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GHOST Self-assured power. Refined and agile. Our most elegant and engaging Magic Carpet Ride yet. Discover new Ghost – the purest expression of Rolls-Royce.

Monaco Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Monaco +377 97 97 97 30 www.rolls-roycemotorcars.com/monaco Fuel economy and CO2 results for the Ghost. Mpg (l/100km): Combined fuel economy: 15.2 l (17.9 mpg) to 15.8 l (18.6 mpg) CO2 emissions: 359 - 347 g/km [Longest Possible Dealer’s Name]

Figures are for comparison purposes and may not reflect real-life driving results, which depend on a number of factors includi ng the accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load. All figures were determined according to a new test (WLTP). The CO2 figures were translated back to the outgoing test (NEDC) and will be used to calculate vehicle tax on first registration. Only compare fuel consumption and CO2 figures with other cars tested to the same technical procedure.

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Fuel economy and CO2 results for the Ghost. Mpg (l/100km): Combined XX.X (X.X) to XX.X (X.X). CO2 emissions: XXX–XXXg/km.

Figures are for comparison purposes and may not reflect real-life driving results, which depend on a number of factors including the accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load. All figures were determined according to a new test (WLTP). The CO2 figures were translated back to the outgoing test (NEDC) and will be used to calculate vehicle tax on first registration. Only compare fuel consumption and CO2 figures with other cars tested to the same technical procedure.





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U-Boat Worx U-Boat Worx unveiled a new flagship submersible, a limousine for underwater adventures.

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Montegrappa Montegrappa pays tribute to the mystery of the Eastern world with the new collection.

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Bvlgari The cuff has a snake sinuously coiled around it, which is as sensual as its source.

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Tom Ford Costa Azzurra Parfum enhances the original fragrance with intensified woods and aromatics.

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P.26 32/ Baume & Mercier The transformation of a largescale art masterpiece into a watch dial is remarkable. 34/ Hermèe `s The dial of the Cape Cod Crèpuscule looks unusual. It is created from 0,5 mm plate. 74/ Ducati Elegant, exclusive, classical, spe­ edy – all this characterizes the Ducati XDiavel Nera. 90/ Jaeger-LeCoultre The brand pays tribute to Gustav Klimt‘s “The Kiss“ presenting the Atmos Marqueterie clock.

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93/ Boss & Co The short guns created by Boss & Co are uniquely designed and made of the finest materials.

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99/ Piaget Maison Piaget hosted an exclusive event for privileged clients and high end aficionados.

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ltimate luxury appears on our pa­ ges every month – from watches and haute jewellery, to supercars and yachts, to five-star hotels and Miche­ lin restaurants. We write about players of big business, about successful, influential, talented and, of course, wealthy indivi­ duals. Finally, our readers are those for whom luxury is a way of life; people who can afford almost anything. Such freedom endows one not only with confidence, peace of mind and pleasure in life; free­ dom of choice between light and darkness is one of the greatest privileges of human existence. To allow oneself mercy, gene­ rosity, compassion and kindness - this is true freedom and a gift of fortune. Every month I turn to you, our reader, and eve­ ry time, inspired by spectacular places, exciting people and memorable events, I make an effort to tell you their stories, open the window far and wide at the vista of that luxury living - an art form in its own right. In doing so, I try to tell you about a world close to perfection, a world free of sorrow, fear, desperation, pain and loss. But on this occasion, all that I want to convey can be found by simply scan­ ning the QR code below. In my heart, I am certain you know how to make this

journey from the past to the new world beyond; not only in style, but with dignity, by simply giving someone else a chance at happiness. At the end of the day, good is a luxury, which every one of us can afford.

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VALUES

Molton Brown FIERY PINK PEPPER

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n enticing fragrance from Molton Brown helps to explore the delicately balanced, exquisitely complex aromas of the signature warming spicy pink pepper, ginger and patchouli. The entrancing base notes of cedar wood and patchouli cultivate a curious romantic journey which may take you to the places you

are dreaming about. This captivating fragrance created by one of the lea­­ ding and the most luxurious perfume brands of England has the top notes of rousing pink pepper, tangerine and ginger, a heart of sumptuous lily of The Valley, jasmine and ciste. The bottle of the scent Is minimalistic with a purple sphere.

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-Boat Worx unveiled a new flagship submersible, named the Nexus, a truly luxury limousine for underwater adventures that is avai­ lable in either a 9 or 7 person layout. One of the components of the submarine is an extra-large durable acrylic hull. Comfortable travel for passengers is ensured by the XXL size entrance hatch. An optional

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passenger elevator is also a unique feature of the flagship U-Boat Worx submersibles. They are fitted with the latest lithium-ion battery technology that allows them to operate for up to 18 hours. Nexus is depth-rated to 200 meters and optimized for shipbased launch and recovery, as well as control from the land. It sets the new standards of the voyage.

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CHRONOMASTER EL PRIMERO

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he iconic Zenith Chronomaster El Primero watch is shown in a decidedly modern and attractive version worn on a blue leather strap, with its original 1969 case and diamonds. The Chronomaster Original El Primero Diamonds exemplifies this, encapsulating the gorgeous reimagining of the iconic timepiece. This watch, featuring diamonds on the lugs and indexes, a silvered velvet-finish dial, is sure to impress! With a 60-hour power reserve, the watch is powered by the latest generation of the revered El Primero 3600 with a high frequency of 5Hz (36’000 VpH).



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Montegrappa ORIENTAL ZODIAC SIGNS

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he first Italian company for the production of writing accessories in the luxury segment, founded in 1912, Montegrappa, pays tribute to the mystery of the Eastern world and dedicated to Chinese astrology the amazing “Oriental Zodiac Signs” Collection. Its fountain pens are equipped with the famous Mon-

tegrappa feathers made of 18-carat gold. This is an edition of writing materials with technically perfect finish combined with a magnificent handmade finish using green and yellow agate, red carnelian, black onyx, yellow tiger eye, green jade. Each pen is packed in a magnificent lacquered gift case made in Chinese style. WWW.MONTEGRAPPA.COM

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he creator of the wardrobe stap­ le that never goes out of style, Burberry has been the leading voice of innovation in fashion since its Basing­­­­­­­­­­s­toke beginning in 1856. From the early invention of gabardine to the 1990s fashion re-birth, Burberry has always declared its character in a reso­lute voice. Their artful approach

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to heritage has been featured in every piece they create. And an Italian-made baseball cap in two-tone cotton which is decorated with Burberry Monogram motif and logo graphic as well as refined red knob is not an exception. It is finished with leather-covered press studs. The two-tone shade is a street cred nod to any outfit.

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alentino welcomes men to a new Roman sunset with Born in Roma Coral Fantasy. It’s time for a new manifestation of fantasy, as coral light fills the skyline. The freshness of bergamot, tempered with cardamom essence, translates the revitalized energy of Rome at dusk, to re-energize all the senses. The aromatic herb lavandin is combined with clary sage and enhanced with Bourbon geranium. A smokey amber sign-off of tobacco accord creates a las­ ting appeal in the afterglow. The colour scheme of the bottle is inspired by the Eternal City’s gorgeous sunset hour.



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Kilian Paris L'HEURE VERTE BY KILIAN

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ilian Paris offers its new addition to the Liquors olfactive family, L’Heure Verte by Kilian, a scent symphony of nightlife’s liberty to come, inspired by Paris. With an instant head twist, absinthe essence opens L’Heure Verte by Kilian, lea­­ding to a nostalgic center of violet leaf and licorice root absolute. Its dry-down

reveals a distinct and well-chosen patchouli component that resounds throughout and mixes into a triad of earthy woods, vetiver, and sandalwood. The luxurious crystal flacon of the fragrance with a golden liquid inside reflects the richness of the aroma and the prominence of the brand that is loved by many millions. WWW.BYKILIAN.COM

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till frame of a moment, frozen in a monochrome sign that pervades everything: Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli presented the new Pink PP Collection. Stripping the palette down to a single hue (pink or black), relentlessly, he does more with less, maximizing expressive possibilities in the apparent lack of possi-

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bilities. In the new season, total look will dominate. Translucent blouses, voluminous flowers and embroidery on strict suits and coats, an abundance of sequins, flounces and high gloves. Continuing the colour story, the Maison révisions TanGo Shoes, propping them on a chunky platform and introducing a bold, pointed toe.

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he spectacular Serpenti Misteriosi Romani secret watch, symbolizing old gladiators and antique jewels, pays homage to Bvlgari’s Roman roots. The cuff has a snake sinuously coiled around it, which is as sensual as its source. The decorated cuff with baguette-cut diamond scales allows the wrist to become immersed in the design and a part of the snake. The snakehead is crowned with a 10-carat Sri Lankan sapphire, while the snake’s body and scales are made up of more than 60 carats of diamonds and 35 carats of sapphires, turning this one-of-a-kind creation into the most expensive high-end timepiece ever created by Bvlgari.



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CULLINAN BLUE DIAMOND

he De Beers Cullinan Blue Diamond ring is one of the most astonishing jewellery pieces the creation of which would be impossible without an extraordinary natural masterpiece - 15.10-carat step-cut blue diamond that presents the whole luxuriousness of the ring. Being beautifully blended with charming

colourless diamonds which present the genuine tenderness of the jewellery, this ring can be compared with the water treasure, the blue hews of which are captivating and attractive. The perfect design with the use of platinum and colorful metals make the ring a unique delight which is loved and cherished by millions.

Tom Ford Kross Studio "THE BATMAN" TOURBILLON

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he “The Batman” Collector Set from Kross Studio, Warner Bros Consumer Products, and DC Comics includes “The Batman” Tourbillon timepiece and an illuminated Bat-Signal functional art piece. With its dark style, ultra-precise movement, and the Bat-Signal depiction so famously employed to summon the Super Hero,

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COSTA AZZURRA PARFUM

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the Kross team created a timepiece that embodies Batman. It serves as a backdrop for a central tourbillon cage shaped like a Bat symbol. It is powered by a new version of Kross Studio’s inhouse developed and manufactured caliber KS 7’000: the mechanical handwound 3 Hz caliber KS 7’001, which has a 5-day power reserve.

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osta Azzurra Parfum enhances the original fragrance with intensified woods and aromatics, transporting us to the hedonistic joys of the Mediterranean. Crisp Italian lemon lends a refreshing note to this perfume, while enhanced oakwood extract and cypress evoke the deep coastal forest. Tom Ford states: “Costa Azzurra Parfum is a deeper expression of the original scent, capturing the feel of a hedonistic Mediterranean escape. I think we all need an escape right now.” This “deeper reflection” is seen in the fragrance’s luxe, metallized flacon with a sleek, gold metal plaque and matching cap.

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BOWMORE 1965 PRECIOUS METALS Golden era Bowmore 1965 Precious Metals, single malt scotch whisky, immortalizes the Bowmore craftsmanship and celebrates the brand’s rich heritage. Pour one of the most seldom whiskies in your shot glass and relish every drop.

