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Inspired by Light: Bugatti Reveals Two Bespoke Sur Mesure Creations
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Inspirado en la luz: Bugatti revela dos creaciones a medida de Sur Mesure

Inspirado en la luz: Bugatti revela dos creaciones a medida de Sur Mesure

La forma en que los paneles de la carrocería diseñados con precisión de los autos hiperdeportivos de la marca reflejan la luz sigue siendo una fuente de inspiración creativa. Ya sea bajo un vibrante túnel de luz dentro del Atelier mientras los automóviles se someten a una exhaustiva inspección de calidad de la pintura, o bajo la luz moteada de un sol poniente entre las ramas de las palmeras, las formas y los patrones que emergen naturalmente son sorprendentes. Sin embargo, ningún acabado de pintura es idéntico: cada uno se aplica individualmente y es único para cada vehículo.

Una de las primeras unidades Chiron Super Sport en ser entregada a su nuevo propietario se basa en esta fuente única de inspiración. El “Vagues de Lumière” está pintado a mano en un acabado base California Blue y está envuelto por líneas esculpidas por la luz en Arancia Mira aplicadas a lo largo de muchas semanas. La parrilla de herradura del hiperdeportivo presenta con orgullo el número 38 a petición del propietario, y se completa con otros detalles finos, como las llantas de magnesio Arancia Mira y las letras del compartimiento del motor. El tema Arancia Mira vuelve a fluir en la lujosa cabina tapizada en cuero. El Chiron Super Sport es el máximo lujoGrand Tourisme, diseñado para viajes transcontinentales sin esfuerzo en un lujo opulento, manteniendo la compostura perfecta a su velocidad máxima de 440 km/h gracias a su silueta única de cola larga.

Al salir del Atelier junto con el Chiron Super Sport se encuentra un Chiron Pur Sport , que también presenta su propia obra de arte única pintada a mano inspirada en la luz. Con la carrocería expuesta en Blue Carbon, las rayas de Nocturne rodean la carrocería. El Tricolor, la bandera nacional de Francia, adorna cada una de las placas de los extremos del alerón trasero, ya que el número “9” está pintado en la parrilla de herradura en French Racing Blue en la parte delantera del hiperdeportivo. Dentro de la opulenta cabina, el tema continúa con una combinación de colores de cuero en Beluga Black y French Racing Blue. El Chiron Pur Sport, con su carrocería de alta carga aerodinámica y su tren motriz modificado para una aceleración óptima, es el Bugatti más ágil jamás creado. En su elemento sobre carreteras de montaña estrechas y sinuosas, la conexión entre el conductor y la carretera es inquebrantable.

El intrincado proceso de creación de estos extraordinarios esquemas de pintura lleva alrededor de cinco semanas, comenzando con la creación de una serie de formas 2D, que deben aplicarse a las superficies 3D del automóvil con perfección milimétrica. Luego, los artesanos de Bugatti pintan a mano capa sobre capa de color contrastante para desarrollar un patrón de color profundo para crear la ilusión del reflejo de la luz. Una vez completada, la pintura se asegura con varias capas de capa transparente.

En 2011, Bugatti presentó el Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport L’Or Blanc en asociación con Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin. Recreando la forma en que los reflejos naturales de la carrocería “fluyen” sobre el automóvil, se aplicaron líneas pintadas a mano a las amplias curvas del Veyron en un poderoso tono azul. Más tarde, en 2019, Bugatti produjo el Chiron ‘Zebra 1 of 1’ en un tema único Titanic Blue y Gunpowder Grey pintado durante tres semanas y también inspirado en la luz natural.

Christophe Piochon, presidente de Bugatti, dijo: “La pintura ‘Vague de Lumiére’ aplicada a estos dos ejemplos de nuestros autos hiperdeportivos encarna las filosofías fundamentales de Bugatti; artesanía, innovación y patrimonio. Siempre nos esforzamos por mejorar la experiencia del cliente Bugatti, desde el punto de consulta hasta la entrega final y los servicios posventa, a niveles nunca antes ofrecidos en el mundo del automóvil. Estoy realmente emocionado de ser testigo de lo que nuestros clientes, junto con el equipo de Sur Mesure, crearán en los próximos años”.

La Experiencia Sur Mesure

Traducido como “a la medida”, Bugatti Sur Mesure se basa en la distinguida historia de la marca en la construcción de carrocerías, interiores hechos a mano, acabados de pintura, bordados y carrocería, reuniendo la experiencia colectiva de sus diseñadores e ingenieros calificados para formar un programa completamente nuevo para satisfacer la creciente demanda de los clientes. para diseños, materiales y acabados ultra personalizados.

