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u FASHION Stealing the Limelight - Piaget Watches Still Fabulous at 50 - Naomi Campbell The King of Italian Footwear - Sergio Rossi Seven Exceptional Watches - Chanel Prive

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u DINING Creating Sweet Music - John Legend Just Drink it - Investing in Wine Satisfying Sustainability - Dairy Free Chocolate Gourmet Traveller - World’s Culinary Delights

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FASHION There are numerous brands of luxury clothing spread throughout the entire world that influence the fashion industry and it is they who dictate the trends you see sashaying along the high streets and catwalks. Luxury Living Magazine goes behind the scenes to bring you not just fashion reviews but some of the fashion world’s best kept secrets.

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STEALING THE

LIMELIGHT The world is full of extraordinary women who are inspiring, creative, daring and powerful, all while embracing femininity in their own unique way. Women appreciate craftsmanship, talent and creativity. They invest in what can be passed down and what can create an emotion. The new Limelight Gala Collection by Piaget was inspired by an iconic model created in 1973 when the brand’s famous Piaget Society was in full swing. Celebrities, artists, clients, and friends of the Maison would get together for the most fabulous parties, gathering stars such as Salvador Dali, Jackie Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor, Andy Warhol, Cary Grant and Sami Davis Jr. As vibrant today as it was in the 1970s, Piaget’s Limelight Gala was inspired by the elegant spirit of the 1960s, with its sensual curves, cambered case and asymmetrical lugs that extend from each side of the case onto the bracelet. The modern interpretation of the Limelight Gala reproduces the same design with a perfectly integrated case and lugs that are combined with a swirl of exquisite gemstones, ornate dials, and sumptuous gold bracelets. This year, Piaget is presenting a host of new Limelight Gala timepieces in celebration of these iconic creations that dates back to more than half a century. Each piece follows Piaget’s four pillars of excellence: The Art of Movement, The Art of Gold, The Art of Colour and The Art of Light

Almost 60 years on and the Piaget Limelight Gala is more than a wristwatch, it is a feminine icon that has become a symbol of elegance and harmony

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THE ART of GoLd Shimmering in the light, this new Piaget Limelight Gala Precious Sapphire Gradient (Ref. G0A45163) celebrates the signature design of the Limelight Gala collection with a hand-engraved gold bracelet and dial that are highlighted by 20 large diamonds (approx. 1.46 cts) and 22 blue sapphires (approx. 4.01 cts) set in a subtle gradient of blue. Piaget is one of the few remaining Maisons that has the savoir-faire to make hand-made gold bracelets. This rare traditional craft started in the 1960s and became hugely popular thanks to Piaget’s bold creations. Mainly inspired by nature, Piaget has used over one hundred different lifelike motifs to craft its hand-made gold bracelets, such as leather design, ocean waves, frost, flowers, foliage, bark, snake scales and many more. The work of a chainsmith is similar to that of a HauteCouture dressmaker. The artisan will start with hundreds of gold links, which will be tightly assembled. The next step is the soldering of the countless miniature links that will result in a bracelet of remarkable suppleness. The white gold bracelet featured on this new timepiece has been created in this fashion, then hand-engraved in the Palace Décor style, one of Piaget’s most iconic motifs, which requires eight hours of work. Only a few artisans, who work in Piaget’s “Workshop of Extraordinary Creations”, have the expertise to hand-engrave this pattern. The dial is also made of white gold and is engraved using the same Palace Décor technique. It takes two hours to complete the engraving on the dial and it is always carried out by the same engraver who decorates the bracelet to ensure a uniform design. To let the Décor shine through, the dial is covered in translucent blue enamel. It is ovenfired multiple times at a temperature over 800°C, giving this technique the name of “Grand Feu” Enamel. Finding the perfect colour gemstones for this timepiece was also one of the most challenging operations. It involved sampling large quantities of gemstones to ensure the perfect colour match, a task made even more complex given the large progressive size of the stones and the high gem quality standards of the Maison. To magnify the brilliance of the stones, Piaget’s gem-setters have expertly set the gemstones by hand, using the Serti Descendu technique. This timepiece is so unique that it is a numbered edition. There is also a similar version (Ref. G0A45363) with a mother-of-pearl dial and a dark-blue alligator strap, limited to 88 pieces.

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THE ART of LIGHT Recognised for its daring vision and incredible savoir-faire, Piaget is one of the world’s most prestigious watchmakers/ jewellers. For over 140 years, the Maison’s artisans have been creating high-jewellery masterpieces by combining precious metals with flawless gemstones and innovative design. A new rose gold version, (Ref. G0A45161) also using the Serti Descendu technique to set the 57 diamonds (approx. 4.80 cts), is available with a burgundy-coloured strap and a delicate mother-of-pearl dial of exceptional quality. It is extremely white in colour, with beautiful reflections, which attests of its high quality. Three new Haute-Joaillerie Limelight Gala timepieces join the collection this year with stunning oval dials paved with snow-set diamonds, and a captivating setting of marquise-cut gemstones on the bezel, lugs and bracelet. The marquise cut is an important part of Piaget’s history. As legend has it, France’s King Louis XV asked to cut a diamond in honour of the smile of his beloved Marquise de Pompadour. The resulting diamond let the light shine in from the very centre of the gemstone, giving it a unique radiance. This unique cut became a signature for the Maison. The three new High Jewellery timepieces come in a 28 by 23mm case. One model adorned with a fully-paved bracelet set with 364 brilliant- and marquise-cut diamonds (approx. 12.42 cts, Ref. G0A45170), a second one set with both diamonds and blue sapphires (Ref. G0A45171), and the third one set with 237 diamonds and fitted with an elegant blue satin strap (Ref. G0A45168).

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THE ART of CoLoUR Three new aventurine glass models join the Limelight Gala collection, showcasing the brand’s love for the celestial sky above our heads. Each dial is crafted from aventurine glass, a magical material that takes its name from the Italian word avventura, meaning “adventure�. Aventurine dates back to the 17th century with some of the first records coming from Murano, Venice, a town famous for its glass making. The process consists of adding copper oxide to glass to give it a mesmerising twinkle that mirrors the starry night sky. There are two Limelight Gala Aventurine Glass Dial: a 32mm case (Ref. G0A45162) adorned with 63 diamonds (approx. 1.76 ct) and a smaller 26mm case version (Ref. G0A45152) with 61 diamonds (approx. 0.92 ct), both limited to 300 pieces each. Another model, the Limelight Gala Precious Aventurine Glass Dial (Ref. G0A45180), is set with 57 diamonds (approx. 4.80 cts) using the Serti Descendu technique and limited to 200 pieces. 17


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PIAGET LIMELIGHT GALA HIGH JEWELLERY BLACK oPAL This stunning one-of-a-kind highjewellery creation (Ref. G0A45007) features a dial fitted with a rare and precious black opal. Black opals are fascinating as they reflect a myriad of bright colours when they catch the light, such as yellow, green, blue, orange and red. The colours depend on the structure of the stone, and also the angle and brightness of the light, frequently changing before our eyes. Black opals are only found in Australia and Ethiopia, making them particularly rare. Australian black opals were first found in the 19th century, where Ethiopian stones were only discovered around 15 years ago. In the present case from Australia, Piaget kept this rare and extraordinary opal for five years and waited for the perfect creation to host it. The Limelight Gala High Jewellery Black Opal highlights its black opal with the addition of 86 brilliant-cut blue sapphires (approx. 5.51 cts) and a colourful array of marquise-cut coloured gemstones that start with 58 sapphires (approx. 6.23 cts), first yellow followed with orange and 14 pink rubies (approx. 1.41 cts) in a progressive gradient of colours to create a jewel that celebrates the best of the Earth’s treasures.

For more information visit: piaget.com

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She has graced the covers of fashion magazines for decades, has been a muse to countless designers and has broken down racial barriers within the world of fashion an industry famed for being notoriously treacherous to models of colour her name is the one and only Naomi Campbell

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They said she wouldn’t last yet here we are more than thirty five years after she was first discovered and Naomi is still as in demand now as she always has been instantly recognizable as one of the world’s most

beautifully woman, her luminous chocolate skin, lush pout, smouldering eyes and legs that seemed to go on forever have proved irresistible to advertisers, editors and, most importantly fashion designers.

A muse to the legendary Gianni Versace, Azzedine Alaïa, Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen and Karl Lagerfeld, Naomi became the first black women to appear on the cover of French Vogue and the

first British black model to appear on the cover of British Vogue. A member of the original “supermodel” pack alongside the other “supers” Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, and Tatjana

Patitz, women who dominated the world of fashion and the cultural imagination more than any models

before or since. This is never more evident than when in 1993 as she walked the runway for Vivienne Westwood she fell, with media lightbulbs flashing to capture the moment Naomi can be seen bashfully

smiling at being beaten by a pair of towering platforms something unheard off as models today would be heavily chastised for and even sacked!

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But beloved as she was by the fashion luvvies, this stunning supermodel soon developed a name forherself as being somewhat of a “diva”. In 1993 she was fired from her agency, Elite Model Management, for reportedly abusing staff and clients. Then in 2000 things took an uglier turn with Campbell pleading guilty to assaulting her personal assistant after throwing a phone at her, which she blamed on anger issues brought on from her addiction to cocaine, something she had remedied with a stint in rehab. But the scandals didn’t end there, in 2007, she was found guilty of assaulting a former housekeeper and dragged through the media and in 2010 she became embroiled in a well-publicised war crimes trial against former Liberian leader Charles Taylor after she accepted a gift of “blood diamonds” from him which she thought were just “dirty rocks”. Naomi’s love life has also been just as tumultuous, but the truth of the matter is that there are not many who have tamed this mannequin’s heart. She has been linked to Spaniard Joaquín Cortés, the actor Leonardo Di Caprio, boxer Mike Tyson, Adam Clayton, musician Eric Clapton, Formula 1 supremo Flavio Briatore, actors Robert de Niro and Sylvester Stallone, Russian billionaire Vladislav Doronin and most recently former One Direction singer, Liam Payne who is 25years her junior and while a man has not managed captured this wild beauties heart one thing that does holds dear is her commitment to charity and fundraising work which surprisingly given all the column inches that Naomi has filled over the decades is something very few know about. Naomi’s notable charity work began in 2005, when she founded the charity We Love Brazil, which sells fabrics made by local women to fight poverty in Brazil, then in 2005, she founded Fashion for Relief, which raised over $1 million for Hurricane Katrina victims, and has provided millions of dollars for other victims around the world, like those of the Haiti and Japan earthquakes in 2010 and 2011. An avid supporter and promoter for the African community, Naomi’s most recent work has focused on bringing Africa to the forefront of the global fashion scene, and promoting the use of African textiles, fabrics and craftsmanship And now as she enters into her fifth decade, what does the future hold for this hardworking Londoner who is work a staggering $90million, well we can be assured that she won’t retire from fashion having publically proclaiming back in 2016 that she despises the word ‘retire’ and there’s no plan’s yet.

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Millionaire Bazaar: International Luxury Event is a new show event where those living a luxury lifestyle will be able to see and even purchase the best international luxury industry has to offer Taking place on October 2-3, 2020 in Sands Expo & Convention Center at Marina Bay Sands Singapore, Mil-

lionaire Bazaar aims to become a luxury event that gathers the key players in every segment of the luxury market

including cars, yachts, jets, watches, jewellery, travel, interior design, cosmetics, health & beauty, golf, real estate, fashion designers, fashion brands, exclusive spirits and fine food, finance and banking, family office, concierge service and exclusive incentives.

Why? Finexpo is now taking over Singapore as one of the leading Asian centers to give all visitors, exhibitors and

partners a unique opportunity to join the world of the best local and international luxury goods and services expecting more than 20 000 guests in those two days with 3 000 VIP guests.

According to Business Insider SG there are 200 000 millionaires living in Singapore nowadays. Finexpo would like to present an event not just for millionaires but for the all the people interested in this kind of a lifestyle.

The new expo event is claiming itself as the largest exhibition slash trade event in modern luxury sector where those living this lifestyle will be able to see and even purchase the best international luxury industry has to offer

gathering the key players in every segment of the market including cars, yachts, watches, jewellery, travel, interior

design, cosmetics, health & beauty, real estate, fashion designers, fashion brands, exclusive spirits and fine food, finance and private banking, and exclusive incentives.

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THE KING OF

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Beloved by many Sergio Rossi, the famous shoemaker and international icon has died from complications of COVID-19 at age 84

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Rossi’s women’s shoes are a unique example of Italian craftsmanship and ultra-femininity

The celebrated figure died on April 2 shortly after being hospitalised for the illness due to complica-

tions derived from this virus in Cesena, Italy. Born in San Mauro Pascoli, Italy, in 1935 his story is the story of a passion that started, like many artists of his generation, in a country depressed after the Second World War.

Learning the art of the shoemaking from his father a locally renowned shoemaker who worked with his brother Franco by the age of 14 Sergio had already established himself as a skilled craftsman and

enjoyed selling his hand-made sandals on the beaches of Romagna. By his early 20s, he had already taken over his father’s business.

It was in 1968 when he launched his namesake brand that his road to becoming a fashion legend began. His shoes were celebrated for their geometric patterns, their bright colours, and the slavish

care with which they were produced: famously, each shoe took 14 hours—and an epic 120 stages—to make. Amongst the most famous shoe models designed by Sergio are the Opanca sandal (launched in 1966) with the round sole and straps that wraps the foot and the more classic, Godita stiletto pump

and high heel and the chunky-heeled, more practical Virginia but it was his collaboration during the 1970’s with Gianni Versace that finally cemented his foothold as the “King of Italian footwear.” Their union, now famous, was immediately greeted with great enthusiasm by the world of fashion a union between two of Italy’s fashion geniuses, one dressmaker and one shoemaker a perfect pairing.

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Building on this success, by the 1990’s Sergio has continued to align himself with some of the most prominent names in fashion producing shoes for the Dolce & Gabbana collections (from 1989 to 1999) Azzedine Alaïa and Gucci and in doing so had became synonymous with style and luxury, while also benefitting from free advertising with one of the most notably campaigns captured by famous photographer Helmut Newton who emphasising dramatic angles from below to emphasize the long lines of the body insisted on the importance of the heel.

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In 1999, the Sergio Rossi brand was sold to the Gucci Group, now known as Kering, one of the world’s biggest luxury fashion conglomerates, before being sold by Kering to European investment house Investindustrial in 2015. Prior to his passing, Rossi had donated €100,000 to the Sacco hospital in Milan to help in the fight against coronavirus Sergio Rossi’s legacy will always be remembers as a creator of elegant footwear that brought beauty, femininity and sensuality to women and over his long career his shoes have worn by some of Hollywoods most elite with starlet such as Sharon Stone to Diane Kruger, Anne Hathaway, Nicole Kidman, Sarah Jessica Parker, Halle Barry and Cate Blanchett all wearing his stunning creations. 30 LUXURY LIVING



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SEVEN EXCEPTIONAL WATCHES

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The new Mademoiselle Prive Bouton collection by Chanel pays homage to Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel ‘s most favourite fashion accessory and the objects with which she loved to surround herself

Crafted by the greatest artisans, this collection constitutes an exclusive realm of expression for the finest forms of craftsmanship: Watchmaking, High Jewelry, and other Artistic Crafts from the world of Couture consisting of seven watches, including two exceptional pieces of fine jewelry. Inspired by the military wardrobe or even the sailor uniform, Gabrielle Chanel paid particular attention to the patterns on the buttons, which presented a very wide variety of ornaments. Much more than a simple tie, it punctuated its tailors with preciousness, becoming a distinctive sign of the Chanel allure. As Gabrielle Chanel used to say “there can be no buttons without buttonholes”, and here, the button preserves its opening function. Highlighted with a bronze-coloured leather strap, the black tweed cuff of the Mademoiselle Bouton Privé watch folds back and seals on the wrist with a button, revealing a small dial set with 316 diamonds. A pearl, a lion in sculpted gold, a camellia of diamonds, a Byzantine motif or even Gabrielle Chanel’s agate profile make up this very elegant collection. These elements illustrate the richness of the House’s symbols and its exceptional know-how.

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The piece de resistance is the Mademoiselle PrivĂŠ Bouton Ganse de diamante, limited to just 5 pieces. 18 karat yellow gold button adorned with a half white Australian cultured pearl. Outer cord in 18 carat yellow gold set with 52 brilliant-cut diamonds and inner cord in 18 carat yellow gold.

Mademoiselle PrivĂŠ Bouton Serti Neige and 18-carat yellow gold button adorned with a Byzantine motif set with a cushion-cut diamond, 4 cushion-cut diamonds, 4 pear-cut diamonds and 8 brilliant-cut diamonds.

Mademoiselle PrivĂŠ Bouton Perle in 18-carat yellow gold button IS adorned with a white Australian half-pearl. The outer cord in 18 carat yellow gold set with 52 brilliant-cut diamonds and inner cord in 18 carat yellow gold. 18-carat white gold dial set with 142 brilliant-cut diamonds . The cuff in black and gold tweed, trimmed in gold colour calfskin with black calfskin lining. Diamonds: 194 brilliant-cut diamonds

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Mademoiselle Privé Bouton Byzantin limited to 5 pieces. 18-carat yellow gold button adorned with a Byzantine motif set with a cushion-cut diamond 1.5 carat, 4 cushion-cut diamonds, 4 pear-cut diamonds and 8 brilliant-cut diamonds.

u Mademoiselle Privé Bouton Cameo limited to 5 pieces. 18 karat yellow gold button (decorated with a nicolo agate cameo representing the profile of Gabrielle Chanel. Outer cord in 18 carat yellow gold set with 52 brilliant-cut diamonds and inner cord in 18 carat yellow gold. 18-carat white gold dial set with 142 brilliant-cut diamonds. Cuff in black and gold tweed, trimmed in gold colour calfskin with black calfskin lining.

u Mademoiselle Privé Bouton Camélia limited edition of 55 pieces. 18-carat yellow gold button adorned with a camellia motif fully set with 50 brilliant-cut diamonds and one brilliantcut diamond. Outer cord in 18 carat yellow gold set with 52 brilliant-cut diamonds and inner cord in 18 carat yellow gold. 18-carat white gold dial set with 142 brilliant-cut diamonds.

u Mademoiselle Privé Bouton Lion in 18-carat yellow gold button decorated with a carved gold lion motif. Outer cord in 18 carat yellow gold set with 52 brilliant-cut diamonds and inner cord in 18 carat yellow gold. 18-carat white gold dial set with 142 brilliant-cut diamonds.



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When you’re the future queen of England, there’s no shortage of brands wanting to dress you, from zoom chat sessions to official engagements and state banquets Kate Middleton never looks anything other than flawless

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Highly regarded as the ultimate sartorial diplomat, Kate’s impeccable style choices over the years have always maintained a royal standard. She has become a style icon, loved by the nation with her fashion choices influencing on how people dress and style their hair giving rise to the term the ‘Kate Middleton effect.’ As a member of the British Royal family her fashion choices must of course follow a certain protocol but this doesn’t mean that all her style choices are designer brands, Kate also likes to mix and match high street brands. From her undying love affair with Alexander McQueen, to high street brand Max Mara we take a look at some of Kate’s favourite fashion looks.

Catherine Middleton wearing Alexander McQueen at her wedding to Prince William on 29 April 2011.

Kate recycled this stunning Alexander McQueen dress for Meghan Markles & Prince Harry’s wedding have worn it not once, but twice before to Princess Charlotte’s christening and to Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday party.

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Jenny Packham British designer Jenny Packham is known for her sophisticated, feminine styles, which makes her a perfect fit for the always-elegant Duchess of Cambridge, which is why Kate choice to introduce Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis to the world on the steps of the Lindo wing wearing a Jenny Packham design. Known to recycle her outfits Kate has also worn show-stopping gowns designed by Jenny Packham to star studded events such as the BAFTA’s, the premier of Spectre where Kate looked dazzling in a blue sheer gown and several gala dinners.

Introducing Prince Louis to the world in outside of Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in London.

Jenny Packman was also one of the Duchess ’s designers of choice when travelling abroad on state visits.

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Queen Elizabeth and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge tour the gardens

Erdem Kate first debuted an Erdem dress during a visit to Canada in 2011 and has continued to wear the designers brand on a semi-regular basis since. Helmed by Erdem Moralıoğlu a Canadian-Turkish designer who was raised in London, Erdem has become a signature It girl Brit label. Loved by celebrities and socialites alike, the designer was even floated as a possible candidate to design Meghan Markle’s 2018 wedding dress. But, as Kate has proven time and time again, Erdem who is known for his signature flower dresses appears to be the Duchesses go to guy for formal daywear. Kate recently wore Erdem at the Chelsea Flower Show where she presented her “back to nature”-themed garden to her majesty the Queen Elizabeth. 40 LUXURY LIVING


A heavily pregnant Kate wears Max Mara

Max Mara We all know that the Duchess loves a good dress coat and there is nothing more timeless than a Max Mara coat. The Italian brand is famous for their iconic 101801 camel coat that was created in 1981 and has been on the wish list of every aspiring fashionista since. Over the last few years the Duchess has worn several variations over the years, but undoubtedly the forest green belted coat she wore during her first solo engagements in Scotland is the most memorable.

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LK Bennett One of Kate’s most-beloved wardrobe item seems to be her L.K. Bennett Sledge pumps, a nude pump with a platform heel that style blog Kate Middleton Style noted she wore regularly for several years. She also seems to love the British brand’s other shoes and accessories, including coats and clutches, as well as their dresses, one of which she wore while visiting Evelina London Children’s Hospital in December of 2018. Most recently Kate and William made a surprise cameo on BBC Breakfast to talk about home schooling during the Coronavirus lockdown and it was her Breton stripped LK Bennett jumper that grabbed the media’s attention a jumper she previously wore for a visit to the Cutty Sark on to officially launch The King’s Cup competition which will take place on Friday 9th August.

