Piaggio’s all-electric Vespa set to hit the roads in 2018

Italian motorcycle manufacturer Piaggio has electrified its classic Vespa scooter, and it is set for global distribution in Spring 2018.

Described by Piaggio as “a contemporary work of art with a technological heart,” the Vespa Elettrica retains the original Vespa design but is powered by an all-electric motor.

All-electric Vespa set to hit the roads in 2018

According to the Italian manufacturer, the new environmentally-friendly electric scooter runs completely silently, making cities “less chaotic and more liveable, while also countering pollution from an acoustic point of view”. Continue reading

Vacheron Constantin Unveils New Overseas and Traditionnelle Models

As we get closer to January’s SIHH watch salon in Geneva, we continue to offer sneak peeks at several of the new timepieces making their world debut there. Today, we take a look at the first new models from Vacheron Constantin — three versions of the luxuriously sporty Overseas Dual Time and a limited-edition Traditionnelle Complete Calendar from the Genevan manufacture’s Collection Excellence Platine.

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Vacheron Constantin Overseas Dual Time in rose gold (Ref. 7900V/000R-B336)

The Vacheron Constantin Overseas Dual Time is the latest addition to the brand’s relaunched Overseas collection, which debuted to great fanfare at SIHH 2016 with a three-hand, chronograph, and perpetual calendar model and added a world-time watch later that year. Like those models, the new Dual Time is distinguished by a six-sided bezel inspired by Vacheron’s Maltese cross emblem; an in-house-made, mechanical self-winding movement whose 22k gold rotor is embellished with a wind rose; and a patented easy-adjust/easy-replace strap and bracelet system. In tribute to the Overseas model’s sporty origins, the movement is also secured against the deleterious effects of magnetic fields by a soft iron inner casing ring. Continue reading