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Montblanc 1858  presents "A New Gold is born"
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Montblanc 1858 presents "A New Gold is born"

Watches Montblanc unveils the Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18 crafted out of an exclusive and innovative 18 K gold alloy called Lime Gold, a true watch for connoisseurs who likes distinctive vintage timepieces.     Precise, legible, and robust for use in extreme conditions, the legendary professional Minerva watches from the 1920s and 1930s were conceived for military use. Inspired by these historical ones, the Montblanc 1858 product line pays tribute to the Minerva heritage. The Montblanc 1858 timepieces are designed and conceived as tool watches for mountain exploration and leaning into the global trend of enjoying the outdoors and nature.     Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18   Reinterpreting a 46 mm Minerva historical military chronograph from the 1930s equipped with the original calibre 19-09CH, the Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18 features a case made of an innovative 18K gold alloy called Lime Gold, a distinctive gold-coloured dial with contrasting green elements and a matching vintage green nubuck calf strap – an harmony of colour making this timepiece unique.   It is the first time that a watch Maison unveils a model with this colour of gold fondly named Lime Gold thanks to its deep golden colour that veers towards a pale yellowy green. The Lime Gold colour is made of a special alloy composed of 18 K Gold (Au 750‰), Silver (Ag 238‰) and Iron (Fe 12‰) that provides the distinctive colour giving a true vintage aesthetics.   To match the colour of the new 44 mm 18 K Lime Gold case, the Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18 features a distinctive gold-coloured dial with sunray finishes. Providing great readability and vintage style, the monochrome aesthetic is combined with contrasting green-coloured elements of different tones such as the luminescent cathedral-shaped hour- and minute-hands, the minuterie, the central split-second hand, the tachymeter and telemeter scales, as well as the historical Montblanc emblem at 12 o’clock. In order to give a three-dimensional look both at day/night, the Arabic numerals are fully made of Super-LumiNovawith a special patented process that encapsulates the luminescent material and create a ‘monobloc’ shape without  any outlines. Gold-coloured has been chosen for the central chronograph second hand as well as for the chronograph 30-minute- and small second-counters.   The glass above the dial has an anti-magnetized treatment on the inside top sapphire crystal to enable greater precision of the chronograph’s two second hands.   Like on the original timepiece, the Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18 has a telemeter scale that runs around the dial. The telemeter was a common feature on the legendary Minerva chronographs and adds both function and a vintage touch to this new watch. A telemeter makes it possible to measure the distance of a phenomenon which is both visible and audible, like the lightning and thunder in a storm. The watch also has a tachymeter (base 1000) at the centre of the dial in a colimaçon (snail shape) which lets the user measure a length of time of up to three minutes instead of one minute as it is the case in traditional chronographs. The tachymeter indicates the speed of a moving object, such as a car, over a known distance.   The case back reveals the Manufacture monopusher chronograph calibre MB M16.31 taking its inspiration from the original Minerva calibres 19-09CH from 1909 and the evolution, the 17-29, developed in the 1930s, that were used for both pocket watches and wristwatches. The calibre MB M16.31 is particularly beautiful thanks to its handcrafted traditional finishings such as Côtes de Genève, inner angles, circular graining and bevelling – all performed at the Montblanc Manufacture in Villeret. The Split Second mechanism in the centre brings even more light to the entire movement.   For this limited edition, the plates and bridges are made in Maillechort (German-silver) plated in 18 K gold harmoniously matching the 18 K Lime Gold case and the dial. The calibre has two column wheels for the chronograph and the split complication, horizontal coupling and a power reserve of 50 hours. Like its predecessor, it is composed of the same V-shape bridge (whose design was protected in 1912) and a large balance wheel with 18 screws beating at the traditional frequency of 2.5 Hz / 18,000 A/H.     The Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18 is completed with a new vintage green nubuck alligator leather strap that has been finished with beige stitching to reinforce the vintage look. The strap is also fitted with a matching 18 K Lime Gold buckle for the perfect finishing touch. Montblanc unveils the Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18 crafted out of an exclusive and innovative 18 K gold alloy called Lime Gold, a true watch for connoisseurs who likes distinctive vintage timepieces.     Precise, legible, and robust for use in extreme conditions, the legendary professional Minerva watches from the 1920s and 1930s were conceived for military use. Inspired by these historical ones, the Montblanc 1858 product line pays tribute to the Minerva heritage. The Montblanc 1858 timepieces are designed and conceived as tool watches for mountain exploration and leaning into the global trend of enjoying the outdoors and nature.     Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18   Reinterpreting a 46 mm Minerva historical military chronograph from the 1930s equipped with the original calibre 19-09CH, the Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18 features a case made of an innovative 18K gold alloy called Lime Gold, a distinctive gold-coloured dial with contrasting green elements and a matching vintage green nubuck calf strap – an harmony of colour making this timepiece unique.   It is the first time that a watch Maison unveils a model with this colour of gold fondly named Lime Gold thanks to its deep golden colour that veers towards a pale yellowy green. The Lime Gold colour is made of a special alloy composed of 18 K Gold (Au 750‰), Silver (Ag 238‰) and Iron (Fe 12‰) that provides the distinctive colour giving a true vintage aesthetics.   To match the colour of the new 44 mm 18 K Lime Gold case, the Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18 features a distinctive gold-coloured dial with sunray finishes. Providing great readability and vintage style, the monochrome aesthetic is combined with contrasting green-coloured elements of different tones such as the luminescent cathedral-shaped hour- and minute-hands, the minuterie, the central split-second hand, the tachymeter and telemeter scales, as well as the historical Montblanc emblem at 12 o’clock. In order to give a three-dimensional look both at day/night, the Arabic numerals are fully made of Super-LumiNovawith a special patented process that encapsulates the luminescent material and create a ‘monobloc’ shape without  any outlines. Gold-coloured has been chosen for the central chronograph second hand as well as for the chronograph 30-minute- and small second-counters.   The glass above the dial has an anti-magnetized treatment on the inside top sapphire crystal to enable greater precision of the chronograph’s two second hands.   Like on the original timepiece, the Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18 has a telemeter scale that runs around the dial. The telemeter was a common feature on the legendary Minerva chronographs and adds both function and a vintage touch to this new watch. A telemeter makes it possible to measure the distance of a phenomenon which is both visible and audible, like the lightning and thunder in a storm. The watch also has a tachymeter (base 1000) at the centre of the dial in a colimaçon (snail shape) which lets the user measure a length of time of up to three minutes instead of one minute as it is the case in traditional chronographs. The tachymeter indicates the speed of a moving object, such as a car, over a known distance.   The case back reveals the Manufacture monopusher chronograph calibre MB M16.31 taking its inspiration from the original Minerva calibres 19-09CH from 1909 and the evolution, the 17-29, developed in the 1930s, that were used for both pocket watches and wristwatches. The calibre MB M16.31 is particularly beautiful thanks to its handcrafted traditional finishings such as Côtes de Genève, inner angles, circular graining and bevelling – all performed at the Montblanc Manufacture in Villeret. The Split Second mechanism in the centre brings even more light to the entire movement.   For this limited edition, the plates and bridges are made in Maillechort (German-silver) plated in 18 K gold harmoniously matching the 18 K Lime Gold case and the dial. The calibre has two column wheels for the chronograph and the split complication, horizontal coupling and a power reserve of 50 hours. Like its predecessor, it is composed of the same V-shape bridge (whose design was protected in 1912) and a large balance wheel with 18 screws beating at the traditional frequency of 2.5 Hz / 18,000 A/H.     The Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18 is completed with a new vintage green nubuck alligator leather strap that has been finished with beige stitching to reinforce the vintage look. The strap is also fitted with a matching 18 K Lime Gold buckle for the perfect finishing touch.

