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

MB&F Legacy Machine 101 2021

MB&F LM101 2021

The MB&F Legacy Machines have some of the most outlandish and jaw dropping designs in haute horology. So, when the LM101 was launched, it was a bit of a surprise because it focused on the essentials of watchmaking (although not without MB&F’s signature flying components). Over the years, this more serious watch has garnered a growing following and now three new versions are set to grace discerning wrists. They feature larger subdials, a new flying balance wheel and new ‘NAC’ finishing.

CHF 49,000 (+ VAT), more details at MB&F.

Ferrari 812 Competizione / 812 Competizione A

Ferrari 812 Competizione and 812 Competizione A

Ferrari have launched two new cars based on the 812 Superfast: the 812 Competizione and 812 Competizione A. While the Competizione was somewhat expected, as the Superfast was due an update, the unveiling of its drop-top twin came as a surprise when they were both shown off on the manufacturer’s social media. Both Competiziones feature the same 6.5 litre, V12 engine as their predecessor, with a few alterations to improve its power-to- weight ratio and boost its overall performance, resulting in a max speed of over 210mph.

Price to be confirmed, limited to 999 models, more details at at Ferrari.

Cobra Rib Nautique Inboard

Cobra Ribs

Massive luxury yachts are all well and good, but what if you want to whip around on the waves on something a bit more sprightly? Cobra Ribs is a British boatmaker specialising in smaller vessels, with the Nautique range perfect for a day out on the water and the new Patronus yacht tender. Each boat is custom made with numerous options to choose from, allowing you to design the perfect rib for your needs – from family adventures to adrenaline thrills to full on utility.

POA, more details at Cobra Ribs.

Riley Studio Organic Cotton Workwear Jacket

Riley Studio Organic Cotton Workwear Jacket
Riley Studio Organic Cotton Workwear Jacket

In the fashion industry there has been a trend towards unisex and genderless designs, something which has been embraced by KHOEO’s Riley Studio. The studio uses neutral tones that appeal to everyone regardless of gender, such as greys, navy blues and a lovely sand colour. You can see here their Organic Cotton Workwear Jacket in sand, with its boxy cut that looks great alongside other gender-neutral styles like denim jeans. Highly practical and highly stylish.

£295, available at from Riley Studio.

Motorsport Tickets Belgian Grand Prix Road Trip Package

Motorsport Tickets Belgian Grand Prix Road Trip Package

The motorsport season is well and truly underway now albeit behind closed doors, but soon crowds will be filling the stands again. Motorsport Tickets is offering luxury, VIP packages to help you get back to spectating the sport you love in confidence. Their Belgian Grand Prix Road Trip Package includes a scenic drive through northern France and Belgium, as well as camping accommodation for a weekend of top F1 action. Other packages include a VIP McLaren F1 experience.

£380pp (Belgium package), available at Motor Sport Tickets.

Sentinel Aviation Personal Flying Experience

Sentinel Aviation Personal Flying Experience

With travel in 2021 starting to look possible, one of the most secure ways to get around is in a private jet. Sentinel Aviation will help you avoid crowded airports with a more personal flying experience, captained by Roland Dangerfield, a former British Army officer and experienced pilot. They’re committed to a COVID-safe flying experience both within the UK and internationally once that becomes a possibility. They offer direct flights to thousands of locations that fit around your schedule.

POA, more details at Sentinel Aviation.

Urbanista ‘Los Angeles’ Headphones

Urbanista 'Los Angeles' Headphones

Urbanista is a Swedish audio brand that has developed a pair of wireless headphones with a practically infinite playtime. The Los Angeles headphones integrate Powerfoyle advanced green technology into the headband, allowing them to be charged with solar power, both indoors and outside. One hour in the sun results in three hours of playtime, which changes to two hours in cloudy conditions, so you’ll never be without your tunes. On top of that, they’re noise cancelling for great audio quality.

£169, available at Urbanista.

Midleton Very Rare Silent Distillery Chapter Two

Midleton Very Rare Silent Distillery Chapter Two

Midleton has used the same waters from the Dungourney river in its premium Irish whiskey for nearly 200 years, including the new chapter of the Midleton Very Rare Silent Distillery Collection. The 46-year liquid is one of the oldest Irish whiskies in existence, passing through bourbon, sherry and port casks on its journey before finally maturing in a third-fill bourbon cask. It has a delicate fruity taste accompanied by gentle spices like anise and ginger, matched by the fruity scent on the nose, before finishing with an oak flavour.

£36,000, available at Midleton Very Rare Distillery.

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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