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hublot: big bang unico red magic

March 13, 2019

The Power Of Red

Hublot has once again called on its limitless imagination to create a world-premiere watch design. This time, Hublot has dedicated its innovative approach to ceramic, adding vivid color. A triple tour de force, the colored ceramic invented by Hublot is groundbreaking both in terms of the material itself and the manufacturing process. 

The color is obtained through an innovative technique in which a fusion of pressure and heat sinters the ceramic without burning the pigments. Having mastered the basic hues with this method, Hublot is now ready to introduce a whole new world of colored ceramics to its watch collections. 

For this first, ceramic model with color, Hublot has chosen a bold red, which symbolizes power, passion, and glory. The Big Bang Unico Red Magic is undoubtedly an ultra-resilient ceramic watch full of fire. 

Key points: World’s first ceramic with a vibrant color

Plus: In addition to the bright color, the density of the material makes it harder than conventional ceramic.

Characteristics: Polished red ceramic case; 45 mm diameter; 15.45 thickness; polished red ceramic bezel, with black composite resin bezel lug; polished titanium black PVD “H” screws; sapphire glass with anti-reflective treatment; skeleton matte red dial with red appliqués and black luminescence; Hublot HUB1242 - UNICO chronograph movement with automatic rewinding; water resistant 10 ATM (100m), 72 hour reserve power; Red and black structured rubber strap.

Edition limited to 500 pieces

Price: 25 900€

Points of Sale>>

ST BARTH:

Time, Rue de la République, Gustavia

Carat, Rue de la République, Gustavia

GENEVA:

Hublot, Rue du Rhône, 86

MONACO: 

Hublot, 2, Avenue de la Princesse Alice, Monte Carlo

PARIS:

Hublot, 10, Place Vendôme, 75001

Hublot, 271, rue Saint-Honoré, 75001

Hublot, 50, rue Pierre Charron, 75008

SHOPPING

fendi: peekaboo mini pocket

March 7, 2019

New Version Of Iconic Bag

Fendi has once again reinvented its Peekaboo handbag, this time with pockets. The bag is decorated with two exterior pockets of different dimensions, making this the most versatile version of this bag, yet always as feminine and elegant. The twist lock on the top opens delicately to reveal two compartments separated by a stiff divider.

Points forts: This timeless handbag can be used for all occasions and in every season!

Plus: Exists in various sizes and colors to please all women

Characteristics: Handbag in orange calfskin; gold-finished metal accents; lining with zipped pocket; adjustable handle and strap. Made in Italy.

Prices:

Peekaboo Mini: 2,800€

Peekaboo Regular: 3,800€

Points of sale >> 

GENEVA:

Fendi, Rue du Rhône 62

PARIS:

Fendi, 51 Avenue Montaigne, 75008

Fendi, 265 Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001

Fendi, 9 Rue des Archives, 75004 

Printemps, Fendi, 64 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 

Galeries Lafayette, Fendi, 40 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 

Le Bon Marché, Fendi, 24 Rue de Sèvres, 75007 

DISCOVER

electric loading

February 21, 2019

Ultra-Rapid Charging For Your Electric Car!

Charge your electric vehicle in just ten minutes thanks to Electric Loading. This French start-up offers ultra-rapid systems, with charging stations adapted to all types of vehicles currently on the market. And the more recent your car, the faster the charge!

Quick examples for 2019 models with the HYPER LOAD option on a public charging station:

Renault Zoé 2: Charge in 10 minutes rather than 2 hours at 22kw/h

Nissan Leaf: Charge in 12 minutes rather than 6 hours at 22kw/h 

Tesla Model 3: Charge in 15 minutes rather than 3 hours at 22kw/h

Porsche Taycan: Charge in 8 minutes rather than 4 hours at 22kw/h

Two solutions, modular and innovative products 

- HOME LOAD solution, a simple system of quick charging at your house, accessible to everyone. One-hour average charging time based on vehicle model.

- When you need an even quicker charging solution, opt for Pour HYPER LOAD. This ultra-rapid charging station offers a charge up to 360kW in less than 10 minutes with the possibility to charge up to 12 cars simultaneously.