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eam Suntory releases the Bowmore 1965 Precious Metals, a limited-edition whisky available only at Global Travel Retail. Four distinct presentation boxes designed by master craftsman John Galvin pay respect to legendary craftsmanship and the Bowmore distillery’s tradition. Each handcrafted oak box is accented with a brass plaque salvaged from a former spirit safe dating back to 1924. Bowmore 1965 has been enhanced to legendary status via maturing, showing the characteristic fruit aromas and deep flavour. With a beautiful amber shade, this whisky has an attractive bouquet of fragrant fruits, sweet beeswax, and dark chocolate on the nose, which develops into scorched heather and a fresh spring flower finish. This single malt is

perfectly balanced with a touch of jasmine, dried fruit and apricots. Bowmore 1965 Precious Metals honours 1960s since these years are considered to be Bowmore’s golden era, during which some of the brand’s most renowned whiskies were created. These alcohol drinks are now extremely rare, with only a few casks remaining. The price of each of the four bottles is $50,000. The bottles will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity and numbered to preserve their exclusivity. Bowmore 1965 Precious Metal would be an ideal gift for those who appreciate the genuine quality of whisky and fine spirits. Undoubtedly, this bottle will be the crux of the collection of a real connoisseur. This exclusive edition is notable in all measures. WWW.BEAMSUNTORY.COM

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JEFF KOONS BMW THE 8 X JEFF KOONS

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xpectations run high whenever US artist Jeff Koons presents a new work. Not for the first time, this is a BMW. The design combines an amazing eleven co­lours from blue to silver and yellow to black. The interior conti­ nues in an exclusive vein: high-quality materials and the fi­ nest leather are mesmerizing. The seats are in striking shades of red and blue, the colours of superheroes from the comic book universe – and those of BMW M. “Working with Koons again inspired everyone”, - said the BMW CEO. The result is a colourful rolling art piece. There will be only 99 samples made, each one requiring an eleven-step paint process mostly handmade, and hundreds of hours to complete (only two cars will be produced every week). THE 8 X JEFF KOONS makes its digital debut at the Frieze Los Angele­s and it will

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be on display in New York City’s Rockefeller Plaza, before it goes to a charity auction on April, at Christie’s New York. All proceeds will go to the International Center for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC). THE 8 X JEFF KOONS is considered more of a collectible than a daily driver. Of course, if owners do choose to get behind the wheel, it has a 523-hp twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8, an eight-speed automatic transmission, and BMW’s x Drive all-wheel-drive system on offer. Each of THE 8 X JEFF KOONS is accompanied by a certificate signed by Koons himself. It also includes Zipse’s signature and the vehicle’s individual Vehicle Identification Number. And Koons went into even more detail: The ar­tist actually designed the dust jacket of the Driver’s Manual. As always, BMW surprises with its unprecedented projects.

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“Never before in the history of our company has a BMW been created with such an extensive design effort as THE 8 X JEFF KOONS.”


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BAUME & MERCIER Hampton “Hommage to Pierre Soulages”

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he specific painting, “Peinture 390 X 130 cm 17 mars 2019,” celebrates Pierre’s 100th birthday and is the piece that Baume & Mercier really pulled from. Technical excellence is the cornerstone of Hampton “Hommage to Pierre Soulages” in the fascinating, unique connection between art and watchmaking. The transformation of a large-scale picture into a watch dial is remarkable. It’s a fantastic change to shrink meters down to millimeters. In line with the spirit of Pierre Soulages’ work, this one-of-a-kind masterpiece presents a harmonic play on opposing blacks through gentle subtleties of mattes, semi-

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mattes, shine, and diffuse layers. Often referred to as the “painter of black”, Soulages has dedicated his life to exploring the possibilities of the shade. The watch features a stainless steel case with DLC coating and a replaceable black nubuck alligator strap with a pin buckle. Seen through the exhibition window, an ETA 2892-A2 automatic has been customized with black screws, a black rotor with Côtes de Genève and perlage on the plates. It has a 42-hour power reserve. Baume & Mercier will produce the watch on demand in an edition limited to 102 pieces, reflecting Soulages age.

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Hampton “Hommage to Pierre Soulages” is a timepiece with a dial that is inspired by a painting series called “Outrenoir,” which Pierre Soulages began in 1989 and it has since become very influential in the abstract art world.


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The golden time The aesthetic approach to clean, curved lines and perfect proportion demonstrates the artistic sense that is so important to the House. It is no coincidence that the model has taken the Greek letter Phi – a reference to the Golden Ratio – as its emblem.

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HERMÈS CAPE COD MEET THE NEW HERMÈS CRÉPUSCULE Unusual aesthetic properties

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period for the first time was created a ermès has been synonymous watch with a silicon semiconductor with luxury for over 180 A view of the sea or a cloudy plate, chosen because of its unusual years, since its founding in expanse? aesthetic properties. The dials of the 1837. The iconic Cape Cod celebra­ Hermès Cape Cod Crépuscule are ted his 30th anniversary last year and created from a single 0,5 mm thick the time has come to unveil the new Whatever your preferred Zen landplate, which is coated in an extremely Cape Cod Crépuscule. Hermès bescape, a mood between dusk and precise manner with a tiny (72-nanogan announcing this item before the dawn permeatesthis sublime romanmetre) film of silicon nitride to obtain launch of the main event of the year tic illustration. the desired intense blue colour. After - the Watches & Wonders exhibition, a photolithography process involving which starts in Geneva on March 30. exposure to light, the image appears The dial of the new Hermès Cape Cod by transfer. The finished product is revealed after several sucCrépuscule looks very unusual, but it is probably impossible to cessive immersions, before a final gold application and a cut guess what it is made of without knowing the background. Into the shape of the case. The dial with its slender gilded hands spired by the work of graphic artist Thanh Phong Le, depicting driven by a quartz movement reveals the bluish shades sprinthe moment when the sun’s rays touch the waves of the sea at kled with yellow gold achieved by this unique method combi­ sunset, Hermès has created a unique painting using innovative ning creativity and nanotechnology. A navy blue calfskin single technologies. To implement these plans, in 2018 watchmakers or double tour strap crafted in the Hermès Horloger workturned to the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnoloshops sets the final touch to the Cape Cod crépuscule watch. gy CSEM located in Neuchatel. As a result of this cooperation

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Wear a bit of poetry on your wrist. This is the Hermès proposal behind the magnificent dial of the Cape Cod Crépuscule!

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LUXURY WATCH

WATCHES & WONDERS 2022 CREATIVITY & INNOVATION The “Time Design” exhibition. Journey to the heart of watch design. 38 leading watch brands. Audience of nearly 22,000 visitors. This year’s edition marks the beginning of a new era! Stay tuned to be part of it.

Cartier came to wow collectors this year with one of the most extraordinary timepieces in the lineup of Watches & Wonders 2022.

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he Parisian house Cartier has arrived with the new Masse Mysterieuse, which features the entire movement in the oscillating mass. The automatic winding Caliber 9801 MC was eight years in development. A technical feat that comes to life at the slightest touch of the wearer and seamlessly displays the time to the rhythm of the hands in the void. This is the most technically challenging watch ever created at Cartier and is a first in the entire watchmaking industry. Only 30 pieces will be made in total. It comes as pictured above, but will also be available in a version set with baguette-cut diamonds, also on a leather strap, or a platinum bracelet model with both the bracelet and the case set with baguette-cut diamonds. This is the pièce de resistance for any important collection.


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PARMIGIANI FLEURIER

TONDA PF GMT RATTRAPANTE Don’t let its simple façade fool you: Beneath the mini­ malist Milano Blue dial of Parmigiani Fleurier’s new Tonda PF GMT Rattrapante ticks an incredibly complex world-premiere automatic movement, one that allows for the simultaneous tracking of two different time zones - that is, a GMT - paired with a split-se­ conds chronograph function, aka a rattrapante. “What makes it special is that never before has the rattrapante function been used outside chronographs,” says Guido Terreni, Parmigiani’s chief executive. WWW.PARMIGIANI.COM

PANERAI

LUMINOR GOLDTECH CALENDARIO PERPETUO

Perpetual calendars are notoriously difficult complications - not only to manufacture but also to set. Panerai is making it easy in its new Luminor Goldtech Calendario Perpetuo which requires no corrector or tools. The 44 mm timepiece comes in Goldtech, Panerai’s proprietary alloy that is a combination of gold and pla­ tinum, which encircles a smoked sapphire crystal glass dial. Each of the 33 clients that purchase the watch will be invited on a trip to Florence and Tuscany to partake in cultural activities and historical tours. WWW.PANERAI.COM

AUDEMARS PIGUET

ROYAL OAK JUMBO SELFWINDING FLYING TOURBILLON EXTRA-THIN RD#3 Audemars Piguet rightfully takes a lot of pride in their efforts to push the industry forward. With all the technical developments you’d expect from a “research and development” watch, the Royal Oak Jumbo Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Extra-Thin RD#3 is a fitting nod to the past when 50 years ago Audemars Piguet introduced the world’s the lineup - first self-winding tourbillon wristwatch. The sapphire caseback allows you to appreciate the mix of classic and modern traits tirés finishing on the mainworked oscillating weight in rhodium-toned 22K pink golden plate and dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Royal Oak. WWW.AUDEMARSPIGUET.COM

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VAN CLEEF & ARPELS

LADY ARPELS HEURES FLORALES CERISIER

Blending high-level technical expertise with a poetic rende­ ring of timekeeping, Van Cleef & Arpels is known for creating theaters for the wrist. The 38 mm Lady Arpels Heures Florales Cerisier stages a horological first with its most complicated dials to date. Inspired by Linnaeus’ Flower Clock, the watch gives a new dimension to Enchanting Nature, a theme dear to the Maison, by offering a poetic way of telling time. For a garden theater on the wrist, the hours are read by flowers that bloom in an apparently random order, while the minutes are read through a side window on the case’s edge. WWW.VANCLEEFARPELS.COM

JAEGER-LECOULTRE

MASTER HYBRIS ARTISTICA CALIBER 945 A great movement deserves a great habillage, and caliber 945, being a grande complication with minute repeater, orbital tourbillon, sidereal time, and a zodiacal calendar, has been thus far fittingly dressed. The movement was last used in 2020’s Master Grand Tradition Grande Complication, decorated with a sky chart surrounded by an elaborate 18K gold lattice dome that echoed the form of the constellations. This year, the lattice dome returns on the Hybris Artistica Atomium in 18K white gold, with planets and constellations depicted using grisaille. WWW.JAEGER-LECOULTRE.COM

CHOPARD

L.U.C FULL STRIKE SAPPHIRE

Chopard has designed a matchless watch to commemorate the 25th anniversary of its L.U.C Swiss watch collection, as well as revolutionizing the minute repeater for the second time in five years. The entire case, crown, and dial of the L.U.C Full Strike Sapphire new watch are carved from sapphire blocks, in addition to the gongs of the L.U.C 08,01-L chronometer-certified calibre. It has a diameter of 42,5 mm and is completely transparent. Acoustics experts were also engaged during the watch’s production, resulting in a stunning mechanism that is both clear and attractive. WWW.CHOPARD.COM

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VACHERON CONSTANTIN

TRADITIONELLE PERPETUAL CALENDAR ULTRA-THIN Vacheron Constantin is presenting its first-ever ladies’ perpetual calendar, which is remarkable given the company’s 265-year heritage as a high-complication watchmaker. The 4,05 mm in-house Calibre 1120 QP gives life to a new Traditionnelle Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin intended for women’s wrists. Vacheron Constantin’s rich legacy of horological complications is reflected in this 36,5 mm-diameter model. Interchan­ geable straps with a subtle iridescent glow are another must-have in today’s world of ladies’ watches. WWW.VACHERON-CONSTANTIN.COM

GRAND SEIKO

MASTERPIECE COLLECTION SPRING DRIVE 8 DAYS JEWELRY WATCH This year Grand Seiko released a considerably large modeled watch, at 44,5 mm, indicating that it is a men’s option - a “size large ” yet let people decide for themselves. 267 diamonds are set in the watch. The hour markers are twenty-six black spinels. The casing is pla­ tinum and has Grand Seiko’s signature Zaratsu polish on it. The Spring Drive Caliber 9R01 features three mainspring barrels and an accuracy rating of +10/-10 seconds every month. The masterpiece is only available in Grand Seiko boutiques and is limited to five units. WWW.GRAND-SEIKO.COM

VACHERON CONSTANTIN HISTORIQUES 222

Vacheron brought back the 222 in the form of the new Historiques 222. Like the original, it features the iconic hexa­ gonal-link bracelet but is now powered by an in-house movement, the 3.6 mm-thick 2455/2. Housed in a 37 mm 18K yellow gold case with a Maltese cross emblem at 5 o’clock, it has a gold-toned dial with applied gold hour markers, a matching baton handset, and a date wheel at 3 o’clock. And in a very 2022 update, the watch is designed with a sapphire case back - the better to admire the beautiful movement beating away within. WWW.VACHERON-CONSTANTIN.COM

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Boucheron. High Jewellery. HISTOIRE DE STYLE, NEW MAHARAJAHS Boucheron creative director, Claire Choisne, has a knack for turning the simplicity of airy-looking jewels and stones into splendor.

