Thursday, September 4, 2014

Rémy Martin – Rémyxologie

Initiated in 2012, the creative and forward-looking Rémy Martin’s Future Inheritance project gives voice to talent from prestigious schools of art and design, giving their view of cognac Remy Martin.

This year, the project was presented to The School of Lausanne Cantonal Art and their ten talented students showcased their impression for contemporary consumption of cognac Remy Martin. This Exhibition # 2 explores the theme of Rémyxologie directly inspired by the world of cocktails (mix flavors, colors, materials).
To discover these 10 projects, it will go from B & B Italia, in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, from 6 to 13 September 2014, on the occasion of the Paris Design Week.

Endeavour Perpetual Calendar Black Golden Edition Watch By H. Moser & Cie

Endeavour Perpetual Calendar Black Golden Edition is a new watch from H. Moser & Cie. This watch has a dial of 18ct gold with gold dials and hands, which are known decorations of H. Moser, that fits perfectly with the dark, polished titanium body.

Numbers which show the date are also of gold and can be adjusted forwards and backwards, which is a significant option for perpetual calendar. This self-winding mechanism, HMC341, is itself surrounded by golden panels, which have excellent matt finish and hand-lettered labels.

There is a series of three watches which are the work of an independent watchmaker François-Paul Journee, the Chronometre Souverain, Octa Lune and Octa Reserve. The first watch Chronometre Souverain is manual winding watch, while the other two have automatic mechanisms. Although their base looks silver, it is made ​​of solid gold. All three watches has a rose gold mechanism and is available in a case diameter of 40mm in a version of titanium and red gold.

Soviet Dog Spacesuit Could Fetch $10,500 at Auction

A 1950s Soviet dog spacesuit could fetch $10,500 when it goes under the hammer at Auctionata in Berlin on September 13. This brown lace-up full body suit with breathing apparatus which played an important role in the preparation of space missions will be offered as a part of a space memorabilia sale. It was one of the first space suits for dogs, used to test the effects of low gravity and high-speed launches on living organisms. Made from a combination of nylon, rubber, cotton and aluminium, it was part of the Sputnik 5 mission and is being sold by Collection Andora through Auctionata.

The house explained the origin of the suit. “In the fifties, Russian scientists developed this type of high pressure suits to test the effects of low gravity and high-speed launches on dogs,” it said.
“In these tests, which seem rather rough today, dogs and, sometimes mice and rats, were strapped into a space capsule and launched 80 km away from the earth returning later with a parachute landing.
“While Russian scientists preferred dogs to primates for their tests because dogs could sit still for a longer time, Americans used chimpanzees due of their similarity to humans.”

Bids for this unusual item will start at 4,000 euro ($5,250), but is expected that suit attract double that.

Rolex Datejust as Limited Edition Snoopy Watch by Rodnik Band

Bamford Watch Department has teamed up with women’s fashion designer Rodnik Band to develop Rolex Datejust “Snoopy” edition. Inspired by iconic cartoon character Snoopy, this exclusive release is part of a highly limited edition. The “Snoopy” features Bamford’s signature hard-wearing MGTC (military grade titanium coating), as well as custom-made hands. It incorporates a striking dial and unique colorway influenced by the character’s signature style.

This special watch is available in two versions: MGTC Black and MGTC Light Grey, both providing a contrasting finish to the sunglass-clad Snoopy. Each of the options (black and grey) comes with its own Snoopy Doghouse presentation case, and will be limited to only 25 pieces, available through Bamford Watch Department.

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