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¿Cuánto duran los implantes de pecho?

La duración de los implantes de pecho es una de las cuestiones que más preocupan a las pacientes de aumento mamario con prótesis. Existen muchos mitos alrededor de este tema, pero la clave es el control periódico de estos implantes.

El aumento de mamas con prótesis es la operación de cirugía estética más realizada en todo el mundo. Pese al auge de otras cirugías y a la aparición de nuevas técnicas de aumento mamario como el aumento mamario con grasa propia y el aumento mamario híbrido, la utilización de prótesis sigue siendo la opción preferida por la mayoría de las pacientes.

Cuando una paciente acude a la consulta del cirujano estético para interesarse sobre el aumento mamario con prótesis suele tener muchas dudas, algunas de ellas relacionadas con la duración de las prótesis mamarias: ¿las prótesis duran toda la vida? ¿cada cuánto tiempo hay que cambiarlas? ¿cómo sabré que ha llegado el momento?

Lo primero que debemos tener claro es que la duración de los implantes de pecho no está preestablecida, es decir, no tienen fecha de caducidad. Existe el mito de que las prótesis mamarias deben ser cambiadas cada 10 años, pero esto no se ajusta a la realidad. Las prótesis pueden tener una duración de 7 o 10 o 15 años, e incluso -en casos excepcionales- pueden durar toda la vida.

Las casas comerciales garantizan las prótesis de por vida, pero esto no significa que la duración de las prótesis mamarias sea infinita, sino que están garantizadas ante complicaciones causadas por defectos de fabricación.

Entonces, ¿cuándo debo reemplazar mis prótesis mamarias?

Puesto que su duración no está predefinida, la única clave para determinar el momento de cambiar las prótesis de pecho es el control periódico de las mismas. En Clínica Planas recomendamos la siguiente periodicidad:

  • Durante los 6 primeros años, una revisión cada 2 años con ecografía mamaria.
  • A partir del 7 año: una revisión anual con ecografía mamaria.

La ecografía mamaria permite diagnosticar el 90% de las roturas de implante. Es importante destacar que un implante roto no provoca síntomas a la paciente, por lo que la única manera de detectar una rotura es a través de pruebas diagnósticas como esta. Si después de realizar la ecografía el especialista tiene alguna duda sobre el estado de estos implantes, procederemos a realizar una Resonancia Magnética Mamaria (RMM).

Si el resultado de este estudio senológico determina que el implante está roto o demasiado desgastado procederemos al cambio de las prótesis.

La cirugía de cambio de prótesis mamarias

La intervención de cambio de implantes mamarios es un procedimiento muy sencillo y prácticamente falto de riesgos. Existen dos supuestos:

  • Si no hay encapsulamiento de la mama, la intervención se realiza de forma ambulatoria y con anestesia local. La retirada de la prótesis antigua y la introducción de la nueva se realizará a través de la incisión realizada en la cirugía original, por lo que no quedarán nuevas cicatrices.
  • Si existe encapsulamiento la cirugía será similar a la del propio aumento mamario, es decir, con anestesia general y normalmente con una noche de ingreso en clínica.

La Unidad de Seguimiento de Implantes Mamarios

En Clínica Planas ponemos a disposición de las mujeres portadoras de implantes mamarios la Unidad de Seguimiento de Implantes Mamarios (USIM), una iniciativa pionera en España que nació con el objetivo de ofrecer a estas pacientes prevención y control en todo lo que respecta a sus implantes.

Existen en la actualidad muchas pacientes de este tipo de cirugía que no han sido correctamente informadas de la necesidad de revisión o de la duración de las prótesis mamarias, o que no saben a quién acudir años después de haberse realizado la intervención. La USIM supone para estas mujeres la oportunidad de acceder a una correcta supervisión de sus implantes mamarios.

Con la USIM, Clínica Planas se posiciona como el único centro médico español que, además de ayudar a la paciente en el momento de la decisión del aumento de mama, a través del Experience Center, controla la evolución de los implantes con el máximo rigor gracias a un equipo médico especializado. Así, la USIM acompaña a la paciente durante toda la vida del implante para detectar, de forma precoz, cualquier problema que se diagnostique con el objetivo de poder solucionarlo.

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Solomillo con Foie gras

Solomillo con Foie gras

Solomillo con Foie gras

Hoy hemos recuperado uno de los platos clásicos más incondicionales de las cartas de la gran gastronomía mundial durante los años 70’s y 80’s Puede que no sea un plato vanguardista pero no deja de ser un icono, un plato de reyes. Hablamos ni más ni menos que del Tournedo Rossini creado por el gran Auguste Escoffier.

Llegado a este momento, nos levantamos todos, nos descubrimos si es que llevamos gorra o sombrero y hacemos una reverencia: la gastronomía sería otra cosa si no hubiera existido Monsieur ESCOFFIER (1846-1935).  Dicen que creó el plato para Gioachino Rossini, el gran compositor italiano de óperas pero puede ser que el auténtico creador del solomillo Rossini o originalmente Tournedo Rossini fuera Antoine CARÊME, precursor de la alta cocina y cocinero de reyes, emperadores y zares. Y de quien Escoffier se inspiró, simplificando y modernizando sus recetas.

