Yesterday was the Queen of England's Platinum Jubilee, a giant celebration of her 70 years of reign as Britain's longest-serving monarch. Impressive stuff, but if you're anything like us, the words "platinum jubilee" probably conjure another crown entirely. The crown of a Rolex. Rolex is, of course, known for offering two distinct steel bracelets on its watches: the oyster bracelet and the jubilee. Turns out Rolex debuted the jubilee bracelet in 1945 to celebrate the brand's 40th anniversary (seven years before the Queen of England took reign for anyone keeping score). The next big Rolex anniversary - or jubilee? - will be in 2030 when the brand celebrates 125 years of watchmaking, which we think would be the perfect time to launch an updated bracelet.
Anyways, today we are covering custom Land Rover Defenders, Rimowa's limited edition collection, a new nap-time watch and much more. This is Today in Gear.
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At this point, the Defender is undeniably reached legendary status in the auto world, and for good reason. The rugged trucks have a timeless design and have traveled the world over cementing their off-road credibility. Osprey Custom Cars in Wilmington, NC, have just put the finishing touches on three classic Defender 110s. These trucks combine modern design and engineering (Corvette V8 engines!) with that classic shape we all know and love. They have three available now in black and white.
We’re a few days late on this one but we had to include it. It’s just so good. Created with the team at Vinyl Me Please, the newest James Brand blade is specifically designed for opening records. It’s the kind of hyper niche product that’s really appreciated around here. The only problem with it? The hit your bank account will take from ordering new records just to give it some use.
Parchie watches, as seen in the latest issue of Gear Patrol Magazine, are watches made for kids, but loved and worn by many adults too. The hands, with two different colors that match the minute and hour markers, are designed to help kids tell time. The newest Parchie - Nap-Time Parchie - arrives in a blue case/blue dial colorway that screams summer, and well, summer naps.
Rimowa's two new colorways, citron and lavender, are sure to stand out at the baggage claim carousel. This new seasonal collection screams spring and summer and is available on both suitcases and bags.
This Byredo limited-edition scent and light diffuser was created in collaboration with French designer and light artist Benoit Lalloz. Not only does the Infra Luna produce an evocative scent but it includes three colored candle caps in blue, red or chrome, which casts a beautiful wash of light in the color of your choice.