The rising popularity of Bitcoin has individuals and companies gravitating to the concept of utilizing it as a form of payment, but luxury watch makers have only considered it as an idea up until now. Check the news Jacob & Co announces crypto payments and more on Switzerland based Lifestyle Magazine- Kenleaks Magazine.
Jacob & Co. is pleased to announce that it is the first luxury jeweler and wristwatch to accept Bitcoin and Ethereum via the cryptocurrency exchange business, CEX.IO. According to the firm, with the developments in technology underlying cryptocurrencies, the process cannot be ignored but must be embraced as a new approach to serve clients with premium jewelry and timepieces.
Jacob & Co. has become the first luxury watch and jewelry brand to accept cryptocurrency as payment. In partnership with crypto exchange company, CEX.IO, Jacob & Co. will accept purchases using Bitcoin, Ethereum and other verifiable digital currencies for its bold and innovative offerings, such as the Astronomia and Twin Turbo Furious timepieces and high jewels with exceptional gems and craftsmanship.
The Daytona SP3 is the latest addition to Ferrari’s exceedingly premium “Icona” line. Check the news Ferrari 828-Horsepower Daytona SP3 and more on Switzerland based Lifestyle Magazine- Kenleaks Magazine.
The new hypercar is designed to be a racer through and through, drawing inspiration from Ferrari’s epic triumph at the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona, where it took home all three top places that year. The mid-engine car, powered by an updated version of the 812 Superfast’s 6.5-liter V12, can produce 828 horsepower and 514 pound-feet of torque with its seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, propelling it from 0-62mph in 2.85 seconds and 0-124mph in 7.4 seconds.
Aside from the powertrain, the whole body and chassis of the automobile are made of composite materials, mostly carbon fiber. Adjustable pedals and steering wheel work in concert with the automaker’s lowest seating position to deliver a personalized racing experience, while a 16-inch touchscreen replaces a traditional dashboard to provide a touch of modern technology.
Unfortunately, only a few collectors will be able to obtain the Daytona SP3, with some sites estimating costs in the seven figures.
Ferrari’s new moniker alludes to the historical 1-2-3 finish at Daytona. While the P3 and P4 have a 4.0-liter V12 engine capable of roughly 450 horsepower at 8,000 rpm, the Daytona SP3 is more than 50 years ahead of the curve. It is powered by a 6.5-liter V12 engine designed for the 812 Competizione. However, it is currently positioned in the center of the back panel for this purpose.
In other automotive news, Porsche has unveiled the track-ready 2022 718 Cayman GT4 RS.
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Apple self-driving electric car will be available in 2025. Check the news Apple self-driving electric car will be available in 2025 and more on Switzerland based Lifestyle Magazine- Kenleaks Magazine.
For the past few years, Apple’s self-driving electric car has been a big subject. According to reports, this Apple initiative is known as Project Titan, and the team is directed by Kevin Lynch. There must be no pedals or steering controls on the vehicle.
It was previously stated that the corporation must choose between two development paths: a regular electric car with some enhanced driver aid features or a more sophisticated electric vehicle with completely autonomous driving without human interaction. It has now been announced that the IT behemoth has picked the second option.
However, Apple may include some form of emergency control option, which is currently being studied internally. The automobile will also have enormous seats and a massive infotainment system, according to reports.
According to reports, Apple has no plans to design a unique charging technology for the automobile that will allow it to be charged at most fast charging stations.
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Previous concepts have included a swan-shaped boat and a shark-shaped yacht, but Lazzarini Design Studio’s latest superyacht proposal may be its most ambitious yet. Check the news Shape: A ‘gaping hole’ exists in a $80 million superyacht concept and more on Switzerland based Lifestyle Magazine – Kenleaks Magazine. The Rome-based design firm has lately released images of a new 69-meter yacht design with a “gaping hole” in the centre. The appropriately called Shape idea, which will be totally powered by pure energy, boasts a massive empty space in its superstructure, resulting in a beautifully unusual appearance.
The “hole deck” is accessed by an entry on the bow and includes steps leading down to the sea level, making it an excellent sun lounging area that can be adapted to meet the needs of the owner. Meanwhile, the upper deck of the boat has a glass-bottomed infinity pool that provides swimmers with a spectacular perspective of the open area below. The living section, located at the back of the superstructure, is made up of six apartments that can accommodate up to 12 people.