AUDEMARS PIGUET RELEASES 180’S FOURTH EPISODE
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AUDEMARS PIGUET RELEASES 180’S FOURTH EPISODE

Video Swiss Haute Horlogerie manufacturer Audemars Piguet is delighted to announce the fourth episode of its inspiring music series 180. Composed of five episodes, each captured by a different film director, this miniseries retraces the unconventional challenge Audemars Piguet set to selected music artists. Their mission: go beyond their comfort zone and create an original collaborative soundtrack blending different creative universes. Entitled “Gold,”the new episode retraces the lively collaboration of emerging music artists Oklou and Crystal Murray, conveyed through the cinematographic lens of Swiss director and producer Adrien Wagner. The full episode and resulting soundtrack will be released on Audemars Piguet’s social networks on March 9 and on its website as of March 12.     At 21 years old, Adrien Wagner is already a preferred video clip producer among Francophone rappers. His career was launched when he was spotted at the 2015 Reflex Festival by a series of Swiss hip-hop artists such as Di-Meh, Makala, Slimka and DeWolph thanks to his documentary “Loin pour la paix” which was awarded the Prix du public. The saga continued in 2018 when Rilès commissioned him to immortalise his French tour. Since then, Adrien has collaborated with various music artists including Lefa, Damso, Orelsan and Eddy de Pretto. Adrien has recently extended the scope of his work to include movie trailers and advertisement campaigns with the release of his first commercial for Puma in 2020.     For this new episode of 180, Adrien offers a documentary approach to the creative encounter of Oklou and Crystal Murray who were given three days and complete carte blanche to create and record an original soundtrack together. The episode focuses on the spontaneous interactions and emotions of these two young women, moving from their introspections to the discovery of their respective background. The setting also comes to life as the composition unfolds, progressively evolving into a symbiotic whole.     French singer-songwriter, composer and musician Marylou Mayniel, aka Oklou, blends visceral production, electronic pop and atmospheric R&B in her emotionally charged music compositions. Her hybrid style and soft-spoken vocal lines are inspired by artists as diverse as Palmistry, Frank Ocean and Justin Bieber. After select collaborative works, notably with DJ collective TGAF, Oklou debuted her solo career in 2018 with the release of her first EP The Rite of May. Her mixtape Galore, which followed in 2020, represents Oklou’s bold artistic statement of self-reinterpretation and feminine emancipation.     Oklou’s electro beats merge with Paris-based Crystal Murray’s undulating soulful and jazz-inflected tones in this new collaborative challenge set by Audemars Piguet. This 19-year-old singer and songwriter refuses labels and categorisation in her life as in her music. Her first EP I Was Wrong, released in 2020, immerses the audience in her own music universe, influenced by her African American heritage as well as the hip-hop and house cultures she grew up in. With her inspiring voice and experimental style, this ambitious woman has already made a name for herself on the international stage despite her young age.     The encounter of Crystal’s vocals and Oklou’s electronic music seamlessly blend in a rhythmic electro-pop composition entitled “Taste [of] my Gold” which conveys the variegated influences and catching energy of the new generation. The episode also sheds light on the strong emotions governing the process of creation.     “The idea of a documentary following the artistic process oftwo artists was very interesting to me. I’m passionate about music and to be able to work on this project with a brand such as Audemars Piguet was an honour.” Adrien Wagner, Film director     Swiss Haute Horlogerie manufacturer Audemars Piguet is delighted to announce the fourth episode of its inspiring music series 180. Composed of five episodes, each captured by a different film director, this miniseries retraces the unconventional challenge Audemars Piguet set to selected music artists. Their mission: go beyond their comfort zone and create an original collaborative soundtrack blending different creative universes. Entitled “Gold,”the new episode retraces the lively collaboration of emerging music artists Oklou and Crystal Murray, conveyed through the cinematographic lens of Swiss director and producer Adrien Wagner. The full episode and resulting soundtrack will be released on Audemars Piguet’s social networks on March 9 and on its website as of March 12.     At 21 years old, Adrien Wagner is already a preferred video clip producer among Francophone rappers. His career was launched when he was spotted at the 2015 Reflex Festival by a series of Swiss hip-hop artists such as Di-Meh, Makala, Slimka and DeWolph thanks to his documentary “Loin pour la paix” which was awarded the Prix du public. The saga continued in 2018 when Rilès commissioned him to immortalise his French tour. Since then, Adrien has collaborated with various music artists including Lefa, Damso, Orelsan and Eddy de Pretto. Adrien has recently extended the scope of his work to include movie trailers and advertisement campaigns with the release of his first commercial for Puma in 2020.     For this new episode of 180, Adrien offers a documentary approach to the creative encounter of Oklou and Crystal Murray who were given three days and complete carte blanche to create and record an original soundtrack together. The episode focuses on the spontaneous interactions and emotions of these two young women, moving from their introspections to the discovery of their respective background. The setting also comes to life as the composition unfolds, progressively evolving into a symbiotic whole.     French singer-songwriter, composer and musician Marylou Mayniel, aka Oklou, blends visceral production, electronic pop and atmospheric R&B in her emotionally charged music compositions. Her hybrid style and soft-spoken vocal lines are inspired by artists as diverse as Palmistry, Frank Ocean and Justin Bieber. After select collaborative works, notably with DJ collective TGAF, Oklou debuted her solo career in 2018 with the release of her first EP The Rite of May. Her mixtape Galore, which followed in 2020, represents Oklou’s bold artistic statement of self-reinterpretation and feminine emancipation.     Oklou’s electro beats merge with Paris-based Crystal Murray’s undulating soulful and jazz-inflected tones in this new collaborative challenge set by Audemars Piguet. This 19-year-old singer and songwriter refuses labels and categorisation in her life as in her music. Her first EP I Was Wrong, released in 2020, immerses the audience in her own music universe, influenced by her African American heritage as well as the hip-hop and house cultures she grew up in. With her inspiring voice and experimental style, this ambitious woman has already made a name for herself on the international stage despite her young age.     The encounter of Crystal’s vocals and Oklou’s electronic music seamlessly blend in a rhythmic electro-pop composition entitled “Taste [of] my Gold” which conveys the variegated influences and catching energy of the new generation. The episode also sheds light on the strong emotions governing the process of creation.     “The idea of a documentary following the artistic process oftwo artists was very interesting to me. I’m passionate about music and to be able to work on this project with a brand such as Audemars Piguet was an honour.” Adrien Wagner, Film director    

BVLGARI announces Josh O'Connor as Brand Ambassador for Watches
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BVLGARI announces Josh O'Connor as Brand Ambassador for Watches

