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“Timelessness is the soul of wisdom, where the past and future find their eternal meeting in the present.”

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Editorial

Capturing Timelessness: When Pictures Speak Louder Than Words

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n a world that never seems to slow down, where trends come and go like fleeting moments, we often find ourselves searching for the enduring, the timeless, the stories and moments that resonate across generations. At the heart of our book magazine, we celebrate the spirit of timelessness, where the power of pictures surpasses the bounds of language and links us in ways that words alone just cannot. We welcome you to discover the profound beauty of capturing timelessness as you begin this adventure with us. We consider that in a society inundated with noise and speed, it is the moments of calm, the sights that transcend the written word, that genuinely speak to our souls. Pictures are said to be worth a thousand words, and they are. A single photograph has the capacity to tell a story, evoke memories, pique one’s interest, and capture the everlasting spirit of a moment or a location. We may go back in time to ancient civilizations, experience cultural transformations, and observe the world through the eyes of artists and explorers via the lens of a camera. These photographs reveal the universality of the human experience, transcending language and borders. In the pages of this book magazine, you will find a visual tapestry that weaves together the threads of timelessness. From the nostalgia of classic black-and-white photography to the vibrant colors of contemporary images, we celebrate the power of pictures to ignite our imagination and provoke our senses. We invite you to embark on a journey through art, travel, beauty, fashion, watches, jewelry, living, motion, culinarium, technology, and finance, guided by the magic of photography. As you flip through the pages of this book magazine, keep in mind that timelessness is defined not by minutes, hours, or days but by the emotions and tales that images may express. Let us travel the world together, one image at a time, in search of the eternal riches that photos may reveal, reminding us that pictures indeed speak louder than words.

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Six Senses Crans-Montana Kempinski Mandarin Oriental Palace, Lucerne Forte Village Virgin Voyages Parklane Resort & Spa Palazzo Fiuggi

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ART-74 Art Events by Mazzoleni Reuge Éditions des Saints Pères L’Epée 1839 Art and Music

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Juwelier Kurz AG Adler Joailliers Chopard Nana Fink Al Coro Aloé Boghossian Montegrappa

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Parmigiani Fleurier De Bethune Maurice Lacroix Louis Moinet Louis Erard x Albert Silberstein Longines Cuervo y Sobrinos Around Five Beyer Uhren & Juwelen Romain Gauthier

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Lamborghini Pearl Yachts Genesis Lucid Motors Vespa Ducati Ares Modena & Lalique

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104 Versace 106 Dior 108 Moschino 109 Versace 110 Brunello Cucinelli 111 DSQUARED2 112 Lalique 113 Swiss Perfection 114 Rivoli Genève 115 Cellcosmet 116 Alpeor Switzerland 117 Hormeta 118 Monika Blunder 119 Jean d’Arcel

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122 Schlossatelier Switzerland 126 Minotti 127 Krigler 128 Roche Bobois 130 Ligne Roset 131 Sknife 132 Atkinsons

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136 Universe CFC 138 Veuve Clicquot 139 Neuchâtel Vins et Terroir 140 Louis Roederer 141 Swiss Gift Selection SA 142 Champagne Château de Boursault 143 Cavian

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146 Poet 147 Bang & Olufsen 148 Ferronato 150 Montblanc 152 Piega Switzerland

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ith the arrival of the world’s first space hotel, humanity will enter the last frontier, ushering in a new era of hospitality.This innovative notion has the potential to reshape not just the tourism business but also our perspective of what is possible outside the boundaries of our planet. Orbital Assembly Corporation is now working on “Voyager Station,” the first space hotel. This fantastic hotel, set to open in the future, represents a tremendous step forward in the commercialization of space. Voyager Station, created with both elegance and utility in mind, will provide future space passengers with a variety of facilities and activities. Guests can enjoy panoramic views of the universe from their rooms, exquisite space food, and exhilarating activities like low-gravity sports and spacewalks. While space travel has long been a pipe dream, the construction of the Voyager Station represents a watershed moment. The endeavor is supported by entrepreneurs, space enthusiasts, and pioneers who all aim to make space more accessible to a wider audience. As technology progresses and costs fall, the concept of taking a vacation in space is no longer limited to science fiction. Space hotels offer fascinating questions about the future of travel. We are on the verge of a new chapter in human discovery and adventure as we broaden our horizons to encompass other celestial bodies. While the Voyager Station marks a daring step into space tourism, it also serves as a reminder of our ability for creativity and our insatiable curiosity about the universe. We are not only increasing our grasp of the cosmos by looking to the stars, but we are also breaking new ground in the realm of hospitality. The first space hotel is more than a glimpse of the future; it is a testimony to the irrepressible spirit of adventure that motivates us to explore beyond Earth’s limitations.

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ix Senses Crans-Montana marks the brand's debut in Switzerland, with its sunny terraces emerging from the mountainside just above the Crans-Cry D'Er gondola. The ethos is vitality, serenity, and adventure, with exclusive ski-in and ski-out convenience from the south-facing pistes in winter, leading to culinary, cultural, and sporting experiences for the rest of the year. The 78 rooms, suites, and signature Three-Bedroom Prestige Apartment blend contemporary and traditional alpine finishes and feature large bay windows and generously sized balconies to maximize the connection with natural surroundings. This restful habitat, complemented by the Sleep With Six Senses program, including natural hand-made mattresses, cloud-­ comfy beds, and a personalized sleep plan, combines all the fundamentals to recover

from busy days spent in the surrounding high-altitude playground. For more recovery,guests can take a rest at the 2,000-square-meter spa. The treatments include a lot of options for refreshing and recovering. The facilities include a vast indoor pool, a rooftop swimming pool, an Alpine garden, 10 treatment rooms, fitness facilities, different saunas and massages, a relaxing area, a beauty salon, and many more.Another highlight is the open-air cinema. After a long day, guests can choose from two restaurants and in-room dining options. Wild Cabin's all-day brasserie focuses on the rich colors and flavors of the seasons in this Alpine world. The menu mainly features seasonal and local products. Byakko is the resort's signature restaurant and invites its guests to discover Japanese-influenced specialties. The Ora Bar is the perfect spot to enjoy a cocktail after dinner. With direct ski-in and ski-out access, Six Senses Crans-Montana is the perfect hideaway for all winter sports lovers. During the summer, mountain life is ideal for paragliding, biking, or hiking. Around the resort, guests can experience the vibrant village life with many gourmet restaurants and exclusive shops with selected brands.

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he spectacular mountain setting, pristine environment, and countless sporting activities combined with world-class events, culinary extravagance, and high design create a lifestyle that can only be found in St. Moritz – urban glamour in the peaceful surroundings of the Swiss Alps. In winter, St. Moritz transforms into a snow-covered winter wonderland with 350 km of pristine slopes and winter hikes, while event highlights such as the Snow Polo World Cup or the White Turf horse racing set the tone on the frozen lake. In summer, the winter white turns into a blaze of color, the sunny terraces of the mountains’huts and restaurants invite you to stay, the exclusive shops offer the newest collections, and the winding mountain passes attract motorsport enthusiasts. The guests have the choice of countless sporting activities, such as golf, sailing, surfing, or mountain biking.

THE HOTEL

Set in an iconic 19th-century building, this luxury 5-star hotel offers timeless European luxury at the foot of the Cable Car with unrivaled access to skiing and hiking trails. The urban glamour of St.Moritz in the peaceful surroundings of the Swiss Alps makes the resort a true hideaway. Today, the Grand Hotel des Bains Kempinski is a contemporary and elegant hotel, perfect for sports lovers and leisure travelers alike. The hotel is set in an iconic building with a rich tradition dating back to 1864 and offers 224 rooms and suites, including 44 spacious Alpine Suites with one to five bedrooms. The location at the foot of the Signalbahn cable car and the legendary Hahnensee ski run offers guests ski-in/ski-out to the Corviglia and Corvatsch ski areas, while the cross-country trails and walking paths in the hotel park lead directly to the lakes, forests, and idyllic valleys of the Engadin. Culinary delights can be tasted in the Kempinski Lobby & Bar and three awarded restaurants, including the 17 GaultMillau points-­ accredited gourmet restaurant Cà d'Oro.Since the beginning of October 1, the Cà d’Oro restaurant has one Michelin Star. With its purifying and healthy Mauritius spring water, the Alpine Spa offers the perfect blend of fitness, relaxation, and beauty in 2,800 sq m.

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erched amidst the picturesque backdrop of the charming town of Lucerne, the Mandarin Oriental Palace in Lucerne is a jewel of hospitality and luxury. The hotel from 1906 is considered an iconic landmark of the Belle Époque and embodies the true essence of elegance and sophistication, nestled in a world of timeless beauty and modern comfort. The Mandarin Oriental Palace in Lucerne masterfully combines tradition and innovation.The building’s architecture reflects the historical splendor of the surroundings, while the interior creates a contemporary atmosphere that exudes luxury and grace. Every corner of the hotel is artfully designed to convey a sense of grandeur. The rooms and suites of the Mandarin Oriental Palace in Lucerne offer a breathtaking view of the Alps and Lake Lucerne and a haven of comfort and tranquility. Here, guests experience a symbiosis of state-of-the-art facilities and traditional design, ensuring an unforgettable stay.

of the Guide Michelin Switzerland 2024 publication. At Colonnade, Chef Gilad Peled pools his experience from 16 years of upscale gastronomy. For the 41-year-old and his team, it is all about an unforgettable overall experience. In a historical yet modern Belle Époque style with a unique view of the lake, guests enjoy a menu in the listed rooms. Every meal is a symphony of the senses, from fine wines to delicate desserts. The atmosphere is elegant and full of joie de vivre. The hotel’s spa offers an oasis of calm for relaxation and well-being. Here, guests can choose from a variety of revitalizing treatments that refresh the body and mind while being pampered by experienced therapists. The Mandarin Oriental Palace, Lucerne, is not just a hotel; it is an experience that invigorates the senses and lingers in the memory. It stands for timeless elegance, refined luxury, and exceptional service. Welcome to a world where dreams come true and everyday life is forgotten. Welcome to the Mandarin Oriental Palace in Lucerne.

The culinary experiences at the Mandarin Oriental Palace Lucerne are world-class and offer a fusion of international flavors and local ingredients, allowing guests to experience a culinary journey through exquisitely prepared dishes. The Colonnade, with its French haute cuisine, only recently received its first star as part

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estled in 116 acres of stunning gardens on Sardinia’s Southern coast, Forte Village is an award-winning resort. Explore diverse dining, pristine beach, numerous pools, and world-class Acquaforte Thalasso & Spa for ultimate relaxation. It’s the best family resort in Sardinia, offering exceptional sports facilities and activities for kids and teens. Explore our selection of 8 hotels, 13 luxury villas, and 40 exclusive suites – each epitomizing the ultimate in comfort and privacy. Tailored to cater to every guest, we offer a diverse range of solutions perfect for couples or families.The elegant hotels of Forte Village offer a wide array of exclusive and utmost comfort solutions for your vacation in Sardinia. Luxurious and spacious terraces, lush tropical gardens, splendid pools, and direct access to the sea await you. Another special feature are the up to 21 restaurants (in the high season). Forte Village offer a choice of restaurants including

sumptuous buffets, show cooking and fine dining. Enjoy regional Italian cuisine and the gourmet delicacies of celebrity chefs such as Heinz Beck, winner of three Michelin stars. For all active people, the resort also offers a lot. In addition to the most practiced sports, Forte Village offers boxing, fencing, and triathlon courses and water sports, in this way you can choose whether to discover a new discipline or continue with your usual training. Discover the pleasure of working out in the open air, surrounded by the beautiful nature of Sardinia that will amaze you with its views, fragrances and landscapes. Every year, Forte Village organizes various sports Academies: specific training courses and personalized training sessions with great international champions who are exclusive guests at the resort. Welcome to paradise!

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amed the No. 1 mega-ship ocean cruise line in Travel + Leisure’s 2023 World’s Best Awards, VirginVoyages is loved for its incredible value, exclusive adult experiences, Michelin chef-curated menus,impeccable service, and focus on relaxation and wellbeing. A brand celebrated for its fresh approach to sailing, Virgin Voyages is giving guests what they’ve been craving with its broadest selection of destinations, along with new summer and winter itineraries debuting across the fleet. The name “Scarlet Lady” invokes a storied past, gracing one of Virgin Atlantic‘s inaugural planes.Today, she stands as the majestic flagship of the Virgin Voyages fleet, her moniker paired with the iconic Virgin mermaid, a powerful spirit guide guiding sailors in the art of setting sail on the Virgin Way. Each Lady Ship boasts her own mermaid, a symbol of inspiration and guidance. Virgin Voyages operates a fleet known as the “Lady Ships”, which pays homage to Virgin‘s British heritage. The fleet includes ships like Scarlet Lady, Valiant Lady, Resilient Lady, and Brilliant Lady. Scarlet Lady sails from Port Miami and offers four- and five-night itineraries in the Caribbean and Mexico, featuring stops at the Virgin Voyages‘ signature Beach Club in Bimini. The Valiant Lady sails seven-night Mediter­ ranean itineraries from Barcelona, Spain. The fleet is exclusively for adults aged 18 and above, and most cabins offer balconies and ocean views.

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Parklane Resort&Spa

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ocated in the cosmopolitan city of Limassol, Parklane, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Limassol is a highend destination that offers a diverse range of experiences for its discerning guests.

Catering to business visitors, the resort presents exceptional meeting facilities, highlighted by a luxurious 800 m2 ballroom suitable for small informal gatherings through to larger celebrations.

Elevating the standards of accommodation, it boasts exquisite design by Harrods Interiors and artworks by Atelier 27, Paris. It boasts a collection of 222 elegant rooms and 34 suites overlooking a Blue Flag 300­meter­-­­­long golden-sand Mediterranean beach.Additionally, 18 detached Park Villas, offer a unique stay with private pools. Impeccably designed, Parklane Resort & Spa has three different swimming pools, one for adults only, another with seawater and an imaginative Park Kidz where children can play under the supervision of professionals.