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FROM WONDER & WATCHES

2020

As COVID 19 continues to wreak havoc around the world, luxury events and fairs have had to think of alternative ways to hold their events and the organizers of Geneva’s exclusive Watches & Wonders luxury fair (formerly Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie), held a virtual event instead. What is usually an extremely high-brow event which only a select few have access to, the new online platform and virtual event has in fact managed to open up access to a much larger audience ensuring that the approx. 30 brands who would have been exhibiting can still reach showcasing their stunning creations.

Here we highlight our top picks...

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ROGER DUBUIS EXCALIBUR DIABOLUS IN MACHINA Everyone knows that the devil is in the details and because creative irreverence is a temptation that Roger Dubuis finds irresistible, Excalibur Diabolus in Machina pushes sophistication to breaking point. Roger Dubuis has chosen to tune its minute repeater to the sound of the tritone, the famous “Diabolus in Musica” chord outlawed in medieval religious music, the secret key to all clever and complex melodic harmony.

The watch also packs a minute repeater, a flying tourbillon, and a host of other mechanical and design elements. The minute repeater horological complication allows the wearer to check the time using a pushpiece that activates a ring tone with a low pitch for the hours, a high pitch for the minutes, and two tones for the quarter hours. At 11 o’clock is a disc that has been skilfully blended with a Roman numeral. Marked with the words Hours, Quarters and Minutes, the disc starts to turn as soon as the minute repeater is activated, visually showing the time intervals being chimed. To achieve this, the watchmakers have enriched this second visual indication with the minute repeater’s main feeler-spindle system, which requires mechanically seeking information on the time before striking it - A unique piece. Price: $571,000

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CARTIER PASHA DE CARTIER SKELETON Pasha de Cartier has been a cult watch since its creation in 1985. An extroverted watch embracing an assertive graphic signature: a square in the circle of its dial, four bold and oversized Arabic numerals, a chained crown and a bracelet accentuated by the clous de Paris. With its distinctive codes and design, the new Pasha de Cartier watch is classic yet contemporary and remains as edgy as ever. The revamped Pasha de Cartier, which headlines this year’s collection, retains much of the charm of the original while adding a smattering of modern features, including the chained, blue spinel crown and a “QuickSwitch” interchangeable strap system. Price: $25,300.

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A. LANGE & SOEHNE ODYSSEUS In 2019, German high-horology maestro A. Lange & Soehne shook up the watch world with the introduction of its first steel sport-luxury watch on an integrated bracelet, the Odysseus. This year, Lange introduces a new case in 18k white gold version replacing the bracelet with a sporty, ventilated rubber strap—the first such wristlet ever used on a Lange timepiece. Price: $40,600

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JAEGER-LECOULTRE MASTER GRANDETRADITION GRANDE COMPLICATION The Master Grande Tradition series epitomises Jaeger-LeCoultre’s horological ingenuity and artistic creativity. This masterpiece incorporates 2 of the most romantic yet technically challenging complications in horology – a minute repeater and a celestial vault. The Orbital Flying Tourbillon embodies Jaeger LeCoultre’s mastery of astronomical complications in its celestial vault complication. In order to depicts a stunning sky-chart of the Northern Hemisphere night sky as seen from the 46th parallel – the latitude of Jaeger LeCoultre’s home, Jaeger LeCoultre talented watchmakers have invented a complex mechanism based on the sidereal day. Slightly shorter than a solar day (on which we base civil timekeeping), a sidereal day is based on Earth’s rotation measured relative to the ‘fixed’ stars, which takes precisely 23 h, 56 min and 4.1 seconds. 48 LUXURY LIVING


The sidereal day is used by astronomers to follow the apparent movement of the stars across the night sky. Indicated on the periphery of the dial are the day, date, month, and zodiac signs, which correspond with the constellation map dazzlingly, presented on the watch’s face This limited edition of just eight pieces each in rose gold and in white gold features a new aesthetic that reaffirms Jaeger-LeCoultre’s mastery of the artistic crafts. Price: Upon request. 49


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PIAGET ALTIPLANO ULTIMATE CONCEPT Since its introduction of the groundbreaking Caliber 9P back in 1957, Piaget has been at the forefront of making watches and their movements as thin as technology and style trends allow. In 2018, after four years of research and development, the watch-and-jewelry brand achieved a new level of horological slimness with the Altiplano Ultimate Concept watch, whose case was an astounding 2 mm thick. Following two years of further refinements, the model still has “Concept” in its name but is now commercially available. Among space-saving innovations are its cobalt alloy case, which also serves as the movement’s baseplate. The crown is telescoping and retractable, and its patented bridge structure is placed unconventionally over the dial, rather than beneath it. The mainspring barrel is exposed and drumless, and the balance wheel sits unconventionally on the side of the dial. Finally, the crystal is wafer thin. Perhaps most impressive, Piaget has designed the watch so that the bridges, hands, mainplate, and other elements can be color-customized. Price: Upon request. 50 LUXURY LIVING


MONTBLANC 1858 GEOSPHERE The Montblanc 1858 Geosphere watch is one of the key icons of the 1858 line with its two distinctive domed turning hemisphere globes and world time complication. This year, Montblanc presented the 1858 Geosphere in grade 5 titanium combined with a glacier blue makeover contrasting with icy white design details. Inspired by the legendary professional Minerva watches from the 1920s and 1930s which were conceived for military use and exploration, reinterpreting these legendary timepieces, the Montblanc 1858 product line expresses the spirit of mountain exploration, embodying the modern trend of returning to nature. The Montblanc 1858 Geosphere is dedicated to the world’s Seven Summit mountaineering challenge, the holy grail of mountaineering adventures. It comes in a 42 mm titanium case combined with blue and contrasting icy white design details, finding inspiration in the colours of glaciers. The timepiece features a manufacture world-time complication developed by the Montblanc watchmakers in Villeret: two domed globes, turning in opposite directions, that complete a full rotation in 24 hours. Price: $5,800. 51


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HERMES ARCEAU L’HEURE DE LA LUNE Travelling in another dimension, cosmic and dreamlike, setting foot on the moon and losing one’s sense of time and space. The Arceau L’heure de la lune watch offers a unique vision of Earth’s satellite with the simultaneous display of moon phases in both northern and southern hemispheres. Two mobile counters gravitate on a lunar, Martian or Black Sahara meteorite dial, revealing mother-of-pearl moons in step with an exclusive module, coupled with a Manufacture Hermès movement, genuine meteorite is inlaid with two mother-of-pearl moons Price: $25,200

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Hawes & Curtis Channels Italian Riviera Vibe with

SS20 CAMPAIGN For SS20 Jermyn Street brand Hawes & Curtis designs a collection that sees traditional British tailoring reinvented with an Italian flair.

The collection incorporates Hawes & Curtis’ iconic British aesthetic with contemporary Italian silhouettes and prints in

an elegant, summer palette. Both timeless and relevant, it is extremely wearable and suits the city just as well as the Riviera. Exuding a Mediterranean mood, the Italian influence can be seen in the beautifully woven fabrics, textured weaves, soft pastel palette and contemporary cuts. Available on the 6th February, the menswear collection comprises luxurious Italian blazers, beautifully tailored summer suits, exquisite silk accessories and smart separates.

The womenswear collection features luxuriously lightweight cotton shirts, the brand’s signature blouses updated with whimsical watercolours and seasonal prints and sharp executive cotton shirts that exude power and professionalism.

Touker Suleyman, CEO of Hawes & Curtis says: “The SS20 collection reinvents Hawes & Curtis’ classic formalwear in new invigorating ways to create versatile pieces that are smart, modern and perfect for the warmer seasons For more information visit: www.hawesandcurtis.co.uk

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THE TIES THAT BIND

Diamonds and Graff are synonymous with luxury and the British jeweller’s new collection, Threads pays homage to how precious these brilliant stones actually are and more importantly how creative the artisans at Graff really are

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A cool and scintillating collection Threads is a graphic design comprising of a web of interconnected diamonds, celebrating how stories are spun in a modern, ever-connected world, reflecting the powerful connections made between our lives and loved ones. Astral and angular, Graff ’s designers have reimagined classic diamond setting, featuring stones set within spontaneous, geometric threads with every delicate diamond bar inextricably linked to the next, echoing the invisible bonds that link us all. While Graff is renowned for record-breaking diamonds and exceptional unique pieces, the petite and playful collection features princess- and emerald-cut diamonds, white or yellow, nestled within a lattice of white baguette and pavé-set diamonds, seemingly random but with a stunning graphic effect with minimalist strands forming bracelets, necklaces, rings and a watch. However, this striking collection also includes limited edition high jewellery pieces featuring precious diamonds and richly coloured gemstones. “We infuse each jewel with the same dedicated care and attention,” explains Anne-Eva Geffroy, Design Director at Graff. “In every high jewellery design, the stone is the star of the show. However, we are careful to maintain the same harmonious balance, impeccable proportions and elegant silhouette across the entire collection.” This is reflected in the Thread Pendant & High Necklace Collection which features four striking designs however the stand out design is the High Thread yellow and diamond necklace. A sensational display of intricate artistry and rare coloured diamonds, this necklace is magnificent. Featuring over 74 carats of blazing white and Fancy Yellow diamonds, a remarkable network of radiant diamond fire rests upon the décolletage, each thread imperceptibly linked to its neighbour. Graff ’s master craftsmen set each jewel by hand, embraced by an almost invisible setting, to allow the potent brilliance of every gem to powerfully radiate from this graphic and contemporary diamond masterpiece

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Another stand out piece in the collection is the Thread Watch. Exquisitely crafted the Threads watch has been designed to appeal to female horology enthusiasts who appreciate that a watch must not only be elegant and wearable but also beautifully designed. A geometric stitch featuring 5.85 carats of the finest colourless diamonds, in both brilliant as well as baguette cut the watch features rows of latticed diamonds linked to each other, forming one precious thread that brings it all together in a geometric masterpiece.

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Perfectionism flows throughout the Threads collection and aside from the exquisite designs and artistry used to create such unusual construction there is also a symbolic meaning behind the collection explains Anne-Eva Geffroy, design director at Graff, Threads “is inspired by the increasingly connected nature of modern society, as each piece in the Threads collection rests like a network of gems upon the skin.� With its contemporary design and perennial elegance the Threads collection is a versatile collection delicate and effortless, modern yet timeless. .

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SIMPLICITY THAT IS FULL OF IDEAS THE NEW 2020

BMW LIFESTYLE COLLECTIONS With the slogan ‘Simplicity: the beauty of simplicity’, BMW presents innovative products for an urban lifestyle

The pleasure of driving can be experienced not only with BMW vehicles, but also with new products from the BMW Lifestyle

collections. Every spring, innovative new products are added

to the collections. The focus of all BMW collection items is on striking design and first-class, durable quality.

The core of the collections is the classic BMW COLLECTION. The design concept is modern, functional and urban – always

based on the well-known BMW vehicle design. Minimalist, timeless products provide more freedom in everyday life thanks to smart functions.

The range is supplemented by lifestyle articles such as the

BMW LOGO T-SHIRT for women with a large BMW logo

for fans of the brand. Strong, harmonious colours underline

a modern, self-confident style. In addition to subtly elegant shades such as sand and midnight navy, the trend colour orange ensures an expressive look.

The highlights of the collection include the BMW SOFT

DOWN JACKET for men and women and the BMW

CHRONOGRAPH with BMW kidney design. BMW is also introducing innovations in lifestyle accessories. In addition to the popular BMW THERMAL MUG for hot drinks, the

BMW LUNCH CUP THERMAL for muesli etc. as well as for hot meals is perfect for everyday work and leisure.

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BMW COLLECTION - CONFIDENT STYLE The BMW COLLECTION is complemented by accessories and lifestyle products created in

cooperation with first-class premium brands. Among other things, the long-standing cooperation

MONTBLANC FOR BMW uses BMW design for exquisite writing instruments, luggage and the finest leather goods (Made in Italy). This year, the

products of this cooperation feature the embossed MONTBLANC FOR BMW pattern and royal blue jacquard lining.

New products of the cooperation include the

MONTBLANC FOR BMW BACKPACK, which

is made of Italian leather with an embossed pocket. The generous compartments inside offer enough space for various utensils as well as a laptop.

The new MONTBLANC FOR BMW LIQUID POUCH made of PVC with details made of Italian

leather is also a smart addition to the existing luggage of the MONTBLANC FOR BMW cooperation.

Other products from co-operations are the

KARTELL FOR BMW RIDEON (available in EU) and the high-quality HORIZN STUDIOS FOR BMW BOARDCASE and TROLLEY.

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BMW M COLLECTION

- POWER MEETS PERFORMANCE The design of the BMW M COLLECTION reflects

the

performance

strong

combination

technologies

and

of

high-

experienced

craftsmanship, which is also a decisive factor in

the design of the BMW M vehicle models. A

strong colour scheme, modern and high-quality materials, innovative textile features and the

BMW M branding characterise the collection. The red is based on the Toronto red vehicle colour

and underlines the sporty designs of the BMW M COLLECTION. The colour of the golden BMW M brake calliper in combination with classic black creates a dynamic and high-quality look.

The highlights of the new collection include the

reversible BMW M JACKET for women, the BMW M SWEATJACKET for men with an

intelligent ‘watch window’ and the BMW M BOARDCASE in gold.

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BMW M MOTORSPORT COLLECTION – MADE FOR FANS

The BMW M MOTORSPORT COLLEC-

TION features a modern, sporty design based

on the legendary look of BMW motorsport. The unmistakable BMW M stripes in combination with black and white prominently present the new BMW M motorsport brand identity. The

self-confident branding in combination with

colour blocking and cool, graphic elements gives

the collection its modern, avant-garde character.

New highlight products in 2020 complete the collection with the BMW M MOTORSPORT PUMA LEADCAT SHOES, a sporty slip-on shoe for both men and women for the gym, at the swimming pool or simply at home.

The BMW M MOTORSPORT WATCH, a

three-hand watch with silicone strap in the distinctive BMW M motorsport design, rounds off the look for all motorsports fans.

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BMW BIKES. FIRST-CLASS DESIGN AND INNOvATIvE FuNCTIONS

The BMW BIKES are always developed in cooperation with Designworks and interpret the pleasure of driving in cycling in a very special way.

The high-quality 3T FOR BMW GRAVELBIKES in two elegant colours from the cooper-

ation with the Italian brand 3T are new for BMW BIKES. These aerodynamically designed

bikes are impressive thanks to their first-class technical features and state-of-the-art racing components. The 3T FOR BMW Gravelbikes are available in EU and US.

BMW KIDS COLLECTION

Great BMW driving fun for the little ones. The dream of owning a BMW is now becoming even more real for

the smallest BMW fans with the BMW KIDS COLLECTION.

The popular BMW BABYRACER III is getting an electric boost. The new BMW M8 GTE RIDEON and the BMW i8 RIDEON

ensure active driving pleasure. Genuine BMW engine sounds, light-

ing effects and opening doors transform children’s rooms and gardens into a racetrack. With the integrated MP3 interface for playing music and audio files, the little ones don’t have to miss out.

The BMW Lifestyle collections is now available at selected BMW dealerships.

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The most exclusive residential options are the Owner’s Residence is

Kokomo Island’s , located right on the beach, the bright, airy interior

features an open floorplan with full kitchen and dining table, butler pantry & laundry, and four bedrooms each with their own en-suite bathroom. Adjacent to the main residence is a Teenage Recreation

area with 4 additional beds, ideal for the entire family. Take a dip in

the private plunge pool or enjoy a fresh barbeque meal on the terrace. An in-house chef, butler, and nanny are also available.

Culinary delights indulge your senses with locally sourced produce

transformed into decadent gourmet meals. Renowned guest chefs come to visit and inspire seasonally refreshed menus that promise to

tantalise the taste buds. Tropical fruits and organic vegetables are grown right on the island, and all fish, shellfish, and meats are locally sourced

or caught daily. For more casual fare, the Beach Shack restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Enjoy a fruity cocktail or

carefully crafted cheese board at the Poolside café, or sample grilled prawns at a special Chef ’s barbeque. There are also plenty of options

for private dining, including a romantic dinner for two at a special location overlooking the ocean or a fully-catered in-villa dinner for

the whole family. For an additional cost, a private island picnic can be arranged to complement a daytime adventure.

With kaleidoscopic Astrolabe Reef edging this beach retreat, you

won’t have to go far to experience one of the world’s biggest and most beautiful coral beds. The fourth largest reef in the world, the Great Astrolabe encircles the celestial Kadavu island group creating a

natural protective lagoon Kokomo Private Island sits just on the edge of this small group of islands providing direct access to the reef.

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Remote and untouched the Astrolabe Reef is famous for offering some of the best diving, snorkelling, and fishing on the planet, just a few of the many water based activities you

can partake in at Kokomo Private Island. Only metres from the shore, you’ll discover the reef ’s spectacle of colours, diversity of marine life and wondrous coral gardens. The more adventurous traveller need only venture a little further to encounter turtles, swim with manta rays and admire the majesty of whales, during the season.

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Opening later this year, AJWA Cappadocia, in the province of

Nevşehir, Turkey celebrates the Cappadocia’s natural and cultural heritage and has been designed to recreate the historical Keravansaray

experience. Set across three buildings, the hotel will feature 98 decora-

tive guest rooms, an experiential concept restaurant, kids club, a small farm and a beautifully landscaped garden.

True to the area’s famous rocky and cavernous landscape, AJWA Cap-

padocia will introduce nine luxury Cave Suites within the estate. Due to its exceptional location, AJWA Cappdocia has direct access to the

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escape to a contempoRaRy caRiBBean HideWay

Wymara Resort & Villas is a privately-owned resort in Turks & Caicos located on Grace Bay Beach in Providenciales, which is often referred to as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Boutique in look and feel, the resort comprises just 91 guestrooms and suites, two restaurants, a

full-service spa with daily fitness classes and an array of water sport activities. Guests looking for the ultimate private escape will love the recently launched standalone villas which sit just two miles away

from the resort. Unlike anything else on the island, each offers modern indoor-outdoor architecture, an ocean view infinity pool, overwater swimming platforms and uninterrupted panoramic views of

the shallow waters of Turtle Tail. Seven villas are available to book now with plans for an additional five to join the inventory by the end of 2020.

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The state-of-the-art four and five-bedroom villas, which launched in June 2018, have been thought-

fully designed by English architects Simon Nicholls and Chris Davies of Coast, who have created spacious indoor and outdoor living areas that make the most of the natural light. Each villa has an ocean view infinity pool and courtyard waterfall pool as well as an over water swim and sunbathing platform suspended over the impossibly blue water. A sunken firepit provides the perfect space to

enjoy a night cap following a delicious BBQ prepared by a private chef, available on request. As well

as enjoying access to all the main resort’s facilities via the complimentary on-demand transfer ser-

vices, guests also have their own on-site villa manager, concierge, private chef and 24-hour security. From April 2020, villa residents will have access to a brand-new recreational area, exclusively avail-

able for villa residents only. This will include a state-of-the-art gym, tennis court, basketball hoop, steam room, sauna, game room, heated whirlpool, bocce ball court and a 25-metre swimming pool. For more information visit: www.wymararesortandvillas.com

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espeRience a magicaL FLoating paLace in tHe middLe oF Lake picHoLa in UdaipUR, onLy accessiBLe By Boat Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur, is one the most romantic hotel in the world built in 1746 as the

pleasure palace of Maharana Jagat Singh II. Taj Lake Palace is one of the most recognisable residences in the world, since it has been featured in many films and TV serials, most notably, Octopussy and The Jewel in The Crown

This 270-year-old white marble palace floats like a mirage in the middle of Lake Pichola

and looks dazzling from the shore, making it one of the most private and exclusive hotspots in the world. Reached by a short boat ride, it was built as a summer retreat by Maharana Jagjit Singh who ruled Udaipur in the 17th century.

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Recently it has undergone major refurbishment which has gone a long way to restore its

palatial feel with marble floors and rich furnishings, making incredibly opulent and ideal for an unforgettable Indian escape. Meals can be enjoyed from Jharokha – an informal allday restaurant serving both buffet and a la carte from around the world, Neel Kahal – a fine dining option specialising in signature Rajasthani food which overlooks the famous lily pond and Bhairo – a breath taking rooftop contemporary western cuisine restaurant offer-

ing scintillating views of the beautifully lit Palace of the King of Mewar and the sparkling waters of Lake Pichola.

Special experiences at Taj Lake Palace include the in-house fortune teller who is available each afternoon to read guests palms, beautiful traditional dance performances each evening

to be enjoyed alongside cocktails and snacks and relaxing treatments onboard the hotels exclusive Jiva Spa Boat.

For more information visit : www.tajhotels.com

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Aristi Mountain Resort and Villas is the perfect location for travellers who are looking for some adventure as well as some relaxation. An “off the beaten track” location; it’s an alternative Greek holiday compared to the usual beach

getaway but is a welcomed change. Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas is not only home to luxurious accommodation, but a wild and rugged landscape - a perfect playground for adventure seekers who wish to explore their surround-

ings and do something different on their holidays. The plunging Gorge of Vikos and enchanting Towers of Astraka are punctuated by the crystal clear Voidomatis River, the ideal backdrop for a host of outdoor pursuits includes rafting, cannoning, horse-riding and mountain biking.