Key points: Electric Loading is the newest solution for easy, fast charging of all kinds of electric vehicles.

Plus: Electric Loading develops and installs turnkey solutions adapted to the needs of their clients, from individuals to businesses.

Starting at 1,100€ HT 

International delivery

More info here >>

www.electric-loading.com/

01 85 51 03 95 - info@electric-loading.com

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mb&f & l’epee 1839: medusa

February 4, 2019

A Captivating Expression Of Time

One thing is for certain: once you have plunged into the depths of Medusa, it’s hard to look away. For its tenth collaboration with L’Epée 1839, Switzerland’s leading clockmaker, MB&F, the top designer of timepieces in the world, takes a dive into the warm ocean waters where intriguing and ancient jellyfish abound.

Medusa is double configuration clock, housed in a hand-blown dome of Murano glass. It can be ceiling mounted or placed on a desk. Medusa’s central section of hand-blown Murano glass calls to mind the bell-shaped body of a jellyfish. Two rotating rings—one for the hours and the other for minutes—are visible through the glass dome, and the time can be read from a single indicator that extends over the rings. A movement beating at 2.5 Hz (18’000 A/h) located below the time indicator, is like the pulsating heart of this mechanical creature.

Double configuration

Medusa can sit on a desk, or another other flat surface, thanks to a specific support with curved legs. This is designed to hold the base of the movement and allow easy access to the mechanism for winding and setting the time.

When the clock is suspended from the ceiling, Medusa changes its supporting legs for hand-blown Murano glass tentacles. Attached to the mechanism, the tentacles move softly with the slightest motion of the clock—recalling the movement of a jellyfish in the ocean currents.

Key points: Designed to evoke one of the most eloquent, yet mysterious creatures of the sea, Medusa blends exceptional artistic technique with Swiss clock-making precision, once again pushing the envelope of possibility.

Plus: Like a luminescent jellyfish in the depths of the sea, Medusa glows in the dark thanks to Super-LumiNova.

Characteristics: Total components: 231; Approximately 6kg; Dome and tentacles in hand-blown Murano glass; Movement and standing base in stainless steel and brass; Indexes with Super-LumiNova; L’Epée 1839 suspended movement, designed and manufactured in-house: Dimensions for the hanging version: 286 mm tall x 250 mm diameter, and for the standing version: 323 mm x 250 mm

Three limited editions of 50 pieces, each in a different color: blue, green, or pink

Price: 25,500 Swiss Francs / 22,400€ 

Points of sale>>

ST BARTH: Diamond Genesis, Rue de la République, Gustavia

GENEVA: M.A.D.Gallery, 11 Rue Verdaine

PARIS: Chronopassion, 271 rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 

DESIGN

audi: pb18 e-tron

January 29, 2019

An Audi 100% Electric Supercar

During the most recent Pebble Beach Automotive Week in Monterey, California, Audi revealed its new concept car, the PB18 e-tron; "PB" for Pebble Beach, "18" in tribute to the R18 e-tron, four-time winner of 24 Hours of Le Mans. This super sporty 775HP electric vehicle presents a radical vision of the high-performance sports car of tomorrow.

The Audi PB18 e-tron design was inspired by the traditional architecture of a mid-engine sports car with a cab that is positioned far forward. The center of gravity for this car is located behind the seats and in front of the real axle, which benefits the driving dynamics.

Front and Back Exterior Design

A flat red band of lights extends across the entire width of the rear and accents the horizontal orientation of the vehicle body.

The familiar hexagonal shape of the Singleframe grille, wide and horizontal, dominates the front of the car. The Audi logo runs across the front of the hood, in its signature sports car style. Large vents to the right and left of the front grille take in necessary air to cool the brakes and front electric motor. Wide and flat light units with integrated digital matrix technology and laser high-beam headlights complete the face of the PB18 e-tron. 

Three Electric Motors and Quattro Drive

This concept car uses three powerful electric motors— one up front and two in the rear. The latter are centrally located between the steering knuckles, each directly driving one wheel via half-shafts. They deliver power output of up to 150 kW to the front axle and 350 kW to the rear—making the Audi PB18 e-tron a true quattro, of course.

