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>>
Hublot, 10, Place Vendôme, 75001
Hublot, 271, rue Saint-Honoré, 75001
Hublot, 50, rue Pierre Charron, 75008
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
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 >>
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
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.
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>>
GENEVA: M.A.D.Gallery, 11 Rue Verdaine
PARIS: Chronopassion, 271 rue Saint-Honoré, 75001