Arnold and Son - Royal TEC1 Blue

Arnold and Son – Royal TEC1 Blue

Arnold & Son develop and produce their own movements in-house and unlike other watch manufacturers, Arnold & Son develops a new movement for every single model. This year at Baselworld, for their 250th anniversary, Arnold & Son unveils the Technically Advanced Tourbillon Chronograph: the Royal TEC1.

TEC1 – the tourbillon chronograph with an extraordinary blue dial is an exclusive superb avant-garde yet classic new timepiece. The integration of a high-frequency tourbillon, a chronograph and an automatic winding system, in a way that is elegant and technically advanced, was the challenge for Arnold & Son’s Research and Development team in creating this timepiece.

Royal TEC1 comes in three flavors: an 18K red gold version with anthracite dial, a palladium version with a silvery white dial, and a limited edition 18K red gold version with blue lacquered dial.
Gorgeous limited edition red gold model with blue lacquered dial measures 35.00 mm in diameter and 8.83 mm in height – comprises the integrated chronograph with column-wheel actuation and a full rotor for the automatic winding. The large case measures 45 mm in diameter.

This is Arnold & Son’s first hi-beat tourbillon, meaning that the balance wheel in the escapement vibrates with 28,800 vibrations per hour (4Hz).

BOEING 787-9 Dreamliner

BOEING 787-9 Dreamliner

We all know that the Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners. Only a few weeks ago Boeing unveiled its latest, super-advanced plane, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. It is the second member of the super-efficient 787 family. First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner was delivered to Air New Zealand.

The plane’s fuselage is 20 feet longer than Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. It has a range of 8,000-8,500 nautical miles (the 787-8 has a range of 7,650-8,200) and seats 280 passengers, nearly 40 more than its predecessor. This is the first of ten 787-9 Dreamliners to join Air New Zealand’s fleet. The aircraft will operate the Auckland-Perth route from 15 October 2014 and to Shanghai and Tokyo later this year.

The new Dreamliner 787-9 is really beefing up its sleep space. The business cabin will have 18 lie-flat seats. Well they think about everything because scoops on the side of the plane constantly bring in fresh air, which goes through an advanced filtration system that makes the air cleaner and more humid. This really improves the comfort of the flight. The 787-9 leverages the visionary design of the 787-8, offering passengers features such as large windows, large stow bins, modern LED lighting, higher humidity, a lower cabin altitude and a smoother ride.

The larger 787-9 now accounts for 40% of Boeing’s orders for the Dreamliner, with 413 reserved by airlines. The company launched a third, even-larger model, called the 787-10, last summer with seating for around 320 passengers. It is due in 2018.

JAQUET DROZ LADY 8 WATCH

JAQUET DROZ LADY 8 WATCH

Ancient societies believed that each numerological figure possessed a distinctive meaning. N have played significant roles throughout cultures in both scientific and spiritual realms. For the Swiss watchmaker Jaquet Droz, the number eight has been the brand’s lucky number since 1784. The symbol of infinity and completeness, the figure 8, has always been present on the dial.

This story about “lucky number 8“ is perfectly blended into fascinating Lady 8. Watch features the bezel intertwined with a gem-set ribbon and the pearl or a round precious stone placed at the summit of the case, at 12 o’clock.

The pearl at 12 o’clock is white; the cabochon is made of white mother-of-pearl, as the dome-shape dial.

The grey strap is equipped with a 18-carat white gold folding clasp set with 47 diamonds (0.49 ct) and the bezel is set with 128 diamonds (1.28 carat) and the ring with 148 diamonds (0.38 carat). Available in steel, 18k white gold, or 18k red gold, the case is 35mm wide at its widest point.

In order to give the Lady 8 just a little bit more elegance, the lugs have given way to a satin or alligator strap attached to the case, which comes in gem-set white or red gold or stainless steel.

This lucky watch will make any woman even more beautiful.

2014 JEEP CHEROKEE TRAILHAWK

2014 JEEP CHEROKEE TRAILHAWK

Equipped with front-wheel or 4-wheel drive, the new 2014 Cherokee is more than a simple midsize crossover. In extreme conditions Jeep offers absolutely stunning Trailhawk.

Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk has noticeably better front and rear angle, higher ground clearance and good ramp-overs than the 2WD Cherokee and their milder 4WD brothers.