Watches Bvlgari is proud to announce a new partnership with the Golden Globe award-winning actor, Josh O'Connor. Josh represents the best and brightest of young British actors and Bvlgari have followed his career with great belief for many years. Josh's discerning eye for craftsmanship, detail and design is unrivalled and Bvlgari is delighted today to bring these values together and introduce him into the Bvlgari family as an ambassador for watches.     For his virtual attendance at this year's ceremony and his win in the Best Actor in a Drama Series category, Josh O'Connor opted for a BVLGARI Octo Finissimo S watch in steel with black dial.     Octo Finissimo Automatic watch with mechanical manufacture movement, automatic winding, platinum micro rotor, small seconds, extra-thin satin-polished stainless steel case and bracelet, transparent case back and black matte dial. Water-resistant up to 100 metres. Bvlgari is proud to announce a new partnership with the Golden Globe award-winning actor, Josh O'Connor. Josh represents the best and brightest of young British actors and Bvlgari have followed his career with great belief for many years. Josh's discerning eye for craftsmanship, detail and design is unrivalled and Bvlgari is delighted today to bring these values together and introduce him into the Bvlgari family as an ambassador for watches.     For his virtual attendance at this year's ceremony and his win in the Best Actor in a Drama Series category, Josh O'Connor opted for a BVLGARI Octo Finissimo S watch in steel with black dial.     Octo Finissimo Automatic watch with mechanical manufacture movement, automatic winding, platinum micro rotor, small seconds, extra-thin satin-polished stainless steel case and bracelet, transparent case back and black matte dial. Water-resistant up to 100 metres.

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SWATCH AND MoMA COLLABORATE TO LAUNCH SPECIAL EDITION WATCHES
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SWATCH AND MoMA COLLABORATE TO LAUNCH SPECIAL EDITION WATCHES

Watches Swatch announces the launch of special edition designs with The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) as part of its Museum Journey series. The watches will be available at Swatch stores worldwide and swatch.com as well as global MoMA Design Stores and store.moma.org, starting on March 4, 2021.     The assortment features six unique creations inspired by artworks in MoMA’s Collection, including The Starry Night (1889) by Vincent van Gogh, Hope, II (1907-1908) by Gustav Klimt, The Dream (1910) by Henri Rousseau,Composition in Oval with Color Planes 1 (1914) by Piet Mondrian, The City and Design, The Wonders of Life on Earth, Isamu Kurita (1966) by Tadanori Yokoo, and New York (1968) by Tadanori Yokoo. These watches can be purchased individually or as a collector’s edition. Swatch and MoMA developed a special box for the collector’s edition inspired by the Blade Stair, a prominent architectural feature of MoMA.     Swatch has also collaborated with artist Beatriz Milhazes to include three of her works from MoMA’s collection— Suculentas Beringelas (Succulent Eggplants) (1996), O Espelho (The Mirror) (2000), and Meu Bem (2008)--on the Swatch X You platform. Swatch X You allows customers to create their own customized watch style on swatch.com, and in select Swatch stores. Additionally, a limited run of one design from each artwork by Milhazes will be available at the MoMA Design Stores in New York.     “We’re proud to continue MoMA’s ongoing relationship with Swatch through this new collection of watches inspired by artworks from MoMA’s collection. MoMA’s commitment to good design as a part of everyday life is exempli ed by Swatch watches,” said Robin Sayetta, Associate Director of Business Development for MoMA.     “We’re proud to continue MoMA’s ongoing relationship with Swatch through this new collection of watches inspired by artworks from MoMA’s collection. MoMA’s commitment to good design as a part of everyday life is exempli ed by Swatch watches,” said Robin Sayetta, Associate Director of Business Development for MoMA.     “Swatch is very happy to celebrate a new step in its rich history with MoMA, which includes several Swatch watches in the Museum’s permanent collection. It is a true honor to be able to reinterpret masterpieces by Vincent van Gogh, Gustav Klimt, and Piet Mondrian and highlights our dedication to art and artists of the 20th century,” said Carlo Giordanetti, CEO of the Swatch Art Peace Hotel. “We are also delighted to include watches designed around the works of highly acclaimed contemporary artists, Tadanori Yokoo and Beatriz Milhazes, the latter of whom is joining our special Swatch X You program.”     Swatch X MoMA will be available on March 4, 2021 at Swatch locations globally and MoMA Design Stores. Swatch announces the launch of special edition designs with The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) as part of its Museum Journey series. The watches will be available at Swatch stores worldwide and swatch.com as well as global MoMA Design Stores and store.moma.org, starting on March 4, 2021.     The assortment features six unique creations inspired by artworks in MoMA’s Collection, including The Starry Night (1889) by Vincent van Gogh, Hope, II (1907-1908) by Gustav Klimt, The Dream (1910) by Henri Rousseau,Composition in Oval with Color Planes 1 (1914) by Piet Mondrian, The City and Design, The Wonders of Life on Earth, Isamu Kurita (1966) by Tadanori Yokoo, and New York (1968) by Tadanori Yokoo. These watches can be purchased individually or as a collector’s edition. Swatch and MoMA developed a special box for the collector’s edition inspired by the Blade Stair, a prominent architectural feature of MoMA.     Swatch has also collaborated with artist Beatriz Milhazes to include three of her works from MoMA’s collection— Suculentas Beringelas (Succulent Eggplants) (1996), O Espelho (The Mirror) (2000), and Meu Bem (2008)--on the Swatch X You platform. Swatch X You allows customers to create their own customized watch style on swatch.com, and in select Swatch stores. Additionally, a limited run of one design from each artwork by Milhazes will be available at the MoMA Design Stores in New York.     “We’re proud to continue MoMA’s ongoing relationship with Swatch through this new collection of watches inspired by artworks from MoMA’s collection. MoMA’s commitment to good design as a part of everyday life is exempli ed by Swatch watches,” said Robin Sayetta, Associate Director of Business Development for MoMA.     “We’re proud to continue MoMA’s ongoing relationship with Swatch through this new collection of watches inspired by artworks from MoMA’s collection. MoMA’s commitment to good design as a part of everyday life is exempli ed by Swatch watches,” said Robin Sayetta, Associate Director of Business Development for MoMA.     “Swatch is very happy to celebrate a new step in its rich history with MoMA, which includes several Swatch watches in the Museum’s permanent collection. It is a true honor to be able to reinterpret masterpieces by Vincent van Gogh, Gustav Klimt, and Piet Mondrian and highlights our dedication to art and artists of the 20th century,” said Carlo Giordanetti, CEO of the Swatch Art Peace Hotel. “We are also delighted to include watches designed around the works of highly acclaimed contemporary artists, Tadanori Yokoo and Beatriz Milhazes, the latter of whom is joining our special Swatch X You program.”     Swatch X MoMA will be available on March 4, 2021 at Swatch locations globally and MoMA Design Stores.

