Two watchlifestylers decided to meet up for drinks and cigars in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The location, the exclusive Grand Velas resort in Riviera Maya. One of the collectors, a longtime fellow Montecristo cigar aficionado, the other one, a Cohiba and Partagas lover. Talking about watches while enjoying an 'Habano' is very common in our watch collecting lifestyle, coming to terms on which of the two watches —or cigars— is better is definitely a challenging thing.
Having the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver and the two-tone Rolex Submariner Date side-by-side helped us understand how these two watches are magnificent with their own individual pros and cons. Watch collecting and watch talk is not about proving who is wearing a better watch. It is about enjoying life and making friends —sometimes even overseas— with people that enjoy our lifestyle.
Watch collecting, just like smoking a fine cigar or sipping a glass of your favorite port, is really about the enjoyment you get out of that particular timepiece sitting on your wrist and the memories you build while wearing it.
Partagas No.4 is a strong, rich cigar with leather and cocoa notes. Intense, yet smooth at the same time. Strong in smell but soft to the palate.
I once heard that the best wine in the world is not necessarily a Petrus or a Château Lafite Rothschild, but the one that you enjoy the most.
Same goes to watches, don't you think?