World of Watches magazine: WOW Festive Issue brings us gold and enamelling for the new year

WOW’s Festive issue has hit the newsstands, fronted by Montblanc’s 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter Limited Edition in bronze. The watch is a throwback to Minerva military chronographs of yore, and perfectly encapsulates the Maison’s ability to meld past and future with its modern interpretation of a classic design. Two anchor features kick things off inside –… Read More »

Real Estate in Detroit, U.S: A guide to the luxury property market and how to invest after the recession

When the recession hit America, Detroit was pummeled. The city famously filed for bankruptcy in July 2013 with debts of US$18 billion making it the largest municipality bankruptcy filing in US history. But after Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder encouraged its creditors to ‘take a haircut’, the city was able to pull itself out of bankruptcy… Read More »

Real estate in Fort Lauderdale: Waterfront luxury properties in the yachting capital of the world

As Miami’s construction boom continues to swallow up the city’s prime, oceanfront lots, investment dollars are spilling over into nearby beach cities, including Fort Lauderdale. Located 48 kilometres to the north, the city of 172,000 residents has long been viewed as a stepsister to its flashier southern neighbour, but possesses its own, quieter charm and… Read More »

Things to do in Cape Verde: Eating, attractions, activities and more

What better way to escape winter weather and beat post-Christmas blues than with a trip to sunnier climes? One upcoming destination for 2017 is Cape Verde (or Cabo Verde), an archipelago off the northwest coast of Africa. Here’s a look at what awaits visitors to these Atlantic Ocean islands. Carnival time Mindelo, on the island… Read More »

Real Estate in Honolulu, U.S: A guide to luxury property investment in the Hawaiian Capital

Dramatic volcanoes, black sand beaches and breezy tropical resorts have long made Hawaii’s Oahu Island a popular vacation spot and second-home destination. The island offers a range of lifestyle properties from ocean view villas to prestigious gated communities and now an emerging urban core in Honolulu is making the capital city more attractive to local… Read More »

Automatic watch for travellers: Baume & Mercier Clifton GMT Power Reserve is unveiled before SIHH 2017

Multiple time zone watches can be the bane of watch designers everywhere. Unlike the chronograph, which has found a relatively stable user-interface and a comfortably homogenous display system, the multi-time zone watch exists in so many variations that one can never quite tell what it is, except on closer inspection. For example, believe it or… Read More »

Quartz dive watch: Luminox Carbon SEAL 3800 Series could be the world’s lightest

Reportedly weighing in at up to 105 grams, the cased-in-carbon Luminox Carbon SEAL 3800 Series is a diver’s watch, water resistant to 300 meters. Yes, it is under 100 grams in some versions, which is remarkable for what is a 46mm tough ticker. We have not done any comparative tests but this might well be… Read More »