Tournedo Rossini

La receta es muy sencilla y muy visual, así que he preferido grabarla en vídeo. Dos cosas: El solomillo se suele freír en la sartén con mantequilla, yo no lo he hecho. Y suele llevar un virutas de trufa por encima, yo tampoco he puesto trufa ¿Por qué? pues porqué la gracia de la trufa para este manjar está en que sea trufa de invierno, Melanosporum, y ahora mismo estamos con la Aestivum o trufa de verano que es mejor usarla en crudo para otras recetas más frescas.

La salsa demi-glace es muy difícil de hacer en casa pero podéis sustituirlo por una salsa reduciendo el oporto y ligándola con un fondo de carne tipo HP, incluso le podéis añadir un poco de Teriyaki. Naturalmente no será lo mismo que la demi-glace que utilizo yo en el vídeo, cocinada por el Chef Adría Álvarez pero también estará muy buena. Si tenéis dudas de cómo hacer la salsa en casa no dudéis en dejarme un comentario y os la explicaré paso a paso. Ah! la pimienta rosa al final es también cosa mía, Escoffier o Carême todavía no habían conocido la pimienta rosa, creo…¿?

Cómo cocinar el Foie gras a la plancha

Para un solomillo de 220g he utilizado una escalopa de 50g. La podéis conseguir en la tienda online, las enviamos en bolsas de 4 unidades al vacío. La cocción de la escalopa de foie gras a la plancha, es de entre 2 a 3 minutos por lado a fuego medio. Añadir un poco de sal y una vuelta de molinillo y reservar en papel absorbente antes de colocarla encima del filete.

Os dejo con el vídeo, me hubiese gustado poner de fondo la Gazza ladra de Rossini, como homenaje al maestro, pero no ha podido ser. Salud y hasta pronto!

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HUBLOT WELCOMES THREE MICHELIN STAR CHEF CLARE SMYTH AS FRIEND OF THE BRAND

HUBLOT WELCOMES THREE MICHELIN STAR CHEF CLARE SMYTH AS FRIEND OF THE BRAND

“At Hublot we work and think according to our motto ‘to be first, be unique, be different’, and we are proud to welcome Clare who so strongly embodies this ethos in her work in the UK and beyond. Cooking for and sharing meals with my loved ones is a source of great enjoyment, and I am delighted to celebrate a new Friend of the Brand from the world of gastronomy.” – Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot


London, UK Hublot is delighted to welcome Clare as a new Friend of the Brand, furthering our links with visionaries in the world of gastronomy.

Pioneering chef Clare Smyth has attracted world-renowned accolades and admiration for her ability to transform the finest local produce into globally acclaimed cuisine. Smyth’s restaurant, Core by Clare Smyth, which she opened in the heart of Notting Hill in August 2017, exemplifies the spirit of innovation and excellence championed by Hublot. While offering a relaxed dining experience, Core by Clare Smyth has attracted the most prestigious accolades in fine dining by reinventing the best British produce and delivering a new, world-renowned experience. Core by Clare Smyth was the first restaurant to enter the Good Food Guide with a perfect 10 score, and in just three years was awarded three Michelin stars, with Clare becoming only the fourth British chef ever to achieve this honour in 2021.

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The Art of Fusion
Hublot’s mastery of ‘The Art of Fusion’ is most evident in our tradition of innovation. From the first use of rubber in fine watchmaking, to creating new precious alloys such as scratch-proof Magic Gold. Hublot has consistently pioneered by discovering new purposes for materials and boldly combining them. In Clare’s reinvention of the British potato in her signature dish, ‘Potato and Roe’, she elevates a humble staple of British produce to the pinnacle of haute cuisine with imagination and ingenious care. In this bold reinvention we are proud to see an affinity with both ethos and approach to watchmaking tradition.


Meticulous expertise and a passion for fine artistry, blended together with time, are the ingredients of both gourmet cuisine and Haute Horlogerie. Precise timing is essential for chefs and patrons alike from the moment of ordering, plating up on the pass, and through to service. On entering the dining room, guests at Core by Clare Smyth will see proudly displayed in the centre of the kitchen a Hublot Classic Fusion wall clock; the heart of the restaurant beats to Hublot time.

“Having been a fan of Hublot for some time, I am delighted to join the family.  I admire the bold forward thinking and creativity underpinned with precision and expertise that makes Hublot so extraordinary.” – Clare Smyth MBE, Three Michelin-starred British chef

Clare joins Hublot’s growing family of culinary partners, with three Michelin star chefs Yannick Alléno, Andreas Caminada and Paul Pairet partnering with the Swiss luxury watchmaker. Clare Smyth was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2013 for services to the hospitality industry, and has been honoured to cook for some highly prestigious guests and at events including the Royal Wedding reception of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, in 2018.

Her soaring reputation has also attracted many television appearances including MasterChef, Netflix’s The Final Table, BBC’s Great British Menu, and The Late Show. Clare was also awarded World’s Best Female Chef by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, as well as the Chef of the Year Award at the National Restaurant Awards in 2019. In 2020, Clare announced her plans to open a new restaurant at a stunning location in Sydney in 2021. OnCore by Clare Smyth will overlook one of the most beautiful sites in the world, with a continued emphasis on sustainable food by harnessing the extraordinary local produce Australia has to offer.


Hublot continues to champion British excellence
Hublot is also delighted to form a connection with another leading light in the UK, joining Brand Ambassadors, Friends of the Brand and partners such as Dina Asher-Smith in the world of athletics, cricketer Kevin Pietersen, designer Samuel Ross and Chelsea Football Club.

