Gentlemen, start your engines. This week, our Editor’s Picks are shifting gears and pulling up to the starting line with full tanks and throaty engines. There’s the latest Range Rover Sport SVR — bright blue and the fastest model ever developed by the British brand. There’s a new collection of auto-inspired Top Times from Breitling. There’s even a carbon road bike developed by the Mercedes-AMG F1 Team.
Elsewhere, the engineering excellence continues — with waves made by Nautor’s new 55-knot powerboat, Dyson’s revolutionary home air purifier and a smart set of wireless meat thermometers firing your steak-searing to new culinary levels. Take a look…
Back in the saddle: Mercedes-AMG Petronas x nPlusBikes Carbon Road Bike
Inspired by the high-octane, high-flying success of the Mercedes-AMG F1 Team, this limited edition carbon road bike features racing-influenced ‘aero fins’ that reduce disc brake drag. With a hand-upholstered Alcantara saddle and bespoke chassis, only 100 will ever roll off the production line.
Mercedes-AMG Petronas x nPlusBikes Carbon Road Bike
Bow down: Church’s ‘Prince’ Royal Calf Leather Oxfords
The latest collection from Church’s has a regal ring to it. Of the four royally-named styles — ‘King’, ‘Duke’ and ‘Viscount’ among them — the ‘Prince’ design is our favourite; a classically English Oxford shoe with nipped look and round toe. With its natural polish, it boasts a suitably majestic multi-tonal antique effect.
Church’s ‘Prince’ Royal Calf Leather Oxfords
Well-done: MEATER Wireless Smart Meat Thermometer
What modern man doesn’t love a kitchen gadget? This slick, sophisticated bit of kit combines form with function — allowing steak aficionados to digitally determine when their preferred cut of meat is perfectly cooked. With four probes, the ‘MEATER Block’ also pairs effortlessly to your smartphone.
MEATER Wireless Smart Meat Thermometer
Perfect timing: Bamford B347 Aqua Blue
Bamford’s latest release, a Swiss-made automatic monopusher chronograph, is a watch of many talents. Behind the dial, you’ll find a Sellita SW510 automatic movement. But the case is the real draw here. Fitted onto a complementary black rubber strap, the 41.5mm black forged carbon fibre design makes for a wrist-mounted head-turner.
Bamford B347 Aqua Blue
Out of the blue: Range Rover Sport SVR Ultimate Edition
How do you improve on the fastest Range Rover of all time? We’ll tell you. First up, you offer a trio of new colours, from ‘Ligurian Black’ to ‘Maya Blue’. Next, you add exclusive ‘Fuji White’ accents and bespoke anodised shift paddles. And, finally, you tune its 5-litre Supercharged V8 and sharpen up its gearshifts. Introducing the Range Rover Sport SVR Ultimate Edition.
Range Rover Sport SVR Ultimate Edition
High spirits: Comte de Grasse 44°N Gin
Inspired by the spectacular, aromatic world of perfumery, this blue-bottled gin hails from the sparkling Côte d’Azur. Its botanicals are plucked from the same spots used by many fragrance houses — which means a complex, singular spirit packed with flavours of fresh, zesty lemon and naturally zingy grapefruit.
Comte de Grasse 44°N Gin
Pure and simple: Dyson Purifier Hot+Cool ‘Formaldehyde’ Air Purifier
It may not be the catchiest name, but Dyson’s ‘Formaldehyde’ air purifier does sterling work. Capturing dust, allergens, bacteria — and the harmful chemical that gives it its name — this bronze-finished gadget is voice-controlled, fully-rotatable and has the ability to either heat or cool an entire room in a matter of minutes.
Dyson Purifier Hot+Cool ‘Formaldehyde’ Air Purifier
Making waves: Nautor Swan Shadow
The new 13.2-metre Swan Shadow from Nautor was introduced to complement the brand’s existing performance racing yachts. With the ability to reach up to 55 knots and a design that incorporates telescopic roof pillars, moving glass panels and a movable aft platform, it brings ‘chase boat’ and ‘powerboat’ together.
Nautor Swan Shadow
Shifting gears: Breitling Top Time ‘Ford Mustang'
New from Breitling, the Top Time ‘Classic Cars Capsule Collection’ is an alliterative, motor-minded treat. Our choice of the three new editions (a range that also includes ‘Chevrolet Corvette’ and ‘Shelby Cobra’ watches) is this ‘Ford Mustang’; a handsome green-and-brown timepiece inspired by the 1964 automotive icon.
Breitling Top Time 'Ford Mustang’
Button it: P. Johnson Oxford Shirt Jacket
Autumn can be a tricky time for menswear. But, as the clouds gather and we roll into the colder months, P. Johnson has us covered — literally. This simple-but-effective shirt jacket is woven from Japanese cotton, features seven pockets and is as versatile a piece of layering outerwear as we’ve ever owned.
P. Johnson Oxford Shirt Jacket