• TAG Heuer's 2019 Autavia Isograph Collection

    Formatively known as the first of TAG Heuer’s 'Big Three', the Autavia has a history that is as rich as it is long. With a collection name derived from its conceptual roots – automobile and aviation – the Autavia has positioned itself as being something likened to that of yeste...

    POSTED 10 Apr, 2019 0 Comments

  • Here's why brandy deserves a spirited second look

    "How about a nip of brandy?' It's an invitation unlikely to conjure images of style and sophistication for many of us, but substitute 'cognac' for brandy and the reaction is likely to be very different. Of course, cognac is a brandy, just as champagne is a sparkling wine and bourbon is a ty...

    POSTED 9 Apr, 2019 1 Comment

  • McLaren Grand Tourer: the racer, refined

    The world’s newest super-sports car company, McLaren, is going old-school with its next new model. After hitting the high notes with a battery of Ferrari fighters, from its original rapier-sharp MP4-12C through to the exotic and super-quick Senna road rocket, McLaren is easing back on ...

    POSTED 8 Apr, 2019 1 Comment

  • Porsche Taycan gets Australian release in 2020

    Porsche wants the world to know its upcoming Taycan, a revolutionary four-door sports car that will drive the German marque into the all-electric era, can handle anything the world throws at it. Looking like a cross between the legendary 911 and the family-friendly Panamera, Taycan test cars hav...

    POSTED 4 Apr, 2019 3 Comments

  • Escape your comfort zone with these adventurous spirits

    There's a whole world of whiskies, rums and vodkas – and then there's a whole other world  of more exotic liqueurs. With just a little digging you can open up a whole new world of premium spirits perfect for standalone sipping neat or as bases for some really cool cocktails. Her...

    POSTED 2 Apr, 2019 1 Comment

  • New Mercedes-Benz AMG A35 sedan will spice up your daily drive

    When Mercedes-Benz decided to serve up a tasty little four-door sedan it made sure to add salt, pepper - and some mustard. The spicy addition to the range is the A35 4Matic and, not surprisingly, it comes from the chefs at AMG. There have been baby AMG hotrods in the past, but this time Mercede...

    POSTED 2 Apr, 2019 1 Comment

  • The Tudor Black Bay P01 Commando features vintage swagger

    The new Tudor Black Bay P01 is born from an experimental 1960s prototype created for the U.S. Navy. It’s this parentage which contributes to one of the Commando’s key features: a unique locking bezel mechanism. In the 1960s, the tolerances on watches weren't what they are today. Ba...

    POSTED 31 Mar, 2019 1 Comment

  • Here are the world's best whiskies of 2019, as rated by whisky experts

    Australia has picked up another crown at the international awards for the world's best whiskys, with local hero Sullivans Cove Distillery taking to the stage alongside the best drams from Japan, North America and Europe. A global panel of journalists, spirit experts, distillers and bartenders bl...

    POSTED 29 Mar, 2019 6 Comments

  • Test drive: why the Porsche 992 is the best 911 ever built

    What we’re driving: The new Porsche 911, also known as the Porsche 992 (yes, it's a bit confusing). What it costs: from $265,000 for the Porsche 992 Carrera S, and $281,100 for the Carrera 4S variant. Why we’re driving it: The Porsche 992 is the eighth-generation member of an i...

    POSTED 28 Mar, 2019 3 Comments

  • Apple's laser-etched titanium credit card won't let you earn points

    With its typically minimalistic design, Apple's new credit card could be a thing of lust that's most notable for what it lacks. The sheer white laser-etched titanium card won't have a credit card number, CVV, expiration date or signature. Nor will it earn you points. Instead, the physical Apple ...

    POSTED 26 Mar, 2019 9 Comments

  • Beyond Bond: Aston Martin eyes ultra-lux wagons and hybrid hypercars

    Aston Martin is becoming far more than just a car company as it drives into its second century. From watches to hotels, furniture to boats, submarines to aircraft, and even bicycles and condominiums (a luxury development in Florida boasting 391 apartments, including a triple-floor penthouse), As...

    POSTED 26 Mar, 2019 1 Comment

  • Apple's $10/month News+ unlimited magazine service set for Australia

    Stuck for something to read during your next flight? Not likely, if you've got Apple's News+ sitting on your iPad. News+ is Apple's freshly-minted newspaper and magazine service which offers a riot of unlimited reading across 300 titles for a flat rate of US$10 per month. The mix leans strongly...

    POSTED 26 Mar, 2019 6 Comments

  • Apple TV+ video streaming channel is eager to take on Netflix

    Apple is embarking on a three-pronged revamp of its Apple TV platform as the deep-pocketed technology giant looks to challenge Netflix in the competitive video streaming market. At a star-studded event in its head office in Cupertino overnight, Apple unveiled an original content service called A...

