Notes From The Editor

Latest Lifestyle News: Time for a Good Cause

One of the highlights of the watch industry calendar is the biennial Only Watch charity auction that sees the elite of the horology industry come together for a truly remarkable cause.

This year sees the prestigious auction return once again and it is promising to be one of the biggest and best yet. Some 49 high-end watchmakers – of varying renown - have created one-of-a-kind pieces for the event, which takes place in Geneva this September.

Ahead of the sale itself, the 49 watches will be enjoying a whistle-stop world tour that will see the pieces showcased in front of an international audience, designed to promote and raise awareness of the watches ahead of the eventual auction. We preview Only Watch 2017 in today’s newsletter.

Elsewhere this week, we profile four new opulent villa openings at the Scrub Island resort in the British Virgin Islands. Available for purchase or rent, the private villa estates range from two to six bedrooms, and offer between 3,000 and 6,000 square feet of space.

There’s also more news from the watch sector, with a review of the 9th “Monaco” series by Ulysse Nardin set to be launched at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show, while superyacht inflatable toy makers FunAir have revealed an expansion of their distribution services.

In car news, meanwhile, we report on the introduction of the Phantom VIII by Rolls-Royce, said to be the quietest non-electric car ever to hit the roads, as well as a new model from Bentley inspired by the world of luxury yachts.

Finally, there’s news on luxury hotel brand Fairmont who have opened their first ever property in Turkey, while California submersible makers DeepFlight have teamed up with British shipyard Princess Yachts to test their new Dragon mode’s suitability to be stored on superyachts.

That’s all for now. Until next time, enjoy our newsletter and have a great week.