MilanAll of this makes Milan a much more pleasant place to live and a draw for visitors who once bypassed the city for Italy’s more playful and photogenic pastures. That said, Milan remains the epicenter of Italy’s serious business dealings and deeply loyal to its classical roots. This is what makes the city and its hidden treasures so tantalizing.
Edward Green Shoes
Many aspire to the distinction, but only one can claim the motto, and since its inception in 1890 Edward Green shoes have been the sine qua non of both good taste and dandyism. A centenarian
reputation however, guarantees they are no secret and that the ‘few’ have become ‘many more.’ Still, with a fabrication time of several weeks per shoe, perhaps the ‘patiently discerning’ is a better descriptor at this point.
In 1952, when the British ministry sent a group of scientists to the northernmost point of Greenland – the closest to the poles any Brit had been in decades – thirty Tudor wristwatches went with them. In the late 1960s, when the US Armed Forces began looking for a watch suitable for extreme diving conditions, yet one capable of immense accuracy, they settled on the Tudor Submariner. So did the French Marine Nationale, who used Tudor wristwatches for over a quarter century as standard issue timekeepers for its most elite servicemen.
The Heart-Pounding Legacy of Heuer
In the luxury brand–driven world of designer wristwatches, many have attached their names to Formula One teams, logo-happy European road rallies, and other high-stakes events. But to racing purists, there’s only ever been one name that matters when every second counts: Heuer, inventors of the dashboard chronograph (1911) and its timepiece de résistance, the Heuer chronograph wristwatch (1914).