What We Want 2015: Zenith and Coach
The stuff that’s currently out on markets we’re craving. Oh, and stuff that you might want to get for your other half as well. Plus, find out how to win one of these great gifts for yourself at augustman.com/contests
The El Primero is unmistakable for its style and function. This Chronomaster 1969 brings back memories of the first El Primero with its classic colours in play and the exposed silicon escape wheel and lever for open admiration. Cool and still sexy, plus it contains the fast-running 5Hz El Primero movement within for precise timekeeping.
Zenith El Primero Chronomaster 1969 in stainless steel with alligator leather strap, $13,500
AN EQUAL FOR HER
The corporate glass ceiling might not be breached for the fairer sex as yet, but Zenith is hands-on for equality. The El Primero Chronomaster 1969 comes with equivalent performance for the ladies, with a polished mother-of-pearl dial, the same movement within and exposed escapement. Plus, diamonds on the bezel for beautification.
Zenith El Primero Chronomaster Lady in stainless steel with diamond-set bezel and alligator leather strap, $16,100
FUR OUR SAKE
Shearling has been a core part of Coach’s range of accessories for the winter season this year. The soft, cozy wool texture may be too warm for the tropics all year round, but on an accessory such as an iPad case or backpack, it’s definitely welcome. Creative director Stuart Vevers has dressed up various products from footwear to leather portfolios with shearling, a touch of comfort.
TAG IT WELL
Luggage tags may have been designed for well, labelling luggage bags, but these days they make for an interesting bag accessory, available in various shades and shapes. Whether it’s a briefcase, a tote or messenger or an actual luggage bag, add some style flavour to yours with these trendy options from Coach.
Wallets have gone the full circle, from big and chunky to thin patent leather types, virtually invisible in the 2000s and now we seem to be packing them full of stuff once more. These well-compartmentalised billfolds will have you packing in everything you need for the day.
You’re looking for a guilt-free purchase for yourself (that you can also tell your other half they can use). These beautifully tanned, calf leather portfolios in two tones will definitely do it. An alternative in pebble leather is also available, with a slip pocket outside for miscellaneous objects.