All watchmaker somehow are driven by the quest for precision and intricacy, but just a few can keep up with the manigfoldly honored Jaeger-LeCoultre masterpieces. Among those creations is a member of the high-precision hall of fame, the Calibre 978 that will now also drive the intricate innards of the Grande Tradition à Tourbillon. Its functions include a dual time-zone display and a 24-hour indicator and the Tradition beeps at 28.800 vph, features a 48 hours power reserve, is made of 302 parts while just being a mere 7.05mm thick. The 43m case is made of either the classic 18kt pink gold or platinum and will be accompanied by either a black or brown alligator leather strap.
Grenson’s originator, William Green, learned his craft at the county that has punctuated history as home of the English shoemaker’s art, the English county of Northamptonshire. Gaining a global reputation for consistency with Goodyear welted products back in the earls 20s, Grenson has not rested and evolved their craft defending their position as one of England’s master shoemakers – and the Dylan is a great example of their expertise. The Dylan is a well-constructed classic wing tip oxford inclusively a decorative brogue pattern and cognac tanned leather – simply a classic.
Today’s Steve Jobbs birthday and Apple decided to tribute this happening with unveiling the new iteration of the Mac Book Pro family. Biggest news might be that even the smallest in the family will be powered by the new Intel Sandy Bridge Core i5 and i7 processors. The field-proven aluminum unibody will house the brand new Thunderbolt connection port that is touted to deliver up to 10Gbps of data speed, up to an AMD Radeon HD 6000M graphics card, front-facing HD cam, SSD options and a battery-life of up to 7 hours – further features can be found in the press release after the jump.
Albeit spring is approaching, there’s still a certain need to bridge the, still cold, way from home to office – thus a jacket is in need. This particular parka from Band of Outsiders will effortlessly shade your formal office dress in a casual envelope without creating an inadvertently strong contrast. Two large bellows pockets pronounce the casualness whilst a maritime blue-white striped smooth sleeve lining emphasizes the anorak’s hand-made in Italy badge.
In the meantime, the design language of the One-77 became Aston Martin’s signature profile for all the subsequent car designs. Ahead the Geneva Motor Show, Aston has unveiled impressions of the resurrected Virage, that has already been Aston’s most exclusive back in 1994. Both the convertible and coupe are constructed on the sophisticated VH all-aluminum platform, six-speed Touchtronic II automatic transmission and corral a 6.0-liter V12 producing 490 horsepower and 420 lb-ft. of torque under the undeniably aggressive front fascia. The Virage is meant to find a niche between the DB9 and DBS while the inside offers just the most exclusive materials and equipment including finest Bridge of Weir leather.
WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie has not solely become famous for a obviously unique naming, they’ve also established itself among fashion experts for their unerring aesthetics. It is the utilitarianism that makes a WANT bag an essential piece a man can’t miss in his trunk, albeit the Heathrow keeps it to the basics without sacrificing a tad of traditional style. A classic cotton messenger, enhanced with several premium vegetable-tanned leather details, designed with a subtle nod to functionalism in form multiple pockets strayed through the bag.
To further improve the qualities of utility clothing, following the understanding that clothing is an expression that needs to be continuously improved to adapt and reflect the era it is made in. That’s the maxim, the brand Blanc & Noir adheres to since its inception. Part of their upcoming collection come this lace-ups with solid and authentic vintage looks based upon a well antiqued leather sourced and executed entirely in Italy.
NoteSlate took the pencil and paper thing and put it in a new context. After receiving a decent capital injection, they’ve now unveiled further promising specs and pictures. NoteSlate’s simple and almost bezel-less 1-bit display features a resolution of 760×1080 pixels at a size of 190×270 mm. Write, draw, note, make hints – its matte, slightly rough surface will provide you with an unparalleled paper-esque handwriting experience while offering the convenience and versatility of digital storage, WiFi connectivity and the ability to display .pdf, .jpg and .txt files. more after the break
The Stuttgarter car visionaries of Porsche have now introduced the Panamera S Hybrid. Being among the most desired four-door luxury sedans available, it was just a question of time until Porsche upgrades the Panamera to a more eco-conscious version. In the inside works a 3.0-liter V6 engine delivering 333 horsepower combined with a 47 horsepower electric motor, achieving a fuel consumption of 41.54 mpg under optimal circumstance, which is the best fuel economy in its class so far. The hybrid-driven Panamera makes the sprint to the 62mph in a scant 6 seconds, offers a top-speed of 168 mph, a KERS system and an eight-speed Tiptronic S.
