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…

Eve Sleep, The Mattress Revolution Promising A Perfect Night’s Sleep

Eve Sleep, The Mattress Revolution Promising A Perfect Night’s Sleep

If you think everything was invented in terms of mattress and sleep business, wait until you meet eve Sleep. For a very long time, good mattresses have been sold through expensive stores at massively inflated prices. That is why eve was created. A simple, beautiful mattress, available to everyone at a surprisingly fair price. Eve Sleep, A Modern Story In The Air Of Times Eve Sleep believes that good sleep and great starts are too important to be elitist. For too long, mattresses have been sold through expensive stores at massively inflated prices. So the brand set out to create eve. We had the chance to interview Jas Bagniewski, the company Co-Founder and CEO. You can read the exclusive interview here: https://luxuryactivist.com/Interviews/Jas-Bagniewski The management team at eve spent 12 years between them developing mattresses and selling them all over the world. 70,000 mattresses later, they arrived at the most comfortable mattresses ever made:…

The New Victorinox Alox 2018 Limited Edition: Iconic!

The New Victorinox Alox 2018 Limited Edition: Iconic!

 Since 2015, Victorinox launches a special limited edition for the Alox range. This is pure music to fan’s ears. Each pocket knife will have the year engraved in the back, so you know which year belong each limited edition. While the traditional Swiss Army Knife has the Cellidor scales, the Alox family is about another story. The scales are made in aluminum oxide, generally called Alox. The alox scales are thinner and more resistant to chemicals and daily usage, than the cellidor scales.  However, the Alox forgoes the tweezers and toothpick that the traditional cellidor version includes. What Alox fans like as well on these scales is the work done on the aluminium. The Embossing brings a technical, modern and edgy look to the Swiss Army knife. Younger as well: slim. This year, the Victorinox Alox limited edition wears red berry. This new limited edition has Alox scales, which are punched from…

2018 Cannes Film Festival – The best looks and also the worst… oh boy!

2018 Cannes Film Festival – The best looks and also the worst… oh boy!

This 71st Cannes Film Festival will be an edition to remember. For sure the French film festival will always be a special event. With the glamorous and activist Cate Blanchett as president, we could only see great positions taken. What is not allowed: Selfies, Harvey Weinstein and avant-premières! This year it was once again a sexy year for the Cannes festival with quite daring looks. Here are our best two looks and, oh boy, the two worst ones. Top: Julianne Moore in Givenchy Haute Couture The lady in red(head) walking the red carpet. This was a pure glamorous moment. We would love to see more elegance like this one. Julianne Moore had a very outstanding look and she definitely made her entrance. Top: Diane Kruger in Armani Privé What can we say about Diane Kruger in this amazingly beautiful Armani Privé dress? She is a true princess. It remind us…

How To Clean Your Jewelry Efficiently

How To Clean Your Jewelry Efficiently

Did you ever wonder if there are some things you could do to bring back the shine to your rings, bracelets, or earrings? There are literally a plethora of methods you can use, in actuality, and some of them cost little to nothing in the way of money. We’ve done our best at detailing some of these tips and tricks below. Ammonia, Alka Seltzer, and baking soda Almost everyone has one of these in the house, so the chances of you managing to clean at least part of your jewelry pieces with something you own already are very high. Alka Seltzer works with most kinds of trinkets and can be used quite effectively and easily. All you have to do is drop your rings into a glass where you have a pill sizzling. The fact is that if it needs to be at this specific moment because it’s at that…

Margot Robbie Is The Face Of Coco Neige By Chanel

Margot Robbie Is The Face Of Coco Neige By Chanel

It is official, Margot Robbie becomes a new egerie for CHANEL. Karl Lagerfeld has chosen Academy Award nominated actress Margot Robbie, an ambassador of the House, to become the face of the campaign for CHANEL’s first Coco Neige collection, designed by the couturier for winter 2018/19. What Is CHANEL’s Coco Neige? It is written in the DNA of the luxury French house that innovation and creativity will always be a strong source of inspiration. Gabrielle Chanel has set the foundations of the brand and provides an endless source of guidance to Karl Lagerfeld, the in-house Creative Director. Coco Neige is a specific line dedicated to winter sports, the snow and “après-ski”. The challenge of this collection was to combine technical materials with elegance and style. Each piece explores the ski world with all the CHANEL codes. Material combinations are very interesting as well. There is a true couture work and some…

Cannes Film festival, when stars “reveal” themselves.

