Two heads, they say, are better than one. The same, it seems, can be said for brands — because this week’s Editor’s Picks are a fantastic fusion of collaborations and collusions; from a newly-launched bicycle from Barbour and Brompton to a stellar bottle of Mumm Champagne created in association with Axiom Space.
Elsewhere, we’ve found a Rado watch designed by Alfredo Häberli, a new lightweight gym bag and Caterham’s latest limited edition. Take a look…
Watch your six: Rado DiaStar Original 60-Year Anniversary Edition
Launched this week in London, the latest future-facing design from Rado both updates and celebrates a 1962 icon. Created in collaboration with designer Alfredo Häberli, this special edition features an innovative day indicator, a high-shine stainless steel case and hexagonal facets on the sapphire crystal — to mark the six decades since the original.
Rado DiaStar Original 60-Year Anniversary Edition
Shifting gears: Barbour x Brompton ‘C Line Explore’ Bicycle
In the second collaborative collection from the great British brands, Barbour and Brompton have launched a breathable cycling jacket, a ‘City Bag’ and a zippable saddle bag. But the main attraction is this; a special edition bicycle that pays homage to the North East coastline with a silt grey saddle, Schwalbe touring tyres and an ‘Amble Sands’ paint finish.
Barbour x Brompton ‘C Line Explore’ Bicycle
In good shape: Aspinal of London Nylon Gym Bag
Newly-launched and nylon-crafted, this hardy gym bag from Aspinal of London is as sturdy as it is sophisticated. Handmade from durable, lightweight, tight weave material to keep your workout gear secure, it features full-grain leather detailing, a multitude of dependable brass zips and a detachable webbing shoulder strap.
Aspinal of London Nylon Gym Bag
Space out: Mumm Cordon Rouge Stellar Cuvée
In a cosmic collaboration with Axiom Space, Maison Mumm has this week unveiled a new bottle design – one that will embark on future human flights to space. Featuring a shell made of aeronautical-grade aluminium, the bottle will be rocketed up to Axiom’s space station — where it will offer travellers a connection to Earth’s rich earth.
Mumm Cordon Rouge Stellar Cuvée
Popping corks: The 2022 Golden Vines Awards
Held next month at the Palazzo Vecchio Salone dei Cinquecento in Florence, the Golden Vines award ceremony promises to celebrate fine wines and rare spirits in flute-filling, black-tie style. Dubbed the ‘Oscars of wine’, food will be whipped up by Michelin-starred chef Massimo Bottura, entertainment will be provided by Brit Award-winning artist Celeste and bottles opened will include a Dom Pérignon P2 2004, a Château Cheval Blanc 2005 and a 1970 magnum of Taylor’s Port.
The 2022 Golden Vines Awards
Make a splash: The Kinetic Option ‘001’ Jet Surfboard
Taking to the waves with its carbon fibre construction, 45-minute runtime, and a top speed of 34 mph, this sleek surfboard from Singaporean startup The Kinetic Option is powered by a removable lithium battery, and controlled using a waterproof handheld remote that displays current speed and battery charge level.
The Kinetic Option ‘001’ Jet Surfboard
Easy on the eyes: Curry & Paxton ‘Alex’ Clip-on Sunglasses
Versatile and vintage-styled, these ‘Alex’ frames from Curry & Paxton are as practical a pair of glasses as you’re ever likely to slip on. Featuring a keyhole bridge, clip-on UV lenses and the brand’s signature three dot logo on the tips of the earpieces, it’s a season-spanning design brimming with timeless, retro appeal.
Curry & Paxton ‘Alex’ Clip-on Sunglasses
Step up: Scarosso ‘Giancarlo’ Chelsea Boots
The Chelsea boot will never outstep or outstay its welcome. A mainstay of modern menswear, there are few pairs more finely-stitched and sumptuously-brushed than Scarosso’s ‘Giancarlo’ design; finished with a brown canvas loop, dark blue stretch and full leather heel.
Scarosso ‘Giancarlo’ Chelsea Boots
Hit the road: Caterham Super Seven 2000
The British carmaker’s signature ‘Super Seven’ has been given a high-end spin. Fitted with Ford’s two-litre ‘Duratec’ motor, an independent rear axle and wider tracks than the original model, the interior is where this new luxury touch comes to life; a leather-wrapped steering wheel to match the seats, a decadent walnut dash and ornate retro-styled dials.
Caterham Super Seven 2000
Zip it: Luca Faloni Pure Cashmere Zip Sweater
Woven in Northern Italy from 100% two-ply pure cashmere, this restrained navy knit is the perfect option for the office this autumn. Finished with a durable ruthenium zip, clean-cut collar and softly-ribbed cuffs, it’s a sophisticated slim-fit option that’ll look as good with a crisp white shirt as it will with jeans on the weekend.
Luca Faloni Pure Cashmere Zip Sweater