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The biggest, the boldest, the most expensive, the best of the best – this is your definitive guide to ultimate luxury

Miura P400 from the 1969 film “The Italian Job”

Sant’Agata Bolognese, May 6, 2019 – A few years after the movie release of “The Italian Job”, it was revealed that the car used in the film was not the one destroyed during the on-screen accident. Since then, many made it a hunt to locate the opening-scene Miura. 50 years later, Lamborghini Polo Storico has finally certified the Miura P400, chassis #3586, as the original car used in the Paramount Pictures film in 1969.

The orange Miura P400 (technically “Arancio Miura”) with white/black leather interior has been the most pursued Miura in recent decades: it appears at the start of the film, driven by the actor Rossano Brazzi on the Great St Bernard Pass. In the movie the car was destroyed. In reality, Paramount also depicted an identical, crashed Miura. 

After almost 50 years, and having passed through the hands of different enthusiasts, both Italian and international, the P400 was bought in 2018 by the current Liechtenstein collector, Fritz Kaiser, who is also the Founder of “The Classic Car Trust”. 

Lamborghini Polo Storico, inaugurated in 2015, is Automobili Lamborghini’s department dedicated to preserving the heritage of the House of Sant’Agata Bolognese. Its activities include the restoration and certification of all Lamborghinis produced up to 2001, as well as the reconstruction of spare parts for classic Lamborghinis. 

A Mission To Perpetuate Change

For the founder of Rolex, Hans Wilsdorf, the world was like a living laboratory. He began to use it as a testing ground for his watches from the 1930s, sending them to the most extreme locations. As the 21st century unfolds, exploration for pure discovery has given way to exploration as a means to preserve the natural world. 

This year, Rolex launched a campaign titled Perpetual Planet. For now, it embraces three main pillars – an enhanced partnership with the National Geographic Society to study the impacts of climate change, Sylvia Earle’s Mission Blue initiative to safeguard the oceans through a network of marine protected “Hope Spots”, and the Rolex Awards for Enterprise that recognize individuals with projects that advance knowledge and protect human well-being and the environment.

Sylvia Earle’s Mission Blue initiative aims to safeguard the oceans from threats that range from pollution to destructive fishing.

Sylvia Earle’s Mission Blue

Sylvia Earle, a Rolex Testimonee since 1982, has been a pioneer of ocean exploration for nearly 50 years. In 2010, Earle launched her Mission Blue initiative, inspiring communities and governments to shield marine life that is at risk from human pressures through Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) she calls Hope Spots. With the support of Rolex since 2014, the number of Hope Spots has increased from 50 to 112 over the past five years. Earle aims to protect 30 per cent of the world’s oceans by 2030. Currently, 8 per cent of the oceans are protected.

In Tunisia, 2016 Rolex Awards Laureate Sarah Toumi is trying to protect Farmland from the encroaching Sahara Desert

Rolex Awards for Enterprise

The Rolex Awards for Enterprise programme was launched in 1976, and has assisted over 140 individuals who have a new or ongoing project anywhere in the world – one deserving support for its capacity to improve lives or to protect the world’s natural and cultural heritage. Winners were awarded for spearheading innovative process in tackling plastic waste; saving human communities through wildlife food resources management; helping local communities to conserve endangered species, developing new innovations in neuroscience, and improving technology for malaria diagnosis.  

A member of the Perpetual Plant Extrene Expedition at Khumbu Icefall, Mount Everest

Rolex and National Geographic

A shared spirit of discovery drew Rolex and National Geographic together. In 1954, this involvement in exploration led Rolex naturally into a partnership with the National Geographic Society. This year, under the name Perpetual Planet Extreme Expeditions, Rolex and National Geographic are planning a five-year exploration of the planet’s most extreme environments starting with an expedition to Mount Everest with an aim to understand better the effects of climate change on the glaciers of the Hindu Kush-Himalaya that provide critical water resources to one billion people downstream. 

Top Grand Tourer : The Bentley Continental GT Convertible

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Designed, engineered and handcrafted in England, Bentley proudly presents the all-new Continental GT Convertible. This stunning third generation model symbolises Bentley’s mastery of creating the world’s most definitive Grand Tourers. Benefitting plenty off the new kit, the Bentley GTC is not only exquisitely beautiful from roof up to down, it also comprises of the most technological advanced portfolio products.