Cannes Film festival, when stars “reveal” themselves.

The Cannes Film festival is the place where new stars are born and accomplished stars get the ultimate honors. In any case, stars attend to the French film festival to be seen and in some cases they end up showing off more than they would have thought. Here is our best review on Wardrobe malfunctions at Cannes film festival, since 1955!

The Royal Savoy Lausanne SkyLounge Reopening: Pleasure For The Eyes And The Palate

The Royal Savoy Lausanne SkyLounge Reopening: Pleasure For The Eyes And The Palate

There are places that are unique. In Lausanne (Switzerland) there is one place like these and it is the Royal Savoy Sky Lounge. This week I was invited to the reopening of this fantastic place. Probably one of the best views from Lausanne. You can have both the city and the Leman lake offered to your eyes. But that is not all. The place itself is charming, confidential and a marvel for your palate. A year after its inauguration and a first season that has made it the new sensation of the city, the Sky Lounge Royal Savoy Hotel & Spa Lausanne welcomes you again. Revisited menu, inventive cocktails, more user-friendly layout, everything is done to transport you to seventh heaven – literally! The Reopening Of The SkyLounge – Great Welcome By The Royal Savoy Lausanne In order to officially quick off the season for the SkyLounge, the Royal Savoy Lausanne…

Probably The Sneakers Of The Summer And A Stan Smith Killer: Axel Arigato

Probably The Sneakers Of The Summer And A Stan Smith Killer: Axel Arigato

Summer is almost here and we are still wondering what we should wear. One thing that you definitely need to have it right is what shoes you should wear, especially sneakers. Stop looking, we just found the brand you need. Discover here below Axel harigato, probably one of the most refreshing sneakers brand for the past 3 years. You might want to buy them all! This brand is what we call a “Stan Smith killer“. Axel Arigato, the story “The idea of Axel Arigato started with us just questioning how and why you make things. The way we work is not traditional and I think that’s one of the reasons why people enter our brand.” – Max Svardh, Creative Director for Axel Arigato Axel Arigato is a contemporary fashion brand injected with counter-cultural references. From the beginning, Axel Arigato has always been about showcasing the imagery the brand was started with and…

Exclusive Interview with Jas Bagniewski, Co-Founder And CEO, Eve Sleep (Sleepeve.ch)

Exclusive Interview with Jas Bagniewski, Co-Founder And CEO, Eve Sleep (Sleepeve.ch)

You could imagine that everything was already invented in the mattress and sleep business. Well, this was true until you meet eve Sleep. Here is an exclusive interview of Jas Bagniewski – Co-Founder and CEO of eve Sleep. The concept of eve Sleep is that everyone should be able to access good sleep. For a very long time, good mattresses have been sold through expensive stores at massively inflated prices. That is why eve was created. A simple, beautiful mattress, available to everyone at a surprisingly fair price. LuxuryActivist got in contact with them and could get the following exclusive interview. LuxuryActivist (LA)- Mr Bagniewski, with your established career in the industry, why did you create your own company rather than working for others? Wouldn’t that be more comfortable? Jas Bagniewski (JB)- I’m an opportunist, and when we realised there was such potential in the industry to build a viable…

Fastest Ways to Build Brand Awareness via Social Media

Fastest Ways to Build Brand Awareness via Social Media

Consider for just a moment that there are more than two billion active global users on Facebook alone and you will quickly understand that one of the most effective ways to build brand awareness will be via Social Media. However, Facebook isn’t alone as there is YouTube, the second largest social media site, with Instagram up there near the top as well. The social accounts you choose to create are up to you but don’t choose to build brand awareness on more than just a few. The time and effort involved would be cost and time prohibitive. However, on the flip side of the coin, social media can offer you the quickest way to build brand awareness between all types of marketing strategies, and from there, you want to employ the fastest ways to use social media to your benefit. Here are a few ways to quickly gain followers with…

Mugler Alien Man – We Are All Alien!

