Bell & Ross make watches for astronauts, pilots and divers. Their watches are made to handle the extremes required of those professions. Dials and cases are highly visible and water-resistant, extremely accurate and all contain special functions for the watches intended use. The Bell & Ross BR 03-51 GMT Carbon Watch ($5200) was made for the air traveler. It features a 42 mm black PVD finish steel case that mimics the shape of a cockpit instrument, an anti-reflective sapphire crystal, a second time zone dial, and a large date at 12. The BR 03-51 also has a self-winding mechanical movement with a 40 hour power reserve and water resistance to 100 meters. Beautifully styled and expertly crafted the BR 03-51 would make a great addition to any collection.
The Oliberté's Tompa X Highlander Boot ($220) is made from durable camel leather and will be one of your favorite daily wear boots this season. The shoes are made in Ethiopia and are Fair Trade Certified. The uppers consist of premium brown camel leather that will age beautifully over time. The upper also consists of a 100% goat leather lining and is attached to the vegetable tanned leather midsole via traditional stitch-down stitching around the base. The whole kit sits on a Natural rubber outsole with a wedge. The Highlander will be your go to favorites for years to come.
The Thodio iBox XC ($800+) combines old school aesthetics with modern functionality. Each box is crafted from hard woods like teak, zebrawood, and oak. No detail is overlooked. The drivers are filtered Kevlar coaxial speakers with soft dome tweeters and power is derived from a 2 x 100 watt Tripath TK2050 amplifier. Options include an HD lossless aptX bluetooth receiver, and/or an integrated 30 pin universal dock with remote. The iBox also has a cool light in the bass reflex tube that lets you know when the units rechargeable batteries are running low.
The ARC Plasma Speaker ($100) from ExcelPhysics does away with conventional magnet driven speaker drivers for an arc of plasma. There are no other moving parts, just an arc of plasma running at 30,000 volts, modulating the air to generate music. The ARC comes in a kit or for $299 you can get one fully built.
If you're into shooting video, then you've heard of Red. They create the pinnacle of video cameras, used by almost every professional and drooled over by every novice. The problem is they start somewhere in the $20K range. Red's latest offering, the Red Raven ($5950) makes professional video making more accessible for us regular guys. The new camera is a 4K cinema camera with 16.5 stops of range, shooting rates of 120 fps, and 2K recording rates of 240 fps. It's also their smallest offering weighing in at just 3.5 lbs. Additional features include an 8.8 megapixel Red Dragon sensor and available add-ons including SSD storage and LCD monitors.
With a focus on innovative architectural design, Berkshire House ($CALL) appeals to the modern city dweller who is looking for a home away from home. Taking a home high up into the treetops, this high-quality property blends into nature with a full glass front complete with four large sliding doors. Built as a two-bedroom property for those wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city, the open plan design of this entire home has been constructed to allow optimal light to flood its interior. Standing at just 900sf, the architects have managed to create a compact but realistic living space with the loft area also functioning as a second bedroom.