The Mantle Edit is a roundup where we take last week’s best stories and deliver them to you in brief. In this edition, we’re taking a look at the process of transitioning, with the personal narrative of someone who’s been through it. We also look back at the best gadgets from the James Bond franchise: a list that will likely expand as Daniel Craig goes on his final turn at the role. And do luxury watches have a place in a world that’s gone digital? Alvin Soon, President of Breitling SEA, tells us what it takes to catch the attention of one of today’s most prominent market: millennials.
“People ask inappropriate questions all the time. I answer as honestly as I can.”
Deeply personal, this story narrates the experience of transitioning, and it’s never just about appearances.
“With James Bond set to grace the silver screen again very soon in No Time to Die, the 007 hype is building once more.”
Daniel Craig is about to bid the James Bond world farewell. While we wonder about the toys he’ll get to play with this time around, here’s a rundown of Bond’s most memorable gadgets.
“The luxury watch is getting a new fanbase: millennials. Some of whom had never owned a watch before.”
In an age where detailed screens fit on your wrist, why is the luxury watch industry seeing an upswing? Watch Breitling SEA President Alvin Soon as he talks about millennials and the luxury watch renaissance.
Dining and Drinking
“What better way for cognac lovers to appreciate their favorite brandy than to have a private, guided tour of where the magic happens?”
Maison Hennessy’s immersive tours let people in on how cognac goes from grapes to glass.
Aurelio Icasiano III has been in media for 14 years: as a television producer and writer, travel correspondent, book editor, and as editor of an internationally-awarded men’s lifestyle magazine. He runs an electrical construction company by day but spends all too much time thinking about the next story.