IWC extends TOP GUN collection

with new models in Ceratanium® and black ceramic

Schaffhausen, 30th March – As the Watches and Wonders exhibition opens in Geneva, IWC Schaffhausen launches two new TOP GUN models in its Pilot’s Watches collection. The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 TOP GUN Ceratanium® is the first 41-millimetre chronograph in this collection in full Ceratanium®. This ground-breaking new material is light and robust like titanium, and at the same time similarly hard and scratch-resistant like ceramic. The Big Pilot’s Watch 43 TOP GUN in black zirconium oxide ceramic is the first TOP GUN Big Pilot in a 43-millimetre case size. The novelties are powered by IWC-manufactured movements from the 69000 and 82000 calibre families.

2022 is the year of IWC TOP GUN. In addition to launching the new “Lake Tahoe” and “Woodland” editions in white and green ceramic, IWC completes the TOP GUN collection with two new models in Ceratanium® and black ceramic. These timepieces reflect the technical and performance-oriented design that has been the hallmark of IWC TOP GUN since the brand introduced the Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph TOP GUN back in 2007.

Ceratanium® debuted in the IWC Pilot’s Watches collection with the Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph TOP GUN Ceratanium® in 2019. Now, this innovative new material returns to the TOP GUN collection with the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 TOP GUN Ceratanium® (Ref. IW388106), the first 41-millimetre Chronograph in this collection with a case, pushers and a crown made of Ceratanium®. In addition to offering outstanding material properties like reduced weight and high scratch resistance, the most striking feature of Ceratanium® is its matte-black color, which IWC and Pantone have specified as “IWC Ceratanium®”. The dark and slightly metallic shade results from a unique manufacturing process: it develops on the surface of the material when the case components are fired at high temperatures in a kiln. Subdued white print and luminescence on the black dial and black hands underscore the all-black, stealthy design. The IWC- manufactured 69385 calibre chronograph movement is visible through the tinted sapphire glass case back. The timepiece is fitted on a black rubber strap with textile inlay.

The Big Pilot’s Watch in black ceramic has been a staple in IWC’s TOP GUN line since 2012. Today, it becomes available in an ergonomic 43-millimetre case size for the first time. The Big Pilot’s Watch 43 TOP GUN (Ref. IW329801) features a case made of black zirconium oxide ceramic, a titanium case back, as well as black dial and hands. The engineering ceramic used for the case offers maximum protection against scratches. IWC and Pantone have specified the black ceramic color as “IWC Jet Black”. The timepiece is powered by the IWC- manufactured 82100 calibre movement. The Pellaton winding system has been fitted with components made of virtually wear-free ceramic, and builds up a power reserve of 60 hours. The integrated EasX-CHANGE® allows to change the green textile strap effortlessly. A soft-iron inner case protects the movement from the effects of magnetic fields, while the front glass is secured to remain in its place even if there is a sudden drop of air pressure.

The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 TOP GUN Ceratanium® and the Big Pilot’s Watch 43 TOP GUN will be available through IWC boutiques, authorised retail partners or online at The timepieces are eligible for registration under the My IWC care program, benefiting from a 6-year extension to the standard 2-year International Limited Warranty.

Welcome to the third dimension with H. Moser & Cie

Neuhausen am Rheinfall, March 29th, 2022

Three-dimensional power. This is what will strike you when first seeing the Pioneer Cylindrical Tourbillon Skeleton from H. Moser & Cie. With this skeleton model, the Schaffhausen-based Manufacture has taken a new approach to its cylindrical tourbillon movement, which applies the principles of H. Moser & Cie.’s expertise in this area. Under a slightly domed sapphire crystal, reflected in the curve of the sub-dial featuring Globolight® inserts, the one-minute flying tourbillon equipped with a cylindrical hairspring is especially eye-catching. Without a doubt, this is a dramatic, sculptural piece, but one which can be worn every day thanks to its balanced proportions and water-resistance up to 12 ATM.

