1. RULE THE ROOST
Chinese New Year inevitably means a plethora of themed releases, but our favourite ode to the rooster this year is the very special Harry Winston Premier Rooster Automatic: the enameller’s work has brought the rooster to life.
2. SNOW WONDER
If you’re still tempted by the thought of a skiing break, it’s not too late. The Discerning Collection has signed up several beautiful chalets across the French Alps, and there’s some unmissable trips happening in March. What are you waiting for?
3. DRIVE OF YOUR LIFE
The Pagani Huayra Roadster is the ultimate hypercar. Boasting a unit built specially for it – the Mercedes-AMG’s ‘M158’ V12 is an insane piece of equipment – and with the added boost of a pair of turbos bolted firmly on, it produces 760bhp and astoundingly, more than 737lb ft of torque.
4. MAN OF STEEL
The new Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Horograph embodies perfect simplicity. Don’t let the clean design fool you – the case, while muted, is crafted from tough bead blasted stainless steel for a sleek, sharp finish.
5. KING RALPH
Ralph Lauren’s Automotive Double Tourbillon is genuinely one of the most beautiful watches we’ve seen this year. Inspired by Ralph Lauren’s own 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe, it’s technically complicated without going overboard. The amboynaburl (the hardwood on the bezel) adds a pleasing warmth.
6. PIECE BE WITH YOU
Vintage gets a modern makeover in this stunning ring from Simon Wright Jewellery, where thoughtful, vintage-inspired detailing – we love the milgrain edging and two small leaf shapes set with diamonds – make for classic touches. When combined with a modern Asscher cut white diamond, surrounded by more glittering brilliant cut white diamonds, the effect is marvellously contemporary.
7. A CLOSE SHAVE
Greek designer Minas trained as a goldsmith and worked extensively with Georg Jensen before launching his own designs. This luxuriously sleek, silver shaving kit is more a sculpture than a humdrum everyday item.
8. CAFFEINE HIT
The Aviatore Veloce Turbojet 100 Coffee Machine is the military jet engine of coffee makers. Constructed from aviation-grade aluminium alloy, it’s probably not necessary to point out that design and materials are both inspired by aerospace.
9. LISTEN UP
Simaudio’s Moon Neo Ace all-in-one music player is everything you’ll ever need, wrapped up in a stylish coat. Just add a pair of speakers and an internet connection to the integrated amplifier and streaming DAC music player and you’re good to go.