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ginal designs from which I got my inspiration for this collection,” says Boucheron’s artistic director. Claire maintained many hallmarks of Indian je­ wellery. At the same time the designer made the collection modern by streamlining the palette to mainly white gems: diamonds, rock crystal and pearls. Emeralds provide splashes of color. Undoubtedly pieces of this collection, which serve a minimalist approach to the Maharaja’s maxima­­ list style, are worthy of being worn and enshrined.


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New Maharani - Majestic lotus of impeccable beauty: white gold, diamonds, rock crystal. This is one of three convertible necklaces that have been designed to be worn as together so separately. A celebration of the lotus motif, this monochrome choker plays with the downstrokes and the upstrokes of white gold to draw a diamond lace on the skin, a 4,08ct cushion diamond shining at its center.

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NEW CHURIYANS

Subtle harmony The wedding churiyan b­ra­ ce­lets are given to Indian bride as a symbol of protection. Thanks to diffe­­ rent gems, the “Churiyan” bangles offer a palette of shades, changing accor­ ding to the way they are placed on the wrist.

“I wanted to transpose original designs into the 21st century and to reinvent them for modern maharajas and maharanis. For these women and these men who want to express their personality and their own style,” says Choisne.

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Mother of pearl bobbin - Elegant and original storage place for bangles: Boucheron authentic approach. Claire Choisne has also designed a mother of pearl bobbin to store these 10 masterfully crafted bracelets when not worn, in line with the art pieces created by Boucheron. When the inspiration is the source of legends, it is easy to get bogged down by the idea of matching up, but Choisne played it differently and with a note of extravaganza.

Earrings New Maharajah – Breathtaking sun shining perfectly embodied in platinum, diamond, emerald. Тaking as a basis another necklace from the 1928 commission, Claire Choisne has worked on effects of scale to ima­­ gine this pair of platinum and emerald hoops: their shape is identical to that of the Maharajah‘s necklace, which the design studio has now reduced to the scale of the ear. These rods set with diamonds end with 58 drops of emeralds.

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New Maharajah necklace made of platinum and white gold with 9 Colombian emeralds cut “kushon” with a total weight of 38.73 carats with diamonds, rock crystal and emeralds. This is a transformer: the central motif with emeralds can be worn as a brooch.

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New Padma - Modernity to wear: white gold, diamonds, rock crystal, mother of pearl, pearls, cacholong. A symbol of purity in India, “Padma” means “Lotus”. Boucheron gives this sacred flower a contemporary dimension through this exclusive ear jewel. Like a reversed miniature necklace, this piece is to be laid on the ear. It shines its gold and pearl beams, ending with diamond and mother of pearl drops, engraved as a tribute to glyptics.

New Padma Diamants & New Padma Cristal Rings - Flawless combination: diamonds, rock crystal, white gold. Boucheron’s New Padma Diamants Ring set with a pear diamond of 2.01 carats, paved with diamonds and rock crystal, in white gold and the New Padma Cristal Ring paved with diamonds, rock crystal and cacholong, in white gold. These two rings of radiant purity is part the iconic collection from the legendary brand. WWW.BOUCHERON.COM

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BURBERRY THE LOLA BAG Today, Burberry reveals its campaign for the Lola bag – a staple for the house, designed by Riccardo Tisci. At the heart of every Lola product lies an attitude – strong, sexy, smart and present. A multifaceted energy that amplifies inherent confidence.

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iccardo Tisci, Burberry Chief Creative Officer: “Lola, at the very core, embodies an attitude – she is strong, sensual and intelligent all at once. An ode to strong women the world over. For the campaign, I really wanted to celebrate that attitude and all of the facets that make up the Burberry woman, so together with Torso, we created a fantasy world where she is free to exhibit her strength and be captured in all of her beauty from every angle. Strong wo­men have always inspired me beyond limitations, and Bella, Lourdes, Jourdan and Ella embody that spirit. They represent femininity at its most po­ werful and the essence of that attitude that is inherently Lola.” The campaign stars Bella Ha­did, Lourdes Leon, Jourdan Dunn and Ella Ri­chards, the ensemble of evocative women personify Lola’s attitude. Taking the reins. Commanding their space. Each with confidence and control. Captured by the visionary Torso Solutions and styled by Suzanne Koller, the campaign speaks a distinctive visual language – functional yet spi­ rited – which captures Lola’s attitude. Orbiting Lola, the campaign locks onto the bag’s gravita-

tional pull – an irresistible force that reaffirms Lola’s status as a signature Burberry bag. The Lola bag is available in a variety of sizes, styles and colourways, from pale vanilla and camel to natural raffia and black. It can be purchased globally in Burberry stores and online. Torso Solutions: “Working on this Burberry campaign was a really special experience, we worked with an incredible team to produce our vision, including DoP Daniel Landin and innovative camera rig inventor Tony Hill. In a moment in which the Chroma Studio dominates film and TV production, we are interested in seeing what’s beneath the layers of visual effects – giving shape to a surreal fantasy of image-ma­ king. We imagined the Lola woman as the catalyst of the campaign, in which her natural momentum propels the kinetic movement seen in the film. She is in control of her image, exposing the mechanics of their production – and taking agency over the complex machinery of contemporary life.” Bella Hadid: “It was amazing to work with Riccardo and the Burberry family again and I absolutely loved shooting this campaign! I always have the best time on set, there was so much energy and it was great to work with a mixture EDITION | MAY

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of incredibly talented people.” Lourdes Leon: “The Lola attitude to me is provocative. While working on the campaign, I felt humbled yet comfortable. Although Ricardo is family, I know Burberry has a legacy and I wan­ ted to do it justice.” Jourdan Dunn: “The Lola attitude embodies ­being strong yet graceful and fierce yet gentle. It means having the confidence to be yourself and have a unique point of view, staying curious and challenging norms. Not taking no for an answer and having self-confidence; that’s the Lola attitude. Working on the campaign was incredible! It has been the perfect mix of getting to work with such an iconic British brand, paired with such an original and exciting campaign concept. The bag is gorgeous, it’s a real honour to represent the first Lola campaign.” Ella Richards: “It was such an honour to be involved in this project and work collaboratively with all the creatives to realize Riccardo’s vision. For me, Lola means independence. Having the control to do what you want, when you want, and be who you want to be. I think it’s important that everyone has that freedom of choice.”

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The Lola bag is a soft silhouette punctuated with the Thomas Burberry Monogram clasp and a polished chain strap. The clasp celebrates the heritage of the brand and its founder, Thomas Burberry. The Lola is a padded and softly constructed bag, hand-crafted in Italy. It is available in various fabrics, from Italian-tanned leather, to cotton canvas and raffia. Classic colourways include black, camel, primrose pink, and bright red. New colourways include orange, bright sky blue and vivid lime. The Lola family has grown into new iterations. A bucket bag style is avai­ lable in black, primrose pink, maple brown, pale vanilla and deep maroon. A shopper bag is avai­ lable in maple brown, black and cool beige. To celebrate the Lola bag, Burberry is laun­ ching a series of global pop-ups and pop-ins. The World of Lola Pop-ups is a chance to step into Lola’s world. Exploding Lola’s design elements to embody the bag’s distinctive attitude – smart, sexy, strong and present – the pop-ups confidently contrast colour, shape and tactility. The pop-ups and pop-ins will be launching in cities globally, including London, Paris, Sydney, Philadelphia, New York, Tokyo and New Delhi.

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EXPENSIVE HEISTS UNBELIEVABLE BUT REAL-LIFE STORIES

Everyone's favourite film, “How to Steal a Million”, captivates with a witty and humorous plot, as well as brilliant performances by the beloved actors, Audrey Hepburn and Peter O'Toole. But in real life, faced with the fact of heists and the harmful actions of intruders, you begin to perceive everything differently.

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GRAFF, LONDON $65 million

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or our readers, we have selected the most expensive and insolent heists that happened in the wellknown hotels, museums, international centres, and even Cathedrals. Artworks repeatedly became the «heroes» of the criminal chronicle as well. The boutiques of the most famous brands have also always been a “cherry on the cake“ for robbers. In 2008, in Paris, four robbers disguised as women broke into the famous Harry Winston jewellery store and took out the jewellery value $108 million. The investigation believes that the robbers, who spoke a foreign language, were very well aware of the work of the store. In particular, they knew the names of some employees and determined where this or that thing was stored without the help of a search engine. Eyewitnesses say the criminals spent only a few minutes there. In 2010, the British capital saw an armed robbery of the Graff jewellery store on New Bond Street. The robbers stole jewellery worth $65 million. This heist is considered to be the largest theft of jewellery in the history of the country. The Damiani Showroom in Milan is one of the most exclusive jewellery stores in the world. In February 2008, thieves spent weeks tunneling over 9 metres into the cellar of the store from the building next door, which had been empty for construction work. Seven men came through the cellar wall, tied up staff, who were busy preparing the gems for a star-

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HARRY WINSTON, PARIS $108 million


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DAMIANI SHOWROOM, MILAN $20 million

GREEN VAULT MUSEUM, DRESDEN

More than $125.79 million

studded Academy Awards party, and made off with $20 million worth of jewelry in minutes. The thieves wore police uniforms, and returned to the place from where they appeared. The burglars used the moment and took advantage of the ongoing construction work to hide the sounds of their digging. The thieves have never been caught, and the jewels have never been recovered. At the time of the heist, many of Damiani’s finest gems were gracing the necks of movie stars at the Oscars ceremony. On November 25, 2019, the thieves started a fire near Dresden’s Green Vault Museum, damaging an electri­ city box that interrupted the residential palace’s security system. They entered Green Vault through a groundfloor window and broke into a glass showcase where the

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THE 1611 FUNERAL REGALIA OF SWEDEN’S CHARLES IX AND KRISTINA THE ELDER $6,9 million priceless jewellery in regard of the importance of cultu­ ral heritage was kept. There were 21 pieces of jewellery containing more than 4,300 diamonds with an estimated value of more than $125.79 million. Officials have not yet been able to find the stolen jewels. The criminals may have melted down metals and recut precious stones in an attempt to make their distinctive booty easier to sell. A daytime robbery on 31 July, 2018 was the subject of much international attention. Two thieves took two gold crowns and an orb from a Strängnäs Cathedral and fled the scene by bicycle and motorboat. The royal jewels are adorned with gold, precious stones and pearls, and come from the 1611 funeral regalia of Sweden’s Charles IX and his second wife Kristina the Elder. They are worth $ 6,9 million. It is noteworthy that they were taken from a locked display. A police spokesperson at the time described them as “invaluable items of national interest”. The InterContinental Carlton hotel in Cannes starred in Alfred Hitchcock’s film “To Catch a Thief ” with Cary Grant and Grace Kelly. Ironically, the property has also

