Bucherer Blue Editions – An Iconic And Unique Collection

Bucherer Blue Editions – Introduction

Bucherer has recently launched their new, iconic and unique collection – called ‘Blue Editions’. A collection of utterly stunning timepieces which have been developed by 9 of the most prestigious watch brands in the world.

Bucherer manufactures its own watches under the brand Carl F. Bucherer, but now presents 14 timepieces of premium, manufactured timepieces in an exceptional collaboration with 9 of the biggest watchbands in the world. Only Bucherer can make it possible to establish such a high quality series as the Blue Editions. Once again, Bucherer proves the mutual respect, know-how and the pursuit of sophistication.

In appreciation of these partnerships, 14 yet unique and outstanding timepieces for gentlewomen and gentlemen have been created. The ‘Bucherer BLUE EDITIONS’ stands out as a creation of notable brands such as Audemars Piguet, Carl. F. Bucherer, Chopard, IWC Schaffhausen, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Longines, H. Moser & Cie., Panerai and Piaget.

‘Blue is the new black’. I think, I’ve heard that quote at Baselworld. Even if you go shopping, blue is everywhere. It is the new color of elegance and class. Blue has been an inspiration for many artists since ever. It reminds us on the sky or the infinite ocean.

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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

Blue is part of the legendary Royal Oak. Even at the introduction back in 1972, the dial appeared blue. After Bucherer’s idea, the Swiss manufacture brand created not one, they’ve created 3 beautiful timepieces of the Royal Oak which are made of different high quality materials.

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Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph, steel/rose gold, 42 mm, Manufactured self-winding movement, calendar indication & Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph, steel/rose gold, 37 mm, Manufactured self-winding movement, calendar indication, bezel with 32 diamonds (total ca. 1.02 ct)

Carl F. Bucherer Manero Peripheral

Independence, tradition and innovation are part of Carl. F. Bucherer’s DNA. In harmony with the values of the Bucherer Group, the brand keeps manufacturing classic timepieces. The Manero Peripheral is the best evidence for the art of craftsmanship on its highest level.

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Manero Peripheral, Steel, 40.6 mm, Self-winding movement, calendar indication, Small Second

Longines Master Collection

The «BLUE EDITIONS-Project» is the crowning event of a long term cooperation between Longines and Bucherer. The jubilee watches of Longines are reflecting a deep blue color which stands for elegance and eternalness. The Blue Editions model is available both for women and men (40 mm and 36 mm).

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Longinges Master Collection, Steel, 36mm, self-winding movement, calendar indication

IWC Portugieser ‘Blue Edition’

IWC’s ‘Portugieser’ stands for a longtime tradition which leads back to the nautical instruments of mariner and explorer. The ocean-blue dial with the precision chronograph matches this history in a very beautiful way.

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IWC Portugieser, red gold, 40.9 mm, self-winding movement, chronograph

Chopard Happy Sport

Which gentlewoman is not a fan of happy diamonds? This particular model is a beautiful harmony of sportiness, elegance and sincerity. Chopard shows their passion for graceful watches with the stunning happy diamonds.

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Chopard Happy Sport, Steel, 30mm, self-winding movement, happy diamonds (total ca. 0.09 ct) and saphires (total ca. 0.15 ct.)

Chateau Gütsch Lucerne

Of course, such a beautiful collection requires the ideal place to be presented. Chateau Gütsch, which is located above Lucerne, a vintage but nicely renovated castle which looks like from a fairytale. We’ve spent an amazing night like
princess and prince, with a breath-taking view to Lucerne. The knight’s hall makes you feel like you’re in a different world.

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Porsche 718 Model Series

Porsche 718 Model Series – Introduction

The 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman – these are the new names of the two-door mid-engine sports cars from Porsche effective with the introduction of the 2016 models. The Stuttgart sports car manufacturer’s 718 designation is a reference to the ground-breaking sports car of this type of the year 1957, which enjoyed much success in renowned car races of the period.

The 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman are showing more similarities – both visual and technical. In the future, both will have equally powerful flat four-cylinder ‘boxer’ engines with turbocharging. And the roadster will be positioned at a higher price level than the Coupé – as is the case for the 911 models.

