Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Auckland Brand Manager, Ruwan Siriwardena takes us on a tour of the iconic Phantom VII Drophead Coupe. A very special 2012 edition of the famous range. And not only does this model come from royal heritage, but it is also comes dressed in a bespoke wrapped finish, coupled with Piano Black interior […]
Monterey Car Week has just wrapped up on the lawns of Monterey, California and we’ve been left with a lot to consider. Namely, which of 44,000 shades would we pick for our brand new Black Badge Cullinan from Rolls-Royce. Rolls-Royce has a “bring it on” attitude towards bespoke custom finishes. They know that if they […]
We’ve been waiting years for word on Rolls-Royce offering an electric car, and now right on the day of the UK premier of Bond: No Time to Die, they drop their new car Spectre, the name shared with Bonds last film outing. This isn’t any sort of tie in though. It appears to be entirely […]
M2 brings you its top watch picks in a series featuring the best of this year’s luxury timepiece releases. Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II If you are a regular international traveller, then this is the timepiece for you. In addition to the conventional hour, minute and second hands for local time, the Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master […]
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 The three new expressions of Rolex’s Datejust 31 have just gone floral, with flower motifs made in three different finishes – sunray, matt or grained. This lends the watch an elegant texture with subtle deftness. The first watch comes in azzurro blue combining oystersteel and white gold and a fluted […]
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona The perfect piece for those out there who know they were born to go fast. Introduced in 1963, the Cosmograph Daytona is inextricably linked to the world of motor racing. It allows drivers to measure elapsed time and read average speeds on its trademark tachymetric bezel. The watch pays tribute […]
Find Your Signature
The enjoyment of wine is a lifelong journey. As a teenager you start off by sucking down a bladder of Chateau Cardboard from the supermarket bargain bins to get you into party mode. In your early twenties you start taking wine bottles to dinner parties, usually decided by price but sometimes by the number of […]
Yalumba has announced its 48th vintage of The Signature wine set for its 2018 Barossa Cabernet and Shiraz. Each year, Yalumba honours an individual who’s left a mark on the culture and traditions of Australia’s oldest family owned winery. This year’s dedicated Signatory was announced to be Yalumba’s Managing Director, Nick Waterman, by fifth-generation proprietor […]
They say a fine wine only gets better with age, and with a rich history spanning over the past 168 years, Australia’s Yalumba winery is a testament to that. Take a closer look at the only operating wine cooperage in the southern hemisphere. Nestled away in the Barossa Valley, Yalumba may just be the most historic winery […]
Leave a Mark
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In the final scene of Wolf of Wall Street, the real Wolf of Wall Street, Jordan Belfort, takes over from Leonardo DiCaprio and cameos as himself at a sales conference in Auckland, complete with the Sky Tower in the background and some bad New Zealand accents from a room full of American extras. The scene […]
Here’s Your Ultimate Leather Accessories Collection Montblanc is making a name for itself as it expands its Meisterstück luxury leather collection. The collection aims to be the pinnacle of luxury leather goods, and with contemporary round shapes and a flare of new design details, it certainly achieves this goal. The latest collection also features a […]
The world is starting to open its doors again and that means it’s time to get yourself some solid and stylish luggage cases. A quality case is the difference between you losing a wheel and looking like a chump and getting where you need to be on time and looking like a champ. Going through […]
SANTOS DE CARTIER CHRONOGRAPH WATCH Louis Cartier presented his first Santos De Cartier in 1904 to his good friend it was named after, Alberto Santos-Dumont. It lays itself bare with visible screws and a modern square design. Long after this gifting, Cartier is revisiting this iconic watch with the Santos De Cartier Chronograph Watch (W2SA0008). […]
M2 brings you its top watch picks in a series featuring the best of this year’s luxury timepiece releases. Cartier Ballon Bleu The Ballon Bleu de Cartier floats through the world of watchmaking, defying gravity with its ethereal charm. This model features a convex-curved 36mm steel case with a width of 12mm and is water-resistant […]
Cartier knows it’s one of the best. Everything about the Tank Must Watch screams confidence. It knows what it is, it doesn’t need to prove anything to anyone. First produced in 1917, the prototype of the Tank watch by Louis Cartier was gifted to General Pershing, who was commander of the Western Front during World […]
