The Pilot’s Watch: A Watch with a Rich History

The Pilot’s Watch: A Watch with a Rich History

Since its inception in 1904, the pilot’s watch has been a staple accessory for aviators everywhere.  The watch was conceived by French designer Louis Cartier.  He created the watch for his friend Alberto Santos-Dumont, a keen aviator, after listening to him complain about how difficult it was to remove a pocket watch while flying a plane.  Cartier decided to help his friend out, and designed the first pilot’s wristwatch.  The rest, as they say, is history. And The Watch Gallery explores the history perfectly through the below infographic. The piece explores key moments in the brand’s history, such as how in 1911, the pilot’s watch was launched to the general public, and by the start of the First World War in 1914, pilot’s watches were a common accessory for British fighter pilots.  The design of them was altered to allow pilots to unleash attacks at precise times.  Glow in the…

Why Aura Mugler is a great Mugler?

Why Aura Mugler is a great Mugler?

2017 is a great year for the fragrance industry. Among great launches of this year, Aura Mugler is definitely one to highlight. We have already written a full review that you can read here about Aura Mugler. Now we have taken a closer look into the Fragrance and the Flacon during the Swiss launch in Lausanne. These are two important topics that will explain why we think Aura Mugler is a great Mugler. Aura Mugler, the Fragrance What makes a Mugler fragrance a Mugler fragrance? Not an easy question to answer. There are Fragrance Brands who are known for their distinctive olfactory signature. And Mugler is one of them. Year after year, launch after launch Mugler has shaped its olfactory footprint and all Mugler fragrances have a high common denominator, a powerful sharpness with a lot of generosity. From Angel, to Alien, now Aura but also the masculine fragrances like A*Men, they…

Swiss Small Luxury Hotels you probably do not know… and you should.

Swiss Small Luxury Hotels you probably do not know… and you should.

Traveling is always an adventure, especially if you are a luxury traveler. While holidays is already knocking at your door you might still wonder where you should go and which hotel you should stay. Switzerland represents an amazing destination for holidays, no matter if it s winter time or summer. You will be amazed by the beauty of its landscapes, the kindness of people and the important premium and luxury hotels you might find. Away from the big hotels networks, here are 5 small luxury hotels that you probably do not know….but you should. They are unique, outstanding and highly stylish. Ultima Gstaad – Luxury Boutique hotel When you think about ski resorts in Switzerland, probably the mist luxurious experience will be found in Gstaad. This small and unique ski resort had attracted the attention of worldwide celebrities as well as of a luxury clientele. If we should recommend one…

Jean-Paul Gaultier Scandal? Not really. 

Jean-Paul Gaultier Scandal? Not really. 

Jean-Paul Gaultier brought an idea of impertinence to the fragrance industry. With the 2 pillar creations as Jean-Paul Gaultier Le Male and Le Classique, it opened a new route for fragrance creation that would not follow the standards. From an olfactory point of view as well as from a flacon and outer-packaging perspective, Jean-Paul Gaultier changed the traditional codes of luxury by creating new icons. With the launch of Scandal Eau de Parfum, the French brand tried to create a third pillar, which they have been falling to do since the mid-90’s. Jean-Paul Gaultier Scandal? Not really. And this is why. The life of Madame la Ministre: sex and politics… pfff! The new fragrance tells the story of a woman who has a double life. During the day she works in the French government and in the evening she has an intense life, openly sexual. She is a woman with…

Friday Chronicle #28 – The Fashion business, key facts and figures

Friday Chronicle #28 – The Fashion business, key facts and figures

The world of fashion is one very dynamic industry that generates more than 3’000 Billion USD of sales every year. From ready-to-wear, to Couture, sportswear or even Childrenswear, it is a very juicy industry to work with. Here are the key facts and numbers you might want to know and that will define the incoming trends. From the 3 trillion USD, womenswear represent 621 Billion USD worldwide. The fashion business is a worldwide business Fashion is never out of fashion. A simple statement that means a lot. Today more than 5 million manufacturers maintain more than 2 million brands across the globe (source: Euromonitor). In the last 20 years, the fashion industry employed a lot of people. It went from 15 million employees back in the early 90’s to almost 30 million today. From this 3 trillion dollars business, 6 segments outstand from the rest. The leading category is Womenswear…

