The legend – now even more dynamic

 The Mercedes-Benz SL is the top performer in a wide variety of disciplines: an elegant roadster for relaxed, comfortable cruising or a dynamic coupé for sporty trips on winding roads. A particularly eye-catching feature of the new SL is the revised front: The unique diamond radiator grille extends downwards. Also adding to the unmistakable new appearance of the SL is the new standard-fit LED Intelligent Light System with headlamp housing extending far to the outside. The sporty silhouette is emphasised by the enlarged cosmetic air outlets with wing-like chrome inserts in the dynamic, broad vehicle wings and the exterior mirrors positioned on the beltline.

The model range comprises the SL 400 with a V6 engine uprated to 367 hp and 500 Nm (additional 25 kW/35 hp and also 20 Nm) as well as the SL 500 with a powerful 455 hp V8 engine boasting a peak torque of 700 Nm. As standard the power transfer is handled by the new 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission. With DYNAMIC SELECT the vehicle characteristics can be adjusted in seconds at the touch of a button, as the system modifies the setup of the engine, transmission, suspension and steering at the driver’s behest. Additional variants include the two Mercedes-AMG models in the guise of the SL 63 and SL 65, the latter with a V12 engine.

AMG SL 63 (Diamantweiß), SL 500 (Brilliantblau) AMG SL 63 (diamond white), SL 500 (brilliant blue)

AMG SL 63 (Diamantweiß), SL 500 (Brilliantblau)
AMG SL 63 (diamond white), SL 500 (brilliant blue)

LED Intelligent Light System

For optimum visibility on country roads and motorways, when cornering and on bends, the standard-fit LED Intelligent Light System automatically adapts to all light and driving conditions. The LED technology features low energy consumption, a long service life and a pleasant white light which approximates the daylight spectrum. The five functions of the LED Intelligent Light System include motorway mode, cornering light function, camera-based active light function, roundabout light function and also the enhanced fog light function. Anti-dazzle continuous high beam comes courtesy of the optional Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus. When high beam is switched on, this system always makes the optimum headlamp range available. The driver can concentrate on the traffic and does not have to continually switch between low beam and high beam.

Comfort appointments: more convenient operation of the vario-roof

SL fans also appreciate the sports car icon on account of its high suitability for everyday use. With the facelift Mercedes-Benz has improved the comfort appointments even further. These include operation of the electrohydraulic vario-roof. If when opening or closing the roof the vehicle has to move off due to the traffic conditions, the process which was started when at a standstill can be continued up to a speed of approx. 40 km/h.

Equally new is the exclusive automatic boot separator. If the separator is in the upper position for increased boot capacity, it automatically moves down when the top is opened. Conversely, the automatic boot separator returns to the upper position, also by means of electric operation, as soon as the boot lid is opened.

A further special feature comes in the guise of MAGIC VISION CONTROL, the intelligent and highly efficient wash/wipe system. In this system, the washer fluid is always delivered immediately in front of wipe lip, via the water feed line integrated into the blade – and it does this in both wiping directions. Optionally the wiper can be heated to prevent snow or ice from sticking in winter. Details like this underline the positioning of the Roadster Coupé as a comfortable sports car for all seasons.

More choice: curve tilting function for the ABC suspension for the first time

The steel suspension of the standard chassis features continuously variable dampers. In conjunction with the AMG Line equipment the suspension is lowered by 10 mm and fitted with harsher springs and torsion-bar stabilisers. The driver can leave the setting of the basic characteristics of the suspension to the control electronics via DYNAMIC SELECT.

Alternatively there is another option available in the guise of Active Body Control (ABC) with curve tilting function (not for AMG versions). ABC reduces body movements when moving off, braking and cornering. The spring struts of the ABC suspension are adjusted to the respective driving conditions via so-called plunger cylinders (by oil pressure), therefore making torsion-bar stabilisers on the front and rear axle, which can hamper comfort, unnecessary. The dampers only have to eliminate wheel vibrations and can be set up in a such a way as to ensure comfort without losing any of the sportiness. In addition, the vehicle level can be adjusted to any unevenness: At higher speeds the SL is automatically lowered by 13 mm for more favourable aerodynamics. Conversely, at the touch of a button it is possible to raise the vehicle by 50 mm for driving on rough roads.

On top of this there is the curve tilting function which applies a maximum of
2.65 degrees in the speed range from 15 to 180 km/h. It can be set via DYNAMIC SELECT (“Curve”), noticeably reducing the effects of lateral acceleration on the vehicle occupants. The DYNAMIC SELECT transmission modes in conjunction with ABC suspension:

  • Curve (CV) increases ride comfort
  • Comfort (C) is the comfortable setting for long journeys or on rough roads
  • Sport (S) as a sporty setting enables a particularly dynamic driving style
  • Sport Plus (S+) is an extremely sporty setting – particularly suitable for flatroad surfaces; tuning of the ESP® characteristics is likewise more sporty inthis mode
  • Individual (I) allows individual adjustment of the various parameters to suitthe driver’s requirementsElaborate all-aluminium bodyshellThe latest generation of the Mercedes-Benz SL takes the meaning of the well-known abbreviation “SL” – Super-Light – literally at its word. Systematic weight reduction is just as much a part of the outstanding design features of the new SL as it was for its namesake, the original SL from 1952 with its lightweight tubular frame. Here for the first time Mercedes-Benz has implemented an all-aluminium bodyshell as part of large-scale series production. Only relatively few components are made using other materials. High-strength steel tubes are integrated in the A-pillars to increase safety.The aluminium bodyshell weighs around 110 kg less than if it had been produced using steel technology. The aluminium structure is not only lighter, but also superior in terms of rigidity, safety and comfort.

