Patek Philippe Just Dropped Six New Watches

Including a blingy Nautilus, four high-complication references and a Golden Ellipse.

By Paige Reddinger 17/06/2021

It’s a Patek Philippe extravaganza!

The Swiss luxury watchmaker just released six new versions of existing models showcasing its artisanal crafts to celebrate its “Rare Handcrafts” exhibition on display starting today through June 26th at the company’s headquarters on the Rue du Rhône 41 in Geneva. According to the brand, it will be the “richest collection ever to be on display there.”

The pandemic forced the watchmaker to hold back on its 2020 exhibition, resulting in a more extensive array for 2021. (In observance of current protocols, the brand is asking interested viewers to register online for the exhibition beforehand.) That means a showcase of one-of-a-kind and limited-edition pocket watches, wristwatches, dome clocks and table clocks featuring manual engraving, grand feu cloisonné enamel, miniature painting, guilloche, gem-setting and wood micro-marquetry across 75 distinct pieces. It is a veritable wonderland for horophiles looking to catch a glimpse of Patek Philippe artisans at work, as well as a view of the watchmaking masterpieces before they are delivered to private collections. But there’s also a spread of new references that may pique the most interest among collectors.

Patek Philippe Ref. 6002R-001

Patek Philippe Ref. 6002R-001 Patek Philippe

First up is the impressive 44mm by 17.35mm double-face Sky Moon Tourbillon Ref. 6002R-001 featuring 12 complications. Launched in 2001 with the Ref. 5002, it is Patek Philippe’s second most complicated wristwatch. It was previously available in an 18-carat white-gold case and a blue enamel dial or, most recently, a white-gold case with a black enamel dial. The latter has now been replaced with a new reference dressed in 18-carat rose gold with a brown grand feu enamel as its centrepiece. Adding an extra level of flourish, the dial, moon phase aperture and the moon rotating disc are delivered in champlevé enamel, requiring the base metal to be milled out with the recesses filled in with enamel. The centre dial is adorned in grand feu cloisonné enamel created using a thin flat gold wire. The most overtly ornate decor, however, was reserved for the case, crowns, minute repeater slide and fold-over clasp, all manually engraved with scroll-like and Arabesque ornamentation requiring more than 100 hours of work. That is 12-and-a-half days of straight engraving work if one was going by an 8-hour workday. Needless to say, a simple slip-up on a piece of this nature would be costly indeed, so this level of work requires the ultimate level of expertise.

All of this artistry serves to highlight the mechanical mastery within. A perpetual calendar with a retrograde date and a moon phase with a leap year cycle are displayed on the front dial. On the flip side, a celestial chart shows the journey of the moon and stars in the northern hemisphere. It also houses a tourbillon and a minute repeater with cathedral gongs.

Topping off the offer is a pair of matching hand-engraved cufflinks, also in 18-carat rose gold.

Patek Philippe Ref. 5304/301R-001

Patek Philippe Minute Repeater Ref. 5304/301R-001 Patek Philippe

While the 43 mm by 13.3 mm Ref. 5304/301R-001 Minute Repeater’s big news is that it now comes outfitted in high jewellery with 80 flawless Top Wesselton baguette diamonds of approximately 6.22 carats, the view of its calibre R 27 PS QR LU movement through its transparent sapphire-crystal dial—a first for the brand in 2006 with the Ref. 5104 version—remains the real fireworks of the piece. It contains a retrograde perpetual calendar, minute repeater and a flyback date display with a red crescent moon tip that marks the numerals on a scale along the periphery of the dial.

For legibility, Patek Philippe uses transparent sapphire-crystal discs with white letters for the day-of-the-week, month and leap year cycle that rotate into position in apertures with black backgrounds. It required a patented system to attach the discs to minute steel arbours. Likewise, the pierced leaf-shaped hands are done in black-lacquered white gold to stand out against the busy backdrop.

The rose gilt plates are decorated in perlage, while the steel parts come with bevelled and polished edges. An 18-carat rose gold mini-rotor is decorated in a leaf motif with rhodium sinks.

The diamonds certainly emphasize the fact that this is not a piece for shallow pockets, but they still play second fiddle to the incredible intricacy on display at the heart of this piece.

