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Statement Looks For a Living Room Atmosphere

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It is not always easy to create a living room atmosphere where we feel comfortable with our family and friends. In today’s post, we will present you the best design ideas for your home. Enhance your contemporary home by giving your living area the oomph it deserves.

Francis Sultana is the go-to interior designer for international collectors, many of whom have major contemporary art and design collections. Loved for his unique ability to merge the residential requirements of a domestic space with often large-scale visual art, sculpture and installation pieces, his studio is working on projects in the UK and across Europe as well as in China and in the US.

Statement Looks For a Living Room Atmosphere
Statement Looks | Francis Sultana

Francis is an expert in the use of color. Make your living room an inviting place by introducing different hues into your space. Do not forget to use some golden details – and you will have a luxurious and contemporary living room.

Statement Looks For a Living Room Atmosphere
Statement Looks | Francis Sultana

If you are not a big fan of bold colors, you can also use neutral tones – and if you decorate your walls with artwork, you’ll have a statement living room. Simple can be complex – you need to be very picky when combining the different elements. Francis Sultana does this perfectly.

Statement Looks For a Living Room Atmosphere
Statement Looks | Francis Sultana

If the project is a large and open space, decorating can be tricky. You need to place objects so that everything is in balance. When we look at this living room, our eyes see a bunch of colors and a lot of decorative elements. Is that risky? Yes. Is it a great example of interior design done right? Absolutely.

Statement Looks For a Living Room Atmosphere
Statement Looks | Boca do Lobo

Boca do Lobo shows you some options to your living room. Get inspired by these earth tones and let yourself fall in love with the Odette Sofa – the luxury sofa that enhances any ambiance.

Discover Some Of The Best Interior Designers From London For More Design Inspirations
Statement Looks For a Living Room Atmosphere
Statement Looks | Boca do Lobo

If you want to properly decorate a corner in your living room, we have a tip for you: statement chairs and an opulent mirror. Perfect for having a heart-to-heart conversation.

Statement Looks | Boca do Lobo

If you want a surprising element in your decor, choose a color you love. This apartment has neutral tones yet has a sofa with a striking color that stands out.

Statement Looks For a Living Room Atmosphere
Statement Looks | Boca do Lobo

Lapiaz is a table that takes exceptional craftsmanship and design to a new dimension. This contemporary coffee table is inspired by authentic karst formations created by the dissolution, freezing or thawing of dolomite rock, whose beauty can be found in the most unexpected places.

Statement Looks For a Living Room Atmosphere
Statement Looks | BRABBU

If you like it classy, check out this living room – it’s so harmonious and monochromatic we could stare at it all day. The chandelier adds the ultimate sophistication.

Statement Looks For a Living Room Atmosphere
Statement Looks | BRABBU

FITZROY Sofa is inspired by Mount Fitz Roy, a mountain in Patagonia whose name is a tribute to Robert FitzRoy, the captain of the ship that carried Charles Darwin on his voyage around the world. This curved sofa, whose backrest is inspired by the extraordinary shape of the mountain, is fully upholstered in cotton velvet and the frame is made of matt cast brass. FITZROY Sofa will add an organic element to any living room.

Statement Looks For a Living Room Atmosphere
Statement Looks | BRABBU

The first ships to cross the Atlantic were the inspiration for the NAU Sofa, a piece of furniture that will bring a sense of adventure and discovery to your living room. Upholstered in cotton velvet, this fabric sofa features a unique and unforgettable design.

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Engel & Völkers Mallorca -Preciosa Villa de lujo en primera linea y acceso al mar en puerto de Andratx

Preciosa Villa de lujo en primera linea y acceso al mar en puerto de Andratx

Engel & Völkers Mallorca

Casa, Comprar | España, Mallorca, Mallorca Suroeste – Andratx, Port Andratx
Esta finca señorial, que se encuentra en La Mola, una exclusiva península en Puerto de Andratx, impresiona desde el primer instante, gracias a su ubicación, tamaño y privacidad. La villa con espectaculares vistas al mar y a la Bahía fue renovada en 2016, cuidando cada detalle.

LO QUE TIENE QUE SABER SOBRE ESTA VILLA

  •  Villa
  •   1970
  •   7
  •   7
  •   8
  •   1.070 m²
  •   1.109 m²
  •   2.000 m²
  •   671 m²
  •   2
  •  
  •  
    • Central
  •  
    • Gasoil
  •  
    • Mármol
    • Piedra


EQUIPAMIENTO Y SINGULARIDADES DE ESTA VILLA

    • Aire acondicionado
    • Jacuzzi
    • Piscina
    • Apartamento de invitados
    • Chimenea
    • Vistas a la montaña
    • Cocina integrada
    • Ascensor
    • Sistema de Alarmas
    • Vista al mar
    • Jardín
    • Terraza
    • Baño de huéspedes

 La propiedad presenta exteriores de gran amplitud: aproximadamente 303m² de terrazas abiertas, unos 367m² de terrazas cubiertas, además de un bonito jardín mediterráneo a través del cual se llega al mar. El conocido y popular paseo marítimo de Puerto de Andratx, que ofrece una gran variedad de restaurantes, tiendas y bares se encuentra a poca distancia. Extras: 3 salas de estar, un apartamento de personal, cuarto de almacentamiento en frío, terraza en la azotea, aire acondicionado f/c, calefacción central, alarma, sistema Sonos/Bus, baños en-suite, chimeneas, bodega, jacuzzi, piscina con chorro contracorriente, barbacoa, ascensor, garaje, acceso al mar, caseta de barco privada y, además un apartamento de invitados independiente.