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For the active-minded, Parklane Resort & Spa offers an abundance of recreational activities including tennis courts, a multi-­ ­use sports area, and watersports like scuba diving and paddle boarding. The ParkFit health club offers custom-led services, the latest Technogym® equipment, fitness classes, and an indoor pool perfect for swimming lengths. Rejuvenate at the awarded Kalloni Spa with 14 treatment rooms and three suites, including two with Russian Banya and the signature Kalloni SPA Suite.The unique Thalassotherapy Centre has five thalassotherapy pools, one of which replicates the salinity of the Dead Sea. Indulge your senses with the upscale boutiques at the Retail Village at Nammos Limassol and exquisite gastronomy, with a variety of six restaurants and bars, including Nammos Limassol and LPM Restaurant & Bar.


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Palazzo fiuggi A longer life better lived

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ike a tree, human health depends on a strong root system for a long and healthy life. Without this secure foundation, problems may arise with age, resulting in chronic conditions. Palazzo Fiuggi’s unique programs draw from our key therapy foundation stones: Purify, Nourish, Energize and Connect. Our proven wellness and medical programs, together with Fiuggi’s restorative waters, will replenish and rebalance your mind, body and soul, for a longer life, better lived. Palazzo Fiuggi is the home of wellness for body, mind and soul. Fusing ancient holistic disciplines with the keystones of traditional Western medicines, our exclusive medical-­scientific therapies promote greater well-­being, health and longevity.

THE FOUNTAIN OF LIFE

Fiuggi’s natural springs, celebrated for their purifying and healing powers, have drawn pilgrims to the region for hundreds of years. Here, the water of wellbeing flows like a translucent thread through the medical spa’s exclusive treatment program, dedicated to wellness and 360-degree ‘remise en forme’.The building provides

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an elegant and historical backdrop to the therapies. Dating back to 1913, Palazzo Fiuggi exudes the sinuous Art Nouveau – or Liberty – architectural style that flourished in the region at the beginning of the twentieth century.

FOOD AS MEDICINE

At Palazzo Fiuggi, we understand the power of nutrition to promote wellness. It’s why we created a special nutrition and exercise program for our guests: the Palazzo Fiuggi Food Line. Developed by our in-house experts, our program is individually tailored to each guest, featuring a personalized combination of healthful nutrients. Sustainable organic and biodynamic ingredients are selected from the region’s renowned ‘terroir’, as well as from the vegetable garden inside the Palazzo’s park.


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rt appears to be as ancient as humanity itself. The oldest known human artwork may be found in the distant caverns of Blombos, a coastal region in South Africa.These ancient artworks, estimated to be 73,000 years old, give an insight into our distant predecessors’ artistic skills. Blombos Cave, discovered in the 1990s, has delivered a trove of archeological riches, including elaborately carved ochre objects.These reddish-brown stones were engraved with complex designs that some scholars believe had symbolic meaning for the individuals who made them. Blombos’ ochre works are notable not just for their antiquity but also for the intricacy of their patterns. Cross-hatching and parallel lines are used deliberately in the engravings, demonstrating high skill and creative purpose. While researchers disagree on the actual significance of these patterns, it is evident that these early people were expressing themselves via art. This study calls into question existing beliefs regarding the chronology of human creativity. It implies that symbolic thinking and creative expression have considerably deeper origins in the history of our species than previously imagined. The ochre engravings in the Blombos Cave attest to the everlasting human desire to create and communicate via art. They provide a rare glimpse into the thoughts of our forefathers, indicating a shared link to the creative spirit that dates back tens of thousands of years. We develop a better appreciation for art’s universal and everlasting essence as we continue to unravel the mysteries of our distant past. The earliest known artwork on Earth tells us that human beings were motivated to express themselves via imagery and symbolism, even in the most ancient of times, creating a lasting legacy that spans the years.

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RT-74 is not just a brand. ART-74 are lovers of beauty, aesthetics, and innovation, specializing in merging famous and popular brands with pop art to highlight their uniqueness. We draw inspiration from our love for traditional fashion labels, Disney characters, personalities that shine as eternal stars in the sky, and art.The fusion art of brands, characters, and art is presented in various product units and crafted and offered as a Pop-Art-Capsule Limited Edition Collection. Presented in hip, timeless design, drawn by designers

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of renowned fashion labels and fitting into any interior, each object is a personalized unique piece and an unforgettable eye-catcher at the same time. Our love is rooted in the beautiful and innovative, our dedication in creating it. Our wish? To let you participate in it. Join us at the lavish and bountiful table of the ART-74 Family and lose yourself in our poppy and artistic “delicacies.”


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Artevents by Mario Mazzoleni PRESENTS

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rt Events Mazzoleni is a renowned company in the contemporary art world, organizing exhibitions and events in Italy and beyond. Located in Italy, their prestigious spaces showcase internationally acclaimed artists like Andy Warhol and Salvador Dalí alongside emerging talents from the national art scene. Mario Mazzoleni, the artistic director and gallery owner, has curated elegant and refined artworks to cater to the aesthetic and emotional preferences of their customers for over a decade. The company embodies three core concepts: the pursuit of emotions, the desire to explore, and the courage to be bold. They seek beauty in all its forms, spanning sculpture, painting, and photography, believing that art must always possess aesthetic and emotional beauty capable of touching the soul. Furthermore, the artists they select exhibit remarkable manual skills. Art Events Mazzoleni's mission extends beyond promoting national artists and organizing events; they also host meetings, conferences, and cultural debates, engaging a growing community of art enthusiasts. Art, as a means of self-expression, transcends social barriers and offers therapeutic benefits, making it essential in contemporary society.This philosophy lies at the heart of Art Events Mazzoleni's mission, where the pursuit of art and beauty is central to their vision.

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DID YOU

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ode to lightness Reuge celebrates its renewal by inviting you to awaken your senses, to soaring imagination, harmony and openness with its creation titled “Onkõ”.

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ightness, harmony and openness are omnipresent in the creative work carried out under the impetus of Denis Flageollet, founder and Master Watchmaker of De Bethune, and youthful Artistic Director Clara Martin, who are jointly breathing new life into Reuge. Lightness of the creative soul in the hands of Reuge’s artisans; in the design of the object; in the nobility of the materials; in the harmony of its mechanical operation and sound; in its openness to wonderment, and to what is to come... Onkõ offers an experience that awakens the senses. An ode to lightness that represents the future incarnation of the Reuge universe. Inspired by Japanese tõrõ lanterns and their symbolism evoking the five elements of the Universe: earth chi, water sui, fire ka, wind fu and space ku, Onkõ single-­handedly embodies the five fundamental elements, while representing the audible metaphor and personification of the new Reuge brand identity. Like a gentle whisper revealed beneath its slender blond wooden slats, the gentle curves of its shape soften the rigorous discipline of its mechanics; the poetry of Onkõ speaks of Japanese minimalism that is a life philosophy inviting one to sobriety as well as an art of surrounding oneself with wellbeing, softness and lightness. Let the useful be beautiful and let the beautiful never be useless. Captivating, enchanting and magical, Onkõ brings to light not only its Sound, but also its Light.

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ublished in 1927, The Steppenwolf portrays the inner turmoil of a human soul caught between the impulses to savagery and polite society. Its masterful structure and the intensity of its writing made it a cult novel in the USA during the 1970s.

The Manuscript is composed of 155 pages, most of which are handwritten. After Hermann Hesse’s death in 1962, his widow Ninon donated part of her husband’s literary collection – consisting of manuscripts and letters – to the German Literature Archive in Marbach (Deutsches Literaturarchiv). The Deutsches Literaturarchiv, founded in 1955 in Marbach am Neckar, Germany, is one of the most important literary archives in the world. This prestigious institution founded the Museum of Modern Literature in 2006.

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L'epée 1839 PRESENTS

Time Fast II in Chrome

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ime Fast II celebrates the iconic lines of 1960’s formula one cars. The Chrome, renowned in the automotive industry for its ability to elevate car parts, finds new expression in the skilled hands of L’Epée 1839, as it adorns the full bodywork, reminiscing the iconic lines of 1960’s race car models. The name Time Fast II references the fact that it’s a 2-seater car, has two movements (one for time and one for the engine automate), and it is L’Epée 1839’s second car inspired clock. Time Fast II features two independent movements, both with their own power source. The first movement is in the cockpit and is responsible for keeping the time. Hours and minutes are displayed by rotating stainless steel disks on the air filters feeding the dual carburetor banks on top of the engine. The 8-day movement is

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regulated by a visible 2.5 Hertz escapement in the ‘driver’s helmet’ and powered by a mainspring visible in the passenger’s ‘seat’.The second movement powers the engine automat.Turning the dashboard key starts the engine, triggering the pistons of the V8 to go up and down. This animation is completely independent of the time movement. A manual gear lever selects between winding the time movement, winding the engine automate or neutral. Winding is accomplished by selecting the appropriate gear and pulling the car backwards. The threespoke steering wheel is assembled just as the original steering wheels were, with a center rim and two outer rims held together by 12 rivets. The steering wheel is turned counterclockwise to set the time, while turning clockwise allows repositioning of the wheel to center.


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onnie Wood was born on June 1, 1947, in Hillingdon, Middlesex, England and is best known for his work as a guitarist for The Rolling Stones when he joined the band in 1975.

created album covers for The Rolling Stones and other artists e.g Eric Clapton.

In addition to his music career, Ronnie Wood is also a passionate and accomplished artist. He began painting and drawing at a very young age, and his artistic talent has earned him recognition in the art world. Wood's artwork often features a variety of subjects, including self-portraits, landscapes, and depictions of famous musicians and friends as well as paintings of endangered species. Ronnie's paintings are characterized by their vibrant and bold use of color and his color choices contribute to the overall lively and dynamic feel of his art.

It's important to note that Ronnie Wood's artwork is highly regarded in the art world, and his fame as a painter is not solely based on his status as a rock star. His passion and talent for painting have earned him recognition as a legitimate artist. Over the years, his artwork has found a dedicated audience, and his pieces are sought after by collectors and fans alike. Ronnie Wood's dual careers as a musician and a painter have allowed him to express his creativity in multiple ways, leaving a lasting imprint on both the music and art worlds. His contributions to both music and the visual arts have made him a well respected and influential figure in the music business as well as in the art world.

Wood's artwork has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, and he has released several books showcasing his paintings and drawings. His work often draws inspiration from his experiences as a rock’and’roll musician, and he has even

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Diamonds as Jewellery

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iamonds have been used in jewelry for millennia, but one of the earliest examples may be found in ancient India. Diamonds were found in the 4th century BC along the banks of the Golconda River in what is now the state of Andhra Pradesh. Diamonds were loved at the time not for their brilliant brilliance but for their mystical and spiritual characteristics. They were utilized as religious iconography, placed in sculptures' eyes to signify heavenly sight. Uncut diamonds were worn by India's governing elite as a sign of strength and invincibility, with the belief that the jewels contained protecting and healing properties. As the centuries passed, the perception of diamonds began to shift. They began to make inroads into the realm of jewelry. Skilled Indian diamond cutters created procedures for shaping these priceless

stones, allowing their sparkling brightness to shine through. Diamond cutting and polishing became a tightly kept family secret, passed down from generation to generation. Diamonds made their way into European royal jewelry collections during the Middle Ages. Because of its amazing hardness and blazing brightness, the diamond became a symbol of power and prosperity. Royals and nobility began to commission complex jewelry items with these enthralling jewels. The Koh-i-Noor diamond, one of the most renowned in history, is thought to have been unearthed in India and eventually became part of the British Crown Jewels. Its trip mirrored diamonds' shifting function, from their beginnings as spiritual objects to their current standing as emblems of imperial force and pride. The use of diamonds in jewelry has evolved over time, with diamonds today expressing love and loyalty.The diamond engagement ring has become a beloved symbol of everlasting love, uniting the ancient traditions of India with the modern world. Diamonds have retained a unique and enduring fascination throughout history, from their mystical origins to their significance in contemporary romance.

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or the 75th anniversary, Juwelier KURZ want to inspire people and show themselves as approachable and accessible as they are luxurious. Luxury is not about value, but about the experience of the little things in life. For KURZ, luxury means being the best version of yourself and seeing the beauty in everything, enjoying every moment in life and showing this to the outside world.

KURZ want to make every day special and create memories for their customers that will last for generations. To mark the anniversary, KURZ have created two very special pieces of jewellery: • On the one hand, a Trilogy ring of 1.00 ct, redesigned in platinum 950 in 3 x 0.333 ct is a truly luxurious and at the same time classic piece of jewellery that exudes modernity and class through its new design, the product that underlines luxury. • On the other hand, a size-adjustable bracelet with a diamond of 0.075 ct, available in white gold, yellow gold and rose gold and a small KURZ plaque with another diamond, the product that finds perfect expression in everyday life. Sparkling diamonds underline the central idea and conjure up magic and sparkle in our lives.

Armin Kurz already worked according to this principle when he founded his first studio in Zurich as a 24-year-old goldsmith, which later developed into the Juwelier KURZ AG with branches all over Switzerland. As a goldsmith with a love for tradition and craftsmanship, Armin Kurz’ mission was to offer customers impeccably crafted, high-quality, genuine jewellery. He also recognised early on the immense importance of excellent customer service as a carrier of trust and loyalty that should not be underestimated. Even 75 years later and after the takeover of the jewellery company by IGS AG, a Swiss family business, the wealth of experience and the vision of Armin Kurz remains: “We add luxury to your everyday life” – under this motto, KURZ have created a campaign for the anniversary that underlines their approach, their authenticity and their passion to offer the customers luxurious and special watches and jewellery that accompany them throughout their lives.

