Dissolving apparent contradictions drives HYT. The latest H4 watches shed even more light on this intrinsic fascination with making the paradoxical meaningful. These colorful new timepieces remain loyal to the brand's fil rouge of showcasing the power of the past and future to assign the present context and content. At the same time, they add a striking new dimension to the combined energy of two potentially polemic opposites – light and liquid – with the smallest dynamo ever invented, patent pending. There's an instant of tension when creativity succeeds in replacing an enigma with enlightenment. The new H4 watches were born of such a moment.Read More
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Music producer and all-around multi-talent Swizz Beatz has also expanded the collection he made in collaboration with Zenith. Next to the diamond set titanium Defy El Primero 21, he now added a Defy El Primero 21 to his collection made from white ceramic, which looks particularly stunning in combination with the orange details. The same can be said for the Defy Zero G, featuring the unique complication which Zenith redevised from the original version.
acob & Co thought that the Twin Turbo, with two triple-axis tourbillons and a minute repeater which was introduced in 2006, could be made more complicated and the result is the Twin Turbo Furious. With redesigned tourbillons, the watch now also features a monopusher chronograph. While that alone would be too simple for the watchmakers at Jacob & Co, so they also included a clever device in which you can set a reference time, for example for your fastest lap on a race track, and race against this time. At the end, you can simply see how many seconds you went under or over.
Crafted from Fairmined gold, the Chopard All-in-One is sustainable in more than one way. This highly complicated watch combines a perpetual calendar, with a tourbillon, orbital moon-phase display, equation of time, sunrise- and sunset time. But perhaps most impressive is that despite all these complications, Chopard was still able to give it a seven day power reserve!
The GyroGraff Drive is Graff sharing its passion for cars through intricate miniature paintings on the dial, combined with exclusive complications. Cleverly integrated into the scene on the dial is not only a triple-axis tourbillon but also a three dimensional moon phase hand carved from 18 karat gold. But the work of art also extends to the bezel, where 7.73 carats of diamonds are expertly set, so that no metal shows. A masterpiece in every sense of the word!
Bulgari is also using carbon this year, for their Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater Carbon nonetheless! Not only the case of this ultra-thin minute repeater is crafted from this material, but also the dial, and even the bracelet. The result is a featherlight watch, yet a heavy weight horological piece of art. The minute repeater sounds actually even better in the new carbon case, which is quite an achievement, as it already sounded amazing in the titanium version that was introduced in 2016.
The heat is on for ardent lovers of HYT timepieces. Exclusively available in the HYT Pop Up Store Miami Design District, the H0 FEEL THE HYT edition is unfazed by rising temperatures. A patented thermal compensator inside every HYT watch ensures that liquid expansion due to temperature variation never gets in the way of time’s fluidity. An horological complication in its own right, this breakthrough technology connects art and science without any risk of getting its fingers burned. Red, the color of fire, and 18k gold with 2N purity, reflecting the power of the sun, work their magic on a creation that instantly puts Miami on watch aficionados’ radars.
Ensuring the accuracy of the red and transparent fluids that document time’s passage in the capillary tube “vein” is a third liquid in a vital component working behind the scenes. This elegant solution is contained in a small bellow within one of the main bellows of the patented fluidic module. The liquid celebration represented by H0 FEEL THE HYT edition undoubtedly has scientific and aesthetic roots. Perhaps it’s no coincidence that an invention born in a high-tech laboratory slots in perfectly to a neighborhood where design decides. The subtly curved dial surface confirms the duality. A wave pattern and power reserve display with droplet-style decoration echo the intrinsic theme of going with the flow.
Visually speaking, the H0 FEEL THE HYT edition is totally hot. A gold opaline dial has engraved markers and numerals with white Super-LumiNova®, as do the brushed and micro-blasted counters. Spanning the three sub-dials is the watch’s name in confident capitals. Its crowning glory is a sumptuous red alligator pattern leather strap with a gold and titanium folding buckle. Cooling things down slightly are grey minute and second hands. This watch can certainly take the heat. And true fans will go through fire and water to get hold of one.
Professionals, journalists, collectors and watch enthusiasts will travel from all four corners of the globe to be in Geneva from the 15th to the 19th January, 2018 for the 28th Salon International De La Haute Horlogerie, the most anticipated event in Fine Watchmaking. Members of the public will have the opportunity to attend Open Day on Friday 19th January. Tickets can be purchased directly from their website: SIHH
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The Macallan Sherry Oak 40 Years Old - 2017 Release is a new limited edition single malt which marks the pinnacle of the Sherry Oak range. This is the third non-vintage release of a 40 years old expression from The Macallan.
