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THE ROLLS-ROYCE BOAT TAIL TIMEPIECES: AN ARTISTIC COLLABORATION WITH BOVET 1822

THE ROLLS-ROYCE BOAT TAIL TIMEPIECES: AN ARTISTIC COLLABORATION WITH BOVET 1822

Rolls-Royce Boat Tail is a pure expression of its owners’ interests, influences and passions, with every detail minutely considered. We have enjoyed working with BOVET 1822 to create a pair of exquisite timepieces that also serve as Boat Tail’s dashboard clocks. In doing so we have together created historically significant items of detail, precision, and beauty.

  • Rolls-Royce collaborates with Swiss master horologists BOVET 1822 to create unique timepieces for first Boat Tail coachbuilt commission
  • Pair of reversible tourbillon timepieces, each designed to be worn on the wrist, used as a table clock, pendant or pocket timepiece, or placed within the fascia as Boat Tail’s Timepiece
  • Timepieces and dashboard holder took 3,000 hours to develop and manufacture
  • Five-day power reserve and tourbillon mechanism ensure the timepieces keep perfect time when used as dashboard clocks

“Rolls-Royce Boat Tail is a pure expression of its owners’ interests, influences and passions, with every detail minutely considered. We have enjoyed working with BOVET 1822 to create a pair of exquisite timepieces that also serve as Boat Tail’s dashboard clocks. In doing so we have together created historically significant items of detail, precision, and beauty. These remarkable objets d’art, unique to the first iteration of Boat Tail, represent the finest examples of the skills and values shared by our two great luxury Houses.”
Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

“I am so proud of the BOVET 1822 team, who worked in tandem with their counterparts at Rolls-Royce to produce something truly spectacular. The owners of the coachbuilt car, and these bespoke timepieces, are personal friends, as well as valued collectors of BOVET 1822. It was important to do the very best for them – two completely unique pieces that are unlike anything we have ever done before.”
Pascal Raffy, Owner, BOVET 1822


A MOMENT IN TIME

The clock in a Rolls-Royce motor car frequently assumes a jewel-like status, often becoming a canvas for the client to tell the story of their commission in miniature. For Rolls-Royce Boat Tail, the recently unveiled, first of three, coachbuilt creations, in which every element has been created to the owners’ exact specifications, this iconic centrepiece has been elevated to new technical and aesthetic heights.

In a spirit of warm collaboration, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and Swiss master watchmakers, BOVET 1822, have created a pair of unique timepieces for Boat Tail and its owners. This ambitious undertaking brought together designers, engineers and craftspeople from both luxury Houses, in a magnificent demonstration of their shared values of excellence, precision, heritage, artistry, innovation and attention to detail.

The timepieces are unique to both the horological and automotive worlds. Made as a pair – in lady’s and gentleman’s versions – they are reversible, and housed in BOVET 1822’s patented Amadeo case, which allows them to be worn on the wrist, or used as a table clock, pendant or pocket-watch, as well as being placed front and centre in Boat Tail’s fascia as the motor car’s own timepiece. Both are fitted with tourbillon mechanisms to ensure perfect accuracy.

IN KEEPING WITH TRADITION

BOVET 1822 initially earned its reputation making luxury pocket-watches for wealthy patrons in China; today, it is renowned worldwide for its exquisite timepieces featuring hand-painted dials, detailed engraving and finely finished visible mechanisms.

The timepieces, created for this first iteration of Boat Tail, have specially designed 18K white gold cases and feature matching front dials with the same Caleidolegno veneer found on the aft deck of Boat Tail itself, and are finished with the owner-couples’ names. The gentleman’s timepiece is highly polished; the lady’s is ornately engraved then filled with blue lacquer.

On the reverse side, the dials are more individual. The gentleman’s features an aventurine dial with the celestial arrangement of the night sky over the place of his birth on his birth date; the lady’s is decorated with an ornate miniature painting of a flower bouquet on a mother-of-pearl dial. This design is a traditional BOVET 1822 motif, chosen by and personalised for the owner.

Both reverse dials have hand-engraved Bespoke sculptures of Boat Tail, complete with wheels, door handle, mirrors and other fine details. By working closely together, the teams at Rolls-Royce and BOVET 1822 were able to achieve a precise colour match between the lacquer on this tiny work of art and the full-size motor car.

