There were two watches on the tip of everyone’s tongue at Basel this year. The new Rolex Daytona (which thoroughly deserved its plaudits) and the TUDOR Heritage Black Bay 36. A watch that – dare I say it – may be the perfect all-rounder. To be sure, I stuck it on the wrist for a test drive In The Wild.
If you’re a regular open water swimmer, you’ll know that feeling. That nervous energy when your alarm goes off. That soul searching when you get waist high in the bitterly cold water, but that’s why we do it. This week I found myself at The Serpentine in Hyde park, London. To give you some background, The Serpentine was formed in the 1730s by Queen Caroline (wife of King George II). For centuries Hyde Park had been a royal hunting ground until King Charles I opened it to the public in 1637. The lake was formed by damming a number of ponds that flowed into the Thames.