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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.