Further close cooperation was required to ensure the timepieces conformed to the demands of their unique role as motor car clocks. In watchmaking, weight is rarely an issue for a complex timepiece, but in this instance, there was a limit on the combined permissible weight of the timepieces and their holders. BOVET 1822 met this requirement by creating an entirely new 44mm white gold case. In addition, the timepieces and holders also had to be tested to automotive-industry standards for vibration and crash safety – something never previously undertaken on mechanisms of this kind.

At a conservative estimate, the timepieces’ design, engineering, sculptures, miniature painting, marquetry, bespoke movements and cases took a total of 3,000 hours to complete.

THE TRANSFORMATIVE TOURBILLON

When a pocket-watch is left static in one position for any length of time, the effect of gravity on key moving parts can impair its accuracy. At the end of the 18th Century, watchmakers solved this problem by developing the tourbillon, where the escapement and balance wheel are mounted in a cage that slowly revolves, cancelling out the gravitational effect. In a wristwatch, the wearer’s natural physical movements diminish the need for the tourbillon. However, when that same timepiece is mounted vertically in a car dashboard for many hours at a time, the tourbillon truly comes into its own.

BOVET 1822 is a specialist in tourbillion timepieces, for which it holds a number of patents and has received many awards including the Aiguille d’Or, watchmaking’s highest honour. It is also one of the only companies in the watch industry to manufacture its own spirals and regulating organs. To reduce potential impact from the vibration from the car, the tourbillon has pivots rather than the traditional ball bearings; a heavier balance wheel and an increased oscillation rate to aid precision. Finally, the tourbillon bridge is finished with a miniaturised Spirit of Ecstasy handcrafted in gold.

The timepieces have an astonishing five-day power reserve, rather than the 42-48 hours of a ‘standard’ watch, to allow for their role as motor car clocks.

DASHBOARD HOLDER MECHANISM: PERFECT PRECISION 

The holder mechanism is unique to Rolls-Royce Boat Tail and was designed by BOVET 1822 engineers and the Rolls-Royce Coachbuild design team from a blank sheet of paper. Although in a Rolls-Royce vibration is naturally reduced to an absolute minimum – undetectable vibrations are inevitably still present. This highly complex mounting assembly serves to isolate the timepieces from these micro-vibrations. It also ensures they operate silently, are easy to mount and remove from the dashboard and, above all, remain safe and secure.

These challenges were unlike any normally encountered in watchmaking and car manufacture. From the start, BOVET 1822 was determined to follow a purely mechanical approach in keeping with its tradition of Swiss handcrafted production. The engineers’ innovative solution was to keep all the system’s moving parts external, with the dashboard providing a solid setting for the holder. Finally, Rolls-Royce ensured that when the holder is not housing one of the time pieces, it can be covered with a beautiful engraved and lacquered display plaque.  Below the clock, the dashboard is fitted with a special drawer, lined with the same leather as Boat Tail’s seats, which serves as a safekeeping receptacle to house the timepieces, straps, chain and pendant when not in use.

ROLLS-ROYCE BOAT TAIL TIMEPIECES FACTS & FIGURES

Case Size: Bespoke; diameter – 44mm; thickness – 14mm

Case Type: 18K white gold Fleurier case; BOVET 1822 bow at 12 o’clock; 49 components

Case Function: Amadeo Convertible System; reversible; pocket watch on chain; pendant watch on necklace; table clock; dashboard clock

Case Finishing: Men’s timepiece is high polish finish; Women’s timepiece is hand-engraved then filled with blue lacquer

Movement: Bespoke 60-second tourbillon; manual-wind; 284 components (without dial and hands); 21,600 v/h

Functions: Hours and minutes on both sides (reverse hand-fitting); power reserve indicator on front

Power Reserve: 5 days

Men’s Front Dial: Hand-made wood marquetry dial; hand-engraved Spirit of Ecstasy sculpture fixed to the tourbillon bridge; “A Special Timepiece Commission” on the dial

Women’s Front Dial: Hand-made wood marquetry dial; hand-engraved 18K white gold Spirit of Ecstasy sculpture; “A Special Timepiece Commission” on the dial

Men’s Reverse Dial: Blue aventurine glass with sky chart of owner’s birth day and birth place; hand-engraved bespoke Boat Tail sculpture, lacquered to match the colour of the car then miniature painted by hand to add the details; lady’s name engraved on the mirror-polished (by hand by the watchmaker) tourbillon bridge

