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The Star of Deep Ocean

Uncomplicated, resilient and functional, those are the attributes that are characteristic of Mido watches. Things that are important in particularly extreme situations. No surprise that countless cliff divers are among the fans of the swiss watch brand.

Elegant Timelessness
In  addition  to  water  sports,  Mido  is  extremely  passionate about architecture. One more reason to celebrate the event in the Spanish harbor city. After all the cliff divers basically take the plunge directly in front of the main door of an architectural masterpiece, the «Guggenheim Museum». Every watch from the Mido company is developed under the credo «inspired by architecture». Classic timepieces that do not follow any shortlived trends, but are classic beauties and consistently reliable companions.

Finally Franz Linder answers my question on the classic Mido customer «I believe the design of our watches is decisive. Timeless, powerful and reliable. It is someone who appreciates quality, who is discerning and does not have to rely on prestige. It’s about personality, less about showing off.»

As early as in the 1930s «Mido» was known for its powerful sealing system. The initiator behind the patent of the so-called cork crown sealing system was the watchmaker Georges Schaeren, who in November 1918 laid the foundation stone for the Swiss watch brand «Mido» that is still highly successful today.

Three quarters of a century Ocean Star
A  little  over  a  hundred  years  later,  there  are  other  patents that make the Mido watches so popular in particular for lovers of maritime sports. For example, the Calibre 80 from the new Ocean Star collection houses a new generation automatic movement that enables autonomy of up to 80 hours and, of course, consistently guarantees absolute water resistance. Therefore, it is only fitting that we celebrated the launch of exactly this new «Ocean Star» as part of the «2019 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series» in Bilbao.

The Ocean Star is now 75 years old, and still modern. The President of the watch brand, Franz Linder, addressed the subject in a personal interview: «It is our mission to create innovative products of the highest quality and in a design that conveys timelessness. Each of our collections has its own special character. For example, the Ocean Star was created specifically for water sports.»

 

*) From the very outset the name MIDO – from the Spanish Yo mido(I measure) – was a synonym for technical innovation and timeless design.

Photos Copyrights: Mido, Red Bull

Das Tegernsee

Between Heaven and Lake

High above lake Tegernsee, at a place between heaven and earth, the hotel of the same name invites its guests to a true well-being experience with stunning views at a unique location.

Das Tegernsee consists of five different buildings from diverse periods and in particular five different styles. The oldest part of the hotel complex and our favourite is the listed building Sengerschloss from the year 1842. The splendid art nouveau villa experienced an eventful time seeing both hardship and glamour. Following extensive refurbishment, the building has had a fresh new look for some time.

Two double rooms, eight suites and two exclusive restaurants have been renovated with loving attention to detail. Old meets new in a skillful symbiosis. An elegant fairy-tale castle with every imaginable comfort. In contrast the «Alpenchalets», newly built in 2016, are perfect for families. They are furnished

in  modern alpine style with a lot of wood, while the rooms in Herberge Quirin are inspired by the former servants’ rooms with their maritime flair and their puristic design. Again going back to former times, because while the nobility resided in the Sengerschloss, the former accommodation for the servants was in Herberge Quirin. Yes, even the guests reflect the design potpourri. Everyone is welcome here.

Delightful rooms with a view

Gourmets   in   particular   will   be   in   their   element   at   Das Tegernsee: Whether sampling haute cuisine in the «restaurant Senger» or innovative dishes with alpine products in the style of a modern sharing-concept in the «Alpenbrasserie» – no grounds for complaint here. The wine selection is excellent, and the very high quality culinary delicacies range from a traditional high mountain ravioli to boiled fillet of veal. Both restaurants share a breathtaking view of Lake Tegernsee and the finest cuisine; all managed by the executive chef Norman Fischer.

Feel- good sanctuary

The highlights of the hotel include the spa and wellness area on a total of 2,400 square metres. A panorama sauna for up to 40 guests with a view of the Tegernsee valley awaits you. The surrounding nature was the idea behind the spa concept, as is true for the entire building. The focus on the lake constantly plays a central role with clever use of selected materials from the area such as natural stone, limestone, driftwood, river pebbles and brushed oak. The classy recliners are from Dedon or Kettal and entice  you  to  relax.  The  white-blue  sky  above  you,  sparkling Lake Tegernsee below. If the word «dreamlike setting» did not already exist, it would have to be invented for this spa.

Conclusion:  Das Tegernsee  is the perfect  feel-good address for all those escaping the city and elevates the term relaxation to a completely new level. Hardly surprising that the nobility had their summer retreat here. Ah, life can be so sweet; especially in the Tegernsee valley…

Photos Copyrights: Das Tegernsee