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Situated in west Zagori, Epirus in north-western Greece, Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas is home to luxurious accommodation set within a wild and

rugged landscape. Hardly on the tourist radar and untouched by even the most experienced trekkers, Aristi Mountain Resort plays host to an abundance of beautiful hiking routes, perfect for an active summer getaway. For more information visit : www.aristi.eu

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tHe spectacULaR BeacHes oF LomBok The Legian Sire, Lombok will launch in August 2020, making Lombok and the neighbouring Gili Islands more accessible than ever for the discerning

traveller, offering diverse, cultural experiences within the island, which still remains remarkably untouched by tourism. Located on the beautiful 3.8-kilo-

metre Sire Beach, the 45-suite and 15-villa boutique resort has staggering views of the Gili Islands and Lombok’s Mount Rinjani.

The hotel interiors are by Studio Affandy & Yeo, boutique design studio whose founders Agnes Affandy and Shaun Yeo are prodigies of Jaya Ibrahim (interior designer of sister property The Legian Seminyak, Bali) and architecture is

by award-winning ESA International, headed up by Indonesian talent Putu

Edy Semara – celebrating local culture and craftsmanship. The hotel opening will also help put Lombok on the map for wellness travellers, thanks to LHM’s innovative Wellness by The Legian concept, including an Apothecary Bar, with fresh all-natural, organic ingredients including Lombok volcanic

clay. Guests can sample sea-and-farm-to-table fare at signature eatery, The Restaurant, relaxed Italian plates at The Cucina and delicious dishes at The Vegetarian – the first vegetarian restaurant in Lombok.

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A destination making a come back with the opening of the Legian Sire in August 2020 Lombok is far from a fly and flop destination and during a stay, The Legian Sire guests will embark on snorkelling excursions to the neighbouring Gili

Islands, hike to local waterfalls and across paddy fields, discover the local wild-

life and get a taste of the local culture with a visit Lombok’s oldest mosque, Bayan Belek, built in 1634.

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We’ve all been living in a bubble for the past few months following the worldwide COVID19 pandemic so in keeping with this new lifestyle choice what better way to experience a luxury beach holiday than within a bubble tent under the stars on a glorious Maldivian beach

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Opened in 2016, Finolhu is one of the best beach resorts in Maldives. A chic island resort, located in the Maldives’ Baa Atoll a UNESCO world biosphere it stretches across four islands with beaches

about two kilometres long. Located on a secluded spot away from the hustle and bustle of the main resort Beach Bubble is a transparent, inflatable dome that encloses a luxurious hotel room. Conceived

and custom-designed by the guys behind ‘Eye In The Sky’ the transparent inflatable bubble is a unique, inspiring environment where guests can enjoy an incredible, closer-to-nature experience without compromising on high-spec design and luxurious creature comforts.

Constructed using super-strong, high tech polyester fabric, Bubble Tent provides a UV-protected, fully waterproof, climate-controlled cocoon where from the comfort of the four-poster bed or oversize

wingback chair guests can spend the evening stargazing or watch in wonder as the sun rises. The bubble is air-conditioned and even has WiFi.

The interiors feature custom-fitted wooden floors and bespoke furnishings, and a separate adjoining bubble bathroom with WC and shower which is accessible via a zipper door from the central bubble.

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Along with sister resort Amilla Fushi, ¬Finolhu is styled as an eclectic retreat for the “fun-loving beach-erati” with DJs, live acts and parties

staged around a groovy central pool precinct scattered with lounger beds, ¬Finolhu comprises 125 villas, each with direct beach, sea or lagoon access, some with private freshwater pools.

Food options range the gamut from Vietnamese to a toes-in-the-sand Fish & Crab shack. The Gidget vibe continues in the day spa where treatments take place in chandel¬ier-strung, pastel-hued huts.

The Dream Eclipse experience is $US600 ($825) a couple for one night in the Beach Bubble with dinner and breakfast. For more information visit: www.finolhu.com

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Baggage allowance is also an added bonus allowing for flexibility; to take increased excess, oversized bags, golf clubs, ski equipment and fragile items. Pets can also be transported on jets offering peace of mind as they can safely and happily be transported in the cabin alongside you as opposed to being stored in a cold commercial hold.

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WIND DOWN

AT WINDJAMMER LANDING VILLA BEACH RESORT Tucked away on a lush hillside along the cobalt Caribbean Sea, Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort is unlike any destination you’ve witnessed. Bringing to mind the beauty and charm of a picturesque Mediterranean village, our stunning island retreat beckons with secluded villas, luxury amenities, and friendly Lucian hospitality


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The resort’s 201 guest rooms and villas range from stylish and contemporary waterfront villas to beachfront suites steps from the water’s edge and charming hillside rooms each designed to offer its guests beautiful views

across Labrolette Bay and the Caribbean Sea. Windjammer Landing’s spectacular two to four-bedroom villas feature luxury amenities such as

private plunge pools or private terraces. Its larger villas offer full kitchens with services of a dedicated chef available on request.


With complimentary windsurfing, Hobie Cat sailing, kayaking, snorkelling, paddle board-

ing, pedal boating, day and night tennis, 24-hour fitness centre access, and water aerobics guests are encouraged to be as busy or relaxed as they like. Motorised water sports and scuba

diving are also available and the St Lucia Golf and Country Club’s 18-hole course is just a

25-minute drive away. At the end of an action-packed day, Windjammer’s Spa provides the perfect tranquil setting to relax and unwind.

For younger guests, the Jacquot Kids Club offers a fun-filled daily programme of activities for children aged from 4 to 12, while teens can participate in escorted outings both at the resort and further afield.

Postcard perfect sunsets and a host of romantic ceremony venues make Windjammer Landing a dream wedding and honeymoon destination. The resort’s dedicated team of professional event specialists offer bespoke services to ensure no detail is overlooked, whether

couples are looking to say a simple ‘I Do’ for two on the sand, or host a large party for family and friends in one of the villas on the hill.

An array of restaurants and bars cater to the most discerning palates offering everything from elegant dining to more casual tropical tastes either beachside or nestled in the hillsides overlooking the bay. Those looking for something truly special can book a private dining experience with their own in-villa chef and a personalised menu. An optional all-inclusive

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For those who can tear themselves away from the myriad attractions

at the resort, Windjammer Landing is the perfect base from which to

explore the incredible attractions the island of St Lucia has to offer. Enjoy St Lucia’s natural beauty with a scenic island cruise, rainforest

excursion or thrilling adventure zip-lining through the forest canopy. Climb the Gros Piton, the tallest of the island’s iconic twin peaks The Pitons - a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy dolphin and

whale watching, a helicopter tour or horseback riding on the beach. The sulphur springs, Pigeon Point, Marigot Bay, Castries Market and

Rodney Bay are all within reach and easily booked through Jammin’ Tours, the resort’s own excursion team.


Rooms at Windjammer Landing start at US$266.00 per night with Villas starting at US$448.00. For more information and reservations, visit www.windjammer-landing.com


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ULTRA-LUxURy in MOnTEnEgRO Luxury resort group One&Only to open its first resort in Europe

Situated on the west side of Montenegro One&Only’s hotly anticipated One&Only Portonovi in Montenegro will begin to welcome guests from October 2020. The ultra-luxury resort will be One&Only’s

first in Europe and is set to become the most fashionable destination on the Adriatic. This ultimate resort

will include Chenot Espace - a first-of-its-kind wellness concept for guests looking to lead a more active, healthy and balanced life, as well as Sabia by Giorgio Locatelli - one of the finest Italian chefs in the world. One&Only Portonovi sits at the entrance of the wild and beautiful Boka Bay, a sheltered idyll on Mon-

tenegro’s Adriatic coast, surrounded by spectacular mountains. The nautical playground is adjacent to the

UNESCO World Heritage site of Kotor and a 238-berth superyacht marina and helipad. Portonovi is

designed on an impressive scale to reflect the architectural style of the old Venetian palaces of the region including grand facades, majestic colonnades, signature red terracotta roofs, gardens and an extraordinary array of indoor and outdoor pools. A private sandy beach will rival the finest of the Mediterranean.

At the centre of the resort is Chenot Espace, offering pioneering treatments scientifically designed to en-

hance guests’ vitality and optimum health. The culinary experience, led by executive chef Nancy Kinchela, includes refined Italian dishes with a focus on wellness from Giorgio Locatelli at Sabia, Asian fusion dining at Tapasake and farm-to-table fresh Montenegrin cuisine. Tapasake Club will be the energetic soul of

the resort, where guests can lounge by the pool and experience the atmosphere building during the day, culminating in performances by legendary DJs.


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AccommodAtion All One&Only Portonovi’s elegant guest rooms, suites and villas will be positioned for guests

to enjoy magnificent views of the surrounding marina, bay and mountains, with various interconnecting options and clusters for groups and families seeking flexible space. The spacious

113 guest rooms will feature sleek, modern fireplaces for cooler nights, expansive bathrooms the same size as the bedrooms with space to recline and lounge, as well as large floor-to-ceiling windows and terraces for guests to relax against the backdrop of the mountain and bay views.

One&Only Portonovi’s Suite One is a one-bedroom presidential suite with a private wine cellar which guests can choose to stock with their personal selection of 268 bottles of wine from Europe

and the region, an outdoor dining area seating up to twelve people with sublime views of the mountains and bay, indoor and outdoor fireplaces and a separate butler entrance.

The resort will offer two secluded expansive villas; the three-bedroom Villa One (463m² interior and 1,750m² outdoor space) and two-bedroom Villa Two (218m² interior and 930m² outdoor space). Each villa is set in its own fragrant garden with an outdoor shower and private pool, as

well as a hydrotherapy pool with six massage stations, and incredible sunset views over the Adriatic Sea, all paired with exceptional service from a dedicated team of butlers, chefs and valets.



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cuisine And mixology One&Only Portonovi is set to become the dining destination on the Adriatic coast with a variety of distinctive, world-class culinary experiences. Sabia by Giorgio Locatelli, the Michelin-star chef ’s first restaurant in the region, will serve Riviera-style Southern Italian cuisine with a focus on fresh seafood and vegetables and a Raw Bar offering organic crudo and fresh mozzarella. Tapasake Club will be a relaxed yet vibrant pool club serving contemporary pan-

Asian, tapas-style fusion cuisine, with its own sake bar and regular DJ sets. La Veranda will champion locally sourced ingredients and Montenegrin-inspired cooking styles, with an open kitchen and live cooking stations. Located in

the Lobby, Caminetti Bar will welcome guests with expansive views over the terrace, gardens and sea, providing an

extensive beverage list – ideal for an aperitif or post dinner cocktail - as well as afternoon tea and modern bites. Finally, a selection of bespoke in-room dining experiences will also be available 24 hours a day.


Wellness in pArtnership With chenot Following an exclusive global partnership with leading health and wellness expert brand Chenot, One&Only Portonovi will be the first One&Only resort to offer Chenot Espace, a transformative journey of detoxing and resetting the body based on the renowned and established Chenot Method®. Chenot’s pioneering approach to wellness combines the latest scientific advances with the best in Chinese and traditional medicines. Chenot Espace at One&Only Portonovi will enable guests to understand what is aging their body and how to set new pathways to

positively improve performance and wellbeing resulting in increased vitality. Following an initial stage of consulta-

tion and advanced diagnostic tests by medical professionals, guests will receive a bespoke programme, involving nu-

tritional consultations, detox menus, fitness schedules, targeted spa treatments, stress relieving activities and more. Programme options will include Advanced and Fundamental Detoxes (six days/seven nights) for deep purification of the body, as well as shorter options for guests looking for a blend of wellness and relaxation such as three-day

Detox or Fitness Programmes, a four-day De-stress and Re-charge, and a two-day Weekend Spa Package. Guests will also be offered individual Chenot Espace treatments curated by the expert practitioners.

A selection of guest rooms and suites are located directly above the spa, offering privacy and easy access for those

taking part in more intensive or longer treatment programmes. Chenot Espace will include hydrotherapy and cryo-

therapy facilities, sauna, steam room, indoor pool and relaxation areas. In addition, the year-round destination resort will also offer an Oriental Hamman, a hair salon and the men’s grooming salon, Barber&Blade.


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ExpEriEncEs One&Only Portonovi is a nautical playground waiting to be discovered. Guests can cruise the dramatic Adriatic coastline by yacht or speedboat, or learn to dive or sail through the clear, calm waters. World-Heritage sites, abandoned fortresses and hidden beaches can all be explored, such as the impeccably preserved medieval towns of Perast and Kotor, the fascinating islands of Our Lady of the Rocks and unspoilt National Parks, rich with local

culture and folklore. Montenegro’s diverse landscape is compact and easily accessible and guests can enjoy a variety of activities and scenery within just one day.

A number of activities will be available across the resort for guests of all ages, including KidsOnly and OneTribe for children and teenagers. A Tennis Club with two floodlit


courts will provide the finest facilities for tennis enthusiasts of all levels, while a state-of-

the-art Fitness Centre will offer private one-on-one training sessions, as well as movement

and exercise classes and the latest Technogym™ equipment. Alternatively, guests can take advantage of a number of running routes through extraordinary landscapes, with scheduled

guided sessions taking place every week. For guests seeking a mindful exercise, the resort will offer yoga classes surrounded by the magnificent vistas of Boka Bay.

Beautiful pools will be sprinkled throughout the resort, including a family pool, the

dynamic Tapasake Club pool, temperate pools, an indoor spa pool, and private pools for villas and guestroom clusters. The private and secluded sandy beach overlooking the bay

will feature One&Only signature experiences, as well as refreshing drinks and cocktails, and beach-side, casual dining to be enjoyed in the tranquil and laid-back surroundings.


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privAte homes One&Only private Homes will offer access to their own sandy beach

and jetty, individual pools and private, internal Venetian courtyards. Three and four-bedroom options will be available to purchase for guests that wish to call One&Only portonovi home. For more information or reservations, please visit: oneandonlyresorts.com.



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GLOBAL GIVING The Coronavirus has sparked an unprecedented level of philanthropy as never seen before

Coronavirus took most of us – governments, businesses and individuals – by sur-

prise. Feelings of anxiety and fear have spread across parliaments, board rooms

and our homes. But many philanthropists, seasoned and novice have taken important action to help those in need.

To date it has been reported that philanthropic giving to combat the coronavirus has reached unprecedented levels, already topping US$1 billion (£816 million)

across the world. This is a huge amount compared to the sums donated in response to other catastrophes, including Ebola (US$362 million) and Hurricane

Harvey (US$341 million). But then the scale of this crisis is so much larger than anything else we have seen before.

A large amount of the most generous private donating has been given by wealthy enterprising families in a type of philanthropy known as “family giving”. This

kind of giving can be extraordinarily effective in the context of a disaster relief, partly because family businesses are often better able than other types of com-

panies to quickly gather owners, board members and executives to respond to a disaster. They also tend to have a more informal decision-making process which can allow a flexible and agile response.

Indeed, the fact that most governments are shifting into “crisis mode” is in part

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similar to those of an owner-led family firm. And many of these families are actively supporting their communities as coronavirus continues to spread.

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HOW LUXURY BRANDS RESPONDED TO COVID-19 In Italy, one of the worst affected countries in the coronavirus pandemic, the Agnelli family, an

Italian business dynasty mainly associated with the car industry, made a €10 million (£8.8 million)

donation to the Italian Civil Protection Department and to local agencies that provide health care and social assistance in the region of Piedmont. The family has also used its companies to become directly involved in purchasing medical equipment, distributing food and medicine, and supporting distance teaching schemes in schools.

In France, the family-owned luxury goods group LVMH (owner of brands including Christian Dior, Givenchy, Prada and Bulgari) has converted three cosmetics factories for the large-scale production of hand sanitiser, which it will distribute to French hospitals. It has also given 40m face and surgical masks to be distributed amongst French healthcare workers, and contributed £1.9m to The Red

Cross Society in China when the coronavirus outbreak first occurred in January. In Italy the fashion

house acted swiftly donating six intensive care units to three of Milan’s biggest hospitals: San Raffaele, Sacco and children’s hospital Vittore Buzzi, its Prada brand also helped produce 80,000 hospi-

tal gowns and 110,000 surgical masks following a call for help from the Tuscany region, made using a breathable, non-woven propylene fabric.

Elsewhere, Swiss family-run health care giant Roche was among the first to help develop a new test for coronavirus which it hopes will dramatically increase capacity to detect the virus and luxury beau-

ty brand Estée Lauder has donated $2 million to help Doctors Without Borders, which has deployed

its volunteers to work in countries that currently lack sufficient resources to tackle coronavirus. The

brand has also responded to the worldwide shortage of hand sanitiser by reopening a factory in New York to produce hydroalcoholic gel for high-risk groups and medical staff at Melville, New York and UK- front-line workers.

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Well known wealthy individuals have also decided to act. A group of Italian billionaires including

Giorgio Armani, Remo Ruffini and Silvio Berlusconi have pledged more than US$45 million to fight coronavirus in their country.

In the world of sport, basketball players like Zion Williamson and Blake Griffin were among those

who promised to cover salaries for employees who lost their income after play was suspended. Other athletes from the sports world are also supporting a coronavirus fundraiser.

Luxury automakers have also joined the fight part of Lamborghini’s Sant’Agata facilities in Bologna which is normally used to trim Alcantara leather for models such as the Urus and Aventador have been utilised to manufacture 1,000 surgical masks daily along with protective shields.

Likewise top marque Rolls Royce answered the British government call to arms to use their factories and know how to help produce medical ventilators

Among the super wealthy, Bill Gates, who previously warned of the disastrous effects of viruses, has

committed around US$100 million to help combat coronavirus around the world and China’s richest

man, Jack Ma has given 100m yuan (£11.5 million) through his foundation to help fund vaccine de-

velopment. He is has also made a donation of a total of 1.1 million testing kits, six million masks, and 60,000 protective suits and face shields to help the continent in its fight against the new coronavirus last week. Mukesh Ambani, the richest man in India, donated ₹500 crore ($66.7 million) to India’s

coronavirus aid while Former hedge fund manager George Soros pledged €2 million ($2.2 million) to two different causes; firstly the municipal government of Soros’ native Budapest provide for the Hungarian capital’s elderly and homeless populations and secondly to Milan to help the Italian city end and recover from its devastating coronavirus outbreak.

One of the most generous amounts donated was that of Twitter and Square cofounder Jack Dorsey

who donated $1 billion to coronavirus relief efforts which amounts to nearly a third of his net worth.

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THANKLESS GESTURE Whilst large sums of money have been donated to tackle the coronavirus large amounts of private wealth

will be required to tackle the long-term consequences. Beyond the medical crisis, there will be a range of serious issues that arise from this pandemic, including food

insecurity, the loss of jobs, and various challenges related to education and mental health.

It’s also worth bearing in mind that philanthropic plans

don’t always go to plan - done incorrectly, they can lead

to backlash and unintended negative consequences, such as when promises to fund repairs for Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris led to widespread criticism and questions over privilege and power.

Yet philanthropists - particularly enterprising families

and businesses - have played an essential role in facing

these issues thanks to their ability to provide spontaneous support. Looking ahead, they will need to prepare

flexible and sustainable funding models that will help

build resilience for future catastrophes. Fortunately, many large scale donors don’t wait to be asked for help.

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The Royal Connections behind 2020’s most vivacious pen

As a brand that has made its name creating pens for the rich and powerful, Montegrappa is no stranger to royalty. But the luxury brand was delighted to receive the opportunity to work with Sarah, Duchess of York creating what some may say the most vivacious writing silhouette of 2020

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Slender lines, rich colours and smooth writing are the

hallmarks of a new pen created by the Duchess togeth-

er with Italy’s flagship pen brand Montegrappa. “Our collaboration came about after a chance introduction

through a mutual friend,” explains Giuseppe Aquila, owner and Creative Director of Montegrappa. “She

came to visit us in Bassano del Grappa, and it was in our gardens that the idea began to germinate.”

Aquila is referring to Duchess, the maker’s newest

limited-edition pen. The new collection is unasham-

edly pretty, combining 0.925 sterling silver with an 18K gold nib adorned with the personal monogram of Sarah, Duchess of York. The glittering colours of Duchess

come from her choice to use celluloid – a supple, organically textured material that loves to be held. There are

three colours available in small, individually numbered batches of only 100 pieces.

Aquila explains how they decided to let each of the col-

ours be inspired by a different natural kingdom. “Garden

uses a summery yellow with a chrysanthemum motif.” Other colours in the collection are an autumnal orange for Forest and Ocean, represented by Mediterranean

blue. Each features its own ornamental frieze engraving on its silver trims. As Aquila points out: “many of our craftspeople are jewellery artisans in their own right.”

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Fountain pens may not be Instagram’s most-shared accessories, but they have been steadily coming back into fashion in recent years. Recent public endorsees of Montegrappa have included Hollywood glitterati, artists and, of course, writers. For luxury writing instruments of this calibre, the highest levels of workmanship are a must, and Montegrappa has been part of Italy’s luxury landscape for more than a century.

Limited Edition 1 Tears of the Moon

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Beautiful packaging is another important ingredient, and it is here that Sarah was able to add another, even more personal touch to the project. A special portfolio carry case features concertinaed pockets delivered with a series of postcards photographed by the Duchess herself. Images captured on her travels delve into each of the three realms of nature, and are paired with a wistful selection of her favourite quotes. “It’s a really delightful touch that made this collaboration feel like a true meeting of minds,” says Aquila.

Duchess is now available at fine writing dealers and via Montegrappa’s online boutique priced from €1,995.00 For more information visit: www.montegrappa.com

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Etiquette The Essential Cigar

Whether you’re trying to look cool, bag a powerful client of simply want to just give it a go, there’s an art to cigar smoking and knowing what to do versus what not to do can make the process of a first-time smoke go smoothly

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Smoking cigars has become increasingly popular as favourite pastime for both men and women but if you’ve never smoked

one before, it’s not hard to seem like a novice. There’s an art to

cigar smoking so whether you’re a cigar “newbie” or just want to make sure you’re following cigar smoking protocol, you can

get it all done by understanding a few simple cigar rules. Here are a few tips to steer you in the right direction.