H. Moser & Cie. cultivates the art of contrast. For this piece, the company consciously selected the Pioneer case. With its contemporary and adventurous look and feel inspired by the industrial world, it showcases the HMC 811 three-dimensional Manufacture calibre, designed to be a true work of art. This large, fully skeletonised movement with a 34 mm diameter enhances the “balletic dance” of the one-minute flying tourbillon, equipped with a cylindrical hairspring at 6 o’clock. Invented in the 18th century, the cylindrical hairspring rises perpendicularly around the upper stem of the balance spindle. A frequent feature on marine chronometers at the time, it offers the advantage of developing concentrically. Thanks to the cylindrical hairspring, fitted with two Breguet curves attached at two points, friction on the pivots is reduced and the isochronal properties improved, even more when the hairspring is combined with a tourbillon as is the case here. Today, the cylindrical hairspring is particularly difficult to produce because it requires very specific know-how and tools. The teams at Precision Engineering AG, H. Moser & Cie.’s sister company, had to remaster this expertise, as each cylindrical hairspring is shaped by hand, taking ten times longer to produce than a traditional hairspring.

At 12 o’clock, a small, domed sub-dial reflects the curve of the sapphire crystal and features the company’s signature colour, Funky Blue fumé. The white H. Moser & Cie. logo has a certain subtlety about it, while the indices are much bolder: created using Globolight®, a ceramic-based material containing Super-LumiNova®, these add to the three-dimensional nature of the piece, as do the inserts which top the hour and minute hands, also in Globolight®.

A skeleton model of the new HMC 811 calibre is used here, on both the front and the reverse side, where a large, gold and fully open rotor oscillates. The beauty of this movement is further enhanced by the lightness of the flying tourbillon, which twirls gracefully under the sapphire crystal. The Pioneer Cylindrical Tourbillon Skeleton represents an important step for H. Moser & Cie., as it enters the skeleton watch segment and defines its own principles for this type of watchmaking.

The Pioneer Cylindrical Tourbillon Skeleton model features a black alligator leather strap, but can also be worn with a steel, rubber, textile or kudu leather strap, providing a variety of options. Even with its powerful yet elegant aesthetic, this dramatic piece is highly wearable thanks to its 15.3 mm thickness. Water-resistant to 12 ATM, it can be worn just as easily with a shirt as it can for sports or setting out on an adventure.

H. Moser & Cie.’s own and unique take on Haute Horlogerie.

Visions in Blue

Bucherer surprises. Consistently. The Bucherer Blue Project is now continuing with exviting collaborations within and outside the watch sector. What’s more Blue Space is opening in the Bucherer Gallery on Zurich’s Bahnhofstrasse.

Customers today want to be able to experience products and their history. And few understand how to create a complete world of experience like the traditional Swiss company Bucherer. Their motto from the outset has been to continuously reinvent themselves and to move with the times. Founded in 1888, Bucherer is considered to date as one of the visionaries in the branch. Dictating the pace instead of imitating the competition. Consequently Bucherer has expanded in the past few years and become the largest provider of watches and jewellery worldwide. Not to mention the Certified Pre-Owned sector, also completely in touch with the latest trends.

Bucherer BLUE has without a doubt been a particular success story over the past few years. Launched in 2016, Bucherer worked on this project with the most renowned manufacturers, as a sign of a close or sometimes longstanding liaison. They created special editions inspired by the colour blue especially for the traditional Swiss company. Since then roughly 50 masterpieces have been created by 24 watch brands, including Audemars Piguet, Baume & Mercier, Blancpain, Breguet, Chopard, Hublot, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Piaget or Vacheron Constantin, to name just a few. And (fortunately) the portfolio of the blue “Trouvaillen“ continues to grow.

The journey continues
This can be seen for example in the “Carl F. Bucherer Heritage BiCompax Annual Bucherer BLUE“, a limited number taken from the new model captivates with spectacular 3D effects of the New York Skyline – a homage to the reopening of the legendary Time Machine Flagship Stores in New York. This special edition is exclusively available in New York. Or the two models “Longines Spirit Automatic Bucherer BLUE“ and “Longines Spirit Chronograph Bucherer BLUE“, both timepieces are appearing for the first time with black DLC casing and blue accents and celebrate the aeronautics and daring of the pilots. The new models include the “FREAK X Bucherer BLUE“ by Ulysse Nardin with its balance wheel visible to the naked eye and made of Carbonium®, a composite of “phased out” materials, which is also used in the aviation industry and means 40 percent less environmental impact.

