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No retrospective of 2016 here. Instead we’re staring down the barrel of what looks to be an exhilarating 2017 for team Tempus. We are out of the starting blocks with a few of the team at the London Boat Show filming the pilot for Tempus TV. Our monthly, hour long episodes will offer insight into luxury brands, and bring elite lifestyles to the screen. We’ll keep you posted on how you can access them. The consensus is that I have a face for radio so narration is as involved as I’m allowed, but we’ve a cracking line-up of presenters, camera supremos and producers who will help us bring Tempus TV to life. And we’re moving forward in every area of our content offering for Tempus fans. A new design of the magazine, more contributors, and an increased pagination means not only more of what you already enjoy but new sections including investment-focused pages and sport from the four corners. As for resolutions, well after some brief thought I’ve decided not to make any. I can’t for a moment imagine there’ll be time to imbibe in either rest or play spheres. For us at Tempus Towers it’s all work, work work, work work, work (to the tune of Rihanna featuring Drake – but minus the twerking). Enjoy




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Beauty & The Beast Ridden

The Spa Edit



Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger, Winter

Solutions Without Surgery Appy New Year


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Meet The UK’s Biggest Pawn Star


Designated Drinker Eats

Swanky Chalets Nice Ice Baby



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Chalet Chic Scandi Style


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The adventurer's accomplice

One dozen exceptional timepieces for slope based adrenalin action and plenty more pursuits

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By Alex Smith


t is now perfectly possible to buy a watch that gives you perpetually accurate radiocontrolled time, plus tidal data, barometric pressure, compass bearings, weather trends and even a depth gauge. And yet, the world’s most desirable sports watches are not simply about niche ability or task-specific features. They’re about authentic human stories. Whether that involves gritty pioneers, trailblazing thinkers or iconic pin-ups, on the seas, in the skies or around the racetrack, a great sports watch is as much a narrative of human endeavour as a companion for your personal adventures. If you want highclass horology that feels just a bit more special, there’s no better place to look...

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Bremont Martin Baker MBII Built to withstand the same abuse as an ejector seat, the delightfully British MBII comes with a soft-iron, anti-magnetic Faraday cage and anti-shock mounts. ÂŁ3,595

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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m Chronometer With its rubber strap, 600-metre water resistance, ceramic bezel, helium escape valve, co-axial escapement and 43.5mm steel case, this is the Seamaster at its tough, steroidal best. £4,330

Oris Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter Rega

Tag Heuer Monza Originally launched to mark Ferrari’s F1 success in 1975, the latest incarnation uses a 42mm titanium case and a calfskin leather strap inspired by vintage steering wheels. £4,000

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Dedicated to Switzerland’s air rescue service, this limited edition Rega is based upon the Big Crown ProPilot, the world’s first automatic mechanical watch with built-in altimeter. £3,595

Hublot Big Bang Steel Ceramic It’s been around for a while but its motorsport aesthetic, with chequered dial, red graduations, titanium detailing and tyre-tread strap, continues to capture the imagination. £11,200

Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Automatic Speed With its black steel case and tyretread rubber strap, this classical, chronometer-certified, self-winding timepiece evokes the iconic design cues of 1960s Mille Miglia racing cars. £5,420

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Tribute Originally engineered for all-action hero, Captain Robert Maloubier, and made famous at the hands of Jacques Cousteau, this industrydefining timepiece remains a dive watch of unique appeal. £11,530

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BRM BT12 46 Gulf Inspired by Steve McQueen and the 1970s Gulf Oil race teams, this delectable BRM uses a custom Valjoux movement and a strap built from a race car seatbelt. £6,000

IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Chronograph IWC’s aeronautical chronograph comes with an in-house calibre, a day/night indicator, a 68-hour power reserve and the ability to display new time zones with a simple bezel rotation. £ 10,250

Panerai Luminor Submersible Automatic With its traditional 44mm steel case and OP III calibre, this automatic chronometer retains the distinctive bloodline of the early military Luminor dive watch. £5,800

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Alpina Alpiner 4 Flyback Chronograph This military-style multi-sports timepiece for pilots, outdoorsmen and divers comes with a 44mm PVD-coated steel case, an ALP-760 automatic chronograph movement and antishock protection. ÂŁ3,850

Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller D-Blue The brutishly capable Sea-Dweller prioritises performance over pomp with a steel/titanium case, a helium escape valve and a waterproof rating of 3,900 metres. ÂŁ9,150

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Mankind has looked to the moon to tell the time for over 34,000 years and now, with the introduction of our in-house modification, Calibre JJ04, we are proud to join this tradition. With the continuous setting of this new complication the transformation of the moon is perpetually accurate with a tolerance of just one day in 128 years.

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an essential guide to a world of wonder and extravagance. On your screens from February, Tempus TV kicks off on YouTube before moving on to Freeview and, later in the year, launching on Sky. It will also be available in five star hotels across the world. If you’re looking for the last word in luxe, subscribe now at (awaiting link)

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2017 Luxe List Tempus 2017 Luxe List A limited edition selection of some of the world’s finest luxury goods, bound in a beautifully presented book format November 2017 sees Tempus publish its first annual Luxe List book, which will be sent to a carefully selected group of UHNW individuals worldwide. Detailed, compelling, engaging and beautiful, the 300-page publication will reveal the very best in jewellery, watches, supercars, private jets, yachts, technology and more. The

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all about you

Solutions without Surgery There are plenty of ways to improve your appearance without knives or needles

By Tracy Schaverien

Non-invasive Liposuction:

It’s never easy to shift love handles and tummy fat, even with a healthy diet and regular exercise, but laser treatment SculpSure – billed as the first lunchtime non-surgical fat reducing treatment - can help zap those stubborn lumps and bumps without surgery. Nicknamed laser liposuction, the body contouring system, available at Dr Dr Tapan Patel’s Phi Clinic in London’s Harley Street, it is clinically proven to permanently destroy 24% of treated fat in 25 minutes. It works by heating underlying fat, triggering a process called apoptosis, which flushes out fat cells through the body’s natural waste process over a period of 6-12 weeks without damaging the dermal tissue. There is a sensation of tingling heat, followed by a cooling- down and, while this is mildly uncomfortable, there is no downtime needed. For best results two treatments are recommended. From £250

No-knife Facelift:

Tighten, lift and rejuvenate the skin naturally with a Dermapen facial, a revolutionary new microneeding treatment offered by aesthetic practitioner Natali Kelly at the Omniya Clinic in London’s Knightsbridge. Voted the best professional skin rejuvenation device at The Aesthetic Show in the USA, and with celebrity fans including model Caprice, the Dermapen penetrates the skin with hundreds of micro-needles to stimulate collagen, smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines and resulting in fresher, younger looking skin. It also effectively treats acne scarring, enlarged pores and pigmentation. Natali combines the micro-needling with an intense does of active plant stem cell serum from the Argan tree, leaving skin feeling plump and radiant. Full results are seen after 4-6 weeks. £500

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Non-surgical Nose Job:

Change the shape of your nose in just 15 minutes - without going under the knife – with Harley Street doctor David Jack’s non-surgical rhinoplasty. Dr Jack, one of London’s premiere aesthetic doctors, can temporarily correct bumps and other imperfections with dermal fillers, improving the profile of the nose. Meanwhile he uses Botox to stop the nostrils flaring and prevent the tip of the nose drooping. £320

No-needle Fillers:

Skeyndor’s Mesofiller treatment is a noninvasive alternative to injectables and uses electric currents to deliver hyaluronic acid to the skin at cell level to smooth and firm lines and wrinkles, increase firmness of the face and neck and provide an instant lift. Ideal for mature skin or those who have had sun exposure, the 60-minute treatment is available at The Peak Health Club & Spa at the Jumeriah Carlton Tower in London’s Knightsbridge and uses Skeyndor’s Mesoscience formula to help to restore cellular communication and boost collagen, elastin and the skin’s own production of hyaluronic acid. For best results, a course of 6 to 10 treatments is recommended. £150 for a 60-minute treatment, £800 for six.

