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Seiko has cre­ated a new time­piece for world-renowned ten­nis player No­vak Djokovic, the As­tron GPS So­lar Dual Time.

Cre­ated es­pe­cially for the Serbian ge­nius of the court, the watch makes travel across the con­ti­nents a breeze for the globe-trot­ting ten­nis ace. This watch is avail­able in a Lim­ited Edi­tion at se­lect Seiko out­lets world­wide.

In­deed, over the last year, Djokovic has played in 20 tour­na­ments in 20 cities in 12 coun­tries. With­out his As­tron GPS So­lar Dual Time, he would have had to ad­just his watch man­u­ally more than 60 times. With the As­tron, how­ever, all he needs to do is to touch a but­ton and see his watch ad­just to the lo­cal time au­to­mat­i­cally. His sched­ule over the com­ing year looks just as chal­leng­ing, so when No­vak saw the new As­tron Dual-time se­ries, it was a nat­u­ral choice. It shares all the core ad­van­tages of his cur­rent As­tron, but with a new cal­iber and a sim­pler dial de­sign.

Us­ing just the power of light, ev­ery As­tron GPS So­lar watch con­nects to the GPS net­work and au­to­mat­i­cally ad­justs, at the touch of a but­ton, to ev­ery time zone on earth, show­ing the time with a pre­ci­sion of one se­cond ev­ery 100,000 years. Now, with the new Dual-time cal­iber, it’s pos­si­ble to read not only the time at the cur­rent lo­ca­tion, but also the time in a home time zone on a sim­ple 12-hour sub-dial with a sep­a­rate AM/PM in­di­ca­tor. In ad­di­tion, the day of the week is dis­played in a ret­ro­grade dis­play at the 2 o’clock po­si­tion, with the date at the 4 o’clock po­si­tion. The date is cor­rect ev­ery day un­til Fe­bru­ary 28, 2100. Thanks to the elec­tronic set­ting func­tion in the crown, the watch is sim­ple to op­er­ate and a joy to wear.

With a brown dial and crocodile leather strap, the rose-gold color high­lights and the black ce­ramic bezel, the watch is of­fered in a spe­cial pre­sen­ta­tion box, with a card car­ry­ing a per­sonal mes­sage from Djokovic.

Sennheiser has un­veiled the suc­ces­sor to its leg­endary Or­pheus head­phones, the HE 1060/ HEV 1060, which will be avail­able some­time this year.

The elec­tro­static head­phone sys­tem com­bines to per­fec­tion the most in­no­va­tive tech­nol­ogy with care­fully se­lected, lux­u­ri­ous ma­te­ri­als and high­est qual­ity crafts­man­ship. But all of this comes at a price—the high-end head­phones, hand-crafted in Ger­many, will cost around €50,000.

“With the HE 1060 / HEV 1060, we once again push the bound­aries and show that we can re­peat­edly set new bench­marks in ex­cel­lence and with that shape the fu­ture of the au­dio world,” said Sennheiser CEO Daniel Sennheiser.

The HE 1060 / HEV 1060 sur­passes ev­ery other head­phone sys­tem in the world by of­fer­ing the ul­ti­mate in re­pro­duc­tion pre­ci­sion, ex­cep­tional spa­tial­ity and a fre­quency re­sponse that ex­tends far be­yond the range of hu­man hear­ing abil­ity.

“It is able to de­ceive our senses in a com­pletely unique way, cre­at­ing the per­fect il­lu­sion of be­ing di­rectly im­mersed in the sound,” ex­plained Sennheiser.

Even the slight­est nu­ances of the mu­sic be­come au­di­ble. Along­side star pro­ducer Steve Levine, Grammy award-win­ner Gre­gory Porter was one of the first to be in­vited to an ex­clu­sive lis­ten­ing trial. “When I record my own mu­sic, I al­ways try to con­vey my emo­tions. I don’t know how ex­actly, but th­ese head­phones re­ally do suc­ceed in get­ting those emo­tions across,” said the jazz mu­si­cian, de­scrib­ing his lis­ten­ing ex­pe­ri­ence with the HE 1060/ HEV 1060.

The unique HE 1060 / HEV 1060 ex­pe­ri­ence be­gins even be­fore you start lis­ten­ing. When the sys­tem is in­ac­tive, the com­po­nents are all re­tracted and the HE 1060 / HEV 1060 has the beauty of a sculp­ture. Gen­tly push­ing the on/off-vol­ume con­trol brings the sculp­ture to life: the con­trol el­e­ments, each of which are crafted from a sin­gle piece of brass and then plated with chrome, slowly ex­tend from the mar­ble hous­ing, be­fore the vac­uum tubes en­closed in quartz glass bulbs rise from the base and start to glow. Fi­nally, a glass cover is raised, al­low­ing the head­phones with ear cups fin­ished in gen­uine leather to be re­moved.