There’s a full-colour 7-inch reconfigurable LED instrument cluster that’s backed up by an 8.4-inch colour touchscreen media centre with a variety of functions. Selec-Terrain traction control system with five customized settings (Auto, Snow, Sport, Sand/Mud and Rock ) makes things easier. Just spin the dial to match the conditions or leave it in Auto for confident 4×4 performance on any road or weather condition.

The 2014 Cherokee is also equipped with hill-ascent control, hill-descent control, and 4-wheel-disc brakes with vented front rotors. Trailhawk has wheel flares, tow hooks, skid plates, off-road suspension, diff-lock, 17-inch polished wheels and red stitching throughout the cabin. Its towing capacity is 4500 pounds. With the push of a button, it can electronically lock both rear wheels together for outstanding traction at lower speeds. Something even more spectacular is related to speed control. Selec-Speed Control is only available on Cherokee Trailhawk. It’s a great feature for off-roading and helps you confidently drive up or down hills at controlled, steady speeds.

This model is equipped with a 3.2L V6 engine, sending power to the wheels through a standard 9-speed automatic transmission. The result is formidable 271 horsepower.

Time for a wild ride? Absolutely!

THE SYDNEY SKYHOUSE

THE SYDNEY SKYHOUSE

One of the most sensational penthouses in the world is definitely SkyHouse in Sydney. The magnificent penthouse boasts breathtaking 280 degree views of Sydney with all three levels overlooking the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Sydney Heads and the stunning Sydney skyline.

A three-story apartment in Sydney was built in 2003 and recently renovated. Designed by renowned architect Harry Seidler and Associates, the Cove building has 45 levels and a stunning lobby with illuminated Onyx walls.

This amazing Skyhouse features 280 degree panoramic views, 460 square metres of internal living over two levels, 173 square metres of outdoor including stunning roof terrace, premier north west perspective bathes home with natural light, vast open plan entertaining areas capture the superb panorama, exquisite appointments and impeccable finishes throughout, palatial secluded master suite complete with spa and walk-in, aquarium, user-friendly home automation, home cinema, spa and sauna on roof deck, 24hr concierge, footsteps to galleries, cafes, shops and theaters. The luxury property also offers a gym and a 20-meter pool. Absolutely fascinating right? But that’s not all. LCD screens built into the wall replace traditional hanging photos/art enabling ever rotating images to be displayed.

The SkyHouse is equipped with the Latest AMX technology and controls.

This prestigious penthouse is one of the most distinguished opportunities in Sydney real estate for sale.

ROYAL HUISMAN ATHENA

ROYAL HUISMAN ATHENA

The 295-foot Royal Huisman Athena — one of the largest sailing yachts was built in 2004, and her most recent major refit was in 2011. This is not the newest yacht on the market that you can buy, but it certainly is one of the most elegant that enchants with every detail.

From her clipper bow to her fantail transom, Athena embodies all that we know to be classic beauty in the yachting world. Athena features 5 staterooms, including a master suite, 3 double cabins and 1 twin cabin. The master cabin is fitted with a whirlpool tub and the main salon is divided into two separate seating areas, one with a game table and piano. She is capable of carrying up to 20 crew onboard to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience.

The 90m sailing yacht Athena has a beam of 12.2m (40.03ft) and cruises at 14 knots. She is powered by two Caterpillar 3516B engine of 2000 horse power or 1492 KW each, while the sum output is of 4000 HP or 2943 KW.
Check it out in our shop!

PATEK PHILIPPE NAUTILUS NEW 2014

PATEK PHILIPPE NAUTILUS NEW 2014

Patek Philippe has unveiled two new chronograph watches in steel cases, the Annual Calendar Chronograph, and the Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph.
The Nautilus was first produced in 1976. and still ranks among the most coveted timepieces at auctions to this very day. Now, for the first time, it combines the chronograph and dual time functions. Travel Time function indicates the time in two different time zones at a single glance.

Its round case is made of stainless steel and features an exquisite bezel, giving the watch an elegant look. Beautiful black dial shows time in hours minutes and seconds and features a highly legible date display at 12 o’clock, second time zone display using a central hand, and local and second time zone day/night displays at 9 and 3 o’clock respectively.

The 5990/1A features a new self-winding calibre, CH 28-520 C FUS, with a minimum power reserve of 45 hours. Calibre CH 28-520 C FUS contains four complications to be exact (chronograph, date, day/night, and travel time) and is efficiently sized at 28 x 31mm with a thickness of 6.95mm.

