IWC Spitfire Perpetual Calendar Digital Date

Originally introduced back in 2012 in rose gold, IWC’s Spitfire Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month Chronograph has been given a makeover for 2015. Now sporting a 46 mm stainless steel case, the design — IWC’s only pilot to show the date and month digitally (via four large numerals) — sees a shiny anthracite dial with Arabic numerals, additional dials for seconds, leap year, 12-hour and 60-minute registers and twin digital date and month displays. As before, the piece is powered by a caliber 89801 automatic movement — with 51 jewels and a 68-hour power reserve — and comes complete with a sapphire crystal screw-down case back that highlights a Spitfire-shaped rotor.

The stainless steel edition of the Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month Chronograph is priced at $32,500 USD and is available now from IWC dealers.




Aston Martin AM37 Powerboat By Quintessence Yachts

If owning a yacht wasn’t extravagant enough, how about one designed by one of the most storied luxury automotive makers in the world? In an exercise in pure opulence, Quintessence Yachts has collaborated with Aston Martin on the AM37 powerboat, the first model in what is expected to be a series of water crafts from the two. The 37-foot vessel is the ultimate in performance and comfort, combining the expertise of both brands in their respective fields to produce a high-technology composite structure that boasts sports car-like handling, an interactive voice control and activation, fully HD-integrated touchscreen, and remote controlled functions.


Panerai New Radiomirs

Italian-born and Swiss-based watch company Panerai is updating its Radiomir and Radiomir 1940 family of watches with three new timepieces, to be rejuvenated with new materials and the company’s trademark in-house calibers. The Radiomir 1940 3 Days Automatic has been endowed with a new automatic case and the Radomir collection will, for the first time, play host to Panerai’s P.5000. The models will be priced between $6,400 and $10,700 USD and can be viewed in closer detail on Panerai’s website.



24k Gold Xbox One by ColorWare

Because splashing gold over a Beats Pill and a PS4 controller wasn’t enough, the folks at ColorWare figured they might as well give the Xbox One the Midas touch. The company has released a limited edition version of the console that has been emblazoned with a pearl metallic white finish on the body and 24K gold accents located above and below the drive panel. Included with the system is an even more gilded wireless controller, as well as all the (non-gilded) standard accessories that comes with the original packaging. Only 50 of these consoles are available, so for those who have $1,199 USD to spare.

Beats Launches Apple-Inspired Solo2 Wireless Collection

The recent acquisition of Beats by Apple Inc. has done little to change either side’s M.O., and aside from the press releases, there’s been little to outwardly proclaim this new era of electronics production. That changes today, as Beats rolls out a new collection of Solo2 Wireless headphones inspired by the flagship colors of Apple’s products. The headphones come in three different colorways – gold, silver and gunmetal grey – that perfectly match iPhones, iPads, and the recently-updated MacBook. Head to Beats’ site to cop your pair now and look for more from Beats in the coming months.



Panerai (PAM 570) Radiomir 1940 3 Days GMT Oro Rosso

Italian luxury watchmaker Panerai has recently added a new silhouette to its family of Radiomir watches with the Radiomir 1940 3 Days GMT Oro Rosso. Like a family name of any other sort, the elongated title definitely implies a sort of regality about the piece. The watch is issued with a handsome 47mm red gold casing, which is accented with illuminated dials and hands. Within the body, a simplified three-hand system indicates hours, minutes, and a second timezone – which justifies the “GMT” engraved above 9 o’clock. A hand-wound Panerai P.3001/10 movement under the hood features a three-day power reserve, which is visible through the caseback. Limited to just 300 editions, check out Panerai’s latest offering above, then head to the brand site to pick up one for yourself.

Tiffany Unveils CT60 Watch Collection

Luxury jewelry and specialty retailer Tiffany and Co. is about to expand its offering by introducing a new Swiss-made watch collection. The vintage-style collection is inspired by company founder Charles Tiffany, as well as the reference of a “New York minute,” and are also said to be designed after a watch once worn by American President, Franklin D. Roosevelt. The watches will be available in a 40mm 3-hand model, a 42mm chronograph, and a limited edition 40mm calendar watch in 18k rose gold. The CT60 Watch Collection is available from Tiffany now, starting at $4,250.


