Deciphering the Code No. 4: Steak
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE between an average man and a rakish, globetrotting bon vivant? It’s the latter’s level of connoisseurship, which enables him to enter any conversation seamlessly (while impeccably dressed, of course). “Deciphering the Code” is a guide to the subtleties of the luxury world — but we’re concerned with far more than mere dining etiquette and seating charts. Instead, we’ll translate the insiders’ lingo, defined and interpreted by experts in their field. ~ The Editors
Letter From Beijing No. 4: Coming Soon – The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
As early as the mid-nineteenth century, Girard-Perregaux maintained offices in New York, Buenos Aires, Yokohama and, of course, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. In that globetrotting spirit, MoS will publish regular dispatches from its offices and boutiques abroad — covering lifestyle and culture, regional events and exhibitions, and offering insider insight about what’s trending now from the four corners of the world. — The Editors
Lamborghini Edition impec by BMC Bikes
OFFICIALLY, THIS BICYCLE has a very lengthy name: “The 50th Anniversary Lamborghini Limited Edition impec by BMC.” Unofficially, well, it’s just one badass bike. It’s also an excellent example of increasing collaboration between sports-car manufacturers and companies that make serious road bikes — indeed, MoS covered the limited-edition Aston Martin One 77 Cycle made by Factor Bikes just a few months ago.
This latest joint venture weds the talents of Swiss bike maker BMC and Automobili Lamborghini. It’s a version of BMC’s impec bicycle, enhanced by Lambo’s carbon-fiber expertise and assembled using some of that company’s components and techniques. It’s accented with a Lamborghini saddle and handlebar tape, both made of suede, as well as an Argos Orange downtube that matches Lamborghini’s dream car, the Aventador. (The colors available for the bike are the Aventador’s, too.)
About Time: Joe Thompson’s 10 Basel Favorites
IN APRIL 1979, a fledgling watch reporter for a jewelry trade magazine, I was sent for the first time to cover the watch fair in Basel, Switzerland. It was my first foreign trip. The details remain vivid, bathed in a rosy hue. I spent a week in the city. Each day, after the fair, I wandered around and fell in love with the place.
Ever since, it has been my good fortune to return every spring. When the winter cold breaks and the first balmy breezes blow, I know that like a swallow returning to Capistrano, I must fly to Basel. It’s a pilgrimage I wish every watch lover could make. With its thousands of new watches, BaselWorld is a watch mecca. But the experience cannot be separated from the city that hosts it.