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1. KNOW YOUR CIGARS They say a good cigar is like a good wine and the first step in proper cigar

etiquette is to have an idea of the different cigar selections so you can

develop a preference. Just as you have to get familiar with various wines to know what you like, you have to take time to know your cigars. Cigars

come in different sizes, shapes and flavours. According to a 2017 study from the Tobacco Regulatory Science Journal, most popular flavours of

cigars are fruit-based and accounted for over half of the cigars purchased. Some popular fruit flavours include melon and strawberry. 2. CUT IT RIGHT Before you can enjoy your first puff your cigar has to be cut, you’ll need

to use a genuine cigar cutter such as a cigar punch, double blade cutter, or a V-cutter. There should never be any excuse for the use of a Stanley or pen knife, and an ultimate faux pas would be to bite-off the cap - it’s just uncouth.

There are a variety of cutting styles for different purposes, including the punch cutter and the v-cutter methods. Punch cutters punch a hole into the cigar and minimizes the amount of tobacco in the mouth. They are easy to use and great for cigars with mixed fillers. V-cutters create a

notched hole in the cigar and are ideal for cigars with small rings for an intense experience. But the “guillotine” or straight cutter method is great for beginners because it’s a straight cut that offers a less intense experience than other cutting styles.

Cut the cigar correctly by clipping the cigar’s end. Make sure you cut the

ends with a firm and fast motion so you can prevent tears and snags in

your cigar. The smaller the cut of the cigar the stronger your experience is.

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3. DON’T HOLD THE CIGAR IN YOUR MOUTH When you are lighting the foot of your stogie, don’t rush things and ensure you hold the flame as far away

from the foot as you can get away that still allows your cigar’s tobacco to char. For torch lighter users, take

extra precaution, as your cigar can quickly become a wreck if you get too close with one of these flames.

Your cigar should remain in your hand, not in your mouth, when lighting as this gives you full scope in terms of what you are doing. Once the foot takes on a red glow, gently blow on the glowing area which will help to spread the heat evenly. Expect to put in some extra toasting on some brands, particularly for

those who have selected a cigar with a lot of oily ligero tobacco as part of their blend; the black-looking leaves, in case you needed to know.

The notes to take away here are to relax, and show attention to detail. If you just whip it out, stick it in your mouth and light up cigarette-esque, overcooking can occur, more often than not resulting in a less than impressive light, paired with an undesirable bitter smoke. 4. DON’T INHALE Cigars aren’t cigarettes, so don’t bother inhale cigar smoke. Smoking cigars is about savouring the aroma

and flavours, not getting a heightened dose of nicotine. Cigars also hold more tobacco than cigarettes. In a typical cigar, you can expect about 1 to 20 grams of tobacco, compared to just one gram of tobacco in cigarettes.

5. EXTINGUISHING YOUR CIGAR There are some who want to savour everything they can from their cigar smoking it all the way down to the very last point possible. However, this isn’t always a good thing to do as the flavour can be lost, and

although it is perfectly fine, you don’t want to be drawing on a smoke that has begun to turn bitter within in the last inch or so.

One thing to bear in mind is that a cigar is not cigarette so once you have reached the end of your cigar, all you should do is lay the butt in the ashtray saddle and your stogie will extinguish by itself. If you

proceed to snuff it out personally, it will cause a sour odour to arise as well as leaving an unsightly mess.

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INTRODUCING THE

CAMACHO LIBERTY SERIES 2020

Now 18 years strong, the Camacho Liberty Series is one of the most highly anticipated annual releases for collectors and aficionados of bold, full frontal cigars Launched to commemorate the July 4th holiday to honour the birth and history of the United States, this special series is like no other. This year’s blend is a bold Gordo box-pressed cigar that utilizes four different prim-

ings of tobacco, which come from a single farm and single vintage. Aged for four years, this distinct blend truly showcases the versatile and multitude of flavours that can be achieved when utilizing this incredible varietal.

The packaging mirrors the rich characteristics of the cigar, and the American heritage for which it celebrates, with the United States emblem of the bald eagle that represents long life and great strength.

The Camacho Liberty Series 2020 provides a bold, complex, yet smooth smoking experience sure to excite

every patriotic cigar enthusiast. Opening up with notes of sweet wood, cedar, walnuts, the cigar further devel-

ops in complexity and flavour with added hints of cinnamon and sweetness. A great medium to full bodied smoking experience that will leave you wanting more.

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TO BODLY GO! MB&F + L’EPEE 1839 UNVEIL THE NEW STARFLEET EXPLORER

Six years after the launch of the Starfleet Machine, the first clock co-created by MB&F and L’Epée 1839, a new expedition is underway. The space station returns in 2020, in a more compact size and enhanced with bright colours, accompanied by a fleet of three small spacecraft exploring the universe; it rightfully bears the name of Starfleet Explorer. Designed by MB&F, the Starfleet Explorer is an intergalactic spaceship-cum-table clock crafted by L’Epée 1839, the last remaining Swiss manufacture specialised in high-end table clocks. Not only does it display the hours and minutes, it also features an animation in which three spacecraft perform a five-minute orbit of the station. The highly visible, superlatively finished in-house movement boasts an exceptional eight-day power reserve. The mechanism can be manually wound using a double-ended key serving to wind the movement as well as to set the time. A TABLE CLOCK LIKE NO OTHER! The Starfleet Explorer is a table clock, featuring essentially the same mechanisms as a wristwatch, only larger: gear train, mainspring barrel, balance wheel, escape wheel and pallet-lever. L’Epée 1839’s regulator also features an Incabloc shock protection system, something generally only seen in wristwatches, which minimises the risk of damage when the clock is being transported. One might be tempted to think that the more substantial size of the components simplifies work. Larger components, however, make finely finishing the movement much more difficult to handle than finishing a wristwatch, because of the bigger surface areas. Hours and minutes are indicated by means of two discs, along with an aperture and a brightlycoloured hand. More specifically, the minutes on a revolving radar dish are read off when they appear through the centre of a fixed metal aperture, satin-brushed by hand and anodised, that follows the dome’s curved contours.

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The hours disc placed just below remains motionless. An hour hand – likewise satinbrushed and anodised – indicates the hour by spinning in its place and performing a complete turn around the disc in 12 hours. Starfleet Explorer also features a significantly original new element in the form of three tiny spacecraft, lined up along the same axis at regular intervals and placed inside the actual Starfleet movement, the heart of the mechanism, around which they revolve at a rate of one full turn every five minutes: a space exploration guided by the mothership. The Starfleet Explorer’s movement is placed horizontally, but its escapement is vertically positioned. The impeccably finished stainless stain or palladium-treated brass components (with the exception of the 11 jewels) are designed and manufactured in the L’Epee 1839 Swiss atelier. The gears and mainspring barrel are on full display thanks to the skeletonised mainplate and concentric C-shaped external structure. The Starfleet Explorer can rest on both ends of its vertical landing gear; a useful feature when turning it over to wind the mainspring and set the time. It can also be leant sideways so as to offer a different view of the intergalactic horological station.

Starfleet Explorer is launched as three limited editions of 99 pieces each in blue, green and red proved from $10,500.00 each

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LOUIS VUITTON DEBUTS STYLISH LE BABYFOOT FOOTBALL TABLE

The new Le Babyfoot foosball (Which is French for “football”) table blends hand-crafted luxury with the classic game and the results are simply amazing.

Available as a made-to-order commission and utilizing the skills and craftsmanship of the houses trunks, Le Babyfoot is made from wood and offered

in three signature colour way with the standard monogram to monogram eclipse and “Damier Graphite.” Other versions of the Le Babyfoot are trimmed in Epi leather and come in colours including cyan, pistachio and fuchsia as well as a bi-coloured caramel and white in smooth leather.

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In a somewhat surprising move, Louis Vuitton has introduced a top-of-the-line gaming table that blends top-end design with classic bar entertainment recalling the history of Louis Vuitton from 1896 to present day

Inside, the hand painted players draw inspiration from Louis Vuitton’s “Groom,” the character from the house’s 1921 advertising image while the unit is rounded

off with its jewel-like counting coins that sport a monogram flower pattern, as well as gold or silver-toned hardware.

The foosball tables start at $75,500 for the monogram iterationsup to $93,000 for the leather versions

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ACHIEVEING PERFECTION

ON EVERY SCALE! Sir Henry Royce once said, “Small things make perfection, but perfection is no small thing.” It is in this vein that Rolls-Royce Motor Cars presents to its clients, perfect scale models of Cullinan, the marque’s stellar SUV

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Rolls Royce have unveiled an authentic 1:8 scale replica of a full-sized Cullinan, in which every detail is reproduced with absolute perfection.

Far more than a mere model, each miniature Cullinan is individually and painstakingly crafted by hand, to the client’s specification, from over 1,000 individual components. This process can take up to 450 hours – over half of the time required to build a full-sized Cullinan at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, West Sussex.

The replica is hand-painted using Rolls-Royce colour-matched paint, then hand-polished to the marque’s exacting specification; the coachline is even applied using a fine brush, just as it is on the original. Clients may choose from a

palette of around 40,000 ‘standard’ colours, or replicate their own personal Bespoke finish. The fully-functioning ex-

terior lights are operated by a Cullinan-branded remote control; under the bonnet is a perfect likeness of the ‎iconic 6.75-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine.

On opening the coach doors, illuminated treadplates are revealed, leading to an interior designed and executed with

the materials, skill and attention to detail lavished on Cullinan itself. From the headrest embroidery and wood finishes

to seat piping and stitching, these Bespoke creations allow clients to recreate their full-size vehicle with astonishing accuracy, or even envision future Cullinans to add to their collection.

Presented in a display case at almost a metre in length, the replica is set on a gloss-black base mounted on a plinth

allowing it to be appreciated from all angles. The Perspex window can be removed enabling the minutiae of the doors, luggage compartment and engine bay to be viewed in detail.

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SOPHISTICATED

TRAVELLER Internationally renowned industrial designer Marc Newson has teamed up once again with Ferrari to create an exclusive set of luggage to accompany discerning Prancing Horse clients on their worldly adventures Internationally renowned industrial designer Marc

Newson has teamed up once again with Ferrari to create an exclusive set of luggage to accompany discerning Prancing Horse clients on their worldly adventures.

The new collection will feature six products; a trolley bag, duffel bag, garment bag, suitcase and quarantot-

tore (a special business briefcase with space for a change of clothes and overnight necessities) available in

the array of main Ferrari interior colours, plus a chromatic ‘bonus track’: vinaccia, a pomace colour developed exclusively for this collection.

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exclusively to Ferrari customers through its

personalization catalog with each piece bearing a unique chassis number.

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THE SUPERCAR OF

COFFEE MACHINES

South African manufacturers Super Veloce have unveiled

their latest supercar coffee making machine which pays tribute to Porsche’s legendary 993 flat-six, air-cooled engine.

The RS Black Edition uses some of the same materials that you’d find in an actual engine. Designed to look like the classic

air-cooled 3.6-liter flat-six from 993-generation 911 (the last air-cooled 911), the coffee machine is a mix of surgical stainless steel, aluminium, and titanium.

The portions resembling the engine’s cam covers are carbon

fiber. The engine block gets an anodized satin black finish, and the cylinder heads are anodized bright black.

Limited to just 993 machines globally Super Veloce also offers a small range of alternative espresso machines to suit any life-

style — including a dual espresso maker and grappa dispenser. The RS Black Edition is currently retailing for US$11,160 / €10,200 EUR

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REMODEL THE LUXURY INDUSTRY The Covid-19 crisis has hit the luxury and fashion industry hard According to a study conducted by the Boston Consulting Group, sales in both the luxury markets and fashion sectors could drop by 25% to 30% compared to 2019.The economic and health crisis could also have long-term repercussions on purchasing behaviour, trends and trigger tremendous changes in the luxury markets. A SECTOR AT A STANDSTILL Laudably, the main luxury houses have reallocated their production tools to produce hydroalcoholic gels (LVMH, Hermès), manufacture face masks and lab coats (Kering, Chanel, Louis-Vuitton). They also decided to provide financial support to health services and to their employees. Some companies, such as Hermès, have proposed a reduction in the dividend paid to shareholders and no raise in management remuneration. On April 16, LVMH CEO, Bernard Arnault announced that he would give up two months’ salary. Beyond these immediate measures, luxury goods companies have no choice but to rethink their strategies to face a more severe crisis for the sector than the financial crisis of 2007. According to Javier Seara of the Boston Consulting Group, luxury goods sales could plunge by 65% to 80% in March and April 2020 compared to 2019 before rebounding at the end of the year. The impact will not be the same in all countries, according to the US firm: In Western Europe, it could fall by 30% to 40%; in Northern Europe, from 32% to 38%, in North America from 23% to 34% and China from 24% to 30%. The drop in sales is among others correlated with the difficulties in selling the spring-summer 2020 collections. In China, some luxury brands were able to make online sales (notably thanks to the WeChat application) but not all firms have deployed an omnichannel strategy and nor are they able to ensure deliveries. In Europe the lockdown came later. The end of Chinese tourism and the closing of stores small and large as well as department stores will have disastrous effects on end-of-year inventory levels and on income. In the United States, the same trend is looming and several historic players, including Neiman Marcus and JC Penney, may be filing for bankruptcy. Companies suffer not only on the sales side, but they also have to cope with a supply issue. According to a study led by Mckinsey & Company, 40% of the world’s production of luxury goods occurs in Italian factories. Most of these are medium-sized or family businesses and have not restarted yet despite a gradual easing of restrictions. As the major luxury brands still produce mostly in their country of origin or nearby, Europe with its main manufacturing sites and workshops in France and Italy is particularly affected. 159


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A change is required

In the longer term, significant changes are to be considered. Here are five main trends that we may see: 1. A ramping up of digitalization To dispose of their inventories during the closure of their stores, luxury houses will strive to offer an online service with a first-class customer experience. It should be a flawless process from the product offering through to the secured payment and timely delivery. Luxury groups will have to attract many more customers (at least temporarily) to their digital platforms and create a new customer journey. In the short term, if they do not already have their own platform, some players may collaborate with existing marketplaces (i.e., merchant websites managed by a third-party provider of goods or services), for example, Farfetch. But they will also have to roll out their own online sales channels to fully control the customer experience and preserve their brand image. This will involve initiatives such as the creation of virtual stores or ephemeral “pop-up shops�, as some players have already done on WeChat.

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2. A second-hand market boom Before the Covid-19 crisis, consulting firms BCG and Altagamma predicted that the second-hand market, estimated at 22 billion euros in 2018, would grow by 12% by 2021. The emergence of ethical and ecological considerations among consumers is thus a favourable prospect for sites like Vestiaire Collective, founded in France and which has become one of the world’s largest online marketplaces to buy and sell pre-owned designer clothes and accessories. As we look ahead towards difficult times, customers may turn even more to these second-hand goods. Consumers with luxury items and in need of cash will offer their items for sale, thus expanding supply, albeit at lower prices which could stimulate demand. This trend seems to be gaining momentum even in Hong Kong. 3. A shift in consumer behaviour toward more responsible luxury On April 11, Hermès reopened its Guangzhou flagship store and reportedly achieved a $2.7 million turnover in a single day. Will the phenomenon of revenge spending observed in China spread to other countries? Or does it illustrate the attractiveness of Hermès in particular? While it is too early to draw conclusions, the example is interesting. It can be seen as an aspiration for timeless luxury and for an ethically committed house. This trend was evident even before the start of the pandemic, in particular among millennials (those born between the early 1980s and the late 1990s): 64% indicated that would be influenced by sustainability in their buying behaviour. Still, many consumers and resellers will face a reduction in their financial resources and could put a hold on their purchases. This situation may force luxury houses to reduce the number of collections and products offered each year. Consumers could even reconsider the concept of ownership and shift toward rental services.

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4. A probable cut in communication and public relations budgets spending In the current context, brands will have to review the way they communicate. In particular, fashion weeks in their traditional format – and whose June editions have now been cancelled in Paris and Milan – must be revisited. They could be replaced by virtual experiences and more “private” events. In the coming months, the organisation of large gatherings will indeed remain limited. Faced with the crisis, it is self-evident that luxury companies will have to restrict spending and that communication and events budgets will be the first to be impacted. 5. Consolidations in the luxury industry With the financial difficulties, many players, and in particular the smallest, will become more-affordable targets. The most financially solid players such as LVMH, Kering or Chanel will no doubt have the option of buying out competitors, subcontractors and even suppliers.

u Confronted with the lasting effects of the crisis and taking into account the observed consumption trends, significant changes in the industry are to be expected. Concentration of ownership in the luxury sector will intensify, the shift to digital will become absolutely crucial, and efforts in terms of sustainable development will be expected from consumers. The new business models linked to second-hand and luxury goods rental should also come out as winners. This crisis, which forces us all to reconsider our purchasing decisions could bring the era of “slow luxury” and trigger a new awareness of the circular economy. This article was originally published on the Conversation

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THAT PAIRS EXTREMELY WELL WITH WINE! With many of us confined to our homes during the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic Wine.com, the nation’s leading online wine retailer unveiled a series of free live-streamed virtual wine tastings featuring many of the industry’s leading winemakers and personalities

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So on May 6th Grammy, Emmy, Golden Globe, Tony and Oscar-winner John Legend hosted a special session to taste and discuss his latest LVE Provence Rosé and the LVE French Sparkling Rosé editions. Long-time wine lover John Legend had always wanted to create his own wine label and his foray into wine comes as no big surprise given his interest in good food and wine, along with that of his wife, swimsuit model and food blogger Chrissy Teigen and following a chance meeting with Napa Valley winemaker Jean-Charles Boisset of Raymond Vineyards and owner of the Franco-American luxury lifestyle company Boisset Collection the dream soon became a reality with the launch of LVE (Legend Vineyard Exclusive). Raymond who has wineries in Napa and France and is also the largest wine producer in Burgundy is described as the perfect partner for John Legend whose passion for creating not just beautiful music but memorable moments has also translated into creating wines that have meaning. The LVE wines are a unique collection of rich, soulful and complex wines that embody romance, style, elegance and sophistication featuring six exquisite wines; a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, a Napa Valley Chardonnay, a Sparkling Rose, and rich Red and two subtly Rose’s. The LVE Cabernet Sauvignon is comprised primarily of Cabernet from Raymond’s Rutherford and St. Helena estate vineyards, as well as 15% Petite Verdot. Powerful and opulent, it offers a distinct complement to the elegance, finesse and balance presented by Raymond’s well-known Generations and District Collection Cabernets. This Cabernet Sauvignon opens with enticing aromas of dark fruit and cocoa. Blackberry, black liquorice and oak flavours envelop the palate with hints of warm mulling spices and chocolate. Complex and powerful, this wine has a long, luxurious finish.

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The LVE Napa Valley Chardonnay offers a luscious and voluptuous style of Chardonnay with a pronounced fruit expression and creamy, full mouthfeel; it was barrel-fermented, underwent full malolactic fermentation, and was aged in 60% new French oak barrels. The LVE Rosé is a brilliant, pale pink colour. Comprising 60% Grenache, 25% Cinsault, and 15% Syrah grown in the Montagne Sainte-Victoire region of Provence on stony, limestone-based soils. In the glass, it’s highly aromatic with delicate notes of peach blossom, raspberry and apricot. On the palate, crisp light notes of fresh picked strawberry and white nectarine lead to an elegant, lengthy and a mineral finish. The pink colour of the LVE Rose French Sparkling is reminiscent of a vineyard peach. With a fruity nose, blending notes of citrus and small red fruits, the bubbles are soft and pleasant. It’s well-balanced with voluptuousness and hints of red currents and pomelos, complemented by a nice acidity on the finish. The grapes were selected from a blend of vineyards in well-known growing regions of France, like the Loire and Languedoc to create its unique and fruity style. The LVE red is a harmonious blend of weighty tannins from the Petite Sirah with the suppleness of Merlot creates a complete wine with length and persistence on the palate accompanied by notes of cocoa nibs and coffee.

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In a recent interview when asked which wines would best suit his music John Legend replied: LVE Sparkling Rosé: “Save Room” - it’s the perfect summer pairing LVE Côtes de Provence Rosé: “All of Me” - last year’s still rosé has become a wedding favourite, just like “All of Me.” LVE Chardonnay: “Ordinary People” - a Chardonnay is a classic to keep in the kitchen for cooking or pairing with meals. LVE Red: “Penthouse Floor” - this red is a funky blend packed with lots of flavour. LVE Cabernet Sauvignon: “You & I (Nobody in the World)” - This wine is the kind you can kind of get lost in, as you would with that special someone. Plus it’s Chrissy’s favourite! LVE’s Sparkling Brut Blanc de Blancs: “So High” - our limited edition sparkling brut is rich, soulful, and complex. Legend isn’t the only musician who has entered the winemaking business other celebrities include Drew Barrymore, Francis Ford Coppola, Antonio Banderas, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Dan Aykroyd and Gérard Dépardieu, George Clooney & Jon Bon Jovi. For those interested in purchasing the new LVE limited-edition wines or for more information, please visit www.LVEwines.com and www.raymondvineyards.com 170 LUXURY LIVING


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The difference is Gaggenau. Grand architecture demands grand interior pieces. Your wine climate cabinet, much like your collection, speaks to who you are. Every Gaggenau piece is distinctively designed, crafted from exceptional materials, offers professional performance, and has done so since 1683. Make a statement: gaggenau.com Det viste produkt er RW 466 364 | Energispareklasse: A | i et interval af energispareklasser fra A+++ til G.

