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Looking to Buy a Mattress Online? Saatva’s Fall Sale Is Still Going

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Buying a new mattress, especially online, can be a tricky endeavor. Trying to gauge the comfort and quality of the mattress sight unseen can be next to impossible, but when it comes to buying something you spend a third of your life on, you want it to be a sure thing. Well, if you are ready to bite the bullet and shop online for a mattress, we know a brand that is pretty much a sure thing: Saatva. Right now, Saatva is running its Feels Like Fall sale, offering $200 off a mattress purchase over $925 through October 25.

Saatva takes the sting out of buying online with its exceptional service and high-quality product. It offers white glove delivery for all of its mattresses, has 24/7 customer support, a long at-home trial (which is a must) and can help you finance your mattress if need be. The brand is most known for its Saatva Classic Mattress, a memory foam/spring hybrid that’s our pick for best mattress, but also has a handful of other options if you want something else.

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Five of Snow Peak’s Sleek, Minimalist Insulated Water Bottles are on Sale Right Now

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Founded in Japan back in 1958, Snow Peak is a longtime staple of the outdoor industry, especially for lovers of understated design, specializing in everything from high-end camping tents to fishing-focused apparel and more. Right now, however, a selection of their handy and, frankly, beautiful insulated bottles are on sale.

The trio of styles, of which two are available in a duo of size options, vary slightly in style and purpose, but they all have a few features in common. This includes things like vacuum-insulated stainless steel constructions, the ability to maintain drink temperatures (be that hot or cold) for up to six hours, and the brand’s signature Japanese-inspired minimalist styling. Choose from the angular, coffee-focused Tsuzumi Bottle ($70); the aptly-named, retro Milk Bottle ($70-$75); and the ultra-sleek Kanpai Bottle ($70-$80). Whichever you choose, you’ll be getting 15 percent off.

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Toyota Leak Suggests a Mysterious Fancy New Tundra Is Coming

Maybe you heard by now, but Toyota just launched the all-new 2022 Tundra. We drove the full-size pickup in San Antonio — and we loved it. It’s a revelation compared to the previous generation, which went into production back in 2006. It’s on the cutting edge, with a new high-performance V6 hybrid powertrain. Claiming the Tundra outdoes the Ford F-150 would be going too far, but it’s now definitively competitive with the best trucks of the full-size set.

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One thing that seemed missing from the Tundra lineup presented to us, though: a full-bore, $70,000-ish super-luxury trim like the ones offered by Ford, Ram and GMC. Toyota seemed content to top out the Tundra with the off-road-focused TRD Pro. But according to a Reddit leak uncovered by Pickup Truck + SUV Talk, a new luxury flagship Tundra may be en route very soon.

The image in the leak shows a 2022 Tundra with “Capstone” badging on it. Other reports have noted that Capstone will be the Tundra’s luxury trim. A capstone is a large flat stone that sits on top of the other stones, making it a fitting name for the top-level trim. The chrome screams “luxury trim,” and the truck has the Tundra’s hybrid powertrain, which will only be available on the higher trim levels.

Toyota gave Pickup Truck + SUV Talk a simple “no commentabout the Capstone photo. One could read that as an implicit confirmation that the photograph is legitimate and the truck is happening. There’s no reason for Toyota to let that story float if they aren’t going to do it.

Why would Toyota not reveal the Capstone trim at the launch? Well, Toyota has time. The Tundra does not go into production until December. Hybrid Tundras won’t arrive until spring 2022. Toyota has not announced pricing yet, and the truck’s online configurator isn’t live yet. One could see Toyota reserving the Capstone trim for a later reveal, to buy the Tundra another news cycle’s worth of exposure.

A less strategic possibility is that Toyota may not have had a Capstone truck finished and ready to show us yet. There’s a chip shortage, and supplier issues are rampant; Toyota had very few hybrids available at the media launch. A Capstone pre-production model may simply have been too hard to source.

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This Automotive-Inspired Watch Will Pair with Anything in Your Wardrobe

  • Brand: NOMOS Glashütte
  • Product: Autobahn Neomatik 41 Date Midnight Blue
  • Price: $4,800
  • From: nomos-glashuette.com

      In most cases, products that attempt to elicit feelings of sitting behind the wheel of a classically designed automobile fall short in doing so. Fortunately, that couldn’t be farther from the truth when it comes to the NOMOS Autobahn Neomatik 41 Date. One glance at the watch’s Midnight Blue dial is enough to send visions of rapidly rising speedometers and tachymeters through your head. At this point, you’d be forgiven for thinking this watch was solely an homage to the automobile — but you’d be wrong. We spent a week with the Autobahn Neomatik 41 Date, and can say with certainty that it’s so much more.

      From the Brand

      “The moon and stars are shining, as are the streetlights — and the superluminova on this watch. The elongated date window and the flowing curve of the dial are entirely new. The color of this Autobahn watch is obvious: midnight blue. Can a wristwatch give you confidence? It certainly can.”

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      What We Like

      NOMOS is known for crafting watches with a distinctive Bauhaus style, and this defining characteristic is something we adore. Like the other NOMOS watches we’ve spent time with, the Autobahn Neomatik 41 Date exhibits incredible attention to detail, considered construction and functionality as well as a handful of unique touches that make it undeniably NOMOS.

      You’d be hard-pressed not to immediately notice the sweeping superluminova semicircle inset from the indices. In subdued lighting, it glows a bright blue hue — allowing the time to be read quite easily between the hours of 8 PM and 4 AM (when you most likely have less available light to read your watch.

      In addition to the superluminova, the expanded date window is a dial accent that sets the Autobahn Neomatik 41 Date apart. Not only is it unique in that it displays both the calendar date and the days that follow and precede it, but it’s also much further to the outside of the dial, in comparison to other watches. NOMOS attributes this to the new construction of the Neomatik calibre that the watch runs on (an in-house DUW 6101 automatic with a 42-hour power reserve). Our tester found it easiest to set the expanded date window with the current date in the center position, but also noted that one could easily set it as left-justified or right-justified if that suited their preferences.

      But it’s not just what’s on the dial that’s worthy of mention. The dial itself also warrants examination. As it reaches the case at the edges, the dial slopes upward gently. It calls to mind enamel gauge clusters of classic British sports cars, and also adds depth and dimension to the face of the watch. It’s enjoyable to look at as you glance down to check the time, and also showcases NOMOS’s ability to execute unique and intricate designs with its dials.

