15 Visionary Tech and Gear Gifts

Giving one of these this holiday season will make you look like a genius by association.

Leica M240 camera

Leica M240 Camera

Vintage looks with serious functionality: This 24-megapixel digital camera shoots in full 35mm format.
$11,290 at mrporter.com

Saeco Molto one-touch espresso maker

Saeco Molto One-touch Espresso Maker

Make espresso or Americanos in five strengths, grind beans and froth milk, all with the tap of a button. Tomorrow morning, it gets even easier: The memory function recalls just how you like it.
$1,495 at williams-sonoma.com

Bowers & Wilkins P7 wireless headphones

Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless Headphones

The lightest, most stylish wireless cans we've seen earn an A+ for sound quality too.
$400 at amazon.com

Lowball Machined Whiskey Tumbler

Lowball Machined Whiskey Tumbler

These make drinking a science as well as an art: They're made from airplane-grade aluminum, an internal hourglass shape to optimize aroma, an ergonomic grip and a faceted lip to prevent drips.
$280 at discommon.com

15" Macbook Pro

15" Macbook Pro

Go ahead, use the swell new touch bar to play Star Trek: The Next Generation. It's cool.
$2,399 at apple.com

Coravin Wine Access

Coravin Wine Access

Taste wines without pulling the cork, and keep the remainder fresh.
$285 at amazon.com

Seven Dreamers Caddie Bag

Seven Dreamers Caddie Bag

If Darth Vader were a fan of the links, he'd own this bag: Space-grade carbon fiber used in satellites, wrapped in supple black leather.
$8,500 at sevendreamers.com

1966-'67 Marshall JTM50 "Bluesbreaker" Combo Amplifier

1966-'67 Marshall Jtm50

Eric Clapton used these amps to shape the artistic and commercial development of rock guitar.
$8,300 to $10,000; see vintageguitar.com for more info

Bang & Olufsen BeoVision Avant 85-inch 4K TV

Bang & Olufsen Beovision Avant 85-inch 4k Tv

Make "home cinema" a literal thing with this 4K TV that delivers exceptional sound quality — the 3-channel speaker system has three tweeters and two bass drivers — and all the latest digital tech.
$23,000 at bang-olufsen.com

Lacroix Ultime Black Skis

Lacroix Ultime Black Skis

Only 100 pairs of these gorgeous planks were made, boasting a titanium alloy that's high-performance and supremely durable.
$10,000 at lacroix-skis.com

R. Harris ebony shaving set

D.R. Harris Ebony Shaving Set

Old-time beauty and modern function for your mug: The razor has a Mach 3 blade and the brush 14,000 bristles.
$395 at mrporter.com

Jaeger-LeCoultre Atmos 568 by Marc Newson

Jaeger-lecoultre Atmos 568 By Marc Newson

Designed by the visionary Newson — who earns another spot on this list with a Louis Vuitton suitcase — this Baccarat crystal clock winds itself on air. No gusts necessary; just air.
$28,000 at jaeger-lecoultre.com

Louis Vuitton slender wallet

Louis Vuitton Slender Wallet

This superslim wallet has outsized appeal, thanks to its classic checkerboard pattern in handsome steel gray.
$440 at us.louisvuitton.com

Hector Saxe Daniel backgammon set

Hector Saxe Daniel Backgammon Set

This handsome board, in a rich, pebble-grained leather case, is motivation to finally learn the gentlemanly game.
$780 at mrporter.com

Sennheiser Orpheus HE1 headphones

Sennheiser Orpheus He1 Headphones

These electrostatic headphones — whose innards include gold transducers and silver-plated cables — come with an amplifier built into a block of noise-canceling Carrara marble.
$55,000 at us.sennheiser.com

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