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Adler Joailliers PRESENTS

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ully enjoying the present moment, what a delicious plea­ sure! You with you, here and now. Intuitive, audacious or discreet, a blithe spirit, truly yourself. Then Twirly, a mischievous, playful piece of jewellery, will invite you to deploy your feminine artistry to compose and recompose its beauty to suit whatever your next mise – en – scène may be. An invitation to enjoy one’s personal inspiration, Twirly offers a rotating mechanism to transform its elegant circle of pink or white gold and its charming trail of diamonds to befit any occasion. Drawing on translucent enamel surfaces to reveal the motifs below, adjustable earrings, rings and necklaces become partners

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in a seductive pas de deux. A fascinating interplay of matching shades follows, where each one will indulge her predilection, while at the heart of the jewel, a diamond awaits. Offering an array of potential combinations, and always with finesse, the Twirly jewellery pieces with their rotating trail of diamonds, present a delicate circle of pink or white gold. Adjustable rings and necklaces display translucent enamel surfaces, revealing wavy motifs waiting below to come together in a delightful, ever – changing entente cordiale. Intuitive, audacious or discreet, but always entrancing, here and now, truly yourself.


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enowned for the excellence of its Haute Joaillerie creations and the choice of its rare stones, Chopard unveils a bewitching opal and tanzanite necklace and a ring adorned with a spectacular 88.88-carat Royal Blue sapphire. Crafted in Fairmined-certified ethical gold, echoing the Maison’s Journey to Sustain­ able Luxury, these masterpieces stem from the brilliant hands and minds of the finest jewellery artisans plying their craft under

the guidance of Chopard’s Co-President and Artistic Director, Caroline Scheufele.

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A work of patience and expertise, this necklace comprises three rows of briolette-cut tanzanites, while its centre features an ornament set with two respectively 22.10-carat and 7.99-carat opals enhanced by diamonds. Opulent, mysterious and flamboyant, opals have fascinated jewellers since

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time immemorial, with their shades of green and blue that change with the light and, it is said, with the wearer’s mood. The fact that history has attributed magical virtues to opals is because their changeable nature gives them a life of their own. Today, it brilliantly combines with the purplish-blue reflections of tanzanites in this masterpiece that required over 110 hours of meticulous work by the various jewellers in the Chopard ateliers.


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nana fink PRESENTS

The Nana Fink Gemstones

THE AUDACIOUSLY BEAUTIFUL JEWELS OF NANA FINK

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hile jewelry history sparkles with adornments that reinterpret the style, symbols and grandeur of great pieces from the past, the best luxury jewels of today are conceived in fresh silhouettes made by master artisans using ultra precious gemstones and advanced technical finesse. Based in Basel, Switzerland, jewelry designer Dr. Nadine Fink, a former Harvard researcher, is continually refining her oeuvre, which comprises all of the above elements, and more.

Secondly, unlike many luxury jewelers, Fink instructs gemstone cutters to carve her gemstones to her exact design specifications. The original creative vision and technical precision embodied in Fink’s jewels makes them highly distinctive in style, substance and visual appeal. While Fink works in emeralds, rubies, sapphires, diamonds, aquamarines and various luscious hard stones, her designs are highly collectible because they embody rare design value, gemstone value and technical perfection.

For starters, Fink sources investment quality gemstones from the same experts who supply Swiss heritage jewelry firms, Italian heritage jewelers plus several of the historically important Parisian jewelers of Place Vendôme.

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al coro PRESENTS

The La Piazza collection

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ore than a hundred brown brilliants, set in the gleaming rose gold of the ring, reflect the golden glow of the candles in small spots of light while the smoky quartz captures the light, turning it into a charming glimmer on the wearer’s hand. Elegant. Mysterious. High-grade. The La Piazza collection by Al Coro, inspired by the shape of the cobblestones of Italian piazzas, has a variety of styles and colors. On the one hand decorated with colorful gemstones, it also presents itself in mysterious shades of beige and brown. Al Coro sets precious stones such as chalcedony or green agate as well as diamonds in brilliant cut in fine 18 carat rose gold. The particularly high-grade precious items of the new line are decorated with stylishly curved parts made of smoky quartz with glittering cushions of brown brilliants between them. In this design, Al Coro creates a ring with matching necklace pendant and earrings where the high-grade “cobblestones” can be found in. Finest rose gold joins brilliants and smoky quartz to form a homage to the wonderful piazzas of Italy. This elegant combination is shown to its full advantage in slenderly shaped earrings and a matching necklace of the La Piazza collection: Convexly shaped cushions made of 18 k rose gold, covered with brown brilliants reach perfection in drop-shaped smoky quartz that gives these precious items a touch of flamboyance as a playful element. A white brilliant acts as a linking element. This creates an extraordinary piece of jewelry that nestles up to its wearer, softly standing out against her skin tone – a mystic symbiosis.

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aloé PRESENTS

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ct transparently, show responsibility, build trust: this credo not only shapes the filigree precious items of aloé but is also the solid base of the German start-up brand. Founded by Céline Widmer in 2022 out of a passion for quality and individualism the jewelry collections shall be as desirable as offering something for every budget. The brand’s name is a combination of the names of Célines’s children and represents what matters most for the entrepreneuse: togetherness. Each piece is handmade according to individual customer requirements. Also special requests can be implemented directly so every gem is

truly unique with no limits to one’s own creativity and personal taste.Through the brand’s online distribution, the team is able to respond quickly to inquiries, and personally takes care of all customers’ wishes. Thus, e-commerce and customer service are a perfect combination for aloé. The rings, bracelets, chains and charms are all made of gold and often Diamonds complement the design. Who does not want to wear her favorites every day? The discreet little treasures simply suit every occasion and can be harmoniously matched with each other. This offers a wide range of options for different occasions, moods, or characters. The idea is to stack them and collect them, to layer them – and love the whole look. Over time, a collection of true value can be built up and of course very special moments can be cherished with aloé to remain as everlasting memories.

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boghossian PRESENTS

desert rose collection

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oghossian proudly introduces the Desert Rose Collection, inspired by the natural architectural wonder of the same name.These pieces pay tribute to the stunning desert roses that bloom in arid lands along the Silk Road, which have long served as a source of inspiration for the Maison Boghossian. Desert roses are created when water evaporates in a shallow salt basin, resulting in crystallized minerals embedded with millions of sand grains.These crystals are shaped into petal-like structures by the forces of rain, wind, and pressure, resulting in a unique and varied appearance for each one.

roses, while the roughness of the gold reflects the natural essence of the crystal. As light interacts with the petals, it creates a shimmering effect that adds to the luminosity of the pink tone. The overlapping petals are adorned with half-moon, oval, and triangle diamonds, which sparkle like the sun on crystallized sand. It is the first time the Maison creates a collection revolving primarily around the timeless metal, stemming from their desire to explore new ideas in their jewellery design. Like the natural phenomena which form over time, the creation of these jewels required months of dedication and perseverance, with the ring alone taking over two years to study and perfect. The result is a stunning blend of visionary design, poetic symbolism, and exceptional craftsmanship. By wearing these pieces, one is transported to the poetic landscapes of the desert’s dunes. ‘Desert Rose’ Rose Gold and Diamond Medium Ring ‘Desert Rose’ Rose Gold and Diamond Medium.

The intricate silhouette of the desert rose is expertly recreated by Boghossian in a new, one-of-a-kind ring and pair of earrings available in two sizes.These pieces are crafted from 18k rose gold and meticulously assembled by hand. The pink hue of the gold evokes the colour of desert sands and the romanticism of

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montegrappa PRESENTS

Extra Custom

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t Italy’s first pen manufacture, expression is about more than words on a page. Extraordinary work begins with an extraordinary pen. It’s why our most famous model carries the name,‘Extra’.

Made with a watchmaker’s precision and a jeweller’s finesse, Extra’s greatest strength is harmony. Because every writer is unique, each is custom-built to tell their story. Choose materials and flourishes that mirror your style and savoir faire. Discover the luxurious expression of writing’s prince of pens.

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“Jewellery is a language that doesn’t need words.”

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he first watch was invented by Peter Henlein, a German locksmith and clockmaker from Nuremberg. Around 1505, Henlein invented a compact, portable timekeeping device that foreshadowed the contemporary wristwatch. Henlein's creation, known as the “Nuremberg Egg,” was roughly the size of an egg. It was cylindrical in form and ran on a tiny spring-driven mechanism.This advancement signified a change from the era's bigger and less portable timekeeping equipment, such as sundials and tower clocks. The Nuremberg Egg was an early pocket watch that could be worn around the neck or carried in a bag. It had an hour hand and occasionally an alarm function. Although the timekeeping was not as precise as that of current watches, it represented a significant step forward in the miniaturization of clock technology. These early clocks were a status symbol among the European nobility and gained popularity gradually. Watchmakers developed the design and increased accuracy over time, resulting in the development of increasingly complex pocket watches in the centuries that followed. Henlein's discovery ushered in portable timekeeping, a watershed moment in the history of horology. His pioneering work paved the way for the creation of wristwatches and the accurate, compact timekeeping gadgets on which we now rely.

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Parmigiani Fleurier PRESENTS

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ith the arrival of autumn, green leaves turn flame coloured.This is Nature’s way: She comes to life in spring, blooms in summer, softens in autumn and withers in winter. The cycle and the pattern of the seasons has always been a topic of great interest to Michel Parmigiani. Fascinated by the perfection and life of all forms of roses, Michel Parmigiani focused on this flower to develop the “Roses Carrées” motif which now features on a number of creations such as La Rose Carrée pocket watch released in 2022, which is an exceptional work of art. In 2023, Parmigiani Fleurier worked on a major collection of five unique pieces representing the pinnacle of complicated Haute Horlogerie and the height of the Manufacture’s expertise.These five exceptional timepieces were paired with a minute repeater movement exquisitely decorated with engraving and enamelling. This was an exceptional feat of craftsmanship produced by men and women with “golden hands”, all of whom have been approved by Michel Parmigiani, and who have become, for him, truly an extended family.These creations were all produced to the superior standards for which Parmigiani Fleurier is renowned and the pieces also comply with the strictest standards available on the

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The enamel was hand-polished to create a contrast between the volume and pattern, while the engraving produced by hand ensured that the Rose Carrée motif aligned with the case middle, the bezel and the case- back of the watch.This creates a striking play of light giving the visual effect of diamonds. The dial is hand- engraved to obtain a grained surface; four layers of enamel are then applied to it, with six layers applied to the cover.The surfaces are also hand-polished. Each of these unique pieces is a major feat: combining the enamelled case-back and the engraving of the “La Rose Carrée” motif so dear to Michel Parmigiani, to guarantee the chime system makes a harmonious sound from inside the water-resistant case.


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DB28XP Kind of Blue

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time, and light at first glance. Its deep and luminous blue is achieved through the natural oxidation of the material, making each watch a unique work of art.

A CAPTIVATING DIAL

The dial, entirely made of Microlight, reimagines and modernizes traditional guilloché technique. On its expansive flat surface, this technique gains new meaning and enhances the structure. By playing with shadow and light, it adds depth and delivers a more architectural and dynamic result. The overall effect becomes more contemporary. The new DB28XP Kind of Blue is limited to 25 timepieces.

he new DB28XP Kind of Blue is the natural evolution of two iconic models from De Bethune. It embodies the best of both worlds by combining the sleek design and refinement of the DB28XP with a completely blue look and the timeless charm of the DB28 Kind of Blue offering a harmonious combination of tradition and innovation.

Here, it's all about levels of interpretation, reliefs, and the interplay of light with shadows and reflections. Crafted from blued titanium, the watch reveals an architectural fusion of space,

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MAURICE LACRoIX PRESENTS

AIKON MASTER GRAND DATE

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aurice Lacroix reveals a new chapter in the history of AIKON. Inspired by the urban and dynamic design of Maurice Lacroix’s flagship collection, the AIKON Master Grand Date reveals a new movement and design. With its openworked, off-centre automatic calibre featuring a large date and open balance wheel, this voluminous watchmaking creation opens up new perspectives. Embodying the excellency of Maurice Lacroix’s watchmaking expertise, the AIKON Master Grand Date pushes the limits of complications, aesthetic balance, and high watchmaking even further.

The AIKON Master Grand Date represents a breakthrough in watchmaking. The 45 mm steel case perfectly fuses the spirit of mechanical watchmaking of the Masterpiece collection and the iconic AIKON style. The dynamic lines, the case / bracelet integration, the bezel’s arms, and the polished, matte AIKON steel case welcome the ML331 calibre, a newcomer in Maurice Lacroix’s collection of manufacture movements. It offers a clear view of its balance wheel, visible through a large skeleton opening, and features a large date display with a double window.

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TIME TO RACE

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IME TO RACE is not a limited series, but rather a collection of unique pieces.This means that the collectors will be able to personalise their watches individually by choosing a number – that is, their lucky number made up one or two numerals. It will be displayed at the front of the watch together with a colour code. In other words, when you acquire a TIME TO RACE, you will be sure you have a watch that was made for you, exclusively. Les Ateliers Louis Moinet have added a new and unique model called Silver Winner to the three iconic colours from the world of motorsport, which are Racing Green, Rosso Corsa and Bleu de France. These colours have been specifically selected because they represent the most legendary cars. Exploring aerodynamics, the TIME TO RACE line melds competitive spirit with style. Its domed sapphire crystal showcases the column wheel, introducing a novel flange disconnected from the crystal. This design combines two different readings for the chronograph seconds hand, namely a tachymetric scale and the sixty seconds display. A woven carbon fibre plate accentuates the chronograph's 147 components, providing contrast for readability. The lightweight, titanium case with satin finish and integrated strap enhances wearability, while openworked, arched lugs connect to the fluid case lines. A single push-button activates the chronograph's intricate dance of components, which then acts as a fascinating animation for the wearer.

