How do you handle a heatwave? Do you crack open a can of refreshing ‘Ashwagandha Water’ from No1 Botanicals? Do you drop the top on your Zagato-designed ‘Mostro Barchetta’ roadster? Or do you button up a lightweight linen shirt from Ripa Ripa?
This week, with Wimbledon in full swing, Glastonbury turning up the volume and warm weather sweeping the nation, we’ve sought out the hottest new launches in the luxury market — from a high-tech Hermès powerbank to the best-ever British superbike from Norton Motorcycles. So cool off, kick back, and take a look…
Time will tell: Rado Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic Diver
As Wimbledon gears up, it’s a top time to revisit our recent interview with Cameron Norrie — in which the British player revealed he wears a diving watch on the court. But not just any watch; the latest evolution of a Rado classic. Featuring a rotating bezel made from hardened stainless steel, the ‘R763′ automatic calibre is mounted in a matte plasma ceramic monobloc case.
Rado Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic Diver
Step up: Hockerty Tassel Loafers
Tassel loafers are the ideal choice for well-heeled heatwaves. Simple to slip-on — but with a hint of delicately decorated character — these navy numbers from Swiss brand Hockerty will put a suede-cut spring in your summery step thanks to their fine leather lining, versatile brown detailing and rounded toe.
Hockerty Tassel Loafers
Shifting gears: Mostro Barchetta Zagato Roadster
Inspired by a car Sir Stirling Moss called ‘Monster’, the first of Zagato’s new ‘Mostro Barchettas’ will be delivered to its lucky owner during the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. With double-wishbone suspension, AP Racing brakes and a 4.2-litre Maserati V8 (churning out 414 horsepower) it’s a high-octane, highly stylish treat.
Mostro Barchetta Zagato Roadster
Button it: Luca Faloni Silk-Cotton Polo
If there’s one summer staple every modern man needs, it’s a blue polo shirt. Wear it on the beach, wear it under your suit, wear it with jeans on the weekend — there’s no situation that this silk-cotton shirt from Luca Faloni won’t work wonders in. With its signature one piece ‘paramontura’ collar and mother of pearl buttons, it’s the most elegant essential.
Luca Faloni Silk-Cotton Polo
Leading the charge: Hermès Mini Power Bank
Could this be the chicest power bank ever made? Swathed in calf leather and edged in aluminium, this Qi-enabled charger is fitted with an elegant ‘Hermès Paris’ gauge that displays battery level. Throw in fast-cable charging up to 10W and a hot-stamped ‘H’ marking the charging area, and you’ll ensure both our gadgets and style credentials are always topped up.
Hermes Mini Power Bank
Fizzing over: No1 Botanicals 'Ashwagandha Water'
Since No1 Botanicals first launched its fresh, herb-distilled Rosemary Water, the brand has expanded its range to include sparkling flavours including ‘Fennel’, ‘Ginger’ and ‘Lemon Verbena’. The brand’s latest release, ‘Ashwagandha Water’, takes the stress and anxiety-relieving root and infuses it into a pure extract health drink.
No1 Botanicals Ashwagandha Water
Earn your stripes: Ripa Ripa ‘Capri’ Shirt
If you’re yet to invest in that signature, statement piece for summer, Ripa Ripa are on hand to help. This linen number was inspired by the shirt famously worn by Gianni Agnelli during his summers in Capri. Handmade in Naples and cut from lightweight fabric that gets softer with every wear, that idiosyncratic collar will turn heads ’til September.
Ripa Ripa ‘Capri’ Shirt
Fly the flag: Norton Motorcycles ‘V4SV’ Superbike
Inspired by Norton’s 100 years of racing prowess and success at Isle of Man TT, this latest two-wheeler — the super-sleek ‘V4SV’ — is perhaps the ultimate British superbike. Built in Solihull, it features a carbon fibre fuel tank, aluminium tube frame and a Union Jack on the motorcycle’s mirror-finished tail.
Norton Motorcycles ‘V4SV’ Superbike
Button it: Tod’s Linen Blazer
While Cameron Norrie may be buckling up a Rado on Centre Court, spectators have a tougher time of things. So, if you’re lucky enough to be heading down to the All England Club, but struggling with your wardrobe, try this cool, casual blazer from Tod’s. Cut from garment-dyed linen and featuring classic lapels and patch pockets, it’ll beat the heat in style.
Tod’s Linen Blazer
Throwing shade: Ray-Ban ‘Shooter Legend’ Sunglasses
Taking their sun-soaked style cues from Johnny Depp’s famous Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas frames, these new ‘Shooter Legend’ sunglasses from Ray-Ban feature blue lenses, the classic circular detail on the bridge and a leather bar across the brow.
Ray-Ban ‘Shooter Legend’ Sunglasses
Making waves: Apnée Swimwear ‘Enzo’ Swim Shorts
Looking to make a splash this summer? Go bold, go bombastic — go bright red with Apnée Swimwear. Cut from 100% recycled plastic collected in the Mediterranean sea, these swim shorts are mid-thigh length, and come fitted with an elastic waistband, drawstring and side pockets.
Apnée Swimwear ‘Enzo’ Swim Shorts