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Items to own, gifts to offer

 

Dreams

Creativity and inspiration… à la grecque!

 

ON THE MAP

The Luxury Collection® brand is comprised of world-renowned hotels and resorts. Globe-Trotter is the very definition of luxury luggage.
And Sofía Sanchez de Betak is a Buenos Aires born, New York based, art director and fashion consultant. These are the forces behind
an exclusive, limited edition luggage collection featuring four Greek destinations: Santorini, Mykonos, Athens, and Messinia.
“For me, traveling is a treasure hunt – I love exploring new places and creating my own memorable experiences, so for the design of this
luggage collection, I wanted to create a scavenger hunt map inspired by my trip to Greece for other explorers to follow,” said Sofia Sanchez de Betak.
“The Luxury Collection concierges helped me explore the magnificent country and I received tips from locals and experts along the way, so I placed
these ‘must sees’ on my maps for others to find!”

* www.globe-trotter.com - www.luxurycollectionstore.com

 

 

 

 


 

INTERPRETATION

STUDIOLAV was among the ten winners of a competition organized by the Greek Archaeological Receipts Fund, for the creation of merchandise
to be sold at major Greek museums. The London based studio, founded by Loukas Angelou and Vasso Asfi, presented objects inspired by the
theatre of Epidaurus, one of the most beautiful and best preserved ancient theatres in Greece, the Dipylon amphora, one of the masterpieces
of Greek Geometric art, and the Church of Saints Theodore, a Byzantine monument.

* www.studiolav.com - www.tap.gr

 

 

 

 


 

 

OPTICAL ILLUSION

What looks like an ancient Greek column is actually a stack of gold and silver bracelets by Hermès. Named Delos, after the rocky island in the centre
of the Aegean Sea which was considered as “the most sacred of all islands” in ancient Greek culture, they can be worn separately or in any combination.

* www.hermes.com

 

 

 

 

GOLD CANVAS


In the hands of Lina Diamantopoulou Fanourakis and all the skillful goldsmiths who work in the eponymous brand’s workshop, precious metals are treated in the most imaginative ways. As in the “Happy Pages” ring pictured here, which is made of 18kt gold, silver 925 and pigments.


* Patriarchou Ioakim 23, tel. 210 7211762, www.fanourakis.gr

 


 

TOP-NOTCH SELECTION


Enter Luisa World and you will find a selection of clothes and accessories that would enable you to style a fashion editorial
for the best fashion magazines. From Valentino Garavani – whose leather bag is pictured here – to Bottega Veneta, Céline
and dozens of other international cutting-edge labels, it is a real heaven of high fashion.

* Skoufa 15, Athens, tel. 2103635600, www.luisaworld.com

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL TREATS

The GB Corner Gifts & Flavors is the shop of the Grande Bretagne hotel, offering a selection of GB Products, an exclusive variety
of local delicacies, as well as selected pieces from the Zeus + Δione handmade fashion clothing collection. The GB Spa Scented Candle
fills the air with an airy fragrance of perfumed powder.


* Syntagma Square, tel. 2103330750, www.grandebretagnestore.com

 


 

NATURAL ELIXIRS


Euthalia Natural Cosmetic Values is a Greek company making beauty products without chemicals. The antiageing and nourishing
Cistus facial serum contains St. John’s wort, Damascus rose and Cistus essential oils. Its highly concentrated composition is quickly
absorbed, penetrating deeply into the skin, with visible results. Used preferably as a night cream, it infuses skin with vital moisture.


* Graffito: Solonos 34, Kolonaki, www.euthalia.com.gr

 

 
 

 

 

COVETED TREASURES

A piece of jewellery created by Pasquale Bruni is more than just a precious object, it is a work of art that charms with its refinement and
intricate details. You can find a selection of Pasquale Bruni creations at Patseas, a certified dealer of major watch and jewellery brands.


* Stadiou 5, Athens, tel. 2103230722, www.patseas.gr

 

 

                    

 

 

 


 

 

BEAUTY IN FASHION


If you wish to unlock your inner radiance, trust La Prairie’s Cellular Radiance Perfecting Fluide Pure Gold, an exquisite gold-infused formula
which deeply revitalizes the skin, improving its quality and texture from within. Look for it at Hondos Center, a one-stop shopping destination
for beauty care, fashion, and more.

* Omonoia Square 4, tel. 2105882800, www.hondoscenter.gr

 

                                                      

 

 

 

 


ALL YOU NEED


Burberry is only one of the 860 brands available in Attica, the largest and most fashionable department store in Greece.
In an astonishing building right in the center of Athens, it offers women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, shoes, accessories,
beauty and homeware.


