Presenting Glashutte Watches at Harrods London

Gentlemen and fellow followers,

 

The summer is slowly coming to London and for us watch enthusiasts there are plenty of events happening. Glashütte Original, German Watchmaking Art since 1845, has set up shop in the Fine Watch Room of Harrods and is providing to us fellow Londoners, their expertise in manufacturing chronographs. The exhibition is on until the 24th of June 2015 so do go and visit them.

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One of the main centre pieces is the “Wondertable” showcasing the individual components of Glashütte Calibre 37. The in-house chronograph movement Calibre 37 was presented for the first time in 2014.

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The Calibre 37 is at the heart of two of their main timepieces namely: Senator Chronograph Panorama Date and the Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date. The movement was the first Glashütte Original had conceived and built inhouse specifically as a chronograph, power reserve of 70 hours and the simplified movement has increased stability which resulted in improved time keeping.

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Fellow followers, should you be looking for a classic timepiece for that next important meeting do have a look at the Senator Chronograph Panorama Date. All hands are in blued steel and the dial is framed by an elegant bezel. The case is satin brushed and polished in either platinum or red gold. The Senator Chronograph Panorama Date fits well on a tailored suit.

Glashutte Watches

If on the other hand you are looking for a timepiece which has a more sportier feel to it, then the Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date could be your next timepiece. It features a polished and soft cornered square bezel and the satin brushed case in stainless steel brings back the vintage look and feel. It is a nice luxury time piece for a less formal event and would go well with chinos and a shirt as the summer is just around the corner.

 Glashutte Watches

Gentlemen and fellow followers, connoisseurs and watch enthusiasts, you are all cordially invited to visit Glashütte Original exhibition at the Fine Watch Room of Harrods in Knightsbridge.

Luxury Timepiece Buying Guide

Fellow followers, whilst travelling we have been meeting quite a few fellow luxury gentlemen and gentlewomen who asked us the same question: “how do I go about buying my first timepiece?”.

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In this article, we will be going through some of the basic steps to buying a luxury watch. This is a quick and easy timepiece buying guide. If you are in the market for a new luxury watch or a pre-owned timepiece, the basic guide to buying your first timepiece remains the same.

1. Budget

Firstly and foremost, your budget is the most important part to starting your journey. Timepiece prices range greatly so knowing your budget before getting into the research phase is very important, more importantly once decided stick to it. A good Swiss watch can range from as little as £500 and up to £5M! You can read our article on luxury watches.

2. Research

Once your budget is fixed, the second phase is the research. When you delve into the world of timepieces, you will quickly notice that there are multiple places from which you will be able to purchase your first timepiece. There are official retailers, second hand dealers and more and more online retailers.

Watchfinder store

A word of caution, we would recommend reading reviews of the places that you are planning on visiting buying your timepiece from as this is one of the best methods to find out if that dealer is genuine. You can read a good article that can help avoiding buying a fake watch.

3. Investment

A luxury timepiece is somewhat similar to buying a car. It is an expensive purchase that carries a price tag but also holds a sentimental value to the owner.

As with any form of investment, you will want to take care of your first timepiece. Insurance is a good start, as there are many brokers out there offering good deals. It is important to note that usual home insurance doesn’t necessarily covers luxury timepieces.

4. Warranty & Aftercare

One of the most important factors to take into consideration when looking at buying your first timepiece, if pre-owned, is whether it is still under manufacturer guaranty. Because of amounts of money involved in luxury watches, many resellers offer their own watch guaranty, but double check what this covers!

Another point to think about is the aftercare. A bit like a car, a luxury timepiece has many complicated movements that need to be regularly checked to see that everything is working correctly. Brands recommend servicing your watch every three to five years to make sure that everything is running smoothly.

Rolex Submariner Aftercare5. Water Resistance

One aspect that seems to confuse potential first time watch buyers is the numbers on the dial describing the watch’s water resistance. Here is a quick recap, but if you want to learn more here is a good article:

  • 30 metres water resistance will repel rain, but shouldn’t be submerged in water.
  • 50 metres water resistance can be worn for swimming
  • 100 metres for snorkelling
  • 200 metres for more extreme water sports.
  •  500 metres water resistance for water diving, although those specially designed for professional SCUBA diving might come with 1000 metres or more on the dial

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6. Purchasing

Once you have finally decided your budget, whether you want a new or pre-owned timepiece and decided from which retailer you want to purchase from, it doesn’t end there!

Handing over a considerable amount of money for your first timepiece is no laughing matter. Every time piece is unique and even within a specific model, a year compared to another one, there could be minor changes which changes the timepiece.

It’s always worth trying before buying. Most establishments are happy for you to call and make an appointment so as you don’t feel rushed into committing.

 

In conclusion, buying your first timepiece is much like a journey on which you can learn a lot whilst making a sound investment. If you have any questions please do email us or get in touch on Twitter/Facebook and we will be happy to help you fellows out.

Mercedes Benz – The #CLAstory

Gentlemen and fellow followers,

A different kind of post today for our followers! Our fellows from Mercedes Benz are calling on all creative people, film makers and fellows with a passion for filming to assist them with the making of their new #CLAstory campaign. You can experience the video here:

 

 

The story is evolving around the Mercedes Benz CLA, the four door coupe that has an impressive design to boast about. The front of the car has the distinctive diamond grids from Mercedes as well as an aerodynamic roof-line to help with manoeuvrability.

Mercedes Benz CLA
There are two scenes which still need to be filmed and the winners of each will be put to the public vote to decide the winner. The creator of the winning film will then get the chance to direct their #CLAstory starring the famous James Corden.

