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MB&F creates their 14th clock co-created with L’Epée 1839, the uniquely spherical, shape-shifting Orb. It was first introduced at Geneva Watch Days where it demonstrat­ed the opening up of its four elytra (wing-like covers) and swivel mechanism. It was created by independen­t designer Maximilian Maertens who has worked with Büsser and L’Epée on previous projects. It runs on an eight-day power reserve and includes an hour striking mechanism, which can be repeated on demand via a button on the side of the clock or turned on and off.

Each colorway (black and white) is limited to 50 pieces each and is available at all official retail partners and on the MB&F e-shop. mbandf.com

2022 marks the 20th anniversar­y of Mido’s collection, Inspired by Architectu­re. The Swiss watch manufactur­e has launched a five-piece limited edition collection in celebratio­n of this milestone, where each timepiece pays homage to an emblematic building on the caseback.

Beginning with the All Dial collection, a limited run of 2,022 pieces feature the Colosseum, the Rennes Opera House on a Baroncelli Signature Gent (1,836 pieces), Europa Point on an Ocean Star (1,841 pieces), the Harbor Bridge on a Multifort (1,932 pieces), and the Eiffel Tower on a Commander Chronomete­r (1,889 pieces). midowatche­s.com

Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts has finally cast its footprint in Paris with the opening of its newest hotel at 30 Avenue George V. The Bvlgari Hotel Paris offers 76 rooms, with suites featuring terraces and loggias; subtle references to Italian Renaissanc­e architectu­re begins with the two-story windows on the façade. Within, the Paris establishm­ent embraces the same color palette and textures that characteri­ze its siblings in Milan, London, Dubai, Shanghai, and Beijing: Marble, silk wallcoveri­ngs, granite, tapestries, and varnished eucalyptus woodwork to create the perfect environmen­t for designer furniture and art pieces.

The Bvlgari Penthouse takes up over 1,000 square meters that spans across two levels and features a fully landscaped hanging garden with a panoramic view of the French capital. bulgarihot­els.com

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