Another series of stunning wristwatches has been presented at this year’s SIHH, designed and manufactured under the tutelage of Van Cleef & Arpels. It focuses on the famous icons of the brand alongside all sorts of motifs and métiers d’art. Intricately crafted, the Charms Extraordinaire collection was created through careful engraving, miniature painting, enameling and sculpting, from exquisite materials like lacquer, gold, diamonds, enamel and mother of pearl. The brand has recently managed to complete the collection with four additional models, based on rather interesting symbols – the lotus flower, the swallow, the lily of the valley and the dandelion.
This is a matter which we’ll have to take really seriously – an “ultra-luxury hyper” coming from the Arabians? Yes, and my God this car is pretty awesome! Dubbed the LykanHypersport 2013, it was developed and manufactured by the Beirut-based W Motors, the first Middle-East based coach-builder to embark on such endeavor, of creating not a supercar, but a hypercar. The LykanHypersport 2013 will reportedly debut on the occasion of the Qatar Auto Show, on the 29th of January, in Doha. Some thought this car is the most technologically advanced, the most luxurious and exclusive hypercar ever made, being manufactured
Found close to the pristine white sands of Ponte Vedra Beach, adjacently to the growing Fleming Island community, 30 minutes south of Jacksonville, in one of US’ most preferred states, Florida, Anabelle Island is a stunning, tree-lined ranch private property, finished around 10 years ago. This opulent estate is hidden deep within gorgeous forested lands, reachable via a graded sand and limestone drive of almost a mile. All in all, the main residence comprises five bedrooms, a custom built chef’s kitchen, spiral staircase that leads to a loft and five full bathrooms, while the centerpiece role has been assumed by
One of the latest pieces from IWC, the brand new Ingenieur Chronograph Silberpfeil, revives the legend of the famous Mercedes-Benz racing cars from the 1930s, the Silberpfeil series. The name translates into “Silver Arrow” and describes the overall appearance of the exquisite Mercs. The watch literally wants to be noticed, boasting with a perlage dial, a circular grain pattern by definition, in either brown or silver. In fact, this garnishing is extremely important and significant, as the circular grain pattern was also used on the dashboard of the Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrow W25. The Silberpfeil series was extremely successful on the
Here’s another way to emphasize the pleasures provided by the field of audiophonics, in every way possible, courtesy of Woo Audio, a manufacturer of top notch audio components based in New York. They have previously launched the $10,000 Mono-Block amp, a gadget which provides the user with the possibility to switch between different sound output channels through the single clocking of a couple of switches. They have recently released the WA7 Fireflies Amp/DAC, an astonishing, state of the art contraption which encompasses both an advanced built-in USB Digital-to-Analog Converter and a high performance vacuum tube headphone amplifier. Reportedly priced at
The eternal battle between the good and the bad, the evil and the saint, has been depicted in stories throughout the years, from cavemen to the modern day business folk. The Myth of the Original Sin has been nicely used as a theme by Kilian Hennessey in the planning the creation of this staggering trilogy of perfumes, In the Garden of Good and Evil. It has debuted before the winter, but it’s something we couldn’t miss. The first of the three is In the City of Sin – a gorgeous spicy fragrance which opens this staggering collection. Quite attractive by
The last time we’ve talked about Mauritius was last year and it’s quite a pity not to further describe the relaxation and lounge fields within this fabulous land. Therefore, we’ve chosen to present the magnificent Dinarobin Hotel Golf & Spa. Located on the wonderful Le Morne Peninsula, this Dinarobin hotel is able to fit couples, families or even lone wanderers, bestowing them with class, exoticness and luxury. One of the focal points of Dinarobin is the rejuvenating Spa by Clarins, which is hidden deeply among lush greenery. In addition, there are 8 exquisite restaurants, an 18-hole golf course and all
The 5-unit limited edition Richard Mille RM 56 split-seconds competition chronograph sapphire crystal watch, which has been unveiled during the year that has just ended, has now been taken one step further, reincarnated as the RM 56-01 Sapphire Crystal. This staggering watch not only boasts with a crystal clear sapphire case, but also with sapphire crystal baseplate and movement bridges. Furthermore, it bears influence from the legendary RM 018 “Homage to Boucheron”, a wristwatch bestowed with sapphire crystal baseplate. The movement of the RM 56-01 Sapphire Crystal Tourbillon timepiece helps display the hours and minutes alongside torque and power-reserve, indicators