There’s a certain beauty to be found in practicality. And, whether it’s the rugged refinement of a quality jacket or the stripped-back sophistication of a luxury watch, Gentleman’s Journal appreciates nothing more than the artistry and functionality of everyday items.
This week’s Editor’s Picks is brimming with such commendable designs — from an exquisitely crafted leather toolkit to an adventure smartwatch with solar-charging capabilities. Take a look below…
Deuces Wild: Breitling Top Time Deus Limited Edition
Breitling’s new rugged, retro Top Time Deus is a handsome, practical collaboration with with Australian lifestyle brand Deus Ex Machina. With two contrast subdials, a hardy steel case and perforated racing leather strap, its release also signals the Swiss watchmaker’s new position as official timekeeper of the Deus Swank Rally — an epic motorcycle championship celebrating vintage bikes in diverse locations around the world.
Breitling Top Time Deus Limited Edition
Time after time: Bowmore Timeless Series 31-Year-Old Whisky
Matured in ex-Bourbon and first-fill Oloroso casks, Bowmore Timeless 31-year-old is bottled at cask strength. It’s got that distinctive Bowmore character; with floral notes, honey and vanilla sweetness and a touch of peppermint — not to mention a distinctive black presentation box that is both inspired by, and contains a classic hourglass.
Bowmore Timeless Series 31-Year-Old Whisky
Hundred-to-one: Bugatti Centodieci
The tearaway Italian carmaker just doesn’t know when to stop — not that we want it to. Released to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Bugatti, this fearsome ‘Centodieci’ uses the carmaker’s thunderous 8.0-litre W16 engine to deliver the most powerful supercar ever made by the marque. Pair that with extra-chiselled Chiron-looks, a limited run of just 10 models and a hair-raising $9 million price tag, and you’ve got one monumental motor.
Start your engines: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars: Making A Legend
If you’re more of a theoretical speedster, then we’ve got just the high-octane page-turner for you (and your coffee table). Featuring in-depth descriptions and remarkable photographs ranging from initial sketches to the finished luxury products, this new release from ACC Art Books was authorised by the British carmaker — meaning it had unfettered access, from the drawing board to drivetrain testing.
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars: Making A Legend
In fine feather: Benedict Raven Luxe Bomber Jacket
Our pick of British-made Benedict Raven’s latest smart-casual clothing range, this Luxe Bomber Jacket is as sumptuous as it sounds. Cut from 100% organic cotton and blessed with a brushed, textured finish, this is a jacket fit for a gentleman — and features a branded antique silver zipper, practical ribbed trims and Benedict Raven’s feather logo embroidered on the chest.
Benedict Raven Luxe Bomber Jacket
Don’t blame your tools: Nappa Dori Leather Toolkit
Lockdown has been a drag — but at least we’ve caught up on DIY around the house. Squeaky doors now open silently, shelves sit straight and pictures have been hung on the walls. But, before you tackle the tasks that need doing, it’s imperative that you find the right toolkit. From leather experts Nappa Dori, this hardy roll-up option is perfect — containing hammer, spanners, pliers, screwdrivers and a full set of Allen keys.
Nappa Dori Leather Toolkit
Watch out: Garmin Enduro Watch
From a toolkit to a tool watch. Garmin’s latest smart-timepiece is buzzing with practical features, including precision GPS, 300 hours battery life (in max battery mode) and a rugged, weather-resistant design. But the best feature of this adventure accessory? The Power Glass solar charging lens — that can harness and use power from the sun itself. Smart indeed.
Garmin Enduro Watch
Zip it: Private White V.C The Wax Twin Track
The iconic Private White V.C. Twin Track is back in the British brand’s latest collection. Internationally recognised and crafted from 100% waxed cotton woven in Dundee, this four-pocket biker jacket is more practical than ever. Among its utilitarian touches: a removable, zip-out front placket; two hand-polished, two-way zips; four external bellow pockets; 100% wool flannel lining; and a gunmetal buckle on a double fabric belt.
Private White V.C The Wax Twin Track
Good as gold: RS Barcelona Gold-Plated Football Table
No-one makes a football table like RS Barcelona. And this — the first product in the brand’s Gold Edition collection — sees the existing RS3 Wood football table dressed to the nines. There are 24K gold-plated details ranging from the goal counters, ball bearings and leg screws. The players are dressed in gold and chrome plating. And the iroko wood legs have been deeper dyed for a darker, richer feel. Fun, meet sophistication.
RS Barcelona Gold-Plated Football Table
Smell the coffee: Ember Smart Mug
Everything seems to be smart these days — so why not your morning coffee? This ‘Smart Mug’ from Ember is the world’s first temperature-controlled cup, using patented technology to regulate the exact temperature of your tea of coffee from first pour to final sip. With a charging coaster, built-in battery and sleek, stripped-back design, it’ll look at home in even the most tech-savvy office.
Ember Smart Mug