William Henry creates jewelry, writing instruments and superlative accessories for men, but it is known mostly for its mesmerizing folding knives (above). The brand’s exclusive and award-winning pocketknives (WilliamHenry.com) have effectively transformed the archetype of all tools into a superb piece of functional jewelry. The seamless integration of classic natural materials, precious metals and gemstones, and state-of-the-art alloys is a hallmark of the company’s work. The most exclusive of William Henry’s knives, often one-of-a-kind or very small editions, are meticulously hand-engraved by some of the most celebrated and admired artists in the world, who use each knife as a canvas to create incredibly detailed works of art.
The Droids We’re Looking For
No, they most likely won’t be appearing at auction anytime soon, but the U.S. Postal Service (USPS.com/stamps) is releasing 10 collectible stamps featuring “droids” from the Star Wars franchise. The featured droids include C-3PO, R2-D2, BB-8, and IG-11 (the breakout star from The Mandalorian TV series). The stamps reportedly are part of Disney’s initiative to support STEM initiatives. With an expected release date of this spring, the stamps are being released in time for LucasFilm’s 50th anniversary in December 2021.
Beauty, Elegance and Charm
In the early 1920s, wristwatches weren’t as popular as pocket watches. Cartier launched its Tank Cintrée in 1921, mostly appreciated by Cartier aficionados. A revival emerged in the late 1960s when the Cintrée was spotted on the wrist of Steve McQueen in 1968’s The Thomas Crown Affair. Now, to honor the piece’s 100-year anniversary, Cartier (Cartier.com) has introduced a new limited-edition Cintrée, which, for about $30,000, faithfully replicates nearly all elements of the original, capturing its beauty, elegance and charm.
This story appears in the Spring 2021 edition of The Intelligent Collector magazine.