Editor’s Note: This year, instead of making out wish lists, the Revolution editorial team played secret Santa to one another. Here’s what Online Editor, Sumit Nag dreamt up for Deputy Global Editorial Director, Tracey Llewellyn when he picked her name out of the hat.
Santa would never be able to get halfway across the North Pole if not for his many helpers, who help him deliver the magic that is Christmas morning every year. So, when playing Secret Santa to Revolution’s deputy editorial director, Tracey Llewellyn, it was only right to borrow from Ol’ St. Nick’s wisdom and likewise seek the help of one of her oldest friends, who, I’m afraid, must remain veiled.
Turns out that considering the length of time that Tracey has been a watch journalist, it wasn’t until very recently that she’s walked the way of the Crown. You must allow that there is a place and time for everything on God’s green earth. However, in order to help her catch up on lost time and dive to the deepest depths of Hans Wilsdorf’s legacy, the first pick on the list must be the Rolex Deepsea D-Blue, ref. 116660.
It’s commonly known that Tracey has a particular disposition for good dive watches. Therefore, it would be her who would be best able to appreciate the genius of the Deepsea’s Ringlock System, the robust 5.5mm crystal and not to mention the fact that it is the only Rolex to date that has not one, but two of its components forged from titanium (its internal clamping ring and its caseback), allowing the watch to withstand depths of up to 3,900 meters.
Next, something formal: the A. Lange & Söhne Langematik Perpetual. With Tracey’s responsibilities, as the world’s number one watch publication’s deputy editorial director, it’s an everyday affair for her to be speaking to our editors from as far and wide as Hong Kong to Mexico. It is, therefore, pertinent that she has a constant grasp of time and all of its denominators. But more than all of its functionalities, the Langematik Perpetual is a great example of Lange’s grasp of symmetry, balance, intellect and elegance. Funny enough, if you sought words to describe Tracey, you would find the same characteristics directly transferable.
Last on the list: the Bulgari Serpenti Tubogas. Now, Tracey’s aforementioned friend insisted on the Serpenti without saying much in the matter of the why. Perhaps there’s a story here that falls out of the professional light. But while the heart’s deep desires are kept in the dark from our professions, you’re bound to find light enough in the spark of Tracey’s tone whenever she’s written about Bulgari.