      The automotive influence also extends to the second and minute hands, where a racing-inspired red color dots the tip of the minute hand and covers the entirety of the sub-seconds hand (this red is also echoed in the “neomatik” splashed under the manufacture’s nameplate).

      We’d be remiss if we didn’t also mention the strap the Autobahn comes on. Where many manufactures pay little attention to the arena, NOMOS extends its design expertise and attention to detail to the textile strap. It’s made exclusively for NOMOS in France, and is supremely comfortable.

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      Who It’s For

      Though the watch is inspired by the world of classic automobiles, you need not be a “petrolhead” to enjoy it. Like each of NOMOS’s other timepieces, the Autobahn Neomatik 41 Date is understated and elegant. It pairs with cuffed denim, a t-shit and sneakers as well as it does with a sleek grey suit and shell cordovan oxfords. And therein lies its beauty — it could well be the perfect watch for 2021 and beyond, where versatility and flexibility are paramount.

      Verdict

      NOMOS posits that the Autobahn Neomatik 41 Date can inspire confidence, and we’d have to agree. There is a certain air that comes with knowing you have a timepiece on your wrist that’s so unique. In testing, we got more than a few comments from curious onlookers in the vein of “What kind of watch is that?” It’s a great feeling, and one that alone justifies the watch’s price tag. But beyond anything else, the key takeaway with the Autobahn Neomatik 41 Date is that it’s incredibly refined, and could find a home on the wrist of anyone who appreciates design and attention to detail.

      Price: $4,800

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This Flannel Will Be Your Go-To This Fall

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Mizzen+Main City Flannel

When we think of our fall wardrobe, a durable comfortable flannel is what comes to mind. The classic shirt is the staple of cooler weather and can be worn to the office or for your weekend adventures. Mizzen+Main has taken the traditional flannel and upgraded it to work even better for you. The result is the City Flannel, which will keep you warm — but not too warm— while you are brunching in the city or sitting around the campfire this season.


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Considered Details

This flannel is lightweight, stretchy, soft and full of innovation. With a soft hand-feel, this flannel delivers on elevated comfort. The weight of the fabric is perfect for layering so you can add on your favorite sweater or fleece on cooler days.

Perfect Fit

The City Flannel is built to carry you through your day — be it casual or business casual. It comes in two fits, trim and classic, and offers darts in the back to eliminate the baggy look, a chest pocket and a button-down collar to keep you looking crisp.

Innovative

Made with lightweight fabric and stretch, this shirt keeps you comfortable while looking sharp and refined. Plus, it’s breathable, moisture-wicking and wrinkle-resistant so it can handle a day full of activities.


Price: $125

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MI6 Should Tell Q To Develop The Harrison Bond Defender Concept For 007

The 007 franchise is responsible for elevating the status of certain brands. Consumers consider the quality and performance of products under these labels as the embodiment of awesome. Matteo Gentile is clearly a fan of the legendary spy as he shares his take on an iconic overlanding machine. He calls it the Bond Defender and we think it fits the bill.

Although we normally associate Aston Martin as agent 007’s marque of choice, he might occasionally require an off-road-ready ride. As we can glean from the movies, his assignments may take him beyond urban locations. With that in mind, Land Rover’s SUV should exceed all expectations.

With “No Time to Die” garnering rave reviews despite production delays pushing back its premiere, people are craving for more. The donor vehicle for this digital creation is definitely from the esteemed British marque, but the Bond Defender bears a different maker.

Oddly enough, Gentile envisions that it’s from Harrison – a badge too obscure even for hardcore gearheads. Anyway, the name already clues us in just like how the exterior design gives it away. The headlights and the grille show influences from vintage models.

Meanwhile, the rest of the exterior resembles the more modern outlines. Angular surfaces of its body strike an imposing figure especially when there is minimal illumination. Instead of run-flat tires, the Bond Defender explores the benefits of cutting-edge technology. All four wheels are shod in chunky airless all-terrain rubber.

Overall, The Harrison Bond Defender deserves to be in the hands of 007. Perhaps when they finally cast someone to fill the role after Daniel Craig’s departure, the studio will consider this concept’s inclusion. We’re all eager to see something fresh when they announce the series’ next installment.

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Can a New Automatic Suspension System Turn You Into a Mountain Bike Pro?

After testing a plethora of bikes over the past few years, I’ve come to identify two unassailable truths.

First, rapid advancements in technology rarely fail in the long run, even if they roll out with early flaws.

Second, and somewhat counter to the first truth, the primary goal of next-gen bike tech is to remove complexity, not add to it. Improvements should bring you closer to the trail, not complicate the whole riding thing.

Fortunately, these are the guiding principles of Flight Attendant, the new automatic front and rear suspension system from RockShox. Less thinking about your suspension and in turn, more fun on the bike. Instead of stopping to adjust your suspension manually, Flight Attendant does it for you, and much faster than you could adjust it, too.

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Flight Attendant is a battery-powered system with three sensor groups — one in the rear shock, one in the fork, and one in the crank — two electronic actuators and a clever algorithm that adjusts the travel in your suspension, real-time. Because most trails have sections of rolling, varied terrain, Flight Attendant is useful for just about anyone. The system works fast, analyzing both the trail and your riding to adjust in just 5 milliseconds. Without any input from you, you are pedaling more easily, riding more efficiently and having more fun.

How It Works

Flight Attendant automatically selects one of three modes — open, pedal and firm — to fit the terrain you’re riding. It makes the suspension firm for climbs and opens it up for descents and rough trails, doing so more often than any rider could manage manually. Switching modes isn’t instantaneous, but it’s damn close, often less than one pedal rotation. The secret sauce to Flight Attendant is the complex calculations that go into these adjustments, which RockShox says took thousands of hours to develop. It does not change the damping and spring rate of the fork and shock, just the travel.

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What We Like

Setting up Flight Attendant was much easier than expected. You set sag and damping like you would any other bike, do a quick two-step calibration through the AXS app, and then go hit the trails. It kicks in automatically when it senses movement and will turn off after a few minutes of sitting still.

When riding, Flight Attendant is incredibly intuitive. After a ride or two, I almost forgot it was there (other than the constant buzz, which I’ll discuss below). It’s especially useful for beginner and intermediate riders, who are still getting the hang of medium and long travel bikes. Flight Attendant uses the same batteries as the RockShox/SRAM dropper post and derailleur and adds only two-thirds of a pound to the overall weight, including fork, shock, pedal sensors, and batteries — a small weight penalty for such advanced technology.

