April 18, 2019
A Private Mediterranean Cruise
What could be more pleasant that a luxurious sea cruise to rejuvenate? For a few weeks or simply a weekend, you can embark on the Lady Béatrice for a unique travel experience that takes you to the heart of the Mediterranean Sea. With family or friends, enjoy the elegance of this 30-meter motor yacht that is equipped with four cabins, as you cruise to the destinations of your choice along the beautiful southern European coastline. Appreciate the luxury and comfort of a private yacht, with a discrete, professional, five-person crew, whose captain is at your service throughout the journey.
Key points: A private, luxurious cruise with captain and crew on the azure waters of the Mediterranean Sea.
Plus: All of the nautical adventures you might want can be found aboard: water skis, snorkeling gear, etc.
Departures from the port of Cannes, St Tropez, and the Mediterranean basin
Price on request
Weekly rentals, more info here >> www.hotelchristopher.com/lady-beatrice/
March 13, 2019
Everyone Loves The First 100% Electric Mercedes SUV
Mercedes-Benz has successfully transitioned to 100% electric vehicle. The Mercedes EQC, the first model in the EQ all-electric series, is a compact crossover with all-wheel drive.
The Mercedes EQC, the precursor of a revolutionary “electro” style, offers an exceptional degree of comfort, quality, and autonomy. The vehicle is striving for a 450 km autonomous range based on the NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) with an average consumption of 22.2 kWh. With its two electric motors, the Mercedes EQC is expected to reach a maximum speed of 180 km/h and acceleration of 0 to 100 km/h in 5.1 seconds.
The battery packs are between the axels on the Mercedes EQC, which can be recharged in two ways: with its own charger in a wall plug at home or at a charging station (10 to 12 hours for a complete charge) or with the Combo, for an ultra rapid charge (40 minutes for a charge from 10% to 80%).
Trailblazing Exterior Design
This car has a long, sporty silhouette. Adorned with a wide black panel, the front of the car has a stylish design, where the two LED headlights are integrated into the same design element with the radiator grille. There is also a singular lighting element on the back of the car to continue the modern look.
An Interior With Intelligence And Emotion
This crossover SUV has an avant-garde look on the interior. The large, high-tech dashboard combines a digital screen and touch screen in the same design element.
Key points: With its 80 kWh lithium ion battery, the Mercedes EQC hopes for an autonomous range of 450 km based on the NEDC, with average consumption of 22.2 kWh.
Plus: To optimize its range of autonomy, the EQC has included several features that limit energy consumption, such as a heat pump and a pre-air-conditioning unit that allows the driver to regulate the desired temperature remotely via a mobile app or the main touch screen.
Prices starting at 85,000€
Available as of summer 2019
Points of sale >>
Mercedes-Benz Longchamp, 80 Rue de Longchamp
Mercedes-Benz Porte d'Orléans, 15-17 Rue Barbès
Mercedes-Benz Boulogne Reine, 32 Route de la Reine
SAMGF Mercedes-Benz & Smart, 7 Avenue Princesse Grâce
Automobiles Caveng SA. Mercedes-Benz Rive Gauche - Lac, Genève, Route de Chêne 135, 1224 Chêne-Bougeries
April 2, 2019
A Resolutely Precious Necklace
The Serpent Bohème collection, dedicated to the iconic Boucheron serpent, has revealed a new design, as delicate as it is sensual. One with 16 motifs, the other with six, this long necklace in yellow gold was redesigned with turquoise stones, a color full of vitality. The protective spirit of the serpent and a symbol of eternity are subtlety found as visual reference.
The delicately twisted chain evokes the scales on a serpent. The effect of this serpent in gold, in which sensual undulations were chiseled, is more elegant than ever.
In addition, the pendant, set with diamonds and turquoise stones, symbolizes the head of the serpent. The new design, like a honeycomb, allows light to bathe the stones and make them even brighter.
Key points: A new piece from the emblematic Serpent Bohème collection is at once contemporary and timeless, highlighting the turquoise.
Plus: Be bold and creative as you combine two or three pieces from the Serpent Bohème collection to create your personal style.
Necklace 16 motifs: 44,100€
Necklace 6 motifs: 7,200€
Characteristics: Necklace with 16 motifs set with turquoise and pavé diamonds; 8 turquoises for 47 carats, 128 round white diamonds totaling 5.04 carats; 33.2g of 18K yellow gold
Points of sale >>
Boucheron, 32, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
Boucheron, 26 Place Vendôme
MONACO: Boucheron, One Monte Carlo
GENEVA: Boucheron, 13 rue du Rhône
April 11, 2019
Bold, Puzzling Sculpture
Almost like performances, some of Alexandre Nicolas’ sculptures are large-scale, ephemeral works of art. Sculpting sand or ice, the artist cultivates his taste for dramatic presentation and his fascination for shaping raw materials. These experiences led him to the quest for new materials, such as the discovery of synthetic resin-like crystal, in which he embeds smaller pieces.
Intrigued by modern myths and symbols as a contemporary artist, Alexandre Nicolas provokes a dialogue on the notion of vanity and the creation of this emblematic work titled “Vanité Helvètique,” which is surprising to say the least. The symbol of death appears before your eyes, with a figural skull embedded in synthetic crystal. There is a sense of lightness, as if time was stopped instantaneously and the skull has been caught floating in a transparent housing. The exterior coldness of the resin is counterbalanced by the bright color of the sculpture inside. The form and red color of the cross evokes the look of the Swiss flag.
Characteristics: Sculpture, one-of-a-kind piece, embedded in synthetic crystal. Height: 12” / Width 12”
Work by this artist can be seen at ventedart.com
Cédric Calmels: email@example.com