Even more responsive: AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission

The AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission on the SL 63 boasts tailor- made dynamics and high variability. Whether automatic or initiated by the driver using the steering wheel shift paddles, upshifts and downshifts are executed noticeably faster than on the previous model. Especially in “Sport Plus” and in manual mode, the transmission response is now even more prompt. This enhanced spontaneity was made possible by optimising the engine and transmission software. Furthermore, the new aluminium shift paddles are now able to transmit the driver’s commands to change gears even faster. The tangible driving dynamics are thus enhanced further.

Optimum traction: rear-axle differential lock as standard

For improved traction and driving dynamics, SL 63 and SL 65 are equipped with a mechanical rear-axle differential lock as standard. This reduces the slip on the inside wheel when cornering, without any control intervention in the braking system. This allows the driver to accelerate out of corners earlier thanks to the improved traction. The car remains more stable when braking from high speeds, and the limited-slip differential also improves traction when accelerating fast from a standing start.

AMG DYNAMIC SELECT driving modes

The five different driving programmes “Comfort”, “Sport”, “Sport Plus”, “Individual” and “RACE” provide the driver with broad scope for influencing the characteristics of the SL 63 and SL 65. Numerous parameters can be modified, from throttle response to engine sound, enabling the utmost in individualisation. In the “Comfort” programme the driver experiences a gentle transmission characteristic with comfortable and early gear changes. In the other driving modes the engine and transmission demonstrate substantially greater agility, in addition to which gear changes are faster.

Tradition: a dream sports car for more than 60 years

The exceptional position occupied by the SL in the history of Mercedes-Benz is also evident from its very name: due to its iconic status, the SL has retained its tradition-rich model designation even after the introduction of the new nomenclature. For more than 60 years now, the Mercedes-Benz model range with the “SL” acronym has enthralled sports car fans around the world.

The new Mercedes-Benz SL data at a glance:


SL 400

SL 500

Mercedes-AMG SL 63

Mercedes-AMG SL 65

No. of cylinders /arrangement



V8 biturbo

V12 biturbo



AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission


Total displacement (cc)





Rated output (hp/rpm)

367 / 5500-6000

455/ 5250

585/ 5500


Max torque (Nm at rpm)

500/ 2000-4200

700/ 1800-3500

900/ 2250-3750

1000 / 2300-4300

Fuel consumption Combined (l/100km)





CO2 emissions combined (g/km)





Emission standard

EU 6

Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s)





Top speed (km/h)





List Price in Hong Kong (HKD)





* Electronically limited


Offering the ultimate Thai island escape for global wine connoisseurs, Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas is taking tasteful luxury up a notch with its most exclusive and lavish package yet – the ‘Taste of the Suite Life’ Package.

This completely unique experience allows guests to spoil themselves like a King or Queen with a three-night stay in the Royal Villa, as well as a luxurious Dining by Design dinner with one of the rarest bottles of wine in the world.

Natural exclusivity is assured at the all-pool villa oasis of Anantara Mai Khao, set around a tropical lagoon and quiet Mai Khao Beach along Phuket’s sunset coast. When only the best will do at this indulgent resort, the ‘Taste of the Suite’ life impresses in every way.

A three-night stay in the beachfront Two Bedroom Royal Villa ensures wow factors all day. Guests can refresh first thing with a dip in their 67 square metre private pool. Lazy days can be spent sunbathing in total privacy on the spacious timber deck. A floating sala is the perfect sunset hideaway. Additional privileges make luxury unforgettable, beginning with an in-villa check-in. Each day a signature breakfast is served at the lagoon-edge restaurant La Sala. Couples can soak up the romance with a sensual bath experience, in which the in-pool tub is laced with flowers and surrounded by candles and an aromatic oil burner. A traditional Loy Krathong floating flower ceremony immerses guests in Thailand’s enchanting culture. Completing the ultimate stay, a personalised Villa Host service takes care of any special requests.


The signature Dining by Design experience is a tailor-made moveable feast. Couples can savour the occasion at a beautifully decorated table on the beachfront lawn at sunset, on a raised platform surrounded by shallow water flowing from the infinity pool, reclining on Thai triangular cushions in a poolside sala, or in The Tasting Room wine cellar. A choice of fine dining menus celebrate the treasures of the sea, royal Thai recipes, authentic Italian cuisine, oriental inspirations and flame grilled delights, enhanced by the opportunity to collaborate with a personal chef to fine tune the culinary sequence.


Dining by Design’s luxurious experience is completed with one of the most expensive and rare bottles of Burgundy wine in the world, 1990 Domaine Romanee Conti*. As chosen by the resort’s award-wining Wine Guru Jirachai Sethisakko, the exceptional vintage is even raved about by Allen Meadows – the world’s most famous Burgundy wine expert – “Initially, this is aromatically tight and closed but after 2 hours, it absolutely explodes from the glass with a breathtaking panoply of Asian spices, exotic fruit aromas and a touch of earth followed by rich, lush, almost opulent flavors that melt in the mouth and coat the palate with a layer of velvet on the fantastically long finish. This is a dramatic wine in every sense of the word yet it’s not at all showy but rather discreet and understated. I particularly like the sense of inner power and purity of expression and this is as good a post ’45 RC as I ever hope to drink.”

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To book this once only package for THB 950,000, guests can call +66 76 336 100 or email Otherwise visit the Anantara Phuket Villas website:, bookings available up until December 25th, 2016.

FYI. At auction a bottle of 1990 Domaine Romanee Conti can sell for upwards of $20,000 (THB 700,000)


Amulette de Cartier is a jewellery creation charged with emotional power. Like a talisman, a lucky charm, this precious padlock holds a personal longing or secret message, an unspoken pledge that only the knowing ear can hear.

The Amulette de Cartier collection consists of natural gemstones & precious materials, each one different and unique, each carrying a wish that promises to be revealed. Opal, lapis lazuli, malachite, carnelian, chrysoprase, mother-of-pearl or onyx, they seal their talents and magic in a jewel of one’s very own.

