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alexandre nicolas: vanité helvètique

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. 

Price: 16,000€

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: cedric@ventedart.com

SHOPPING

boucheron: serpent boheme

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. 

Prices: 

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 >>

PARIS:

Boucheron, 32, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré

Boucheron, 26 Place Vendôme

ST BARTH:

Diamond Genesis, Rue de la République

MONACO: Boucheron, One Monte Carlo

GENEVA: Boucheron, 13 rue du Rhône

ART

Tanc

 

March 26, 2019

Fascinating Street Art 

Strong color, linear variations, graffiti: elements that define paintings by Tanc, one of the most successful street artists of his generation. Influenced by the abstract expressionists, this visual artist/painter born in Paris grew up as a graffiti artist, be it on the street or on canvas.

Today, nuances of black, an accent on line and color, and the vitality of graffiti-style writing are at the heart of his work. Like a nod to the work of Henri Michaux, Tanc’s research is based on the synthesis of strokes, rhythm, color, and energy.

Painting on canvas, 135 x 120 cm, unique work of art, price on request

Several works by Tanc are available on ventedart.com

Cédric Calmels - cedric@ventedart.com

DESIGN

porsche: mission e taycan

March 18, 2019

The First Entirely Electric Sports Car

The Mission E concept study, the name currently used to describe Porsche’s complete electric offering, will be known as the Taycan. Two electric motors, one at the front and one at the back, will power the Taycan. The motors will produce 600 horsepower (440 kW), with acceleration of 0 to 100 km/h in less than 3.5 seconds and to 200 km/h in less than 12 seconds. 

Exterior Design 

This four-door model is inspired by the Mission E concept, with some similarities to the Porsche 918 Spyder. 

A Digital Interior

Calling on OLED technology, the Taycan offers innovations such as gesture control. For example, a responsive system identifies the instrument looked at by the driver, who can thus navigate through the menu by simply moving their eyes and validating their selection via a button on the steering wheel.

Key points: Porsche predicts an 80% charge in just 15 minutes, as the Taycan uses a new technology for a rapid recharge with 800 volt standard Combo CCS.

Plus: Without impacting its performance, the car’s maximum autonomy is over 500 km.

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

GENEVA: Impasse Colombelle 2, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex

SHOPPING

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

DESIGN

mercedes: the new eqc

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 >>

PARIS: 

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

MONACO:

SAMGF Mercedes-Benz & Smart, 7 Avenue Princesse Grâce

GENEVA:

Automobiles Caveng SA. Mercedes-Benz Rive Gauche - Lac, Genève, Route de Chêne 135, 1224 Chêne-Bougeries

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

ART , SHOPPING

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

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

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

SHOPPING

Jaquet Droz: Grande Seconde Skelet-One

December 11, 2018

Total Transparency,

The Grande Seconde represents the essence of the Jaquet Droz art of watch making. The brand has changed the composition of its dial, for the first time integrating a sapphire dial into a skeletal design. Bathed in light, the balance of the Grande Seconde is found in the contrast of full and empty surfaces.

The sapphire dial, on which the large second hand turns, allows one to admire the skeletal movement, which is constructed in successive layers, visible from the side. The base plate is now completely openwork, while the casing ring has been eliminated, allowing extra light into the heart of the movement. At 12 o’clock, the hours and minutes turn around a sapphire hour ring mounted on a gold base. Five indexed screws, which can be oriented in any chosen direction, hold the ensemble together.

Key points: In a new architectural interpretation of its icon, the Grande Seconde Skelet-One lets light penetrate into the movement, playing with surfaces that are decorated or empty.

Plus: The objective of this design is to let light shine to the deepest reaches of the Grande Seconde, while preserving the figure “8” shape that is its aesthetic signature.

Characteristics: La Grande Seconde Skelet-One, with its 41mm diameter, comes in three versions: red gold, white gold, and ceramic; Sapphire dial, silicon double barrel, balance spring, and lugs; Hand-assembled caliber, Cal. 2663 SQ.

