Following their collaboration with supercar manufacturer Pagani to design the interior of their line of corporate jets, when Airbus decided to collaborate with a watchmaker, they chose the venerable firm of Richard Mille. The resulting Richard Mille 62-01 Tourbillion has a clunky name, yet it is one of the most advanced timepieces ever created. It’s strikingly attractive, utilizing Carbon TPT for the upper bezel and polished titanium for the casing. A 3Hz free-sprung tourbillon powers the watch to maintain the accuracy of the hour and minute hands as well as the green UTC hand that monitors a second time zone. The crystal, shaped like an aircraft window, allows a view of the mechanism inside. The most unique aspect, however, is not visible. Unlike typical alarms that emit a jarring cacophony, earning vicious glances from fellow opera patrons, the RM 62-01’s alarm is silent, alerting the wearer by means of a 12-second vibration when the solid gold oscillating weight is activated. The phrase, “time is money” aptly describes this collection, limited to 30 examples, each priced at a staggering $1,225,000; RichardMille.com.
Billionaire philanthropist, entrepreneur and contemporary art collector Jorge M. Pérez unveiled his highly anticipated experimental arts center, El Espacio 23, with an intimate preview event for local community leaders and South Florida cultural luminaries
Turkey with stuffing. The Christmas ham. Blackeyed peas, cornbread and collard greens for good luck in the New Year. Enough holiday food. It’s time to remember that we live in the south and nothing is more tropical than delicious, nutritious avocados.