Women’s Reverse Dial: Miniature hand-painting of flower bouquet on mother-of-pearl dial (based on historical BOVET 1822 timepiece, customised); hand-engraved bespoke Boat Tail sculpture, lacquered to match the colour of the car then miniature painted by hand to add the details; gentleman’s name (engraved on the mirror-polished (by hand by the watchmaker) tourbillon bridge

Dashboard Holder: Aluminium and Titanium; 51 components; Engraving of two Rolls-Royce Boat Tails in a white gold case, to match that of the timepieces, to place inside when the timepiece is not present (100% engineered, designed, and produced in-house by BOVET)

In-car Drawer: to hold timepieces, straps, chain, necklace

Independent laboratory certification: shock, temperature, humidity, vibration

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TAG HEUER Teams Up with pop culture Icon Super Mario

TAG HEUER TEAMS UP WITH POP CULTURE ICON SUPER MARIO

To celebrate the beginning of a long-term collaboration between the two brands, TAG Heuer and Nintendo have created a limited-edition smartwatch featuring Nintendo’s most famous
character: the energetic Mushroom Kingdom hero, Mario, who takes over the TAG Heuer Connected.

La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, July 13th 2021: When TAG Heuer and Super Mario join forces, you can bet the result is a timepiece that adds new excitement to both the watchmaking and gaming worlds and which fans of the two brands will be desperate to get their hands on! Super Mario meets the TAG Heuer Connected. The result? A watch that stands out and brings new creativity and daring style to the avant-garde watchmaker’s collections. The intrepid, iconic hero comes to life in this luxury smartwatch that combines sport, technology and elegance in one dynamic package. In this collaboration, the TAG Heuer Connected is offering wearers a fun new way to get more active, feeling the thrill of achieving goals throughout the day.

 

Generations of gamers have grown up with Super Mario, with more than 370 million Super Mario games sold worldwide since 1985. Since the first Super Mario Bros. game launched in Japan in 1985, Super Mario – with his red cap and blue overalls – has become recognised the world over.

“The inspiration for this collaboration came from our desire to gamify and bring excitement to our new wellness application and Super Mario instantly came to our minds,” says Frédéric Arnault, CEO of TAG Heuer. “And it’s not just his international and intergenerational appeal that clinched it. Mario is the ultimate super-active character whose perseverance and tenacity get him out of every situation. The new hero watchface gives life to this iconic character and encourage users to team up with Mario to get out there and be more active? The TAG Heuer Connected is the perfect companion for a connected life and every active person’s best friend. With this Super Mario limited-edition smartwatch, they can add a bit of fun and originality to their activities and wellness.”

At the heart of this collaboration, the TAG Heuer Connected watch is a unique combination of the refinement and elegance of a chronograph-inspired timepiece crafted in the purest watchmaking
tradition, with a state-of-the-art, custom-designed digital experience geared towards performance.

It offers customers a striking and versatile wristwatch to enhance their individual lifestyle, from daily connected services to immersive sports experiences.

Feel the thrill of progress with the TAG Heuer

Connected and Super Mario interactive watchface Thanks to the TAG Heuer Connected, action is at the heart of this TAG Heuer x Super Mario collaboration. This brand-new digital creation, combining luxury and sport with fun features along the way, encourages the wearer to get out and about and step up their physical activity with Mario, to be rewarded by the
pleasure and satisfaction of marking their progress.

Mario himself is always on the move, whether he’s running and jumping, or playing sports like golf and tennis. His upbeat and active personality will encourage wearers of this smartwatch to enjoy moving too. With its watchface, which becomes livelier and more animated the more the wearer is active, this edition of the TAG Heuer Connected changes as its user makes progress, for a fun and motivating way of keeping active throughout the day.

The animations are based on the gamification rewards system: Mario greets you with a welcoming salute in the morning and as the day progresses and you rack up your step count, you unlock rewards at each stage of your daily target – 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% – a different animation plays out on the dial. These take the form of Super Mario’s famous objects: at 3 o’clock the Super Mushroom that makes Mario grow, at 6 o’clock the Pipe that allows him to travel fast and at 9 o’clock the Super Star that makes him invincible lights up! And when you reach 100% of your daily step count target, Mario climbs the Goal Pole, another iconic feature of the video game.

The idea is inspired by the famous “easter egg” concept that all gamers know very well, which consists of hiding features and surprises as a bonus in video games.

The interactive watchface will be pre-installed on the TAG Heuer Connected Super Mario Limited Edition, but TAG Heuer will also make it available on other editions of TAG Heuer Connected at a
later stage.