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louis Erard x Albert silberstein PRESENTS

excellence – Le Triptyque

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he Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Khaki Triptych is a set of three watches.Two of them are available for purchase individually, in a limited edition of 178 pieces - a number that Louis Erard has embraced as a mantra, meaning that together we are stronger 78 of which are reserved for the triptych set: La Semaine Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Khaki; Le Régulateur Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Khaki. The third is an edition that is even more special and unique in many ways: Le Régulateur Tourbillon Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Khaki, available only in a triptych box, limited to 78 pieces.

For Alain Silberstein, the tourbillon has another meaning. In his lexicon as a watch architect, there are several types of time: social time, hours and minutes (the second is mainly there to show that the watch is working); cultural time, calendars; personal time, symbolised by his famous smileys (a particular expression for each day of the week). For him, the tourbillon symbolises a different kind of time: “The time that never stops”. Throughout his career, Alain Silberstein has often used the tourbillon, notably since the mid1990s in classic configurations, like the 6 o'clock tourbillon on an open dial, very similar to the one we present here.

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Longines PRESENTS

MINI DOLCEVITA

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he MINI DOLCEVITA has arrived. With its subtle profile, classic design, and aesthetic variations, Longines has crafted a small yet powerful masterpiece. Simultaneously, the novelty is both modern and timeless. With the MINI DOLCEVITA, Longines expresses the understated luxury and contemporary elegance of the brand, embodied by the winged hourglass. The MINI DOLCEVITA models captivate women who are drawn to exceptional timepieces.These models complement any outfit perfectly.

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Cuervo y Sobrinos PRESENTS

Historiador Primera Dama

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he Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Primera Dama is inspired by the Golden years of Havana.The “Pearl of the Caribbean”, at the end of the 19th century, was a privileged centre of luxury and the beautiful world: a universe of glamour, luxury, music and dancing that attracted people from all continents. Feminine and elegant, inspired by the Art deco movement of those years,this ladies' watch, which features numerous appealing details, is suitable for any occasion. Every version of the Historiador Primera Dama is endowed with a mother of pearl dial, most of which are executed in vibrant tones. Each dial is enlivened with 3 or 12 diamonds, further enhancing the overall sense of sophistication. Leaf-shaped hour and minute hands impart meaning free of ambiguity.

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Housed in a 36 mm case, the Historiador Primera Dama is elegantly slender.The case options include stainless steel or stainless steel with PVD coating, the latter conferring a warm golden hue. Consistent with other Historiador models, the lugs feature an ergonomic design, optimising wearer comfort. Some references feature a bezel set with 58 diamonds, augmenting the model’s bewitching allure. To the rear of the watch, the caseback is embellished with a an elegant lady wearing a cloche hat, typical of the era, set off with a curling feather. The watch is offered on a colour-coordinated glossy Louisiana alligator strap or a matching bracelet. At the heart of this timepiece sits the CyS 1005 calibre, a quartz movement that delivers a high level of precision and does not need require winding.


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Sculpture of time

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he icon of the Swiss watch brand AROUND FIVE “Sculpture of Time” , is described by its creators Antoine Lorotte and Philippe Vallat as “a clock that sculpts time and evolves at every moment”.

tural time. Its slow “analog” time invites contemplation and enjoyment of the present moment. Carpe Diem.

Through “Sculpture of Time”, they propose a new reading of time based on a linear movement. Its curves are inspired by the course of the sun that appears and disappears behind the skyline throughout the day.

On a technical level, the apparent simplicity of “Sculpture of Time” hides intense hours of research and development work, along with iterative brainstorming between Lorotte and Vallat. this art piece was created with high quality at an affordable price. Passion, humility and meticulous work forced these partners to push the limits of their creativity and ingenuity.

Perfectly balanced between form and substance, the “Sculpture of Time” distinguishes itself by its sleeker shapes. The relentless march of digital seconds is replaced by a poetic and architec-

The concept, design, engineering, manufacturing and assembly are all made in Switzerland. The movement was developed specifically for this clock.

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Rolex Sky-Dweller With its two time zones and its annual calendar, the Sky-Dweller is an elegant and trusted companion for world travellers. The range has been updated with numerous enhancements proving that, for Rolex, excellence plays out even in the tiniest details. This model features a 42 mm Everose gold case on an Oyster bracelet.

Patek Philippe 24-hour display Travel Time Patek Philippe is expending its range of travel watches and complications for everyday use with a Calatrava model equipped with the Travel Time dual time zone function and distinguished by its 24-hour display. The navy-blue dial shines by its elegance and legibility. This model features a 42 mm rose gold case.

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ROMAIN GAUTHIER PRESENTS

C by Romain Gauthier Titanium Edition Bracelet

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eflection of Romain’s creative freedom with a modern and youthful design, C by Romain Gauthier is the result of more the 16 years of know-how acquired through the development of the brand and the Manufacture.

When Romain launched the first edition in 2021, it was clearly stated that this new caliber would lead the brand to new horizons. One year later, a new door has been opened with the arrival of the brand’s first metal bracelet. Sober and contemporary, propitious to variations and adaptations, C by Romain Gauthier was an obvious choice for the creation of a metal bracelet. The desire of modernity, comfort and ergonomic already initiated during the conception of the first edition, reinforced the development of this integral timepiece on a titanium bracelet - light, resistant, modern and sophisticated. In keeping with Romain’s vision – The Evolution of Tradition - this new technical and contemporary element requires a high level of craftsmanship and hand finishing. Each link is composed of hand-polished and satin-finished surfaces that play with the light and reflect the technical nature of the bracelet and the piece in general. Romain Gauthier’s first metal bracelet is made entirely of natural Grade 5 titanium, light and comfortable. The bracelet itself is integrated into the case by slightly curved lugs following the natural shape of the wrist. In this same objective, the links are articulated and assembled precisely to adapt to all types of wrists. Romain’s vision is to preserve the fine Swiss watchmaking heritage with improved techniques and professions and exploring new horizons. Watchmakers are responsible for this heritage and Romain is proud to contribute to this evolution, using the best of what it is available today.

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“A watch is not just a timepiece; it’s a piece of history.”

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he first Formula One World Championship race took place in 1950, establishing Formula One as we know it today. The first Formula One World Champion was an Italian racer called Giuseppe Farina, also known as “Nino.” Nino Farina cemented his place in history on May 13, 1950, at the Silverstone Circuit in the United Kingdom. He rode for the Alfa Romeo squad and won the British Grand Prix in a dramatic race. It was a watershed moment for Farina and motorsport fans worldwide. The 1950 Formula One World Championship included seven races, with Farina fighting against powerful opponents like Juan Manuel Fangio and Luigi Fagioli, both of whom drove for the Alfa Romeo team. Farina's victory at Silverstone was the first of three in the season, which earned him the championship. Nino Farina's path to becoming the first Formula One World Champion was a monument to his driving ability, devotion, and daring. Racing automobiles were significantly less evolved and lacked current safety measures at the time, making each race a high-stakes affair. Farina's success in 1950 cemented his position in racing history and laid the groundwork for Formula One to become a global sensation. His name will live on in motorsport history as the pioneer who established the benchmark for quality and passion that continues to characterize Formula One racing to this day.

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Lamborghini PRESENTS

Revuelto V12 HyBrid HPEV

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n the marque’s 60th anniversary year, Automobili Lamborghini presents Revuelto the first super sports V12 hybrid plug-in HPEV (High Performance Electrified Vehicle). Revuelto defines a new paradigm in terms of performance, sportiness and driving pleasure from its unprecedented new architecture; innovative design; maximum-efficiency aerodynamics; and a new carbon frame concept. An output of 1015 CV is delivered from the combined power of an entirely new combustion engine together with three electric motors, alongside a double-clutch gearbox that makes its debut on a 12-cylinder Lamborghini for the first time. The powertrain combines high specific power elements: the new 127 CV/liter combustion engine works synergically with two front axial flux motors that deliver an outstanding weight-to-power ratio, with a radial flux electric motor positioned above the first eight-speed double-clutch gearbox debuting on a 12-cylinder Lamborghini.The three electric motors are powered by a lithium-­ ion high specific power (4500 W/ kg) battery pack that also supports a fully-electric drive mode. The Revuelto honors the Lamborghini tradition and ushers in a new era even in its exterior design.While the car’s silhouette follows the iconic single center line, the sharply sculpted lines and

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Where Tradition Meets the Future, Defining a New Era in Performance and Design

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smooth negative radiuses create a high-tech shape that puts the Revuelto unmistakably in the new generation of Lamborghini supercars. The iconic V12 is celebrated by being on full display in the rear. The interior of the Revuelto brings the “Feel Like a Pilot” concept to its utmost expression: simple volumes, symmetry, and a driver-­ focused approach make the cockpit an empowering station for the driver. The futuristic environment creates a seamless connection between driver and machine, while exclusive hexagon-­ shaped elements fulfill the dual mission of evoking past models and highlighting brand-new functional features.

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• The new paradigm for super sports cars: presenting the first Lamborghini High Performance Electrified Vehicle delivering 1015 CV • Revolutionary architecture, with naturally-aspirated V12 engine combined with eight-speed, double-clutch transverse gearbox and three electric motors • 13 drive modes, and all-wheel drive also available in fully-electric mode for the absolute driving experience • Aerodynamics and design express the maximum synergy between efficiency, functionality and style • Fully immersive experience for driver and passenger with the new Lamborghini Infotainment System


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PEARL yachts PRESENTS

Pearl 72

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he Pearl 72, built by the British shipyard Pearl Yachts, is a vessel rich in style and innovation. Naval architect Bill Nixon was responsible for the exterior design, filling the superstructure with huge strips of dark glass. The profile evokes fiberglass from the massive saloon windows to the enormous twin panes of glass in the windshield, to the windows along the hull, to the glass cutouts in the bulkheads. The hull is packed with innovative features, including the aft garage (which can hold a Williams 345 tender and a jet ski), a hydraulic bathing platform, and motorized folding side decks. The large foredeck, where there is a comfortable sofa and sundeck, and the flybridge, located behind the helm, are among the boat's most exclusive areas.The flybridge is cleverly designed, with a complete outdoor galley, a large wooden dining table, a U-shaped sofa next to the helm, and sundecks in the back, with the option of adding a Jacuzzi. An exciting feature is the multi-position motorized sunshade integrated into the flybridge, a first in the industry. With slats like those on a Venetian blind, it can be switched from closed to open at the push of a button. The owner can also adjust the angle of the blinds to let in the desired amount of light. The interior was designed by British star interior designer Kelly Hoppen, who chose an urban loft feel for the yacht. In the salon area is a fullbeam open central galley, with the dining area forward under the huge glass windshield. The sofa with oversized chairs near the aft deck is accessible through sliding doors. Going down the stairs to the cabins, one encounters two twin master staterooms, perfect for couples. Two more double cabins join these with bathrooms and crew quarters.

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genesis PRESENTS

G90

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enesis brings premium cars with a luxury experience to Europe.The Korean brand has established itself as a true alternative within the premium segment, receiving multiple award wins in 2022. With a commitment to hospitality and great service, Genesis strives to build sincere relationships with customers and, above all, to respect the greatest luxury – their time. Embodying its unique design language ‘Athletic Elegance’, the brand continues to strengthen its range of vehicles and services across Europe having launched five premium luxury vehicles in 2021. Genesis introduced three electric vehicles in 2022 and, from 2025, all-new Genesis vehicles will be pure electric as part of the brand’s vision for a sustainable future. Genesis is also pursuing a goal to become carbon net zero by 2035.

To further cement its success in Europe, Genesis has won numerous awards since its launch, including the prestigious “Swiss Car of the Year 2023” title for the GV60.

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lucid motors PRESENTS

The Lucid Air Midnight Dream Edition

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aster on the road, quicker charging than ever before, sustainable and oh so luxurious: The Lucid Air Midnight Dream sets new standards for electric cars in every single category. Simply put, it is the longest range, fastest charging luxury electric car in the world. With incredible horsepower and unrivaled range, it’s like no other car on the market.All packed into an elegantly efficient design inspired by its Californian home. Electric has never looked so good. European car enthusiasts have long been waiting to wrap their hands around a Lucid steering wheel. Following the introduction to the market in early 2023, they can now look forward to a European exclusive: The Lucid Air Midnight Dream Edition. Available in Switzerland since September of this year, the Lucid Air Midnight Dream Edition is a new darkly styled configuration of the Lucid Air. An Air Dream Edition with Lucid’s sinister Stealth theme, it features finely finished, dark polished exterior trim and 21-inch Aero Dream wheels with satin black inserts. It is fitted with a darker, more enigmatic interior inspired by the nighttime Mojave Desert.

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rom the moment it burst onto the scene in a nation that was in a post-war rebuilding phase and brimming with ideas, creativity and hope, Vespa has represented a zest for life and a desire to embrace the future. It has become an icon of freedom and emancipation for young people the world over, combining effortless, distinctive Made in Italy style with cutting-edge technology. The new Vespa GTV is a celebration of the bold, intriguing side of Vespa. It is an extraordinary combination of tradition in a modern package and classicism made boldness.

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ducati PRESENTS

Diavel v4

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he Ducati Diavel V4 combines the technical, dynamic and stylistic features of sports naked and muscle cruiser models to create an unmistakable look and riding experience on mountain routes or in city traffic. With its strong character, elegant design and top performance, it turns every ride into an experience that only Ducati can offer.The new V4 Granturismo engine defines the personality of the Diavel V4 in all aspects. With its 168 hp, it ensures a powerful performance and is the central design element of this style icon. In accordance with its performance and elegance, the front view is athletically V-shaped and the rear is slim. The massive 240 / 45 rear tire underlines the powerful appearance.

