We’ve always approved of the watch as an accessory for the simple reason that a gentleman should always know what time it is. But a sense of direction can also come in handy…
The original model of this wrist-compass was made by the legendary watchmakers at Panerai in the 50s, but they released 300 more a few years back so you’ll be able to get one if you’ve got time to dig and a few thousand dollars handy. It’s a handsome gadget, and uniquely suited to the cell phone era now that there are clocks in every pocket.
This model in particular isn’t too likely to catch on—even disregarding the price, there are only 300 of them—but the concept might have a fighting chance. After all, formal dressers will still need something to match to their belt, and if it helps them find the sunset a little faster, all the better.
- — Russell Brandom