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Friday 04 February 2011
THE ESSENTIALS of what makes a mechanical watch tick have barely changed in 400 years.
Friday 04 February 2011
ONE of the most striking timepieces produced by a watch company in the past year hasn’t been a watch at all, but a mechanical ship’s clock.
Friday 04 February 2011
Automatic A mechanical watch in which an interior system winds it automatically, removing the need for hand winding. Bezel The top part of the watch case, sealing the crystal over the face.
Friday 04 February 2011
IWC Portugueiser worn By: Smooth operators
Friday 04 February 2011
FOR racing drivers, people assume it’s what you’ve got parked on your driveway that counts, but it’s what you’ve got on your wrist as well,” says Mark Blundell, the former F1 ace who took an epic fourth place at the weekend’s Rolex 24-hour race at
Friday 04 February 2011
FOR all that the modern rubgy pro is the kind of lean, pumped-up bulldozer who would grind his amateur era predecessors into the dust, I’d argue the classic image of rugby is still JPR Williams in full flight, socks around his ankles, sideburns at
Friday 04 February 2011
FOUNDERS OF ROUS ILAND MEMBERS’ BOUTIQUE Q.I have a winter ball coming up. The dress code is full length. I'm quite short and worried I can't carry it off.
Friday 04 February 2011
LOTUS LAUNCHES FASHION BRAND
Friday 04 February 2011
FILM BRIGHTON ROCK Remake of the classic 1930s film based on the book by Graham Greene. Hot stuff. NEW YORK, I LOVE YOU An anthology of love stories in the Big Apple. With Natalie Portman.
Friday 04 February 2011
Film Review THE FIGHTER Cert: 15
Friday 04 February 2011
ONE way to really be the envy of your neighbours is to live in a house that’s fundamentally much more stylish, fun and unusual than theirs. That’s one thing you could be sure of if you lived in the Studio House on Edith Grove in Chelsea.
Friday 04 February 2011
ASHFORD ROAD Price: £100,000
Friday 04 February 2011
Managine director of estate agency, kay & co Q.I am selling a property in London that has been valued at £1m. What impact will the forthcoming increase in Stamp Duty for properties over £1m have on the sale of my property?
Friday 04 February 2011
WEST END ATTRACTS CASH BUYERS
Thursday 03 February 2011
THE new Alpine luxury is understated, contemporary elegance in a traditional-looking wood building, with lots of hand-crafted features and discreet state-of-the-art facilities.
Thursday 03 February 2011
La Maison du Chocolat’s Couer à Couer
Thursday 03 February 2011
I’LL be honest, I wasn’t terrifically enthused with the idea of cocktails combining booze with, er, root vegetables. Actually not just root vegetables, a variety of veg, though with parsnip and beetroot playing a couple of starring roles.
Thursday 03 February 2011
THIS week’s hottest launch took place down an unassuming alley off Soho's Brewer Street (the old Raymond Revuebar site) where imposing oaken doors hide London's newest spectacle, The Box.
Wednesday 02 February 2011
IT used to be the case that big cars were expensive and little cars were cheap.
Wednesday 02 February 2011
VOLKSWAGEN UNVEILS WORLD’S MOST ENERGY EFFICIENT CAR
Tuesday 01 February 2011
LYING in bed and grimly watching the hours tick by as your body and mind refuse to shut off is a horrible sensation, but one most people will have experienced on occasion.
Tuesday 01 February 2011
BRIDGET RILEY AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY
Tuesday 01 February 2011
A washboard stomach in five steps... YOU glance down and your tummy resembles a washbag more than a washboard... Don’t fret – the task ahead isn’t as daunting as you think.
