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HÔTEL D’ANGLETERRE

Hotel-d'AngleterreA cigar or afternoon tea at the Hôtel d’Angleterre ?

Ranked as the smallest of Geneva’s five-star luxury hotels with its 45 rooms, this establishment belonging to the Leading Hotels of the World and the Red Carnation Collection was voted Best Swiss Hotel by Condé Nast Traveller. Hospitality is no empty word in this family-run business offering simple and delicious cuisine with grilled fish and meat at the Windows restaurant looking out on the lake, the Leopard bar with live music, a extremely cozy cigar room, as well as traditional afternoon tea. www.dangleterrehotel.com 

ONLY WATCH

Only-WatchPrince Albert II of Monaco in Geneva

For this 7th edition, the founder of Only Watch had united 50 brands which committed to creating a unique piece each on behalf of research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy. At the auction organized in Geneva by Christie’s, Prince Albert II of Monaco reaffirmed his support to Only Watch, not only by giving a speech, but also by wielding the hammer for the last lot. Seven watches exceeded the CHF 100,000 mark, including a one-ofa- kind Patek Philippe model sold for CHF 6.2 million, along with those of Audemars Piguet, Breguet, De Bethune, F.P.Journe, MB&F and Urwerk.

OMEGA

OmegaOmega inaugurates a super-factory

The inauguration of Omega’s new Bienne-based production center – designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban – was a landmark event that well deserved the presence of Federal Councilor Johann Schneider- Ammann, alongside Nick Hayek and brand CEO Raynald Aeschlimann. The 16,000 sq.m building (70m long, 30m high and wide) also houses a Museum and reflects the group’s confidence in the future.

Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

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