The New UNDONE Basecamp Watch Timepiece

UNDONE, the watch brand democratizing custom luxury timepieces, is excited to release their new, highly-anticipated model, the Basecamp. At StylePilot we couldn’t be more excited to try it on.

In their own words, it is “a modern, high-performance tool watch with on-trend vintage aesthetics, the Basecamp is now the brand’s most durable custom watch in the collection”.

“We’ve been producing top-quality, great looking, customizable watches at UNDONE since 2014” Michael Young, UNDONE Co-Founder. But the Basecamp is really the first of its kind in terms of its utilitarian caliber. We took two years to develop this timepiece and every single detail and complication was considered to make this watch stand out in terms of both form and function.”

So what is so special about the Basecamp watch?

THE DESIGN

Ultra-Domed Crystal

Today, watch crystals are mostly flat. Basecamp’s 3mm crystal is patently arched for a real, retro look. The desired shape took the UNDONE team two years to develop in the lab using LEXAN™, a polycarbonate thermoplastic found in headlamps and motorcycle helmets with 250 times the impact strength of glass.

The connoisseur will notice that one of the most prominent features is the highly-visible orange hour-hand, which is a tribute to one of the founder’s favorite watch brands, Rolex, and their famous Rolex Explorer II. Watch aficionados will also notice the nod to Blancpain’s 50 Fathom ‘sterile’ bezel — the Basecamp featuring that same beloved and uncommon triangle hour pointer.

Exceptionally Legible
Unlike most watches, Basecamp boasts three drastically different hands, so the hour, minute, and second are immediately distinguishable. Importantly, the hour hand is the eye-catching hue of vivid orange – striking, and symbolic of safety.

WHAT ELSE?

MAKE IT PERSONAL.

With a philosophy that luxury lies in boutique, tailor-made products in small quantities, the Basecamp, like all other models, is made-to-order at UNDONE facilities for each customer. There’s not only a choice between case materials like stainless steel, black PVD, rose gold and gold, but also bezel function types and a personalized display caseback.

Because you can.
Staying true to UNDONE philosophy – that individuality matters – Basecamp is yours to customize. Your wrist, your story. Time on your terms.

4 Case Options
Basecamp’s 316L stainless steel case comes in four options: silver; gold; rose gold; and matte black. Except the silver case, all the others are thinly vacuum-coated using PVD, for softened shine and heightened hardiness.

3 New Straps
While compatible with any 20mm watch bands, Basecamp comes with a new and exclusive NATO strap selection in orange, olive green, and black, in two different coatings. “NATO” is a nickname for the “G10” strap first issued to British soldiers in 1973 – waterproof, fail-safe and easy-to-change.

2 Bezel Choices
The choice is between a vintage, understated ‘sterile’ bezel displaying just one lumed pointer to indicate the hour, or the more conventional ‘graduated’ bezel for accurate minute-by-minute measurement (available in May 2019).

SPECIFICATIONS

Weight

Tool watches should be light and compact, and in no way clumsy or cumbersome – they are designed to fuse effortlessly with an explorer’s physique, so they never have to be taken off during a journey. Weighing in at just 66 grams, Basecamp ticks all the boxes (and scales).

Dimensions

Perfect for everyday wear, indoors or outdoors, office, off-site… Sans crown guards, Basecamp has slimmed down to smarten up for all sorts of occasions. At 40mm in diameter and 15mm thick, Basecamp sits snugly on any wrist. Lug-to-lug length is 48mm and lug width is 20mm, allowing easy exchange with all UNDONE 20mm straps.

Movement

Basecamp is driven by one of the most reliable and robust workhorse in the industry – the Seiko Instrument Inc. NH35a automatic movement. The Japanese are known for precision and efficiency. The watch fuels up by wrist motion, but can also be wound manually via the crown; fully wound, it’s armed with a 42-hour power reserve.

The Basecamp has just been released today!

From £220 RRP for the Basecamp Standard watch.

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Nike – Engineered Fleece Meets Engineered Knit

The huge Nike fans that we are at StylePilot have been lucky enough to try on their launched tech fleece. First thing we love is that there’s no need to be at the gym to wear it. It’s just great to have a smart item of casual wear.

This Season’s Take On Tech Pack

Nike’s Tech Fleece collection reimagines classic sportswear silhouettes by pairing Nike Tech Fleece with Nike Tech Knit for the first time. 

