Monocle magazine’s five parts: ABCDE

The magazine is divided in 5 parts:

Affairs – A global mix of reportage, essays and interviews with the forces shaping geopolitics. Section A’s lead stories are big, visual and smart. Told by the best writers and captured by fresh photographic talent, the Affairs section of the magazine will set an agenda in newsrooms around the world. Alongside big features there will also be smaller dispatches filed from our network of bureaux and stringers.

Business – Devoted to identifying opportunities and inspiring the reader. While keeping an eye on the big stories, Monocle is more concerned with reporting on Slovenia’s emerging wine business, on the runaway success of a certain South American airline and the rise of Valencia as a new creative hub. Where other titles seem solely interested in its billionaires and share prices, Monocle’s business coverage will champion the small and interesting as much as the massive and muscular.

Culture – With a tight group of opinionated columnists, reviewers and interviewers, it delivers the best in film, television, music, media and art.
The culture component of the magazine is dedicated to delivering all that’s new from all corners of the world. This section’s edit team will be committed to ensuring that reader’s dinner guests will always ask ‘where did that track come from?’ moreover, it will be about culture in the truest sense and not be a forum for covering played-out celebrities.

Design – Bypassing hype, design is dedicated to unearthing emerging and established talent. Driven by a group of international contributors, Monocle’s mandate is to cover fashion, industrial design and architecture from around the world and cover territory that other titles miss. For people in the industry, it will bring their world to life. For people who are interested in everything from automative design to retail architecture it will keep them ahead of the curve, their wardrobes well stocked and their buiders busy.

Edits – Bite-sized and thought provoking, Edits are vital life improvements curated in a fast-paced well-researched collection. A concise, opinionated narrative that covers all the essentials of daily life, the wine to buy, the best Korean massages, the emerging neighbourhoods to invest in and the books to take on holiday. In short it’s all about the buy and sell.

Monocle headlines

I love Monocle magazine. And one of the traits in the magazine that I appreciate most is the way they play with wording, I mean they publish playful headlines such as the following:

  • Crossing the Finnish line
  • Home Swede home
  • Reich move
  • Don’t fear the wurst
  • Franc discussion
  • A winter ponderland
  • Follow the lederhosen
  • Dam right
  • Law of the jingle

Some of them are so cool!

G-Shock watch suitcases

G-Shock is no novice when it comes to releasing limited editions of their tough watches with special casings and box sets. These watches often come in military-style waterproof suitcases which look really cool. Here are a few of them:

G-Shock Mudmaster Scandinavian limited edition with special suitcase (1)

Inspired by the hardcore work of smokejumpers (whose work allegedly inspired the creation of the US Army’s first paratrooper division, the 101st Airborne), the G-SHOCK Mudmaster is mud, dust and shock resistant. Designed to be used in the most extreme and diverse conditions and yet still pull through, it features triple sensor technology (a digital compass, an altimeter, a barometer for air pressure and digital thermometer), double led lights and luminescent index for visibility and is built to vibration- and mud-resistant duel specifications (through screw-lock and button guard construction).

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G-Shock Mudmaster Scandinavian limited edition with special suitcase (2)gwg-1000-1a3scltd-box-8

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G-Shock Gravitymaster watches for the Portuguese Squadron 751 with special suitcase
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G-Shock Frogman

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G-Shock Mudmaster limited edition box set (Germany)

The G-SHOCK MUDMASTER limited edition comes in a specially designed package – a waterproof expedition case. Alongside the watch, a distinctive olive-green G-SHOCK hexagonal box and a metal badge, each also numbered, and a Leatherman tool with the G-SHOCK logo also come in the exclusive case. Limited to only 32 pieces worldwide, a unique feature is that each watch has its own distinct number, a first for the Japanese brands premium line.

The masters of the tough timepiece, G-SHOCK unveiled an extremely limited edition of its hardy Mudmaster watch in Hamburg, February 27. Limited to just 32 pieces, the Mudmaster special edition utilizes the earthy cargo green and black colorways seen in the flagship GWG-1000-1A3ER model, but is delivered in what appears to be a bomb-proof container, outfitted with shock-resistant foam. Included in the special edition pack is a solid brushed and stainless steel multi-tool and a smaller army green case for transportation.

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