ART DIALOGUES: LIVING HERITAGE AND INSPIRING FUTURE
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ART DIALOGUES: LIVING HERITAGE AND INSPIRING FUTURE

Art On February 21st the State Hermitage Museum and Maison Cartier will hold an international online conference “Cartier Art Dialogues” to celebrate the opening of the exhibition “Cartier: Passing on heritage and savoir faire. Masterpieces from the Hermitage Museum and the Cartier Collection”. The conference is organized in collaboration with Cartier’s partneruniversities around the world and will take place in the General Staff Building of the State Hermitage Museum.     Cartier is especially proud to host this conference to encourage dialogues between generations, countries, different styles and forms of art.     In today’s context building and maintaining bridges between history and modernity, craftsmanship and innovative technologies is crucial more than ever. Both the State Hermitage Museum and Maison Cartier find it important to preserve heritage, expand it and explore new territories while staying true to its values and identity.     Renown professionals and international experts will gather offline and online to discuss the“living heritage” and the importance of cross-generational dialogues, to talk about trends and new formats of art with a special focus on the transformations in opera, theatre and ballet. Participants will also take a glance at the digital and technological facets of fashion, architecture, blockchain and the art market of tomorrow.     The lineup of speakers and moderators includes: Mikhail Piotrovsky - Director of The State Hermitage MuseumCyrille Vigneron - President & CEO, CartierHervé Chandès - General Director, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporainPierre Rainero - Image, Style and Heritage Director, CartierAlber Elbaz - Creative Director of AZ FactoryGolshifteh Farahani - Iranian actress of theatre and cinema and environmental activist Mélanie Laurent - French director and actress and environmental activist Junya Ishigami - Japanese architect, founder of junya.ishigami+associates Diana Vishneva – National artist of Russia, prima ballerina at the Mariinsky theatre, Founder and Artistic Director of the international contemporary dance festival Context. Diana Vishneva Stefano Boeri - Italian architect and urban planner, President of Fondazione Triennale Milano, architect of the Bosco Verticale in Milan Solano Benitez - Paraguayan architect, Golden Lion Award winner at Venice Biennial 2016 Jason Bailey - Founder of the art & tech platform Artnome.com Teodor Currentzis - Founder and Artistic Director of the musicAeterna Orchestra and Choir Nanne Dekking - Founder andCEO ofArtoryLLC, New York andArtory GmbH, Berlin. Member on the Board of the Hermitage Foundation in Amsterdam Anita Gigovskaya - President of Condé Nast Russia Ekaterina Inozemtseva -Chief curator at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art Varvara Melnikova - CEO of the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design Dmitri Ozerkov - Director of Contemporary Art Department of the State Hermitage Museum,and Head of Hermitage 20/21 Project for Contemporary Art Laurent Salomé - Director of the National Museum of Versailles Palace Sarah Sze - American contemporary artist, sculptorNadia Taiga - Executive Director at Snark.art And other international personalities from art and culture.     Registration and more information about the program, timing and speakers are available on the website https://cartier-artdialogues.com On February 21st the State Hermitage Museum and Maison Cartier will hold an international online conference “Cartier Art Dialogues” to celebrate the opening of the exhibition “Cartier: Passing on heritage and savoir faire. Masterpieces from the Hermitage Museum and the Cartier Collection”. The conference is organized in collaboration with Cartier’s partneruniversities around the world and will take place in the General Staff Building of the State Hermitage Museum.     Cartier is especially proud to host this conference to encourage dialogues between generations, countries, different styles and forms of art.     In today’s context building and maintaining bridges between history and modernity, craftsmanship and innovative technologies is crucial more than ever. Both the State Hermitage Museum and Maison Cartier find it important to preserve heritage, expand it and explore new territories while staying true to its values and identity.     Renown professionals and international experts will gather offline and online to discuss the“living heritage” and the importance of cross-generational dialogues, to talk about trends and new formats of art with a special focus on the transformations in opera, theatre and ballet. Participants will also take a glance at the digital and technological facets of fashion, architecture, blockchain and the art market of tomorrow.     The lineup of speakers and moderators includes: Mikhail Piotrovsky - Director of The State Hermitage MuseumCyrille Vigneron - President & CEO, CartierHervé Chandès - General Director, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporainPierre Rainero - Image, Style and Heritage Director, CartierAlber Elbaz - Creative Director of AZ FactoryGolshifteh Farahani - Iranian actress of theatre and cinema and environmental activist Mélanie Laurent - French director and actress and environmental activist Junya Ishigami - Japanese architect, founder of junya.ishigami+associates Diana Vishneva – National artist of Russia, prima ballerina at the Mariinsky theatre, Founder and Artistic Director of the international contemporary dance festival Context. Diana Vishneva Stefano Boeri - Italian architect and urban planner, President of Fondazione Triennale Milano, architect of the Bosco Verticale in Milan Solano Benitez - Paraguayan architect, Golden Lion Award winner at Venice Biennial 2016 Jason Bailey - Founder of the art & tech platform Artnome.com Teodor Currentzis - Founder and Artistic Director of the musicAeterna Orchestra and Choir Nanne Dekking - Founder andCEO ofArtoryLLC, New York andArtory GmbH, Berlin. Member on the Board of the Hermitage Foundation in Amsterdam Anita Gigovskaya - President of Condé Nast Russia Ekaterina Inozemtseva -Chief curator at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art Varvara Melnikova - CEO of the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design Dmitri Ozerkov - Director of Contemporary Art Department of the State Hermitage Museum,and Head of Hermitage 20/21 Project for Contemporary Art Laurent Salomé - Director of the National Museum of Versailles Palace Sarah Sze - American contemporary artist, sculptorNadia Taiga - Executive Director at Snark.art And other international personalities from art and culture.     Registration and more information about the program, timing and speakers are available on the website https://cartier-artdialogues.com

MONTBLANC APPOINTS MARCO TOMASETTA AS CREATIVE  DIRECTOR
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MONTBLANC APPOINTS MARCO TOMASETTA AS CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Design A graduate of Instituto Europeo di Design in Milan, Tomasetta has extensive experience in leather goods and accessories, having worked for numerous renowned fashion brands including Prada, Chloé and Louis Vuitton. Most recently, he was Creative Design Director Men’s and Women’s Leather Goods at Givenchy.     “We are thrilled to have Marco bring his creative leadership and vision to Montblanc to accelerate its evolution as the Maison of Luxury Business-Lifestyle. Marco is an agile and dynamic innovator who is also committed to the value of fine craftsmanship and timeless design that have always been central to Montblanc’s identity. He understands the importance of overarching brand themes across all Montblanc categories, and I am looking forward to him working with our team to refine them in a compelling way. Even though our iconic emblem will remain at the heart of everything we do, we are committed to further breaking boundaries when designing products that appeal to both existing and new clients, mirroring their shifting lifestyles and needs,” says Nicolas Baretzki, Montblanc CEO.     “I am excited to join Montblanc, a storied Maison known for its rich heritage and its uncompromising focus on substance through the design and functionality of its products. As a designer, writing and drawing are the starting points of any design process, which is why I was immediately drawn to Montblanc - fusing tradition with pioneering design. I am looking forward to collaborating with Nicolas and the team to chart a new creative vision for the brand that bridges icons like the Meisterstück with new design concepts across product categories that will appeal to this new Montblanc Luxury Business-Lifestyle mindset. Furthermore, there is something incredibly meaningful about being assigned the task of fulfilling the Maison’s goal of creating perfect companions that will grow with their owners and become part of their accomplishments,” explains Marco Tomasetta, Montblanc Creative Director. A graduate of Instituto Europeo di Design in Milan, Tomasetta has extensive experience in leather goods and accessories, having worked for numerous renowned fashion brands including Prada, Chloé and Louis Vuitton. Most recently, he was Creative Design Director Men’s and Women’s Leather Goods at Givenchy.     “We are thrilled to have Marco bring his creative leadership and vision to Montblanc to accelerate its evolution as the Maison of Luxury Business-Lifestyle. Marco is an agile and dynamic innovator who is also committed to the value of fine craftsmanship and timeless design that have always been central to Montblanc’s identity. He understands the importance of overarching brand themes across all Montblanc categories, and I am looking forward to him working with our team to refine them in a compelling way. Even though our iconic emblem will remain at the heart of everything we do, we are committed to further breaking boundaries when designing products that appeal to both existing and new clients, mirroring their shifting lifestyles and needs,” says Nicolas Baretzki, Montblanc CEO.     “I am excited to join Montblanc, a storied Maison known for its rich heritage and its uncompromising focus on substance through the design and functionality of its products. As a designer, writing and drawing are the starting points of any design process, which is why I was immediately drawn to Montblanc - fusing tradition with pioneering design. I am looking forward to collaborating with Nicolas and the team to chart a new creative vision for the brand that bridges icons like the Meisterstück with new design concepts across product categories that will appeal to this new Montblanc Luxury Business-Lifestyle mindset. Furthermore, there is something incredibly meaningful about being assigned the task of fulfilling the Maison’s goal of creating perfect companions that will grow with their owners and become part of their accomplishments,” explains Marco Tomasetta, Montblanc Creative Director.

