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James Bond In Andermatt

James Bond In Andermatt

Lately, I’ve teamed up with Omega, Aston Martin & The Chedi Andermatt to realise the biggest project in my blogger history. A unique and unbounded experience to drive the most beautiful car in the world to one of the leading hotels, with the ultimate Bond Watch – the Omega Seamaster 300 „Spectre“ (Limited to 7007 pieces). A part of ‚Goldfinger‘ was filmed in Andermatt, which was the reason we wanted to visit the place to experience it exceptionally Bond-like.

Pictures and rights by Andrea Monica Hug

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Photo: Andrea Monica Hug

James Bond Getting Prepared For The Journey

Starting this unreal journey, I’ve packed the Aston Martin DB9 GT with a few suits, turtle necks, sports gear, a Louis Vuitton bag and of course my super hot bond girl. Once you push the button to start the V12 engine, the sound just leaves you breathless. I can tell you it feels amazing to be on the road as an agent, in order of the British royal order. Driving amongst the Swiss roads, past beautiful lakes and bendy roads in a convertible DB9 GT lets you smile from the very moment you enter the car until you leave it

The Chedi Andermatt

The Egyptian Samih Sawiris had the idea to build one of the leading luxury resorts in the Swiss Alps. Trust me, he has achieved even more. The Chedi is a deluxe 5 Star Hotel, magnificently uniting tradition and modern aspects. The architect Jean-Michel Gathy harmonised the alpine chic design with Asian elements and thus sets new standards in Switzerland.
The elegant design with open fireplaces and a large lobby throws you into a haute-living feeling. Every single room has endlessly high walls, almost like walking into the coliseum – you can’t stop watching… marvellous.
The rooms are scoring with a large scale, every single option can be chosen with an iPad but that doesn’t change the cosy atmosphere with an eye watering view to the mountains.
The spa is irrationally good. A 2400m2 wellness area with infinite pools, Roman pillars, saunas & steam baths with plenty of massage options and other packages.

Chedi Deluxe Room
Chedi Lounge


James Bond’s Journey

After a mouth watering dinner, we have spent a beautiful night at the Chedi. Of course we got up early to drive up the Furkapass (the mountain pass where Bond was filmed). The sun was out, Andermatt showed it’s most beautiful side – a perfect day for a day ride with the Aston Martin DB9 GT. After we have dressed up to hunt the villain, equipped with all the fancy gadgets of a real gentleman. Bond is a very particular man, deliberate in everything, from the way he reveals his own name to his tailoring, the moment when dispatching villains and, of course, his excellent choice of timepiece. His Bond Girl is his equal, independent, strong and smart, with a certain attitude and elegance, sexiness.

Photo: Andrea Monica Hug

Photo: Andrea Monica Hug

Finished our preparations and leaving the Chedi, the trip from Andermatt towards the Furkapass begun. Despite the cold air we drove the Aston convertible with a roaring lion in the back, nice and challenging to manage the rear wheel drive on snow and ice. But hey, I’m bond – I can manage it.

Photo: Andrea Monica Hug

Photo: Andrea Monica Hug
Chasing the DB9 GT over the Furkapass is more than exciting. Sloping curves with gravel, snow or ice with so much power requires a lot of concentration. Through tunnels and small valleys with all the different light influences plus the thundering engine is just magic.

Bond’s Best Choice – The Omega Seamaster 300 ‘Spectre’ ¦ Limited To 7007 Pieces

For many years now, James Bond has worn an Omega Seamaster for reasons I’ll explain. But the relationship goes further than a watch. Before the release of any new James Bond film there is always a thrill of anticipation about which accessories, from cars to cufflinks, 007 might favour this time. Bond might be a fictional character, but we have now seen an agent who has been built and shaped by experence. He is often struggeling, failing and then liberates back to his peak form. Thus, we have so many reasons Omega just straight fits to bond. It’s the most precise movement in history, yet very stylish and elegant and always keeps the confidence. It’s the ideal watch for a dapper gentleman.

Photo: Andrea Monica Hug Photo: Andrea Monica Hug

 For the first time in history, the Seamaster 300 is limited to 7007 pieces which makes the whole event of owning a Bond watch very special.

The Omega Seamaster 300 comes in a robust stainless steel case with a sleek, black and grey striped NATO strap. The strap provides a more flexible and robust wristband – it has originally been used by the British army.

