Jacky Ickx, on the Italian Mille Miglia: “What makes it such a beautiful race is the passion that reunite people from different frontiers”

Jacky Ickx, Italian Mille Miglia

The Italian Mille Miglia has often been called the most beautiful race in the world. Legendary racing driver Jacky Ickx tells us why “The Mille Miglia. What is it? It’s a race born from the minds of some wealthy businessmen or aristocrats in Italy in the early days after World War I. They started the […]

Montblanc leather accessories: How the Swiss brand rose to become a heavyweight in the industry

Montblanc Pelletteria

Like its high watchmaking division in Villeret, the Montblanc Pelletteria in Florence, Italy keeps things authentic by preserving age-old handicrafts There’s something to be said about the fineness of Florentine leather. A craft inherited from the ancient Egyptians and mastered over thousands of years, the craftsmen and women here have optimised every process in leather […]

Interview with Jaeger-LeCoultre’s heritage director on the Polaris underwater alarm watch and growing auction market

JLC Memovox Polaris

Jaeger-LeCoultre’s heritage director, Stephane Belmont, broadens our understanding of the maison’s savoir faire across the different watchmaking genres He’s been with Jaeger-LeCoultre for 20 years but Stephane Belmont is still discovering new things about the maison. A second-generation Jaeger-LeCoultre senior executive – his father had also worked for the brand – Belmont recently acquired a […]

The IWC Portofino collection: A historical look at the classic wristwatches from 1984 until today

IWC Portofino

The IWC Portofino collection underwent a major revamp in 2015 but new or old, this classical timepiece has always been a favourite among connoisseurs Life’s good in Portofino. If you’ve not yet been to this Italian fishing village along the Ligurian coastline, no offence but you’re probably not a Hollywood star. Dotted with colourful buildings […]

Bulgari Wild Pop high jewellery collection: How Andy Warhol inspired creative director Lucia Silvestri

 All that you love about the bold 1980s can be had with the bulgari wild pop high jewellery collection Finally, the gleeful extravagance of the 1980s has inspired a kaleidoscopic high jewellery collection crafted by Bulgari’s talented artisans. Remember the heady days when women wore power suits with shoulder pads, striking prints and towering stilettos? […]

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