Tuesday 01 February 2011
Actually, the menu at this hipster’s paradise has a good deal more than meat to offer people with appetite 49 Columbia Road, E2 7RG Tel: 020 729 5692 FOOD SERVICE ATMOSPHERE
Tuesday 01 February 2011
KOPAPA, COVENT GARDEN WWW.KOPAPA.CO.UK
Tuesday 01 February 2011
AMARANTO OPENS AT FOUR SEASONS
Monday 31 January 2011
IT can’t be that difficult to find a boat, especially if it’s moored. When the taxi driver said “You can’t miss it!” my heart sank as that is precisely what I knew I would do.
Monday 31 January 2011
GIVEN the furore surrounding the Royal Wedding, there has been surprisingly little speculation as to where Prince William and his new wife Kate will go for their honeymoon, even though it’s just three months away.
Monday 31 January 2011
The Varsity is a beautifully-built hotel – once you get past the unpreposessing brick exterior. But what is most remarkable about it is that it is Cambridge’s first proper, world-class luxury hotel.
Monday 31 January 2011
Four Seasons returns
Monday 31 January 2011
THE heart of the Barbados rum trade is perched at the northernmost tip of this small Caribbean island.
Friday 28 January 2011
BONUS season is in full swing and – despite the dire economic figures released earlier this week – there is likely to be no shortage of cash being splashed in the next few months.
Friday 28 January 2011
SHEEPEN STREET Price: £86,995
Friday 28 January 2011
DIRECTOR OF CENTRAL LONDON LETTINGS FIRM DRAKER LETTINGS Q.I have recently purchased a flat in Chelsea as a buy-to-let that I will be refurbishing. How do I get the best price and attract the best tenant without breaking the bank?
Friday 28 January 2011
HOME MOVERS DESERT CITIES
Friday 28 January 2011
BE honest. Have your new year’s resolutions to eat less and go to the gym more really taken shape? If not, and you’re having trouble getting into the mood for exercise, surely a few beautiful pieces of delicious kit would do the trick.
Friday 28 January 2011
FOUNDERS, ROUS ILAND MEMBERS’ BOUTIQUE Q.The temperature keeps changing – how can I dress and wear a coat that leaves me more versatile to these fluctuations?
Friday 28 January 2011
BLAHNIK GOES BLING
Friday 28 January 2011
FILM REVIEW HOW DO YOU KNOW Cert: 12A
Friday 28 January 2011
IN THE character of the Wall Street corporate raider Gordon Gekko, Michael Douglas created one of cinema’s most memorable scoundrels, writes Timothy Barber. That was in the 1987 film Wall Street, made at the height of the 1980s boom years.
Friday 28 January 2011
FILM TANGLED The fairy tale of Rapunzel gets the 3D Disney treatment, with pretty enjoyable results. HEREAFTER Clint Eastwood ponders the afterlife in this portentous drama starring Matt Damon.
Thursday 27 January 2011
FROM JUMBO TO JOCKEY: ONE MAN’S JOURNEY TO BATTLE HIS WEIGHT AND AGE TO LIVE OUT HIS CHILDHOOD DREAM BY DOMINIC PRINCE Fourth Estate, £10.99
Thursday 27 January 2011
SOLVES YOUR LOVE PROBLEMS DEAR VEXED: I was out to dinner with a client and told him I was single. Next thing he’s trying to set me up with his sister. Should I go out with her? Tim, 34, investment banker
Thursday 27 January 2011
VALENTINE’S BURLESQUE AT PROUD
Thursday 27 January 2011
INTEMPO RETRO
Thursday 27 January 2011
A DIGITAL WATCH REVOLUTION
Thursday 27 January 2011
TECH TALK THERE are millions out there who envy the City and its wealth generators. With mobile theft and hacking on the rise, you’d better secure yourself.
Thursday 27 January 2011
ALBUMS – £1.19
Wednesday 26 January 2011
Here’s Kia’s new Sportage, an SUV crossover that confirms the massive changes that SUVs have undergone over the last five years. An ugly, boxy, polluting gas guzzler this ain’t.
Wednesday 26 January 2011
FERRARI TO LAUNCH FOUR WHEEL DRIVE FOR FIRST TIME

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