A Brief History About The Hands Of A Watch – Types and Origins.

A Brief History About The Hands Of A Watch – Types and Origins.

It is hard to find good information about watch hands despite the fact they are very important in watch making. In deed, how can you see time without them and how can you celebrate watchmaking accuracy, know-how and performance without them? Nevertheless we it is hard to find good information about the different types, the history and who is doing what. Here is what we know. Hands Of A Watch, A Bit Of History It is said that the first hands factory in Switzerland was founded in 1812. It was Wagnon Frères in Geneva. The founder is Charles Wagnon and his grand-son, Ami Wagnon exhibited the company products in Paris in 1878, in Zürich in 1883 and in Chicago in 1893. By 1896, Wagnon Frères were producing around 400 different sorts of hands. By the the years 1900’s, there were more than 60 factories in Switzerland producing hands for the…

Hair Rituel by Sisley Paris, Haircare is the new Skincare

Hair Rituel by Sisley Paris, Haircare is the new Skincare

It has been more than 40 years now that Sisley Paris entered the world of skincare and delivered what nature has at its best into amazing products and formulas. 2018 is a new important milestone. It is the year that Sisley Research is now extending its know-how to hair care, launching its new brand in 2018: If you think about it, we have rituals for the face, for the skin, for make-up even. But what about the hair? In deed, we are missing a regular routine to help you have beautiful and gorgeous hair. Obviously in today’s world each minute counts, so Sisley has developed a short, yet very efficient and complete Hair Ritual that should blow your mind by its formulas. There are mainly six products to help you with your day-to-day beauty. One important question we had is why Sisley’s expertise in skincare is valuable for hair care? According…

Luxury iPhone X Cases: Our Top 3

Luxury iPhone X Cases: Our Top 3

With more than  30 million iPhone X sold in the last quarter of 2017, Apple still makes the dream machine work. Out of these 30 million, 7 million were sold only in the United States. Overall Apple sold around 77 million iPhones over the holiday season. This is less than usual but thanks to the iPhone X price tag, Apple made more money. So, for all iPhone X users, here is our top 3 most luxury cases. ROXXLYN MARBLE CASE INVISIBLE GREY This is probably the most outstanding iPhone X luxury case you may find. Made of true marble stone extracted from Turkey, this iPhone case by Roxxlyn brings a fantastic blend between luxury, style and design. The inside is made of the best Alcantara leather, that wraps your iPhone X in a perfect soft protection. Hand-made from genuine Invisible Grey marble stone  “Antolini Exclusive Collection”. Transformed to ultra-light and thin…

Reasons You Deserve To Treat Yourself

Reasons You Deserve To Treat Yourself

You go through a range of experiences and emotions during your lifetime that sometimes warrants some ‘me’ time. Many people find the notion of treating themselves as indulgent or that you might not have time to take out of your busy schedule to evaluate things. Treating yourself occasionally doesn’t have to be about buying things either, as just getting some relaxation or space to breathe can help you see things in a different light. With the stresses and pressures of everyday life, there will be times where you don’t feel enough recognition has been given or you feel sufficiently rewarded for your achievements. Even if someone else doesn’t acknowledge these, this doesn’t mean you aren’t entirely deserving of some praise. So if you feel like you need an excuse to have a little treat, take a look at some of the top reasons why you totally deserve it. It can make…

2018 Cannes Film Festival: what you should know about this year’s edition.

2018 Cannes Film Festival: what you should know about this year’s edition.

In one month time the 2018 Cannes Film festival will start and this year and one big novelty is that there will be no selfies allowed during the photocall on redcarpet. Thierry Frémaud, General manager of the festival, believes that celebrities should take advantage of the professional photographers present. He also declared that a selfie is a ridiculous and grotesque activity. We already know that there will be no Kardashians / Jenner this year at Cannes…. 🙂 More seriously, here is what we know so far about this year edition. Cate Blanchett, Glamorous President Of The Jury In the history of Cannes film festival, not so many women got the prestigious role of president of the jury. In 2018, after all the sexist scandals, the #metoo initiative, Cate Blanchett will be the 71st President. Weinstein is persona non grata at the festival. The 48 years old Australian actress is a…