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Moving on from the fine gemstone creations, the latest Amulette de Cartier collection has been enhanced with new, naturally sophisticated precious materials. Now, guilloché gold and snakewood seal their potent mix of sparkling presence and mysterious magic to create a bejeweled capsule, also ringed with 18K gold, at once a promise and a wish.

To celebrate the launch of the 2016 collection, Cartier has created, a unique mobile experience that serves to unlock one’s deepest desires. The maison has crafted this interactive encounter with some of the best illustrators in Hong Kong: Pirate, Kitty N. Wong, Lio Beardsley, Wendy Tang, and Mickco were invited to develop a set of illustrations inspired by the 10 Amulette creations and the wishes held within them. With the help of this artwork, netizens can design a beautiful, animated GIF that expresses their innermost thoughts. The digital experience is then given life in a personalised print that, like an Amulette de Cartier, can be treasured forever.



Since the dawn of time, precious materials and fine gemstones have crystallised the virtues that man ascribes to them… Amulette de Cartier is a jewellery creation charged with emotional power. Like a talisman, a lucky charm, a padlock-pledge in which the knowing ear hears a personal wish, a very secret message.

Following on from the fine gemstone creations, the Amulette de Cartier collection has been enhanced with new, naturally sophisticated precious materials. Now, guilloché gold and snakewood seal their potent mix of sparkling presence and mysterious magic in a jewel of one’s very own, ringed with gold, at once a promise and a wish.

SNAKEWOOD – For reassurance
Snakewood, for summoning good luck and dispelling misfortune, for mastering the way of the world, for finding the momentum that makes things possible.
GUILLOCHÉ GOLD – For letting your light shine
Guilloché gold, a sun-like disc, a drop of light, undulating with radiant waves, a source of energy and radiance, for plenitude, the path before you, sparkling joy, the unexpected.

MALACHITE – For luck

Malachite, the gemstone of travellers, for luck and hope, for great expectations, for all that guides and leads, for a chance bestowed, a surprise that makes an impression, for success along the way…
OPAL – For happiness
Opal, a gem among precious stones, for the joy of being in the world, of a surprise meeting and a heart swiftly beating, for the soft caress of a tender word, the bedazzling smile, this moment that never ends…

CARNELIAN – For vitality
Carnelian, the capsule of fire, for the contagious energy, the enthusiasm that lends you wings, the bright mood that sings a song of life, the pleasure of the moment, the intelligence of sensations and desires…

CHRYSOPRASE – For fulfilment
Chrysoprase, the bright flash of green, for uplifting energy and strength fulfilled, for harmony that spreads, creativity that enlightens…

LAPIS LAZULI – For serenity
Lapis lazuli, a fragment of sky captured in a deep-blue gem for eternity, for the infinite wealth of the world’s treasures, a promise of gentleness, wisdom and trust…

MOTHER-OF-PEARL – For protection
Mother-of-pearl, the pure and sweet innocence of childhood, for the soft touch and tender look, the perfect word that gently reassures, for one hand clutched in another, for kindness and consideration…

ONYX – For courage
Onyx, gem of strength and fundamentals, for the courage of believing against all odds, for perseverance and its imperious demands, for the certainty of success, the subtle intuition that takes you exactly to the right place…

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Amulette de Cartier necklace in 18K guilloché pink gold with diamonds HK$115,000

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Amulette de Cartier necklace in 18K pink gold with malachite and diamond HK$16,800
Amulette de Cartier bracelet in 18K pink gold with malachite and diamond HK$15,800

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Amulette de Cartier bracelet in 18K pink gold with malachite and diamond HK$29,600




Inspired by the motion of the sea, this latest Métiers d’Art creation highlights a gemstone used for the first time by Blancpain – Mexican silver obsidian – as well as a favorite Blancpain technique: Japanese rokushō patina.

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Silver obsidian, known for its soothing qualities, is a semi-transparent volcanic rock. Its mysterious color speckled with puffy, silvery clouds infuses it with the elegant charm sought by the designers of the new Métiers d’Art timepiece. This gem serves as a base for “The Great Wave” applique in white gold. The technique used by Blancpain to create this applique involves several phases. It is first fixed to a Shakudō* base before being coated with a unique patina achieved by immersing it into a bath of rokushō salts. Once the patina has been applied, the Shakudō is removed. Certain parts of the wave roller are polished in order to intensify the impression of a huge billowing wave. Finally, the engraving is affixed to the Mexican silver obsidian. This succession of steps gives the model a shimmering appearance playing on the mysteriously changing tones of the dial.

The breaker wave is crafted in a white gold patina. The engraving is inspired by the Great Wave off Kanagawa, a Japanese woodblock print created by the artist Hokusai. The power and motion of the wave as expressed by Blancpain’s master engravers contrasts with the symbolism of gray obsidian, a stone evoking purity and balance.

This new Blancpain creation is distinguished not only by its distinctive aesthetic elegance, but also by its technical elements. The Manufacture places special emphasis on the innovation of its movements. For this timepiece, Blancpain has modified the famous hand-wound 13R0 caliber that now becomes the

13R3A movement. The power-reserve display appears on the bridge side of the model so as to provide sufficient space to ensure optimal visibility of the engraving. The movement with its 8-day power reserve is equipped with three series-coupled mainspring barrels that successively wind and unwind. The second barrel serves as a relay for the first, replenishing its energy so as to maintain its force, and is in turn wound by the third barrel. The double-stepped case is fashioned in platinum.

Blancpain has opted for a bespoke calfskin strap crafted by a swiss artisan. Its storm gray color makes a

perfect fit with the aesthetics of this enigmatic timepiece.


Villeret Quantième Annuel GMT Steel

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The Villeret Quantième Annuel GMT appears for the first time with a stainless steel case, which combines with the white dial and black leather strap to infuse this model with an aesthetic that is both contemporary and classic.

