Saturday, February 28, 2015

Ulysse Nardin Répétition Minutes Hannibal Westminster Carillon Tourbillon Jaquemarts Watch

Ulysse Nardin Répétition Minutes Hannibal Westminster Carillon Tourbillon Jaquemarts Watch

Ulysse Nardin brings history to life with a retelling of Hannibal's epic march over the Pyrenees and the Alps by elephant, in the third century B.C. In its latest creation, the Manufacture portrays Hannibal on horseback, in the thick of the action, surrounded by his loyal warriors riding elephants. All these characters have been transformed into jacks and are sculpted in white gold, as are the landscape and mountains in the background. The entire scene is set on a dial in genuine Alpine granite.

Friday, February 27, 2015

McLaren 675LT: Power, a beautiful thing

McLaren 675LT
The McLaren 675LT will make its world debut at the 85th Geneva Motor Show, with a clear focus on performance, light weight and ultimate levels of driver engagement – all key attributes of a McLaren ‘Longtail’. Offered as a Coupé only, the 675LT will be the most track-focused, yet road legal, model in the McLaren Super Series, with a power to weight ratio that eclipses established rivals. The sprint from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) takes just 2.9 seconds, with controlled torque delivery ensuring optimised traction off the line. Acceleration continues at relentless pace with the 200 km/h barrier broken in 7.9 seconds, on to a top speed of 330 km/h (205 mph).

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Power Reserve 5-Days Indicator Mechanical Watch

Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Power Reserve 5-Days Indicator Mechanical Watch

More horology, more expertise, more innovation, more fusion: Hublot rises to the challenge and presents the first tourbillon in the new-generation Big Bang line, featuring a skeleton movement-a feast for the eyes-and the added practicality of a power-reserve indicator on the dial side. Designed, developed and produced entirely by Hublot, this mechanical calibre further confirms the brand as one of the very few watchmakers with the capacity to develop and produce its own movements. Remodelled with new bridge and mainplate architecture, this traditional tourbillon is joined by an additional complication, namely a power-reserve indicator. This watch is an exercise in style and a demonstration of Hublot's fusion of tradition and modernity, striking the perfect balance between the classicism of the skeleton tourbillon and the dynamic design of the new Big Bang case.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

New Toyota Auris to join new Avensis on stage at Geneva

New Toyota Auris to join new Avensis on stage at Geneva

Toyota will reveal its new Auris at the Geneva motor show (3 – 15 March), the British-built hatchback and Touring Sports wagon versions making their debut alongside new Avensis.

New Auris enjoys a refreshed design that adds presence and prestige, together with an upgraded cabin and new comfort and safety equipment features.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Armin Strom Skeleton Pure Earth Mechanical Watch

Armin Strom Skeleton Pure Earth Mechanical Watch

An authentic ode to the mechanical architecture of watch movements, the Skeleton Pure Earth by Armin Strom highlights the particular layout of its parts arranged in layers. The entirely skeletonised Calibre ARM09-S reveals subtle depth effects and contrasts that are accentuated by the black PVD-treated plate. This highly sophisticated mechanical movement not only displays a resolutely contemporary design, but also delivers first-rate performances, including an eight-day power reserve driven by a twin barrel. A perfect alliance between the traditional Swiss art of skeletonisation and futuristic horology, the Skeleton Pure Earth radiates a unique style featuring an harmonious blend of strength and elegance. 100-piece limited edition.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

New Peugeot 208: New styling, personalisation & colours complemented by latest engines and safety technology

Three years after its launch, the PEUGEOT 208 – the brand’s best-selling model – benefits from a substantial upgrade to enhance and boost its appeal over the competition.

Though already an advanced and innovative design, the new 208 has been finessed in many key areas; with more assertive new styling, fresh exterior colour choices and an exciting range of personalisation options. New equipment makes driving in urban areas even easier, with safety, assistance and lifestyle systems like Active City Brake, MirrorScreen and reversing camera now available.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Gucci Dive Watch

Gucci Dive Watch

Launched in 2013, the Gucci Dive collection extends to eight new quartz versions in a multitude of colours and effects. Water-resistant to 200 metres, they come in three sizes with a diameter of 32, 40 or 45 mm. In styles that are classic, on-trend or sporting, with or without the distinctive green-red-green striped Gucci strap, the Gucci Dive collection highlights Gucci Watches' natural ability to give different personalities to a single concept, injecting a dose of Italian design into the world of sport. The collection speaks volumes about the wearer's lifestyle, while its sporting allure is accentuated by a rotating bezel, a characteristic feature of a dive watch.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Citroën Berlingo Mountain Vibe Concept: For the perfect getaway

Citroën Berlingo Mountain Vibe Concept

The New Citroën Berlingo Multispace will be on display at the Geneva Motor Show from Tuesday 3 March. Ahead of its unveiling, the Citroën Berlingo Mountain Vibe Concept previews the production model and brings to mind leisure time, winter in the mountains and the joy of the great outdoors. Combining practical features with fun and adventure, this cheery and functional concept model opens up new possibilities for freedom and escape.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Ball Watch Engineer II Magneto S

Ball Watch takes on one of mechanical watchmaking's arch enemies – magnetic fields – and sparks a technology revolution in the process. Whereas "anti-magnetic" movements are expected to resist a magnetic field of at least 4,800 A/m, the new A-PROOF® system guarantees protection up to 80,000 A/m. Its secret is a shield that closes over the movement. It is made from mumetal, an innovative alloy in watchmaking whose high magnetic permeability attracts or redirects lines from static or low-frequency magnetic fields.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Renault offers an ever more sporty look for new Clio

Renault Clio GT Pack
Dynamique by name, dynamic-looking by nature – that’s the Renault Clio when fitted with the optional new GT Line Look Pack, which is now available on Dynamique MediaNav and Dynamique S MediaNav versions for a cost of £400.