* City Link: Panepistimiou 9, Syntagma Square, tel. 2111802600

 

 


WONDERFUL


The Arabian Horse Limited Edition bracelet in 18kt white gold with diamonds and onyx is a fine example of how Roberto Coin approaches jewellery.
The exclusive signature on every piece of the eponymous brand is a small ruby hidden inside.


* Exclusive agent: Odysseus Jewels, tel. 2112204500, www.odysseusjewels.com

 

 

 

 



 


LABOURS OF LOVE


Ergon Mykonos is a luxury brand featuring elegant handmade artifacts of high quality and genuine craftsmanship, inspired by the
Greek heritage. Situated in the very heart of Mykonos island, the brand’s concept store is an epicentre where contemporary inspiration
meets Greek culture to create wearable works of art.


* Ano Matoyannia, Mykonos island, ergonmykonos.com

 

 

 

 

 Writing history

Although the iconic white emblem is there, as is the black precious resin and the craftsmanship which defines Montblanc’s writing instruments, the introduction of Montblanc M has added a surprise element to the equation. “For the first ever design partnership in the Maison’s long history, Montblanc has chosen to work with Marc Newson, without a doubt the most influential designer of his generation,” explains J r me Lambert, Montblanc CEO. “Montblanc M brings together Newson’s trademark biomorphic style, defined by its fluid and pure organic forms, and Montblanc’s iconic design cues, resulting in a new and unexpected expression for writing instruments.” There is even a ScreenWriter making it possible to draw, write and sketch on touch screens with pen-like precision, compatible with all major devices.

(7 Kriezotou Str - tel. 2103253610)

  

ALWAYS CHARMED

World-renowned for its high quality and hand-finished jewellery at affordable prices, PANDORA inspires women to embrace their individuality
and express their personal style, through pieces that capture the unforgettable moments of life. Bracelets, earrings, rings, necklaces, pendants
and of course charms become the center of attention and can be a priceless gift for your loved ones or yourself on any occasion.
Inspired by couture craftsmanship, where exquisite embellishment is both functional and beautiful, new button-shaped charms are cast in sterling
silver and feature flat sides that are decorated with shimmering stones.

7 Ermou Str, Athens, tel.2103229930, www.pandora.net

 

 

      

 

 

 

 

 BEJEWELLED ILLUSIONS

Those jewels could have come out of a painting by Salvador Dali or a photograph by Man Ray, yet Delfina Delettrez cites other sources of inspiration, such as the lunar eclipses and “The Clouds”, a comedy by the celebrated playwright Aristophanes lampooning intellectual fashions in classical Athens. Handcrafted in Rome from precious metals and gems, including cognac diamonds, white and black diamonds, rubies and pearls, the “Faceted” series is a marriage between art and jewellery. From simple – albeit curved and elliptical – hoops to eccentric nose rings, the designer’s magical world knows no creative boundaries. (www.delfinadelettrez.it)

 

 

 

 

AN ALLIANCE IN EXCELLENCE

Coveted by techies and fashionistas alike, the Apple Watch Hermès merges Apple’s unparalleled product innovation with the heritage, iconography and craftsmanship of Hermès, a French fashion house famed for its exquisite leather items. “Apple and Hermès make very different products, but they reflect the deep appreciation of quality design,” says Jonathan Ive, Apple’s chief design officer. “Both companies are motivated by a sincere pursuit of excellence and the desire to create something that is not compromised. Apple Watch Hermès is a true testament to that belief.” The collection offers the Apple Watch in stainless steel with finely crafted leather bands in distinctive styles from Hermès, including the Single Tour, Double Tour and Cuff. (www.apple.com/apple-watch-hermes & www.hermes. com/applewatchhermes)

 

 

 

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 MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Since 1975, TUMI has been creating world-class business and travel essentials, designed to upgrade, uncomplicate, and beautify all aspects of life on the move. Blending flawless functionality with a spirit of ingenuity, the company is committed to empowering journeys as a lifelong partner to movers and makers in pursuit of their passions. From the smallest, case-hardened solid steel machine screw to the exclusive, virtually abrasion-proof FXTTM Ballistic Nylon® fabric, each component is regarded as if it were the most important – and that’s what makes the TUMI Difference. Designed in America, for Global Citizens everywhere. (Golden Hall: 37A Kifissias Avenue, Maroussi - tel. 2106829686)

 

 

 


 

THE YEAR OF THE MONKEY

Chopard’s ultra-thin L.U.C XP Urushi watches blend the quintessence of ancestral Asian art with the highest degree of Swiss horological refinement. The Chinese year beginning on February 8th 2016 is ascribed to the monkey and provides the theme for an exceptional Urushi lacquered dial. Hand-crafted in Japan in small series by a master lacquer artist, it depicts a monkey gathering peaches – a popular scene believed to bring good luck in Chinese iconography. (www.chopard.com)

 

 

 

 

Time out!

Invest in the best of times, with a selection of exquisite watches from the most prestigious boutiques in Athens.

