Since 1949, processing and refining sumptuous woods and finest leather to veritable masterpieces is the business of the Italian Agresti family, whose prominent ambition is to preserve the unique heritage of Florentine artisanship. The casino royal armoire is Agresti’s share in adding polished elegance to a night of gamble and conversation. This enormous and incredibly astonishing wooden sculpture accommodates a roulette table, blackjack, bridge, backgammon, chess, poker dice, mah-jong, brilliant 550 poker chips and card, and dominoes, each game stored in its own drawer – this piece doesn’t just want to win your preference, it only wants to serve a variety of authentic pleasures.
A classic paper notebook, the mobile vessel that craves to be filled, whether with thoughts of precise and structured nature, artistic or elaborate drawings of the latest stroke of genius, or to simply entertain yourself royally as simple as it could get. Adhering to simplicity, the Scandinavian notebook maker Archie Grand added a portion of bright distinction. Another simple idea, which once might have embellished his own notebook’s page, Grand set a palette of bold colours and several striking slogans each for its own made to identify and connect your kind alike. A rigid cover, 160×115 mm in size, thread sewn and a matte leather-like lamination to encase 120 paper of blank canvas.
Recently, Johnny Walker unveiled a new delicacy for the discerning whisky connoisseur, the Double Black Blended Scotch. This new blend excellently represents Walker’s brand heritage and further pushes the typical Johnny Walker tasting notes to another degree of refinement. Regarding JW, the peat-level and smokiness reveals a truly new aroma, which already scored a masters award from this years World Whisky Masters Awards. If savoured entirely, the tinted charcoal grey bottle will remain as a keepsake, recalling the hours of relief, contemplation and sophisticated conversations.
Breitling turns back to its roots with reissuing the most iconic Breitling chronograph, a watch that expresses Breitling’s aeronautical vocation like no other, the legendary Navitimer. Today, the limited Navitimer 01 invites us to rediscover the crowning achievement of Breitling’s glorious watchmaking history, including the iconic caliber 01, the sought-after collector’s piece par excellence. Definitely reliable, functional and appealing, this high-performance instrument serves to handle all calculations linked to airborne navigation, which there is average speed, distance covered, rate of climb or descent, and many more. The timekeeper that was the first spacegoing wrist chronograph, holds the record for the world’s oldest mechanical chronograph still in production, comes back in either a stainless steel or rose gold, 43mm case and the striking caliber 01 that offers over 70 hour power reserve.
The right coat fits like a second skin, being pedantic, to chisel a man’s silhouette is the most important attribute for a contemporary coat, as this naturally entails superior comfort. For the brash yet confident appearance, Band of Outsiders is a definite staple to reckon on, proven by this entirely hand-tailored wool coat. Several subtle, attached pockets add another distinct touch to the already bright fabric that comes in a camel tone fitting the quilted, gray lining.
“The first professional-grad tablet”, has now been unveiled by the business man’s favorite, Research in Motion. The PlayBook is touted to become the next leading device on the still fledgling slate market, driven by the BlackBerry Tablet OS, a system that is built upon the QNX Neutrino architecture, which has been field hardened for years in plane, train or medical equipment. On board of the 9.7mm thick, which is around 3mm thinner as the iPad, tablet is a 7-inch, capacitive, full multi-touch display, a Cortex A9 dual-core at 1Ghz, 1GB RAM, two HD cameras, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, e-book applications, full document editing, true multitasking, 1080p HDMI video including the fitting ports, advanced security features, which might mean inconveniences for some secret agencies, and a lot more for a peerless mobile browsing experience.
For those who couldn’t get used to in-ears, Motorola introduces an elegant headset solution that is the result of an extensive field experiment, dubbed the Oasis. Probably your Oasis on an arduous search, Oasis’ minuscule yet convincingly comfortable behind-the-ear design will stick on your ears defying the most elbow intensive sub crowd, and open-top roadster experiences. This swivel boom hooks up with two separated Bluetooth sources, offers dual microphone backed noise cancellation, and features voice prompts, a convenient dedicated mute button, 6 hours of talk time and 7 days on standby.