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If the batteries do run out, the bike will default to the open mode. RockShox claims the fork will last from 20 to 30 hours, the Shock from 30 to 40, and the pedal sensor for 200 hours. We suggest bringing a spare battery, just in case one of the four on the bike goes dead. Riders can switch Flight Attendant off and toggle modes manually via handlebar controls or buttons on the fork. Further personalization can be dialed in through the AXS app.

Watch Out For

For the initial rollout, Flight Attendant is only available in full-suspension bikes with specific RockShox forks (Pike, Lyrik and ZEB). Furthermore, you can only get Flight Attendant by buying a bike already equipped with the system. Currently, there are just six bikes from four brands available — Canyon, Specialized, Trek and YT — and the cheapest price for any of these bikes is a whopping $9,500.

The small silver lining to the steep price tag is that you don’t need mounting hardware or specific knowledge to install the system. There are no current plans to offer upgrade kits for existing RockShox suspensions, though this may change. RockShox didn’t release specific prices for Flight Attendant, saying that’s the discretion of the brands themselves. However, comparing the analog version of the bikes to the new Flight Attendant models, it looks to be $2,000 or more.

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It may sound petty, but the buzzing sound of the adjustments was a big annoyance while testing the bike, especially when riding solo. It’s the same sound as an AXS derailleur, but much closer to your ears and therefore much more audible. It’s especially noticeable on rolling terrain, when the bike is adjusting frequently. On a semi-related note, I found it pretty easy to remember to charge the batteries (mostly because there are four of them, so how could you not?), but I do wish that there was just one charger — or some sort of wireless charging — for all four.

Is It Unique?

Yes and no. Two years ago, Fox released Live Valve, the first automatic suspension system. Flight Attendant is the response to Live Valve, taking that idea and building on it. Live Valve is wired; Flight Attendant is wireless. Live Valve has two modes; Flight Attendant has three. Live Valve requires brands to custom-design frames around sensors; Flight Attendant does not require any customization. So Flight Attendant should be able to roll out on many more bikes, eventually.

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Compared to its predecessor, Flight Attendant is a clear step forward, taking in data from the rider which makes it predictive, not just reactive. When Flight Attendant senses rough terrain, the system will allow the fork and shock full travel and when it senses a smooth trail or climb, it’ll tighten it up for efficiency. It’s smart enough to adjust for the small stuff too, like shifting weight, a tilt in the bike, and the pressure you put on the pedals. And if the battery-powered system runs out of juice, the fact that it defaults to open means you’ll never have to navigate some terrifyingly steep descent with the equivalent of no suspension.

Verdict

For those with deep pocket books, it’s a no-brainer. The system is refined out of the gate, the difference is immediately noticeable, and it will help any rider be more efficient. With the system on, the bike is impressively responsive to the type of terrain, helping you focus on the trail. Presumably, this integration will only get better, as RockShox claims the system will learn about your style after hours in the saddle, feeding this info back into the database. All that said, it would be a stretch to call Flight Attendant absolutely necessary for all riders — and even if it was, it’ll be years before the masses can get a bike with it. So if you’ve already got a bike you love, it is safe and appropriate to say… stay tuned.

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The Tiny iPad Should Be the Go-To iPad. Here’s Why

There’s a simple reason why the 10.2-inch iPad — known simply as “iPad” — is Apple’s most popular tablet: it’s less expensive than all the rest. Apple sells it for just $329 but schools and students can buy it for even less.

Despite its popularity, however, it’s not the entry-level iPad most people should buy. That honor falls on Apple’s new iPad Mini, a tablet I’ve been testing since its launch in mid-September.

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iPad Mini (2021)

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Credit where it’s due, of course. Apple’s starter iPad a perfectly good tablet for people who just want to stream movies and shows, check email and casually browse the web. But it looks, feels and works like an iPad from yesteryear.

Apple used the tried-and-true tactic of sticking updated guts (new processor, new front-facing camera and double the base storage) in an old design, meaning the iPad is bound by old technologies, like Lightning charging, a Home button and large bezels and compatibility with the first-generation Apple Pencil. None of that is very exciting.

The iPad Mini flips the script by adopting the new-age design of Apple’s more expensive tablets — squared-off sides, flat edges, slimmer bezels, a display that takes up most of its front, and support for USB-C charging. Despite its size, it has basically the same look, feel and feature-set as the 2020 iPad Air. Now, that is exciting.

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The new iPad Mini’s stereo speakers on either side of its display means that shows, movies and everything sounds better than the entry-level iPad — if you’re not wearing headphones.

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Every iPad model that Apple sells these days has support for an Apple Pencil. But if you desire to draw — and draw seriously — then the iPad mini is where you want to start. Not only does it support Apple’s second-generation stylus (which is better in pretty much every way), but it works in tandem with the iPad mini’s Liquid Retina display so that it feels like you’re actually drawing on the surface. On the 10.2-inch iPad’s regular (non-Liquid) Retina display, it shows a slight separation between the tip of your first-generation Apple Pencil and what you’re drawing. It’s subtle, but definitely noticeable.

The iPad Mini flips the script by adopting the new-age design of Apple’s more expensive tablets.

If you watch a lot of videos or listen to music, then the iPad Mini remains a better bet. It has a true stereo speaker system with left and right channel speakers on either side of its display (but only in landscape mode), whereas the cheaper 10.2-inch iPad only has one speaker. This makes a big difference in sound quality, whether you’re watching YouTube videos or playing a mobile game on Apple Arcade, if you’re not listening to headphones.

Then there’s the size of the iPad Mini, which isn’t just adorable but feels really nice in your hands. Compared to previous generations of the iPad Mini, the screen of the new model is bigger (8.3-inches versus 7.9-inches), so you get a lot more screen in a small space. Think of it as a bigger, cheaper iPhone.

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The 2021 iPad Mini is roughly the same size as the 2021 iPad mini, but it’s radically different design allows for a bigger screen that takes up more of the front of the tablet.

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The main downside to the new iPad Mini (as it relates to the 2020 iPad Air) is that you’re not going to use it like a computer. It’s too small to be compatible with Apple’s fancy Magic Keyboard ($329), which has the same great keyboard as the new MacBooks, and there just aren’t very many great keyboards that work with it.

It also costs $499. That’s not a significant leap from the iPad’s $329 sticker price, but it’s no small bump, either.