Como parte del programa oficial, con el apoyo personalizado del Bugatti Sur Mesure Team, los clientes serán guiados a través del mundo de posibilidades que se les abre. Al configurar un Bugatti, la gran cantidad de colores exteriores y acabados de cuero es casi ilimitada, pero para aquellos que deseen dar un paso más y crear una pieza de arte automotriz verdaderamente única y personalizada, Bugatti Sur Mesure está a su disposición. Desde el concepto de diseño inicial hasta la producción del vehículo y la entrega final, los clientes recibirán la experiencia completa de Molsheim.

 

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AUDEMARS PIGUET BUILDS THE FUTURE WITH TWO NEW MODULAR BUILDINGS

AUDEMARS PIGUET BUILDS THE FUTURE WITH TWO NEW MODULAR BUILDINGS

Le Brassus, November 9, 2021 – Swiss Haute Horlogerie manufacturer Audemars Piguet invests in the future with two contemporary and modular production sites able to adapt to the company’s evolving needs. While the Manufacture des Saignoles recently welcomed its employees in Le Locle after three years of construction work, Audemars Piguet just laid the first stone of its new building, named the “Arc”, adjacent to the Manufacture des Forges in Le Brassus. These two large-scale architectural projects embody Audemars Piguet’s sustainable approach and work culture requiring ever more flexibility and modularity. The two buildings also highlight the brand’s dedication to innovative architectures both integrated into and respectful of their environment.

A CUTTING-EDGE ARCHITECTURE INTEGRATED INTO THE SURROUNDING ENVIRONMENT
Situated in Le Locle, the Manufacture des Saignoles hosts the workshops of Audemars Piguet Le Locle – previously known as Renaud & Papi – which specialises in complicated watch mechanisms. The new manufacturing site, whose construction work started in 2018 and ended in the spring 2021, consists of a 10,400 square-metre one-storey building spread on several split levels that have been adapted to the topography and to suit industrial flows. The new building seamlessly integrates the relief of the valley and draws inspiration from the surrounding meadows, boglands and forests. Conceived by the Swiss architect office Kuník de Morsier, it combines employees’ well-being and comfort, while giving prominence to natural light and new technologies. The building features large bay windows made of SageGlass®, a cost and energy-efficient electrochromic glass that tints automatically depending on natural light. In addition to filling each workshop with light, this type of glass ensures thermal regulation all year long and offers full view of the surrounding landscape. This “light architecture” has been developed in collaboration with Marilyne Andersen, Professor of Sustainable Construction Techniques at EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne. Her expertise in natural-light well-being was utilised to develop workspaces responding to the specific needs of each occupation.

In Le Brassus, the construction of the Arc, conceived by Swiss office De Giuli & Portier Architectes, has been entrusted to Steiner SA. This new U-shaped building will spread on a surface of 17,000 square metres divided between 3 floors and a basement where the technical rooms are located. In addition, the Arc will be connected to the current Manufacture des Forges.

Together, the two buildings will reunite under one roof all of Audemars Piguet’s industrial sites currently spread across the Vallée de Joux. Construction work started in the spring of 2021 and is planned to finish in 2025. Envisioned as an evolving project, the building allows long-term flexibility thanks to its modular layout and anticipates the company’s future needs. At the leading edge of technology, the Arc also privileges daylight thanks to electrochromic SageGlass® windows. This new construction aligns with Audemars Piguet’s commitment to promoting an architecture that is both avant-garde and respectful of its environment.
“Born in Le Brassus, raised around the world.”
Powerful VR headsets, software, platform and services geared to enterprise all launched at VIVECON 2021
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HTC VIVE TAKES BUSINESS TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH TWO NEW VR HEADSETS AND A DEDICATED SUITE OF PROFESSIONAL TOOLS

HTC VIVE TAKES BUSINESS TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH TWO NEW VR HEADSETS AND A DEDICATED SUITE OF PROFESSIONAL TOOLS

Powerful VR headsets, software, platform and services geared to enterprise all launched at VIVECON 2021

Highlights:

  • HTC VIVE Pro 2: sharp, precise, immersive. PC VR like nothing else
  • HTC VIVE Focus 3: a new era for business VR. Powerful and versatile All-in-One
  • 5K resolution, 120 degree field of view, and real RGB sub-pixels in both headsets
  • VIVE Pro 2 pre-order from 11 May, on sale from 3 June. VIVE Focus 3 on sale 24 June
  • VIVE Business: a range of new tools designed specifically for businesses of all sizes

VIVECON 2021, 11 May 2021 – HTC VIVE, the global leader in premium virtual reality (VR), today set a new benchmark for business and consumer VR, bringing 5K resolution and a 120-degree field of view as standard to the two new VR headsets announced today at VIVECON 2021, HTC’s global VR conference.