Maximum output is 500 kW, with boosting, so the driver can temporarily mobilize up to 570 kW. The combined torque of up to 830 Newton meters (612.2 lb-ft) allows acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in scarcely more than 2 seconds. The driver can limit the speed to maximize range between charges.

The liquid-cooled solid-state battery has an energy capacity of 95 kWh. A full charge provides for a range of over 500 kilometers (310.7 miles) in the WLTP cycle. The Audi PB18 e-tron is already designed for charging with a voltage of 800 volts. This means the battery can be fully recharged in about 15 minutes. The Audi can also be charged wirelessly via Audi Wireless Charging (AWC).

Key points: The creators of this high-performance sports car designed it as a machine to drive on a racetrack as on the road. Dynamic Dynamic and exciting, this car excels with such parameters as powerful electric propulsion, lateral acceleration, and perfect ergonomics that determine every detail.

Plus: For driving solo, the entire cockpit can be positioned in the center of the interior as in a single-seat racecar— the perfect location for the racetrack. The idea is to provide the pilot an experience that is only available in a racecar such as the Audi R18. However, the PB18 e-tron also provides an exceptional everyday driving experience, not only for the driver, but also for a potential passenger.

Characteristics: 4.53m (14.5’) long x 2m (6.4’) wide x 1.15m (4.6’) tall; size of trunk 16.6 cubic feet; maximum output 670 hp (765 hp maximum in boost mode); 0 à 100 km/h in just about two seconds,; Range 500 km in WLTP cycle; tires 275/35 in front and 315/30 in the back; body in a mix of aluminum, carbon, and multi-material composites.

Points Of Sale>>

GENEVA:

Garage Chatelanat SA, Rue Eugène-Marziano 18, Acacias

MONACO:

Samda S.A.M., Boulevard Charles III 15

PARIS:

Audi City Paris 75, 48 Place du Marché Saint-Honoré

Audi Paris 16 - Premium Automobiles, 105 Boulevard Murat

Audi Paris 12, 88 Cours de Vincennes

Audi Bauer Paris Wagram, 21 rue Cardinet

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jaeger-lecoultre: master ultra thin tourbillon enamel

January 28, 2019

It’s All In The Details

Since the brand’s debut, Jaeger-LeCoultre has made precision an art of its own, by finding the perfect balance between incredible savoir-faire and an artistic sense, sophistication, and aesthetic finesse.

The Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Enamel presents an original design with subtle innovations that already make it a classic in its class. This new model will attract men who are fascinated by its precision, and all of the details are magnified in a pure expression of sophistication. 

The exposed tourbillon at 6 o’clock and the engraved date display at 12 o’clock create a very balanced duo on the new Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Enamel. With a 40-millimeter diameter white-gold case, the acclaimed Jaeger-LeCoultre 978 caliber movement was redesigned both technically and aesthetically. To pay tribute to this masterpiece of ingenuity, the watch features a hand-engraved blue guilloché enamel dial that shows off an unparalleled level of finish. In terms of details, there is a sunray finishing effect on the back of the movement, as well a graceful gold oscillating weight.

Key points: The Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Enamel reveals the quintessence of the watch-making savoir-faire at Jaeger-LeCoultre. Perfectly visible, the tourbillon plays with the balance of its rare precision and the stylish design of blue enamel and white gold.

Plus: This new limited edition watch in white god and blue enamel is an addition to the Master Ultra Thin collections, alongside two other models: the Master Ultra Thin Perpetual Enamel and the Master Ultra Thin Moon Enamel.

Characteristics: Case diameter 40 mm, Thickness 12.13 mm, Caliber: Automatic 978F; White-gold case; Water resistant to 5 bars, Blue guilloché enamel dial; 48-hour power reserve.