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Electro Bum Lift:

Jennifer Aniston and Jennifer Lopez are fans of CACI (Computer Aided Cosmetology Instrument) treatments, which are often called the ‘red carpet beauty secret’. Now the people who brought us the non-surgical facelift have created a revolutionary version for the body too. Luxury Balinese spa Mandara – located in Park Plaza Westminster Bridge – offers the CACI Lift & Sculpt treatment, which uses Electro Cellulite

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Massage to help firm and sculpt muscles that have lost shape and definition, including the buttocks, bust, stomach and legs. Conductive rollers deliver micro-currents to help to break down fatty deposits, tone muscles and tighten targeted areas, stimulating circulation and helping to flush away toxins for a smoother, tighter appearance. £70 per session

Pain-free Tummy Tuck:

UltraShape POWER, is the new, improved ultrasound fat-busting device from SyneronCandela, global pioneers in aesthetic technology. Using focused pulsed ultrasound energy strong enough to destroy fat cells without damaging the surrounding tissue, blood vessels and muscles, the treatment is ideal for troublesome areas like muffin tops, stomach, thighs, bottom, back and upper arms. Clinical trials showed that, on average, patients dropped a dress size, saw a 30% reduction in fat layer and a minimum of 3cm in circumference after three treatments. Results can be seen after two weeks, with optimal results after three months. Available at dermatologist Dr Ariel Haus’s clinic in London’s Harley Street, the treatment is painless and has no down time; simply lie back and watch the screen as fat cells are zapped away. From £500

DIY Facelift:

Tria Beauty has released two gadgets to give you younger-looking, more luminous skin without leaving home. The Age Defying Laser and Eye Wrinkle Correcting Laser use the same technology as professional clinic treatments to smooth and brighten skin.Targeted beams of light work below to skin’s surface to trigger the healing response and speed up collagen and elastin production, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, plumping skin and reversing sun damage. See optimum results after 8-12 weeks. Age Defying Laser (£450) and Eye Wrinkle Correcting Laser (£299)

Boob Job in a Bottle:

Perk up a droopy bust with Pupa Breast Firming Enhancer Cream, which is clinically proven to increase breasts by up to a cup size in eight weeks. Polyfilm forms an invisible film over the breasts and acts like a cosmetic bra, while natural black tea encourages the body’s natural firming mechanisms, improving skin elasticity. Meanwhile vitamins E and F provide antioxidant protection against free radical damage, whilst strengthening the skin’s barrier to maintain soft, supple breasts with rounder and fuller contours. In trials, 97% of women reported rounder and firmer breasts, while 94% said theirs were fuller. £29 for 150mls

Instant Eye Lift:

To temporarily iron out eye bags and crows’ feet without knives or needles try skinChemists Instant Eye Lift. Active ingredient Magnesium Aluminium Silicate works to instantly give the eye area a tighter, camera-ready complexion in minutes, smoothing out creases and blurring dark circles. Dubbed ‘8 hours sleep in a syringe’, the formula is smoothed onto the skin around the eyes, which is gently lifted while the product takes hold. £100 for 14mls

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appy new year By Tracy Schaverien

With an ever increasing number of applications to assist in your wellbeing Tempus has been doing some digging and uncovered the ten best

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Lifesum iOS and Android

Using tech and psychology, Lifesum creates a tailored plan to help users live a happier, more balanced life. With over 17 million users, whether your goal is to lose weight, build muscle, or just be healthier, Lifesum shows how changing your small, everyday habits can transform your life. It allows you to track your calories, log your meals, set yourself goals and even monitors how much water you drink. Premium Membership is available for a fee.

Breathe2Relax iOS

This is an app that can help you manage stress whenever you most need, whether you are on your daily commute, at work or at home.The app allows you to record and visualise your current stress levels and then provides you with breathing exercises, giving you a quick and highly effective way for dealing with any stressful situation.

Remente iOS and Android

The Remente app is essentially a life coach that you can keep with you at all times. This clever app combines psychology with brain and mental training, to help users lead a happier life, with fewer stresses. Within the app, you will be able to track your moods, set yourself manageable and successful to-do lists, and improve your memory, helping you on the way to a healthy and happy 2017.The app is available on iOS and Android.

Acast iOS and Android

The Acast podcasting platform plays host to numerous podcasts dedicated to mindfulness, and wellbeing.The Yogaland podcast is the place where you can hear sound health and wellness advice while also learning about how you can use yoga to help with issues you may be experiencing in your life. Another great podcast to help your wellbeing is the BodCast The BodCast instils body positivity, looking critically at society’s tendency for skinny shaming and fat shaming and reminding listeners of the importance of self-love.

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Sleepio iOS

Yoga Studio iOS and Android

When it comes to health, sleep is essential. In fact, not getting enough sleep has been linked to developing depression, increasing anxiety levels and weight gain. Sleepio can help you fall asleep faster, improve the overall quality of your sleep and know what lifestyle changes you should make to sleep better.

This handy app boasts as many as 65 different yoga and meditation classes. Within the app, you can create your own classes, monitor your progress and schedule reminders for your workouts. Classes range from as little as 10 minutes to an hour and come with instructive videos.

Clue iOS and Android

Clue is the app every female must download ASAP. Gender neutral in design and effortless to use, the app allows users to track everything from their period, fertile window, PMS and pain, to their partying habits, exercise, medication and birth control usage. The app predicts your cycles based on your own data, not on a set number or global averages. So Clue is very accurate, and becomes even more accurate the more you use it. With over 5 million active users across 190 countries, this app is essential for tracking your health.

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SuperBetter iOS and Android

If you want to look after your mental health and gamify the process at the same time, this is the app for you. SuperBetter helps you implement the emotions experienced when playing a game, such as optimism, determination, courage and creativity in your daily life. By providing you with challenges, quests, boosts and even villains, the app is a fun way of keeping happy and forming better habits.

Pacifica iOS and Android

Pacifica is perfect if you struggle with anxiety. This app tracks your mood on a daily, weekly and monthly basis and provides you with breathing and meditation exercises to help you work through an anxiety episode. Interestingly, the app also provides you with little experiments that challenge your anxiety, with the aim of gradually reducing its levels, as well as a diary to help you keep track of your thoughts.

Buddhify iOS and Android

This app is aimed at the busy citydweller, lost in the hustle and bustle of work, commuting and socialising. Whether you are travelling to work, at home, getting to sleep or taking a walk, this app has over 80 meditations perfect for any situation, helping you find a calm haven amidst bustling activity.

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The Spa Edit By Emma Oliver

In search of what makes a spa special? We investigate what the world’s most sumptuous have to offer

Eagles Palace, Halkidiki

A spiritual experience at one of the best day spas on the planet

The multi award-winning Elemis Spa was voted ‘Best Day Spa in the World’ by the Philoxenia International Tourism Exhibition. Situated at Halkidiki’s five-star Eagles Palace, it offers a creative and extensive menu of indulgent treatments for him, her and couples; effortlessly combining spiritual ancient techniques with stateof-the-art facilities, providing all you need to help you forgive and forget. Now whether that’s down to the sacred grounds of Mount Athos or the spiritual vibe nature offers here - or both - this spa hotel holds a truly spiritual experience.

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Velaa Private Island – Maldives

The Youth Synergy Facial

This facial is the spa trend to look out for in 2017. A UV-free LED mask is placed over the face emitting wavelengths for penetration into the skin layers. These wavelengths also work with specific colours: red to calm, boost collagen cells thus reduce signs of aging, blue to purify and kill bacteria and pink to accelerate skin recovery.

The Scarlet, Cornwall, England

Unique Ayurvedic journeys

The womb-like Scarlet spa specialises in holistic Ayuverdic treatments with tented treatment rooms and pods suspended in the dark for ‘deep relaxation’ and an all-glass sea facing roof for ‘light relaxation’. The reed-fringed, rockstrewn outdoor pool extends from the indoor one, punctuated by two bright scarlet wood-fired hot tubs perched between boulders overlooking the sea. Privately perfect.

