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February 21, 2019

Ultra-Rapid Charging For Your Electric Car!

Charge your electric vehicle in just ten minutes thanks to Electric Loading. This French start-up offers ultra-rapid systems, with charging stations adapted to all types of vehicles currently on the market. And the more recent your car, the faster the charge!

Quick examples for 2019 models with the HYPER LOAD option on a public charging station:

Renault Zoé 2: Charge in 10 minutes rather than 2 hours at 22kw/h

Nissan Leaf: Charge in 12 minutes rather than 6 hours at 22kw/h 

Tesla Model 3: Charge in 15 minutes rather than 3 hours at 22kw/h

Porsche Taycan: Charge in 8 minutes rather than 4 hours at 22kw/h

Two solutions, modular and innovative products 

- HOME LOAD solution, a simple system of quick charging at your house, accessible to everyone. One-hour average charging time based on vehicle model.

- When you need an even quicker charging solution, opt for Pour HYPER LOAD. This ultra-rapid charging station offers a charge up to 360kW in less than 10 minutes with the possibility to charge up to 12 cars simultaneously.

Key points: Electric Loading is the newest solution for easy, fast charging of all kinds of electric vehicles.

Plus: Electric Loading develops and installs turnkey solutions adapted to the needs of their clients, from individuals to businesses.

Starting at 1,100€ HT 

International delivery

MORE INFO HERE >> www.electric-loading.com/

01 85 51 03 95 - info@electric-loading.com

ART , SHOPPING

mb&f & l’epee 1839: medusa

February 4, 2019

A Captivating Expression Of Time

One thing is for certain: once you have plunged into the depths of Medusa, it’s hard to look away. For its tenth collaboration with L’Epée 1839, Switzerland’s leading clockmaker, MB&F, the top designer of timepieces in the world, takes a dive into the warm ocean waters where intriguing and ancient jellyfish abound.

Medusa is double configuration clock, housed in a hand-blown dome of Murano glass. It can be ceiling mounted or placed on a desk. Medusa’s central section of hand-blown Murano glass calls to mind the bell-shaped body of a jellyfish. Two rotating rings—one for the hours and the other for minutes—are visible through the glass dome, and the time can be read from a single indicator that extends over the rings. A movement beating at 2.5 Hz (18’000 A/h) located below the time indicator, is like the pulsating heart of this mechanical creature.

Double configuration

Medusa can sit on a desk, or another other flat surface, thanks to a specific support with curved legs. This is designed to hold the base of the movement and allow easy access to the mechanism for winding and setting the time.

When the clock is suspended from the ceiling, Medusa changes its supporting legs for hand-blown Murano glass tentacles. Attached to the mechanism, the tentacles move softly with the slightest motion of the clock—recalling the movement of a jellyfish in the ocean currents.

Key points: Designed to evoke one of the most eloquent, yet mysterious creatures of the sea, Medusa blends exceptional artistic technique with Swiss clock-making precision, once again pushing the envelope of possibility.

Plus: Like a luminescent jellyfish in the depths of the sea, Medusa glows in the dark thanks to Super-LumiNova.

Characteristics: Total components: 231; Approximately 6kg; Dome and tentacles in hand-blown Murano glass; Movement and standing base in stainless steel and brass; Indexes with Super-LumiNova; L’Epée 1839 suspended movement, designed and manufactured in-house: Dimensions for the hanging version: 286 mm tall x 250 mm diameter, and for the standing version: 323 mm x 250 mm

Three limited editions of 50 pieces, each in a different color: blue, green, or pink

Price: 25,500 Swiss Francs / 22,400€ 

Points of sale:

ST BARTH: Diamond Genesis, Rue de la République, Gustavia

GENEVA: M.A.D.Gallery, 11 Rue Verdaine

DESIGN

audi: pb18 e-tron

January 29, 2019

An Audi 100% Electric Supercar

During the most recent Pebble Beach Automotive Week in Monterey, California, Audi revealed its new concept car, the PB18 e-tron; "PB" for Pebble Beach, "18" in tribute to the R18 e-tron, four-time winner of 24 Hours of Le Mans. This super sporty 775HP electric vehicle presents a radical vision of the high-performance sports car of tomorrow.

