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Dusting Off: The Wooden Roller Coaster


As connoisseurs of history, we sometimes find styles, habits and turns of phrase from the past that we wouldn’t mind bringing back to the present, Doc Brown-style. This time around, we’re dusting off the wooden roller coaster.

We’re suckers for a good amusement park. It’s not the most sophisticated variety of thrill, but there’s something about the rush of speed, the open air and the timelessly kitchy décor that brings us back to sunnier days.

But naturally, as the world’s amusement parks have doubled down on the twisting-steel-vertebrae school of coaster design, we find ourselves nostalgic for a more rickety kind of ride—the kind you only get from the wooden coaster.

In fact, it’s a pastime we’d like to dust off…»

Fast Times at Le Mans

  • Najib Benouar

Jo Siffert

Nothing makes an iconic watch like sitting on the wrist of a racecar driver. Take, for example, Formula One legend Jo “Seppi” Siffert. By the end of ’68, he’d won the British Grand Prix, earned a seat at the lead driver’s wheel for Porsche, sped into the history books by winning the 24-hour Daytona and 12-hour Sebring endurance races within weeks of one another, and picked up the sponsorship of Heuer watches.

Naturally, we're curious about the watch…