More than just watches
The BLUE collaborations however surpass timepieces. That was clear from the outset, when Bucherer presented the unique specimen of a super exclusive Harley Davidson, which is currently on display in the Bucherer Flagship in New York. Completely true to the BLUE concept and at 1.888 million Swiss francs, the most valuable motorbike in the world. Ultimately, the Lamborghini Aventador S also marked another unexpected highlight; it is also a unique piece.
But there are also more affordable options, as demonstrated for example by the Danish Label Shamballa Jewels from the brothers Mads and Mikkel Kornerup. The bracelets, which form a bridge between Eastern philosophy and Nordic Design, became cult pieces a long time ago. With “Shamballa Bucherer BLUE Special Editions“ beautiful arm jewellery was created using individual Lapis pearls. The mystic blue of the semiprecious stones perfectly harmonizes in turn with the timepieces in blue, for example the IWC Schaffhausen „Portugieser Chronograph Bucherer BLUE“, in which the precision scale in blue harmoniously frames the white dial. Or even the Panerai Luminor GMT Bucherer BLUE, in which the Swiss art of watch making, Italian Design and the maritime brand’s legacy merge. Its GMT function is one of the most popular complications from Panerai and makes the watch the perfect travel companion. And “travel“ is a good keyword because Bucherer also has something in the luggage line for jetsetters: Working closely with the Berlin start-up Horizn Studios, the stylish carry-on luggage was created „Horizn Studios M5 Smart Cabin Trolley“, in which purism and accent meet in the form of Electric Blue on matt black. Built-in power bank and top case included.

For the community
And another exciting BLUE premier can be seen this summer in the Zurich Flagship Store: the BLUE Space in the Gallery area, with which Bucherer once again proves its visionary spirit. 160 square metres of lifestyle, crafts, art and enjoyment. The BLUE Space – kept completely in white, clear lines, while the timepieces and accessories are illuminated to perfection. In conjunction with the Zurich start-up Artdeal, works of art are curated and staged as in a gallery. Pure aesthetics. The expansion of the store in the second floor creates on one hand more space for the Certified Pre-Owned area, but also for the BLUE Collection and masterpieces from Haute Horlogerie. Designed as a meeting point for watch fans and lovers of modern lifestyles. A community space that entices you to enjoy and exchange conversations in its stylish bar and the lounge area. Welcome to the (blue) Bucherer universe

Fotos: Bucherer

Personal Development of Potential

“The focus has shifted from the quantity to the quality of life.”

Dr. George Gaitanos is the chief operating and scientific officer at Chenot. He talked to us about the Brand’s unique well-being and feel good concepts, about the creator and if course about the effects of the pandemic on each person’s life as well as on his own.

Who was Henri Chenot and why was he a veritable visionary?
Dr. George Gaitanos: The story of the Chenot movement began 50 years ago. Henri Chenot‘s vision and passion created an innovative approach to the improvement of people’s health and the lifestyle of each individual. It was his objective to detoxify people. He had recognized at an early stage that we are only really in good health when body, mind and soul work in harmony and convey a deep feeling of peace and happiness. If this harmony is disrupted or is lacking entirely, our bodies collect toxins more rapidly and our health deteriorates increasingly and visibly. Chenot was an advocate of prevention and already in the 70s he highlighted how important it is to take responsibility for your own health and your well-being as early as possible in life and to invest in it.

How did the Chenot Method, which can be experienced today in eight countries, originate?
At that time Henri Chenot combined the latest scientific advancements from Western medicine and diagnostics with the best from Chinese medicine. The result was the Chenot Method, which is applied today predominantly in the Chenot Palace Weggis as the central therapeutic approach. He also coined the term «Biontology» – the science of optimal ageing. Our founder was the first one, who spoke openly about issues such as «preventive ageing» or also «successful ageing». Up to his death at the end of 2020 he devoted his time to research into health and well-being. His motto: The source for a long, healthy life can be found in the ideal combination of genetics, lifestyle and environment.