The new Villeret Quantième Annuel GMT, now fitted with a stainless steel case, enriches the Blancpain collections with the first annual calendar GMT model available in this metal. Playing with contrasts, the clear sapphire case back reveals the yellow gold winding rotor adorned with a guilloché motif. The hands as well as the hour-markers match the material of the watch case. The dial layout has been designed to facilitate the order of annual calendar readings. The day, date and month are thus smoothly read off one after the other.


GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) is a term used to refer to watches with dials featuring a second time-zone (dual-time) display. The Villeret Quantième Annuel GMT is equipped with the self-winding 6054F caliber. This movement requires only one date adjustment per year, between February and March. For the rest of the year, the watch automatically moves from the 30th or the 31st to the first day of the following month. A small 24-hour counter appearing at 8 o’clock on the dial serves as the reference time. The GMT display local time is provided by the central hours hand to which the date is linked.


The case is fitted with Blancpain’s exclusive patented under-lug correctors. The ingenious idea behind this system was to place the correctors under the lugs so that they can be operated by hand without any need for a correcting stylus, as well as remaining hidden from sight when the watch is worn. The one at

1 o’clock enables simple manual adjustment of the day of the week; while the other at 5 o’clock adjusts the month. Fast GMT and date corrections, along with time-setting, are all handled via the crown.


This stainless steel timepiece is equipped with an alligator leather strap lined with Alzavel calfskin, while a triple-blade folding clasp ensures optimal user-friendliness.





The AMG bodystyling impressively enhances the dynamic appearance of the V-Class. The front apron with its prominent air inlets, diamond-pattern mesh and chrome trim, the expressive spoiler lip and the diffuser-look rear apron emphasise the muscular character of the MPV. 19-inch AMG light-alloy wheels in a seven-twin-spoke design round off the sporty appearance.


The V-Class AMG Line also features a 17-inch braking system, brake callipers with Mercedes-Benz lettering and a sport suspension lowered by 15 millimetres with a taut spring and damper setup. As an option the AMG Line can be ordered with the AGILITY CONTROL suspension featuring frequency- dependent, variable damping. The interior features likewise show the handwriting of AMG: they include air vents in silver chrome, a sports pedal cluster in brushed aluminium, carbon-fibre look trim and a black headlining. This is the first time that an AMG Line has been available for MPVs from Mercedes-Benz Vans.


Largest panoramic roof in the mid-size van segment

The V-Class has the largest panoramic roof in the mid-size van segment. The
1.90 x 1.12 metre glass roof ensures that the interior is flooded with light for an increased sense of wellbeing. It is a two-piece construction, consisting of an electrically operated glass sliding roof at the front and a fixed glass section at the rear. In addition the panoramic roof features a two-section roller blind with which the interior can be completely shaded when required. This allows undisturbed work or relaxation in the rear, even in strong sunshine. If the vehicle is parked with the roof open and it starts to rain, the panoramic roof is automatically moved to the tilted position thanks to the rain sensor, protecting the interior. The panoramic roof and roller blind can be operated by a switch in the overhead console in the front and by a central overhead switch in the rear.

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The Burmester® surround sound system brings exciting surround sound into the vehicle with a perfectly tuned amplifier and speaker system. Together the 15 speakers and bass reflex box provide a 640-watt sound experience. The multi- channel surround sound technology provides impressive sound in every seat. In conjunction with optional equipment COMAND Online the scope of equipment of the sound system includes voice amplification to facilitate communication between driver, front passenger and rear passengers.

The new Mercedes-Benz V-Class AMG data at a glance:


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V250 d AMG Avantgarde

No. of cylinders/arrangement




Total displacement (cc)


Rated output (hp/rpm)

190/ 3800

Max torque (Nm at rpm)

440 / 1,400 – 2,400

Fuel consumption Combined (l/100km)


CO2 emissions combined (g/km)


Emission standard

EU 6

Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s)


Top speed (km/h)


Length (mm)


Width (mm)


Height (mm)

1,874 – 1,936

Wheelbase (mm)


Kerb weight (kg)


Standard equipments

AVANTGARDE Exterior Sports package

AMG Line package

Sports suspension

Paranormic Roof

Burmester surround sound system

18“ light-alloy wheels

AMG 19“ light-alloy wheels

Brake callipers with “Mercedes- Benz” lettering

Brake callipers with “Mercedes- Benz” lettering

AMG front and rear skirt

Side skirt

AMG rear spoiler

AMG trim parts

List Price in Hong Kong (HKD)



Mercedes-Benz – are registered trademarks of Daimler AG, Stuttgart, Germany

In addition, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Hong Kong Limited provides a new financial plan for V 250 d AMG Avantgarde, with low monthly payment from
HK$ 9,998 up.

* 10% down payment on Vehicle Price


CHANEL presents “Signature de CHANEL”, its first High Jewellery collection entirely dedicated to the quilted pattern.

Inspired by the equestrian world dear to Gabrielle Chanel and especially by the jackets the stable boys wore on around the racetracks, the quilted pattern became an essential element in Mademoiselle Chanel’s creative world. When stitched, the quilted pattern always keeps its shape; this allowed Gabrielle Chanel to use supple materials like jersey, lambskin and silk to give body, volume and solidity to the iconic 2.55 bag.

“Elegance is line,” Mademoiselle Chanel loved to say when giving greater fluidity and freedom to her silhouettes. The geometry of the forty-eight new pieces designed by the CHANEL Fine Jewellery Creative Studio are a variation on the quilted pattern and pay tribute to that inspiration. Graphic and refined, they express the purity of line and the perfection in simplicity that characterise the style of CHANEL.

Consisting of curves and volumes, the design lends itself to the most varied combinations. Multiplying, it spins its web over the entire surface of the jewellery piece transforming it into a tactile material. Fluid, the “Signature de CHANEL” collection follows the body’s every movement. Sensual and flexible, they wrap around the neck, fingers or wrist.