Celebration of a new partnership
To mark the occasion, Clare hosted some of Hublot’s VIP clients and a selection of British press at Core by Clare Smyth in Notting Hill on Monday 21st June. Clare plated up a four-course menu consisting of consisting of Scottish langoustine, English wasabi and rose geranium, poached Cornish seabass, “Beef and Oyster” and a special golden Hublot edition of the Core-teser, while wearing the Hublot Classic Fusion King Gold Blue, which she recently chose at Hublot’s flagship boutique on New Bond Street.

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CHAUMET – THE ART OF CREATING A TIARA

CHAUMET  – THE ART OF CREATING A TIARA

Chaumet, which has made over 2,000 tiaras since 1780 for monarchies and aristocratic families, is constantly reinventing this head jewellery. In the art of the tiara, it all begins with a drawing.

Romanticism, Naturalism, Belle Époque and Art Déco styles have influenced Chaumet’s creations, as demonstrated by the 400,000 archive drawings held by the Maison. Fashion and contemporary collections are sources of inspiration for creating a unique piece of jewellery.

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The Salon des Diadèmes

The “Salon des Diadèmes”, showcase of Chaumet’s historic collections Chaumet’s historic collections decorate the walls of the Salon des Diadèmes, where hundreds of “maillechorts” illustrate Chaumet’s prestigious past.

The heritage of Chaumet is exceptional within the history of jewellery: several hundred thousand gouaches and drawings made by winners of the “Grand Prix de Rome”, almost 300,000 photographic prints, 35,000 glass plates, account books and correspondence.

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A unique and traditional craftsmanship

Making a tiara requires a special technique: a volume model in nickel silver with which the jeweller adjusts the design to the shape of the head and to the way it will be worn. Chaumet conserves around 700 nickel silver tiara models in its museum, all of which bear witness to the history of the Maison’s creative expertise.

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Tiaras and special orders

Today, a special order or unique item requires 500 to 1,500 hours of work, representing a timeframe of 2 to 6 months. Each tiara undergoes many different steps: shaping, dismantling, preparation of the setting, polishing, re-cutting diamonds, setting, applying hallmarks, Chaumet engraving, final assembly and final finishing.

This exclusive expertise belongs to the Chaumet High Jewellery workshop, located 12 place Vendôme.

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Hermès | Objects connect

Hermès | Objects connect

Hermès | Objects connect

Objects connect

The Hermès object continues its odyssey: it extends the body and unleashes the exaltation and energy that bind us together. Silhouettes emerge, all the better to blend together on contact.Graphic and energetic looks add vibrancy to winter. Welcome to the world of Hermès: In 1837 Thierry Hermes opened his workshop making the finest quality harnesses and saddles in the heart of Paris. Today Hermes is still a family company whose craftspeople make, often by hand and always with love , bags and belts, diaries and dishes, scarves and shoes, perfumes and purses, ties and travelling furniture, as well as gloves, hats, watches, jewellery and clothes.

With the insolence and power of sky and wind, the Hermès object continues its odyssey: it extends the body and unleashes the exaltation and energy that bind us together.

Touch

Contact triggers emotion. Intimate, fun or powerful, the gesture of hands or shoulders that touch brightens up autumn-winter.

Hermès | Objects connect

Hermès | Objects connectHermès | Objects connect

Discover the Women’s collection

Feel

The sensuality of the material, the grain of the leather and the detail of a zip reverberate from figure to figure. The palette of colours slowly unfurls, allowing light to glide over the materials.

Discover the Men’s collection

Silken envelope

Nestled in a silken embrace, tie your scarf fair and square.

Explore

Hermès wheeled luggage glides along with R.M.S. Colourful, customisable and functional, it extends an invitation to a dream world imbued with elegance.

Travel

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The Keepers Stash CBD Honey

The Keepers Stash CBD Honey

Honey and CBD are nature’s wellness all-stars. Keeper’s Stash Honey infuses them together to create pure liquid gold. The base of the product is California-sourced avocado honey — a rich, dark version that is full of antioxidants and vitamins. When blended with hemp oil, the mixture becomes a remedy for stress and irritability. Its THC levels are less than 0.3% so feel free to add it to your morning tea and smoothies or drizzle it over your toast for an instant mood booster to start off the day.

This liquid gold formula boosts mood and mental clarity, alleviates irritability, and reduces feelings of stress with two of Mother Nature’s power players – California sourced avocado honey + sun grown hemp extract, high in CBD and calming terpene, phytol.

Raw avocado honey is a natural source of magnesium, potassium, B vitamins, and beneficial enzymes to support healthy overall digestion and immune system.

 

BENEFITS

  • Boost mood and mental clarity
  • Alleviate irritability
  • Stress rescue

HOW TO USE

Add half a teaspoon (10 mg CBD) to coffee, teas, smoothies, oatmeal, toast. For recovery mode: Mix one teaspoon (20 mg CBD) with hot water and lemon.

FLAVOR

Rich Buttery

FREE FROM

Parabens, sulphates, phthalates, silicones, artificial colors or fragrances, formaldehyde releasing preservatives

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RAY-BAN LIMITED AVIATOR SOLID GOLD

RAY-BAN LIMITED AVIATOR SOLID GOLD

Con esta edición limitada de gafas nunca volarás demasiado cerca del sol.