Please sum up briefly the most significant features/content of the Chenot Method.
Our concept is preventive and not pathologically aimed at repair and illness. We do not heal illnesses; however we support the approach that the individual does not even become ill. The Chenot Method should support the body in the elimination of toxins, the assimilation of nutrients, in increasing its vitality and energy level, in rebalancing its physiology and it should ensure that the Health-Wellness-Index is consistently at its optimal level. Our method is unique in its use; it integrates and transmits energetic, physical and emotional signals to the body. In turn this helps the endogenous immune systems to be reactivated and the body rebuilds its own energy, functionality and inner harmony and keeps these over a longer period. The Chenot Method is tailored to the needs of each individual, ensuring that both body and mind can attain their individual optimal level.

Key word holistic approach – this is the central theme in the Chenot Method.
The advanced medical screening tests in the Chenot Method aim primarily at understanding the individuality of the person and their current status of optimal health and well-being. Using the «Lifestyle Biomarkers» measurement, as we call it, the effects of personal lifestyle and one’s own lifestyle are assessed for the respective health and well-being. This allows us to personalize the programme. Our approach is integrative and personalized. We treat the guest from the moment of their arrival, health specialists and experts assess the complete essence of the patient – of course this is conducted with absolute discretion and under medical confidentiality. Internal advanced screening tests and the most up-todate diagnostics are also offered, to facilitate an individual programme. All treatments are constantly monitored and are interlinked during the guest’s entire transformation experience. This tailored approach is the basis for our success. The employees are an essential component of the process. Through his multidisciplinary approach, Chenot wants to help people to find their personal balance, to reinvent themselves and to attain their optimal level both physically and mentally.

Health prevention – which fundamental changes do you see here in society?
The view of a healthy life has changed. The focus has shifted from the quantity to the quality of life. Everyone may be in agreement that the absence of illness is a component of health, but it does not determine whether one is in a state of well-being. A healthy life requires interventions with regard to lifestyle; however the efforts are not motivated by the wish to avoid illnesses but rather by the wish to promote successful living and a higher level of vitality. We should regard well-being as a culture and not as a programme.

What can each individual do themselves to lead a higher quality lifestyle?
Every guest is different; therefore we initially concentrate on building the guest’s awareness for their own current state of health. Then we discuss which new practices the guest can integrate into their daily routine, with the objective of making these a habit in the long term. Essential elements of the programme that motivate the guest to lead a healthy lifestyle are our support in all nutrition matters during the stay, healthy eating, but not compromising on taste, and also the sense of an increase in well-being after leaving the hotel.

What can I consciously undertake for my well-being in this exceptional situation, i.e. in the pandemic?
We heal or damage ourselves by the way in which we live our lives every day. And there is no doubt that our life in the past two years has become increasingly more stressful than ever before. We are now experiencing a transformational experience. A time of physical isolation, disturbed routines, increased and fluctuating emotions, stress and instability. All these factors have negative effects on our mental and physical well-being. Therefore we have to find a way, not only to cope, but to be productive, motivated and happy and to discover a new feeling of satisfaction to live in this constantly changing environment. But not much has changed about the Chenot approach. However, the pandemic has certainly opened many people’s eyes to the fact that they should concentrate more on what is really important: Health and their well-being.

Fotos: Chenot Palace Weggis

My Hour

Living mindfully means being just as consciously aware of the environment, its smells and colours, as of your own thoughts. Immersing yourself in architecture when strolling through the city gives us a momentary sense of the here and now and it seems as if we have forgotten time.

TUDOR – Diver’s watch for Business Nomads
Black Bay Bronze, Bucherer BLUE, 43 mm, bronze, fabric strap, dial blue with rotating bezel.

Pullover & jacket: Lardini, Trousers: Gabriele Pasini, Flat cap: Hermès, Watch: Tudor

Golfbag & Weekender: The Bridge, Suitcase: Globetrotter, Pullover: Lardini, Coat: Etro, Trousers: PT Torino

AUDEMARS PIGUET – Craftsmanship for border crossers
Royal Oak Offshore chronograph, 42 mm, steel/red gold, rubber strap, with mandrel clasp dial: blue tapestry Arabic, automatic calibre; black ceramic push piece and crown, sapphire glass.