By Fanny Zafraka

 

BOVET – Recital 18 “The Shooting Star”
SHOOTING STAR
This undeniably beautiful, ultra-complicated watch introduces a novel way of looking at the Earth and the Moon. In the BOVET Recital 18 “The Shooting Star” the entire globe is represented in a single hemisphere. The hemispheric Universal Worldwide Time features a selectable time zone and an ultra-compact 24 cities indicator. The watch has jumping hours, retrograde minutes, a 5-day tourbillon, a hemispheric precision moon phase and comes in a limited edition of 50 timepieces.
(Odysseus: Voukourestiou 20, tel. 2112204500)

 

 

 ROLEX – Oyster Perpetual
QUINTESSENTIAL OYSTER
Direct descendant of the first waterproof wristwatch in the world launched in 1926, the Oyster Perpetual is the purest expression of the Oyster concept. Now Rolex presents new versions of its quintessential model, introducing an entirely new 39 mm size as well as exclusive new dials for the 26, 31 and 34 mm sizes. These new versions together with the 31 and 36 mm Oyster Perpetuals unveiled in 2014, create an entire family of different sizes and attractive dial colours for a model that affords full access to the Rolex legend.
(Rolex: Valaoritou 5, tel: 2103621138 / Kolokotroni 1, tel: 210 3235909)

 



TUDOR – Black Bay Black

DIVE IN BLACK
Tudor unveils a new version of its emblematic Heritage Black Bay divers’ watch. The model derives its overall lines and its domed crystal from the brand’s first divers’ watch, the Tudor Submariner ref. 7922, launched in 1954. Waterproof to 200 metres, the Heritage Black Bay “Black” is equipped with a self-winding mechanical movement housed in a robust 41 mm steel case and fitted with superbly crafted interchangeable bracelets.
(Rolex: Valaoritou 5, tel. 2103621138 / Kolokotroni 1, tel: 2103235909)

 

 

AUDEMARS PIGUET – Millenary Hand-Wound
MY FAIR LADY
A beautiful multi-level dial, consisting of two off-centered mother-of-pearl discs indicating the time and the small seconds, reveals part of a hand-wound manufacture Calibre on the left side. The 39.5 mm wide signature oval Millenary case of the Millenary Hand-Wound is made of 18-carat white gold, has sapphire crystals on both sides, a pink sapphire cabochon on the crown and is adorned with 116 brilliant diamonds. It is fitted with an elegant beige alligator leather strap.
(Audemars Piguet Boutique: Voukourestiou 21, tel: 210 3629251)

PIAGET – Altiplano

DELICATE ON THE WRIST
The Piaget Altiplano is one of the thinnest watches worldwide. Designed for both men and women, it has become an icon with a powerful identity: pure lines, an understated opaline white dial graced with slim double or single baton-type hour-markers swept over by slender hands. The prestigious model is available in pink and white gold versions, in two different diameters, has a polished or gem-set bezel and is fitted either with elegant leather straps or polished gold bracelets. The Altiplano beats to the rhythm of a Manufacture Piaget 534P mechanical self-winding movement.
(Gofas: Stadiou 3, tel: 2103317540)

 

HUBLOT
MAGIC HOURS
Meet the Hublot Big Bang Unico Magic Gold, the world’s only scratch-resistant gold watch. A revolutionary material, a gold that can only be altered by diamonds, certified as 18K and developed by Hublot, Magic Gold is the perfect fusion of respect for tradition and 21st century creativity. The 45 mm Big Bang watch with its breathtaking skeletonized dial is a limited edition of 250 pieces and houses the famous Hublot Manufacture Unico automatic chronograph movement.
(Gofas: Stadiou 3, tel: 2103317540)

 

 

CHOPARD – Imperiale 36mm Lavender Jade
TIMELESS BEAUTY
On the occasion of Chinese New Year, the Imperiale watch, a Chopard classic, appears adorned with a vivid lavender colour jade of exceptional quality. Extremely fragile and complex to work with, it enhances the dial with its gleaming radiance. A fine self-winding mechanical movement is housed in a 36 mm case crafted from 18ct white gold and adorned with brilliant-cut diamonds. The Chopard Imperiale Lavender Jade is clearly an eminently feminine model, reviving the splendor of imperial classicism. Boutiques exclusive.
(Chopard Boutique: Stadiou 2 & Vas. Georgiou, Syntagma Square, tel: 2103250555)

 

FRANCK MULLER Opera Collection
A NIGHT AT THE OPERA
The Franck Muller Opera Collection is made of refined creations for delicate ladies’ wrists. Crafted from rose or white gold, the signature Franck Muller Cintrée Curvex case is set with diamonds and frames stunning guilloché or mother-of-pearl dials with appliqué relief numerals and indices also set with diamonds. At the heart of the Opera Collection beats a quartz movement. The femininity and delicacy of these watches are underscored by the sporty effect of the hand sewn alligator strap in attractive colors.
(Franck Muller Boutique: Voukourestiou 21, tel: 2103628003)