AUDEMARS PIGUET RELEASES 180’S THIRD EPISODE
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AUDEMARS PIGUET RELEASES 180’S THIRD EPISODE

Watches For the third episode of 180, entitled “Paradise”, Paris-based film directors Original Kids offer an immersive cinematographic rendering of the two-fold artistic encounter of Tschegue, Jeanne Added and Les Twins. This duo of young producers, specialised in music videos, has collaborated with a variety of artists including Orelsan, Oxmo Puccino, PLK, Georgio and Therapie Taxi.     Shot on film, the episode brings together analogue technology with cutting-edge virtual stageproduction in an echo to Audemars Piguet’s blend of tradition and modernity. By interweaving the artists’ creative steps shot in real-time with 3D digital environments interactively played on LED walls, Original Kids creates a dreamlike atmosphere brimming with emotions as the artists share their respective universe and create together. The episode’s immersive sound design reinforces the creative process as bits of music and lyrics progressively merge into a harmonious whole.   “This project immediately spoke to us because it gave us thespace to express ourselves artistically. This project is reallyoutside the box.” Original Kids Film Directors     The episode first follows the musical encounter of Jeanne Added and artist duo Tschegue. Songwriter, singer and bass player, Jeanne Added made her international debut in 2015 with the release of her first Album Be Sensational – where her voice seamlessly blends with electro-rock and post-punk music. Her second Album Radiate (2018) was nominated at the Victoires de la musique in the categories of “Feminine Artists” and “Rock Album”. Her latest EP Air (2020) continues her artistic experimentation as melodies mix with poetry in a powerful gust of self-expression.     For its part, Paris-based music duo Tschegue, composed of Nicolas Dacunha and Faty Sy Savanet, finds roots in African tribal music and garage rock. Their first EP Survivor released in 2017 refuses categorisation. Bringing together epileptic rhythms, jerky percussions and punchlines in frenetic loops, their compositions represent the embrace of ambiguity and the marriage of cultures. Fuelled with energy, their music touches body, heart and soul.     Jeanne Added and Tschegue, who had never collaborated before, were given three days and complete carte blanche to create and record an original soundtrack together. The result? An intriguing encounter of two universes where electro beats, percussions and soft music, poetic lyrics and punchlines, English and Lingala come together in perfect synchrony.     Taking creation a step further, the episode also captures how this new composition comes alivethrough Les Twins’ spontaneous freestyle as they are propelled into this eclectic universe. Laurent and Larry Bourgeois, AKA Les Twins, are French dancers, choreographers, actors, models, and producers who have most recently added a music career to their résumé. Their new style hip-hop dancing has drawn the attention of numerous artists and brands across the world.     Finalists of the French show Incroyable Talent in 2008, Les Twins quickly made a name for themselves at the international level and successively won varied competitions around the world, including the American reality competition World of Dance in 2017. They have appeared in the video clips of renowned music artists, such as Missy Elliott, David Guetta and Beyoncé, with whom they have toured and collaborated since 2011. Their stature, style and personalities have also attracted attention in the fashion world. Les Twins have notably worked with some iconic brands including Jean Paul Gaultier, Chanel, Prada, Moncler, Diesel, Armani, Longchamp and Jordan, to name a few. They also recently broke into the film industry, with their first major roles in Steven Spielberg’s Men in Black: International (2019), directed by F. Gary Gray, and Tom Hooper’s Cats (2019).     Taking full possession of Original Kids’ virtual stage, Les Twins give a new dimension to JeanneAdded and Tschegue’s musical composition for an immersive experience guaranteed. Will you be able to resist dancing along?     “Music is the question. The body is the answer.” Les Twins, Dancers, choreographers and producers       Join the discussion @AudemarsPiguet For the third episode of 180, entitled “Paradise”, Paris-based film directors Original Kids offer an immersive cinematographic rendering of the two-fold artistic encounter of Tschegue, Jeanne Added and Les Twins. This duo of young producers, specialised in music videos, has collaborated with a variety of artists including Orelsan, Oxmo Puccino, PLK, Georgio and Therapie Taxi.     Shot on film, the episode brings together analogue technology with cutting-edge virtual stageproduction in an echo to Audemars Piguet’s blend of tradition and modernity. By interweaving the artists’ creative steps shot in real-time with 3D digital environments interactively played on LED walls, Original Kids creates a dreamlike atmosphere brimming with emotions as the artists share their respective universe and create together. The episode’s immersive sound design reinforces the creative process as bits of music and lyrics progressively merge into a harmonious whole.   “This project immediately spoke to us because it gave us thespace to express ourselves artistically. This project is reallyoutside the box.” Original Kids Film Directors     The episode first follows the musical encounter of Jeanne Added and artist duo Tschegue. Songwriter, singer and bass player, Jeanne Added made her international debut in 2015 with the release of her first Album Be Sensational – where her voice seamlessly blends with electro-rock and post-punk music. Her second Album Radiate (2018) was nominated at the Victoires de la musique in the categories of “Feminine Artists” and “Rock Album”. Her latest EP Air (2020) continues her artistic experimentation as melodies mix with poetry in a powerful gust of self-expression.     For its part, Paris-based music duo Tschegue, composed of Nicolas Dacunha and Faty Sy Savanet, finds roots in African tribal music and garage rock. Their first EP Survivor released in 2017 refuses categorisation. Bringing together epileptic rhythms, jerky percussions and punchlines in frenetic loops, their compositions represent the embrace of ambiguity and the marriage of cultures. Fuelled with energy, their music touches body, heart and soul.     Jeanne Added and Tschegue, who had never collaborated before, were given three days and complete carte blanche to create and record an original soundtrack together. The result? An intriguing encounter of two universes where electro beats, percussions and soft music, poetic lyrics and punchlines, English and Lingala come together in perfect synchrony.     Taking creation a step further, the episode also captures how this new composition comes alivethrough Les Twins’ spontaneous freestyle as they are propelled into this eclectic universe. Laurent and Larry Bourgeois, AKA Les Twins, are French dancers, choreographers, actors, models, and producers who have most recently added a music career to their résumé. Their new style hip-hop dancing has drawn the attention of numerous artists and brands across the world.     Finalists of the French show Incroyable Talent in 2008, Les Twins quickly made a name for themselves at the international level and successively won varied competitions around the world, including the American reality competition World of Dance in 2017. They have appeared in the video clips of renowned music artists, such as Missy Elliott, David Guetta and Beyoncé, with whom they have toured and collaborated since 2011. Their stature, style and personalities have also attracted attention in the fashion world. Les Twins have notably worked with some iconic brands including Jean Paul Gaultier, Chanel, Prada, Moncler, Diesel, Armani, Longchamp and Jordan, to name a few. They also recently broke into the film industry, with their first major roles in Steven Spielberg’s Men in Black: International (2019), directed by F. Gary Gray, and Tom Hooper’s Cats (2019).     Taking full possession of Original Kids’ virtual stage, Les Twins give a new dimension to JeanneAdded and Tschegue’s musical composition for an immersive experience guaranteed. Will you be able to resist dancing along?     “Music is the question. The body is the answer.” Les Twins, Dancers, choreographers and producers       Join the discussion @AudemarsPiguet