CONTACTE SU ASESOR PERSONAL
Engel & Völkers Mallorca Southwest – Andratx
  • Engel Mallorca Invest, S.L.
  • Titular de licencia de Balearev GmbH
  • Sigrid Nestmann
  • Calle Isaac Peral 50
  • 07157 Puerto de Andratx
  • Tel.: +34 971 67 47 80
  • www.engelvoelkers.com/de-es/mallorca/
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The Space and Boca do Lobo Team Up For The Ultimate Luxury Experience

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The Space is home to the most luxurious supercars. The ultimate luxury experience in Dubai with unique entertainment, luxury, and joy. Boca do Lobo luxury designs fit perfectly with this amazing display of supercars! Get to know this incredible event and the exclusive design pieces that are part of it!

Moto Space and Boca do Lobo Team Up For The Ultimate Luxury Experience

Dubai is the place to be for those who love supercar collections, incredible entertainment, and top-notch design. The Space showroom is the ultimate venue that gathers these three passions in one place. Naturally, Boca do Lobo had to be present with its statement pieces and give this spectacular supercar showroom the interior design it deserves.

Moto Space and Boca do Lobo Team Up For The Ultimate Luxury Experience

The Space elevates the concept of a luxury car exhibition, displaying the best Super and Hypercar Showroom in the world. The MotoSpace showroom has a unique Car Collection ready to amaze those who seek a true once-in-a-lifetime and luxurious experience. Not only you will be able to know these incredible supercars but the venue also has unique entertainment for every visitor to enjoy.

Moto Space and Boca do Lobo Team Up For The Ultimate Luxury Experience

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Moto Space and Boca do Lobo Team Up For The Ultimate Luxury Experience

Every detail in this showroom is thought to give its visitors the ultimate exclusive experience in Dubai. Its interior has outstanding furniture pieces in perfect harmony with the luxury experiences that the event can provide. Boca do Lobo designs add a touch of elegance and luxury worthy of the exclusive lifestyle that the participants look for.


Soleil Chair
Moto Space and Boca do Lobo Team Up For The Ultimate Luxury Experience

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Moto Space and Boca do Lobo Team Up For The Ultimate Luxury Experience

Carefully selected, these designs are a statement for Dubai’s exclusive lifestyle and fit perfectly with the main attraction of the event.

Moto Space and Boca do Lobo Team Up For The Ultimate Luxury Experience

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The The Space Showroom is the perfect place for you to visit in Dubai, not only if you are a car lover, but also if you want a unique exclusive experience as a whole.

MotoSpace and Boca do Lobo Team Up For The Ultimate Luxury Experience

An amazing supercar collection, incredible entertainment, and every space of the event decorated with some best luxury furniture design pieces in the world. Boca do Lobo is proud of participating in the The Space Showroom and having its designs alongside these car wonders.

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Las 705 y 702 Signature incorporan el nuevo e impactante acabado Midnight Blue Metallic

Las 705 y 702 Signature incorporan el nuevo e impactante acabado Midnight Blue Metallic

Al igual que en todos los productos Signature comercializados hasta la fecha, las 705 Signature y la 702 Signature son diseños con Tweeter en la Zona Superior montados en este caso en Recintos Macizos dedicados. Este esquema deriva íntegramente del enfoque utilizado en la Serie 800 Diamond y aporta los mismos beneficios a nivel de prestaciones. Al igual que en las cajas acústicas de la Serie 700, en vez de incorporar un recinto hueco de zinc, los nuevos modelos Signature utilizan la misma forma mecanizada a partir de un bloque de aluminio macizo de sus hermanas mayores para que su estructura sea más rígida y menos resonante.

Con un peso superior a 1 kg, dichaaestructura es excepcionalmente inerte y se beneficia del mismo mecanismo de desacoplo y la misma rejilla protectora acústicamente transparente empleados en la Serie 800 Diamond. Este diseño también permite utilizar la masa del cuerpo del tweeter como disipador térmico para la cúpula. Cono Continuum – Los altavoces de medios con cono Continuum fueron utilizados por primera vez en la Serie 800 Diamond. El diseño del cono Continuum está basado en el concepto de flexibilidad optimizada y controlada. Esto ayuda al cono a evitar la transición abrupta desde el comportamiento pistónico a la ruptura que perjudica de manera drástica a la aireación y la neutralidad de un altavoz convencional. El Continuum es un compuesto formado por fibras entrelazadas que proporciona una ruptura altamente controlada para conseguir unos medios más transparentes y detallados.

Chasis del altavoz de medios – La 702 Signature monta un altavoz de medios FST equipado con un chasis de aluminio optimizado mediante el Método de Análisis por Elementos Finitos (FEA) para que exhiba una geometría extremadamente rígida. Esta forma optimizada es posteriormente mejorada con la adición de un amortiguador por masa sintonizada en la parte frontal del chasis. De este modo, se consigue absorber cualquier resonancia que permanezca en la estructura, siento el resultado una presentación más limpia de los medios.

Desacoplo del altavoz de medios – El sistema de desacoplo del altavoz de medios simplifica el diseño utilizado en la Serie 800 Diamond con el fin de obtener una mejora significativa en la espaciosidad de la totalidad de la zona media del espectro.

Altavoz de graves con cono de perfil Aerofoil – La 702 Signature incorpora una nueva implementación del cono Aerofoil empleado en la Serie 800 Diamond basada en una estructura compuesta por finos revestimientos internos y externos de un núcleo de poliestireno expandido (EPS). El resultado es una mejora
drástica de la respuesta en graves.