Con una montura de oro de 18 quilates combinada con cristales verdes polarizados, las Aviator Solid Gold son la inversión definitiva, aunando un aspecto imperecedero con el lujo puro.

Tan solo 84 unidades disponibles en todo el mundo.

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HAPPY DIAMOND: CHOPARD’S ADN,  JULIA ROBERTS  INTERPRET THE JOIE DE VIVRE

HAPPY DIAMOND: CHOPARD’S ADN,  JULIA ROBERTS  INTERPRET THE JOIE DE VIVRE

They whirl, they waltz, they twirl, they appear to float as if weightless and almost make one forget the passing of time. There is nothing more mesmerising than the exquisite motion of the diamonds at the heart of Happy Diamonds watches and jewellery. Free to move at will, they seem to be vibrantly alive.

They perform free variations and dance as if they will do so forever. Diamonds make light of all prevailing rules and norms, including the law of gravity. Protected between two sapphire crystals, they spin according to the movements of the woman who wears the creations of the Maison on her arm, in the hollow of her neck or adorning her ears. A graceful double ballet generated by the wearer’s movements with which the diamonds keep step – or decide to follow their own path.

Invented by the Chopard workshops in the 1970s, the idea came out during a stroll in the Black Forest of Chopard decorator and designer Ronald Kurowski marvelled at the sight of a waterfall: the drops of water bursting from it reflecting the sunlight and shimmered like the colours of the rainbow. This vision sparked his brilliant idea of enabling diamonds to shine more brightly by freeing them from their retaining claw settings and enabling them to move about freely. But above all, so that they can whirl freely on the watch face, the dancing diamonds are set in a domed cylinder culet. When she caught sight of them, Karin Scheufele spontaneously exclaimed “these diamonds are happier because they are set free”, everybody was agreed that the sentence was very appropriated, and they called them “Happy Diamonds”.

Since the Happy Diamonds, the history of Chopard has been punctuated by iconic collections that have made their mark on the development of both watchmaking and jewellery, no doubt that the most important was the creation of the Happy Sport watch.

Happy Sport is the stroke of genius of a young woman driven by boundless daring and creativity. First introduced by Caroline Scheufele in 1993, it bears within it the countless transformations of an era and embodies Joie de Vivre and the free-spirited attitude to which contemporary women aspire.

Having become a quintessential fashion and watchmaking icon, the Happy Sport collection has continued to stage the enchanting choreography of its dancing diamonds through a multitude of variations that have appealed to every generation, embodying a new way of contemplating time. A look back at this true watchmaking legend. As a young woman, she sparked Chopard’s first profound transformation by launching the family Maison into jewellery-making with her clown pendant design. Having entered the field of design through this masterstroke, Caroline Scheufele – now serving as Co-President and Artistic Director – was driven from the early 1990s by the idea of a versatile watch whose precious, casual appearance would make it equally easy to wear on a tennis court, at a business lunch or for an evening out on the town.

She picked up the concept of dancing diamonds, she decided to place them between two sapphire crystals above the dial. One of her workshop foremen told her it was impossible, before nonetheless promising: “Caroline! If you manage to sell these watches, I’ll give you one rose for each of them.” That only further strengthened the determination of the woman who has always considered that “no” is not an answer. She busied herself with transforming this idea into a viable project. The result presented in 1993 was a real surprise.

For the first time in watchmaking history, here was a watch mingling steel and diamonds, fitted with a soft, comfortable pebble-link bracelet, set with cabochon-cut sapphires on the lugs and on the crown echoing the understated blued hands; and finally, featuring a white dial enhanced by seven diamonds caught up in an animated dance recalling the whirlwind of life itself. The aptly named Happy Sport became a new casual chic fashion icon, acclaimed by the press and in strong demand in the markets. Over the years, Happy Sport has generated a magnificent array of interpretations equalled by very few other watches. This abundance has enabled the collection to become the first collector’s item ladies’ watch. Today, for the first time, the Happy Sport watch is appearing in an optimally comfortable 33 mm-diameter case inspired by the ‘golden ratio’ principles of aesthetic harmony. Seven new references are joining the collection in a rich variety of models: four two-tone featuring a Lucent Steel A223 case embellished with ethical 18-carat rose gold, and three entirely crafted from ethical 18-carat rose gold, available on a leather strap or metal bracelet. An eighth version in ethical 18-carat white gold is entirely set with diamonds. All of them beat to the rhythm of the Chopard Manufacture 09.01-C movement with automatic winding and each dial is graced with the legendary dancing diamonds.

And to pay homage to the first Happy Sport Watch, Chopard, now presents Happy Sport the First, adding major innovations: a new case in Lucent Steel A223 redesigned in a 33 mm diameter inspired by the principles of the golden ratio, as well as the Manufacture Chopard 09.01-C movement with automatic winding.

For the launch of the new Happy Diamonds film starring Julia Roberts and directed by Xavier Dolan, we talked in an exclusive interview with Caroline Scheufele, Chopard Co-President and Artistic Director she gives an intimate perspective on the things that inspire her and her commitment to Chopard’s creative edge.

 

As a little girl, you made your first watch from aluminium foil as a present for your parents. How did they introduce you to the creative process?

