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‘Magnifica’ Opera d’Arte – Discover Bvlgari’s new High Jewelry Collection

'Magnifica' Opera d’Arte - Discover Bvlgari's new High Jewelry Collection

‘Magnifica’ Opera d’Arte – Discover Bvlgari’s new High Jewelry Collection

The vibrant inspiration of Rome returns to lift the hearts of the world. Shining into Italy’s fashion capital like a blinding ray of sunshine, Bvlgari presents its most exquisite High Jewelry collection to date. More than the launch of unparalleled works of jewelry craft, this is a resplendent celebration of rebirth.

Honored through magnificent muses, music, and Milan, Bvlgari unveils the Magnifica High Jewelry collection at the heart of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Models: Vittoria Ceretti, Lily Aldridge, He Cong, Solange Smith and Blesnya Minher Special Guests: Andrea Bocelli, Beatrice Venezi Project by OMA Director Tommaso Ottomano DOP Marco Depa Stylist Géraldine Saglio (studio) Alice Gentilucci (Galleria) Music Marco Guazzone Production Studio April #Bvlgari #BvlgariJewelry #BvlgariHighJewelry #BvlgariMagnifica #Milan

 

 

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The new Torsade de Chaumet High Jewellery collection -THE ART OF MOVEMENT

The new Torsade de Chaumet High Jewellery collection -THE ART OF MOVEMENT

The new Torsade de Chaumet High Jewellery collection –THE ART OF MOVEMENT

Like a series of snapshots, the new Torsade de Chaumet High Jewellery collection achieves the feat of suspending motion in gold and gemstones. Inspired by the Maison’s long heritage and its naturalistic creations, this collection plays with endless possibilities offered by a dynamic twist.

DISCOVER THE COLLECTION

The first jeweller to open on the legendary Place Vendôme in 1812, Chaumet pays tribute to the origins of the Maison with the Torsade de Chaumet collection. Inspired by the movement of the frieze wrapping the Vendôme column, these creations offer a modern and fresh revisiting of the twist – “torsade” in French – in an ode to movement and life.

INTERLACING DIAMONDS

Whether tightly coiled or loose, winding gracefully or flowing freely, these versatile twists achieve the prowess of freezing the vivacity of a movement in gold and diamond.

From the classic brilliant-cut to the rose-cut, or even the ascher-cut reimagined as a nod to Place Vendôme, these virtuoso creations are true sculptures of light enhanced by multiple sizes of diamonds in an interplay of radiance and relief.

Chaumet’s signature jewel, the Torsade de Chaumet tiara encapsulates the grace of interlacing twists dancing freely around a line of diamonds. A creation which appears to defy gravity and celebrates 200 years of mastery of Chaumet’s High Jewellery atelier.

LIGHT AND COLOURS

Ceylon sapphires, Mozambique rubies, Colombian emeralds… Like a painter, Chaumet punctuates torsades of light with precious touches of colour.

Sources of emotion, the stones have been individually selected for their extraordinary aura. Whether they honour the Chaumet blue or a passionate red, these creations convey the Maison’s emblematic art of colour with grandeur.

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Red Carpet Collection – A jewellery ‘Paradise’

CHOPARD

Red Carpet Collection

A jewellery ‘Paradise’

It is a uniquely magical moment, the most glamorous event of the year. For the Cannes Festival, which Chopard has been officially partnering since 1998, the Maison’s workshops annually rise to a new pinnacle of creativity by reinventing the miracle of the Red Carpet Collection.

A stunning demonstration of jewellery-making prowess lighting up a lifelong passion for the cinema and paying tribute to the actresses who embody its radiant energy during the legendary ascent of the staircase. With the opening of the Cannes Festival on 6 July 2021, Chopard’s Co-President and Artistic Director, Caroline Scheufele, is unveiling all 74 creations composing this collection, themed around a fabulous haven of fantasy. Paradise expresses all the dreamy richness of which Caroline Scheufele is capable, flinging wide open the doors to the palaces of the imagination.

Theatre of dreams

Each piece of jewellery stems from an emotion, each culminating from an idea in a creation. Then comes the sketch, the mosaic of precious stones, colours like destinations, and a wild desire to share. For the opening of the Cannes Festival  (6 to 17 July) , Caroline Scheufele is unveiling the traditional Red Carpet Collection.. A creative universe whose texture and density unfold in the dazzling landscape of her imagination. Like a director, this keen film-lover orchestrates each of her collections around a real narrative, a master canvas within which her creations come to life and give substance to her vision.

Paradise, a haven of marvels

The Paradise-themed Red Carpet Collection 2021 takes us into a universe dear to the Maison: that of unspoilt, generous and sublime nature. A dreamlike and fertile place, permanently accessible to everyone, free to imagine its contours and to go there to recharge their batteries as they please. A ‘Paradise’ to be found within oneself, according to one’s imagination and desires. A realm of all possibilities.

When instilling a baroque, fanciful spirit into the Collection, Caroline Scheufele drew inspiration from the lush nature of the mythological or real places populating her fantasy repertoire. A bountiful Garden of Eden, where precious stones are picked like berries, where plants and an

imals offer their songs and spectacular colours; a secret landmark, like the island of Pantelleria, where the telluric depth of the volcanic rocks is reflected in the crystalline transparency of the waters where Caroline Scheufele loves to immerse her gaze; or a supernatural, vision of nature resembling that of the fantasy film Avatar, a metaphorical space in which to find refuge, to escape the hostility of reality and to find a new lease on life.

Among the countless references enlivening Caroline Scheufele’s majestic world, the Artistic Director has brilliantly enlisted a whole range of creative resources. She explained: “The Red Carpet Collection always gives me the opportunity to give free rein to my creativity and this year I was inspired by the idea of Paradise: I wanted our creations to invite women on a journey towards a comforting haven, an imaginary world brimming with dreams and optimism.” She continued: “There are various ways of envisaging one’s personal Paradise and I have tried to give life to these multiple worlds within the Red Carpet Collection through creations honouring fauna, flora and the finest gemstones, as well as by designing jewellery that is part of the fantasy of movies.”