Patek Philippe Ref. 5374G-001

Patek Philippe Ref. 5374G-001 Patek Philippe

For those looking for serious watchmaking in a more subtle package, the 42 mm by 12.2 mm Ref. 5374G-001 will likely be more appealing and wearable. It may be extravagant to suggest that a minute repeater with a perpetual calendar would be an everyday wear, but it is certainly more versatile for nearly every occasion (except the sporting variety). This piece first debuted in 2016 in a platinum case with a black grand feu enamel dial. Playing to current dial colour trends, it now comes in a high-gloss finished blue grand feu enamel in a, relatively speaking, more accessible case metal in 18-carat white gold. The manually applied enamel powder hue tops off a dial plate in 18-carat gold.

The self-winding calibre R 27 Q contains a minute repeater that strikes two cathedral gongs, as well as a perpetual calendar and a 24-hour display. It is surrounded by refined finishing details like satin-finished recesses on the case flank and a moon phase aperture topped off in a champlevé technique. Tiny details like the cabochons that decorate the end of the lugs also add an extra touch of finesse, while the white-gold leaf-shaped hands are filled with luminous coating for legibility against the dark setting.

It comes on a shiny blue alligator strap and its sapphire-crystal caseback is also offered with an interchangeable solid back. It replaces the Ref. 5374P-001 in platinum with a black grand feu enamel dial. It is pure Patek and, in our opinion, the most desirable of the new high-complication timepieces.

Patek Philippe Ref. 7040/250G-001

Patek Philippe Ref. 7040/250G-001 Patek Philippe

The 36 mm by 10.14 mm Ref. 7040/250G-002 minute repeater is billed as a ladies’ watch but comes in a sizing and design fitting for any sex. Its pared-down dial shows just the hours and minutes with a subsidiary dial for the seconds, allowing for the dial work on its grand feu flinqué enamel, executed in striking handcrafted guilloché in a sunburst motif that was inspired by the Ref. 992/137G-001 “Siamese Fighting Fish” pocket watch from 2019, to take centre stage. It comes surrounded by 168 flawless Top Wesselton brilliant-cut diamonds in two offset rows using the company’s patented Flamme technique in which notches are cut into the gold between the stones to give extra sparkle to the gems.

But its seemingly simple elegance is deceiving. Inside, the self-winding calibre R 27 PS contains a minute repeater and a recessed 22-carat gold mini-rotor. The movement is visible through the sapphire crystal caseback.

This is a discreet beauty with brains. As such, the watch is offered with an 18-carat white gold solid caseback should its wearer want to hide its inner workings. It comes on a patinated ocean blue alligator leather strap with an 18-carat white-gold buckle set with 26 brilliant-cut diamonds.

Patek Philippe Ref. 5738/51G-001

Patek Philippe Golden Ellipse Artisinat Ref. 5738/51G-001 Patek Philippe

It takes a very specific sense of sartorial style to appropriately rock a Golden Ellipse decorated in an engraved vegetal or floral motif that spans the entire dial. The unusual case shape of the Ellipse, alone, sets the piece aside for collectors with a more nuanced attraction to watch design. (Collector Roni Madhvani, owner of more than a few Ellipses, illustrates this stylised approach to watch collecting best. Check them out on @roni_m_29.) The new 34.5mm by 39.5mm by 6.58mm Golden Ellipse Artisinat looks strikingly similar to the platinum with black grand feu enamel dial 2018 Golden Ellipse, presented in a limited edition of 100 pieces for the 50th anniversary of the model. A closer look at the dial, however, reveals that the design motif has been reworked into a different pattern. Another difference? It comes in 18-carat white gold.

The process involved in creating the ornate dial involved taking an 18-carat gold dial plated and piercing it to great recesses fill with black grand feu enamel, the raised motif is then carved out through engraving. Like the engraving techniques on the Ref. 6002R-001 above, the design also uses scroll-like and Arabesque shapes.

The self-winding time-only calibre 240 movement beneath is powered by an off-centre recessed mini-rotor in 22-carat gold.

With a hand-stitched shiny black alligator leather strap and a prong buckle closure, the Ref.  5738/51G will be an addition to the existing Ref. 5738P in platinum with a blue sunburst dial and the Rf. 5738R-001 in rose gold with an ebony black sunburst dial.

Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref. 7118/1450G-001

Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref. 7118/1450G-001 Patek Philippe

Calling all hypebeasts! Another new Nautilus has entered the fray and it is set with a whopping 2,553 flawless Top Wesselton brilliant-cut diamonds totalling approximately 12.69 carats. You have seen it before in the Ref. 7118/1450R-001 in rose gold, but the latest version comes in white gold set with serious ice arranged in a snow setting. Great care is taken to make sure that as little of the precious metal is showing as possible, so that its wearer can show off its diamond assets to full capacity.

The 35.3 mm by 8.65 mm Nautilus comes with a self-winding calibre 324 S movement, which is visible through the case back. Its fold-over clasp is secured by four independent catches, but you may need to employ full security detail to truly ensure its safety.

Bling-hounds have long been customizing their Nautiluses with diamonds thanks to a variety of outside operators like Mad Paris, but why not get the real deal?


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Escape from the Ordinary

Ponant, the luxury cruise line known for its meticulously planned itineraries and high-end service, ups the ante on their upcoming European Journeys that promise an unrivalled exploration of the Mediterranean.

By Robb Report Team 19/02/2024

Not all cruises are created equally. Ponant, the luxury cruise line known for its meticulously planned itineraries and high-end service, ups the ante on their upcoming European Journeys that promise an unrivalled exploration of the Mediterranean. From the stunning Amalfi Coast to the pristine Greek Islands, the narrow Corinth Canal to the picturesque Dalmatian coast, historic Istanbul and beguiling Malaga, each destination is a unique adventure waiting to be unravelled. With Ponant, these aren’t just locations on a map; they’re experiences that come alive with the intimate knowledge and insight that their expert guides provide.

Ponant’s luxury cruises are renowned for their individuality, with no two journeys the same. This is not by chance. Itineraries are scrupulously designed to ensure that each passenger is left with a feeling of having embarked on a journey unlike any other.

Athens-Venise. Photograph by N.Matheus. ©PONANT

In 2025, their fleet will set sail for a combined 56 departures from March to October, exploring the dreamy locales of Greece and the Greek Islands, Malta, Italy (including Venice and Sicily), Croatia, France, Turkey, Spain and Portugal. These European Journeys offer an intimate encounter with the Mediterranean, its people and culture. As you cruise in luxury, you’ll dive deep into the heart of each destination, exploring historic sites, engaging with locals, sampling scrumptious cuisine and soaking in the vibrant atmospheres.

The company’s small, sustainable ships, which can accommodate from as few as 32 to 264 guests, have the exclusive ability to sail into ports inaccessible to larger cruise liners, affording privileged entry into some of the world’s most treasured alcoves. Picture sailing under London’s iconic Tower Bridge, crossing the Corinth Canal, or disembarking directly onto the sidewalk during ports of call in culturally rich cities like Lisbon, Barcelona, Nice and Venice, among others.

Photo by Tamar Sarkissian. ©PONANT

This singular closeness is further enriched by destination experts who unravel the tapestry of each locale’s history and traditions.

Onboard their luxurious ships, every guest is a VIP and treated to refined service and amenities akin to sailing on a private yacht. Whether at sea or ashore, their destination experts guarantee a fascinating experience, immersing you in the rich cultural and historical diversity of each region.

Indulge in the finest gastronomy at sea, inspired by none other than gastronomic virtuoso and Ponant partner, Alain Ducasse. Each voyage offers an expertly crafted dining experience, from a-la-carte meals with perfectly matched wines by the onboard Sommelier at dinner and lunch, to a French-inspired buffet breakfast, featuring all the favourite pastries, fresh bread and quality produce.

Chef Mickael Legrand. Photograph by NickRains. ©PONANT

For a more intimate discovery, consider Le Ponant, with its 16 high-class staterooms and suites—perfect for private charter—sailing eight exclusive routes between Greece and Croatia, offering guests unparalleled experiences both onboard and ashore. Ponant’s commitment to crafting unforgettable experiences extends beyond itineraries. Aboard their ships, the luxury is in every detail. Unwind in opulent cabins and suites, each offering private balconies and breathtaking views of the azure water and destinations beyond.

Ponant’s upcoming European Journeys are more than just cruises—they’re your passport to a world of cultural immersion, historical exploration, and unrivalled luxury. Don’t miss this opportunity to embark on the voyage of a lifetime: the Mediterranean is calling.

To book European 2025 sailings visit; call 1300 737 178 (AU) or 0800 767 018 (NZ) or contact your preferred travel agent.