    POSTED 26 Mar, 2019 1 Comment

  • Is the Honda NSX Australia's most exclusive exotic car?

    What's the most exclusive exotic car on Australian roads? It might not be a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati or even a McLaren. It’s a Honda. From the same stable as all your neighbourhood Civics and CR-Vs, which sell each year in their tens of thousands, the surprising superstar is the...

    POSTED 25 Mar, 2019 3 Comments

  • 2019 Porsche Cayanne spices up the SUV recipe

    A growing global appetite for curvy upscale SUVs has sparked a smooth new development of the Porsche Cayenne. The Cayenne coupe will go up against similar contenders from Audi, Mercedes-Benz and BMW, which pioneered the move away from giant boxes with its original X6. All the action on the ne...

    POSTED 22 Mar, 2019 3 Comments

  • Nomos Duo: four elegant women's watches, fresh from Baselworld

    Design-led German brand Nomos is playing the ‘sheer elegance’ card with its latest series of ladies’ watches, released on the eve of Switzerland’s annual Baselworld watchfest. The new Duo models embraces Nomos’ Bauhuas philosophy – one which is typically assoc...

    POSTED 22 Mar, 2019 0 Comments

  • BMW teases sizzling new 2 Series Gran Coupe

    The future of BMW design has arrived in the shape of the all-new 2 Series Gran Coupe. It’s still over a year away, but BMW has flicked its marketing switch to 'tease' mode in preparation for a complete renewal of its smallest model family. A single tantalising hint of the 2 Series Gran Co...

    POSTED 21 Mar, 2019 1 Comment

  • First look: Apple AirPods 2 bring more talk time, wireless charging

    The features you wish your AirPods had will determine how happy you are with Apple’s AirPods 2, announced overnight and on sale by the end of this month. Tired of a too-short talk time, or having the battery-powered buds run out of puff in the middle of your music playlist? Then the extra ...

    POSTED 21 Mar, 2019 5 Comments

  • Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe aims for the 'compact SUV' sweet spot

    Choosing the right compact prestige SUV is about to get even tougher as Mercedes-Benz launches its updated GLC Coupe into a super-competitive sector of the premium car market. Style comes first on the Coupe, which will land here by year's end, and there are very few visual changes to the only se...

    POSTED 21 Mar, 2019 0 Comments

  • Road test: Mini Clubman John Cooper Works All4

     What we’re driving: Mini Clubman John Cooper Works All4 What it costs: $56,900 (as tested $64,600) Why we’re driving it: 2019 year marks the 60th anniversary of the Mini, one of the world’s most iconic automotive marque, so we thought it appropriate to take the litt...

    POSTED 20 Mar, 2019 4 Comments

  • Tasmania's cool climate makes it a hot spot for boutique wineries

    Pop into just about any wine bar in Sydney or Melbourne and there will be a glass or two of cool-climate Tasmanian wine on offer – and chances are it'll be a top drop. The past decade has been one of extraordinary growth for Tasmanian wine producers, and while the Apple Isle represents les...

    POSTED 19 Mar, 2019 6 Comments

  • Australia's hot new motor show is Melbourne's Formula 1 Grand Prix

    Australia has a new motor show, and it's nothing like the old-school shows which saw giant exhibition centres in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane turned into massive new-car showrooms for buyers to cross-shop their potential choices. Instead, this annual mecca of motoring has sprung up around...

    POSTED 18 Mar, 2019 1 Comment

  • BMW 2019 3 Series 330i: the ultimate driving machine returns

    What we’re driving: BMW 330i What it costs: from $70,900 Why we’re driving it: This is the all-new 2019 BMW 3 Series, and it goes back to the 'Ultimate Driving Machine' promise. Is there any better reason than that? For the longest time, BMW’s 3 Series was the benchmar...

    POSTED 15 Mar, 2019 4 Comments

  • Four to watch at Baselworld 2019, the world's biggest watch show

    Hundreds of important new timepieces will make their worldwide debut in Switzerland next week at the 2019 Baselworld watch-industry trade fair. The expo is a rite of spring for retailers, media, and influencers worldwide who ply their trade in the horological world, continuing a tradition t...

    POSTED 14 Mar, 2019 0 Comments

  • Coming next: an affordable electric Bugatti you can drive every day?

    Bugatti is known for building dazzling supercars which are also super-expensive, but now the marque has its eye on a car that's well, less super and more of an everyday driver. It was a curious and even jarring juxtaposition against Bugatti's unveiling of the world’s most expensive new car...

    POSTED 14 Mar, 2019 0 Comments

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