Editor’s Picks: Persol Sunglasses, 54-Year-Old Whisky and Loro Piana Frisbee
From a new slopes-ready Range Rover to a luxurious helicopter from Hill, this is what we want this week…
This week, the products in our Editor’s Picks span every season. There’s a touch of frost, with wintry releases including Persol’s icy new sunglasses, Elan’s latest skis and a Range Rover built in collaboration with Utah’s oldest snow sport resort.
But there’s also some summery stuff to temper this chill — with a sun-seeking Princess Yacht, a pair of holiday-ready sneakers and a fashionable frisbee from luxury label, Loro Piana. Take a look…
Shell out: King Seiko ‘Kameido-Kikko’ Limited Edition Wristwatch
There’s something of a turtle shell about King Seiko’s latest timepiece. But that’s fitting, given that is celebrates Kameido — the birthplace of the brand and an area of Tokyo once known as ‘Turtle Island’. With its signature pressed pattern and dark brown dial, this unique watch is limited to just 600 pieces.
King Seiko ‘Kameido-Kikko’ Limited Edition Wristwatch
Driven snow: Range Rover Sport ‘Deer Valley’ Edition
Based on the Range Rover Sport Autobiography P530 V8, this snow-ready SUV sees the British brand collaborate with Utah’s Deer Valley, one of the oldest ski resorts in the US. 20 will be made, and each will have custom 23-inch wheels, carbon fibre interiors and two sets of custom, bespoke Hinterland skis.
Range Rover Sport ‘Deer Valley’ Edition
Bundle up: Luca Faloni Zip-Front Chunky Cardigan
The Italian knitwear brand has always been one step ahead of the seasons — offering light piqué polos for summer, and cosy cardigans for winter. The latest piece we’ve zipped up from Luca Faloni is the latter; a zip-through sweater knitted from four-ply cashmere and fitted with a double-ended ruthenium zip.
Luca Faloni Zip-Front Chunky Cardigan
Lift off: Hill ‘HX50’ Helicopter
Originally unveiled in 2020, the ‘HX50’ is the creation of British aerospace engineer, Jason Hill. Fusing engineering excellence and elegance, the company has counted hundreds of pre-orders for the carbon-fibre, five-seat helicopter — and flight testing begins imminently. With a cruising speed of over 160mph, buyers are in for quite the ride.
Hill ‘HX50’ Helicopter
Smooth the way: Fjor Hydrolytic Serum, from Humānery
Available from Humānery, the modern man’s marketplace and one-stop grooming shop, this extraordinary Swedish-made serum promises to turn back the years, hydrate your face and protect your skin against environmental irritants. Use just one or two drops every day — and you’ll soon discern a difference.
Fjor Hydrolytic Serum, from Humānery
Back in black: Elan Ripstick 96 ‘Black Edition’ Skis
Perhaps the ultimate all-condition freeride ski, Elan’s latest yearly ‘Black Edition’ exhibits an unrivalled blend of versatility and stability. Able to conquer any conditions, it’s got a mesh carbon weave along its edges, two carbon rods following its sidecut and a black-on-black camouflage design.
Elan Ripstick 96 ‘Black Edition’ Skis
Look sharp: Xiaomi Wireless ‘Discovery Edition’ AR Glasses
Unveiled at this week’s Mobile World Congress 2023, Xiaomi’s latest cutting-edge concept is a pair of slick augmented reality glasses. The design, which pairs to your smartphone and can be controlled using hand gestures, is crafted from magnesium-lithium alloy, carbon fibre and has a silicon-oxygen battery.
Xiaomi Wireless ‘Discovery Edition’ AR Glasses
Making waves: Princess Y95 Yacht
The new flagship model of the British brand’s ‘Y Class’ range, this large flybridge motor yacht is a maritime masterpiece. Created in collaboration with both Italian design house Pininfarina and esteemed naval architects Olesinski, it’s got prime pedigree — and is finished with the brand’s signature sweeping lines.
Princess Y95 Yacht
Stand tall: Unseen Footwear ‘Marais’ Sneakers
In a soft off-white, these chunky-soled sneakers from the London-based footwear brand will stand across any dress codes presented to the modern man. Cut from a blend of suede and leather, they’re sturdy enough to tackle sporting pursuits — but also smart enough to pair with a trimly-tailored suit.
Unseen Footwear ‘Marais’ Sneakers
Raise a glass: Highland Park 54 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
This age-old whisky from Highland Park plays the numbers game. It’s been released to celebrate the Orkney distillery’s 225th anniversary — and so only 225 bottles will ever exist. Additionally, (in dollars, at least) each of these bottles will cost $54,000 — to echo the number of years the lychee, coriander and heathery peat smoky spirit has been aged.
Highland Park 54 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Put on ice: Persol Protector ‘2023 Edition’ Sunglasses
For the 2023 edition of the annual I.C.E. St. Moritz, these frosty new frames from Persol have been handcrafted in Italy from gunmetal and come fitted with removable black perforated leather sweatband and blinders. But the best bit? Those icy blue mirror lenses — perfect when you’re careening your classic car across a frozen lake.
Persol Protector ‘2023 Edition’ Sunglasses
Throw a curve: Loro Piana ‘Portofino’ Frisbee
And, for our final fling of the week, take a look at this luxury frisbee. Lightweight and compact, it comes courtesy of storied Italian fashion house, Loro Piana — and is crafted from PVC, stamped with the label’s logo and delivered in a fully waterproof, beach-ready bag.
Loro Piana ‘Portofino’ Frisbee
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