T-Shirt: Ermenegildo Zegna, Trousers & Jacket: Gabriele Pasini, Watch: Audemars Piguet

CARL F. BUCHERER – Swiss zeitgeist
Manero Peripheral 40.6 mm wrist watch, steel automatic with date display, blue dial, steel strap.

Jacket: Etro, Shirt: Artigiano, Watch: Carl F. Bucherer

Masterpiece for connoisseurs
Wrist watch Freak X Bucherer BLUE, 43 mm, carbon/titanium, leather strap, with folding clasp dial: black limited to 88 pieces.

Suit: Gabriele Pasini, Cravatte: Profuomo, Shirt: Artigiano, Watch: Ulysse Nardin

Jacket: Etro, Shirt: Artigiano

IWC – Urban wave for creative minds
Chronograph Portugieser, 40.9 mm, steel, textile strap, dial: silver Arabic, limited to 365 pieces.
T-Shirt: Zegna, Trousers: Lardini, White Cardigan: Gabriele Pasini, Watch: IWC

Production Assistant: Sandra Gadient
Model: Morgan Mesple @ Scout Model Agency
Location: Hotel La Réserve Eden au Lac Zürich
H&M: Laura Moser @ MakeItUp The Agency
Stylist: Letizia Abbatiello @ MakeItUp The Agency
Clothes & Accessories: Jelmoli – Premium Department Store & Hèrmes SA
Watches: Bucherer AG

Photos Copyrights: Cosmopolite media+relations GmbH

True Gem

Beyer, long established in Zurich, has rebuilt and in the process not left one stone unturned. The result captivates with style, elegance and above all with personality.

2,500 tonnes of recycled copper was extracted in 17 weeks and from 16 tonnes of waste. 35 kilometres of cable were laid and 350 working hours invested in the visualisation programme alone. Those are the hard facts about the conversion of Beyer’s traditional business on Zurich’s Bahnhofstrasse. The result is, however, less factual, it wins us over predominantly on an emotional level. And this has been the inherent element for decades, when visiting the salesroom on Bahnhofstrasse 31. It is after all mostly associated with indulging in something particularly beautiful, particularly valuable. Or looking for the suitable gift that should show a loved one how treasured they are.

Owner, René Beyer, does not only regard the several million francs that were invested in the new design as an investment in the future, but primarily as a thank you to the loyal clientele «We have been able to count on many families as our guests for several generations, so we are happy to return the favour.» And this present is truly impressive. The floors, ceilings and walls were replaced, there are numerous new showcase elements and everything has been designed to a more generous level. Thematic focuses such as the IWC Corner or the Rolex Gallery entice you to linger. The tables are multifunctional, so that each customer can look forward to an individual consultation on the highest level.

Of course the watch museum on the lower level was not forgotten and was integrated into the conversion. The centrepiece was given a proper revamp. New objects were added to the collection and the frame, in which they are presented, was also restored. Therefore all the preparations have been made for the 50th company anniversary next year. And until then everyone is heartily welcome. Or to say it in René Beyer‘s words: «Of course all those curious to see our shop are heartily welcome – whether they intend to make a purchase or not.»

Photos Copyrights: © Beyer

Ruinart Second Skin – Packaging reinterpreted

Tradition meets Innovation. Ruinart , the oldest Champagne company shows their pioneering spirit in their latest coup of Second Skin packaging. Not only is it environmentally sound, it is also good for the Champagne and groundbreaking for the entire sector.

Drive has always been in the company’s DNA. Nicolas Ruinart founded the Champagne company, Ruinart, on 1st September 1729 in 51100 Reims and in doing so became the first of his kind. In 1746 the first Rosé-Champagne was launched, while the traditional company caused furore in 1896 when it commissioned an advertising poster from the Czech artist and illustrator, Alfons Mucha. An order, which was to mark the company’s affinity for art as well as the beginning of countless collaborations with artists to the present day.

Custom-made skin
Ruinart is launching its latest coup this year with Second Skin packaging. And the name already says it all. Goodbye heavy cardboard packaging, welcome lightweight. The new packaging hugs the equally iconic and characteristic Ruinart bottles like a custom-made skin. Made of 100 percent recyclable cellulose, it is the result of two years of research. And perhaps also the logical result of the 10 year long consistently pursued commitment to increasingly reduce packaging. Second Skin packaging only weighs 40 grams instead of 360 grams like before, while the paper originates 100 percent from sustainably cultivated European forests. And with a 60% reduction in the CO2 footprint compared to previous packaging, Second Skin packaging certainly sets standards for the entire sector.

