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With 40 years of unparalleled success, Audemars Piguet tells FOUR’s International edition about their watches…

There is a before and after the Royal Oak in the history of modern horology. Launched in 1972 by Audemars Piguet, the first luxury sports watch was a breakthrough creation right from the start. Legend has it that this model was designed in one night. 40 years later, the Royal Oak has become an authentic contemporary watch icon. This spectacularly non-conformist watch, consistently one step ahead of its time, has made an indelible imprint on the history of Audemars Piguet. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Royal Oak, the Manufacture in Le Brassus is introducing eight...

February 12, 2013

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Bompas & Parr to create edible display

This year’s Kew Summer Festival will feature a unique central display by the duo, featuring wild edibles inspired by the gardens

Visitors at this year’s Kew Summer Festival will get the chance to see Bompas & Parr’s edible display and be encouraged to think differently about what they eat and where it is from, including plants and fungi. The artwork [right/ below], by Tom Sewell, which has been commissioned by Bompas & Parr, is the inspiration for their forthcoming contribution to the Summer Festival.The festival will showcase the edible diversity of the Gardens - from vegetables in the Palm House Parterre, to coffee in the Princess of Wales Conservatory and more obscure examples such as...

January 09, 2013

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Eastern Wonder

Tokyo retains its title as the capital of the gourmet world

The 2013 Tokyo Yokohama Shohan Michelin Guide has signified the continuing success of the Japanese capital's cooking prowess. The growing number of high-quality restaurants in Tokyo is evident as 214 restaurants have been given one star, 16 of which are newly awarded. 58 restaurants have been gifted with two stars and this is an increase on last year’s 57. At the top of the scale 15 restaurants retained their three stars. Already hailed as the gourmet capital of the world, Tokyo has retained its reputation for innovative and exciting cuisine. The Michelin guide has now...

November 28, 2012

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