“Space on The Shape is the true luxury,” the designers explain, “because of the artistic choice of creating a gap inside the superstructure.” There’s also a beach club with a diving platform, a helipad, a garage full of toys, and all of the standard amenities you’d expect to find on a boat of this kind. Shape, which is expected to cost €69 million (about $80 million), will be fitted with a hydrogen-powered propulsion system and will run totally on renewable energy, with a top speed of roughly 24 knots or 12 knots when fully electric. The sundeck’s solar panels will be utilized to power all aboard equipment.
Although it is merely a concept, the Lazzarini team says the unusual design has gotten a lot of interest from brokers since it was introduced. According to the designers, if Shape is taken up, it would take roughly 20 months to create and implement. The unusual idea is one of several new creative superyacht designs exhibited in recent weeks.
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The McLaren Speedtail ‘Albert’ prototype was the first Speedtail to be driven on public roads, and it was created to demonstrate the concept of the Speedtail’s central seat driving position. Check the news McLaren: Speedtail ‘Albert’ on Swizerland based Luxury Lifestyle Magazine – Kenleaks Magazine.
The McLaren Speedtail Albert is the latest invention from McLaren Special Operations (MSO), and it was commissioned by McLaren Beverly Hills, the McLaren North American distributor. Its name is a one-of-a-kind homage to the Albert Drive premises in Woking, England, where their F1 vehicle was developed and manufactured.
A one-of-a-kind McLaren Speedtail was created to honor the first completed prototype of the 403kph (250mph) hypercar. As manufacture of the 106 Speedtails approaches to an end, this special version is released. The one-off, called Albert, was created for a private buyer by the McLaren Beverly Hills dealership in the United States and was built and painted by the company’s in-house customisation team, McLaren Special Operations (MSO).
Albert McLaren Speedtail. As manufacturing of the 106-car Speedtails comes to an end, this special edition emerges. The ‘Albert’ prototype was the first Speedtail to be driven on public roads, and it was created to verify the idea of the Speedtail’s center seat driving position, evaluating driver comfort-functional design, visibility and rear-view camera locations, among other things.
The outside color on the McLaren Speedtail Albert is a combination of Magnesium Silver, which was used on the exterior of McLaren’s first F1 road car, which debuted at the 1992 Monaco Grand Prix. The Ueno Grey used on the Speedtail, on the other hand, is the color of the F1 GTR that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1995.
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An in-house automatic caliber 5800, developed by Audemars Piguet specifically for the 34 mm Royal Oak last year, is housed in a 34 milliliter black ceramic case with a rose gold bezel. Water resistance of up to 50 meters and a 50-hour power backup. Check the news Audemars Piguet: The first women’s Royal Oak and more on Switzerland based Luxury Lifestyle Magazine- Kenleaks Magazine.
Each period has its own set of tasks. The new black ceramic women’s watch “Royal Oak” demonstrates the cosmic scale of thought and no less ambition.
Gerald Genta, a watchmaker inspired by the notion of conquering new realms where class biases and stereotypes have no place, created the first Royal Oak model for Audemars Piguet in 1972.
For many years, the Royal Oak ship has been on a trip. Different models and collections are produced on the basis of Royal Oak, in-house calibers are augmented with watch complexities, new materials are attempted on dials and hour markers – but the classic eight facets on the bezel are always retained. It is kept in place by hexagonal screws, and the bracelet’s links do not alter form.
Jacqueline Demier, an Audemars Piguet designer, adapted the men’s Royal Oak to the women’s wrist in 1976. Men wore the 39mm Royal Oak at the time, while ladies wore the 29mm Royal Oak Mini. The same eight facets of the bezel, the same hex screws, the same metal bracelet link forms. The steel Royal Oak Mini without diamonds and a trace of jewelry seemed desperately audacious at an age when women’s watches were considered exclusively a luxury item, and women’s watches in a business or sports style for every day simply did not exist.
This summer, the first Royal Oak for ladies in ceramic will be released. The wait was long, but it was well worth it. In a black ceramic case with a 34 mm diameter and a rose gold bezel, there is an automatic in-house caliber 5800 with a power reserve of 50 hours and water resistance to 50 meters, designed specifically for the 34 mm Royal Oak model last year.
