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The Tourbillon with HUBLOT’S signature codes Spirit of Big Bang Tourbillon 5 day power reserve carbon white

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The Tourbillon with HUBLOT’S signature codes Spirit of Big Bang Tourbillon 5 day power reserve carbon white

“The Spirit of Big Bang Tourbillon White… different, yet resolutely Hublot. It combines the distinctive codes of our brand: 6 H-shaped titanium screws, “sandwich” case construction, the Art of Fusion with carbon fibre and composite inclusions, an HUB6020 skeleton tourbillon manufacture movement custom-designed for its tonneau case, a jewel of innovation and expertise showcasing the aesthetic approach to movement design central to the Hublot philosophy, and, lastly, strap interchangeability thanks to its patented One Click system.

In the seven years since its launch in 2014, the singular and distinctive Spirit of Big Bang has been cultivating its differences whilst incorporating the signature Hublot codes – 6 H-shaped titanium screws, a “sandwich” case construction, and a demonstration of the Art of Fusion.

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With the Spirit of Big Bang Tourbillon 5-day Power Reserve Carbon White, Hublot combines black with white, proving opposites attract. The 42-mm case, case back and bezel are crafted from carbon fibre featuring white composite inclusions. These white inclusions are formed of glass microfibres created as a non-woven fabric (NWF), used mainly to improve the breaking strength of composites: This NWF is then co-impregnated with the carbon fibres using tinted epoxy resin when the composite preforms are created in a special mould.

Released in a limited edition of 100 pieces, the Spirit of Big Bang Tourbillon 5-day Power Reserve Carbon White plays with contrasts and transparency with a sapphire case back and dial which reveal the ultra-aesthetic architecture of the HUB6020 manufacture movement. A skeleton tourbillon specially designed to sit within the tonneau case of the Spirit of Big Bang. A power reserve of 115 hours, hand-wound, with a 5-day indicator set at 8 o’clock. At 6 o’clock, the tourbillon cage completes one rotation per minute. Off-centre hours and minutes can be read at 3 o’clock.
Paired with a white lined rubber strap, the Spirit of Big Bang White embraces interchangeability thanks to its patented “One-Click” system.

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CHOPARD – Ice Cube collection

Ice Cube collection Graphic and contemporary

La Colección Ice Cube se amplía con nuevas joyas con la llegada de una serie de pulseras rígidas. Formadas por las hileras de pequeños cubos que ya han tenido un enorme éxito en las sortijas, pendientes y collares de la colección, son el accesorio de moda ideal para llevar solas o acompañadas de otras pulseras. Las encontramos en nueve declinaciones de oro ético de 18 quilates rosa, amarillo o blanco, en versiones engastadas y sin engastar.

Ice Cube collection

Ice Cube collection Graphic and contemporary

Ice Cube collection
Graphic and contemporary

Graphic and contemporary

El arte de la acumulación

Con las pulseras rígidas Ice Cube, Chopard sitúa a una de sus colecciones más emblemáticas en el corazón de la tendencia del stacking: el arte de llevar muchas joyas a la vez. Gracias a su estética sencilla y depurada, las joyas Ice Cube se pueden combinar entre sí sin perder ni un ápice de su elegancia ni su ligereza.

Ice Cube collection Graphic and contemporary

Ice Cube collection
Graphic and contemporary

Para multiplicar las posibilidades de combinación Chopard presenta nueve versiones de su pulsera, que propone en los tres colores del oro y en opción pulida o parcial o totalmente engastada de diamantes en la cara exterior de los pequeños cubos. Juegan tanto con el minimalismo y la sencillez de su diseño como con la luz que se refleja sobre las múltiples facetas de estas creaciones, que visten igual de bien a hombres y a mujeres.

Unas joyas de lujo con coraje

En Chopard Ice Cube suena como la joya de las amazonas contemporáneas. Minimalistas y andróginas a propósito, las formas gráficas y rectangulares de la colección sacuden el orden clásico de la joyería tradicional. Creada en 1999 como un ensamblaje de pequeños cubos gráficos, la colección ofrece un conjunto simétrico de sortijas, pendientes, collares y pulseras donde se combinan los oros y los juegos de luz.

Pionera en la elección de sus materiales, en 2017 Chopard convirtió a Ice Cube en la primera colección de joyas producida con oro 100% ético. Un compromiso que desde julio de 2018 se ha ampliado a todos los relojes y joyas fabricados en oro por la Casa.

