Jaquet Droz, Loving Butterfly Automaton – When Watchmaking Becomes Poetry

Jaquet Droz, Loving Butterfly Automaton – When Watchmaking Becomes Poetry

There are brands that manufacture watches and others who tell stories. And only a few will literally express themselves with true poetry. Jaquet Droz is a true UFO in the Swiss Watchmaking landscape. Born with a unique heritage of Automaton, the Swiss brand deploys outstanding ingenuity to create masterpieces of technology and beauty. Jaquet Droz is one of the only watchmakers in the world that crafts automatons. Quick on the heels of the onyx and meteorite models, today it unveils…

Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA & GTAm: Reconnecting With The Beast Within…

Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA & GTAm: Reconnecting With The Beast Within…

Despite the fact that the Geneva International Motorshow was canceled because of Coronavirus, the car industry pursuits its journey into building new icons of elegance and performance. On these points we need to say it: Italians (often) do it better. Alfa Romeo launches two new models this year under the Alfa Romeo Giulia line: the GTA and the GTAm. Here is how the Italian Automotive constructor is releasing the beast within. The New Alfa Romeo GTA & GTAm, Feel Your…

When Kanye West Tried To Be Part Of The Paris Fashion Week (And Failed).

When Kanye West Tried To Be Part Of The Paris Fashion Week (And Failed).

Every time I asked a fashion journalist what (s)he thought about Kanye West fashion show with his brand Yeezy, they literally run away from answering. The few I could still manage to catch by the arm told me it was without any interest. Then I wonder why magazines like Vogue do not try to be a bit more critic about certain things? Or at least not talk about it rather than just reporting the news in a pretty neutral way….

Why Marion Cotillard Is The Perfect Choice For Chanel?

Why Marion Cotillard Is The Perfect Choice For Chanel?

Chanel announced that Marion Cotillard will be the new face of the brand iconic fragrance: Chanel N°5. Every time CHANEL revealed a new Égérie for the legendary fragrance it hit big news around the world. For Marion Cotillard it is a great opportunity to be associated with one of the most outstanding luxury success stories of all time. Such an emotional decision generated a lot of debate and at LuxuryActivist, we decided to explain why it is the perfect choice…

Everything You Wanted To Know About Mechanical Watches And Never Dared To Ask

Everything You Wanted To Know About Mechanical Watches And Never Dared To Ask

Since Quartz watches and lately Connected watches slammed the market, people got more and more interested in mechanical watches. They represent state of the art watchmaking and like a car, a mechanical watch would be worthless without its engine, called movement. Many people see how it looks like but do not have a clear understanding on how this works. The aim of this article is to provide you with a general understanding of the mechanical watch principles. So probably you…

Mugler F/W 2020-21 – Your Body Is Your Temple

Mugler F/W 2020-21 – Your Body Is Your Temple

Last week was the Mugler Paris Woman FW 20-21 fashion show. Casey Cadwallader delivered an interesting canvas made of anatomic explorations of the body, sharp architectural inspirations for a powerful result. Truthful to the luxury house heritage, the Mugler Fall-Winter collection pictured a powerful woman who still is provocatively elegant and glamorous. Artistic Director of the French Luxury house, Casey Cadwallader maintains the sulfurous reputation of Mugler fashion, by giving to women a over-powerful look, between the badass girl and…

The Ultimate Guide to Exploring the Galapagos Islands

The Ultimate Guide to Exploring the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are the home to incredible wildlife, tropical beaches, green highlands, and tons of attractions. It does not come as a surprise that these UNESCO World Heritage Site destinations have continued to welcome innumerable tourists, scientists, birdwatchers and wildlife lovers every day of the year. If you are planning to explore these awe-inspiring islands, here is the ultimate guide that will make you enjoy every moment of your stay in the Galapagos Islands. The best time to explore…

Welcome To The New Gods of Fashion

Welcome To The New Gods of Fashion

Exit Yves, Christian, Karl, Raf, Albert… Welcome to Cristiano, Robyn or Gwyneth. The fashion world has dramatically changed. The old gods were replaced by new ones. New idols replace previous icons. Fashionistas replace Couturiers and Fashion labels erase Fashion houses. That is the way the world goes and it seems this change is here to stay. The Old Gods Of Fashion Gone Bad Every chain reaction has a starting point. In our case here it all started back in 2007…

Why Do Content Platforms Use Geo-Restrictions?

