To give a unique gift to a unique man, one trusts the team Vertu and the New Signature Touch Clous de Paris Anthracite Alligator. It has a crisp, geometric design, and comes with the British brand’s concierge service, a personalised selection of exclusive privileges and unrestricted access to elite events.
It’s rather an understatement to say that France’s King Louis XV was a scent connoisseur. Under his rule, the Palace de Versailles became known as the “perfumed court” – royal fountains were fragranced and his apartments were filled with a different scent each day. The king’s exacting taste is the inspiration behind Parfums de Marly, a French Brand founded in 2009. Its latest launch, Layton – which combines fruity top notes with a spicy base of sandalwood and cardamom – would undoubtedly get the royal seal of approval.
And if you offered to the spirits enthusiasts a Cognac worthy of the name re-decorated in Dandy’s style? Cuvée Château Fontpinot X.O of the House of Cognac Frapin comes with a canister in leather and a coordinated card holder for the finest person. Very popular, it intoxicates with its complex fine and persistent bouquet. Ideal to enjoy with chocolate or ewe cheese, it gives off sweet aromas of candied fruit, port, vanilla, hawthorn and wild flowers. A must for foodies!
To the somewhat elementary design of the Apple Watch, one prefers a much more elegant and masculine model signed by Frederique Constant, Swiss watch manufacturer that needs no introduction. The ‘Horological Smartwatch’ is a real ‘must-have’ both classic and cutting edge technology. Connected to all applications Iphone and Android, it offers the incredible luxury of autonomy of two years, with no battery to recharge!
As if further proof were needed of Miami’s cool credentials, the city is home to one of the hippest accessory labels. Founded in 2008 by creative director Michael Saiger, Miansai stated with a single bracelet. Since then, Saiger has extended his collection of relaxed but impeccably crafted nautical-inspired accessories featuring rope, leather and anchor-shaped fastenings
The Macallan offers at the top of the tree The Macallan Rare Cask, part of the 1824 range (named for the year The Macallan was founded). A selection from less than 1 per cent of the distillery’s maturing casks – seasoned to exact specifications, and many from sherry bodegas no longer in existence – it is the most diverse and complex of the Macallan whiskies. The resultant flavours range from the rich ensemble of raisin, vanilla and apple to the spicy notes of ginger, nutmeg and clove.
Model-car racing has gone up several gears with the Anki Overdrive. Founded in 2010, the robotics brand has created a world of battle racing using technology once reserved for research labs. Gamers can construct their own tracks, and model supercars (with built-in artificial intelligence, a camera and a 50MHz computer) are controlled via the user’s smartphone. Up to four players can enjoy games such as Time Trial and King of the Hill. Fasten your seatbelt.