6 inspired gifts for fans of Le Tour De France
July 7th 2018 will see the opening stage of the 105th edition Tour de France. Departing in the Vendée region of North-West France and ending in Paris 21 stages later, the Tour is one of the ultimate and most gruelling tests of man and machine. This years route is made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,351 kilometres through some of the finest scenery France has to offer. If you’re looking to treat yourself or that Tour de France fan in your life then you’re in luck. We’ve looked high and wide to help you to bring the Tour home with you, with products from some of our favourite brands below. Enjoy.
Pinarello Dogma F10
Designed in Treviso, Italy by leading bike manufacturer Pinarello, the Dogma F10 is quickly becoming a household name among cycling aficionados. Linked to an ever increasing number of yellow jersey wins and a trophy cabinet of awards, the F10 is a market leader in design and innovation.
Bolin Webb R1-S Ferrara Yellow
The Bolin Webb R1-S range combines the design elegance of the original R1 razor and applies a distinctive automotive colour for a striking and vibrant look. Named after the Italian province Ferrara, home to one of Italy’s great automotive marques the R1-S Ferrara Yellow will help you to stand out with award-winning design. The ergonomic R1 handle is specially designed for maximum grip and comfort to help you get into those hard to reach places, you’ll be please to know, it does legs too!
Produced in the UK, the R1-S is compatible with Gillette’s Mach3 blade and presented in a Bolin Webb gift box with one blade cartridge.
Breitling Avenger II Seawolf
The Swiss made professional Avenger II Seawolf super-diver model teams a powerful aesthetic with exceptional performance. The case, water-resistant to the impressive depth of 3,000 m (10,000 ft), is equipped with a unidirectional rotating bezel, a screw-lock crown with a non-slip grip, and a valve serving to equalize pressure differences between the interior and the exterior of the watch. The self-winding caliber, chronometer-certified by the COSC, guarantees maximum precision and reliability.
Montblanc Fine Stationery Notebook #146 Yellow
By introducing the new Fine Stationery Line colour collection, Montblanc strives to fulfil it’s dedication to writing culture and the pleasure of writing. This product line is inspired by the beauty of the seven rainbow colours. Manufactured in Italy, crafted with the finest Saffiano leather and high-quality 85g/m² paper with 96 sheets/ 192 pages, which is watermarked with the Montblanc emblem.
The Eames Plastic Chair
The Eames Plastic Chairs also introduced a new furniture typology that has since become widespread: the multifunctional chair whose shell can be joined with a variety of different bases to serve diverse purposes. As early as 1950, Charles and Ray Eames presented a series of bases that enabled various sitting positions. An especially striking model is the so-called Eiffel Tower base (pictured) – an intricate and graceful design made of steel wire that inimitably combines light, elegant forms with structural strength.
Rimowa x Fendi Suitcase
If you’re going to be following the tour in style then you’ll need a suitcase to match. In celebration of its 80th Anniversary, the classic Rimowa case underwent a makeover by Italian fashion house Fendi. The Rimowa x Fendi is a tough yet lightweight luggage bag, weighting just 4.5kg perfect for the modern traveller.