Acerca de Bowers & Wilkins
Fundada en el Reino Unido en 1966, Bowers & Wilkins, lleva más de 50 años en la vanguardia de la tecnología del audio de altas prestaciones. Bowers & Wilkins diseña y fabrica cajas acústicas de alta precisión para uso doméstico, auriculares, componentes para instalaciones personalizadas y sistemas de Car Audio de altas prestaciones que han establecido nuevos estándares de excelencia en innovación y calidad sonora y han sido merecedores de incontables premios y reconocimientos por parte de los mejores músicos y estudios de grabación del mundo. La reputación de Bowers & Wilkins está basada en la búsqueda incansable del mejor sonido posible y una experiencia de escucha musical insuperable. En el año 2020, Bowers & Wilkins se unió a la familia de marcas de Sound United LLC. Más información en www.bowerswilkins.com

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Lemon Interior Design: Breathtaking Projects From Romania

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Based in Romania, Bucarest, Lemon Interior Design projects bring the harmony between luxury and elegance to a new level.

Lemon Interior Design

With beautiful interior design projects in the residential and commercial sectors, this Romanian interior design company will certainly amaze you! Be inspired by their incredible projects and find out more about Lemon Interior design.

Lemon Interior Design: Breathtaking Projects From Romania
PENTHOUSE MIRCEA ELIADE

Lemon Interior Design stands for conscious living through original design and the smooth feeling of flexibility, durability, and quality. Each interior design project from the company shows incredible mastery and attention to every detail.

Discover our curated selection of furniture designs, by the world’s most luxurious brands, that will enhance your contemporary interior design trends.

Lemon Interior Design: Breathtaking Projects From Romania
PENTHOUSE MIRCEA ELIADE

Lemon Interior Design creates a bespoke design for every client’s individuality and this translates into unique projects that reflect the personality of its clients.

Lemon Interior Design: Breathtaking Projects From Romania
SOFT TOUCH HOUSE

After working on a sizeable number of residential interior design projects, the company reshaped the concept of opulence in a soft way of expressing personality.

Lemon Interior Design: Breathtaking Projects From Romania
CLASSIC LIVING ROOM

At the moment, Lemon Interior design is focusing more on the corporate sector and the company intends to recreate a new concept of comfort for its clients working place.

Lemon Interior Design: Breathtaking Projects From Romania
CHROMATIC TOUCH

Lemon Interior Design is more than a job for us, it is a lifestyle. We are glad that our efforts are appreciated, especially since the design is a delicate work, which requires imagination, but also one in which you must prove to be a strict organizer and a fine psychologist”

Lemon Interior Design: Breathtaking Projects From Romania
OPEN SPACE OFFICE

“We do our job with a lot of passion, dedication, enthusiasm, and we aim not to deviate from the principles that guide us daily in the office: quality, originality, sustainable services, for our clients. Every successful project, every happy and satisfied client, every appreciation or award represents for us the confirmation that we must go on this road”

Lemon Interior Design: Breathtaking Projects From Romania
THE FINE DETAIL

“Every successful project, every happy and satisfied client, every appreciation or award represents for us the confirmation that we must go on this road.”

Lemon Interior Design: Breathtaking Projects From Romania
THE FINE DETAIL

Lemon Interior Design’s young team comes with a valuable background of practicing their creativity and capacity of transposing human individuality in the company’s interior design projects. Always looking for innovating the traditional concept of designing, drawing the client’s perspective in a vibrant space of living.

Lemon Interior Design: Breathtaking Projects From Romania

Lemon Interior Design was founded in 2004 and is led by Cristina Capitanu and Elena Oancea. These interior design projects are the rightful proof of the company’s amazing skills in creating a space that excels in elegance, luxury, and personality. These unique interior designs are certainly inspiring for the ones who look for these traits in their projects.

Lemon Interior Design: Breathtaking Projects From Romania
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Stay with us to discover more interior design trends!

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Moxie Interiors – Luxury Showrooms in Houston

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Opened in 2011, in Houston, Texas, Moxie Interiors, lives to provide designers, architects, and collectors from around the globe the most distinguished antiques, vintage modern, and custom furnishings all that at one amazing showroom! We are going to show you some of their exquisite pieces and luxury interior design ideas to inspire you on your own project!

Moxie Interiors - Luxury Showrooms in Houston - Showroom
“I would start buying things when I would see them, and I got together with a couple of friends and we decided to open a showroom. For other designers to have that in-person look is important.” Designer Dennis Brackeen.

If you were wondering how the company was born, this is how, and what an amazing job!

Moxie primes for its exquisite, abnormal, yet luxury design. A prove of that is these beautiful and oddly comfortable chairs that will give a luxurious look to your living room!

Moxie Interiors - Luxury Showrooms in Houston - Showroom
Moxie Interiors | Moose Antler Chair
Moxie Interiors - Luxury Showrooms in Houston - Showroom
Moxie Interiors | Horn Hide Chair

Upholstery is also something they are really good at, besides out-of-the-box chairs. The Federal Style Banquette is a must-have on a luxury interior design project!

Moxie Interiors - Luxury Showrooms in Houston - Showroom
Moxie Interiors | Federal Style Banquette

If you fancy a lounge, that’s far from being a problem! They got you covered with this luxury 1940s Italian Lounge Chair.

Moxie Interiors - Luxury Showrooms in Houston - Showroom
Moxie Interiors | 1940s Italian Lounge Chair

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Odette Sofa

Inspired by French design, both Süe Et Mare French Art Deco Desk and French Art Deco Iron & Marble Console will give a classic and modern look to your entryway or office relying upon and representing luxury itself!

Moxie Interiors - Luxury Showrooms in Houston - Showroom
Moxie Interiors | Süe Et Mare French Art Deco Desk, La Compagnie Des Arts Français
Moxie Interiors - Luxury Showrooms in Houston - Showroom
Moxie Interiors | French Art Deco Iron & Marble Console

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The luxury ambiances they create are also one of the biggest attractions to the showroom. The decoration ornaments, the gold details, everything features to provide the most luxurious look!