Elegant and sustainable
With its Second Skin packaging, Ruinart proves that sustainability and exclusivity no longer have to exclude one another. The design is reminiscent of white serviettes, which are elegantly wrapped around the Champagne bottles, while the surface structure reminds you of the natural wine cellar in the old chalk caves in the „Crayères de Reims“. The extremely thin packaging – signed with the classic company monogram on their paper sealing system does not only look elegant, but is also robust. It therefore reliably protects from any external influences and provides the perfect light protection thanks to the cellulose reinforced with natural metal oxide.

Bilder: LVMH

Highlife Heart Beat – The icon that started it all

Over 25 years since the first Heart Beat timepiece, many collectors still associate Frederique Constant with this distinctive design today, which reveals the inner workings of its movement at midday. Through this aperture, those who truly appreciate mechanical timepieces can watch the rotation of the balance wheel in their watch, its beating heart.

The story behind this discreet aperture at 12 o’clock has much to do with youthful inexperience. In 1994, Frederique Constant was a new and entirely independent family- owned company enjoying phenomenal growth. The collections were rich, the new models diverse. It was a time for expansion, every detail exhibiting originality. The Heart Beat was an expression of this… which Frederique Constant neglected to protect! The design was never patented. Due to its success and the legal loophole that allowed for royalty-free use, countless brands have copied the Heart Beat aperture, with no benefit to Frederique Constant. The price of success!

The new Highlife Heart Beat collection revisits this iconic design and brings it into the 21st century. Located at the pole of the globe decoration on the dial, the famous aperture is finished with three luminescent hands. The design is understated, minimalist and as modern and unique as ever. You can look straight into the inner workings of the automatic FC-310 caliber with power reserve of 38 hours and admire it from both front and back through the sapphire crystal.

There are now three different versions of the Highlife Heart Beat to choose from. The first features a white dial and rose gold-plated case with a brown leather strap (complemented by a brown rubber strap), the second features a blue dial with a steel bracelet (complemented by a blue rubber strap) and the last features a black dial with a steel case and bracelet (complemented by a black rubber strap). Elegant and refined, sporty chic or modern and bold, each variation offers up an interpretation of the Heart Beat design, which more than a quarter of a century since it was created, has proven to transcend fashions and trends.
Frederique Constant is a Swiss watchmaking manufacture located in Geneva, Switzerland. The Maison was founded in 1988 by a couple of independent entrepreneurs, Aletta and Peter Stas, to offer quality Swiss watches at competitive prices, with the aim of democratising luxury Swiss Made watches.

Frederique Constant creates, develops, assembles and controls a wide variety of mechanical, quartz and connected timepieces at the same time within its 6,200 m2 Manufacture in Plan-les-Ouates (GE). To this day, Frederique Constant has designed 29 Manufacture calibres, including high complications, such as the Tourbillon, Perpetual Calendar and Flyback Chronograph.
In 2015, Frederique Constant launched the Horological Smartwatch, the first Swiss Made connected timepiece featuring a traditional appearance. Powered by a connected module, the Horological Smartwatch represents a new segment in Swiss watchmaking. In 2018, the Classic Hybrid Manufacture succeeded it, combining a mechanical movement with intelligent features and an integrated calibre analysis system. It was followed by the Smartwatch Vitality line in 2020. Equipped with a new generation built-in heart rate sensor, it features a classic dial, combined with a digital display that is revealed on demand.

Frederique Constant is currently present in nearly 3’000 points of sale in 120 countries across the world. In 2016, the Frederique Constant group (Frederique Constant, Alpina Watches, Ateliers deMonaco) joined the Japanese group Citizen, so as to pursue its international development and nurture new synergies.

© Frederique Constant

This is the all-new Rolls Royce Ghost

Rolls-Royce has pulled the wraps from the all-new Ghost – the most technologically advanced model yet – and one which boasts the manufacturer’s own aluminium spaceframe architecture and a distinctive new design philosophy.

