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Today in Gear: Mountaineering-Inspired Timepieces From Montblanc, Vizio’s Standout New TV and More

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During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, mountaineers depended heavily on watchmakers for precise time measuring in the world’s harshest conditions. Mountain exploration still inspires many timepieces today, and Montblanc has tapped that ancestry to celebrate the 160th anniversary of their in-house manufacture Minerva with the Montblanc 1858 Collection.

At the heart of the collection is the Geosphere timepiece, which pays homage to the Seven Summits Challenge. An intricate new world-time complication on the dial denotes each of the Seven Summits as red dots on two domed hemispheres surrounded by the 24 time zones. The two hemispheres turn in opposite directions for an elegant tribute to the earth’s rotation, making for an immaculate timepiece fit for any adventurer, past or present.

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New & Noteworthy Releases

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This Futuristic Robot Makes the Perfect Cup of Coffee

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This Is Vizio’s Brightest And Best-Performing 4K TV, Ever

This is the Vizio's new flagship 4K HDR TV. It's twice as bright as the company's next brightest 4K TV.

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America’s Veteran Bootmaker Just Dropped its First Sneaker

A lightweight version on the brand's classic boot.

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Volkswagen’s New SUV Will Be More Advanced Than the Audi Q7 and Come at a Discount

Volkswagen's most advanced SUV yet may find a home in the US, with a different name.

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This Tough GMT Can Be Had for a Great Price Right Now

Pre-order pricing puts this handsome, durable travel watch at around the $2,000 mark right now.

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Fresh Deals


Vitamix Explorian Blender
Save $130: From a performance POV, Vitamix blenders are wonderful, the benchmark all blenders reach for. Yet most people will never own one. They’re simply too cost prohibitive for the everyday cook — which is precisely why the brand launched its Explorian line late last year.

Blenders here, such as the E310 (read our full review), boast the same blending prowess as some upmarket models like the 5200, but their motors are housed in plastic parts for a more palatable price point. And today, their value is even better. The E310, which retails new for $350, is on sale for just $220 when you buy it certified refurbished from Amazon. — Jack Seemer

Buy Now: $350 $220


Prime Time at East Dane
Save up to 40% Stylish guys with Amazon Prime accounts are gonna love this sale. East Dane, the sharply curated menswear shop owned by everyone’s favorite Seattle tech and retail giant, is offering early access to the stuff non-Prime members have to wait for. — Justin Fenner

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
Save Up To 50%:We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again — a great bag is vital. Your luggage can make or break a trip, so it usually pays to invest in quality. Having something that looks good doesn’t hurt, either. But what if you don’t want to spend more for your duffle than you did for everything inside it?

Nordstrom’s blowout anniversary sale has terrific bags from the likes of Tumi, Cole Haan, John Varvatos, and they’re all up to half off regular price. — Andy Frakes

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Nike Summer Sale
Save 20%+: It’s extremely rare these days to find a sale on the Apple Watch, nonetheless an Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3. Pair a new watch with some of the top performing weightlifting and CrossFit sneakers, as well as our best in class gym shorts. To score an extra 20 percent off, add promo code HOT20 at checkout. — Meg Lappe[

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Cuisinart Cast-Iron Cookware
Save 72%: Every kitchen deserves a good dutch oven. The hefty, enamel-coated piece of cookware keeps even heat for long periods of time and is, as such, conducive to soups, stews, casseroles and much more. But a dutch oven, at least a good one, is also pricey: expect to pay hundreds for a good option from a respected maker like Staub or Le Creuset. Right now, though, Amazon is running Goldbox deals on a few enamel-coated dutch ovens and fryers from Cuisinart right now that put them well under $100. You can grab a 5.5-quart ($55) and 7-quart ($70) sizes, as well as a handled chicken fryer ($70). — Andrew Connor

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Saucony’s Ultimate Dad Sneaker Is on Sale
Save 15%: Saucony’s Shadow Original, first introduced in 1983 as a running shoe, is still being worn by cool guys all over the world. Right now, you can take 15 percent off this enduring footwear icon. — Justin Fenner

Buy Now: $70 $59.98


District Vision Keiichi Sale
Save $70: Run through the streets of New York City at dusk or dawn, and you’re sure to stumble upon running crews that take to the streets pretty much every day. District Vision is the brand runners opt to wear while logging miles. The Keiichi Standard is one of the original styles from DV and works on a variety of face shapes and sizes. The two-year intense testing period allows for the brand to put these through the ringer. Pick from a dark lense, District Sky, or a yellow to help brighten your field of vision. — Meg Lappe

District Sky: $199 $130District Sports Yellow: $199 $130


Original Penguin Polos
Save $39: My search for a comfortable, affordable polo has been a frustrating one, and I always swear that if I can find one I like in multiple colors, I’ll simply stock up. Well, I’m going to share with y’all the fruit of my labors: right now, you can get a bunch of polos on sale from Original Penguin for only $20 each, the cheapest I’ve seen them. I snagged three of these myself and man, were they worth it – now I can continue to operate under the illusion that I’m sufficiently well dressed to mix with elegant people because my shirt has three buttons and a collar on it! — Oren Hartov


New Balance Fresh Foam 1080 Sale
Save $60: This time last year, I was already a couple of weeks into my training for the New York City marathon. It was my first 26.2 and I was nervous. Over the course of my 16-week training plan the weather, distance logged and gear I wore changed with every single run. The one constant was my pair of shoes. After measuring my feet at New York Road Runner’s HQ, I walked out with a pair of Fresh Foam 1080s. There was no break-in period thanks to the engineered mesh and an ortholite insert, and at just $90 today, it’s a hard deal to beat for marathon sneakers or any long-distance runner. While I’m not running the NYC marathon this year, these are the shoes I’d trust to get me through another one. — Meg Lappe

Buy Now: $150 $90

Brooks Brothers

Brooks Brothers Blazers
Save up to 40%: For two centuries, Brooks Brothers set the standard for professional wear in America. While the brand’s inventory greatly expanded over the years, its focus on well-made, proper-fitting attire hasn’t waned. If you’re looking to add some Brooks Brothers to your wardrobe, Nordstrom Rack has an enticing sale. Now, you can save up to 40 percent on timeless blazers and sport coats in a range of fabrics and sizes. With prices starting at just $240, it’s a good chance to give your professional wear a perfunctory refresh. — John Zientek

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