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We aren’t particularly impressed by the gears-and-gauges aesthetic of the modern watch, so it’s nice to see a few more interesting moves, even if it means going vintage.

This 70s model is futurist in a downright strange way, but to our eyes that’s its best quality. The occasional avant-garde touch is enough to put your whole outfit in a new light, and unless you’re a Sovereign Beck fan, your watch is probably your best bet.

Driving Ms. Bundchen, Checking The Time and Blinded by the Light


Vampira Lives: Alabaster exhibitionist Dita Von Teese avoids the sunlight. We'll share the darkness with her any time. [NY Daily News]

Time Travel: Men's Vogue cast their eyes forward to the Patek Philippe exhibition at Tiffany & Co, offering us some jaw-dropping preview images. [Men's Vogue]

Courting the Bro' Vote: There are conflicting reports about who placed those Abercrombie & Fitch jokers behind Barack Obama at a campaign speech. If, as reported, this was the Obama campaign's attempt to reach out to young voters, it redefines "going negative" in our opinion. [WWD]

Tomorrow Never Knows: The Moment stares into the future and, as Kempt icon Leonard Cohen says, it's murder. That, and chairs made of stuffed animals. [The Moment]

Rocky Road: Our Gisele pairs up with Sly Stallone to film a Volkswagen commercial for Brazilian television. We've been scratching our heads all day on this one. [NYPost]

Check List: Señor David Coleman takes on the whole plaid-on-plaid mishigas. [NYTimes]