The new iPad Mini sits smack-dab in the middle of Apple’s lineup. It’s not as affordable or outdated as the 10.2-inch iPad. It’s not as fancy or expensive as the most recent iPad Air and iPad Pros. And it’s not as big any as any of them. But it packs a lot of punch in that small body, making it a great iPad for, well, just about everybody.

And because the Mini has a modern design and latest chipset, you know Apple will support it with software updates for years and years to come.

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Vans Steps into Winter with Gore-Tex EXO MTE-3 Boot

The latest in all-terrain, all-weather footwear from Vans’ Ultrarange lineup is the EXO MTE-3. Designed for all sorts of outdoor winter play, the mid-top boot features waterproof & breathable Gore-Tex combined with 3M Thinsulate for warmth with a rugged, multi-layered upper and a gnarly, high-traction outsole. Available now.

Travel Lite with New Bellroy Bags

Utilizing a diamond ripstop fabric made from 100% recycled PET, that’s also three times lighter than standard nylon, Australian carry brand Bellroy merges lightweight design with sustainability in its leather-free Lite collection of bags. Smart & streamlined, the collection includes a 7-liter sling, a 15-liter tote, 20-liter daypack, and a 30-liter duffel. Choose black or white.

The Best Early Black Friday TV Deals to Shop Now

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Although Black Friday, undoubtedly the biggest shopping event of the year, is still several weeks away, numerous retailers are already offering some exceptional discounts — in this case, on an array of top-of-the-line televisions. And that makes this the perfect opportunity to upgrade your home theater setup so you and your close friends and family can better enjoy all those sports, movies, shows, and whatever else you might want to watch throughout the upcoming holiday season.

With numerous Black Friday deals already unveiled and significant shipping delays and supply chain issues expected, it’s never been more important to consider getting your holiday shopping out of the way early.



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Today in Gear: All the Product News Worth Your Time

With all the tech announcements of the last couple of days, it’s easy to get swept away with all the new product information — much less any teases or rumors. Speaking of tech rumors, Facebook reportedly has plans to change its name, pulling a similar move Google made back in 2015, folding all of its properties (including Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Oculus) under a single entity. Whether this has been long in the works and tied to Facebook’s stated desires to expand into a “metaverse” or simply a way for Zuckerberg to dodge the latest crop of public criticism is still up for debate. While we keep on an eye on how that situation develops, we’re keeping an eye on today’s best product news, including a safe “soap” for your smartphone, IWC’s updated Perpetual Calendar watch and the only coffee machine you’ll need on your counter. This is Today in Gear.

Today in Gear is our daily roundup of all the latest product announcements, drops and news. Want your question featured in our weekly “Ask an Expert” column? Send your most pressing product questions to tig@gearpatrol.com.

When it comes to coffee, the JURA Z10 is the only machine you’ll need.

Designed to make everything from a double shot of espresso to a trendy flat white, the Z10 merges several cutting-edge JURA technologies for a top-tier brew. From the proprietary Product Recognizing Grinder to JURA’s eighth-generation brewing unit and Cold Extraction Process, hot or cold brew, the JURA Z10 is the only coffee machine you’ll need on your countertop.

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Disinfect your tech without touching soap or water thanks to the SurfaceSoap UV wand.

We all get it: In a time where sanitization has never been more front-and-center, it’s strangely easy to overlook how contaminated our tech — especially our computers and smartphones — can be. PhoneSoap’s all-new SurfaceSoap UV wand is a portable sanitization tool that kills 99.9 percent of bacteria and viruses faster than a wipe. Using the power of UV light, all it takes is the wave of a wand to sanitize nearly any surface.

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Rose Delights expands from CBD and THC gummies into a full-on workwear line.

Rose Delights is one of the most creative brands in the CBD and THC space, often tapping chefs and designers to create equally creative flavor profiles and packaging. The cult-favorite brand recently launched “Grow Clothes”, a line of sustainably-minded workwear that’s designed for mobility while gardening. With fabric sourced from a premium waxed cotton manufacturer in the UK, this is looking like a lot more than just a side project.

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Leave your Apple Watch at home: Falling in love with IWC’s Big Pilot’s Perpetual Calendar watch.

IWC’s newly unveiled Big Pilot’s Perpetual Calendar watch reminds us that calendar watches are the original “smart watches.” Aesthetically speaking, we love the green dial and sleek ceratanium case, but with a 168-hour power reserve and day, date, month, year and perpetual moon phase subdials, we love all of the functionality this piece brings to the table at just a glance.

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Bring a Herman Miller piece into your home (for a lot less than you think).

Let’s get this out of the way, admittedly, we’re not talking Herman Miller furniture per se. However, these archival posters add a punch of world-class design into any room — and certainly at a fraction of the price of an Eames Chair. Spanning artwork from 1949 to 1979, the collection of posters features designs from George Nelson & Associates, Armin Hofmann, Phillip Mitchell, Steve Frykholm, Irving Harper and Linda Powell. The collection lands on October 26.

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Alienware Launches Re-Designed Aurora Gaming PC

Marking 25 years dedicated to gaming, the Dell-owned Alienware brand has just re-launched its Aurora desktop PC. Details about its hardware and capabilities have yet to be released but we do know it features the same organic alien form factor while boasting more than 50-liters of internal capacity. Custom motherboard, quieter & faster than its predecessor. There are 8 light-up zones & a transparent window to view its inner workings. Rumors of DDR5 and PCIe 5 support have also been floated. Available in November.

Upgrade Your Home Decor with These $100 Prints

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If you’ve been on the hunt for museum-quality photo prints but don’t want to empty your wallet on the purchase, now is your chance to get some beautiful art for a deal at Magnum Photos. During the store’s Square Print Sale, you can get a 6 x 6-inch print for $100, plus you have it framed for an extra $100.

There are dozens of options to choose from, including landscapes and cityscapes, plus portraits of Muhammed Ali, Paul McCartney and more. A deal this steep is super rare; many of the photos on Magnum’s site go for thousands of dollars. Whether you’re looking to spruce up your own space or need a gift for your art-loving friend this holiday season, you will find what you need during this sale. Be sure to shop soon, though, this deal only lasts through October 24.