Mugler Alien Man – We Are All Alien!

In 2005, Mugler launched Alien Eau de Parfum. More than a fragrance it was a powerful talisman, a strong message to all women and a protection at the same time. Thirteen years later, Mugler surprises everybody with a masculine version that should captivate all Mugler fans and beyond. After The Goddess, Only A Man Could Do The Work! As for the feminine version, Alien Man brings a strong message to those who will dare wearing it. Alien Man will bring self-confidence, optimism and allow you to have the energy and determination to fulfill your dreams. It is all about strength, confidence and positivism! The new fragrance for men will be launched in May 2018 and will extend the extraordinary world of Alien towards a more masculine scenery and olfactory signature. “Alien Man is inspired by my Fabulous imaginary journeys” – Thierry Mugler The new fragrance brings together the origins of…

The Brasserie du Royal at The Royal Savoy Lausanne- Simplicity Is The Ultimate Luxury

The Brasserie du Royal at The Royal Savoy Lausanne- Simplicity Is The Ultimate Luxury

This week, we were lucky to discover the new seasonal menu of the Brasserie du Royal at the Royal Savoy in Lausanne. This is probable one of our preferred restaurants in town. The expertise of the Alsatian triple Michelin-starred  Chef Marc Haeberlin, complements the skills and experience of the Executive Chef Julien Krauss and the Brasserie team, allowing foodies to discover and enjoy distinctive and creative Brasserie food. Alain Kropf, the Royal Savoy Lausanne General Manager, explained that Simplicity is the ultimate form of elegance and luxury. This is why Marc Haeberlin was chosen to bring his expertise to the Brasserie. His approach of food requires the highest standards in terms of quality and the very good taste for simple ingredients. This is the heart of the Brasserie du Royal. Originally from Alsace region, Julien Krauss started his career among the stars of gastronomy. First at the Vieux Couvent in Alsace, then at the…

How Jewelry Can Add to Any Outfit

How Jewelry Can Add to Any Outfit

If you know anything about style, you’ll be aware of the importance of accessories when it comes to completing an outfit. Choose correctly and you’ll be adding the perfect finishing touches to your look. Leave them out and no matter how chic your wardrobe, you’ll fail to shine as brightly as you should. Jewelry is one of your key accessories, and it can really make or break your outfit, so attention to detail and careful consideration are needed to make sure you select the right piece that will enhance your look for you. Necklaces One of the focal points of your outfit will be what you choose to wear around your neck. Plunging necklines and a hint of cleavage invite the addition of pendants and showier pieces, designed to draw attention to the area. To work well, the length of the chain is of paramount importance. The necklace must lie…

Innovative Ways to Live in Luxury on Your Travels

Innovative Ways to Live in Luxury on Your Travels

Traveling is something that most people dream of doing during their lifetime, with solo travelers, families, and romantic trips making up much of the holiday market. Yet, what people truly dream of is living in luxury when they are away. You may be used to having luxury trips at your fingertips, but there may also come a time when you are looking for something new, where you can truly live your best life during your stay. Luckily, there have been many new ways recently that people have been using to explore the luxury travel world. To ensure your next trip oozes as much luxury as the last, make sure you take note of these innovative tips. Change your car Lots of people love how they can escape from their usual lives when they are on vacation. This can sometimes mean reinventing yourself for a few days or weeks when you…