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JUST DRINK IT: WHY WINE INVESTING USUALLY ISN’T WORTH IT Investing in fine wines has become increasingly popular over the past few decades as many in the viticulture industry have promoted fermented grapes as a way to boost returns and diversify a portfolio. The rapid rise in public interest has been accompanied by a growing body of economic literature but the evidence suggests it may not be wise to buy wine as investment instead of for drinking

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As you might expect, the wine trade considers its product the ultimate asset. Industry insiders have argued that wine generates above-average returns, helps to diversify an investor’s portfolio (thus lowering its risk) and – if all fails – the owner can still drink it. Zachy’s, a major New York wine retailer and wine auction house, for example, claims that auction prices of top Bordeaux wines have increased 25% to 50% annually in the past few years. And back in 1998, Peter Meltzer of the Wine Spectator, the world’s largest wine magazine, wrote that the wine market outpaced the Dow Jones Industrial Average throughout the 1990s. A would-be investor should know that the majority of wines are not “investment-grade” – a financial term signifying relatively low risk – and will not benefit from being stored for more than two or three years. Experienced wine investors concentrate on only the finest growths from Bordeaux and Burgundy and selected wines from California.

WINE: BARELY BETTER THAN TREASURYS Even among fine wines, the data on investing isn’t favourable. One of the first economic analyses that looked at the rate of return for storing wine over a period of time was conducted in the late 1970s by William Krasker. Drawing on 137 observations of red Bordeaux and California Cabernet Sauvignon from 1973 to 1977, he found that the return for holding such wine was not much better than that of risk-free US Treasury bills – which typically offer the lowest yields in the market. To explain some of that difference it’s worth noting that stocks often yield dividends, while wine only offers capital appreciation. In addition, investing in wine incurs storage and other costs. Elizabeth Jaeger of the University of Virginia, appeared to counter that poor performance with her own study, published in 1981. She reported that a wine portfolio similar to Krasker’s outperformed Treasury bills by 16.6%. This large difference, however, mainly comes down to sampling different periods of time (1969-1977 in Jaeger’s study) and her use of substantially lower annual storage costs than Krasker’s $16.60 a case.

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THE ‘BORDEAUX EQUATION’ In a seminal study that focused on a single year, Princeton economist Orley Ashenfelter developed the “Bordeaux equation,” which enabled him to predict the quality of a wine vintage based on winter rainfall and growing-season temperatures in the famous French wine region of that name. He found that the real return on holding a range of Bordeaux wines in 1991 was 2.4%, a pittance compared with a 30% gain in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. A similar study by Gregory Jones and me in 2001 on Bordeaux wines for specific chateaux were significantly below those for common stock. Another study from that year, this one by Benjamin Burton and Joyce Jacobsen, analyzed the semi-annual returns from storing Bordeaux wines from 1986 to 1996, focusing on repeat sales of the same wine and comparing them with various financial assets. They discovered that a portfolio of first growths – a designation considered among the best – returned 6.8% over the period, barely better than the 5.8% gain on Treasury bills but about half that of the Dow Jones benchmark index. Even a portfolio of William Sokolin’s first investment-grade wines didn’t do much better, returning an average of 9.4% at auction. And that’s before including sales commissions, insurance and storage costs, which would make them even worse. Not only does wine generally perform worse than equities, it’s also riskier. The standard deviation – a measure of variation when analyzing a variety of data points – of a wine portfolio consisting of grand cru selections is more than twice as high as that of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Portfolios focused on first growths or the 1961 vintage exhibit an even larger degree of variability between the highs and the lows.

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WINE AS A HEDGE While wine may not be a great investment on its own, it can work as a sort of hedge, or way to diversify a portfolio of assets and provide some protection during market downturns. Researchers analyzed Bordeaux auction prices before the financial crisis hit in 2008 and found that the changes in the two assets, wine and equities, bore little or no correlation to one another and moved independently, suggesting wine would be a good way to hedge or offset stock market risks. In fact, Philippe Masset and Jean-Philippe Weisskopf of the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne studied the profitability of wine investments during the financial crisis, finding that adding them to a portfolio boosted returns – as well as risk. The study didn’t clarify whether this recent positive outlook on wine is a permanent phenomenon or was merely due to a bubble in prices, as suggested by NYU economist Boyan Jovanovic. The latter explanation, though, has proven to be more accurate. Since June 2011, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has jumped more than 50%, while fine wine prices have slumped more than 40%, according to the London International Vintners Exchange Fine Wine 50 Index. So this New Year’s might be a good time to dust off that Bordeaux you’ve been holding onto and enjoy it with your loved ones. Don’t buy another one in order to make money on it. This article was originally published on The Conversation.

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SATISFYING SUSTAINABILITY CONSCIOUS CONSUMERS


Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, has announced the introduction of the 100% dairy-free ‘M_lk Chocolate’ as part of a ‘Plant Craft’ Indulgence range


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The new chocolate satisfies the growing demand for plant-based indulgence, particularly among mil-

lennials and centennials. The new chocolate is part of a wider portfolio of ‘Plant Craft’ products ranging from chocolate, cocoa, nuts and fillings to decorations.

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New generation goes ‘flexitarian’ Millennials and centennials earnestly want to live a happy, healthy life, in symbiosis with the world

around them. They want food and drinks that are tasty and good for them and also good for the

planet and its people. The launch comes at a time when sustainability-conscious consumers, especially millennials and centennials, are increasingly adopting a ‘flexitarian’ or ‘freegan’ lifestyle – navigating seamlessly between plant-based products one day and animal products the next, or taking part in

milestones like ‘Veganuary ’– January as a month of an exclusively vegan diet – to reduce their carbon

footprint. In the UK alone, a 2019 YouGov study found that while only 1% of consumers classify as vegan, 14% of the population have adopted a plant-based diet one or more days a week.


Plant-based indulgent experiences that don’t compromise on taste The new dairy-free ‘M_lk Chocolate’ is creamy, milky and has the typical milk chocolate flavor and

texture. It is made with an ingredient of natural origin, exclusively available to Barry Callebaut. It took

a Barry Callebaut R&D team two years to develop this innovation. “The next generation of consum-

ers is looking for experiences that are tasty, good for them and good for the planet. With that in mind, we aim to accompany the industry in this plant-based revolution,” commented Pablo Perversi, Chief

Innovation, Sustainability and Quality Officer and Head of Gourmet at Barry Callebaut. “With more than 175 years of experience in mastering chocolate, creating indulgent experiences is at the heart of

what we do. Through this innovation, we’re proud to offer chocolate creations with all of the creaminess consumers love, 100% dairyfree.”

To support artisans and brands across the world in creating plant-based indulgent experiences, Barry Callebaut introduces ‘Plant Craft’, a wide range of dairy-free and vegan ingredients: chocolates, cocoa powders, nut products from paste to fillings as well as decorations.

For more information visit: www.barry-callebaut.com


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REFINING SUPERIORITY Pernod Ricard has unveiled its much anticipated limited-edition, ultra-prestige rum Havana Club Tributo 2020 which marks the 5th anniversary of the Tributo Collection. The latest instalment in the range was released at the Habanos Festival (Havana, Cuba) with a limited release of 2,500 bottles globally Unveiled for the first time in 2016, each edition highlights a specific element of traditional Cuban rum making process, reflecting the knowledge and passion of the Masters of Cuban rum. This year, the Havana Club Tributo 2020 edition pays homage to the unique successive ageing and blending process used in Cuban rum, carefully carried out according to the Cuban traditions handed down by the Masters of Cuban Rum. To create the 2020 bottling, Asbel Morales, master of Cuban rum, hand-picked a small quantity of rum reserves from previous Tributo releases, which had been kept and further matured. Morales then blended them with a rum taken from a batch of 100 exclusive casks that have never been made available commercially. The final rum is said to have an “intense and rich hint of smoke�, influenced by the Tributo 2018 release, as well as notes of dark chocolate, coffee and spice. Presented in a luxury box with art-deco style references, each bottle is numbered, and each box is personalised with the signature of the Havana Club Master of Cuban rum as a guarantee of quality and excellence. For more information visit: havana-club.com


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CHALLENGING CONVENTION Glenlivet, the original Speyside single malt, has a history of releasing rather mysterious whiskies (Alpha, Cipher and Code, for example), and they’re at it again with The Glenlivet Spectra!

This time, Glenlivet master distiller Alan Winchester and his team have created a trio of single

malt Scotch whiskies (presented in three 20cl bottles) that explore a spectrum of flavours - but don’t expect Glenlivet to just tell you what you should be tasting. Instead, the distillery has set up a digital experience for people to explore and challenge their tasting abilities to determine what makes each of the three whiskies unique.


Each expression is a reinterpretation of The Glenlivet’s signature smooth and fruity house style and is re-

leased without tasting notes, age or cask information, challenging the senses of Scotch lovers.

Celebrating the disruptive nature of The Glenlivet Spectra, the three bottles of luxury single malt come packaged in an in-

novative, playful box composed of three compartments with each housing one of the three expressions. Each panel has been designed to subtly nod to the flavour profile of the bottle within.

The Glenlivet Spectra is priced at ÂŁ105 for three 20cl bottles of single malt Scotch whisky and is available for purchase

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IN PURE SICILIAN STYLE Each and every summer Rose wine becomes the most popular drink and this year Dolce and Gabbanna have jumped on the bandwagon releasing returning to their siciliian roots and teaming up with Donnafugata to release the Dolce & Gabbana Rosa 2019 a new rosé wine with a fruity and floral personality. The new rosé wine born from the vintage of 2019, is characterized

by an original blend of two of the most important autochthonous

vines of the island’s tradition: Nerello Mascalese and Nocera. Characterized by a refined pink tinge, this wine is defined by an

elegant bouquet of jasmine, enriched with delicate hints of wild strawberry, peach and bergamot.

With packaging inspired by the iconic Sicilian cart, Rosa embodies the atmosphere, tradition and culture of the island. For more information visit: www.dolcegabbana.com



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WITH WOMANLY CURVES! This summer, Provence producer Château Sainte Roseline is releasing a limited edition bottle of its Lampe de Meduse 2019 rosé created by French fashion designer Christian Lacroix in celebration of its 70th anniversary.

In pure Lacroix style the bottle is styled in the shaped as a curvaceous woman and boasts an intricate, lace-like white label in the form of a lace bracelet signed by the designer.

Limited to just 30,000 bottles, the wine represents only a tiny proportion of the estate’s production, which rises to 250,000 bottles for its traditional label. With a retail price of 16.90 euros

including tax in 75 cl bottles, the limited edition is also available in magnum, jeroboam and mathusalem formats.

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A BUZZ OF ACTIVITY AT THE HOME OF ROLLS-ROYCE Although car manufacturing has been temporarily suspended, production of another unique, distinctly British treasure is running at record levels at the Home of RollsRoyce: the world’s most exclusive honey. In their third full season of production, the dedicated 250,000-strong workforce in the

company’s Apiary are set, once again, to exceed their 2020 volume targets for the ‘RollsRoyce of Honey’.

Having come through the winter in excellent health, Rolls-Royce’s English Honey Bees

are currently emerging from their hives and foraging on the half-a-million trees, shrubs and wildflowers flourishing across the 42-acre Rolls Royce site, plus the eight acres of

sedum plants growing on the manufacturing plant’s ‘living roof ’ – the largest of its kind in the UK. The more adventurous bees make sorties into the surrounding Goodwood Es-

tate, whose 12,000 acres of West Sussex countryside are among the glories of the South Downs National Park.

Established in 2017, the Goodwood Apiary comprises six traditional, English-crafted, wooden beehives, each bearing a polished stainless steel nameplate handcrafted in the

company’s Bespoke Workshop. Five are named after cars in the Rolls-Royce product

family – ‘Phantom’, ‘Wraith’, ‘Ghost’, ‘Dawn’ and ‘Cullinan’ – while the sixth, the ‘Spirit of Ecstasy’, celebrates the marque’s illustrious mascot.

Like the 2,000 employees at the Home of Rolls-Royce, the bees are responsible for producing a rare and desirable product. At the end of each season, ‘The Rolls-Royce of Hon-

ey’ is meticulously hand processed by local specialists and served to guests of the marque, including customers commissioning their motor cars in the company’s Atelier suite.

The Apiary project is Rolls-Royce Motor Cars’ response to the real and present threat

facing Britain’s Honey Bee population. Honey Bees are the principal pollinators of nu-

merous tree and plant species, including many of the fruit and vegetable crops that are crucial to the local agricultural economy around the Home of Rolls-Royce. However, a shortage of suitable forage, primarily caused by habitat loss, has put their numbers under great and growing pressure in recent years.

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FUTURE OF FINE DINING

Our lifestyles will forever be changed following the Coronavirus Pandemic and while we starts to relax the rules and start the process of easing out of lockdown the way we socialize and more importantly dine out will need to be evaluated not just now but for the future and this forward thinking restaurant in Amsterdam has come up with a unique and rather elegant idea



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Mediamatic ETEN, a vegan restaurant located on the Dijksgracht in the Oosterdok neighborhood of Amsterdam is now inviting guests to dine in their own quarantine and personal greenhouses. The enclosed glass structures are equipped with a table for two or three diners and will ensure that diners are 1.5-meter apart. The restaurant calls the structures ‘serres séparées’ or separated greenhouses after “chambres séparées,” the French name for a separate room in a restaurant or bar to suggest a sexy kind of intimacy. Mediamatic Eten is part of a larger arts and entrepreneurship centre, Mediamatic Biotoop, which focuses on sustainability. Where possible, it offers locally-sourced food and creates dishes based on the availability of seasonal ingredients from selected producers. It picks herbs from its aquaponics garden and ferments products in the Mediamatic Clean Lab. Its dishes are normally meant for sharing as it encourages guests to experience them with their hands rather than using cutlery. While the concept is currently only on trial for family and friends of staff from the ETEN restaurant, this idea certainly looks glamorous, as diners can enjoy candle-lit meals with a waterside view and al fresco dining even in the rain.



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GOURMET TRAVELLER

Today’s discerning traveller wants more than just an idyllic beach escape or indulgent city break travellers today want to experience culinary delights like no other and with so many of the world’s most luxurious travel destinations and hotels now featuring Michelin restaurants foodie lovers can rejoice


SAN SEBASTIAN San Sebastián, or Donostia to the Basques, located on Spain’s north coast has more Michelin starred restaurants

per square mile than anywhere else on the planet with three

of San Sebastián’s restaurants having been awarded one of the highest honours there is in the world of food – a prestigious three Michelin stars.

In addition to these coveted restaurants San Sebastian is

also home to some of the best seafood in the world thanks

primarily to its location being located right on the coast, along the Bay of Biscay.

Top Restaurants to visit: Arzak, Kokotxa and Akelaŕe


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HONG KONG Hong Kong is a true food paradise considered one of the best dining destinations in Asia with over 60

Michelin starred establishments but what makes Hong Kong’s dining scene truly unique is undoubt-

edly its local dishes. Whether it’s traditional Cantonese dim sum or beverages influenced by British

culture, these restaurants and cafés capture the city’s east-meets-west heritage in the most authentic and delicious ways.

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Hong Kongers love their food and enjoy up to five meals a day. In addition to the standard breakfast, lunch and dinner Hong Kongers also enjoy afternoon tea at 3pm consisting of sandwiches and tea, in

salute to their colonial past while the day ends on a Chinese note with sui yeh – translated to “midnight snack” – which is eaten anytime from 9pm in the evening.

Top Restaurants to visit: Lung Ling Helen, Caprice and Amber


DUBAI A world-famous culinary hotspot, home to brilliant restaurants helmed by acclaimed chefs and award-winning gourmet concepts. Dubai has fast become one of the world’s most popular travel destinations and has recently been ranked No. 9 on the ‘best cities

to live in’ list. The city that never sleeps offers up a variety of international cuisines

that are diverse and, in some cases, complex. Being the cultural melting pot that it is, Dubai’s myriad restaurants and luxurious dining temples serve options from Euro-

style outlets, hotpot restaurants, street kitchens, food trucks and restaurants with sen-

suously lit dining rooms that are so insta-worthy your friends will be green with envy! So proud it is of its culinary delights, each year it holds an annual Gastronomic Food Festival where celebrity chefs showcase Dubai’s best dishes.

Top Restaurants to visit: Nathan Outlaw At Al Mahara, Pierchic and TABLE 9


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SOUTH AFRICA South Africa hasn’t historically promoted its culinary excellence but just like its landscapes and its people, South Africa’s cuisine is wonderfully diverse.

Cape Town and Cape Malay promote a new age cuisine centre around the re-generated Vic-

toria & Alfred Waterfront. Meat plays a big part in meals all across South Africa, and in Cape Town you’ll find some of the finest steakhouses, alongside street food favourites such as biltong (dried, salted strips of beef or game), boerewors (farmer’s sausage) and braais (from ‘braaivleis’ meaning ‘grilled meat’; like a barbecue).

The Western Cape provides a modern French Fare centre around the regions excellent wines. Less than an hour’s drive from Cape Town lies the Cape Winelands – a beautiful, tranquil re-

gion with French colonial-style towns and gently rolling vineyards. From classic chenin blancs to full-bodied pinotages, the wines here are seriously good and wineries range from boutique cellar doors to internationally-acclaimed large wine estates.


With a coastline stretching over 1500 miles, seafood plays a major part of South Africa’s

food scene, where crayfish, prawns and fish feature heavily on restaurant menus. And there’s nowhere better to sample fresh seafood than Knysna. Along the Garden Route, beside a vast lagoon, Knysna has an interesting oyster history; the country’s first commercial oyster com-

pany which was founded in 1949. If you’re a big fan of seafood, consider visiting in early July to coincide with the annual Knysna Oyster Festival.

Top Restaurants to visit: La Colombe, Constantia, La Petite Colombe, Franschhoek and Salsify, Camps Bay


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CARIBBEAN The Caribbean food sector continues to grow with the number of world class restaurants increasing across the region year-on-year and it’s easy to see why with food-centric enclaves paired with quintessential beach bars, turquoise waters, picturesque sands and striking backdrops.

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The Caribbean’s versatile culinary scene well-known for its diverse offerings of fresh ingredients, interesting flavour combinations and unique local cooking techniques is why this region is slowing but surely becoming one of the most diverse cuisine regions on the planet with luxury resorts now offering

travellers cooking lessons, bait to plate excursions, farmers markets, greenhouse tours, farm-to-table menus and more.

Top Restaurants to visit: Brass Boer, Bonaire, Graycliff, The Bahamas and CocoMaya, Virgin Gorda, BVI



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CZINGER 21C IS A DEFINATIVE 21ST CENTURY CAR

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As with many global events around the world the Geneva International Car Show was cancelled this year due to the outbreak of Coronavirus. For fans of the event this luxurious fair is the pinnacle in luxury cars debuting World premieres in car designs and hypercars one such marque set to take the stand at this year’s event was new kid on the block American brand Czinger with its debut of the hypercar 21C

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Czinger – pronounced “zinger” with a silent c this groundbreaking 21C hypercar can only be described as a Picasso of motor engineering, with just a limited run of 80 cars and priced at a staggering $1.7m (£1.4m) each of these cars are a modern masterpiece. The 21C is manufactured using cutting-edge technology tools that are integrated into a patented production system. Created in house by Czinger’s production system, including automated design and optimisation software, patented additive manufacturing driven processes, high accuracy automated assembly, and novel performance materials enables Czinger’s design and engineering team to express 21st century art in performance and design. A 21st century look at coachbuilding, each 21C is assembled by a team of artisans, from the fit and finish of each and every part - from seat brackets to suspension components - to the handcrafted carbon fibre and multi-layer, show quality paintwork.

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Vehicle performance results from a design in which all parts have a precise purpose solely built to achieve that purpose and combine to work in harmony.

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The 21C is designed and manufactured from the ground up by the Czinger team in Los Angeles, California. Lightweight, proprietary high-performance alloy and carbon fibre multi-material structures form the 21C chassis. Computationally engineered, printed and assembled, the chassis is home to an in-house designed strong hybrid powertrain that drives all four wheels. Achieving a true 1:1 power to weight ratio, a 2.88-litre, flat crank V8 with twin turbos located mid-vehicle, and an electric motor assigned to each front wheel drive the 21C to a 8.1 second quarter mile, 0-62 mph (0-100 kph) in 1.9 seconds, 0 to 186 mph (300 kph) to 0 in 15 seconds and 0 to 248 mph (400 kph) to 0 in 29 seconds. At 329hp (324bhp) per litre, Czinger’s priorities are clear maximize power to weight and power efficiency. Two continuous front traction motors and one combined crank-driven generator and starter (to ensure the power from the lithium-titanate batteries is readily available when needed) completes the strong hybrid set-up, which has 1250 hp (1233 bhp). This is paired with a seven-speed sequential transaxle gearbox with a hydraulic actuated multi-plate clutch to complete the entire drivetrain, which is designed, developed and built by Czinger. The Czinger design team upholds the company ethos of next generation thinking. The 21C provides the ideal seating position to achieve optimal performance driving and weight distribution.

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The 21C’s iconic design originates from the concept of functional art. Performance driven “Iine logic” gives rise to the car’s dramatic shape. Every opening (cut) line on the car connects two graphic or functional features, and strong, athletic surfaces flow and wrap around the car’s performance core. Rooted in aerodynamic efficiency, the 21C’s in-line seating creates a narrow cabin that pierces the air. The shrink-wrapped body hugs the chassis, tightly sculpting the front and rear overhang around the wheels.

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Never has a production car combined all of these design elements. Czinger’s revolutionary technology enables this design breakthrough. The result is a car that looks like nothing else on the planet.