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Ares modena Wami Lalique Spyder

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hanneling the charm of La Dolce Vita , the Ares Modena Wami Lalique Spyder pays homage to some of the finest roadsters of the 1950s and 60s.The vision of Ares ExecuGve Chairman Waleed Al Ghafari and Lalique Chairman and CEO, Silvio Denz, enabled the collaboration between Ares Modena and the celebrated French luxury crystal maker Lalique, resulting in a unique retro-styled roadster reminiscent of a bygone era. Designed and developed in-house at Ares Modena’s Centro SGle,

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the handcrafted carbon fiber body references some of the greatest roadsters of the 1950s and 60s. The interior and exterior are adorned with 13 handcrafted crystal elements from Lalique, celebrating the glassmaker’s automotive heritage, as well as English oak and fine leather. Underpinned by modern engineering, the Lalique Spyder offers a powerful but reliable and refined drive. A total of 12 cars willbe produced, featuring 4 different colors, including Amalfi Red and Mediterranean Light Blue.


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harles Frederick Worth, an English-born designer who started his haute couture firm in Paris during the mid-­ nineteenth century, is credited with creating the first modern fashion show. Worth's creative approach to displaying his works laid the groundwork for the modern fashion business. Worth deviated from the customary approach of showcasing garments on mannequins or drawings by presenting a variety of his creations on live models in 1858. He planned a private showing for a small group of clients and fashionistas.This event, conducted in his luxurious salon, established what we now call a fashion show. Worth's choice to employ live models was revolutionary. It allowed customers to see how the clothing flowed and draped on actual people, making the experience more immersive and participatory. Worth's fashion displays immediately became famous, and they became regular occurrences. The word of these one-of-a-kind exhibits spread, attracting an ever-expanding audience. Other designers and fashion companies began to adopt the idea of presenting seasonal collections systematically and coordinately. Worth's innovation not only transformed how clothes were shown but also raised the prominence of fashion designers. He was the first designer to sign his designs, a tradition that is still used today, and he is widely regarded as the world's first acknowledged fashion designer. The fashion show gradually evolved into big, opulent spectacles that created trends and drew audiences worldwide, becoming a key aspect of the fashion business. Worth's trailblazing notion, conceived in his private Paris salon, transformed the fashion industry, influencing how we celebrate elegance and couture to this day.

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CASHMERE PRESENTS

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evisited folklore, stitched details, graphic prints, and decidedly sensual materials, the autumn-winter 2023 season embraces boldness in every way! Drawing inspiration from Slavic influences and folk craftsmanship, this new collection aims to be strong and impertinent.This fresh wardrobe is a masterful blend of patterns, shades, and vibrant colors. NOTSHY draws from graphic prints and embroidered, woven, and fringed details of traditional Eastern European outfits. The collection is an invitation to travel. A fabulous mix & match where each print has its place and resonates with the others.

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one-74 PRESENTS

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he Italian sister duo Giulia & Joana were born with a cup brimming with creativity, love for art, fashion, aesthetics, and entrepreneurial spirit. Inspired by the unique artworks sold by the family business under the same label in the art market, it ignited the passion of the young women to go one step further – art in motion, eye-catchers that shine both in the sun and in the shade. The fusion art of brands, Disney characters, and art as a fiery swimwear collection. The seductive ONE-74 Swimwear Collection is not just fashion with its unique pop art prints. Each piece handcrafted in Italy carries the message of the sisters. Leap joyfully into the sparkling ocean of life, surf on glittering waves to distant islands, enchanting beaches, hidden places, and awaken the heroic queen in you – courageous, fearless, full of zest for life, and passionate about the unusual. Each bikini is both a statement and a tribute to individuality and self-­expression, created by two bold sisters who give their own sexy touch to the family label ONE-74.

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The Richelieu & the sea Island Line

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WHERE TRADITION MEETS TIMELESS ELEGANCE

or more than 150 years, Zimmerli of Switzerland has been shaping luxury by passing on its heritage of craftsmanship in the finest underwear, luxurious nightwear, and classy loungewear. The Richelieu Line, handcrafted in Switzerland, embodies sophistication and comfort.Taking back to the 1930s, its unique knitting process ensures unmatched elasticity without synthetic fibers. Delicate 100 percent finest Pima cotton pieces offer both transparency and nostalgia, hand-cut in Switzerland for a truly unique touch. Whether it’s the romantic details or clean lines, the Richelieu collection appeals to diverse tastes with tank tops, hipsters, and elegant T-shirts for her and him. Experience Zimmerli’s tradition, luxury, and comfort – a timeless fusion of heritage and innovation delivering an unparalleled sensation of luxury against your skin.

DISCOVER THE ULTIMATE FINEST LUXURY OF ZIMMERLI OF SWITZERLAND

The Sea Island Line by Zimmerli of Switzerland embodies exclusivity and luxury. Crafted from the most exclusive, 100 percent Sea Island cotton, renowned for its silky sheen and extraordinary lightweight comfort, this fabric is sourced solely from Barbados. Handcrafted with utmost care in the Mendrisio atelier for generations, this cotton has crafted the world’s finest and most luxurious garments for him and her. The natural silkiness and delicate feel against the skin define this cotton. Blending exceptional qualities with enduring durability, it serves as the ideal foundation for finest underwear, luxurious nightwear, and classy loungewear. Step into a world where silent luxury and exclusivity reside in every fiber – welcome to Zimmerli of Switzerland’s Sea Island Line.

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THE COLLECTOR Genève PRESENTS

SPRING AZURE

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ith its carefully chosen materials and attention to the smallest detail, The Collector, Genève, leather goods brand is one of those houses that are unique in every way.

Instantly passionate about materials, its head designer Sophie Bonvin, makes them the centerpiece of each of her creations. Sourcing from the best, The Collector, Genève offers bags of rare quality and durability, made from exotic skins, fur, jewelry, but also recyclable materials. Far from a logic of mere consumerism and steering clear of the world of fast fashion the brand uses local or European craftsmen and exploit its raw materials to the fullest. Halfway between the world of fashion and that of art, it is a brand whose marvels are collectable, but above all, that are unlike any other. A discreet and exclusive label, The Collector, Genève is only distributed to places known to its insiders. The highlight of the collection is the “Spring Azure” bucket bag. It was inspired by the jewels of flowers and bees in Swarovski stones that the designer discovered. This bag that looks like a flowerpot is perfect to receive the beautiful days. It represents the freshness of nature and is very feminine. It is available in alligator, python, ostrich or grained calfskin and comes with a removable shoulder strap. Its interior is in soft lambskin, all stamped with the house logo: a butterfly.

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J.Hopenstand & John Armleder PRESENTS

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nspired by what he calls his “shape supermarket” or “cultural pudding”, John Armleder borrows from an eclectic mix of references, a blend of everything that existed and that exists. Picking up influences from different eras, artists or mouvements, the artist does not have any hierarchy. He reinvents what he borrows, takes it out of context and from there, creates a different story. For his two collaborations with J.Hopenstand, the Swiss artist has chosen among his inspirational forms. This is where his message lies, in a world where today everything already exists, it is inevitable to reinvent what we know and build new narratives

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around it. Fascinated by the teachings of John Cage and Erik Satie, John Armleder was influenced by various movements during his career, such as Neo-Dada, abstract expressionism and minimalism. Sometimes Armleder’s art does not seem to be his own as can be seen in his exhibitions that liberally incorporate others’ works. His art makes sure that there is enough room to evolve, thus creating a singular mode of participation that Armleder has been developing over the years.


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he brand Annalisa Caricato is imagination and creativity, the expression of pure, untouched art on a timeless bag collection. An important know-how that reflects a restless creative soul, with a strong character, lively and always glam. An all-Italian approach that perfectly combines the know-how of the Bel Paese, with an aesthetic taste, recognized internationally. A brand that enters the Made in Italy market, using expert artisans who honor the tradition of the past and who have raised the quality standards to symbols of excellence in the world. Minibags with attention to detail that take advantage of all the latest technologies available in the field of leather goods, meticulously welded and sewn by hand, in the belief that creativity and savoir fair, should proceed at the same pace, always.

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Benci Brothers PRESENTS

The Scrambler

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he Scrambler is defined by outstanding comfort, a unique leather embossing and an unmistakable design. First sold in 2012, the sneaker is still made by hand from soft calfskin using the stonewashed technique in a traditional manufactory in the Marche region of Italy. There, the centuries-old art of shoemaking has been handed down through generations of families. He has long since achieved iconic status both nationally and internationally.Those familiar with the sneaker as well as newcomers alike appreciate the high-quality finish as the highest craftsmanship in shoemaking. There are additional versions without the stonewashed look in different variations, materials and colors. Low models are also available as well.

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erfumes have a long history, dating back thousands of years to the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia and Egypt. The use of perfumes may be traced back to these early communities, where smells were an important part of their culture and ceremonies. The Sumerians made the first known fragrances in ancient Mesopotamia, dating back to 2000 BC.These early smells, which were generated from natural things such as flowers, herbs, and spices, were frequently employed in religious rites. According to the Sumerians, scents might connect them to the divine and enhance their spiritual experiences. Meanwhile, perfumes had both cultural and practical value in ancient Egypt. The Egyptians perfected the art of extracting perfumes from plants and resins. They utilized scents not just for religious ceremonies but also in everyday life. Fragrances were seen as a social status signal, and they were frequently employed in personal grooming as well as mummification. “Kyphi,” a complex combination of different components including myrrh, honey, and wine, was one of the most famous ancient Egyptian fragrances. Perfumes were kept in exquisite vessels and offered to the gods. Perfumes were also connected with rites, luxury, and social prestige in other ancient civilizations, such as Greece and Rome, as trade routes grew. The art of perfumery evolved over the ages, finally reaching the pinnacle of refinement in European courts during the Renaissance. With the foundation of perfumeries and the development of precise mixing procedures, the manufacture and usage of fragrances evolved into a complicated skill. Today, fragrances are still an essential component of human culture, valued for their capacity to elicit emotions, improve personal hygiene, and act as a form of self-expression. The ancient traditions of scent generation have left a lasting legacy, influencing how we feel and appreciate perfumes today.

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Versace PRESENTS

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ure sensuality, crystalline transparency, and luminous brightness – this is Versace Bright Crystal, a precious jewel of rare beauty characterized by a fresh, vibrant, and floral fragrance.

It is a captivating and sensual fragrance for the Versace woman who is strong and confident yet feminine, sensual, and always glamorous and who loves to wrap herself in a fragrance that delicately tastes of colorful and juicy pomegranate seeds, icy freshness, and luminous yuzu. A fragrance that then fades into the beauty of magnolia, peony, and lotus flowers in a blend of lushness and transparency, delighting you with its subtle sensuality and the tantalizing presence of vegetal amber, acajou, and musk.

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Dior PRESENTS

l’Or de J’adore

FROM J’ADORE L’OR TO L’OR DE J’ADORE

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rancis Kurkdjian brings a new perspective to J'adore, seeking its most essential expression with the ultimate aim of obtaining its purest quintessence. He therefore turns to the very origins of the legendary bouquet’s composition, where flowers converse with each other, and no single bloom takes precedence. He questions this balance, which gives rise to a majestic and abstract floral impression. For J'adore does not bear the scent of every flower, but delivers the very real sensation of a unique, symbolic and symbiotic bloom. It is the perfect and universal embodiment of florals.

This ideal flower, which does not exist, singlehandedly embodies the Dior spirit.Inspired by this luxuriant mystery, he chose to reinterpret its style and disrupt its proportions in order to shine new light on its beauty. His J'adore has the shimmering gleam of a precious liquid. It is a bath of molten gold reflecting its origins, into which one sinks sensually and adoringly. A PURE AND ESSENTIAL FLOWER CONCENTRATE Sun-kissed neroli, large-flowered jasmine and centifolia rose merge to create a powerful and radiant floral quintessence. Flowers are the true gold of J'adore and unfold in all their splendor.

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Holiday 2023 limited editon

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Dior Make-UP What setting could be more magical for the holiday collection? By day and by night, the Tuileries Gardens inspired two Diorshow 5 Couleurs palettes in rich and opulent hues. This season’s motif, designed by Italian artist Pietro Ruffo, adorns each palette with a baroque touch, reflecting the flowerbeds of a French garden.

Dior Addict Symbolising the holiday season, Dior Addict reveals its vinyl shine with Jardin Doré, a frosted bronze, for a subtle result designed to suit different skin tones. Its formula infused with floral1 wax hydrates2 the lips for 24h and ensures 6h2 wear.

Make-up Clutch A perfect object of desire and a genuine collector’s piece, the new, limited Rouge Dior Makeup Clutch is inspired by vintage Christian Dior powder compacts. This oblong case designed with pure lines in ridged metallic gold, punctuated only by the silver tone Christian Dior initials, houses three Rouge Dior refills in flamboyant colours. Thanks to its removable insert the Minaudière can be adapted to every mood, and can be carried like a clutch in the hand, or worn on the shoulder using the fine chain.

Cushion Case The finishing touch to this Holiday collection is Dior Vernis, which adorns the nails with deep and vibrant shades: Mirror, a platinum silver, Black Rivoli, a deep crimson with tone-on-tone sparkle, and Dorure, a top coat with gold pearlescence.

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TOY 2 BUBBLE GUM

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orn of the creative flair of Jeremy Scott, Creative Director of Moschino, and the expertise of Euroitalia, Toy 2 is now tinted a modern and elegant pink, dedicating its purest soul to all #pinkaddicted women. Fun, outgoing, and playful notes explore the nuances of Her Majesty the Rose, invoking the delicate scent of the ironic and iconic bubble gum from which the fragrance takes its name. The Moschino #Toy2Bubblegum fragrance relieves the spirit from negative thoughts, envelops the body, and stimulates the mind – for the #pinkaddicted only!

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#Toy2Bubblegum, the new fragrance for her by Moschino, is encased in the iconic shape of a teddy bear. A transparent glass body and a cap offering a hint of perfectly pink elegance from the start combine impeccable attention to detail with cool silver accents for an ultra-modern, enchanting tone.