Why Do Content Platforms Use Geo-Restrictions?

Hearing about a hot new content platform with awesome shows and movies is amazing – at least until you find out it’s not available in your area. Or, even worse, that you can’t watch it while you travel abroad, even if you can sign up for it where you live. That was the case with Disney+ for me. I was very excited when I first heard about it. I was especially looking forward to The Mandalorian. But that excitement quickly disappeared…

The Lonely Traveler’s Guide To The Best Beach Resorts In The Philippines

The Lonely Traveler’s Guide To The Best Beach Resorts In The Philippines

The Philippines consists of 7,641 islands. It is no wonder why a good majority of the best beaches in the world can be found in our country. For a solo traveler who yearns for adventures such as beach-hopping for the first time, it can be quite overwhelming especially for foreign tourists. Now, the question is⁠—Where to go? If you wish to go from beach-to-beach, or seek haven to lay back, unwind, and have a glimpse of paradise, here is a…

Tik Tok: Shame On You

Tik Tok: Shame On You

Everybody is talking about Tik Tok as if it was the new kid in town. What everybody forgets is the fact that Tik Tok as a platform exists since 2016 and purchased Musical.ly in 2018 for USD 800 million. The merge of the two platforms helped gain international attraction leading Tik Tok up to 500 million monthly active users. It also became the most downloaded app since 2018. TikTok had an impressive year in 2019, bringing in over 738 million…

JSBG Store In Lausanne: A Narration About Switzerland

JSBG Store In Lausanne: A Narration About Switzerland

Switzerland is a small country of only 8.5 million inhabitants in the heart of Europe and what is fascinating is the concentration of talents. From watchmaking to design, architecture, luxury, and even fashion. Maybe the main difference with other countries like France, Italy or even the US (apart from the size of course) is the lack of qualitative platforms to showcase these talents. Here is where the opening this month of the JSBG Store in Lausanne is a great thing….

Dreamy Malta, Sicily & Southern Italy Itineraries That Will Make You Wish You Had A Yacht

Dreamy Malta, Sicily & Southern Italy Itineraries That Will Make You Wish You Had A Yacht

There are few things more exciting than travelling the world, exploring all of mother nature’s highlights and soaking up new cultures that you wouldn’t otherwise encounter. And while it can be all too easy to fall back on a standard holiday spot once you find somewhere you like, life is so much more exciting when you try something new. That’s why, for those looking to break free of their summer holiday routine, we are putting a new option on the…

Top Recommendations For Best Hiking Clothes

Top Recommendations For Best Hiking Clothes

Ensuring the availability of all the right equipment like a backpack, maps, and other gear is a must if you’re gearing up to go for a hike. However, if you don’t wear the right clothes, your trip could become an unpleasant experience. If you know the type of trail you’ll be on, the temperature, the climate, and the duration of you being outdoors, then you must ensure that you carry the right hiking clothes.  Appropriate clothing is a must for…

Five Mechanical Swiss-Made Watches under USD 700.00

Five Mechanical Swiss-Made Watches under USD 700.00

If you are looking for a mechanical watch made in Switzerland, you might think you need to invest several thousands of dollars. You might say Swiss Made is costly and you might not find a convenient mechanical watch for a modest budget. Well, you are wrong to think that. Swiss watchmaking has many surprises that might trig your curiosity and let yourself go for one nice Swiss Made watch. Supporting Swiss Made, means you are supporting an amazing industry enrich…

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