La­coste has un­veiled its Sports Col­lec­tion for spring/sum­mer 2016. The com­pany says that the col­lec­tion ad­vo­cates “ki­netic el­e­gance”, whether out on the ten­nis court or on the pave­ment.

The Ten­nis Line is seg­mented into four col­lec­tions—a Ten­nis Sport col­lec­tion and a Life­style col­lec­tion for men and women, as well as Per­for­mance and Train­ing col­lec­tions for men.

The Ten­nis Sport col­lec­tion is tech­ni­cal line that com­bines style and per­for­mance. It of­fers a large range of prod­ucts for men and women who play ten­nis, with a par­tic­u­lar mind to de­tails and fab­rics, thereby en­sur­ing op­ti­mal com­fort. The style is stream­lined, with in­ter­act­ing lines and pip­ing, while the col­ors re­flect the brand’s DNA, with sil­ver grey, navy, white and green play­ing off against touches of royal blue and neon yel­low.

The Life­style col­lec­tion was con­ceived with the ev­ery­day ath­lete in mind. It fa­vors mod­ern cuts, strong graphic mark­ings and com­fort­able fab­rics. This sea­son, new dou­ble-faced fab­rics, a blurred print and mesh ef­fects liven up the el­e­ments of this ca­sual chic wardrobe. The blue, salmon and or­ange tints come to stim­u­late the sil­ver grey, black and white.

The Ten­nis Per­for­mance col­lec­tion caters to sports­men seek­ing tech­ni­cal cloth­ing with tan­gi­ble func­tion­al­i­ties. It is com­prised of ma­te­ri­als specif­i­cally se­lected for their qual­ity and tech­ni­cal na­ture, such as ul­tra- dry fab­rics or com­press­ing ones. The thermo-fused mark­ings and the user-friendly stitch­ing pre­vent fric­tion and al­low for a greater free­dom of move­ment. Black, grey, blue and khaki are the dom­i­nant tones of this cap­sule, all of which are gal­va­nized by a new geo­met­ric print. The Train­ing prod­ucts, mean­while, mix func­tion­al­ity with com­fort. This line is com­prised of essentials, which come in a large color pal­ette.

Pal Zi­leri has un­veiled its fall/win­ter 2016 col­lec­tion, per­fectly cap­tures the new spirit of the Ital­ian men’s brand as it looks to the fu­ture.

Cham­pi­oning a cre­ative vi­sion of luxe fash­ion, Pal Zi­leri has rein­vented its house clas­sics with a hint of glam­our, seam­lessly mis­match­ing lean tai­lor­ing, high-end sports­wear, sar­to­rial de­tails and bonded leather pieces. It fea­tures a se­lec­tion of stand­out sep­a­rates, high­lighted by re­cur­ring sparkles of Lurex, for dar­ing and ac­tive men ea­ger to think out of the box, from dawn to dark.

Fall’s sym­me­tries, ge­ome­tries and chro­matic nu­ances are in­spired by Bauhaus artist Josef Al­bers, whose count­less vari­a­tions on the square have filled art gal­leries.

The graphic ef­fects are de­fined by geo­met­ric quilt­ing, mainly on the out­er­wear, or op­ti­cal jacquard pat­terns with a 3D ef­fect on tra­di­tional wools. Suits are revved up with shaded ef­fects or Lurex knits. The cre­ative lay­er­ing off­sets a play of vol­umes—fit­ted jack­ets over a shim­mer­ing turtle­neck and ath-leisure sar­to­rial gym pants or bonded leather biker jack­ets over slouchy suits. And still, a host of col­ored round-shoul­dered jack­ets and O-shape coats show a work­into-week-end ver­sa­til­ity.

In tonal or bold con­trasts, the pal­ette veers from sky and mid­night blue, ink black, rusty brown, olive green, camel and dark laven­der.

Evening dress­ing leaves am­ple room to per­sonal mix­ing and match­ing for a con­tem­po­rary af­ter-dark look. A case in point is the zipped coat with swakara de­tails over a tuxedo jacket and sar­to­rial gym pants. This is all com­ple­mented by felted wool skull caps, rugged-soled an­kle-boots, sleek calf­skin totes and prac­ti­cal back-packs.

The new Pal Zi­leri brand phi­los­o­phy is called “avant-craft”, a cus­tom-coined term that rep­re­sents the for­ward-look­ing mix of crafts­man­ship and a con­tem­po­rary vi­sion that dis­tin­guishes the la­bel.

Black­berry has an­nounced that the Priv, the brand’s first-ever smart­phone pow­ered by An­droid, is now avail­able in the UAE and Saudi Ara­bia.