It’s probably too late for this year’s wintry slopes, but chance is you’re dashing through the next winter’s snow with this veritable feast of carbon fibre. This sled is unique throughout, an embossed H, indicating its luxurious origin, in the seat leather is the subtlest part as the first glance probably gets overwhelmed by the perfectly executed carbon and rock-hard ash wood frame. Entirely hand-worked by artisans for luxurious watchmaker Hublot, available in just an edition of ten and the classic appearance make this sled a title contender for the up coming big boy’s winter toy.
Zen is the name of the new fireplace creation by the brand that bears a as consciously offense name as their designs are daring, eccentric and so appealing, namely ak47. With outdoor space continuously gaining more and more attention, a truly unique work of industrial art amidst your garden or penthouse balcony becomes a compelling detail. AK47 is reinterpreting the theme of the fireplace, but the foundation retains the same, darting and dancing flames radiating a soft light and providing a shelter from the cold of spring breezes or harsher winter nights, thus Zen applies to the ubiquitous form follows function paradigm like few others.
Mercedes Benz is officially taking the wraps off of their C-class coupe, revealing aesthetics that align with the stately elongated appearance of the already introduced sedan, inclusively the new signature sloping roofline. The C-class’ entry model sports a 201-horsepower turbocharged 1.8-liter direct-injection and a combined fuel economy of 24mpg, while the bigger sibling, the C350, boasts with a 3.5-liter V6 producing 302-horsepower and 273 lb-ft. of torque. Mercedes equips the Cs with their new, indoor-noise reducing amplitude-dependent damping system and, as a matter of course, is offering a great series of safety features inclusively Active High Beam assistance, Lane Keeping assistance and Blind Spot assistance.
Tag Heuer can exhibit a long-lasting and quite unique relationship with motor-sports, a history punctuated with numerous progressive achievements. Among those has also been a stopwatch from 1916, that was the first to time accurate to 1/100th of a second and finds now tribute in the limited Carrera Mikrograph. The Mikrograph is a special TAG Heuer in-house movement that is capable of 1/100th of a second accuracy housed in a 43mm, 18kt rose gold case.
The home entertainment center is a big concern of many, amidst this quest for a satisfying home experience, the receiver will unavoidably become a weighty piece of hardware. Fortunately, the demanding man’s supplier of well-crafted and capable home audio equipment, Onkyo, has now equipped their mid-range receiver with networking capabilities. The 7.2 channel TX-NR609 leads the range with six HDMI inputs, Marvell Qdeo processing with 4K resolution support, THX Select2 Plus, Audyssey DSX and Dolby Pro Logic IIz audio processing and the aforementioned networking features as such are an Ethernet port, WiFi and DLNA compatibility.
As Vaughn’s character in “The Dilemma” proclaimed, this car is made to impress with power and pure masculine looks. Dodge has now taken the wraps off of the latest charger inclusively unearthing the SRT badge. Under the Charger SRT8 392′s unique looks works a 6.4-liter engine producing 465 horsepower at 465 peak lb-ft of torque offering its wearer an under five seconds sprint and a topped of 175 mph. The inside reveals finest racing-theme inspired materials including carbon-weaver, aluminum and perforated suede, and a 900-watt, 19-speaker premium audio surround-sound system including the 8.4-inches Uconnect touch system, which is a truly potent multi-functional system. It allows you to examine the car’s crucial data such as steering measurements, g-forces or approximated quarter-mile times.