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Concept Revealed 2013 Mercedes Benz Vision Gran Turismo

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Heesen Yachts delivers YN 17255, M/Y Azamanta, 55m Fast Displacement

17255seatrial_Color Heesen Yachts is proud to announce that following intensive sea trials in the North Sea, on July 10, 2015, YN 17255 M/Y Azamanta, the world’s first Fast Displacement steel-hulled yacht over 50 metres, was delivered to her owners in international waters.
Azamanta’s sea trials took place on June 17–18 in moderate sea conditions and with winds that started south-westerly, increasing and turning north-westerly after the passage of a cold front.
Azamanta, whose Fast Displacement Hull Form was developed by Van Oossanen in collaboration with Heesen Yachts in-house naval architects, exceeded the contractual speed by 0.4 knots, reaching a top speed of 16.9 knots. Propelling around 600 tonnes of steel and aluminium at 15 knots with only 1650kW of power, the yacht has proved to be a benchmark in terms of efficiency.
Bilderlings Wealth, representing the owner and managing the project throughout the build, says: “We are very pleased with Azamanta; she is the expression of a passionate and experienced yacht owner who built a yacht to travel the globe and explore exotic destinations. Her ice-reinforced steel hull and her unusual colour scheme will enable her passengers to safely, comfortably and elegantly cruise also in high latitudes.”
The bold exterior design by Omega Architects is characterised by chiselled, sharp lines. The superstructure is adorned by “the shark tooth”, a smart design signature on the overhang of the wheelhouse that lends Azamanta a powerful personality.
Vertical windows – new to the Heesen’s aesthetics – and numerous glass insertions in the bulwarks allow more natural light to flood the interior and significantly improve the indoor/outdoor connection, offering great views of the sea even when seated in the sky lounge.
Omega’s clean design without fashion plates and supports has been cleverly engineered and meticulously executed by Heesen’s in-house experts; the superstructure aft, for example, is completely free from pillars, offering uninterrupted ocean vistas.
Heesen’s Board of Directors comments: “Azamanta is the third yacht we have delivered this year after 50m Sibelle and 47m Asya. She is a wonderful example of what owners can achieve when they entrust Heesen to build their superyacht: solid Dutch design, engineering and naval architecture wrapped in unique individual design.”HY17255_Profile1920px

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A NEW SCENE IN LONDON FOR H. MOSER & CIE.

Starting August 1st, 2015, H. Moser & Cie. watches will be available at Harrods, in their prestigious Fine Watch Room. A magnificent setting for the Neuhausen manufacture and a beautiful collaboration with a partner, reflecting the work of Edouard Meylan, CEO of H. Moser & Cie., and his team.Moser

Exceptionally rare, for the company with an annual production of 1,200 parts, H. Moser & Cie. watches will soon be available at Harrods in London. This very positive development for the manufacture is in recognition of the values ​​inherent since its inception in 1828. H. Moser & Cie. then was already synonymous with quality, elegance, but above all the manufacture of exceptional watches. Heinrich Moser, founder of the company, cultivated a genuine entrepreneurial spirit. He inspired the current watch collection from the Manufacture in Neuhausen, which is equipped exclusively with movements manufactured in-house that are rich in ingenious technical innovations. Heinrich Moser’s leadership changed the watchmaking craft as practiced in his family for generations and modernized it, developing in-house production, international service and a network of retailers. Heinrich Moser was a forerunner with his business model, pursued today in a similar form by much larger global watchmaking groups.
In honour of the famous London retail institution, H. Moser & Cie. has created a special edition of its Endeavour Perpetual Calendar Funky Blue: the electric blue dial meets a kudu leather strap with blue stitching and the inscription “Made with Love”. The watchmaker takes part in the initiative launched by Harrods to celebrate exceptional craftsmanship with a limited edition available exclusively in the iconic London Knightsbridge store.
These strong arguments from H. Moser & Cie. are set to attract discerning Harrods clientele, in keeping with the entrepreneurial spirit, visionary strategy and values of its founder: ingenuity, entrepreneurship, independence and innovation with a little provocative touch that makes all the difference.

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Park Hotel Vitznau Switzerland

Park Hotel VitznauBehind hundred year old walls lies a wonderfully inviting interior. The extensive renovation work at the Park Hotel Vitznau has fully embraced the notion of ‘maintain the past, create the future’. State of the art technology has been integrated into the elegant and luxurious décor of this magnificent historical building, and nostalgic charm at its most beautiful has been combined with the highest level of comfort, fulfilling a visionary concept.

