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Print Edition: August 22, 2010

ITC's new hand rolled cigars
When tobacco from the best growing regions of the world is wrapped in delicate wrapper leaf from the Cuban seed tobaccos, the result is pure ecstasy. Armenteros hand rolled cigars are a blend of strong and rich tobaccos peaking its aroma and texture. It's packaged in perceptively designed wooden boxes in harmony with the woody and earthy tones of the cigars. Prices: Rs 3,250 to Rs 9,000

Zenith El Primero 36'000
The Zenith chronograph collection has touched a new pinnacle with the Zenith El Primero 36'000. Exquisitely designed, this stainless steel watch is studded with 31 jewels and a black sunray dial. The minimum 50 hours power reserve and water resistance make it durable through time and space. The choice of an alligator leather strap or a metal bracelet enhances its compatibility with a range of styles ensuring timeless appeal. Price: Rs 4.1 lakh

Twelve South MacBook Pro cover
This set of vintage books may not offer any classic business solutions, but it does provide stealth security to the notebook that has become the lifeline of any tech-savvy professional. Aptly titled 'Bookbook', this one-of-a-kind hardback leather case designed by British company, Twelve South protects your MacBook Pro with a padded interior, hardback cover and strong spine; the case is available in worn-out black and vibrant red, for 13" and 15" MacBook Pro models. It looks like a vintage piece of literature and not an expensive laptop; its brilliant disguise is a perfect ploy to reduce the risk of theft. Price: $80 (Rs 3,700)

Angular Momentum's Aquarium
Angular Momentum's luxe offering, Aquarium, is regal in bearing. It has a Koi fish engraved on the dial and a black onyx on the crown. The Koi and the muddy bottom are engraved in relief on silver and purple gold. The Koi has a diamond stone for an eye and rests on black lacquer ground. The deliberate space between the dial and the sapphire crystal simulates the feeling of being in water. Price on request

Pinel & Pinel game trunk
Here comes the big daddy of the Xbox. French trunk maker Pinel & Pinel recently unveiled its latest trunk, the Arcade 80's, that would make any geek, freak. The arcade terminal, is available in Classic or GT versions, offering games of the 80s with 21st century technology. The arcade comes with a 19" LCD screen, chromium plated dashboard, a cabinet crafted in calfskin (crocodile available on request), high-end sound system and over 60 major titles of video game history, such as the Space Invaders and Pac-Man. What's more, no coins needed. Price: €11500 (Rs 7 lakh for Classic); €13500 (Rs 8.2 lakh for GT version)

Fresh scent from Bvlgari
British actor Clive Owen, star of Duplicity and Closer, is the face of Bvlgari's new fragrance. Bottled by perfumer Alberto Morillas, Bvlgari Man, opens up with an intense woody accord, with top notes of the Calabrian bergamot, violet leaves and lotus blossom with decisive aromas of vetiver and cypriol at heart that casually blend with the sweetness of white woods and the creaminess of sandalwood and cashmere wood. The name might sound unimaginative but the smell definitely promises engaging notes. Price: Rs 4,000

LG Cookie Zip
LG's new Cookie Zip employs the evolution data optimised (EVDO) technology that provides a 3g like experience to the CDMA user. A greater download speed makes networking, video messaging and Live TV swift and fun. The 7.6 cm full touch screen makes for comfortable browsing. Its features include a 2 MP camera and a 4 GB expandable memory. Price: Rs 8,299

Phillips Music Players
The brand that promises sense and simplicity has launched the GoGear Muse and the GoGear Cam MP4 players. From isolation headphones to special sound effects for movies, the plethora of options cater to many moods. The 3.2 HVGA touch screen animates video and photo options to ease usage; with an extendible memory, the possibilities are endless. Price: GoGear Muse Rs 9,400; GoGear Cam Rs 7,499

Hackett-Globe Trotter trunks
In this case, expect a lot more. Two iconic British brands-Globe-Trotter and Hackett-have partnered to create a range of beautifully hand crafted luggage inspired by Hackett's a/w 2010 collections. The trunks, inspired by the brand's Mayfair range are in black and lined with a Prince of Wales check, while the iconic logo of a bowler hat and crossed umbrellas in light grey festoon the exterior. Hackett's sponsorship of Aston Martin racing has inspired another set of cases that are available in British racing green and lined with a bold Union Jack print, complimenting the Hackett Rally clothing collection. Hackett London completes the range with a navy case lined with a blue and white Bengal stripe-a shirting fabric that has become a Hackett staple for every gentleman's wardrobe. Available in 21" trolley case with extendible handles. Price: �750 (Rs 54,000)

Lotto Zhero Gravity Ultra
This lace-less shoe was the only one of its kind used in the FIFA World Cup 2010. The absence of laces promise a better fit with a tighter grip, while a flexible conclave shaped sole ensures greater cushioning and firmness. The technical features are aimed at providing greater support and flexibility to improve performance and reduce injury. It is available in white and metal blue. Price: Rs 9,999

INQ Mobiles launches the INQ CHAT 3G, a vibrant social mobile aiming at a wholesome web experience. Its features include convenient usage of sites including Google, Facebook and Twitter. The 3G technology makes it possible to sync photos and videos from iTunes and Windows media player. The back cover colour options range from yellow and black to pink. Choose your style and INQ in colour. Price: Rs 7,599

Tag Heuer's Special Edition
To celebrate its 150th anniversary, Tag Heuer has launched the Silverstone Calibre 11 chronograph. This timepiece blends the modernism of distinctive technical features with a vintage feel. Its decisively geometric design is played out by its elegant square and round design. The desirability quotient is enhanced by a perforated alligator strap, giving it a sporty stylish look and feel. Some things do get better with age. Price: Rs 3.3 lakh

Portside Cafe's board games
Perfect for rainy days and sundays, Portside Cafe's latest addition to its existing Dak Bangla Collection, is a compendium of three hand-crafted board games-backgammon, chess and bridge. The games are crafted from vegetable hand-stained leather that gives each piece a unique timeworn look. The games come neatly packed in a naturally tanned leather box embellished with antiqued brass fittings. Leisurely pastimes seem even more alluring. Price: Rs 4,200

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