Best of CH 2020: Editors’ Favorites

From outdoor art to virtual conversations, our picks from the year that was

Browsing the thousands of stories we published on COOL HUNTING each year provides us with meaningful memories. In 2020, the many experiences we had with people and places were significant, despite being very different from any year previous. The inability to travel, visit artist’s studios, dine next to a fascinating individual, and see shows in sweaty venues led us to attempt more creative ways of …

Test Drive: The All-New 2020 Defender

Land Rover has reinvented its most iconic vehicle with aplomb

Across much of the world, the Land Rover Defender is iconic and represents the pinnacle of utility vehicles. Here in the US, however, they were only available for a brief five-year window from 1992 to 1997 and, as a result, have had more of a niche—even cult—following. When Gerry McGovern and the design team at Land Rover set out to reinvent the Defender’s look, they …

Zenith Channels the Next-Generation Defender in their DEFY 21 Land Rover Edition Wristwatch

A limited edition ode to the all-terrain vehicle's return

With greater frequency, brands from disparate industries partner on products they hope will represent the values—aesthetic and other—of both. Rarely do they succeed at the level of Zenith’s DEFY 21 Land Rover Edition Wristwatch, a timepiece that’s as visually cohesive as it is technically superior. This isn’t the first time the British automaker linked up with the Swiss luxury watchmaker, but this particular limited edition …