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What started with the industry’s first carbon-titanium composite cased watch earlier this year has led to Vault’s latest creation, the V2+ RED CC. Once again, the company has teamed up with Fatcarbon to explore the limits of composites and to create a visually striking and very light material. Mark Schwarz, Founder of VAULT, says “So far as we know the V2+ RED CC is the world’s first watch featuring a carbon-ceramic composite case. For me,...

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Ronnie Wood, best known as guitarist for the Rolling Stones, is opening a popup exhibition at Carousel, 71 Blandford Street, London to showcase his artwork. Opening on the 13th December, The Ronnie Wood Collection will give visitors the chance to see some of his best-loved paintings and never before seen works, as well as a series of limited edition signed prints. See Also: Keith Flint Auction ‘Surpasses Expectations and Raises £347k  “I’m always looking for...

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Drawing on key elements of its WAMM Master Chronosonic, Wilson Audio’s new Chronosonic XVX, retailing at £330,000 per pair, represents “a new paradigm at the apex of loudspeaker design”. The Chronosonic XVX builds on Wilson Audio’s former flagship model, the hugely respected Alexandria XLF. It is the company’s new top-of-the-line transducer, excepting the late Dave Wilson’s magnum opus, the WAMM Master Chronosonic – which can be built to order for anyone with £700,000 to spend...

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Designed for the modern traveller, the Swiss-made watches in the collection start at €1,499.00 (approximately £1.350) including free worldwide shipping. Watch collector Matthew Cule created CuleM Watches by combining his two passions; a love of travel and luxury watches of the highest craftmanship. Each watch is delivered in a miniature elegant luxury ‘travel trunk’ box. CuleM’s World GMT Collection consists of three designs; The Portal, The Frame and The Lights. The dial of each watch...

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Aston Martin has launched its first SUV, the DBX. The brand, best known for its dynamic sports cars that appear in the James Bond movies, is launching this new design to appeal to a wider range of consumers. They hope that by launching an SUV, they will extend its audience beyond sports car fans and appeal to those who need something more practical. CEO Andy Palmer said: “I can’t emphasise enough how incredibly exciting and...

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A Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime reference 6300A-010 wristwatch created specially for the 2019 Only Watch charity auction has smashed world records for any timepiece when it sold for CHF 31 million (around £23m). The annual charity event in Geneva was this year raising money for Muscular Dystrophy research, and 99 percent of the revenue of the auction goes to the charity. Two Dials The Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime reference 6300A-010 was created specially for Only...

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French auction house Artcurial has three exceptional design sales scheduled for November 2019. Under the leadership of design experts Fabien Naudan and Emmanuel Bérard, the sales include Scandinavian Design on November 12th, French Masters on 19th November, and Italian Design on November 19th. Scandinavian design – 12th November 2019 Highlights of the sales include outstanding pieces by Hans J. Wegner, Alvar Aalto, Paavo Tynell and Poul Henningsen. Among those: Rare oak, cane and brass Dolphin...

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New titles from luxury book publisher The Folio Society include a children’s classic, a colourful social document and a kung fu bestseller. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, illustrated by Charles van Sandwyk, is a glorious new gift edition of Lewis Carroll’s immortal tale. No artist is better suited to illustrate this extraordinary dream world than Charles van Sandwyk. A self-taught calligrapher and illustrator, he has been compared to artists as diverse as Arthur Rackham,...

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Wallace Chan’s first solo show in the UK, SHAPESHIFTER: The Multiverse of Wallace Chan, ran at Asia House in London from 14th-17th September 2019. Previewed at a busy launch event on 13th September, the exhibition featured 20 jewellery pieces realised using Wallace Chan’s latest innovation – a super-strength porcelain that is five times harder than steel. Also on show were 10 titanium sculptures, demonstrating the jewellery artist’s mastery of both materials. Ambition Tracing the development...

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Until the 2nd November 2019, the UK Colour Pencil Society is showing its 16th World of Coloured Pencil exhibition at the Derwent Pencil Museum in Keswick, Cumbria. The UKCPS has been exhibiting in the Derwent Pencil Museum in Keswick since the very early days of the society and Museum Manager, Tracy Strong, is among the judges for this year’s awards, which are sponsored by pencil manufacturer Derwent. This is a UKCPS members exhibition with the...

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