Zenith Teams with Land Rover, Unveils First El Primero Range Rover Watch (Prices)

 |  September 29th, 2016

Zenith watch brand and Land Rover have joined forces in a long-term partnership, and to mark the start of the relationship, they are introducing the El Primero Range Rover Special Edition watch. The timepiece celebrates an important year the two companies have in common: 1969. It was 47 years ago that Swiss watch brand Zenith unveiled its now famed El Primero chronograph, and that British Land Rover unveiled the prototype of its first luxury off-road vehicle: the now iconic Range Rover. Then, in 1972, explorer John Blashford-Snell crossed the Darién Gap on the border between Colombia and Panama, while driving an early Range Rover and wearing an El Primero chronograph on his wrist. Now the two brands have joined forces…

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A Close-Up Look at the Luxurious Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille and at the Richard Mille RM11-03

 |  September 28th, 2016

Recently, at the invitation of Richard Mille, I had the wonderful opportunity to experience Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille. Held annually in the lace and equestrian region of France – not too far outside of Paris – this event is billed as a luxurious pastoral day in the country. And, the French certainly do understand the meaning of luxury and pastoral. With the Domaine de Chantilly chateau – complete with moat, towers, gardens, fountains and gargoyles – as the backdrop, the event is all about vintage cars, art, fashion and history. Attending is almost like stepping back in time. People dress in wonderful attire, with hats and feathers as accessories. They open the trunks of their vintage cars and…

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Meet this Year’s Rolex Explorer 39mm with Rolex Caliber 3132

 |  September 26th, 2016

The Explorer’s place in history is firmly entrenched. Once Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay summited Everest in 1953 while wearing the original Rolex Explorer on his wrist, the piece would forever be known as a watch that could handle the world’s most extreme of environments.   Rolex’s updated model of the iconic Explorer, unveiled at Baselworld and in stores now, stands up to its legacy with top-quality craftsmanship, a powerful precision movement and Rolex certification. The latest Explorer has been given an entirely luminescent display – where the hour and minute hands, the hour indices and the famous 3, 6, 9 numerals glow an incandescent blue in the dark. Called Chromalight, the feature offers increased legibility in any scenario. Around…

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Weekend Sojourn: On Safari in Lower Zambezi at Chongwe River Camp

 |  September 24th, 2016

Few things in life compare to a wide open safari — especially when one gets to experience great animals such as the elephant without leaving a carbon footprint. Animal conservation, as well as environmental conservation, is top on today’s “issues” of concern. Tens of thousands of elephants have disappeared in the fragile ecosystem over the past half a dozen years, and so elephants – and their protection – are top on the conservation list. These jumbo beasts are becoming scarce and the issue is a puzzle to African governments. Teams are being sent out on reconnaissance, poaching is being combatted by NGO’s and other organizations, and many safari sites are implementing sustainable tourism — allowing grand views of the elephants…

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Interview: Photographer Steve McCurry Talks About the Challenges of Capturing Vacheron Constantin Overseas Locations

 |  September 23rd, 2016

Recently, we announced the second set of six locations that famed photographer Steve McCurry shot for the Vacheron Constantin Overseas adventure. You can see some of those amazing images here. We also had the chance to talk with McCurry about the challenges he faced when selecting and shooting the locations.  Q: What was the biggest challenge you had in this project? SMC: “The entire project was a challenge, because it was all about human ingenuity and human architecture. As we went through the possible locations, I looked for how people were trying to solve problems with design – such as how to get water from the deep wells of India, or how to heard sheep across vast lands. So the…

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