The Audi PB18 e-tron design was inspired by the traditional architecture of a mid-engine sports car with a cab that is positioned far forward. The center of gravity for this car is located behind the seats and in front of the real axle, which benefits the driving dynamics.

Front and Back Exterior Design

A flat red band of lights extends across the entire width of the rear and accents the horizontal orientation of the vehicle body.

The familiar hexagonal shape of the Singleframe grille, wide and horizontal, dominates the front of the car. The Audi logo runs across the front of the hood, in its signature sports car style. Large vents to the right and left of the front grille take in necessary air to cool the brakes and front electric motor. Wide and flat light units with integrated digital matrix technology and laser high-beam headlights complete the face of the PB18 e-tron. 

Three Electric Motors and Quattro Drive

This concept car uses three powerful electric motors— one up front and two in the rear. The latter are centrally located between the steering knuckles, each directly driving one wheel via half-shafts. They deliver power output of up to 150 kW to the front axle and 350 kW to the rear—making the Audi PB18 e-tron a true quattro, of course.

Maximum output is 500 kW, with boosting, so the driver can temporarily mobilize up to 570 kW. The combined torque of up to 830 Newton meters (612.2 lb-ft) allows acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in scarcely more than 2 seconds. The driver can limit the speed to maximize range between charges.

The liquid-cooled solid-state battery has an energy capacity of 95 kWh. A full charge provides for a range of over 500 kilometers (310.7 miles) in the WLTP cycle. The Audi PB18 e-tron is already designed for charging with a voltage of 800 volts. This means the battery can be fully recharged in about 15 minutes. The Audi can also be charged wirelessly via Audi Wireless Charging (AWC).

Key points: The creators of this high-performance sports car designed it as a machine to drive on a racetrack as on the road. Dynamic Dynamic and exciting, this car excels with such parameters as powerful electric propulsion, lateral acceleration, and perfect ergonomics that determine every detail.

Plus: For driving solo, the entire cockpit can be positioned in the center of the interior as in a single-seat racecar— the perfect location for the racetrack. The idea is to provide the pilot an experience that is only available in a racecar such as the Audi R18. However, the PB18 e-tron also provides an exceptional everyday driving experience, not only for the driver, but also for a potential passenger.

Characteristics: 4.53m (14.5’) long x 2m (6.4’) wide x 1.15m (4.6’) tall; size of trunk 16.6 cubic feet; maximum output 670 hp (765 hp maximum in boost mode); 0 à 100 km/h in just about two seconds,; Range 500 km in WLTP cycle; tires 275/35 in front and 315/30 in the back; body in a mix of aluminum, carbon, and multi-material composites.

Points Of Sale>>

GENEVA:

Garage Chatelanat SA, Rue Eugène-Marziano 18, Acacias

MONACO:

Samda S.A.M., Boulevard Charles III 15

PARIS:

Audi City Paris 75, 48 Place du Marché Saint-Honoré

Audi Paris 16 - Premium Automobiles, 105 Boulevard Murat

Audi Paris 12, 88 Cours de Vincennes

Audi Bauer Paris Wagram, 21 rue Cardinet

SHOPPING

jaeger-lecoultre: master ultra thin tourbillon enamel

January 28, 2019

It’s All In The Details

Since the brand’s debut, Jaeger-LeCoultre has made precision an art of its own, by finding the perfect balance between incredible savoir-faire and an artistic sense, sophistication, and aesthetic finesse.

The Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Enamel presents an original design with subtle innovations that already make it a classic in its class. This new model will attract men who are fascinated by its precision, and all of the details are magnified in a pure expression of sophistication. 

