Editor’s Picks: Floris ‘Platinum’ Aftershave, New Delorean and Aston Martin Helicopter
From the latest timepiece from pioneering watch brand Ressence to a pair of suede loafers from Duke + Dexter, this is what we want this week…
Feeling jubilant? We certainly are — and it’s not just because there’s a long-awaited long weekend on the horizon. It’s because many of our favourite brands have revealed special products and limited editions in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
So, whether it’s a whisky, a carving set or an aftershave, there’s something here for fans of luxury goods and the royal family alike. We’ve even thrown in some platinum-coloured products for good, grey-hued measure; from a comfy Uniform Standard sweatshirt to the first new DeLorean in over four decades. Take a look…
Time will tell: Ressence Type 8
A lean and agile vision of 21st century fine watchmaking, the latest release from the pioneering mechanical brand is perhaps its best yet. In a hyper-sleek modern case — crafted entirely from titanium — the brand’s patented ROCS (Ressence Orbital Convex System) rotates the entire dial as time ticks along.
Two-tone: Duke + Dexter ‘Wilde’ Penny Loafer
The British brand’s ‘Wilde’ loafer style is a two-tone twist on the iconic slip-on shoe. This limited version, crafted by hand from soft Italian suede, steps things up with a multi-tone design — and is equipped with a natural crepe sole that’ll step you through summer in both comfort and style.
Duke + Dexter ‘Wilde’ Penny Loafer
Back to the Future: DeLorean Motor Company ‘Alpha5’
Limited to just 88 track-only models (a nod to the cult eighties film that accelerated the original DeLorean into superstardom), the follow-up to the iconic DMC-12 comes 41 year after the original car. This update features the brand’s signature gull-wing doors, two-tone stainless steel trim and rear window louvres.
Raise a glass: Royal Salute ‘The Platinum Jubilee Edition’ Whisky
House in a hand-crafted Dartington Crystal decanter and displayed in a striking pastel-colour presentation box, this latest regal spirit from Royal Salute has been released to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. A blend of high-aged spirits (no fewer than 32 years old) have been finished for over two years in tawny ports casks — the wine served during the 1953 Coronation Banquet.
Royal Salute ‘The Platinum Jubilee Edition’ Whisky
Dive in: Abercrombine & Kent X Love Brand & Co. Swimming Trunks
The luxury travel agent has collaborated with the charitable British brand to create the swim shorts of the summer. Our pick of the new trunks trio is this; the ‘Penguin Party’ print. Emblazoned across Love Brand & Co’s existing ‘Staniel’ design, the shorts are cut from quick-dry fabric created from 100% recycled plastic.
Abercrombine & Kent X Love Brand & Co. Swimming Trunks
Take-off: Airbus x Aston Martin ‘ACH130’ Helicopter
If you missed out the first time Aston Martin collaborated with Airbus, you’re getting a second chance. The ‘ACH130’ Aston Martin Edition, now entering its second production run, is a helicopter like no other; available in four external liveries with complementary interiors embellished with signature elements from the hallowed British carmaker.
Soft touch: Uniform Standard Grey Melange Sweatshirt
Almost platinum in colour, this light grey sweatshirt is the perfect piece of loungewear for holding court over the Platinum Jubilee weekend. Whether you’re watching the pageantry from home or relaxing at a regal picnic, this organic cotton sweatshirt features ribbed collar, cuffs and hem for comfort.
Uniform Standard Grey Melange Sweatshirt
The real thing: Alma de Ace x Coca-Cola ‘Sachi' Cord Jacket
It’s one of the most iconic brands in the world — and, thanks to London-based streetwear brand Alma de Ace, you can now stitch some sweet Coca-Cola threads into your summer wardrobe. Fizzing with a 90s fashion aesthetic, there are 23 pieces to choose from; including sweatshirts, T-shirts, caps and this super-soft embroidered corduroy jacket.
Alma de Ace x Coca-Cola ‘Sachi' Cord Jacket
Look sharp: Dukeshill Platinum Jubilee Carving Set
Another Platinum product, this carving set from Dukeshill is the perfect way to carve your long weekend’s Sunday roast. Beautifully hand-crafted and created in partnership with British knifemaker Savernake Knives, the blade, fork and sharpener are crafted from the highest quality British steel and English walnut.
Dukeshill Platinum Jubilee Carving Set
On the scent: Floris ‘Platinum 22’ Eau De Parfum
Opening with top notes of cool orris and oats, this unique creation by the revered English perfume house has been unveiled just in time for the weekend’s celebrations. Expect blackcurrant and lime on the first spritz, with further sniffs uncovering subtler, more upstanding aromas of violet leaves, cedar wood and exotic tonka bean.
Floris ‘Platinum 22’ Eau De Parfum
In the shade: Oscar Deen 'Panda' Sunglasses
Crafted from Italian ‘Mazzucchelli’ acetate, these super-strong sunglasses from Oscar Deen have strengthened lenses and five-barrel hinges to ensure they survive even the most boisterous summer. Designed with a keyhole bridge, tortoiseshell pattern and moss-coloured lenses, they’re also winners in the style stakes.
Oscar Deen 'Panda' Sunglasses
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