ANTWERP DIAMOND CENTRE More than $100 million

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MONA LISA, LEONARDO DA VINCI $2 billion

been the target of a couple of heists in real life. In 1994, three automatic weapon-carrying robbers marched through the hotel’s doors and opened fire. Although their guns were loaded with blanks - as police later discovered - the bandits made out with about $60 million in jewellery. Then, in 2013, alone gunman in a bandana and mask walked into the hotel during a jewellery exhibition by Leviev. The robber pocketed a whopping $136 million of jewels, including colourless diamonds, pink and yellow diamonds, emeralds and sapphires, and more. In February 2003 a group of Italians entered the Antwerp Diamond Centre, which is located in Belgium, and robbed diamonds, costing over $100 million. The case happened during the weekend and caused 109 safe bo­xes opened. Antwerp Diamond Centre has a well-thought security and is famous for it. However, the group of criminals managed to disable heat-sensing infrared systems by covering the cameras with plastic bags. They also neutralized the alarms and before leaving, stole the security camera videos. Leonardo Notarbartolo was arrested and accused of being the mastermind behind it. Artworks become a source of inspiration for the creation of one’s own masterpieces, an object of adoration and a symbol of beauty for some people and for some others they are an easy way to a multi-million fortune. The most famous work of art in the world, Mona Lisa painted by Leonardo da Vinci, was stolen in 1911 by Vincenzo Pe-

INTERCONTINENTAL CARLTON, CANNES $196 million

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THE CONCERT, JOHANNES VERMEER $200 million

HOPE DIAMOND $250 million

ruggia, an employee of the Louvre, where the painting resides. The daring thief hid in a broom cupboard and snatched the painting when the museum was shut. Mis­ sing for two years, the Mona Lisa was recovered in 1913 and returned to the Louvre in 1914. Worth at least $2 billion today, it’s hands down the most expensive individual object ever stolen. The renowned blue Hope Diamond is said to carry a curse, bringing misfortune to anyone who owns or wears it. Nevertheless, this hasn’t put off buyers over the years – or thieves as well. Originally known as the Tavernier Blue, the gem was stolen from the French Crown in 1791, Crown in 1791, recut and rechristened the Hope Diamond. It now belongs to the Smithsonian Institution and is insured for $250 million. The most valuable unrecovered stolen painting ever, Johannes Vermeer’s The Concert, which dates from 1664, was snatched along with Rembrandt’s The Storm on the Sea of Galilee and 10 other works of art during the infamous Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum theft in March 1990. The FBI believes the painting was offered for sale in Philadelphia in the early 2000s by an organised crime syndicate but still hasn’t been able to locate it. The masterpiece values $200 million. They walked away with $500 million in art, making it the single highest-value theft of private property ever.

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BRANKO BABIC PHIACADEMY

Grand Master Branko Babic is the Inventor of PhiBrows Microblading and Founder of PhiAcademy. Branko Babic is an expert in shapes and contouring, focuses on the position and design that best suit the type of face or body of the customer to assure cosmetic procedure is as natural as possible.

Discover the Beauty of Golden Ratio LOCATION OF THE COVER PHOTO SHOOT: HÔTEL DE PARIS, MONTE-CARLO

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PhiBrows: A Substantial (Permanent) Luxury Do you know what is the secret to a beautiful face and anti-aging, without which whatever you try to do to improve your looks is worth little? Is it a good moisturizer, face lifting, eye lifting, Botox, fil­ lers, thread lifting, PRP? No. It is eyebrows. Eyebrows, the Secret of a Beautiful Face Eyebrows that are well-shaped, adequate, and persona­ lized make the human facial features stand out, and help make the eyes look bigger and more youthful. The right shape, density, and color of eyebrows can help lift ho­oded­ and tired eyes and brighten up a worn-out, angry, or sad look. The shape, density, and symmetry of the eyebrows make the eyes stand out and improve efficiency to frame the upper part of the face. Without a doubt, the eyebrows paint a person’s character, temperament, mood, and emotion. If we take into consideration that good eyebrows have the power to hide minor facial flaws (such as small or too wide eyes) or help redirect attention to the upper part of the face, it becomes appa­rent why so much attention has been given to eyebrow care in the beauty industry. Therefore, it is apparent that eyebrows require attention, time, skill, and dedication, so as to create one of the most po­werful weapons of beauty and non-verbal communication. These two (rarely symmetrical in nature) symbols of beauty are challen­ging, not only because of the mo­ney spent on quality makeup but also because of the everyday struggle that’s spent to make these dominant beauty markers in a perfect state, color, and symmetry with the help of special scissors, brushes, eyeshadows, mascara, gels, pencils, volumizers, glosses… In the case that this undertaking is successful, and the person doesn’t have a bad brow day, this perfect state is kept all the way until they sit still and in a perfectly air-conditioned area. There are no swimming, romantic walks in the rain, sweating when dancing in nightclubs because those wonderful eyebrows will drip down all the way to the cheekbones. Oh, and let’s not forget the effect those types of eyebrows will have during a passionate kiss or steamy intercourse, when those wonderful, painstaking­ ly drawn eyebrows, will end up on your partner’s face, shoulders, or… Well, let’s not go into any more detail. The popular Instagram meme says: “I was going to like your picture, but then I saw your eyebrows.” Having perfect eyebrows is, in fact, a luxury. A short-lasting, but a very important one. With the occurrence of the PhiBrows method and a strong brand that’s backing it up, a new type of luxury has been developed, with the help of which countless hours of painstaking eyebrow drawing are now a thing of the past. PhiBrows – the Rennaisance of the Golden Ratio PhiBrows Microblading is a hyper-realistic technique of drawing eyebrows manually (Microblading). With the use of this technique, which lies halfway between mathematics and art, women and men alike, can enjoy the luxury of having perfect eyebrows from the moment

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they wake up until they go to bed. It should therefore not be odd that PhiBrows is of the most sought-after beauty treatments of today. The essence of PhiBrows Microbla­ ding treatment is that the design in this process is gained using the Golden Ratio. The Author and Founder of PhiAcademy, Branko Babic, established this method based on the ancient Eastern wisdom to whom beauty and harmony were their leading principles in hundreds of years of human existence. By studying the art of creating perfect eyebrows on beautiful and delicate faces of Japanese royals, from (originally Chinese) hikimaiu and ohaguro methods, with a high elaboration of the techniques and proportions, he has created a completely innovative type of Microblading technique, called PhiBrows, as well as patterns that match any face, aesthetic standards and lifestyle needs of modern-day women and men. The world quickly recognized the bene­fits of this luxury and that is how the technique of hyper-realistic eyebrow dra­wing was born, a technique that will grow over the years into the most prestigious brand – PhiBrows. PhiBrows became the most sought-after beauty treatment of today, due to the countless benefits it gives its clients and for the luxury of knowing that they look their very best at any given moment of their day. The essence of PhiBrows Microbla­ding technique is that the initial design in the procedure is achieved by using the Golden Ratio, also known as God’s signature. (“The Golden Ratio is a divine measure of beauty” – Leonardo da Vinci). People have wondered for centuries whe­ ther it was possible to measure beauty. It turns out that, looking at it from the perspective of mathematics, it is possible. The greatest harmony of the Golden Ratio was talked about by Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo because beauty and the Golden Ratio were one and the same. That is what they claimed and conti­nued to prove with their works. They, whose meaning of life was to find beauty, made it their profession. The structure of musical masterpieces often includes the Golden Ratio as well. For example, Beethoven’s works were separated into symmetrical parts, and the Golden Ratio was noted in each of them. The exact appearance of the Golden Ratio on a human face is an ideal of beauty and there is countless research done to prove it. In mathematics and science, the number 1,618 is marked with the Greek letter Phi, and that is why this treatment got the name PhiBrows – the eyebrows with God’s signature. Apart from understanding the needs of the client, a PhiBrows Artist must follow strictly set rules: contrast, sha­ ping, balance, the rule of thirds, and many others. However, the priority is still the rule of the Golden Ratio, and that is the rule of thirds. For all of this, the Artists not only need the expert know­ ledge of the technique, but also superior tools. PhiBrows technique and tools have been carefully designed, and never stop being redesigned, to support the Artists in creating highly precise strokes, gorgeous eyebrows shaped according to natural facial features, and perfect symmetry. Only the certified tools that have been rigo­ rously tested are used, to ensure the perfect eyebrows for each client.


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“Many are called, but few are chosen” (Matthew 22:14).

LAURA CIORDAS, CRAFT MASTER UNITED KINGDOM

The Creator of the brand and the Founder of the Acade­ my has the final say – only Branko Babic can choose and appoint a candidate as a Craft Master, among the ones that were recommended, much like the Queen of England can appoint someone a knight.

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Cutting Edge Technology For Perfect Symmetry Most people know that their face is not perfectly symmetrical. What can and should be perfectly symmetrical are the eyebrows. Asymmetrical or imperfect eyebrows lead to one eye appears bigger than the other or can additionally highlight the asymmetry of the entire face. Symmetry is very aesthetically pleasing to the human eye. The length from the beginning of the eyebrow to its top is in the same ratio as it is from the top to its end. In order to measure this PhiBrows Golden Ratio, an Artist uses a specially designed compass, named “BB compass”, an iconic instrument made from stainless steel, whose design and quality might make it look like it came straight out of MoMA’s collection. To create perfect symmetry, PhiBrows also uses 4 tools for digital measuring to shape the perfect eyebrow. With the help of these incredibly precise tools, an Artist finds the perfect symmetry for their client’s eyebrows, but they also note the possible imperfections of the symmetry and correct them. It is worth mentioning that by using another tool, PhiBrows Color Calculator, an Artist can calculate the perfect pigment color combination for their client’s eyebrows. PhiAcademy – Education for the Perfection of Luxury Even with the combination of art and science, with cutting-edge tools and technology, PhiBrows clients are much more interested in who is doing the treatment and not how it is done. To fully stick to the ideals of beauty and transfer the knowledge to countless generations of beauty Artists, PhiAcademy was founded – being the largest beauty academy in the world today. The Artists who attend and finish this school have the privilege of being posted on the PhiAcademy World Map because

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PhiAcademy guarantees the quality of their work, which is not a small thing as PhiAcademy is the world leader in the world of permanent eyebrow makeup. To reach this status, an Artist needs to pass the six le­ vels of education (PhiAcademy Hexaplan). They begin as students, but if they pass all the difficult levels, they continue as Royal Artists. The next step for the more successful ones is a Master Assistant title (this is where the professional brand elite starts to form), then the best of them receive the title of a Craft Master, and only a few, the superior ones, get to be called Grand Masters. It is incredibly difficult to reach this level, navigating through strict PhiAcademy rules, and the fact that there are only 450 Craft Masters in 160 countries, from around 100.000 students who attended PhiAcademy. “Many are called, but few are chosen”(Matthew 22:14). Craft Masters are not driven by money, but by the mission to spread beauty and perfection, bettering the lives of their students, and above all, clients. They are the apostles of the brand, not only because they teach others the PhiBrows technique, but because they truly change lives. The Creator of the brand and the Founder of the Aca­ demy has the final say – only he can choose and appoint a candidate as a Craft Master, among the ones that were recommended, much like the Queen of England can appoint someone a knight. These international stars live the lives of authentic lu­ xury. We are not only talking about real estate, clothing, or cars, which they certainly do not lack. This is a noble kind of luxury – which includes traveling all over the world, developing a business, and teaching other people, whose life is often changed completely. The special kind of luxury is that the value of the PhiBrows brand brings


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The powerful role of eyebrows To confirm the powerful role of eyebrows in facial recognition, a scientific experiment was conducted, where people were shown photos of celebrities with and without eyebrows. There were two photos – one where only the color of the eyes was changed, and the other where the eyebrows were removed. The people were then asked to name the celebrity, and the scientists measured the time it took for them to do so. People ended up taking a long time to recognize a celebrity without eyebrows, even though they have seen them many times on TV, on the Internet, or in magazines.