REINE DE NAPLES CŒUR ETERNAL LOVE BY BREGUET
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REINE DE NAPLES CŒUR ETERNAL LOVE BY BREGUET

Watches With delicacy and subtlety, and as Valentine's Day approaches, Breguet enlivens the face of the Reine de Naples with a new invention: a hand in the shape of a changing heart. Its curves expand or contract, as if by magic and very gently, as it makes its way around the elongated oval dial. Rose gold and diamonds add to the radiance of this sleek creation, with a hint of vermilion. This exclusive Cœur, or Heart edition, limited to 28 numbered pieces and accompanied by a matching clutch as its case, is reserved for a selection of Breguet boutiques.     The first wristwatch ever made, the model no. 2639 was a treasure trove of ingenuity right from its origins in 1810. Breguet was inspired by this innovative watch and by the client, Caroline Murat, Queen of Naples, who commissioned it, for its iconic contemporary collection. Today, for its new creation dedicated to women and to love, the House of Breguet has designed a new system protected by several patents. The magic of an innovative mechanism changes the heart shape of the minute hand – off-center at 6 o’clock – depending on its position on the oval dial. Breguet, which has always developed special watches dedicated to women, is thus faithful to its history and its practice. For this new creation, its curves stretch as the hand moves across the top half of the dial, and become more rounded at the bottom. A real heart that beats... A pared-down dial highlights the delicate elegance and great romanticism of this piece. Touches of vermilion red add to the intensity of the lines of the hours chapter, the leather strap, and the crown, which is adorned with a ruby. This luxurious and exclusive composition is brought to perfection with rose gold and diamonds. This model, reserved for brand boutiques, is presented in an envelope clutch bag finished in grained calfskin leather and dyed vermilion red to match the strap of the Reine de Naples Coeur.     Celebrating Delicacy and Romance:     For the face of this new Reine de Naples, Breguet has opted for understated elegance. The heart-shaped minute hand moves over a sapphire-crystal dial, lacquered in white for a very soft and subtle translucent effect. Its tip, marked by a subtle red heart, indicates the minutes on the hours chapter, punctuated by tiny hearts every five minutes. For better readability, something dear to Breguet, the quarter numerals are distinguished by their size and their outline, lacquered with vermilion. The hour, indicated by a drop of purple lacquer, appears in the center through a window. The rose gold of the dial flange and bezel is set with 128 diamonds. The setting of the folding buckle, also in gold, echoes the brilliance of the case, amounting to a total of approximately 0.94 carats.     The Magic of a Vibrant Heart, an ode to love:     The latest invention of the House of Breguet is a minute hand composed of two independent arms, capable of twisting thanks to an ingenious set of gears to create a heart that is extended at 12 o’clock and more rounded at 6 o’clock. Equipped with an oval-shaped cam – mirroring the curves so characteristic of the Reine de Naples – the mechanism allows each of these arms to move at different speeds. This innovation, created exclusively for the Reine de Naples, is protected by four patents. The gears of this complication, like all the components of the caliber, are all carefully hand-finished in the Breguet tradition – whether visible or invisible to the eye. The sapphire-crystal caseback of the rose gold case reveals the movement of the caliber, the 78A0. On the gold rim, the individual number of the watch is engraved, recorded in the archives of the House of Breguet, which have been maintained since the end of the eighteenth century.     With the Reine de Naples Cœur, Breguet conjures up the magic of love, thanks to an innovative hand that traces a heart of ever-changing shape. The delicate and unexpected combination of technique and romanticism.   With delicacy and subtlety, and as Valentine's Day approaches, Breguet enlivens the face of the Reine de Naples with a new invention: a hand in the shape of a changing heart. Its curves expand or contract, as if by magic and very gently, as it makes its way around the elongated oval dial. Rose gold and diamonds add to the radiance of this sleek creation, with a hint of vermilion. This exclusive Cœur, or Heart edition, limited to 28 numbered pieces and accompanied by a matching clutch as its case, is reserved for a selection of Breguet boutiques.     The first wristwatch ever made, the model no. 2639 was a treasure trove of ingenuity right from its origins in 1810. Breguet was inspired by this innovative watch and by the client, Caroline Murat, Queen of Naples, who commissioned it, for its iconic contemporary collection. Today, for its new creation dedicated to women and to love, the House of Breguet has designed a new system protected by several patents. The magic of an innovative mechanism changes the heart shape of the minute hand – off-center at 6 o’clock – depending on its position on the oval dial. Breguet, which has always developed special watches dedicated to women, is thus faithful to its history and its practice. For this new creation, its curves stretch as the hand moves across the top half of the dial, and become more rounded at the bottom. A real heart that beats... A pared-down dial highlights the delicate elegance and great romanticism of this piece. Touches of vermilion red add to the intensity of the lines of the hours chapter, the leather strap, and the crown, which is adorned with a ruby. This luxurious and exclusive composition is brought to perfection with rose gold and diamonds. This model, reserved for brand boutiques, is presented in an envelope clutch bag finished in grained calfskin leather and dyed vermilion red to match the strap of the Reine de Naples Coeur.     Celebrating Delicacy and Romance:     For the face of this new Reine de Naples, Breguet has opted for understated elegance. The heart-shaped minute hand moves over a sapphire-crystal dial, lacquered in white for a very soft and subtle translucent effect. Its tip, marked by a subtle red heart, indicates the minutes on the hours chapter, punctuated by tiny hearts every five minutes. For better readability, something dear to Breguet, the quarter numerals are distinguished by their size and their outline, lacquered with vermilion. The hour, indicated by a drop of purple lacquer, appears in the center through a window. The rose gold of the dial flange and bezel is set with 128 diamonds. The setting of the folding buckle, also in gold, echoes the brilliance of the case, amounting to a total of approximately 0.94 carats.     The Magic of a Vibrant Heart, an ode to love:     The latest invention of the House of Breguet is a minute hand composed of two independent arms, capable of twisting thanks to an ingenious set of gears to create a heart that is extended at 12 o’clock and more rounded at 6 o’clock. Equipped with an oval-shaped cam – mirroring the curves so characteristic of the Reine de Naples – the mechanism allows each of these arms to move at different speeds. This innovation, created exclusively for the Reine de Naples, is protected by four patents. The gears of this complication, like all the components of the caliber, are all carefully hand-finished in the Breguet tradition – whether visible or invisible to the eye. The sapphire-crystal caseback of the rose gold case reveals the movement of the caliber, the 78A0. On the gold rim, the individual number of the watch is engraved, recorded in the archives of the House of Breguet, which have been maintained since the end of the eighteenth century.     With the Reine de Naples Cœur, Breguet conjures up the magic of love, thanks to an innovative hand that traces a heart of ever-changing shape. The delicate and unexpected combination of technique and romanticism.  

