The Paris Motor Show adopted the motto of ‘Freedom, Diversity, and Mobility’ for its 2016 edition. With new models, concept cars, innovations and dream cars the show was held, as always, in early October. This year the show was oriented towards future technologies and the new usages of the cars with the launch of several electric models from most of the exhibitors. Here we look behind the marketing hype at the news that really matters.
The month we’re mixing up too extremes of the Orient, with Thai recommendations from our friends at Leading Hotels of the World, and a favorite venue of ours that’s slightly closer to home and finely balances Occident with Orient.
Boss Menswear for Fall/Winter 2016 presents an artistic take on light and shadow. The juxtaposition of shiny and matte, textured and smooth, uses the impact of light on different surfaces to create distinctive effects. Glossy nappa sits beside suede; brushed textures are paired with neoprene; wool contrasts with rubberized finishes.
Over the years the Maison Charriol has gained a worldwide reputation and set itself apart from other brands with the iconic cable, their distinctive trademark. The Charriol boutique opened its doors on October at Avenues Mall, encompassing a broad range of luxury products including timepieces, fragrances, jewelry, leather goods, eyewear and their new line of fashion bags bringing style to all aspects of life. Men’s Passion had the chance to meet with the figure behind Charriol brand, the eponymous Philippe Charriol himself.
Choosing a Reverso watch is a significant act. One hopes for it, dreams of it and makes the choice – sensitive to its history, seduced by its iconic design as much as by the expertise of the Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre, and won over by the smooth move of sliding the case to reveal its hidden face. Personalising the back of the model is a unique way of claiming ownership of one’s watch. Jaeger-LeCoultre has imagined a way of rendering this experience even more exclusive by offering the “Atelier Reverso”. Aficionados of the Duo and Duetto versions now also share the privilege of personalising their Reverso. No watch will ever be as precious as one that closely matches our desires.