Editor’s Picks: Personal Submarine, Rolls-Royce and 25-Year-Old Whisky

From the latest luxury timepiece from Vacheron Constantin to a leather-trimmed cocktail set from Globe-Trotter, this is what we want this week…

It’s good to have a hobby. But some of these pursuits and pastimes — such as J-Class yacht racing or supercar collecting — can be mightily expensive. In this week’s Editor’s Picks, however, we’re suspending belief and imagining what it’d be like to own some of the best bits of specialist kit the world has to offer.

From a personal submersible for superyacht owners to a premium drinks-mixing kit for cocktail aficionados, this week’s list is brimming with toys and tech for high-end hobbyists. There’s a dual-screened action-camera from DJI. There’s a pair of true wireless earphones from Marshall. And there’s the ‘best whisky in the world’ for any single malt devotees. Take a look below…

It’s a shakedown: Globe-Trotter x Alessi Cocktail Set

Like any good cocktail, this new mixology set brings together the very best ingredients and combines them to create something new and intoxicating. Blending the sleek, proven craftsmanship of Alessi’s iconic shaker with the leather-cornered, nickel-clasped hallmarks of Globe-Trotter’s cases, this set — complete with tongs, measure and bottle opener — is a budding bartender’s dream.

Editor’s Picks: Personal Submarine, Rolls-Royce and 25-Year-Old Whisky

Globe-Trotter x Alessi Cocktail Set

£745.00

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Paint it black: Rolls-Royce Ghost Black Badge

The ‘Black Badge’ trim level is much more than just a sophisticated darkening down of a Rolls-Royce’s paint job. The 2021 Ghost Black Badge, for example, adds more luxury, more power and improved handling to the existing model. That means custom carbon-fibre wheels, a twin-turbocharged 6.75-litre V12 and 45 kilograms of that hand-polished, rich black paint. 

Editor’s Picks: Personal Submarine, Rolls-Royce and 25-Year-Old Whisky

Rolls-Royce Ghost Black Badge

£260,000.00

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Point and shoot: DJI Action 2 Dual-Screen Camera

Introducing the DJI ‘David’ to GoPro’s ‘Goliath’. With a versatile magnetic design, waterproof credentials to an impressive 10 metres and shooting capabilities of both 4K/120fps & Super-Wide FOV, it’s a solid alternative to a MAX or HERO10 Black. But it’s that dual screen set-up that really steals the ergonomic show; a multi-display masterstroke. 

Editor’s Picks: Personal Submarine, Rolls-Royce and 25-Year-Old Whisky

DJI Action 2 Dual-Screen Camera

£455.00

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Sound it out: Marshall ‘Motif A.N.C’ Earphones

You usually see that distinctive, curlicued ‘M’ logo on huge speaker towers — but this latest offering from audio mavens Marshall comes on a smaller scale. The ‘Motif A.N.C’ earphones are small but mighty, with active noise cancellation, 20 total hours of wireless playtime and that retro cool blacked-out design wrapped up in one sturdy portable charging case. 

Editor’s Picks: Personal Submarine, Rolls-Royce and 25-Year-Old Whisky

Marshall ‘Motif A.N.C’ Earphones

£179.99

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Raise a glass: 25-Year-Old Glen Scotia Single Malt Whisky

This Campbeltown Single Malt Whisky recently won ‘Best in Show’ at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition — the world’s most prestigious and renowned spirits competition. It seizes your senses with the crisp bite of red apple, introduces exotic fruits and a caramel sweetness — and then ends with a long, lingering finish loaded with warming spices and ginger.

Editor’s Picks: Personal Submarine, Rolls-Royce and 25-Year-Old Whisky

25-Year-Old Glen Scotia Single Malt Whisky

£500.00

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Old times’ sake: Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Complete Calendar

A contemporary expression of classic watchmaking, this timely new twist on the ‘Traditionnelle’ complete calendar has a velvet-finished slate grey dial framed by an 18k white gold case. Elsewhere, those stepped round lugs, Dauphine-style hands and railway minute-track add nods to the past — while the extraordinary Calibre 2460 QCL/1 ticks to the future. 

Editor’s Picks: Personal Submarine, Rolls-Royce and 25-Year-Old Whisky

Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Complete Calendar

£35,100.00

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High goal: ’Polo Heritage’ Coffee Table Book

The perfect Christmas gift for any polo enthusiasts, this latest coffee table book from Assouline is brimming with behind-the-scenes secrets from the historic polo grounds in India, tales from the high society of British polo, and insights into the Argentinian polo culture that has produced some of the best polo families in the world.

Editor’s Picks: Personal Submarine, Rolls-Royce and 25-Year-Old Whisky

‘Polo Heritage’ Coffee Table Book

£95.00

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Deep dive: U-Boat Worx Super Sub

Earlier this year, we plunged headlong into the luxurious world of personal submersibles. This latest addition to the U-Boat Worx fleet is the brand’s best yet; a long-tail, advanced-wing design with a best-in class propulsion system and four powerful thrusters to deliver the smoothest and most exhilarating experience for underwater adventurers. But, with a price tag of millions, you’ll have to have pockets deeper than the Mariana Trench to invest. 

Editor’s Picks: Personal Submarine, Rolls-Royce and 25-Year-Old Whisky

U-Boat Worx Super Sub

£4,250,000.00

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Soft touch: Aurélien Suede Jacket Navy

Falling somewhere between a bomber and a blouson, this suede jacket from Aurélien is the perfect layering piece for the autumn/winter season. Cut from buttery Italian suede and trimmed with cotton collars and cuffs, the rich navy makes for a versatile styling option — and five pockets add welcome practicality.  

Editor’s Picks: Personal Submarine, Rolls-Royce and 25-Year-Old Whisky

Aurélien Suede Jacket Navy

£426.00

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