Mercedes Benz #CLAstory
In addition, since we are approaching the summer holidays Mercedes will be throwing in a Go Pro camera for the winners, a nice added bonus to film those luxury adventures this summer.

To enter the competition simply connect via Instagram to submit your scene entry on mercedesbenz UK. So Gentlemen and fellow followers, time to get to your cameras and start uploading your ideas.

Think you’ve got what it takes to direct a short film starring James Corden? Don’t hang around and get involved. We are looking forward to seeing what kind of videos you will be uploading visit www.clastory.co.uk for full info. Competition ends on the 6th of July 2014.

Mercedes Benz #CLAstory James Cordon

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Saint Valentines Night Out

Ace of Clubs London

Gentlemen and fellow followers,

After a long week at work, it’s time to relax and go and have some fun!

Our friends from the AceofClubs have organised some really interesting events for tonight in London.

Remember to mention Luxurymenblog when contacting our fellow gents at Ace of Clubs for a personal approach: Phone: +44(0)7545311619 or Email: info@aceofclubslondon.com

Night Out in London: Yauatcha

Gentlemen and fellow followers,

 

Happy Year of the Horse (Chinese new year for those who weren’t aware)!. This is the first post of 2014, we have been quite busy over these past few weeks as you will see in the next upcoming posts and we will be presenting to you the best night out in London ideas. Exactly a year ago, when we were in Soho trying to find a club, we stumbled upon what is now one of our favourite luxury London restaurant, Yauatcha.

Night Out In London - Yauatcha

Yauatcha, part of the renowned Hakkasan group, is a fine establishment boasting the best dim-sum in the capital since 2004. In addition to the large range of dim-sum, the restaurant offers a wide range of home teas as well as handmade macarons and high end deserts.Within the first year of opening Yauatcha received a Michelin star demonstrating the creativity and quality of the food delivered by the master chefs

If you are looking for a place for your night out in London, then Yauatcha’s atmosphere is a great venue for all occasions including Pre-club Diner, business meeting lunch, family or friend catch up or even a late Saturday lunch.

Night Out In London - Yauatcha

If you are planning to celebrate the year of the horse over the next 2 weeks in London, we would strongly recommend visiting Yauatcha as they have recently partnered up with one of the oldest London luxury department store: Harvey Nichols. The partnership brings together luxury creativity and a real taste of China (through a new Chinese menu).

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storefront has been taken over from the 20th of January 2014 to the 10th of February, by paper Horses designed by Harvey Nichols to celebrate the Year of the Horse.

We visited the restaurant this Saturday and here are a few of our favourites:(left to right):

  • King Crab Shanghai Siew Long Bun with Pork – one of our favourites
  • Scallop Shui Mai
  • Prosecco Cartizze, Domenico de Bertiol – goes very nicely with the fish

Night Out In London - Yauatcha

In addition to a Harvey Nichols designed storefront, visitors will have the opportunity to taste a few specials including the special edition of the best seller “Yasmin Honey” (top) with mandarin and sesame:

Night Out In London - Yauatcha

We also loved the “Strawberry and Basil Gateau” (right), lemon crumble and enjoyed the refreshing “Orange and Apricot Mille Feuille” (left).

 

Also during this festive season, upon completion of your meal you will receive a red envelope (for good luck) containing vouchers for fashion and treatment treats at Harvey Nichols. In addition, there is a bespoke cocktail at Harvey Nichols designed by the Yauatcha baristas.

Night Out In London - Yauatcha

So gentlemen and fellow followers, if you are in London and are looking for a nice restaurant close to the busy night life of Soho, then Yauatcha should be featuring on top of your list. This is a definite place to visit for a night out in London. We suggest you book sooner rather than later as it is a sought after venue!

 

Book your table now: by Phone:+44 (0) 20 7494 8888 or by Email: Reservations@yauatcha.com

 

Happy Year of the Horse from Yauatcha &Luxurymenblog

 Night Out In London - Yauatcha

Geneva Night Out – The Java Club Geneva

Gentlemen and fellow followers,

 

During our recent visit to Geneva, we had the pleasure to discover Geneva’s trendiest and most glamorous place in town namely the Java Club Geneva.

Java Club Geneva

The Club is located on the “Rive Droite” of the city and underneath the luxury Kempinski hotel Geneva. Gentlemen if you are looking for a nice place to have a drink before a night out do visit the Kempinski bar as it looks out on to Lake Geneva and also has a terrace, very nice in summer time.

 

Java Club Geneva is one of the most sought after clubs in Geneva. Attracting the young and rich international fellows up for partying most of the week, the club has some of the best house music as regular international DJs make appearances. The atmosphere is really nice as you can still talk, relax and dance.

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The Club has themed parties well known across the city, open from 11pm until 5am, Tuesday to Saturday; the Java Club has several small dance floors dotted around in between the tables.

 

Gentlemen if you are looking for a VIP area in Geneva, the Java Club Geneva VIP’s section can deliver a high standard of Luxury made in Switzerland. The bar staff is knowledgeable about their drinks and helpful which is rare to find in this area.

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The Java Club Geneva Facebook page is a good place to start to see what is going on during the weekend or what themed event is next. Definitely worth looking at if you are planning a trip down there. You will also find all the latest pictures of the previous evenings, meaning you don’t have to hunt around the web to try and find them too.

 

The club is approved by Luxurymenblog standards. So Gentlemen, if you are spending a few nights in the Watch Making city of Geneva, do drop by the Java Club Geneva.