The exposed tourbillon at 6 o’clock and the engraved date display at 12 o’clock create a very balanced duo on the new Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Enamel. With a 40-millimeter diameter white-gold case, the acclaimed Jaeger-LeCoultre 978 caliber movement was redesigned both technically and aesthetically. To pay tribute to this masterpiece of ingenuity, the watch features a hand-engraved blue guilloché enamel dial that shows off an unparalleled level of finish. In terms of details, there is a sunray finishing effect on the back of the movement, as well a graceful gold oscillating weight.

Key points: The Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Enamel reveals the quintessence of the watch-making savoir-faire at Jaeger-LeCoultre. Perfectly visible, the tourbillon plays with the balance of its rare precision and the stylish design of blue enamel and white gold.

Plus: This new limited edition watch in white god and blue enamel is an addition to the Master Ultra Thin collections, alongside two other models: the Master Ultra Thin Perpetual Enamel and the Master Ultra Thin Moon Enamel.

Characteristics: Case diameter 40 mm, Thickness 12.13 mm, Caliber: Automatic 978F; White-gold case; Water resistant to 5 bars, Blue guilloché enamel dial; 48-hour power reserve.

Limited series of 50 pieces

Price: 89,000 €

Points of sale >> 

ST BARTH:

Diamond Genesis, Rue de la République, Gustavia

MONACO: 

Zegg & Cerlati, Place du Casino

GENEVA: 

Jaeger-LeCoultre, Rue du Rhône 56, 1204

PARIS: 

Jaeger-LeCoultre, 7 Place Vendôme

Jaeger-LeCoultre, Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, 40, boulevard Haussmann, Espace Haute Horlogerie RDC

Jaeger-LeCoultre, Printemps, 64 Boulevard Haussmann, 1st floor, Printemps de la Mode

GASTRONOMY

champagne leclerc briant: cuvee abyss

January 25, 2019

An Exceptional Specialty Vintage

Leclerc Briant, one of the pioneers in biodynamic agriculture, produces champagnes that are unique, chic, and 100% organic.

Biodynamic agriculture, speaking in the ear of the wine

In the world of wine, biodynamic is the reflection and result of a viticulture the respects the vines, the earth, and the winemakers. From the grapes to the bottle, any chemical intervention is forbidden 

Beyond this organic approach, biodynamic agriculture encompasses the cycles of nature with a special attention to the living aspect of the grapes and the vines… The different steps of the production process are based on lunar calendars. For an approach that respects the vines, for example, pruning is only done under a waning moon so that the sap migrates toward the roots. That means the pruning is clean, without spillage.

The Abyss Vintage

Leclerc Briant dedicated a portion of its 2012 harvest to a special vintage that is aged under water. The grapes that comprise this vintage are selected from areas known for their extra chalky soil, and have a perfect resonance with the underwater sediments in the Stiff Bay, near the shores of Ouessant Island in Brittany. After two years in the bottle, this special vintage has been transformed by its time under water by its third year. Abyss champagne evokes both its unique oceanic vibration and the fruity maturity of its vintage.

What goes in the Cuvée Abyss: Chardonnays from Bisseuil, pinots noirs from Avenay-Val-d’Or, and pinots meuniers from Vrigny represent equal parts of this unusual vintage with its unique echoes.

Key points for Champagne Leclerc Briant: With a deep respect for nature and the vineyards, the entire Leclerc Briant winery is certified organic and biodynamic. 

Plus: Ready for market in 2020, another of the “Specialty” vintages is La Croisette. With the goal of making the purest of its wines, Leclerc Briant decided to line the inside of the walls of a barrel with 24-carat gold. Far from the wines with gold flakes, the idea behind this innovation is to obtain fermentation in contact with the gold and see the harmony as the two interact.

Prices: 

“Specialty” vintages, including Abyss: 130 € 

Brut: 38€

POINTS OF SALE:

ST BARTH: In Vino, in the hills of St Jean 

Gian Lucas: 06 25 13 06 85

Antoine: 06 08 25 06 99

www.leclercbriant.com/

DESIGN

porsche: taycan cross turismo

January 24, 2019

100% Electric,

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.

Exterior Design

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.