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Domes of Elounda – Crete

The Soma Spa for Kids

This beauty offers a special children’s spa menu (think Mummy and me manicures, chocolate facials) designed to please everyone. Children can delight in manicures, pedicures watermelon facials, chocolate therapy, tutti frutti massage, trendy hair and kids Zumba. Win/Win.

Es Saddi - Marrakech

The Slow Food Philosophy

Promoted as an alternative to fast food, slow food strives to preserve traditional and regional cuisine and encourages farming of plants, seeds and livestock characteristic of the local ecosystem. At Es Saddi, locally sourced slow food is based on healthy and balanced recipes rich in fibre, boosting the body using low calorie and low fat ingredients. A salad bar brings a choice of light and delicious vegetables and herbs grown in the family’s organic vegetable plot.

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Spa Évian Source, France

The Mother & Baby programme

Designed for post-natal bodies, the programme is carefully tailored to include treatments that can be taken with baby as well as solo. Created with intended space between treatments meaning mum need not be away from her new baby for too long, enabling feeds to be taken, if need be. The Baby Resort at Evian cares for baby whilst the new mum is receiving the solo treatments designed to relax and revive, so every need has been taken care of. This programme is suitable for babies from four to ten months old.

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Aleenta - Phuket

The A-lister retreat

Known as the ‘Queen of Facials’, Linda Meredith’s list of celebrity clients is legendary with names like Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Moss among her regular visitors, along with a host of supermodels and celebrities, and male clients including Dennis Hopper, Jude Law and Colin Firth. Not only can you meet the great woman herself – but you also get to visit beautiful Thailand.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow, Russia

The Swarovski crystal pool Frankly, in some spa’s the facility itself is the USP. The Ritz-Carlton in Moscow, a fine example; with light-colored marble, polished wood and Bisazza mosaic tiles complimenting a lapping pool. A pool that’s lit by coloured fibro-optic Swarovski crystals. Crystal clear then.

Nescens, La Réserve, Switzerland

Anti-aging science

Forever young anyone? With its one aim; maintaining youthfulness, services at the Nescens spa are provided by a multi-disciplinary team of therapists, coaches and medical specialists all with expertise in the realms of preventive and anti-aging medicine, including aesthetic medicine.


Chalet chic

Whether you’re more spa than ski, there’s nothing better than cozying up in front of the fire with a glass of vin chaud when the frost is biting outside. Here’s our luxury guide to two very different styles of chaletchic that would belong in any home from Mayrhofen to Mayfair.

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1. Anonymous Ism cotton fairisle socks, £20 2. Vintage ski poster, £550 from a selection, 3. Soho Home Barwell Cut Crystal Martini Shaker, £85 4. Eichholtz Commodore chandelier, £1500 5. Ines Cole Antler Chandelier, £1,295 6. Chalet Affair fawn light fox cushion, £228 7. Bronte mohair throw, £89.95 8. Vanderhurd Penta Chevron silk rug, £12,480 9. LuxDeco Eaton sofa, £2,695 10. Ralph Lauren Home Ryder glassware, from £25

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1. Agnona x Georgette Hug armchair, £POA 2. Stellar Works by David Rockwell Valet bar cart, £1,070 3. Janie Knitted Textiles ceiling light, £300 4. LuxDeco cable cashmere throw, £696 5. Amara sheepskin rug, £137.50 6. Eldvarm walnut wood basket, £354 7. Roche Bobois Saga 2 dining table, £3,750 8. Eldvarm fireplace companion set, £363 9. Carola van Dyke deer head wall hanging, £595 10. Georg Jensen Cafu candleholder, £53

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opportunity knocks Largely closed to overseas buyers Grace Hotels have unveiled a long-term investment in the resort often billed as the birthplace of Winter tourism.


t is the exclusive Swiss town of St.Moritz where luxury boutique hotel group Grace Hotels are offering a collection of 17 exclusive apartments. Each one will be serviced by the highly anticipated new Grace St. Moritz hotel - scheduled to open in 2018. A rare opportunity to purchase a home in this iconic Swiss resort, Grace St. Moritz Apartments bring together all the amenities of a luxury abode with supreme service levels from a luxury outfit. Located in the heart of St. Moritz, just moments from the famous white pistes, the property offers direct views across the lake and valley and lies on the legendary Via Serlas, Europe’s highest luxury shopping avenue. Select your investment from their one to fourbedroom apartments as well as a four-bedroom mezzanine penthouse. Grace Hotels take care of all the maintenance, servicing and such as well as marketing out your pad to potential guests. This is a unique ownership concept and enables nonSwiss nationals to acquire a freehold apartment in St. Moritz and earn revenue by renting all or part of it back to hotel guests.

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Peak Performance By Nicolas Grizard of MGM French Properties

The most important thing when investing in property is to pay attention to the location of your property. Position remains the number one principle whatever the type of investment. Whether you are purchasing a first or second home, becoming the owner of a property to live in or to let out all year round, the rule is the same: a good purchase is a well-located property. A good location begins with good transport links: airport, rail and motorway access. Also consider the resort’s infrastructure – are the links between resort and ski areas effective? Resort facilities: investors should not only look at snow sports but activities available year-round and it is also It is essential to look at the resort’s average snow fall each year


Finding an apartment at the foot of the pistes remains the absolute dream for all investors purchasing a mountain property. If ski- in skiout remains out your price range, it is best to look at properties near the centre with easy access to the resort’s facilities and amenities.

If your winter skiing break inspires you to invest in the mountains there are some key considerations to THREE: USE A TRUSTED DEVELOPER ensure your money is well spent Choosing a developer who already has a substantial presence in the mountains is essential. A developer who has been building in the resorts for several years will naturally know the area like the back of their hand and will be able to put their local knowledge to good work.


If, like me, you are in love with the alps and spend time there each year. It may make sense for you to buy your own property. A winter home can not only bring you and your family joy, it can also be a wise investment. But before you embark there are ten key points to consider that are designed to give you the edge when looking for the ideal mountain dwelling and drawn from expert knowledge from an array of professional sectors in the Alps - from the tourist offices to local bankers and notaries.

What could be safer and more reassuring than a site visit? A reliable developer…will not hesitate to show you round the sites, the apartment buildings and recreational areas.


Expectations have evolved and lifestyles have altered withe the trend today being for large, modern, comfortable and welcoming spaces. It is vital to keep an eye on the size and functionality of the apartments before making an investment.


Purchasing an apartment in a Résidence de Tourisme can be advantageous and will enable you to combine tax benefits with a purchase for pleasure. The concept is simple. You purchase a property in the mountains exclusive of tax which you occupy for several weeks per year during the season. During the interseason you entrust to a manager who will take care of the letting and management of the property - as well as the payment of your rental.


When you sign a commercial lease of nine or eleven years with the operator of a Résidence de Tourisme, you unburden yourself of all of the rental management work, the worries and time investment associated with it. Therefore, it essential to check the reliability and reputation of your future management company.


People no longer come to the mountains just to ski but to take a break from their everyday lives and enjoy the facilities on offer. A welllocated apartment building, a stone’s throw from the lifts, with light, spacious apartments and facilities worthy of a hotel will be most certainly more popular with investors. But ensure you invest is a recommended lawyer.

FIVE: CHECK THE THE STUCTURE AND QUALITY TEN: PREPARE YOUR FINANCES OF CONSTRUCTION It is essential to sort out your finances before The development’s structure and construction quality play an important part in forming the unique character and charm of the apartment building while ensuring its capital value. A development built by a reliable, competent and thorough project manager will not lose its cachet over the years.

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beginning the buying process. Take good independent advice from a financial consultant or mortgage broker.

