When spring rolls around, the whole Gentleman’s Journal team waits — with bated breath and open wallets — for new collections and innovations to drop from our most trusted brands. And this year, we haven’t been short-changed. The Morgan Motor Company has revealed its first new clean-sheet design since 2000. Gozney has fired up a new-and-improved pizza oven. We’ve even discovered two new, pioneering brands; XOR’s super-secure mobile phones and Bouvet’s incredible electric jet-ski.
Even the more established brands are launching limited editions and vintage-inspired ranges. Breitling’s latest timepiece takes its style cues from a 1960s Triumph Motorcycle, for example — and Bang & Olufsen is celebrating one of its most iconic turntables with a refined reissue, 50 tuneful years later. For all this and more, take a spin through this week’s Editor’s Picks…
Fire up: Breitling Premier Top Time Triumph Limited Edition
The last slice of high-octane horology from the Swiss watchmaker is inspired by the swish motorcycling scene of the mid-1960s. The new limited chronograph — created in partnership with Triumph Motorcycles — has statement oversized mushroom pushers, a high-contrast tachymeter scale and an icy-blue ‘Zorro’ dial.
Breitling Premier Top Time Triumph Limited Edition
Wave on: Bouvet ‘Supermarine MM01' Jet Ski
Billed as ‘the Bugatti of the sea’, this seriously swift, all-electric jet ski has been hand-built from lightweight Kevlar carbon and was designed by aerospace engineers. Beyond those titanium handlebars, it’s got a state-of-the-art navigation system, a 300 horsepower engine (delivering a wave-cutting top speed of 75mph), and a champagne holder — naturally.
Bouvet ‘Supermarine MM01' Jet Ski
All tied up: New & Lingwood ‘St James' Paisley Dressing Gown
Even if you’re no longer working from home, your natty nightwear still deserves attention. From New & Lingwood, this elegant dressing gown is plastered in paisley, framed by claret-coloured quilted silk lapels and piped with multi-colour cord. Finished with a hand-tasselled sash belt, it’s the perfect addition to your weekend (or weeknight) wardrobe.
New & Lingwood ‘St James' Paisley Dressing Gown
Dial-in: XOR Titanium X2 Mobile Phone
XOR handsets are the future of mobile security. Built without ostentation or ornamentation, these sleekly-designed devices feature a simple keypad sitting centrally in a titanium and leather case. With a top protection system and built-in firewalls, the luxury phones are powered and protected by a unique ‘XOR-Shield’ operating system.
XOR Titanium X2 Classic Mobile Phone
Slice of life: Gozney ‘Dome’ Outdoor Pizza Oven
After selling out in mere hours last year, pizza oven pioneers Gozney have released another drop of their most innovative oven; the ‘Dome’. Giving al fresco eating enthusiasts the chance to roast, smoke, steam or bake their food at temperatures of up to 500℃, this handsome bit of gastronomic kit can cook an authentic restaurant quality pizza in just 60 seconds. Neat.
Gozney ‘Dome’ Outdoor Pizza Oven
Raise a glass: Penderyn ‘Hiraeth’ Whisky
Commemorating the wonderful Welsh word ‘Hiraeth’ — which loosely translates as ‘a longing for your homeland and heritage’ — this limited edition whisky from Penderyn has been finished in ex-Bourbon casks and bottled at 46%. If you’re looking to raise a (slightly delayed) glass to St David’s Day, there are few bottles better than this smooth single malt, with notes of vanilla, cinnamon spice and toffee apples.
Penderyn ‘Hiraeth’ Whisky
Turn it up: Bang & Olufsen ‘Beosystem 72-22’ Sound System
Never a brand to do things by halves, Bang & Olufsen are celebrating the anniversary of an iconic product in high-end, high-volume style. It’s been fifty bassy years since the ‘Beogram 4000 Series’ turntable first spun to life; and this limited-run recreation (only 30 will be made) features a revamped 4000 Series deck, matching Beolab 18 stereo speakers and a Beoremote Halo control.
Bang & Olufsen ‘Beosystem 72-22’ Sound System
Get the jump: Aubin & Wills ‘Westport’ Aran Jumper
After this great British brand relaunched, rebranded and repositioned itself last year, we’ve been waiting for every new collection or capsule Aubin & Wills has to offer. This Aran jumper, knitted using British wool from sheep roaming the Pennine Hills, is the cornerstone of the best range so far — finished with a cable stitch, raglan sleeves and a crew neckline.
Aubin & Wills ‘Westport’ Aran Jumper
Spin your wheels: Morgan Super 3 Roadster
Built upon the car brand’s new three-part aluminium platform, this new highly-configurable Morgan continues the company’s 113-year legacy of three-wheeled cars. Featuring a horseshoe front grille, a streamlined tail and a 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine, it’ll offer lucky motorists an entirely unique driving experience.
Morgan Super 3 Roadster
In the bag: Bennett Winch ‘The Large Cargo’ Holdall
Never was the name ‘holdall’ more accurately ascribed to a product. From British luggage-makers Bennett Winch, this vast zip-up bag has a capacity of 125 litres (that’s over 40 Jeroboams of the finest fizz, if you’re looking for a suitably sumptuous point of comparison). With Tuscan leather trim, London welded brass hardware and a discreet external storm pocket, it’s ideal for any long-haul, long-planned escapes.
Bennett Winch ‘The Large Cargo’ Holdall