Editor’s Picks: Digital Wallet, Rosé Dry Gin and Hydrogen Concept Car

From a beach bat set from Loro Piana to a pair of lightweight Crockett & Jones Chelsea boots, this is what we want this week…

The future is now. Don’t believe us? Just plug into the matrix of our latest Editor’s Picks. Because, from a digital wallet that carries around cryptocurrency to a hydrogen-fuelled Hyundai, the last seven days have seen some serious leaps and bounds in the techno-sphere. 

There’s a new phone from London-based brand Nothing, with a clear caseback through which you can spy the charging coil and LED lights. There’s also the new professional AR headset from Magic Leap, revolutionising the way we do business. For all this and more, take a look below…

Step up: Crockett & Jones 'Epsom' Chelsea Boots

A suede-uppered solution to this hot summer weather, the British brand’s handsome new ‘Epsom’ boot has a mid-ankled cut to ensure your feet don’t get too warm, a less-structured design to guarantee breathability and a versatile khaki colour that’ll stand you confidently astride every dress code thrown your way.

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Crockett & Jones 'Epsom' Chelsea Boots

£420.00

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Summer spritz: Penhaligon’s ‘Cairo’ Eau de Parfum at Bicester Village

This bow-tied bottle of aftershave from Penhaligon’s walks the delicate, decadent line between ‘fresh’ and ‘warming’. Infused with saffron spice, sensual patchouli and rich vanilla, it’s the perfect scent for summer. What’s more, at Bicester Village, you can find it in the brand’s boutique for just a fraction of its original £185 price.

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Penhaligon’s ‘Cairo’ Eau de Parfum at Bicester Village

£145.00

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Dive in: &SONS ‘Bodhi’ Bermuda Shorts

Nothing signals summer like a bold pair of boardshorts. From &SONS, creators of retro-fashioned menswear, these ‘Bodhi’ swimming trunks are as sustainable as they are stylish; woven from post-consumer recycled polyester yarn. Finished with a handy coin pocket, zip fastening and embroidered badge, they’re a vintage-tinged essential.

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&SONS ‘Bodhi’ Bermuda Shorts

£110.00

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Over the moon: Grand Seiko 'Tsuki Tenshin’ Wristwatch

Limited to just 1,500 pieces, the latest wristwatch from Grand Seiko is inspired by the ‘Tsuki Tenshin’, or the ‘High Moon’, a time during which diffuses light across the night sky. This starlit phenomenon is designed into the dial — where silvered hands tell the time atop a deep navy blue, powered by a manual-winding calibre with 72-hour power reserve. 

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Grand Seiko 'Tsuki Tenshin’ Wristwatch

£6,900.00

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Hard cell: Hyundai ’N Vision 74’ Concept

The South Korean carmaker may be chiefly known for its low-octane runarounds, but this new hydrogen-powered concept brings the brand firmly into the future. Paired with an on-board battery, the car produces 670 horsepower, and has a top speed of 155 mph. But it’s really all about those looks; partially retro, partially utilitarian, completely cool.  

Editor’s Picks: Digital Wallet, Rosé Dry Gin and Hydrogen Concept Car

Hyundai ’N Vision 74’ Concept

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Through the lens: Magic Leap 2 Enterprise AR Glasses

Launching in September, the successor to Magic Leap’s first release is not your normal augmented reality headset. For this gadget — which boasts a 70-degree field of view, lightweight design and ergonomic controller — is used not for gaming, but instead by businesses (including neurotic company SyncThink and other medical conglomerates) to aid presentations and procedures. 

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Magic Leap 2 Enterprise AR Glasses

$3299

Loro Piana Wooden Beach Bat Set

Call it what you want: Paddleball; Smashball; Frescobol; Kadima. But the beach bat-wielding sport has soared in seaside popularity during the last decade. This year, if you want to make a style statement whilst you’re perfecting your backhand lob, Loro Piana are on leather-trimmed hand to help. Finished with summery stripes and contrast handles, these bats are guaranteed to be the best on the beach. 

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Loro Piana Wooden Beach Bat Set

£830.00

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Call to action: Nothing ‘Phone (1)’ Smartphone

Affordable, aluminium-built and transparent in both design and development, Nothing’s first smartphone is a technological treat. The British brand wants to remove “the barriers between people and technology to create a seamless digital future”, and this handset — which leaves the wireless charging coil and the glyph LED lighting visible through the clear caseback — seems a pretty solid start. 

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Nothing ‘Phone (1)’ Smartphone

£399.00

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Drink pink: Mirabeau Dry Rosé Gin

Using a 100% grape-based spirit, wine mavens Mirabeau have created a truly unique, flavourful gin. Pale pink in colour, botanicals including lemon, coriander, rosemary, lavender and thyme have been swirled into the blush, creating a slightly savoury ode to Saint Tropez — which can be found just a vine fruit’s throw from the winemaker’s wild estate. 

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Mirabeau Dry Rosé Gin

£35.00

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In the money: Ledger 'Nano X’ Digital Wallet

It may look like the future of finance, but what actually is a ‘digital wallet’? App-enabled, Ledger’s slickly-designed stick allows tach-savvy investors to manage, buy and secure over 5,500 coins and tokens, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP — and even NFTs. If the concept of cryptocurrencies still seems alien to you, this is one pocket-sized step closer to normalising ‘e-cash’.

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Ledger 'Nano X’ Digital Wallet

£136.00

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Button it: Wax London ‘Didcot’ Watercolour Shirt

Warm weather means bold patterns; and that’s summertime law. And, if you’re in need of a seasonal style boost, we’d suggest heading to Wax London to button up one of the label’s loudest short-sleeved shirts. The best of the bunch? This ‘Didcot’ number, made from socially responsible fabric and with a cut inspired by old school bowling shirts.

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Wax London ‘Didcot’ Watercolour Shirt

£66.50

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