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Top 5 Dive watches you need for this summer

Top 5 Dive watches you need for this summer

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…

Spiralps: Fresh Spirulina, organic and all Swiss-Made

Spiralps: Fresh Spirulina, organic and all Swiss-Made

Discover Spiralps, the first revitalising drink made from fresh Spirulina, organic fruit and Alpine herbs. Swiss Made. Spirulina is one of the oldest life forms on Earth. In fact, this blue-green microalgae is partly responsible for producing the oxygen in the planet’s atmosphere that billions of years ago allowed the planet’s originating life forms to develop. Spirulina is the world’s first superfood, and one of the most nutrient-rich foods on Earth.

Vittel Couch Converter, move!

Vittel Couch Converter, move!

Vittel, the mineral water brand is launching by end of march a new operation called Couch converter. Basically they offer you to get rid of your sofa (at least a part of it) and transform it into a trendy pair of sneakers.

Valeur Absolue Serenitude, peace in a flacon.

Valeur Absolue Serenitude, peace in a flacon.

Valeur Absolue pursuit its quest for happiness by launching a new fragrance called SERENITUDE. When Bénédicte Foucart launched Valeur Absolue as we know the brand today, she knew she had something to accomplish. She wanted to talk to women like no other brand did before. Away from all the clichés and caricatures that most of Fragrance brands propose, Valeur Absolue is more than a fragrance. It is a women’s story. Read our brand full review here. Watch here the speech of Bénédicte Foucard about the story behind Valeur Absolue. Serenitude, the new chapter Defined as a Floral Woody Spicy, the new fragrance by Valeur Absolue strikes by the soft energy that emanates from this scent. You will surprised firstly by the great brightness brought essentially by the fine work around fresh spices. Rose berry, Cardamom, coriander and Nutmeg  will hook you in this new story immediately. The relay is complete…

Savelli Genève, when grace and technology meet, it reveals a secret garden.

Savelli Genève, when grace and technology meet, it reveals a secret garden.

The smartphone business is a huge market in which strong players are fighting for their market shares. When you are a company competing in such intense environment you have 2 choices. Either you go for the fight and try to get a piece of the cake from the big players, or you innovate and you take a different approach. And this is the case of Savelli Genève. Their approach of the smartphone business is based on ultimate luxury and poetry in the palm of your hand. Going away from technologic gadgets, Savelli Genève proposes a beautiful and well thought collection of smartphones in which you can have a high-level of of customization. Each phone is a jewel that every woman would dream to have. More than a phone, it is a Savelli phone. And for that it is our company of the month. When you ask Savelli why did they…

Victorinox Swiss Army new Alliance mechanical

Victorinox Swiss Army new Alliance mechanical

Victorinox Swiss Army launched this year a new timeless classic, the new Victorinox Swiss Army Alliance mechanical.  Watchmaking is about details and quality. With the new Alliance, it is all about details and the greatness of them. Victorinox Swiss Army is the Watch division of Victorinox, the makers of the legendary Swiss Army Knife. This year they celebrate their 130th anniversary and the 25th anniversary for the watch division. The new Alliance has for the first time a mechanical version that highlights all the sublime of this timeless range. Every detail is amazingly elegant and clever. Ealier during the year, we already reviewed the new beautiful Infantry GMT. An authentic look, between modernism and classicism The new Alliance has a strong signature look. The white or the black dial will offer you all the beauty of a classic elegant watch with subtle modern elements. Let’s have a close look into…

Valeur Absolue… the candle!

Valeur Absolue… the candle!

One of the amazing new Brands in Perfumery, Valeur Absolue, is launching for mother’s day a special offer with an exclusive Candle. Valeur Absolue is a Swiss beauty brand with the originality of blending what nature and science have at its best to serve one and unique purpose: make women feel good and happy. Life is hard, so you should “do-you-some-good”. You can read our full review of the brand here. One of the interest of this brand is that the fragrances are as interesting as the story told. This sounds obvious but unfortunately it is not always the case among all the nice brands that were launched in the last 5 years. Here we have a brand in which every single detail is taken in consideration and the love of qualitative work is the philosophy.   Valeur Absolue is a promise of well-being and pleasure. And each discovery in this brand…

Luxury Watches selection. The Christmas wish-list.

Luxury Watches selection. The Christmas wish-list.

2013 was an amazing year for the Swiss Timepiece industry. Between the SIHH in Geneva and Baselword in Basel, it was again, another great year for Swiss ingenuity. The holiday season is already taken place and Christmas is just almost here. So here is our watch wish-list, with some great masterpieces you do not want to miss. Did we miss something? Just add it in the comments. Zenith Academy Christophe Colomb Hurricane Watch, a true journey The first version of this watch was released in 2010. This year Zenith, fine watchmaker of Le Locle, launched an amazing version. It is always easily recognizable thanks to the big glass bubble placed at the 6 o’clock position. It is the position of the gyroscope-balanced regulator. The dial on this new limited edition watch is partially skeletonized. The 45 mm case is finished in rose gold with AR coated sapphire crystal and is attached to…

Karl Lagerfeld Bamford Limited edition Milgauss. Black tie attitude.

Karl Lagerfeld Bamford Limited edition Milgauss. Black tie attitude.