Solitary, the curved square of the quilting reveals the delicacy of its contours paved with diamonds. Only the azure blue sapphires and aquamarines add a touch of contrast here and there to the luminous brightness of the white gold and diamonds. Pearls, grey mother-of-pearl marquetry and rock crystal complete the collection in

variations on the same theme.

The “Signature de CHANEL” collection expresses the constantly renewed creative spirit of CHANEL High Jewellery.






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The modern OMEGA Moonwatch is revered by a new generation of wearers for its outstanding design and innovative thinking. Today, yet another exceptional model is being launched, this time offering a real piece of space that you can wear on your wrist.

The name itself suggests a deep space journey – a Moonwatch that has hurtled through meteorite showers on its way to the distant red planet Sedna. In doing so, it has combined the elements of these celestial inspirations.

The 44.25mm Speedmaster Grey Side of the Moon “Meteorite” introduces a number of new features to the Speedmaster collection. For example, this is the first time that a tachymeter scale has been created using OMEGA Ceragold™.

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For those not familiar with this technology, OMEGA Ceragold™ is a special way of decorating ceramic watch parts with 18K gold. The two materials together create a smooth and captivating overall effect.

In this instance, the 18K Sedna™ gold bezel is layered with a silicon nitride bezel ring. This is harder and lighter than ceramic, and is considered an important material in the future of OMEGA’s watchmaking. The OMEGA Ceragold™ tachymeter scale has then been added.

The mellow, reddish tone of 18K Sedna™ gold is also used to create the brushed indexes and hands of the watch.

Of course, the main feature of this watch is the highlight that everyone wants to talk about. That is the incredible meteorite dial.

On each timepiece, the dial has been made from a solid piece of extra-terrestrial stone. It is estimated that between 2000 and 5000 meteorites over 1kg fall to Earth every year. 75% of those disappear over the ocean or desert. Some, however, are discovered and prized for their rare beauty.

For OMEGA’s “meteorite dial”, we have sourced slices of the Gibeon meteorite that fell in prehistoric times in Namibia. The local Nama people once used it to craft tools and weapons. More recently however, the allure of this iron meteorite has been prized by designers for its classic Widmanstätten pattern.

The Widmanstätten pattern, named after the Austrian scientist who discovered it, refers to the ribbon-like flecks that are found in this kind of meteorite after an acid etch. For the owner of this watch, the pattern is clearly visible, and also unique in each model.

For fans of the original Speedmaster Grey Side of the Moon, it is good to know that the original look and feel has still been retained. The same revolutionary techniques have been used to create the grey ceramic case, and there is still the grey leather strap with its foldover clasp. The OMEGA Co-Axial calibre 9300 continues to sit at the watch’s heart.

With the Speedmaster’s connection to space, we believe that this timepiece is another remarkable tribute to the collection’s past, and as close it gets to owning a true secret of the universe.



Watchmaking and chocolate are two of Switzerland’s most luxurious icons. And for this latest creation, OMEGA has melted the two together in one sensuous timepiece.

With its luscious brown colour, this Planet Ocean 600M Master Chronometer is at the forefront of craftsmanship and style. As the name suggests, the model has been updated as a Master Chronometer, the industry’s highest standard of certification. For women, this is among the first ladies’ timepieces to attain the impressive rating approved by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS

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To see the innovative movement itself, wearers can admire the new calibre 8801 through the sapphire crystal caseback, complete with an oscillating weight crafted from 18K Sedna™ gold.

This is, in fact, the first time that 18K Sedna™ gold has been used for the Planet Ocean collection. The material has also been used for the case, hands and indexes, as well as the foldover clasp on the strap.

And to perfectly complement the soft reddish tone of the metal, OMEGA has created both the dial and bezel from chocolate brown ceramic. The colour is both rich and appealing, bringing yet another dimension to the Planet Ocean collection. On the bezel itself, OMEGA Ceragold™ technology has been used to create the numbers and new minute markers of the diving scale.

At 39.5 mm, this model is wider than some previous models, but has allowed for a slightly thinner case. Another aesthetic update can be found on the caseback, where a new undulating pattern offers a subtle yet captivating change.

Finally, this watch is presented on a brown leather strap with a rubber underside for a sporty and comfortable combination.



Continuing the modern reinterpretation of the iconic Constellation, OMEGA has this year furthered the innovation of this timepiece with a new small seconds feature as well as Master Chronometer status.

It is this Master Chronometer certification that sets the watch apart. Introduced among the first ladies’ timepieces to reach the new standard, this Constellation model stands at the forefront of OMEGA’s new era of excellence. For such a refined and compact movement, this is a major achievement for the brand. copy127. copy

The Constellation has often set the benchmark in watchmaking precision, so it makes perfect sense that it should again be leading the way. As a Master Chronometer, this watch has passed the eight intensive tests set by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS), giving the wearer full confidence in terms of accuracy and performance.

In design, it is clear that OMEGA has retained many of the popular attributes of recent Constellation models. The combination of stainless steel and 18K red gold delivers a warm aesthetic style, while the gentle, white pearled mother-of-pearl dial adds to the simple and elegant effect. Other stunning additions include the diamond-paved bezel and sapphire crystal caseback that enables viewing of the new Co – Axial Master Chronometer calibre 8704.

Finally, the new charm of this Constellation lies in the small seconds feature that has been placed at 9 o’clock. With four diamond markers, the subtle inclusion offers a unique extension to the collection. To offer balance in this new style, OMEGA has also moved the date window to 6 o’clock.

Once again, the Constellation delivers on elegance – as well as inspirational craftsmanship that sets a higher standard.

This year, the Seamaster Planet Ocean has changed – inside and out.

Let’s begin with the movements, which are not just new, but revolutionary.

For the first time, all Planet Ocean watches have become Master Chronometers.

This means they have all passed rigorous new testing standards set down by the independent Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS).