* Nicolas Grizard is Sales Director at MGM French Properties. MGM is a leading property marketing company in the French Alps



Packs a punch Boutique boxing gym opens with heavyweight backing Opening in January 2017, BXR is a state of the art, members-only fitness facility, offering the very highest levels of training. A six-metre-high triple glass frontage with an interior spanning 12,000 sq ft across ground & lower ground floors. At its core is the full-size boxing ring by Ringcraft giving real authenticity to the venue. Investing partner Anthony Joshua, IBF heavyweight title holder together with the BXR founders have curated a team of elite trainers consisting of London’s most reputable boxing coaches, ex-champion boxers, MMA fighters and some of the top sports therapists and osteopaths. Everything about BXR has been designed and planned to offer members the same level of training that a professional athlete would get. Joining Anthony Joshua on the BXR founding committee are champions from a range of industries including DJ and music producer Mark Ronson, English boxing promoter Eddie Hearn, businessman Andre Balazs and Victoria Secret models Sara Sampaio and Maryna Linchuk. BXR has invested in state of the art technology from a range of providers, including TPI Sound speakers, which feature in some of Ibiza’s top Superclubs. BXR members can train like champions using top of the range equipment from

top brands such as Keiser, Technogym, Wattbike, Hammer Strength and Eleiko. Members can accurately measure and track their progress using the fully integrated smartphone app, camera feeds and other analytic tools powered by RNF Digital.BXR

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also boasts an in-house clinic, consisting of three treatment rooms powered by CHHP. A limited number of invitation-only lifetime memberships will be available with founding memberships starting at £1,500 per annum.

Twowheeled trek

Face down and fast

Get your winter fix and get fit all on a Fatbike

All manner of bobsled based exploits on offer

There’s a new way to hit the arctic and enjoy the wilderness aboard these mountain bikes with very wide tyres and chunky, extra grip letting you ride through the snow like never before. This trip takes you to the remote and pristine Finnish wilderness, cycling through primordial, snow-laden forests, frozen lakes and fells and, if you’re really lucky, catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights. The the ultimate winter biking adventure, truly unique.

During the winter Olympics you can’t helped but be gripped by the bravery of athletes as they throw themselves down the side of a mountain - and one of the most dramatic highlights has to be the bobsled, hurtling down the ice, reaching speeds of 120kmph and pressures of 5G. This Lillehammer trip is the ultimate adrenaline filled weekend. Not a tamed down version for the public, this is the real thing. At the Norwegian Olympic Park you will get your pulse racing with some bobrafting and taxi-bob. The skeleton is optional and one to try if the thought of lying face down downhill at 70km fills you with excitement.

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Swanky Chalets We’ve uncovered some of the ultimate chalet stays from the best resorts across the planet. Trouble is, the urge to stay indoors and enjoy the luxury on offer may see you more off-piste than on.

RĂŞves de Montagne

Endless miles of groomed pistes and off-piste adventure are to be found at this ski resort steeped in history and French culture. A roaring log fire and a long soak in the hot tub counting the stars. Ski chalet dreams made of this. This stunning chalet dates back to 1746 and restored to retain its heritage and give guests all modern luxuries.

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Arctic Lodge

Situated in the exclusive area of Legettaz in Val d’Isère Arctic Lodge is beautifully contemporary abode with exposed wood and cosy corners, sleeping up to 13 people. After a day spent on the pistes guests can get back to Artic Lodge and relax in the indoor swimming pool or outdoor Jacuzzi – overlooking the infamous men’s Olympic downhill run. Just about the best night time view around.

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Arctic Townhouse

A luxury bolthole situated in an architecturally stunning part of town, the Arctic Townhouse is far enough away from the late-night areas so you can get plenty of peace and quiet. Just a one minute walk to put your ski’s on, it’s practicality is just about perfect. Inside there is an expansive open plan living, relaxed and luxurious. Sleeping up to 9 people it has a sauna, huge in-door Jacuzzi and a private cinema room.

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Chalet Aconcagua

This is one of the properties that make up the prestigious 7 Heavens development in the Swiss resort of Zermatt. Sleeping 10 guests across 5 en-suite bedrooms there are two master suites with mountain views. Authentic timbers, alpine furnishings and ultra-modern technology. Features include a ski room and elevator, cinema and games room, indoor hot tub, hammam and access to 7 Heavens facilities including a stateof-the-art gym, grand cigar lounge and central living room with bar.

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Chalet LV01 Dolce Vita

Ski the Dolomites from your base here in Cortina in Northern Italy. This brand new chalet is available for the first time this winter and sleeps up to 8 guests (plus 1 child) across 4 en-suite bedrooms. Opulent furnishings sit alongside top of the range technology, a sound-proofed cinema, fully stocked wine cellar and spa complete with 20 metre pool.

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Castle Rim

One of the most exclusive properties available to rent in Aspen Castle Rim sleeps up to 12 guests (plus 6 children) across 6 bedrooms with the master bedroom also housing its own fireplace and private deck. Enjoy incredible mountain views surrounded by sumptuous furnishings around the huge living area. A separate family room has a bar and there is a rec room with pool table, bar and TV. On the terrace outside you’ll find a hot tub and fire pit.

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Ski Dream Home

This ultra-luxury ski-in/ski-out chalet is located in an exclusive gated community at Deer Valley resort, Utah. Sleeping up to 12 guests (plus 4 children) across six beautiful en-suite bedrooms. Featuring fireplaces, floor-to-ceiling windows, walnut floors and handcrafted woodwork with luxury fabrics. Entertainment offpiste is provided by a state-of-the-art DJ booth, dance floor, bar, 60� plasma screen and pool table plus a golf simulator, fitness room, cinema room, spa suite, outdoor pool, hot tub and a 1,000-bottle strong wine collection.

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Chalet Edelweiss

One of the most lavish properties in the French Alps this Courchevel property sleeps up to 16 guests across 8 bedrooms. This impressive 3000 square metre property is arranged over seven floors. Features include an Impressive spa with a jaw-dropping indoor swimming pool, sauna, hammam and Jacuzzi together with two massage rooms plus in-house personal massage therapist on call. For post-piste ffun there’s a private nightclub with own dance floor, bar and billiard table, cinema room and library.

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Chalet Makini

This ski-in/ski-out chalet is an absolute masterpiece of luxury located in Verbier’s exclusive Hameau development. It sleeps 10 guests (plus 2 children) across five bedrooms and the master having a balcony. Arranged over two floors the two living rooms each have open fireplaces, plush sofas and large plasma screens. A separate building houses the spa, swimming pool, hammam, sauna, massage rooms and a gym.

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Chalet Eugenia

Built by Baroness Thyssen-Bornemisza this Klosters based chalet boasts magnificent views of the Prättigauer valley. Sleeping 17 guests (plus four children) across 11 bedrooms and a master suite with panoramic views, fireplaces and a huge bathroom with four balconies. Pillared open fireplace, plush sofas, grand piano and a telescope in the main living area and TV rooms, spa with massage room, sauna and hammam elsewhere in this impressive pad.

Nice ice baby


f you love winter breaks but fancy a change from skiing then the Kirkenes Snowhotel might just be the coolest place you will ever stay. Nestled inside Norway’s Arctic Circle, it is created entirely out of snow and ice, packed up to two metres deep to ensure a steady indoor temperature of -4⁰. Snowhotel looks like an elongated igloo, its 24 rooms crafted either side of an icy tunnel. If a unique hotel stay ticks your box, then this is the spot to be; it is the most memorable night’s sleep of my life. Fortunately help is on hand to prepare you for the unusual evening ahead. Guests enjoy three exquisite courses of locally sourced, regional delicacies in the comfortingly warm, onsite restaurant. I started with beautifully tender reindeer tartar followed by poached arctic char while husband Tim chose king crab soup and reindeer osso buco. For dessert we shared local cheeses and cloudberry panna cotta with liquorice snow (what else?). Afterwards our guide Chanet delivered a hotel first – a demonstration of what we should wear to bed. Chanet stripped down to full-length thermals then, as guests giggled nervously, she donned a bobble hat and woolly socks. Next she grabbed a hot water bottle and snuggled down

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Fancy a winter break without the need to don any skis? We’ve found just the spot. inside a gloriously thick sleeping bag before embarking on a series of sit-ups, allegedly to warm the air inside. Her excitement at our impending fate was palpable. So were our nerves. Thankfully there’s a bar at the entrance of Snowhotel; it’s an ice bar of course, and ultra cool at that. You’ll sit amid imposing ice sculptures on reindeer hide-topped ice stools and drink from ice glasses. We enjoyed a vodka nightcap before heading off to bed. Snowhotel itself is attached to a ‘proper’ building where you can store belongings, shower, use facilities and change. Guest rooms are around five metres across and bear unique illuminated wall carvings. Not surprisingly there is no furniture apart from a bed frame made from ice blocks and an insulated mattress. Once you have changed down to your thermals as per Chanet’s instructions, the dash there is a bit chilly. But her comical advice about