Moxie Interiors - Luxury Showrooms in Houston - Showroom
Moxie Interiors | Showroom Look
Moxie Interiors - Luxury Showrooms in Houston - Showroom
Moxie Interiors | Showroom Look
Moxie Interiors - Luxury Showrooms in Houston - Showroom
Moxie Interiors | Showroom Look

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Amazing Interior Design Projects In Qatar

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Qatar is home to some fantastic interior design projects, that match perfectly the country’s exclusive lifestyle with incredible home decor. Be inspired by these amazing interior design projects and their respective interior design companies.

DECORELLE | AL SHEMOUKH TWIN TOWERS

Amazing Interior Design Projects In Qatar

Decorelle is an Architectural and Interior Design Company that has left its mark in the market as a friendly, experienced, and professional solution for any interior design project.

Amazing Interior Design Projects In Qatar

This company’s interior designs projects include architectural designs with initial planning blueprints and progress to interior spaces, colors, and feels. The Al Shemoukh Twin Towers are a perfect example of Decorelle’s mastery of balancing the perfect interior design project with a luxurious and elegant lifestyle.

LUNA | WATERFRONT LUXURY HOTEL

Amazing Interior Design Projects In Qatar

LUNA Designs’ interior design projects create art, always searching the natural beauty and quality, giving its projects a unique personality and bearing in mind the vanguard of contemporary design, simple and balanced.

Amazing Interior Design Projects In Qatar

The Waterfront Luxury Hotel combines elegance and luxury to create a spacious and yet comfortable interior design project with a luxurious vibe.

Amazing Interior Design Projects In Qatar

DEL PRINCIPE DESIGN STUDIO | Private Residence

Amazing Interior Design Projects In Qatar

DEL PRINCIPE’s mission is to combine the company’s international expertise and best practices in commercial design and build with local knowledge, to create original and highly functional interiors.

Amazing Interior Design Projects In Qatar

This interior design project combines imagination and creativity, bringing to fruition the perfect harmony between luxury and a modern and colorful vibe.

MIRABELLO INTERIORS | TOWER 21 PENTHOUSE

Amazing Interior Design Projects In Qatar

An international, art and furniture-loving, middle-aged couple with two teenagers wanted to convert a wonderful 800 square meter two-story penthouse into a timeless, functional, and welcoming home.

Over the past twenty years, the couple has collected a wide variety of art and furniture pieces and wanted to use as much of their collection as possible in their new home.

 

Amazing Interior Design Projects In Qatar

Mirabello Interiors created the perfect interior design project for the couple combining with expertise these elements in the penthouse.

Amazing Interior Design Projects In Qatar

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Vacheron Constantin – High Watchmaking: Astronomical watches

Vacheron Constantin

High Watchmaking: Astronomical watches

  • Horology stems from the observation and study of the stars dating right back to the earliest ancient civilisations
  • Twenty years after its foundation in 1755, the first watches with astronomical indications appeared at Vacheron Constantin.
  • The Manufacture has developed a rare breed of expertise in Grand Complication watches dedicated to the movement and influence of the moon, stars and planets.

Geneva, November 17th 2021 – Horology, the science of time measurement, was born from the observations of heavenly bodies and natural cycles. The mechanical instruments developed by horologists stem from these observations, reflecting an art that has continued to progress since the late Middle Ages. Founded in 1755, Vacheron Constantin developed a perfect mastery of astronomical indications at a very early stage, progressively enriching it over the two and a half centuries of the Manufacture’s existence. Today, the Maison produces watchmaking masterpieces of great astronomical complexity.

Astronomical watches remind us of the origins of watchmaking. Born of the observation of the great physical laws of Nature, the measurement of time is in fact a material extrapolation of the movement of the stars and cycles. This mechanically translated interpretation has given rise across the ages to timepieces capable of offering a wide variety of functions, and of varying degrees of complexity, linked to the singularities of the Gregorian calendar, to the various temporalities governing our universe, or to the motion of heavenly bodies and their impact on the Earth. Although many of these functions are not of practical use, they nonetheless testify to expertise that is all the rarer in that it lends a cosmological dimension to these watches forming a link between humankind and the universe. From its earliest days, Vacheron Constantin has shown great interest in watches with astronomical functions, including various types of calendar displays and indications of the phases and age of the Moon, often combined with other horological complications. Since the 2000s, this technical mastery has been illustrated in particular through its Les Cabinotiers department, whose astronomical watches are masterpieces of their kind.

Astronomical functions

The astronomical functions of a wristwatch include indications related to the particularities of the Gregorian calendar, as well as a wide variety of displays related to the movement of the stars. In addition to the main functions listed below, the most complex of them may offer a system for predicting lunar and solar eclipses, the position of the stars as seen from the Earth, displays of the ephemerides (solstices, equinoxes, seasons), the signs of the zodiac, a tideograph, sunrise and sunset, the duration of day and night, the annual deviation or angular movement of the Moon, etc. All this bearing in mind that a good number of these functions are valid exclusively for a given location. The most “common” astronomical watches include one or more of the following indications.

  • Calendars

A simple calendar watch is a watch that, in addition to the time, provides calendar information – usually the date – but whose mechanism does not automatically keep step with the irregularity of successive months. When such a calendar also provides indications including the day of the week, phases of the moon and even the year, it is called a complete calendar. This type of complication requires five adjustments per year. Unlike a simple calendar, an annual calendar automatically takes into account the irregularity of 30- or 31-day months, except for February, meaning that manual adjustment is required on March 1st each year. A perpetual calendar, on the other hand, indicates calendar functions such as the date, month and day of the week, taking into account months with 28, 30 or 31 days, as well as leap years.

  • Moon phases

The moon-phase indication is frequently associated with the perpetual calendar. It serves to reproduce the cycle of Earth’s satellite (new Moon, first quarter, full Moon, last quarter) on the watch dial. The phases of the Moon should not be confused with the age of the Moon which indicates the time (in days) elapsed since the last new Moon.

