Friday, November 13, 2020


From Gorilla -

Courtesy of Gorilla
Or known by its full nom de course automobile -The Fastback GT Spectre.

And yes, gentle reader, I am slightly biased towards the brand that Messrs Garcia and Gopp launched not-so-long ago. But in fairness, to quote the young lads who shod their feet at Bodega in Boston -

Shamelessly Borrowed from the world-wide infoweb

Shamelessly Borrowed from the world-wide infoweb

Shamelessly Borrowed from the world-wide infoweb
The Spectre is sooooo drip!

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For those of you not up to date on the vocab, here is a primer from the Urban Dictionary, courtesy of wetgodflex -

lingo started around jersey city early 2014 to describe ones outfit or overall demeanor

adjective: drip;

3rd person present: drips;

past tense: dripped;

past participle: dripped;

gerund or present participle: dripping

1. flex hard or be so wet as to shed small drops of liquid. 
"my nike air force ones won't stop dripping" 
synonyms: dribble, leak splash wet More

• (swagger) falls in small drops. 
"water dripped from his clothing"

• cause or allow (designer) to shed rain drops. 
"the designer was dripping water down one side"

• display a copious amount or degree of a particular quality or thing. 
"Forrest Guap was dripping with gold and diamonds"

noun: drip;

plural noun: drips

1. Enormous amount of a swag. 
"she put the bucket underneath the dresser to catch the drip
synonyms: juice, swag, steez, swank, splash

• the action or sound of flexing and finessing
"the drip, drip, drip came from the leak in the roof"

• short for dripstarr.
dry girl- you saw the aqua pack?

dry boy - yea they're splashed up in Burberry and Lacoste, they got THE drip!

But back to the topic at hand -

The Spectre is part of the Fastback GT Collection, and is the result of what traditionalists might view as a "Vegas Wedding" - 

A sapphire crystal sits atop a matte black ceramic bezel, which is separated by an anodized aluminum “pinstripe”, that is sandwiched between the bezel and the woven forged carbon case. The crown is titanium and screws down to ensure water resistance to 100M / 330FT / 10ATM.

Then again, the traditionalists tend to slather mayo on their sandwiches and think that Stan Smiths (no offense Stan) are a daring choice in footwear.  Ergo, they are wrong ; )

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As so many brother Fastbacks before it, the Spectre has a Miyota movement under the hood, in this case the 90S5, with (as you will note from the dial) an exposed balance wheel.

And here are the pertinents -


Miyota 90S5, self-winding,
4 Hz, stop seconds, exposed balance wheel, personalized oscillation weight


Hour, minute, sweeping seconds


Woven forged carbon case, ceramic bezel, anodized aluminium pinstripe, screw-down titanium crown for improved water resistance


open titanium caseback, engraved, sapphire crystal


Applied rhodium plated numerals, anodized aluminium flange, hands and hour markers filled with black and red Superluminova


Scratch resistant sapphire,
anti-reflective coating on both sides


Cordura, rubber hybrid with red stitching


Titanium pin buckle


44 mm case diameter
48,5 mm with crown guard


13 mm


110 grams


100M / 330FT / 10ATM

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