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FINDING NEMO! DISCOVER THE WORLD’S LIGHTEST SUBMERSIBLE U-Boat Worx has unveiled a new addition to its popular submarine range with its latest model the ‘Nemo’ a modern edition to the lightweight luxury submersible market

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Following on from the successful development of the C-Researcher Series and Super Yacht Sub series, Dutch company U-Boat has released images of the new “NEMO” a fun and fabulous 2-seater lightweight submersible which can be can be towed behind a car on a trailer for shoreside launching.

Designed for private use the Nemo has an ultra-modern design with sharp lines and an optimal power to weight ratio. The NEMO is also the lightest manned submersible ever built weighing just

2,500 kilograms yet despite being small and compact the submarine provide a performance which is spectacular with a battery life of 8 hours it can reach speeds of up to 3 knots (5.5 km/h or 3.4 mph) underwater and has a dive capacity of no more than 100 meters.

Beneath the surface, crew members will be able to use wireless pilot assistance communications, reflectors to illuminate the sea floor and air conditioning. The interior of the NEMO takes craftsmanship to

a whole new level. Its contemporary design, with an emphasis on comfort and functionality, creates a

stylish and relaxing environment for both the Pilot and those who prefer to be driven. In designing the interiors everything was focused around the U-Boat Worx pilots ensuring the Nemo is the ultimate submarine to drive as a pilot.

After purchase of the Nemo submersible, U-Boat Worx provides training courses where the owner

will learn everything he or she needs to know to become a certified submersible operator. The training consists of 12 days full-time training at our facility, Sub Center Curaçao (SCC).

The NEMO is currently the only production line submarine in the world. Most of our submarines are

built-to-order. The NEMO will become available once market demand has been met. Consequently, this economy of scale enables us to price the NEMO sub at €975,000 (ex. VAT). For more information visit: www.uboatworx.com 216 LUXURY LIVING


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MOON DISCOVER A NEW WORLD OF TRAVEL

A NEW MOON IS COMING

SILVERSEA SIGNATURE ALL-INCLUIVE LIFESTYLE

Setting sail in August 2020, Silver Moon will usher in a new era of

Intimate ultra-luxury ship for no more than 596 guests

Luxury at Silversea. Maintaining small-ship intimacy and spacious all-suite accommodation, Silver Moon will feature the all –new Sea and Land Taste (S.AL.T) programme – an immersive culinary concept that will enable guests to travel deeper through a range of destination based gastronomic experiences. From market trips and special restaurant dinners, to cooking demonstrations with local guest chefs in the cooking lab, S.A.L.T takes travellers further

Spacious suites, most with verandas, all with butler service Eight restaurants on board, diverse cuisine and open seating Premium Champagnes, wines and spirits served throughout Complimentary WiFi and gratuities always included

than ever before.

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WATFLY ATLAS THE STAR WARS STYLE ELECTRIC AIRCRAFT

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Designed by mechanical engineering students Abinesh Chandrasekhar and Gonzalo Espinoza Graham

of the University of Waterloo (Canada), before founding the independent start-up company Atlas the two students original goal was to make and produce a one passenger autonomous long-duration eVTOL aircraft for Urban Air Mobility (UAM).

The Atlas with its four rotors powered by a wing integrated battery pack will provide up to 60 minutes of

thrill filled flight reaching up to 125 mph whilst carrying about 250 lbs or hover for about 15 minutes. Its battery packs, about a quarter the size of a Tesla’s and can recharge in approx two hours.

Atlas’ strong, stiff carbon fibre structure combines with our active cabin gimbal suspension for true com-

fort. There’s also ample leg room and a rear storage area. So your luggage – from golf clubs, to skis or snowboards – simply fit. While inside the cabin there’s more than 180-degrees of breath-taking visibility thanks to the canopy wraparound.

Because of its configuration, Atlas is FAA certified as an Ultralight Air Vehicle, meaning you do not

need a pilot license to fly it; just the company‘s tailored training course. The use of the device is limited to leisure activities with the prohibition of flying over dense areas, including cities and villages, as well as certain specific airspaces.

As of February 2020, the company is now taking pre-orders for their aircraft and expect the first product models to be sold in 2021 the price for the Atlas is expected to be about $150,000.00 USD.

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CELEBRATING LIFE IN THE

OPEN AIR Lamborghini unveils the new Huracรกn EVO Rear-Wheel Drive Spyder virtually, using for the first time Augmented Reality (AR) on its official website lamborghini.com

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The new V10 model provides drivers with an open-air celebration of lightweight engineering, with rear-wheel drive and a specially tuned Performance Traction Control System (PTCS). Roof up or down, daily driving and high-performance fun are accompanied by the inimitable sound of the V10 aspirated power plant, delivering the same 610 hp (449 kW) and 560 Nm of torque as the coupé version. With a 0-100 km/h acceleration of just 3,5 seconds and a top speed of 324 km/h, like its coupé stablemate the Spyder is an instinctive driver’s car, delivering a fun-to-drive experience via hardware rather than software. The Huracán EVO RWD Spyder’s design optimizes the integration and function of the extremely lightweight soft top. The Spyder is a true Lamborghini with roof open and closed, sporting inimitable lines from every profile that confirm it is as dynamic in both looks and performance whether roof on or off. The Spyder’s exterior lines ensure drag reduction and downforce matches that of the coupé without requiring additional aerodynamic appendages, while enhancing the rear-wheel drive car’s balance and dynamism with roof both up and down.

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DRIVING FUN IN THE OPEN AIR The Huracán EVO RWD Spyder is specially engineered as an instinctive driver’s car, still producing top performance figures but focused on the pilot’s skills and the set-up of the rear-wheel drive powertrain, providing unfiltered physical feedback and maximum engagement. The specially tuned P-TCS traction control system is designed for adrenalin-producing performance in all conditions, consistently delivering torque and assuring traction even as the Spyder is realigning after sharp cornering or drifting. Especially with the roof down, the driver’s senses are further aroused by the sound of the V10 aspirated engine responding to the throttle during manoeuvres. The Huracán EVO Spyder’s ANIMA button on the steering wheel puts the pilot in control of driving modes, with the P-TCS calibrated to suit. STRADA provides stability and safety in all conditions by minimizing rear-wheel slippage, and more proactively managing torque delivery on low-adhesion surfaces. In SPORT mode, the driver enjoys drifting fun, allowing the rear wheels to slide and skate during acceleration, with torque limited when oversteer angles increase rapidly so the driver can stabilize and control the car. CORSA mode optimizes the car’s traction and agility when exiting a corner in high-performance conditions, maximizing dynamics and speed.

The Huracán EVO RWD Spyder’s aluminium and thermoplastic resin body sits on a lightweight hybrid chassis in aluminium and carbon fibre, with a dry weight of 1,509 kg and a weight-topower ratio of 2.47 kg/hp. Front/rear weight distribution of 40/60, with double wishbone suspension with overlapped quadrilaterals and passive shock absorbers, providing optimized driver feedback. Ventilated and cross-drilled steel brakes are fitted to 19” Kari rims with specially-developed Pirelli P Zero tires, with optional 20” rims and carbon ceramic brakes.

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DESIGNED FOR LIFE The Huracán EVO RWD Spyder continues the V10 Lamborghini’s powerful design with new front and rear features, clearly differentiating it from its Huracán EVO 4WD Spyder stablemate. Characterized by a new front splitter and vertical fins within the larger, framed front air intakes characterize, the rear bumper in high gloss black incorporates a new diffuser unique to the Huracán EVO RWD Spyder. The Spyder’s soft-top roof stows within 17 seconds under the rear hood, even while driving up to a speed of 50 km/h (31 mph). In a range of colour options, the soft-top perfectly complements the rear-wheel drive car’s body lines and colour options, while ensuring a quiet cockpit for easy conversation and entertainment with roof up or down. With soft top both up and down the driver can also electronically open the rear window, which functions as a windshield when up and highlights the V10 engine’s unique sound when down. Two removable lateral wind shields dampen lateral aerodynamic noise in the cabin, permitting conversations even at high speeds. An HMI 8.4” touchscreen in the Spyder’s center console controls the car’s functions as well as providing comprehensive connectivity for telephone calls, internet access and Apple CarPlay. The Huracán EVO RWD Spyder is a driver’s car and a lifestyle choice, complemented by virtually limitless colour and trim options through Lamborghini Ad Personam, allowing owners to personalize their car to their exacting tastes. Price and market delivery of the Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD Spyder The first customers will take delivery of the new Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD Spyder in summer 2020 from € 175,838 / £151,100 excluding taxes.

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UNDER THE SEA!

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Working in collaboration with luxury travel company Pelorus’ yacht expedition division and Vienna based designer Ben Julian Toth, the new concept named after the

Latin word “rimor” which means “explorer” highlights this as a go-anywhere explorer vessel which taps into the growing desire for those who want to travel further afield and see parts of the world few others have.

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Spread across five decks the project can accommodates up to

14 guests across four double suites on the lower deck, two VIP apartments on the main deck and a dedicated owner’s deck. The

explorer yacht also features a large gym, a world-class wellness facility, and a 10m pool and Jacuzzi on an expansive main deck.

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partly-submerged living area with huge windows that allow guests to observe sea life as it drifts past. Views have been left

unobstructed wherever possible meaning guests are never far away from a panoramic view whether inside or out. One of her stand out

features includes a full-width observation lounge running across the bow.

There is no word as yet if The Rimor X will actually be built, but

when it does get picked up for construction, it would come with a gross tonnage of 4,000 with a top speed of 17 knots and an impressive range of 10,000 nautical miles.

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FIRST LOOK - PROJECT ALTEA: THE LATEST HEESEN MOTORYACHT

Dutch shipyard Heesen Yachts, have unveiled its latest 49.8-metre all-aluminium superyacht project: Altea, with her build on schedule and preparing for delivery in May 2021

A 50-metre FDHF all aluminium motor yacht below 500GT and the second yacht built on the design and engineering platform of Nova Plus. Altea offers fast yet highly efficient performance thanks to her FDHF aluminium hull

with a shallow draft of just 2.15 metres. Her contemporary exterior design, by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects, showcases a profile characterised

by a long waterline and floor-to-ceiling windows. A gently reversed stem with spray rails gives her a distinctive look.

Thanks to two MTU 12V 2000 M72 main engines of 1,080kW each, she will reach a top speed of 19.5 knots and will have a range of 3,750 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 12 knots. These characteristics make Project Altea one of the fastest and most economical motor yachts in her class.

Twelve guests will enjoy almost 350 square meters of interior space. They will be accommodated in six elegant staterooms and will be discreetly serviced by

nine crew in five cabins. Italian designer Cristiano Gatto created a tranquil and warm interior design, a crowd-pleaser dĂŠcor that invites guests to relax and unwind after an active day at sea.

Stained Canaletto and American walnut are the main veneers used for

both flooring and walls. Textured leathers and custom carpets by Luxury

Pride deliver a tactile experience and add a third dimension to the opulent interior design. Gatto and his team have created bespoke soft furnishings that add a sense of comfort and exclusivity. Top tier materials, such as silk

and velvet, are paired with fine details and leather trims to create an elegant and unconventional contrast.

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Heesen Interiors, our fine cabinetry company, recently completed the interior mock-up. Clients can now get a real feel for materials, finishes and lighting exactly as they will be built. In addition, the one-to-one

mock-up offers the unique opportunity to test and perfect the precise engineering behind the sophisticated

interior construction. This will result in more rigorous and efficient construction and installation timings.

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A TRULY HYBRID WORLD CRUISER OF CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGIES

Luminosity is no ordinary yacht. The most advanced technology ever seen in the yacht industry matched only by its sheer beauty

Built by Italian shipyard Benetti, and launched just over a year ago, Luminosity previously known as Zoza has recently been listed for sale with an asking price of €225,000,000 with both Burgess and Fraser Yachts.

At 107.6m (352.9ft) long and with a beam of 17m (55.8ft), LUMINOSITY is a yacht that sets a new benchmark for design, technology and construction.

With six decks and a volume of 5,844GT, the spaces inside and out are beyond impressive. She accommodates

27 guests in 12 suites including a huge owner’s suite with large terraces fore and aft, and a guest elevator. She is a yacht that takes the most advanced cutting edge technology and blends it with a design brief focussed on maximising the connection with nature.

LUMINOSITY respects the traditions of the past but is firmly fixed in the future, able to seize the remarkable

opportunities to evolve as technological advancements are made. At the same time this is a yacht with a

strong sense of culture and a profound appreciation of the arts. Every single interior detail tells a story. Every creation evokes masterpieces of artists who have left a mark on the history of art. Damien Hirst’s famous coloured circles find new expression on the French limestone floor in the Main Deck Lobby.

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LUMINOSITY boasts myriad incredible features including her own private luxury health club, fitted out with an elegant steam room. When the side shell doors are open this becomes a sea level spa, complete with a fully equipped gym, a cold pool that is maintained at 4C and a 30sqm swimming pool, the floor of which raises to create a dancefloor, and a comfortable lounge area from which to immerse yourself in the surroundings.

With a diesel-electric power, Azipod propulsion and advanced high-tech battery technology for covering

8,000 nm at 10 knots LUMINOSITY is a genuinely ocean-capable yacht with which her new owner will write a new chapter in superyachting.

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LYNX UNVEIL BRAND NEW CROSSOVER 27

that encompasses not just elegance and style but also adventure and exploration. Lynx Yachts’ Crossover Series embodies this thinking and offers a range of vessels that provide the versatility of the YXT Series with the elegance and style of the Adventure Series. The Crossover is neither one nor the other but something in between and firmly ahead of the game The first project in the series the Crossover 27 due for delivery in 2022 combines the large and comfortable

spaces of a typical yacht such as the ADVENTURE 29 and the special features of a shadow vessel like the YXT 24 Evolution.

This brand new yacht, with a length of 27.4-metres and a beam of 7.1–metres, has been designed to meet

the needs of a very sporty owner who loves water sports. She offers large space and great practicality to carry all the toys and amenities an owner would want, as well as provides more space and comfort to live on-board with family and friends for long periods.

Additional features include a beach platform and other areas that provide direct access to the sea. The interior layout of our CROSSOVER 27 offers a spacious master cabin, two comfortable guest cabins and accommodation for four crew in two cabins.

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The main interior feature is a big saloon with large windows and direct access to the main deck, which with its 70–square–metres once the toys have been launched, becomes the ideal place to enjoy the sun or a barbeque party or to unwind after a day of exploration.

The main deck is one of the core features of this model with an area of 70-square-metres to be enjoyed. Like

the YXT Series, this space can stow multiple tenders and toys but once clear, this area makes the most of the

7.1-metre beam to create an impressive open space for entertainment. Leading off from the main deck is a spacious saloon with large windows

The sundeck on this first yacht will be equipped with a crane, and will house two Yamaha Wave runners and two Jetskis stand up. While the main deck will house an Air Nautique 21 and a five-metre RIB.

The lazarette/toy storage provides ample space for water sports equipment such as SUP, surfboards, canoes, scuba diving equipment and much more.

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ICONA DESIGN DEBUTS REVOLUTIONARY ELECTRIC CATAMARAN CONCEPT

A high tech futuristic full electric catamaran whose shape is reminiscent of a piano

Icona Design Group enters the yacht design sector with a futuristic boat concept based on one full electric powertrain. The new

catamaran designed by Icona is called “Fibonacci” and promises a completely new experience on the water. The Icona Nucleus concept

vehicle showed a new approach to road mobility and the #Fibonacci translates the Nucleus philosophy into water mobility.

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FIBONACCI:

A NEW APPROACH TO SPACE EXPLOITATION The ‘Fibonacci’ is the result of a sculptural design approach combined with unique storytelling.

Division of space in boat design usually centres around finding creative

solutions to practical problems. The Icona Design team’s approach shifted the paradigm, instead finding practical solutions within the

spaces created by an asymmetric architecture together with a flow through inside-outside usage of the space.

The use of asymmetry gives a sense of movement to the yacht even when it is stationary. It certainly looks very “haute couture” as a result.

The philosophy of the ‘Fibonacci’ is that of a symphony at sea, its

design reflecting the elegant metaphor of a grand piano. Inspired by Fibonacci’s discovery of the numbers of nature, the ‘Fibonacci’ combines

a sculptural movement with a logical division of space between the

main deck and hulls. The sweeping parabolic wooden deck creates a pass-through offering ocean views from front to back and displaying a sense of occasion created by the ornamental stairs.

This yacht is designed to immerse travellers in a musical setting while

sailing on the silent ocean. It offers a luxurious cocktail lounge perfect for hosting guests and parties. Such a simple and practical architecture not only fits the bill for a cruising vacation but would also offer the

perfect scenery to gather music aficionados together for a chamber music concert on the sea...

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EXPLORE NEW FRONTIERS WITH SORGIOVANNI NEW MEGAYACHT CONCEPT

Australia based Sorgiovanni Designs has revealed a 99m luxury expedition yacht concept Frontier

Designed with a steel hull, aluminium superstructure and certified ice-breaker reversed bow the Sam Sorgiovanni conceived Frontier has been to let adventurer’s ‘discover and explorer’.

Frontier can accommodate up to 12 guests within its six double cabins with en-suites on the lower deck, whereas her owners can enjoy the upper-deck master suite with his-and-hers facilities, a private lounge/office and saloon and direct access to the pool there is also accommodation for up to 34 crew members across 17

cabins. Sorgiovanni drew on inspiration from his native Australia when selecting the interior materials which

features a range of sustainable materials, including eggshell, seeds, fast growing woods, stones and barks. The studio said the interior would combine “timeless styling and beautiful furnishings”.

Key features include a “unique” 15 metre x 15 metre helicopter landing platform. Mounted on hydraulic jacks, the platform is able to slide out to receive the landing helicopter and retract back in once the helicopter

has taken off. When retracted, the platform serves as an extension of the pool sunbathing area aft and can be used as a dance floor or second gym to the main gym, which is located aft of the bridge deck.

There is also extensive outdoor entertainment arears with an outdoor bar and Jacuzzi on the observation deck a gym and sunbathing area. On the main deck there is also a spectacular cinema and a dining room for up

to 20 guests located adjacent to a games room. Designer Sorgiovanni has also shaped a double-storey beach

club with bar, relaxation area, folding platform, massage room, sauna, steam room and a second Jacuzzi. From here, guests can access the garage and its two 25-metre tenders, two 15-metre hovercrafts and four Jet skis.

Equipped with two diesel engines, Frontier will have an estimated top speed of 19-20 knots and a cruising speed of 15-16 knots.

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THE RETURN OF AN

ALFA ROMEO LEGEND

110 years after its foundation, Alfa Romeo returns to its roots, bringing back one of the legends of its history and of motoring in general: the Giulia GTA

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Great stories can be exciting and reassuring, an uplifting moment during tough times. A well-told story is like a well-made car, picking you up and getting you going. It can take you far away, at least

in the imagination. On June 24, Alfa Romeo will reach an important milestone in its remarkable history: 110 years in business. During that century-plus span, Alfa Romeo engineers and designers have relentlessly pursued innovation, while always remaining true to the brand’s DNA.

Over the years, this DNA–the perfect combination of sportiness and elegance–has created not only some of the most iconic vehicles ever built, but also vehicles that are right at home both on the race-

track and in any beauty contest. To mark its 110th birthday, Alfa Romeo presents a vehicle that fully signifies a return to the brand’s origins, while paying tribute to one of the most emblematic vehicles of Alfa Romeo: The Giulia GTA.

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A SET OF INITIALS WITH A LEGENDARY FEEL: GTA

The acronym GTA stands for “Gran Turismo Alleggerita” (al-

leggerita being the Italian term for “lightened”), and it originated in 1965 with the Giulia Sprint GTA, a specific ver-

sion derived from the Sprint GT, designed as a sports car and presented at the Amsterdam Motor Show staged that same

year. The body of the Giulia Sprint GT was replaced with an identical version in aluminum, for a total weight of 1,642 pounds compared to the 2,094 pounds of the road version. A

second variation concerned the 1.6 twin cam engine which, in

the road configuration, with dual ignition, reached an impres-

sive output of 115 horsepower. The technicians of Autodelta, the official Alfa Romeo racing team, chose it as the reference

vehicle for the Touring category, and developed it to achieve a maximum output of 170 horsepower. The model’s success in

competitions was then immediate: three consecutive “Chal-

lenge Europeo Marche”, tens of national championships and hundreds of individual races in every part of the world. And

the way it ramped up the image of the entire range was also impressive: the Giulia Sprint GTA expressed the claim, “A

victory a day in your everyday car” to perfection. From then

on, the GTA made a name for itself as the undisputed icon of Alfa Romeo sportiness and the acronym GTA became so successful that the public soon associated it with all the sporty Alfa Romeo vehicles in general.

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THE LEGEND IS RENEWED WITH EXCELLENT TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS On the year of its 110th anniversary, Alfa Romeo intends to break a few rules: it doesn’t intend to talk about history, especially its own, nor does it want any gifts for its birthday. Instead, it prefers to give a gift to Alfa Romeo enthusiasts by presenting the Giulia GTA. Today, this is a real return to the roots of Alfa Romeo, planted deep in the world of performance and grand touring.

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SPECIFIC TECHNICAL FEATURES AND FUNCTIONAL STYLE For the new Giulia GTA, Alfa Romeo engineers have striven to improve aerodynamics and han-

dling, but above all to reduce weight: the same guidelines followed for the 1965 Giulia GTA. The active aerodynamics were specifically studied to increase the downforce. These solutions contain technical know-how that comes directly from Formula 1, thanks to the synergy with Sauber Engineering and the use of the Sauber Aerokit. The same task is assigned to the side skirts, the spe-

cific rear spoiler and the active aero front splitter. The titanium Akrapovič central exhaust system

integrated in the carbon fiber rear diffuser is also new, as are the 20-inch center lock wheels. The handling at high speeds has been improved by widening the front and rear wheel tracks by 50mm

and developing a new set of springs, shock absorbers and bushings for the suspension systems. On the GTAm, the aerodynamic front piece has been optimized to an extreme level, by adding a larger front splitter and a real carbon rear wing.

