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.
Named for 10-time Isle Of Man TT champ Giacomo Agostini, this new track-only bike from Deus is based off an MV Agusta Brutal 800rr and loaded with race-specific custom components including an aluminum fuel tank, tubular subframe, Beringer hand controls, and a custom Öhlins rear shock. Sure looks fun.
LG’s new 38-inch monitor will be the world’s largest curved display—a 3840 x 1600 PS UltraWide QHD+ unit featuring 4K resolution. A USB-C port and two Bluetooth speakers are also built-in, making this the ultimate display for entertainment, gaming and, if you can find the time, work. Available September 2016.
The fenix Chronos smart watch is a standout because it offers a ton of tech function and clean, understated styling. Quite a feat. The 49MM steel case features a high-strength, scratch-resistant sapphire lens and offers Elevate heart rate technology, for monitoring without a chest strap. Sensors include GPS and GLONASS satellite reception, barometric altimeter & 3-axis compass. It also gives you advanced fitness & running metrics plus text, email & alert notifications.
The Parrot Disco Drone is a departure from the copter drone set-up instead offering a fixed-wing aircraft that flies at speeds of up to 50MPH for 45 minutes. It’s made of rugged foam and is powered by a single prop. There’s a 14 MP on board camera as well as FPV headset that uses your iPhone or Android device for a VR style viewing experience.
The 50s & 60s-inspired Swiss-Made Chronoliner from Breitling got a modern update with the release of the murdered-out Blacksteel model. The 46mm self-winding mechanical chrono is powered by a Breitling 24 movement and features a 24-hour dial as well as 1/4th second, 30 minute, & 12-hour sub-dials plus calendar.