What happens when high end luxury timepieces industry is mixed up with exquisite manufacture and modernism? The answer is simple – a miniature Big Bang, to shake the very foundations of timekeeping. The specialists behind the Swiss brand Armin Strom, based in Biel, have recently done it, in an utterly resonant way, by presenting an exclusive “coffret tourbillon” collection of four stunning wristwatches to mark their intro into tourbillon caliber manufacture. The main theme of Strom’s newest collection is the mastery of the four main elements – earth, fire, water and air. Each of the four types of timepieces is
An interesting piece has been recently unveiled by the Polish brand ZaNa Design. They have created a limited edition series of hand manufactured USB flash drives, boasting with top notch quality materials and high end technology. Reportedly named the Apophis Flash Drive, it boasts with certified meteorite, poised to amaze even the most discerning lovers of elegance and luxury. Otherworldly, both figuratively and genuinely, this one off flash drive was named after a 390 meter wide asteroid discovered back in 2004 which is expected to cross Earth’s orbit in 2036, very close to our planet in fact. In addition to
I believe Celine Dion is a name that does not need any sort of description. We’re now rather interested in her latest venture in the world of real estate, as she has recently put her custom built mansion in Quebec on the real estate market. The opulent construction is built upon an 830,000 square feet private island, reminding of French Normand Chateau styles. The mansion boasts with 24,000 square feet of living spaces, entirely lined with stone, matching a stunning slate roof. There are few residences out there to equal the level of luxury of this mansion’s interiors, though. It
The holidays of 2012 are getting closer and closer and luxury brands worldwide have already started to unveil items to match the season. One of the most important manufacturers of luxury travel bags in the world, Tumi, has presented a lovely limited edition Mixology Set. The package comprises an entire array of bar accessories, all in a case which resembles an elegant suitcase, with hand manufactured leather exterior, nickel hardware and stain resistant fabric interior with leather recesses which tie the parts in place. The case was penned down in close collaboration with Diageo, world famous distributor of liquors. It
Located upon the stunning African Archipelago of Mauritius, east of the Island of Madagascar, the Constance Le Prince Maurice Resort is just 25 minutes away from Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius, and 15 minutes away from the airport by helicopter. Guests are poised to be amazed by the massive beauty of Constance Le Prime Maurice from the moment they arrive. Upon check-in they are greeted by superb rooms placed atop stilts, sharing breathtaking views over a natural fish reserve. Superbly placed on a large retreat, the resort is as tranquil as it is luxurious, engulfed in spicy aromas and
Due to be launched on the market during June next year, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series was recently officially revealed by the German manufacturer of luxury automobiles. In a similar manner to the other Black Series models, the latest SLS AMG will be packing a stronger punch, has shed some of its weight and moves through the air more efficiently. The same 6.2-liter V8 engine was mounted under the bonnet, but this one revs up to 8,000 RPM and delivers a whopping 622 HP (464 kW), quite a lot more than the standard SLS AMG GT with an output
The fruitful partnership between Jaeger LeCoultre and Aston Martin has already exceeded 8 years of age and already resulted in a couple of stunning timepieces like the AMVOX2, AMVOX3 or the AMVOX5. The 8th anniversary seemed like the proper occasion for the fabled brands to bring forth another exquisite timepiece – the AMVOX7. The latest member of the AMVOX family, this is in fact their first vertical trigger chronograph watch, quite a difficult principle to materialize. The idea of vertical chronograph was brought to life back in 2005 and completely turned the way athletes measure their time performances upside down.
Nowadays carbon fiber has extended its uses far beyond cars and all sorts of vehicles and boats. Why not using it to design and manufacture an ultra-light sled? Well, this has already been done, recently, in New Zealand – the Snolo Stealth-X is a state of the art, high performance carbon fiber sled which enables such enthusiasts to bring their skills closer to the extreme. This high tech piece is definitely not built as a toy, as it took a whopping 6 years to design. Its design and aerodynamic characteristics state one purpose – speed. It boasts with a slick