Technical details

Ice Cube collection

Bangle in ethical 18K gold

Ref. @857702-1006 – white gold

Ref. @857702-5006 – rose gold

Ref. @857702-0006 – yellow gold

Ref. @857702-1009 – white gold partially set with diamonds

Ref. @857702-5009 – rose gold partially set with diamonds

Ref. @857702-0009 – yellow gold partially set with diamonds

Ref. @857702-1012 – white gold entirely set with diamonds

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Ref. @857702-0012 – yellow gold entirely set with diamonds

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The Maserati White Book

Modena, 10 September 2020 For Maserati, this is the start of a new Era. The Trident brand takes centre stage with revolutionary new cars, innovations and projects: for the Brand, the focus is strongly on the future.

The Maserati White Book

After the spark ignited by the Ghibli Hybrid, presented in July, the power of the Trofeo Collection launched in August, and the world première of the MC20 supercar, revealed to the world with an unprecedented event, the time has now come for a real journey into the future of Maserati in Modena, where the Brand’s tomorrow is being built, starting from its roots.

Innovation, passion and uniqueness guide the Brand in this phase of total renewal.

The starting-point for this journey is the historic plant on Viale Ciro Menotti in Modena. The Modena plant, where the Trident has had its home for over 80 years, is a magical location that combines the Brand’s “made in Italy” DNA and its Heritage with an irrepressible drive towards the future and innovation: the plant has been modernised with new production, engine assembly and painting facilities specifically for the new MC20.

In fact the Nettuno, the supercar’s ground-breaking V6 power unit, is the first creation of the Maserati Engine Lab, the new engine hub recently created within the Modena site, which has also, for the first time in its history, been equipped with a state-of-the-art, environment-friendly paintshop.

MC20 is the first step in the new Era, the first model that marks out a new path to the future. The supercar’s strikingly elegant design is achieved by finely balancing a series of opposites: a blend of craftsmanship and engineering, elegance and performance, racing spirit and pleasure at the wheel. Designed by the Maserati Style Centre in Turin, MC20 is 100% developed, engineered and produced in Modena, and began to take shape in the laboratories of the Maserati Innovation Lab, the Trident brand’s engineering hub, a facility of excellence where all the Maserati models of today and tomorrow are brought to life.

In the Maserati Innovation Lab in Modena, digital processes support the product’s development, applying the exclusive Maserati formula which adopts an integrated approach to prioritise the human factor right from the initial phases: customer-focus is incorporated in the world of virtual simulation with an exclusive hardware-software mix. In fact, more than 90% of the MC20’s vehicle dynamics were developed with the aid of virtual models, using an innovative approach called Virtual Vehicle Dynamics Development, managed by Maserati in-house.

The Maserati Innovation Lab is therefore the perfect location for discussing the Brand’s tomorrow, and its laboratories will bring forth the Folgore and the new Grecale SUV.

Folgore is the new strategy for electrification the Maserati way, and ignites the flame of a new energy. An energy that will project the Trident into the future.

The new Maserati GranTurismo and GranCabrio will be the Brand’s first cars to adopt 100% electric solutions; they will be engineered in Modena and built at the Turin production hub. There will also be an electric version of the MC20, to be produced at the Maserati plant in Modena.

The first step in the range’s electrification is Ghibli Hybrid, launched in July. The challenge facing Maserati was to enter the world of electrification without betraying the Brand’s core philosophy and values. The result? The creation of the best possible hybrid. Keeping faith with its DNA, Maserati has chosen a hybrid solution focused primarily on improving performance, while also saving fuel and cutting emissions.

The future Maserati SUV will carry the name of a wind. It is to be called Grecale, after the fierce north-east wind of the Mediterranean Sea, and it is destined to play a key role in the Brand’s development.

Maserati has a long-standing practice of naming its cars after the world’s most famous winds.

It all began in 1963, with the legendary Mistral. This was followed by Ghibli, Bora, Merak and Khamsin. And in 2016 by Levante, the first SUV in Maserati’s history.

The Brand’s new era also embraces the customisation of its cars. Thanks to the new Maserati FUORISERIE programme, it will now be possible to customise every Maserati to the customer’s taste, and every purchaser is offered the opportunity of a unique experience in the new “car tailoring” shop, to be created at the Modena headquarters. To help customers to find their way around the thousands of possible combinations, we have created three basic collections as starting-points, three collections – called Corse, Unica and Futura – that express the brand’s power and represent its values, uniting breath-taking performance with elegance and innovation.