“The Red Carpet Collection is a jewellery masterpiece made possible by the skill of all the artisans who pool their talents in our Haute Joaillerie ateliers. Each of these creations is a work of art in itself.

Chopard, sculptor of wonders

Among the Chopard Haute Joaillerie collections, Red Carpet is the one that embodies the ultimate dazzlement, nourished by Caroline Scheufele’s curious and lively view of the world. This collection also highlights the extraordinary work of the Artisans who exercise their skills in Chopard’s Haute Joaillerie’s Geneva workshops, the largest in Switzerland. From design to volume, from goldsmithing to gemsetting craftsmanship, these Artisans combine their talents in giving life to this collection of 74 creations corresponding to the number of years since the Cannes Festival first began.

Each year, the challenge of creating a collection of this magnitude in the same workshop is taken up by the Artisans, who apply their own genius and expertise to each creation. In this respect, the Red Carpet Collection symbolises the quintessence of classic jewellery-making expertise and carefully preserved tradition, nurtured by a fresh eye and a genuine avant-garde spirit. It is in this commitment of heart and mind, expressed through the nobility of hand craftsmanship, that the emotion of this new collection unfolds, impelled by the fertile spirit of fabulous odysseys.

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IWC UNVEILS BIG PILOT’S WATCH CAMPAIGN STARRING BRAND AMBASSADOR LEWIS HAMILTON

IWC UNVEILS BIG PILOT’S WATCH CAMPAIGN STARRING BRAND AMBASSADOR LEWIS HAMILTON

Schaffhausen, 3rd June 2021 – Following the launch of its new Pilot’s Watch collection in April, IWC Schaffhausen kicks off a global advertising campaign focusing on the Big Pilot’s Watch. The campaign features seven-time FIA Formula One™ World Drivers’ Champion Lewis Hamilton, who has been an IWC brand ambassador since 2013, and tracks Hamilton’s evolution from a ‘driver of the fastest cars’ to a ‘driver of change’, as he increasingly seeks to use his talent and influence to raise awareness of social injustices and broaden opportunities to people from diverse backgrounds. The stunning imagery was shot by British photographer Misan Harriman, who also joins the global IWC family as a new brand ambassador.

IWC’s new campaign pairs Lewis Hamilton with the Big Pilot’s Watch, underscoring the unique status of both. First introduced to the luxury market in 2002, the Big Pilot’s Watch has evolved into a modern design icon and an expression of a distinct mindset. Today, it is the timepiece of choice for cultural creators, bold entrepreneurs and people who go their own way to pursue their vision. Having journeyed from being an athlete who focused on chasing records in his sport to becoming a ‘driver of change’, Hamilton perfectly matches this profile.

He is using his platform more and more to speak up about social issues, including issues relating to diversity and inclusion in his sport. In the campaign, Hamilton wears several timepieces from the new collection: The Big Pilot’s Watch 43, the Big Pilot’s Watch TOP GUN Edition ‘Mojave Desert’, the Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar and the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41.

“We could not have found a better person than Lewis Hamilton to express the unique character that the Big Pilot’s Watch embodies. He is not only a remarkable athlete but a multifaceted personality driven by passion and purpose, using his voice to speak out. Lewis deserves our deepest respect for his achievements, not only on the track but also as a driver of change. As we strive to become a more inclusive organisation in line with our ongoing commitment to sustainability and responsibility, we are proud to partner with Lewis who embodies these values on this new campaign,”

Franziska Gsell, CMO IWC Schaffhausen and Sustainability Committee Chair

MISAN HARRIMAN ANNOUNCED AS IWC BRAND AMBASSADOR

The campaign imagery was shot by renowned photographer Misan Harriman. Born in Nigeria, Harriman was raised in the UK and recently made history by becoming the first black person in the 104-years of British Vogue to shoot the cover of the magazine’s September issue. Entirely self-taught, he has documented many recent defining moments in history and is known for his unique narrative and reportage style. IWC is pleased to announce that Harriman will join its circle of brand ambassadors. The British photographer also appears in IWC’s digital Big Pilot’s Watch campaign. In a short video available on the brand’s digital channels, he talks about milestones in his career and his love for the Big Pilot’s Watch. IWC has also released a conversation between Harriman and Hamilton, in which they discuss the Formula OneTM driver’s incredible career, his passion for fashion and music, and his role as a social activist.

Link to watch Misan Harriman’s IWC digital Big Pilot’s campaign: https://watches.iwc.com/misanigtv

Link to watch the conversation between Misan Harriman and Lewis Hamilton: https://watches.iwc.com/misanxlewis

IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN

In 1868, the American watchmaker and entrepreneur Florentine Ariosto Jones travelled from Boston to Switzerland and founded the ‘International Watch Company’ in Schaffhausen. His visionary dream was to combine advanced American manufacturing methods with the craftsmanship of Swiss watchmakers to make the best pocket watches of his time. In doing so, he not only laid the foundation for IWC’s unique engineering approach but also established the centralised production of mechanical watches in Switzerland.

Over its 150 year history, IWC Schaffhausen has developed a reputation for creating functional complications, especially chronographs and calendars, which are ingenious, robust, and easy for customers to use. A pioneer in the use of titanium and ceramics, IWC today specialises in highly engineered technical watch cases manufactured from advanced materials, such as titanium aluminide and Ceratanium®. Preferring the principle of “form follows function” over decoration, the Swiss watch manufacturer’s timeless creations embody their owners’ dreams and ambitions as they journey through life.

IWC sources materials responsibly and takes action to minimise its impact on the environment, creating intrinsically sustainable timepieces that are built to last for generations. The company prides itself in training its own future watchmakers and engineers, as well as offering an excellent working environment for all employees. IWC also partners with organisations that work globally to support children and young people.

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Philip Treacy, the most famous hatter in the world – SS21 collection

Philip Treacy, the most famous hatter in the world

Philip Treacy has become the world’s most in demand hat designer. His hats are as popular with European aristocrats as with Hollywood royalty. Widely credited for changing the perception of the hat, he designs hats to flatter and enhance the wearer.