Limited series of 50 pieces

Price: 89,000 €

Points of sale >> 

ST BARTH:

Diamond Genesis, Rue de la République, Gustavia

MONACO: 

Zegg & Cerlati, Place du Casino

GENEVA: 

Jaeger-LeCoultre, Rue du Rhône 56, 1204

PARIS: 

Jaeger-LeCoultre, 7 Place Vendôme

Jaeger-LeCoultre, Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, 40, boulevard Haussmann, Espace Haute Horlogerie RDC

Jaeger-LeCoultre, Printemps, 64 Boulevard Haussmann, 1st floor, Printemps de la Mode

GASTRONOMY

champagne leclerc briant: cuvee abyss

January 25, 2019

An Exceptional Specialty Vintage

Leclerc Briant, one of the pioneers in biodynamic agriculture, produces champagnes that are unique, chic, and 100% organic.

Biodynamic agriculture, speaking in the ear of the wine

In the world of wine, biodynamic is the reflection and result of a viticulture the respects the vines, the earth, and the winemakers. From the grapes to the bottle, any chemical intervention is forbidden 

Beyond this organic approach, biodynamic agriculture encompasses the cycles of nature with a special attention to the living aspect of the grapes and the vines… The different steps of the production process are based on lunar calendars. For an approach that respects the vines, for example, pruning is only done under a waning moon so that the sap migrates toward the roots. That means the pruning is clean, without spillage.

The Abyss Vintage

Leclerc Briant dedicated a portion of its 2012 harvest to a special vintage that is aged under water. The grapes that comprise this vintage are selected from areas known for their extra chalky soil, and have a perfect resonance with the underwater sediments in the Stiff Bay, near the shores of Ouessant Island in Brittany. After two years in the bottle, this special vintage has been transformed by its time under water by its third year. Abyss champagne evokes both its unique oceanic vibration and the fruity maturity of its vintage.

What goes in the Cuvée Abyss: Chardonnays from Bisseuil, pinots noirs from Avenay-Val-d’Or, and pinots meuniers from Vrigny represent equal parts of this unusual vintage with its unique echoes.

Key points for Champagne Leclerc Briant: With a deep respect for nature and the vineyards, the entire Leclerc Briant winery is certified organic and biodynamic. 

Plus: Ready for market in 2020, another of the “Specialty” vintages is La Croisette. With the goal of making the purest of its wines, Leclerc Briant decided to line the inside of the walls of a barrel with 24-carat gold. Far from the wines with gold flakes, the idea behind this innovation is to obtain fermentation in contact with the gold and see the harmony as the two interact.

Prices: 

“Specialty” vintages, including Abyss: 130 € 

Brut: 38€

Points of sale>> 

ST BARTH: In Vino, in the hills of St Jean

Gian Lucas: 06 25 13 06 85

Antoine: 06 08 25 06 99

www.leclercbriant.com/

DESIGN

porsche: taycan cross turismo

January 24, 2019

100% Electric,

Porsche has introduced a multiple talent vehicle with a streamlined contemporary design. Baptized the Mission E Cross Turismo, the first production model for this 100% electric concept will be called the Taycan Cross Turismo.

The concept rests on the characteristics of the prototype Mission E and has the allure of a sports wagon that is 100% electric. This four-door polyvalent vehicle can carry up to four passengers.

Two electric motors are situated at the front and back of the vehicle to guarantee its 600 horsepower, allowing it to go from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 3.5 seconds. The goal is to provide a 500-kilometer range per charge.

Exterior Design

The silhouette is defined by a sporty roofline inclined toward the back. The larges curved wings, the lateral panels, and carbon wheels reinforce its sporty look. The vertical airflow vents at the front and the molded LED headlights add to the distinctive characteristics.

Highlights of the design include the signature word, Porsche, on the back of the SUV. The blue illuminated letters serve as an element of identification for the Porsche models with electric motors.

Interior Harmony

The glass panoramic sunroof runs from the windshield to the trunk, adding to the feel of a spacious interior. This concept car also features myriad functional innovations. 

Key points: In addition to its loyalty to “classic” Porsche design, this model calls upon new technology for a rapid recharge. The company predicts an 80% charge in just 15 minutes.

Plus: The cockpit is high-tech with a 100% digital interface and large touch screen. The driver and the passengers can control certain functionalities (application, navigation, air-conditioning...) without contact via a gesture recognition system. 