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them clients and students, wherever they choose to live and work, alone or in a team, so they speak and teach in 23 world languages. 1-Gram-Luxury – Pure Pigment (The battle between slow and expensive vs. fast and cheap) In the beginning, the battle on the market concerning Microblading pigments was led in two ways: easier and harder. One group of manufacturers aimed to satisfy the needs of their Microblading artist under any circumstances. PhiAcademy wanted to fight for the satisfaction of its clients and the status of its artists – so they can work with pure pigments which will provide the future of their business, while also giving them peace in wor­ king on their clients. It was a completely different way of thinking at the time, as one could get a market share by providing a good price and pigments that were easy to apply. A pure pigment couldn’t satisfy any of these needs – pure pigments have a longer absorption time and were more expensive. Having categorically rejected the partnership, fearing the boycott of the rest of the industry, one factory that produced tattoo and permanent makeup pigments in Germany finally accepted the Phi princi­­­­­p­ les and the manufacturer became highly motivated to work on an idea of a “pure pigment”, together with the Phi brand. A few years down the road, it was clear that the PhiAcademy policy was the right one, and the ma­ nufacturer looked right on using their full potential solely to produce the PhiBrows pigments. Phi set off the only important buyer for the pigments and the leader in the market because its formula didn’t contain any heavy me­ tals or other harmful substances. This is the first pigment on the market whose manufacturer guarantees it won’t change the color over time compared to the color the client sees after healing. Apart from that, the formula does not contain alcohol; it will not burst through the walls of surrounding cells or spread under the skin. Because of this quality, the strokes on the eyebrows remain thin, elegant, and clear, and stability of all pigments was reached, which prevents the eyebrows from turning red, purple, gray… They are hypoallerge­nic, vegan-friendly, and will not react to magnets (100% MRI safe). PhiBrows Pure pigments have never been, and never will be, tested on animals. PhiBrows Artists and clients can relax, knowing that they only work with safe and healthy PhiBrows Pure pigments. They are, of course, being constantly deve­

loped, because PhiAcademy continues to work hard on the creation of its final pure pigment formula (SUPERB). The Luxury of the Unique “Phi” Experience Those who believe their face deserves the luxury of perfect eyebrows will undoubtedly choose a certified PhiBrows Artist and schedule a consultation. Throughout the consultation and treatment, the certified PhiBrows Artist has the support of Dr. Phi, a professio­ nal team of PhiAcademy doctors who support them 24/7 and answer all their questions. All these small pleasures happen in certified PhiBrows salons, places that pose as an oasis for all the clients’ senses. They provide the lu­ xury of a peaceful and lovely-­smelling environment, with relaxing music, surrounded by people who care about the looks, health, and the rela­xation of the client. There are two universal criteria that every PhiAcademy Artist or Royal Artist must meet. Those include a personalized approach to every client, as well as absolute privacy. They are aware that the most important person in any successful job in the world is the client, and that is why they are fully committed to them. PhiBrows Haute Couture – Eyebrows as a Permanent Luxury With time, we realize what luxury really is, and it is the things that do not have a price, that is right in front of our eyes, the eyes and the two perfect pieces of jewelry above them. We talk about restrained luxury, the refined, iconic, and timeless aesthetic that may not be noticed or dominant at first, but that catches the eye and signals that there is special beauty, materialized by the delicate strokes of an artist. It is a permanent lu­xury that shoots the sparks on the first and on the second look, the perfection of the Golden Ratio. This “must-have” of the face, adapted to every individual personality, hides the perfection of beauty, and catches the eye of every onlooker. The flawless aesthetic and powerful energy are reflected, and that is when people realize they need something similar. That is the secret of the sophisticated PhiBrows luxury. A person who can confidently enjoy a gorgeous reflection in the mirror and has a steady hand of an Artist on their side can be sure that they invested in priceless luxury. That is why it is worth walking to a mirror, opening your eyes wide, smiling to yourself… and raising your perfect eyebrows. The cover photo shoot of Branko Babic was held by Prince Michel de Yougoslavie. Prince Michel de Yougoslavie, Mihailo Karađorđević in Serbo-Croatian, is a Member of the Royal House Karađorđević and Courtesy Prince of Yugoslavia as a descendant of Aleksandar Karađorđević, Sovereign Prince of Serbia. Through his mother, Princess Maria-Pia of Savoy, daughter of Umberto II, the last King of Italy, he is also related to the Royal House of Italy. Prince Michel de Yougoslavie is a photoartist (www.micheldeyougoslavie.com) and Honorary Member of Editorial Board of Luxury International Magazine.

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The eyebrows of Mona Lisa are a matter of discussion. There have been claims that the Mona Lisa has no eyebrows because the female members of the upper class at that time used to hide or remove them. Others have claimed that the non-existence of her eyebrows only contributes to the fact that it is an unfinished masterpiece. However, with detailed scans of the painting in 2007, it has been discovered that Leonardo da Vinci has indeed put eyebrows and eyelashes on Mona Lisa, but that they might have faded over time, or were victims of failed restoration attempts in the earlier centuries.

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SAFE AND HEALTHY PHIBROWS PURE PIGMENTS PhiBrows Artists and clients can relax, knowing that they only work with safe and healthy PhiBrows Pure pigments. They are, of course, being constantly developed, because Phi­Academy continues to work hard on the creation of its final pure pigment formula (SUPERB).

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PIONEERING LUXURY IN ANTARCTICA: TIME FOR BIG DISCOVERIES Explorers to Antarctica can soon brave the cold in luxurious form thanks to White Desert and its latest camping initiative.

IT FEELS LIKE A TRIP TO OUTER SPACE The sky pod structure of the camps is inspired by the seminal age of space exploration and offers guests a lavish stay in the land of Ice.

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ntrepid travelers will be delighted to hear the latest news from White Desert. It is the only operator on the planet who gives guests the opportunity to fly to Antarctica. White Desert unveils its third camp in this remote corner of the world by the end of this year. Sty­ lish, sophisticated, and modern, the new Antarctica eco-camp dubbed Echo features six heated, cutting-edge bedrooms ‘sky pods’. Each comes complete with expansive floor to ceiling windows revealing sweeping views of the icy plains and snow-capped mountains beyond. Crafted from composite fiberglass, each of the space-inspired sky pods will be designed for two guests, with interiors featuring retro space-age detailing, luxurious furnishings and original photographs taken from the International Space Station (ISS) by former White Desert guest and retired astronaut, colonel Terry Virts.

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o-founder of White Desert, Patrick Woodhead says: “The inspiration behind the interiors at Echo comes from too many years of watching Star Wars as a kid. The real difficulty was trying to get the interior designers to fuse together the retro feel of the Millennium Falcon with the luxury of a boutique retreat.” Beyond the pods, the camp will also come with an experienced team of chefs, hosts, and expert guides to help up to 12 guests at once relax or explore at their leisure. In the days following their arrival, guests can take part in activities including fat biking, skiing, skidooing, and 4x4 Arctic Truck dri­ ving, as well as expertly guided hiking, iceclim­bing, and different excursions. Perhaps most exhilarating of all is the visit to Atka Bay, where travelers will see the world’s lar­ gest penguin species, the Emperor penguin colony, up close. After a long day exploring,

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all visitors can while away spare time in the cozy lounge and dining area before returning to the accommodation. Futuristic in design, campsite has been created especially for clients who’ve travelled the globe in style and understand the privilege of effecting positive change through travel. Echo allows guests to combine an ultra-lu­ xury experience with a once in lifetime adventure. And, like all the company’s camps, Echo is designed to be dismantled and leave no trace on the Antarctic landscape when the glamping season concludes. This commitment to preserving the precious natural state is at the heart of the company. Pricing for the experience starts at $780,000 for a group of 12 or $65,000 per person for individual guests. The price includes a five-day tour, return flights, and transfers from Cape Town to Antarctica, accommodation, food and beverages, and activities around camp.

After a five-hour flight across the Southern Ocean traveler will be transported to another world. And the experience begins immediately when guests are escorted to a private lounge where a martini shaken with 10,000-year-old ice awaits.

THE ALLCONSUMING SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE White Desert Camp is a camp like no other situated within the interior of Antarctica, one of the last great wildernesses of earth. It offers unforgettable warm experience in Antarctica’s cold. EDITION | MAY

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MAURO COLAGRECO THE MAYBOURNE RIVIERA The exciting collaboration between chef Mauro Colagreco and The Maybourne Riviera is a shared passion for cooking and art with a burning ambition to promote the Côte d’Azur worldwide.

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he Maybourne Riviera is the new name of the legendary hotel in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin that has joined London’s iconic Claridge’s, The Connaught and The Berkeley as part of the Maybourne Hotel Group. The flagship restaurant Ceto is located on the hotel’s top floor and it has dramatic panoramic views out over the Mediterranean. Ceto is a true parallel between the sky and the sea and reflects Mauro’s ambition and passion. It is more than just a restaurant, but also a “marine culinary workshop” to deepen knowledge of the region’s aquatic species and research sustainable ecological solutions. The grill, the centrepiece of the Ceto restaurant’s open kitchen, offers slow, braised cooking and brings out smoky flavours. It brings back childhood

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memories of grilling by the sea. The menu offers a selection of simple yet contemporary dishes that bring out the best in the sea. Such as a freshly grilled whole langoustine with caviar tartar sauce, Camargue razor clams with meunière sauce or red tuna, matured breast with Kombu seaweed and XO sauce. The chef plays with textures, flavours and cooking methods. From the most noble to the most unknown pro­ducts, the menu offers a gourmet palette of new culinary approaches. A marine immersion experience that questions the mystery of the depths and highlights the beauty and richness of the Mediterranean. A selection of vegetarian dishes and pasture meats complete the menu, offering the best of our land. Like the tiger veal from Corsica, raised on the seaside.