Mercedes-AMG GT-Inspired Rotwild GT-S Bicycle

Mercedes-AMG and Rotwild have teamed up to set a new standard for high-performance mountain biking. The Rotwild GT-S was inspired by the AMG GT, and built for competition with its lightweight frame and slick yellow and black accents. Other bells and whistles include carbon fiber handles bars, multi-shift functionality, Formula AMG R1 Racing FCS disc brakes and 29-inch carbon fiber wheels with Continental Race King tires. Production of these beauties is limited to 100 units, with prices starting at €9,990 ($11,000 USD).

Omega The Globemaster

New to Omega‘s Constellation family of timepieces is the Swiss luxury watchmaker’s Globemaster. Employing what Omega claims is its most advanced mechanical movement ever, the new design has undergone a brand new certification that goes beyond that of the usual COSC. 

Boasting a 39mm case of stainless steel, 18 SEDNA gold, two-tone or platinum, the Globemaster makes use of a pie-pan dial along with a fluted bezel — the latter of which is perhaps a nod to the Constellations of the ’50s. The caliber 8900 can then be seen through the watch’s sapphire case back while a beautiful medallion — which depicts an observatory surrounded by eight stars as an homage to the steps of the METAS certification, as well as the eight chronometric records set by Omega throughout the 20th century — is set into the crystal. Finally, the watch is even water resistant up to 100 meters. Omega’s Globemaster will soon be available with prices starting around $7,700 USD.

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Hermès Debuts the Slim d’Hermès, Its First Timepiece in 20 Years

Unveiled at Baselworld is Hermès‘ first foray back into timepieces in over 20 years. The French label is rolling out a range of unisex watches in three sizes — 39.5mm, 32mm and 25mm — clad in a variety of luxury materials and makes. With a stainless steel or rose gold casing upon clear sapphire crystal backs, finished with straps of either alligator, steel, calf or Barenia leather, the label is bringing its upscale luxury and quality to your wrists. There are also options to add diamonds to the front of the case for extra glamor. The overall look is extremely slim, with thin numerals and hands for a light piece. Designed by La Montre Hermès creative director Philippe Delhotal, the watches are made almost entirely in-house as Hermès partly owns the Swiss movement maker Vaucher, as well as case maker Joseph Erard and dial maker Natebar. The straps are crafted at Hermès’ factory in Brügg, Switzerland, with each piece assembled completely by hand. Prices start at $3,100 USD to $38,900 USD, and the full range will be available for purchase in October.

Bentley New Fragrance

Bentley is taking a stab at the perfume industry by debuting the new Infinite and Infinite Intense, offering different scents for both men and women. The men’s fragrances are offered as an eau de toilette and an eau du parfum, and are marketed as giving ‘limitless enjoyment’ to the active and style-conscious man. The Bentley Infinite Intense will be available at select department stores and perfumeries for approximately $66 USD. What do you think about the company’s new industry crossover?

Olympus OM-D E-5 Mark II

Olympus has announced the OM-D E-5 Mark II, a classic SLR camera that is smaller and lighter, yet packed with technical refinements. Trading in the previously utilized 16MP output for 40MP, images are sharper and more detailed than ever before. Blurry photos are a thing of the past thanks to the built-in stabilizer. With each click, a burst of eight images are captured, which are then combined to create one incredibly clear snapshot. The shutter speed sees an improvement too with a 1/16000 second close time, which means during burst mode it is possible to capture 10 frames per second. The large viewfinder now operates at a higher resolution of 1024×768 pixels and the camera as a whole is water-resistant and can withstand drops of over 6 feet. The Olympus OM-D E-5 Mark II is set for a late-February release, starting at $1,250 USD.



Mike Shinoda x Bamford Watch Department Daytona Watch

Bamford Watch Department (BWD) teamed up with Linkin Park‘s co-lead vocalist and producer, Mike Shinoda, for an exclusive watch collaboration, the M. SHINODA x BAMFORD Daytona watch. The collectible consists of a dark grey dial that features Shinoda’s own skull design and is finished off with a sleek matte black color on top of BWD’s signature military grade titanium coating. Reduced text simplifies the look of the dial. The M. SHINODA x BAMFORD watch will be sold exclusively by Bamford Watch Department and Global Partners. Price is available upon application request.



