The 51mm Emergency Night Mission watch from Breitling is the world’s first wristwatch with a dual-frequency personal locator beacon. For use in search & rescue missions, it uses an internal radio transmitter & antenna to send out a homing signal. It features another first-ever function: a personal locator that links with the International Cospas-Sarsat satellite system for triggered alerts. Its powered by Breitling’s SuperQuartz chronograph movement.
If you’ve currently got a robot cleaning your floors, you’ll like Kobi. It’s a modular, autonomous ’bot built to tackle mowing the lawn, mulching leaves & handling snow removal. It uses GPS to plot & remember its route while avoiding obstacles. When winter arrives, you can equip it with snow tires and drop it in the driveway where it will throw snow up to 40-feet.
With a lot of sportbikes you sacrifice comfort for performance and track-day styling. Not with the 2017 Ducati SuperSport. They took the 937cc Testastretta motor from the Hypermotard 939 & put it into a trellis frame, easing back the riding position for every day comfort. Power was also moved down in the rev range with mellower gearing. It features ABS & traction control, plus an adjustable Marzocchi fork, Brembo brakes & an Akropovic performance exhaust.
Swiss watchmaker Zenith partnered with Land Rover to create this new 42mm chronograph. The El Primero Range Rover Special Edition features a sleek, ceramic-coated aluminum case and the brand’s latest 400B El Primero movement, with a 50-hour power reserve. The movement is visible through a window in the case back, giving you a view of the power under the hood.
The luxury sports car maker Fisker has re-emerged after a few tumultuous years of reorganization. Now Chinese-owned & re-branded as Karma, the company is releasing their flagship Revero in 2017. It’s an updated version of the original Fisker Karma that features a refresh on the grill & is powered by a 260-horse turbocharged GM-built 4. Inside the dash an infotainment system has been totally re-designed & includes integrated CarPlay.
British watchmaker Christopher Ward partnered with craftsmen at Synergies Horlogères to develop their own Swiss made movement, the SH21. And that’s what powers the new 44mm C8 Power Reserve Chronometer. This stylishly understated chrono features a 2-layered dial with a non-reflective matte finish plus a seconds sub-dial and a power reserve sub-dial. The watch runs for up to 5 days on a charge. Straps are 22mm wide Tibor leather in camel, black, or brown.
The smallest of Airstream’s line of classic travel trailers, the re-designed Basecamp is light enough to tow with a mid-size SUV but packs everything you need for a road-bound adventure. It features a bathroom with a shower, a kitchen with stove & fridge, dining table, and a comfortable bed for 2. There are 8 windows & skylights plus a built-in sound system as well as a heating system that heats water & the cabin.
In celebration of 70 years in the innovation business, Sony has created a set of super high-end, high frequency headphones truly worthy of a “platinum” anniversary. The Z1R Signature Series features 70mm Magnesium dome drivers, neodymium magnets, aluminum diaphragms, and a headband made of beta titanium. Available in November.
When Joker blasted Batman’s Tumbler with an RPG in The Dark Knight, the Batpod auxiliary escape vehicle emerged from the wreckage. Now the actual Batpod used in the movie is going up for auction. Of course the cannons don’t work but everything else does. Built by the film’s special effects supervisor Chris Corbould, it features a completely custom chassis and is powered by a 750-cc Honda motor. Is it road legal? Does that even matter? Available September 27.
Pumping out 360-degrees of crystal-clear Bang & Olufsen sound, the BeoSound 2 is a free-standing wireless aluminum speaker tower that offers integrated access to Spotify, Deezer, QPlay and TuneIn and supports Bluetooth, AirPlay, Google Cast and DLNA wireless technologies. Intuitive touch control allows you to tap, turn, & swipe the device itself for controlling your soundtrack without your phone or other device. Available in October.