Other Watchy Bits: The Patek Philippe Nautilus

A watchmaker ahead of his time, Genta developed watches for brands such as Omega (Constellation), an early piece with Patek (Golden Ellipse), Audemars Piguet (Royal Oak) and IWC (Ingenieur). With his extraordinary level of expertise and existing knowledge of AP, Patek gave him the wheel to create their stainless steel sports watch. As Genta tells it, he sketched the design of the Nautilus in 5 minutes while eating at a hotel restaurant.

Off the Cuff: Audric Strider

The Strider weighs in at 42mm in diameter with a lug to lug measurement just under 48mm. Despite these slightly larger dimensions, it is a relatively slender 11.5mm thick--owing, in part, to the flat sapphire crystal. This is a multi-faceted watch with curves and angles in all the right places. While largely brushed, it has a sharp line of polish on its twelve-sided, dodecagon bezel--certainly one of the highlights in this design.