When we turn to the look of the watches, we find new sizes, thinner cases, innovative bezels, fresh designs and exciting materials, including 18K Sedna™ gold, Liquidmetal®, rubber and ceramic.


Seamaster Planet Ocean 45.5mm Chronograph

The Seamaster Planet Ocean 45.5mm Chronograph features an 18K Sedna™ gold case and polished blue ceramic dial to create a watch that truly dazzles. It also includes a bi-colour bracelet in stainless steel with a stripe of 18K Sedna™ gold. The deep blue of the ceramic dial and bezel is offset beautifully by the OMEGA Ceragold™ numbers and diving scale. Not just a pretty face, the Seamaster Planet Ocean 45.5mm Chronograph also has a unique alveoli design on the screw-in caseback. And working perfectly behind the scenes is its exceptional movement: the OMEGA Co-Axial Master Chronometer 9900. background copy215. copy

Seamaster Planet Ocean 43.5mm Auto

 If it’s true that we all get 15 minutes of fame, this timepiece is a celebrity twice a day. The striking uni-directional rotating diving bezel on the Seamaster Planet Ocean 43.5mm Auto is a true innovation as well as a world premiere. For the first time, rubber has been blended with ceramic, with orange rubber covering the first 15 minutes. Liquidmetal® numbers and scales have then been used to stand out boldly for the diving and minute scales. The black ceramic dial includes new applied Arabic numerals, and if you turn the watch over, a stunning alveoli pattern on the caseback creates a special wave effect. Completing the look of the stainless steel watch is the black leather strap with a black and orange rubber underside. But there’s true beauty inside too. The Co-Axial Master Chronometer 8900 provides the ultimate beating heart. copy215. copy


Seamaster Planet Ocean 43.50mm GMT

This timepiece features another first for Planet Ocean: the world’s première polished bi-ceramic [ZrO2] black and white bezel ring. On the stainless steel case, the bi-directional rotating bezel separates night from day, with numerals and scaling in contrasting colours. If the colour of night wins out on the black ceramic dial, the numbers and scales shine through. Further brightness is provided by the dot at 12 o’clock in white Super-LumiNova.

The black leather strap with rubber lining is held fast with a foldover clasp in stainless steel. Both night and day, the watch keeps perfect timing thanks to its revolutionary movement: the Co-Axial Master Chronometer 8906. background copy215. copy



Culinary Journeys through a private jet experience…

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, today announced three new Four Seasons Private Jet journeys taking off in 2017. The itineraries are headlined by Culinary Discoveries, a first-of-its-kind journey developed in partnership with one of the world’s best restaurants, Copenhagen-based Noma, and its acclaimed head chef René Redzepi.

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Beginning in May 2017, the three-week Culinary Discoveries itinerary will take travellers on an extraordinary journey to explore the people and places of many of the world’s most exciting culinary destinations. Tracing food influences and cultures across Asia and Europe, from the vibrant history and traditions of Chiang Mai, Copenhagen and Florence to the cosmopolitan energy of Tokyo, Seoul and Paris, guests will discover or reconnect with the cities and cultures that continue to shape the tastes and flavours of the world.

More than just a journey of the senses, Culinary Discoveries will explore each destination through a variety of angles, from visiting some of the world’s best restaurants and private kitchens to joining local chefs and producers as they travel to markets and farms to taste the best of what is in season. Guests will also visit each location’s historical and cultural landmarks, many of which have influenced cuisine well beyond their borders – all while enjoying Four Seasons legendary service and staying exclusively at Four Seasons hotels and resorts.

Along the way, guests will also participate in a series of hosted talks and conversations about the past, present and future of food and its intersection with creativity, innovation and community.

“We have always enjoyed the opportunity to travel and explore, and to learn about the ingredients and cultures that have helped shape what people eat and how they cook,” said Noma head chef René Redzepi. “From our team’s travels across Scandinavia to relocating our restaurant to Tokyo and Sydney, our international journeys have helped expand our minds and our tastes, and influenced the creativity of the Noma kitchen. We look forward to working with Four Seasons to help develop their first-ever Culinary Discoveries journey, and to create an experience that is truly memorable.”

“This new itinerary is the perfect example of why the Four Seasons Private Jet was launched, and furthers our innovative approach in planning exceptional travel journeys that create unforgettable memories,” said Elizabeth Pizzinato, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “Private Jet itineraries open doors to some of the world’s most exclusive experiences and extraordinary destinations. Through this collaboration and partnership with Noma we will explore new synergies and create a journey for our guests unlike any other.”


Destinations highlights on this all-new itinerary include:

Culinary Discoveries (May 27 – June 14, 2017)

Seoul – Tokyo – Hong Kong – Chiang Mai – Mumbai – Florence – Lisbon – Copenhagen – Paris

Culinary Discoveries opens in Seoul, where guests will begin their culinary expedition with a private dinner at Chef Jong Kuk Lee’s home to experience his renowned farm-to- table cuisine before visiting the Jin-Kwan temple to learn the spiritual Buddhist preparation of ancient temple food. In Tokyo, Private Jet passengers will explore one of the world’s most heralded culinary destinations, joining world-renowned Chef Namae Shinobu for a day of foraging outside the city, followed by a private dinner at his Michelin-starred restaurant L’Effervescence.

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From there, guests will venture on to Hong Kong, where they will enjoy transcendent street food, tours of local markets and cooking classes with Michelin-starred chefs. In Chiang Mai, guests will select from a curated mix of experiences, exploring traditional Thai markets, embarking on an elephant trek through the verdant jungle, and enjoying a private dinner with Garima Arora, a native of India and former Noma chef now based in Thailand. Culinary Discoveries will then continue on to Mumbai, where guests will savour the distinctive flavours of the city, enjoying the aromatic curries and colourful spices of Mumbai’s delectable street-food.

