January 24, 2019
Porsche has introduced a multiple talent vehicle with a streamlined contemporary design. Baptized the Mission E Cross Turismo, the first production model for this 100% electric concept will be called the Taycan Cross Turismo.
The concept rests on the characteristics of the prototype Mission E and has the allure of a sports wagon that is 100% electric. This four-door polyvalent vehicle can carry up to four passengers.
Two electric motors are situated at the front and back of the vehicle to guarantee its 600 horsepower, allowing it to go from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 3.5 seconds. The goal is to provide a 500-kilometer range per charge.
The silhouette is defined by a sporty roofline inclined toward the back. The larges curved wings, the lateral panels, and carbon wheels reinforce its sporty look. The vertical airflow vents at the front and the molded LED headlights add to the distinctive characteristics.
Highlights of the design include the signature word, Porsche, on the back of the SUV. The blue illuminated letters serve as an element of identification for the Porsche models with electric motors.
The glass panoramic sunroof runs from the windshield to the trunk, adding to the feel of a spacious interior. This concept car also features myriad functional innovations.
Key points: In addition to its loyalty to “classic” Porsche design, this model calls upon new technology for a rapid recharge. The company predicts an 80% charge in just 15 minutes.
Plus: The cockpit is high-tech with a 100% digital interface and large touch screen. The driver and the passengers can control certain functionalities (application, navigation, air-conditioning...) without contact via a gesture recognition system.
Price starting at 90,000€
Available late 2019
Points of sale:
Centre Porsche Paris, 16-17 Rue Gros, 75016 Paris
Centre Porsche Monaco, 13, Boulevard Charles III, 98000 Monaco
Impasse Colombelle 2, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Suisse
September 23, 2018,
The Elegance Of A Classic Design
A 130meter super-yacht, Epiphany stands out with a unique silhouette inspired by a simplification of the classic yacht form and emphasized by bold graphics. The purity of the form is the result of simple sophistication, a concept derived from classic design.
The owner’s deck is vast, extending quite a bit further forward than on more conventional designs. The stateroom, a forward luxury cabin has an increased ceiling height with skylights and open views towards a private foredeck
Aft on this deck, there is a private cinema and an imposing office with adjacent space for personal assistants. Under the owner’s deck is a VIP terrace housing four, spacious premium cabins, each of which has a private balcony.
This terrace also has a cinema and game room in a large VIP salon, as well as a fully equipped fitness room and spa. The main bar principal opens on the aft deck, which features an open-air dining room. There are also another two VIP cabins on the deck and eight additional cabins.
On the lower deck, another cinema, dive center, and crew accommodations, with cabins that can accommodate up to 40 crew members and personnel.
Key points: The Epiphany concept utilizes the minimum of lines and structures to create an elegant effect, effect belying its practicality and large volumes of accommodation.
Plus: The main swimming pool is on the aft deck, and a large area that transforms to a heliport.
Contact Andy Waugh Yacht Design: https://www.andywaugh.co.uk/
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
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