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Magnum Square Print – Peter Marlow

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Magnum Square Print – Mitch Epstein

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Magnum Square Print – Bob Gruen

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Apple’s New MagSafe Charger Packs Plenty of Power — And Nostalgia

Longtime MacBook users will recognize a familiar feature on Apple’s newly announced 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros. The two high-end laptops are decked out with a wide variety of ports, a function row of physical keys and — drumroll — a new MagSafe power connector Apple calls MagSafe 3.

MagSafe was a mainstay on all MacBooks that Apple produced from 2006 to 2016. Users loved the snapping sound it made when it magnetized to their laptop, not to mention its ability to quick release when somebody tripped over the cable — that way the cable wouldn’t pull the laptop to the floor with it. Fortunately, MagSafe 3 looks and works basically identical to the old MagSafe.

The new MacBook Pros can still charge via their USB-C charging ports just like their predecessors, but there is a big advantage to charging over MagSafe 3: it’s faster.

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Apple’s new MagSafe 3 charging cable is required to fast-charge the new MacBook Pros to their full potential. Apple sells it for $49.

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Apple hasn’t detailed the exact differences in charging speeds when using USB-C (Thunderbolt 4) compared to MagSafe 3 just yet, but it has said that using the MagSafe connector is faster. It will be able to juice the new MacBook Pros from zero to 50 percent battery in just 30 minutes.

The catch with these fast charging speeds over MagSafe 3 is that you have to use the USB-C power adapter (or one that’s more powerful) that Apple includes in the box. The 14-inch MacBook Pro comes with either a 67-watt (for the M1 Pro with 8-core CPU model) or 96-watt power adapter (for the other M1 Pro or M1 Max models), while the 16-inch MacBook Pro requires you to use Apple’s brand new 140-watt USB-C power adapter, which happens to be the most powerful adapter that it has ever made.

The new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros start at $1,999 and $2,499 and will be available on Tuesday (October 26), but you can preorder them now from Apple’s website.

Click here to read about why Apple ultimately chose to make the new MacBooks bigger and heavier.

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Baracuta’s Classic G9 Harrington Jacket Is Seriously Discounted

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Classics stay classic and the Harrington jacket has been firmly cemented into the pantheon of iconic garments thanks to the likes of Steve McQueen and Daniel Craig — and like any classic, it’s spawned countless imitations.

Now, you can zip up the storied jacket for a steal from the brand that invented it. The G9 jacket features a lightweight poplin shell lined with Baracuta’s signature cotton plaid and comes with a convertible collar and flap hand pockets to keep your hands and your goods tucked safely. It’s a serious deal at 30 percent off, just use code SAVEMORE to get the discount on all four colors.

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The Best Parkas for Men

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When winter’s temperatures settle into the biting sub-zeroes, your best option for staying warm is the iconic arctic parka. Today’s iterations draw from mid-century military designs, placing equal weight on function and warmth, but utilize modern waterproofing and wind-proofing innovations. Met with down fill and an optional fur hood lining, cold weather doesn’t stand a chance.

On top of its functionality, the parka is an easy design to incorporate into any wardrobe, complementing a wide range of different aesthetics. In the case of cold-weather outerwear, the aphorism “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” readily applies, and the parka is still the best. Shop a few of our favorites below.

Parkas for Men

our pick

Eco Nordic Field Parka

J.Crew is no technical outerwear company by any stretch of the imagination. It did, however, make a pretty damn nice parka. The Eco Nordic Field Parka is constructed from hard-wearing Econyl (regenerated nylon waste), filled with eco-friendly Primaloft and finished with a faux fur trim (that’s just as warm). Plus, it’s water repellent. 

an upgrade

Batten-Down Parka

Battenwear

This 70s-inspired parka from Battenwear — fittingly called the Batten-Down Parka — has horizontal quilting with a 90-percent down, 10-percent feather fill. As such, it’s lightweight and warm, and the ripstop polyester shell repels water. 

an affordable alternative

Marquam Peak Fusion Parka

For the price, few parkas can compete with Columbia’s Marquam. It’s made from a cotton-nylon blend that’s both heat-trapping and waterproof. There are pockets at the hips and at the chest; the hood has a faux fur trim; and it’s filled with the brand’s proprietary Thermarator insulation.

The ReNew Short Parka

Everlane’s ReNew collection is a group of puffers and fleeces made using renewed alternatives to polyester. The collection recycled millions of plastic bottles, turning them into a super-fine polyester thread which was knit and woven into polyester fabric. This jacket is minimal and quite affordable, and is filled with recycled PrimaLoft insulation (recommended for 0 to 35°F temperatures).

Drangajokull Gore-Tex Down Parka

66 North’s Drangajokull Gore-Tex Down Parka looks like something a Nordic Bond villain would wear. It’s has a high and tight funnel hood that traps heat and blocks wind or rain (or snow), but that isn’t the only tech embedded to keep heat in and moisture out: The jacket’s made from two layers of Gore-Tex, has taped seams and an attachable faux fur trim.

Italian 3-1 Wool Parka

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Todd Snyder’s 3-in-1 Wool Parka combines the fabric and feel of a topcoat with the shape and warmth of a parka. Constructed from bonded heavy wool twill, which is water-repellent, it comes in a classic Olive color with a detachable faux fur liner. 

Glacial Parka

Rains makes high-quality, as the name implies, rain gear — jackets, bags, you get the gist. The brand’s Glacial Parka doesn’t have a heavy liner or a fur-trimmed hood, but it does leave room for layers underneath — and blocks out all moisture.

Stefano Hooded Down Parka

Canadian outerwear brand Pajar makes a parka with a polyester-nylon body and a cinched hood. Pull it tight when winter really hits to keep your head (and neck and…back) warm.

Arctic Parka

Get winter-ready with Woolrich’s Arctic Parka. It was originally designed for Alaskan oil workers, meaning it had to withstand subzero temperatures on top of harsh wind. The updated version has a detachable faux fur trim, duck down fill and a teflon coating for wind and water resistance.

Baxter State Parka

Designed for days when it’s between 5 and 45 degrees Fahrenheit, LL. Bean’s Baxter State Parka is a pillar in the brand’s catalog. It’s wind- and waterproof and the go-to jacket for those traversing the White Mountains in New Hampshire, where the brand tested its capabilities.

Cold City Parka

Want a sleeker, city-centric parka? Lululemon’s Cold City Parka — as the name says — is designed for cold days downtown. Available in black or navy, it’s an appropriate length, waterproof and easy to wear.

Faux Fur-Trim Down Parka

Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren’s classic parka combines elegance and durability. How? The design is relatively simple, with a straight down button stack, slant pockets and a removable faux fur hood.

