Editor’s Picks: Audi F1 Car, The Glenlivet Whisky and Flying Electric Boat
From the latest drone from DJI to a new collection of leather golfing goods from Aspinal of London, this is what we want this week…
Whether it’s developing drones or engineering race cars of the future, this week’s Editor’s Picks is stuffed with the work of changemakers and groundbreakers. There are boats being built in Scandinavia; electrically powered with hydrofoil hulls. There’s a Swiss wristwatch, fitted with a new, extraordinarily precise high-performance movement. There’s even a whisky — blazing a tropical trail in a stoic single malt world.
For all these incredible innovations and more, take a look below…
Spice of life: The Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve
Feeling hot under the collar? The sun may be setting on summer, but The Glenlivet is here to spice up your September with our latest Cocktail of the Week. Mixed with an exclusive hot sauce, the spirited star of the ‘Caribbean Fire’ serve is the distillery’s tremendously tropical latest; a Single Malt Scotch brimming with notes of caramel toffee, syrupy bananas and honeydew melon.
The Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve
All square: Aspinal of London Golf Accessories
The British luxury leather brand has teed off autumn with a new collection of golfing accessories. And, whether you choose the ‘Golf Ball Holder’ — lined in moiré silk and with room for three balls, the ‘Golf Tee Holder’ — with a handy buckle and elastic for four tees, or the slender ‘Golf Scorecard Holder’ — with its tabbed leather corners, your gear is certain to be the fairest on the fairway.
Flying start: DJI ‘Atava’ Drone
DJI never disappoints. And this, the Shenzhen-based tech titan’s latest drone, is no exception. Fitted with powerful video stabilisation, a built-in propeller guard and a 4K, super-wide lens capable of capturing 60 frames per second, the ‘Atava’ is a high-flying, highly-covetable bit of kit.
DJI ‘Atava’ Drone
Smooth as glass: Oliver Peoples ‘Cary Grant’ Sunglasses
Recently, Harrods unveiled ‘Men’s Grooming, Fragrance and Sunglasses’ — a new destination on the second floor of the iconic department store. Among the brands showcased in the trimly-tailored space are Oliver Peoples. And, among this eyewear brand’s offerings, are these film-inspired frames; created in the style of Cary Grant’s preferred pair.
Oliver Peoples ‘Cary Grant’ Sunglasses
Time will tell: Patek Philippe ‘5470P-001’ Monopusher Chronograph
Patek Philippe’s first ever high frequency movement can be found ticking — with 31 patents protecting its breakneck-speed secrets — inside the shimmering platinum case of the Swiss watchmaker’s latest. Sporty yet chic, the complexity of its calibre is reflected in a future-facing design; we particularly like that navy calfskin strap with decorative red seams.
Single file: Charles Laurie ‘The Envelope’
In an envy-inducing shade of green, this striking document holder from Charles Laurie is the ideal commuting companion for the modern man. With a soft expanding gusset on its side, one large pocket on its back and even a pen loop and business card pocket, it’s a handmade, bespoke and suede-lined essential for office life.
Charles Laurie ‘The Envelope’
Ship-shape: Candela ‘C-8’ Flying Electric Boat
Sweden is awash with innovation; drenched in sustainably, sea-faring new launches. The most striking of which — this Candela ‘C-8’ boat — uses computer-guided hydrofoils to lift its hull above water. Excitingly, Candela vessels will be powered by Polestar batteries going forward; uniting the worlds of automotive and marine development.
Button it: Colhay’s Lambswool Shawl Collar Cardigan
Founded by entrepreneur Ronnie Chiu, whose Hong Kong-based family would treat well-crafted clothes like family heirlooms, Colhay’s is built on fantastic dynastic foundations. This cardigan is our pick of the pieces; epitomising as it does the brand’s core qualities of comfort, longevity and Scottish-made style.
Colhay’s Lambswool Shawl Collar Cardigan
Lead the charge: Oakywood Wireless Charging Pad
Charging cables be gone! With the fast rise in QI charging devices, Oakywood have jumped on the wireless bandwagon and created this handsome 10W charger, crafted from one solid piece of either Walnut or Oak. It’s easy, chic and probably the most unique charger you’ll ever own.
Oakywood Wireless Charging Pad
Deep dive: Tudor Pelagos 39
With its chic aesthetic and exceptional watchmaking technology, Tudor’s latest offers up a handy 39mm case size in handsome satin-brushed titanium. Beneath its black sunray-finished dial ticks the Swiss manufacture’s COSC-certified ‘MT5400’ movement, and the whole versatile package is waterproof to a more than adequate 200 metres.
Tudor Pelagos 39
Seeing red: Audi Formula One Demo Car
“Motorsport is an integral part of Audi’s DNA,” said the carmaker’s CEO, Markus Duesmann, earlier this week. “Formula 1 is both a global stage for our brand and a highly challenging development laboratory”. This, in all its crimson glory, is the star of that stage — Audi’s liveried-up contender to the F1 throne, soon to be fired up with a new power unit for the championship’s 2026 season.
In the bag: Bennett Winch ‘The Large Cargo’
There are few corners of the luggage world that Bennett Winch hasn’t zipped, buckled or buttoned up. But one of the British brand’s latest launches ticks every ergonomic box. ‘The Large Cargo’ is the ultimate extra-large touring holdall — cut from high-performance nylon, military-grade cotton webbing and featuring Tuscan leather trim.
Bennett Winch ‘The Large Cargo’
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