“I have had the greatest pleasure of having the opportunity to challenge people’s perception of what a hat should look like in the 21<sup>st</sup> century. I make hats because I love hats. It’s an enigmatic object that serves the human purpose only of beautification and embellishment, and making one feel good, whether you’re the observer of the spectacle or the wearer”

— Philip Treacy

 

Philip Treacy

www.philiptreacy.co.uk/

 

 

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LA NUEVA Y ELEGANTE EDICIÓN BRONZE COLLECTION Y EL DEPORTIVO P300 HST AMPLÍAN LA GAMA RANGE ROVER EVOQUE

LA NUEVA Y ELEGANTE EDICIÓN BRONZE COLLECTION Y EL DEPORTIVO P300 HST AMPLÍAN LA GAMA RANGE ROVER EVOQUE

La nueva Bronze Collection y el potente HST P300 se unen al recién lanzado Range Rover Evoque Autobiography para hacer de la nueva gama Evoque la más sofisticada y exclusiva hasta la fecha

  • Edición especial: La nueva edición especial Bronze Collection está disponible en tres colores con exclusivos elementos de diseño en el interior y el exterior, como el característico techo en contraste Corinthian Bronze y las rejillas laterales en color cobre pulido.
  • Estilo sobrio y deportivo: El eficiente Evoque HST P300 incluye el Black Pack, el techo panorámico deslizante en Gloss Black, llantas de aleación de 20 pulgadas en Gloss Black y el potente motor de gasolina Ingenium de 300 CV.
  • Motores avanzados: La edición especial Bronze Collection está disponible en una gama completa de motores híbridos enchufables e híbridos suaves, como el PHEV P300e, que ofrece una autonomía completamente eléctrica de hasta 55 km* y unas emisiones de CO2 desde 44 g/km*.
  • Carga sobre la marcha: El avanzado motor híbrido enchufable P300e ofrece el modo SAVE mejorado que optimiza la carga regenerativa de la batería, que llega hasta el 80 % en apenas 90 minutos**
  • Ya está disponible: El nuevo Range Rover Evoque Bronze Collection está disponible en la Red Oficial de Concesionarios de Land Rover con un PVP desde 60.000 €, y el Range Rover Evoque HST desde 76.950€.

Madrid, mayo de 2021: El atractivo del Range Rover Evoque se ha ampliado todavía más con el lanzamiento del nuevo y exclusivo Range Rover Evoque Bronze Collection y la llegada del Range Rover Evoque P300 HST.

El nuevo y sofisticado Range Rover Evoque Bronze Collection incluye elementos de diseño personalizados en el interior y el exterior, además de tecnología mejorada con el sistema de infoentretenimiento Pivi más innovador. Por su parte, el Evoque P300 HST ofrece una apariencia más robusta al modelo más compacto de la familia Range Rover.

La edición especial Bronze Collection está disponible con una amplia y potente gama de eficientes motores, y el Evoque P300 HST deportivo se inspira en el modelo Range Rover Sport HST de mayor tamaño y está disponible con el potente motor de gasolina Ingenium P300 de Land Rover.

La nueva Bronze Collection y el potente HST P300 se unen al recién lanzado Range Rover Evoque Autobiography para hacer de la nueva gama Evoque la más sofisticada y exclusiva hasta la fecha

La nueva Bronze Collection y el potente HST P300 se unen al recién lanzado Range Rover Evoque Autobiography para hacer de la nueva gama Evoque la más sofisticada y exclusiva hasta la fecha

El profesor Gerry McGovern (oficial de la Orden Británica), Chief Creative Officer de Jaguar Land Rover, declaró: “Range Rover Evoque tiene una personalidad única, y la nueva edición especial Bronze Collection ofrece mayor sofisticación, un exclusivo techo en contraste y delicados detalles de cobre para conferir un aire de modernidad atemporal que potencia su atractivo y genera una fuerte conexión emocional”.

EL NUEVO RANGE ROVER EVOQUE BRONZE COLLECTION

La nueva edición Bronze Collection se basa en el sofisticado diseño y el lujoso interior del Range Rover Evoque y toma el estilo de la versión S de Evoque. Este nuevo modelo se distingue por un exterior con el exclusivo techo en contraste Corinthian Bronze y las rejillas laterales en color cobre pulido, además de las nuevas y exclusivas llantas de aleación de 20 pulgadas y 5 radios dobles con acabado en Satin Dark Grey.

Disponible en tres colores exteriores, Carpathian Grey, Santorini Black y Seoul Pearl Silver, estos cambios destacan el distintivo techo flotante y el diseño minimalista del exterior del Evoque. Los revestimientos interiores en Natural Grey Ash, las exclusivas alfombrillas Bronze Collection con bordes de remate metalizado y los asientos de piel Grained en color Ebony aportan más sensación de lujo.

El techo panorámico deslizante mejora el habitáculo, mientras que los faros LED Premium con las características luces diurnas (DRL) y los intermitentes dinámicos aportan mayor sofisticación visual al exterior. La innovadora tecnología ClearSight en el retrovisor interior de Land Rover mejora la visibilidad y la confianza del conductor con solo pulsar un botón y también está disponible de serie.

El avanzado sistema de infoentretenimiento Pivi Pro ofrece una mejor conectividad a través de una pantalla táctil desplegable de 10 pulgadas y otra pantalla táctil inferior de 10 pulgadas. El innovador sistema de infoentretenimiento de Land Rover ofrece actualizaciones con el software inalámbrico (SOTA) gracias a una estructura de menú simplificada y a un diseño pionero que ofrece respuestas inmediatas.

La nueva Bronze Collection y el potente HST P300 se unen al recién lanzado Range Rover Evoque Autobiography para hacer de la nueva gama 

El Bronze Collection está disponible con la gama completa de eficientes motores Ingenium de gasolina y diésel de nueva generación. Los potentes y eficientes modelos D165, D200, P200 y P250 cuentan con la avanzada tecnología eléctrica Mild Hybrid (MHEV) de 48 V e incorporan un sistema integrado motor eléctrico-generador accionado por correa (BiSG) y una batería que aprovecha la energía que solía perderse al reducir la velocidad, la cual se almacena y se usa para hacer que el funcionamiento del sistema Stop-Start sea más suave y para mejorar la aceleración.