Apple Stores to Have Special Safes for Gold Apple Watches

As we’re inching closer to the purported shipping date for the Apple Watch, something we still don’t know is how much they will cost. But if this is any indication, Apple is reported to be outfitting its stores with special safes just for the smartwatches. Supposedly for the pricier gold iterations of the watch and for store-demo units, the safes will be specially designed with the Apple Watch MagSafe chargers to ensure they are powered for use. Considering the price of already existing Apple products, this special treatment could mean some serious bucks for the pricier iterations of the Apple Watches, but for that we will have to wait and see.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Ref. 15710

Audemars Piguet has unveiled an updated edition to its Royal Oak Offshore Divers, which will replace the original Royal Oak Offshore Ref. 15703. The new ROO Ref. 15710 will still come in steel, with the following iterations — steel/black dial, forged carbon/yellow, black ceramic/orange and white ceramic/blue. The black dial is an updated version of the previous iteration, but for the first time, the ROO will come in a white dial as well. Both colorways will be outfitted in Audemars Piguet’s signature “Méga Tapisserie-pattern.” More importantly, the updated editions will have a sapphire display back, as will all Audemars Piguet models from here forward. The new Royal Oak Offshore Divers Ref. 15710 will retail for $19,000 USD.



nCycle 100 Special Edition

The next generation e-bike nCycle has opened pre-orders for 100 special edition units as it edges closer to its official release date in 2015. Boasting a completely novel take on the traditional shape of the bike, the nCycle instead opts for a continuous, flowing frame which houses the electric power system and battery, which allows speeds of up to 25 km/h and a range of up to 90 km. The nCycle also incorporates lifestyle add-ons, such as a locking system integrated into the handlebars and a storage pouch that can be hidden into the top of the frame. As for the special pre-order edition, each unit will be numbered and open to customization by way of color palettes or accessory setups. For more information, head over to nCycle’swebsite.


The 1958 Drop Chair

Marking the duo’s second collaboration following a five year break, automotive designer MINI and Danish furniture powerhouse Republic of Fritz Hansen have once again come together to deliver an interesting rendition of the infamous Drop™ Chair.

Originally designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen as part of his masterpiece, the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, the Drop™ chair “combines a warm embrace with freedom of movement, resulting in a surprising level of comfort.” Widely admired as an outstanding designer in many respects, Jacobsen’s furniture and other design work have since been marked as both national and international heritage. So through a shared knowledge from decades of leading their respective design fields, it comes as no surprise that another collaboration with an influential brand such as MINI was next.

As opposed to the usual Drop™ Plastic Shell, a fabric insert has been added to the design to simulate the seating of a classic MINI automotive interior. Constructed from high quality materials such as nappa leather and nubuck, the padded seating references that of an original 1959 hatchback and comes in two color variations – The Classic and The Modern.



Panerai PAM 580 Luminor Ceramic Flyback Chrono

In the lead-up to the 2015 SIHH watch show, Panerai has announced one of the watches to be featured in its 2015 collection, namely the PAM 580. Housed in a 44mm bead-blasted matte black advanced ceramic case, the PAM 580 features flyback chronograph timing capability with its P.9100 in-house automatic mechanicalPanerai caliber movement, which is visible through the case back. The black dial sports hour indices and numerals that are carved out to reveal a sandwiched luminous plate underneath. The timepiece is powered by a 72-hour power reserve, and is water-resistant up to 10 bars. Look for this watch, along with many others, to be exhibited at the SIHH in January 2015.

Proenza Schouler for Master & Dynamic Headphones

New to the headphone game, NY based Masters & Dynamics are already making a statement with their sophisticated design and world class craftsmanship. Now they’re teaming up with Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, the creative minds behind fashion brand Proenza Schouler, for a collection that celebrates both brands’ unwavering dedication to their craft. Utilizing Masters & Dynamics’ MH40 model, the over ear headphones serve as the canvas for three custom designs. All three make extensive use of matte black metal, black perforated lambskin ear pads, and unique, striking colorways that are exclusive to this collection. Masters & Dynamics claim their products are designed for creative minds — their newest collection proves they’re designed by them as well. The headphones are available now at select retailers worldwide.

Cambium Dock for iPhone 6

The Cambium Dock aspires to be the perfect complement for the iPhone 6, and most recent iPads alike. Hand-finished in London, the Cambium Dock is constructed from a combination of steel and ashwood. A retractable cable effectively does away with the flimsiness of traditional cables from plastic docks, and complements the dock’s modern and minimalist appearance. If your a fan of the Cambium Dock, head to its Kickstarter page to help see it through to fruition.