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Saint Laurent Just Opened a New Bookstore in Paris. Here’s a Look Inside.

The chic new outpost is located on the city’s arty Left Bank.

By Rachel Cormack 14/02/2024

Saint Laurent is taking over even more of Paris.

The French fashion house, which only just opened an epic new flagship on Champs-Élysées, has launched a chic new bookstore on the Left Bank. Located in the 7th arrondissement, Saint Laurent Babylone is a mecca of art, music, literature, and, of course, fashion.

The new outpost is a tribute to the connection that Yves Saint Laurent and partner Pierre Bergé had to the Rue Babylone, according to Women’s Wear Daily. (In 1970, the pair moved to a 6,500-square-foot duplex on the street.) It is also inspired by the house’s original ready-to-wear boutique, Saint Laurent Rive Guache, which opened in the 6th arrondissement in 1966.

The exposed concrete in contrasted by sleek marble accents. SAINT LAURENT

With a minimalist, art gallery-like aesthetic, the space is anchored by a hefty marble bench and large black shelves. The raw, textured concrete on the walls is juxtaposed by a soft blue and white rug, a wooden Pierre Jeanneret desk, and sleek Donald Judd stools.

The wares within Saint Laurent Babylone are the most important part, of course. Curated by Saint Laurent’s creative director Anthony Vaccarello, the collection includes everything from photos by British artist Rose Finn-Kelcey to books published by Saint Laurent itself. Some tomes on offer are so rare that white gloves are required for handling.

The store also offers an enviable selection of records that are no longer being pressed. Highlights include Sade’s Promise, Kate Bush’s Hounds of Love, and the debut studio album of electronic band Kraftwerk.

Other notable items on the shelves include Leica cameras, chocolates made in collaboration with pastry chef François Daubinet, prints by Juergen Teller, and brass skull sculptures. You’ll also find an assortment of YSL merch, including pens, lighters, and cups.

To top it off, Saint Laurent Babylone will double as an event space, hosting live music sessions, DJ sets, book readings, and author signings over the coming months.

Saint Laurent’s latest endeavor isn’t exactly surprising. With Vaccarello at the helm, the Kering-owned fashion house has entered new cultural realms. Only last year, the label established a film production company and debuted its first movie at Cannes.

The space is fitted with a Pierre Jeanneret desk and Donald Judd stools.

Perhaps Saint Laurent film reels and movie posters will soon be available at Babylone, too.

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The Best Watches at the Grammys, From Maluma’s Jacob & Co. to Jon Batiste’s Vacheron Constantin

Music’s biggest names sported some outstanding watches on Sunday evening.

By Rachel Mccormack 08/02/2024

Weird yet wonderful watches punctuated this year’s Grammys.

The woman of the moment, Taylor Swift, who made history by winning Album of the Year for an unprecedented fourth time, wore an unconventional Lorraine Schwartz choker watch to the annual awards ceremony on Sunday night. That was just the tip of the horological iceberg, though.

Colombian singer-songwriter Maluma elevated a classic Dolce & Gabbana suit with a dazzling Jacob & Co. Astronomia Tourbillon and a pair of custom, diamond-encrusted Bose earbuds, while American musician Jon Batiste topped off a stylish Versace ensemble with a sleek Vacheron Constantin Overseas Tourbillon. Not to be outdone, rapper Busta Rhymes busted out a rare Audemars Piguet Royal Oak for the occasion.

There was more understated wrist candy on display, too, such as Jack Antonoff’s Cartier Tank LC and Noah Kahan’s Panerai Luminor Quaranta BiTempo.

For the rest of the best watches we saw on the Grammys 2024 red carpet, read on.

Maluma: Jacob & Co. Astronomia Tourbillon

Maluma busted out some truly spectacular bling for this year’s Grammys. The Colombian singer-songwriter paired a classic Dolce & Gabbana suit with a dazzling Jacob & Co. Astronomia Tourbillon and a pair of custom, diamond-encrusted Bose earbuds. The sculptural wrist candy sees a four-arm movement floating in front of a breathtaking dial adorned with no less than 257 rubies. For added pizzaz, the lugs of the 18-karat rose-gold case are invisibly set with 80 baguette-cut white diamonds. Limited to just nine examples, the rarity is priced at $1.5 million.

