Yes the food at Faro is excellent but let’s talk about the phenomenal dining experience at Pharos, the new wing @monamuseum@eatdrinkmona •
You walk down into the bowels of the earth and into a cavernous space of concrete and glass checks that looks like the lair of a Bond villain • Then into a neon-lit hallway that changes colour every few minutes, it feels like being in a 90s music video
• The actual dining room on the water is dominated by a giant sphere • As part of the Art + Dinner package you enter the James Tully sculpture for a 14min, 20 second head-trip, an immersive light installation that is seriously cool • You leave absolutely wired, on wobbly legs that have forgotten how to walk and led into a de-stimulating room of darkness for 12 minutes. • And then dinner
Recent service carried out on this 1940s Pharos watch, in a military/wehrmacht style. Very rare and difficult to find anything about Pharos, but during my works, I noticed the snap on case back had a faint Stowa and Edelstahl (stainless steel) engraving on it.
Doing some research on the movement (which had no markings on it at all), I have managed to identify it as a 17 jewel Stowa calibre 131 movement.
The movement is so nice. She cleaned up beautifully and is running strong, keeping brilliant time.
The dial has feet, so it appears the finishing was intentionally not Stowa, with Pharos maybe casing established and proven movements. This happens today! I love the champagne coloured dial with the Roman numerals and the thin baton hands compliment this WW2 style. Without lume on the hands, it suggests the watch wasn't intended as a military watch, but maybe a dress watch of that time.
I retained the original strap as it is still in excellent condition. It is made from this gorgeous black antique leather, fitting onto and around the fixed bars that join across the lugs. Like the watch, this strap has a story to tell. That is why I love vintage watches!I
Every Body Has a Story . This week we check in with @thealexarthur who has been one of our most consistent and certainly most improved athletes . Today I walked in to him squatting 6x6 @275 with only 30s Rest . If you’ve tried the format you know how hard that is ...
I've found that becoming more athletic as an adult has pushed me through the walls that I put up against myself when I was younger. You're not cool enough, strong enough, sporty enough, masculine enough. Making a new PR, putting on muscle, pushing myself to learn new movements — these have become the competition with myself and reward that I needed from my youth. Being able to push further and through the pain and the desire to quit have shown me the internal and external strength I have been able to build.
We all have a story to write . Come write yours @pharosechopark
13 years ago today on this very spot I proposed to my beautiful wife Isabella. After a couple of false starts early on in our time together, we were finally making a go of it as a couple. I knew I couldn't let her go this time. I fell hard early on and their was no way she was ever going to get away from me again. I remember this as if it was yesterday. I chose this spot for its symbolic nature for a few reasons. We had one of our dates here early on when we first meet was one. The other, because my last name in Greek means "Lighthouse" or "Beacon". Isabella was both of these things to me, someone I could count on to show me the way when times were rough and to always be a light in the darkness for me. I knew I couldn't let this opportunity slip away again for me. For her to slip away again. The ring was burning a hole in my pocket that day, the nerves were real, but I knew it was right and I knew she was the best thing to ever happen to me. I bent down and asked for her hand and now we are here, and we are both Pharos. I love you babe and I thank you for taking that chance at "us". 💜➕💚