The collection’s classic crew and hoodie each feature a Tech Fleece body constructed of a pliable, lightweight layer plush foam situated between soft cotton jersey that traps air to provide warmth, breathability, insulation and articulation. 

Ergonomic zones are engineered into the fabric for flexibility and enhanced ventilation. High-use areas are subtly reinforced and core regions strategically knit for structural warmth.

This is engineered for warmth and designed to respond to its wearer’s environment and activity level while introducing a new, progressive aesthetic.

What About Those?

The Nike Roshe Two Flyknit – picture below and above – are a perfect fit. They are available in Black, White, Volt and Dark Grey.

Mesh is incorporated for breathability. Minimal seams and built-in stretch offer maximum comfort.W

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And don’t forget the 10 things to know about Nike’s redesigned Nike+ Training Club App

Angel Champagne, An Entirely Unique Experience

What is it that is so special about this new luxurious Champagne?

Angel’s Brut Champagne has an enticing and sensual nose with notes of fresh almonds, vanilla and honeysuckle, red peach skin and even a hint of liquorice root. Very attractive on the palate, with slowly dancing and caressing bubbles. Creamy yet vibrant with lots of personality and energy. A fresh, luxurious and elegant cuvée.

Blending

Angel is a much admired, selected cuvée containing only the most exquisite and richest pressings from Premier Cru harvested grapes. With the aid of their highly acclaimed oenologists, each year the wine of the vintage is skilfully blended with some of the sacred reserve wines from years gone by. This ensures greater levels of consistency which enables the finish, after assemblage, to become more delicate and complex in its nature.

Ageing

After perfecting the blend, the wine is bottled, sealed and stored approximately 100 feet underground. Specifically, designed cellars dug deep beneath the chalky substrate create the perfect conditions for protecting our delicate cuvées. Complex and time consuming methods adopted over hundreds of years by true artisans and time served craftsmen owe much to our celebrated wines. The non-vintage brut ages on average 30 months, whilst the rosé takes 36 months and the vintage cuvées age over 7-8 years.

Remuage

When the ageing ends the process of Remuage, or riddling, begins. It’s the process of turning each day the bottles one quarter turn so the sediment from the second fermentation migrates down into the neck of the bottle. Some Champagnes now undergo mechanical riddling. Angel Champagne however prides itself on using the time-honoured methods of hand turning in its pursuit for perfection.

Dégorgement

Is a term attributed to the method in which the sediment collected in the neck of the bottle is removed with minimum loss of wine after Remuage is complete. The process involves freezing the neck of the bottle and removing the resulting plug of ice that contains the sediment.

Dosage

Following Remuage and Dégorgement each bottle is given the addition of liqueur-de-dosage, a mixture of wine and fine sugar cane. Each Champagne’s liqueur-de-dosage is a sacred recipe and closely guarded secret often passed down from generation to generation. This unique aged liqueur-de-dosage is precisely what gives Angel Champagne its superb taste and in fact, it’s very soul.

Finishing

Finally, Angel’s skilled artisans apply the final touches, with each precious bottle delicately hand finished. A special black matt paint, gently cloaks our Non-Vintage Brut Champagne and a warm tactile white matt coats each bottle of our Rosé. Finally, a more traditional dark green glass encases and encapsulates our most precious Vintage Champagne’s.
When the bottles are ready, Angel’s dedicated craftsmen apply a four-piece label set. Each set includes our unique motif, embossed in highly polished pewter for both our Non-Vintage Brut and Rosé cuvées and in Black Pewter for our Vintages.

Non-Vintage Brut 750ml RRP £100,00

There can never be any mistaking the undeniably distinctive aesthetic of each and every bottle of Angel Champagne.

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Nike Pro Hypercompression Tights

At StylePilot we are massive fans of Nike, and it’s always with great excitement to try out their latest garments. As spring has just started, what a better occasion than testing the Nike Pro Hypercompression tights.

To transform into the best you ever you have to train fast. Pick your sport, speed is the determining factor between success and failure.

Speed can be broken into different components – detection, reaction, acceleration, linear speed, change fo direction, agility, endurance. No matter what type of training you are training faster to become the best you ever.

The breathable Nike Pro Hypercompression Men’s Training Tights give you compressive support and freedom of movement during your toughest workouts.

Control vibration

Silicon-injected Hypercompression technology at the calves and quads offers targeted support, helping to reduce muscle vibration during high-intensity training.

Zero distraction: dry and lightweight stretch woven fabrication does not take on moisture.

