” or “personality” implies it has aesthetic, ergonomic, or other flaws. The Moto Guzzi V7 Special ($9,290) has character.
The Rolex Big Boat Series is known by participants as the “Break Boat Series” for the toll it takes on boats and crews over four days of racing. GP’s Jason Heaton braved San Francisco Bay’s gusty winds and waves for a firsthand account.
This Week's News on Wheels
This Week in Motoring: Cadillac tries to stem the tide, the making of the Hellcat, a China-only McLaren, Audi gets the driverless nod and much more.
Offshore for sure
Farr and Away
Hot on the heels of the Rolex Big Boat Series is the Rolex Farr 40 World Championships, which will be held in San Francisco Bay starting on October 15. The Farr 40 is considered one of the most beautiful and classic yachts, designed from the keel up to race.
The Cool-Weather Standby Still Stands Up
Beyond just comfort and warmth, the sweater is a utilitarian’s dream — if you upgrade one thing each year to prevent a stagnant closet, this should be it. A strong collection of these secondary layers instantly multiplies your wardrobe choices, so study up on the many styles and choose one that fits you.
On His Race's New Tack
From the Archives: How do you popularize an obscure sporting event that runs through the remotest oceans for three quarters of a year? That is Knut Frostad’s task as CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race, a round-the-world yachting competition that takes place every two years.
WHAT'S NEW, NOW
Today in Gear: Nike’s new driver, a great game from Middle-Earth, cases for your iPhone 6, cocktails wisdom from Death & Co. and Vizio’s crazy affordable 4k TVs.
The Week's Best Writing
Our best articles from the last few weeks. Just in case, ya know, you missed them: the best boots for fall, following a pro cyclist through wine country, burning your tongue off with hot sauce, playing golf in a democracy, the best fruit beer and more.