Flying onto the rich list: 2018’s most expensive airports

Flying onto the rich list: 2018’s most expensive airports

More of us are travelling by air than ever before — the latest International Air Transport Association (IATA) statistics show a rise in global air passenger demand of 7.6 per cent for 2017 compared to the previous year. And to match this, there’s a natural drive to expand and improve existing hubs or create brand new airports that take the strain from older counterparts. Airport construction is complex, creative and expensive — so here are 2018’s most expensive airports. Terminal 4, Changi International Airport The latest addition to Singapore’s Changi Airport has only been open for a few months — but it’s already won praise for outstanding customer experience. Its Fast and Seamless Travel (FAST) system is making travel super-efficient, with 50 automated bag-drop machines and 65 check-in kiosks. Attractions: new fans claim it’s the world’s most luxurious air terminal — it features an interactive Heritage Zone for history buffs, street food stalls,…

The Dos and Don’ts of a Great Vacation

The Dos and Don’ts of a Great Vacation

If you’re planning on taking a wonderful luxury summer vacation this year, you will need to plan well in advance. Last-minute vacations can be fun, but it is unlikely that you’ll be able to have your pick of the best hotels and flight times, and that can have an impact on the overall vacation. Here are some excellent dos and don’ts to ensure you have the most wonderful vacation and enjoy every second of it. Dress For The Trip If you’re traveling somewhere exotic and hot, it can be tempting to dress ready for your final destination in sandals and shorts. You might even leave your jacket or coat behind. The problem is that your trip might not be quite so warm and you could end up sitting on a plane for six, seven, eight hours (or even longer) in the freezing cold. This is especially true if you are…

Four Unusual Activities to Try in Cincinnati

Four Unusual Activities to Try in Cincinnati

Do you live in Cincinnati, OH or have an upcoming trip planned to the city? Are you looking to step off the beaten track and discover Cincinnati’s more unusual side? Cincinnati is absolutely loaded with activities, sightseeing opportunities, and events throughout the year, but not everyone is happy with the typical touristy things. If that’s the case then you’ll want to read on as we’ve put together a list of the top four unusual activities you can try the next time you are in Cincinnati. For residents, these may be activities you didn’t even know existed in your hometown. The American Sign Museum Here’s a really cool museum that you won’t find anywhere else: the American Sign Museum. Just as you might have guessed, this is a museum filled with signs, which ends up being an incredible sight to take in. The museum is filled with that distinct neon buzz,…

Claude Meylan, Watchmaker and Sculptor of Swiss Heritage

Claude Meylan, Watchmaker and Sculptor of Swiss Heritage

There are hundreds of watchmakers producing their watches in Switzerland. Some brands are for sure more outstanding than others and a few brands have an interesting story to be told. Claude Meylan is a hidden gem in the history of Swiss Watchmaking. Expert in the savvy technique of skeletonisation the Swiss manufacturer will sculpt the Swiss heritage as a leightmotiv to innovate and surprise the watch aficionado. Each year, Claude Meylan crafts its watches in ways that only an artist would care for his precious creations. This year more than never, Swiss heritage is at honor. From Swiss icons to Swiss traditions, Claude Meylan creates an original and endless universe. The Skeleton Watch Art by Claude Meylan A skeleton watch is a mechanical watch, in which all of the moving parts are visible through either the front of the watch, the back of the watch or a small cut outlining…

The Sunday Brunch At Le Mirador? Do Not Go!

The Sunday Brunch At Le Mirador? Do Not Go!

