Shinola’s limited edition Muhammad Ali Center watch is the third timepiece in the Detroit-based brand’s Great Americans Series. Available in either 36 or 41MM sizes, it features a stainless steel case and an alligator strap with distinctive red backing. Each of the 400 watches will come in a custom hickory box with three rare Ali prints shot & signed by photographer Thomas Hoepker.
On the 50th anniversary of its release, Fiat’s 124 Spider will be reborn for 2017 in an all-new model. Built on the chassis of the new Mazda MX-5 Miata, the revived Spider features classic body lines and a leather-clad interior. It’s rear-wheel drive & powered by a 1.4-liter, 160-horse 4 & your choice of a 6-speed manual or automatic tranny.
In brutal contrast to the wave of round & retro-revival bikes being released at the EICMA show this week, Yamaha has just unveiled a futuristic 1-liter cruiser called the MT-10. Its 998cc four-cylinder cross-plane engine delivers massive low-to-mid-range torque. It features re-designed intake, exhaust and fueling systems as well as 3-mode traction control.
A fully-certified lightweight plane designed for personal use, the Valkyrie from Cobalt Aircraft travels at speeds up to 300MPH with a capacity for up to 5 adults & their luggage. In addition to a thoroughly modern design, the Valkyrie also offers an optional emergency parachute that will gently lower the aircraft to the ground in the event of a catastrophic failure.
Winding your watch is right up there with watching paint dry or grass grow but with this new watch winder from Bernard Favre, the process takes on a hypnotic visual effect by gently spinning & twirling your timepiece in its gyroscopic display cradle featuring a 120-hour battery.
By day, it’s a handsome, 8-person dining table but whenever the urge arises, it quickly converts to a full-size ping pong table. Designed & made in Denmark.
Tag Heuer’s new Android Wear connected timepiece features a robust 46mm case made of titanium and a transflective display that’s easy to read in direct sunlight. The Intel-powered smarts include email, app & phone notifications, & activity tracking, as well as bluetooth, wi-fi, and a mic for voice controls.
A sort of sideways, not-as-dopey-looking Segway, the Onewheel is a skate/surf/snowboard-like electric ride that goes 15MPH. Dynamic stabilization provides easy lean & go control and smooth turnability. The range is 6-7 miles with a 20-minute recharge time.
This Italian-made soft leather carryall zips open from end-to-end for instant access to everything. Inside there are 2 canvas twill pockets. Carry it with the adjustable shoulder strap or the leather handles.
The Beast is an e-bike with the rugged features of an ATV that’s built for off-road detours yet still totally legal for street use. Several battery/motor/trim options are available with top speeds ranging from 15-30MPH and distance ranges from 15-18 mi. on a full charge. The Beast also offers a backup solar charging panel.