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Explore new territories with the Montblanc smartwatch
Montblanc, founded in 1906, has been moving and changing with the times. One example is the maison’s push into technology. It began with the Augmented Paper, where traditional writing, notes and sketches were transferred from paper to a mobile device. This time round, Montblanc has collaborated with Google to come up with a smartwatch. Using the Montblanc Summit 1858 as inspiration, the watch features a touchscreen display, a microphone for voice commands, a heart-rate monitor and sensors for measuring steps and activities, Google play music app and a built-in Google Assistant. There are also a number of pre-installed apps ready for immediate use. The watch can be charged via micro USB on a magnetic Montblanc dock. It connects through WiFi and Bluetooth and features 4GB Flash storage that can be used to sync and play music without the need for a smartphone.

Return of the Mare Nostrum
The Mare Nostrum Chronograph, one of the rarest models created by Panerai, is available again as a new special edition, reproducing the version created in 1993. The dial of the new Mare Nostrum Acciaio 42mm is deep blue, like its predecessor’s. It is complemented by an alligator strap, which has matching stitching and a sewnon steel buckle. An exclusive hand-wound mechanical Panerai OP XXXIII calibre drives its movement. The wooden box of this Special Edition of 1,000 units contains a surprise for collectors — a model of the Luigi Durand De La Penne, the Italian destroyer launched in 1993.

World traveller
Kim Jones, men’s artistic director of Louis Vuitton, injects travel into his spring/summer 2018 collection. A fitted, stretched sportswear silhouette is great for the man on the move while reengineered bags and totes make them suitable for trekking or a diving holiday.

Tune in
Immerse yourself in music with the Beoplay E4 noise cancelling headphones by B&O. Able to suppress up to 15dB more low-frequency noise than previously, they are the perfect headphones to take with you on a flight. For comfort, this smart and stylish headset is fixed with earpieces made from lightweight aluminium and is scratch-resistant.

The groomsmen
Not keen on making a trip to the department store to stock up on your grooming products? Log on to www.tonic-grooming.com to get your supplies. This website offers a range of men’s grooming products from brands such as Clinique, LAB Series and Bioderma.

Creative fusion
Since its inception in 1980, Hublot has created a unique fusion of natural materials — it was the first to combine gold with natural rubber. Ever since then, the watch brand has brought dozens of materials to life. The Big Bang Unico Sapphire models are cut straight from sapphire, one of the hardest and most scratch-resistant materials, without losing sapphire’s unique and rare character. The watch’s transparent case reveals the soul of the watch and is complemented by a transparent strap. Hublot’s Art of Fusion philosophy finds expression far beyond the materials — it guides all of the brand’s actions and partnerships

This article appeared in Issue 788 (July 24) of The Edge Singapore.