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the sit-ups-in-the-sleeping-bag – and perhaps the vodka - does work. Within minutes I was cosy and heading off to dreamland. When I awoke the next morning I felt refreshed and relaxed. Before breakfast we took a sauna but stopped short of the local tradition of then leaping naked into the snow outside. Later you can select an activity such as snowmobiling or husky sledding. We opted for king crab fishing, our guide Louis helping us heave up nets through ice holes to reveal a catch of a dozen huge king crabs up to half a metre wide. Shortly afterwards, at an open air hillside kitchen nestled in a snowy forest, Louis showed us how to cook them to perfection. For your information, put the legs in a steamer for an optimum 17 minutes, then serve with bread and mayonnaise. It was the freshest, most succulent shellfish I have ever had. Quite simple. And simply delicious. Every year it takes a team of specialist builders a month to create a new Snowhotel and this season’s opened on 20 December. Exactly four months later, as Northern Norway’s temperatures head towards zero, it will close again to melt away into a nearby fjord. For an experience that will not fade, it is a bucket-list essential.


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Harder,Better, Faster,Stronger, Winter Gamify your winter workout and attack 2K17 with the latest and greatest exercise equipment for the home, health club or ski slopes By James Day Do you know what you got for Christmas? Fat. Face it, you gained unnecessary weight whilst hiding away in a Groundhog-like state of true hibernation and now your hips don’t lie. Thrusting yourself headfirst into vigorous activity doesn’t come easily at this time of year, so whether you want to make good on your health club membership or hit St. Moritz during ski season, we’ve handpicked a selection of motivating fitness kit and snow-blindingly cool winter sports tech to arouse the athlete in you. Go get ‘em tiger.

The Peloton Bike High Intensity Interval Training is a proven fat burner and there is no better way to stoke that furnace than with a spinning class. Problem is when does your gym’s schedule ever sync with yours? Peleton’s connected carbon-steel exercise bike remotely joins a live session happening somewhere in the world when you hop on. Utilising a 21-inch full HD touchscreen display, wireless connectivity, data collecting sensors, speakers and a front facing camera, you can learn riding techniques, schedule classes, preview them before committing, video chat with other users and share your experiences on social media. From $1,995

Ameo Powerbreather Moses had plenty going for him, but while parting waters came naturally, breathing under them evaded him. Enter the Ameo Powerbreather – a revolutionary sports snorkel that lets you sup on sweet oxygen whilst in the water as freely as you would on land. Divine intervention for swimmers of all disciplines comes courtesy of a patented system that sucks air in via two parallel air channels with a ventilation system at both ends. Outgoing air is ejected through a valve on the mouthpiece. The air you breathe is exclusively fresh, CO2-free and without the fear of choking from water seeping in thanks to specifically developed diffusers. From £70

MYZONE Heart rate is arguably the best metric for measuring exercise and in MYZONE you have a tracker 99.4 per cent accurate compared to an electrocardiogram. That ensures calorie crunch data is on the money too meaning you can make more informed meal choices. The USP here is that the waterproof chest sensor marks effort, or how much graft you’re putting in at any given time. The greater the exertion the more points you score, all aligned to the World Health Organisation’s guidelines for physical activity. It also works with existing apps and devices, such as Strava or Garmin GPS watches, enhancing your existing tech rather than replacing it. £129.99


UA SpeedForm Europa RE American sports apparel giant, Under Armour, enlisted HTC to help deliver its first batch of connected smart trainers. New for January, high-tech marathon runners can slip into an upgraded pair that will tell them if they are too tired to train. The range- topping Europa RE sneaks have a Jump Test feature to scientifically measure muscular fatigue and run the rule on whether they should run at all. The trainers also sync with the popular MapMyRun platform to record cadence, real-time pace and store a lifetime mileage of the shoe. The Europa RE is the most lightweight option in the range, with a mesh tongue and toe box for a snugger fit and increased ventilation. $160

B&O PLAY H5 B&O PLAY’s sweat and splash proof wireless earphones feature some seriously clever innovations unique to the Danish brand. Magnetic buds mean you can secure the in-ears neatly around your neck to continue working out when not in use – they’ll even power down automatically. Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound assures sonic excellence, while the accompanying app allows you to select a soundscape to suit your activity and environment – be it busy city streets or deserted ski slopes. Add in five hours of playtime between charges and three fine finishes to choose from and you have a pair of wireless wonders so good the Danes hate to see them leave… probably. £199

Suunto Ambit 3 Peak The Ambit 3 from Finnish manufacturer Suunto could be considered the ultimate winter sports watch. Weather and altitude data, along with all the necessary metrics for tracking activity such as heart rate, seems almost rudimentary when you delve deeper. Suunto’s Movescount App Zone allows you to personalise your watch to suit your pursuit. We’re talking heat maps displaying the most popular ski routes, downhills stats for recording the number of runs, distance, speed and elevation gain. Backcountry skiers get ascent and lap average steepness data and cross country competitors benefit from estimated finish times. Up to 120 hours can be logged locally before uploading to the cloud. £465


In&Motion smart ski airbag vest French innovators In&Motion have developed an incredible life-saving airbag designed for downhill racers. The next best thing to deploying a Union Jack parachute, the airbag inflates in less than 100 milliseconds if sensors detect a serious loss of balance signaling a crash. The vest aims to protect your hip, back and vital organs and energy absorption is claimed to be four times greater than standard dorsal protection. An accompanying app tracks performance and in the unfortunate event of airbag deployment, you can study the data for a dose of ski accident investigation. Those sexy Swedish safety bods over at POC are so suitably impressed it’s being incorporated into their garments too. €1200 (£1020)

POC Fornix Communication I get a warm, fuzzy feeling in my salopettes whenever I discover safety is being left in the hands of the Swedes. POC packs helmets with carbon fibre safety tech and multi-directional impact protection making it every bit the professional’s choice when it comes to cranial winter sports protection. The Fornix Communication crash lid has some extra high-tech tricks too – Beats by Dr. Dre headphones built-in to the neck-roll. Perfect for pumping about bass-heavy beats on the piste without disturbing loose snow, the in-ears also come with a smartphone compatible remote for taking calls, switching tunes and adjusting volume on the move. €250

RideOn AR Goggles In one of the best applications of augmented reality seen anywhere, these ski goggles gamify downhill pursuits by projecting virtual slaloms or shadows of another skier to keep pace with. The Android-powered eyewear incorporates GPS with virtual maps for keeping tabs on your location and that of ski lifts, bars and restaurants. An on-board HD camera records runs with storage for up to three hours of footage and Facebook Live integration lets you share it before you stack it in a mogul field. Gorgeous in design, lightweight and aerodynamic, and with hands free calling and text messaging too. $1179


There is no easy way of saying this – Gympact makes you go to the gym and inflicts a financial penalty if you don’t. Users enter into a pact, say setting yourself a target number of health club visits within a week, reach your target and you make money from users who fail to reach theirs. However, if you miss a session you get fined and your lost wealth is redistributed to whoever has succeeded. The app tracks workouts and connects with other popular apps and devices so they work in tandem. While we can’t escape the terrifying, slightly bullying premise of Gympact, we can’t argue with ultimate goal of forcing you to get fitter. free iOS, Android