También está disponible con el eficiente motor eléctrico híbrido enchufable (PHEV) P300e, que combina un motor de gasolina Ingenium de tres cilindros y 1,5 litros, con un motor eléctrico para una conducción suave, con cero emisiones y totalmente eléctrico de hasta 55 km*. Su eficiencia es extraordinaria: el Range Rover Evoque P300e emite únicamente 44 g/km* de CO2 y ofrece un consumo de combustible de 2,0 l/100 km*.

El modo SAVE del modelo PHEV se ha mejorado en 2021 para que el sistema se recargue de manera más eficaz durante los trayectos para ahorrar parte de batería para el final del desplazamiento: a una velocidad constante de 112 km, se puede conseguir hasta un 80% de carga de la batería en apenas 90 minutos**.

EL NUEVO RANGE ROVER EVOQUE P300 HST

El nuevo Range Rover Evoque P300 HST es el único que cuenta con un motor de gasolina Ingenium de 2,0 litros y 300 CV, y ofrece una nueva y robusta apariencia al SUV compacto de lujo de Land Rover. Con un aspecto sobrio y de alto rendimiento inspirado en el Range Rover Sport HST, esta nueva edición se basa en el Evoque R-Dynamic S e incorpora una exclusiva combinación de novedades en el interior y el exterior.

 Su apariencia moderna y deportiva está disponible en 11 opciones de color exterior y Black Pack, que incluye la inscripción en el capó en Gloss Black de Range Rover, rejillas laterales, branquias en el capó, cubiertas de los espejos retrovisores y detalles exteriores. Además, el techo panorámico deslizante en Gloss Black y los cristales oscurecidos, junto con las llantas de aleación de 20 pulgadas en Gloss Black con pinzas de freno rojas, diferencian al nuevo HST.

Las similitudes con el Range Rover Sport HST se aprecian también en el interior, ya que el Evoque P300 HST comparte el exclusivo volante de antelina y la tapicería de antelina en Ebony. Entre los toques más lujosos se incluyen los revestimientos de los asientos de piel Grained, los estribos de Range Rover, el techo panorámico deslizante y el portón trasero eléctrico.

Entre las especificaciones mejoradas del P300 HST se incluye una intuitiva pantalla interactiva y avanzada con un salpicadero de 12,3 pulgadas, alta definición y configurable para mostrar una amplia variedad de información de conducción, instrucciones de navegación y datos de infoentretenimiento.

El sistema de infoentretenimiento Pivi Pro cuenta con una pantalla táctil desplegable de 10 pulgadas, una pantalla táctil inferior de 10 pulgadas y un sistema de sonido Meridian de 400 W de 13 altavoces para ofrecer una mejor conectividad y calidad de audio, mientras que el acceso sin necesidad de llave, los faros LED Premium con exclusivas luces diurnas (DRL) y los intermitentes dinámicos ofrecen mayor conectividad y sofisticación a esta nueva versión.

El P300 HST pasa de 0 a 100 km/h en tan solo 6,8 segundos. Con una caja de cambios automática de nueve velocidades y el innovador sistema Terrain Response 2 de Land Rover, este modelo de tracción total combina la maniobrabilidad en carretera con las exclusivas capacidades todoterrenos de Range Rover.

El nuevo Range Rover Evoque Bronze Collection con un PVP desde 60.000 € y el Range Rover Evoque P300 HST desde 76.950€, están disponibles en Red Oficial de Concesionarios de Land Rover España.

Mientras que el Range Rover Evoque año modelo 2022 ya está también disponible en la Red Oficial de Concesionarios de Land Rover España a partir de un PVP de 42.950€.

Para configurar su Range Rover Evoque visite www.landrover.es

*Las cifras proporcionadas se calculan mediante pruebas del fabricante oficial de acuerdo con la legislación EU-WLTP con una batería cargada por completo. A efectos meramente comparativos. Los resultados pueden variar en condiciones reales. Las cifras de CO2, consumo de combustible, consumo energético y autonomía pueden variar según diferentes factores como el estilo de conducción, las condiciones ambientales, la carga, el equipamiento de las ruedas y los accesorios incluidos, la ruta específica y el estado de la batería. Las cifras de autonomía se calculan con un vehículo de producción en serie en una ruta estándar
**En función del vehículo que se conduzca a 112 km, las cifras pueden varían en función del estilo de conducción y la velocidad

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Acerca de Land Rover

Desde 1948, Land Rover fabrica auténticos 4×4 que representan un verdadero abanico de capacidades en toda la gama de modelos. Desde el Defender, hasta el Discovery, pasando por el Discovery Sport, el Range Rover, el Range Rover Sport, el Range Rover Velar y el Range Rover Evoque, todos y cada uno de ellos definen los segmentos de SUV del mundo, con el 80 % de esta gama de modelos exportados a más de 100 países.

 

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Sotheby’s rare Whisky & Moutai Live –  Including The Black Bowmore “The Archive Cabinet”

Sotheby’s rare Whisky & Moutai Live –  Including The Black Bowmore “The Archive Cabinet”

Black Bowmore Archive Cabinet Direct From Bowmore (5 BT)

THE ARCHIVE CABINET

A complete collection of Black Bowmore whiskies sold for US$570,000 at a Sotheby’s sale, setting a new record for the Scotch brand at auction.

An exceptionally rare collection of Black Bowmore single malt, direct from Bowmore distillery on Islay, housed in a unique handcrafted Cabinet, itself a functioning bar.

Celebrating the pioneering spirit of the distillery and the story of the iconic Black Bowmore, each element of the Archive Cabinet tells a story of time and evolution. From the repurposing of former elements of the distillation process to taking inspiration from colours, textures and patterns witnessed around the distillery and across Islay.

The Cabinet houses five rare bottles of Black Bowmore, bottled between 1993 and 2016 and includes set of solid brass coasters, six hand- made glasses and a water jug.

