Michelle Johnson

By Michelle Johnson | 29 Jun 2020

Breitling CEO Georges Kern sheds fresh light on the future of watch fairs, timepiece trends and the new meaning of luxury

Georges Kern is a driving force in the world of watchmaking. CEO of Breitling, he has overseen a dramatic modernisation of the brand’s approach to the market, transforming the image of a refined... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 12 Jun 2020

The art of isolation: we speak to the artists and galleries finding ways to bring great works into our homes

Pablo Picasso once said the role of art is to “wash away from the soul the dust of everyday life”. The Spanish painter, sculptor and changemaker was born in Malaga in 1881, raise... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 08 Jun 2020

How the RHS Chelsea Flower Show’s transition to digital has proved a triumph of adaptability and creativity

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show has long been a fixed point in the British calendar. The world’s greatest garden show, it marks the start of summer for many of us and, with a growing 157,000 vi... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 08 Jun 2020

How the Ferretti Yacht 500 is marking a trailblazing and stylish new era of design moods for the Italian shipbuilder

Ferretti Yachts has always put comfort at the heart of its shipbuilding. The Italian yachtmaker was founded in 1968 and is known today for its fleet of 50ft to 96ft luxury flybridges and scores o... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 15 May 2020

How rare whisky expert Tod Bradbury is helping collectors find their passion through virtual tasting appointments

Download your complimentary copy of Tempus Magazine issue 67 now  While fine wine tastings via Zoom have become the booking du jour during lockdown, I have to admit to at first feeling ... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 13 May 2020

Celebrating English wine, Bolney Wine Estate’s Sam Linter tells us about the country’s oldest vineyard

Download your complimentary copy of Tempus Magazine issue 67 now  England’s oldest vineyard, Bolney Wine Estate, was established in 1972 by founders Janet and Rodney Pratt. What was th... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 11 May 2020

UK artist Magnus Gjoen is inviting fans to create their own masterpieces in lockdown

Artist Magnus Gjoen is inviting fans in the UK to create their own masterpieces while in lockdown, using printed versions of some of his most celebrated works. Gjoen’s Art Therapy... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 05 May 2020

How classic car collector and rally driver Katarina Kyvalova is inspiring female racers to the podium

Download your complimentary copy of Tempus Magazine issue 67 now  With a passion for pre-war cars that had unleashed her competitive streak even before she founded the Bentley Belles ra... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 27 Apr 2020

Watches & Wonders: all the best watches from the world’s first all-digital horology show

For any watch connoisseur, the twin trade shows of Baselworld and SIHH have long been hallmarks of the horological world, offering a glimpse into the world of the most prestigious ... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 21 Apr 2020

Rolls-Royce’s colour and trim designer shares the secrets of elegant automotive interiors

Often, when we review a car, our focus is on the speed, performance and exterior look. But, according to Sina Eggl, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars colour and trim designer, the interior of a luxury ... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 21 Apr 2020

Scents of serenity: the luxury fragrances guaranteed to brighten any mood

There’s something about a favourite perfume or cologne that ignites the happiest memories; reminds us of elegant evenings out, a loved one’s signature scent, or just being ready to ta... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 16 Apr 2020

Breitling CEO Georges Kern unveils three new 2020 watch collections in first online debut

Breitling CEO Georges Kern announced the release of three new watch collections via the brand’s first ever online webcast on 16 April, sending a message of hope to the watch industry during... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 15 Apr 2020

Mayfair’s Maddox Gallery to raise £1million for the NHS through virtual art sales

Mayfair-based Maddox Gallery is set to raise millions to benefit the NHS with a month of virtual charity sales. The contemporary art gallery, founded by creative director Jay Rutland, raised more than... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 09 Apr 2020

How beautiful Belize is enticing affluent investors – and eco-travellers – out of their comfort zones

Download your complimentary copy of Tempus Magazine issue 67 now  Strolling alone through dense forest, with only the sounds of the local wildlife to punctuate the still air, it’s all too e... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 09 Apr 2020

Why rare whiskies and ghost distilleries are worth their weight in gold

Download your complimentary copy of Tempus Magazine issue 67 now  In the world of investment, whisky is an asset that is worth far more than its potential return. In fact, its popularit... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 08 Apr 2020

Why the world’s luxury car industry is going wild for Czinger’s ‘rule-breaking, record-hunting’ debut hypercar

Download your complimentary copy of Tempus Magazine issue 67 now  This year has seen the biggest luxury events of the season suffer an enormous blow, as annual fairs – such as the Geneva In... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 30 Mar 2020

Mercedes leads the Formula 1 effort to fight COVID-19 as new breathing device is approved by NHS

Mercedes Formula 1 engineers successfully begun production of a new breathing aid for use in hospitals just 100 hours after the first meeting. The Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrain&nb... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 30 Mar 2020

Prestige British watchmaker Bremont offers to help manufacture ventilators

Luxury British brand Bremont has offered to switch its Henley-on-Thames facilities from making prestige watches to the manufacture, assembly and testing of precision parts for ventilators. T... Read More