Hermes

24 Jan 19
Mobility-Online

What do you think of when you hear the word luxury? You might see yourself stepping out of a rumbling sportscar in your tailor-made three-piece suit. Maybe you’re the starlet in red lipstick cruising past in your cabriolet. Regardless of what you think luxury is, chances are that it involves a mixture of beauty, power, […]

24 Jan 19
DramaRambles

Winner recently had a comeback with ‘Millions’. My only qualm is the dreaded mullet that won’t die already! Winner are now a four member group signed with YGent. Photographer: 김희준 (Kim HeeJoon) Stylist: 이지은 (Lee Jieun) Source: Elle Korea Mino (left) is wearing all Balenciaga. I couldn’t find the specific jacket but similar ones range […]

24 Jan 19
Research News & Analysis

The complex data requirements and field operations coupled with collaborative work processes among multiple offshore and onshore site are relying on a healthy communication network. In order to upsurge oil production, oil exploration organizations are looking for oilfields in harsh environments and that represents variety of operational challenges. These challenges has resulted in demand for […]

24 Jan 19
newsstockpress

The global “Credit Insurance Market” report delivers a comprehensive and systematic framework of the Credit Insurance market at a global level that includes all the key aspects related to it. The data is collected from different sources allied to the global Credit Insurance market and the research team meticulously analyze the gathered data with the help of […]

24 Jan 19
Hermes

Twist Solitaire 2.5 Carat VS2/F Round Cut Diamond Engagement Ring White Gold – Buy – Twist Solitaire 2.5 Carat VS2/F Round Cut Diamond Engagement Ring White Gold

24 Jan 19
Daily Research Analysis

The complex data requirements and field operations coupled with collaborative work processes among multiple offshore and onshore site are relying on a healthy communication network. In order to upsurge oil production, oil exploration organizations are looking for oilfields in harsh environments and that represents variety of operational challenges. These challenges has resulted in demand for […]

24 Jan 19
High Latitude Style

At below -20F layering is key January is the coldest month in the Interior. While on statistical average -40F only occur every 500 days, it doesn’t get that cold every year. We had it this year. Before that the Last time was winter 2016/17. No wonder that the -40F/C cause a traffic jam at the […]

24 Jan 19
Robb Report UK
Is the crown jewel of the watch industry changing hands? Following one of the watch industry’s biggest trade shows, SIHH (Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie), last week, rumours began circulating that Patek Philippe might be going up for sale. (Patek Philippe shows its new watch releases at the watch industry’s Baselworld trade show in March.) The rumour is nothing new for the family-owned company, which will turn 180 years old this May. When and if the Stern family (who has owned the business since 1932) would sell the venerable watch company has been a constant subject of speculation. The sale of one of, if not the, most esteemed watchmakers in the world would certainly have a sweeping impact on the industry. Entry-level Patek Philippe watches sell for £7,500 or more, while their high-complication pieces are so coveted by collectors they come with an application and a ladder-climbing process based on which Patek Philippes a collector already has in their collection. And, at auction, Patek Philippe watches fetch top prices and are consistent record-setters—a Patek Philippe Ref. 2499 “Asprey” sold for £3 million last year at Sotheby’s. If the Sterns do decide to sell, the Geneva-based company, located in the Vallée de Joux, could reportedly be worth up to £7.7 billion, according to Bloomberg. The company currently has sales of 1.5 billion Swiss francs (a little over £1.15 billion at the current exchange). The prospect of a Patek Philippe sale has loomed for a few years. In 2014, Thierry Stern, the company’s chairman, told the French magazine Le Temps that the company would need to leave Geneva or put itself up for sale if its tax burden was not made lighter. After threatening to relocate, a year later the company ultimately decided to invest 450 million CHF (£348 million) in its headquarters in Plans-les-Ouates. Around this time, it was also rumoured that LVMH head honcho Bernard Arnault (who owns watchmakers Zenith, Hublot and Tag Heuer) had offered to buy the company for £6.17 billion, according to Le Temps. Bernard Arnault also tried to buy Hermès bit by bit by acquiring shares of the company, which ultimately resulted in a legal battle. LVMH, however, ultimately walked away from its shares last year, using them to complete the ownership in Christian Dior, according to the Financial Times. Meanwhile, if Patek Philippe is, in fact, considering a sale, luxury watch conglomerates Swatch Group and Richemont would likely also be in the running for ownership. Let the jockeying begin.
24 Jan 19

For computers, it’s a wonderful time to be alive. Wisconsin-based Focus on Energy wanted to test the smart thermostat waters. They decided to make a splash with generous rebates that made these smart thermostats a whopping half price. It was a new program their customer base was unfamiliar with, and a new technology they were […]

24 Jan 19
Monaco Wealth Management

At the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel in front of 330 stakeholders in the Principality’s thriving economy, MEB Chairman Michel Dotta outlined key events for 2019 as the Monaco Economic Board celebrates its 20th anniversary. He also announced an expansion of its coordination role in the promotion of Monaco abroad, reinforced by the arrival of Guillaume Rose […]

24 Jan 19
Every Journey Needs a Quest

The Greek gods. They’re a firm part of our lives these days. Who would have thought? I mean, Delphine may struggle to read and to write even more but give her a bunch of thousands-of-years old myths and she’s got it covered. These stories have truly captured her imagination. Rick Riordan’s books remain the force […]