Stuck with a few days to go for what to buy the Dad that has everything? Here are some ideas from Luxurious Magazine for this year’s ultimate ‘must-have’ accessories and gifts.
Fashion & Style
Montblanc Signature for Good Classique fountain pen
This beautiful precious resin writing instrument sports a cap top ring designed with the symbolic rectangular brick pattern. The blue sapphire set in this ring is inspired by UNICEF’s blue colour and the work it accomplishes to improve children’s lives. For every piece in the Signature for Good collection sold, Montblanc will donate part of its proceeds to UNICEF’s education programmes. Each product is individually numbered.
Price: £410.00 Stockist: www.montblanc.com / 0208 332 4552
Panerai Luminor Regatta 3 Days Chrono Flyback Titanio – 47mm timepiece (PAM00526)
The Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta 3 Days
Chrono Flyback Titanio is a timepiece with an automatic movement and a three-daypower reserve, fitted with the Regatta countdown function, specifically created for yacht racing starts. The remarkable simplicity of using the Regatta countdown function is evidence of the excellence of the technical innovation achieved by the new P.9100/R automatic chronograph calibre. The Watch also features a 47mm case, a personalised rubber strap and trapezoidal brushed titanium buckle.
Price: £11,800.00 Stockist: www.panerai.com / 0207 312 6894
Gadgets & Technology
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H3 and H6 headphones
The BeoPlay H3 and H6 headphones are made of anodised high purity aluminium which makes them feel light, and at the same time durable and robust. The solid cowhide leather on the BeoPlay H6 headphones comes from New Zealand where the animals roam in controlled pastures and only the very highest quality hides are selected. Each leather product is completely natural and the leather is dyed with a tanning process that provides colours in rich and warm tones. The careful selection of materials and focus on craftsmanship ensures that the headphones patinate beautifully and create a personalised look as time go by.
Price: H3: €249.00 (c. £212.00) and H6: €399.00 (c. £340.00) Stockist: www.bang-olufsen.com
Revealed at CES 2013, the Explorer is a pocket-sized high-resolution USB DAC from Meridian that delivers superior sound from any computer, whether PC or Apple. Featuring a range of connectivity, the Explorer can be used in a variety of applications from private headphone listening to full system playback. The accessory essentially replaces a computer’s sound card with a USB-powered DAC featuring Meridian’s award-winning resolution enhancement technologies, and makes any audio file, from MP3 to high resolution, sound its very best. Price: £249.00 Stockist: www.meridian-audio.com
Hasselblad Lunar digital camera
First shown at the Photokina trade show in Germany last year, this stylish and luxury 24 megapixel digital camera from Hasselblad has just hit shelves. Available in five eye-catching finishes, the new model features an 18 to 55mm lens.
Price: £5,280.00 Stockist: Selfridges and Harrods, amongst other outlets
Gastronomy & Beverages
Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve
Inspired by nearly 200 years of the vision and quality that is the Johnnie Walker® story, master blender Jim Beveridge, has personally crafted Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve as a vibrant celebration of original creator John Walker. Handpicking his favoured whiskies, including casks of Clynelish™ malt whisky, whose water source flows from the Kildonan Hills, where gold was discovered in 1868, Jim has skilfully created a bold, confident blended Scotch whisky – perfect for sharing with friends when celebrating in style. This multi-layered blend starts with a taste of sweet fruits and then descends into a creaminess that evokes deeper honey tones, before finishing in lingering waves of wood and light west-coast smoke.
Price: £39.00 Stockist: www.alexanderandjames.com
Aston Martin picnic hamper
The 28-piece Aston Martin picnic hamper combines luxury and functionality to complement the lifestyle of its owner. The inspiration is the elegance, craftsmanship and engineering excellence that has been built into every Aston Martin car since 1913. This simple yet enduring design ethos influences every piece within the hamper, from the sleek stainless steel cutlery set to the Irish damask linen table cloth, Scottish lamb’s wool rug and fine bone china plates. Available in striking French Blue or Rosy Red.
Price: £2,750.00 Stockist: Harrods or www.grantmacdonald.com/astonmartin
For the whisky aficionado
Partnering with the Johnnie Walker House, Alexander & James has designed a truly exclusive, luxury gift. Only invited purchasers will be transported to the finest whisky haven in enchanted China – The House of Johnnie Walker in Beijing. Here, a select few will create their own Signature Blend under the direction of one of the world’s most acclaimed Master Blenders. Fathers will be taken on a personalised journey, discovering their individual whisky preferences as well as venturing behind the scenes to some of the world’s rarest whisky vaults to truly explore the heritage of whisky creation.
Johnnie Walker Master Blender, Jim Beveridge will host a private whisky session where fathers will create their own Signature Blend. This Blend will be one of exceptional quality and distinctive flavour, tailored to the father’s whisky preferences. From the flavours and bottling style to the whisky decanter itself, every aspect will be unique, finished with a hallmark of the family signature and vaulted in the Home of Johnnie Walker in Scotland.
Price: £120,000.00 Stockist: www.alexanderandjames.com