Snow business Carving out a global brand gets a boost when backed by an underlying passion For a quarter of a century the founders of the worlds premier snowboard creators have been purveying their wares. Allowing only the most outstanding retail outlets to stock Never Summer snowboards the founders Tracey and Tim Canaday founded the brand based on their love of snowboarding. From the outset they have always been focused on design innovation, quality production, using the very best materials and maintaining total control over the entire process – this is how the founders want to run their business and its success is a testament to their approach. By focusing less on excessive promotion and hype, and more on their use of highest quality materials, the best craftsmanship and outstanding customer service it has led to impressive success and a worldwide reputation for quality and durability. Never Summer has a tight working relationship with the world’s leading raw materials manufacturers and engineers and by producing the boards in their own factory in Denver, Colorado, to precision tolerances, it ensures each NS snowboard is the most durable, high performance board on the planet! (Backed up by an industry leading 3 year warranty). Never Summer can offer the ultimate bespoke board for your on-slope action, check this one out designed exclusively for us here at Tempus - Catch you on the slopes people


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Revered for its blistering performance, the new GT-R wants you to love it for its luxury too It’s not an exaggeration to say that the GT-R challenges our very notion of luxury. Luxury’s essence is usually rooted in a European tradition, a connection with the deep past, a sense of artisan craftsmanship that goes back generations. A Ferrari comes from a house of creation that seeks to be an extension of the spirit of Michaelangelo. So what then to make of this, a brutal, angular Japanese car that is part machine, part legend and famously nicknamed Godzilla? This heavily

updated 2017 model of Nissan’s iconic GT-R appears to the traditional luxury set to be an alien creature, a visitor from another dimension. Throughout its 48 years the GT-R (first the Skyline then the true GT-R we know today) has always been about power and control. It’s something it has mastered but continually sought to prefect. But this car brings something new to the spirit of GT-R – a desire to cosset and serve. Banished for this incarnation are the sometimes

It’s the fastest production Jaguar of all time. But can it justify its supercar price-tag?

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cheap interior plastics and fussyMcNicholas switch-gear. In By Conor their place are a leather-covered dash, carbonfibre transmission tunnel, updated infotainment system and new seats. All this and more takes the GT-R experience to new levels. It’s a language of luxury rooted very much in the modern day, uncompromisingly contemporary. Likewise, the GT-R on-road experience is very of the modern age, feeling part car, part supercomputer. Where other marques will boast of

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their skill in the traditional crafts of wood and leather, the GT-R is proudly crafted by Japan’s finest minds in programming. Perhaps all cars these days are defined as much by their software as their hardware, but the GT-R exists on a plane where engineering and data processing are locked in a dance with each that can set your adrenaline pumping with just a flick of the foot or hand. Topping out at 196mph and delivering 563bhp, the GT-R is a serious bit of kit that will embarrass most other cars on the road no matter how premium and European they might be. Nissan, however, gives no official 0-60 time for this car, which is odd given that it’s universally understood to be one of the fastest accelerating cars around. Its absence tells you everything about the spirit of this car. A gentlemen’s agreement between Japanese manufacturers prevents the release of an official 0-60 time for the GT-R because of their mutual desire not to enter into a race for ever more crazy stats which may sacrificing the wider experience of the car. If you’re seeking brash European muscle you will not find it here. Instead this is a car born of tradition, respect, dedication and an uncompromising drive to perfection. It is, in many ways, the very spirit of Japan.

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Of course, none of this has stopped people measuring the acceleration. By all accounts, the new GT-R will take you from a standing start to 60mph in something around 3 seconds, which leaves the it hanging out confidently with some of the most expensive supercars on sale today. In creating this latest generation of Godzilla Nissan has sought to dial up the GT more than the R. It’s no less powerful or dramatic (inside and out) but it’s now set-up to make a crosscontinent dash an effortless cruise as well as the traditional delivery for thrilling bursts of invincible power when you want it. Despite this rebalancing the essential tone of the GT-R remains that of some highly complex, expensive and utterly deadly military industrial hardware.The new luxury touches are appreciated and make any time spent in the GT-R a joy but it’s still has an essence of riding a cruise missile. That’s not in any way a bad thing, just a very different thing. As such the GT-R will remain an acquired taste. And that’s absolutely right – who would want to drive a car that’s for everyone? If you’re a character who ultimately values smarts over badge then the raw intelligence and power of this this car will be utterly seducing. The GT-R remains a true icon and in this form it’s more powerful than it’s ever been.

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Fabulous Beast An incredible machine and only 100 to be found worldwide, better get in quick to catch one

The Ninja H2 is a supercharged machine – the epitome of Kawasaki’s passion for performance, search for technical excellence and desire to achieve road riding perfection. The H2 and the H2R will be produced again for 2017 but new will be the Limited Edition Ninja H2 Carbon that takes the exclusive ownership to a new level. With just 120 examples being produced worldwide in 2017 it will be a very rare beast indeed. Featuring a carbon-fibre upper cowl and new paint treatment, it has real grunt even when static. It’s when you bring this riders’ bike to life that the tech-packed interior readies itself to give you the ride of your life.

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We discovered it had an IMU inside (Intertial Measurement Unit that is), which measures the bike movement across six axis allowing the multitude of electronic rider aids to kick if, and when, needed. It could be the Kawasaki cornering management function that’ll improve your cornering, and see it on-screen with the the bank angle display that records and shows you your lean angle when riding. Offering a new standard in bike acceleration, the noise produced from its Akrapovic exhaust is absolutely the noise you want to hear - an incredible assault on the ears. Sat astride and cranking the revs clockwise you’ll feel the power which Daenerys sensed on her first outing.

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Flying Fortress Accounting types at other Cruising machine makers will be crying in their spreadsheets

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Fresh from Moto Guzzi is a machine the like of which comes along as regularly as an interplanetary phenomenon. You know this one is trying to make its mark high on the chart with the subtle yet mildly threatening volcanic outer core that will absolutely turn heads wherever you go. The Italians have really done their homework with the MGX-21, this 1,380cc tourer not only packs a punch on the open-road with just enough grunt but an impressive feature list. Everything from a three-level traction control to a 50 watt stereo speaker with smartphone input and radio to electronic cruise control for those epic trips. We think riders will be taking plenty more of these longer rides once seated on this impressive bike.

sea & skies

yacht news

Bountiful balconies Biggest launch yet from the Gulf based builder At 47 metres, the Majesty 155 is the biggest superyacht yet to emerge from Gulf Craft. Using the latest technology that can also be found in A380 aircraft, the Majesty 155 is comprised of a glass reinforced plastic which offers incredible build flexibility. It is also virtually stress-proof and doesn’t suffer from fatigue. Tank tested in Italy, this new hull design has proven to perform above expectations and as well as being easy to handle and quiet in the water, it leaves minimum wake behind. Created with the ultimate luxury in mind, the interiors can reflect any opulent landbased dwelling with everything handcrafted to requirements. The Majesty 155 is innovative on both the design and functionality fronts offering reduced fuel consumption, capable of long-range travel and comfort in a class that it owns.

Supercar on the sea 0-60 in under three seconds - are you ready? The folks at Superyacht Tenders and Toys have added this ultra-fast jet ski to their fleet of playthings for the ocean. This thing can pull 0-60 in less than three seconds (quicker than a Ferrari 458 Spider). Available as a new limited edition Black Edition for 2017 it has been designed together with jet ski world champion James Bushell. Described by its makers as the fastest race proven personal watercraft to hit the water we're desperate for a spin. On-board is a high quality lightweight F1 carbon fibre hull bringing the total weight in at just 280kg. Everything about the power on this 1630HP wave beater has been engineered to give the ultimate in on-ocean exhilaration.

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flight time Going the extra mile Scott Manson, former editor of BA’s High Life magazine, delves into the fascinating (and often secretive) world of airline loyalty programmes Right now, somewhere in the world, someone is taking a totally unnecessary flight. The reason? Status anxiety. This fear of dropping to a lower level on your frequent flyer plan is such that there are dozens of websites and forums filled with advice on working the system. Like video game aficionados, there’s talk of unlocking ‘secret’ levels – offering access to invite-only airside spas, staff that will stay with you from arrival to entering the aircraft or semimythical lounges where the vintage Krug never stops flowing. And while these perks are strictly for travellers whose annual journeys could circle the earth several times, even those on lower tier programmes fear the loss of their benefits. Hence the phenomenon of ‘mileage runs’, which sees frequent fliers topping up their points by taking flights they don’t really need in order to remain at a certain status level. James Kirkham, a former global CEO of social and mobile at advertising agency Leo Burnett, is someone readying himself for an imminent downgrade. “I’ve just switched roles to oversee a UK start-up so this means no travel and no points. My status is about to drop from elite to standard any day now,” he says.