Recycled Mcmurdo Parka

The North Face

Made from recycled nylon and filled with responsible-certified down, The North Face’s Mcmurdo Parka promises to keep you warm and dry — what more can you ask for?

Stormcraft Gore-Tex 700 Parka

Outdoor Research

Here’s an option for the outdoors-oriented folks shopping this list. Outdoor Research’s Stormcraft Parka is made from  polyester, lined with Gore-Tex and filled with certified-responsible down.

L4 > Detonator Parka

Seven Layer

New this season, Seven Layer’s L4 Detonator Parka — intimidating name aside — promises comfort and warmth, courtesy of long staple cotton, hard-wearing polyester and British Millerain’s dry waterproof finish.

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20 Closet Essentials Under $20

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I’m a fan of building your wardrobe slowly and with consideration for prerequisites like quality and the timelessness of the design. Simply put, do whatever you can to avoid overfilling your closet with fast fashion impulse purchases.

There are, however, auxiliary parts that play a pivotal role: things like irons or garments bags that aren’t clothes but live in your closet nonetheless. They’re important. If you drip some sauce on your shirt or shoes, you’re going to need the necessary tools to clean them up — beyond the napkin you use to blot the spot in the interim.

This is a list of these kinds of odd-ball essentials: the bits and pieces that complete your closet and make you ready for whatever comes at you; even if it’s just more new shirts or sneakers. Best of all, everything here is under $20 dollars.

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Wooden Hangers (10-Pack)

Quality Hangers

Go on, get yourself a good set of hangers. These are made from mahogany and come in packs of 10.

Crew Socks (2-Pack)

Sure, this purchase won’t spoil you with a set of two dozen socks, but this two-pack from Gap comes with better ones, meaning they won’t wear out after just one wear.

Knit Cuffed Beanie

I love Carhartt’s simple knit beanie. It beats out so many others, and it only costs $17.

50/50 Crewneck T-Shirt (2-Pack)

American Apparel

Two fine T-shirts from American Apparel for $15? That’s a steal, but especially since you can choose from a dozen different colors.

Disinfectant Spray (2-Pack)

Smelly shoes might not be as much of an issue in the winter, but long work days or wet liners all but guarantee a little odor — kill it, and the bacteria that caused it, with Microban’s sanitizing spray.

Dryer Balls

Serena & Lily

Wool dryer balls reduce wrinkles and matting without artificial fragrances. Plus, they’re reusable.

‘Repel’ Shoe Protectant Spray

Jason Markk

Keep your shoes clean for longer with a waterproofing spray. Jason Markk’s Repel formula protects all types of materials.

Wonder Balsam

Dr. Martens

Dr. Martens’ balsam works well on all types of boots — not just Docs. Massage it in to restore your leather, no matter its current state. 

Suede Cleaning Kit

Jason Markk

Cleaning other sneakers might be easy. Suede? Not so much. Turn to a specialized kit — this one comes from sneaker expert Jason Markk, too — as to not ruin them.

Cedar Shoe Tree

Shoes rely on trees in order to retain their shape. That’s not true with all types, but it could never hurt to slip them into your favorite pair.

The Wrinkle Releaser

In a rush but your clothes are all embarrassingly wrinkled? Turn to a releaser. There are more voluminous options available from big box stores, but Frey’s is formulated with a surprisingly pleasant and complex scent.

63″ Shoelaces

You should always keep an extra pair of laces on hand — well, not with you but certainly in your sock drawer.

Fitted Face Mask

Herschel Supply Co.

Masks aren’t over. As such, it’s always good to have an extra one. Hang it in your closet somewhere so you always know where it is. Oh, and wash it occasionally, please?

Microfiber Boxer Briefs (4-Pack)

Fruit of the Loom

Big pack basics are usually bad: that goes for socks, T-shirts, and especially boxers. They stretch after a few wears, pill, and rip. These microfiber boxer briefs by Fruit of the Loom are super nice for being a four-pack — and only $14.99.

Instant Stain Remover (3-Pack)

Stock up on Tide To Go sticks while you can. This three-pack is only ~$2 a stick, which means you can stab out stains for years to come (or only a few weeks if you’re really messy).

Garment Bag

Liberty Bags

This garment bag certainly isn’t flashy, but it’s not flimsy either. It’s made from nylon, meaning it won’t rip like your linen ones.

‘Essential’ Shoe Cleaning Kit

Jason Markk

Remember what I said about cleaning sneakers? Answer: It’s easy — especially if you have a kit full of the necessary equipment.

Sewing Kit

This sewing kit might seem extreme for most men. But, it has every single you could need to repair rips or burn holes in tops or bottoms. Plus, it has threads in every color, if you’re considering an artistic repair job.

Lens Wipes (200-Pack)

Wear glasses? Sunglasses? Surely you’ve encountered a messy lens. Cut through grease, grime and other smudges with pre-moistened, individually packaged wipes from Zeiss. You get 200 of ’em for $12.

20mm Replacement Buttons (12-Pack)

No sartorial accident proves more dangerous than a disappeared button. Bye, pants! But not if you have a set of replacements ready. These hammer together, making them capable of replacing a missing set or establishing a new hole altogether.

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The Complete Buying Guide to Longines Watches

Welcome to Brand Breakdown, a series of comprehensive yet easy-to-digest guides to your favorite companies, with insights and information you won’t find on the average About page.

Longines is one of the nineteen watch manufacturers that comprise the massive Swatch Group. Located in Saint-Imier, Switzerland, the brand produces luxury watches with a modern internal inventory and part delivery system — it leverages its automation in conjunction with traditional watchmaking to produce nearly two million watches annually.

There are over 1,200 different models in the Longines catalog, though that number does take into account that every strap option or dial color variation results in a different SKU. This number of models available allows Longines to serve the diverse tastes of global markets — the brand achieves an enormous market presence by strategically positioning its watches at a price point within the Swatch Group below Omega and above Tissot.

Longines currently concentrates its sports sponsorships to alpine skiing, archery, and equestrian sports, with brand ambassadors such as Kate Winslet, Mikaela Shiffrin, and Andre Agassi. The combination of high-profile partnerships, the volume of luxury watches produced, and the winged hourglass logo make the Longines brand recognizable around the world.