We’re coming out of the sweltering summer months and arriving into the cooler seasons. That means it’s time to start rethinking our wardrobe. Z Zegna has once again brought a Fall/Winter 2021 collection that breaks down the boundaries between practical technicality, sophisticated leisurewear and romantic elegance. This season cardigans bring out an elongated silhouette and […]
If you were trying to make a sports/high fashion collaboration from any two brands in the world, could you get much bigger than Adidas and Gucci? Arguably the two biggest names in their respective fields, the German sportswear powerhouse and the Italian high-end icon have combined forces for a special collection, which was revealed for […]
Dior’s Men’s Ready to Wear Winter 22-23 looks have made their way across the runway and into our wardrobes. Designer Kim Jones, Creative Director of Dior Homme, look back at the beginnings of the fashion house for their inspiration going into the future. “I wanted to look at the archive, at the purity of the […]
Into the Fold
Sometimes you just know in your gut that you’re right – even when it seems like everyone around you refuses to be a believer. As William Goldman wrote for Paul Newman in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; ‘I got vision while the rest of the world wears bifocals!’ History is littered with such examples; […]
If you are worried that out of control global inflation might be eroding the value of cash and are looking at other investment options, now might be the time to stock up on some wine. Sure, people will bang on about gold, Bitcoin and property, but some wine investors are making a fortune from buying […]
Now that we’re starting to relax restrictions, it’s time to catch up with old friends over a bite to eat and a good bottle of wine. We assume you’ve got the mains sorted out, but it’s good to have some nibbles and a platter going to keep everyone occupied till the real event gets kicked […]
Nature Of Time
If asked whether watches would receive a surge of interest during Covid, I’m not sure I would have been able to foresee the absolutely mania that ensued. But I guess everyone needs to spend their holiday money on something, and it’s either going to be NFT’s, stocks, or watches it seems. Estimates online foresee pre-owned […]
While the aesthetic excellence of Grand Seiko’s entire range is what draws most of the attention from the untrained eye, the true mastery of the iconic Japanese watchmaker comes in what lies behind the glossy dials. Two of their newest releases SLGH009 & SLGA013 provide the latest examples of Grand Seiko’s technical excellence. Utilising Grand […]
Watches and clocks are not the only way to tell the time; nature supplies us with many other options. We can track the sun’s path across the sky during the day or the changing pattern of the stars in the night sky. We can even see the changing seasons of each year by observing whether […]
In today’s age of IPOs, mergers, VC funds and hostile takeovers, it’s a rare thing to find a family-owned company of the likes of Glenfiddich that has not only set the benchmark for whisky with 130 years of heritage, but is also continuously experimenting, pushing processes and breaking rules as they shape the future of […]
We’ve covered expensive liquor here before. Usually these expensive drams have had to gussy themselves up by bedazzling their bottles with jewels to be worth anything at all. But not Scottish distiller Springbank’s single malt scotch, oh no. The small bottle which was distilled in December 1919 fetched £6440 at auction. Just 24 full size […]
While single malt whisky might generally be considered to be the bee’s knees (technically speaking) compared to blended, the category has only really been around since the early 1960s. Prior to this, Scotland’s commercial whisky industry was based on blended whisky. As a bit of context to the difference between single malt and blended, there […]
The entire time I’ve been smashing out what needs to be done on this latest issue of the mag, I’ve had the great fortune of doing it with the new ASTRO Gaming A10 Gen 2 Wired Gaming Headset clamped solidly to my head. They’re over-ear headphones with a rugged and durable build and comes in...
Flightaware recently released data relating to the performance of various airports around the world. Using that data we’ve compiled a list of the worst airports you should definitely avoid if getting on a prompt flight is your thing. Honestly the numbers get so ridiculous that it made me do a double take. The worst performing...
Andi Tillmann and Flo Berghammer try out a promising looking ridge line in Iceland. Iceland’s central desert plateau covers 40,000 square kilometres and contains everything you’d ever want to see in Iceland. There are 20 volcanoes to choose from, ten glaciers, and a handful of geothermal sites that would easily give Rotorua a run for...
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