Com­bin­ing the best of Black­berry’s pro­duc­tiv­ity, se­cu­rity and pri­vacy fea­tures with the wide world of Google Play store apps, the Priv is the epit­ome of form and func­tion. The pack­age is an ul­tra-thin de­vice—in­clud­ing a dual-curved screen, touch and phys­i­cal key­boards, an 18MP cam­era, and lon­glast­ing bat­tery—the fea­tures unique tools al­low­ing users to man­age and con­trol their pri­vacy.

“Priv is the first Black­berry smart­phone run­ning An­droid and it creates a new mar­ket op­por­tu­nity for us in the Middle East with users who are en­trenched in the An­droid ecosys­tem and who are seek­ing greater pro­duc­tiv­ity and more pow­er­ful pri­vacy fea­tures,” said Mike Al Me­fleh, prod­uct man­age­ment di­rec­tor for the Middle East, Black­berry.

“In ad­di­tion, Priv is the first An­droid smart­phone to com­bine the priv­i­lege of pri­vacy with all of the most crit­i­cal fea­tures users need to power through their day: a Black­berry key­board, large dis­play, ex­cel­lent bat­tery life, Black­berry pro­duc­tiv­ity and se­cu­rity fea­tures, pow­er­ful specs and ac­cess to the world’s largest app ecosys­tem.”

The Priv was de­signed with se­cu­rity at its core, build­ing on Black­berry’s legacy of se­cu­rity and keep­ing pri­vate its cus­tomers’ data. Se­cu­rity high­lights in­clude ad­vanced pri­vacy con­trols, se­cure hard­ware, a ver­i­fied boot and se­cure bootchain, and fully sup­port for Black­berry’s en­ter­prise mo­bil­ity man­age­ment so­lu­tion.

How­ever, while the de­vice of­fers plenty on the work front, the fact that it now runs on An­droid means that it should be pretty good for play, too. It of­fers the full An­droid app and ecosys­tem ex­pe­ri­ence, ei­ther a touch-en­abled or phys­i­cal key­board, a tough and beau­ti­ful screen, a full-day bat­tery life and a state-of-the-art cam­era.

Tumi has un­veiled its spring/sum­mer men’s col­lec­tion for 2016, which its says rep­re­sents a new level of so­phis­ti­ca­tion in en­gi­neer­ing and struc­tural de­sign.

The Ar­rivé col­lec­tion, re-de­signed for Spring/sum­mer 2016, ex­em­pli­fies TUMI’S spirit of in­no­va­tion—re­vi­tal­is­ing sil­hou­ettes and in­creas­ing func­tion­al­ity. All styles fea­ture the highly durable HTLS Polyester and in­clude el­e­vated leather trim and chrome hard­ware de­tail­ing, plus TUMI ID Lock for added se­cu­rity against iden­tity theft.

Ad­di­tion­ally, the Add-a-bag strap will al­low all brief and backpack styles to be eas­ily and se­curely stacked on top of wheeled travel pieces. The Hamil­ton Slim Brief, of­fered in clas­sic black and new ad­di­tion pewter, fea­tures an abun­dance of pock­ets for a lap­top and tablet with ex­tra space for doc­u­ments and files. With pol­ished chrome re­tractable han­dles, the user can ac­cess the bag with­out in­ter­fer­ence or carry the brief as a port­fo­lio. De­tach­able shoul­der straps also al­low the user the ver­sa­til­ity to wear the Hamil­ton over one shoul­der.

Chrome die-cut tele­scop­ing han­dles op­ti­mise strength with­out added ex­cess weight on the Julius In­ter­na­tional Ex­pand­able 4-Wheel Carry-on (pic­tured) and Rock­ford Wheeled Duf­fel.

Mean­while, the Har­ri­son col­lec­tion, launch­ing this sea­son, is a con­tem­po­rary and el­e­vated leather as­sort­ment of­fer­ing the per­fect bal­ance be­tween func­tion­al­ity and de­sign. The as­sort­ment fea­tures a clean/stream­lined aes­thetic with smooth and sup­ple leather in neu­tral black and brown. All busi­ness, day bags and ac­ces­sory styles of­fer TUMI ID Lock for added pro­tec­tion against iden­tity theft.

The Madden Brief fea­tures a sep­a­rate, padded com­part­ment for a lap­top and a spa­cious main com­part­ment with in­te­rior pock­ets for a tablet, mo­bile phone and other ac­ces­sories. The Bates Backpack, mean­while, is ideal for busi­ness and travel, with a roomy main com­part­ment that has des­ig­nated pock­ets for work and daily essentials, in­clud­ing a padded and quilted com­puter pocket.

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