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This sparkling jewel is characterized by three main themes, Wine & Dine, Art & Culture and Health & Wealth. The different areas of the hotel, as well as the 47 residences, suites and junior suites have been individually furnished with great attention to detail and with state of the art comfort.

Enjoy culinary delights in our two restaurants or on the lakeshore terrace, while our passionate team of sommeliers will help you select suitable wines from our six exclusive wine cellars. Round off the day in style with a cocktail in the bar or in the living room, or with a cigar in our smoking lounge.

Vitznau is the ideal starting point from which to discover the breathtaking scenery of Central Switzerland. Whichever worlds you are looking to discover, whether in the hotel or outside, we are here to meet your every need.

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A STEP BEYOND THE FUTURE HAUTLENCE UNVEILS ITS NEW CONCEPT D’EXCEPTION, VORTEX

HTL_VORTEX_3_600x340The Neuchâtel-based contemporary watchmaker HAUTLENCE unveils its second and highly awaited Concept d’Exception, VORTEX. First launched in 2010, HAUTLENCE’s Concept d’Exception timepieces are extremely sought-after thanks to their extraordinary displays of time powered by incredible mechanical solutions that push the boundaries of traditional watchmaking. Avant-garde and daring, VORTEX is a true showcase of HAUTLENCE’s boundless creativity and audacious approach to watchmaking, reinterpreting all the design codes that are dear to the brand, such as a multi-level reading of time, materials that play on transparency and the use of nonconformist shapes. VORTEX is much more than simply a wristwatch; it is truly an exceptional timepiece featuring three patents in a mind-blowing three-dimensional case that offers a glimpse of its impressive movement from all sides. Inspired by contemporary architecture, this unique case flaunts a new look every hour as the cage of the regulating organ rotates 60 degrees every 60 minutes, thus turning VORTEX into a mesmerising mechanical piece of art.
“Pushing the boundaries whilst respecting tradition,” explains Founder and CEO of HAUTLENCE Guillaume Tetu while summing up the launch of VORTEX. “The idea behind the watch was to reveal our creative approach to watchmaking in a new Concept d’Exception. Ergonomic, contemporary and truly avant-garde, VORTEX remains true to HAUTLENCE’s design codes with its multi-level display of time, play on transparency, nonconformist geometry and link between mechanics and aesthetics. By combining all of these elements, we have created a watch that is powerful and majestic.”

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Limited to 88 pieces, VORTEX displays half-trailing hours, retrograde minutes and a power-reserve indicator. Its futuristic and lively design changes every hour, as the entire regulating organ rotates 60 degrees every 60 minutes. Powering this new timepiece is a redesigned and reinterpreted version of the innovative in-house automatic calibre HR2.0 presented in the first Concept d’Exception. Named HLR2.0, this impressive new calibre is angled at 90 degrees, resulting in a remarkably ergonomic and modern timepiece.
HAUTLENCE collaborated with the prominent Parisian design studio BBDC, Berra Blanquer Design Consultants, to create VORTEX’s eye-catching and state-of-the-art design inspired by contemporary architecture. BBDC is active in many industries and is renowned for having brought to life several bestselling watch designs ever since its foundation in 1996.
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The Designer Cristina Sabatini

Cristina Sabatini

The Designer

Cristina Sabatini is an innovative and passionate artist who has spent her life defining her aesthetic and expanding her worldview. She began her career in apparel design as a teenager, and her success led her to open several high-end boutiques in Brazil before moving to New York to pursue her passion for jewelry design. Her unique perspective and entrepreneurial spirit have made Cristina Sabatini’s pieces sought after in dozens of countries, and her influence in the industry continues to grow. Her bold, vibrantly colored designs are heavily inspired by her travels across the globe, witnessing firsthand the beauty of both nature and human achievement through classical art and architecture.
Cristina has been formally trained in the art of jewelry design and the techniques applied in creating the finest handcrafted pieces. She works with a diverse, dedicated team of artisans to ensure that every piece she designs lives up to her uncompromising standards. With the success of her distinctive jewelry line, Cristina’s brand has now expanded into a line of handbags and accessories.

 

The Versailles collection is the most formal, elegant collection yet, using only natural precious and semiprecious stones, sterling silver, gold vermeil, and black rhodium. The shapes are inspired by nature, art, and architecture, interpreted and stylized by Cristina Sabatini’s unique aesthetic.

Victoria Lily Earring

Victoria Lily Earring

Crazy Lace Agate /Gold Plate

Ivy Leaves Ring

Sunstone/Gold Plate

Dancing Vine Earring

 
Sunstone/ Gold Plate

Dancing Vine Ring

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The Best Places to Visit in Europe for Art, Music and Culture

Plan the ultimate getaway to Europe with itineraries inspired by an arts and culture themed journey aboard the Four Seasons Jet.
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The newly redesigned Four Seasons Jet flew travellers on the Backstage With the Arts journey between Paris, Lisbon, Milan, Istanbul, St Petersburg and Prague.

