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Aficionado – July 2021: The Coolest Things In The World Right Now

Rimac’s $2.4 Million Nevera

Rimac Nevera

Back in the days when the G-Wiz was the poster car for electric motors, no one could’ve imagined that only a few years later we’d be looking at fully electric supercars in the vein of Rimac’s newest version of the C_Two, now called the Nevera. It has a ridiculous 1,914hp and can manage 0-60mph in 1.84 seconds, before going on to a top speed of 258mph. The future of the car industry is electric and with cars like this, that’s no bad thing.

More details at Rimac Automobili.

Naim’s First-Ever Turntable: The Solstice Special Edition

Naim Audio Solstice Special Edition

British audio company Naim are making their turntable debut with the Solstice Special Edition, which is limited to 500 sets. The modern styling is chic and attractive with the plinth crafted from 47 separate layers of wood and the cartridge (record reader) base machined from a single block of aluminium. It’s equipped with Naim’s iconic Aro tonearm, Equinox movingcoil cartridge, Solstice Series Phono Stage and a bespoke accessories pack. The special edition also comes with a vinyl record curated by Naim.

£16,000, limited to 500 sets, more details at Naim Audio.

Casio Reveal New Composite Models For Frogman Series

G-Shock Frogman Composite

The affectionately named Frogman is Casio’s G-Shock diver’s watch, with a water resistance rating of 200m and a range that has been expanded with two references featuring composite bands. The GWFA1000C and GWF-A1000XC are based on the analogue edition of the Frogman and use resin cores to their bands to create lightweight and durable bracelets. The C version is distinguished by its blue ion plated bezel while the XC uses carbon reinforcement on its band for even more strength.

GWF-A1000C (£899), GWF-A1000XC (£1,449), available from G-SHOCK.

Ritz-Carlton’s New Villa Resort in the Maldives

Ritz-Carlton Maldives

The Ritz-Carlton has opened its newest collection of villas, the Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands, based on the North Malé Atoll. The 100 villas have been designed by Kerry Hill Architects as minimalist one and three bedroom residences set over the azure waters and along the white sandy beach. Not only do the buildings embrace the local landscape, they are the height of luxury with each room available with an Aris Meeha (Island Butler) to cater for the guests.

More details at Ritz Carlton.

Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Package

Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Package

The summer months were meant for grand touring and Porsche’s 911 GT3 is readier than ever to embrace the open roads with a new Touring Package. It dispenses with the fixed rear wing for a more streamlined silhouette, although it still has plenty of grip thanks to an automatic extendable rear spoiler. The change makes for a more relaxed aesthetic, in keeping with its desire to eat up the miles and keep that next corner coming.

More details at Porsche.

Garden Retreats’ Bespoke Outdoor Spaces

Garden Retreats

Over the past 12 months we’ve all learned the value of having a versatile and enjoyable garden space and if you’re looking to revamp your outdoor area then Garden Retreats can help. They offer a modular and incredibly customisable outdoor building that’s a combination roof-veranda hosting space, spare bedroom and gaming zone – it can even be fitted with a home cinema set up. This is not just a shed on steroids, it’s an all-in-one entertainment hub ideal for the modern climate.

£115,000, available at Garden Retreats.

Redbreast Dream Cask Oloroso Sherry

Redbreast Dream Cask Oloroso Sherry

Redbreast’s annual limited-edition lottery is becoming one of the most anticipated whiskey releases of the year with over 11,000 people entering the draw for the latest Redbreast Dream Cask Oloroso Sherry. Only 924 bottles of the Spanish-influenced Irish whiskey are available globally to members of the brand’s private group, known as the Birdhouse. The liquid is a 29-year single pot distillation with notes of dried fruits, herbs, toasted oak and an aroma of liquorice, leather and nutmeg reminiscent of Andalusian bodegas.

More details at Red Breast Whiskey.

About the author

Michael Sonsino

As Junior Content Producer for Oracle Time, Michael needs an eye for detail, which makes it a good thing that his twin joys in life are miniatures and watches. While a relative newcomer to the magazine, he's nonetheless a lifelong fan of fine timepieces, especially those of a more historic nature - if it has a twist of Art Deco, all the better.

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