From India, guests will travel to Florence where they will meet with pioneering wine makers in their medieval estates and explore the Chianti countryside. Guests will also experience a once-in-a-lifetime dinner with the legendary Chef Fulvio Pierangelini, who will return from retirement for a single night to cook alongside his son, Fulvietto Pierangelini. The Four Seasons Private Jet will then continue to Lisbon where guests will enjoy gala dinners, Michelin star dining, and an insider’s tour of the historic Mercado da Ribeira before jetting on to Copenhagen, home to Noma. There, guests will join the Noma team in foraging for local ingredients to be used at their private dinner at Noma that evening. Culinary Discoveries will continue on to Paris, culminating with a farewell dinner at the famed Michelin-starred Le Cinq at Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris.

In addition to Culinary Discoveries, Four Seasons is also introducing an all-new Global Getaway journey in 2017 as well as an updated itinerary for one of the Private Jet’s most popular journeys, International Intrigue. Highlights from these around the world itineraries include:

Global Getaway (March 16 – April 8, 2017)

Singapore – Koh Samui – Dubai – Budapest – Nice – Lisbon – Nevis – Bogota – Miami

The first Four Seasons Private Jet journey to depart from Asia, Global Getaway offers travellers an exclusive array of experiences, flying from Singapore to the Arabian Gulf, Europe and on to the Caribbean before arriving in the United States. The nine-country journey spans 24 days.

Travel begins in Singapore, where guests will spend two days exploring the Lion City, including Gardens by the Bay, a 250-acre (100 hectare) natural reserve in the heart of the city. The Private Jet then departs for Koh Samui, a gorgeous island in the Gulf of Thailand.

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From there, guests will venture west to the United Arab Emirates and Europe, where they will enjoy camel rides through the golden dunes of Dubai’s deserts, explore the rich history behind Heroes’ Square and St. Stephen’s Basilica with a private tour in Budapest, and experience FORMULA 1 Ferrari driving along the striking coastline of Nice and Monaco.

Upon arrival in Lisbon, guests will savour a gala dinner at the National Palace of Queluz, then pause on the saffron-coloured sands of Nevis, before scaling Colombia’s Cerro de Monserrate mountain via cable car and enjoying fresh Colombian fruit and coffee tastings at Bogota’s Paloquemao market. Global Getaway concludes in Miami with an exclusive farewell dinner at Four Seasons Hotel The Surf Club.

International Intrigue (September 3 – 26, 2017)

Seattle – Kyoto – Beijing – Maldives – Serengeti – Budapest – St. Petersburg – Marrakech – Boston

Beginning in Seattle, International Intrigue spans eight countries in 24 days. Seattle adventures include a private craft brewery tour and VIP access to Pike Place Market. In Kyoto, guests will be offered special access to Kokedera, “The Moss Temple,” to experience the chanting and copying of Buddhist scriptures. In Beijing, travellers will enjoy a private dinner and Shaolin performance on the Great Wall of China.

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International Intrigue offers guests a range of unforgettable experiences: turtle safaris and night snorkeling in the Maldives; game drives, hot air balloon safaris and hilltop meditation in the Serengeti; and an exclusive gala at the Fisherman’s Bastion overlooking the city of Budapest.

From there, guests will venture on to St. Petersburg where they will enjoy a private opening of the Hermitage Museum and an exclusive tour of the Fabergé Museum. In Marrakech, guests can choose to spend time with locals in the Atlas Mountains, or be immersed in the lush blue-and-green paradise of Majorelle Gardens, before the journey concludes in the historic city of Boston.

2017 itineraries begin at USD 135,000.

In addition to these all-new 2017 itineraries, Four Seasons is also offering two previously announced Private Jet journeys taking place in 2016 including Extraordinary Adventures and Cultural Escape. These around the world journeys include an exciting array of exclusive experiences:

Extraordinary Adventures (September 17 – October 11, 2016)

Austin – Costa Rica – Lanai – Sydney – Langkawi – Mauritius – Serengeti – Marrakech – Lisbon

Extraordinary Adventures spirits travellers across eight countries in 25 days. The journey begins in Austin, in the heart of Texas, before reaching the golden beaches of the Papagayo Peninsula in Costa Rica. From there, guests can explore a range of experiences in different locales: scuba diving among spinner dolphins in Lanai, circling the


Sydney harbour by sea plane, and exploring the sandstone mountains and limestone caves of Langkawi.

Guests can ride horseback through former private reserves on Africa’s island of Mauritius, photograph the Serengeti plains aboard a hot air balloon, and take a private tour through the mesmerising souks and winding markets of Marrakech to shop for traditional Berber carpets and leather goods.

The adventure concludes in Lisbon, a historic city of Gothic cathedrals and ancient monasteries, where guests will celebrate at a gala farewell dinner at Jerónimos Monastery.

Cultural Escape (November 4 – 22, 2016)

London – Moscow – Dubai – Seychelles – Serengeti – Florence – London

The Cultural Escape journey spans six countries in 19 days. Guests begin in London on the banks of the River Thames before departing for majestic Moscow where they will enjoy a private tour of the city’s acclaimed Armoury. In Dubai, guests will explore the soaring city by private helicopter tour before heading south to the 115-island archipelago of Seychelles, where they will relax amid the island’s lush coconut groves, hibiscus gardens and crystalline waters of the Indian Ocean.

Venturing inland, guests will then make their way deep into the Tanzanian plains, enjoying a champagne breakfast in the Serengeti grasslands and a sighting of Africa’s “Big Five” before making their way into the heart of the Chianti countryside. There, guests will tour local wineries, taste Tuscan delicacies and enjoy a private viewing of Michelangelo’s David in Florence before returning to London for the close of their journey.

2016 itinerary prices begin at USD 106,000.

Each journey includes air travel aboard the Private Jet, ground transportation, planned excursions, all meals and beverages throughout the trip and luxurious accommodations at Four Seasons hotels and resorts.

