Stainless Steel, much more precious than you think for watches.

Stainless Steel, much more precious than you think for watches.

One of the most iconic material for a watch is definitely the Stainless steel used essentially in the watch case and the watch bracelet. Most of people know what is Stainless steel about, but did you know that there are several different types of steel used in watch-making? How Watchmakes came to use Stainless Steel and how different is one from another? Stainless steel, an amazing invention, as well as a great mistake Some inventions are planned, others happen by chance. When in 1913 Harley Brearley was trying to improve the resistance of gun barrels, he would not imagine that his work would change the way we would use steel in the 20th century and beyond. He was working at that time for Firth Research Laboratories in the UK. He came up with the idea that if he would make an alloy of steel and a certain quantity of chromium…

Top 5 Dive watches you need to know

Top 5 Dive watches you need to know

There are situations like when you dive in the ocean where you need a reliable watch. Your life might depend on it. Discover our selection of best Dive watches. You might need one of these soon. A Dive watch is a perfect companion for adventure When you own a watch, it becomes your best companion at all moments. Sometimes the watch is there during a hard day work in which every second counts. Or during an adventure while diving in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. And if you chose well, it can be the same watch. The first timepieces used underwater were counted in the 17th century already. Divers would find a way to protect their pocket watches in ways that imagination would be challenged. In the 19th century, several “Explorer watches” were made. All represented full customized watches for the specific needs of their owner. Early in the…

Turning Facebook into a Luxurious Travel Page

Turning Facebook into a Luxurious Travel Page

Are you travelling around the world visiting stunning locations, but only share your experiences and photos with loved ones? Well with that in mind, have you ever thought about sharing this aspect of your life with a larger audience? Well, you don’t need a website or specialist platform to do that – it can all be done from the comfort of Facebook. After all, Facebook is used by many adults in the Western world. You are also no doubt well-versed with how this social media platform functions. So if you want to create a casual blog of sorts, Facebook is one of the best options available for doing that. However, there are various things to consider for growing your Facebook travel page. Produce an enticing cover Considering a cover is the first impression you have with people on Facebook, it is not exaggerating when saying that it is one of the most…

Four Great Reasons to Invest in a Luxury Tailor Made Suit

Four Great Reasons to Invest in a Luxury Tailor Made Suit

If you have a big occasion coming up which requires you to wear a suit, then you might be wondering whether it’s worth investing in a tailor-made suit, rather than your standard off-the-rack option. Whilst a bespoke suit may set you back more financially than something from your local department store, there are many reasons to consider paying the extra and investing in something that many would argue every man needs to have in their wardrobe. We’ve listed some of the main reasons why it’s worth investing in a good tailor-made suit. Reason #1. More Choice of Fabrics When you purchase an off-the-rack suit, the fabrics are going to be already decided for you. Because of this, your choices will be narrowed down, and it’s going to be more difficult for you to find the perfect mixture of the right fabric, color and cut altogether. On the other hand, when…

Step aboard S/Y ELENA for the Cannes Regatta 2017

Step aboard S/Y ELENA for the Cannes Regatta 2017

The Cannes Royal Regatta 2017 One of the greatest events of the international sailing calendar, the Cannes Royal Regatta is the final leg of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge for the Mediterranean season. Taking place in the Bay of Cannes between the 23rd and 30th September 2017, the regatta brings together historic sailing yachts across the Classic, Metrique, Tofinou, Dragon, Spirit of Tradition, and 5.5m yacht classes to battle it out for the coveted Panerai Trophy. Now in its 39th year, the Royal Regatta enjoys a sense of majesty that harks back to the early regatta days of the previous century, when European royalty sailed the course off Cannes in beautiful gaff-rigged yachts. Today, the event’s rich history embellishes the meet with a feeling of prestige; a fantastic atmosphere and friendly rivalries make this a favourite event on the Mediterranean sailing circuit. Cannes: A Luxurious Destination Cannes is a paradisiacal…

