Editor’s Picks: Restomod Mini, Dyson Headphones and Porsche Suitcase

From a new golden wristwatch from Vacheron Constantin to the rebirth of Honda’s funnest motorcycle, this is what we want this week…

It’s time for an update: for modern-day spins and cutting-edge twists on the traditional products we know and love. It’s time to shift the gears of Mini cars and even mini-er motorcycles. It’s time to wind old watches back to life. It’s time to pull vintage fashions out of the wardrobe and reinvent them for the stylish seasons to come. 

Happily, you’ll find such revisions and re-launches in this week’s Editor’s Picks — where brands including Vacheron Constantin, Porsche, Canon and Dyson guide us firmly and dynamically into the future…

Small but mighty: Honda S125 Dax Motorcycle

Here comes Honda — but not as you know the Japanese juggernaut. The dainty S125 Dax is based on a 1969 nameplate from the brand, with a pressed steel frame and 125cc single-cylinder motor that channels just over 9 horsepower through its 12-inch wheels. The more modern touches include LCD dash and LED lights.

Editor’s Picks: Restomod Mini, Dyson Headphones and Porsche Suitcase

Honda S125 Dax Motorcycle

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Time will tell: Vacheron Constantin Historiques 222 Wristwatch

Another new product inspired by the past; Vacheron’s latest wristwatch updates a sleek 1970s model from the Maison. With an in-house calibre, revised oscillating weight and striking all-gold construction, it’s an 18k masterpiece. Our favourite touch? That Maltese cross detail, etched into the monobloc tonneau-shaped case at 5 o’clock.

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Vacheron Constantin Historiques 222 Wristwatch

£51,500.00

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Ochre and done with: Tod’s Polo Shirt in Cotton Knit

Yet another retro roll-out; Tod’s latest fine-knit polo is a vintage-tinged delight. Embossed with a stripe pattern on the front — and finished with the softest, gently-spread collar you’ll ever button up — this dazzling piece of transitional season style is detailed with a brown branded patch, ribbed cuffs and hem. 

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Tod's Polo Shirt in Cotton Knit

£460.00

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Pedal to the metal: RIMOWA x Porsche Hand-Carry Case Pepita

Two legendary German companies collide in this new special-edition suitcase. Engineers and designers at both RIMOWA and Porsche have put their high-octane heads together to create this piece of singular luggage — one which draws design cues from the first generation of the Porsche 911 and is crafted from RIMOWA’s signature grooved aluminium.

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RIMOWA x Porsche Hand-Carry Case Pepita

£1,875.00

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Strong look: Paragon Studio ‘Diablo’ Dumbbells

Paragon Studio calls its inimitable ‘Diablo’ design “the perfect dumbbell”. And the exercise expert’s aren’t far wrong. With unparalleled levels of customisation — woods from teak to walnut, metals from steel to bronze — and unique features designed to enhance every training session, they’re an ergonomic, exquisite treat.

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Paragon Studio ‘Diablo’ Dumbbells

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Raise a glass: Aberlour A'bunadh Alba Single Malt Whisky

The latest cask-strength addition to Aberlour’s collection floats along on warming wafts of lavender honey and smooth vanilla cream. There’s a citrus burst on the palate, with tangy grapefruit, baked apples and sweet shortbread rounding out an endlessly-shareable, campfire-ready flavour. 

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Aberlour A'bunadh Alba

£84.95

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Point and shoot: Canon ‘PowerShot ZOOM’ Monocular Camera

It’s the perfect pocketable gadget for summer. Whether you’re an extreme explorer off on a far-flung adventure, or a sports enthusiast heading to a choice championship or tournament, Canon’s compact ‘PowerShot ZOOM’ is an excellent investment; and shoots stills and Full HD video at the touch of a tiny button.

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Canon ‘PowerShot ZOOM’ Monocular Camera

£329.99

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Scent forth: Floris Santal Eau de Toilette

If you’re looking for a new scent to spritz your way into spring, we can think of no better bottle than Floris’ ‘Santal’. Brimming with notes of bergamot, black peppercorns, nutmeg and cardamom, it’s at once perfect for after-dark debauchery and the crisp, bright mornings that follow. 

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Floris Santal Eau de Toilette

£80.00

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Pure and simple: Dyson Headphones

They may look like a late April Fool gag — but Dyson’s headphones have been six years in the making. Harnessing the British brand’s decades of filtration experience, Dyson went through over 500 prototypes before landing on this air-purifying, noise-cancelling and unquestionably head-turning design. 

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Dyson Headphones

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Turn it up: David Brown Mini Remastered ‘Marshall Edition’

David Brown Automotive has turned up the noise with its latest pocket-sized collaboration. Joining musical, mechanical forces with Marshall — the British brand known for its stylish speakers — the car customiser has created a limited-run restomod with gold-tone dashboard, ‘Marshall Black’ paint work and, of course, a well-tuned audio system upgrade. 60 will be made, with pedals engraved with the ‘skip track’, ‘pause’ and ‘play’ symbols — and a full-size guitar amp hidden in the boot. 

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David Brown Mini Remastered ‘Marshall Edition’

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Play on: Aubin ‘Brockham’ Rugby Shirt

Last year, British brand Aubin smartly relaunched in the menswear market — and this handsome, heritage-styled rugby shirt promises to be your smart-casual saviour this spring. With an authentic wash and soft hand-feel, it’s traditionally cut, perfect for transitional weather and just waiting to have that contrast collar popped. 

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Aubin ‘Brockham’ Rugby Shirt

£75.00

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