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  • Why men are now wearing women’s watches

    To announce the new coloured dials of Gucci’s 25H, the brand snapped a picture of Idris Elba in a Pepto-Bismol pink suit complete with complementary corsage, sporting a 25H with a similarly hued dial. It’s a watch he would later be papped wearing, suggesting this was a man very comfortable with his dial shade choices.…

  • Marathon: Holly Brooks ‘now I know what hitting the wall means’

    The influencer and Myprotein activewear ambassador talks about her experience running the New York City Marathon The New York City Marathon is such an amazing experience. Before the race, people had told me to take my headphones out and just listen to the crowd and they weren’t wrong – it’s like nothing else. Going in…

  • Best watch to buy for Christmas 2023, Christopher Ward

    We bring you all the latest goings on in the world of watch news, from new store openings to the latest motoring collaboration. Sheer lunacy The moonphase function on a watch can seem an afterthought, an essentially unnecessary complication sitting at six o’clock and largely ignored. Christopher Ward has turned that thinking on its head…

  • How Patek Philippe et al are making the impossible possible

    If Richard Rogers invented ‘techno’ architecture in the seventies, turning buildings like Lloyd’s of London inside-out, then around the same time you can credit Audemars Piguet for inventing ‘techno’ watchmaking. The Swiss marque pioneered the concept of bringing a mechanical timepiece’s inner anatomy dial-side, rendering its ticking works as miniature architecture. It started with AP’s…

  • Ottolenghi founder Sami Tamimi on ditching the Christmas turkey

    Until I came to the UK in the late nineties, I had never had the pleasure of meeting a bird called ‘turkey’. You see, in the Middle East where I’m from, as in many other parts of the world, other meats are preferred on the Christmas table. It was Christmas 1997, when I was working…

  • New 2024 Callum Skye is an electric all-terrain sports car

    The Callum Skye is a brand new electric off-roader, designed to deliver high performance whatever the terrain or weather conditions. Created by Callum, the design and engineering consultancy founded by Ian Callum CBE (formerly of Jaguar and Aston Martin), this is the first own-brand vehicle from the Warwickshire-based company. The Skye isn’t just a radical…

  • Lyaness barman Ryan Chetiyawardana on his dream final meal

    The kick off to my last supper has to be martinis. There’s something about a martini: I always think of it as a perfect moment, you pause when you drink a martini and that centres you. We do a great one at Lyaness. To be able to share that with a loved one ahead of…

  • Gaucho’s Martin Williams x England rugby star Simon Shaw

    Martin Williams, founder of M Restaurant and owner of Gaucho, invites former England rugby player Simon Shaw for lunch at his newly refurbished Gaucho City, where they talk about quality meat, sports injuries and class. MARTIN WILLIAMS: Thanks for joining me, Simon. I’m looking forward to that prime rib platter we’ve ordered with four cuts of…

  • Hyundai Ioniq 6 review: sleek electric saloon is a smooth operator

    Following the success of its radical Ioniq 5 electric SUV, this could have been Hyundai’s difficult follow-up album, as the Korean brand wonders what to do next. However, while it shares the same platform, the new Ioniq 6 is an upmarket saloon. This sees it pitched against rivals such as the BMW i4, Polestar 2…

  • The Eternal Daughter: Tilda Swinton stars in clever ghost story

    Not even a pandemic could stop the momentum of Joanna Hogg, the British filmmaker who became an arthouse favourite with The Souvenir and its sequel. Produced by Martin Scorsese, a self-proclaimed fan of Hogg, The Eternal Daughter was filmed in secret during Lockdown, but any fears of rule-breaking might be allayed by the fact that…

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