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Trending Cars, Timepieces, Tech: Future Perfect

Trending Cars, Timepieces, Tech: Future Perfect

  • The top luxury auto, tech and timepiece manufacturers forge ahead with their quests to bring us the most innovative products their industries have ever seen.
Cadillac Lyriq

Most auto CEOs agree that the future is electric, but GM’s Mary Barra is especially enthusiastic about it, pushing the Cadillac brand to steal some of Tesla’s thunder. Perhaps that explains why this electric crossover, dubbed the Cadillac Lyriq, promises to be the century-old brand’s most important vehicle ever. Its early 2020 reveal was stymied by the coronavirus, but it will surely rattle the cages of its American and foreign competitors when it breaks through in the near future. Stay tuned!

This TV Is on a Roll
Enjoy the right-size screen—or even no screen—at the right time. LG’s “rollable” OLED TV R offers 65 inches of high-definition entertainment when fully deployed, or just a small portion of that for media purposes like music, podcasts, etc. When not in use, it fully retracts into a minimalist silver box that doubles as a Dolby Atmos sound system. $60,000 (est.);

LG 65-inch OLED TV R
LG 65-inch OLED TV R

Sign of the Times
Harnessing more than a century’s worth of horological expertise, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication boasts a minute repeater and a celestial vault—two of the most challenging and traditional complications. The 45 mm case comes in either pink gold or white gold, while the dial (which comes in black or blue) is adorned with a disc of constellations that indicate the date, month and signs of the zodiac. This masterpiece’s caseback bares all for visual enjoyment while proclaiming its 16-piece limited run. Price upon request;

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication – Courtesy Watches & Wonders

When the Stars Align
Glide through the globe in style with Arnold & Son’s Globetrotter Night, a cartographic world-timer with a stunning visual representation of the seas and cities of the Northern Hemisphere. A sapphire crystal dome sits atop the 45 mm steel case, concealing the hand-lacquered globe and hand-applied silver sparkles that twinkle in the evening hours, masquerading as city lights. The self-winding A&S6022 movement has a power reserve of 45 hours and is limited to only 50 pieces worldwide. $16,995;

Arnold & Son Globetrotter Night
Arnold & Son Globetrotter Night – Courtesy Watches & Wonders

Pedal to the Metal
Greyp stands out from the crowded e-bike market with a revolutionary lineup reminiscent of its sister company, Rimac, which builds the world’s fastest electric cars. The Greyp G6.3 offers sensors, cameras and connectivity that help you travel smarter by predicting routes and inclination and measuring your heart rate in real time. Professional mountain bike hardware also means you can traverse tough terrain with ease and efficiency for up to 62 miles. $8,490;

Greyp G6.3 electric bicycle
Greyp G6.3 electric bicycle

Not Your Average Wagon
Don’t call this your grandad’s ride—or even a station wagon. The Avant moniker adorns many of Audi’s coolest (and most utilitarian) vehicles, and the 2021 Audi RS 6 Avant is no exception. Under the hood lies a supercar-worthy twin-turbo V-8 engine paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. These features, aided by an all-wheel-drive system, mean this wagon is able to keep up with the even best Ferraris and Lamborghinis. The model is currently on special-order only; regular orders will begin later this year, with deliveries in late 2020 or early 2021. $110,000;

2021 Audi RS 6 Avant
2021 Audi RS 6 Avant