Price: Starting at 24,700€

Points of sale>>

ST BARTH: Tourbillon, Rue de la République, Gustavia

GENEVA: Jaquet Droz, Rue du Rhône 40

PARIS: Jaquet Droz, 8 Rue de la Paix, 75002

SHOPPING

Audemars Piguet: Millenary

November 7, 2018

New Styles Complete The Collection

Inspired by design, architecture, and contemporary art, the Millenary Collection was conceived with great attention to detail.

The Millenary Collection was recently completed with a new series of straps that allows women to go for a new look. New styles, new textures, new motifs, and infinite interchangeable colors: the Audemars Piguet feminine watches not only reflect an evolution in terms of lifestyle, but also the personalities of those who wear them. 

One of the new styles in this collection has an opal dial. This is the first time that this beautiful stone has been used in the Millenary timepieces. The watch also features the Florentine hammering technique, which provides a scintillating effect, similar to that of precious stones or diamond dust.

Key points: Oval case, off-center dial, and the tri-dimensional architecture of the Millenary styles are a fusion of contemporary design and exceptional mechanics.

Plus: The new mesh bracelet transforms the watch, giving it a vintage look that goes perfectly with the oval shape of the case the Roman numerals that decorate the face. This “Polish” mesh makes the strap even more comfortable, with the feel of a second skin.

Price: 47 700 €

Characteristics: Manual rewinding with the 5201 caliber manufacture, 4.16 mm thickness, 49-hour reserve power, Case in pink 18K gold, Glare-proof crystal and case back, Bezel and lugs set with diamonds, Crown set with a pink cabochon sapphire, Waterproof to 20 meters, White opal off-center disc and small-seconds counter, Pink gold hands, Roman numerals in anthracite gray, Bracelet in 18K pink gold with folding clasp.

Points of sale>> 

ST BARTH:

Diamond Genesis, Rue de la République, Gustavia

MONACO:

Audemars Piguet, 2, Avenue des Spélugues

GENEVA: 

Audemars Piguet, 12, Place de la Fusterie

Audemars Piguet, Grand Hotel Kempinski, Quai du mont-blanc 19

PARIS: 

Audemars Piguet, 15, Rue Royale 75008 Paris

Audemars Piguet, 46, Rue Pierre Charron, 75008 Paris

SHOPPING

Audemars Piguet: Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding chronograph

September 23, 2018

A Re-Edition To Celebrate The 25th Anniversary Of The Royal Oak Offshore

Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet has launched three new versions of its legendary sports watch: a re-edition of the original self-winding Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph, as well as a brand-new Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph sporting a dial with a resolutely modern design with two versions, one in stainless steel and one in 18K pink gold. Click to discover: https://www.access-premium.com/en/st-barth-geneva-monaco-le-mag/audemars-piguet-royal-oak-offshore

In 1993, the first, bold Royal Oak Offshore watch broke all the rules and launched a worldwide trend for larger-than-life luxury sports watches. Since its debut, this 42mm timepiece has been made in 120 models, from stainless steel to titanium, gold, or platinum. 

Key points: The Royal Oak Offshore continues to push the limits of artistic creation. The 2018 re-edition celebrates the essence of the original watch, applying the knowledge and technique of 2018.
Limited Series of 50 Watches

Characteristics: Self-winding movement, 42mm stainless steel case, Anti-reflective sapphire crystal, “Royal Oak Offshore” logo engraved on the center of the case back with the mention “AUTOMATIC,” Pushers and crown molded in blue rubber, waterproof to 100m, Blue dial, Stainless steel bracelet with folding clasp.