The first thing my father taught me to do, before I learned the alphabet, was to read the time on a Mickey Mouse watch he brought me from America. This was my first contact with watches, so I looked for anything I could find – paper, aluminium and anything else – to make my own timepiece. The only mistake I made was that I got confused with my piano lessons and wrote Chopin on the dial instead of Chopard!

Chopard is one of the rare family Maisons in the watchmaking world and you are regularly seen with your family at major events. How does your family contribute to making you the woman you are?

One of the things I love most about Asia is that families are very close, with traditions such as having Sunday lunches together or the kids tending to spend time at home. Our family is very similar. In addition to living near each other we work very closely together and I have shared an office with my brother since forever. Chopard is a family-owned and independent Maison. This is one of our main strengths and a great blessing in many ways. We don’t always agree on things, but we like to make decisions together and work as a team with regard to business development, global strategy, production, distribution, new designs, and new products. We hope we will always be able to continue working this way.

How do you think one becomes a creator? Both you and your brother took drawing lessons during your childhood from a teacher who had a great influence on your training. How important was this to your creative process?

We are a very creative family. My brother draws and paints very well. I think our lessons were really the door that opened the way to what we are doing at Chopard today both in terms of what he does in the masculine environment and what I do with regard to jewellery and the ladies’ side of things. My brother is also very passionate about the mechanics of watches and complicated movements however and particularly excels when it comes to his other Maison, La Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud. It is there that he can truly express himself.

Even today, you never leave home without a sketchbook. As an artistic director, do you think that the need to express your ideas through design is inherent to the nature of creators or do you think that it is a talent that you have to work on?

I think it is a bit of both. On the one hand, being creative never stops and on the other, creators are always searching for something new. One cannot simply push a button and be creative. It is an ongoing process – often in the back of one’s mind. Due to that, I always have my sketchbook at hand, including next to my bed at night, because I might dream of something and not remember the next morning. I may just write down a word so that I remember what happened during the night in the morning. One might have an idea at any moment of the day, even during a dinner – I sometimes even sketch on napkins! To create is a wonderful thing but it’s also a responsibility as one always has to come up with something new.

In 1985, you created your first jewel for Chopard: the Happy Clown. Initially intended to be a one-of-a-kind creation, it soon became a success that marked the beginning of jewellery-making at Chopard. Did you have any idea of this little clown’s potential when you made this sketch?

Never! I was still at school when I designed that little clown. As a child, I loved to go to the circus. And apart from the acrobats and all the animation, my favourite act was the clowns, because although they’re sad, they make people laugh. As a result, I designed the little clown with diamonds in his tummy. And as a surprise, when my father saw the design, he produced it for me for Christmas. I thought it was a unique piece, but a bit later I went to the workshop and saw lots of them. That was the beginning of jewellery at Chopard.

The idea of dancing diamonds came from the vision of a waterfall and droplets gleaming under the sun’s rays. Can you tell us more about them?

Actually, the Happy Diamonds concept has existed for much longer than I have been involved in the Maison, but I’ve always been fascinated by seeing these little diamonds spin around and actually talk about dancing from their place within the pieces of jewellery or the watches.

My mum invented the name Happy Diamonds. When she saw the first prototype in our workshops, she said: “Diamonds are happier when they are free”. Just as a person who is free is happy. Everybody agreed that her comment was very accurate, and it became the name of the entire collection.

In the 1990s, you decided to create a new watch with dancing diamonds: the Happy Sport. When you presented the project, is it true that a workshop manager originally didn’t believe in it very much?

Actually, not just the workshop manager, but the whole watch development team, along with my parents…  They thought it was a crazy idea to put diamonds in a steel case when diamonds are normally hosted in white gold or in platinum. But there was nothing to prevent it. Steel isn’t a precious metal but it’s cool, young, and fun and you can wear it around the clock. It was a big battle, however. And when it came to producing it, it was another challenge because everybody thought I had definitely gone mad. But I’m a very persistent person who doesn’t take no for an answer. The more I hear no, the more determined I am.  Anyway, it did happen, and the results are clearly visible. I remember the workshop manager saying that for every watch sold, he would give me a rose. I ought to have a rose plantation by now!

Did he keep his promise?  

As we had this little bet, at the end of the day, he kept his promise. One Sunday morning, I received a beautiful rose tree for my garden!

What were the Happy Sport’s technical challenges?

Originally, in the classical Happy Diamonds watches, the dancing diamonds were just allowed to spin around the dial. In the Happy Sport, they’re totally free, because they’re floating over the watch. This was a technical challenge because we had to find the aesthetic balance between the case, the dial, the first sapphire crystal, the position of the dancing diamonds and the next sapphire crystal, which made it quite complicated. Then, of course, the watch had to be waterproof. That was another technical challenge.

For me, when you say Happy, it says it all. The diamonds inside are actually truly free. They’re not stuck in a setting where they can’t move. And when you see them dancing, you realize it was worth the challenges!

Like Yves Saint Laurent, whose invention of luxury ready-to-wear enabled women to dress in designer clothes on a daily basis, your introduction of the Happy Sport took the mystique out of jewellery watches, meaning women could wear them 24/7. You invented the watch of the free-spirited 1990s woman. What does being a free-spirited woman mean today?

