It’s almost cruel. Just as we enter a second lockdown, brands around the world present us with some of the most extraordinary, exciting and covetable cars, bikes and planes we’ve ever clapped eyes on. We just can’t yet get behind their exciting wheels.
But there’s nothing wrong with living vicariously now and again. So, while we’re still cooped up, this week’s Editor’s Picks unveils everything from a Rolls-Royce Cullinan tricked out for the Arctic to an innovative ‘hubless’ E-Bike. There’s also a limited edition Porsche, a private jet and a new pair of earphones created specifically for cyclists. Sit tight and take a look…
Roll it: Benedict Raven Soho Roll Neck
Earlier this week, we rounded up the finest knitted roll-necks money can buy. Benedict Raven, purveyor of classic British style, obviously made the cut. Spun from a fine merino wool yarn for a lightweight, ultra-soft wear, this subtly-coloured layering piece is the pinnacle of autumn versatility.
Benedict Raven Soho Roll Neck
Need for speed: Embraer Phenom 300E and Porsche 911 Turbo S ‘Duet’
This isn’t your usual package deal. In fact, only 10 pairs of this limited edition will ever exist. Featuring design elements you’ll only ever see in this pairing, who wouldn’t want to drive/fly away with both a Embraer Phenom 300E and a Porsche 911 Turbo S? No wonder it’s called a duet; those fired-up engines up will be music to our ears…
Embraer Phenom 300E and Porsche 911 Turbo S ‘Duet’
Spinning out: Reevo Hubless E-Bike
It may look like it’s just sped off the set of Tron, but Reevo’s eBike has been crowdfunded into reality. Hubless wheels, airless tyres and fully-equipped with a powerful electric drivetrain, it’s certainly striking to look at. But the best part? Thanks to keyless, fingerprint access via a touchscreen on the handlebars, it’s also virtually theft-proof.
Reevo Hubless E-Bike
Feeling blue: Breitling Premier Special Edition
Limited to 150 pieces, luxury watchmaker Breitling this week announced its first limited edition with the Watches of Switzerland Group. The 42-millimetre watch features a striking, clean silver dial with contrasting blue sub dials — and is equipped with the Breitling Manufacture Calibre 01, visible through a transparent caseback.
Breitling Premier Special Edition
Thunder and lightning: Mr Marvis ‘The Storms’ Easies
‘The Easies’ are a new collection from menswear gurus Mr Marvis. Slightly softer and stretchier than ‘The Longs’, the brand’s take on classic sweatpants are crafted from a sustainable knitted fabric made from organic cotton. As always, they come in a range of idiosyncratically-named colours. Our favourite this time round? ‘The Storms’; deep grey and endlessly versatile.
Mr Marvis ‘The Storms’ Easies
Back in the saddle: Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 Sport Rapha
Bang & Olufsen is having a busy time of it. Not only is the brand celebrating its 95th anniversary this month, but it’s also found the time to saddle up in collaboration with the cycling aficionados over at Rapha. Part of Rapha’s indoor capsule collection, these limited-edition earphones feature performance-driven materials from the sports universe, such as textured silicone and aluminium detailing.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 Sport Rapha
Snow problem: Rolls-Royce Cullinan Alpine Concept
It may just be a concept, but designer Abimelec Arellano has our full attention. Tricked-out and tooled-up for the harshest, wildest winter conditions, this bulked-up spin on the (already bulky) Rolls-Royce Cullinan has reached Arctic levels of cool. Offroad tyres? Flared wheel arches? Roof-mounted lights? It’s a yes from us.
Rolls-Royce Cullinan Alpine Concept
Back in black: Leica Q2 Monochrom
A new one-colour take on the classic Leica Q2, the ‘Monochrom’ does what it says on its jet-black case. It’s a sleek, chic look for an already-cool camera — and backs up its dark new beauty with exceptional mechanical brains. That’s right, a full-frame 47.3 megapixel monochrome sensor, new 4K mode and OLED viewfinder technology.
Leica Q2 Monochrom
Trunk space: David Yarrow’s ‘Space for Giants’
This striking print by David Yarrow, titled Space for Giants, depicts one of the last remaining elephant tuskers in the world. Tuskers are African elephants with tusks so long that they reach the ground and, today, there are fewer than 30 of them left in the world. As part of charity initiative ‘Art For Animals’, all money raised from sales of this print series will help to combat wildlife criminals and stop the illegal wildlife trade.
David Yarrow’s ‘Space for Giants’