Swatch and Visa to make contacless pay

Swatch SA and Visa have signed an agreement related to contacless payments. This new pay-by-the-wrist watch, Swatch Bellamy will be launched in early 2016.

According to the companies this service can be used globally where Visa payments are accepted.

– It‘s also true that “bel ami” means “good friend” in French, and the new BELLAMY watch will doubtless become a good friend to its wearer. Contactless NFC technology uses high-frequency radio waves to enable electronic devices to communicate over short distances, usually less than 10 cm.Pay-by-the-wrist transactions require absolutely no energy at all from the watch itself, meaning customers can expect the usual battery life of a Swatch, the company stated in the press release.

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PUB+ LUX: Tesla S is one of a kind premium cars

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PUB+ magazine had the pleasure to test drive the Tesla (TSLA) Model S 70D. This was the first time ever to drive an electric car and it was fun. First of all, it was both easy and the feeling “doing good for the environment” was an extra plus. One can say this disruptive innovation car gives you a good driving touch and the performance is excellent. The overall design of the car is very sporty, luxury and stylish, as a SUV is to be.

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Tesla´s design is very comfortable and lucrative. One development project we have found was the seatbelt system. It could be developed more so that it would be easier to gett off the car. Otherwise all the leather seats and other interior elements were stylish and the colors with nature-feelings were good.

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The enourmous touchscreen on the centre enables you to do several things. The Google Maps and the internet radios for example are great experiences. Now you can have the maps even without the internet connection. You can also stream music via Bluethooth and USB to tailor you own music taste. The touchscreen is also an information desk about your car like the battery charging situation.

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The Supercharger is free of charge for the Tesla users. In the Nordics there are fewer stations but in Europe it is quite easy to go to the next Supercharger station. This is a good reminder of a coffee break and having relaxed time, not standing in the fuel station. If you are charging with the normal household electric charger the one hour charging would enable you to drive about 50 km, so the Supercharger is much faster and more efficient.

This Model S 70D is priced to 110.492 euros, including the VAT of about 20.378 euros in Finland.

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Tesla car, as you like it

Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA) is charger and automobile manufacturer, pioneer of the industry. Tesla is currently producing one car, it’s called the Model S. There are four different versions to choose from, major differences between these versions are if the car is equipped with double engines, which gives more power, faster acceleration and is all-wheel drive included or not. The most luxurious choice of these four is called the Model S P85D, it has petrol and electric engines. Those two engines totals up to 691hp, which means acceleration from 0 to 60mph (0-100 km/h) takes only 3,1 seconds and yes, it is an electric sedan. The car fits up to five people, interior is really luxurious and modern with gigantic 17” touchscreen on the dashboard aimed towards the driver. It has the most advanced vehicle interface to date, there is so much you can control with the touchscreen. For example opening panoramic roof is done just by sliding your finger downwards the screen. The interface is not the only thing which makes this car innovative and something we haven’t seen before.

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The touchscreen on the dashboard

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Interior of Model S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Safetyness

Safetyness is also on the new level, car brakes automatically if it comes too close to car in front of it, using Autopilot Model S changes lanes when just tapping the turn signal, keeps the distance safe between you and the car in front and can park by itself, just to name few features. Therefore Model S was awarded with ”Highest safety rating in America” by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and MotorTrend named it the ”Best car of the year 2013”.

Easy charging

Tesla has made their own network of charging points, these points are strategically located and they are free to use if you own a Model S. Supercharger points cover basically whole North-America and the west of Europe with some in the Asia-Pasific. Areas covered by charging points are expanding really fast and it’s the fastest way to charge your own Model S. Charging points can be found using the touchscreen or own Tesla app for your smartphone, just a 30min of supercharging gives enough electricity to drive 170 miles (273 kilometers). Other remarkable feature for your car is the Powerwall, it is home battery, that charges using electricity generated from solar panels, during power outages it also keeps your electricity on. One awesome feature regarding charging your car is fuel door is hidden, it’s not possible to see it until you approach the driver’s side taillight with charging connector, thats when the hidden charging port automatically opens.

Design Studio

Tesla has their own Model S Design Studio, which is integrated into their own website. Using the Design Studio it is possible to design your own Model S, as the way you want it. Everything from color of the interior into size of the wheels is possible to change using that tool.

Model S P 85D is equipped with so many features it’s impossible to tell them all, all what is possible to say about this car is it’s something we haven’t seen before. It’s so innovative, game-changer of the industry and it gives us a taste of the future. It is one of the most ecological cars up to date and it can accelerate faster than some super sportcars, while having seats for five people and luxurious interior.

After the summer of 2015 Tesla starts producing new car, called Model X. It’s an electric SUV, which means it’s larger than Model S. Model X will have 7 seats and ‘falcon wing doors’, there is not much information available for the new model, but we will be waiting with great interest, thats for sure.

 

Ville Koski

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Graff to reviel first Lady Floral Tourbillon watches in BaselWorld 2015

 

The British jewellery 66B-Tourbillon-fleur-_2240-2238-11-330x437and diamond company Graff offered BaselWorld 2015 visitors new excitment: the first lady Floral Tourbillon watch.

– The Floral Tourbillon is a truly unique timepiece, combining the craft and skill of our gemsetting experience, with haute horology and the finest Swiss complications. We developed the Floral Tourbillon in line with increased appreciation from our female clientele for technical innovation combined with diamond and gemstone timepieces, commenting Michel Pitteloud, Chief Executive Officer at Graff Luxury Watches.

Following the success of Graff Diamonds’ first ladies mechanical watch collection unveiled at Baselworld 2014, Graff has continued to evolve with a new timepiece that combines striking aesthetics, innovative diamond design and complex watchmaking. The Floral Tourbillon is a remarkable piece of engineering, resulting from the close collaboration between Graff’s atelier in London and Graff Luxury Watches in Geneva, taking the expert teams over 2500 hours to develop.

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TEFAF 2015 Maastricht – The world’s leading art fair

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The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) is the leading art fair in the world with presenting 275 world’s leading galleries from 20 different countries and circa 75 000 visitors attend the fair annually. Every piece of art is examined carefully by international experts and in 2015 total of 175 international experts made sure the art pieces which are shown are in best condition and quality. This is to make sure it is possible to buy the work of art without being insecure. The fair is held annually in Maastricht, which is the southernmost city in The Netherlands. During the 10 day TEFAF there are much going on in Maastricht, after visiting the fair it is possible to enjoy high-quality shows of dance, opera, jazz and on the second weekend of TEFAF there is event called City Polo Maastricht, which is held right in the city centre. The visitors of the art fair vary from everyone who is interested in arts to very wealthy and internationally recognizable persons and every year about 225 representatives of world’s most prestigious museums also attend the fair.
The exhibitors of this art fair vary from leading galleries to yacht companies and high-end jewelry manufacturers and the pieces of art have timeframe of 7000 years. The reason why the exhibitors decide to come to TEFAF and Maastricht is really simple, ”because everyone is here, including our clients”. The floor plan of the fair was really nicely planned, each type of art had it’s own section and the hallways were named after famous streets, for example Madison Avenue which led to Times Square in the fair. The floor plan also included Sunset Boulevard, Rembrandt Plein and many other recognizable names. The floor plan of course also included specific business areas.
This art fair is so impressive with about 33 000 pieces of art so there is so much to see and everyone finds something really interesting, even the flower decorations at the entrance are breathtaking. With the other activities outside the art fair during TEFAF it is really a good way to spend a couple of days in beautiful Maastricht.
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