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The Upper House was infused with remarkable dynamism when the Swiss Luxury Watchmaker Roger Dubuis hosted an exclusive dinner for 30 esteemed guests and clients against the breathtaking backdrop of Hong Kong’s skyline. Housed in the Sky Lounge on Level 49 above the city, guests were immersed into the incredible world of Roger Dubuis, the audacious spirit that has superseded boundaries and conventions for more than 20 years.

Hosted by Mr. Jean-Marc Pontroué, the CEO of Roger Dubuis, the intimate dinner astonished guests with a modern European delicacy which perfectly mirrors the Maison’s own design direction that blends the beauty of innovation and daring creation with a profound respect for tradition.

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Throughout the evening, models sashayed elegantly at the venue showcasing the timepieces from the Velvet Collection, the Maison’s latest tribute dedicated to the exceptional female charisma which inspired the theme of 2016, the Year of the Velvet Diva. Guests were immersed in the brand’s visionary mindset and creative spirit with stunning visuals while having the opportunity to sport some of the Maison’s signature timepieces on their wrist, completely delving into the three excellent worlds of Roger Dubuis – Excalibur, masterpieces which wed powerful aesthetic with exceptional mechanism; Velvet, the rare artistic jewel for the all-conquering diva; and Hommage, timeless tributes to haute horology with supremely classical designs.

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Among the timepieces showcased during the evening were the Excalibur Spider Skeleton Double Flying Tourbillon and Blossom Velvet Blue. Proudly proclaiming 2016 as the Year of the Velvet Diva, Roger Dubuis highlighted the Blossom Velvet Blue which is perfect for women who love aesthetic beauty and appreciate technical refinement. The 36mm case of the Blossom Velvet Blue is rimmed with two rows of brilliant-cut diamonds adorning the bezel and lugs. These sparkling gems surround the characteristic split-level mother-of-pearl dial graced with an engraved and sculpted floral marquetry motif. Beneath this vibrant dial with its clever depth effects ticks a mechanical selfwinding movement with a 48-hour power reserve, Calibre RD821 bearing the iconic Poincon de Geneve quality hallmark.

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Excalibur Spider Skeleton Double Flying Tourbillon

Same as the Blossom Velvet Blue, Roger Dubuis has drawn from their intricate and inventive nature to create this pioneering Excalibur Spider Skeleton Double Flying Tourbillon. Creating powerful contrasts with the titanium and black DLC‑titanium case, the timepiece is a feat of cutting-edge technology and sublime stone-setting, presenting the Spider concept of technical and creative skeletonized approach beyond the movement, encompassing the case, the flange and the hand. Exuding a decidedly technical, outdoor and automobile-inspired spirit, the mesmerizing bodywork distinguished by a multi-level 3D-effect construction embodies the Maison’s two years of research effort. A variety of fiery red aluminium elements on the inner bezel ring highlights the strong, sporty impact of this automobile speedometer‑type design. The standout RD01SQ calibre features the instantly recognizable star shape that is the signature of Roger Dubuis’ unique skeleton movements. In a limited edition of 188 pieces, this unconventional timepiece is extremely light and pleasant to wear.

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Luxury experiential travel company &Beyond has announced the launch of its Private Jet Expeditions. These privately guided set-departure journeys offer access to exclusive experiences in Africa’s most iconic destinations.

Designed with privacy and authenticity in mind, the tours cater for a maximum of 12 guests, using the most exclusive transportation. Private jets such as the Embraer 145 and Pilatus PC12, or similar, are used for the international legs of each expedition. Spacious and luxurious, the Embraer 145 used for the longer international legs is ideally configured to accommodate small groups and families. In addition to its seating areas, the aircraft offers a comfortable living area, complete with three-seater couches. A combination of turbo-prop fixed wing aircraft and helicopters such as the Bell 407 and Bell 206 will be utilised to access the more remote bush destinations.

In &Beyond’s hands from beginning to end, travellers enjoy all the convenience of private jet travel, from the lack of airport queues to VIP assistance and the use of private terminals, customs and baggage claim facilities.

Offering an exclusive glimpse behind the scenes on African conservation, politics and history, &Beyond Private Jet Expeditions provide guests with the opportunity to engage with individuals who have played an integral role in sculpting the continent’s fascinating history, as well as wildlife experts who have initiated or influenced ground-breaking wildlife and conservation projects.

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In keeping with &Beyond’s commitment to Care of the Land, Care of the People, Care of the Wildlife, the expeditions also allow guests a first-hand experience of the company’s various conservation and community initiatives. The company has also fully offset the carbon footprint for the combination of aircraft and helicopters used on the expeditions, making these carbon neutral itineraries.

“To coincide with &Beyond’s milestone 25th birthday, we have spent over a year crafting the journey of a lifetime, highlighting all the African destinations where &Beyond operates,” explains Joss Kent, &Beyond CEO. “We have used our extraordinary safari lodges and camps, as well as the wealth of expertise that we have access to through our private specialist guides and ground logistics teams, to create an adventure unlike any other.”

&Beyond Private Jet Expeditions offer a choice of three set-departure itineraries, with the departure dates carefully chosen to include the

seasonal highlights of each destination. The focus is on maximising time spent at each destination through hassle-free travel that allows guests to make the most of their adventure. All challenging travel logistics have been carefully removed through the use of exclusive or VIP facilities.

With departures in September and October 2017, Africa and Beyond is the most comprehensive itinerary, a 19-day adventure throughout East and Southern Africa, available for a maximum of 12 guests at a cost of USD 116 500 per person.

A shorter tour of 15 days, the Southern Africa and Beyond itinerary travels through South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia. Scheduled departures are in May and June 2017. Available for a maximum of six guests, the tour costs USD 75 000 per person. With a similar duration and pricing, the East Africa and Beyond tour explores the highlights of Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda. Departures for this itinerary are in February and March 2018.

In addition to the three set itineraries, guests travelling out of any international airport can tailor-make their own private jet expedition for groups of various sizes.

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