Editor’s Picks: Breitling Top Time, Range Rover SVR and Church’s Oxfords

From an exquisitely engineered air purifier from Dyson to a set of wireless meat thermometers, this is what we want this week…

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. 

Editor’s Picks: Breitling Top Time, Range Rover SVR and Church’s Oxfords

Mercedes-AMG Petronas x nPlusBikes Carbon Road Bike

£11,199.00

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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.

Editor’s Picks: Breitling Top Time, Range Rover SVR and Church’s Oxfords

Church’s ‘Prince’ Royal Calf Leather Oxfords

£990.00

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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. 

Editor’s Picks: Breitling Top Time, Range Rover SVR and Church’s Oxfords

MEATER Wireless Smart Meat Thermometer

£279.00

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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.

Editor’s Picks: Breitling Top Time, Range Rover SVR and Church’s Oxfords

Bamford B347 Aqua Blue

£2,500.00

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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.

Editor’s Picks: Breitling Top Time, Range Rover SVR and Church’s Oxfords

Range Rover Sport SVR Ultimate Edition

£123,900.00

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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.

Editor’s Picks: Breitling Top Time, Range Rover SVR and Church’s Oxfords

Comte de Grasse 44°N Gin

£75.00

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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. 

Editor’s Picks: Breitling Top Time, Range Rover SVR and Church’s Oxfords

Dyson Purifier Hot+Cool ‘Formaldehyde’ Air Purifier

£599.99

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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.

Editor’s Picks: Breitling Top Time, Range Rover SVR and Church’s Oxfords

Nautor Swan Shadow

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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. 

Editor’s Picks: Breitling Top Time, Range Rover SVR and Church’s Oxfords

Breitling Top Time 'Ford Mustang’

£4,360.00

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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. 

Editor’s Picks: Breitling Top Time, Range Rover SVR and Church’s Oxfords

P. Johnson Oxford Shirt Jacket

£595.00

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