Editor’s Picks: Bentley ‘Batur’, MacBook Dock and King Seiko Watch
From a pair of eco-green chukka boots from Cheaney to a set of Riviera-inspired Le Creuset mugs, this is what we want this week…
This week, power courses through our Editor’s Picks. Whether it’s the twin-turbine engine of Sikorsky’s latest helicopter, the lightning-fast ‘Thunderbolt’ charging of Brydge’s new laptop dock or the four-wheeled force of both Bentley and Bugatti’s freshly launched limited editions, it’s a show of hyped-up, high-voltage power. So strap in, hold on — and take a look below…
Time-honoured: King Seiko ‘KSK’ 1965 Re-Creation Limited Edition
King Seiko reigns on high — and this latest vintage-ticking timepiece secures the watchmaker’s supremacy. Inspired by a coveted 1965 model, the updated re-issue adds a rich new dial colour and striking gold marker accents — whilst keeping the faceted indices and broad, razor-edged hands that typified the original.
King Seiko ‘KSK’ 1965 Re-Creation Limited Edition
High-flying: Flexjet ‘Bentley Bacalar’ Sikorsky S-76 Helicopter
Even with its basic spec, the Sikorsky S-76 helicopter is an impressive bit of kit. But this Bentley-inspired special edition — with an interior modelled on the opulent Bentley Mulliner Bacalar — flies things to a new luxurious level. Expect a veneer that matches the 5,000-year-old river wood used in the Bentley, silver-green chameleon livery and captain’s seats in Bacalar-white leather.
Flexjet ‘Bentley Bacalar’ Sikorsky S-76 Helicopter
Well-connected: Brydge MacBook ProDock
Looking for a smart way to maximise your MacBook? Brydge’s latest dock provides the power, speed and port expansion to instantly transform the MacBook Pro into a powerhouse desktop, featuring multiple ‘Thunderbolt’ ports, 3.5mm ‘Audio Out’, an SD card reader and even a wireless Qi charger for your smartphone.
Brydge MacBook ProDock
Green with envy: Cheaney ‘Sherwood’ Chukka Boots
In a foresty shade of green, these sturdy chukka boots from Cheaney have the eco-credentials to back up their verdant colour. As part of the British shoemaker’s ‘Eco-Aware’ collection, they stand on recycled rubber soles, are cut from suede sourced from grass-fed stock and treated using a chrome-free tanning process and water-based dyes.
Cheaney ‘Sherwood’ Chukka Boots
Summer days: Floris ‘Bergamotto di Positano’ Eau de Parfum
If you’re trying to capture the last spritz of summer, there are few better fragrances than Floris’ sun-soaked ‘Bergamotto di Positano’. With a strong citrus heart of orange blossom tempered by a hint of vanilla, amber and bergamot. Our favourite touch? A whisper of ginger that’ll see you safely and spicily into autumn.
Floris ‘Bergamotto di Positano’ Eau de Parfum
Shifting gears: Bugatti W16 Mistral Roadster
How many horsepower is too many horsepower? This high-octane hypercar has a burbling 1,578 of the things — and uses an 8.0-litre, quad-turbo engine to generate them. That means a blistering top speed of 261mph and two large front intakes that inform the entire sleek-yet-angular design style of Bugatti’s bombastic latest.
Bugatti W16 Mistral Roadster
Sleep tight: Kokoon Nightbuds
Science-backed and sleep-monitoring, these ergonomic earbuds from Kokoon promise to help even the most restless sleepers get some shut-eye. Simply download the ‘MyKokoon’ app, and you’ll be able to peruse an audio library with tracks specifically designed to support sleep, from 360° soundscapes to mediations.
Drink up: Le Creuset Stoneware ‘Riviera’ Mugs
Like Floris’ ‘Bergamotto di Positano’ above, these new mugs from French cookware manufacturer Le Creuset capture the stoneware spirit of the Riviera. In four summery shades — from an azure ocean blue to a sunny yellow — these glazed mugs are cast from a specialist clay and bear the brand’s distinctive three-ring design.
Le Creuset Stoneware ‘Riviera’ Mugs
Raise a glass: Spirit of Manchester ‘Navy Strength’ Gin
If you’re mixing the stiffest of drinks, you’ll need the strongest of spirits. Forged in the no-nonsense Northern climes of Manchester, this blue-labelled gin is bottled at naval strength (57%) and is surprisingly warm on the palette. Bursting with flavours including smooth liquorice, bright citrus and gentle spice, it’ll give your G&T a serious kick.
Spirit of Manchester ‘Navy Strength’ Gin
Get weaving: N.E. Blake & Co. ‘Brian Close’ Cricket Jumper
Brian Close was a first-class cricketer. The Yorkshireman was the youngest ever sportsman to to play Test cricket for England, and captained Yorkshire to four county championship titles. This N.E. Blake & Co. sweater weaves Close’s indomitable character into a cable-knit jumper — in his club colours of Cambridge blue, Oxford blue, and yellow.
N.E. Blake & Co. ‘Brian Close’ Cricket Jumper
Changing lanes: Bentley Mulliner 'Batur'
Debuting the British carmaker’s new ‘design language’, this new coupé is the most powerful Bentley ever produced. Limited to just 18 models, the ‘Batur’ is named for an Indonesian lake, sits on unique 22-inch ‘black crystal’ wheels, and runs on an iconic, hand-assembled 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged W12 engine.
Bentley Mulliner Batur
Scrub up: Heath ‘The Face Set’
If your skin’s been beaten down by the harmful heat of summer, we’ve got a one-stop skincare shop for you. Heath’s inimitable ‘The Face Set’, complete with face wash and anti-pollution moisturiser, promises to solve every exfoliating, cleansing conundrum from your hairline’s edge to the bottom of your beard.
Heath ‘The Face Set’
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