The TAG Heuer Connected x Super Mario Limited Edition

The TAG Heuer Connected Super Mario limited-edition comes packed with exclusives, both in the digital experience it delivers, and on the watch itself. The interface has been completely redesigned in the Super Mario colours. For this limited edition, TAG Heuer’s famous Connected watchfaces have been reinterpreted with Super Mario special versions, four dials revisited to include special details associated with Super Mario.

The Timekeeping watchface was reskinned using the retro elements from the 1985 version of Super Mario Bros. with Mario, all in pixels. Also, two versions of the Heuer 02 watchface were created
exclusively for this edition: a fun rendition using Super Mario’s iconic red and blue colours, and a more classic one with subtle touches of Super Mario’s red cap. Lastly, the Orbital watchface had its neural network replaced by Super Mario’s iconic elements rotating in a beautiful and mesmerizing movement.

On the exterior as well, the TAG Heuer Connected Limited Edition was designed with exclusive and subtle references that will delight Super Mario fans. The bezel graduation, push buttons and crown logo were filled with Super Mario’s famous red cap’s lacquered colour, making the watch instantly stand out from the core collection. The bezel features three iconic symbols at the three, six and nine o’clock positions, in a nod to the Super Mario objects included in the dial animations that the user can unlock and discover only when achieving goals throughout the day.

The new-look steel case also comes with two novel interchangeable straps, both featuring the signature Super Mario red colour: an elegant black leather on red rubber and a sporty alternative in matching red perforated rubber. The M symbol of Mario is engraved on the strap buckles and on the crown. Lastly, the screw-down case-back bears the special inscription “TAG Heuer x Super Mario Limited Edition”.

The TAG Heuer Connected x Super Mario Limited Edition is presented in a packaging designed exclusively for this collaboration. It also comes with a travel case in Super Mario red. This edition limited to 2,000 watches will be available only in selected TAG Heuer boutiques and at www.tagheuer.com in
some regions, from 15th July 2021.

TAG Heuer Connected Sport and Wellness

With the third generation of TAG Heuer Connected, the brand has consolidated its pole position in the luxury smartwatch category. Manufactured in the finest watchmaking tradition, it features a unique combination of elegance – through the use of highest-quality materials and sophisticated finishes – and cutting-edge digital know-how to offer personalised, performance-oriented support.

With its remarkably versatile design, the TAG Heuer Connected accompanies everyone’s individual lifestyle, offering a host of daily connected services through Wear OS from Google* and unrivalled sporting experiences through the TAG Heuer Sport app. Developed in-house, the TAG Heuer Sport app provides detailed feedback on the wearer’s performance in a variety of activities including running, swimming, cycling, walking and physical fitness. Meanwhile, golfers will love the new game strategy enhancement functionality recently added to the TAG Heuer Golf app. Lastly, the new Wellness function enables users to stay in shape and provides feedback on changes in their biometric data during their daily exercise.

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D28 de Antonio Yachts CUPRA

D28 de Antonio Yachts CUPRA

Introducing the

We are proud to introduce you the D28 FORMENTOR, a unique piece of design and comfort that will delight nautical and automotive enthusiasts.

The perfect layout

The D28 FORMENTOR has the entire deck at the same level offering different sunbathing areas with seats and tables both fore and aft. The high level of space utilization provides an incomparable feeling of spaciousness.

Even with a maximum capacity of up to ten people, the D28 is the ideal day boat. Also, the boat features a 400 hp Mercury outboard engine, hidden under the stern sundeck, for very comfortable cruising at cruising speed.

A path for the future

Both companies are leaders in their respective industries, so this first collaboration is a commitment to the future that lays the foundations of a synergistic relationship in which the best talent of their creative teams is united. That is why 2021 will be full of novelties for the two Spanish brands, which are already working on hybrid versions of their products and new launches for 2022.

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LM101 MB&F x H. Moser una colaboración sin precedentes …

En esta expresión culminante de los lazos que unen a H. Moser & Cie. Y MB&F durante más de diez años, Edouard Meylan y Maximilian Büsser han compuesto un recital de dueto en forma de un concierto excepcional para devotos de la alta relojería. Por primera vez en su historia, MB&F está contribuyendo a un esfuerzo de Performance Art que fluye en ambas direcciones de una manera totalmente recíproca. Dentro de este marco, los dos Maisons están firmando conjuntamente un par de creaciones cuyo ADN combina las características principales de cada uno. Una historia de amistad entre dos hombres en un contexto de valores compartidos, por el placer de construir y compartir, y luego de presentar conjuntamente los resultados de este extraordinario proyecto.