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Versace PRESENTS

pour femme DYLAN PURPLE

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ylan Purple is a bright and elegant fragrance. A sparkling bergamot is blended with the joyful tones of a freshly harvested orange. Juicy pear adds a touch of modernity to an accord that is as addictive as it is vibrant. Heady scents of freesia deliver an explosion of bright purple color. The delicate aroma of its petals is sublimated by Mahonial® and Pomarose®, both diffuse and powerful. Belambre® and AmbrofixTM provide an asserted, elegant, and vibrant tone underlined by soft Iso E Super and creamy Cedarwood. Silkolide® signs the fragrance with a musky note and slight fruity accents.

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The Dylan Purple bottle is an expression of innovative Versace design. Elegant curves are reminiscent of an amphora, strongly evoking the classical culture and mythology that runs deep through the Versace imagination. Glass and packaging are colored purple, with details finished in rose gold. The aluminum cap is embossed with the Medusa Head and engraved with the name of the fragrance. Baroque-style letters spell out the brand name around the shoulder of the bottle.

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brunello Cucinelli PRESENTS

Pour homme & pour femme

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rom the encounter between Brunello Cucinelli and the perfumer Daphné Bugey, and through the careful and skillful selection of ingredients rooted in tradition and innovation, this feminine fragrance emerged. It is an expression of understated elegance, as genuine and true as the people and stories that led to its creation. An unusual chestnut accord and precious woods form the heart of the composition. The soft base of amber and musk, along with the brightly fresh top notes of spices and citrus fruits, simultaneously envelop and etherealize the precious cashmere yarns.

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he inspiration for the men's fragrance comes from the rows of cypresses that stand out against the sky of the Umbrian landscape, as well as the clear connection to nature and the fruit of the knowledge of master perfumer Olivier Cresp and his encounter with Brunello Cucinelli. Woods, resins, spices, aromatic notes, and citrus fruits blend harmoniously to create a scent of exceptional modernity and elegance.

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DSQUARED2 PRESENTS

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free spirit fragrance, intense and vigorous. Wood Original, the new men’s fragrance by DSQUARED2, is an intense perfume that evokes the elements of nature. The natural and reassuring note of violet leaves and the fluid freshness of the aquatic accord vibrate with the spicy accents of the responsibly sourced cardamom in Guatemala. A materic heart of woods, core, and character of the perfume Cedarwood, silver fir, and vetiver Haiti. In the dry-down suggestive tonalities of musk, deep patchouli Indonesia, and sensual vegetal amber.

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lalique PRESENTS

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alique presents Encre Indigo, an artfully unconventional scent for a new generation of free spirits. A thrilling sequel to Encre Noire – the iconic men‘s fragrance launched in 2007– this avant-garde composition is a true celebration of color. Like plunging into enticing waters, Encre Indigo is an immersion into sublime layers of blue in all its vivid shades and hues, from bright and iridescent to dark, inky depths. A cascade of color and contrasts that honors the spirit of René Lalique, transposing the artist‘s ingenuity and vision into a luminous yet intense fragrance

for a man who thrives on living life in motion. In a nod to the values of Maison Lalique, Master perfumer Annick Menardo signs a recognizable, refined, and powerful fragrance. Pushing the boundaries of creativity, Annick was inspired by the prestigious and explosive encounter between the sparkling zest of bergamot, the aromatic freshness of juniper berry, and the intense spicy warmth of saffron. Distillation of a unique juice, contrasting and intense, combining raw materials of exceptions, Encre Indigo is inked in a timeless modernity.

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SWISS PERFECTIoN PRESENTS

RS-28 REJUVENATION CREAM

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WISS PERFECTION – the contemporary & luxury brand celebrating 25 years of cellular excellence reveals its ultimate brightening & rejuvenating cellular cream crafted with the brand’s signature compound, Cellular Active IRISA™ as well as two new proprietary complexes: Cellular Active IRISA INTENSE™ and Cellular Active IRISA EXOSOME™. With age and according to one's skin conditions, cellular renewal slows down. Skin fails to fulfill its vital role of support and protection. As a result, the cutaneous system loses its vitality, suppleness and tonicity. Highly concentrated in Cellular Active IRISA™ , enhanced with patented IRISA EXOSOME™ and IRISA INTENSE™ , the RS-28 Re-

juvenation Cream is an intensive treatment designed to improve the skin's 28-day cycle and to reveal a radiant, youthful complexion. First ambassador for the brand’s new cellular achievements, the RS-28 Rejuvenation Cream is the first creation formulated with Swiss Perfection’s three plant cell extraction technologies. Blended into a single, exceptional formulation, the brand’s three proprietary complexes act in synergy to inject life and energy back into the cells. They help strengthen the cutaneous barrier, maintain skin hydration and improve the skin’s condition.

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Rivoli genève PRESENTS

Le Privilège L'EAU DE JOUR No2 and L'EAU DE NUIT No2

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asy to apply and to carry in your bag for a revitalizing boost at any time of day, L'Eau de Jour N°02 is an anti-aging and protective skin care product that fights the visible signs of aging caused by exposure to UV, blue light and ozone (wrinkles, dryness, loss of firmness). The day spray L'Eau de Jour N°02 contains a concentration of ASPRivoli® precursor ingredients which stimulate the natural production of hyaluronic acid, collagen and elastin to visibly rejuvenate the face and offer an alternative action to injectable fillers. Its night-time partner, L'EAU DE NUIT N°2, takes advantage of the skin's greater receptiveness during the night-time phase of the circadian rhythm to promote skin regeneration and combat the visible signs of ageing, in particular the formation of expression lines. L'Eau de Nuit N°02 has been developed according to very stringent specifications, which allows to describe its formula as “clean”: it is free from undesirable ingredients as defined in Rivoli´s blacklist (no silicones, no parabens, no PEGs, etc.). Clinical tests have shown that using L'Eau de Nuit N°02 mist in the evening smoothest the skin and leaves the face visibly more rested the next morning. L´Eau de Jour No2 and L´Eau de Nuit No 02 are certified vegan and, as required by Swiss and European legislation, have not been tested on animals. Suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin.

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Cellcosmet PRESENTS

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he favourite professional product of Cellcosmet’s customers is now available to complement your daily routine, offering a remarkable firmness and radiance boost.

ingredient, CytoPepTM Cellular Extracts, for at-home use.This powerful, light-textured product is applied morning and night on the face, neck and décolleté, after cleansing.

Once again, the Swiss expert in cellular cosmetics has listened to its greatest source of inspiration: its customers. The success of the cellular essence, previously reserved for spa and beauty salon programs, has convinced the brand to introduce it to the market.

CellEctive CellLift Lotion contains CytoPepTM Cellular Extracts, composed of peptides and skin structural proteins: collagen, fibronectin, actin and keratin. Their revitalising power is optimally maintained throughout the manufacturing process of the products, thanks to the exclusive CellControlTM method. Elastin, amino acids, vitamin B and aloe ferox enrich the new Cellular Essence, 91 percent of which is of natural origin, for firmer, softer, smoother skin, an even complexion, and a radiant glow.

The Cellcosmet scientific team has adapted the formula of the new essence, with a higher concentration of the brand’s signature

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alpeor switzerland ALEXANDRE FLUECKIGER: FOR THE LOVE OF PLANTS AND BOTANY

Since ancient times, plants have been used to relieve and treat all sorts of ailments. Now, more than ever, they continue to be a source of inspiration, and we still have much to learn from them. As we try to find ways to cope with the stresses of urban living, pollution and climate change, plants provide us with unique opportunities. Today, as in the past, they are the solution of choice to give the body the substances it needs and to maintain its vital balance, naturally…

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have always loved nature, and this love of nature is part of my heritage. In the 1950’s, my grandmother and aunt were already developing some of the first plant-based elixirs. Were it not for this background, I would probably never have had the idea – or the desire – to create Alpeor in 2004. I wanted it to be a sustainable beauty brand, using 100 percent botanical active ingredients. By studying and observing Swiss alpine plants, and learning about their powerful properties, the way forward became clear. I would draw inspiration from the intelligence of nature and inject this intelligence into our skincare formulas. To do this, I work with a team of enthusiastic scientists, whom I like to call my “researchers of youth for the skin.” Their work focuses on three disciplines: phytotherapy, phytochemistry and dermatology. We monitor and control every step of the process, from research to extracting active plant substances, and we do so with complete transparency and the highest scientific rigor.This allows us to guarantee maximum safety and visible results for the skin. Welcome to the secret, confidential world of Alpeor – a magical world that revolves around the unexpected and infinite power of alpine plants, and the effectiveness of biotechnology.

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Hormeta PRESENTS

HORMETM FLASH Gold Shining Mask

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wiss creators of Oligo-cosmetics since 1949, HORMETA Laboratories have developed unique complexes combining the benefits of specific trace elements in highly effective cares, for a balanced and a beautiful radiant skin.

THE SWISS SECRET OF BEAUTY

It was near the shores of the Lake Leman, facing Mont-Blanc, that one of the best-­ sellers, HORMETMFLASH Gold Shining Mask was born.

More than a mere mask, this product is golden. A precious formula to perfect skin in a flash! A revolutionary mask for a shot of pure radiance to smooth and brighten the skin, replenish the complexion and erase the signs of tiredness. Clear and unclogged, skin is more comfortable, more beautiful and softer than ever. A precious formula: an anti-aging and anti-dullness complex comprised of moisturizing Provitamin B5 and gold powder for a glowing, radiant complexion. Infused with fine gold particles, its texture provides a luxurious, dewy finish.

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tars like Megan Fox,Amanda Seyfried, Gemma Chan, Jennifer Garner and Jessica Alba swear by her services, and with 131k Instagram followers, she’s a celebrity in her own right: Austrian-­ born Monika Blunder has made it in Hollywood as a makeup artist. Fortunately, you don’t have to be rich and famous to enjoy her expertise: in 2020, Monika launched her own makeup line, MONIKA BLUNDER BEAUTY, where Hollywood glam meets Tyrolean naturalness.The result is a clean, modern and functional product line for the daily makeup routine. When developing her products,

Monika incorporates her Austrian roots as well as her decades of red carpet experience. Alpine medicinal plants such as edelweiss and arnica are not only found as illustrations on the packaging, but also as precious, soothing ingredients in the products. Versatile and easy to use, MONIKA BLUNDER BEAUTY products make a soft, natural Hollywood look possible at home – without the need for a make-up artist. Vegan and cruelty-free, free of parabens, fragrances, phthalates and sulfates.

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JEAN D’ARCEL PRESENTS

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aviar is not only the epitome of edible luxury, but – thanks to its numerous essential amino acids, peptides, proteins and lipids – also extremely precious for our complexion. Skin food at its best, effectively put to work in the caviar line by German cosmetics expert JEAN D'ARCEL. It was relaunched this year with a new fragrance and new packaging, and expanded with two completely new products. Caviar extract, which is used in all products of the line, stimulates cell regeneration and

collagen formation, and therefore helps slow down the aging process. Plankton extract protects cells from free radicals and improves their ability to repair. Pure sea spring water promotes the elasticity and stability of the skin. In combination, these three marine power ingredients ensure revitalized, smoothed, and firmed skin. JEAN D'ARCEL is not known for their innovative active ingredients and formulations for nothing – the brand treats beauty as a science. All products are developed and produced in Germany, at the company’s

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own headquarters. The state-of-the-art research and production facilities are the place where decades of expertise meet the latest findings from dermatology, cosmetology, and aesthetic medicine. However, the caviar line does not only impress with its ingredients, but also with its award-winning new packaging concept: it does away with a package insert and replaces it with a QR code, which leads to all relevant information on the product and even the correct disposal of the packaging.


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any of us in our fast-paced, hyper-­ connected society are always racing against the clock, multitasking, and drowning in a never-ending flood of alerts. In the midst of this upheaval, the notion of “slow living” has developed as a much-needed antidote to our frantic existence.

through them, sipping your coffee calmly, and making time for contemplation and personal growth.

Slow living is all about simplifying and relishing life's small pleasures. It urges us to take a moment to reflect, take a step back, and enjoy the environment around us. The beauty of slow living is its versatility; it can be incorporated into any hectic lifestyle.

Learning to say no and create limits is vital for slow living. It entails refraining from overcommitting, which can lead to stress and burnout. Prioritize your time and energy instead on activities and relationships that offer you joy and contentment.

The path to slow living frequently begins with reevaluating priorities. This may entail clearing up your physical and mental space, getting rid of the useless, and focusing on what genuinely counts. It entails savoring your meals rather than rushing

In today's fast-paced world, technology frequently drives our lives. Slow living may include unplugging from devices and immerse oneself in the real world. It may be going for leisurely walks in the park, having face-to-face chats, or simply savoring the feel of a real book in your hands.

The art of slow living is not about fleeing the contemporary world but rather about finding a balance that works for you. It encourages you to cherish every moment, to appreciate life's simplicity, and to be totally present in whatever you do. By doing so, you may reclaim a sense of serenity and happiness in the middle of life's tumult. So, in our frantic world, take a minute to halt, breathe, and embrace the art of slow living.Your health will appreciate it.

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he Swiss family business Schlossatelier is dedicated to the production of high-­quality natural mattresses, box spring beds, and upholstered and luxury furniture. The tailor-­made sleeping and living solutions are magnificently designed and perfectly handcrafted in the company’s manufacturing. In the showrooms, customers worldwide are assisted by consultants with professional service and almost limitless inventiveness. Together, the design studio team develops and interprets needs, fulfills individual wishes, and offers an incomparable experience.

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The “Madison” sofa embodies modern comfort with sophistication and style. It is a fashionable sofa that is characterized by its elongated and comfortable line. Exquisite details, such as the piping line on the arm and backrest, provide a visual treat. The “Madison” is rounded off by an inwardly offset wooden base, creating a floating effect. A masterpiece for every design lover.

