December 18, 2018
An Electric Dream Come True
The new 100% electric I-PACE puts Jaguar at the forefront of the electric vehicle revolution. With its aerodynamic design, the I-PACE has the elegant silhouette of a coupe influenced by the supercar Jaguar C-X75, with its short, low hood.
The ultra efficiency of the two electric motors allows the I-PACE to reach 0-100km/h in just 4.8 seconds. This level of performance is paired with exceptional comfort and ability to hold the road.
Using the latest Lithium-ion 90kWh batteries, the I-PACE has autonomy up to 480km. The batteries can be charged from 0 to 80% in 40 minutes with the help of a rapid DC charger (100kW). A wall plug with alternative current of 7kW can provide the same level in a little over 10 hours—perfect for overnight charging.
The interior offers passengers abundant space and sophisticated technology. In the premium SUV category, the electric motor placement for the I-PACE provides additional room—equal to that of a larger SUV.
Key points: Well-designed, intelligent, and reliable, the I-PACE has the acceleration of a sports car, the latest wireless, artificial intelligence technologies, and the practicality of a five-seat SUV.
Plus: The artificial intelligence algorithms allow this car to be connected and adapt to the preferences of individual drivers for all interior settings.
Price: Starting at 78,380€
I-PACE available in versions S, SE, and HSE as well as a First Edition
Characteristics: Motors and transmission integrated into front and rear axles, lithium-ion 90kWh battery for autonomy of 480km, EV navigation system, 8-year or 160,000 km battery guarantee, overall vehicle guarantee of three years/100.000km, 10.5 liters of central storage space plus room to store tablets and laptops under the seats, room in the trunk for 656 liters of luggage— or 1,453 liters of luggage with the back seats folded down.
Points of Sale:
Garage Autobritt Grand Pré, Rue du Grand-Pré 2
Autobritt SA, Rue Boissonnas 15
Emil Frey SA, Acacias, Route des Acacias 23
Emil Frey, Centre Automobile aux Vernets, Rue François-Dussaud 13
Bac Monaco, 17 avenue des Castelans
Jaguar Buttes Chaumont, 102 avenue Simon Bolivar, 75019
Neubauer - Jaguar Paris 15, 99-101 Boulevard de Grenelle, 75015
Arc de Triomphe Auto, 30 rue de Tilsitt, 75017
Brunel Service, 27 rue de Brunel, 75017
September 24, 2018
A Sophisticated, Private Service
Ermenegildo Zegna has inaugurated its made-to-measure atelier right in the heart of Milan, providing a bespoke tailoring service for the luxury fashion house. This atelier is a unique place, a concept inspired by the idea of elegance: intimate and designed with a distinctly Milanese touch.
A special rendezvous for men who are invested in good taste and have the means to fill their closets in keeping with their lifestyle, their desires, and their needs. This service provides a complete made-to-measure wardrobe: from tailored suits and shirts to sportswear, by way of leather pieces, knitwear, and shoes, based on the client’s preferences. Each client has complete latitude to bring personal modifications to the characteristics of each item, as so desired.
Every garment is made at the atelier, by hand, and with a passion for work well done. Lightness, attention to detail, extensibility, and suppleness are the key words that define the fabrication of these works of art, where savoir-faire and workmanship go hand-in-hand.
Each made-to-measure garment is created by and for the client. A bespoke suit requires 200 steps, during which time 150 pieces are assembled, representing as many as 75 hours of work.
Key points: This new atelier offers an exclusive made-to-measure service elevated to the highest level of luxury. Impeccable cut and confection are guaranteed, with an expression of the very best in artisanal savoir-faire and a touch of modernity for such classic items of clothing.
Plus: The atelier evokes iconic references from the 1950s, the golden age of the city that recalls refinement and timelessness, and is accented with tributes to the architects that fashioned the public and private identity of modern Milan: Giò Ponti, Alberto Portaluppi, and Luigi Caccia Dominioni.
Ermenegildo Zegna, 26 via Montenapoleone, Milan
September 13, 2018
The “Silver Arrow Of The Seas”
The philosophy of Mercedes-Benz Style embraces an intelligent and progressive design vocabulary that functions perfectly. Mercedes-Benz Style represents a very deliberate and distinctive use of innovation materials, and a bold combination of colors, structures, forms, and light.
The “Silver Arrow Of The Seas,” a ground-breaking yacht designed in collaboration with Mercedes-Benz Style, lives up to its name with a cruising speed of 28 to 30 knots on calm seas, or 51 to 55 km/h, and a top speed of 40 knots, or 75 km/h.
