Short Film: Adventure Sidecar Tips from Helge Pedersen

This 10 minute film is part instructional video and part adventure documentary, it’s hosted by Helge Pedersen who is one of the most experienced adventure motorcycle riders in the world, and he just happens to own a BMW 1200 GS sidecar rig.

Riding a motorcycle with a sidecar is a whole different kettle of fish to riding a regular two-wheeled motorcycle, cornering is completely different, there’s no counter steering as there is with a traditional motorcycle, and there’s a lot more upper body work required, but on the plus side it doesn’t matter if you forget to put the kickstand down. Continue reading

Ulysse Nardin Marine Mega Yacht Sets Sail at Watches & Wonders Miami

Watches & Wonders Miami takes place concurrently with the Miami Yacht Show, so what better place for Ulysse Nardin —whose historical connection to the sea and maritime navigation few brands can match — to launch its latest high-horology nautical masterpiece, the Marine Mega Yacht? Here’s what we learned about this luxurious platinum-cased timepiece, limited to just 30 pieces.

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Ulysse Nardin Marine Mega Yacht

The Marine Mega Yacht is a follow-up to 2016’s Grand Deck Tourbillon, but whereas that groundbreaking timepiece channeled the look of classical wooden sailboats, this one is influenced by the more sleek, high-tech look of contemporary luxury yachts. The teakwood pattern of the earlier watch’s dial here gives way to a combination of white gold and blue grand feu enamel, with the bow of a luxury vessel depicted emerging from misty, foaming ocean waves. As it did for the Grand Deck, Ulysse Nardin teamed up with inventive complications guru Christophe Claret to develop and build the Mega Yacht. Among its technical talking points are a flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock, which rotates once every 60 seconds, whose specially designed propellor blades resemble those used on luxury vessels. Continue reading

The Incredible Art of Jean-Yves Delitte

Jean-Yves Delitte is an artist who started out working for the famous and much beloved Tintin series of comics, he paired with writer Philippe Richelle on the Donnington series of comics in the Tintin universe that started in 1984. Over the next few years Jean-Yves worked with a series of writers to create the graphic novels The Behind the Scenes of Power, The Neptune, The New Tsars, Belem, Black Crow, and The Blood of the Cowards.

A native of Brussels, Delitte originally trained as an architect and a designer, this would remain his day job for many years even as he created countless thousands of individual artworks to illustrate over 50 comics and graphic novels that have been translated into countless languages and sold around the world. Continue reading

Girard-Perregaux Launches the Quasar at Watches & Wonders Miami 2019

The second edition of Watches & Wonders takes place this weekend in Miami. If you’re planning on attending, not only will you have the opportunity to peruse many of the timepieces that made their debut at last month’s SIHH, but you’ll also get to see a number of watches make their official premiere during the three-day long festival. The first of these launches is the Girard-Perregaux Quasar, the first Girard-Perregaux timepiece to feature a case made entirely from sapphire crystal. Continue reading

MOTO GUZZI URBAN SCRAMBLER

Miami-based Moto Studio
created this stunning urban scrambler on Moto Guzzi?s V9 platform.
Named V9 Braapster, the build is minimal but mean, with all kinds of
performance upgrades tucked into that spartan look. The minimalist
masterpiece features a mono shock setup, a hand-built 2-into-1 exhaust
system under the seat, a LED combo light at the rear, a grilled out
headlight up front, a gorgeous Motogadget analogue tacho, Renthal bars,
an inverted fork, Brembo brakes, and killer black wheels wearing
Allstate Dirtman tires. The end result is a dramatic beauty with absence
of clutter, and masterfully softened by the use of matte black and
yellow. Continue reading

AQUABLASTER

The Aquablaster is the first Bluetooth solution that allows you to use Alexa outside of your home network. Take Alexa anywhere everywhere, on your bike, in your car, up a mountain or by the beach, all you have to do is connect through the app to access your favorite virtual assistant anytime, anywhere. Completely waterproof and shockproof, the compact speaker comes fully loaded with all the accessories to keep the music where you want it, hang, carry, strap or wall mount it.

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