Price Upon Request

Points of sale>> 

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

GENEVA: 
Audemars Piguet, 12, place de la Fusterie

Audemars Piguet, Grand Hotel Kempinski, Quai du Mont-Blanc 19

MONACO:
Audemars Piguet, 2, avenue des Spélugues
 

PARIS: 
Audemars Piguet, 15, rue Royale 75008 Paris

Audemars Piguet, 46, rue Pierre Charron, 75008 Paris, France

DISCOVER

Ermenegildo Zegna: made-to-measure atelier

September 24, 2018 

A Sophisticated, Private Service

Ermenegildo Zegna has inaugurated its made-to-measure atelier right in the heart of Milan, providing a bespoke tailoring service for the luxury fashion house. This atelier is a unique place, a concept inspired by the idea of elegance: intimate and designed with a distinctly Milanese touch.

A special rendezvous for men who are invested in good taste and have the means to fill their closets in keeping with their lifestyle, their desires, and their needs. This service provides a complete made-to-measure wardrobe: from tailored suits and shirts to sportswear, by way of leather pieces, knitwear, and shoes, based on the client’s preferences. Each client has complete latitude to bring personal modifications to the characteristics of each item, as so desired. 

Every garment is made at the atelier, by hand, and with a passion for work well done. Lightness, attention to detail, extensibility, and suppleness are the key words that define the fabrication of these works of art, where savoir-faire and workmanship go hand-in-hand.

Each made-to-measure garment is created by and for the client. A bespoke suit requires 200 steps, during which time 150 pieces are assembled, representing as many as 75 hours of work. 

Key points: This new atelier offers an exclusive made-to-measure service elevated to the highest level of luxury. Impeccable cut and confection are guaranteed, with an expression of the very best in artisanal savoir-faire and a touch of modernity for such classic items of clothing.

Plus: The atelier evokes iconic references from the 1950s, the golden age of the city that recalls refinement and timelessness, and is accented with tributes to the architects that fashioned the public and private identity of modern Milan: Giò Ponti, Alberto Portaluppi, and Luigi Caccia Dominioni. 

By appointment

Location>> 

Ermenegildo Zegna, 26 via Montenapoleone, Milan

DESIGN

MERCEDES-BENZ STYLE: ARROW460-GRANTURISMO

September 13, 2018

The “Silver Arrow Of The Seas”

The philosophy of Mercedes-Benz Style embraces an intelligent and progressive design vocabulary that functions perfectly. Mercedes-Benz Style represents a very deliberate and distinctive use of innovation materials, and a bold combination of colors, structures, forms, and light.

The “Silver Arrow Of The Seas,” a ground-breaking yacht designed in collaboration with Mercedes-Benz Style, lives up to its name with a cruising speed of 28 to 30 knots on calm seas, or 51 to 55 km/h, and a top speed of 40 knots, or 75 km/h.

With its long foredeck and flowing, curved roofline, this yacht has the proportions of the classic racing car, The Mercedes Silver Arrow. The sides of the hull are designed with a characteristic line that descends softly. The interaction between concave and convex elements on the flank creates a hull that transmits both energy and serenity. The overall design is accented by elegant and functional details honed to perfection.

The interiors offer an ultimate comfort for spending the night aboard the yacht, which was developed in collaboration with Silver Arrows Marine.

Key points: This yacht, synonymous with modern luxury, evokes an avant-garde style and comfortable elegance blended with the high performance Mercedes-Benz sports cars and unique innovations in boat technology.

Plus: The large, side lateral windows are retractable and the windshield lifts to create a pergola, offering passengers a panoramic view and protection from the sun.

Characteristics: Rated for up to 10 passengers; 14 meters in length; propelled by two diesel motors of 480 horsepower each, or 960 horsepower.

Limited series of 10 models

Price: 1.7 million euros

Points of sale>>

MONACO:

SAMGF Mercedes-Benz & Smart

 7 Avenue Princesse Grâce

GENEVA:

Automobiles Caveng SA, Mercedes-Benz Rive Gauche, Lac, Genève, Route de Chêne 135, 1224 Chêne-Bougeries

PARIS: 

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

DESIGN

AUDI: E-TRON

12 septembre 2018

Le premier SUV 100% électrique de luxe d'Audi

L'Audi e-tron est un aperçu du marché de l'automobile électrique de demain: un avenir défini par la production de véhicules 100% électriques de plus en plus innovants. Plus grande autonomie et temps de recharge ultra-rapide, simplicité et confort luxueux sont les caractéristiques du premier VUS 100% électrique d'Audi, disponible à la fin de 2018. 