This rare single malt was matured for 40 years in an intriguing combination of three different types of sherry-seasoned cask to create its distinctive style - complex, with a natural deep copper colour, and rich and intense character defined by dried fruits, ginger, wood spice and cinnamon.
This highly collectable release of only 465 bottles is available from December 2017 in select locations worldwide including the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa; as well as exclusive airport retail stores and The Macallan Distillery. A small number of bottles will also be available through The Macallan Online Shop in 2018 with delivery to selected countries.
With more than 75 new listings for sale and 30 more yachts to their global charter fleet Northrop and Johnson has definitely seen growth in 2017. They've also sold more than 112 yachts. Big sales included the 173-foot (52.7m) Swedeship superyacht PASSION by Sales Brokers Kevin Merrigan, Wes Sandford and Ann Avery as well as the sale of the 163-foot (49.69m) Christensen superyacht CASINO ROYALE by Sales Brokers Kevin Merrigan, Joe Foggia and Wes Sandford.
Northrop & Johnson also was recognized with a variety of accolades in 2017. CEO Kevin Merrigan was named International Yacht Broker Association (IYBA) Broker of the year for 2016. Cameron Bray, Managing Director of Australia was appointed Chairman for Superyacht Queensland and also was named the Gold Coast Young Entrepreneur for the second your running. In addition, Northrop & Johnson attended 12 major yachting events as well as hosted numerous bespoke events.
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When a cognac pays homage to the nobility and loyalty of the French Empire generals, particularly the Marquis de Caulaincourt, “Grand Ecuyer” of Napoleon, French Ambassador to Russia and Major General in the Napoleonic Army you have to expect premium quality and taste. The D’aincourt Collection comprises of three Hors d'Age Cognacs aged from 20 to 70 years old. I finally got to sit down with their samples, neat as always because watering down this cognac would not be honoring the French Empire Generals at all. Before we get into our review...
What is Cognac Grand Champagne?
Cognac Grande Champagne is Cognac brandy made from the vineyards in the most respected of the six Cognac districts (crus) that surround Cognac town. Its name often leads to confusion, and assumptions that it is somehow connected with the sparkling wine region Champagne. This confusion is easily cleared up; the word champagne (from Latin campania) originally meant 'open country', with connotations of idyllic, pastoral landscapes. It features in at least a dozen place names dotted all over France, including both the Champagne wine region and the Grande Champagne brandy district.Grande Champagne is located just south of Cognac town, sandwiched between the Charente river and its tributary, the Né. The famous village of Segonzac, encircled by vines for miles in every direction, lies right at its heart.
History of D’aincourt Cognac
D’aincourt Cognac was established in 1848, the distillery is located in the heart of the Cognac region.The D’AINCOURT Cognacs are sourced exclusively from Grande Champagne: premier Cru of Cognac where the finest eaux-de-vie come from.
1st Up - D’aincourt Cognac Extra
Delightful, rich aroma, spicy and a bit smokey, it’s definitely a cognac for the cigar lounge. The taste lingers somewhat, heightening the tasting experience as you inhale it’s aroma.
Up Next - D’aincourt Cognac Rare XO
The aroma is not as smokey, I do get a citrus scent and something like cloves, the aroma hints that the taste would be smooth. The taste is a little more smokey than the aroma lets on but it delivered the smoothness I expected.
Finally - D’aincourt Limited Edition Premier Cru
Can a cognac have a premium aroma? This one made me check. L.E. Premier Cru is made from the rare blend of very mature eaux de vie, some aged over 70 years old. It is made entirely from Grande Champagne, the finest of the Cognac crus. Gents, inhale deeply as this embraces your palate.
All three have a rich golden hues and long “tears” along the inside of the glass, it’s what you would expect with mature cognacs. The L.E. Premier Cru has the lightest shade.
If I had to put in order of what I enjoyed most it would be the Premier Cru 1st, 2nd would be the Rare XO, followed by the Cognac Extra.
Grab a Davidoff cigar, Trinidad Short Robusto or whatever cigar you enjoy, these cognacs will go well with most.
To purchase we suggest you contact the good folks here: D’aincourt