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SIHH 2014, Boldness was never so elegant.

SIHH 2014, Boldness was never so elegant.

Timepiece lovers start well the year thanks to the SIHH in Geneva. In deed, Christmas is still not far away and we can already keep dreaming of amazing creations by Cartier, Piaget, Montblanc or Roger Dubuis among others. Here are some highlights of what you will be able to discover next week.   CARTIER – Tank MC Skeleton Pink Gold Some Brands play the Skeleton concept in showing as much as they can the mouvement inside. This exercise is basically using a almost non-existing dial with a transparent back. In the case of Cartier, the entire 9611 mouvement was developed on this purpose. The Bridges were made in the shape of Roman numbers, so it serves the purpose of the dial. The result is a magnificent aspect of technicity and design.  For the 2014 SIHH, Cartier will reveal a new rework of the Tank MC Skeleton. This time the entire timepiece…

Le Spa by Sisley at Le Richemond Geneva

Le Spa by Sisley at Le Richemond Geneva

Le Richemond hotel in Geneva just welcomed in this end of the year the prestigious cosmetic brand Sisley in order to create a luxury Spa. And this is Le Spa by Sisley. Located in the heart of Geneva, Le Richemond is a great luxury destination and now with this amazing luxury Spa by Sisley, it is definitely the ultimate journey away from the stress of daily life. The Hotel itself is a beautiful address for a short of more long stay in Geneva.  Ideally located by the lake, just in front of the famous water-shoot, you can enjoy all the luxury and traditional services from a Grand Hotel in a contemporary ambiance. If you come by train, by car or by airplane, the access to the Hotel is easy. This luxury hotel is definitely one of the best addresses in town. Since the first opening in 1875, the hotel went from…

Harry Winston Opus XIII by Ludovic Ballouard

Harry Winston Opus XIII by Ludovic Ballouard

Version française ici Reinventing the time each year by offering a blend of traditional watchmaking, technical innovation and innovative design, this is the challenge that is launched with the Harry Winston Opus adventure. The new episode of this amazing and enigmatic “Haute Horlogerie” saga, called Opus XIII. It was highly anticipated, and once again, it defied the rules of conventional watchmaking, exceeding all expectations. It is almost impossible to understand the workings of this watch with simple images, which is why I strongly suggest you watch this video before reading further.  An original display 59 pivoting peripheral hands for minutes display Placed one after the other in a peripheral ring, minutes indicators align a circular path every minute past in a retrograde. Every 5 minutes appears a red hand improving readability. The 59 indicators retire in unison when the hour has passed through the action of an ingenious outer ring reset. 11 rotating…

Sisley at Manor Geneva. A splash of Nature in the city

Sisley at Manor Geneva. A splash of Nature in the city

This week Sisley Is litterally bringing nature into the heart of the urban frenesie of Manor Geneva department store. With the launch of Botanical D-Tox, Sisley colours up your day with a dedicated animation. It is a true breath of freshness. If you are in Geneva until saturday, just have a beauty break and join the event. You can discover the Must have items and also the new 2013 launches. Among them, the Mascara So Intense and the Phyto Cernes Eclat. You can also just sit down, relax and enjoy a professional make up minute. The music playlist was designed by luxuryactivist for a urban-spa spirit…. the modern beauty lounge. The event is taking place until saturday March 16th at Manor Geneva Rue Cornavin 6 1201 Geneva Manor Geneva has one of the most intense traffic@store so it is an interesting place to be for visibility. And since last week…

Frédérique Constant – the Worldtimer

Frédérique Constant – the Worldtimer

Discover one of the masterpieces by Frédérique Constant – The Worldtimer. Considered by the Manufacturer as its “jewel on the Crown”, The FC Worldtimer is definitely one of the hits for 2013. The world became smaller as traveling is part of today’s modern lives. And the more we travel, the more we need help to keep our references and to keep track of what we are doing. In business, it is the same. When you plan a meeting or if you try to call a commercial partner, are you sure you know what time is it on the person’s place? So that’s why the FC Worldtimer is the perfect companion for the modern man. In a very simple yet elegant way, get a look on the time around the world. You will never feel lost. From a technical perspective: Ref: FC-718MC4H6 Case: Polished stainless steel 42 mm Sapphire crystal, see-through…

Vacheron Constantin, First shop in the USA.

Vacheron Constantin, First shop in the USA.

This month, the Swiss Watch brand, Vacheron Constantin, is opening its first US store in New York. The opening will take place on the 12th september and the store is located on 729 Madison Avenue at East 64th Street New York. Vacheron Constantin was founded 250 years ago and its relationship with the US is a long love story.  According to the brand, 180 years ago, on September 17th 1831, Jacques Barthélémy Vacheron wrote a letter stating his intention to expand business to the US. Just one year later, in 1832, the company established its first agent in New York. By mid-century, business had taken off, helping Vacheron Constantin to take firm root in the United States and ushering in an era of close cooperation with New York.  the building, built in 1908, is the work of architect William E. Mowbrayand. It is reminiscent of the Palazzo Strozzi, a 15th century Florentine palace. Located on the southeast corner of Madison Avenue…

Vacheron Constantin – The Metiers d’Art Collection

Vacheron Constantin – The Metiers d’Art Collection

Vacheron Constantin launches this year the second chapter of their collection called Les Métiers d’Art – La Symbolique des Lacques. In the Horlogerie industry some brands are purely fashionable, others are considered as Watch makers and others, like Vacheron Constantin cannot be described.