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On Saturday evening, May 22nd, 2021, it was time to say “Cast off!” for AIDAsol on the first cruise of the year from a German port. Cruise fans said goodbye to the guests and crew of AIDAsol along the Kiel Fjord for their first short trip. Check the news AIDA Cruises opens cruise season in Germany on Switzerland based Luxury Lifestyle Magazine- Kenleaks Magazine.
On Pentecost Sunday, May 23, 2021, AIDAblu will be the third ship to start the current season with trips through the Greek islands. AIDAperla guests have been enjoying a safe and relaxed holiday on seven-day trips around the Canary Islands since March of this year.
AIDAsol’s guests can look forward to a varied holiday program on board during the three or four-day voyages from Kiel, which initially take place without calling at a port, from culinary highlights and exciting entertainment to sports and wellness offers. The on-site restaurants offer Scandinavian delicacies and menus from around the world. In the theatrium, various concerts, entertainment shows for the whole family and edutainment offers from guest lecturers are on the program in a cozy living room atmosphere.
The three- or four-day trips take place alternately and can also be combined into a seven-day trip. During these trips along the Danish and west Swedish coasts, AIDAsol sets course for the Skagerarak, passing through the Danish capital Copenhagen as well as Helsingör and Helsingborg to the right and left of the Oresund. The passage under the bridge over the Great Belt at sunset promises another atmospheric photo opportunity. The four-day trip also leads along the Baltic Sea island of Rügen to the cliffs of Cape Arkona.
From July 3, 2021, AIDAprima will start every Saturday from Kiel on seven-day trips, which will be offered until October 23, 2021. AIDA Cruises will also be opening the cruise season in Rostock-Warnemünde in a few weeks: It starts on July 1, 2021 with AIDAsol. Bookings for the new voyages of both ships will start on May 26, 2021.
AIDAperla’s transit journey from Gran Canaria to the western Mediterranean will start on July 3, 2021. From July 10, 2021, Palma de Mallorca will be the port of departure and destination for seven-day trips to some of the most beautiful destinations in Spain. These trips can be booked from June 4, 2021.
AIDA Cruises will celebrate its 25th anniversary on June 7, 2021. The guests of all three ships can already look forward to a special on-board program during their voyage. More information about the birthday as well as insights from the AIDA world is available at www.aida.de/25years .
With the “AIDA promise”, AIDA Cruises offers more flexibility and security when planning your vacation. Generous booking options are part of the offer, from the small down payment to free rebooking. The “AIDA promise” is already included in the travel price for new bookings up to June 30, 2021 and applies to departures up to March 31, 2022.
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Hublot celebrates its collaboration with the UEFA EURO 2020 (TM) tournament with a dazzling array of new releases, including the official UEFA EURO 2020 (TM) European Championship watch – the Big Bang e Connected Watch – and a brand new podcast featuring interviews with the biggest sports icons , crowned an NFT for the first two hundred customers who buy the watch. Check the news Hublot launches its first NFT with the Big Bang E UEFA EURO 2020 and more on Switzerland based Luxury Lifestyle Magazine- Kenleaks Magazine.
Hublot loves football!
There are only 30 days until the kick-off of UEFA EURO 2020 (TM)! Fans all over the world are excited to finally watch this competition, which has been postponed for a year due to the pandemic. To celebrate the day, Hublot unveils its Big Bang e UEFA Euro 2020 (TM) Connected Watch. Once again, Hublot enables football fans to keep up with the competition by wearing their own virtual stadium on their wrist.
The bezel of the Big Bang e Watch Sports is in the colors of the flags of the 12 nations that were originally intended to host. Aesthetically, it has the attributes of the brand’s iconic Big Bang model. It is available in a 42mm Black Magic case. Thanks to the sapphire crystal, the high-resolution AMOLED touchscreen is easy to operate, while the push-piece on the rotating crown is used to activate the functions, just like on a mechanical watch.
The complex electronic module works with the WearOS by Google software, which has been adapted and perfected to Hublot’s requirements, in particular through an app specially developed for soccer, with which users can follow the competition in real time. In addition to tracking the progress of the game with timekeeping, halftime, extra time and the end of the game, the functions of this watch also include the Big Bang e notifying the wearer of cards that have been awarded, player substitutions, penalties and goals. There is also the option to view information about team line-ups, player placements and their position on the field of play. In addition, users can download watch faces developed exclusively for the Big Bang e in the color of their country free of charge from the Google Play Store. In addition to the magnificent rubber bracelet with a titanium folding clasp that is supplied as standard, fans also have the option of purchasing other bracelets in the colors of their favorite teams. These will be easily interchangeable thanks to the famous one-click system developed by Hublot.