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The restaurant houses a maturation room, located at its entrance. It will be the place where the conservation methods of the fish will be studied in depth and will be prolonged their maturation by deve­loping all the flavours and aromas of the flesh. Mauro desires to shake up traditio­ nal codes: the distance and depth of fi­shing, seasonality, the use of the maturation chamber, anti-waste and the collaboration with renowned scientists. To complete the gastronomic experience, one of the finest wine lists on the Côte d´Azur is offered with more than 1000 references. Whether it is wine from winemakers or great vintages, the selection of the head sommelier is in perfect harmony with the creativity of the chef. Ceto also offers an exclusive selection of immersion wines. These wines are aged under the sea, sometimes at a depth of more than 60 m. The terrace bar offers a breathtaking view between the sky and the sea. A unique, festive place to start or end the experience. The décor of Ceto restaurant has been created by architect-designer Marcelo Joulia, with tableware specially sourced and pieces created exclusively by local artists and artisan producers. Mauro also oversees the venue on the ground floor of the hotel. The Riviera Restaurant, where the visitors will enjoy regional gastronomy in its simplest form. Available for lunch, dinner, snacks or coffees and teas throughout the day, menus naturally retrace the region’s local gastronomic history: from Genoa to Saint Tropez, between mountain and sea. His creations highlight regional specialties with the greatest respect for the product, season and producer. From Niçoise salad,

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Spaghetti alla Genovese, grilled fish, sunsoaked vegetables in olive oil, and the famous sweet-tart, Tropézienne, dishes are colourful and cooked simply to reflect the area’s rich variety. Already established on the Cote D’Azur at his three Michelin starred Mirazur in Menton, Mauro is a cook unrestrained by borders and one who sets his own culinary rules. This ambitious project is a further opportunity for the globally acclaimed chef to showcase his culinary vision and continue to place the region at the forefront of the international gastronomic scene. Mauro Colagreco states: ”I am extremely proud to be a player in this unique project in The Maybourne Riviera and with a hotel group recognised around the world for its quality and excellence. It is a wonderful setting for guests to enjoy all that is so excepti­o­ nal­about this area of the Mediterranean.”

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LUXURY EDUCATION

INSTITUT AUF DEM ROSENBERG Revolutionizing Education in the Swiss Alps Rosenberg is widely considered the pioneer of individual education for developing and introducing the concept during a period of history that was striving to streamline education to propel industrialization.

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Space Habitat designed by Saga Space Architects. A fleet of Audi e-trons po­ wered by a vertical farm and wind trees. A four-legged robot named “Spot” manufactured by Boston Dynamics. None of these innovations would you expect to find on the campus of the most prestigious university in the world. Yet they are all featured at and managed by students of Institut auf dem Rosenberg, a pioneering boarding school nestled at the foot of the Swiss Alps. Rosenberg recognizes that in our rapidly changing the world, the need for education to evolve is of more importance than ever before. Rosenberg leverages its rich history as one of the first international boarding schools, founded in Switzerland in 1889, to inform the future of its modernized approach to education. Today, Rosenberg continues to challenge the

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standardized approach by fostering a bespoke, state-of-the-art learning environment for res­ ponsible leaders of the 21st century aged 6 to 18 years. Rather than solely preparing students for exams by adhering to rigid curri­ culums, Rosenberg’s contemporary learning experience is tailored to each student to enable exceptional academic results and personal development well beyond traditional education. Thus, the school created its own educational paradigm through the unique Rosenberg International Curriculum (RIC®), which fosters expertise while also preparing students for a wide range of external qualifications, including the International Baccalaureate (IB), A-Levels and Advanced Placement ­ exams.­ The RIC® is internationally accredited and widely recognized for its academic depth and interdisciplinary approach, enabling students

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Exceptional history Rosenberg leverages its rich history as one of the first international boarding schools, founded in Switzerland in 1889. The school created its own educational paradigm through the unique Rosenberg International Curriculum (RIC®).

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A high-tech facility Experiential programmes are housed in a high-tech facility where students can undertake projects guided by expert partners in the fields of science, technology, and design.

to take early external qualifications well ahead of their age group. Rosenberg’s wide array of Talent & Enrichment cour­ ses – there are more than 100 to choose from – are designed to broaden young minds, nurture their creativity, encourage an entrepreneurial spirit, and prepare students for real-world challenges. Experiential programmes are housed in a hightech facility where students can undertake projects guided by expert partners in the fields of science, technology, and design. These include a Space Habitat designed in colla­boration with Saga Space Architects; Boston Dynamics’ ­agile robot “Spot”; Climate Gardens in collaboration with ETH Zurich; the school’s fleet of Audi e-trons that are powered by wind trees; and the newly added Humanix® program, which trains students’ cognitive capacities through the study of human connectivity and coexistence with intelligent machines. Beyond tech and science, additional courses cater to the artistically and athletically inclined. The school’s travel program enables weekend visits to European cities and sights of histo­ ric significance, including Paris and Florence. The curriculum also features immersive workshops with renowned institutions, including the Norman Foster Foundation in Madrid, the Kiton fashion house in Napoli, Mission O2 with Musée Océanographique & Yacht Club de Monaco, and The Chedi Andermatt. The sports programme offers seasonally varied athletics courses spanning football to skiing. While Rosenberg acknowledges its cutting-edge bedrooms isn’t for everyone, it is the ideal place for curious-minded students to prepare themselves to become responsible leaders of tomorrow. EDITION | MAY

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DUCATI XDIAVEL NERA Unique elegance

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Top-of-the-range motorcycles producer in Bologna, Ducati, presents another masterpiece in cooperation with Poltrona Frau’s Interiors. The serial number of each motorcycle is engraved on a dedicated plate on the trellis frame.

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The motorcycle is characterized by an elegant “Black on Black” livery and by a special customizable saddle made of Pelle Frau®.

Techno-cruiser soul XDiavel Nera expres­ ses the power of opposites, combining the relaxed pace typical of the cruiser world with the sporty ride and thrilling performance of Ducati.

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legant, exclusive, classical, speedy – all these words characterize the new Ducati XDiavel Nera motorcycle that will take your breath due to its power and uniqueness. In a motorcycle manufactured by Ducati in partnership with Poltrona Frau’s Interiors, it is possible to observe a perfect fusion of design and leading technology that is an indispensable part of Ducati. The XDiavel Nera will be available in a 500-unit limited edition numbered series, with an exquisite “Black on Black” livery and a special personalized saddle made of Pelle Frau® which is the most recognized component of the motorcycle owing to its smooth, hand-saddled natural leather that is a result of many years of study. The elegance of Ducati XDiavel Nera reflects the finest Italian taste that is expressed by quality,

beauty and power. The Testastretta DVT 1262 is the heart of the XDiavel Nera, with a maximum output of 160 hp at 9,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 13.0 kgm at 5,000 rpm. Variable valve timing in combination with desmodromic valve timing enables the achievement of potentially opposing goals: rapid and smooth response at low rpm, substantial torque throughout the curve, and snappy performance when the throttle is wide open. The bike’s frame, low seat height, and forward footpeg position are all engineered to provide exceptional ride ability and comfort at low speeds while still making sporty riding simple. The tubular steel trellis structure, suspension system, and chassis design all work together to ensure speed and maneuverability.

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1971 LAMBORGHINI MIURA SV The world’s first supercar The restoration of 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV was trusted to Lamborghini Polo Storico, a department that specializes in servicing old cars of the company. It took one year to revive the car that has a number of components from the Miura S as well as new features which would eventually be used on later versions of the SV.

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Some parts were made by specialists manually and the original colour was restored.

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he detailed restoration of the car became possible to the photos and historic documents which ensured the model closely resembles the car that debuted at Geneva five decades ago. As part of this process, technicians returned the car’s exterior to its original shape using the production sheets and records held by Automobili Lam-

borghini. Specialists also carefully put back a number of components and refurbished the interior which features tan leather upholstery. The Polo Storico has completely rebuilt the engine and gearbox. In addition, body defects were eliminated, and it was repainted in its original Verde Metallizata metallic green co­ lour. This car illustrates the iconic appeal of

Signature model As the ultimate iteration of the car, ownership of a Miura SV should be a requisite for any true aficionado of Italian supercars.

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Authentic Lamborghini This car is a perfect example of the expertise available in Lamborghini Polo Storico in providing the most authentic Lamborghini restorations.

New solutions Rear bodywork helped to house the revised suspensions and give the Miura SV a more aggressive stance.

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Ergonomically, the cockpit was finished in leather as standard rather than vinyl used in the P400 and P400 S models giving the cars a more comfortable driving environment.

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the ­Miura, widely acknowledged as the forerunner of modern super sports models. The Lamborghini Miura SV was the third and final official iteration of the model produced by the company from 1971 to 1973 and is recognized as the most collectible and desired of the range which began with the P400 in 1966. The Miura was designed by Marcello Gandini for Bertone setting the standard for modern sports car configuration. It features V12 engine positioned in the middle right behind the two seat layout that produces 385 bhp, allowing for a 0–60 mph sprint in 5.8 seconds leading to a top speed quoted at 180 mph. The futuristic wedge shape was a sensation on its introduction at the 1965 Turin Auto Show, creating a landmark Supercar to take on competitors such as Ferrari and Porsche. The Miura SV first appeared in 1971 featuring engine enhancements from cam timing to altered 4 X 3-barrel Weber carburetors. The last 96 SV engines featured a split sump oiling system which allowed the gearbox to have its own lubrication system separate from the engine. In this configuration, the engine and gearbox could run appropriate types of oil for each with cars recei­ving the ZF limited-slip differential. Cosmetically, the SV may be distinguished from P400 and P400 S versions by its lack of “eyelashes” around the pop-up headlamps. The SV version also featured a lower stance and wider rear fenders to accommodate new nine inch wide rear wheels and Pirelli tires (250/70R 15 and 255/60R 15) and different tail lights. Ergonomically, the cockpit was finished in leather as standard rather than vinyl used in the P400 and P400 S models giving the cars a more comfortable driving environment. For many years, this ­Miura SV (#4920) was believed to have been one of two cars that left the factory with chrome bumpers. After historical photos and factory documents were discovered, it was revealed that this unique Miura SV was also fitted with an SVJ style external fuel filler and unique vents replacing the standard front grilles prior to leaving the Lamborghini factory in August of 1971 to a VIP customer in Italy who entered the car in the Concorso Internazionale di Eleganza per Autovetture in July of 1971. EDITION | MAY

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2022 PORSCHE MACAN GTS Dare Forward The German brand Porsche released the 2022 Macan, which is noteworthy not just for its new refinements, but also for the shake-up at the top of its model range: the previous Turbo model is by a highly compelling, fortified Macan GTS. It is truly the case to examine and possess.

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o be one of the crowd or The One in the crowd? No question for Porsche designers. For the creators of the Porsche flyline. They have been honing these powerful, dynamic proportions for decades. They refine them. Adapt them to a life that faces all challenges. The result is much more than sporty SUVs. It is unique characters. The Macan models. Five doors, five seats, yet incomparable, unmistakable and unstoppable. In its latest generation, the Macan is and remains the sports car of compact SUVs. Instantly, the Porsche DNA is recognizable from the sloping roof line: the ”flyline”

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lends the Macan its characteristic sports car contours. The design of the front apron has been reinterpreted. The architecture impresses with a completely new arrangement element that provides a sporty emphasis on the width of the vehicle: the so-called wing. Although harmoniously integrated into the air intakes, it stands out visually. A newly designed front spoiler provides a fresh highlight and integrates perfectly with the side air intakes. The side blades on the doors are one of the hallmarks of the Macan design DNA. They have been given a new colour and shape for further differentiation.

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n the revised rear end of the car, the black diffu­ser section has been extended upwards, making the new Macan models look even sportier. Characte­ ristic Porsche design features accentuate the powerful aesthetic: the sculpted haunches and LED taillight strip. The Macan GTS is fitted with 21-inch RS Spyder Design wheels in satin black. Its side blades in satin black are adorned with a gloss black “GTS” logo. The heat in the GTS is provided by a twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V-6 rated at 434 horsepower. The novelty comes stan­ dard with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and all-wheel drive, which combine to push the GTS into the “genuinely fun” category of athle­

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ticism. The updated GTS posts the same heady 3.5-se­ cond 60-mph time as the outgoing Turbo, plus a si­­milar 12.1-second quarter-mile at 112 mph. The Porsche Advanced Cockpit control concept is progressive: the ascending centre console allows the driver to have all the controls at their fingertips. Its Direct Touch Control features an interface in glass look with touch-sensitive buttons for direct access to the most important functions. The high-resolution 10.9-inch touchscreen display is integrated into the dashboard. The highquali­ty analogue clock in the middle of the dashboard is a new feature. It draws attention to what sports cars have been fighting against since the very start: time.