The sunday brunch became more than a habit, it became a art of living. It is one of the best moments in the week, that you decide t spend good time chilling-out and preparing for a new week to start (without thinking too much in it). So generally you look for a great place with great food and that everything seems easy and comfortable. That was definitely not the case last Sunday at Le Mirador close to Vevey in Switzerland. And here is why I would not recommend this place. Before: it was amazing I remember the time that Le mirador was part of the Kempinski hotels administration. Everything was fantastic for the customer. From the first step into the place, the personnel, the quality of decoration, the food, even the hotel itself was a great place to stay. The Spa by Givenchy: one of the best spas in the…

Bring the Luxury of a 5 Star Hotel Bed to Your Own

Bring the Luxury of a 5 Star Hotel Bed to Your Own

Most people who have to travel a lot on business will agree that one of the very few perks of having to stay away from your home often is the luxury of sleeping in a five-star hotel bed. There is just something about those beds that we can’t seem to find in our own, but that can be changed though. It is possible to bring the luxurious comfort of a hotel bed to your own if you just know how, and we are about to tell you. Go All White A hotel bed is not only about how it feels, but also about how it looks and that cloud-like feeling begins with going all white. Aside from being the first step in creating that 5-star hotel bed you want, white pillowcases and bed sheets are also a lot easier to clean, so there’s that added advantage. The Right Sheets The…

Moving to Portugal? Here is where you should live. 

Moving to Portugal? Here is where you should live. 

Portugal became the new El Dorado for luxury travelers but not only. The Lusitania country is now a perfect destination for holidays as well as for living. We hear a lot about international celebrities moving to Portugal and some cities are better than others if you wish to find thr best place to settle. Here is our top places in Portugal if you think moving permanently. They represent hidden gems and you better hurry up if you wish to enjoy the great life there. Why Portugal is a great destination? Probably before telling you where to go in Portugal we should start by answering a very good question: Why Portugal? There are definitely very good reasons, from climate, to cost of living. Let’s start by saying that Portugal is located on the western edge of Europe. This makes Lisbon being in the perfect location for weather. The Portuguese capital is…

6 Luxury Beauty Trends to Watch in 2018

6 Luxury Beauty Trends to Watch in 2018

We all need a bit of pampering now and then. Whether we treat ourselves to a gift to raise our happiness a little, or we go all out on a luxury pampering in order to bring our self-esteem up, it is important to make ourselves feel special sometimes. There’s nothing quite like indulging in a few of the latest and most luxurious home beauty trends. The worlds of beauty and fashion, for both men and women, are a constant stream of new trends and ideas. Most of these will burn out and fade away before anyone really notices their existence. Often, there is a good reason that fads die out, and in some cases, the ones that survive seem to defy all rational explanation. The following trends represent the latest ways that the average fashion-conscious individual can find luxury beauty products without the enormous price tag. Masks and Patches Ever…

How to Plan a Luxury Garden Party for This Summer

How to Plan a Luxury Garden Party for This Summer

When planning a garden party, it is essential that you know the tips and tricks to help add a touch of class and glamour. Ensuring your guests are well catered for will determine the success of your party. Here are the factors you need to consider when planning a luxury garden party. Setting the Tone The first step in the planning stages of your garden party should be what sort of tone and feel you want for the day. Knowing what would suit your garden and your guests is essential for your party to be an overall success. There are numerous factors you need to consider for your garden, such as its size and layout, so you can plan accordingly and host a party that can accommodate your guests whilst being comfortable at the same time. If you do not have enough seating space for all your guests, it is…

The Parmigiani Fleurier Bugatti Type 390

The Parmigiani Fleurier Bugatti Type 390

Probably one of the most outstanding pieces seen during the SIHH is the extraordinary Parmigiani Fleurier Bugatti Type390. This partnership between two amazing brands, has produced outstanding master-pieces for more than a decade. During the SIHH 2018, we were lucky enough to attend to a private presentation of this model, a great moment that allowed us to ask more about this great watch. « Parmigiani Fleurier’s Bugatti collection is a bit like the court jester. It dares to do it all, defies limits and explores the field of possibilities without fearing conventions, or the guillotine. » – Michel Parmigiani The Bugatti Chiron, The Watch Inspiration The partnership between Parmigiani Fleurier and Bugatti takes deep foundations in shared values: the passion, the mastery of technology, the aim of a “jusqu’au-boutisme” approach. The exclusive approach in watchmaking, underline the precision and the extraordinary know-how of the French automotive company. Bugatti has a very precise…

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