UNITED WE STAND AMONG independents

through UNPRECEDENTED COLLABORATION

ORIGENES DEL PROYECTO

Moser & Cie. Y MB&F son empresas suizas independientes a escala humana. Están dirigidos por dos personalidades apasionadas, conocidos desde hace mucho tiempo que se aprecian y se respetan tanto a nivel personal como profesional. De hecho, las marcas han estado trabajando juntas durante más de diez años, con Precision Engineering AG, una compañía hermana de H. Moser & Cie., Que suministra principalmente los resortes de equilibrio de MB&F. Por lo tanto, no es sorprendente que MB&F le haya pedido a Edouard Meylan que participe como “amigo” para ayudar a crear una pieza de Performance Art. El último aspecto de esta colaboración radica en ser una calle de doble sentido. Maximilian Büsser dice: “Cuando llamé a Edouard para decirle que quería colaborar en una creación, mencioné que realmente me gustaba la doble balanza de resorte, los diales Moser fumé y la serie de relojes Concept. Edouard inmediatamente me dijo que lo haría. permítanme tomar prestadas estas características, pero con la condición de que él también pudiera reinterpretar una de mis máquinas. Después de un momento inicial de sorpresa, lo pensé un poco. Siendo 50% indio y 50% suizo, estoy firmemente convencido de que mezclar ADN crea interesantes resultados, entonces ¿por qué no probar el experimento de la relojería? Por lo tanto, acepté y sugerí el modelo FlyingT, que es particularmente querido para mi corazón “. En un espíritu de compartir y apertura, mientras cultivan la noción de fuerza en la unidad, H. Moser & Cie. Y MB&F han creado conjuntamente dos modelos, disponibles en varias versiones y emitidos en series limitadas de 15 piezas. Este número es un guiño. para el 15 aniversario de MB&F, así como para honrar el 15 aniversario del relanzamiento de H. Moser & Cie. Al unir sus fortalezas, estas dos marcas competidoras pero amigables están trabajando para aprovechar las fortalezas combinadas de artesanos talentosos, totalmente de acuerdo con el filosofía adoptada por MB&F.

LM101 MB&F X H. MOSER

La Legacy Machine 101 destila la quinta esencia de la relojería mecánica: el volante, la reserva de marcha y el paso del tiempo. Por lo tanto, no es coincidencia que MB&F haya elegido volver a visitar este modelo, uno de los más puros y “más simples” de su colección, ya que de hecho es el minimalismo el que guió la creación del modelo LM101 MB&F x H. Moser. Al igual que H. Moser & Cie. Y el enfoque de “volver a lo básico” incorporado en su serie de relojes Concept, MB&F ha optado por eliminar su logotipo y volver a sus raíces y, de hecho, a los orígenes de la relojería, cuando solo se firmaron los movimientos. En el mismo espíritu discreto, ha abandonado los subesferas flotantes con cúpula para mostrar las horas y minutos, así como la reserva de marcha de 45 horas mediante las manos colocadas directamente en el dial principal. Los diales de fumé prestados de H. Moser & Cie. Pueden expresarse con total libertad, también realzados por un bisel refinado. Se han elegido cuatro diales de fumé para el LM101 MB&F x H. Moser: fumé rojo, fumé verde cósmico, fumé Aqua Blue y, por supuesto, el famoso fumé Funky Blue. Cubierto con un cristal de zafiro abovedado, la caja está hecha de acero, por tercera vez en la historia de MB&F.

El gran volante suspendido fascinante sigue ocupando un lugar central, aunque completamente rediseñado en el LM101 MB&F x H. Moser para resaltar la belleza de los diales fumé. Este corazón latiente, que representa la quintaesencia de la relojería a los ojos de Maximilian Büsser, ha sido equipado con un resorte de doble equilibrio producido por Precision Engineering AG. Gracias a este par de resortes de equilibrio coincidentes, se corrige el desplazamiento del punto de gravedad experimentado por cada resorte a medida que se expande, mejorando significativamente la precisión y el isocronismo en una búsqueda continua de la perfección. Además, los resortes de equilibrio emparejados también reducen el efecto de fricción que normalmente se encuentra con un solo resorte de equilibrio, lo que resulta en un isocronismo optimizado. A través del fondo de la caja, el cristal de zafiro curvado revela el “motor” que conduce este reloj. A diferencia del movimiento base de la Legacy Machine 101, cuyos acabados fueron determinados por el cocreador Kari Voutilainen, la estética del calibre que impulsa el LM101 MB&F x H. Moser es más contemporáneo, con un sutil tratamiento NAC para realzar su belleza. .

