Editor’s Picks: Krug Champagne, Breguet Watch, Bang & Olufsen Headphones
From a bespoke Vacheron Constantin commission for a coachbuilt Rolls-Roce Motor Car, to a new set of headphones created in collaboration between Bang & Olufsen and Ferrari, this is what’s caught our eye this week
This week’s Editor’s Picks shows details really do make the design, with our carefully-curated selection of new releases – from one-off creations to daily accessories – combining beautiful aesthetics, functionality and a few surprises. For those who love getting lost in music, Krug has launched a multi-sensory ‘tasting sound’ experience accessible via a QR code, and Bang & Olufsen has announced a sleek new limited-edition collection of headphones in collaboration with Ferrari. Those who still like to put pen to paper will be impressed by the quality of Wingback’s mechanical pen, which is made from a solid bar of aerospace-grade titanium, while for anyone who enjoys getting creative in the kitchen, Savernake’s Summer Six Knife Set will add refinement to any culinary preparation with its meticulously hand-finished and hand-sharpened knives. Take a look…
Sound a note: Krug Grande Cuvée 171ème Édition Tasting Sound Experience
The House of Krug is inviting champagne and music lovers to immerse themselves in a multi-sensory ‘tasting sound’ experience at home, through two musically themed limited editions for Krug Grande Cuvée 171ème Édition (Dream variation) and Krug Rosé 27ème Édition (Freedom variation). Each giftbox features a QR code, giving access to a Krug x Music journey, capturing the emotions and perceptions of artists composed of Japanese violinist Emiri Miyamoto; Japanese singer and multi-instrumentalist Kazu Makino; British drummer Moses Boyd; American harpist, Mary Lattimore; and French composer and electronic music artist, Erwan Castex, known as Rone.
Krug Grande Cuvée 171ème Édition Tasting Sound Experience
Hands of time: Breguet Classique 5157 in White and Rose gold
A longstanding advocate of world class art, Breguet announced its official partnership with the Royal Albert Hall earlier this summer, with clocks bearing the hallmarks of Abraham-Louis Breguet’s timeless creations located in the Hall’s Door 6 porch and the North Circle Bar. As the pioneer of neo-classical watchmaking style, his refined and legible design aesthetic became the trademark of Breguet, and this continues today. The elegant extra-thin Classique wristwatch in 18-carat white gold combines a self-winding movement, silvered gold dial hand-engraved on a rose engine and features classic Breguet hands.
Breguet Classique 5157 in White and Rose gold
Making the cut: Thom Sweeney Double Breasted Wool Hopsack Jacket
A new and highly anticipated new addition to the Gentleman’s Journal shop, Thom Sweeney’s collection of tailored and casual clothes combine understated, contemporary design with superior craftsmanship. Sharp and sophisticated, this navy double-breasted jacket comes in a lightweight, textured hopsack wool, while its broad peak lapels add a hint of eccentricity. This jacket works well as either office wear or an occasion suit when paired with its matching navy trousers – we recommend pairing it with a light blue shirt and navy tie for a tonal tailored look.
Thom Sweeney Double Breasted Wool Hopsack Jacket
Speed and sound: The Ferrari Collection by Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H95 Headphones
Bang & Olufsen has announced a new limited-edition collection of headphones and speakers in collaboration with motorsport pioneers Ferrari. Championing Bang & Olufsen’s excellence in aluminium – a central component to its design ethos since the 1950s – and celebrating the two brands’ shared passion for poise, power, and precision, the flagship Beoplay H95 headphones have now been reimagined to incorporate Ferrari’s timeless jet-black shade and feature laser-etched Bang & Olufsen and Ferrari Prancing Horse logos to match. Under the earcups, the titanium speaker grilles have been anodised in Ferrari’s signature red.
The Ferrari Collection by Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H95 headphones
Tee-time: Asin Golf Stanford Polo in White
Asin – meaning ‘as in’ (in the sense of) – has a vision to create products for the modern golfer, which have longevity and feel and look good, both on and off the course. Combining thoughtful and functional design that captures the philosophy of contemporary golf, the asin signature white Stanford polo is a clean, oversized style with a high-quality feel. Made in the UK, it features wicking material to pull moisture away from the body and UV blocking fabric.
Asin Golf Stanford Polo in White
Made to measure: Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Armillary Tourbillon
In response to a request from a client who collects both luxury cars and fine watches, the bespoke Les Cabinotiers Armillary Tourbillon was designed by Vacheron Constantin to fit into the dashboard of the exquisite Rolls Royce Motor Cars Coachbuild commission – the Rolls-Royce Amethyst Droptail. Housed in a removable and secure holder that fits into the motor car’s fascia, Vacheron Constantin’s watchmakers chose in-house Calibre 1990 for the timepiece, notably because of its bi-retrograde hours and minutes display reminiscent of traditional automobile speedometers.
Fountain of youth: Dr Sebagh Deep Exfoliating Mask
With a science-led approach, Dr Sebagh himself has been an innovator in “Ageing Maintenance” (a term coined by him). Producing visible effects after just one application, it’s no wonder the deep exfoliating mask is a best-seller. A smart skincare fix before key events, the award-winning formula promotes faster skin-cell turnover leaving the complexion looking instantly brighter and smoother. Simply massage the mask into clean, dry skin and leave for five to ten minutes, then wash it off with warm water. Our top tip is to use The Skin Perfecting Mask afterwards.
Dr Sebagh Deep Exfoliating Mask
Pen to paper: Wingback Mechanical Pen in titanium
Designed to last for decades, not just a few months, the Wingback Mechanical Pen epitomises the “buy once” philosophy. Machine turned from a solid bar of aerospace-grade Titanium, it is reassuringly weighty in the hand with a wide diameter to reduce writing fatigue and encourage time to be taken with every pen stroke. Every pen is made in England and can be personalised with a laser engraved inscription of up to 50 characters along the length of the barrel.
Wingback Mechanical Pen in titanium
Best foot forward: RM Williams Comfort Craftsman Suede Boot
Born in Australia in 1932, R.M Williams boots were originally built for the men and women of the rugged Australian outback, but its iconic one-piece-leather boots have gone on to grace the feet of people all over the world. Still handcrafted in Australia, its Comfort Craftsman suede boot is beautifully constructed and ideal for everyday wear, as it can be dressed up or down for smarter or more relaxed occasions. It’s made from a single piece of water-resistant suede, featuring a classic chisel square toe, flat heel, fully lined upper, brown elastics with a comfort innersole and a non-slip rubber outsole.
RM Williams Comfort Craftsman Suede Boot
Chop it up: Savernake Summer Six Knife Set
No kitchen is complete without a set of beautifully-crafted knives, and the Savernake Summer Six Knife Set will add refinement to any culinary preparation, with every knife hand-finished and hand-sharpened, made from 95% recycled SF100 British Steel and available with a stunning oak magnetic knife stand. The SY11 knife is slightly bigger than a paring knife, but still small enough for intricate tasks, whereas the NC12 is ideal for more precise chopping work, and the PC26 is a versatile carving knife. The CL18 is perfect for the everyday kitchen tasks, and the SK18 and the DC21 are the main blades; large enough for meat and veg, but precise enough for herbs and garnishes.
Savernake Summer Six Knife Set
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