In its drive towards the future, the Brand proudly maintains its links with its DNA; Maserati starts from Modena, from the heart of Italy’s Motor Valley, the epicentre of passion, performance and audacity, and also gives due prominence to the wonderful cars from its past through the dedicated services in the new Classiche programme.

In addition, to mark the opening of the Brand’s new Era and the significant “MMXX: Time to be Audacious” event, the spotlight goes up on the global mobility stage and Maserati strengthens its bond with its home city: Modena has been chosen for the presentation to the world of the latest addition to the family, the MC20, and one of the cars is displayed on Piazza Grande, below the Ghirlandina tower. What’s more, Piazza Roma hosts the Trofeo Collection: the most extreme, powerful trims of Levante, Ghibli and Quattroporte.

Trofeo Collection is now complete. After the launch in 2018 of Levante Trofeo, the SUV’s most extreme, most powerful version, the new Quattroporte and Ghibli Trofeo with the new 580 hp V8 engine are now available, achieving the pinnacle of performance, sportiness and luxury and making them the most powerful Maserati sedans ever.

Also during the event, the Anatomical Theatre in Modena is the location for an “anatomy session” in which Nettuno, the new Modena-made engine, can be viewed opened up and dissected, an opportunity to examine the characteristics of a technological gem down to the tiniest detail.

Maserati S.p.A.
Maserati produces a complete range of unique cars with an amazing personality, immediately recognisable anywhere. With their style, technology and innately exclusive character, they delight the most discerning, demanding tastes and have always been a global automotive industry benchmark. A tradition of successful cars, each of them redefining what makes an Italian sports car in terms of design, performance, comfort, elegance and safety, currently available on more than seventy markets internationally. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, now also available in hybrid version, the Trident Brand’s first electrified car, and the Levante, the first made by Maserati SUV, all models denoted by use of the choicest materials and technical solutions of superlative excellence. A complete range, including V6 and V8 petrol, 4 cylinder hybrid and V6 diesel powerplants, with rear-wheel and four-wheel drive. The range’s prestige was recently even further enhanced by the introduction of the new Trofeo Collection, comprising Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante, equipped with the powerful 580 hp V8 engine. The top-of-the-range is the new MC20 supercar, powered by the ground-breaking Nettuno V6 engine, incorporating F1-derived technologies now made available in the power unit of a standard production car for the first time. Today, the Maserati range is produced at three plants: Ghibli and Quattroporte are built at Grugliasco (Turin) at the Avvocato Giovanni Agnelli Plant (AGAP), and Levante at the Mirafiori Plant in Turin. The new MC20 supercar is produced in Modena, at the historic Viale Ciro Menotti plant.

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Leica anuncia la cámara M10-P “White” de edición limitada

German camera manufacturer Leica has revealed yet another special edition camera that’s based on thZe brand’s iconic M10-P rangefinder camera. The new special edition camera called the Leica M10-P White comes just a week after Leica released the ‘Ghost Edition’, which is also based on the same M10-P camera. As the name suggests, the latest limited edition wears a rather stylish all-white appearance which has a retro appeal to it. The camera is, in fact, the spiritual successor to the M8 White Edition released back in 2009. The Leica logo and the iconic bright red dot provide a very appealing contrast to the white theme of the camera.

Leica anuncia la cámara M10-P “White” de edición limitada por 13.087€

Una semana al día después de que Leica lanzó la “Edición fantasma” de la Leica M10-P, la compañía ha anunciado otra versión de edición limitada de la misma cámara. Conozca el Leica M10-P White, el sucesor espiritual de la M8 White Edition lanzada en 2009.

Al igual que con la Edición Fantasma, la Leica M10-P White no es diferente, mecánicamente, de la Leica M10-P normal. Leica llama a esto una nueva “opción de color”, pero no se equivoque, es una edición limitada. Solo 350 de estas cámaras se fabricarán y venderán en todo el mundo, empacadas con una versión cromada plateada de la lente ASPH Summilux-M 50 mm f / 1.4 con marcas blancas, una correa de transporte de cuero genuino en blanco con relieve Leica y una funda de cuero blanco. para que la lente “redondee el conjunto”.

El kit de cámara de edición especial incluye una versión cromada plateada de la lente ASPH Summilux-M 50 mm f / 1.4 con marcas blancas. El kit también incluye una correa de transporte de cuero genuino en blanco y una funda de cuero blanco para la lente. Como se esperaba, las especificaciones del cuerpo de la cámara y la lente son idénticas a los modelos normales en los que se basan. Y aunque Leica llama a esto una nueva “opción de color”, solo 350 unidades estarán a la venta en todo el mundo por 13.087€