When I invented the Happy Sport, it was most of all because I was doing a lot of sport myself. That’s why the word “sport” is in there. At Chopard, we had a few summer watches, which were cool sporty pieces. But I really wanted something with a bit of sparkle that you could wear around the clock, suitable for going swimming, water-skiing, playing tennis, shopping, taking the kids to school, going to the office or going to a cocktail party. So if there was no time to change, you would already be somewhat dressed up with little diamonds dancing on your wrist. For me, that was what being a free spirit was all about, because today’s women are all active, whether it’s taking care of several kids or doing charitable work or travelling or working… And this watch is just perfect for all of it.

Women no longer simply look at the time, they take the time to contemplate the choreography of the diamonds. Were you aware that you would revolutionized our relationship with time this much?

I wasn’t really thinking of shaking up the watchmaking industry, I was just doing my job, which is also my passion, namely creating and designing. Maybe I did come up with something very unusual and unexpected, which is often the case with the best creations. But I had no idea that we would come that far with this watch.

How do you explain that the Happy Sport is still as contemporary today as it was when it was created in 1993? When young women come to your boutiques asking for the same Happy Sport that their mothers and grandmothers wore, what do you feel?

It’s a watch that somehow really crosses generations. I think this is how icons are born, when something is passed on from grandmother to mother to daughter. I had no idea when I first designed it that this would be the case.

How do you wear your own Happy Sport or think it should be styled?

I would mix and mismatch it. You could wear it alone, or with beautiful Happy Hearts bangles, or with some beautiful diamond bracelets that would also go well with it to dress it up. I also wear the iconic clown pendant with it, so it definitely lends itself to being dressed up or down. That is the beauty of the Happy Sport. You can easily pair the steel version with a diamond ring. There is no “no go”.

Since 2015, Happy Hearts has also become a jewellery icon. How did this idea come up?

It was during a very boring meeting! When I get bored, I start designing, so I doodled around. We already had these long chains with simple empty hearts, which I also design. And I thought about giving them some colour and started colouring the hearts. One often doesn’t see things that are glaringly obvious as was the case in this instance. Subsequently, the trend was for young girls and women to wear lots of chains and good luck charms and bangles. As a result, we came up with the bangle, which is beautiful as well as being lovely to wear because it’s very soft and easy to put on and take off.

You chose Julia Roberts to embody the Happy collections. Was she an obvious choice? Why this particular actress?

When we first talked about launching a Happy Diamonds film, the team said it would be nice to have an ambassador with an incredible smile. So I immediately suggested Julia Roberts! I said that to my mind she has the most radiant smile on the planet! Who doesn’t like Pretty Woman? Who wouldn’t want to be Pretty Woman? She is one of my all-time favourite actresses. She has made great movies including Erin Brockovich. She’s the kind of actress that shines from the inside out. She’s a happy person. She has this sunny energy fostering hope that everything will be reborn even more beautiful than before, as well as amazing magnetism and inextinguishable Joie de Vivre. Julia Roberts was the only person I felt could convey the free-spirited charisma of Happy Diamonds and that is exactly how I wanted the Happy Sport watch portrayed.

How did you come up with the idea of entrusting the film to Xavier Dolan? How did you meet him?

He is one of the darlings of the Cannes Film Festival, where I met him. As one of my favourite directors, I immediately thought I should ask him to collaborate on our project so he could capture the emotions I wanted to convey thanks to his sharp attention to detail, which is what makes the intensity of his movies. He was instantly enchanted with the idea of working with Chopard and Julia Roberts and has turned out to be a very good choice.

 

This brings us to your historical partnership with the Cannes Film Festival that reflects your love for cinema. When did this passion strike you? Tell us the story of your collaboration.

I have loved going to the cinema ever since I as a little girl, and I still do. The beauty of movies, whether they’re romantic, scary or educational is that they take you into another world completely for two hours. I think that’s what initially led me to Cannes.  I had always followed the festival from afar, however, and one day I suggested opening a boutique during the festival because of all the celebrities in town. I went to Paris to investigate the possibilities and met Pierre Viot, then president of the Festival. He was charming and he invited me to redesign the Palme d’or, for the 50th anniversary. I left Paris that afternoon with the old version Palme under my arm and stormed into my brother’s office in Geneva and told him I was going to redesign the Palme d’or. He looked at me as if I were completely mad but that was how it all began. Twenty-four years after the new Palme d’Or was unveiled in its current form, the love story continues. Since 2014, as part of our Journey to Sustainable Luxury, the trophy is made of Fairmined gold. We also created the Chopard Trophy in 2001, in order to reward young acting talents. Chopard belongs to Cannes and a bit of Cannes belongs to Chopard.

As one of these free-spirited women, you were at the origin of the Journey To Sustainable Luxury initiated in 2013 by Chopard. Today, sustainability is at the heart of the concerns of all the major maisons. Tell us how you came up with this visionary idea?

In 2012 at the Oscars, Livia Firth asked where our gold comes from. My immediate reply was “from the bank” but that wasn’t really the expected answer. There are millions of men and women digging up gold, often working in unsafe conditions and unfairly compensated for their work, or not at all. From that moment onwards, I was determined to embark on a mission to change not only Chopard as a company but also the entire industry. Sustainability is a Journey which never ends. And today, more than ever, our priority has to be to protect the people on the ground who make our business possible. Once we became aware of the situation, there was no going back. All of us at Chopard are convinced of the importance of putting ethical issues at the heart of our concerns. The sourcing of responsibly mined gold for our watch and jewellery production was one of the biggest milestones on our Journey to Sustainable Luxury.

