The origins of the Kalpa, revealed by Michel Parmigiani
Why was this watch shape chosen, and how was it conceived? It’s really very simple. I set out with the ambition to create a watch that was comfortable and ergonomic for all wrists, given how much their anatomy varies, as well as that of the wearers. I wanted to create a piece whose dimensions were as universal as possible. I was also keen that the watch should be felt comfortably when the opposite hand was placed on the wrist. He... Read More
Being an emblem of the Maison, the Alhambra® collection has constantly renewed itself over time with new creations marked by a timeless elegance. It has taken on a broad palette of natural materials and adopted a variety of symbols, colors, stones and different-sized motifs.
As a winter breeze fluttering past you and brushing against your skin, Alhambra Breeze’s selection features creations ornamented with diamonds and others highlighting the history of the Maison and its savoir-faire... Read More
Contemplating the vault of heaven, Van Cleef & Arpels dreamed of living in time with the cosmos: capturing the dance of the planets, tracing the constellations and reaping the stars, to live among them day after day. That dream has inspired precious watchmaking creations, in keeping with the Maison’s distinctive Poetry of Time®. Whether illuminating the twelve constellations of the Zodiac or reproducing the movement of the heavenly orbs, their virtuoso mechanisms bring all the magic of... Read More
An idyllic Cornish beach has been criticised for the placement of a rock out at sea. From Ben Nevis being ‘too high’ and the Louvre being ‘not very interesting’, finicky visitor reviews are now commonplace
Lusty Glaze beach in Newquay, Cornwall, might have been 2917’s beach of the year, but it has a long way to go before it is beyond criticism. Representatives of the privately owned cove posted on its Facebook page this week to flag up a review from one visitor, who complained about... Read More
A new "super-elite" Dubai nightclub that requires fingerprint recognition for entry will now let you park your supercar inside for a measly Dh10,000.
Secret Room, a hip-hop and R&B club at Dubai’s Five Palm Jumeirah hotel, opened last Friday and members can bring guests if they can afford the Dh5,000 minimum spend for a table of four.
Although it may seem counter-intuitive to bring a car with you to a party, Dubai is known for its love of gimmicks and expensive vehicles.... Read More
Dubai, UAE - Watch Live, the first ever "instant learning" app for watches and watchmaking, was presented in Dubai, to representatives of the partner-brands and the local media. 8 brands lead the way, alongside the FHH. Developed by the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie and a participatory platform for watch brands, Watch Live is set to become the all-round, must-have app that will support sales staff on the floor in their day-to-day contact with customers.
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The men’s piece is the Vanguard World Timer GMT. A raised sunray brushed world map is on the center of the dial. It references the major cities for each of the 24 time zones through a 24-hour disc that includes a day/night indicator. It displays the hours, minutes and seconds along with a separate GMT hand with red arrow that points to the time in a second time zone. A three-position crown and separate push button operate the functions of the watch. The tourneau shaped 18k rose gold and... Read More
Located in Siberia, Lake Baikal is the largest, deepest, and richest freshwater lake in terms of biodiversity in the world. The annual Baikal Ice Marathon offers competitors from around the globe the opportunity to race across the frozen surface with the goal to help keep the water clean. With their participation in the 14th Baikal Ice Marathon, Carl F. Bucherer once again demonstrated a respectful attitude toward the environment and the brand’s commitment to the value of preservation.... Read More
Bell & Ross, the leading reference in aeronautical luxury watches, in collaboration with Gaspard Horlogerie-Bijouterie, has participated in the sixth edition of the biennial offshore event in the South Pacific as the official timekeeper of the sailing race.
With its 1.500 km long around the biggest lagoon in the world, the Groupama Race started on Sunday June 17th from Nouméa, gathering a total of 24 monohulls and multihulls . The fastest anticlockwise sail around New Caledonia is... Read More
Marco Bicego’s creative intuition celebrates the imperfection of nature and gives it its shapes. Now it is a ring, bracelet, necklace, earrings or bangle. The elegance of a simple gesture is expressed in each jewel. The Italian jewelry designer known for his handcrafted designs and collections of everyday luxury discusses his inspired talent in an exclusive interview with Aviamost Magazine.
We went through this journey of different jewelry collections and countries, what is behind... Read More