Interior Harmony

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

ART , SHOPPING

stephane dessaint: landing beach 2

January 14, 2019

A Photograph You’d Love To Take Home

What better than wandering the streets of Gustavia in St Barth and treating yourself to some wonderful finds? Alongside the luxury boutiques, you’ll find Clic St Barth, a concept store worth the detour. The windows alone convey the pretty things inside: accessories, ready-to-wear, décor…and immense images on the walls that grab the eye. Nudes and landscapes, from the unusual to glamour…the beauty of these photographs is breathtaking.

Among these images, one by Stéphane Dessaint invites contemplation. This shot of a plane taking off over the beach in St Jean attracts attention and allows viewers to interpret it as they wish.

Self-taught, this renowned French photographer has shown his work in art galleries in Paris, New York, and St Barth. Each of his photographs gives a unique look at the swarms of people on the beaches of the Riviera or the almost empty beaches of St Barth.

Key points: Like a “see you soon,” or a reminder of the vacation you just spent with friends or family on the island of St Barth

Plus: Stéphane Dessaint has created over 50 images, most of views seen from the sky. There are also no less than 30 photographs by other artists at Clic St Barth.

Price: From $3500 

Characteristics: Landing Beach 2:

SMALL: 27x40 in – 68,5x101 cm

MEDIUM: 59 x 39 in – 150x99 cm

LARGE: 71 x 47 in – 180x119 cm

MORE INFO HERE >> Clic St Barth

ww.clic.com/

DESIGN

Jaguar: I-Pace

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:

GENEVA:

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

MONACO:

Bac Monaco, 17 avenue des Castelans

PARIS: 

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

SHOPPING

Jaquet Droz: Grande Seconde Skelet-One

December 11, 2018

Total Transparency,

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:

ST BARTH: Tourbillon, Rue de la République, Gustavia

GENEVA: Jaquet Droz, Rue du Rhône 40

PARIS: Jaquet Droz, 8 Rue de la Paix, 75002

SHOPPING

Audemars Piguet: Millenary

November 7, 2018

New Styles Complete The Collection

Inspired by design, architecture, and contemporary art, the Millenary Collection was conceived with great attention to detail.

The Millenary Collection was recently completed with a new series of straps that allows women to go for a new look. New styles, new textures, new motifs, and infinite interchangeable colors: the Audemars Piguet feminine watches not only reflect an evolution in terms of lifestyle, but also the personalities of those who wear them. 

One of the new styles in this collection has an opal dial. This is the first time that this beautiful stone has been used in the Millenary timepieces. The watch also features the Florentine hammering technique, which provides a scintillating effect, similar to that of precious stones or diamond dust.

Key points: Oval case, off-center dial, and the tri-dimensional architecture of the Millenary styles are a fusion of contemporary design and exceptional mechanics.

Plus: The new mesh bracelet transforms the watch, giving it a vintage look that goes perfectly with the oval shape of the case the Roman numerals that decorate the face. This “Polish” mesh makes the strap even more comfortable, with the feel of a second skin.

Price: 47 700 €

Characteristics: Manual rewinding with the 5201 caliber manufacture, 4.16 mm thickness, 49-hour reserve power, Case in pink 18K gold, Glare-proof crystal and case back, Bezel and lugs set with diamonds, Crown set with a pink cabochon sapphire, Waterproof to 20 meters, White opal off-center disc and small-seconds counter, Pink gold hands, Roman numerals in anthracite gray, Bracelet in 18K pink gold with folding clasp.

Points of sale: 

ST BARTH:

Diamond Genesis, Rue de la République, Gustavia

MONACO:

Audemars Piguet, 2, Avenue des Spélugues

GENEVA: 

Audemars Piguet, 12, Place de la Fusterie

Audemars Piguet, Grand Hotel Kempinski, Quai du mont-blanc 19

PARIS: 

Audemars Piguet, 15, Rue Royale 75008 Paris

Audemars Piguet, 46, Rue Pierre Charron, 75008 Paris

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