“Ciao come stai? Tutto Bene. Fammi un martini secco per favore! Grazie!” If you’re bellowing this through a loudspeaker to the staﬀ at the Capri Palace as they watch in awe as you – still resplendent in your silk shantung dinner jacket and soft-collared tropical-weight Marcella evening shirt – enact a perfect 10-point swan dive from the skid of your helicopter hovering above the pool, in homage to Gianni Agnelli’s famous entrance to the legendary Hotel du Cap, then this watch is for you.
If, this summer, you plan to live to an internal soundtrack of Renato Carosone’s ‘Tu Vuò Fa L’Americano’ and on a steady diet of Aperol Spritzes, Cohiba Talismans and Vitamin B12 injections, then this watch is for you. If you long for the era when the rakes of the Riviera – Agnelli, Porfirio Rubirosa and Aly Khan – did battle for the affections of the most prominent beauties that glittered along the southern coastline of France, then this watch is for you.
Crafted to address all your timing needs this summer, whether ensconced upon the Riviera or not, so that you are able to lay command over the kitchen staff at the Pellicano, Marbella Club or the Gritti Palace to execute a perfectly timed three-minute egg enhanced with generous lashings of black truffle. You may choose to use it to time the duration of your Behike 54, reflecting on its creator Norma Fernandez’s stroke of inspiration to utilise the sun-kissed medio tiempo leaves to create the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti of cigars. And should you decide to re-enact the famous Slim Aarons photograph, titled ‘Keep Your Cool’, of a couple playing backgammon in a swimming pool in Acapulco, you will be delighted to hear that your TAG Heuer for The Rake & Revolution Carrera ‘Blue Dreamer’ Chronograph is water resistant to, at the very least, swimming pool depth.