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The Seiko Prospex Twilight Blue, launched today, re-interprets Seiko’s classic 1968 automatic diver’s model and is inspired by the sunset on the Mediterranean Sea. Twilight Blue comes with interchangeable straps meaning it can be worn with a bracelet or silicone design to suit any style. The main evolution on this new reference SPB097J1 can be seen on the dial and the bezel, as both feature a unique colour combination. Black and blue versions already existed...

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Savoir has introduced what it calls “the world’s most luxurious bed” for those wanting to push the boundaries of bespoke. The Three Sixty, a hand-crafted rotating bed with leather and maple frame and yak-fibre cover, costs from £250,000. The smoothly curved exterior upholstered in soft leather contributes to a contemporary design, with a flowing sphere birds-eye maple frame encircling the bed to create a sense of symmetry. The arched interior with its Italian Dedar 100%...

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On 20 June at Christie’s in New York, Dave Gilmour of Pink Floyd’s legendary ‘Black Strat’ electric guitar comes up for auction as part of  The David Gilmour Guitar Collection, which comprises more than 120 instruments and focuses on a selection of his preferred Fender Broadcasters, Esquires, Telecasters and Stratocasters. Not only the largest and most comprehensive sale of guitars ever offered at auction, the collection details the musical history of one of the world’s...

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Following the success of the sale of a newly-found work by the revered English artist John Constable (1776-1837) in March of this year, Chiswick Auctions is offering three further rediscovered works in its upcoming sale of British & European Fine Art including Portrait Miniatures on June 19th, 2019. The artworks have emerged from two important private collections in the UK. Research by Chiswick Auctions art specialist Suzanne Zack and two external art experts, who consulted...

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A glittering finish to the Festival of Elegance 2019 under the motto The Symphony of Engines – 90 Years of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este & BMW Automobiles saw an Alfa Romeo Berlinetta Coupé from the year 1937 take the grand prize. The event, held on the shores of Lake Como, Italy, brings together the finest historic cars and motorcycles for competition in front of an international jury. Rare cars seen at the Festival include...

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A mural by mysterious graffiti artist Banksy is to be moved from a garage wall in Port Talbot to a new gallery in the town. Essex-based gallery owner John Brandler paid a six-figure sum for Seasons Greetings, and described it as one of the artist’s most important works.               The graffiti on steelworker Ian Lewis’ garage appeared overnight in December 2018. Contractors begin transferring the piece, painted across two...

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The first major UK retrospective of the works of celebrated comic artist and graphic novelist Posy Simmonds opens at the House of Illustration in London today, May 24th 2019. The exhibition runs until 15th September 2019 at 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London, N1C 4BH.                     Posy Simmonds’ sharp satire and progressive female characters have defined a career spanning 50 years. The exhibition will feature her...

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The Royal Mint is to hold a ballot for a rare George III Sovereign, selling for a flat fee of £100,000. Struck in 1819, it is one of perhaps only ten such sovereigns known to exist, and will be made available through a ballot on the 12th July 2019. Ahead of the ballot, the sovereign will be on display in the Royal Mint Experience from 10th June 2019. The sovereign will be offered at a fixed...

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Rare bookseller Peter Harrington has launched an exhibition and catalogue on the theme of World Literature, celebrating works which cross national and linguistic borders. The catalogue contains 197 rare books and items which highlight the historical importance of an internationally shared literary tradition, that is open to outside ideas, and connects disparate voices. “National literature is now a rather unmeaning term; the epoch of world literature is at hand, and everyone must strive to hasten...

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Moving and installing valuable works of art is a job best left to the experts. We talk to Convelio about the delicate issues involved. Convelio, founded in September 2017 by art aficionados Edouard Gouin and Clément Quizille, is described as a “full stack digital freight forwarder” specialising in shipping high-end and luxury goods across the world. The duo began their careers in the tech sector before discovering their passion for interior design, and now promote...

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