• What the Tech? Richard Mille's TPT Case Material Also Makes the World's Fastest Sailboats

    2 monthes ago - By Hypebeast

    When Richard Mille launched his eponymous watch brand in 1999, his mission statement was beautifully simple; to bring haute horlogerie into the fast-approaching 21st Century at a time when high-end watches preferred to look to the past. Mille certainly achieved that on the movement side of things (with the help of genius-level watchmakers Renaud et Papi) but the brand's tonneau-shaped case was made of fairly conventional metals until 2005, when the RM 009 changed everything. Made from ALUSIC, a tough, ultra lightweight alloy usually reserved for satellite components, the RM009 weighed just...
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  • Party Like It's 1999: Eerie, Forgotten Photos From an End of the World Rave

    Party Like It's 1999: Eerie, Forgotten Photos From an End of the World Rave

    2 monthes ago - By AnOther

    Jerry O'Driscoll remembers where he was at the end of the world. The Kent-based photographer was at an all-night rave in Cornwall, on the furthest southern coastal point of the UK, adjusting to the “boatload” of acid he had just taken. “I was seeing frogs everywhere,” he recalls. “I remember at one point thinking the whole floor was covered in them, a plague of frogs with human facial features.”
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