Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless White
Wireless speakers have come a long way from tin cans that make vocals sound like squealing truck brakes. Both in form and function, longstanding British audio kings Bowers & Wilkins has frequently improved on what came before.
Fresh off a collaboration with Burberry, the brand is re-releasing its critically acclaimed Zeppelin speakers in an all-new white colourway. With two Double Dome tweeters, two midrange drivers and a larger 6.5inch subwoofer, it’s what music was made for.
Available from August at Bowers & Wilkins, priced £499.
Victorinox Inox Paracord
Four years of deliberation, three years of development, 421 prototypes and 130 tests. It’s fair to say Victorinox cut no corners when it set out to establish a new standard in watchmaking.
The result, the near-indestructible I.N.O.X, is sturdy enough to withstand being run over by a tank, set on fire and put through a washing machine. You know, all the usual things we do with our watches.
Now the brand favoured by the Swiss Army has updated the style with a new paracord strap. Originally used for parachute suspension lines, when unraveled the cord can be used to craft a fishing net, replace a shoelace or form a bow drill for making fire. Again, standard.
Available at Victorinox, priced £495.
Montblanc Writers Edition: William Shakespeare
It was William Shakespeare in act one of Hamlet who wrote: ‘Apparel oft proclaims the man.’ Expressed in modern times as ‘clothes make the man’, even centuries after his death the bard’s nuggets of wisdom still ring true.
In celebration of his life’s work, Montblanc has honoured the literary icon with the latest in its yearly Writers Edition series. Limited to 1597 pieces, the year Romeo and Juliet was first published, the pen comes in an octagonal shape inspired by the Globe Theatre and features engravings that reference his most famous plays.
To buy or not to buy? It’s not really a question.
Available to pre-order in Montblanc stores, priced £2,800.
Billionaire Boys Club x Makavelic Backpack
Billionaire Boys Club, the brainchild of Pharrell Williams and Japanese streetwear designer Nigo, is quickly gaining a reputation for turning out killer collaborations.
Joining a lineup that already includes Adidas Originals, A Bathing Ape, Timberland and Colette is Tokyo-based luggage brand Makavelic. It makes sense, then, that one of the stars of the collection is a cosmic-print lined backpack.
Available at Billionaire Boys Club, priced £135.
Leica M Monochrom
Everything looks better with a filter, just consult Instagram. And nothing hides a multitude of sins better than black and white. The Leica M Monochrom is the only digital camera in the world that shoots exclusively in greyscale.
The model has recently been added to Leica’s customisation programme, making the stylish silver chrome body available in new leather trim options ranging range from standard black to of-the-moment khaki.
Available at Leica, priced £5,700.
Sagaform Hamburger Press
Scandinavians like their burgers how they like everything from furniture to trainers: perfectly formed and devilishly handsome.
So the perfectionists at Swedish homeware brand Sagaform have launched a burger press designed to help BBQ enthusiasts construct flat, uniform patties ready for the grill.
Available at Selfridges, priced £12.
Memobottle A5 Water Bottle
There’s no two ways about it, water bottles are a pain to carry – which is why 60 million of them end up in landfills every day.
Memobottle’s stylish H20 holders take on the shape of varying paper sizes, meaning they slot seamlessly into briefcases or laptop bags without creating an unsightly bulge.
Available at The Fowndry, priced £22.99.
Nothing quite beats that new trainer or new car smell. Apart from, perhaps, that new yacht smell.
Fresh from the docks of the Cõte d’Azur, the never-been-chartered Sibelle is one of SuperYachtsMonaco’s most expensive offerings on the market.
Then again, it does boast enough cabins for up to 12 guests, a walk-in wardrobe and its very own beach club with a sauna. So really, it’s a steal.
Available at SuperYachtsMonaco, priced £14.5m.