Price starting at 90,000€

Available late 2019 

Points of sale:

PARIS : Centre Porsche Paris, 16-17 Rue Gros, 75016

MONACO : Centre Porsche Monaco, 13, Boulevard Charles III, 98000

GENÈVE : Impasse Colombelle 2, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex

ART , SHOPPING

stephane dessaint: landing beach 2

January 14, 2019

A Photograph You’d Love To Take Home

What better than wandering the streets of Gustavia in St Barth and treating yourself to some wonderful finds? Alongside the luxury boutiques, you’ll find Clic St Barth, a concept store worth the detour. The windows alone convey the pretty things inside: accessories, ready-to-wear, décor…and immense images on the walls that grab the eye. Nudes and landscapes, from the unusual to glamour…the beauty of these photographs is breathtaking.

Among these images, one by Stéphane Dessaint invites contemplation. This shot of a plane taking off over the beach in St Jean attracts attention and allows viewers to interpret it as they wish.

Self-taught, this renowned French photographer has shown his work in art galleries in Paris, New York, and St Barth. Each of his photographs gives a unique look at the swarms of people on the beaches of the Riviera or the almost empty beaches of St Barth.

Key points: Like a “see you soon,” or a reminder of the vacation you just spent with friends or family on the island of St Barth

Plus: Stéphane Dessaint has created over 50 images, most of views seen from the sky. There are also no less than 30 photographs by other artists at Clic St Barth.

Price: From $3500 

Characteristics: Landing Beach 2:

SMALL: 27x40 in – 68,5x101 cm

MEDIUM: 59 x 39 in – 150x99 cm

LARGE: 71 x 47 in – 180x119 cm

MORE INFO HERE >> Clic St Barth

ww.clic.com/

DESIGN

Jaguar: I-Pace

December 18, 2018

An Electric Dream Come True

The new 100% electric I-PACE puts Jaguar at the forefront of the electric vehicle revolution. With its aerodynamic design, the I-PACE has the elegant silhouette of a coupe influenced by the supercar Jaguar C-X75, with its short, low hood. 

The ultra efficiency of the two electric motors allows the I-PACE to reach 0-100km/h in just 4.8 seconds. This level of performance is paired with exceptional comfort and ability to hold the road.

Using the latest Lithium-ion 90kWh batteries, the I-PACE has autonomy up to 480km. The batteries can be charged from 0 to 80% in 40 minutes with the help of a rapid DC charger (100kW). A wall plug with alternative current of 7kW can provide the same level in a little over 10 hours—perfect for overnight charging.

The interior offers passengers abundant space and sophisticated technology. In the premium SUV category, the electric motor placement for the I-PACE provides additional room—equal to that of a larger SUV. 

Key points: Well-designed, intelligent, and reliable, the I-PACE has the acceleration of a sports car, the latest wireless, artificial intelligence technologies, and the practicality of a five-seat SUV. 

Plus: The artificial intelligence algorithms allow this car to be connected and adapt to the preferences of individual drivers for all interior settings.

Price: Starting at 78,380€ 

I-PACE available in versions S, SE, and HSE as well as a First Edition

Characteristics: Motors and transmission integrated into front and rear axles, lithium-ion 90kWh battery for autonomy of 480km, EV navigation system, 8-year or 160,000 km battery guarantee, overall vehicle guarantee of three years/100.000km, 10.5 liters of central storage space plus room to store tablets and laptops under the seats, room in the trunk for 656 liters of luggage— or 1,453 liters of luggage with the back seats folded down.

Points of Sale>>

GENEVA:

Garage Autobritt Grand Pré, Rue du Grand-Pré 2

Autobritt SA, Rue Boissonnas 15

Emil Frey SA, Acacias, Route des Acacias 23

Emil Frey, Centre Automobile aux Vernets, Rue François-Dussaud 13

MONACO:

Bac Monaco, 17 avenue des Castelans

PARIS: 

Jaguar Buttes Chaumont, 102 avenue Simon Bolivar, 75019

Neubauer - Jaguar Paris 15, 99-101 Boulevard de Grenelle, 75015

Arc de Triomphe Auto, 30 rue de Tilsitt, 75017

Brunel Service, 27 rue de Brunel, 75017

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