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See You at Noon-ish

On our recent flight to the BaselWorld watch fair in Switzerland, we were marveling over the concept of slow living and how someone could ever achieve such a lifestyle in the fast pace of...


On our recent flight to the BaselWorld watch fair in Switzerland, we were marveling over the concept of slow living and how someone could ever achieve such a lifestyle in the fast pace of New York. Later, while frantically negotiating our nearly impossible schedule (sixty-three appointments in three-and-a-half days), our answer came in the form of, ironically, a watch. The nifty conversation piece is Jaquet Droz’s limited-edition Grande Heure 24 timepiece (only eighty-eight were produced), but we prefer to call it the “ish” watch. Forget minute accuracy. Instead, it suggests a vague estimation of time between the hours of the day, i.e. 2:30-ish or 5-ish. We quickly took the watch’s witty design to heart, arriving at our next appointment around 3-ish.