THE COLLECTION:

A complete distillery owned collection of Black Bowmore from first release to last (1993-2016).

First edition:

·     Release Date: 1993

·     Age: 29 Years

·     Number of bottles: 2000

·     Bottle No. 819

Second Edition

·     Release Date: 1994

·     Age: 30 Years

·     Number of bottles: 2000

·     Bottle: No.1

Third Edition

·     Release Date: 1995

·     Age: 31 Years

·     Number of bottles: 1812

·     Bottle No.7

 

Fourth Edition

·     Release Date: 2007

·     Age: 42 Years

·     Number of bottles: 827

·     Bottle No.2

Fifth Edition

·     Release date: 2016

·     Age: 50 Years

·     Number of bottles: 159

·     Bottle No.72

THE CABINET:

Inspired by the heart and soul of Islay, and the Bowmore distillery itself, the Archive Cabinet connects back to these in every aspect of its creation. Created by master craftsman John Galvin, this is a true piece of history; capturing the people, place and process which has made Bowmore what it is today.

Featuring authentic elements of the distillery itself including:

·     Original brass spirit safe installed in 1924 used in the production of Black Bowmore and replaced in 2020, after just under a century of use, is used on the exterior and its brass levers act as handles.

·     Washback wood from washback No. I replaced in 2019 are used for the drawers, with the iron band marking still intact

·     4 key elements of Bowmore frozen in time; water, barley, Islay peat and wood are captured through solid acrylic pillars

·     Bespoke glasses, water jug and the glass pillars crafted using the Venetian buttato process in Scotland by artisan glass makers Glasstorm

·     7 bespoke solid brass coasters designed by John Galvin

·     A one-off book and sketches set which details the journey of Black

Bowmore over its five releases and the creation of the cabinet

The Cabinet will be dismantled for final transit, John Galvin will set up the final cabinet in the auction winner’s home

THE EXPERIENCE:

As a VIP guest of David Turner, Bowmore Distillery Manager, the buyer (2-4 guests included at the buyer’s choice) will be invited to Islay (at their own expense) to enjoy a private guided tour of the distillery , showcasing the ingredients and processes which go into creating the unique taste of Bowmore Single Malt Scotch Whisky. This will reveal the true inspiration for this one-off Archive Cabinet and share the enriching story of Black Bowmore and the Bowmore distillery.

This includes an exclusive tour of the legendary No 1 Vaults, the world’s oldest maturation warehouse that sits on the edge of Loch Indaal. Here guests will enjoy a special cask tasting to discover the magical character of Bowmore direct from the cask. As part of the visit, guests will have unlimited behind the scenes access to the Distillery; exploring all facets of Bowmore Whisky – from the old fashioned floor maltings to the deep dark warehouses. This invitation is valid until 2030 and is non-transferable.

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Introduction of Polaris Mariner – High-performance diving watches for the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris collection

Introduction of Polaris Mariner - High-performance diving watches for the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris collection

Paying homage to its distinguished diving watch legacy and drawing upon more than a century of expertise in chiming watches, the Grande Maison introduces Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner – adding two new high-performance timepieces to the sporty-elegant Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris collection.

Thanks to the Manufacture’s expertise in striking movements, the Memovox has become the reference in wristwatch alarm calibres since it was introduced 70 years ago – employed in watches designed for both urban lifestyles and underwater sports.

Back in the fifties, scuba diving was a risky and challenging military activity. The only tool available for diving was the watch, which created a strong demand for professional diving timepieces. In 1959, Jaeger-LeCoultre responded with a unique solution, a self-winding Memovox movement, which provided an aural warning that it was time to return to the surface. This was followed in 1968 by the Memovox Polaris, with an internal rotating bezel as well as the alarm, and a triple-layer case-back for better sound transmission.

A new generation with a transparent sapphire case-back

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner draws on this diving watch heritage, presenting two new models that unite fully ISO 6425-compliant specifications with the sporty aesthetic of the contemporary Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris collection: the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner Memovox and the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner Date.

The 42mm cases feature the key design codes of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris cases with their taut lines, glass-box crystals, and dynamic mix of brushed and polished surfaces. In keeping with their purpose as a high-performance diving watches, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner cases are water-resistant to 300 metres (30 bar). Furthermore, the crown used to set the notched inner-bezel is screwed-down to avoid any unintentional movement, with the addition of an orange security band to warn divers when it is not fully screwed down.

Distinguished by their rich gradient-blue colour, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner dials also remain true to the contemporary Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris aesthetic, comprising three concentric circles finished in different textures and featuring bold trapezoid-shaped indexes and three Arabic numerals. The central disc of the dials is sunray-brushed, complementing the subtle graining of the middle ring and the opaline finish of the outer ring, which serves as the unidirectional rotating bezel.

The hands, indexes and numerals are filled with SuperLumiNova® to ensure excellent legibility in low light, as required of all diving watches. However, Jaeger-LeCoultre has gone a step further, maximising divers’ safety by using different colours to distinguish the hour and minute hands. The running seconds hand is tipped in orange for daylight visibility, with a central luminescent section to avoid any possibility of confusion with the other hands.

POLARIS MARINER MEMOVOX

Celebrating THE SOUND MAKER™, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner Memovox pays direct homage to Jaeger-LeCoultre’s first diving watches, with their robust capabilities and distinctive aesthetic. The self-winding movement, Calibre 956, is also a direct descendant of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s first automatic alarm watch calibres. Introduced in 2008, it has been comprehensively revised by the Manufacture’s engineers for this latest generation of alarm watches. Previously, Memovox watches had a closed case-back, to which the gong was attached; however, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner Memovox has a transparent sapphire case-back, allowing the wearer to watch the hammer in action. This demanded a complete redesign of the striking mechanism, with the gong now attached to the case side. The open-worked heavy metal rotor ensures an unobstructed view of the strike-works, its Côtes de Genève decoration matching the fine finishing on the movement plates. One important element remains unchanged, however: the signature “school bell” sound of the alarm, which lends such charm to the Memovox.

