Good morning and happy Tuesday. Well, it’s arrived: Amazon Prime Day is once again upon us. Assuming you’re a member, check out our rundown of the essential sales you’ve got to pay attention to. Also, if you’re free at 12:00 p.m. EDT today, tune in to our Facebook Live review and walk-around of the Jaguar XF S sedan. And if you’re still with us, here’s what’s good in gear: a micro-mesh polo shirt fit for Bond, a slim and tech-savvy briefcase, a brand-new fragrance and much more.
And here are some fresh stories to start the day.
Great Barrier Reef Limited Edition II by ORIS
With its hefty 46mm stainless steel case, rubber strap, ceramic bezel, iridescent blue face and bright yellow-orange hands, the Oris Great Barrier Reef Limited Edition II has the unmistakable feel of a proper dive watch, built to perform deep — but its date display, designed to fit cleanly and legibly next to the all-important dive readings (a rare feature on similar timepieces), means it performs equally well above sea level. An added bonus: every watch purchased helps fund the Australian Marine Conservation Society, an organization working tirelessly to protect and preserve the Great Barrier Reef.
Vesper Mesh Polo by Mack Weldon
If you recognize the name Vesper, that’s because it’s a nod to the Bond franchise — Vesper Lynd is Bond’s true love, and the name he gives a signature martini in the film Casino Royale. This polo, made from micro mesh and tailored precisely enough to make a super spy smile, will be your true love this summer. Available in four colors, the material is cool and soft, but maintains structure well enough to be worn from the golf course to the beach to the country club.
Origenes 30 Year Rum by Don Pancho
Crammed full of tasty flavors like praline and tobacco, there will only be 1,500 bottles of this rum produced, and each is signed by Don Pancho. It’s three decades old and meant to be sipped neat.
Slim Briefcase by Travelteq x CitizenM
This collab boasts smart and functional luxury, which is hard to argue with. The streamlined brief is handmade to accommodate a traveling, business-savvy pro who has a strong handle on his tech needs. It’s beautiful, and features all the compartments you need and none of the compartments you don’t.
Cypress Fig Fragrance by Apolis
For their very first fragrance, Apolis has transformed their very popular cypress fig candle into a wearable, unisex scent. It’s a combination of cypress wood and sweet fig, and it’s housed in a recycled glass bottle.
Maze Prints by Stella Vie
Only 250 prints per edition will be made, so if you want some challenging wall art, pounce now. The maze in these prints is hand drawn, meaning no computer algorithms were used; each screen-printed example is numbered and signed.
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