ENDEAVOR TOURBILLON CILÍNDRICO H. MOSER X MB&F

Moser & Cie. Ha tomado prestado de MB&F el concepto de movimientos tridimensionales, un elemento fuerte de la identidad de la Maison de Ginebra, protegido por una cúpula de zafiro y con un tourbillon volador de un minuto que se eleva por encima del dial principal a través de una abertura ventricular que aparece en 12 en punto. Aprovechando la experiencia de su compañía hermana Precision Engineering AG, H. Moser & Cie. Ha equipado su tourbillon con un resorte de equilibrio cilíndrico, el mismo que el desarrollado por Precision Engineering AG para LM Thunderdome de MB&F. Inventado en el siglo XVIII, el resorte de equilibrio cilíndrico recuerda a un tornillo sin fin o un sacacorchos, que se eleva perpendicularmente alrededor de la barra superior del personal de equilibrio. Comúnmente utilizado en los cronómetros marinos históricos de la época, ofrece la ventaja de desarrollarse concéntricamente y, por lo tanto, geométricamente, ya que funciona perfectamente a lo largo del eje de sus pivotes. Esto le da una ventaja significativa sobre el resorte de equilibrio plano, cuyos extremos opuestos tienden a ejercer fuerzas sobre los pivotes, a pesar de las curvas terminales de Philips o Breguet que se desarrollaron específicamente para corregir parcialmente la apertura no concéntrica del resorte de equilibrio. Equipado con una bobina de Breguet en ambos puntos de fijación, el resorte de equilibrio cilíndrico reduce la fricción del pivote y mejora en gran medida el isocronismo. Debido a su forma específica, el resorte de equilibrio cilíndrico es mucho más difícil de producir y tarda diez veces más en fabricarse que un resorte de equilibrio tradicional.

Otra referencia a la identidad de MB&F radica en los diales inclinados, que H Moser & Cie. Ha adoptado para sus subdiales de hora y minuto. Estos están inclinados a 40 ° para que el propietario del reloj sea el único a quien le revela el secreto del tiempo, y se monta en un tren de engranajes cónico que garantiza una transmisión de par óptima de un avión a otro. Como explica Edouard Meylan: “Hemos moserizado el universo MB&F desarrollando un subdial de zafiro, que se funde con el fondo para resaltar la belleza de nuestros relojes fumé. Y para preservar la pureza y la elegancia de esta verdadera obra de arte horológico, nosotros hemos inscrito nuestro logotipo como una marca de agua en el subdial de zafiro, lo que subraya el carácter personal y la relación íntima que lo vincula a su propietario “. Disponible en cinco versiones diferentes, el modelo Endeavour cilíndrico Tourbillon H. Moser x MB&F viene en una caja de acero rematada por los relojes Funky Blue, Cosmic Green, Burgundy, Off-White o Ice Blue, todos de la variedad fumé.

COOPERACIÓN FRUCTÍFERA

Edouard Meylan y Maximilian Büsser están encantados con este gratificante proyecto de colaboración, que ha logrado resultados que superan con creces sus expectativas. Además de la belleza de los modelos creados en tándem, dos cuerpos de expertos y dos conjuntos de ADN se han combinado y enriquecido mutuamente. Las dos comunidades diferentes de las dos Maisons también han agrupado sus habilidades en un maravilloso espíritu de apertura y transparencia. Esta experiencia deja a Edouard y Maximilian con una aguda sensación de volver a una sensación de placer: el placer de trabajar juntos y de crear.

ESPECIFICACIONES TÉCNICAS

LM101 MB&F X H. MOSER

LM101 MB&F x H. Moser está disponible en 4 ediciones limitadas de 15 piezas en acero inoxidable: esfera fumé Funky Blue, esfera fumé Cosmic Green, esfera fumé roja y una edición especial con esfera fumé Aqua Blue hecha para el minorista Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons.

