Watch this space! This week, we’ve wound up some of the finest new launches in the luxury space — and perhaps the three best releases have been timepieces. Forget about your limited edition Rolls-Royces and your private jets, set aside your sunglasses and swim shorts (although you’ll find them below, too) — because watches have won the week.
There’s the new Breitling Cosmonaute; a meticulously-machined love letter to the early years of space exploration. There’s a deep-diving new ‘Frogman’ watch from Hamilton, fitted with a rough, ready and rugged rubber strap. And there’s a globe-trotting, jet-setting new limited release from Rado — which is where we’ll begin…
Worlds apart: Rado Captain Cook Over-Pole
From Brisbane to Bangkok, Los Angeles to London, the latest limited edition ‘worldtimer’ watch from Rado sees cities around the globe encircle its dial. Its vintage design and small-sized case contains a high-quality Swiss hand-wound mechanical movement, and allows you to read the time in multiple time zones at glance.
Rado Captain Cook Over-Pole
Smooth landing: Bombardier Global 8000 Business Jet
Touching down this week, the latest slick private jet from Bombardier is the brand’s best — and biggest — so far. It’s also the fastest; with a top speed of Mach 0.94. Inside, the four-zone cabin business jet features innovative zero gravity ‘Nuage’ seats and Soleil circadian lighting system to help combat jet lag.
Bombardier Global 8000 Business Jet
Spaced-out: Fear and Loathing Las Vegas Special Edition
With suitably trippy illustrations, this Folio Society edition of Hunter S. Thompson’s acid-laced counterculture classic has had new life breathed into its pages by artist Ralph Steadman — all in honour of 50 years of the novel’s legacy. Bound in blocked cloth and finished with metallic endpapers, it’s a blissed-out addition to any bookshelf.
Fear and Loathing Las Vegas
Back in the fold: Persol ‘PO327/4S’ Sunglasses
Famously favoured by Steve McQueen, the iconic ‘714’ style of Persol frames has had an upgrade for summer 2022. Constructed from a mix of metal and acetate, the revamped design features a new, patented closure system which makes folding easier. Throw in some tortoiseshell patterning and blue-grey lenses, and these are a surefire summer staple.
Persol ‘PO3274S’ Sunglasses
Deep dive: Hamilton Khaki Navy Frogman Auto
Diving back into the world of maritime-ready watches, Hamilton’s latest ‘Frogman’ is rugged and reliable enough for even the most intrepid naval officer. Based on models worn by military men during WWII, the new iteration features an updated crown shape, a green rubber strap and an anti-magnetic hairspring to improve performance and longevity.
Hamilton Khaki Navy Frogman Auto
Easy living: New & Lingwood Unlined Linen Dressing Gown
Another mainstay of our warm weather wardrobes, an unlined linen dressing gown will ensure you keep your cool during the summer months. From New & Lingwood, this soft blue option is cut from a breathable Belgian fabric, trimmed with cream piping and finished with a sash belt.
New & Lingwood Unlined Linen Dressing Gown
Raise a glass: English Whisky Company ‘The English’ Smokey Whisky
Think we should leave whisky to the Scots? Think again. From the aptly and unashamedly named ‘English Whisky Company’, this highly-spirited spin on Scotch (even called ‘The English’ itself) is a boutique-bottled treat. After a waft of smoke on the nose, you’ll enjoy vanilla, aniseed and ginger on the palate — before a lingering, spicy finish.
English Whisky Company ‘The English’ Smokey Whisky
Buckle up: Gusari ‘The Deia’ Swim Shorts
With a tight, tessellated pattern, these slick swim shorts are a classy option for beachwear. A single side attachment adds a little rakish detail, and the partially elasticated waistband enhances durability. Named for a small coastal village on the northern ridge of Mallorca, they’ll have you dreaming of sun-soaked holidaying in no time.
Gusari ‘The Deia’ Swim Shorts
Down to earth: Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute
In 1962 — almost sixty years ago to the day — American astronaut Scott Carptenter blasted off in his Mercury-Atlas 7 spacecraft to orbit Earth. The watch on his wrist? Almost identical to the Swiss chronograph you see here. Reissued to celebrate the extraterrestrial anniversary, the new ‘Cosmonaute’ has platinum case highlights, a bidirectional bezel and 70-hour power reserve.
Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute
Floats your boat: 2023 Rolls-Royce Boat Tail
Another Rolls-Royce customer is pushing the boat out. After Jay-Z and an unnamed Chinese businessman, a third millionaire has commissioned a ‘Boat Tail’ — this one with a pearl-inspired golden paint job, unique ‘butterfly-design hosting suite’ on the rear deck and rose gold pinstripes running from the walnut centre console to the oyster-coloured upholstery.
2023 Rolls-Royce Boat Tail
Lace up: Hylo Run 2 Sneakers
Never have a pair of sports sneakers been so versatile. Because, while the name of Hylo’s latest trainers may nod towards long-distance running, these renewable kicks are light, cushioned and capable enough to take on any workout; from gym sessions and athletics to your latest obsession on a pitch, field or court. Our choice? Pickleball.
Hylo Run 2 Sneakers