 

People who know you say that your optimism and positivity are contagious. What are your tips for happiness?

First of all, I think you have to be happy in yourself. Otherwise, you can’t make others happy. It doesn’t cost much to smile. I always see the glass half full, not half empty, and I think waking up in a good mood, going to work in a good mood, and sharing your good mood with your team is essential.

What is your favourite motto?

Be happy!

And dance with your Happy Diamonds, of course.

Happy Talk

with Julia Roberts

  1. Something that makes you happy instantly? 

The sunrise. Instantly is very specific…

  1. A movie that makes you happy?

The Philadelphia Story is a movie that makes me happy, to think about or to watch.

  1. Your happiness tips?

-1- be kind to others;

-2 -surround yourself with loving, kind, compassionate people;

-3- kissing, followed by dancing as a close second.

  1. Your favourite qualities in a woman?

Depth, soulfulness and just a real personal strength.

  1. Your greatest extravagance?

Travel.

  1. What makes you laugh?

Cleverness; not so much things that are funny, but things that are clever: a thoughtful thread to humour.

  1. What do dancing diamonds evoke to you?

Perhaps the idea that something is going to happen!

  1. How does your Happy Sport watch make you feel?

There is something about having a watch and every time you look at it seeing all these sparkling diamonds whirling around; it’s pretty awesome and truly good stuff.

  1. What does being a free-spirited woman mean today?

Being comfortable in your convictions and sharing your convictions with those around you. Not all women have those liberties and I am very grateful that I have them.

  1. How important to you is responsible luxury?

I would say that the idea of responsible luxury is something that not enough brands pay attention to. The thing with a Maison like Chopard is that it has really pioneered the idea of having a conscience, leading the charge and setting an example for other brands to follow.

  1. What is so special about Chopard?

Chopard just represents this timeless idea of elegance and sparkle and being ladylike. You kind of think: “When I grow up I want to be having a great time and wearing watches and earrings by Chopard”… and now look at me, I’m all grown up!

  1. Your favourite motto? 

The motto that I repeat the most is “no way out but through”.

  1. What’s your present state of mind?

I am really happy right now; it’s been such a beautiful day and I have felt such a really great sense of kinship that I had not expected today, so I’m superhappy.

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Embark on the Ultimate Italian Cooking Experience with Massimo Bottura

Embark on the Ultimate Italian Cooking Experience with Massimo Bottura

Explore the wonderful flavours of Emilia-Romagna through the Mind of Chef Massimo Bottura at Osteria Francescana with a cooking masterclass, while staying at his beautiful guest house Casa Maria Luigia.

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Hosted Experience in Emilia-Romagna through the Eyes of Massimo Bottura

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Tuesday 5th – Friday 8th October 2021
Private Group Bookings – Upon Request
2022 Dates Available Soon – Apply on the Guestlist

Emilia-Romagna is a gourmet paradise where eating and drinking exceedingly well is mandatory. On this 4-day immersive Hosted Experience, you will get to meet Massimo Bottura and appreciate Modena and the region through his eyes. A wonderful opportunity to hear insights into his beautiful world of culinary creations, values around ethical cooking, respect for mother nature and his passion for social change.
Bottura’s creative mastery of Italian cooking allowed him to reimagine ingredients from the local Emilia-Romagna region with colour, form and taste. Join the guestlist now and dream about the wonderful dishes just waiting to be discovered on this trip to Italy.
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Experience the Culinary Art of Masterchef Massimo Bottura

“Cooking is about emotion, it’s about culture, it’s about love, it’s about memory…”
— Massimo Bottura —

Massimo Bottura is hailed as a storyteller and artist as much as a cook. Bottura’s freedom weaves narratives through his dishes, breaking traditions and innovating with ingredients. Enjoy Bottura’s warm hospitality on a 4-day travel experience designed entirely around Massimo’s culinary art and creations and the regional culture of Emilia-Romagna. The experience is hosted in the Modenese countryside at Casa Maria Luigia, Massimo’s guest house where he opened his new dining experience “Francescana at Maria Luigia”, featuring a tasting menu with Osteria Francescana most iconic dishes.

As one of the world’s leading influencers on the gastronomy scene, Chef Massimo will share through a masterclass his passion and journey of creativity to feed people with emotion in an intimate setting with a small number of guests. You are also guaranteed a dining experience at both Osteria Francescana, voted best restaurant in the world, and Bottura’s new dining experience “Francescana at Maria Luigia” with open kitchen and communal tables in the countryside, located at Casa Maria Luigia.

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Welcome to the Land of Slow-Food & Fast-Cars

“Contemporary Italian is not a cuisine of revolution, it’s a cuisine of evolution.”
— Massimo Bottura —

Your stay will be at Casa Maria Luigia, an intimate 18th-Century Country House nestled in the hills of Emilia-Romagna and surrounded by agricultural landscape of the countryside of Modena. Massimo Bottura and Lara Gilmore, partners in life and business, acquired the property with the intention of extending the art of hospitality beyond the doors of Osteria Francescana, and where they share their passion for art, music and food in a new form, from the heart of Emilia-Romagna!

The Emilia-Romagna region is known as the land of slow-food and fast-cars. This lush and fertile region is considered the epicentre of Italian cuisine and has created the Parmigiano Reggiano, balsamic vinegar, sparkling red Lambrusco wine, prosciutto and well-known pasta like lasagne, tagliatelle and tortellini.

