Girard-Perregaux Debuts the Casquette 2.0 Wristwatch

Limited to 820 pieces, this digital timepiece reimagines the Swiss brand's legendary '70s launch

Sponsored by Girard-Perregaux

Very few timepieces have influenced the industry quite like Swiss watch brand Girard-Perregaux‘s reference 9931, produced between 1976-78. Nicknamed the “Casquette,” this Quartz watch married an unexpected and now iconic case shape and a digital LED display to form a retro-futuristic package. People who were looking for innovation from the industry at that time bought them. Ultimately, 8,200 watches were produced before the Casquette was …

Free Nationals feat. Benny Sings: Apartment

From Free Nationals’ self-titled debut album, “Apartment” feels like it’s from another era, courtesy of the lush, horn-ladened instrumentals by the Anderson .Paak-backing band and airy vocals from Amsterdam-based Benny Sings. Soulful and slow-burning, the track floats along until an eruption of crescendoing chaos—a cinematic stretch of piano, guitar and horns washes over, clearing the way for Benny Sings’ storytelling.

Mean Streets: NYC 1970-1985

Black and white photos from when the sidewalks were open-air stages

In a time when people seem to pause only to snap the picturesque, new photo book “Mean Streets: NYC 1970-1985” is an important reminder to take off the smartphone-induced blinders. The book is compiled of largely never-before-printed black and white shots taken by Edward Grazda, on a Leica rangefinder (on Kodak Tri-X or Ilford HP5 Plus film). He photographed Bob Dylan and Newport Folk Festival …