Sports car DNA The design of the centrally positioned rev counter was derived from the iconic 911. The new steering wheels deliver perfect control.

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The Lotus legacy The Lotus wordmark proudly sits on the integrated bumper. Above each air vent is a C-shaped LED light cluster.

Breathtaking performance Smart design and technology delivers enhanced stability, exceptional road handling and the sensation of a very low centre of gravity.

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2022 LOTUS EMIRA One of the Brand’s best The Lotus Emira is a car that doesn’t just turn heads but turns conventional thinking on its head, with its exotic supercar looks, everyday usability and enhanced comfort combined with class leading Lotus driving dynamics. It’s everything you’d expect from a Lotus, but like nothing you’d expect.

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and more will be the central 10.25hose with a trained eye will inch touchscreen, equipped with notice the Evija-design inthe enviable Android Auto™ and fluence in the glossy hun­ Apple CarPlay®. Vital driving metches of the Lotus Emira. It‘s a stri­ rics appear on the high-definition king exterior to say the least, out12.3-inch driver display so you can fitted with contemporary, sculpted quickly glance to check your speed surfaces and angled, 3D lines. before setting a new record on the Hear the heart-pounding exhaust track. And, to top it off, the tones notes erupt from the twin exhaust that emit from the hyper-realistic pipes with every start of the Emira Uni-Q™ auto technology will set model’s engine, and even when the mood of every drive. Conti­ standing still, you might be temp­ nuing in the Lotus legacy, the heart ted to think the Emira is sprinting of the Emira is raw, untouchable ahead. It’s more exotic than sporty, Convenient technology performance. Two engine options New heights of British luxury will be before you when configu­ adorn nearly every surface of the All content is exclusive to Lotus has been ring your model: the much-loved Emira — especially the interior. designed and developed by an in-house 3.5-litre supercharged V6 or the Its cabin is wrapped in fine mateteam. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay world’s most powerful production rials, like satin chrome, leather and are integrated. 360-horsepower 4-cylinder. TransAlcantara®, so you’ll feel right at mission options include a 6-speed home. A driver-centric atmosphere manual with Torsen Type Slip Differential, a 6-speed automatic means the bespoke flat-bottom steering wheel (unique to the or a double-clutch 8-speed automatic. But no matter what comEmira) is the center jewel of this masterpiece, adorned with inbo you choose for your Emira, exceptional road handling and tegrated controls and metal accents. Shifting gears will basically thrilling performance are yours. For a vehicle that demands to be second nature. And that classic British practicality makes be driven, rev up the 2022 Lotus Emira. Efficient aerodynamics an appearance in the generous cargo space, enough to store a has been at the heart of every Lotus since the very beginning. standard flight case or your favorite set of golf clubs. Don’t be Emira is no exception. Intelligent engineering means it is the spooked — while the advanced technology in the Emira may only car in its class to generate significant downforce, genera­ seem other-worldly, seamless connection to loved ones will reting outstanding performance and exceptional grip at all speeds. main strong. Your access point to apps, messaging, phone calls

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Best 5 of the month Michael Kors states: “I think the older I get, the more I realize that the ultimate lu­ xu­ry is time.” Taking into consideration this key factor we invite you to spend your valuable time exploring our choice for “The Best of Luxury”. Today’s latest creations of the world’s famous brands are going to become iconic tomorrow. Every page is filled with utter enjoyment!


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he Richard Hennessy Cognac is made with some of the rarest eaux-de-vie from Hennessy’s reserves, aged between 40 to 50 years and up to 150 years old. Quantities are “extremely limited” as only 12 French oak barrels are used every year to make the expression. They are meticulously selected and stored in The Foun­der’s Cellar on the family estate. Richard Hennessy is an astonishing spirit, created in honour of the foun­ der of Hennessy Cognac. A balanced and utterly refined nose that gives way to sublime suggestions of spices and blossom, the intense age of the Cognac shines through in layers of perfectly honed oak, black pepper and vanilla sweetness. The palate is thick and juicy with waves of spice

and all sorts of fruit; from ripe and juicy to stewed and deep. Stunning oak interplay. The exceptional, flawless movement of oak, spices and fruit leaves you speechless. Hennessy is also famous for its hypnotizing decanters. One of such wonders is presented by the collaboration of Hennessy with a world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind who engaged himself in the luxuriance of history. To capture the founder’s spirit, he began with a traditional cognac bottle shape, imbuing the geometric, crystalline forms of Baccarat crystal with delicate, organic curves that give the spirit fresh energy and significance. The Ri­ chard Hennessy decanter comes with accessories to complete the cognac tasting ritual: glasses, a fusil, and a tray.

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aeger-LeCoultre pays tribute to artist Gustav Klimt‘s iconic “The Kiss” presenting the Atmos Marqueterie clock. Klimt was recruited by a Belgian financier to make mural mosaics for a home in Brussels in 1904, and “The Kiss” was one of the pieces he created and with the ten-piece limited edition Atmos Marqueterie clock, Jaeger-LeCoultre pays homage to Klimt‘s work over a century later. The clock is placed in a cabinet made up of over 1,400 separate pieces of wood, each carved and gilded with gold paint in the manner of Klimt. The pain­ ting and its famous shimmering glow are recreated due to

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the usage of various gold colours ranging from yellow to pink. Amboyna burl, camassari boxwood, ceylon lemonwood, paolo amarela, and madrona burl were among the most valuable woods used to create this piece of art. The cabinet is opened by a button hidden within the motif, revealing the clock, which is protected by a rhodium crystal glass. The unusual displays of the hours, minutes, month, and moon-phase signals adorn the natural mother-ofpearl dials. A Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 582 perpetual mechanism is at the heart of this timepiece and it is controlled solely by small thermal variations in temperature.

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om Ford states: “I have always loved fragrances with a transportive quality. Costa Azzurra captures the relaxed and sexy mood of the Mediterranean - for me, it feels like the ultimate escape.” It is impossible not to concur with Tom Ford after smelling Costa Azzurra which is one of the most famous frag­ rances of the brand that has been re-released as a Tom Ford Signature Collection fragrance. The invigorating aroma of sea air, fresh aromatic notes, evergreens, and citrus set the tone and blend with deeper woody scents - a crisp medley of cypress, oaks - to create an unforget­

table feeling of happiness. Costa Azzurra’s scent is lovely and unobtrusive at the same time and it encapsulates the unfettered sensuality of a pure escape. When looking at the beautiful golden flacon which reflects a warm and elegant presence of pleasant emotions, one can immediately feel that luxe which lurks in the fluted bottle with a sleek, gold metal plaque and matching cap. The richness and tenderness of the flacon immediately makes us delve into the vibe of the Mediterranean, its appealing gol­den Sun and that breeze which gives us a chance to ima­ gine ourselves being there with all our hearts and souls.

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t is a common truth that Tiffany & Co. is considered to be one of the most famous jewellery brands in the world that creates fine jewellery pieces of timeless beauty which will be always treasured. Tiffany & Co. in partnership with the sporting goods manufacturer Wilson and Daniel Arsham produced the limited edition of basketballs. The exclusive Tiffany & Co. x Daniel Arsham x Wilson® basketball features Daniel Arsham’s Tiffany & Co. collaboration logo and the Wilson® logo, toge­ther­ with an embossed pattern featuring Arsham Studio’s branded “A” monogram and the Cavaliers “C” insignia.

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“Tiffany & Co. has created the Larry O’Brien trophy for the NBA for decades. The link between basketball and Tiffany & Co. is clear and well established. As the Creative Director of the Cavs - which is my hometown team as a Clevelander - it’s a special thing to be working with the team and Tiffany & Co., and to have the All-Star game in Cleveland this year,” said Daniel Arsham. The basketball is beautifully packed in the Tiffany blue box which is finely decorated with white ribbon. It also noteworthy that Tiffany enjoys a 160-year legacy of crafting sports trophies. Time favours this brand with new masterpieces.

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n order to understand a thriving English craftsmanship that is continuously inspiring generations, it is recommended to refer to the Boss & Co company which is the oldest gunmaker in London, and it has remained privately owned since its founding in 1812. The short guns created by Boss & Co are uniquely designed and made of the finest materials by the prominent craftsmen of the world. A Boss is not only about its great look which is reflected in its ornate engravings and honed shapes, with that comes precision performance and high craftsmanship which proves the fact that the com-

pany is considered to be the Gunmaker’s Gunmaker. The iconic over-and-under shape is constantly praised and cherished for its elegance and is implemented to create a very fine 12-bore single-trigger Over & Under sidekick ejector gun with game scenes and a third bite. The side plates are ideally depicting the flying ducks in their natural surroundings and mesmerizing bold fo­ liage scrollwork that is beautifying the gun. This piece of art made by Boss & Co would be a perfect gift for the real connoisseurs who cherish the genuine quality and the history of the brand which creates the finest guns.

WWW.BOSSGUNS.COM

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PRINCE MICHEL DE YOUGOSLAVIE VISIT TO ALULA AlUla is an open-air museum of 22,000 sq km, the size of a country, located 200 km from the Red Sea and 1000 km from Riyadh, invites you to travel through time.

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rince Michel de Yougoslavie says: “I am going to AlUla at the invitation of my friend Pierre Sigg, who has an artist residency in AlUla, part of his Sigg Art Foundation. AlUla is a symbol of Saudi Arabia’s openness to secular tourism and its pre-Islamic history.” It is an oasis with 7000 years of history, a harvest of kingdoms, empires and scriptures: Aramaic, Dadanitic, Nabataean, Greek, Latin, Arabic. So many languages and alphabets that unfold for centuries on the remarkable sandstone mountains of AlUla, and which contain moments of past life and present populations. The Time Travel Master Plan was recently announced by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman: a $15 billion blueprint for public-private partnerships. Once completed in 2035, the development project aims to create 38,000 new jobs, attract 2 mil-

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lion visitors per year, increase the region’s population to 130,000, and finally contribute $32 billion to the Kingdom’s economy. One of the first opportunities for private participation in the project is in the hospitality sector and continuity that bridges the generations. It is a question of keeping the authenticity of the landscapes, of ensuring the choice of local materials, the architecture, the populations and of course the history. The site, when completed, will have 9,400 hotel rooms. Saudi Arabia’s desire is to implement an econo­mic and tourism development model centered on the pre­ servation of the environment, respectful of history, territories and the local population, in the service of an authentic tourist experience, faithful to the hospitality of the Arab world. “There is no future without a past, is there?” - states Prince Michel de Yougoslavie.

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FIVE STARS EVENTS WOMEN OF MONACO LUNCH The 3rd edition of the “Women of Monaco Lunch” organized by the agency Five Stars Events, on an idea of Sandrine Knoell, took place on March 8th 2022 at the Yacht club of Monaco and supported the “Fondation Princesse Grace” with the presence of its President, HRH Princess Caroline of Hanover.

