You’d have had to be in space yourself this week to not notice it was the 50th anniversary of the moon landings. That’s right, it’s been five decades since Aldrin, Armstrong and Collins fired themselves up to the moon and took those first momentous steps on its surface.
And, to celebrate, brands have come out in force. From Omega’s new Speedmaster to a pair of sneakers from Nike, it’s no surprise that a couple of cosmic products have made our Editor’s Picks this week — a list that also includes a great restaurant, a limited edition bottle of vodka — and a cocktail shaker to mix it in. Read on…
Out of this world: Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch 321 Platinum
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first steps taken on the moon following the Apollo 11 lunar landing, Omega this week unveiled its new Speedmaster Moonwatch. Expect an exciting black ceramic bezel, platinum buckle and the Speedmaster’s famous tachymeter scale in white enamel.
Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch 321 Platinum
Wax lyrical: Barbour Lightweight Kirkstile Waxed Jacket
You might not think summer is the season for a Barbour jacket. But the brand have every eventuality covered — and this lightweight Kirkstile jacket is ideal for the warmer months. Using the brand’s iconic waxed cotton — learn how to re-wax your Barbour jacket here — it is sharp, tailored and has a sporty twist.
Barbour Lightweight Kirkstile Waxed Jacket
Show your stripes: Grey Goose X Maison Labiche Riviera Bottle
Who doesn’t like a Breton stripe? We know we’re adopting the simple style this summer. So why shouldn’t your drinks cabinet get in on the fashionable fun? Grey Goose’s latest bottling, a collaboration with Maison Labiche, sees its quality spirit in a striped ‘Riviera’ bottle — ideal for a Cannes-inspired French Martini.
Grey Goose X Maison Labiche Riviera Bottle
Feeling French: Bagatelle
Despite opening its doors last year, it has taken us a while to book in at Bagatelle. Turns out, we’ve been missing a treat. With a confident menu of French Mediterranean cuisine — the zesty Coquilles Saint Jacques Crues will perk you up no end — it’s an authentic slice of Europe in the centre of Mayfair. Book now, your joie de vivre awaits.
Strong drink: Asprey Dumbbell Silver Cocktail Shaker
If you’re more interested in gin than the gym, this sterling silver cocktail shaker is for you. It’s not only a statement objet d’art for your drinks cabinet, but will also get you in shape. Just give it a couple of extra shakes the next time you throw together a dry Martini and you’ll end up as strong as your drink.
Asprey Dumbbell Silver Cocktail Shaker
Shoot the moon: Hasselblad 907X Special Edition
To celebrate its involvement in the moon landings, photography trailblazer Hasselblad has released a limited edition camera inspired by the three Hasselblads taken into space by Aldrin and Armstrong. The new 907X Special Edition is matte black, features a CFV II 50C digital back and can take 50 megapixel shots — a little better than that 1969 original.
Hasselblad 907X Special Edition
Dry off: Pendleton Oversized Towel from Liberty London
Heading off to the pool this summer? We certainly are. And, once you’ve got your poolside etiquette sorted, you need to get yourself a statement towel. From Liberty London, this supersized offering certainly fits the bill. With a striking Native American-inspired design, it’s the ideal accessory if you want to make a splash at the beach.
Pendleton Oversized Towel from Liberty London
Above par: Manors Classic Polo in Off White
Golf has a rich heritage in style — think of Arnold Palmer, Seve Ballasteros, Ben Hogan… hell, even Michael Jordan made it look good (and he’s not even a golfer). But over the last 50 years, the game has gone from the king of cool to the snobbish sport of suburbia. Manors is a brand hoping to change all that, one organic cotton garment at a time.
Made from 100% organic combed cotton salcombe jersey, the brand’s Classic Polo is inspired by the golden era of golfing style. It features a three button placket, slightly exaggerated collar, raised breast pocket, and has a boxy fit.
Manors Classic Polo in Off White
Gold standard: Tudor Black Bay Chrono S&G
The key to pulling off the pairing of silver and gold in watch design is to go big on both colours. Tudor’s latest Chrono is a perfect example of this, where the bracelet stays mostly steel, but everything from the pushers and registers to bezel and chapter ring are rendered in gold. Our first reaction? That it had shades of Paul Newman’s iconic Rolex about it — and that’s no bad thing.
Tudor Black Bay Chrono S&G
One small step: Nike PG 3 ‘NASA 50th’ Sneakers
Created in collaboration with NASA, these limited edition Nike sneakers see two American icons come together to create a celebratory pair of trainers. The PG 3 ‘NASA 50th’ shoes come in a suitably space-age silver, feature the space agency’s logo on the tongue and a monochromatic print of Buzz Aldrin’s legendary footprint on the sole.
Nike PG 3 ‘NASA 50th’ Sneakers
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