Aspire Magazine Issue 2 - Page 30

H AU TE FAC TO R WISH LIST Techie Michael Frank curates his favorite items for fashion and function. 1 1 2 T EC H TA L K > 1 BREITLING BENTLEY GT “DARK SAPPHIRE„ EDITION Bentley partners with legendary watchmaker Breitling for its automotive gauges, and in turn, special edition Breitling-for- Bentley timepieces, including this new Breitling Bentley GT „ “Dark Sapphire Edition, which are available in ultra-exclusive, small batches. This one is truly unique—made of “Breitlight,” a unique carbon polymer that’s super tough, scratch- and magnet-resistant, and far lighter than metallic cases (one-third the weight of feathery titanium). The result? Even the large, 48mm diameter doesn’t feel burly on the wrist. Breitling allows a patented 30-second sweep of the main secondhand, which is more useful for timing feats behind the wheel—like gauging laps around a track. From $9,965; breitlingforbentley.com 28 ISSUE TWO | ASPIRE 2 SMITH LOWDOWN FOCUS If you’re an adventurist, you may already have a wearable that prompts you to meditate daily. But these measure progress via respiration and heart rate. If reasonably fit, you can train yourself to slow these down pretty quickly. In contrast, the Smith Lowdown Focus reads brain waves at your temples. Via a connected app, it prompts steps to clear your head; thus, it’s more challenging and rewarding. Plus, they look cool, work well as sports shades (Rx compatible), and are easy to wear. $350; smithoptics.com