luminescent coating that seems no different from the others but actually turns blue in the dark.
Monday, September 29, 2014
Sunday, September 28, 2014
This timepiece honours Jules Borel, the watchmaker who co-founded the company in 1856. Beneath an exterior that takes its style from the first wristwatches of the twentieth century beats an automatic movement whose timekeeping performance has been certified by the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC). This carefully crafted gem of precision and reliability resides in an 18K pink gold case, bringing the refinement of noble materials to the delicacy and elegance of classical horology.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Friday, September 26, 2014
Europe's largest carmaker is celebrating the world premiere of this all-wheel drive model at the Mondial de l'Automobile in Paris next week (2 to 19 October). Technical and visual properties of the Golf Alltrack include a 4MOTION all-wheel drive system, higher ground clearance, wheel arch mouldings and flared side sills that offer body protection, newly designed bumpers and many other independent exterior and interior features.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
An immersion into the heart of an exceptional mechanism capable of making time stand still for just a moment. This model works true magic when the gaze alights on the skeleton-worked movement. Built and cased-up in total suspension, the calibre is stabilised by a clever system of springs. Appearing to be levitating in a dial-free structure, it draws observers into a fascinating mechanical exploration infused with the expertise of the finest master-watchmakers.
Monday, September 22, 2014
A powerful and innovative design. Water resistance to 500 metres. Unfailing security in the depths. In other words, a formidable exploring machine that has sailed through the merciless tests performed by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute, the watch industry’s highest benchmark for precision and reliability. Its name is Hydroscaph H1, a high-tech luxury diver’s watch that is bound to delight deep-sea adventurers.
The Z06 rejoins the Corvette lineup for 2015 as the most capable model in the iconic car’s 62-year history. It stretches the performance envelope for Corvette with unprecedented levels of aerodynamic downforce – and it is the first Corvette Z06 to offer a supercharged engine, an eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission and, thanks to a stronger aluminum frame, a removable roof panel.
The new LT4 supercharged 6.2L V-8 engine is SAE-certified at 650 horsepower (485 kW) at 6,400 rpm and 650 lb-ft of torque (881 Nm) at 3,600 rpm – making the 2015 Corvette Z06 the most powerful production car ever from General Motors and one of the most powerful production cars available in the United States.
Friday, September 19, 2014
The reengineered powertrain, featuring Bentley’s mighty 6¾-litre twin-turbo V8, propels the Mulsanne Speed to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds (0‑100 km/h in 4.9 seconds) and on to a top speed of 190 mph (305 km/h). In modern Bentley tradition, the extra performance is matched by markedly improved efficiency; a 13% gain means a range extended by 50 miles (80 km).
Thursday, September 18, 2014
This new model from Da Vindice embodies an encounter between the tourbillon, a symbol of watchmaking excellence and traditions, and a resolutely 21st century design. Topped with the brand’s emblematic lily motif, the tourbillon sits majestically enthroned at 6 o’clock, while the dial reveals other beauties including generous Roman numerals standing out against an elegant guilloché background. The honeycomb motif adorning the sides of the tonneau-shaped case completes the total-black composition.