“I’ve considered squeezing in another trip or two just to maintain it – it’s a club you get used to and that you never want to leave.” And while there will always be canny ‘travel hackers’ – such as David Phillips, who managed to convert 12,150 cups of Healthy Choice chocolate pudding into over a million Air Miles – the perks of airline flyer plans are becoming harder to attain. In the US, changes to some airlines’ frequent flyer programs have seen them move to a spend-based model, allowing them to reward their highest spend customers. For example, Delta’s SkyMiles program is almost completely money-based. Instead of being credited for the miles they fly, SkyMiles members earn points according to the cost of their tickets. This approach has led to some customers feeling short-changed. However, as a report by Deloitte on airline loyalty recently revealed, program members are far from loyal. Two thirds of respondents surveyed were open to switching to a competing loyalty program, even after achieving the highest status level. In truth, it’s arguably more helpful to view frequent-flier programs not so much as perks

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but as just another aspect of the product you buy. So the more you pay, the more you get. As David Lazarus, an LA Times writer, says in an airline loyalty article: “After all, there’s nothing strange about selling preferential treatment to bigger spenders.” So where does the future of loyalty lie? It could be with partnerships. Hotels seem an obvious ally. Facing stiff competition from operators such as Airbnb, more hotel chains are also reconsidering their marketing strategies when it comes to loyalty programs. To give their highest value members the best benefits, it seems a natural next step to lure them to shared programs with airlines. In turn, this could coax members of other airlines’ packages to consider their shared offering. At the very top end, where airlines compete with private aviation firms, more exotic and lavish perks could also help.The airline equivalent of the cruise ship’s ‘seat at the Captain’s table’, for example – although it’s hard to see how commercial carriers can compete with those private jets that allow passengers to pop into the flight deck. First class benefits with some operators include dedicated immigration officers, hotel-style on-board rooms with a bed, sofa and a shower and access to First Class lounges, regardless of who you’re flying with. Imagination is the key here. To evolve their programmes, airlines will have to invest in more innovative, money-can’t-buy benefits and smart partnerships for passengers to keep faith with going for gold. For those who get it right, the future of airline loyalty could evolve from being predominantly about customer retention to customer acquisition. Whatever the outcome though, you can guarantee that someone, somewhere will be figuring out the fastest route to the top.

Here, PrivateFly offers its private jet trends for 2017.

We have seen changes aplenty in the private flight market over the past decade yet this year could well see some of the most significant yet. Just a decade ago Adam Twidell, CEO and Founder of PrivateFly, was told “no-one will ever book a private jet online”, but proving the critics wrong they saw over one million flight searches on its website during 2016. Adam Twidell, PrivateFly’s founder and CEO comments: “While topline demand for private jet travel has remained flat since the recession, there are fundamental shifts taking place in how our industry sells itself. 2017 may be a year of uncertainty due to the political climate, but will also see a number of exciting developments. Technology is driving many of these changes. Our website visitors have searched one million times this year for instant prices, up by a massive 261% from our own search numbers in 2013, and we’ve seen an average growth rate of 53% over the last three years. “This is proof that a new era of tech-driven private jet booking is firmly here and our flight sales are following the same growth curve. 2016 was a year when we flew more customers, to more places, than ever before.”

2) The changing face of the private jet customer A business jet user is now just as likely to work in scientific recruitment, or produce brake fluids, as they are to work in The City or the entertainment industry. And for leisure, it’s not just the super rich, but also the family willing to pay a premium to escape today’s congested airline experience. More accessibility and competitive pricing is changing the face of the private jet customer and we’ll see this continue to develop in 2017.

3) Geopolitical uncertainty will require agility It has been a turbulent year politically-speaking and the business impact of a Trump presidency, Brexit and more are still to be fully felt. There is a lot of uncertainty, but what’s clear is that it will be the companies that stay agile and can react quickly to change that will be ride out the storm. Both the industries that use business aviation for their travel, and private jet companies themselves. PrivateFly is the leading global booking platform for private jet charter, making it faster, easier and more cost-effective to compare and book private jets. With over 7000 aircraft integrated worldwide, PrivateFly combines innovative technology with a VIP multilingual Flight Team, available 24/7. Listed as one of the UK’s fastest growing private companies, in both The Sunday Times Export Track 100 and Tech Track 100 league tables.

4) E ntry-point price will fall with singleengine turboprops set to fly With the Civil Aviation Authority and EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) set to approve these cost-effective aircraft for commercial charter in 2017, desirable turboprop aircraft such as the Pilatus PC-12 will compete with small jets to drive down the private aviation entry point price even further.

5) Clearer definition of types of ‘private jet’ travel There’s much experimentation taking place with business models, and we’ve seen a lot of media attention given to shuttle or sharing services, which promise a ‘private jet’, but on fixed routes and pre-defined schedules – and charge an annual membership fee. This is a very different offering to chartering your own private aircraft on a fully-flexible, pay-as-you-go basis. It’s great to see innovation taking place, but a blurring of private jet and airline models can be confusing to customers. A ‘private jet’ comes with a set of customer expectations about service levels and delivery that some of these newer membership models can struggle to meet. In 2017 we’ll see customers demanding more clarity on what they’re getting. Photo: PrivateFly courtesy of Cessna

Flying high

2017 will see a move towards more private jet customers wanting to fly further non-stop, particularly routes from the US West Coast to Europe faster. So we’ll see an increase in popularity for the aircraft that can offer this. Gulfstream’s ultra long range G650ER grabs the headlines for its 7500 nautical mile range enabling it to fly non-stop from LA to Melbourne, but rival Dassault’s Falcon 8X will also become available for charter in 2017, and comes close with a range of 6450 nautical miles.

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1) Long range fliers will fly further


Eclectic encounters Gather around this smorgasbord of stunning new luxury and elite investment pieces

360° cool

These quirky domes have been seen popping up along the Thames this winter, doubling up as fashionable dining rooms. Weatherproof and surprisingly warm, this Igloo is now available for everyone. The perfect pop-up for alfresco parties ÂŁ649

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Electric dream

You choose the paint colour, performance, accessories and get a personalised number plate. Created by Radio Flyer in collaboration with Tesla it scores high on the funometer. ÂŁ499

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Rebel writer

Sat at the centre of the X-wing fountain pen is your writing machine, just put together the beautifully crafted pieces for a desktop show-stopper any Star Wars fan will already be fawning over. ÂŁ1,400

Check Mate

Time to up your game with this set that may well intimidate your opponent. The 34 hand-carved pieces are hand-painted by the artist and create a set that’ll command prime shelf real estate when not in play. £2,999

Image delivery

This gold-plated instant snapper was the very first instant SLR of its day. This one has been given the carat coverage to elevate its look to outstanding. ÂŁ1000

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Bath time

Bath, bubbles, champagne and good company - what more could you ask for? ÂŁ300

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Leather bound

This collection combines a Swarovski crystal and leather cuff for wear, leather tray for your spare change and keys with a card holder for your spendable friend (AKA credit card) ÂŁ330

Old school

This is the 60min Series and hand-built to incorporate LED lights & rechargeable lithium battery. A specially designed vinyl label that completes the retro look. $1,699

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Display tray

As much a conduit for carrying dining ware and flutes of champagne as a piece of stunning detail that’d look in place hung as art on your wall. £400

Shake flight

Cast in the shape of an aircraft based on the original Boeing Stratoliners which flew back in the 1930’s this sterling silver cocktail shaker is packed with detail and a superb centre piece for any drinks cabinet. £8,950

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Eyes right

Taylor Morris are relative newcomers in the luxury eyewear market, but boy are they making waves. They’ve recently teamed up with classic car maker Morgan to create three new frames based on traditional racing goggles that are at the top of our must-have list. £240


Louboutin meets Lynch in this “Twin Peaks” inspired collaboration between the shoe maestro and visionary director David Lynch. This Minaudière melds two iconic ‘So Kate’ shoes into one seamless objet d’art that is both surrealist sculpture and functional clutch. £2,495

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Move over Mocktails… There’s a new drink in town, Dan Thomson, founder of Supernatural, the UK’s leading juice brand, talks about his move from gin to juice.