Longines’ History

The history of Longines starts long before a list of mergers leading to the Swatch Group. The Swiss watch manufacturer was founded in 1832, and their breakthrough in watchmaking came in 1878 through developing the first chronograph watch movement, the caliber H20. (The H20 features start, stop, and reset functions controlled by a single monopusher in the crown.) By 1886 Longines was supplying pocket watches with chronograph complications that could be used to time professional-level sporting events, which began their connection with equestrian sports.

Longines began the transition from pocket watches to wristwatches in 1913 with the 29mm reference 13.33Z, a chronograph. In 1919, just post-World War I, Longines was named the official watch supplier to the International Aeronautical Federation as aviation gained popularity. During World War II, the brand was one of twelve companies contracted by the British Ministry of Defense to manufacture the W.W.W. (Watch, Wrist, Waterproof) for British soldiers, which are collectively known today as the “Dirty Dozen.” During these early decades of the 20th century, famous Longines wearers included theoretical physicist Albert Einstein, legendary actor Humphrey Bogart, and aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart.

In the 1970s, Longines resisted manufacturing quartz watch movements and instead developed ultra-thin mechanical movements. These thin movements bridged the gap until Longines joined the Societe Suisse de Microelectronique et d’Horlogerie (SMH) in 1983 — the conglomerate that would continue to evolve into the Swatch Group.

Longines maintains detailed numerical records by the serial number of every watch that they have produced, and owners can request “Certificate of Authenticity” and/or an “Extract from the Archives” for detailed information about their timepiece. (This process is detailed on the Longines website.) Interestingly, the brand’s winged hourglass logo continues to be the oldest registered trademark in the world that is still being used for its original purpose.

Below, we’ve included a guide to each model line within the collection as well as several standout models.

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The Elegance Collection

DolceVita (Ref. L5.767.4.71.0)

For those who can’t seem to find the right sized Cartier tank, the DolceVita provides a compelling alternative. There are many dial configurations available, with the silver flinqué dial being the standout. (Flinqué is a method of patterned dial engraving.) Note the clean edges of the printed Roman Numeral hour indices and the LONGINES branding on the dial. 

Movement: Cal. L592 automatic 

Dimensions: 28.2 x 47 x 10.3mm

Material: Stainless steel

Water Resistance: 30m

Strap: Alligator leather

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Présence (Ref. L4.905.1.11.2)

The 40mm Présence is one of those watches that can play up: The red gold-colored PVD coating gives the wearer a superlative wrist presence without needing to overspend. This relative bargain still has the luxury Longines timepiece chops with a matte white dial and high-quality leather strap, while the caliber L892 movement found in the 40mm Présence offers a 72-hour power reserve. 

Movement: Cal. L892 automatic

Dimensions: 40 x 9mm

Material: Stainless steel and red PVD coating

Water Resistance: 30m

Strap: Leather 

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Flagship (Ref. L4.984.4.52.2)

If you’re looking to buy a luxury timepiece for a gift like a graduation or an anniversary, start here. Proof that “conservative” does not have to be boring, the Flagship is a crowd-pleaser, with one of the widest appeals in the entire catalog. The stainless steel 40mm case will fit a variety of wrist sizes and Longines’ clean styling allows the wearer to easily dress the watch up or down. 

Movement: Cal. L888 automatic

Dimensions: 40 x 8.7mm

Material: Stainless steel 

Water Resistance: 30m

Strap: Leather or bracelet

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Watchmaking Tradition

The Longines Master Collection (Ref. L2.793.8.78.3)

The Longines Master Collection is a great entry point into luxury precious metal timepieces, and it delivers with a punch — there’s no gold plating here. The ref L2.793.8.78.3 specifically is solid pink gold, and at 40mm, it’s both wearable and dapper. The brand calls the unique texture on the dial “barleycorn.” 

Movement: Cal. L888 automatic

Dimensions: 40 x 9.8mm

Material: Pink gold 18k

Water Resistance: 30m

Strap: Alligator leather

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The Longines 1832 (Ref. L4.826.4.92.2)

The 40mm Longines 1832 reference L4.826.4.92.2 features a beige dial that appears cream in a certain light. To reinforce the traditional Swiss design, Longines positioned the moon phase complication at six o’clock, which is complemented by the small hand pointer date. The Longines 1832 automatic movement has a 72-hour power reserve and can be visually appreciated through the display case back. 

Movement: Cal. L899 automatic

Dimensions: 40x 12.3mm

Material: Stainless Steel

Water Resistance: 30m

Strap: Alligator leather

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The Longines Heritage Classic Chronograph (Ref. L2.830.4.93.0)

The Longines Heritage Classic Chronograph features a tuxedo (black and white) dial that balances the two sub dials — a running seconds at three o’clock and a 30-minute chronograph counter — at nine o’clock using a bicompax layout. Historically inspired features of the Heritage Classic Chronograph include blued steel subdial hands and an international tachymeter scale on the outer dial. The multi-layer anti-reflective coating on the sapphire crystal is a noted modern touch. 

Movement: Cal. L895 automatic 

Dimensions: 40 x 13.6mm

Material: Stainless Steel

Water Resistance: 3 Bar

Strap: Leather

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Avigation

When thinking about flight-inspired watches, multi-time zone and circular slide rule timepieces often come to mind, though Longines takes a different approach. The Avigation collection of watches breaks down the pilot’s watch into a simpler format, while the three Avigation subcategories are highly legible and focus on the pre-jet era. These classic timepieces combine vintage styling with modern robustness. Many of the watches in the Avigation collection have vintage Longines counterparts.

Longines Spirit (Ref. L3.810.4.03.2)

The matte green dial with five stars is nicknamed the “IKE” and is the favorite among the Spirit sub-collection. However, the Longines Spirit is also available with black, blue, or silver dials as well. It also has a quick-change leather strap or you can purchase the watch on a bracelet for an extra $250. 42mm versions are available if you prefer a larger watch. 

Movement: L888.4 automatic (COSC Certified) 

Dimensions: 40 x 12.2mm

Material: Stainless steel

Water Resistance: 100m

Strap: Leather or steel bracelet

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The Longines Heritage Military Marine Nationale

The Longines Heritage Military Marine Nationale pays tribute to the Longines reference 5774, a watch issued to the Marine Nationale (French Navy) by Longines starting in the late 1940s. Today the case diameter of the Longines Heritage Military Marine Nationale has been increased from 33mm to 38.5mm for modern tastes, though it preserves the mid-century military ethos. 