VIVE Pro 2 pushes the boundaries of PC VR for incredible gaming, creating, and experiences, while VIVE Focus 3 redefines business VR with a purpose-built All-in-One with no compromises. HTC also announced VIVE Business, its comprehensive range of tools designed to support businesses of any size to get the most out of VR.

“Today’s launch marks a major milestone in our strategy to create the very best immersive experiences. We have listened to our customers, from well-known global companies to smaller firms and professional users, and have designed these premium headsets from the ground up to meet the challenges they face, adding a professional range of software, platform and services to make implementation as smooth and effective as possible,” said Cher Wang, HTC Chairwoman and CEO. “In line with our mission, we’ve combined the very latest technology with the needs and aspirations of our customers, enabling them to unleash their imagination to improve people’s lives and solve problems for business and society.”

“Furthermore, I am delighted to share this good news at our first global VIVECON event; a clear demonstration of how the virtual world has become mainstream over the last year, enabling people from all over the world to join us without leaving their homes,” continued Cher Wang. “In this new normal, VIVE is playing a greater role in bringing people closer together while creating a more sustainable world.”

VIVE Pro 2 – Sharp, Precise, Immersive

VIVE Pro 2 takes PC VR to the next level, when every pixel and polygon counts, for high-end gaming or creating the impossible.

A stunning 5K resolution display delivers 2.5K to each eye, coupled with a beautifully fluid 120 Hz refresh rate, and fast-switching panel with real RGB sub-pixels, for crystal clear and super smooth animations. Field of view increases to 120 degrees thanks to VIVE Pro 2’s new bespoke dual stacked-lens design. These advances mean minimal motion blur and the ‘screen door effect’ is virtually eliminated, giving people a more natural and immersive experience.

HTC VIVE also worked closely with NVIDIA and AMD to utilise Display Stream Compression, for the first time in a VR headset. Display Stream Compression ensures maximum visual quality and is also backwards compatible with DisplayPort 1.2, so even graphics cards which supported VIVE Pro will see a benefit with VIVE Pro 2.

VIVE Pro 2 has fine-adjustable inter-pupillary distance (IPD), evenly distributed weight balance, adjustable head strap, and a quick-adjustable sizing dial. Perfect for finding your personal preferences, and also sharing the experience with others. VIVE Pro 2 has 3D spatial sound with Hi-Res Audio Certified headphones, and supports third party headphones.

All VIVE SteamVR ecosystem accessories will work with VIVE Pro 2 – VIVE Trackers of any generation, the new VIVE Facial Tracker, and more. VIVE Pro 2 will slot into an existing SteamVR setup – whether it’s Base Station 1.0 or Base Station 2.0, VIVE Wireless Adapter, VIVE controllers, or even controllers and gloves like Valve’s Index ‘knuckle’ controllers.

For upgraders, VIVE Pro 2 in the headset-only version is available for pre-order from 6pm BST on 11 May. As a special thank you for loyal users, VIVE is running a special promotion during the pre-order period, offering a discount for those who want to upgrade – making the VIVE Pro 2 headset available for £659 / $749 / €739.

The full-kit VIVE Pro 2, which includes Base Station 2.0 and VIVE Controllers, is available from August, for £1299 / $1399 / €1399. Read more about VIVE Pro 2 here: vive.com/vive-pro2

VIVE Focus 3 – A New Era for Business VR

The new All-In-One VIVE Focus 3 is the ultimate solution for business VR, combining outstanding visuals with a smarter ergonomic design, superior audio and next level inside-out tracking and controllers.

VIVE Focus 3 has 5K resolution with class-leading dual 2.5K displays, a smooth 90Hz refresh rate and an ultra-wide 120-degree field of view, for exceptional immersion. The fast-switching display panel uses real RGB subpixels, practically eliminating the screen door effect. The new visuals mean fine details like writing and overall fidelity are dramatically clearer, allowing for software design and user interaction to be more natural.

