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Villa Leopolda, the most expensive villa in the world, is on the French Riviera

14 September

The most expensive villa in the world is on the French Riviera. More precisely, in Villefranche sur Mer, near Nice! The Villa Léopolda has been sold to the Russian billionaire, Mikhail Prokhorov, for the sum of cca 650 million euros, in 2008. It is considered to be the most expensive villa in the world, after Buckingham Palace on the first place and a house built in India in 2010, on the second place. The Villa Léopolda has known wealth, jet set parties and celebrities The name of The Villa Léopolda takes after the King Leopold II who was an avid buyer of estates on the French Riviera. Making an incredible fortune from brutal exploitation of Congo, he invested a lot in the region. He owned almost all the land in St Jean Cap Ferrat bought for only 1 franc, back in 1902. In 1919 the villa was bought by Thérèse Vitali, Countess de Beauchamp who brought a lot of modifications under the work of the architect Ogden Codman Jr. After this, the villa knew many owners. In the 1959, she sold the villa to Gianni Agnelli, the president of Fiat who turned it into a more festive place for high society parties in the 60s. Fred Astaire was a guest there, royalties, Christina Onassis and so on.

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Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, the Reinvention of an Icon

Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, the Reinvention of an Icon

11 January 2019

Established in 1864 to offer more than just a hotel and to introduce the new Monte Carlo experience across Europe, the Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo is now writing a new page in its history. 2014-2018: Four years have gone into reinventing ...

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The Special Prize of the Jury for the Genève Watches Grand Prix

The Special Prize of the Jury for the Genève Watches Grand Prix

13 November 2018

The Special Jury Prize of the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix (GPHG) has been awarded to Jean-Claude Biver, in tribute to his 45-year career Geneva - Friday, November 9th. The winners of the 18th Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix (GPHG) were unveiled this Friday, ...

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The Future of Onboard Technologies at Monaco Yacht Show 2018

The Future of Onboard Technologies at Monaco Yacht Show 2018

28 September 2018

At the press conference held on Thursday 27 September, in the Videoworks stand (QS98, Darse Sud), Mario Costamagna, IoT-TIM/Olivetti Sales Manager, explained the new frontiers of onboard connection. Visitors were able to learn about all the Internet connection opportunities currently offered ...

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Hublot Design Prize 2018

Hublot Design Prize 2018

5 September 2018

HUBLOT AWARDS A DESIGN WITH SENSE The originality and the committed vision of "Formafantasma" and "Dozie Kanu" conquered the jury of the Hublot Design Prize 2018"Design and Innovation have been synonymous with Hublot since its founding in 1980. We naturally merge with ...

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Rolex Celebrates 40 years of partnership with Wimbledon and Tennis

Rolex Celebrates 40 years of partnership with Wimbledon and Tennis

19 June 2018

Just days before the prestigious Wimbledon tournament kicks off July 2-15, Rolex celebrates 40 years of partnership with the third Grand Slam® of the season! The relationship between the Swiss watch manufacturer and tennis dates back to 1978, when Rolex became Wimbledon's ...

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Hublot creates the magic Cap Eden Roc Hotel

Hublot creates the magic Cap Eden Roc Hotel

13 June 2018

Hublot  and  Hotel  du  Cap-Eden-Roc  have  come  together  to  create  a  limited  edition  of  fifty  Classic  Fusion  Aerofusion  Chronograph  Eden  Roc  watches. A  unique  creation,  evoking  so  many  memories,  combining  tradition  and  innovation.  An  unprecedented  collaboration  between  luxury  watchmaking  and  exceptional  hospitality.With  ...

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Hublot, partner for the Star Team Monaco Foundation

24 May 2018

On Tuesday, May 22, the Star Team TM Foundation match, celebrating its 25th anniversary, coincides with the 60th birthday of S.A.S Prince Albert II of Monaco. A day of celebration that continued until late at night to Jimmy'z under the colors ...

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The Diamonds make their record in Geneve

The Diamonds make their record in Geneve

24 April 2018

Known for its high concentration of diamond dealers and fine jewelery shops, Geneva has been home to the finest diamond and precious jewelery sales for many years. Christie's and Sotheby's have significantly boosted Geneva and Switzerland in the auction market by ...

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