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Apple competitors: Best connected smart watches launched before Baselworld 2015

Apple competitors: Best connected smart watches launched before Baselworld 2015

2015 will definitely be the year of connected watches. All brands are trying to develop or adapt to their collections dedicated products with new that will compete with the Apple watch. A few brands decided to launch their product just before Baselworld 2015, here is LuxuryActivist recap of what you should know before the fair. Frederic Constant and Alpina Horological Smartwatch Frederic Constant and its sister brand Alpina decided to stay classy, without a digital screen and kept the aesthetic of traditional watchmaking. First advantage…

SIHH 2015, what should you know for the incoming year?

SIHH 2015, what should you know for the incoming year?

The Geneva International Watchmaking show is already finished. One full week of amazing watches from some of the most luxury Swiss Made brands. Every year, the Watch press and the watch aficionados hold their breathes until the new watches are revealed during the SIHH. Thanks to an extraordinary organization, precise as a Swiss watch, the 25th edition of SIHH was a great success. The event is strictly reserved for the Watchmaking professionals, best customers and friends of the brands.  During a…

SIHH, la crème de la crème in watchmaking meet in Geneva

SIHH, la crème de la crème in watchmaking meet in Geneva

Next week, Geneva will beat at the rythmn of beautiful timepieces. The 25th Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH)will open its doors and some of the most amazing Watch manufacturers. 16 brands will exhibit their new creations in a very luxury environment, that only happy fews will discover as it is on invitation only. A House full of (beautiful) cards The SIHH is Christmas after Christmas for the Watchmaking professionals. every year it is the first big appointment in…

2015 Pre-SIHH, what to expect from Geneva watch show next january

2015 Pre-SIHH, what to expect from Geneva watch show next january

Every year, Geneva SIHH gathers some of the most iconic and beautiful watchmakers in the world. The Richemont group as well as some invited brands reveal their new creations to an audience of professionals buyers and the press. The next edition will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the trade show. 40’000m2 and 16 watchmakers will constitute the 25th SIHH in January 2015. Here is a sneak peak of what await us next january. Cartier, no Skeletons in the closet….

5 Men Must-haves for Christmas – Luxury gift ideas.

5 Men Must-haves for Christmas – Luxury gift ideas.

The holiday season just started and Christmas is soon here. At LuxuryActivist we have prepared an exclusive luxury wish-list that would help you choose the perfect gift this season. These are our Must-haves luxury ideas from $167 to $24’000. They are all items that any men would be happy to have, from elegance to edgy design.  1- Sisley Eau d’Ikar Eau de Toilette 100ml, $167    Sisley launched a while ago a very elegant and seductive fragrance for men called…

Montblanc, the Heritage Collection 1912

Montblanc, the Heritage Collection 1912

Montblanc is launching a new collection of writing instruments called the Heritage Collection 1912. The aim of the brand is to bring back the pioneering spirit of the early 20th century which is a major part of Montblanc’s legacy. It combines timeless design with traditional craftsmanship with an important technological leverage. Used to surprise us with amazing limited editions and collections, Montblanc has a endless source of creativity sourced into its heritage. As part of Montblanc ingenuity, the company experts…

Montblanc Patron of Art 2013, Ludovico di Sforza

Montblanc Patron of Art 2013, Ludovico di Sforza

In Arts, the artist is of course the key person but history has shown that Patrons played a key role too in protecting and sponsoring the ones to accomplish magnificence. Every year Montblanc reveals a new edition called Patron of Art. It is supposed to highlight and honor those who allowed artists from all eras, to fulfill their work. In 2013 Montblanc honors Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan. He was one of the most prominent patrons of Italian Renaissance and…

Montblanc, tribute to Albert Einstein.

Montblanc, tribute to Albert Einstein.

This year starts well for Montblanc. In deed, the luxury instrument company is launching a very special limited edition called the Montblanc Albert Einstein Limited edition. Relativity? Not really, just pure passion. There are 2 versions produced. Montblanc Albert Einstein Limited Edition – 99 pieces.  A reference to the chemical element ʻEinsteiniumʼ with the ordinal number 99, the Limited Edition is a masterpiece in design. Every detail brings to life the ground-breaking work that earned him such respect and admiration…

Montblanc new 2012 Editions, purely luxe.

Montblanc new 2012 Editions, purely luxe.

Montblanc is one of the most prestigious writing instruments company. The timeless elegance of its design, places any Montblanc pen into the hands of people that values hand writing. Here are 2 amazing and beautiful editions: Montblanc Writers Edition 2012: Jonathan Swift Montblanc new StarWalker Red Gold Montblanc Writers Edition 2012: Jonathan Swift A Tribute to a Master of Satire and the Creator of Gulliver’s Travels Jonathan Swift created over 30 works in his lifetime but it was Gulliver’s Travels,…

Montblanc, Johannes Brahms special edition.

Montblanc, Johannes Brahms special edition.

Montblanc is launching next month a new special edition, called, Donation Johannes Brahms Special Edition fountain pen in tribute to the great virtuoso and classic music composer of the Romantic era. Traditionalist, yet pioneering and inventive, just like Brahms, the writing instrument features a cap and barrel made of black precious resin enhanced with platinum-plated fittings. The clip is shaped like a tuning fork and the five lines of a music staff decorating the cap are inspired by excitement of…