Motor

Movimiento horológico tridimensional desarrollado internamente por MB&F

Estética del movimiento y especificaciones de acabado: Kari Voutilainen

Cuerda manual con un solo barril de resorte principal.

Reserva de marcha: 45 horas

Rueda de equilibrio: rueda de equilibrio a medida de 14 mm con cuatro tornillos de regulación tradicionales que flotan sobre el movimiento

Balance de primavera: Straumann® doble espiral

Frecuencia de balance: 18,000bph / 2.5Hz

221 componentes

23 joyas

Chatons: chatons dorados con avellanados pulidos

Acabado fino: acabado a mano superlativo del siglo XIX; ángulos de bisel internos que resaltan la artesanía manual; biseles pulidos; Olas de Ginebra; grabados hechos a mano, puentes negros NAC

Las funciones

Horas, minutos e indicador de reserva de energía

Gran volante suspendido sobre el dial

Caso

Disponible en 4 ediciones limitadas de 15 piezas en acero inoxidable 316, incluida una edición especial con esfera azul fumé hecha para el minorista Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons.

Diámetro: 40.0 mm.

Altura: 16.0 mm

35 componentes

Cristal de zafiro con cúpula alta en la parte superior y caja de cristal de zafiro en la parte posterior, ambos con revestimiento antirreflectante en ambos lados

Marcar

Funky Blue fumé, Cosmic Green fumé, Red fumé o Aqua Blue fumé con patrón de rayos de sol

Correa

Correa de piel de becerro cosida a mano

Hebilla plegable de acero 316L y titanio.

MB&F – GENESIS DE UN LABORATORIO CONCEPTUAL

Fundado en 2005, MB&F es el primer laboratorio conceptual de relojería del mundo. Con casi 20 calibres notables formando la base de las máquinas Horological y Legacy aclamadas por la crítica, MB&F continúa siguiendo la visión del fundador y director creativo Maximilian Büsser de crear arte cinético en 3-D mediante la deconstrucción de la relojería tradicional.

Después de 15 años administrando prestigiosas marcas de relojes, Maximilian Büsser renunció a su puesto de Director Gerente en Harry Winston en 2005 para crear MB&F – Maximilian Büsser & Friends. MB&F es un laboratorio artístico y de microingeniería dedicado al diseño y la creación de pequeñas series de relojes de concepto radical al reunir a talentosos profesionales de la relojería con los que Büsser respeta y disfruta trabajar.

En 2007, MB&F presentó su primera Máquina Horológica, HM1. La caja tridimensional esculpida de HM1 y el motor (movimiento) bellamente terminado establecen el estándar para las máquinas horológicas idiosincráticas que han seguido: todas las máquinas que indican la hora, en lugar de las máquinas para indicar la hora. Las Máquinas Horológicas han explorado el espacio (HM2, HM3, HM6), el cielo (HM4, HM9), el camino (HM5, HMX, HM8) y el reino animal (HM7, HM10).

En 2011, MB&F lanzó su colección Legacy Machine de caja redonda. Estas piezas más clásicas, clásicas para MB&F, es decir, rinden homenaje a la excelencia relojera del siglo XIX al reinterpretar las complicaciones de los grandes innovadores relojeros de antaño para crear objetos de arte contemporáneos. LM1 y LM2 fueron seguidos por LM101, la primera máquina MB&F en presentar un movimiento desarrollado completamente de manera interna. LM Perpetual, LM Split Escapement y LM Thunderdome ampliaron aún más la colección. 2019 marcó un punto de inflexión con la creación de la primera máquina MB&F dedicada a las mujeres: LM FlyingT. MB&F generalmente alterna entre el lanzamiento de Máquinas Horológicas contemporáneas, decididamente poco convencionales y Máquinas Legacy inspiradas históricamente.

Como la F significa Amigos, era natural que MB&F desarrollara colaboraciones con artistas, relojeros, diseñadores y fabricantes que admiran.

Esto trajo consigo dos nuevas categorías: Performance Art y Co-creaciones. Si bien las piezas de Performance Art son máquinas MB&F revisadas por talentos creativos externos, las co-creaciones no son relojes de pulsera sino otros tipos de máquinas, diseñadas y fabricadas por fabricantes suizos únicos de ideas y diseños de MB&F. Muchas de estas Co-creaciones, como los relojes creados con L’Epée 1839, cuentan la hora, mientras que las colaboraciones con Reuge y Caran d’Ache generaron otras formas de arte mecánico.