Grâce aux lignes fluides de son design, l’Audi e-tron a un coefficient de traînée de 0,25: un record pour un SUV. Après 80 / km / h, les éléments de carrosserie situés sur la calandre, les flancs et le dos sont activés électroniquement afin de diriger le flux d'air et d'augmenter encore l'aérodynamisme.

L'intérieur de la voiture reflète son caractère avant-gardiste et connecté, son design minimaliste et ses lignes horizontales.

Points clés: Audi connecte le véhicule électrique à votre domicile. Grâce à une interaction intelligente avec les systèmes de gestion de l'énergie domestique SMA Solar Technology et Hager Group, recharger votre voiture est rentable grâce à l'utilisation de l'énergie photovoltaïque.

Le plus: rechargez à votre guise, chez vous avec une prise de courant standard ou avec le système de recharge Audi comprenant une prise de courant industrielle (7,2 KW CA), ainsi que dans n’importe laquelle des stations de recharge de plus en plus utilisées dans la plupart des villes.

Caractéristiques: Trois moteurs électriques fournissent 500 chevaux. Distance parcourue: 500 km, temps de recharge: 50 minutes, optiques LED et OLED, écran tactile interactif, activation de plusieurs fonctionnalités via une commande vocale naturelle intelligente, surpiqûre des sièges en forme de circuits électriques , miroirs et caméras de vision latérale virtuels projetant des images sur des écrans OLED de sept pouces situés dans les portes. 

Points de vente: 

GENÈVE: 

MONACO: 

Samda SAM, 15 Boulevard Charles III 

PARIS:

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

AUDI Paris 16 - Automobiles Premium, 105 Boulevard Murat

Audi Paris 12, 88 Cours de Vincennes

Audi Bauer Paris Wagram, 21 rue Cardinet

SHOPPING

Ressence: Type 1² "Squared"

September 11, 2018

More intuitive, more functional, more playful, more pure…

Ressence, otherwise known as Renaissance de l’Essentiel, is a brand that places the end-user in the heart of its first collection of watches. Their goal is to show the essence of time in the most intuitive way possible, while showcasing an ergonomic accent on functionality.

It’s thanks to its new way of telling time, ROCS (Ressence Orbital Convex System), that this watch truly stands out. Entirely designed and developed in-house, this unique watch-making complication is composed of different sized disks, which are curved to follow the rounded shape of the convex glass covering them. All of the time-keeping indications of the Ressence watches are generated by the ROCS from the basic information provided by the automatic movement: the minute axel.

Research for better ergonomics has led to the organic design and fluidity of the Ressence watches, which ensures the removal of any impurities. The size of the case is almost invisible and the there is no winding stem. It’s the revolving dial under a domed sapphire crystal that takes on task of keeping perfect time.

Key points: The very flat case and revolving discs on the watch face make the Type 1² model especially elegant.

Plus: The principal display dial as well as the auxiliary dials, rotate continually, as if moons orbiting around a planet.

Four color options for the dial: Silver (argent), Ruthenium (dark gray), Night Blue (blue), and Champagne (champagne)

Styles available for both men and women.

Characteristics: Automatic movement, 36-hour power reserve, 40 jewels, 316L stainless steel case, anti-reflective sapphire crystal, 41 mm (diameter) x 11.5 mm (thickness), 1 ATM water resistance, convex German silver dial (125 mm radius) with three eccentric bi-axial satellites inclined at 3°, blue cordovan leather strap

Price: 17,500 €

Points of sale>> ST BARTH, Carat, Rue de la République, Gustavia

GENEVA:

Montres Prestige, Grand Hôtel Kempinski, Quai du Mont-Blanc 19 

PARIS: 

Antoine de Macedo, Rue Madame 28, 75006 

Chronopassion, Rue Saint-Honoré 271, 75001

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