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or this exclusive lunch, sixty women gathered together from different nationalities, different work fields and different backgrounds to celebrate together the International Women’s day. The aim of the “Women of Monaco Lunch” is to build support for the Community of Women in the Principality of Monaco and recognize the merit among women in Monaco and reward them with the “Women of Monaco Awards 2022” in 5 categories together with LUXURY International Magazine. Winner of the Art & Culture Award: Rita Rovelli-Caltagirone. Founder of the Monaco Project For The Arts in 2008 to support the Superior School of Plastic Arts in

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Monaco. Rita Rovelli Caltagirone created Muse, which offers a consulting service for the acquisition of works of art and design in the form of conferences, trips and meetings, publications and exhibitions organised in her gallery. Winner of the Charity Award: Donatella Campioni. Donatella Campioni became President of Monaco Aide et Présence in 2007, placed under the Honorary Presidency of Prince Albert II of Monaco, active in the fields of health, education and assistance to communities in distress. She regularly supports the Prince Albert II Foundation, as well as the initiatives of the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.


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Winner of the Image Award: Victoria Silvstedt. Victoria Silvstedt started her carrier as Miss Sweden for The Miss World pageant when she was 18. She modeled in Paris and then moved to LA for a big modeling contract with Guess. She starred in many films and television shows and works with charities and is part of a make up startup called Base of Sweden. Winner of the Entrepreneur Award: Lady Monika Ba­ cardi. Lady Monika Bacardi is the co-founder of Iervolino and Lady Bacardi Entertainment (ILBE), IE Studios by ILBE and the AMBI Group. As a film producer, she has worked on numerous films with A-List Hollywood actors and actresses. Being fluent in 5 languages and one of the most notable and influential female entrepreneurs in the creative industry, she continues to connect talents around the world. Winner of the Green Award: Oxana Girko. Creator and Owner of Monaco International Polymers Scien-

101 tists Summit, project on a biologically friendly plastic formula change to make the plastic to be decayed to mono­mers by itself after using. Oxana Girko is a Co-partner with the Prince Albert II Charity Foundation. The event hosted the lawyer Christine Pasquier-Ciulla, one of the founding partners of CMS Monaco law firm. Widely recognized as one of the most experienced “Avocats Defenseur” in Monaco, she specializes in family law, which is crucial for women. The theme of Capri was chosen to enlight this lunch and beautiful occasion announ­ cing the Spring season, the “Maison Chantecler Capri” was associated to this glamorous event. With a fashion show, the stylist Oscar Scirè gifted the guests with a taste of spring. The remarkable event was attended by seve­ ral VIPs among which were HRH Princess Antonella of Orleans-Bourbon and Elisabetta Gregoraci. Beauty salon CoolBay, Fashion TV, floral decoration by Mariella Aprosio and Sunkiss Radio provided the precious support.

Photo: Palais de Monaco Sandrine Knoell and HRH Princess Caroline of Hanover

Rita Rovelli Caltagirone

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Lady Monika Bacardi

Oxana Girko and Ivana Ilic-Labia

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s part of the United Nations Oceans Fortnight that took place at Expo 2020 Dubai, the Better World Fund conducted a series of events on March­ 25 – 26, focusing on the protection of the oceans and the blue economy. A key highlight included the screening of the film “Bigger Than Us” by Director Flore Vasseur and co-produced by Marion Cotillard presen­ted by the Better World Fund at Infinity des Lumieres in Dubai. The twoday event culminated with a Gala Dinner featuring an exclusive fashion show from the Ate­­­lier Couture by global fashion icon, Professor Jimmy Choo OBE, and co-hosted by the Middle East Fashion Council, during which an Awards ceremony took place. The award for best commitment for his engagement in ci­nema and culture went to His Excellency, Sheikh Ahmed Bin Faisal Al Qassimi represented by His Excellency To­maz Zaleski, Chairman of the Royal Private Office of His Highness and Valentina Castellani, President Chairman Quinn Studios Entertainment. The award for best commitment for the protection of the Oceans was given to Olivier Poivre d’Arvor, Special Envoy of the President of France Mr. Emmanuel Macron for the One Ocean Summit and Ambassador for the Poles and Maritime Issues. Flore Vasseur, Director of the film “Bigger Than Us”, won Best Commitment too, for her engagement to spotlight global action on main social and humanitarian issues. Yvan Bourgnon, President

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and Founder of The Sea Clea­­­­­­ners, was honored for Best Achievement while French icon, actress Marion Cotillard, was also recognized in the same category. “These events are a perfect place to bring toge­ther the world’s greatest minds in an internati­onal environment where sustainability is in the ethos of the entire event,” said Manuel Collas de La Roche, President and Founder of the Better World Fund. One key partner, MCONTENT, announced that up to ten eco-conscious short films will be produced. The list of supporting partners consists of MCONTENT, ENGIE, 3.14 Cannes, Infinity des Lumières, Maslina, Almoe, LUXURY International Magazine, Dubai Media Incorporated, Chic Icon, French Embassy in UAE, Institut Français, France EXPO 2020 Dubai, Fondation Paris-Saclay, Université Pa­ris-Saclay, EcoOcean, Chefs4thePla­ net, The Sea Cleaners, Squair, Floresta, Reviscience, Art Daoudi.com, Paul, Elke Berr Cré­ations, SDB Satram Dass B & Co, Twenty Five Hours Hotel Dubai, Kamelion, 3H Impulse, Union Life, OCF, Tarkett, AllDetails, Planete Katapult, and Middle East Fashion Council. The Better World Fund upcoming prospective for 2022 will include the Cannes Film Festival on May 22 – 23 with a series of events on food, health and sustainability followed by the Venice Film Festival, September 8 - 9, and during the Red Sea International Film Festival in Saudi Arabia, consi­ dered the first week of December.


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n 10th February, famous Swiss Watch & Jewellery Maison Piaget hosted a chic and exclusive private day time event for privileged clients and high end aficionados, where they were able to view the latest collections of High Jewellery and watches for the first time in the UK. Guests were treated to bespoke afternoon tea from the famous Connaught hotel in Mayfair, sampled vintage champagnes and enjoyed the incre­dible flower arrangements by Atelier Emanuelle, whilst an ar­ tist in residence drew incredible portraits of the clients wearing their favourite pieces of Piaget High Jewellery. Alexia and Sanam from Piaget introduced the elegance, joy and touch of extravaganza of the Maison, while showing the richness of the collections from Jewellery to Watches to High Jewellery and High End Watches. They were all very joyful and mesmerized by the refinement of these extraordinary pieces which can be worn at any time of the day with elegance, timeless style and a touch

of extravaganza. Since 1874, Piaget has been committed to bringing the spirit of luxury to life thanks to a constant quest for creativity, an unlimited innovation and a respect for excellence. All this being possible thanks to a fully integrated Manufacture mastering watchmaking and high jewellery know-how. Piaget excels in everything that is rare, precious and exceptional. Always do better than necessary: the Piaget founder’s motto still remains the guiding principle for all the brand’s officials across the world who, every day, make Piaget grow with pass. With decades of experience, extraordinary skills and years of practice Piaget has created astonishing pieces of High Jewellery, which are a pure work of art and craftmanship. Step into the Piaget enchanted world of beauty like no other and let your most extravagant dreams become desires. The necklaces and earrings made out of bold style blending of precious metals and gems are here to illuminate the dark night sky and create an array of emotions.

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THE ALLURING ART OF LUXURY EVENT TO LIVE LIFE BY DESIGN AND EXHIBIT EXCELLENCE

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onica Suleski, Designer and CEO of Eclectic Elements, hosted The Alluring Art of Luxury Event, which was called into life in partnership with Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and LUXURY International Magazine. This event was curated to celebrate the partnership of Eclectic Elements and Leopelle. Eclectic Elements is a full-service art, furniture and design firm offering one of the largest instock inventories of contemporary, modern and luxury collections with a showroom located in Miami. Ahmed Elgabbas, CEO of Leopelle, specializes in genuine leather for furniture and home accessories. This collaboration delivers the highest quality of leather from Cairo to Miami bringing the most fashionable leather designs to the market. As a modern

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visionary, design connoisseur and lifestyle enthusiast, Monica couples her passion for decadent beauty with her love for timeless works of art. On January 19th, an intimate group of 100 guests attended the formal event dressed in a vision of black. Upon arrival guests were greeted at Monica’s private waterfront residence with Rolls Royce Motor Cars in the driveway and Organika Vodka cocktails. Throughout the residence, art was displayed spotlighting artists Marco Gallotta and live art on Leopelle leather by Mr. Exclusive. This event was cre­a­ ted to host individuals who are bold enough to live Life by Design and exhibit excellence. True luxury provides comfort and sparks a sense of sensuality and wonder; it is felt in the heart and heard in the deep sigh of the soul.

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UWILL GLOBAL A PLACE OF POWER FOR RUSSIAN-SPEAKING WOMEN AROUND THE WORLD UWILL GLOBAL is a leading international community that was founded in 2019 in London and today brings together more than 1,500 women from 46 countries for personal growth and business development.

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WILL provides a strong environment, support, as well as training and development in key areas. Participants find themselves surrounded by successful women, the strongest international experts and entrepreneurs; they get inspired, learn, recharge. And, as a result, they create incredible collaborations, find prospective partners, a new audience, increase their expertise and bring their business to the international market. They successfully combine business, development, family and constantly raise the bar in all areas of life. In addition, more than 18 representatives around the world are already being trained in the UWILL Global project and are ready to develop the community in their regions. Cities in the United Arab Emirates, Spain, Germany, England, Israel and soon the USA are among them. The creators of the community, Yulia Titova and Ekaterina Burtseva, are proud of the breakthrough achievements of the participants. “I love everything we do and the mi­ racles happening in our UWILL community,” Yulia says. “And I feel special emotions when people, thanks to our participation, unite and create successful projects.” In just 2 years, UWILL has organised over 1,000 online and offline events attended by over 22,000 women around the world. Among the most sensational was the business forum in November 2021 in sunny Dubai, where top speakers in the field of marketing, entrepreneurship,

107 psychology took part and the UWILL Awards in Dubai for 250 people with the participation of pop stars. It is worth saying that the UWILL Award is a traditional annual ceremony that celebrates the outstanding personal achievements of the participants in their own business, the most successful collaborations among the project members and their contribution to the development of the community and the world as a whole. 2022 is going to be amazing for the UWILL members! The largest business forum dedicated to the third anniversary of the project in London; celebration of the birthday of the UWILL branch in Marbella; a fashion industry event for talented community designers in Paris; a business week, the biggest forum and UWILL Awards in Dubai; a retreat in the Maldives and a magnificent Christmas ball in London as well as other cities. And this is still an incomplete list of chic activities prepared specifically for the participants. The uniqueness of the community is that no matter where you come from - London, Dubai or another European city, they will be ready to provide you with any assistance: in developing your business, in finding the right contacts, and even choosing a beauty salon! UWILL unites and helps each member grow wings! If what we have created resonates with you, welcome to the atmosphere of personal growth and business deve­ lopment.

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Monday to Thursday business meetings in PHOENIX2, on Friday a 6-hour executive board meeting at the company’s GLOBAL HQ, and next week the same again, jetting from one meeting to the next – always AVANTI, AVANTI! And then finally: Vacations with my family. A week off, just us: my wife VALERIE and our kids. What a contrast, what an OASIS of peace. Our son RONIN, an ACE in sports, in the CORAL OCEAN all day long – windsurfing, wakeboarding, kitesurfing. Our daughters AMADEA and TITANIA enjoying their school holidays on board the spacious yacht, too. My wife and I, swimming in the main deck’s infinity pool, and later indulging in A+ quality dining. In the evenings, we’d go down to the cinema to watch movies, or we’d sit on deck, looking into the star-lit sky over the PACIFIC, just to wake up the next morning, pampered by the RISING SUN’s first warm beams. Tell you what – the opportunities to recharge the batteries were simply LIMITLESS! Anything can happen onboard a LÜRSSEN: