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Today in Gear: Racing Chronographs from Bell & Ross, an Interesting New Coffee Maker and More


October 11, 2018 Briefings By


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Bell & Ross Racing Chronographs
Watches and racecars have long been kindred spirits, and chronographs are especially tied to racing due to their ability to record time and compute speed by way of the tachymeter. So, for the third year of its partnership with the Renault Sport Formula One Team, Bell & Ross built a collection of three limited-edition chronographs based on the design of a Formula One racecar chassis.

Each watch case has been engineered from perforated micro-blasted titanium; this material is well-known for its lightness and rigidity, two qualities that are present in the watch’s case. The chronographs all feature hints of Renault’s signature yellow on the dials and rocker pushers to activate the chronographs. Blending impeccable timing functionality with Formula One design, this is a limited-edition set that you don’t want to miss.


New & Noteworthy Releases

These New Sneakers from Converse & JW Anderson Are like Sweaters for Your Feet
These New Sneakers from Converse & JW Anderson Are like Sweaters for Your Feet

These sneakers feature the standard shape and fit of the All-Stars we know and love, but in a thick felted fabric that'll keep your toes toasty as temperatures dip.

This Is the Most Interesting New Coffee Maker in a Very Long Time
This Is the Most Interesting New Coffee Maker in a Very Long Time

The new FrankOne brewer from Colombia has the potential to be the best (and most affordable) way to make great coffee without the work.

This Is the Car Nissan Desperately Needs to Bring Back
This Is the Car Nissan Desperately Needs to Bring Back

Small, light, fun and affordable cars are enjoying a low-key resurgence and Nissan is missing out.

Adidas and Engineered Garments Are About to Release a Very Limited Sneaker
Adidas and Engineered Garments Are About to Release a Very Limited Sneaker

Pick them up in New York before they become available in Europe.

REI’s New Lifestyle Collection Has Everything You Need for Fall
REI’s New Lifestyle Collection Has Everything You Need for Fall

Inspired by a hike by the co-founders, the Wallace Lake collection is filled with everything we want for fall.

Nike’s New Boot Is Equally Suited to Sneakerheads and Outdoorsmen
Nike’s New Boot Is Equally Suited to Sneakerheads and Outdoorsmen

Nike's new Okwahn II fits the bill for the city and the trail.

It’s Okay to Want a New Airstream, But Get This Old One Instead
It’s Okay to Want a New Airstream, But Get This Old One Instead

Buy vintage, save thousands of dollars and still get the floor space you wanted all along.


Fresh Deals


Classic Luggage from Hartmann
Save up to 67% Hartmann was founded in Milwaukee in 1877, and in the 141 years since, it’s been making some the best-performing and most stylish luggage in the world. And right now, a selection of them are on sale. You can save up to 66 percent on a bag you’ll have for a lifetime.
— Justin Fenner


Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Layers
Save $10 Uniqlo’s Ultra Light Down layers offer so much versatility at such an accessible price. They can fold up into a compact pouch so you can use it for travel, thin enough to work as a versatile layer, but warm enough to function on their own during not-quite-dead-of-winter weather. Better yet are the prices, which range from $50 for a vest to $130 for a mid-length parka. But right now, Uniqlo is offering an extra $10 off every style, making one of the greatest values in menswear an even better one. — Andrew Connor


Lodge 12-Inch Cast-Iron Skillet
Save 57%Get this hardy, very large Lodge skillet. For the uninitiated, Lodge is the most prolific cast-iron cookware producer in the US (potentially the world), and its wares come at a satisfyingly low cost. The pans are poured and sand-cast in Lodge’s South Pittsburg, Tennessee factory (the same town the company was started in in 1896), which results in the pebbly surface most people have come to know as the standard (it wasn’t always this way) and are typically pretty heavy, meaning you need to be patient when heating them through.

This 12-inch Lodge pan is 57 percent off today on Amazon, marked down from $40 to $17.
— Will Price


Frye Carter Weekend Bag
Save 45%:It’s hard to beat the rugged versatility of a waxed canvas bag. The heavy-weight fabric is weather-resistant and durable. It ages gracefully with time developing a unique patina — scuffs and scrapes don’t weaken the integrity, they merely add character. If you’re looking to invest in a quality waxed canvas duffel bag for short trips and weekend getaways, Nordstrom Rack has a deal for you. Currently, the Carter Weekend Bag from Frye is 45 percent off and costs just $250 — that’s savings of $208. — John Zientek


Wolverine Chelsea Boots
Save 41%Wolverine has been making boots for a hot minute (about 130 years), and its wares, though traditionally work-focused, are among the best at balancing comfort, quality, durability and looks.

The Cromwell boot in black leather is on sale at Nordstrom Rack right now — a full size run available and 41 percent off the ticket price. — Will Price


Today on Gear Patrol

The Best New Men’s Fragrances for Fall
The Best New Men’s Fragrances for Fall

From Dunhill, Bulgari, Van Gils and more.

The Complete Guide to Cyclocross, Your New Favorite Spectator Sport
The Complete Guide to Cyclocross, Your New Favorite Spectator Sport

Cyclocross is everything bike racing should be.

Now You Can Send Texts from the Woods, Even Without Service
Now You Can Send Texts from the Woods, Even Without Service

Spot X is the first and only GPS device to allow two-way text messaging without connecting to a smartphone. We put it to the test on the tallest mountain in the Adirondacks.

8 Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Adventure Motorcycle
8 Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Adventure Motorcycle

With a few simple upgrades, you can take your adventure motorcycle from a stock bike to a custom-fit off-road machine.


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