If you like Fashion and beautiful watches, you need to discover the new Karl Lagerfeld by Bamford Milgauss. Based on a Rolex Milgauss, BAMFORD WATCH DEPARTMENT dresses this amazing timepiece with a black tie attitude and a signature style from KARL LAGERFELD. It will be available December 3rd in Paris and Munich at Karl Lagerfeld Boutiques. Bamford, a luxury taylor for your watch Bamford Watch Department is like Pininfarina, Brabus or Prindiville for Automobile brands. They work officially with beautiful watch-makers in order to push further the customization of certain models without loosing the initial spirit of each timepiece. Brands like Rolex, Patek Philippe, Audemar Piguet or Tag Heuer trust Bamford for the excellent work they accomplish in each timepiece. All timepieces are new and no customizations on already owned watches are possible. This insures the perfect state of the customized watch. With the launch of this limited edition, Bamford…

Nerola Illuminating face, hands and body by Laboratoire Mergens.

Nerola Illuminating face, hands and body by Laboratoire Mergens.

Switzerland has an amazing know-how in expertise skincare. Many laboratories are located in the purity and richness of Swiss Alps. Laboratoire Mergens is one of them. Based on a expert Dermatologic know-how, the company is located in Switzerland since 1993. for the past 20 years, they developed different beauty products adapted to all skin types, food complements and dermatological creams. Here is the review of their rewarded line Nerola Illuminating. Illuminating or enlightening products are not something new in the skincare industry. But what it is new is the fact that more and more western companies propose these kind of products in the Western world. In deed for several years, these specific products were more dedicated to markets like Japan, China and especially South Korea. The myth of the porcelain skin is a goal that every asian woman wishes to approach. So many skincare brands have dedicated and expert lines…

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…

Alchimie Forever, Swiss quality for your daily beauty.

Alchimie Forever, Swiss quality for your daily beauty.

Discover Alchimie for Ever, a Swiss skincare company that provides both the best from Dermatology and the best from Nature into a modern range of skincare products. All Swiss made, so you cannot be disappointed. It all started in 2004 on the initiative of Ada Polla, current CEO. Her parents being in the medical industry she had the right background to start a serious business in the beauty area. So the father, Dr. Luigi Polla, acts since the start of the company as the Dermatologist Chief responsable for all developments and all the tests, a crucial phase. The mother, Dr. Barbara Polla, took over the R&D Department to make sure that all the products are developped in the best qualitative way. So in each Alchimie Forever product you have what Nature and Science have to propose at its best. All the products from Alchimie Forever are manufactured 100% in Switzerland,…

“Made In Swiss” Reaches The Air

“Made In Swiss” Reaches The Air

The term ‘Made in Swiss’ carries a lot of meaning in terms of quality and class. Now the same Swiss quality is available in the domain of aviation as well. This month, a new SWISS non-stop flight ‘Airbus A340-300’ has been launched that connects Singapore to Switzerland. The airline with its origin in Switzerland makes sure that it fulfills the legacy worthy of the name. The service from SWISS is expected to be top notch and same applies for its performance. The SWISS ‘First’ and ‘Business’ goes an extra mile to impress. Singapore to Switzerland is a long flight with time duration of nearly 13 hours. This means that the comfort level has to be exceptional for luxury travelers. As far as the luxury perspective is concerned, the SWISS Business has flat beds which are two meters in length and have adjustable air cushions. Imagine the comfort of sleeping the moment the…

Girard-Perregaux Constant Escapement – A technical revolution Haute-Horlogerie style.

Girard-Perregaux Constant Escapement – A technical revolution Haute-Horlogerie style.

Version française ici During Baselworld 2013, Luxury Activist team got the privilege to have the new collections presented by Stefano Macaluso, Product Development Director at Girard-Perregaux. Much of the interview was devoted to a fascinating piece called Constant Escapement which has the advantage of surprise by a visible revolutionary escapement mechanism, and enhanced dial side. With this launch, the brand from La Chaux-de-Fonds continues the momentum of innovation and high technology characterizes the past 222 years. First of all, and we can not do otherwise, some basic watchmaking notions. The energy animating a watch can be produced in two ways. Either by manual manipulation of the crown, which comes to a tension spring in the barrel or by the rotor when the movement is said self-winding (or automatic). This energy must be dissipated slowly to ensure the watch the biggest reserve. If it was not regulated, the spring would relax a…

Heidi is naughty but nice…

Heidi is naughty but nice…

Victorinox, a swiss legendary company is reviewing swiss mythology with a modern twist via a mini web serie called Swiss myths. It is an initiative run by the Watch team division in order to highlight new incoming products. The first episode shows a nowadays Heidi who decides to visit her Grand-father. It is apparently the first film of many displaying new adventures of Switzerland’s mythic heroes. When heritage meets modernity… the result is outstanding. In this episode, Victorinox presents a special limited edition of the Original watch, here proposed with a natural leather strap and cover.     The Original is a watch with three hands and a date window, animated by a Ronda quartz movement. The Original Chronograph has three central hands, date window at 4 o’clock, three sub-dials and an ETA quartz chronograph movement. In both versions, the natural leather strap can be worn in the traditional way,…

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