With its long foredeck and flowing, curved roofline, this yacht has the proportions of the classic racing car, The Mercedes Silver Arrow. The sides of the hull are designed with a characteristic line that descends softly. The interaction between concave and convex elements on the flank creates a hull that transmits both energy and serenity. The overall design is accented by elegant and functional details honed to perfection.
The interiors offer an ultimate comfort for spending the night aboard the yacht, which was developed in collaboration with Silver Arrows Marine.
Key points: This yacht, synonymous with modern luxury, evokes an avant-garde style and comfortable elegance blended with the high performance Mercedes-Benz sports cars and unique innovations in boat technology.
Plus: The large, side lateral windows are retractable and the windshield lifts to create a pergola, offering passengers a panoramic view and protection from the sun.
Characteristics: Rated for up to 10 passengers; 14 meters in length; propelled by two diesel motors of 480 horsepower each, or 960 horsepower.
Limited series of 10 models
Price: 1.7 million euros
Points of sale:
SAMGF Mercedes-Benz & Smart
7 Avenue Princesse Grâce
Automobiles Caveng SA, Mercedes-Benz Rive Gauche, Lac, Genève, Route de Chêne 135, 1224 Chêne-Bougeries
Mercedes-Benz Longchamp, 80 Rue de Longchamp
Mercedes-Benz Porte d'Orléans, 15-17 Rue Barbès
Mercedes-Benz Boulogne Reine, 32 Route de la Reine
Le 11 décembre 2018,
Tout en transparence,
La Grande Seconde Skelet-One incarne l’essence de l’art horloger de Jaquet Droz. La maison a varié la composition de son cadran mais c’est la première fois que la pièce est proposée avec un cadran saphir intégré au sein d’une composition squelette. Baignée de lumière, la Grande Seconde Skelet-One trouve son équilibre dans l’alternance entre surfaces pleines et vides.
Le cadran saphir sur lequel se déploie la grande seconde permet d’admirer le mouvement squelette construit en couches successives, visibles de côté. La platine est à présent intégralement ajourée. Le cercle d’emboitage a également été supprimé, permettant une meilleure ouverture de la composition. A midi, les heures et minutes se déploient sur un tour d’heure en saphir, posé sur une base en or. L’ensemble est maintenu par cinq vis indexées, c’est-à-dire orientées dans une direction choisie.
Points forts : Dans une nouvelle interprétation architecturale de son icône, la Grande Seconde Skelet-One laisse pénétrer la lumière au sein de sa mécanique jouant autant sur des surfaces décorées que vides.
Le plus : La volonté de cette création était de faire entrer la lumière au plus profond de la Grande Seconde tout en préservant la forme du « 8 » qui en est la signature esthétique.
Caractéristiques : La Grande Seconde Skelet-One, d’un diamètre de 41 mm, est proposée en trois interprétations : or rouge, or gris et céramique. Cadran saphir, double barillet, de spiral et cornes d’ancre en silicium, calibre assemblé à la main, le Cal. 2663 SQ.
Prix : à partir de 24 700€
Points de vente :
ST-BARTH : Tourbillon, Rue de la République, Gustavia
GENÈVE : Jaquet Droz, Rue du Rhône 40
PARIS : Jaquet Droz, 8 Rue de la Paix, 75002
December 11, 2018
The Grande Seconde represents the essence of the Jaquet Droz art of watch making. The brand has changed the composition of its dial, for the first time integrating a sapphire dial into a skeletal design. Bathed in light, the balance of the Grande Seconde is found in the contrast of full and empty surfaces.
The sapphire dial, on which the large second hand turns, allows one to admire the skeletal movement, which is constructed in successive layers, visible from the side. The base plate is now completely openwork, while the casing ring has been eliminated, allowing extra light into the heart of the movement. At 12 o’clock, the hours and minutes turn around a sapphire hour ring mounted on a gold base. Five indexed screws, which can be oriented in any chosen direction, hold the ensemble together.
Key points: In a new architectural interpretation of its icon, the Grande Seconde Skelet-One lets light penetrate into the movement, playing with surfaces that are decorated or empty.
Plus: The objective of this design is to let light shine to the deepest reaches of the Grande Seconde, while preserving the figure “8” shape that is its aesthetic signature.
Characteristics: La Grande Seconde Skelet-One, with its 41mm diameter, comes in three versions: red gold, white gold, and ceramic; Sapphire dial, silicon double barrel, balance spring, and lugs; Hand-assembled caliber, Cal. 2663 SQ.
Price: Starting at 24,700€
Points of sale:
GENEVA: Jaquet Droz, Rue du Rhône 40
PARIS: Jaquet Droz, 8 Rue de la Paix, 75002