Asake: Hublot Big Bang Essential Grey

Nigerian singer-songwriter Asake may not have won the Grammy for Best African Music Performance for “Amapiano,” but did wear a winning Hublot Big Bang at Sunday’s proceedings. Released in 2023, the Essential Grey model is made purely of titanium for a sleek, uniform feel. The 42 mm timepiece was limited to just 100 pieces and cost $37,000 a pop.

John Legend: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding

Multihyphenate John Legend wore a legendary Audemars Piguet with silky Saint Laurent on Sunday evening. The self-winding Royal Oak in question features a 34 mm black ceramic case, a black grande tapisserie dial, and striking pink gold accents. The watchmaker’s signature is also displayed in gold under the sapphire crystal. The piece will set you back $81,000.

Jon Batiste: Vacheron Constantin Overseas Tourbillon

American musician Jon Batiste received four nominations but no wins at this year’s Grammys. The “Butterfly” singer can take solace in the fact that he looked ultra-sharp in Versace and Vacheron Constantin. A tribute to the spirit of travel, the Overseas Tourbillon features a 42.5 mm white-gold case, a bezel set with 60 baguette-cut diamonds, and a blue dial featuring a dazzling tourbillon cage inspired by the Maltese cross. Price upon request, naturally.

Fireboy DML: Cartier Santos

Fireboy DML’s outfit was straight fire on Sunday night. The Nigerian singer paired an MCM wool jacket with a Van Cleef & Arpels bracelet, several iced-out rings, and a sleek Cartier Santos. The timepiece features a steel case, a graduated blue dial with steel sword-shaped hands, and a seven-sided crown with synthetic faceted blue spinel.

Noah Kahan: Panerai Luminor Quaranta BiTempo

Best New Artist nominee Noah Kahan wore one of Panerai’s best new watches to Sunday’s festivities. The Luminor Quaranta BiTempo features a 40 mm polished steel case and a black dial with luminous numerals and hour markers, a date display at 3 o’clock, and a small seconds subdial at 9 o’clock. The timepiece can be yours for $14,000.

Busta Rhymes: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore

Legendary rapper Busta Rhymes busted out a chic Audemars Piguet for this year’s Grammys. The Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph in question is distinguished by a 42 mm rose-gold case and a matching pink méga tapisserie dial with an outer flange for the tachymeter scale. The face is fitted with three black subdials, large black numerals, and a black date display at 3 o’clock. You can expect to pay around $61,200 for the chronograph on the secondary market.

Jack Antonoff: Cartier Tank Louis Cartier

Producer of the year Jack Antonoff took to the red carpet with a stylish Cartier on his wrist. The Tank Louis Cartier in question appears to be a large 33.7 mm example that features an 18-carat rose-gold case, a silvered dial with black Roman numerals and blued steel hands, a beaded crown set with a sapphire cabochon, and a brown alligator strap. It’ll set you back $19,900.

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This 44-Foot Carbon-Fiber Speedboat Can Rocket to 177 KMPH

The new Mayla GT is available with a range of different powertrains, too.

By Rachel Cormack 03/02/2024

We knew the Mayla GT would be one of the most exciting boats at Boot Düsseldorf, but a deep dive into the specs shows it could be downright revolutionary.

The brainchild of German start-up Mayla, the 44-footer brings you the blistering performance of a speedboat and the luxe amenities of a motor yacht in one neat carbon-fiber package.

Inspired by the go-fast boats of the 1970s and ‘80s, the GT sports an angular, retro-futuristic body and the sleek lines of a rocket ship. Tipping the scales at just 4500 kilograms, the lightweight design features a deep-V hull with twin transversal steps and patented Petestep deflectors that help it slice through the waves with ease. In fact, Mayla says the deflectors decrease energy usage by up to 35 percent while ensuring a more efficient planing.

The range-topping GT can reach 185 kph. MAYLA

The GT is also capable of soaring at breakneck speeds, with the option of a gas, diesel, electric, or hybrid powertrain. The range-topping GTR-R model packs dual gas-powered engines that can churn out 3,100 hp for a top speed of more than 100 knots (185 kph). At the other, more sustainable end of the spectrum, the E-GT is fitted with an electric powertrain that can produce 2,200 horses for a max speed of 50 knots. The hybrid E-GTR pairs that same electric powertrain with a 294 kilowatt diesel engine for a top speed of 60 knots (111 km/h/69 mph). (The GT in the water at Boot sported two entry-level V8s good for 650 hp and a top speed of over 70 knots.)

