2021. It’s here. And, with it, scores of new launches and releases from brands. To ring in the New Year, we’ve rounded up the 2021 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid, the new 2021 Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch collection and a choice new pair of winter boots from Cheaney.
Add to these launches a sleek home gym, retro motorcycle helmet, suede chore jacket and top-line coffee grinder — and 2021 already looks better than the year we’re leaving behind…
Out of this world: 2021 Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch
First up, Omega’s new Moonwatch. Or the ‘2021 Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional Co-Axial Master Chronometer Chronograph 42MM’, to give this stellar, interstellar watch its true, overly long title. Having been a part of all six moon landings, it was high-time Omega’s icon got an update. Finally, here it is — in all of its stainless steel, anodised aluminium, hesalite glass glory.
2021 Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch
No excuses: NOHrD Wall Compact
Gyms closed. Morale at an all-time low. How will you work off that Christmas weight? In an ideal world, with a little well-equipped, handsome help from NOHrD’s Wall Compact — a slimline, all-in-one gym boasting sleek contours and a contemporary look. Kit includes hand-stitched leather SwingBells, built-in cable stations and a touchscreen from which your virtual coach will motivate you. Pretty nifty.
NOHrD Wall Compact
Desk tidy: Oakywood Wooden Catchall Tray
Have you entered the Gentleman’s Journal New Year Bundle competition yet? If so, you’ll notice that an Oakywood Wireless Charger is one of the many, many prizes. But the Polish brand can do more for your desk. This Walnut Catchall Tray is the perfect way to keep your trinkets and accessories organised as we embark on another year of work-from-home havoc.
Oakywood Wooden Catchall Tray
Along for the ride: Hedon Epicurist Motorcycle Helmet
Rising above the crowd and competition, Hedon’s artfully restrained take on the classic open-face motorcycle helmet is snug on the head and easy on the eyes. Designed in London, and handmade in a retro British style, it’s fitted with a 2mm thermoformed shield, brass machined screws and natural calf leather trim and lining. Stay safe; stay stylish.
Hedon Epicurist Motorcycle Helmet
Lead the charge: 2021 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid SUV
Of the many luxury SUVs on the market, we’ve always had a soft spot for the Bentley Bentayga. Now, almost exactly one year after the British brand’s four-wheel-drive beast had a facelift, a plug-in hybrid version has rolled silently onto the scene — with the same striking grille, LED matrix headlights and wide wings as its gas-guzzling brother.
2021 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid SUV
Kick it: Cheaney Albert II Brogue Chelsea Boots
Winter boots are all well and good — but who’s got time for all of those laces? There’s no fun in sitting shivering on your front step, trying to tease out knots with numb fingers. Thankfully, Chelsea Boots stamp out that subzero problem in one fell, stylish swoop — especially when they’re as delightfully designed as Cheaney’s brogue-detailed Albert II boots.
Cheaney Albert II Brogue Chelsea Boots
Rough out: Drake’s Rust Roughout Suede Chore Jacket
2020 was the year of the chore jacket. From linen to denim, cotton to corduroy, the “Bleu de travail” had its moment in the sun. But, now that bright, warm weather has given way to sleet and storms, you’ll have to upgrade your overshirt. Enter Drake’s, and the British brand’s blanket-lined, horn-buttoned take on the design — crafted from rugged rough-out suede.
Drake’s Rust Roughout Suede Chore Jacket
Give it some beans: Weber Workshops EG-1 Electric Coffee Grinder
At this point in the pandemic, coffee is the only thing keeping the work-from-home brigade going. So it pays to invest in the best caffeinated kit money can buy. Top of our list of bean-grinding gear is Weber Workshop’s 80mm flat burr grinder, the EG-1. With a magnetically mounted grinding mechanism, there’s no need for screw holes — which can collect old coffee and make even the freshest grind taste stale.
Weber Workshops EG-1 Electric Coffee Grinder
Point and shoot: DJI Osmo 4K Pocket Camera
Seasoned drone designers DJI know how to catch an image on the fly. But, even if you’re not airborne, the Chinese brand can still stabilise your movie-making or picture-taking. This, the reasonably priced 4K Osmo, is the best, smallest 3-axis stabilised handheld camera money can buy. It can plug into a whole host of different smartphone models, shoots intelligently and can be augmented with endless accessories.
DJI Osmo 4K Pocket Camera
Work-from-home: MADE Cornell Desk in Walnut
As we hunker down for another round of lockdown, we’re all getting our houses in order. That means tidying up, stocking up on coffee — and creating a conducive workspace. MADE’s Cornell Desk is the ideal option if you’re upgrading from the dining room table; a Mad Men-esque mid-century design with drawer, shelf and strong retro feel.
MADE Cornell Desk in Walnut