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.
“Specialty” vintages, including Abyss: 130 €
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
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>>
Audemars Piguet, 15, Rue Royale 75008 Paris
Audemars Piguet, 46, Rue Pierre Charron, 75008 Paris
December 18, 2018
Capture a landscape, a special moment, from the sky...
St Barth’s specialist in aerial photography by drone, St Barth Fly Cam immortalizes your most beautiful memories and captures the island’s landscapes in exceptionally beautiful images.
To give or to keep…
St Barth Fly Cam can print and frame your aerial images. Choose the elements yourself and personalize your frame by selecting the size, thickness, style, and color… the idea is for you to have a unique framed image that you love!
These images look absolutely fantastic hung on a white wall!
Price: Starting at 90€
Characteristics: local printing, high-quality paper, large or small format, premium finishing, personalized
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January 24, 2019
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.
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.
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