By Manjit Kashyap
Hublot Big Bang Unico: The Executive Chronograph
First debuted as a 45 mm timepiece in 2010, Hublot’s Big Bang Unico has risen as one of the brand’s signature timepieces, powered by the brand’s very own calibre HUB1242 movement. The luxury watchmaker has now revamped the structure to present a better and all new Unico movement: the new Big Bang comes in a 42 mm case and runs on the new (and especially crafted for this edition) calibre HUB1280. But it still takes on the styling and robustness that made its predecessor a big hit: the column wheel is still visible from the dial, and the movement has a double clutch mechanism- both features characteristic of the Big Bang Unico.
Using a flatter self-winding system, it comes with a compact movement, along with several improvements, such as a wider view of the new HUB1280 operation through the dial. Plus, its new dimensions mean the watch is now unisex, along with different versions available in titanium, ceramic, and king gold finish, enclosed in satin-finished cases. As a versatile timepiece in your collection, the new Big Bang Unico is guaranteed to be a treat to own.
Jetsetter@workAlox: A Swiss Army Knife for the Urban Jungle
From the makers of the very multi-tool knife-gadget that took the world by storm comes an iteration of the classic Swiss Army Knife built with today’s techies in mind. Victorianox have now made something for the adventurers of the urban jungle and named it the Jetsetter@work Alox for its file-carrying component that every working professional will appreciate. So whether you’re at home, at the office or out on the road, this pocket knife will meet your needs. It has a pair of scissors, a bottle opener, a wire stripper, a Phillips screwdriver 0/1, and a key ring. In addition to these six practical functions, it features an integrated 3.0/3.1 USB with 16G of storage. Not only can you cut, strip, and screw, but you can save your files and then pop a bottle after a hard day’s work! It is available online and will cost you around $60.