We bring you a sample of the newest products being snapped up by the executive shopper.
Dolce & Gabbana has released its first men’s watch collection inspired by classic dress watches and high performance chronographs. The Dolce & Gabbana haute horlogerie watches reflect the brand’s world-renowned aesthetics. Elegant, refined and at times flamboyant, the watches have been designed by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana themselves. The movement on the other hand, is also in keeping with the brand’s research of the highest quality materials and know how, as they are engineered, constructed and assembled in Switzerland. Pieces in the debut collection contain 18 carat gold casings and straps as well as cut gems such as diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds.
The new F12 Berlinetta delivers high performance for a naturally aspirated 12-cylinder engine in terms of both power andrevs. It has a maximum horsepower of 720. while its specific power output is 118 CV/I, a record for this kind of engine. Responsiveness and strong pick-up are assured by a maximum torque of 690 Nm, 80% of which is already on tap at 2500 rpm.
The model is also high on effiency, as its fuel consumption and emissions have been slashed by 30% to 15 l/100 km and 250 g.km of CO2. Aesthetically, the F12 Berlinetta appears shorter, lower and narrower than the previous V12 Coupe.
The new Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 comes equipped with intuitive features and capabilities, to elevate creativity and productivity, such as side-by-side multi-tasking with the device’s Multiscreen feature on a 10.1-inch large screen. Users can use Multiscreen to browse the web on one half of the 10.1 inch display, and create detailed sketches or take notes on the other half using the accuracy and sensitivity of the S Pen. Samsung’s unique S Pen is optimized for the creation of personalised and expressive content in the most natural and intuitive way, including through a variety of S Note templates and productive tools; and Adobe’s premium creative application Photoshop Touch. Seamless multi-tasking, high-standard graphics, and blazing-fast performance without any lag are essential features of the GALAXY Note 10.1. The device also includes a 5-megapixel main camera and a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera.
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This striking folding knife from William Henry features an inlay of the natural wood from a Horse Chestnut tree planted byGeorge Washington. The two precision cut citrine gemstones are set into 18K carat gold bezels on the button lock and the knife guard. The blade is forged in Damascus steel with a wave pattern and coated in black tungsten carbide for superior wear resistance. Fittings and fasteners are custom fabricated from stainless steel and titanium.
For health enthusiasts looking to track their performance, these new offerings from Body Media come with some very cool interactive features. The Body Monitoring Armband with Bluetooth wireless technology can communicate directly with a SmartPhone app to provide real-time, up-to-the minute streams of information. Users can view their dashboard and see real-time caloric burn and activity data to evaluate how they are tracking against daily goals. The LINK Armband puts valuable health information at the users’ fingertips for an added motivation to stay on-track. This gadget works with an online tool and free downloadable apps, and is slightly smaller than the other armband products.
This unique leather case by Vaja has an exquisite top-stitch over the two tone accents and detailed craftsmanship. TheAgenda leather case (USD 220), designed for the new iPad, is a portfolio-style case with padded cover and hidden magnetic sleep-wake function. It opens horizontally, like a book, and features two landscape positions, a low-angle for typing and using the hidden magnetic stand for video viewing. The case also offers open access to all ports and controls. The case can be customised to over 32 colours.
Rimowa is now offering made to measure car luggage sets especially for BMW (5 series and 7 series), Audi (A6 and A8) as well as for Mercedes (E and S class).
Each of the exclusive sets is perfectly tailored to the standard empty car boot of these models. Just like a jigsaw puzzle, the famous aluminium cases with the grooves can be stowed in such a way that the volume of the car boot is used and filled out ideally.
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