The Quest for Nature with Tudor
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The Quest for Nature with Tudor

Watches TUDOR joins Morgan Bourc’his in an ambitious new project, a documentary that takes him from the temperate waters of the Mediterranean to the icy fjords of Norway in search of whales.     In The Quest for Nature, a documentary lm initiated by underwater chief operator and director Jean-Charles Granjon, world freediving champion and friend of TUDOR, Morgan Bourc’his travels to northern Norway on a quest to reconnect with the wild. Like every hero on a quest, Morgan must leave the “ordinary world” behind before setting o on this adventure. His challenge is to locate, then swim with some of the ocean’s most powerful wild creatures - and some of the best adapted to their environment - in dark, bitterly cold winter seas. On his quest for the perfect meeting with orcas and whales, he goes in search of those for whom these animals are part of their daily lives. Spildra, a mysterious island steeped in history and legend, lies at the heart of all his encounters. On Spildra, Morgan meets an authentic character who knows remote ords like the back of his hand; a “gatekeeper” who will introduce him to the people and animals that are vital to his mission. Audun Rikardsen, a former whaler, is one of them. Now a marine biologist, he has become an expert in his eld. He helps Morgan to understand the importance of fully accepting your cultural heritage in order to transform it and use it to the bene t of living creatures. He also understands the subtle ties that connect us to marine mammals, ones that could turn any of us into a participant either in their demise or in the regeneration of their population.     The history of TUDOR is scattered with adventurers who have gone beyond their own limitations and those of humanity: from the vision of Hans Wilsdorf, the brand’s founder and an innovator of early wristwatches, to the determination of the explorers of Greenland’s icy terrain in the 1950s and the bravery of professional divers who explore the ve oceans. Today, Morgan Bourc’his embodies this pioneering spirit and, The Quest for Nature, is helping to continue this tradition. A friend of TUDOR and an accomplished athlete with multiple world championship titles, here he reinvents himself as an observer of the natural world and documentary maker in one of the most hostile environments imaginable for a diver, in contact with some of the biggest creatures on the planet. TUDOR joins Morgan Bourc’his in an ambitious new project, a documentary that takes him from the temperate waters of the Mediterranean to the icy fjords of Norway in search of whales.     In The Quest for Nature, a documentary lm initiated by underwater chief operator and director Jean-Charles Granjon, world freediving champion and friend of TUDOR, Morgan Bourc’his travels to northern Norway on a quest to reconnect with the wild. Like every hero on a quest, Morgan must leave the “ordinary world” behind before setting o on this adventure. His challenge is to locate, then swim with some of the ocean’s most powerful wild creatures - and some of the best adapted to their environment - in dark, bitterly cold winter seas. On his quest for the perfect meeting with orcas and whales, he goes in search of those for whom these animals are part of their daily lives. Spildra, a mysterious island steeped in history and legend, lies at the heart of all his encounters. On Spildra, Morgan meets an authentic character who knows remote ords like the back of his hand; a “gatekeeper” who will introduce him to the people and animals that are vital to his mission. Audun Rikardsen, a former whaler, is one of them. Now a marine biologist, he has become an expert in his eld. He helps Morgan to understand the importance of fully accepting your cultural heritage in order to transform it and use it to the bene t of living creatures. He also understands the subtle ties that connect us to marine mammals, ones that could turn any of us into a participant either in their demise or in the regeneration of their population.     The history of TUDOR is scattered with adventurers who have gone beyond their own limitations and those of humanity: from the vision of Hans Wilsdorf, the brand’s founder and an innovator of early wristwatches, to the determination of the explorers of Greenland’s icy terrain in the 1950s and the bravery of professional divers who explore the ve oceans. Today, Morgan Bourc’his embodies this pioneering spirit and, The Quest for Nature, is helping to continue this tradition. A friend of TUDOR and an accomplished athlete with multiple world championship titles, here he reinvents himself as an observer of the natural world and documentary maker in one of the most hostile environments imaginable for a diver, in contact with some of the biggest creatures on the planet.

Find Your Balance: Montblanc Summit Lite
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Find Your Balance: Montblanc Summit Lite

Watches Montblanc expands its wearable assortment with a sleek smartwatch built for those who strive for better health, physical performance and overall wellbeing     With the introduction of the Summit Lite smartwatch Montblanc brings a burst of energy to its expanding Summit smartwatch line-up. Conceived for an emerging generation of luxury smartwatch users seeking wearables that match their healthy and active lifestyles, the watch distinguishes itself from other Montblanc wearables with its fresh, disruptive design and streamlined functionalities to assist with fitness, performance and wellbeing.     “With the renewed focus on health, fitness, mindfulness and wellbeing we are witnessing today, our goal was to create a smartwatch that had just the right tools to support its owner throughout the day, in a way that was instinctive and effortless for today’s business lifestyle customer. Named Summit Lite after its lightweight design, it aligns with its wearer’s activities and is built for high performing individuals who are constantly on the move and blend their workout routine with their work routine,” explains Nicolas Baretzki, Montblanc CEO.     The smartwatch’s lightweight 43 mm case is crafted from recycled aluminium and robust stainless steel giving it its active, high performance appearance, while the eye-catching form is modern and sleek. The case comes in either a matte black or matte silver-grey colour, and is paired with either a sporty fabric or rubber strap, creating four different design variations. Each smartwatch features a crisp 1.19“ AMOLED display with Gorilla Cover Glass. It also offers an updated heart rate monitor and GPS, and is water-resistant to 5 ATM. Like other Summit watches, the technology and software is powered with Wear OS by Google which is compatible with both Android and iOS smartphones.     In addition to the full Wear OS by Google ecosystem of apps and services, Montblanc has developed proprietary apps based on proven algorithms that distinguish the Summit Lite smartwatch and add dedicated value for its owner. They include:    Cardio Coach - The Cardio Coach app gives personalized workout recommendations based on your current fitness level (VO2 max) and live coaching advice. It keeps track of the users' progress and adjusts accordingly. The users get to improve their fitness according to their own goals and at the wanted pace – for ideal healthy and long-lasting results.   Body Energy – The app tracks mental and physical exhaustion to show the users’ current energy level. It incorporates data from your sleep, activity and stress level. The users see the influence of their behavior, on their energy level and can therefore adapt their plans to optimize their daily energy use.   Sleep – The app tracks the users’ sleep in detail: length, quality and sleep phases. It issues personalized recommendations to improve the sleep quality and thus the daily energy level. The user gets a clear understanding of their sleeping patterns and are enabled to try to actively improve them.   Stress - The app tracks physical and mental stress levels and gives advice at strategic times. The users get more clarity over their body’s response to stressful events and are provided proactive recommendations to do breathing exercises during stressful times.       The Summit Lite smartwatch was developed with Montblanc’s sustainability goals in mind featuring a case crafted out of recycled aluminium, and sustainable packaging made from 100% paper.     The Montblanc Summit Lite smart watch is available as of January 2021 in selected markets from Montblanc boutiques. For more information visit www.montblanc.com     Montblanc expands its wearable assortment with a sleek smartwatch built for those who strive for better health, physical performance and overall wellbeing     With the introduction of the Summit Lite smartwatch Montblanc brings a burst of energy to its expanding Summit smartwatch line-up. Conceived for an emerging generation of luxury smartwatch users seeking wearables that match their healthy and active lifestyles, the watch distinguishes itself from other Montblanc wearables with its fresh, disruptive design and streamlined functionalities to assist with fitness, performance and wellbeing.     “With the renewed focus on health, fitness, mindfulness and wellbeing we are witnessing today, our goal was to create a smartwatch that had just the right tools to support its owner throughout the day, in a way that was instinctive and effortless for today’s business lifestyle customer. Named Summit Lite after its lightweight design, it aligns with its wearer’s activities and is built for high performing individuals who are constantly on the move and blend their workout routine with their work routine,” explains Nicolas Baretzki, Montblanc CEO.     The smartwatch’s lightweight 43 mm case is crafted from recycled aluminium and robust stainless steel giving it its active, high performance appearance, while the eye-catching form is modern and sleek. The case comes in either a matte black or matte silver-grey colour, and is paired with either a sporty fabric or rubber strap, creating four different design variations. Each smartwatch features a crisp 1.19“ AMOLED display with Gorilla Cover Glass. It also offers an updated heart rate monitor and GPS, and is water-resistant to 5 ATM. Like other Summit watches, the technology and software is powered with Wear OS by Google which is compatible with both Android and iOS smartphones.     In addition to the full Wear OS by Google ecosystem of apps and services, Montblanc has developed proprietary apps based on proven algorithms that distinguish the Summit Lite smartwatch and add dedicated value for its owner. They include:    Cardio Coach - The Cardio Coach app gives personalized workout recommendations based on your current fitness level (VO2 max) and live coaching advice. It keeps track of the users' progress and adjusts accordingly. The users get to improve their fitness according to their own goals and at the wanted pace – for ideal healthy and long-lasting results.   Body Energy – The app tracks mental and physical exhaustion to show the users’ current energy level. It incorporates data from your sleep, activity and stress level. The users see the influence of their behavior, on their energy level and can therefore adapt their plans to optimize their daily energy use.   Sleep – The app tracks the users’ sleep in detail: length, quality and sleep phases. It issues personalized recommendations to improve the sleep quality and thus the daily energy level. The user gets a clear understanding of their sleeping patterns and are enabled to try to actively improve them.   Stress - The app tracks physical and mental stress levels and gives advice at strategic times. The users get more clarity over their body’s response to stressful events and are provided proactive recommendations to do breathing exercises during stressful times.       The Summit Lite smartwatch was developed with Montblanc’s sustainability goals in mind featuring a case crafted out of recycled aluminium, and sustainable packaging made from 100% paper.     The Montblanc Summit Lite smart watch is available as of January 2021 in selected markets from Montblanc boutiques. For more information visit www.montblanc.com    