Movement: Cal. L888 automatic

Dimensions: 38.5 x 12.3mm

Material: Stainless steel

Water Resistance: 30m

Strap: Leather

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The Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935

The Longines Avigation Type-A7 1935 chronograph is a timepiece that you would see in the very early days of aviation. The most striking feature of the design is the 45-degree offset on the dial, which comes from a pilot’s need to read the time quickly without removing their hands from the aircraft’s yoke. The single-push piece chronograph pusher emanates from traditional pocket watch designs that contained a chronograph complication. 

Movement: Cal. L788 automatic

Dimensions: 41 x 14.1mm

Material: Stainless steel

Water Resistance: 30m

Strap: Alligator leather

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Diving

Longines’ Diving collection offers both modern and vintage-inspired dive options that appeal to diverse aesthetic preferences. Along with the distinct dive watch models available, there are different colors and sizes available, particularly in the HydroConquest line. Within the HydroConquest line, Longines offers both three-handers and chronographs, all with 300m of water resistance. Swiss manufactured quartz and mechanical movement are both offered, and the collection consists primarily of stainless steel cases with a few models that have gold-colored PVD coating for a two-tone look.

HydroConquest (Ref. L3.741.4.96.6)

The HydroConquest is a tremendous value in the Swiss sports luxury timepiece category. In a trend of oversized dive watches, Longines produces a refreshing 39mm version of it, though it only comes with an aluminum bezel insert. (The 41mm Hydroconquest is offered with either aluminum or ceramic bezel insert — a 43mm black ceramic version is also available for $3,725.) All HydroConquest watches are fully capable in the water, with dive extensions on the bracelets and a generous abundance of Swiss Super-LumiNova® treatment on the dial. 

Movement: Cal. L888 automatic

Dimensions: 39 x 11.9mm

Material: Stainless steel

Water Resistance: 300m

Strap: Steel bracelet 

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The Longines Legend Diver Watch (Ref. L3.774.4.50.2)

Many luxury Swiss watch manufacturers are currently offering bronze models, and the golden-colored case over a green dial of the Legend Diver is certainly on-trend. The Legend Driver’s bronze case will age over time developing a unique patina for each owner, though it features a titanium case back to keep the bronze’s oxidation off your wrist. The dual crowns are functional: One sets the timekeeping, and the other crown rotates the internal dive flange to measure elapsed time. Longines includes an additional NATO-style strap with the watch. 

Movement: Cal. L888 automatic

Dimensions: 42 x 12.7mm

Material: Bronze

Water Resistance: 300m

Strap: Leather and NATO-type straps

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The Longines Skin Diver Watch (Ref. L2.822.4.56.6)

The Skin Diver, with its 300m of water resistance with painted numerals, is a modern reinterpretation of Longines’ original dive watch design from 1959. As a bonus, it’s the same price on a bracelet, rubber strap, or leather strap, though the best value is in the bracelet version. Just about any 22mm strap is going to look great if you feel the need to switch it up. 

Movement: Cal. L888 automatic

Dimensions: 42 x 13.7mm

Material: Stainless steel

Water Resistance: 300m

Strap: Stainless steel bracelet (mesh); rubber strap; leather strap 

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Performance

Longines doesn’t purely focus on its rich back catalog for inspiration — the company is also introducing luxury timepieces with modern designs and features. Longines centers the Performance collection around the Conquest derivative, which is divided into three very distinctive sub-categories: The Conquest Classic is a contemporary design with a mid-size case, which you’ll recognize because its case shape is similar to that of the HydroConquest. Remove the Hydro and you are left with Conquest, a similar watch without the diving mastery. The third Performance sub-category is the V.H.P (Very High Precision), all of which feature quartz movements with an extraordinary level of accuracy.

Conquest Classic (Ref. L2.387.0.57.6)

The 36mm Longines Conquest Classic glistens in a gender-neutral and pleasing package, with forty-five Top Wesselton diamonds set around the inside of the bezel. What makes this Longines Conquest Classic unique is the black ceramic outer bezel for added strength and durability. In addition to the bezel, this the dial is highlighted by eleven Top Wesselton diamonds on the hour indices. 

Movement: Cal. L165 quartz

Dimensions: 36 x 8.8mm

Material: Stainless steel

Water Resistance: 50m

Strap: Steel bracelet

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Conquest (L3.777.4.76.6)

Models like the Conquest are in line with Longines’ initiatives for an appeal to a vast audience. This model is Longines’ purest form of its modern design language: Once the dive watch design elements are stripped away, the result is a clean and modern luxury timepiece. The Conquest offers dials in classic colors (silver, black, blue, and mother of pearl). In addition, Longines offers five case sizes (29.5, 34, 39, 41, and 43mm) as well as mechanical movements. However, the quartz Conquests are a mere $800, providing a compelling entryway into luxury timepieces. 

Movement: Cal. L888 automatic

Dimensions: 41 x 11.7mm

Material: Stainless steel

Water Resistance: 300m

Strap: Leather strap or bracelet 

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Conquest V.H.P. GMT (Ref. L3.718.4.96.9)

The Longines Conquest V.H.P. (Very High Precision) makes a sound case for the category of elite luxury travel watches: The user can easily swap between home and travel time with a simple push of the crown. More complex functions can be easily set using Longines’ V.H.P. GMT Flash app — your mobile device flashes a code using its LED light to transmit home and travel time zones to a sensor on the dial. Further, the Conquest V.H.P. is accurate to +/- 5 seconds per year. 

Movement: Cal. L287 quartz

Dimensions: 41 x 12.5mm

Material: Stainless steel

Water Resistance: 50m

Strap: Bracelet or rubber strap  

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Make Virtually Any Hot or Cold Brew Coffee Drink You Can Think of With This Single Machine

Designed to make everything from a double shot of espresso to a trendy flat white, the Z10 merges several cutting-edge JURA technologies for a top-tier brew, every time. Each coffee starts with JURA’s proprietary Product Recognizing Grinder (known as P.R.G.) to identify and specify the unique grind fineness for the selected drink. The Z10’s eighth-generation brewing unit is the result of a legacy of luxury brewing technology, plus, JURA developed a special Cold Extraction Process for cold brewing with the Z10. In this process, cold water is pulsed through fresh coffee at high pressures for a refreshing, full-flavor cold brew specialty. From the modern convex-concave aluminum panelling to the easy-to-use touchscreen display, the Z10 isn’t just the peak of at-home brewing, it’s the only coffee machine you’ll need.

Price: $3,999

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