The Best Beaches in and around St Tropez

The Best Beaches in and around St Tropez

If you’re taking your holiday in St Tropez this year, it’s probable that ‘beautiful beaches’ top your list of destination requirements. Once a small fishing village, the beach resort town has flourished into one of the world’s most popular destinations for a discerning population. The beaches here are considered among the most glamorous in the world and their beauty is unique. But this part of the world is not just for those in search of glitz. Overlooking the gulf of St Tropez, the picturesque town of Sainte-Maxime is home to some of the most delightful beaches in the south of France, meaning that you can experience a varied beach holiday when in the region. Here, villas with sea views encourage visitors to set up home. We’ve compiled a list of the best beaches in St Tropez, Sainte-Maxime and the surrounding region, meaning you can experience paradise like a local. St…

Top 5 Tips for Luxury Travel in the States

Top 5 Tips for Luxury Travel in the States

When we think of luxury travel, we often imagine whisking ourselves off to Rome or the Maldives. We seem to equate luxury travel with overseas trips. However, you can find the same luxury right here in the United States. We have curated a list of tips on how you can experience European luxury here at home! It’s All About the Location! Of course location matters! We have amazing beaches on the west coast of Florida and in Southern California. We can travel for the best shopping in New York City. We can experience culture in every corner of the continental US. Whatever it is you want to achieve with your luxury vacation, make a list and talk to your travel agent on finding the best locations to get the most out of your travel. Stay in the Best Hotels When talking with your travel agent, be sure to inquire about…

The Perpetual Calendar, a real challenge.

The Perpetual Calendar, a real challenge.

The Swiss Watch-making industry has an incredible concentration of creative minds. From the hands of a watch-maker, you might see true wonders bursting into the world. And probably the highest wonder of all is the Perpetual calendar complication. Thank you Romans Displaying the date for a watch does not seem a big deal. But displaying it correctly represents a true challenge. Why? Well because some month have 30 days and others 31. February is a mess. In some years, called leap or bissextile years, it has 29 days and in others common years only 28. Why such a sophisticated organization? Most are purely political and others religious. We should be “thankful”to the Ancient Romans for our modern calendar. At that time, the annual calendar had only 10 month equally with 30 days (precisely 29.530589 days in average) as it was following a Lunar calendar. We can see the Roman influence…

How To Use The Right Hairstyle To Your Face Shape

How To Use The Right Hairstyle To Your Face Shape

How to find a perfect hairstyle? Girls often ask this question when they’re gonna rock something in their lives. The choice of a new haircut is usually associated with dramatic changes in appearance. Indeed, a new hairstyle is able to bring fresh notes both to the way we look and to the way we live. Don’t you think? However, besides everything mentioned above, the right hairstyle can become an alternative to plastic surgery – like a tool that will visually correct a shape of the nose, ears, and the face oval as a whole. But how do you know what style is going to work personally for you? Before booking a salon appointment, the first thing you should do is to determine your face shape, the second – to study this article to find out exactly what to ask for. So… let’s start! 1. Oval HAIR STYLE FOR OVAL FACE…

How To Choose Your Clothing Palette

How To Choose Your Clothing Palette

You like shopping! Very well! But if you`re ready to buy every piece that you like that`s not good. It often happens, you buy something (for example, lovely skirt or top) and when you come home, you realize that you can’t match it with any piece in your closet. Of course, you get upset and put your purchase away. If you are tired of being frustrated after shopping choose your best clothing colors and create personal clothing palette. Below you can read how to build properly a great color palette for your closet.     Let’s not forget that you’re all striving to find your unique personal style, that`s why there won’t be any general rules of picking your clothing palette JUST advice. We all have color preferences in daily life. Your color palette is completely up to you, but it’s so important to learn how to coordinate your color preferences with…

British Grand Prix 2017 Guide

British Grand Prix 2017 Guide

Britain is gearing up for this year’s Grand Prix at Silverstone, the home of British motorsport.  The big race day is on 16th July 2017 and it can’t come a moment too soon for F1 fans, who are looking forward to another exciting weekend of high-octane action. Few sporting occasions match the intensity, glamour and drama of an F1 race and you can make the most of it with a supercar hire. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or it is your first time attending the British Grand Prix, there are a few things you can do to make the most of the day. A VIP Experience at a High Pedigree British Venue The British Grand Prix is the home race for British drivers Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button, but it is also an important race for many of the team manufacturers as they have team factories based around the country. Williams,…

