AW18 GADGET MAN
29th January 2019
You don’t have to be technical wizard to enjoy a good gadget. We bring you a selection of the best gizmos on the market. As our old friend Inspector Gadget would say: “Wowsers.”
AUDEMARS PIGUET ROYAL OAK OFFSHORE
Conceived as always by Audemars Piguet’s Renaud & Papi skunkworks –the go-to custom shop for complications mega-brands such as Richard Mille and Girard-Perregaux – it’s not so much ‘openworked’ as blasted into concave constructivist futurism. The trusty 2497 movement has been entirely reimagined in architectural form, featuring sandblasted titanium bridges and satin-brushed chamfered edges to look as if it were all suspended from the bezel.
CHOPARD L.U.C. FULL STRIKE
Unlike ‘conventional’ minute repeaters that chime-out the hours, quarters and remaining minutes on circumferential alloy wires, the Full Strike’s tiny hammers (visible dial-side at 10 o’clock) instead make contact with two transparent sapphire ‘gongs’, which form an integral part of the watch glass, thus amplifying the sound further and flawlessly. This time round, the L.U.C Full Strike appears in a new set of colours with a case in certified non rhodium-plated ‘Fairmined’ white gold, framing a silver-coloured dial.
G-RO SMART LUGGAGE
There’s no escaping that as we move further into the digital age everything has to be just that little bit smarter. Combining travel with technology is big business, ensuring that your suitcase is useful for more than just carrying your clothes – who’d have thought it? The unique design of the G-RO Carry-On Classic is a shining example of the new world of travel, featuring a removable power-bank, tile Bluetooth luggage tracker, expansion sleeve and TSA approved locks along with one-of-a-kind GravityRoll wheel technology.
HUBLOT BIG BANG MP-11
Hublot, ever the alchemist of high-tech materials – whether it’s scratchproof gold, sapphire-crystal cases or scarlet-red ceramic – has now unveiled its already-epic Big Bang MP-11 in carbon, reinforcing the case’s polymer matrix substrate with three-dimensional woven resin, shaped into a case inspired by a Ferrari race engine. Equipped with 7 series-coupled barrels providing 2 weeks’ autonomy, this mechanical tour de force of micro-architecture reveals the in-line cylinders within a smoky-black showcase of crystal.
BENQ TK800 HOME CINEMA PROJECTOR
OK, so large screen TV’s are ten a penny these days but to really take your viewing to the next level, the BenQ TK800 True 4K HDR is the way to go. For a fully immersive experience this projector produces a huge 100” projected 4K UHD, 8.3 million pixel picture with visit HDR colour in any lighting. What’s more it’s complete with a custom football and sports mode with powerful sound to put you in the middle of the action. Visit www.benq.co.uk