There’s something about special editions that always have us reaching for our wallets. From timeless watches crafted in new colours, to pioneering collaborations between brands, the allure of one-off, unique, bespoke products is unextinguishable.
Below, we’ve rounded up some of the best products of the week. And, from jet-black sunglasses to photographic prints, the best are limited editions. Take a look…
See red: Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Small Seconds
Now here’s a daring dial colour if ever we saw one. And Jaeger’s latest, paired with a topstitched strap designed by the celebrated Case Fagliano, turned heads at SIHH this year thanks to its deep, dark red colour.
As well as the crimson dial, expect Dauphine hands, hand-applied hour-markers, and a small seconds in an aperture at 6 o’clock — all powered by the in-house Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 822/2 manually wound mechanical movement.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Small Seconds
Black eyes: Persol Black Ice 714SM X Custom Projects
It’s a frame that needs no introduction. Steve McQueen, as you may know, owned a pair of these iconic sunglasses, and ensured the pioneering foldable frames became the pinnacle of optical style. Now, Custom Projects have made them even cooler, by rendering a limited run in all-black.
With black polarised lenses, made by the world-renowned Japanese lens maker Nikon, the sunglasses are finished with a custom multilayer Black Ice mirror to provide the sharpest visual acuity in even the harshest conditions. Pick up a pair today.
Persol Black Ice 714SM X Custom Projects
Pack up: William & Son Griffin Rucksack
The backpack has had something of a style makeover recently. Previously consigned to the bench of sportswear and practicality, these bags are now among the most fashionable accessories and pieces of luggage you can buy.
From William & Son, this canvas offering is at the vanguard of stylish backpacks. Trimmed with leather, it comes with sturdy webbing adjustable straps for the most comfortable carry, and a brass buckle for that hint of traditional British craftsmanship.
William & Son Griffin Rucksack
Stack ‘em high: Peter Ibruegger Ouroboros Stackable Cups
This weekend, head to Bicester Village to catch the last few days of the shopping destination’s most exciting pop-up; Voices of East London. Welcoming some of the most exciting creatives from London’s East End, artists from Ginny Litscher to Piers Atkinson are selling their wares out-of-town in Oxfordshire.
But these stackable cups from Peter Ibruegger have caught our kitchenware fancy the most. Each of the four have a unique Ouroboros pattern applied — similar to the famous Ouroboros tiles — and the more you buy, the better the bone china pattern you can create. Start stacking, gents.
Peter Ibruegger Ouroboros Stackable Cups
Slip on: Church’s Karl Suede Loafers
Summer has most definitely reared its balmy head, and we can’t wait to do away with the chunky knits and woollen accessories of winter and bring out our linen shirts and shorts. Of course, one of the most iconic pieces of summertime footwear is the loafer — and we’ve found the perfect pair.
From Church’s, these dark blue ‘Karl’ loafers feature suede uppers, heel counter detailing and a rubber sole. Internally lined to last you all summer, and featuring the Church’s crest, these shoes strike the fine balance between penny loafer and moccasin beautifully.
Church’s Karl Suede Loafers
Band of gold: Alex Orso 10mm Cuff
Cast in 22kt cold, this 10m cuff from Alex Orso is the ideal accessory for summer. Subtle, stylish and with a brushed satin finish, the product feature Goldsmith’s Company hallmarks and is available now from the Gentleman’s Journal store.
Alex Orso 10mm Cuff
Fire up: Triumph X Berluti Bonneville T120 Motorcycle
The exclusive creation of Mecatwin workshop for Italian fashion house Berluti, this incredible Triumph Bonneville T120 has sped onto the market and into our hearts with its Venezia leather trim, matching leather-sheathed helmet and Off-the-Road boots.
Available to bid on from Sotheby’s, the Berluti bespoke motorcycle takes its inspiration from the DNA of Maison Berluti: pure lines, the desire to showcase beautiful leather and contemporary, timeless design.
Triumph X Berluti Bonneville T120 Motorcycle
Ol’ Blue Eyes: Sonic Editions Frank Sinatra Print
Who doesn’t love an exclusive photograph of an icon? And, like the images we sourced of Ayrton Senna earlier this week, this print of Frank Sinatra — a John Dominis shot from 1965 — shows the legend in a new light. And, in this instance, that light is a silhouette.
Taken on New Year’s Day 1965 at the Sands Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, this print from Sonic Editions comes framed in black wood and is the perfect piece of art to hang for any admirers of great music, or even greater style.
Sonic Editions Frank Sinatra Print
Lights, Camera, Action: GoPro Remo Voice Activated Remote
Now here’s an interesting one. Whereas we always get excited when GoPro bring out a new camera, it’s rare that we have our heads turned by their many, equally innovative accessories. But this voice-activated remote, specially developed by the tech brand to be used in noisy or windy conditions, is something else.
It allows you to capture every moment and, whether you’re an avid snowboarder or surfer, this is the GoPro accessory you never knew you needed.
GoPro Remo Voice Activated Remote
Want more exciting gear? Check out last week’s Editor’s Picks here…