“Collecting,” American billionaire entrepreneur Eli Broad once said, “is more than just buying objects”.
Of course, that’s easy for someone with almost $7 billion in the bank to say — but we still agree with the sentiment. Whether it’s stamps or supercars, creating a collection of items and objects you’re passionate about is a pastime worth both your time and money.
For this week’s Editor’s Picks, we’ve rounded up some worthy additions to your own collections. For art aficionados, a limited edition print from the Maddox Gallery. For horology enthusiasts, a new wristwatch from Hamilton. And for music fanatics? A Crosley record player that’ll do even the tallest stack of vinyls justice. If your bank balance is as brimming as Eli Broad’s, we’ve even picked out a pair of continuation E-types from Jaguar — and with them is where we’ll start…
Start your engines: Jaguar E-Type 60 Collection
With its iconic silhouette, long louvred bonnet and fierce global fan base, the Jaguar E-type is perhaps the most deserving, desirable addition to any modern man’s garage. What, if anything, could be better? Well we’ll tell you; two Jaguar E-types. To celebrate the 60th anniversary of this covetable classic, the British brand have unveiled six pairs of continuation cars, with half a dozen lucky buyers adding both a coupe and a convertible to their collections.
Jaguar E-Type 60 Collection
No time to lose: Hamilton Intra-Matic Chronograph H
Partly inspired by Hamilton’s historic Chronograph A from 1968, the American-born brand’s new vintage-tinged timepiece is a refined-yet-rugged addition to your watch collection. There are two dial designs available — both with contrasting outer tachymeter tracks, pointed baton hands and angular applied indices. And, inside the case (itself featuring a solid caseback and 100 metre water resistance) ticks Hamilton’s specially-developed Calibre H-51 hand-wound chronograph movement. A timepiece fit for adventure.
Hamilton Intra-Matic Chronograph H
Made in the shade: Curry & Paxton Alex Sunglasses
Crafted in caramel acetate, these understated sunglasses look good enough to eat. But, even if you’re not prone to the odd absent-minded chew, Curry & Paxton’s retro-flavoured ‘Alex’ frames are the perfect accessory for summer. Note the round lenses, keyhole bridge and signature three-dot logo on the tips of the earpieces — all stylish indicators that these tasty tints were built to last.
Curry & Paxton Alex Sunglasses
In a spin: Crosley Discovery Turntable
Crank the volume — because we’re cueing up a summer of parties, picnics and some well-earned relaxation. Key to our plans is a good playlist, and there are few better, more retro record players than Crosley’s dependable, affordable ‘Discovery’ turntable. Belt-driven and with built-in speakers, it’s the perfect portable player — and even has a Bluetooth receiver to stream Spotify when you’ve worked your way through all of your vinyl…
Crosley Discovery Turntable
Face the music: Noel Gallagher x The Connor Brothers print
It’s been almost 25 years since Oasis recorded ‘All Around the World’, the band’s longest ever single. Today, this bold print from The Connor Brothers — titled ‘These Are Crazy Days’ — celebrates the lyrics of the song. 100 prints are to be sold by the Maddox Gallery, with 100% of proceeds being donated to the Teenage Cancer Trust. And, if that’s not incentive enough to add this to your art collection, it’s also signed by the man behind the music; Noel Gallagher himself.
Noel Gallagher x The Connor Brothers print
Back to reality: HP Reverb G2 Omnicept Edition
From Facebook to Playstation, tech giants continue to invest, research and develop virtual reality. This ‘Reverb G2’ headset from HP, set to be released this spring, is perhaps the most revolutionary piece of VR tech yet. A state-of-the-art sensor system not only measures muscle movement, gaze and pupil size — but also heart-rate to reduce stress, improve comfort and assist breakthroughs.
HP Reverb G2 Omnicept Edition
Brush up: New & Lingwood Suede Safari Jacket
It’s spring — and that means it’s suede season. Soft and sophisticated, we’ve been adding this napped leather fabric to our wardrobes across the brushed board; from sneakers to belts. But the best garment we’ve seen is surely this latest, luxurious jacket from New & Lingwood. Both comfortably rugged and lightweight, this suede safari number is fitted with toggled adjustable drawstrings for a trim, slim fit.
New & Lingwood Suede Safari Jacket
Deep dive: Tudor Black Bay GMT
Tudor’s Black Bay GMT was designed with adventure in mind. So, as the world opens back up after the pandemic, there are few better timepieces to buckle up around your wrist and wear while exploring. Waterproof to 200 metres, with a 70 hour power reserve and fitted with a black-and-burgundy fabric strap, this Pepsi-bezelled icon is ready for anything.
Tudor Black Bay GMT
Back in black: Triumph Rocket 3 GT Triple Black Edition
Limited to just 1,000 models worldwide, this blacked-out Rocket 3 GT is style on wheels. The sophisticated dark design and distinctive three-shade paint scheme is as durable as it is desirable — and was developed by the British bikemaker to bring new attitude to the high-performance muscle roadster. Our favourite touches? The unique carbon fibre front mudguard and matt black finish across the engine.
Triumph Rocket 3 GT Triple Black Edition
Just in case: Bennett Winch Leather Folio
With its unique reverse popper fastening, Bennett Winch’s leather folio showcases the British brand’s innovation in one fell, suede-lined swoop. Crafted in London from Italian leather, there’s room inside for a laptop, notebook and countless documents — all swaddled in style.
Bennett Winch Leather Folio