The GT is suitable for more than just high-speed jaunts, of course. The multipurpose cockpit, which can accommodate up to eight passengers, features a sundeck with sliding loungers, a wet bar and BBQ, and a foldaway dining table for alfresco entertaining. Further toward the stern, a beach club sits atop a garage with an electric transom door.

The garage has an electric transom door. MAYLA

The GT is even fit for overnight stays. Below deck lies a cabin with a double bed, sofa, wardrobe, vanity, and en suite. You can also expect a high-tech entertainment system with TVs and premium audio.

As for price, the GT with the entry-level powertrain will cost between $2.7 million and $2.9, depending on the final configuration. (You can fine-tune the layout, hull color, and interiors, naturally.) Interested buyers can set up a sea trial with Mayla, with test-drives set to begin this spring in Europe.

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Red Centre

First Nations artist Shaun Daniel Allen joins forces with Chopard to create a timepiece inspired by the Australian landscape.

By Horacio Silva 29/01/2024

Shaun Daniel Allen does not look like your typical collaborator on a prestige watch. For one, Shal, as he prefers to be known (“There are many Shauns but only one Shal,” he explains), is more heavily tattooed than your average roadie. His youthful appearance, bad-boy ink and all, belies his 38 years and leads to a disconnect. 

He recounts being recognised on the street recently by a journalist, who, unable to remember his name, shouted out, “Chopard!” “I was with a friend,” Shal says, holding court in his apartment in Sydney’s inner city, “and he’s, like, ‘What the hell? Does that happen to you often?’”

Perhaps because of his body art, he reasons, “People don’t put me and Chopard together.” It’s not hard to understand the confusion, Shal adds; even he was taken aback when Chopard reached out to him about a potential collaboration a little more than a year ago. “When I first went in to see them, I was, like, I don’t know if I’m your guy. I’m not used to being in those rooms and having those conversations.”

He’ll have to adapt quickly to his new reality. Last month Chopard released Shal’s interpretation of the Swiss brand’s storied Alpine Eagle model, which in itself was a redo of the St. Moritz, the first watch creation by Karl-Friedrich Scheufele (now Co-President of Chopard) in the late 1970s. 

Previewed at Sydney’s About Time watch fair in September, to not insignificant interest, and officially known as the Alpine Eagle Sunburnt, the exclusive timepiece—issued in a limited edition of 20—arrives as a stainless steel 41 mm with a 60-hour power reserve and a burnt red dial that brings to mind the searing Outback sun. Its see-through caseback features one of Shal’s artworks painted on sapphire glass.

When the reputable Swiss luxury brand approached Shal, they already had the red dial—a nod to the rich ochre hues of the Australian soil at different times of the day and gradated so that the shades become darker around the edges—locked in as a lure for Australian customers.

Shal was charged with designing an artful caseback and collectible hand-painted sustainable wooden case. After presenting a handful of paintings, each with his signature abstract motifs that pertain to indigenous emblems, tattoos and music, both parties landed on a serpentine image that evoked the coursing of rivers. “I have been painting a lot of water in this last body of work and the image we chose refers to the rivers at home,” he says, alluding to formative years spent at his grandfather’s, just outside of Casino.

It says a lot about Chopard, Shal points out, that they wanted to donate to a charity of his choosing. “Like everything else on this project,” he explains, “they were open to listening and taking new ideas on board and it actually felt like a collaboration, like they weren’t steering me into any corner.”

In another nice touch, a portion of the proceeds from sales of the watch will go to funding programs of the Ngunya Jarjum Aboriginal Corporation—an organisation, established in 1995 by Bundjalung elders, whose work Shal saw firsthand after the 2022 eastern Australia flood disasters ravaged their area. “Seeing Ngunya Jarjum suffer from the floods,” he says, “and knowing how much they do for the community on Bundjalung Country was heartbreaking. I want to see Bundjalung families thriving and supported.”

So what’s it been like for this booster of Australian waterways to be swimming in the luxury end of the pool? “I’ve done a few things with brands,” he offers, referring to the Louis Vuitton project earlier this year at an art gallery in Brisbane, “but nothing on this scale. It’s definitely fancier than I’m used to but I’m not complaining.” Neither are watch aficionados.

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