VIVE Focus 3 delivers superior comfort, with a new strap design, balanced weight distribution, and an intelligently designed curved battery pack which is swappable. VIVE Focus 3’s battery pack can be changed in seconds, allowing you to keep going on a non-stop day. Quick charge gives you 50% battery from just 30 minutes of charging, and an L.E.D indicator lets you know how much power you have left.

Durable and lightweight, the magnesium alloy frame of VIVE Focus 3 is 20% lighter and 500% stronger than traditional plastics. VIVE Focus 3 has a wide range and fine-adjustable Inter Pupillary Distance range, as well as a quick-release button and easily removable magnetic front and rear face gaskets – so it’s quick and effortless to swap in replacements or clean them – especially important on days when there are lots of different users.

VIVE Focus 3 has new open-back speakers featuring a pair of dual drivers, delivering immersive and true-to-life audio. They are contact-free which means users can still maintain environmental awareness while staying immersed in VR. For peace of mind in VR meetings, a special audio privacy setting dramatically reduces the risk of sound being overheard by people nearby.

VIVE Focus 3 uses an AI powered inside-out tracking algorithm for precise tracking, with privacy at the forefront as all tracking data is stored in an encrypted format on the headset. The redesigned controllers are easy and intuitive to use – one of the lightest 6dof controllers on the market that last for 15 hours on a single charge. Hand tracking support will be released in the future.

Powering VIVE Focus 3 is a specially optimised Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 platform, combined with a copper heat pipe and cooling fan, so that it’s always cool under pressure. Featuring the all-new VIVE Reality System 2.0 which delivers a more streamlined and professional environment, VIVE Focus 3 will be on sale from 24 June, for £1060 / $1300 / €1180 (includes 24 month VIVE Business Warranty and Services, excludes VAT). Read more about the VIVE Focus 3 here: vive.com/vive-focus3

VIVE Business
VIVE Business is a complete suite of software and services, supporting the needs of businesses looking to get the best out of XR. No matter the organisation’s size, VIVE Business is scalable and secure, making life easier for deployment, maintenance, remote support, training needs, and much more.

The VIVE Business Device Management System is a simple and intuitive MDM and is ISO certified, allowing IT to quickly and easily see the status of each VIVE Focus 3 on the network, remotely install new business apps, update software, and more. VIVE Focus 3 is designed to work with Android Enterprise MDM, so it can also slot into pre-existing MDM solutions already active in your environment.

Building on the success of the consumer VIVEPORT store, the VIVE Business AppStore is a curated collection of apps and tools, covering diverse areas like training, communication, visualisation, and more. It’s simple to pick an app off-the-shelf, or even get in touch with the creator to tailor it for specific needs.

VIVE Business Training is perfect to support training sessions of any size. The training leader can observe the progress of each trainee, via an Android device, highlighting the next steps needed and talking the trainee through it, even in a class size of hundreds. VIVE Business Streaming supports connecting VIVE Focus 3 to a PC via a cable, with fully wireless streaming support coming in the future. VIVE Business will see new tools and features added in the future, delivering a continuously updated powerful suite of business solutions.

VIVE gives control back to businesses. Organisations can choose to take up VIVE Business services, or they can simply pay a one-off cost for VIVE Focus 3 and integrate it into their existing setup, with no recurring fees and the ability to use their hardware as they choose to.

VIVE Sync
Meet in VR with realistic avatars to discuss business, host presentations, examine 3D models, teach a class, and more with VIVE Sync. Originally built as an internal communications tool to support collaboration on product design, VIVE Sync was launched in Beta in June 2020. Now, having been used in almost 100 countries around the world, VIVE Sync is launching in Pro and Enterprise versions, offering different new environments, tools, and ways to interact. Bring everyday files into VR, from Microsoft PowerPoint presentations through to 3D formats. VIVE Sync is perfect for groups of up to 30 people, and for larger groups, VIVE’s XR Suite offers a range of different scenarios. Read more about VIVE XR Suite here: enterprise.vive.com/solutions/xr-suite

About HTC
HTC VIVE is the premier virtual reality (VR) platform and ecosystem that creates true-to-life VR experiences for businesses and consumers. The VIVE ecosystem is built around premium VR hardware, software, and content. The VIVE business encompasses best-in-class XR hardware; VIVEPORT platform and app store; VIVE Enterprise Solutions for business customers; VIVE X, a US$100M VR business accelerator; and VIVE ARTS for cultural initiatives. For more information, please visit www.vive.com.