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A glance At the lat­est prod­ucts from the most ex­clu­sive lux­ury brands

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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.

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