Stay cool

Smooth, warp-knit mesh panels in high-heat zones enhance airflow where you need it most, helping you stay cool when your workout heats up.

Ventilation: breathable stretch mesh allows for heat to escape.

Move freely

The tights’ woven fabric offers four-way stretch, giving you the natural mobility you need for lifting, cardio or plyometric drills.

Zoned compression: injected silicon provides lockdown in strategic muscle groups for a coiled and compact feel.

More details:

. Dri-FIT Technology helps keep you dry and comfortable

. Elastic waistband for a comfortable fit

. Flat seams feel smooth against your skin

. Fabric: Body: Dri-FIT 84% polyester/16% elastane. Mesh/mesh lining: Dri-FIT 77% polyester/23% elastane.

. Machine wash

. Imported

Tips on how to put your compression garments on

Those are designed to be tight fitting and as such you should take care when putting them on to prevent damage to any part of the item. We would recommend taking your time and don’t force larger limbs through small openings whilst the materials used compression clothing do possess excellent elasticity qualities. Be especially careful with the clothing gripping areas which are always slightly less stretchy. It is often easier to progressively pull the clothing into place rather than try and get it on in a single movement. Enjoy 😉

Sunglasses by Superdry | Top by Decathlon | Shorts, tights and Flyknit shoes by Nike.

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And don’t forget the 10 things to know about Nike’s redesigned Nike+ Training Club App


Trevor Sorbie Launches New ‘Mg’ Men’s Grooming Products

At StylePilot we do like when it comes to testing a new product. This time we have not been disappointed: we had not one, but three products from the International salon and haircare brand Trevor Sorbie to try.

Those three new additions to the product range – revitalising silver & grey hair, taming natural curls and thickening hair – result from a growing demand for men’s grooming products, so we were told.

Below, the three new men’s grooming products to Trevor Sorbie’s haircare range:

Trevor Sorbie Mg – Silver Caffeine Shampoo

RRP £5.99, 250ml

Trevor Sorbie Mg Silver Caffeine Shampoo reduces unwanted yellow tones and revitalises grey, white or blonde hair.

It has an amazing fragrance, and its (purple) colour makes it even cooler.

The ‘small prints’:

• Perfect for grey, white or blonde hair
• Developed, tested & approved in the Trevor Sorbie award winning salons
• SLS, Sodium Chloride & Paraben free
• Cruelty free & vegan
• 95% naturally derived ingredients
• Made in Britain

Trevor Sorbie Mg – Curl Tamer Styling Cream

RRP £7, 150ml

Trevor Sorbie Mg Curl Tamer Styling Cream controls, defines and enhances your natural curls. Perfect for those who want to get long-lasting control and definition whilst nourishing and strengthening the hair. It can be applied on dry or wet hair.

The ‘small prints’:

• Perfect for naturally curly hair
• Contains a styling agent to give long-lasting control & definition without stiffness
• Developed, tested & approved in the Trevor Sorbie award winning salons
• SLS, Sodium Chloride & Paraben free
• Cruelty free & vegan
• 92% naturally derived ingredients
• Made in Britain

Trevor Sorbie Mg – Thicker & Fuller Thickening Spray

RRP £7

Trevor Sorbie Mg Thicker & Fuller Thickening Spray contains botanical blends, multi-vitamins and amino acid complexes to add body and thickness to fine and thinning hair and care for the scalp.

The ‘small prints’:

• Perfect for helping hair look and feel thicker
• Contains a botanical blend, multi-vitamin & amino acid complexes to help promote thicker hair & care for the scalp
• Developed, tested & approved in the Trevor Sorbie award winning salons
• Cruelty free & vegan
• 97% naturally derived ingredients
• Made in Britain

Available to buy online from trevorsorbie.com, Boots.com , Boots stores and Trevor Sorbie salons now.

Additional information:
Vegan, cruelty free and featuring over 90% natural ingredients, this new collection has also been developed, tested & approved in the award-winning Trevor Sorbie salons.

A Winter Break In The French Alps

The ski season will not last forever, so let’s enjoy the peacefulness!

Just breathe-in and breathe-out!

The French call it the ‘Tire-Fesses’!

Stay put!

Ski goggles!

A Swiss Chalet (in Switzerland!).

And ‘voilà’ ready to go again!

(Orange) Jacket and Sunglasses & Goggles by Superdry #superdrysport

New Year’s (Sports) Resolutions

According to one commonly cited statistic only 8% of everyone actually keep their New Year’s resolutions! So, for all the good intentions only a tiny fraction of us keep our resolutions.
Let’s keep it simple and let’s keep the resolution list short!