5 Benefits of Buying Engagement Ring Online

5 Benefits of Buying Engagement Ring Online

In this fastest ever life, you don’t get time to spare for yourself. It’s even more disturbing when you have an extraordinary day of your life coming your way a few months later. Thanks to the electronic revolution, you have internet and e-commerce to help you. From pin to plan, everything is available online that too delivering at your door step. However, people still doubt on the quality and authenticity of the products available online and prefer buying it offline following the conventional shopping methods especially when it’s something precious like jewelry. Clarifying the suspicion of the people regarding online shopping, we would like to say that it’s entirely transparent these days. The websites give their customers various facilities like easy return, exchange offers and good discounts. Hence, be it buying a hair pin or to buy engagement ring mountings online, the level of quality you’ll get here shall be the…

London’s 5 hottest commercial locations

London’s 5 hottest commercial locations

London‘s claims as a capital of commerce and culture remains unchallenged and commercial properties in the UK capital are coveted. But investing in prime property here can be challenging — the best locations are snapped up super-fast and it’s hard to predict the next prime spot for investment. So here are London’s five hottest commercial locations — take a look to see which spot suits your project perfectly. East Croydon The Home of the UK Home Office was once criticised for its drab concrete architecture — but it’s now home to some of South London’s best shops and bars. The Westfield shopping centre is a mercantile mecca for bargain-hunters from across the city and the Gatwick Express makes it a stone’s throw train trip away from the centre. So East Croydon is particularly primed for property investment and is definitely worth consideration, depending on the nature of your business. Forest Gate Property prices in…

Breaking news: Chanel reveals the new visual for the Gabrielle Chanel fragrance

Breaking news: Chanel reveals the new visual for the Gabrielle Chanel fragrance

After the announcement of the launch of Gabrielle Chanel fragrance, now the French luxury house just revealed the new campaign visual shot by Karim Sadli. The visual features Kristen Stewart, friend of the house and one of the leading faces in Chanel communications this year. The new CHANEL fragrance named Gabrielle celebrates the extraordinary personality of its founder and conveys a very modern message inviting all young women today to live freely, by and for themselves. Talented actress Kristen Stewart immediately came to mind as the obvious choice to incarnate this courageous, valiant, bold and impassioned femininity. Here is the print campaign visual: Everything on this new fragrance is to remind the amazing work Chanel does in the Fragrance industry. It has set trends, written down in gold letters the history of fragrances. It is always surprising the fans with amazing stories and uncompromising state of the art creations. Gabrielle Chanel…

Top 5 Things Your Need for a Luxurious Bathroom

Top 5 Things Your Need for a Luxurious Bathroom

Bathrooms are a key part of any home that truly distinguishes luxury from mediocrity. The luxurious home puts thought and care into the bathroom because it’s one of the most used rooms in a home. Plus, if it’s decoration appropriately, you have the opportunity for an in-house spa. Who wouldn’t want that? Don’t settle for a drab bathroom that only fulfills basic functions. Make it a focal point for your home! From full-renovation to simple design tricks, here are the top five things you can do to make your bathroom luxurious: 1. Proper Lighting This one is an absolute no-brainer. Good lighting is not only essential for any bathroom, but you need it if you have any sort of beauty routine. That is why you need vanity lights in your bathroom. Not only do they cast great light that illuminates the room, but they also give you the perfect lighting to…

How to Decorate Your Home Like a Stylist

How to Decorate Your Home Like a Stylist

We all dream of creating a home that looks straight out of a magazine. Yet, we can sometimes lack the confidence of a professional interior designer. However, achieving a beautiful home doesn’t have to be a challenge. Simply read our tops tips on how to decorate your home like a stylist. Frame Feature Wallpaper Interior designers love nothing more than playing with designs. Instead of covering your walls from top to bottom with feature wallpaper, you could follow the stylish trend of wallpapering a section of the wall and framing it with wooden beading. It’s a great way to complement the colors in your sofa and drapes. Embrace Repetition Three is the magic number when it comes to interior design. Many home stylists use a series of identical images to create a focal point within a living room, hallway or bedroom. For instance, you can hang three photos in a…

