duPont REGISTRY. November 2022. No450.
Introducing the November 2022 issue of duPont REGISTRY, #450, starring the new Pagani Utopia. Below, you'll find out what to expect in this issue and more. To get your hands on a copy, either buy a single issue or subscribe.
We write about watches in almost every issue of duPont REGISTRY, but this month we’re doubling down on timepieces for our annual expanded “Watch Guide”
on page 74.
I have a long history with watches that goes back to my first real job in high school. I worked at a kiosk in the mall, where I replaced watch batteries, sized watch bands, and sold a sordid collection of some of the worst watches ever to grace a wrist. I also handled some fine timepieces — Rolex, Tag Heuer, Movado, and the like.
It was around this time I first noticed that cars and watches are quite similar. Both are complicated machines. Both are things we interact with intimately on a daily basis. And both have a hierarchy, with Ford and Fossil priced for the masses and Bugatti and Blancpain for the aesthetes.
This is a magazine about the latter, which is why you’ll see Pagani’s Utopia gracing our cover. Check out the full story on page 12 to learn more about this new hypercar release, developed with feedback from the marque’s most trusted clients. Thanks to a slew of supercar debuts at Monterey Car Week in August, we also have detailed reports to share about the newest hypercars from Koenigsegg, Hennessey, Bugatti, and Czinger (page 28), as well as the Lamborghini Urus Performante (page 20).
We also got our gloved driving hands on the exclusive Pininfarina Battista for a full driving review. Our experience with this beautiful but brutal hypercar takes off on page 24. (Automotive content manager and regular road-tester Gabriel Vega Cortés is still recovering from the effects on his body of 1,900 electrified horsepower.) There’s more to share from this year’s events in Monterey, including auction results. Which cars sold and for how much? We’ll tell you on page 34. The latest Porsche 718 Cayman T was our chariot for car week. Check out our review of Stuttgart’s midrange, mid-engine coupé on page 42.
And lastly, please enjoy our annual “Watch Guide” feature, beginning on page 74. We worked really hard on this one, and it was fun to switch the object of our obsession slightly for this issue. It’s just so natural that many of us auto aficionados are also watch connoisseurs. Whether under the hood of a car or under the crystal of a timepiece, good craftsmanship is good craftsmanship.
Cover Car: Pagani Utopia
Pagani’s threequel pursues the simple pleasures of driving.
A Mighty Succession
Lamborghini levels up the popular Urus with the new Performante model.
Form, energy, and sensation collide in a powerful hyper GT from Pininfarina.
Four supercar debuts made over the summer demonstrate what’s happening now at the pinnacle of performance, innovation, luxury, exclusivity, and style.
Auction sales at August’s Monterey Car Week exceeded expectations.
Carving Through California
We ventured north in the 2022 Porsche 718 Cayman T.
DR #3: We Hardly Knew Ye
The 2022 Formula 1 season will be Daniel Ricciardo’s last with McLaren, while an uncertain future awaits him.
From classic craftsmanship to the technologically extravagant.
Style Front And Center
Fifty years ago, Stefano Ricci founded his eponymous menswear brand in Italy. Little did he know, a luxury empire would soon blossom.