This includes an elegantly tailored convertible roof that sweeps open in 19 seconds, a finely crafted personalised cabin and many more exciting features. The Bentley GTC also presents the audience with its powerful and responsive driving experience from the 635 PS W12 engine, eight-speed dual-clutch transmission and latest chassis technology which heightens the sensory experience of open-air motoring with an exhilarating performance.

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The Watch of The Deep

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Oyster Perpetual Rolex Deepsea

Created in 2008, The Oyster Perpetual Rolex Deepsea exceeds the most exacting demands of professional divers in terms of robustness, precision, reliability, while featuring the aesthetic codes characteristic of the Oyster. Created to challenge extreme depths, it is equipped with a rotatable bezel with a virtually scratchproof 60-minute graduated Cerachrom insert in black ceramic that allows divers to monitor their underwater and decompression time for their safety.

Featuring a 44 mm Oyster case with redesigned lugs and sides, the Oyster Perpetual Rolex Deepsea is waterproof to an astonishing depth of 3,900 metres (12,800 feet) and an additional safety margin of 25%. Each Rolex Deepsea then undergoes a special hyperbaric test developed in conjunction with world-renowned French Company COMEX (Compagnie Maritime d’Expertises).

A Rolex-patented Ringlock System case architecture which allows the watch to resist the colossal pressure is based on a combination of three essential elements: A domed 5.5 mm thick sapphire crystal, a high-performance nitrogen-alloyed steel ring positioned inside the middle case of the watch between the crystal and case back, and a case back in Oystersteel and grade 5 titanium.

The case of the Rolex Deepsea is also equipped with a helium escape valve that allows excess pressure built up inside the watch case to escape during divers’ decompression stages in a hyperbaric chamber. Furthermore, the Rolex Deepsea is equipped with a new generation movement, calibre 3235, which incorporates the Chronergy escapement combining high energy efficiency with great dependability,  and a paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring made from an exclusive paramagnetic alloy.

Like all Rolex watches, the Oyster Perpetual Rolex Deepsea is covered by the Superlative Chronometer certification. This exclusive designation testifies that each watch has successfully undergone a series of tests conducted by Rolex in its own laboratories according to its own criteria, which exceed watchmaking norms and standards. The certification applies to the fully assembled watch, after casing the movement, guaranteeing superlative performance on the wrist.

The Rolex Deepsea’s Oyster bracelet is equipped with an Oysterlock safety clasp that prevents accidental opening and a double extension system that allows the watch to be worn comfortably over a diving suit up to 7 mm thick. Using a toothed panel located under the clasp cover, the patented Rolex Glidelock system allows fine adjustment of the bracelet length in approximately 2 mm increments up to around 20 mm, while the Fliplock extension link extends the Rolex Deepsea bracelet by 26 mm.

125 Years of Excellence

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Celebrating more than a century of watchmaking history, OMEGA hosted a spectacular event at the OMEGA Museum in Bienne, Switzerland. Guests from all over the world gathered at this glamorous occasion to relive the brand’s key moments, including the story of how the brand got its name.President and CEO of OMEGA expressed his joy and pride on the success OMEGA has achieved across the years.

OMEGA also presented guests with the first glimpse of the two newest watchmaking creations, the De Ville Trésor 125th Anniversary Edition and an updated version of the famous 19-ligne Calibre. Crafted from 18K yellow gold with a burgundy leather strap, the De Ville Trésor 125th Anniversary Edition has a red enamel dial to match OMEGA’s iconic brand colour. 

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Let The Best Take The Podium 让最好的登上奖台

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Motorclassica, Australasia’s premier event for vintage, classic and exotic motoring enthusiasts, recently hosted over 24,000 visitors at Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building.

More than 160 pristine, rare and desirable machines represented some of the best collections around Australia.

Now in its ninth year, Motorclassica brought together a collection of classic cars and motorcycles in the southern hemisphere, mixed with the newest supercars and sports cars from the world’s premium automotive manufacturers.