Supernatural is an innovative British wellness brand that has applied the art of cocktail mixology to the world of juicing, creating perfectly balanced freshpressed juices and smoothies that are both delicious in taste and nutritionally optimised to deliver the maximum health and beauty benefits. Thomson is a pioneer of the London bar scene, having previously launched the ground breaking Covent Garden cocktail bar B.Y.O.C and was the former General Manager of the world-famous drinking, institution Milk & Honey. Inspired by his learnings as a mixologist, Thomson went on a journey from booze to juice. He sought out to re-invent the juice market with a concept likened to those found in leading cocktail bars – serving superb drinks with top notch customer service. The booming juice and smoothie market in the UK has enjoyed healthy growth over the past few years since its migration from the USA. A surge in lifestyle trends such as wellness and clean living have contributed to the rise in juice bars here in the UK, which in turn have allowed Supernatural to drive forward and evolve into London’s leading juice bars. The brand the brand will be launching its first overseas site in Gibraltar.

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The Detox Cleanse A blend of kale, spinach, celery, lime and apples, this green goblet is packed with magnesium, potassium, vitamin C and beta-carotene, a full body detox in a glass. Kale, the trendy superfood, is loaded with beta-carotene, which turns into vitamin A, it is responsible for tissue growth, giving life to dull hair and keeping skin glowing. Made up of mainly water, cucumbers are brilliant rehydrators. Research also suggests that the potassium and magnesium in the vegetable act as a cooling agent, reducing water loss. And lime, full of the essential vitamin C, plays a key role in liver detoxification.

The Immune Booster This fruity concoction of apples, passion fruit, pineapple and lemon is teeming with vitamin C, brilliant for repairing damage inflicted by alcohol. The calcium provided by the pineapple is a good source of bromelain, which according to studies has healing anti-inflammatory and immune boosting properties. Apples contain bioactive compounds that encourage the growth of healthy bacteria in the gut and help maintain healthy digestion, and antioxidant-rich passion fruit is packed with L-ascorbic acid, aka vitamin C, which helps repair cells damaged by toxins.

The Morning Special This beets-based beauty is a liver’s bestfriend thanks to the antioxidant betalain, which not only helps produce red blood cells, but also contains anti-inflammatory, and detoxifying agents. Spinach is a common ingredient in smoothies, but not many know that the green leaf can act as a pick-me-up after a heavy night and aid alertness. Vitamin K improves cognitive function and memory. Dates are a natural sweetener, rich in selenium, which supports the immune system. Plus, they contain fluoride to ward off tooth decay.


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French fancy Scott Manson discovers some Gallic magic being conjured up in the kitchens of the revamped Lanesborough This is what a two year refurb and £80m gets you. A property that reasserts its position as one of London’s finest hotels, complete with a stunning dining room.We’re at The Lanesborough to check out its upgraded restaurant, helmed by new executive chef Florian Favario, who worked under Eric Fréchon at the three-Michelin-starred Le Bristol in Paris. He’s already bagged one Michelin star at Céleste, thanks to a technically brilliant take on modern European cookery that also nods to British heritage and provenance.The setting, too, surely helped with the gong.This is one beautiful space. From the vast glass-domed ceiling, basrelief friezes, handsome columns and, of course, glittering chandeliers, it’s a true destination dining room. As a pianist tinkles away in the background, there’s a happy hum about the place as dapper waiters zip around delivering fabulous looking plates of food. Good restaurants are as much about the theatre as they are the dining, and this room has it in spades. It took every ounce of resolve not to tear through every item in the bread basket – I defy anyone to refuse a second helping of this doughy deliciousness. We followed this with deep fried

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cauliflower in curry oil, served with aged parmesan. I know, I know – it sounds frightful. And yet it was a revelation. Spicy, chunky and eminently moreish, this was a truly innovative dish. Favario’s French culinary training was evident in the langoustine ravioli, with its rich shellfish veloute spiked with pepper and herbs, and adorned with a beautifully cooked crustacean. We also tried the turbot, a moist pearly hunk of fish, served with baby bok choi, ginger and carrot puree. It had that just-landed freshness that you normally associate with restaurants situated next to the sea. In fact, if it had been any fresher I wouldn’t have been surprised if it leapt off the plate and on to my lap. And the dessert? Oh my, the dessert. My partner opted for cheese but I couldn’t resist the caramelised cashew nut praline, served with chocolate mousse and roasted coffee bean ice cream. As a rich symphony of flavours danced along my tongue, I gave silent thanks to the genius guru of chocolate who’d conjured up this culinary alchemy. An unforgettable meal in a palatial setting – surely a second star beckons…?



Meet the Uk’s biggest pawn star James Constantinou is MD of one of the UK’s most highly regarded pawnbrokers. From small-time property dealer to TV personality anchoring his own show this serial entrepreneur talks to Tempus about his success : How did you get into pawn broking? I was looking around for something to do after the property market crashed, I had some money but nothing to do - I have always been a bit of a ducker and diver and bought and sold things all my life - from classic cars to property. Not being a 9-5 person I wanted to find something to put my money into that I enjoyed, I read an article about asset lending and that is when I decided it was what I wanted to do. How long did It take to get off the ground? I initially started in Weybridge and have to admit, for the first few months, I was sitting around drinking lots of tea with not a great amount to do. I advertised in local press and luxury magazines which started to get me a few enquires but I’ll admit there were times when I started to wonder what the hell I’d done! As time went on, more and more clients started coming through the doors, and where as initially I had a lot of jewellery enquires we started to get more diverse products coming in such as wine collections, art and cars. How do you feel you were received into the world of pawnbroking? I think I ruffled a few feathers at the start. The pawn broking industry is a very close knit circle of people with some families having been in the industry for over 100 years. It did take a while to prove my worth and to show I was in this for the long term.

Other than not being a normal 9-5 job - what else about pawnbroking appeals to you. Well I just love the unknown, when I get up in the morning I know that anything could walk through my doors, from a 1967 classic Ferrari to a piece of lunar rock (or even a full size knight on a horse that is displayed in the shop window) so this is what I love. No two days are the same. I also love is learning about the products that clients bring in, I spend a lot of time researching them and enjoy learning where they’re form, who made them and talking to specialists within each field. When I started

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I didn’t have a black book of contacts but the internet gave me a quick leg up to build up a strong database of specialist contacts. This is great for our clients as previously I would have to research something for 3-4 days, now I have the contacts in place to just pick up the phone and make them an offer almost immediately. How did the Channel 4 show come about? We had been going for a couple of years and we were just looking to open our 2nd shop in Richmond, the production company Boomerang were looking to do a fly on the

wall documentary about alternative lending. We weren’t sure at first if we were going to entertain it but they sent a journalist down and he really put my mind at ease, he made it clear that nothing would go out that we were not keen on. I heard the call he made back to Boomerang, his exact words were - “I have found the cross between Antiques Road Show and Lovejoy”. The following week they sent a crew down and shot the pilot, initially they were just looking at doing a one hour on off but Channel 4 loved it so after the first episode went out we discussed an on going programme.

Whats the biggest item you have ever lent on? We have lent on some huge items over the years, from planes, boats, classic cars to very rare jewellery, the items have been getting bigger and bigger over the years and obviously the bigger the item the higher my risk so we tend to be careful about big ticket items, for example if you lend on a boat and you end up with it then there are big costs with regards to just keeping it, mooring fee’s, cleaning etc. How much of your success do you put down to the show?

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The show has been great for us of course, it has given us some great exposure and I think with most people looking to borrow against an asset it comes down to a trust thing, people want to feel comfortable when discussing their assets and the value. It has certainly helped our reach, we don’t just service locals, we have items coming in from around the world - so in that sense it has given us a great springboard. I have a great team here working with me and without them life would be far more difficult. Visit James’s website -




























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