The pushers used to operate the mechanism are cleverly camouflaged on the left side of the watch’s case, preserving the lines that the Nautilus collection is known for. The Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph is available for $57,300.

HOTEL CANAVES OIA SANTORINI GREECE

HOTEL CANAVES OIA SANTORINI GREECE

Holiday in Santorini is the dream of a lifetime for many people. Santorini is the top destination in Greece. Amazing villages with Cycladic architecture and breathtaking view to the sea, are located on the edge of this caldera.

Oia is the most famous and the most beautiful of all villages of Santorini. The village is situated on top of an impressive cliff and offers a spectacular view over the volcano of Palia and Nea Kameni and the island of Thirassia.

Luxury hotel Canaves Oia makes this place even more beautiful. Canaves Oia Hotel is close to Naval Museum, Oia Castle, and Baxedes Beach. Outstanding personal service is what makes Canaves Oia hotel the perfect choice for those seeking luxury and beauty.

You will definitely fall in love with its tasteful Cycladic architecture. The walls and arched ceilings, hewn out of the rock, are painted creamy white in stark contrast to the traditional dark wood furniture. Hotel is cut into the volcanic cliff face comprising two idyllic retreats, 100 metres apart, both have a picturesque pool and access to a gourmet restaurant and a fully-crewed 69-foot charter yacht.

At this 5-star property business amenities include a 24-hour business center, a meeting/conference room, and limo/town car service. Canaves Oia Hotel has 39 rooms and suites distributed in two sections – Canaves Oia and Canaves Oia Suites – each comprising its own reception, pool and pool bar to ensure the maximum comfort .

Private motor yacht for cruising the Aegean and the Greek Islands, exceptional luxury hotel services, elegant atmosphere, the beautiful location on a Cliffside above the Aegean Sea, with a view of the Caldera are only a few reasons why one should choose to discover Santorini from the comfort of this luxury hotel in Oia.

$4.5 MILLION FERRARI F12 TRS REVEALED IN SICILY

$4.5 MILLION FERRARI F12 TRS REVEALED IN SICILY

And just when I thought that Ferrari could not do anything more spectacular than what now has to offer, the Italian car maker unveiled a one-off open-top F12 Berlinetta called TRS which has been created by the company’s Special Projects division. TRS is a one-off model that will leave you absolutely speechless. It made its debut during the annual Ferrari Cavalcade driving tour, which this year took place in Sicily.

Based on the company’s equally wonderful F12 Berlinetta and built exactly to a client’s specifications, this amazing car cost its lucky owner $4.5 million , making it one of the most expensive production cars to roll off the assembly line this year. Designed and created by Flavio Manzoni and the Ferrari Style Centre, the look of the F12 TRS has been inspired by the 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa.

Power comes from a 6.3-liter V-12 engine tuned to deliver 729 horsepower and 508 pound-feet of torque. This ensures 0-62 mph acceleration in just 3.1 seconds and a top speed in excess of 211 mph. The open cockpit is trimmed in Alcantara, fine leather and black matte carbon fibre. Generally, inside was adopted a minimalist look. Aerobridge that normally sits above the rear fender on the F12 Berlinetta is now gone, allowing for the open-top design of the car. The engine’s signature red cylinder heads are visible through a window in the hood.

If you are one of Ferrari’s most loyal customers and you have enough money then Ferrari can make you unique extraordinary model. This lucky guy already has his dream car. I would definitely like to have something like this in my garage.

IXION WINDOWLESS JET CONCEPT

IXION WINDOWLESS JET CONCEPT

Winner in the 2014 International Yacht & Aviation Awards in the Exterior design category

Once again, a great team and excellent design push the boundaries. The Technicon Design France team received an award for their IXION windowless jet concept. They came up with ideas on how to make your flight even more exciting.

“We quickly settled on the controversial yet interesting idea of removing the windows from the cabin and using existing or very near future technology to display the exterior environment to the inside surfaces of the cabin via external cameras,” says Gareth Davies, Design Director at Technicon’s French Studio. “Removing the windows allows for weight reduction, simplifies construction and opens up an enormous spectrum of possibilities for interior design. We wanted to couple this with amorphous solar panels which power the low voltage systems on board and thus offer a unique visual dynamic for the exterior.”

To demonstrate Technicon’s creative design, digital modelling and visualisation capabilities in the transportation design sector, the Windowless Jet proposal was first conceived for the National Business Aviation Association show.