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Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver
It’s easy to forget that there are men and women who do their jobs, every single day, in the most extreme workplace conditions on the planet for the sake of the common good. They fight fires. They fly upside down in supersonic fighter jets. They comb shipwrecks at the bottom of the ocean. These are the people for whom Bell & Ross makes watches. The BR 03-92 Diver, Bell & Ross’s first-ever square dive watch, is built on decades of aeronautical and military experience. At a maximum depth of 300 meters, a number of stand-out features perform wonderfully: an automatic mechanical movement, anti-reflective sapphire glass, 42mm satin-polish steel case, illuminated dial accents and a sturdy rubber-and-fabric strap.
Xbox One X
We could talk about the 8-core custom AMD CPU, the 12GB GDDR5 of graphic memory or the 6-teraFLOP GPU, but really, all you need to know is that Microsoft’s forthcoming upgraded gaming console is its most powerful ever. Games will load faster and run smoother, and graphics will be crisper and more life-like than ever (4K!). All that, packed into a sleek matte black geometry that’s smaller than its predecessor.
Fisker EMotion Electric Car
Capitalism thrives on competition, and it’s about time someone put Tesla in the ring. Henrik Fisker, the man behind iconic vehicles like the BMW Z8 and the Aston Martin DB9, has relaunched his California-based electric car company with a glimpse of a vehicle dubbed EMotion. The vehicle boasts battery tech capable of supporting a top speed of 161 mph and a purported range of 400 miles, which, if true, would make it the farthest-ranging EV yet. Production is slated for 2019, but preorders begin on June 30 of this year.
Citizen Home & Office Décor Clocks
If a watch is the capstone of thoughtful personal style, then a clock just might have the same effect on the environmental quality of a room. That concept is undoubtedly why Citizen, the 87-year-old veteran of the watchmaking trade, has announced its entrance into the stationary realm of timekeeping. Citizen Clocks, launching this fall, will be available in five collections: Decorative Accents, Workplace, Gallery, Outdoor and Executive Suite. Materials will include wood, crystal, metal, leather and 3D printed polymers in designs that will range in price from $105–$250.
Pure Cycles Urban Commuter Bike
When the benefit of urban life — i.e., proximity — is cleaved and shattered by congestion, the simple act of traveling from point A to point B can be an ordeal. A dedicated urban bicycle supplants cars and trains in these situations. Pure Cycles’ Urban Commuter was engineered to slither through stalled traffic thanks to a range of quality components assembled and sold at a price comparable to a few months’ subway or gas allowance.
Sofia’s Beach House at The Family Hideaways
A vacation should be a departure from your normal life, and that doesn’t have to mean corralling the family into a resort bubble disguised as “all inclusive.” Sofia’s Beach House offers a modernist alternative to the conventional beach resort: an architect-designed compound containing an open-plan main house and two bungalows. Beach views, a sheltered swimming pool and an ocean-facing cinema (the Coppola family would have it no other way) are just a few the amenities that come with the property. A private butler is another.
Stahl Grill Plate
From the Gear Patrol Store: The Stahl Grill conveniently attaches to the Stahl Fire Pit to convert your evening under the stars into a feast and back again. It’s also split between a grate and a hotplate so you can barbecue over an open flame on one end and sautee greens on the other.
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