Baselworld 2017: most anticipated luxury watch launches

Rolex Rolex has unveiled a brand-new addition to its Yacht-Master watch collection at this year’s Baselworld – Rolex Yacht-Master II 40 in Everose. A crown of multi-colored jewels graces the rotating bezel — 32 sapphires, eight tsavorites, and one diamond, to be exact. Though gems have graced Yacht-Master bezels before, they’ve never been on the 40 mm model, and they’ve never been this vibrant. The gems are set in a case made from Rolex’s proprietary 18k rose gold alloy called “Everose,” and are paired with an Oysterflex rubber band. It’s undoubtedly [...]

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Bentley unveils EXP 12 Speed 6e electric concept in Geneva

At this year’s Geneva Motor Show, Bentley has unveiled EXP 12 Speed 6e, an electric concept luxury car. The concept vehicle represents a bold statement on thall-electric Bentleye future of electric cars – and of luxury mobility. The luxury brand’s electric car strategy includes the introduction of PHEV models across the Bentley model range over the next few years, starting with the Bentayga in 2018. Bentley’s vision includes rapid inductive charging and connected on-board concierge services. On the outside, the iconic Bentley mesh grille features a complex 3D geometry and smoked finish [...]

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Why is Sephora betting on augmented reality

Bridget Dolan and her team at Sephora’s Innovation Lab, based in San Francisco, were a year into developing a new virtual reality tool for the retailer’s mobile app when the technology used to power the experience saw a breakthrough. “When it comes to augmented and virtual reality, it can only be successful if it’s truly useful,” said Dolan, Sephora’s VP of the Sephora Innovation Lab. “We weren’t interested in just buzzy.” Sephora’s team and its technology provider, augmented reality platform ModiFace, had pushed facial recognition technology to a new point [...]

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LVMH launches single e-commerce platform for all its brands

LVMH is working on an ecommerce site that would bring together all of its brands — and those of competitors — on one portal and represent the most ambitious attempt yet by the French group to capitalise on fast-growing online sales of luxury goods. LVMH, the world’s largest luxury goods company by revenue, plans to launch a website in May that will be branded as its department store Le Bon Marché. It will offer labels from the group’s own stable as well as distributing non-LVMH brands — putting it head-to-head [...]

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Most anticipated luxury car launches at 2017 Geneva Motor Show

The 2017 edition of the Geneva Motor Show opens its doors to the public in little more than two weeks. Arguably the most important international car expo of the year, some of the biggest unveils has been scheduled for this year. Before the Geneva Motor Show kicks-off here are the most anticipated luxury cars to debut at the 2017 Geneva motor show. Audi RS3 Sportback We begin the list with the new, 2017 Audi RS3 Sportback. The German carmaker’s hot hatch has become a lot more powerful with more torque [...]

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