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A glance At the latest products from the most exclusive luxury brands
zoom. The body of the HDR-AS50 has been redesigned with emphasis on increased usability. The Action Cam provides a new and improved user interface, enabling intuitive operation through icon and button operability, for quick setting changes when time is of the essence. Users can control their Action Cam using smartphones and tablets and turn it on/off when using with the Playmemories Mobile app.
The camera boasts a rear USB port allowing users to connect a cable even whilst an accessory is attached, enabling the Action Cam to be supplied with power via a mobile battery, even while shooting. A tripod socket has been introduced eliminating the need for a tripod adaptor.
The new camera has implemented some changes based on customer feedback from athletes and other previous users, and now comes with several new and improved user features. Adjustable and enhanced beep sounds as well as three tally lights on the top, front and back have been added to allow greater notice of camera conditions like REC status even when wearing a helmet and when mounted on handlebars or monopods.
Puma has introduced the Red Bull Racing Disc with a new and minimalistic design. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of when Puma’s laceless system was first introduced, the new reinvented Disc now features within Puma’s Red Bull Racing lifestyle collection.
The Red Bull Racing Disc has a grey perforated leather upper providing a premium and contemporary feel, while the full bootie construction and Disc technology offer the ultimate fit and comfort. The new Disc system is lighter and smaller with only five parts. It’s quicker to turn and the smooth internal wire system that wraps and secures the upper is faster to tighten. Additional design features include Puma’s iconic Formstripe on the outer side of the shoe and subtle Red Bull Racing branding on the heel. The shoe is also available in a blue colourway with a graphic print.
Red Bull Racing driver Daniel Ricciardo said, “I first tried out the Disc a few months back and loved them. They’re really comfortable and quick and easy to get on so I’m a big fan - especially as we’re always on the go during the F1 season. It’s great working with Puma—a brand always pushing the boundaries of comfort in its racewear, so I’m really excited to see this reflected in the Red Bull Racing lifestyle gear as well.”
Puma and Red Bull Racing kicked off a new partnership at an event in London last month, revealing a striking new team look. The Disc styles join the new Puma Red Bull Racing lifestyle collection and will be available to buy in selected stores worldwide and online from April.
INOX, the flagship of the Victorinox Swiss Army watch division, has launched a range of accessories that provide a new identity for the robust watch.
Just like the famous Swiss Army Knife unfolds its blades to reveal successive layers of ingenious functions, INOX further expands its adaptability with these new accessories. It is a modular and multidisciplinary toolbox featuring as many accessories as personalities. True to the brand’s spirit, they imbue the timepiece with genuine versatility.
Sold separately, a selection of 10 accessories—including paracord straps, compass bumpers and two smart bumpers known as the Cybertool—offers true freedom of expression. There are 30 distinct combinations for each of the INOX models—an option for every mood, a function for every need, a style for every lifestyle.
Part of the range is the Victorinox Swiss Army Cybertool, a smart wearable device in the strictest sense of the term. Worn on an INOX watch, it multiplies the timepiece’s functions and opens up a world of possibilities.
Designed by the research and development centre of computing and communications company Acer, the Cybertool offers the best of both worlds. To ensure an optimal user experience, this smart device has been meticulously developed and simultaneously tested in the two brands’ laboratories.
In 2009, Sylvie Ganter and Christophe Cervasel founded Atelier Cologne, the first Maison de Parfum creating pure perfumes inspired by eau de Cologne.
Capturing precious moments of their lives between Europe and America, the newly created perfume family, Cologne Absolue, immediately seduced both Eastern and Western worlds with more than 700 000 flacons sold in more than 35 countries to date.
What started as a love story in the Western world has gradually shifted towards the Eastern world, a result of numerous trips taken by the couple to Asia and the Middle East. They have come to admire and appreciate the cultural differences of these regions, the way of life, the personal approach to beauty and perfume, so unique from one country to the next, especially in Asia.
Inspired by the regions’ natural beauty, people and customs, and particularly the most precious raw materials, the pair have created five new Colognes Absolue, all of which are a part of Atelier Cologne’s newest collection, Collection Orient.
Sylvie Ganter and Christophe Cervasel expand the range of raw materials used by their Maison de Parfum: incense from Samarkand, cherry blossom from Jinhae, Ceylan black tea, black pepper from Vietnam, indigo mimosa from India.
Bentley has unveiled a new lifestyle collection now available to customers in the Middle East.
From hand-crafted leather luggage and equestrian-inspired cashmere blankets, to a unique handmade Breitling for Bentley desk clock and stylish polo shirts and down jackets, the new Bentley collection has an array of desirable items for both men and women.
To ensure no compromise is made on style at work and in business, an array of leather accessories is available in the Business collection.
The Continental range of leather bags has been extended to include three exquisite accessories which ensure business travel is undertaken with confidence and flair; a briefcase in versions for both men and women and a weekender bag.
The Continental briefcase transforms Bentley design statements into a functional yet luxurious business item; two zipped pockets are arranged symmetrically on the main front panel, which has recognisable origins in the Bentley wings logo. Cross stitched handles echo the stitching seen on each Continental GT steering wheel, a tactile reminder of the inspiration behind the collection.
The Style collection is inspired by Bentley’s unmistakable design language, taking high fashion concepts and translating them into Bentley items for practical daily use. Luxurious home accessories in the finest materials bring Bentley style inside. An equestrian blanket crafted from cashmere forms one of the highlights. The blanket comes in hues of Camel and Portland to provide a cosy addition to any room, or alternatively the throw offers a stylish layer to take with you when attending the outdoor events of autumn. The Heritage collection celebrates Bentley’s rich history. The spirit and flair of the Bentley Boys in the 1920s provides endless inspiration. The choice of colours and materials in the heritage collection has been informed by these years, quintessentially British shades such as Racing Green and Dark Sapphire are used, while a modern interpretation of Tim Birkin’s own ‘Birkin Spot’ motif accents the range.
The Montblanc Meisterstück Soft Grain Collection has expanding with the addition of new pieces designed to provide additional functionalities to meet the demands of the most discerning luxury customers, urban explorers and professionals.
A Slim Document Case provides smart interior organisation with special pockets for writing instruments, a padded compartment for tablets or small laptops and an additional zipped section for other belongings. Meanwhile, the Soft Grain Backpack features a padded pocket to safely carry a laptop, with zipped pockets to carefully store other items including smartphones and wallets.
The more compact Envelope Bag is a practical piece designed to carry smaller items stored in a series of pockets, while fashionably complementing a more formal or casual look.
The two smallest items in the Soft Grain assortment are the functional three-fold Card Case and the pocket-sized Coin Case. While both items appear compact on the outside, when unfolded the Card Case can hold up to nine credit cards.