Lucky Number 13

A very special Birthday Gift

One of my Maurice de Mauriac timepieces inspired one of the most surprising birthday gifts I ever had. A couple of friends noticed my Chrono Modern Pit Stop Le Mans customized with my lucky number ’13’ (also the date of my birthday) and combined to create a couple of bespoke items that really blew me away — André Sampaio, a friend who started a company called Watch Garage, chose a specific watch roll and a travel pouch for bracelets; then Francisco Bernardo provided the artwork inspired by the tricolor racing stripes and the ’13’ badge. Then a third friend joined in for the pictures: Pedro Santos.

The result came out great. And the pictures with the Chrono Modern Pit Stop Le Mans prove that. It truly was a special gift given by three special friends. Now I guess we will all — I, the three of them and the Mauriacs! — have to go to Le Mans with the watch, the roll and the pouch for even better pictures and a family photo!

Pictures by Pedro Santos / @watches.and.pens The travel roll and travel pouch are a gift from @andre__sampaio from @watch.garage Artwork hand painted by @franciscobernardo
Pictures by Pedro Santos / @watches.and.pens The travel roll and travel pouch are a gift from @andre__sampaio from @watch.garage Artwork hand painted by @franciscobernardo
Pictures by Pedro Santos / @watches.and.pens The travel roll and travel pouch are a gift from @andre__sampaio from @watch.garage Artwork hand painted by @franciscobernardo