A culinary centre with gastronomic traditions that is home of course to Massimo Bottura, who catapulted Italy’s Modena to worldwide gastronomic glory when he opened his Osteria Francescana in 1995, showcasing his avant-garde take on traditional Italian cuisine.

Eating at Bottura’s highly sought Osteria Francescana, right in the heart of Modena, is an unforgettable experience. Named number 1 on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list in 2016 and for the second time in 2018, Osteria Francescana has 12 tables, and for the guests of Satopia Travel during this hosted experience, we are taking the full restaurant for a private dining experience.

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Meet Your Host Chef Massimo Bottura

CELEBRITY CHEF, AUTHOR & RESTAURATEUR

Chef Massimo Bottura is without a doubt one of the foremost ambassadors of modern Italian cuisine. From his first trattoria — Trattoria del Campazzo — on the outskirts of Modena in 1986, where he worked with Rezdora Lidia Cristoni, to an apprenticeship under Chef Georges Coigny. Bottura formed a culinary foundation that combined regional Italian cooking and classical French training. He further refined his style under legendary Alain Ducasse at Louis XV in Monte Carlo.

In 1995, Bottura opened his Osteria Francescana in historic central Modena, where he was able to freely blend his creative take on Italian cuisine with cutting edge contemporary art and design, bringing a modern aesthetic to the junction of tradition and innovation. Another formative experience—this time under Ferran Adrià—encouraged Bottura to continue pushing the envelope in his cuisine. Over the last 10 years, Bottura has worked to do just that, creating dishes such as “Five Ages of Parmigiano Reggiano in different textures and temperatures” that showcase his maturity as an innovator, as well as his respect for his ingredients.

Three Michelin stars and a first place ranking in San Pellegrino’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants list prove that Bottura’s explorations are more than successful; they’re inspiring. Like so many cutting-edge chefs, Bottura cooks to invite and evoke a contemplation of history, territory, and flavour. And on the stage of gastronomic conferences around the world, Bottura freely shares his creative process in demonstrations, lectures and film, such as his latest “Chef’s Table” on Netflix and the conceptual “We Are the Revolution,” a narrative exploration of “original sound” through art, music.

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Bodytite: tecnología para eliminar grasa y flacidez

Bodytite: tecnología para eliminar grasa y flacidez

¿Qué es Bodytite?

Eliminar la grasa localizada y combatir la flacidez son dos de los retoques estéticos más demandados en la actualidad, especialmente cuando se acerca el buen tiempo y, con él, el momento de lucir la figura. Antiguamente para lograr este objetivo había que recurrir a la liposucción tradicional, cuyas desventajas incluyen cicatrices visibles y un molesto postoperatorio.

Bodytite es tecnología de última generación que nos permite eliminar la grasa y reducir la flacidez con o sin cirugía, sin cicatrices y con una recuperación mucho más rápida y liviana.

Bodytite: tecnología para eliminar grasa y flacidez

Bodytite: tecnología para eliminar grasa y flacidez

Hace algunos años llevamos la liposucción a un nuevo nivel con la llegada de LipoVASER HD. Esta revolucionaria técnica de liposucción actúa selectivamente sobre el tejido graso y consigue hacer líquida la grasa facilitando su extracción y eliminación del cuerpo. Una de sus principales ventajas es que puede utilizarse para trabajar tanto zonas amplias como otras más pequeñas logrando resultados muy buenos en muy poco tiempo.

Ahora, con la llegada de BodyTite, logramos retirar la grasa y tensar la piel con una mejor recuperación.

Se puede aplicar en cualquier parte del cuerpo donde haya grasa sobrante. Desde abdomen, flancos y piernas hasta brazos e incluso el rostro.

En qué consiste

Antes de iniciar el tratamiento, el médico hace un marcaje detallado sobre la piel, con un rotulador para delimitar la zona de tratamiento y aplica, además, un gel estéril sobre ella que permita el buen deslizamiento de la cánula externa.

A continuación, se realiza una pequeña punción en un lugar discreto y se introduce la cánula más fina en el tejido adiposo produciendo el calentamiento de la grasa hasta licuarla, la contracción del tejido subdérmico y la retracción de la piel.

El tratamiento se realiza con anestesia local o sedación. Es mínimamente invasivo por lo que las cicatrices serán mínimas y prácticamente invisibles.

Principales ventajas

  • El tiempo del procedimiento es corto y con menos riesgos.
  • En función de la zona, algunos tratamientos se pueden realizar en consulta, sin ingreso hospitalario ni sedación. Solo es necesaria anestesia tópica y no producen cicatriz.
  • Produce un importante efecto tensor y de retracción en la piel.
  • Tratamiento muy efectivo y seguro.
  • En tan solo una sesión se perciben los resultados, que además perduran en el tiempo.
  • Resultados quirúrgicos sin cicatrices visibles
  • Recuperación rápida con menor dolor, hematomas y edema.
  • Es una alternativa a la liposucción tradicional mucho menos invasiva.
  • Como tratamiento corporal permite tratar zonas difíciles como brazos, pecho, caderas, vientre…
  • Como tratamiento facial permite tratar zonas como papada, cuello, cara…
  • Tiene múltiples aplicaciones como: tratamiento anticelulitis, tratamiento reductor de grasa, tratamiento complementario a otras técnicas estéticas, tratamiento para reducir la flacidez…

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