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LOFT The Loft design bed is characterized by its richly upholstered headboard, which gives the bed a modern appearance and offers a high level of comfort.The fine, rounded lines are crafted down to the smallest detail using traditional manufacturing methods. The entire box spring bed is designed to be simple and elegant so that it fits into any ambiance. The foundation is an SA box spring base with perfectly matched pocket springs to guarantee optimum sleep quality.To maintain individuality, the cover fabric is optionally removable. The lightness of the Loft model is rounded off by its floating look.

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minotti PRESENTS

dylan – Rodolfo Dordoni design

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he instinct for continuity of forms, lines, coherence of language, and style, typical of Minotti's way of working, is revealed in the Dylan modular sofa system. A complex and multiform lexicon in which the rigor of the forms varies, and these also impress with their adaptability. Elegant and articulated volumes are composed to bring to life a living landscape that is told in three variants. These are able to respond to different tastes and just as many ways of experiencing domestic and international hospitality. Dylan looks particularly airy and modern in the version with a raised base that floats 13.5 cm above the floor on narrow extruded aluminum slats in bronze or pewter colors. It suits a more contemporary style but at the same time pays great attention

to couturier details. A project that strikes a perfect balance between the essentiality of the design and the density of the details, combining a light aesthetic with quality comfort. The seat and back cushions are the thread that connects the three different types. They are accented by soft couture-inspired stitching that makes this sofa system a timeless classic, albeit with an unusual and modern modularity and combinability. However, the strict shapes of the modular sofa system Dylan go beyond the seams of the cushions and become volumes in which the geometries become curved and enveloping, thanks to the soft curves of the back and armrest that create a satisfying feeling of coziness.

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KRIGLER PRESENTS

Opus Bronze – SIERRA VISTA 2142

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en Krigler, who heads the iconic perfume house KRIGLER in the 5th generation, originally created the fragrance “Sierra Vista 2142” only for himself – but he was asked about it so many times that he eventually introduced it into the collection. That was in 2014, and the distinctive fragrance has long since become one of the house’s bestsellers. Hence it was about time to dedicate a scented candle to it:“Opus Bronze – Sierra Vista 2142”. It smells boldly of sandalwood, bergamot, jasmine, lavender, cedarwood, amber and tonka bean. What makes the fragrance so exciting is the powerful interplay of fresh and spicy notes. It was inspired by the contrasts of Arizona’s nature, where the rugged Grand Canyon meets the winding Colorado River, and fiery red sand meets lush green pine forests ...

The result is charismatically masculine and fills the room with a sexy aura. Particularly irresistible: the melted wax can be used as a warm, fragrant massage oil – thanks to the fact that the candle is made of pure organic soy wax (La Cire KRIGLER) with a perfume content of 17 percent. The glass in a luxurious bronze hue, like all glasses of the Opus collection, is made by the famous glassblowing manufacture Biot in the South of France. Traditionally mouthblown and with its characteristic air bubbles trapped in the glass, each one is truly unique. And for everyone wanting more, KRIGLER also offers larger, made-to-order candles, for which you can choose from an array of signature scents and glass colors.

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roche bobois PRESENTS

MAH JONG COMPOSITION MISSONI

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oche Bobois is a world leader in furniture design and distribution. Working closely with renowned designers such as Marcel Wanders, Kenzo Takada, Ora Ito, Cédric Ragot, Sacha Lakic, Christophe Delcourt and Stephen Burks and with Haute Couture fashion houses such as Jean Paul Gaultier, Missoni and Christian Lacroix Maison, Roche Bobois offers a broad range of exclusive made-to-order designs, manufactured with a high level of customisation in small European workshops.

MAH JONG COMPOSITION MISSONI WITH PLATEFORMS DESIGNED BY HANS HOPFER

Designed by Hans Hopfer in 1971, the Mah Jong sofa is an iconic model of the Roche Bobois collections, and offers total freedom of form and function. From three simple elements, stacked or juxtaposed, the Mah Jong allows for infinite compositions. Each cushion is entirely made and sewn by hand in a dedicated workshop. Dressed in exclusive fabrics, the Mah Jong remains a reference of creativity and modularity.

MAH JONG OUTDOOR MODULAR SOFA BY ELEMENTS DESIGNED BY HANS HOPFER

Enjoy the outdoors almost at ground level. For the first time, this Roche Bobois best-seller is available in an outdoor version, maintaining the endless modular combinations that made it such a success. A metal base with a random perforated pattern supports cushions in refreshing colors. It also features trays on the sides and behind the seats for holding glasses, towels, or sunscreen.

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ligne roset PRESENTS

Togo 1973 – Toile du Peintre

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irst presented at the Salon des Arts Ménagers at the Palais de la Défense, Paris in 1973 (28th February – 11th March), its crumpled, ‘newborn’ appearance and Shar-Pei wrinkles earned it more than a few doubtful looks from professionals and public alike. The organisers of the fair, however, were sufficiently inspired to award Michel Ducaroy the René-Gabriel prize (awarded two years later to Pierre Paulin), which recognized “innovative and democratic furniture ”, that is, pieces which offered a good price - to - quality ratio.

For its 50th anniversary, Togo is dressing up in two limited-­edition coverings that will give personality to our interior: Atom by Kvadrat and La Toile du Peintre by Pierre Frey. With La Toile du Peintre by Pierre Frey, Togo is adorned with a contemporary tapestry with a large graphic pattern and vibrant colours that reinterprets a work by painter Heather Chontos. Its scale, its joyful and free stroke make this fabric an ode to artistic expression that will energise interiors.

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sknife PRESENTS

sknife pocket knife

PRECISION FROM THE WATCHMAKING CITY OF BIEL

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he high-quality version of the sknife pocket knife in damask steel is particularly popular with knife collectors. Thus sknife has developed a full damask version in which the blade, the back of the blade, and the handle scales are made of corrosion-resistant damask steel with over 1’600 layers. The completion of this complex knife with a plain bearing made of high-tech ceramic is the version with a 51-diamond set blade back.

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atkinsons PRESENTS

“A Touch of Glass”Collection

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tkinsons illuminates the home with twelve elegantly scented candles enclosed in an elegant recycled cut glass container or fine porcelain jars. Atkinson‘s candles are lovingly crafted in Italy from a blend of vegetable and carefully selected wax with exceptional olfactory and burning qualities. The majority of Atkinson‘s candles‘ scents are composed with ingredients coming from a list of Orpur® raw materials, meaning the best of the crops in the international fine fragrances world. Most of these compounds come from responsible sourcing, which ensures that ingredients are obtained in a manner that respects human rights, promotes fair trade, and protects the environment.

VELVET CRUSH

Velvet Crush is a stylish homage to the rarefied atmosphere of the capital’s iconic private clubs. Think soft lighting, plush leather banquettes, and sumptuous velvet drapes against a discreet soundtrack of murmured conversations and elegant music.

AMBER GLORY

Amber Glory is a celebration of the resplendent colours of autumn at that magical moment as day turns to dusk and the red, orange and golden leaves of London’s parks blaze in the glow of the sunset-painted sky.

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“The slower you live, the deeper you become.”

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ine has long maintained a unique place in the hearts of collectors and aficionados, with certain bottles fetching exorbitant sums. But when it comes to the most costly wine on the planet, one name stands out above all others: Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC). DRC is a well-known winery in the Burgundy area of France, producing some of the world’s best and rarest wines.Their Romanée-­ Conti vineyard, a great cru, is the crown treasure.This rare vineyard, which spans only 1.81 hectares, produces wines that are frequently regarded as the pinnacle of excellence. The scarcity, excellence, and devoted global demand drive the pricing of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti wines.The most sought-­ after bottles from this estate may fetch exorbitant amounts at auction. A 1945 Romanée-Conti sold for more than $ 558,000 in 2018, making it the most expensive bottle of wine ever sold. It’s worth noting that the 1945 vintage is especially noteworthy because it was created during World War II, lending historical weight to its attraction. DRC wines are renowned for their exotic smells, rich flavors, and long-term age potential. Because of their restricted manufacturing, only a select few are able to enjoy their distinct essence. These exorbitant prices have established DRC’s position as the pinnacle of luxury in the wine market. Wine aficionados, collectors, and investors anxiously anticipate the release of each new vintage in the hopes of acquiring one of these extraordinary bottles. However, while DRC wines are the most expensive wines on the planet, they are more than simply a status symbol. They reflect the pinnacle of winemaking skill, decades of history, and the eternal charm of a superb wine that transcends its price tag. For those who are fortunate enough to enjoy a glass of Romanée-­ Conti, it is more than just a treat; it is an experience that epitomizes the pinnacle of vinicultural perfection.

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UNIVERSE CFC PRESENTS

Merlscho & Chardomell

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rom a young age, Cheyenne was inspired by her parents' wine cellar, showing an interest in its extensive variety of wines from all over the world. She later developed her forenames into her logo – CFC: Cheyenne Francoise Charleen. With this, Universe-CFC was born, a young company founded in cosmopolitan Germany’s capital, Berlin, offering extraordinary specialties. Eventually, the first two products, Merlscho and Chardomell, came to life. Merlscho: An aromatic duet of soft Merlot and delicious, sweet chocolate that can be enjoyed as a dessert wine or as a companion of ripe dark fruits such as cherries, blackberries, or plums. Chardomell: An exceptionally blended off-dry Chardonnay that will enchant your senses through its notes of tenderly melting caramel, which harmonize excellently with Crème Brûlée, Crema Catalana, or Tiramisu. The creations are also available in an exclusive gift box, which is suitable for two bottles and includes a Venetian mask. In addition, the bottles hold a secret. They develop their luminosity under the influence of UV- Lighting. This is also the reason they are perfectly suitable for events.

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Veuve Clicquot PRESENTS

La Grande Dame 2015

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or this new vintage of La Grande Dame, master of color Paola Paronetto meets the expression of Veuve Clicquot's excellence with an exclusive collaboration. La Grande Dame 2015 is an exceptional sunny vintage for a wine full of tension and elegance. It reveals this great wine’s verticality thanks to the Pinot Noirs harvested from our historical Crus.As Madame Clicquot used to say 200 years ago, “Our black grapes give the finest white wines” an affirmation that still rings true. Beloved for its versatility, the Pinot Noir grape expresses itself differently according to its growing conditions and the year in which it is harvested. As a fine blend of Veuve Clicquot’s historical Grands Crus, La Grande Dame is the pinnacle of the Maison’s oenological prowess, with an immense ageing potential. This solar vintage, while elegant and precise, offers fresh minerality with light floral notes of jasmine and acacia on the nose, which evolve into fruity notes of pear and clementine. As for the first sip, it envelops the palate with a delightfully subtle, silky texture.

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Neuchâtel Vins et Terroir

Neuchâtel - Vins et Terroir is a Swiss association dedicated to promote the rich wine and terroir culture of the wonderful Neuchâtel region. Our organization plays a promotional role in celebrating, preserving the products of our lands and the unique viticultural heritage of the area. Neuchâtel is renowned for its vineyards, which benefit from a specific and diverse soil types. It results in the production of high-quality wines that reflect the region’s distinct characteristics such as the Pinot Noir and our own speciality, an unfiltered wine called Non Filtré.

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euchâtel – Vins et Terroir hosts various events and activities throughout the year: • Wine of new vintages public tastings • Train du terroir: a train journey through the Neuchâtel mountains, accompanied by an aperitif featuring local products and a wine tasting in the presence of the winemaker himself. Each train will have a different winegrower on board! • The organisation of the Winegrowers’ Village at the legendary Fête des Vendanges in Neuchâtel. A village within the festival, hosting more than fifteen of our partners • Local products markets • Many other wines and local products-­ related events. And of course our support for our partners’ events

Furthermore, the association acts as a platform for local producers and winemakers, allowing them to network. We’re doing our best toencourage the population to consume local products. Don’t hesitate to come and spend some quality time in Neuchâtel, discovering or rediscovering our marvellous landscapes in the company of products from our region.

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Louis Roederer PRESENTS

Brut Rose Vintage 2016

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n 1833, Louis Roederer inherited the house with a vision: to expand his estate and control the entire winemaking process. Instead of buying grapes, he passionately focused on the vineyards, understanding each plot's character and selecting only the finest. He believed a great wine's personality is primarily shaped by the soil. Since then, Champagne Louis Roederer has only been using the grapes from their own vineyards to create the Louis Roederer Vintage Champagnes.Today, the independent and still family-­owned Maison Louis Roederer is led in seventh generation by Mister Frédéric Rouzaud, President and General Manager of the Roederer Collection. Champagne Louis Roederer emphasizes meticulous soil care, biodiversity protection, and increasingly important biodynamics. Currently, 115 out of 240 hectares are certified organic.

Their vineyards span Champagne's crucial regions: the Montagne de Reims, Valle de la Marne, and Côte des Blancs. Louis Roederer embraces the challenges of sustainable viticulture and is living in a respectful partnership hand in hand with nature to convey terroir's advantages. Essentially made from Pinot Noir grapes in Cumières, the Louis Roederer Brut Rosé Vintage 2016 is the result of a long and gentle infusion that allows Louis Roederer to extract the juicy and ripe side of the berries while preserving their immense salty freshness.The Rosé Vintage is intense, fresh and crisp with pronounced notes of harmoniously integrated red berry acidity. A fleshy, seductive wine with tactile effects and a beautiful fullness. It is characterized by a wonderful freshness, a wonderful balance and a great lightness.Velvety smooth with saline notes.

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SWISS GIFT SELECTION Sa PRESENTS

Privilege Gift set

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or the past twelve years, SWISS GIFT SELECTION SA has excelled in the field of Swiss Made and customizable gift sets for companies and individuals. Pursuing their mission to revisit the gift experience, Hervé Badan and his team travel the length and breadth of Switzerland to select exceptional products from the finest craftsmen.

economy, and supporting social work, with all gift sets being produced in Swiss social institutions.

SWISS GIFT SELECTION SA has always taken an eco-responsible approach, using short distribution channels, promoting the local

In addition to the tailored-made offer, the new online shop includes a wide selection of gift sets for almost every occasion.