Montblanc appoints Laurent Lecamp as Managing Director for the Watch Division
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Montblanc appoints Laurent Lecamp as Managing Director for the Watch Division

Watches The Maison has appointed Laurent Lecamp as Managing Director Watch Division, effective from January 1st 2021. Laurent will be taking over from Davide Cerrato who will pursue new professional challenges outside the Richemont group.     Montblanc is pleased to announce that Laurent Lecamp, previously International Sales Director and Board Member at Carl F. Bucherer, will now assume the role of Managing Director Watch Division, bringing new views in terms of strategy, design and innovation to the maison.     Laurent Lecamp began his professional career at LVMH as Brand Manager Wine & Spirits in Switzerland, and since then has held various entrepreneurial and leadership roles within the watch industry. Besides co- founding his own watch brand Cyrus Watches in 2010; which he left after having selling his equity in 2014. Furthermore, Laurent has carried out numerous research projects and published books, before joining Carl F. Bucherer as Executive Vice President of Sales in 2014.       Nicolas Baretzki, CEO of Montblanc, stated:   “I am delighted that Laurent has decided to join Montblanc as our new Managing Director Watch Division and that we are able to embark on this exciting new chapter together. With his extensive watchmaking expertise he will play a vital role in continuing the successful strategy of rooting Minerva deeply into Montblanc’s watch division, driving the Maison’s important watchmaking pillar into the future.”     “I am convinced that the success of Montblanc’s watch division is measured equally by its innovation as well as its strong emotional bond with its customers, press and watch aficionados. I will strive to further build on these two drivers, relying on Minerva’s outstanding heritage, passionate collaborators and an unparalleled craftsmanship” explains Lecamp. The Maison has appointed Laurent Lecamp as Managing Director Watch Division, effective from January 1st 2021. Laurent will be taking over from Davide Cerrato who will pursue new professional challenges outside the Richemont group.     Montblanc is pleased to announce that Laurent Lecamp, previously International Sales Director and Board Member at Carl F. Bucherer, will now assume the role of Managing Director Watch Division, bringing new views in terms of strategy, design and innovation to the maison.     Laurent Lecamp began his professional career at LVMH as Brand Manager Wine & Spirits in Switzerland, and since then has held various entrepreneurial and leadership roles within the watch industry. Besides co- founding his own watch brand Cyrus Watches in 2010; which he left after having selling his equity in 2014. Furthermore, Laurent has carried out numerous research projects and published books, before joining Carl F. Bucherer as Executive Vice President of Sales in 2014.       Nicolas Baretzki, CEO of Montblanc, stated:   “I am delighted that Laurent has decided to join Montblanc as our new Managing Director Watch Division and that we are able to embark on this exciting new chapter together. With his extensive watchmaking expertise he will play a vital role in continuing the successful strategy of rooting Minerva deeply into Montblanc’s watch division, driving the Maison’s important watchmaking pillar into the future.”     “I am convinced that the success of Montblanc’s watch division is measured equally by its innovation as well as its strong emotional bond with its customers, press and watch aficionados. I will strive to further build on these two drivers, relying on Minerva’s outstanding heritage, passionate collaborators and an unparalleled craftsmanship” explains Lecamp.

 VALENTINE'S DAY, THE BVLGARI WAY
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VALENTINE'S DAY, THE BVLGARI WAY

Accessories Your dreams, brought to life with love. This year, Bvlgari indulges the fantasy and electricity of Valentine's Day with signature Roman style. Inspiring us all to give in to dreams and take a chance on love, the Italian Maison extends its exuberant spirit and daring creativity to the most romantic holiday of the year. It is a natural fit, because true love — like Bvlgari design — breaks all the rules.     Capturing the purest of emotions and coursing with that Roman passion for life, Bvlgari Valentine's Day gifts are as striking as love itself. From breath-taking jewels to iconic timepieces, stunning bags, accessories and other irresistible charms, each creation celebrates love with an unapologetic spirit and audacious touch. These are pieces to fall for, again and again.     The force behind Bvlgari's unbridled passion? A single wish: to create gorgeous, unforgettable, joy-filled moments for you and your love.     Your dreams, brought to life with love. This year, Bvlgari indulges the fantasy and electricity of Valentine's Day with signature Roman style. Inspiring us all to give in to dreams and take a chance on love, the Italian Maison extends its exuberant spirit and daring creativity to the most romantic holiday of the year. It is a natural fit, because true love — like Bvlgari design — breaks all the rules.     Capturing the purest of emotions and coursing with that Roman passion for life, Bvlgari Valentine's Day gifts are as striking as love itself. From breath-taking jewels to iconic timepieces, stunning bags, accessories and other irresistible charms, each creation celebrates love with an unapologetic spirit and audacious touch. These are pieces to fall for, again and again.     The force behind Bvlgari's unbridled passion? A single wish: to create gorgeous, unforgettable, joy-filled moments for you and your love.    

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