Photo: Andrea Monica Hug

 Inside, the watch is powered by the OMEGA Master Co-Axial calibre 8400, a revolutionary movement that is resistant to magnetic fields up to 15,000 gauss.
Omega’s quest for excellence, precision and style is not less than the perfect match for Bond.

Bond’s Car – The Aston Martin DB9 GT Volante

Aston Martin has invented and built simply the most beautiful car in the world – the Aston Martin DB.
 Photo: Andrea Monica Hug
Back in 1964 when ‘Goldfinger’ was produced, we witnessed the introduction of a new car for bond – the Aston Martin DB5, Signalling the start of a new relationship which spans eleven films and nearly 50 years of cinema history.
The DB9 is nothing else than purest class, and doubly delicious to those in the know for being the car that kick-started Aston’s renaissance. A brawny, sexy GT with a V12 under the bonnet.
The brutal V12 that produces 547 bhp has actually not much in common with a secret mission – it is equal to an earth quake or a heavy thunderstorm.
The whole set up and design of the DB9 GT is unrivalled. British elegance with ridiculous power and torque.

Photo: Andrea Monica Hug
 

Aston Martin DB9 GT Volante Rating

Daily Use
It’s rather a second car for the week-end. Pretty much no space in the boot and quite high consumption (it’s a V12)
✭✭✭✩✩
Costs
Does Bond own a black Amex? I believe so.
Appeal & Design
It is the most beautiful car ever built. I love the DB9 so much.
✭✭✭✭✭
Fun
Convertible plus a roaring V12 that produces 547bhp? Goosebumps.
✭✭✭✭✭
Eco-Friendliness
The V12 is unfortunately not very eco-friendly
✭✭✩✩✩
Overall
The word ‘gentleman’ couldn‘t be better associated with the Aston Martin DB9 GT. Therefore, best rating.
✭✭✭✭✭

A big thank you for the lovely people at the Chedi and of course to Andrea for driving up and taking such amazing pictures! It’s an honour to work with brands like Omega and Aston Martin, I’m sure you will hear more in the near future! Finally, thanks to my girl for being the best bond girl ever!

Photo: Andrea Monica Hug
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GQ Gentleman 2015 Finale

Dear Diary

A year ago, out of the blue, I have founded my blog. No idea what to expect and what life brings. 
I’m doing this because I love it, it’s as simple as that.

Pictures
Andrea Monica Hug

 
Location

 

GQ Gentlemen 2015

During the last 12 months so many dreams came true… and still it gets better and better, and better.

And now, I’m leaving Switzerland for a couple of days to travel to Germany. GQ, the world’s leading fashion and lifestyle magazine, is looking for an ambassador.

It’s more than an ambassador, it’s the GQ Gentleman 2015. I’m one of the finalists. Actually, I’m reading the magazine since pretty much 10 years and it’s for sure the biggest success this year to receive such an invitation. I can’t possibly be more happy!

Now let’s talk a bit what a Gentleman wraps up for such an event. And some outfit details.

Outfit

It’s summertime, so we’re using blue and brown colours. To be precise it’s a navy blue that ideally combines with cognac brown or light brown. 

The suit & the shirt are from Joop, the shirt has a shark collar which looks very dapper.
Tie & pocket square are aligned in light blue.

Herrenglobus Logo

 

Swiss Fashion Blogger
Terrasse Zürich Garten
The shoes are double sewn-welted brogues from the brand Prime Shoes, distributed by Herren Globus.
Herren Globus Männermode
Wrist Shot
 
 
For the H1 Air Classic, HYT didn’t simply recreate a traditional piece. The brand remained loyal to its codes and to its hydraulic technology: large roman numerals, gold tone, optimal visibility and chocolate tons all served with an alligator strap.
 
Pink gold 5N and titanium case, 48,8 mm
Mechanical hand-wound, exclusive HYT calibre
Bridges hand-chamfered and adorned with côtes de Genève, rhodiumed bellows
HYT Air Classic

Accessories

Shoes
2nd pair of Oxfords by Massimo Dutti (the condition of your shoes remains better if you use a stretcher)

Cigars
Collection of Camacho Cigars (conneticut, maduro, crillo etc.)
Using matches is the classier way

Cosmetics
All the cosmetics are from Kiehl’s Glattzentrum

Fragrance
Tabacco Vanille by Tom Ford

Mens Accessories


Wish me luck, you will hear the outcome very soon!

Sincerely,
Ralph