Editor’s Picks: Montblanc Smartwatch, Maserati Scooter and Bentley Golf Clubs
From a whole host of smart tech-enabled workout gear to the perfect coffee machine to pour yourself a restorative cup, this is what we want this week…
Perhaps it’s the unavoidable end of summer, or the looming threat of losing our beach bodies, but we’ve come across all fit and healthy this week. Brands are rolling out new sportswear, kit and accessories quicker than we can renew our gym memberships — and it’s giving us the inspiration to stay in shape for autumn.
So, if you’re in the market for some smart tech, we’ve got watches, goggles and even jump ropes to keep your workouts connected. We’ve found the best dumbbells, golf clubs and gym gear — and topped it all off with the perfect coffee machine for when you finally need to recharge.
Take a swing: Bentley Golf Centenary Collection
There’s something oddly decadent about luxury car manufacturers making everyday items. And, like a Porsche pen or Ferrari travel mug, these golf clubs from Bentley are guaranteed to turn heads in the clubhouse. Limited to 100 sets, and taking inspiration from the new Continental GT, a combination of carbon-fibre, titanium and aluminium come together to make a set of truly high performance clubs.
Bentley Golf Centenary Collection
Plain sailing: Gym Marine Diabolo Dumbbells
Did somebody say ‘luxury dumbbells’? Over at Gym Marine, they’ve been making these stunning free weights for over five years. And, although they may be named for the devil, they’re hiding some features guaranteed to be your guardian angels at sea. With marine grade stainless steel ends and polished African Blackwood handles, the anti-roll design means these superyacht super-weights will stay put even through the most turbulent of gym sessions.
Zip it: Petra Densitytop Men’s Fitted Jacket
When we asked Pietro Boselli for the inspiration behind his new sportswear brand Petra, he told us that his intention was to “achieve something that looks striking, but without being flashy”. This fitted jacket, one of the key pieces of the limited range, shows that he succeeded. Crafted from Super Roubaix fabric, and with a soft brushed inner, this moisture-controlled, durable, 4-way stretched jacket is a fashionable, functional addition to your sportswear wardrobe.
Petra Densitytop Men’s Fitted Jacket
Scoot over: Maserati Electric Scooter
You’ve seen them in the streets. You’ve been sceptical, doubtful and maybe even a little bit jealous. Well prepare to ramp that jealousy up to a top speed of 24.9 kph, because Maserati has sped onto the scene with its own official licensed e-scooter — and we don’t think it looks half bad. With the manufacturer’s elegant and iconic side mounted vents and trident Maserati logo, this high-strength foldable alloy commuter scooter might just be the answer to your morning traffic woes.
Maserati Electric Scooter
One small step: Col and MacArthur Lunar 1969
Several weeks ago, when we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the moon landings, many products paid tribute to the achievement. But this watch, from Col & MacArthur, official watch supplier to the Queen’s Royal Guard, actually features an authentic fragment of lunar meteorite. What’s more, for an extra £200 you can have your new watch launched into space, before returning it to Earth for daily timekeeping duties.
Col and MacArthur Lunar 1969
Wake up: Ratio 8 Walnut Coffee Maker
Everyone loves a good cup of coffee. Whether it’s a long day scooting about the city on your Maserati or flexing your Gym Marine dumbbells, we all need to recharge — and there’s no more stylish way to do that than with Ratio 8’s walnut coffee maker. This piece of kitchen kit simulates the pour-over brewing methods of your local barista, precisely tracking the water levels and temperature for the best-tasting cup possible — so say goodbye to that nasty bitterness.
Ratio 8 Walnut Coffee Maker
Skip it: Smart Rope Jump Rope
From Muhammad Ali to Anthony Joshua, boxers swear by a skipping rope. This playground pastime can help improve your co-ordination, mental toughness and ingrain especially fast footwork. But you need the right piece of kit — and there is nothing better than this Smart Rope Jump Rope, which features a string of bright white LEDs that form a visible display in front of you as you’re jumping. Bluetooth enabled, it can tell you jump counts, calories burned, or the duration of your workout.
Smart Rope Jump Rope
Look smart: Montblanc Summit 2 Smartwatch
Earlier this week, we extolled the many digital virtues of smartwatches. This pleasingly traditional offering from Montblanc particularly caught our eye. Bridging the gap between fine watchmaking and cutting-edge wearable tech, the new Summit 2 comes set on a sapphire blue calfskin leather strap, encased in water-resistant stainless steel and with the ability to run iOS 10+ and Android 4.4+.
Montblanc Summit 2 Smartwatch
Dive in: Form Swim Goggles
Like the jump rope above, Form has taken a typically analogue piece of sports equipment and put a digital spin on it. These swimming goggles come with an in-built smart display, capable of projecting metrics including depth and swim time onto your lenses without obstructing your vision. Coupled with their hydrodynamic profile and high-grade material composition, these are the piece of kit your swim bag is missing.
Form Swim Goggles
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