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner Memovox retains the signature three-crown configuration of the earliest Memovox diving watches. The top crown controls the alarm, turning the central disc of the dial so that the triangular pointer lines up with the desired alarm time; the central crown operates the inner dive bezel and the lowest crown sets the time.

POLARIS MARINER DATE

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner Date offers the classic diving-watch functions of hours and minutes, with a running time indicator (seconds hand) and unidirectional inner bezel, and the addition of an instantly-jumping date display. The dual-crown configuration is typical of super compressor-type diving watch cases, with the upper crown for operating the inner bezel and the lower one for setting the time and date.

Since Jaeger-LeCoultre introduced the Calibre 899, its engineers have constantly updated it to incorporate the latest performance-enhancing technology. The new-generation version powering the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner Date is fitted with some technical improvements to guarantee a power reserve of 70 hours.

True to Jaeger-LeCoultre’s guiding philosophy of uniting innovation and tradition, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner timepieces pay homage to the Maison’s past, while adding two entirely new high-performance diving watches to the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris collection.

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

POLARIS MARINER MEMOVOX

Dimensions: 42mm x 15.63mm

Calibre: automatic mechanical movement, Jaeger-LeCoultre Caliber 956

Functions: hours/minutes/seconds, date, alarm, unidirectional rotating inner bezel

Power reserve: 45 hours

Case and Bracelet: stainless steel

Dial: gradient blue dial, sunrayed, grained and opaline finishes

Case-back: open

Water resistance: 30 bar

Reference: Q9038180

POLARIS MARINER DATE

Dimensions: 42mm x 13.92mm

Calibre: automatic mechanical movement, Jaeger-LeCoultre Caliber 899

Functions: hours/minutes/seconds, date, unidirectional rotating inner bezel

Power reserve: 70 hours

Case and Bracelet: stainless steel

Dial: gradient blue dial, sunrayed, grained and opaline finish

Case-back: open

Water resistance: 30 bar

Reference: Q9068180

Polaris Mariner Memovox – Jaeger-LeCoultre

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‘TIS THE SEASON TO SURPRISE AND DELIGHT, NESPRESSO WELCOMES YOU TO CASA NESPRESSO

‘TIS THE SEASON TO SURPRISE AND DELIGHT, NESPRESSO WELCOMES YOU TO CASA NESPRESSO

LAUNCHING ITS LATEST LIMITED EDITION COFFEE RANGE, VARIATIONS ITALIA WITH A SELECTION OF MUST-HAVE ACCESSORIES

This holiday season, Nespresso is opening its Casa Nespresso doors, arming coffee lovers with an array of appealing gifts for the holidays. A season, dedicated to generosity and indulgence, Nespresso believes there is no better time to bring people together and treat loved ones with the gift of Nespresso. Whether you’re writing your own wish list or wanting to surprise your nearest and dearest, Casa Nespresso will be sure to inspire your gifting this season.

To celebrate, Nespresso is launching its Variations Italia Limited Edition coffee range. Inspired by the traditions of Italy, Nespresso’s Variations Italia is a homage to true Italian hospitality, celebrating those warm, soft-hearted moments spent with loved ones during the holidays. This year’s coffees are influenced by the traditional Italian flavours of regional sweet treats, including hazelnut cake, amaretti and pecan biscotti. With four flavoured coffees, two non-flavoured coffees and a range of accessories, Nespresso’s festive coffee offer caters for all this holiday season. 

SURPRISE AND DELIGHT YOUR TASTE BUDS WITH NESPRESSO’S VARIATIONS ITALIA COFFEE RANGE

Variations Italia Amaretti  Flavour

Available for Original

Amaretti are traditional Italian biscuits made using ground almonds, egg whites and sugar, giving them their unmistakeable bittersweet taste. Coffee lovers can expect, in this flavoured coffee, almond and vanilla notes layered with South American Arabica’s lingering cereal character, giving it a zesty fruit note.

Variations Italia Torta di Nocciole Flavour

Available for Original

Variations Italia Torta Di Nocciole Flavour coffee fills out the South American Arabicas’ lasting cereal taste with notes of toasted hazelnut and vanilla. Like coffee and cake, this espresso is a warm and welcoming treat to celebrate the moment together.

Il Caffè

Available for Original

Il Caffè takes you right to the heart of the classic Italian espresso experience. Vietnamese and Indonesian Washed Robustas graced with a little Colombian Arabica hit that punchy combination of smooth, velvety taste and roasty, cereal aromas.

Variations Italia Pecan Biscotti  Flavour

Available for Vertuo

This flavoured coffee is based on the iconic Italian twice-baked “Biscotti”, also known as Cantucci, often used for dunking into a cup of coffee. Variations Italia Pecan Biscotti Flavour marries a velvety texture and nutty notes from Latin American and African Arabicas, creating a smooth cereal taste.

Variations Italia Amaretti Flavour

Available for Vertuo

When sipping Variations Italia Amaretti, coffee lovers can expect to experience cereal notes and a smooth texture. Layered on to this Latin American and African Arabica base is the Amaretti flavour withits warming notes of bittersweet almond and vanilla. The marriage of sweetness and a rich nuttiness is the perfect complement to the company of loved ones.

Il Caffè

Available for Vertuo

Il Caffè takes you right to the heart of the classic Italian coffee experience. Coffee lovers can expect a punchy combination of smooth, velvety tastes and roasted, cereal aromas by blending Vietnamese and Indonesian Washed Robustas with a little Colombian Arabica.

MAKE THOSE NESPRESSO MOMENTS LAST LONGER – DISCOVER NESPRESSO’S LATEST ACCESSORIES

Along with these indulgent coffees, Nespresso has also launched a range of coffee and homeware accessories, that elevate those special coffee moments spent at home and make for delightful gifts this holiday season.

A Festive Coffee Countdown

Give the gift of time with Nespresso’s 2020 Variations Italia advent calendar. This coffee countdown allows Nespresso fans to enjoy a Nespresso coffee each day from December 1st to 23rd and a gift on the 24th. Available for both Vertuo and Original, the Nespresso Festive Advent Calendar will be sure to bring excitement to any household ahead of the big day.

y with the Nespresso Lume Collection

Designed by Milanese designer Federica Biasi, the new Lume Collection is a refreshing twist on the traditional white porcelain coffee cup set. Its timeless, organic shape aims to bring a sense of cosiness and warmth, creating a true moment of coffee indulgence.

The word Lume is Italian for light, which is what Federica Biasi aims to portray through this collection. The delicate design and white matte finish creates a touch of luxury making it a perfect gift for any coffee lover.

The permanent collection comes in five sizes, from Espresso (80ml) to Coffee Mug (400ml).

For those looking for a sleek storage solution for their Nespresso capsules, Federica Biasi has also designed an accompanying Lume Mia capsule dispenser, the transparent design creates a luminous sparkle to your capsules, suiting any kitchen counter space.

Celebrate and entertain with Alessi X Nespresso

This year, Nespresso is also proud to have partnered with iconic Italian design brand Alessi, co-creating a limited edition centrepiece for entertaining and sharing meaningful moments with loved ones.

Thoughtfully designed, with an exclusive granulated finish reinterpreting an ancient goldsmithing technique, the Alessi X Nespresso centrepiece bowl has been created for every at-home celebration in mind.

A GIFT FOR YOU, A GIFT FOR ME

Nespresso is also offering two luxury limited edition gifts that are only available to coffee lovers with select purchases. So, if you’re treating someone else, you too can also treat yourself and take something home from the Casa Nespresso.

Holidays on the go with Nespresso’s Limited Edition Touch Travel Mug

For coffee lovers who just don’t stop, Nespresso Limited Edition Touch Travel Mug is a great companion for any journey, whether it’s running for the last train or a long journey to see family for the holidays. This stylish laser engraved travel mug will keep your Nespresso coffee warm and its double insulation means that your hands will stay cool. This limited edition gift is available with purchase.

Relax and unwind with Nespresso’s Café Absolu scented candle

For an extra moment of relaxation Nespresso has also collaborated with French perfumer Olivia Giacobetti to create the Café Absolu scented candle. This exclusive candle’s aroma is filled with hints of coffee, cocoa, woody notes and lingering vanilla. Its full-bodied and velvety fragrance creates a cosy warming atmosphere. Great for relaxing and unwinding after a busy day of festivities. This limited edition gift is available with purchase.

Explore Casa Nespresso to see the full festive range including machines, and take your gifting ideas to the next level at www.nespresso.com and in Nespresso boutiques.

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HUBLOT – STUNNING DEPTH HAUTE JOAILLERIE COLLECTION 2020

HUBLOT – STUNNING DEPTH HAUTE JOAILLERIE COLLECTION 2020

Hublot develops its precious movements From Haute Horlogerie to Haute Joaillerie (fine jewellery), the quality of the setting work is crucial in showcasing the splendour of precious stones. This highly specialised craft, performed within the bounds of strict predefined constraints, must be subtly executed to allow the brilliance of the stones to take centre stage. The radiance of precious stones is the result of the stone-setter’s painstaking craftsmanship. Three new Hublot models marry the technical performance of the manufacture movements, the sophisticated beauty of diamonds and the expertise of master watchmakers.

Setting the stones on a watch is a feat of technical and aesthetic excellence, carefully conceived and determined in advance. The discipline is both a science of absolute precision and an art form, the aim of which is to maximise the brilliance of the stones within the limits of an extremely confined space. Overcoming such tough challenges and coupling tradition with innovation are the driving forces of our ambition.

Mechanical brilliance

Big Bang Unico High Jewellery – 334 baguette-cut diamonds – 12.5 carats Arranged in close rows in invisible closed settings on an 18-karat white gold background, 243 diamonds (8.6 carats) adorn the 42 mm case and the bezel, while 61 stones (1.3 carats) impart a contemporary opulence to the dial of the latest flyback chronograph movement. Its beating heart is the HUB1280 calibre, the Unico 2 manufacture movement featuring brand new architecture and innovations including an oscillating second clutch and an adjustable ballbearing chronograph friction system. Four patent applications have been filed for this technological wonder, which is paired with an alligator strap featuring a deployant buckle set with 30 diamonds (2.6 carats).

A precious piece

Spirit of Big Bang High Jewellery – 346 baguette-cut diamonds – 13.1 carats Aficionados consider the Hublot HUB4700 movement to be one of the finest Swiss
chronographs ever created.

HUBLOT - STUNNING DEPTH HAUTE JOAILLERIE COLLECTION 2020

Its design is directly inspired by the Big Bang, a unique case construction that allows for an infinite combination of materials. In the High Jewellery version, 178 diamonds (8.1 carats) adorn the silhouette of its tonneau case, while 113 more (2.1 carats) are set around the edges of the indices and the minute disc at 3 o’clock, the hour disc at 6 o’clock and the second disc at 9 o’clock. The elegant strap, in alligator leather sewn onto natural rubber with a buckle set with 55 baguette-cut diamonds (2.9 carats), completes this precious piece.

A mesmerising paved setting

Classic Fusion High Jewellery – 427 baguette-cut diamonds – 20.8 carats In an invisible closed setting that allows the merest glimpse of 18-karat white gold, no fewer
than 391 diamonds (18.6 carats) encrust the elegantly contemporary Classic Fusion High Jewellery in its entirety, producing a hypnotic shimmering effect. The indices and hours are built into a circle around the hands, creating an impression of height.

STUNNING DEPTH HAUTE JOAILLERIE COLLECTION 2020  Hublot develops its precious movements From Haute Horlogerie to Haute Joaillerie (fine jewellery), the quality of the setting work is crucial in showcasing the splendour of precious stones. This highly specialised craft, performed within the bounds of strict predefined constraints, must be subtly executed to allow the brilliance of the stones to take centre stage. The radiance of precious stones is the result of the stone-setter's painstaking craftsmanship. Three new Hublot models marry the technical performance of the manufacture movements, the sophisticated beauty of diamonds and the expertise of master watchmakers.  <div  class='avia-video avia-video-16-9  '  itemprop="video" itemtype="https://schema.org/VideoObject" ><div class='avia-iframe-wrap'><iframe title="Hublot new Big Bang Unico High Jewellery 2020" width="1500" height="844" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/7Q13_L7lrVY?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe></div></div>  To stay up-to-date, follow: @Hublot #HublotHighJewellery Setting the stones on a watch is a feat of technical and aesthetic excellence, carefully conceived and determined in advance. The discipline is both a science of absolute precision and an art form, the aim of which is to maximise the brilliance of the stones within the limits of an extremely confined space. Overcoming such tough challenges and coupling tradition with innovation are the driving forces of our ambition.  Mechanical brilliance  Big Bang Unico High Jewellery – 334 baguette-cut diamonds – 12.5 carats Arranged in close rows in invisible closed settings on an 18-karat white gold background, 243 diamonds (8.6 carats) adorn the 42 mm case and the bezel, while 61 stones (1.3 carats) impart a contemporary opulence to the dial of the latest flyback chronograph movement. Its beating heart is the HUB1280 calibre, the Unico 2 manufacture movement featuring brand new architecture and innovations including an oscillating second clutch and an adjustable ballbearing chronograph friction system. Four patent applications have been filed for this technological wonder, which is paired with an alligator strap featuring a deployant buckle set with 30 diamonds (2.6 carats).  A precious piece  Spirit of Big Bang High Jewellery - 346 baguette-cut diamonds – 13.1 carats Aficionados consider the Hublot HUB4700 movement to be one of the finest Swiss chronographs ever created.  Its design is directly inspired by the Big Bang, a unique case construction that allows for an infinite combination of materials. In the High Jewellery version, 178 diamonds (8.1 carats) adorn the silhouette of its tonneau case, while 113 more (2.1 carats) are set around the edges of the indices and the minute disc at 3 o'clock, the hour disc at 6 o'clock and the second disc at 9 o'clock. The elegant strap, in alligator leather sewn onto natural rubber with a buckle set with 55 baguette-cut diamonds (2.9 carats), completes this precious piece.  A mesmerising paved setting  Classic Fusion High Jewellery – 427 baguette-cut diamonds – 20.8 carats In an invisible closed setting that allows the merest glimpse of 18-karat white gold, no fewer than 391 diamonds (18.6 carats) encrust the elegantly contemporary Classic Fusion High Jewellery in its entirety, producing a hypnotic shimmering effect. The indices and hours are built into a circle around the hands, creating an impression of height. A composition of rectangular and trapeze-cut stones covers the entire surface of the dial, converging in the centre beneath which beats the HUB1710 self-winding movement. The buckle on the alligator leather and natural rubber strap is also set with 36 diamonds (2.2 carats).  These three new High Jewellery models result from an alchemy of styles, horological technology and materials, and are designed for those who truly appreciate the infinite preciousness of time.  Founded in Switzerland in 1980, HUBLOT is defined by its innovative concept, which began with the highly original combination of gold and rubber. This "Art of Fusion" stems from the imagination of its visionary Chairman, JeanClaude Biver, and has been driven forward by CEO Ricardo Guadalupe since 2012.  The release of the iconic, multi-award-winning Big Bang in 2005 paved the way for new flagship collections (Classic Fusion, Spirit of Big Bang), with complications ranging from the simple to the highly sophisticated, establishing the extraordinary DNA of the Swiss watchmaking house and ensuring its impressive growth. Keen to preserve its traditional and cutting-edge expertise, and guided by its philosophy to "Be First, Different and Unique", the Swiss watchmaker is consistently ahead of the curve, through its innovations in materials (scratchresistant Magic Gold, ceramics in vibrant colours, sapphire), and the creation of Manufacture movements (Unico, Meca-10, Tourbillon).  HUBLOT is fully committed to creating a Haute Horlogerie brand with a visionary future: a future which is fused with the key events and brands of our times (FIFA World CupTM, UEFA Champions LeagueTM, UEFA EUROTM and Ferrari) and the finest ambassadors our era has to offer (Kylian Mbappé, Usain Bolt, Pelé). Discover the HUBLOT universe at our network of boutiques located in key cities across the globe: Geneva, Paris, London, New York, Hong Kong, Dubai, Tokyo, Singapore, Zürich and at HUBLOT.com
STUNNING DEPTH
HAUTE JOAILLERIE COLLECTION 2020

A composition of rectangular and trapeze-cut stones covers the entire surface of the dial, converging in the centre beneath which beats the HUB1710 self-winding movement. The buckle on the alligator leather and natural rubber strap is also set with 36 diamonds (2.2 carats).

These three new High Jewellery models result from an alchemy of styles, horological technology and materials, and are designed for those who truly appreciate the infinite preciousness of time.

Founded in Switzerland in 1980, HUBLOT is defined by its innovative concept, which began with the highly original combination of gold and rubber. This “Art of Fusion” stems from the imagination of its visionary Chairman, JeanClaude Biver, and has been driven forward by CEO Ricardo Guadalupe since 2012.

The release of the iconic, multi-award-winning Big Bang in 2005 paved the way for new flagship collections (Classic Fusion, Spirit of Big Bang), with complications ranging from the simple to the highly sophisticated, establishing the extraordinary DNA of the Swiss watchmaking house and ensuring its impressive growth. Keen to preserve its traditional and cutting-edge expertise, and guided by its philosophy to “Be First, Different and Unique”, the Swiss watchmaker is consistently ahead of the curve, through its innovations in materials (scratchresistant Magic Gold, ceramics in vibrant colours, sapphire), and the creation of Manufacture movements (Unico, Meca-10, Tourbillon).

HUBLOT is fully committed to creating a Haute Horlogerie brand with a visionary future: a future which is fused with the key events and brands of our times (FIFA World CupTM, UEFA Champions LeagueTM, UEFA EUROTM and Ferrari) and the finest ambassadors our era has to offer (Kylian Mbappé, Usain Bolt, Pelé). Discover the HUBLOT universe at our network of boutiques located in key cities across the globe: Geneva, Paris, London, New York, Hong Kong, Dubai, Tokyo, Singapore, Zürich and at HUBLOT.com