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Vuarnet – Sunglasses to Die For

With the much-anticipated release of No time To Die the French brand Vuarnet has been propelled into the global spotlight once again, along with the iconic Aston Martin DB5 and Omega Seamaster, as James Bond’s sunglasses of choice. Again, because back in 2015 Vuarnet’s famous glacier glasses, first launched in the 70’s were 007’s defining accessory during the Alpine fight sequences in Spectre.

Chopard’s Mille Miglia Competitor’s Chronograph

Many watches have motor racing antecedents, but perhaps one of the greatest is Chopard’s Mille Miglia Competitor’s Chronograph. Every year for the past three decades, Chopard has sponsored the ‘most beautiful race in the world’ and on each occasion it has presented participating drivers with a superb chronograph…

Hasselblad 500 C

If you have a modern automatic ‘point and shoot’ camera that can make you feel like a great photographer, even with your eyes closed, and you’re addicted to the instant gratification that only a iphone XI can deliver; then you’ll hate the Hasselblad.

Viva La Riva!

We’ve all dreamt this one: driving the Riviera’s twisting corniche, roof down and ripping through the tight turns as spectacular scenery unfolds, to the soundtrack of a Ferrari V12 rasping and wining, into an airstream fragrant with the sweet scent of the steep hillside’s mimosa, thyme and pine.

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