“The first Goodwood Ghost was a response to a whole new generation of clients, both in age and attitude. These men and women asked us for a slightly smaller, less ostentatious means to own a Rolls-Royce. The success of the product we created for them fulfilled our most ambitious expectations. Over its ten-year lifespan, which began in 2009, Ghost has become the most successful model in the marque’s 116-year history.

To create a new product that would resonate with our Ghost clients for the next ten years meant we had to listen carefully to their demands. Today we set new standards in customer centricity by creating a completely new motor car for a unique group of Rolls-Royce’s clients. These business leaders and entrepreneurs demand more of their Ghost than ever. They require a new type of super-luxury saloon that is dynamic, serenely comfortable and perfect in its minimalism. Ghost is this product.

The only components that we carried over from the first Goodwood Ghost were the Spirit of Ecstasy and umbrellas. Everything else was designed, crafted and engineered from the ground up. The result is the most technologically advanced Rolls-Royce yet. It distils the pillars of our brand into a beautiful, minimalist, yet highly complex product that is perfectly in harmony with our Ghost clients’ needs and perfectly in tune with the times.”

Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars


Since the launch of the first Goodwood Rolls-Royce, great care has been taken to create a distinctive aesthetic universe for each motor car. These unique domains have been created based on the design values to which different layers of Rolls-Royce clients respond. New Ghost reflects an evolved appreciation of luxury, one defined by minimalism and purity, but underpinned by great substance. In the pre-sketch ideation phase of new Ghost’s design development, this treatment was named ‘Post Opulence’ – a movement defined by authenticity of materials rather than overt statement, which had already established roots in architecture, fashion, jewellery and boat design.

Pursuing this minimalist aesthetic for new Ghost was the design team’s absolute objective throughout. The desired treatment was not sterile, but confident in its purity and unmistakeably belonging to a Rolls-Royce. This begins with the car’s first impression. Rolls-Royce’s proprietary architecture allowed the design team to increase the width by 30mm, subtly communicating presence. This is framed by sharp bow lines that intersect with an angular light signature, creating an assertive yet beautiful front end.


A clear understanding of clients’ changing luxury consumption patterns a nd a b roader v iew o f emerging design movements informed the marque that the interior aesthetic should pursue the same minimalist principles as the exterior. Busy details and superficial embellishments were rejected not only to create a more relaxing refuge, but to better celebrate the material substance and maximise the impact of bespoke colour personalisation.

However, creating an environment defined by reduction, simplicity and elegance is an extremely complex endeavour. It also relies on sourcing the very finest materials; leathers, woods and metals left unembellished will invite the scrutiny of these most discerning of clients. To this end, the leather used to create the interior suite of new Ghost is subject to the automotive industry’s most exhaustive quality control checks to ensure that each of the 338 panels used – however visible – is of the very best quality. Further demonstrating the marque’s competence in leathercraft, complex, busy stitchwork has been eschewed for scant but incredibly long and perfectly straight lines, again welcoming scrutiny from the marque’s clients.

© Rolls Royce

I’ll give you a good earful! Music enjoyment on a new level

The Montblanc MB 01 Smart Headphones combine elegance with functionality. Made of fine materials such as aluminum, silicone and leather, they weigh only 280 g and offer excellent acoustics for a fascinating sound experience. Active noise reduction, Google Assistant, comfort and the foldable design make them great travel companions. Pairing with iPhone via Bluetooth works flawlessly, even the size of the shell can be easily adjusted, “R” and “L” inside the shell show what goes where. A cool female voice informs about the connection and the current charge status. The sound is clear and pure. In addition to the headphones themselves, the scope of delivery includes a USB-C to USB-A charging cable, an audio cable from 3.5 mm jack to USB-C, a cloth carrying case and an aircraft adapter – in other words, an exclusive travel set. There are 3 beautifully designed colour variations. One with black sheepskin and aluminum finish in chrome, additionally there is a version with brown leather and gold-colored aluminum finish and a version with light grey leather and polished aluminum finish. The Montblanc MB 01 can be folded up at the handlebars so that it does not take up too much space in your hand luggage when travelling.