Written by world-famous experts, this unique guide offers fascinating, original, and creative insights into art and history through the legendary vintages of Perrier-Jouët champagne—one of the most famous champagne houses in the world. From the oldest vintage champagne of 1825 to the first vintage of the new millennium in 2002, the book details the striking, delicate, and pleasurable relationship between art and vintage. Each legendary vintage is presented in association with the main artistic trends of the period, a summary of women's lifestyles of the day, a history of the house of Perrier-Jouët during the year, and notes on the wine and harvests of the season. Each chapter includes a rich variety of illustrations, as well as exclusive artistic photographs of each vintage.
To celebrate the release of Belle Epoque 2002, Japanese art photographer Makiko Takehara has interpreted 20 legendary Perrier-Jouët vintages, from the oldest in Champagne, the PJ 1825, to the first of the new millennium.
Her compositions provide a uniquely artistic perspective of each vintage, turning champagne into a work of art.
The works of Makiko Takehera include interpretations of Victor Hugo, Man Ray, Dan Flavin, Ettore Sottsass, Pedro Almodovar, Alexander Calder…
During its whole history of 177 years, Jaeger-LeCoultre has dedicated itself to pushing precision and reliability to the highest possible levels in horology. With this expertise, the Manufacture in Switzerland’s Le Sentier is launching the new Master Compressor Extreme LAB 2, a mechanical Chronograph with GMT-function, especially developed for use in the most extreme environments.
With the new Grand Complication watch in the Master Grand Tradition series, Jaeger-LeCoultre again demonstrates its attachment to its horological roots as well as its drive to bring watchmaking in line with the latest in research and development. The watch incorporates three complications that elegantly mingle homological history with cutting edge technology: a minute repeater, a flying tourbillon and a zodiac calendar – each a highly regarded complication of its own right and all constructed according to the latest of watchmaking standards and combined through the romantic soul given by true horologists, whose work is deeply rooted in their art.
The Atmos clock is intimately bound up with time itself. First of all, through its mechanism which is driven by infinitely small successive changes in temperature. And secondly through its style, which has brought it majestically and serenely through the decades for over 80 years. Only the oscillations of its annular balance and the regular dance of its hands serve as sutble reminders that the time is still turning. Two new creations sublimate the spirit of a collection with an almost perpetual mechanism that remains an impressive technical feat to this day. One is a re-edition of a 1930s clock, and the other a contemporary piece in Baccarat crystal designed by Marc Newson. Both express the language of time through a pure design that exalts its inherent complexity.
The Reverso Squadra Chronograph GMT Palermo Open is taking the journey to the roots of the Reverso to its most radical level yet. Resolutely avant-garde in terms of its design, its case and its technical characteristics, it innovates on all fronts: an original material for its famous swivel case; a display brilliantly playing on colour contrasts; and the reliability of an exceptional movement featuring additional functions that are must-haves for the professional elite.
ELVIS & KRESSE ARTS is a new luxury with a great concept. ELVIS & KRESSE ARTS collaborate with contemporary artists to create gorgeous products out of material heading to landfill. Glamour for the planet. They're limited edition pieces which reflect each artists individual practice. Artists in first range include Simon Periton (who shoes with hot London gallery Sadie Coles), Paul Morrison, Olivier Millagou and Lothar Gotz.