For a fancy car show, The Bridge is surprisingly relaxed. With summer winding down, and the bedlam of high-season Hamptons drawing to a close, it truly feels like one final garden party before the onset of melancholy fall.
At The Bridge Golf Club (formerly the Bridgehampton Race Circuit), we took in the atmosphere, soaked up the Peconic Bay scenery, and lamented the end of warmth on the East Coast – and at every turn, we were on the lookout for notable watches.
But first, the cars.
The invite-only afternoon hosted a collection of some of the world’s most coveted and rarely seen automobiles; I felt a true affinity for a pea-soup-green Ferrari 512 with boxer trim (I may have just committed a cardinal sin by assigning Porsche coloration to a Ferrari but as I said…this was a relaxed event). The lawn was scattered with collections from returning partners Lamborghini, Bentley, Aston Martin, Rolls-Royce, McLaren, Bugatti, Koenigsegg, and Pagani, as well as some serious vintage hits, like the 1957 BMW 507 Series II Roadster with Hardtop scheduled for the upcoming Bonhams auction.
There were also attractions of the less traditional variety, including a 1996 Ferrari 355 ‘Delirium’ hand painted by Dutch contemporary artist Ton Pret, shown by Morton Street Partners. And then there were the grail cars: for instance, a 1962 Ford / Holman Moody Challenger III and a few Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytonas.
In-Depth on the Richard Mille RM UP-01
Earlier this summer HODINKEE went In-Depth on the ultra-flat RM. To read more about it click here.
Presenting sponsor Richard Mille also brought some excitement to the party by showcasing some of its latest offerings, including the ultra-flat RM UP-01 Ferrari and the baguette diamond-set RM 72-01 chronograph. Somewhat surprisingly, Swedish company Hästens set up a 2000T for those who felt like testing out a $60,000 mattress in the middle of the lawn, which may have made sense for some attendees after a third glass of rosé.