In 2018, Motorclassica will celebrate 90 years of the Australian Grand Prix with an exhibition of significant racers from down through the decades, including the very first winning car from 1928.

A stunning 1932 Alfa Romeo 6C Spider was named ‘Best in Show’ at the 2018 Australian International Concours d’Elegance at Motorclassica. Owned by Lawrence Southward, the spectacular Alfa 6C 1750 GS Spider was judged the ‘best of the best’ among the many class winners in the hotly-contested Concours Competition.

The world-heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building will also house a Motorclassica display of cars and motorcycles from the Art Deco era of design, from 1910 to 1940. Motorclassica kicked off its annual Tour Classica, which saw many of the key entrants’ parade through the Melbourne CBD.

Post War Classic closed.jpg经典车展(Motorclassica)是澳大利亚为复古、经典和异国风情的汽车爱好者而设的鉴赏珍藏盛会,并且也让墨尔本皇家展览大厅创下接待逾24000名参观人数。

来自澳大利亚各地最佳收藏,共有 160 多台原始、稀有和令人憧憬的经典梦之车展出。

在迈入第九年,经典车展除了汇集了南半球的古董汽车和摩托车,还混合了世界顶级汽车制造商最新款的超级豪车和跑车。

2018Motorclassica 将庆祝澳大利亚大奖赛的 90 周年,展出几十年来的顶尖赛车手,其中包括 1928 年以来首辆获奖汽车。而令人惊叹的 1932 年阿尔法罗密欧 Spider2018 年澳大利亚国际车展上被评为“全场总冠军”。

这辆炫目的 Alfa 6C 1750 GS SpiderLawrence Southward所拥有,历经激烈的比赛后,被评为众多优胜者中的“王中王”。

而被列入世界文化遗产的皇家展览馆还将展出经典车展中1910 年至 1940 年装饰艺术时代之设计的汽车和摩托车。一年一度的经典车巡展拉开了序幕,许多重要的参加者在墨尔本中央商务区展开游行。

The Living Language of Beauty 美的生动言语

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Chromaphonia necklace & earrings
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The ultimate expression of the Maison’s Savoir-faire. Stones are paramount in Cartier’s design studios. Understanding them, recognising what makes them special and capturing their beauty to maximise their potential is the designer’s primary task. The creativity and expertise of Cartier have allowed it to develop its signature style, which has continued to evolve for some 170 years.

Launched in July 2018, the latest COLORATURA COLLECTION by Cartier celebrates virtuoso voices and their echo around the world in a sensorial exploration of colour. Driven by a universal curiosity, the Maison investigates creative diversity; uniting the four corners of the globe and blending the variety of vast continents alongside their local traditions.

The correlations between past and present, the connections between cultures and generations all viewed through the human values of celebration, sharing and joy. The diversity of the world offers a rich palette. Colours combine; horizons meet. Together they compose a dynamic score: the vibrant colours of India, the uncompromising contrasts of Asia and the Orient, the subtle palettes of Japan, and the staccato shades of Africa are united by a shared vision of style and a jubilant spirit.

这是出自名门世家自由奔放的极限写照。在卡地亚的珠宝设计工作室里,原石具有至高无上的地位。设计师的首要任务是理解和认识它们的特质、捕捉它们的美丽,并最大限度地发挥它们的潜力。卡地亚的创造力和专业技能导向本身的强烈标志风格,类似风格已经持续发展 170 年左右。

卡地亚在 2018 7 月推出的最新 COLORATURA 系列,透过对色彩无限的感性探索,艺术家声音也唱响世界各地。在网罗所有好奇元素的推动下,卡地亚尝试多样性创意;融合地球的四个角落,各大洲的多元化和当地传统特色。

而过去和现在的枢纽,文化和世代之间的连接,都是通过人们庆祝、分享和欢乐的价值观视察。世界的多样性提供丰富的调色板,因此颜色的组合来自于视野观察,它们共同构筑一个动态的乐章:印度属于充满活力的颜色,亚洲和东方毫不妥协的对比色彩,日本微妙的调色板及非洲断奏一般的色调,皆因共同的风格愿景和欢欣鼓舞的精神联系在一起。

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Matsuri ring © Vincent Wulveryck

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Orienphonie Ring © Vincent Wulveryck