New tech can be electrifying. It can banish the blues, like Jaguar’s latest limited edition in French Racing Blue. It can open our ears to new experiences, like KEF’s brand new subwoofer. It can open our eyes to new worlds, like Vaonis’ Vespera Smart Telescope. It can even help save the world, like that clean-energy, super-slick Narke Jet Ski above.
Scroll down to see which gadgets and gear are leading the charge this week…
Feeling blue: Jaguar F-Type Reims Edition V8
Earlier this week, we had our annual struggle with ‘Blue Monday’ — a day that always drags on no matter how much coffee we consume. A thank you, then, to Jaguar, who brightened our day with a new appropriately blue-hued limited edition. The F-TYPE Reims Edition will be limited to 150 cars, and features 20-inch 5-split spoke gloss black alloy wheels and an interior finished in subtle ebony black leather.
Jaguar F-Type Reims Edition V8
In the mix: Ralph Lauren Academy Bar Tool Box
If there’s one thing lockdown has taught us, it’s how to make a bloody good cocktail. From Sazeracs to Stingers, we’ve been experimenting every evening with different tips, tricks and tools. We’ve also invested in this Academy Bar Tool Box — a state-of-the-art set from Ralph Lauren that pairs industrial style with luxurious construction. With cocktail knife, muddler, jigger and other kit, it’ll work mixology magic.
Ralph Lauren Academy Bar Tool Box
Sounds good: KEF KC62 Subwoofer
There are rumblings of excellence coming from KEF today. The British loudspeaker specialist has, just this morning, launched this; the small and compact KC62 Subwoofer. Created using KEF’s ground-breaking ‘Uni-Core’ technology, the football-sized KC62 packs more than a punch — it packs the might and magic of deep, accurate, size-belying bass.
KEF KC62 Subwoofer
Flip out: Jaeger-LeCoultre: Reverso by Assouline
There are few watch designs as iconic or practical as Jaeger-LeCoultre’s legendary Reverso. Luxury publisher Assouline have certainly cottoned on to the timelessness of the timepiece, having just released a richly illustrated coffee table book celebrating its movement, style — and our enduring fascination with the design.
Jaeger-LeCoultre: Reverso by Assouline
Hell for leather: Floris Leather Oud Eau De Parfum
If you’re looking for a new scent to spritz yourself into the New Year, we’ve rounded up some of the very best here. But we’re also keen on the classics — with this woody option from British perfume house Floris a wintertime essential. Taking inspiration from when new fragrance oils would be delivered to the perfume house in small leather cases, this oriental-tinged fragrance is perfect for long, dark nights.
Floris Leather Oud Eau De Parfum
Step up: Church’s Eastrock Monteria Calf Mountain Boots
Church’s know how retread the traditional with inimitable style. These boots — one of our favourite pairs this winter — borrow their design from classic hiking boots, but then supercharge this tried-and-tested style with those bold red ripcords of laces. The lightweight St. Moritz Sole may suggest they’re better suited for a mountain setting — but they work just as well on the streets as the slopes.
Church’s Eastrock Monteria Calf Mountain Boots
Stars in your eyes: Vaonis Vespera Smart Telescope
How many new hobbies have you picked up during lockdown? We’ve collected a few — but none so enthralling and enrapturing as our newfound love of space. Lewis Hamilton, who we discovered last year was a secret cosmophile, would surely approve of Vaonis’ new smart-telescope; the perfect hybrid between a camera and telescope — and your ticket to space exploration.
Vaonis Vespera Smart Telescope
Join the band: WHOOP Strap 3.0 Fitness Band
What do Owen Farrell, LeBron James, Michael Phelps, Andy Murray and Rory McIlroy have in common? They use WHOOP, that’s what. The brand’s latest pioneering piece of hardware, the WHOOP Strap 3.0, is a 24/7 fitness tracker and health monitor that provides personalised, actionable feedback and tracks key metrics like heart rate variability, resting heart rate, respiratory rate and sleep staging.
WHOOP Strap 3.0 Fitness Band
Light up: Emma Willis Antique Paisley Smoking Jacket
Every discerning cigar smoker needs a smoking jacket. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again — especially when the jacket in question looks as rakish and refined as this antique paisley option from Jermyn Street shirtmaker Emma Willis. Hand cut and sewn in the brand’s Gloucester workroom, it’s crafted from wool and cotton — to ensure top-drawer comfort while you enjoy your Cubans.
Emma Willis Antique Paisley Smoking Jacket
Cool your jets: Narke GT95 Electric Jet Ski
Goodness gracious. If we weren’t itching to escape from lockdown and get off somewhere warm already, we certainly are now. From Narke, the Electrojet GT95 is a fully-electric Jet Ski with angular sensibilities and a top speed of 43 mph. Striking, eco-conscious and with a range of 31 miles, it’s also equipped with a seven-inch digital display that even allows you to accept calls as you ride.
Narke GT95 Electric Jet Ski
Bottle it: Woodford Reserve Baccarat Edition
Combining the age-old traditions of classic French elegance with American spirit, Woodford Reserve has become the first and only American whiskey to be bottled in Baccarat crystal. But it’s not any old bourbon in that breathtaking bottle. No, sir. It’s the brand’s finest bourbon, further aged to perfection in hand-selected XO cognac casks at the iconic Woodford Reserve Distillery in (the aptly gallic) Versailles, Kentucky.
Woodford Reserve Baccarat Edition