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Moving inside the car, several new details stand out: the trim in 100% Alcantara® on the dashboard, door panels, glove compartment, side pillars and the central trim on the seats. Alcantara is used even more extensively on the GTAm version, where the rear bench has been removed, leaving room for a fully upholstered “basin”, hosting specific moldings designed to hold helmets and a fire extinguisher. The new matte carbon inserts endow the interior with a distinctive technical and aesthetic elegance. In the new GTAm, the interior is unique in that it features a roll bar, no door panels or rear seats and the door is opened with a belt in place of the handle, another touch that comes from the racing world.

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AN EXCELLENT POWER-TO-WEIGHT RATIO But power on its own is not enough to ensure extraordinary performance. The work done to reduce vehicle weight has been meticulous and it has reaped particularly impressive results, with a total weight reduction of 220 pounds, thanks to the adoption of lightweight materials such as carbon fiber for the driveshaft, hood, roof, front bumper, front wheel arches, rear wheel arch inserts and, on the GTAm, the shell of the specific sporting seats with 6-point Sabelt safety belts. Further, lightweight aluminum is used in the engine, doors and suspension systems, and various other composite materials are used throughout. For instance, Lexan–a unique polycarbonate resin that comes straight from the world of motorsports–has been used in the side and rear window frames, further contributing to the weight reduction.

The result is a weight set around 3,350 pounds which, combined with the increase in power to 540 horsepower, brings the weight/power ratio to an excellent level, 6.2 lb/hp, making the Giulia GTA and GTAm capable of delivering extraordinary performance. Its acceleration from 0 to 62 mph is lightning fast–thanks to the Launch Control system, the chronometer stops at just 3.6 seconds. The Giulia GTAm is the two-seat configuration approved for onroad use, with a front splitter and larger visible rear wing in carbon, it is the ultimate expression of sportiness. In the GTA version, with the same power, the Giulia offers four seats, no rear roll bar; spoiler and splitter optimized for daily use on the road; the same door panels, seats and windows as those of the Giulia Quadrifoglio. The result is a veritable supercar for everyday use.

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A PRIVILEGE FOR 500 LUCKY CUSTOMERS Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA and its extreme version, the Giulia GTAm, will only be sold in Europe

built in a limited edition run of only 500 units in total–sold on a first come, first served basis–all numbered and certified and ready to take up their place alongside their 1965 forerunner as one of the most sought-after collector’s items.

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IN AN OCEAN

FAR FAR AWAY!

In what has become an annual tradition, designers from design studio ThirtyC have once again treated Star Wars fans with Star Wars-themed yachts, with characters or spacecraft from the franchise on board different superyachts


What started out “just for fun,” back in2015 and to celebrate the unofficial Star Wars Day on May 4th (May the 4th Be With You), UK based design studio ThirtyC have released its latest series of yacht tenders including characters and machinery from the popular sci-fi franchise.

This year ThirtyC’s images star a range of recognisable superyachts including Espen Øino designed SilverFast, the world’s most expensive superyacht the Eclipse and many Damen support vessels all with legendary Star Wars vehicles on-board such as the W-Wings, AT-ATs- and Tie Fighters.

In addition this year the studio also paid particular attention to include some of the franchises best loved char-

acters such as Darth Vader and his stormtroopers, into a selection of superyacht tenders which includes the Pascoe SY9 Beachlander, Hodgdon 10.5m Venetian Limo Tender, Cockwells Titian Tender, Wally Tender 48 and Vandal 14m Open chase boat.

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THE WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL MID-SIZE SUV IS

TAKEN TO THE NEXT LEVEL


Building on the Velar’s elegant simplicity with heightened levels of luxury and comfort the 2020 Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition proves to be a rewarding experience on every journey

Designed as the pinnacle of the Velar line-up, the new model has been developed by Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations and is powered by a 550PS 5.0-litre V8 supercharged engine with a range of unique design enhancements. Adding to its exclusivity, this distinctive model will be available to purchase for one year only.


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With a supercharged V8 engine, the most powerful Velar accelerates from 0-100km/h in 4.5 seconds (0-60mph in 4.3 seconds) and is capable of 274km/h (170mph), while cosseting customers with traditional Range Rover refinement and comfort. Uprated brakes and suspension components, plus bespoke settings for everything from the powertrain to the safety systems, ensure the SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition mixes the personality of a performance car with the go-anywhere capability of a luxury mid-size SUV. The powerful new model is distinguished by a range of visual enhancements and unique trim finishes, delivering a more purposeful appearance and heightened attention to detail while maintaining Velar’s perfectly optimised proportions and distinctive silhouette.

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Styled by Italian Massimo Frascella, who in the early 2000s worked with Land Rover design boss Gerry McGovern at Lincoln, on the outside, the award-winning mid-size SUV features include a new front bumper with larger air intakes to feed the V8 Supercharged engine and cool the uprated braking system. A new grille and lower side mouldings combine with a revised rear bumper featuring integrated quad exhaust finishers. The exterior changes combine with a transmission tunnel undertray to ensure the fastest Velar in the range cuts through the air more efficiently. Even the Range Rover lettering on the bonnet and tailgate has been enhanced, with a knurled finish on the metal element of the two-piece letters adding a fresh degree of sophistication to the exterior. The SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition is also the only Velar available in Satin Byron Blue – a metallic paint finish from Special Vehicle Operations’ Premium Palette range – and all models feature a contrast Narvik Black roof as standard.

Distinctive forged aluminium wheels provide another clue to the enhanced performance. The lightweight 21-inch design weighs the same as the 20-inch wheels on the core model and customers can also specify optional 22-inch rims with a unique Silver Sparkle finish and diamondturned edging, providing a further degree of personalisation.

The larger wheels support the performance focus of the SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition, helping to generate more grip and accommodating larger brakes. Its 395mm front and 396mm diameter rear brake discs feature a two-piece construction to optimise weight. The innovative designs also dissipate heat more effectively to cope with the higher braking forces generated during high performance driving. The extra stopping power is highlighted by red brake calipers (four-piston at the front, sliding at the rear) which feature Land Rover lettering. Gloss Black calipers are also available for a more discreet appearance. The purposeful exterior is matched by a heightened sense of luxury inside with a carefully curated combination of trim finishes and upholstery. The twin-stitched, perforated and quilted Windsor leather is unique to the SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition and adds to the sense of luxury inside. Customers can choose from four colour combinations (Ebony, Cirrus, Vintage Tan and Pimento) and the SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition features 20-way adjustable heated and cooled front seats with memory and massage functions as standard.

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The special touches inside extend to the unique sports steering wheel, which features a specially contoured rim and tactile aluminium gear shift paddles. Lower down, the rotary gear selector and circular control dials for the seamlessly integrated Touch Pro Duo infotainment system all feature a sophisticated knurled finish. An optional carbon fibre pack for the interior adds a more contemporary feel to the cabin, with a distinctive steel weave, while sports pedals and illuminated metal treadplates with Range Rover script complete the look. The individual SV elements extend to the 12.3-inch Interactive Driver Display featuring unique ‘digitally knurled’ dials which deliver an expertly handcrafted sense and finish to the digital experience inside the mid-size SUV and a bespoke SVAutobiography Dynamic start-up screen. This digital detailing continues with the electronics that underpin the driving characteristics of the new flagship Velar model. Calibrations for the AWD system, Active Rear Locking Differential, eight-speed transmission, steering and air suspension have all been honed and are bespoke to the SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition; delivering a more focused driving experience. Engineers at Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations spent 63,900 hours fine-tuning the unique calibration to optimise the ride, handling and responsiveness.



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The unique character of the Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition is also reflected by its bespoke exhaust set-up, which provides a soundtrack to match its performance. SV’s Variable Active Exhaust System features valve technology to optimise the exhaust note, depending upon the driving conditions, and provides Velar with an unmistakable V8 rumble. The active set-up is 7.1kg lighter than the standard design and its increased gas flow helps to unlock some of the flagship model’s increased performance.


The Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition sounds like no other SUV, but the most driver-focused model in the range is as practical as ever. The generous boot capacity is unaffected, while the flexible 40:20:40-split rear seats allow customers to vary the loadspace depending on their requirements. The 82-litre fuel tank also promises a genuine range in excess of 483km (300 miles). The new Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition is available in six exterior colours: Firenze Red; Santorini Black; Corris Grey; Fuji White; Indus Silver and, by special order, Satin Byron Blue. Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition is priced from ÂŁ86,120 OTR


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THIS ELECTRIC PLANE HARNESSES THE ENERGY OF THE WIND AS A

CLEAN POWER SOURCE

Designed by Warsaw based designer, Michal Bonikowski, this aviation concept looks to alternative environmental methods for power


In the race to design to design the next generation of aircraft, many aircraft manufacturing companies are focusing on developing electric and hybrid-powered aircraft however, but Warsaw-based designer, Michal Bonikowski, has come up with a potentially revolutionary aeronautical project which could undermine the need for traditional engines, bulky fuel tanks, and large batteries for propulsion.

The concept is called “Eather One,” and it uses friction between the air and the high speed of the machine as its main energy source that can be recycled as needed.

Taking inspiration from one of Airbus’ Birds of Prey Concept- called Maveric, the Eather One is equipped with

tribo-electric nanogenerators on the wings to help harness external mechanical energy – the friction generated from vibrations in the air-frame and bend of the wings. These nanogenerators then convert mechanical energy directly into electrical energy.

In this way, the Eather One will have the advantage of being able to contain much smaller batteries on-board than

those of current projects. This will save weight, providing a further increase in overall performance. However, Bonikowski admits that the concept of this plane requires a certain amount of batteries when there is no friction, such as when take-off and landing. In this case, the aircraft will need some battery packs in order to complete them.


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INVICTUS GT370S, THE OUTBOARD VERSION DEDICATED TO OWNERS WHO WANT A MODEL WITH

FLEXING MUSCLES


Italian yacht builders Invictus yacht has announcing the new outboard version of one of its most successful models, the GT370S, which follows the GT280S, presented at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2019. This configuration is born from the specific wish to target a new type of customers, who differ from the ones who would choose the classic sterndrive version


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The launch highlights yet again the Italian shipyard determination to expand in the

US market yet preserves the harmonious and homogeneous style that are the distinguishing traits of the entire Invictus yacht range.

The first Invictus GT370S is equipped with two Yamaha 425 XTO engines (max power: 850 hp). Other configurations are being considered. Plenty of customisation opportunities for the interiors The continuity with the sterndrive model can be clearly seen in the interiors as well, which maintain the same considerable opportunities for customisation and the atten-

tion to detail typical of Invictus. Interiors are spacious and welcoming, with two large rooms below deck that can be configured to suit the end user’s needs. The large stern

cabin has two beds that can be turned into one bed big enough to sleep three children

or two adults very comfortably. The bow cabin can be furnished with a third bed or with a large side sofa combined with a small table, bar unit and television, creating a spectacular living area.

As a result of a greater available surface, the side windows feature a central “split” with a deeply material character, highlighting the Invictus tradition of elegant shapes.

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Room for comfort The wheelhouse, with three oversized, ergonomical seats, is

designed for the comfort of the pilot and any other guests. A

striking feature is the foldable, small side lounging deck created in the central part of the port topside. In addition to making the whole boat more spacious and charming, it increases freedom of movement aboard and the usability of the deck.

The considerable wealth of details and accessories supplied as

standard include a bar unit integrated in the bridge seats, which

conceal a compact kitchen unit with sink, refrigerator, icemaker and dedicated cabinets.

The main feature in the central part of the deck is the extensi-

ble table. An L-shaped sofa with foldable stern back turns the entire rear area into a padded platform for sunbathing. The L-

shaped sofa integrated in the starboard side is open on the left

side, and removing the optional balcony means a view of the sea can be enjoyed in full.

All surfaces and upholstery are finished with details borrowed

from high-class leather items, and are highlighted by the combination with a large-section, chrome-plated stainless steel tu-

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RM Sotheby’s Announces

The largest online auction of its kind powered by the global leader in collector car auctions RM Sotheby’s has announced an online auction unlike any other, Online Only: SHIFT / Monterey, bringing its record-breaking, world-renowned Monterey sale to the auction house’s proprietary Online Only platform in light of ongoing concerns related to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Set for the original Monterey live auction week, Online Only: SHIFT/ Monterey will open for bidding on 6 August, with lots closing 13–15 August, and will present approximately 150 exceptional collector cars on rmsothebys.com—an offering of a calibre never before seen in an online sale. The online Mon-

terey sale will build not only on RM Sotheby’s historic Monterey results, but also on the success of the company’s Online Only auctions over the last several months, including its recent shift of the Palm Beach auction to the virtual platform.

Early car highlights and additional details for Online Only: SHIFT / Monterey, including bidder registration and bidding terms of business, will be announced in the coming weeks. Interested consignors are

invited to contact an RM Sotheby’s car specialist to discuss entering their important car. Consignments are invited through 13 July.

Additional information is available at rmsothebys.com

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STAY AHEAD IN STYLE WITH THE NEW

BMW CONCEPT 4i

The BMW Concept i4 takes electric drive to the core of the BMW brand and heralds a new era in Sheer Driving Pleasure. The BMW Concept i4 represents a look ahead to the BMW i4, slated to enter production in 2021


Providing a whole new take on the dynamic excellence for which BMW is renowned and blends a modern, elegantly sporty design with the spaciousness and functionality of a four-door Gran Coupe – all while generating zero local emissions. The drivetrain’s standout numbers include a range of up to 600 km (WLTP), output of up to 530 hp, 0 – 100 km/h (0 – 60 mph) acceleration of approximately 4.0 seconds and a top speed in excess of 200 km/h (124 mph). However, the driving qualities of the BMW Concept i4 cannot be expressed in figures alone. The virtually silent delivery of power creates an entirely new sensation of dynamism. As part of the package, the Concept i4 includes several exterior and interior design elements which will make an appearance in both the BMW i4 and other electrically-powered production vehicles.


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THE EXTERIOR - ELECTRIFYING AESTHETICS

The modern, elegant exterior represents a deliberate counterpoint to the dynamic flair of the driving experience. The perfectly resolved Gran Coupe proportions create an authentic, modern and confident appearance. The long wheelbase, fastback roofline and short overhangs form a basic profile brimming with elegance and dynamism. With its four doors, the BMW Concept i4 offers not only a high level of everyday usability and practicality, but also a much larger interior than the car’s modern and dynamic proportions would immediately suggest. CLEAR SURFACES AND AERODYNAMIC DETAILS

Crisp, smooth lines and taut volumes merge into a rich, smoothly contoured sculpture and create a clear surfacing language. The modern exterior paint shade Frozen Light Copper reprises a colour nuance displayed by the BMW Vision iNEXT and showcases the interplay of surfaces to visually stunning effect. Blue elements in the front end, flanks and rear end point to the car’s BMW i origins. They shine a spotlight on the signature BMW i icons and bring the technology below the surface to the fore – for example, the kidneys in their role as an intelligence panel, the mouldings in the side skirts concealing the battery technology, and the diffuser elements in the rear end, which fill the design space vacated by exhaust tailpipes and enhance aerodynamic efficiency. A host of other aerodynamic measures maximise the car’s electric range. The blanked off kidney grille and clear aero lips provide detail examples of sophisticated airflow engineering at work. Another distinctive area of the car are the wheel rims. These have been designed exclusively for the BMW Concept i4 and blend aerodynamic and lightweight design; smooth – and therefore aerodynamically optimized – surfaces contrast with ultra-lowweight, high-strength spokes. The rims extend the car’s palette of colours and materials, emphasizing its luxurious overall character. 276 LUXURY LIVING


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THE FRONT END - THE EYE-CATCHING FACE OF A NEW ERA The front-end treatment of the BMW Concept i4 presents the familiar BMW icons in a new look, lending a visually powerful face to the electric age at BMW. The prominent, closed-off kidney grille provides a tangible connection between the past and future of BMW. The BMW icon also gains new functionality: With no combustion engine to require cooling, the grille now serves primarily as an “intelligence panel� housing various sensors. The grille teases the technology behind the scenes with a special design for this model. The headlights likewise provide a bridge between the past and the future; the classical four-eyed front end is reprised here with a very modern and pared-back interpretation. Two intricate, freestanding LED elements on either side integrate all of the requisite light functions. Clean surfaces and a small number of crisp lines around the grille create a contemporary front-end graphic with considerable visual impact. A BMW i-style blue accent in the grille surround sets the seal on the front-end styling.


STRIKING REAR END WITH AERODYNAMIC FEATURES The rear of the BMW Concept i4 sits low over the road and cuts a broad, horizontally emphasised figure. The surfaces progress across the rear in a smooth and luxuriant movement, and give it a very modern and calm appearance. The long, slim L-shaped rear lights continue the theme. Below the rear lights, the inward-angled surfaces form aerodynamics-enhancing lips and incorporate vertical air outlets. The verticality of the design here emphasises the car’s sporting stance. Further down, the rear apron has a forceful presence and enhances aerodynamic efficiency. Where exhaust tailpipes would once have been found, diffuser elements in BMW i Blue indicate the presence of a pure-electric drive system and reference the design of the BMW i Vision Dynamics.


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THE INTERIOR – INNOVATION MEETS MINIMALISM The interior of the BMW Concept i4 focuses on those times when the driver chooses to pilot the car themselves. To this end, every element in the front of the cabin is trained on the driver. The new BMW Curved Display teams up with the steering wheel to reveal a new take on driver orientation and offers a look ahead to the display in the production versions of the BMW iNEXT and BMW i4. Here, the presentation surfaces of the information display and Control Display merge into a single unit inclined towards the driver. This screen grouping optimises presentation of information and makes the display’s touch operation more intuitive. Advanced display tech with non-reflective glass also removes the need for a shroud to shade the displays and therefore contributes to an extremely uncluttered and airy cockpit. The BMW Curved Display encompasses a large proportion of the section in front of the driver and above the centre stack, and gives the front area a very modern appearance. Its slim, borderless form exudes quality and sophistication. Almost all operating functions are integrated into the display as part of an overall approach centred on reducing the number of haptic controls to the minimum. Even the climate control system now works by touch control.


SPACIOUS REAR COMPARTMENT Rear-seat passengers are greeted by a generously-sized compartment offering levels of headroom and legroom that exceed expectations of a coupe. Integral head restraints for the front and rear seats add further to the sporting feel. The cut-out in the head restraints is a classy detail that references sporty BMW models from the current line-up. The rear seats extend the horizontal graphic emerging from the doors to create a lounge feel in the rear. Meanwhile, the outer seats reprise the dynamic form of the front seats, heightening the sporting flavour. They also use very little stitching, which further emphasises the clean and modern feel.

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FURTHER DEVELOPED USER INTERFACE DESIGN WITH EXPERIENCE MODES The screen grouping with new BMW Curved Display provides a digital gateway into the electric age at BMW. Look and feel are clearly influenced by the latest electronic devices and have been made deliberately less “automotive” in nature. In the display itself, flat layers provide considerable visual depth. Overall, the BMW Curved Display and new presentation approach combine to provide a first-class content-viewing experience. Three different Experience Modes enable users to explore the various facets of the electric drive system and provide a look ahead – in terms of visuals at least – to the next-generation operating system from 2021. The sometimes emphasised visual differentiation between the three Experience Modes (“Core”, “Sport” and “Efficient”) spans everything from how the user experiences the display and graphics to how the interior is presented. Ambient lighting in the dashboard, doors and (indirectly) below the display indicate the technical adjustments taking place. 282 LUXURY LIVING


“Core” mode introduces the driver’s area to an updated interpretation of the four “widgets” familiar from the display concept of existing models. Here, the graphics reprise the pattern above the air vents and the Gold Bronze accent colour, consciously referencing the car’s interior design. In the area where the central display used to be positioned, a map and widgets now line up alongside one another. The user can navigate around the diagonal widgets using a swipe movement and arrange them intuitively by drag-and-drop. This allows them to adapt the display to their personal preferences.

In “Sport” mode, the “widgets” come closer together and create a focussed view. Sideways movements behind the zones are used to show how tight the next corner is, facilitating anticipatory driving. This form of content presentation also allows effective peripheral viewing. The right-hand area of the display shows specific functions in a similar way to BMW M’s lap timer app. “Efficient” mode debuts an “Assisted Driving View”, which shows the driver what the car’s sensors are detecting. This Experience Mode opens up deeper insights into the car’s technology, such as how it communicates with its surroundings. In the BMW Concept i4, the focus here is on anticipatory and efficient driving, and key information for efficient driving is incorporated. The right-hand area of the display shows additional vehicle information, such as the charge level and range

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THE SOUND OF THE BMW CONCEPT i4 The BMW Concept i4 is not only characterised by its individual design, but also by its own visionary and unique sound. It was developed under the brand name of BMW IconicSounds Electric by world renowned composer Hans Zimmer together with BMW Sound Designer Renzo Vitale. BMW IconicSounds Electric aims to emotionalise BMW’s electric vehicles and make them audible using individual sound worlds. The sound of the BMW Concept i4 achieves this to perfection – it combines BMW’s past and future. It gives the driver the feeling that there are no limits of expression. The sound is manifold, surprising and it provides a sense of lightness and transparency. The sound worlds of the BMW Concept i4 range from the driving sounds in “Core” mode to the more intense and pronounced sounds of “Sport” mode. Also included are the sounds of the door opening and the starting scenario.

