Editor’s Picks: VR Headset, Electric Pickup Truck and 2023 Diary
From a wintry wristwatch from Grand Seiko to a watch case crafted by Rimowa, this is what we want this week…
This week, we’re breaking the ice. From a sturdy, snow-stamping pair of carefully-crafted boots to a pioneering electric truck — tricked out with a new winter driving mode, this latest Editor’s Picks is a flurry of frosty new releases. There’s a Grand Seiko wristwatch inspired by the mountains of Japan, a cosy cashmere jacket and, if you’re yearning for the warm days of summer, a spirited rosé gin to warm yourself. Take a look…
Break the ice: Grand Seiko ‘Snowscape’ Hi-Beat 44GS Wristwatch
Inspired by snowscape of Mount Iwate near the brand’s Shizukuishi Watch Studio, the texture of this watch’s dial is inspired by winter’s melting snows. Beneath it ticks the revolutionary in-house Calibre 9SA5, with a power reserve of 80 hours.
Grand Seiko ‘Snowscape’ Hi-Beat 44GS Wristwatch
Lace up: Tod’s ‘W. G.’ Lace-up Ankle Boots
Stepping confidently and comfortably into 2023, these bold new boots from Tod’s latest collection are characterised by their chunky outsole. Cut from soft leather — and with the label’s distinctive rubber ‘pebbles’ on the heel — they’re the perfect long-lasting pair to invest in this year.
Tod’s ‘W. G.’ Lace-up Ankle Boots
Cold snap: Rivian R1T ‘Snow Mode’
The truck may not be new, but Rivian’s latest innovation — a ‘Snow Mode’ for its flagship pickup truck — is a frosty masterstroke. Adding comfort and control when driving in snow, slush and ice, it softens the pedal response, prevents slip and wheel lock and introduces new options for warming up your cabin.
Soft touch: 100Hands X Andreas Weinås ‘Traveller’s Jacket’
Trimly tailored and incomparably cosy, this jacket combines the sharp lines of structured suiting with the comfort of a cashmere sweater. It features hand-embroidered pockets, fully-unlined construction and hand-sewn sides to create a jacket that successfully fuses both fashion and function.
Glow up: Patricks SL1 ‘Superleggera’ Moisturiser
With a name that translates to ‘super-light’, this moisturising-yet-mattifying serum from Patricks is brimming with collagen-stimulating peptides and red algae — which is rich in protein, vitamins and antioxidants. Apply morning and night; massaging into the face and neck.
Patricks SL1 ‘Superleggera’ Moisturiser
Frame job: Gentleman’s Journal Cover Artworks
Which is your favourite edition of Gentleman’s Journal? Here at head office, we’ve all got our personal preferences — and now you can fly the flag for your own choice by hanging a framed cover on your wall. With names from James Norton to Ryan Reynolds on offer, choose wisely.
Gentleman’s Journal Framed Covers
Time travel: Rimowa Watch Case
If you’re serious about your watches, you should be serious about their safety. From the German luggage brand, this uniquely minimalist case features Rimowa’s distinctive grooved aluminium shell, and has cushioned space for three luxury timepieces inside.
Rimowa Watch Case
High spirits: Mirabeau Dry Gin
Using a 100% grape-based spirit, wine mavens Mirabeau also sell a truly unique, flavourful gin. Pale pink in colour, botanicals including lemon, coriander, rosemary, lavender and thyme have been swirled into the blush, creating a slightly savoury ode to Saint Tropez — which can be found just a vine fruit’s throw from the winemaker’s wild estate.
Mirabeau Dry Gin
Step on it: Inuikii Winter Sneakers
How about these for a pair of head-turning hybrids? From a Swiss sneaker brand, this shearling-lined design puts a hardy alpine twist on a traditional trainer — kitting it out with an anti-slip soles, fitting it with chunky rope-like laces and finishing it with supple Italian leather detailing. They’re something neat for your feet this winter.
Reality check: HTC Vive XR Elite Virtual Reality Headset
Announced at last week’s CES tech trade show, HTC’s latest headset is pricey — but impressive. With technical specs slightly above Meta’s ‘Quest 2’, thinner lenses and a battery on the back of the head strap, it weighs in at almost 25 percent lighter than its closest competitor.
HTC Vive XR Elite Virtual Reality Headset
Up to date: Smythson 2023 ‘Kings Diary’
With a new year comes a fresh start — so don’t mess it up. This diary will serve a dual function; keeping your days neatly organised and adding a dash of distinction to your desk. With white wove watermarked paper and bound in crocodile-embossed calf leather, it’s a week-tabulating treat.
Smythson 2023 ‘Kings Diary’
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