For the UEFA EURO 2020 (TM) European Championship, Hublot is equipping all referees who officiate during the tournament with special Big Bang e Referee watches. The board used by the fourth official to indicate player substitutions will also be in the colors of Hublot.
Hublot has continued its research into all dimensions of technology and is therefore launching a podcast series called “Hublot Fusion Podcast” starting May 12th. Moderated by the French sports journalist Anne-Laure Bonnet, these 12 episodes will feature interviews with football legends as well as friends and ambassadors from Hublot. The podcasts focus on the 12 universal values of victory: solidarity, union, passion, engagement, inclusion, equality, friendship, justice, respect, fair play, tolerance and sharing.
In another important new initiative, 200 Big Bang e customers who join the Hublotista community will receive a non-fungible token (NFT) containing an excerpt from one of the episodes of the “Hublot Fusion Podcast”! These tokens were developed with the leading software company ETHEREUM: ConsenSys. The tokens strictly adhere to the ERC-1155 standard, and their owners can exchange these tokens on platforms that set standards in the world of NFTs, including OpenSea.
The Hublot Big Bang e UEFA EURO 2020 (TM) Connected Watch is available exclusively on the brand’s e-commerce platform www.hublot.com and in Hublot boutiques.
Designed with pilots in mind and built for a life of adventure, the Hamilton Khaki Aviation X-Wind Automatic Chronograph flies through the crosswinds in a bold new guise, with camouflage patterns and new color variants extending across the dial, strap and case. Check the news Hamilton Khaki Aviation X-Wind Auto Chrono and more on Switzerland based Luxury Lifestyle Magazine & Store- Kenleaks Magazine.
Hamilton first developed the Khaki Aviation X-Wind watches in close collaboration with master aerobatics aces like France’s Nicolas Ivanoff, to offer pilots a unique new functionality: the chance to calculate their correct drift angle according to wind direction, a crucial element in precise navigation at altitude.
This highly technical element resulted in a complete rethink of the pilot’s chronograph, requiring an inner rotating bezel to display crosswind and drift-angle calculations, screw-down crowns on the right flank of the watch to operate this function, and the pushers for chronograph operations moved to the left side.
We adapted our advanced H-21 chronograph movement with silicon balance spring, extended 60- hour power reserve and day-date display to power this innovative format. Due to high magnetic fields in airports, the non-magnetic properties of silicon is particularly useful in a pilot’s watch.
Powered by this high performance technology, the new Khaki Aviation X-Wind Automatic Chronograph is among Hamilton’s most complex and pragmatic aviation watches. Whether you’re venturing out into the desert for a wilderness adventure or gearing up for life in the urban fast lane, its combat-chic looks, assertive style and 45mm sizing make it a powerful choice for a life of action.
The impressive pilot watch is available in two rough-and-ready styles: A brown dial matched by a steel case coated in sandstorm beige PVD, or stainless steel case with a deep blue dial. To further underline the idea of adventure, we brought in new rough and high-tech fabric straps to complete the look.
The camouflage pattern is also extended to the dial of the Khaki Aviation X-Wind Day Date. Paired with a stainless steel 45mm case coated with a rich brown PVD and a green textile strap it’s an exciting addition to the X-Wind range. Its precise NivachronTM balance spring completes the package.
Diptyque continued to celebrate its 60th anniversary and introduced another new fragrance called Ilio. He was inspired by the Mediterranean coast, where the founders of the brand Desmond Knox-Leat and Yves Kuslan loved to relax. Writes about this Hypebae.
The Ilio bottle was designed by British artist and designer Luke Edward Hall. The perfume composition of the novelty was made up of notes of the prickly pear plant from the cactus family, bergamot, iris and jasmine.
Ilio will go on sale on June 4 – in the form of eau de toilette and hair spray.
Previously, Diptyque launched the Orphéon fragrance, dedicated to a jazz bar located next to the brand’s first store in the Paris Saint-Germain quarter.
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