THE TECHNOLOGY AS EARMARKED FOR THE UPCOMING BMW I4. Fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology is a defining feature of the BMW i4 and therefore also of future electric mobility. The BMW iX3 due to go into production in 2020 will lead the way in the application of the new tech, which will be introduced in a number of electrically powered BMW vehicles – such as the BMW iNEXT and BMW i4. The electric motor, power electronics, charging unit and high-voltage battery using fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology are all-new developments enabling the BMW Group to take another significant step forward in the field of electrified drive systems. The electric motor developed for the BMW i4 generates maximum output of up to 390 kW/530 hp, which ranks it alongside a current BMW V8 combustion engine. Its instantaneous power delivery gives the BMW i4 standout performance attributes and exceptional efficiency.


The fifth generation of BMW eDrive also brings a newly designed high-voltage battery with the very latest battery cell technology. The version of the battery developed for the BMW i4 impresses with its extremely slim construction and optimised energy density. It weighs roughly 550 kilograms, has an energy content of around 80 kWh and achieves an operating range of up to 600 km in the WLTP cycle. All in all, fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology sets new standards in terms of power density, efficiency and range in locally emission-free driving.

SERIES PRODUCTION OF THE NEW BMW I4 Series production of the new BMW i4 will begin in 2021 at the BMW Group’s main plant in Munich. This means that, in the future, combustion-engined vehicles, plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles will be manufactured on the same assembly line in Munich.


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Upstairs, the master bedroom has its own separate wing, including a study lounge and kitchenette. The main balcony of the suite features a fireplace, whirl-

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pavilion and dining area, a grotto with a rain feature, and a fully equipped summer kitchen—provides an entertainment epicentre for all seasons. But that’s hardly the only place to play at Rockybrook.

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The estate also features a club room with a bar, card table and billiards table; a cigar room; a cinema-

style theatre room—and even a two-lane bowling alley in the massive children’s lounge. Rockybrook also sports health and beauty areas, including a spa treatment room, salon, gym and sauna, a championship tennis court, and a blissful meditation space overlooking the tropical garden. The residence also is designed with hurricane-resistant windows, doors and exterior construction. In addition, it comes with a Creston smart home system and security cameras.

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PAXOS VILLAS - GREECE Situated in an elevated position on the verdant island of Paxos this complex of three modern villas combine’s traditional elements with modern techniques. Apart from the beaches, Paxos is a scenic small town filled with unique architecture, reminiscent of the olden days. Olive groves and vineyards surround the city. Utilizing different materials in a very balanced way the complex blends effortlessly into its surroundings. To harmonize nature the use of stone on the exterior walls provide a traditional essence to the modern construction. The marvellous swimming pool and deck area which sits right at the edge of the cliff, overlooks the beautiful scenery providing unspoilt views.

GUAPANITA CONCEPT STORE - BARCELONA Guapanita concept store is the new shop in Barcelona for this new fashion brand for woman. Concept and interior design based on the idea to make protagonist the woman and her sensibility. Red, white and silver colour to invite the client to visit and buy.

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PARADISE ISLANDS

Located in the exclusive enclave of Lyford Cay on the western end of New Providence, Comfortably Numb is the epitome of island elegance


This cleverly configured 3,792 sq. ft residence, which sits on .65 acres of impeccably groomed tropical landscaping, is reached via a tree-lined driveway featuring a golf-cart only pathway and offers 160 feet of canal frontage along with a deep-water dock that can accommodate up to an 80-foot yacht. Decorated in soothing neutral tones and featuring cool Travertine tile, an open plan layout, vaulted ceilings and double-paned French doors, the interior of this single-story home was designed to capture the peace and serenity of waterfront living. Thoughtful touches such as Shiplap walls in the home’s multimedia room; floor-to-ceiling linen closets lining the hallways; a rope chandelier which hangs from a tray ceiling in the master bedroom; and, Hunter Douglas rolldown blinds give Comfortably Numb a unique, signature feel that is both functional and stylish. The home’s spacious garden includes a Pergola just off the master bedroom, a swimming pool with Jacuzzi, a 1,900 sq. ft patio complete with a pool for canal front entertaining and dining, and a one-bedroom guest cottage. Notable features include a durable aluminium roof, hurricane impact windows and doors, a double car garage, a surplus of storage and an automatic switch generator. Considered one of the world’s wealthiest and most exclusive neighborhoods, Lyford Cay is an ultra-private, gated community featuring an exclusive club with its own security service that caters to a diverse cross section of prominent social and business leaders from around the world. Encompassing an 18-hole golf course, championship tennis facility, marina, and world-class restaurants, the Club also has guestrooms and meeting facilities available to members. The community is also home to Lyford Cay International School, one of only two schools in The Bahamas to implement the International Baccalaureate curriculum schoolwide. Available at a guide price of 3,350,000 USD through Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty: www.sirbahamas.com - + 1 242 359 3947


Established 1897

Albert Court

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£7,500,000

Kensington, SW7 This extremely spacious five bedroom lateral apartment (3523 sq.ft. /327.3 sq.m) occupies a prime double-aspect postion on the second floor of this iconic Grade II listed building which boasts a spectacular reception hall with a team of dedicated porters and 24 hour security. The apartment features an impressive entrance hall, two wonderful reception rooms with high ceilings an abundance of period detailing, a large kitchen/dining room, five double bedrooms and four bathrooms. Albert Court was built just after the Royal Albert Hall in the late 19th century in the ‘grand’ style of very spacious lateral apartments with spectacular proportions and architectural detailing. Located on Kensington Gore, it is withing walking distance to the amenities of both Knightsbridge and South Kensington to the south and Kensington High Street to the west and directly opposite Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.

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Established 1897

Park Lane

GUIDE PRICE

ÂŁ6,500,000

Mayfair, W1K A beautifully presented three bedroom apartment (2,897sq ft / 269.1sq m) on one of London’s most prestigious streets. In brief, this outstanding apartment comprises a grand entrance hall, large kitchen fully equipped with Miele appliances, voluminous reception room with French Doors leading to the light and tranquil garden. Master bedroom with dressing room and en-suite bathroom. A sun room accessed directly from the master suite leading through to the private and tranquil garden. There are also two further bedroom suites. This outstanding property is located moments from Hyde Park and the boutiques and renowned restaurants of Mayfair Village.

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Established 1897

Chesham Street

GUIDE PRICE

ÂŁ7,350,000

Belgravia, SW1

An elegant three bedroom penthouse (1754 sqft / 163 sqm incl. separate storage vault) on the fourth floor of this small discreet block of apartments, newly refurbished to the highest standards and set behind a magnificent white stuccofronted period building in the heart of Belgravia. Accommodation includes a large, spacious reception room with a dining area and open-plan kitchen, three double bedroom suites, a guest cloakroom and direct lift access. There is also a separate storage vault (70 sqft/ 6.5 sqm) on the lwr grd floor. 33 Chesham Street is a brand new development of six apartments, combining the elegance of period architecture, contemporary design and technology, including comfort cooling.

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Established 1897

Soneva Villa Ownership Maldives

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FROM US $3,500,000

A limited number of spectacular prime beachfront Private Residences and plots are still available to purchase, each of which is uniquely-designed and carefully located to maximise privacy and tranquility whilst close enough to enjoy Soneva’s first-class services and amenities.

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Located in the Baa Atoll, Soneva Fushi on Kunfunadhoo Island is one of the largest islands in the Maldives. Soneva Jani, located in the Medhufaru lagoon in the Noonu Atoll, comprises five islands. The resorts can be reached by a scenic 30 to 45 minute seaplane flight direct from Male international airport.

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Established 1897

Hans Place

REntaL PRICE

ÂŁ30,000 pER WEEK

Knightsbridge, SW1X

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A rare opportunity to rent this stunning unique Townhouse located within 100m of Harrods. The apartment occupies the basement level, garden & raised ground floors of the building which was formerly six different units. This stunning property benefits from four bedroom suites each specifically designed to a very high standard with their own individual style. This is a totally unique and rare product with its impressive size and its own private entrance, stunning reception areas perfect for entertaining along with a media room, gym and steam area, large private garden (approx. 3000 sq ft) and 20 metre pool. This home also benefits from staff/guest accommodation and is located in one of the most prestigious residences in Knightsbridge making this Townhouse one-of-a kind.

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Established 1897

Lancaster Gate

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ÂŁ3,200 pER WEEK

Hyde Park, W2

*plUS pROpERTy FEES

A magnificent, lateral, four bedroom penthouse apartment found on the fourth floor (with lift) in this portered Grade II listed building. With off-street parking available, this apartment has been refurbished to a wonderful standard and showcases a reception room and master bedroom that enjoys fabulous views over one of London’s finest landscapes, Hyde Park. The accommodation of approximately 2,664sq ft comprises a spacious living room with space for dining, TV room, fully fitted kitchen/breakfast room, spacious master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe, three further double bedrooms all en-suite and separate guest cloak room. With park views, solid wood flooring, AC, lift and a porter, this elegant penthouse offers everything a discerning tenant is looking for. Available for long and short let on a furnished basis.

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Known as the “jewel of the Caribbean” St Lucia offers those the opportunity to purchase a piece of paradise. Recently launched to market this plot of land owned by Leee John lead singer of 80’s British funk group Imagination which measures 78,620.64 square feet offers prospective developers the chance to purchase their own slice of St. Lucia heaven! Situated in the bustling town of Monchy (Gros-Islet), the land is offered with planning permission in place. Offered exclusively for sale by Billions Luxury Portal for $1,179,309.60 www.billionsluxuryportal.com | info@billionsluxuryportal.com

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Elegant Apartment WITHIN ONE OF LONDON’S MOST COSMOPOLITAN AREAS ON THE MARKET FOR £4.75 MILLION 312 LUXURY LIVING


Situated within the Bayswater area one of London’s most cosmopolitan areas; renowned for its signature white Stucco fronted terraced houses and peaceful garden squares, many of which have been converted into flats is this impressive duplex 4/5 bedroom apartment in Cleveland Square 313


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With unrivalled views onto 1.5 acres of beautifully manicured communal gardens, this stylish fivebedroom apartment with private terrace truly gives the wow factor. Spread across two floors of a Re-

gency / early Victorian era, Grade II listed stucco-fronted building, this elegant apartment excellently showcases this classic grand façade on one of London’s finest communal garden squares and within close proximity to the green open spaces of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.

Entered via its own private entrance, this elegant duplex apartment is designed to an impressive standard and features attractive oak flooring and underfloor heating throughout its 2,670 square feet of living and entertaining space. An abundance of natural light floods its extensive accommodation.

The entrance on the raised ground floor opens into the contemporary kitchen, fitted with a range of

modern appliances and complete with family dining area and breakfast bar. Adjacent to this is the

spacious principle reception room, which opens out onto a substantial south-facing private terrace, and guest cloakroom facilities.

The lower ground floor accommodation comprises 4 bedrooms, 2 of which have en suite bathrooms, and an additional family bathroom. A further bedroom/reception room with en suite can also be found on this floor, along with a lightwell which provides access to the private terrace above.

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What makes this apartment unique is that it has its own direct access to the renown, vibrant, Cleve-

land Square gardens via the ground floor private terrace. Cleveland Square’s gardens has a particular

focus on horticulture; the garden is host to an incredibly rich variety of plants and every bed is meticulously designed.

Cleveland Square is on the market with Wilfords at ÂŁ4.750 million, for further information contact Tel: 020 7361 0400 or visit: www.wilfords.com

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London South Kensington 90 Old Brompton Road, London, SW7 3LQ +44 20 7581 7000 | southkensington@struttandparker.com

Queensberry Place, South Kensington, SW7

ÂŁ3,595,000 | Freehold

A grand three-bedroom maisonette with large terrace in the heart of South Kensington. Reception Room | Dining Room | Guest Loo | Separate Kitchen | Master Bedroom Suite Three Bedrooms | One Bathroom | Roof Terrace | Residents Parking | EPC rating C 1761 sq ft (164 sq m)

South Kensington | 020 7581 7000 ed.boden@struttandparker.com

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London Knightsbridge 66 Sloane Street, London, SW1X 9SH +44 20 7352 9959 | knightsbridge@struttandparker.com

Cadogan Square, Knightsbridge, SW1X

ÂŁ5,250,000 | Share of Freehold

Extensively remodelled and refurbished family flat with private entrance. Entrance hall | Kitchen | Dining area | Drawing room | TV room/study | Master bedroom with en suite bathroom Three further bedroom suites | Coffee bar | Guest bathroom/steam room | Utility room | Courtyard garden 2,993 sq ft (278.1 sq m)

Knightsbridge | 020 7352 9959 bertie.hare@struttandparker.com

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London Notting Hill 303 Westbourne Grove, London, W11 2QA +44 20 7221 1111 | nottinghill@struttandparker.com

Pembridge Villas, Notting Hill, W11

Offers in excess of ÂŁ15,000,000 | Freehold

A sensational newly built, detached family house with the benefit of a lift, underground parking for three cars and a spectacular 21m indoor swimming pool. Entrance hall | Kitchen | Dining room | Sitting room | Drawing room | Study | Seven bedrooms Six bath/shower rooms | Dressing room | Swimming pool | Sauna | Steam room | Gym area | Utility room Three cloakrooms | Underground garage | Lift | Balconies | Garden | EPC rating B 8,783 sq ft (816 sq m) Notting Hill | 020 7221 1111 miles.meacock@struttandparker.com

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London Kensington 103 Kensington Church Street, London, W8 7LN +44 20 7938 3666 | kensington@struttandpaker.com

Eldon Road, Kensington, W8

ÂŁ7,950,000 | Freehold

An impressive and beautifully presented four bedroom family house. Entrance hall | Sitting room | Drawing room | Kitchen/Breakfast room | Dining room | Master bedroom with en suite bathroom and dressing room Three further bedrooms | Two further bathrooms | Study | Utility room | South-facing garden | EPC rating D 3,193 sq ft (296.6 sq m) Kensington | 020 7938 3666 james.gow@struttandparker.com

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London Fulham 701 Fulham Road, London, SW6 5UL +44 20 7731 7100 | barclay.macfarlane@struttandparker.com

Walham Yard, Fulham, SW6

£850 pw* | Furnished

A stunning and immaculately presented three bedroom, three bathroom house, set in a gated private cobbled mews in the heart of Fulham. Reception Room | Kitchen/Dining Room | Three Double Bedrooms | Three Bathrooms | Utility Room | Balcony | EPC Rating C 1,290 sq ft (119.83 sq m) Fulham | 020 7731 7100 marianna.protopapas@struttandparker.com *The following Tenant charges may apply to tenancy commencement: Tenancy Agreement £222 (inc VAT). Credit references per application £54 (inc VAT). All advertised prices are exclusive of utility costs and associated services.

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London Chelsea SW10 140 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9PY +44 20 3627 5559 | chelseaSW10Lettings@struttandparker.com

Milborne Grove, Chelsea, SW10

£3,600 pw* | Unfurnished

An outstanding family house which has been the subject of a complete refurbishment from top to bottom with private driveway to the front for two cars and a south-facing decked garden. Reception Room | Kitchen | Three Double Bedrooms | Three Bathrooms Walk-in Wardrobe | Landscaped Garden| Private Driveway | EPC Rating C 2,585 sq ft (240 sq m) Chelsea | 020 3627 5559 Petra.Duffin@struttandparker.com *The following Tenant charges may apply to tenancy commencement: Tenancy Agreement £222 (inc VAT). Credit references per application £54 (inc VAT). All advertised prices are exclusive of utility costs and associated services.

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DUBAI’S HEART OF EUROPE AN ELEGANT RESORT LIKE NO OTHER

Elegance, sophistication and innovation without equal a vision that redefines exceptional living. Welcome to The Heart of Europe: the world’s most inspirational luxury destination with sustainability and innovation at its core

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Based on six islands that portray the very best of Europe, The Heart of Europe is a group of islands in Dubai’s ‘The World’ archipelago being developed by The Kleindienst Group and while the Covid-19 outbreak has halted business activities onshore, the Heart of Europe islands are currently abuzz with activities where engineers, consultants and workers are speeding up construction works – thanks to the offshore location and stringent prevention standards that have kept the island safe, dynamic and healthy with phase I set to open by the end of 2020.

A dreAmy islAnd destinAtion in the mAking Originally conceived in 2008 the project aims to become a must-visit destination for all UAE residents and tourists offering memorable and authentic European cultural and culinary experiences in dreamy Maldives islands settings without having to fly out of the UAE. Phase 1 of The Heart of Europe that consists of three islands – Sweden, Germany and Honeymoon Island, along with 78 floating Seahorse Villas – the three-level floating homes with underwater views and Portofino Hotel.

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With just 10 luxury waterfront Beach Palaces with their own exclusive stretch of sand, Sweden Island offers the privacy and life-affirming tranquility that can only exist in authentic residential setting.

The ambience will be refined and exclusive, with carefully curated events – including ex-

traordinary Swedish Midsummer, National Day, St Martin’s Day, Walpurgis Eve, Saint Lucia, and crayfish parties. The calendar will also pay homage to the country’s increasing-

ly-popular film, music, and arts scene. And naturally, restaurants will take their lead from

Sweden’s exciting cuisine, with delicacies such as sour herring, meatballs, Raggmunkar,

toast Skagen, smörgåsbord, mouth-watering crayfish, hot mulled wine, Snaps, and Glogg. 324 LUXURY LIVING


GERMANY ISLAND

A secluded, horseshoe-shaped Island, Germany will be home to 32 magnificent six-bedroom beach and la-

goon villas. 17 of these will face onto a gorgeous azure-blue lagoon with its own elegant bar, and a stunning seascape of coral reefs nurtured in Kleindienst’s own nursery from real coral fragments. They are among The Heart of Europe’s most prestigious properties.

Innovative sustainability features will be embedded in the beautiful design. And the Island’s public spaces

will brim with the country’s rich cultural heritage. Traditional carnivals, Christmas markets, Schützenfest, wine festivals, and internationally-acclaimed Oktoberfest will draw crowds from across the Heart of Europe.

National and regional cuisines will also star, as expert chefs plate up the finest examples of Eintopf, Bratwurst, and Spätzle; accompanied by vintage Schnaps and Glühwein and the finest German beers and wines.

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FLOATING SEAHORSE VILLAS A feat of innovation achieved by a marriage of engineering and imagination; The Floating Seahorse

Villas are breathtakingly unique home from which to enjoy the best The Heart of Europe has to offer. Their proximity to so many world-famous attractions would be reason alone to invest. Yet The Floating

Seahorse Villas’ true allure is a unique world first – an authentic luxury underwater living experience.

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Connected to Honeymoon Island by floating jetties, the Signature

Edition of The Floating Seahorse Villa is designed especially for families with children and groups of friends. Extending over 4,000

square feet across three levels, each will be home to enviable special

features, state-of-the-art technology and outdoor climate-controlled

areas. But the crowning glory is undoubtedly the underwater level and its wide views onto coral reefs full of beauty and life.

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As the first five-star, family-only hotel in the region, Portofino Hotel exudes contemporary Mediterranean architecture

featuring 489 spacious sea view suites including a facade ornate with magnificent hanging gardens and over 30,000 plants. More than just a hotel, this destination is home to a dedicated harbour, European style cafés, a ladies only wellness centre fit for a queen and an abundance of entertainment including the kid’s club operated by a leading kids club brand, white sandy beaches, a snow plaza, a theatre and over 500 aquariums for the kids to discover the magical underwater world.

Whether guests are looking to sail across the waters on a yacht, soak up the Mediterranean lifestyle, splash in the pool with the kids or feast on culinary delights, they’ll have everything at their fingertips at this highly sought-after family resort.

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HONEYMOON ISLAND

The place to see and be seen; Honeymoon Island will be The Heart of Europe’s most idyllic retreat – and home to the world-famous Floating Seahorse Villas.

In contrast with the excitement of nearby Europe Island, Honeymoon Island has a more refined, chic yet no less enticing cache of attractions. From the upscale modern European restaurant and upper lounge, to the 200-guest outdoor reception area, it will be a stunning setting for events ranging from The White Nights Festival to the very best of classical ballet, opera and music

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Kleindienst is also gearing up to deliver Monaco and Nice boutique hotels at

Côte D’Azur resort, the ‘South of France getaways’ located at the Main Europe Island. These majestic low rise hotels will feature picturesque courtyards, lagoon

shaped swimming pools, and spacious elegant hotel suites with spa like bathrooms, en-suite viewing decks and unobstructed views of the water.

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A sUstAinABle lUXUry destinAtion Ultimately, the Heart of Europe is set to become one of the most scenic and experiential luxury destinations in the Middle-East

and the world. The project, which combines high levels of sustainability with innovation, will add 15 atmospheric and highly

differentiated hotels to the Dubai offering, 4,000 holiday homes

and strong investor options including the iconic Floating Seahorse Villas and the beachfront boutique hotels at Cote d’Azur and Portofino resorts.

With sustainability at its core, the Heart of Europe will see the development of more than 500,000 square metres of coral reefs and feature Spanish olive trees that are between 100 and 1,500

years old that were sourced from Andalusia, a region in Spain’s southern coast, and the world’s first climate controlled rainy street and snow plaza. The island will host magnificent hanging gardens on the façade of the Portofino inspired hotel with an

astonishing 31,000 plants. It will also offer sustainable entertain-

ment with zero emissions with no harm to nature such as hologram circus and synchronized swimming shows.

The Heart of Europe will also deploy sustainable landscaping that will be pesticide free, fungicide free and will be showered

with recycled water. The island is also committed to be totally car

free, use clean energy and will eventually offer sustainable water transportation to the guests.

Lastly, to complete the empathetic hospitality and meaningful ‘island time’ experiences, the destination hotels will be touch-

less. The fully integrated hospitality app will enable the guests to

manage entertainment and dining reservations across the desti-

nation directly from their mobiles or to monitor and customize their preferred lightning or temperature settings in their suites on the spot without having to place a call or any waiting time.

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