How To Ensure Hygiene Of Ceramic Vases

How To Ensure Hygiene Of Ceramic Vases

The vase is something that holds paramount significance in our lives. When it comes to sprucing up interiors of the house, it is the first thing that comes to our mind. It has the power to add simplicity and elegance to the look of your home decor without any hassle. Whether you opt for floor or flower vases; it can help you to fill up those empty corners of your living room. You know how important are vases in your lives. But the question is that do ever show concern for its hygiene? People often surf for the best ceramic vase designs and look forward to buying it. There’s nothing wrong in it; you acquire better idea before purchasing it. But, why not to obtain knowledge for cleaning it? Think of it before it’s too late. Vases are meant to add grace to the home decor and not to spread illness…

Gabrielle Chanel Fragrance, a true incarnation of the brand.

Gabrielle Chanel Fragrance, a true incarnation of the brand.

When Chanel launches a new fragrance, it is always big news. We all have in mind the amazing olfactory creations the French luxury house has been providing in the past decades. All different with their own personalities, yet one thing always prevails across all creations: this passionate aim to intrigue, explore, excite and conquer the hearts and the noses of all Chanel’s fans around the world. 2017 is a very special year, the year of Gabrielle Chanel. It is a year of celebration and a year to remind what Chanel stands for. It is a year with amazing product revelations, from fashion accessories to watches and now fragrances. Here is the story of an amazing new launch, a fragrance called Gabrielle Chanel. Gabrielle Chanel Fragrance, the quintessence of Chanel Everything on this new fragrance is to remind the amazing work Chanel does in the Fragrance industry. It has set trends,…

Slim d’Hermès new models, amazing utter simplicity.

Slim d’Hermès new models, amazing utter simplicity.

Hermes and watchmaking is a long love story. From craftsmanship to poetry, Hermès rolls out a beautiful story for watch-lovers. When the French luxury company launched the Slim d’Hermès, it was not only a big statement but also they created an amazing creative platform for future developments. With 2 new variants today, the Slim d’Hermès features opaque black lacquer or translucent magnolia white. Crafted in the Hermès watchmaking workshops and available as small and very small models, the Slim d’Hermès watch reveals itself exactly as it was conceived: with utter simplicity. Slim d’Hermès, purity and sophistication as a creative paradox Philippe Delhotal is the Maison Creative director. He explains that this collection was born thanks to the encounter of different designers and artisans. The idea was to get into the Hermès essence with a pure and sharp design. There is something very contemporary in this design that places La Montre…

Top 5 Best Luxury Hotels in Geneva.

Top 5 Best Luxury Hotels in Geneva.

Geneva is one of the world luxury capitals. From Rue du Rhone to Quai des Bergues, the city of Calvin is one of the best destinations for a luxury traveler. In order to help you organize your trip to Geneva, here are our top 5 best luxury hotels of the city. Geneva, an important city Geneva is the second most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich) and is the most populous city of Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Situated where the Rhône exits Lake Geneva, it is the capital of the Republic and Canton of Geneva. The municipality (ville de Genève) has a population (as of December 2015) of 198,072, and the canton (which is essentially the city and its inner-ring suburbs) has 484,736 residents. In 2014, the compact agglomération du Grand Genève had 946,000 inhabitants in 212 communities in both Switzerland and France. Within Swiss territory, the commuter area named “Métropole lémanique” contains a population of 1.25 million.[citation needed] This area is essentially spread east from Geneva towards…

Dress to impress in 5 global luxury locations

Dress to impress in 5 global luxury locations

Picking the perfect outfit for a luxury location can challenge even the most competent fashionistas. And your refined style skills to dress well for different events might not translate to looking trendy in every locale. But with a little research you can avoid a fashion faux pas, impressing locals and guests alike with your impeccable fashion sense. So here’s how to dress to impress in five dramatically different luxury locations. Cape Town Cape Town is the jewel in the crown of South Africa’s luxury hotspots. Cradled between Table Mountain and the point where the Atlantic and Indian oceans converge, its natural beauty is breath-taking. You should put your feet up in a pair of deck-shoes, khaki culottes and a cool cotton shirt from Murphy & Nye as you enjoy the finest seafood at Blues Bar & Restaurant in Camps Bay. But if you’re in residence at The Twelve Apostles hotel a little further round the coast,…