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Carpe Diem

Car lovers know what a yellow car does to the soul of its driver. Pure joy springs from it and one does hope that the road never ends.

Car lovers know what a yellow car does to the soul of its driver. Pure joy springs from it and one does hope that the road never ends.

We once had such a company car. All of us longed to drive it even though is what just a small runabout. It was not particularly well made nor was it very beautiful to look at but its colour was the uplifting yellow most of like so much.

Fetching the post in the morning was a treat and whoever did that in the morning came in with a broad smile on the face.

Sadly the yellow Austin rusted away so we decided to honour is fine qualities by getting Micheline to make a yellow sunburst guilloche dial in the very same yellow. And because the Austin was a car solidly rooted on its four wheels the watch got a natural rubber strap showing a tire thread. Since the yellow car we had lifted our moods every morning for such a long time we called the watch Carpe Diem.

 

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