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Edition 76: The Luxury Briefing

This week in luxury, Rolls-Royce’s all-electric plane targets the record books, and Mercedes-Benz cements a new milestone.
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LVMH’s 2019 revenue revealed 

LVMH recorded a revenue of €53.7 billion in 2019, up by 15% compared to 2018. The luxury conglomerate’s organic revenue growth was 10%. According to Bernard Arnault, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of LVMH, highlights of the year include the arrival of the exceptional hotel group Belmond, the partnership with Stella McCartney and the agreement with prestigious jewellery Maison, Tiffany & Co. 

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A milestone in a new era for Mercedes-Benz

The Vision EQS is a first milestone on the way to CO₂-neutral mobility of the future. With its innovative, stretched one bow design, the Vision EQS takes the Progressive Luxury design philosophy of the EQ models by Mercedes-Benz to another level. The concept car is a communicative vehicle, a cooperative car. The 360-degree exterior light belt, the digital LED matrix grille and the digital light headlamps allow interaction between the vehicle and its surroundings.

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Panerai Luminor Marina Carbotech

Panerai’s latest addition to the Luminor Marina collection is a combination of the brand’s creativity and avant-garde materials. The Luminor Marina Carbotech 44mm aims to overturn convention, and for the first time, the collection combines the high-performance composite material developed by Panerai’s Laboratorio di Idee and the iconic Sandwich dial with vibrant touches of blue. An intense and highly distinctive combination, a further testimonial to the unequalled LAB-ID.

How this all-electric plane is targeting the record books

Rolls-Royce’s ambitions to build the world’s fastest all-electric aircraft has taken an important step forward with the unveiling of the plane at Gloucestershire Airport. The plane is part of a Rolls-Royce initiative called Accelerating the Electrification of Flight (ACCEL) and involves a host of partners including electric motor and controller manufacturer YASA and the aviation start-up Electroflight. ACCEL is said to have one of the most power-dense battery packs ever assembled for an aircraft, providing enough energy to fuel 250 homes or fly 200 miles (London to Paris) on a single charge. Its 6 000 cells are packaged to minimise weight and maximise thermal protection.


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