Para dar a todas estas máquinas una plataforma apropiada, Büsser tuvo la idea de colocarlas en una galería de arte junto con varias formas de arte mecánico creadas por otros artistas, en lugar de en una tienda tradicional. Esto provocó la creación de la primera Galería M.A.D. de MB&F (M.A.D. significa Mechanical Art Devices) en Ginebra, que luego sería seguida por M.A.D.Galleries en Taipei, Dubai y Hong Kong.

Ha habido distinguidos elogios que nos recuerdan la naturaleza innovadora del viaje de MB&F hasta ahora. Por nombrar algunos, ha habido no menos de 5 premios Grand Prix del famoso Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève: en 2019, el premio a la Mejor Complicación de Damas fue para el LM FlyingT, en 2016, LM Perpetual ganó el Mejor Calendario Ver premio; en 2012, Legacy Machine No.1 recibió el Premio Público (votado por los fanáticos de la relojería) y el Premio al Mejor Reloj para Hombres (votado por el jurado profesional). En 2010, MB&F ganó el premio al mejor reloj de concepto y diseño por el HM4 Thunderbolt. En 2015, MB&F recibió el premio Red Dot: Best of the Best, el primer premio en los premios internacionales Red Dot Awards, para el HM6 Space Pirate.

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Marcel Wanders lanza Reverie en colaboración con Walters

reVeRie

WALTERS, 2020

Diseño de producto | Mueble para exteriores

Inspirado para crear un nido de relajación y un hermoso lugar para soñar despierto, Reverie es una colección al aire libre de confort sofisticado. Combinando la firma con lo suave, la colección Reverie de Marcel Wanders para Walters incluye una silla de una plaza, una silla de dos plazas, una tumbona, un diván y mesas cuadradas y redondas. Su nombre deriva de un estado de agradablemente perdido en los pensamientos de uno; un sueño

Reverie está diseñado con el cuerpo y el alma humanos en mente, cada silla ofrece restauración personal. En ángulo para acomodar diferentes posiciones reclinables, el material de resina tejida es tan elegante como resistente. Con su patrón ornamentado, las piezas se pueden personalizar mientras las almohadas crean un ambiente acogedor.

Las mesas auxiliares y las mesas de café completan este conjunto que envuelve a las personas en la tranquilidad moderna y les ofrece una sensación de seguridad y la libertad de soñar. Ahora más que nunca, abrace el aire libre y cree un santuario con Reverie.

INTRODUCING JIMMY CHOO AND KAIA COLLABORATION
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INTRODUCING JIMMY CHOO AND KAIA COLLABORATION

The Jimmy Choo AND KAIA collaboration sees the brand’s campaign muse of three seasons and supermodel of our time, Kaia Gerber together with Creative Director Sandra Choi create an exclusive capsule, reimagining some of the Jimmy Choo classics.

INTRODUCING JIMMY CHOO AND KAIA COLLABORATION

Emanating from the CRUZ boot, a style that Kaia has adopted as one of her wardrobe staples, the capsule comprises four designs, all modern classics. The collection is sharp, focused and precise echoing Kaia’s signature style that blends a youthful take on tailored ‘90s grunge meets Californian cool – confident and effortless.

Presented in a colour palette of earthy tones and irreverent black realised in printed snake and suede, the K-CRUZ lace up combat and K-JESSE Western boot are both rugged, practical flat styles, easy and free, everyday but with a dose of attitude. The K-SLINGBACK and K-SLIDE are balanced on low heels (40mm and 50mm respectively) with a hint of ‘90s retro minimalism in embossed snake, a brand signature.


15% of all sales from the Jimmy Choo AND KAIA capsule will be donated to Kaia’s charity of choice, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.

I JUMPED AT THE CHANCE TO WORK WITH SANDRA ON MY DREAM CAPSULE OF SHOE AND BOOT STYLES, IT WAS SUCH AN HONOUR TO BE ABLE TO BRAINSTORM CREATIVELY AND I AM SO THRILLED WITH THE RESULT – KAIA GERBER

THE MISSION OF ST JUDE HAS ALWAYS BEEN CLOSELY CONNECTED TO MY FAMILY. FROM THE BEGINNING I WANTED THIS COLLABORATION TO HAVE A CHARITABLE ELEMENT AND I AM SO GRATEFUL THAT I CAN SUPPORT THIS INCREDIBLE ORGANISATION ALONGSIDE JIMMY CHOO – KAIA GERBER