As it is with every Aston Martin, the new V8 Vantage N420 Roadster exudes an unobtrusive elegance solely interrupted by a Porsche-rivaling roar when flooring the gas pedal. Definitely for those that enjoy a bold statement on wheels, the N420 is purposefully wider, lower and lighter as it’s predecessor, and lightweight materials throughout including carbon-fiber rear diffuser, seats, front splitter, alloy wheels and few more, emphasize the clearly perceptible track spirit of this roadster. The sports performance kit of the British manufacture comes for free and adequately fits the 420 horsepower V8 and track looks of the new Race Collection paint schemes.
With all those modern devices surrounding us, which are able to accurately display the time just as an obligatory, minor feature, a bedside clock’s major point is to add another detail to the interior. In the 18th century, the L’oeil Du Temps clock had the mission to accompany the busy gentleman abroad, that is why it features a concave, magnifying glass, which provides an early-morning-adequate readability or likewise by candlelight at night.
This compact bike bag adds a decent dose of substantial handicraft to your bike, even to those minimalistic fixies that vitally contribute to today’s cityscapes, plus an indispensable practicability. Duluth Pack sized this particular bag to fit under a seat, thus it keeps all your necessities close at hand, such as a pair of gloves, your wallet, or a repair kit – anything to carry you through the day.
Back in the outdoors, the L.L. Bean hunting shoes on the feet, few Fjällräven layers warming your upper body, now what is missing is the outdoor man’s indispensable equipment par excellence, a durable and practicable thermos bottle. J.W. Hulme has now reissued their legendary field thermos that guarantees to keep your coffee and hot cocoa warm during your outdoor fall activities. This particular thermos guard is available in either a green canvas shell with cognac leather trim, in sturdy century walnut leather, or JW Hulme’s legendary American heritage leather, each finished by hand lending every single piece an unique pattern.
Apparently, some just need to stick with the rock-heavy SLRs, being more precisely todays professionals, but the discerning metropolitan can’t afford to lug an additional 4-pounder around. Fortunately, trend evolves towards compact dimensioned cameras that exude quality throughout, just like the recently introduced Fujifilm FinePix X100. A definitely compelling retro-charm evokes when viewing at this slim yet seriously capable camera, which boasts a 12.3 Megapixel APS-C CMOS, an EXR processor and a large, 9-blade aperture, bokeh-ready 23mm F2 Fujinon fixed lens that does not tolerate any quality compromises. A proprietary hybrid viewfinder combines an optical and electronic viewfinder togglable via a dedicated switch on the magnesium alloy top, allowing you to fully take advantage of an ISO 200 to 6400 range and the additional, almost obligatory 720p video mode.
For the ingenious heads behind the Porsche Design group, a spirit of boundless imagination seems to thrive disproportionately in view of a monetarily independent Christmas eve. This or an insatiable, inner craving to create the ultimate man’s Advent calendar must be their driving force. An 1.75-meters high calendar, forged of brushed aluminum with double-coat finish surfaces, rings in an unforgettable, unique Christmas. Just a single piece per continent will be available, while each accommodates several exclusive editions from the, already sumptuous, Porsche Design product portfolio, including such pieces as a Porsche Design P´6910 Indicator in rosé gold and the 525-horsepower Porsche motor yacht RFF28.
A confident appearance relies on the visual strength of each particular detail a man wears, to this end Raymond Weil is synonymous for a timeless, thus unerring appeal and leading quality in the world of fine watchmaking. Proving the consistence of a century-old expertise and design language, RW introduces a delayed revision of the Parsifal collection, which has been introduced in the early 90s for the first time. The update convinces with a modern, clean design cue that flawlessly finishes a classic contrast of rose gold and stainless steel parts. A versatile 41mm case embodies a Swiss automatic ETA caliber 2892-A2 with a Dubois Depraz 2010 chronograph module with 57 jewels, 28.800 vph and a power reserve of 42 hours.
Since the iPad has been around, multiple visually captivating, protective and functional cases have been released in next to no time. However, the British electronic accessories company AIDACASE has now pioneered a solution to make writing documents on the go with the iPad an ease again. Admittedly, at some point the partly usable on-screen keyboard, and the lack of buttons reveal compromises. To this end, the Keycase Folio Deluxe will let you make better use of the high quality screen due to the use of an integrated Bluetooth Keyboard, which offers a battery life of approximately 45 hours on a single charge, and it furthermore either props up your iPad while in use or disappears behind the encased iPad.