This week, we’re giving you extra. Whether it’s a morning cup of coffee that packs a harder punch, a wristwatch with four feature-packed dials or a rough-and-ready off-roader with an extra axle, it’s a truly excessive Editor’s Picks.
That means more colours for your iMac, more foldable frames for your Steve McQueen sunglasses and more bass-boosting volume for your Bang & Olufsen speaker. Take a look below, and remember; more is most definitely more…
Sound it out: Bang & Olufsen Beosound Emerge
Designed by Benjamin Hubert of Design Agency LAYER, this new cutting-edge home speaker is designed to look like a book. It’s got a brushed golden spine — bearing the name ‘Bang & Olufsen’. It’s got sumptuously crafted side panels that wrap around the speaker like a cover. And it’s been frontloaded with enough processing power and connectivity technology to work perfectly for years to come.
Bang & Olufsen Beosound Emerge
Lace up: Church’s Boland Plus 2 Sneakers
St. James calf leather is soft, supple and flawlessly smooth. It’s the sort of stuff you’d usually see upholstering a classic car, or Goodyear-welted onto the perfect pair of Oxfords. But Church’s, ever striving for shoemaking perfection, have used this luxurious leather to create the ‘Boland Plus 2’ sneakers. With contrast heels, rubber soles and breathable canvas linings, these are the most lavish lace-ups we’ve ever slipped on.
Church’s Boland Plus 2 Sneakers
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Hybris Mechanica Calibre 185
The luxury Swiss watchmaker’s ‘Reverso’ model is a true horological icon. In fact, we featured another watch from the range just two weeks ago. But this latest release really steals the show. The world’s first four-dialled watch, the ‘Hybris Mechanica’ limited edition (only 10 will ever be made), does it all; with a jumping digital hour, instantaneous perpetual calendar, northern hemisphere moon phase and draconic lunar cycle among its many, many talents.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Hybris Mechanica
Flying colours: 2021 Apple iMac
Here’s a fun fact that’ll make your desktop PC look inadequate: Apple’s latest iMac is just 11.5 millimetres thin — but still manages to pack an 11.3 million pixel punch. That’s right, it’s got a 4.5K resolution screen (so much better than passé 4K), a 1080p HD webcam, six speakers and the powerful M1 chip. But the best part? It’s available in a whole spectrum of vibrant colours — so you can finally bring a touch of individuality to your home office.
2021 Apple iMac
Frame job: Persol 714SM Steve McQueen Sunglasses
Last week, we headlined our Editor’s Picks with news of Triumph’s latest Scrambler; a Steve McQueen limited edition inspired by the actor’s performance in The Great Escape. This week, Persol has reinvented its existing Steve McQueen sunglasses range (read the full story behind his famous frames here) to include five striking new colour combinations. From jet black to honey yellow, there’s plenty to choose from — but we’d opt for the ‘Caffé’ design, with blue polarised lenses.
Persol 714SM Steve McQueen Sunglasses
Wake up: Dark Arts ‘Raise The Dead’ Ethiopian Coffee
Punchy and potent, this stuff does what it says on the stylish, matte black box. From Dark Arts Coffee, this Ethiopian blend is produced in southern Yirgacheffe, where the coffee is soaked to remove impurities, and then dried for 28 long, sun-soaked days. With a sweet pineapple acidity, notes of strawberry and a rounded mango mouthfeel, these beans will brew you a vintage, vivifying morning cup.
Dark Arts Raise The Dead Ethiopian Coffee
Turn it up: Spotify Car Thing
Another product that lives up to its promise, Spotify’s latest dashboard-mountable gadget is called the ‘Car Thing’. And it’s just that; a thing that sits in the cabin of your car and makes playing music easier, safer and simpler than ever before. It’s equipped with voice recognition and has four preset buttons for your favourite artists, playlists, stations, and podcasts. The best bit? That chunky, ergonomic dial.
Spotify Car Thing
Raise a glass: Louis Roederer Cristal 2013 Champagne
2013, if you cast your mind back, was an odd year for winemaking. A seemingly endless winter was followed by a chilly spring — and it wasn’t until July that flowering began. This latest Cristal from heritage house Louis Roederer tells the whole story. Classic, chalky and powerful, expect candied orange, mirabelle plum and delicately roasted hazelnuts on the palette — with a surprising savoury, saline finish.
Louis Roederer Cristal 2013 Champagne
Dancing diamonds: Chopard Happy Sport The First
This week, Oscar-winner Julia Roberts was announced as Chopard’s latest ambassador. And, if that news inspired you to explore the watchmaker’s daintier offerings, you likely came across the Happy Sport. First introduced in 1993, this watch is a faithful tribute to the original model, featuring a 33mm case, self-winding Chopard movement and those legendary ‘dancing diamonds’ on the dial. It would also make a wonderful springtime surprise for any ladies in your life…
Chopard Happy Sport The First
On your six: Maxlider Motors Ford Bronco 6x6
All things considered, $399,999 doesn’t seem too ridiculous for this innately ridiculous monster of a machine. In a world where hypercars and restomods go for well over $1 million, who wouldn’t prefer this six-wheeled Bronco-based beast? Turbocharged and torquey, the ‘Midnite’ limited edition will be produced next year — and features three rows of seats, matte-black paintwork and reinforced bodywork for some serious off-roading.
Maxlider Motors Ford Bronco 6x6
Button it: New & Lingwood Linen Nehru Jacket
From independent British businesses to Bond villains, the Nehru jacket has spent the last decade bursting back onto the fashion scene. Now, heritage outfitter New & Lingwood has joined the collarless revolution. This deconstructed, unlined linen spin on the style is cut from an airy basketweave wool — and features an ingenious five-button cut that allows you to fold back those lightweight lapels and convert your jacket into a blazer.
New & Lingwood Linen Nehru Jacket