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Aficionado (May ’17): On Our Radar… On Our Shopping List

Hublot Big Bang Depeche Mode

OUT WITH A BANG

The new Hublot Big Bang Depeche Mode Watch not only looks impressive – a ceramic knurled case is engraved with thousands of pyramids to quite spectacular effect – but it is also for a good cause, with proceeds going to Charity: Water, who are dedicated to providing clean drinking water for all. There’s really no excuse not to snap this one up.

hublot.com

Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay

Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay

WE’RE GOING TO IBIZA

You know summer is just around the corner when the new hotels start opening their doors, and we’re most excited by this one. Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay is billed as a luxury playground for grown-ups, and with its stunning seafront pools, restaurants, spa and boutique, we can see why.

nobuhotelibizabay.com

Aeromobil Flying Car

Aeromobil Flying Car

COME FLY WITH ME

Recently unveiled at Top Marques Monaco, the stunning flying car from AeroMobil is getting closer and closer to being for sale. As a car, it takes regular gasoline and fits in the tightest of parking spaces, and, as a plane, it needs a grass strip or paved surface to be just a few hundred metres long to take off. Door to door just took on a whole new meaning.

aeromobil.com

de Grisogono New Retro Skeleton Tourbillon

SPRING CLEAN

The clean, stripped-back aesthetic of the de Grisogono New Retro Skeleton Tourbillon belies the complexity at its heart. A gently curving movement allows for an elegant tourbillon, all contained neatly within a case crafted from sapphire crystal.

degrisogono.com

Hermès Cape Cod Shadow

FROM THE SHADOWS

The Hermès Cape Cod Shadow is the first all-black timepiece from the Maison, and, rather than appearing discongruous, the black DLC-treated case only serves to enhance its familiar silhouette.

hermes.com

Porter x Maehara Koei Umbrella

SINGING IN THE RAIN

How cool is this limited edition umbrella from luxury Japanese luggage specialists Porter? Created with Maehara Koei Shoten, it’s crafted from wood and silk and sports Porter’s distinctive flashes of orange.

porter-yoshida.com

Half-Giant’ Dunhill Lighter

OLD FLAME

A beautiful example of genuine craftsmanship, this ‘Half Giant’ Dunhill lighter, circa 1950, is not only a cool objet d’art but has also been recently serviced by Dunhill and comes with a guarantee, making it a most stylish accompaniment to the digestifs and cigars.

bentleyslondon.com

Patek Philippe Calatrava “Squelette”

BED OF ROSES

The Patek Philippe Calatrava “Squelette”, which marks the 40th anniversary of the self-winding caliber 240 movement, is the perfect showcase for the elegant driving force. The skeletonised Calatrava, while not new for the brand, has been revolutionised thanks to warm rose gold and detailed engravings.

patek.com

Jadis Thalie Turntable

SPIN CLASS

There is nothing superfluous on the Jadis Thalie turntable; it has been built with the absolute minimum number of parts. Indeed, there are only four rotating mechanical parts – and, with no electronic speed control, the result is stable, reliable and gives heavenly sound quality.

absolutesounds.com

About the author

Hannah Silver

Hannah is a luxury lifestyle journalist specialising in watches and jewellery. Immersing herself in timepieces, she complements her stints at Oracle Time with The Daily Telegraph’s beautiful watch publication, Telegraph Time.

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