Both models are scoring with expressive torque and power – generated by a four cylinders engine – that’s just genius work. So yes, it is a downsizing, but Porsche manages to gain more efficiency out of it.

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The New Porsche 718 Boxster

In the twenty years since its debut, the Porsche Boxster has established itself as the benchmark roadster. Today, a new generation of the mid-engined two-seater is unveiled, powered by a newly-developed range of flat four cylinder ‘boxer’ engines with turbocharging. At the same time, a new designation is introduced; 718 Boxster and 718 Boxster S.

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More powerful yet more fuel efficient, the centrepiece of the new model series is the 718 Boxster which develops 300 hp from its turbocharged 2.0-litre engine.

The 718 Boxster S contains a 2.5-litre engine, which develops 350 hp, its greater power literally boosted by its use of a turbocharger with variable turbine geometry. In fact, Porsche is now the only manufacturer to offer this technology in production cars with petrol engines, both in the 911 Turbo and 718 Boxster S.

The considerable power gain of 35 hp compared to the previous Boxster models is matched by the impressive efficiency of the new turbo engines. The new 718 Boxster models have fuel economy improvements of up to 13 per cent.

Complementing the more powerful engines is new suspension tuning and uprated brakes, ensuring the characteristically dynamic and emotive Boxster driving experience remains distinctive.

Porsche Boxster Design

The exterior design of the new model line has also advanced comprehensively. The vehicle has been completely revised, except for the luggage compartment lids, the windscreen and the powered convertible roof. Inside, a newly-designed dash panel frames the cockpit.

In addition, the latest generation of Porsche Communication Management with state-of-the-art touchscreen and mobile phone preparation included as standard. The navigation module is available as an option.

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The New Porsche 718 Cayman

The Porsche 718 Cayman, latest and fourth generation of the mid-engined, two-seater sports coupé is distinguished by a distinctive athletic and purposeful appearance, with new flat-four turbocharged ‘boxer’ engines delivering upwards of 300 hp beating at its heart.

Since its debut in 2005, the Porsche Cayman has earned a particular reputation as a driver’s car among owners and fans alike. Now, the new 718 Cayman aims to once more set the class benchmark for driving performance.

Like the 718 Boxster, the new 718 Cayman models continue the tradition of the Porsche 718 mid-engined sports cars that won numerous races in the 1950s and 1960s, powered by four-cylinder ‘boxer’ engines.

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Porsche Cayman Performance

With the new turbo engines, the coupés accelerate in record time and, thanks to Dynamic Boost, react as spontaneously as naturally aspirated engines. The 718 Cayman with PDK gearbox and Sport Chrono Package sprints from zero to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds (0.7 s faster), the 718 Cayman S in 4.2 seconds (0.5 s faster). Maximum speeds are 275 km/h and 285 km/h. A new feature is the Sport Mode of the PSM with extended limits for especially sporty drivers.

Porsche Cayman Efficiency

Thanks to Porsche turbocharging and reduced displacements, the four-cylinder engine with PDK gearbox in the 718 Cayman uses 6.9 l/100 km. In the 718 Cayman S, the flat engine with PDK consumes just 7.3 l/100 km.

Porsche Cayman Chassis

Completely retuned chassis for even more dynamic cornering with enhanced comfort. Reinforced brakes and multi-collision braking system as standard. Optional PASM chassis with a 10-millimetre lower ride height, and for the very first time in the 718 Cayman S a PASM sport suspension with 20-millimetre lower ride height as an option.

Porsche Cayman Design

Exterior: Comprehensively advanced design. Only the luggage compartment lid, roof and windscreen have been left unchanged. The front end exhibits a more sculptural form with significantly larger cooling air inlets. Accent strip with three-dimensional Porsche lettering on the rear. New clear glass tail lights with four-point brake lights.

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Interior: Optional Sport-Tex leather/fabric upholstery available with the 718 models for the first time. On offer in black or in the bi-colour combination of graphite blue/chalk.