The gift sets are 100percent customizable and adapted to all budgets, situations, types, and sizes of company, enabling them to convey their values and message to their recipients.

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Champagne de Château Boursault PRESENTS

Cuvée Rosé de Saignée - Limited Edition

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hampagne brand Château de Boursault creates a special experience to celebrate its new Cuvée Rosé de Saignée.

This experience is based on an innovative concept. The creation of an original and unique bottle label. In total, there are 233 different designs. Each one of them tells a different adventure, following the anecdotes and legends of Château de Boursault. The bottle labels take us on a journey through the centuries and bring the fascinating stories of this place impressively to life. Each of them has been given an original design symbolised by a pictogram to complete the prestigious cuvée of Château de Boursault’s Rosé de Saignée champagne. This artful creation fuses historical elegance and mythological fascination in harmonious unity. It required weeks of work, documentation and research. The tailor-made anthology of the Château de Boursault makes it possible to acquire an exceptional object closely linked to a part of the castle’s rich history. This exceptional experience offers a unique opportunity to enjoy the new Cuvée Rosé de Saignée while bringing the fascinating stories of Château de Boursault to life.

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CAVIAN PRESENTS

Persian Beluga Imperial – Huso Huso

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avian is a young company that founded the company Luxury Food GmbH, based in Zug, to supply the Swiss market with high-quality luxury products in the food industry. They specialized in top-class caviar, namely the Beluga from Oscietra. Due to many years of experience in the Iranian market, Cavian also offered this service in Switzerland, along with Swiss service quality standards. Beluga caviar is the most expensive, exclusive, and tastiest sturgeon roe on the whole

caviar market.The beluga (Huso Huso) is the largest fish among the sturgeons.The coveted Beluga caviar is imported directly from Iran. Beluga sturgeons swim in an open breeding facility in fresh seawater near the Caspian Sea.This aquaculture mimics the natural living conditions of wild Beluga sturgeon to fully preserve the natural caviar flavor. Your first choice for enjoying caviar. Due to the long breeding of the sturgeons as well as the rarity of the fish stocks, the Beluga caviar is among the most expensive caviar.

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lexander Graham Bell, a Scottish-born inventor and scientist, is credited with inventing the telephone. On March 10, 1876, Bell’s work on the telephone culminated in the legendary moment when he made the first successful telephone call in history. Bell’s road to inventing the telephone began when he relocated to Boston and founded a deaf school. His mother and wife, both of whom were deaf, prompted him to investigate methods of transferring sound. Elisha Gray and Antonio Meucci’s study, who had also been working with communications equipment, significantly affected his work. Bell was at his laboratory in Boston on that fateful day in 1876 while his helper, Thomas Watson, was in another room. Bell had been developing a gadget that could electrically transfer sound across a wire. In a fit of rage, he unintentionally spilled a chemical on himself and knocked over an experimental transmitter. Watson was surprised when he heard Bell’s voice from the other room say, “Mr. Watson, come here; I want to see you.” The telephone was born as a result of this unanticipated accomplishment. Bell’s innovation revolutionized communication by allowing voice and speech to be transmitted across large distances. Bell got the first telephone patent in the United States, and he and Watson worked to improve the invention. Bell founded the Bell Telephone Company in 1877, which ultimately became the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T), a telecommunications behemoth.The telephone had a dramatic influence, linking people across long distances and transforming how the world communicated. The innovation of Alexander Graham Bell laid the groundwork for the contemporary telecommunications revolution, and his first historic words uttered over the telephone, “Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you,” heralded a new era in human interaction.

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poet PRESENTS

pandoretta

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ince 2012 we have been developing and building unique sound systems in Graz, the stronghold of audio engineering. Cutting-edge technology and natural science are the basis of our quality. But only when the sound moves us to tears, the task is complete. With a POET Sound System you will hear music like live! A sound experience like you have never heard before. With the world’s easiest operation via smartphone. A design that amazes, inspires and excites. The distinctive look comes from Thomas Feichtner, winner of the Austrian & German Design Awards. POET is dedicated to high fidelity in the literal sense:An authentic sound.

While American manufacturers in particular started a trend towards psychoacoustics years ago, i.e. sound systems with amplified, “sissified” basses, greatly reduced mids and exaggerated highs, POET swears by authenticity. In the POET Klangwelten, our flagship stores in top locations, you can expect an extraordinary musical experience with an exclusive ambience. POET consultants have top level training in audio technology & acoustics or are even experienced sound engineers with practice. Visit us in Graz, Vienna, Munich, Hamburg, Leipzig, Herford and Berlin, or test our sound systems from the comfort of your own home.

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Bang & Olufsen PRESENTS

Beosystem 72-23

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nspired by the light of a Scandinavian sunrise, the warm Honey, Ginger, and Amber Tone aluminium finishes come together with a perfectly crafted Birch Wood panel to shape the heart of the system - the iconic Beogram 4000c turntable. The Beogram 4000c has been recreated by hand and customised for the first time in the Nordic Dawn colourway to create an aesthetic that is reminiscent of soft mornings in the Scandinavian meadows. The timeless turntable is accompanied by a matching pair of the modern Beolab 28 stereo speakers for a refined and immersive stereo sound experience. The Beolab 28s are customised in the same warm finishes, with Ginger Tone alu­

minium, Birch Wood fronts, and Sandthorne Define fabric by leading Danish textile experts Kvadrat. “The Beosystem 72-23 is a testament to Bang & Olufsen's dedication to extending the longevity of products in the consumer electronics industry”, says Mads Kogsgaard Hansen, Head of Product Circularity at Bang & Olufsen.“As part of the Recreated Classics Initiative, the Beosystem 72-23 Nordic Dawn Limited Edition symbolises a new beginning for a future where audio products are designed to last, where luxury is expert craftsmanship that expands beyond the first lifecycle, and where connectivity can be timeless”.

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FERRONATO

combines Swiss technology and Italian Craftsmanship While the issues of cybercrime continue to shake our increasingly interconnected world, FERRONATO introduces the first range of luxury accessories equipped with a privacy protection technology.

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he Ferronato family history begins in 1906 in Lugano, when Giovanni Ferronato founded a polishing tools company. Over the years, it expanded globally and gained a cutting-edge expertise in the field of industrial technologies, under the leadership of Sandro Ferronato. Indeed, in its Swiss laboratories in the canton of Fribourg, the family-­owned company KGS Ferronato Group has developed MetaFab®, a patented metallized fabric which has been supplied and trusted by industry leaders for over three decades.This fabric has the power to block all electromagnetic frequencies, therefore protecting against any digital incursion. Meanwhile, the risks associated with our hyperconnected lifestyle are intensifying, jeopardiz­ing the security of personal data and raising questions about the impact of radiation emitted by electronic devices.

FERRONATO, A WORLDWIDE INNOVATION

In this context, the group decided to incorporate the MetaFab® shielding fabric into accessories such as bags and sleeves, launching the FERRONATO range in 2022. With their MetaFab® metallized fabric, FERRONATO accessories block all electromagnetic frequencies: “The fact that we can be easily tracked through the geo­ localisation of our devices, be heard through the activation of its microphones, and even be seen through the cameras, led us to take the decision to provide peace of mind to users”, explains Alessia Ferronato, the CEO of the brand representing the fourth generation.

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The range includes cardholders, wallets, clutches, handbags, and protective covers. Smartphones, tablets, laptops, car keys, and bank cards are thus completely protected from potential data theft. Thanks to the different compartments, the user is free to use the technology or not: “Our accessories provide an effective and quick solution to disconnect from the digital world during specific moments, such as a confidential conversation or when one wants to disconnect from electromagnetic waves during the night.The device also easily slides into another compartment if one wants to remain connected,” continues Alessia Ferronato.

LATEST INNOVATION:THE ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE-BLOCKING PHONE CASES

In November, the company launches an phone case that reduces smartphone radiation by up to 95 percent, thus protecting users from emitted radiation while keeping the device accessible. Combining Swiss technology with the nobility of Italian leather, all components are crafted in the northern regions of Italy, ­renowned for their expertise in leather craftsmanship. After its first store opening in Lausanne, FERRONATO plans to open others points of sale in Switzerland and abroad, as well as collaborate with major distributors.

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Montblanc PRESENTS

In-Ear Headphones MTB 03

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hen it first introduced its over-ear headphones, Montblanc brought its passion for craftsmanship to luxury travellers seeking a high-quality sound solution. Responding to the omnipresence of true-wireless in-ear headphones in everyday life, Montblanc is launching its first in-ear headphones with a sleek design inspired by its ultimate writing icon and a sound crafted to meet the individual needs of its owners. Inspired by the signature aesthetics of the timeless Montblanc Meisterstück, the MTB 03 In-Ear Headphones feature a deep black light-weight resin reminiscent of the surface of the celebrated writing instrument as well as the white Montblanc emblem that crowns it. With an optimal ergonomic fit and made from high-quality materials, they

are designed to meet their wearers’ needs on their daily adventures, offering Active Noise Cancellation with a live mode as well as water resistance.The MTB 03 also house touch functionality to easily control key sound activations, such as playing / pausing audio or answering calls. Secured inside a black-coated aluminum charging case, MTB 03 fits nicely into the pocket or sits elegantly on a desk while in the office or at home, with wireless charging available. Montblanc’s love for details come through in the precious detailing in the earphone design including a subtle chrome ring engraved with the Montblanc wordmark. To craft the sound of the MTB 03, Montblanc turned to renowned sound engineer Axel

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Grell, who fine-tuned the premium hardware components to an elevated level. With his contribution, Montblanc crafted a balanced audio tuning that resonates with our audiences - the Montblanc Sound Signature. “Headphones have become such an essential part of our daily endeavors and digital routines, we wanted to create a high-­ performance solution that used premium materials to ensure a subtle yet elegant statement of quality, with a design that was uniquely Montblanc. Just as everyone’s handwriting is different, so is everyone’s hearing, requiring the level of customization that Montblanc Sound Signature can offer for an optimal experience,” says Dr. Felix Obschonka, Director New Technologies.


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piega Switzerland PRESENTS

The Master Line Source 2 Gen2

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ince 1986, PIEGA has been crafting high-end loudspeakers by hand on the shores of Lake Zurich.The unique ribbon technology employed for the mid and high-frequency range, combined with Swiss precision craftsmanship, creates a truly awe-inspiring sound experience.

The Master Line Source 2 Gen2 converts your room into a private concert hall, where all sounds are reproduced three-dimensionally in their natural beauty. The hand-crafted speakers with line sources and dipole system offer unique spatial reproduction with an unparalleled sense of depth. The result is a strikingly realistic and immersive sound experience that puts you right in the middle of the action.

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World’s

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he Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, sometimes known simply as the Monte dei Paschi, is the world’s oldest operational bank. It was founded in 1472 in the lovely Tuscan city of Siena, Italy, and has a long and illustrious history spanning five centuries. During the Renaissance period, Monte dei Paschi was created as a benevolent organization committed to aiding the city’s destitute and needy. It began by making modest loans to people in financial hardship, basically acting as a rudimentary version of a bank. The institution evolved and standardized its financial operations over time. It established the world’s first real public bank in

1624, issuing deposit certificates that served as early types of banknotes. Its operations had extended by the nineteenth century to encompass standard banking services such as lending, money exchange, and wealth management. The long history of Monte dei Paschi demonstrates the bank’s capacity to adapt and innovate. It has survived five centuries of financial challenges and upheavals, including the volatility of two World Wars and the modernization of the global banking industry. Despite financial troubles in recent years, the bank’s historical significance as the world’s first bank remains intact. It acts as a reminder of financial institutions’ lasting influence and critical role in promoting economic growth and stability. In an ever-changing financial landscape, the Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena is a lasting reminder of banking’s deep historical origins and its continuous relevance in developing modern economies.

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Bank julius bär PRESENTS

A history of 125 years of expert financial advice

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he story of a family business that transformed into a public company and eventually into the international reference in private banking. Julius Bär, the founder and namesake of the group, recognized the importance of Zurich as an international trade center in the 1890s and established the business on the renowned Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich. What started as a small exchange office quickly expanded into wealth management, securities, and foreign exchange trading – the core business activities of the Julius Bär Group that remain crucial to this day. RAPID BUSINESS EXPANSION In the wake of strong economic growth and technological progress after World War II, the company – then a partnership consisting of an increasing number of members of the Bär family – began to expand internationally (1940: New York, 1968: London). This laid the foundation for today’s global business. To finance this rapid growth, Julius Bär went public in 1980, becoming the first Swiss private bank to do so. ANOTHER BOOST IN GROWTH However, even after the IPO, the majority of voting rights remained with the Bär family pool, preserving control of the group. This changed only in early 2005 with the introduction of the “one share, one vote” principle. With the expanded financial flexibility, three private banks and a specialized asset manager were acquired in the same year, collectively larger than Julius Bär itself. This significantly enlarged corporate base was used to quickly expand into international, particularly Asian, growth markets, leading to robust growth in the following years.

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LOGICAL REFOCUSING The business environment underwent a fundamental change following the credit crisis of 2008.This prompted Julius Bär to take a comparatively unconventional step: in early October 2009, asset management was separated from private banking, providing both business areas with additional strategic flexibility for this new phase.The private banking business became independent as Julius Bär Group AG and began systematically expanding its international presence and specialized offerings through acquisitions and strategic collaborations globally. ANOTHER QUANTUM LEAP In August 2012, Julius Bär initiated the next growth phase with the acquisition of Merrill Lynch’s International Wealth Management business outside the USA.The acquisition presented a rare opportunity to significantly expand the group’s presence in established markets, some new markets, and growth regions. Julius Bär is now present in more than 25 countries and around 50 locations worldwide. This growth will enable the group to strengthen its leadership position in an extremely competitive industry, offer its customers a unique range of products and services, and tackle future challenges from a position of strength – as the international reference in private banking.

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“Finance is not merely about making money. It’s about making a difference.”

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