  • Equation of time

The equation of time is defined by the difference between solar time – or true time – and civil time – or mean time. The former is the time as shown on a sundial, while the latter is the time displayed on a watch. The difference between the two ranges from -16 minutes to +14 minutes and occurs during the course of the year, due to the Earth’s elliptical orbit and the tilt of its axis.

  • Sidereal time

The time it takes for the Earth to complete one full spin on its axis (360°) is 23 hours, 56 minutes, 4 seconds, and is called the sidereal day. Because of the Earth’s revolution around the Sun and its rotation on its own axis, the solar day – the time difference between two passages of the Sun through the zenith point (meridian) – lasts a few extra minutes. Using a fixed star in the sky instead of the Sun as a reference point, this sidereal time is used as a basis for astronomical observations.

  • Sky map

The sky chart is a planispherical representation on a disc or dial of the sky at a given location on the globe. This surface is rotated at a rate of one revolution per year – thereby offering a ‘snapshot’ of the sky at a given time – or of one revolution per sidereal day, which provides a view of the sky in real time.

Advanced mechanics

The perpetual calendar is often considered one of horology’s finest gems for its ability to display the exact date for an all but infinite duration (with the exception of secular years not divisible by 400), taking into account the variable length of the months and the leap-year cycle. To accomplish this mechanical feat, the movement must have a “memory” of 1,461 days, equivalent to four years. The essential component of these mechanisms is the month cam on which the different monthly durations are programmed. Equation of time mechanisms are also governed by a cam – which is in this case asymmetrical, performs one revolution in a year and features a shape derived from the analemma.

This results in a one-day discrepancy for this type of mechanism that must be corrected every 2 years and 7 months. Watches with a precision moon-phase display have a wheel with 135 teeth. With this system, the deviation from the lunar cycle is reduced to one day every 122 years. Another astral representation is the rotating sky chart, of which the visible part corresponding to the skyline is delimited by an ellipse, and which generally makes one revolution in one day in order to offer a vision of the sky in real time.

This rotation is calculated according to sidereal time, which is 3 minutes and 56 seconds shorter than the average day. Technically, the simplest solution consists of integrating two kinetic chains in the movement, from the barrel to the regulating organ, the first beating at the mean solar time rate of one revolution in 24 hours and the second at the slightly faster sidereal time rate of one revolution in 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4 seconds.

Astronomical paternity

The appearance of megalithism around 5000 BC owes nothing to chance. These thousands of precisely oriented stone monuments – of which one of the best-known is the circle of menhirs at Stonehenge – are regarded as the first astronomical observatories. It was however not until around 4200 BC that these first observations took on a more scientific nature, when the birth of writing played a decisive role by making it possible to record events, perform calculations, establish chronologies and make forecasts. Writing appeared in Mesopotamia, and gradually became established in Egypt in the following century – and then some 2,000 years later in China and the Mayan Empire. Each great civilisation then set about developing its own calendar based on the visible movement of the Sun or the Moon, or both.

It was the Mesopotamians, around 2400 BC, who invented a common unit of measurement for calculating distances and time, which is still the basis of our sexagesimal system of degrees of angle and minutes today. This spatialisation of time was decisive when it came to sequencing it according to the course of the stars. The development of mechanical engineering, which already emerged at the time of Aristotle, was thus able to give shape to the counting of time and its astronomical dimension. As soon as the first clocks appeared in the 13th and 14th centuries, mechanical horologists set out to reproduce on dials the movements of the solar system’s main planets. The pocket watches of the Renaissance were direct heirs to these large astronomical clocks. Well before the invention of the minutes hand, these watches already indicated the time, the date, the days of the week, the months and their duration, the moon phases and the signs of the zodiac. These astronomical watches, which were very popular in the 17th century, are still considered to be models of their kind today.

From that time onwards, ingenious watchmakers redoubled their efforts to make their mechanisms more accurate – resulting in the appearance of minutes and then seconds hands – and more compact. This miniaturisation naturally made it difficult to depict certain astronomical functions, except for the date and its most sophisticated perpetual calendar interpretation, accompanied by a moon-phase display. As of the 19th century, any Grand Complication watch had to incorporate a mechanism capable of following the irregularities of the Gregorian calendar. At that time, some exceptional pocket watches also reproduced celestial mechanics by displaying the equation of time, sunrise and sunset times or sidereal time. These functions can be found in the highly complicated timepieces of the first half of the 20th century. The advent of the wristwatch, however, put a stop to these technical masterpieces – while nonetheless not provoking their complete disappearance. Since the revival of the mechanical watch at the end of the 1980s, the astronomical watch has enjoyed a clear resurgence in interest and currently represents a supreme demonstration of expertise.

 

Vacheron Constantin and calendar watches

The first mention of a pocket watch in Vacheron Constantin’s records dates back to a period prior to 1773, i.e. the early years of the workshop founded by Jean-Marc Vacheron in 1755. A decade later, the range of complications developed under the leadership of Jean-Marc’s son Abraham Vacheron, notably exemplified by the first complete calendar dating from 1785 and appearing on a brass dial with a floral motif. The archives of the Maison accurately retrace this progressive mastery of astronomical complications, beginning in 1829 with the first recorded order for a watch featuring a simple calendar and moon phases, and again in 1884 for a perpetual calendar integrated into a double-sided yellow gold pocket watch now belonging to Vacheron Constantin’s private collection. This achievement marked the beginning of an epic mechanical saga that was to take on greater significance at the turn of the century.

As early as 1900, the company set up a workshop exclusively dedicated to the assembly of watches with complications, and orders poured in for complicated and even very complicated watches. The perpetual calendar was thus combined with other technical feats, as in this 1901 pink gold pocket watch incorporating a minute repeater, chronograph and perpetual calendar with phases and age of the moon. This masterpiece of mechanical artistry typifying Grand Complication watches prefigures the historic golden age of complicated watches at Vacheron Constantin. An era that culminated in the 1920s and 1930s, notably with the astronomical pocket watch made in 1929 for King Fouad I of Egypt. This masterful timepiece combines a split-seconds chronograph, a perpetual calendar, a minute repeater and a Grande and Petite Sonnerie mechanism.

The heyday of the perpetual calendar

Throughout most of the 20th century, Vacheron Constantin remained faithful to its classic and elegant approach to horological complications, including the perpetual calendar in pocket watches until the 1960s. These decades were thus punctuated by a number of exceptional creations, including this gold pocket watch from 1946 with minute repeater, chronograph and perpetual calendar displaying the phases and age of the moon. Elegance was notably expressed by models featuring impressive slimness made possible by their thin movements. In 1955, Vacheron Constantin had already presented its manual-winding Calibre 1003, which was barely 1.64 mm thick, a real feat. Some 12 years later, the company achieved a new feat – this time in the field of self-winding movements – with its Calibre 1120 measuring 2.45 mm thick. It was this specific movement, skeletonised for the occasion, that served as the basis for the first perpetual calendar (Calibre 1120 QP) housed in an ultra-thin wristwatch introduced by Vacheron Constantin in 1983.

While complete calendars, triple calendars with moon phases and retrograde calendar indications are part of the grand traditions of the Maison, the perpetual calendar remains one of its preferred complications, currently interpreted in the Patrimony, Traditionnelle and Overseas collections. This inclination has notably been reflected in a major new model presented in 2019 with the Traditionnelle Twin Beat perpetual calendar . With its two going trains operating at different rhythms, the watch can be slowed down to a “resting position” ensuring at least 65 days of power reserve. In its “classic” version, the perpetual calendar also remains a basic function of grand complication mechanisms, an unchanging tradition at Vacheron Constantin. In recent years, the Manufacture has distinguished itself with timepieces whose complexity has become an art in itself, such as the Tour de l’île with its 16 watchmaking and astronomical complications, produced in 2005 for the 250th anniversary of the Maison. Ten years later, for its 260th anniversary, Vacheron Constantin presented another timepiece destined to make watchmaking history, the Reference 57260 and its 57 complications, making this one-of-a-kind model the most complicated watch in the world.

Astronomy at its peak

At Vacheron Constantin, mastery of astronomical functions is by no means confined to calendar functions. In the world of pocket watches, the Manufacture responded at an early stage to specific requests from customers and collectors who were particularly sensitive to this dimension of watchmaking. In 1890, for example, at the request of a Parisian client, the Manufacture created a watch indicating sidereal time. Some 20 years later, the company archives mention a movement blank designed to power a display of true solar time, associated with a simple calendar as well as sunrise and sunset indications. The year 1919 was also marked by the delivery of a perpetual calendar movement with moon phases, sunrise and sunset and retrograde equation of time, a true mechanical rarity. This tradition of astronomical indications based on the course of the stars – which been put on hold for a time due to the miniaturisation requirements of the wristwatch – has made a major comeback in the Maison’s collections since the powerful late 20th century craze for mechanical watches and has been further strengthened since the creation of the Les Cabinotiers department.

Responsible for special orders and exceptional creations for the Maison in the form of one-of-a-kind timepieces, this department has produced veritable masterpieces in the field of astronomical watches with highly sophisticated complications. Among these is the Celestia Astronomical grand complication 3600 (2017) and its 23 functions inspired by astronomy, including a reading of civil, solar and sidereal time. This same reading is found on the Astronomical striking grand complication – Ode to music (2020) and its 19 essentially astronomical functions coupled with a minute repeater. The theme chosen for the Les Cabinotiers watches introduced in 2021 was Le Temps Céleste (celestial time), masterfully expressed through three exceptional timepieces. Among them are the Armillary perpetual calendar – Planetaria watch, featuring a jumping retrograde perpetual calendar regulated by a double-axis tourbillon and complemented by a 3D depiction of the two hemispheres for the 24-hour and day/night indications. Expressed at this level, astronomical complications are undoubtedly both science and art.

A beautiful tribute

In the 19th century, Vacheron Constantin’s reputation was well established, particularly in the world of accuracy, which earned the company numerous prizes for excellence in chronometry (precision timekeeping) awarded by the Geneva Observatory, among others. The Manufacture’s customers therefore increasingly placed orders for timepieces meeting their needs, which were strictly formulated when it comes to astronomical observations. A letter addressed to Vacheron Constantin on February 24th 1853 by Count Hyppolite Salino, secretary of the Sardinian Legation in Paris, features a request for a thermometer and date watch: “(…) as I intend to use this watch for astronomical observations, I would like it to be a true chronometer, crafted with the perfection that the works emerging from your workshops come so close to attaining”. A glowing tribute to the watchmaking excellence of Vacheron Constantin.

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Watch selection

Double-sided yellow gold pocket watch with 48-month perpetual calendar and moon phases –1884

This is the first recorded Vacheron Constantin pocket watch to incorporate a perpetual calendar and features a double-sided display. The display of time including small seconds appears on the front enamel dial with Roman numerals and external minute-track, while the perpetual calendar is displayed on four counters visible through the transparent caseback. The vertical axis features the date and the day of the week, while the age and phases of the moon appear on the horizontal axis opposite the month display. This subdial divided into four quarters is staggered over 48 months with the leap year indicated by the same hand. This timepiece is all the more remarkable in that it won a First Prize for chronometry at the Geneva Observatory competition.

Grand Complication yellow gold pocket watch with tourbillon, perpetual calendar, moon phases and split-seconds chronograph – 1931

This extremely complicated watch is a collector’s item. A very rare model for its time, it displays a perpetual calendar with the age and phases of the moon, together with a split-seconds chronograph as well as a 32-hour power reserve indication. Regulated by a tourbillon, which can be seen by lifting the cover protecting the caseback, this watch won First Prize in the 1934 Geneva Observatory competition. Produced in 1931, it is a perfect example of the golden age that Vacheron Constantin experienced at that time in the production of pocket watches with multiple complications, perfect readability and infallible chronometry.

King Farouk yellow gold Grand Complication pocket watch – 1934

One of the most complicated watches of its time. This imposing model – measuring 80 millimetres in diameter and which took more than five years to complete – is equipped with 13 hands. Its calibre incorporates 820 components that drive 14 complications. This double going-train watch in 18K yellow gold was presented to King Farouk of Egypt in 1946 and remained in his collection until 1954. It includes a chiming minute repeater and Grande and Petite Sonnerie equipped with three gongs and three hammers, a split-seconds chronograph with a 30-minute counter, a perpetual calendar, an indication of the phases and age of the moon, an alarm clock and two power-reserve indicators.

“Cioccolatone” yellow gold square curved wristwatch with triple calendar and moon phases – 1954

In the 1950s, post-war exuberance led to new forms of design that were both functional and unrestrained. Vacheron Constantin’s response to this new trend took the form of this large, organically square wristwatch with rounded lugs and bezel, as well as a slightly curved case. Nicknamed “Cioccolatone”, this watch has become an iconic symbol of the design typical of that period. Introduced at the beginning of the decade, it has been interpreted through several variations, including this most emblematic Reference 4764 with triple calendar and moon phases.

Ultra-thin platinum wristwatch with perpetual calendar and moon phases – 1988

At the height of the hegemony of quartz watches in the 1980s, Vacheron Constantin took a gamble on the mechanical watch by producing this complication watch, the first perpetual calendar with moon phases on a wristwatch from the Maison, which was also offered in an ultra-thin version. This model played an important role in the renewed interest in high-end watchmaking and its complicated mechanical watches. Presented in 1983, this reference –interpreted through several iterations including a skeleton version – remained in production until 2006. The watch is particularly elegant thanks to its movement measuring barely 4.05 mm thick: the ultra-thin Calibre 1120 QP complete with date module.

Les Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600 – 2017

The unique double-sided Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600 combines astronomy and the art of watchmaking in a “celestial” white gold composition. The watch incorporates 23 mainly astronomical horological complications appearing on both sides of the case, offering a reading of the time in three different modes – civil, solar and sidereal – each driven by its own gear train. Its new fully integrated calibre has nearly 514 components housed in a thickness of barely 8.7 mm, while six barrels guarantee it a three-week autonomy.

Les Cabinotiers Tourbillon armillary perpetual calendar – Planetaria – 2021

Equipped with the new manual-winding Calibre 1991, the result of four years of development, this one-of-a-kind timepiece features a perpetual calendar with a retrograde display of the date, day and month. It also features a rare 3D depiction representing the Earth’s Northern and Southern hemispheres. The two titanium globes perform a complete rotation in 24 hours complete with a day/night indication. The movement is regulated by a dual-axis tourbillon whose interlocking cages move at a speed of 60 seconds per rotation.

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Patek Philippe – 5905/1A FLYBACK CHRONOGRAPH

Patek Philippe 

5905/1A
FLYBACK CHRONOGRAPH. ANNUAL CALENDAR.

A resolutely sporty version in steel with an integrated bracelet and a sunburst green dial Launched as a platinum model in 2015, then in rose gold in 2019,
Reference 5905 combines two practical and easy-to-use complications: a self-winding flyback chronograph and a patented Annual Calendar. The Manufacture is reinterpreting the style of this much sought-after model by unveiling a first version in steel – a rare metal in the Patek Philippe collections – with a three-link integrated bracelet. This bold and casual design renews the way a Patek Philippe complication watch is worn on a daily basis.

The extremely rhythmical dial features a new elegant and contemporary sunburst olive green color. It ensures excellent legibility for the additional functions, with a central chronograph hand, a large 60-minute subdial at 6 o’clock and three day/date/month apertures arranged in an arc for instant reading of the Annual Calendar indications. There is also a discreet day/night indicator at 6 o’clock that is useful for ensuring accurate date setting. Visible through the transparent sapphire caseback, caliber CH 28-520 QA 24H remains faithful to the traditional column wheel for the transmission of chronograph commands. However, instead of a toothed-wheel horizontal clutch, it has a vertical disk-type clutch. This modern technical solution causes almost no wear and tear, and the central chronograph seconds hand can also be used as a permanent (running) seconds display.

The patented Annual Calendar automatically takes account of 30- and 31-day months, requiring only one correction per year, on March 1st.

It is equipped with a patented Patek Philippe fold-over clasp secured by four independent catches. The new Reference 5905/1A-001 is joining existing References 5905P-001 in platinum with a blue dial and 5905R-001 in rose gold with brown dial

5905/1A-001
Available for the first time in steel, the Reference 5905 self-winding flyback chronograph with Annual Calendar radiates a resolutely sporty look. The rhythmic dial features an elegant and casual “sunburst” olive green color. The integrated bracelet is enhanced by contrasting polished and satin finishes. Thanks to the vertical disk-type clutch, the central chronograph seconds hand can be used as a permanent (running) seconds display.

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Luminor Marina Quaranta reforma la colección Luminor Marina

Hasta los relojes más aclamados evolucionan siguiendo los cambios que marcan la tecnología y el estilo. Sin modificar las características propias del modelo clásico Luminor Marina (una caja en forma de cojín con un acabado satinado, agarraderas robustas y un bisel pulido), su nuevo modelo supone una transformación que sin duda aumentará el número de seguidores de la colección. La llegada del modelo Luminor Marina Quaranta, una ejecución de 40 mm del inmediatamente reconocible modelo Panerai, recupera un tamaño de caja que forma parte de la historia del modelo, añadiéndole nuevas funciones que potencian su versatilidad.

Por tanto, el modelo Luminor Marina Quaranta sustituirá las referencias de 42 mm, convirtiéndose en el reloj Luminor Marina más pequeño de la producción. Es un reloj que obtiene un equilibrio entre la presencia elegante y una actitud urbana y casual, ampliando el alcance del modelo Luminor Marina para llegar a un público cosmopolita, sobrado de confianza e independiente.

El modelo Luminor Marina Quaranta está disponible en una caja de acero inoxidable y en tres ejecuciones de esfera distintas, con una potente identidad estética, con una subesfera de segundos a las 9 en punto y la fecha a las 3 en punto.

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Cada reloj viene acompañado por una correa de cuero de alligator y otra de piel de becerro, pensadas para hacer juego con su esfera: una esfera en blanco mate con correas de alligator negro y becerro marrón oscuro (PAM01271), una esfera en negro mate combinada con correas de alligator negro y becerro negro (PAM01272), y una esfera azul satinada con una correa de alligator azul marino y otra de becerro en color tabaco (PAM01270). Todas las corras y hebillas incorporan el sistema Quick Release, una función que permite cambiar ambos elementos de forma sencilla e inmediata, sin necesidad de herramientas. Con su colección de correas seleccionadas con esmero, es fácil transformar el aspecto de un reloj Luminor Marina Quaranta para conjuntarse con cualquier ambiente, ocasión o impulso.

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Y pronto las posibilidades de mejorar la apariencia del reloj Luminor Marina Quaranta volverán a multiplicarse. En los próximos meses se pondrán a la venta unos brazaletes de caucho flexibles y ligeros con el sistema Quick Release, en una amplia gama de colores y con un toque deportivo.

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Gracias al calibre P.900, la atemporalidad del modelo Luminor Marina Quaranta también cuenta con un movimiento igual de resistente. El fino (4,2 mm) calibre de cuerda automática con una reserva de marcha de tres días escondida dentro del fondo de caja cerrado, resistente al agua hasta 10 bar (unos 100 metros de profundidad).

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LUMINOR MARINA QUARANTA

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MOVIMIENTO: mecánico automático, calibre P.900, 12 ½ líneas, 4,2 mm de grosor, 23 joyas, 28 800 vibraciones por hora. Dispositivo a prueba de golpes Incabloc™. Un barrilete. 171 componentes.

FUNCIONES: horas, minutos, segundero pequeño, fecha.

RESERVA DE MARCHA: tres días.

CAJA: caja de acero cepillado de 40 mm, bisel de acero pulido, fondo de caja de acero cepillado.

Dispositivo de protección de corona Safety Lock en acero cepillado.

ESFERA: satinada de color azul, con números arábigos luminosos y marcadores horarios.

Segundero a las 9 en punto, fecha a las 3 en punto.

CORREA: correa de alligator azul oscuro con Quick Release, 22/20, BA, STD. Hebilla con sistema Quick Release patentado por Panerai.

RESISTENCIA AL AGUA: 10 bar (~100 metros).

PAM01271

LUMINOR MARINA QUARANTA

PAM01271

MOVIMIENTO: mecánico automático, calibre P.900, 12 ½ líneas, 4,2 mm de grosor, 23 joyas, 28 800 vibraciones por hora. Dispositivo a prueba de golpes Incabloc™. Un barrilete. 171 componentes.

FUNCIONES: horas, minutos, segundero pequeño, fecha.

RESERVA DE MARCHA: tres días.

CAJA: caja de acero cepillado de 40 mm, bisel de acero pulido, fondo de caja de acero cepillado.

Dispositivo de protección de corona Safety Lock en acero cepillado.

ESFERA: blanca, con números arábigos luminosos y marcadores horarios. Segundero a las 9 en punto, fecha a las 3 en punto.

CORREA: correa de alligator negro con Quick Release, 22/20, BA, STD. Hebilla con sistema Quick Release patentado por Panerai.

RESISTENCIA AL AGUA: 10 bar (~100 metros)

 

PAM01272

LUMINOR MARINA QUARANTA

PAM01272

MOVIMIENTO: mecánico automático, calibre P.900, 12 ½ líneas, 4,2 mm de grosor, 23 joyas, 28 800 vibraciones por hora. Dispositivo a prueba de golpes Incabloc™. Un barrilete. 171 componentes.

FUNCIONES: horas, minutos, segundero pequeño, fecha.

RESERVA DE MARCHA: tres días.

CAJA: caja de acero cepillado de 40 mm, bisel de acero pulido, fondo de caja de acero cepillado.

Dispositivo de protección de corona Safety Lock en acero cepillado.

ESFERA: negra, con números arábigos luminosos y marcadores horarios. Segundero a las 9 en punto, fecha a las 3 en punto.

CORREA: correa de alligator negro con Quick Release, 22/20, BA, STD. Hebilla con sistema Quick Release patentado por Panerai.

RESISTENCIA AL AGUA: 10 bar (~100 metros)

PANERAI

Fundada en Florencia en 1860 como taller, tienda y escuela de relojería, Panerai suministró durante muchas décadas instrumentos de precisión a la Armada italiana en general, y al cuerpo de buceo especialista en particular.

Los diseños desarrollados por Panerai en ese momento, como Luminor y Radiomir, estuvieron cubiertos por la Ley de Secretos Militares durante muchos años, y se lanzaron al mercado internacional justo después de que el grupo Richemont adquiriese la marca en 1997.

Hoy Panerai desarrolla y fabrica sus movimientos y relojes en su Manufactura de Neuchâtel. Estos últimos años son una fusión perfecta del estilo e historia del diseño italiano con la experiencia de la relojería suiza. Panerai vende en todo el mundo a través de una red exclusiva de distribuidores y boutiques Panerai