Summer reading: the top 5 books to read during your holidays

Summer reading: the top 5 books to read during your holidays

Ready for your holidays? You probably started thinking about what should you place in your luggage and if your body still fits into your swimsuit. Well, before getting into this naughty consideration, you should probably think about the books you wish to read while you are away from your day-to-day life. Here are our top 5 books you might want to consider reading during your summer holidays and the best descriptions taken from the best media, from the Guardian, to the New York Times or Barnes and Noble. Enjoy the discovery. PRIESTDADDY by Patricia Lockwood Patricia Lockwood’s dazzling comic memoir is set in midwest America and centres on a man who likes to clean his gun, listen to Rush Limbaugh and drink from a mug that reads “I love my ‘white-collar’ job” – despite being married with five children, he is a Catholic priest. Father Lockwood, as presented here, is…

Veuve Clicquot Rich Rosé on Ice – mixology is luxury.

Veuve Clicquot Rich Rosé on Ice – mixology is luxury.

Veuve Clicquot is by far the most festive champagne, always on the edge of trends and fashion. A name that does not require introductions.Created expressly for mixology, Veuve Clicquot Rich is one of the most versatile Veuve Clicquot Champagne designed to allow anyone to create their own playful drinking experience. Bringing a cocktail spirit to a House already known for audacity & innovation, Veuve Clicquot Rich is an invitation to enrich the tasting experience with The Clicquot twist. Veuve Clicquot, more than just a Champagne house, a cultural reference for daring and celebration. Veuve Clicquot is one of the most prestigious French Champagne houses with a worldwide reputation. More than 8 million bottles are sold every year with an extreme attachment to quality and regularity. The widow Clicquot gave an international stature to this house of champagne. It bears her name, was created in 1772 and bought in 1987 by the…

Games of Thrones, Season 7: revelations (Spoiler alert).

Games of Thrones, Season 7: revelations (Spoiler alert).

The 7th season of Game of Thrones is about to start. The multi-million dollars series is getting to its end but not quite still. HBO will restart on July 16th in the US, so fans cannot wait to see what will follow. This is what we know so far, please do not read what follows -Spoiler alert – We have warned you. Game of Thrones Season 7, the first 3 episodes According to Entertainment weekly, here are the 3 pitches for the next 3 incoming episodes and as we can see, things have never been so busy! Episode 61: “Dragonstone” (July 16)Jon (Kit Harington) organizes the defense of the North. Cersei (Lena Headey) tries to even the odds. Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) comes home.Writers: David Benioff & D. B. WeissDirector: Jeremy Podeswa Episode 62: “Stormborn” (July 23)Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) receives an unexpected visitor. Jon (Kit Harington) faces a revolt. Tyrion (Peter…

The Montreux Jazz Festival, key numbers.

The Montreux Jazz Festival, key numbers.

Every year summer is pulsing around Lake Geneva in Switzerland thanks to the Montreux Jazz Festival. This very special Festival was founded in 1967 by Claude Nobs, Géo Voumard and René Langel with considerable help from Ahmet and Nesuhi Ertegün of Atlantic Records. The festival was first held at Montreux Casino. It lasted for three days and featured almost exclusively jazz artists. The highlights of this era were Miles Davis, Keith Jarrett, Jack DeJohnette, Bill Evans, Soft Machine, Weather Report, The Fourth Way, Nina Simone, Jan Garbarek, and Ella Fitzgerald. Originally a pure jazz festival, it opened up in the 1970s and today presents artists of nearly every imaginable music style. Jazz remains an important part of the festival. Part of the festival’s expansion was due to coproduction by Quincy Jones who brought many international artists in the early 1990s. Here is a great video with Mr Quincy Jones talking about the early…