For the first time, Blancpain is offering a grand-date complication in its Villeret range, the house’s most classical collection.
The past few years have been leading up to this. Last month, French bespoke tailors Cifonelli opened their first flagship shop to show off the full range of new, ready-to-wear clothing. Within the next few days, a made-to-measure showroom will be completed too, bringing all three forms of tailoring under the Cifonelli umbrella.
He is compassionate, active, intelligent and inquisitive — a man of taste and culture who wishes, like most, to be ‘of the world’. He also happens to be the longest-serving heir to the British throne. The Prince of Wales has sometimes struggled to balance his private instincts and public obligations — and his biggest test awaits him. How will the reign of King Charles III unfold? It could be a fascinating late-life flowering, writes the royal biographer Hugo Vickers.
Germany watchmaker Wempe has opened its renovated observatory in Glashütte to the public, allowing customers to visit, tour and even stay at the facility.
The world of fine whiskies, much like the realm of bespoke tailoring, is deeply traditional. The best whiskies are so often borne of hundreds of years of heritage, experience and masterful attention to craft, honed over the course of generations. It is particularly exciting then, when one stumbles across a distiller that isn’t afraid to do things a little differently.
We at Rake Towers are delighted to hear Turnbull & Asser announcing the opening of a new store on 4 Davies Street in the heart of Mayfair.
SA.AL&CO take a ‘simple but uncompromising’ approach to their skincare range for men, pairing a straightforward ethical philosophy with a masculine aesthetic.
As part of the Harrod’s season of workshops celebrating luxury craftsmanship, watchmakers IWC Schaffhausen and leather-goods maker Santoni have joined forces to offer a demonstration of leather-working in the IWC boutique, in the fine watch section of the department store.
This Autumn, The Connaught Hotel, London, will play host to a series of four cocktail masterclasses run by its award-winning bartender and ‘mixologist’, Agostino Perrone.
With golf in the news – The Open behind us and the European Masters just concluding – it is fitting to cover Richard Mille’s latest iteration of its RMUL2 caliber watch, originally designed in collaboration with Bubba Watson.