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
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
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
The lightest, most stylish wireless cans we've seen earn an A+ for sound quality too.
$400 at amazon.com
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
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
Taste wines without pulling the cork, and keep the remainder fresh.
$285 at amazon.com
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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