For now let’s focus on sport: a healthy body for a healthy mind! And before we hit the gym, let’s look out for the best sport gear!

Lucky us, for this season SuperdrySport has thought of it all. Their range focuses on the finer details and product technicalities whilst continuing the brand’s celebration of self-expression and empowerment.

Bionic Compression Half Zip Top | Was £74.99 now £37.50 RRP

We really like that their SS19 range blurs the boundaries between sportswear and casualwear. The direct result is that they brought a stand-out collection designed to take athleisure to a new level.

The Active Sport range for men is an amalgamation of both indoor and outdoor training product, giving medium-impact support using lightweight and stretch materials to keep wearers comfortable and cool.

Colours & Fabrics

A palette of strong red, navy, white and grey is forefront with an injection of mono camo across hero items such as the Gym Tech Stretch Jogger and Ziphood, made with thermal properties to ensure ultimate comfort. Retro styling is modernised with tape and mesh detailing, providing an offering that’s comfortable enough to train in as well as kick back in.

Sport 021 Joggers | Was £59.99 now £41.99 RRP

Menswear’s tank tops in shades of olive and light grey are balanced with fluorescent orange cagoules, all with high visibility reflective detailing.

StylePilot essentials

Japan Breakers Utility Jacket | Was £139.99 now £97.99 RRP

Gym Tech Stretch Track Top | £59.99 RRP

Active Training Shorts | Was £29.99 now £20.99 RRP

Gym Sport Runner Leggings | Was £39.99 now £20.00 RRP

Technical notes

This range is functional yet sleek incorporating lightweight, seamless compression fabrics detailed with subtle reflective panels. Waterproof and wind resistant components mean whatever the weather conditions, this collection – let’s hope – will help conquer fitness goals.

Must have accessories

Super Steel Bottle | £14.99 RRP

XL Sports Barrel Bag | £44.99 RRP

Super Freesprint Weave Trainers | £64.99 RRP

Have a great active 2019 year! And be one of those 8%! ;- )

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Superdry AW18 Winter Jackets

It’s this time of the year (again), winter is coming so you’d better prepare yourself and get ready! There’s no better place than Superdry to find a f-great selection of winter jackets.
In Superdry’s own words: “Featuring a multitude of styles and complementary fits, made to look both fresh yet be functional and keep you warm, Superdry has a jacket that will make you feel #InYourElement”.

This season Superdry is offering four main collections:

The Classic Parkas

Get out and embrace the elements with ultimate warmth and protection with Superdry’s classic Parkas.

Rookie Heavy Weather Parka Jacket

MainRRP of £129.99

This season the parka has undergone several industrial iterations to bring you the latest in style and technical features including plush detachable faux fur trimmed hoods, clean multi pocket styling and multiple different fabrication options from wax to tweed.

The Down Collection

You’ll want to style your whole outfit around one of the options from Superdry’s Down collection.

Premium Ultimate Down Parka Jacket

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Go for oversized shapes in unexpected reds or turn heads on the street with the classic, longer line shape in olive, graphite or navy. With 90/10 premium duck down filling certified by the Responsible Down Standard these are jackets that’ll provide fantastic insulation when the temperature drops.

The Windcheaters and Windbombers

If you’re looking for practicality, Superdry’s Windcheaters and Windbombers can be layered up or down.

Microfibre SD-Wind Bomber Jacket

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Those feature innovative design details such as multi-layer zips combined with top quality fabrics, next level padding and craftsmanship to create an iconic style. With the extended range including the Windattacker and Windtrekker styles, inspired by the challenges of the great outdoors, the latest collection has something for everyone.

The Quilted Jackets
Last but certainly not least, Superdry has made sure functionality gets a style upgrade with their quilted jackets.

Down Radar Mix Quilted Jacket

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Featuring streamlined, lightweight padding in a quilted design, zip front pockets and single to triple zip front fastenings. Fuji jackets are versatile mid-weight layers for when you need some extra warmth on a cold day. Men’s Quilt Fade and Twill Print options add something a little different to your wardrobe.

The StylePilot’s top 3!

The Orange Everest Bomber Jacket

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The Khaki Camo Everest Bomber Jacket

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Chinook Jacket

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Whatever the weather and wherever you are this winter, live everyday #InYourElement.

>> Shop All Superdry Winter Jackets here