If you're living in the northeast of the United States like I am, you're probably pretty fed up with the cold weather. Lately, I've been fantasizing about sunshine, beaches, and warm tropical breezes. My mind has been filled with thoughts of St. Bart’s, Antigua, Barbados, and the Bahamas—just name the Caribbean destination, I've dreamed about it. While I can't be there, I can make a fantasy packing list.
Mine includes: Birdwell Britches, Amor-Lux striped linen shirts, espadrilles, vintage Persols, Sum Bum sunscreen, and, of course, one of my safari-inspired linen jackets from Drake’s. The watch I would wear on this West Indies excursion? Definitely the new Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris date. Inspired by the original 1968 Memovox Polaris (a dive watch) it's equipped with a date and rubber strap, and can withstand plunges down to 200 meters, or 656 feet. This Polaris date is 42mm and automatic, which means the only thing you have to think about is reapplying your sunscreen. With a snow storm destined to hit New York any minute now, I need this fantasy to become reality more than ever.
'Time and Place' is Matt Hranek's regular dispatch on the latest watches from around the globe for Condé Nast Traveler. #watchwednesdays @wmbrownproject