Horological Smartwatch Ladies © Frédérique Constant
The attendee list was regulated to 300 tastemakers, influencers, top-of-craft artisans, racers, and modifiers. The 3 day event would include long enjoyment rides, flat track racing, Sons of Anarchy-esque convoy expeditions, an unconventional drag race, and a key window at which us “outlaws” can conceal and reminisce about the day’s tomfoolery.Vincent Prat along with Paul d’Orleans were the organizers of Wheels and Waves California and lots of the motorcycle industry’s trendsetters and influencers have been in attendance that day including Jamie Robinson from MotoGeo, Roland Sands from RSD, and even Steve Caballero, a world renowned pro skater, simply to mention a couple. Brands such as Alpinestar along with a ton of all-star modification passengers were current too, such as Deus ex Machina, Revival Cycles, Brat Style, and Suicide Machine Company, just to name a few.The occasion was tightly packed with all types of motorcycle “anti-racing.” Hurry day one was in the Santa Maria Raceway, where I would spend my sexy afternoon running across the dirt trail, photographing and viewing the Vintage and Super Hooligan horizontal track races. Drones above, the finish line banner dancing in the dry 105 degree weather. One by one, motorcycles would trickle on the sticky hot tarmac. One hundred feet away, a decommissioned train on what seemed to be a railway going to nowhere, became a shady refuge from the heat lamp above. Still, more racers arrived, essentially piloting their custom creations, awaiting when the checkered flag could drop for them.
Longines Symphonette : 2’100 CHF
Looking for an original touch? This dainty watch with its two-tone bracelet and oval case might just do the trick. Its petite size ensures it suits (18.90mm x 29.40mm) even the slimmest wrists.
On this discreet yet elegant timepiece, the understated gleam of steel is enlivened by the glowing warmth of pink gold adorning the hours and minutes hands, the crown as well as the lozenges running along the centre of the bracelet. Due to the distinctive shape of its mother-of-pearl dial, the diamond hour-markers are arranged in an irregular pattern that endows this timepiece with a unique charm.
Longines Symphonette © Longines
Ralph Lauren RL888 32 MM acier : 1’850 CHF
Dare to be different with this timepiece whose design veers off the beaten track by adopting an appealing combination of styles. The RL888 collection provides interchangeable straps for women keen to add colour to their daily routine.
RL888 32mm stainless steel © Ralph Lauren
Arabic numerals? Too traditional. Roman numerals? Likewise. How about a bit of both? The result is astonishing. The Roman numerals placed at the four cardinal points follow the curves of the white lacquered and polished dial, as if they were forming a circle, interspersed with smaller and resolutely straight Arabic numerals. The matt-finish brown calfskin strap strikes a pleasing contrast with the shiny appearance of the 32mm polished steel case.
Interchangeable straps © Ralph Lauren
Raymond Weil Shine « étoile » : 1’290 CHF
This watch is designed for those who struggle when it comes to choosing. Buy just one watch and enjoy the impression of having three, thanks to the interchangeable straps creating entirely different styles.
Understated steel, elegant black leather or glamorous pink leather: this model adapts to every outfit and can be worn in any situation. As its name implies, this watch exudes a very special glow. Its 32mm steel case houses a quartz movement powering a discreet date display appearing in a 3 o’clock aperture. Its steel silver-toned dial adorned with a honeycomb motif radiates out towards the outer dial rim bearing Roman numerals, while the blued hands add a colourful touch.
Shine © Raymond Weil