 

 

ROLEX – Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master
THE EPITOME OF SPORTY CHIC
Supple and robust, the new ROLEX Yacht-Master is offered in two sizes: 40 mm and 37 mm. It is housed in an 18ct Everose gold Oyster case, fitted with a rotatable bezel with a Cerachrom insert in black ceramic. Both versions are certified chronometers, equipped with self-winding Rolex calibers. The big novelty of the Yacht-Master 40 is its Oysterflex bracelet. Made of a flexible titanium and nickel alloy metal blade, overmoulded with high-performance black elastomer, it combines the suppleness and comfort of a rubber strap and the resistance of a metal bracelet.
(Katramopoulos: Kriezotou 14, tel: 2103627488)

 

CARTIER Clé de Cartier
A KEY TO ELEGANCE
The act of resetting the time and date introduces a new gesture to the world of watchmaking, one that recalls the traditional turning of a key to wind up a clock. Clé in French means key, so Clé de Cartier is an appropriate name for a watch destined to succeed in the world of luxury. The key in this case is its innovative crown. This timepiece’s 31 mm case is crafted from 18K pink gold, is set with brilliant-cut diamonds and houses an automatic movement. Classic blue roman numerals and blue hands set the tone on the silvered guilloché dial, in perfect harmony with the blue sapphire that adorns the crown.
(Patseas: Stadiou 5, tel. 2106717857)

GIRARD-PERREGAUX – 1966 Steel
AFFORDABLE HAUTE HORLOGERIE
Like a piece of Haute Couture designed with expertise and precision, the Girard-Perregaux 1966 in steel delivers all the messages of traditional watchmaking. With geometric lines tailored like a tuxedo, it has an elegant 40 mm case with meticulous finishing. The clean design of the steel Girard-Perregaux extends to the opaline silvered dial featuring beveled indicators, which further enhances its refined style. It is equipped with the GP03300 manufacture caliber, a self-winding mechanical movement worthy of the brand’s illustrious heritage going back to 1791.
(Patseas: Stadiou 5, tel. 2106717857)

 

 

ADDRESS BOOK
GOFAS: Stadiou 3, Athens, tel: 2103317540 / Matoyianni 43, Mykonos, tel: 2289024521
CHOPARD BOUTIQUE: Stadiou 2 & Vas. Georgiou, Syntagma Square, Athens, tel: 2103250555
KATRAMOPOULOS: Kriezotou 14, Athens, tel: 2103627488
ODYSSEUS: Voukourestiou 20, Athens, tel: 2112204500
ROLEX: Valaoritou 5, tel: 2103621138 / Kolokotroni 1, tel: 210 3235909
AUDEMARS PIGUET BOUTIQUE: Voukourestiou 21, Athens, tel: 2103629251
PATSEAS: Stadiou 5, Athens, tel: 210 6717857

 


 

 FASHIONABLE LIFESTYLE

Both light and soft, it folds, accommodates and transforms itself after handling, to create dramatic new shapes. BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE is a line of bags and pouches with the theme of “shapes made by chance”. Since its inception in 2000, it has established a unique array of products pursuing shapes born out of simple pieces and diverse materials. In Greece, the line is available at SOTRIS stores, along with a wide range of carefully chosen fashion items from brands such as Ann Demeulemeester, Rick Owens, Paul Smith, Adidas Y-3, and many more. (41 Voukourestiou Str - tel. 2103610662 & Golden Hall: 37A Kifissias Avenue, Maroussi - tel. 2106837849)

 

 

 

 

 SWISS MADE

The world of Porsche Design is defined by three words: Contemporary. Cool. Iconic. It all started in 1963, when Ferdinand Alexander Porsche designed the legendary Porsche 911. Almost ten years later he embarked on a mission to build a company that takes the spirit of Porsche beyond the automotive, creating a new luxury lifestyle for men and women. The Chronograph Titanium Ltd. Ed. pictured above is one of two new timepieces made by Porsche Design, limited to just 500 pieces worldwide. The robust case is made of glass-bead blasted titanium. (Golden Hall: 37A Kifissias Avenue, Maroussi - tel. 2106854008)

 

 

 

 

 CARATS FOREVER

Since 1873, Katramopoulos jewellery house offers to exclusive customers their “first experience in fine jewellery to be lived intensely and uniquely”, through exquisite pieces exclusively made in Greece. Combining classic taste with fashionable references, the company has gained international recognition. The diamond band ring and the cushion cut diamond ring pictured here offer a fine example. (14 Kriezotou Str - tel. 2103627488)

 

 

 

 

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