Editor’s Picks: Chopard Alpine Eagle, Cashmere Cap and Maserati GranTurismo
From a $24 million personal submersible to a bold blue Panerai wristwatch, this is what we want this week…
Every so often, we witness a brand — whether it be a car manufacturer, a whisky distillery or a Savile Row tailor — take a plunge. And these dips and dabbles, even if just slightly outside of their comfort zones, are always thrilling to watch. Just look at Maserati, who this week unveiled its first fully-electric model. Or De Beers, a jeweller embarking on a genderless future.
There are, of course, also more literal plunges to be taken; this week, we’ve seen Panerai’s latest deep-diving watch splash down, a luxurious personal submersible from Triton surface and Otam’s new motor yacht make some serious waves. So point your arms, push off and take the plunge into our latest Editor’s Picks…
Keeping time: Panerai Submersible QuarantaQuattro Automatic at MR PORTER
It’s no wonder that Panerai’s deep-diving ‘QuarantaQuattro’ has given us a blast of the blues. As the rhythmic star of MR PORTER’s musically-minded ‘Keeping Time’ campaign, this 44mm Carbotech-cased tool watch hits all the right notes. We particularly like its jazzy ‘Caoutchouc Dark’ strap, in a blue that complements that luminous dial.
Panerai Submersible QuarantaQuattro Automatic
Buckle up: Kit Blake ‘Aleks’ Wool Flannel Trousers
Available at Gentleman’s Journal Shop, this best-selling style from the British brand is splendidly straight; a classic Savile Row design, updated for the modern man. Clean, full in the thigh and with a slight, subtle taper to the hem, the dapper ‘Aleks’ design will sit most satisfyingly on men with slim waists and muscular legs.
Kit Blake ‘Aleks’ Wool Flannel Trousers
If the shoe fits: Russell & Bromley ‘Outpace’ Sneakers
Autumn calls for a signature pair of sneakers — in suede, if you can find them. Gladly, we’ve laced up Russell & Bromley’s biscuit leather-lined ‘Outpace’ trainers to step ourselves into October. With a classic sneaker silhouette, tonal laces and a contrast off-white rubber sole, these are the most capable kicks you’ll wear all year.
Russell & Bromley ‘Outpace’ Sneakers
Shock and awe: 2023 Maserati GranTurismo ‘Folgore’ Coupé
‘Folgore’, in Italian, means ‘lightning’. And it’s a sufficiently sparky name for this bright new Maserati. With 750 horsepower crackling through to its wheels, the carmaker’s latest coupé goes electric — leading the eco-supercar charge with a reported 0-62mph time of just 2.7 seconds and a top speed of 198mph. Its most impressive stat, however, is a range of 279 miles.
2023 Maserati GranTurismo ‘Folgore’ Coupé
Back in black: De Beers ‘RVL’ Bracelet In Black Titanium and Rose Gold
Despite a mix of metals, De Beers’ latest precious collection is an exercise in restraint. Smooth and solid in form, each unisex piece is a statement of simplicity — none more so than this cord bracelet. Featuring a hidden diamond, concealed lettering and an almost-monochromatic design, it’s an understated spin on luxury jewellery.
De Beers ‘RVL’ Bracelet
Making waves: Otam 58' GTS Motor Yacht
Bombastically named ‘Bad Boy’, the new-look Otam 58′ GTS recently made its head-turning debut at the 2022 Cannes Yachting Festival. The updated exterior now offers a semi-open deckhouse with sharply raked windscreen, and a more aerodynamic profile to provide less turbulence and superior comfort at high speeds.
Otam 58' GTS Motor Yacht
Reach a peak: Varsity Headwear Cashmere Cap
Summer may be over, but it’s always cap weather if you can find the right hat. From Varsity Headwear, this luxuriously-lined cashmere cap is finished with the highest attention of detail. And, from its watch-inspired back strap to its warm brown fibres, it’ll make for the perfect autumn accessory come those sunny-but-sharp days.
Varsity Headwear Cashmere Cap
Deep dive: Triton ‘Project Hercules’ Submarine
A unique collaboration between Triton Submarines and Espen Øino International, this luxury submersible can whisk up to six passengers to dark depths in the height of luxury. It can coast down to 646-feet below sea level, and travel at eight knots — but features elegant lounge-style seating and a limousine-style sliding partition for the pilot.
Triton ‘Project Hercules’ Submarine
Flying high: Chopard Alpine Eagle 41 in ‘Pine Green’
In a new verdant colour, Chopard’s latest Alpine Eagle has spread its wings. Crafted from ultra-resistant and highly luminous ‘Lucent Steel’, this bright new timepiece is a beacon of green living — and the brand promises to donate a share of proceeds to the Alpine Eagle Foundation, which has already enabled the reintroduction of the white-tailed eagle in the Lake Geneva region.
Chopard Alpine Eagle 41 in ‘Pine Green’
Shifting gears: Audi R8 Coupé V10 GT RWD
Strictly limited to 333 cars worldwide, the second edition of Audi’s exclusive super sports car tears onto the scene twelve years after the premiere of the first Audi R8 GT. With a 5.2-litre naturally-aspirated engine, a new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and special light alloy wheels, it’ll likely move even more quickly than it sells out.
Audi R8 Coupé V10 GT RWD
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