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On the Pulse

Following a 100-million EUR investment, architect Oscar Niemeyer's iconic glass and aluminium tower overlooking the São Conrado waterfront in Rio de Janiero will welcome guests once more when it opens as the Gran Meliá Nacional Rio in March.

A show of bonny bonhomie, Hadrian's Brasserie at The Balmoral, Edinburgh, hosts its traditional Burns Night Supper on 25 January. Expect delectable Scottish specialties, the 'pipes, whisky cocktails and poetry.

By Elisa Vallata

On show at SIHH, Audemars Piguet's Royal Oak Frosted Gold – designed in collaboration with jewellery designer Carolina Bucci – boasts an exquisite diamond dust look to its gold cases thanks to a traditional Florentine hammering technique.

By Avril Groom

SIHH: Celebrating 60 years of Piaget's iconic super-thin Altiplano: a bold, yet very wearable cherry-red 34mm version, also available in darkest green or chocolate for men.

By Elisa Vallata

SIHH: Inspired by the 1980s model, IWC’s Da Vinci Automatic 36 features movable lugs, self-winding movement and the iconic Flower of Life engraving on the back. Seen here in rose gold with diamond bezel.

The latest addition to the Istanbul skyline, Fairmont Quasar Istanbul opened its doors yesterday, melding modernity and heritage across 209 guest rooms and suites, plus 64 Fairmont Residences.

By Avril Groom

Walter Lange, who died yesterday, bought back A. Lange and Söhne from the GDR after reunification and took it to the heights of beauty and precision, as seen in SIHH’s Little Lange 1 Moon Phase.

By Elisa Vallata

SIHH: MB&F reveals its Horological Machine No7, the Aquapod – resembling a jellyfish, it is available in titanium (limited to 33 pieces) or red gold (66 pieces).

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Calendar 2017

Jan. 21

boot Düsseldorf

Sailboats and cruisers from some 360 purveyors lower their anchor in the German city for this standard-setting trade show. Until 29 January.

Jan. 22

Haute Couture

Five days of examining the latest bespoke creations in fashion and jewellery. Until 26 Jan.

Jan. 23

Madrid Fusión

Prominent chefs and tastemakers from around the world descend on the Spanish capital for three days of discussion, workshops and exhibition. Until 25 January.

Jan. 24

Las Alcobas, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Napa Valley Opens

Amid California’s wine country, this new 86-key auberge sites cossets guests within plush Yabu Pushelberg interiors with vineyard views and boasts supreme culinary and spa facilities.

Jan. 25


Karaka Blood Stocks

Offering the finest pure breed racehorses in the Southern Hemisphere, The Karaka Blood Stocks. This is your chance to find the champions of the future and explore some of New Zealand’s best horse country. Until 26th January. Visit

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Crafting Excellence

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