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AXE Magazine Launch – Berlin

AXE Magazine Launch – Berlin

Lately, I traveled to Berlin to join the launch of the new AXE men’s magazine. Very Berlin-like we celebrated the party at a so called ‘Kiosk’ where you can eat and drink until late in the evening. It’s a pretty cool concept, not the typical bar place – it’s all based on self-service directly at the fridge. The mood was great and as announced some famous people showed up. Albino-model Shaun Ross, the German blogger Willy Iffland and many more creative people.  After a few drinks the DJ turned up the music and the whole place was a big party. I had a great time in Berlin, met a lot of friendly and creative people. Launching a high quality magazine is not an easy job, but I think AXE made a really good job here.

AXE Magazine – What is it about?

The magazine is all about style, lifestyle, people and of course it’s available at selected cafés, bars and boutiques. You should absolutely try to get an issue! It’s for free of course.

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Bergland Hotel Sölden

Bergland Hotel Sölden

On a sunny Friday morning, we packed our stuff into the Range Rover Sport and drove up to Sölden. The Bergland Hotel is nestled directly in the town of Sölden. You can park your car in front of the building, whilst the staff arranges your luggage and shows you the beautiful room.

Since the movie ‚Spectre‘ was filmed in Sölden, the town is pretty proud to be part of the whole Bond-Mania. Of course, the Bergland Hotel has also quite a lot of Bond posters which gives it a nice ambiance. After a busy day, you enjoy relaxing at the spa or having a wonderful and delicious dinner in their restaurant. The rooms are comfortable, yet roomy and really cosy.

Sölden is located close to the Italian border in the beautiful 65km long Öztal valley, in Tyrol, Austria.  Beautiful Sölden and its magnificent scenery make the perfect hideaway to let your body, mind and soul relax. Besides relaxing, Öztal offers a broad choice of summer as well as winter activities you can perform, such as hiking, climbing, biking, skiing, glacier skiing, and much more.

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UNDATIERTES HANDOUT - Bergland Hotel Soelden. Im Bild: Suite Bergland (PHOTOPRESS/Bergland Hotel Soelden/Anton Klocker)

UNDATIERTES HANDOUT - Bergland Hotel Soelden. Im Bild: Badezimmer (PHOTOPRESS/Bergland Hotel Soelden/Anton Klocker)

Bergland Hotel Spa

As Spa lovers we highly appreciated the outright and diverse spa area with its finnish sauna overlooking the Öztal valley. Once a day you get to enjoy a slackening scented sauna infusion by the experienced sauna master including peeling and useful advice on ‘how to sauna’. 

We felt in very close touch with nature lying on the comfortable hay beds, looking over the beautiful valley and scenting the freshly cut hay that fulfills the spacious and private relaxation chambre. Pure bliss unlike anywhere compareable!

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ICE Q Sölden

The world famous ICE Q Restaurant is located 3,048 metres above sea level. Surrounded by over 250 superb three-thousand metre mountains. A masterpiece of architecture, where freedom reaches for the stars. It is not less than the breath-taking shooting location for the James Bond Spectre movie. Where innovative architecture meets futuristic design, is the place where sophisticated gourmet delights combine with fine wines and dreamy panoramic views to create one exceptional symbiosis. The ICE Q contains a panorama terrace where you get to experience what is unique.

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Range Rover Sport – By SIXT

No doubt, the Range Rover Sport is the ideal car to drive up to the mountains. It’s roomy, powerful and looks very sexy. SIXT car rental services are available all over the world. You can easily rent your beloved car, by requesting it on the SIXT page.

The sun was out on an amazing Autumn day, which was an ideal chance to drive up to the glacier.

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Glacier Road, 1377 – 2800 meters over sea level

Öztal Glacier Road with its 15km length is one of the highest roads in the Eastern Alps. The road connects Sölden at 1377 meters over sea level with the glaciers Rettenbach and Tiefenbach over 2800 meters. 

Plenty of breathtaking views, the unique glaciers and the moonlike scenery on top of the mountains make the summer jurney with the powerful Range Rover Sport up the glacier road incomparable.

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