During a 16-day Backstage With the Arts journey on the Four Seasons Jet, guests experienced the art, music, culture and history of Europe, complete with backstage access, special performances and private entries. Whether you have one day or 20 for a European holiday, let their adventures in Paris, Lisbon, Milan, Istanbul, St Petersburg and Prague inspire your own itinerary. Read on to discover the cultural highlights of each destination and flip through photos from the Four Seasons Jet trip to see the landmarks, museums, theatres and local experiences you shouldn’t miss on your own journey.

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Paris has long been the homeland of the artist. It is a city to which creative spirits make pilgrimage, while appreciative spirits love to bask in the atmosphere. There’s no better way to kick off your stay than by enjoying the Michelin-starred cuisine of Le Cinq, renowned restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris. From there, tour the newly opened Louis Vuitton Foundation, a striking building designed by Frank Gehry, which has as its mission the fostering and promotion of artistic creation on national and international levels. It also has a magnificent collection of fine art that must not be missed. Survey more of Paris on a private cruise along the Seine, and bid the city farewell over dinner in the Eiffel Tower.

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The delightfully chic Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris was the first stop for travellers on the Backstage With the Arts tour and served as an ideal home base for the adventures ahead.

Diverse architecture in Lisbon

Lisbon, home to a spectrum of architecture from classical to Manueline to Gothic, offers the opportunity to explore art and architecture to your heart’s content. Start with a guided tour of the Berardo Collection Museum and then tour the ornate, Manueline-style Jeronimos Monastery. An excellent hub for travellers, Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon offers its own take on artistic décor. Allow at least three days to absorb the best of Lisbon: Be sure to visit the Museu Nacional do Azulejo, the Palais de Santos, and take a guided walk through Chiado Square and the surrounding area.

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At the French Embassy in Portugal, everything from the ceiling to the uniform lapels illustrates artistry.

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Koenigsegg One:1 vs 0-300-0 kmh

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The Koenigsegg One:1, driven by factory driver Robert Serwanski, in practice for a new 0-300-0 kmh record at the Koenigsegg test track in Ängelholm, Sweden. The previous 0-300-0 kmh record was set by the Koenigsegg Agera R in 2011, at 21.19 seconds.

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Trio of New Rivas

LAUNCH 1: NEW 88FT RIVA CONVERTIBLE

Riva’s sensational 88 Florida with her amazing power-opening cockpit roof is now on the water and has passed her sea trials with flying colours. This unique 4-cabin, 8-berth yacht will be one of the main attractions at the forthcoming Cannes Boat Show in September. To arrange a priority viewing please email Fanis Zacharis: fanis@fluxuryworld.com

LAUNCH 2: NEW 88FT RIVA HARDTOP

The Riva 88 Domino, the hardtop yacht from which the convertible 88 Florida was derived, has itself undergone some major improvements and is now re-launched as the Riva 88 Domino Super. For a priority viewing at the Cannes Boat Show email Fanis Zacharis: fanis@fluxuryworld.com

 

LAUNCH 3: NEW RIVA 76 COUPÉ

Completing the trio of newly-launched Rivas is this very latest addition to the fleet, the Riva 76 Coupé. Essentially a 3-cabin, 6-berth (plus crew) version of the 88 Domino Super, she also features a top deck but the upper helm is an option. For a priority viewing at the Cannes Boat Show email Fanis Zacharis: fanis@fluxuryworld.com

For any inquiry on a brand new or pre-owned yacht please email Fanis Zacharis: fanis@fluxuryworld.com

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Make Your move and have Your dream car for the weekend (or next week)…

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 Make Your move and have Your dream car for the weekend. Last Minute Weekend (or next week) Availability!

Prices are based on a 3 Day Hire. Please email us for Terms and Conditions at service@fluxuryworld.com
 


Ferrari 458 Spider  – £2850.00 (with 300 miles included)
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Lamborghini Aventador – £5700.00 (with 300 miles included)LamboAventador
Lamborghini Aventador Roadster – £6270.00 (with 300 miles included)
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Lamborghini Performante – £2100.00 (with 300 miles included)
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Rolls Royce Ghost – £2550.00 (with 300 miles included)

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Aston Martin DB9 Volante  £1650.00 (with 300 miles included)
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BENTLEY GT – £1500.00 (with 300 miles included)
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Bentley GTC Hire – £1590.00 (with 300 miles included)
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