Christmas gift guide x 44°N gin - By Bhagath Reddy, The Founder of Comte de Grasse
Guide produced in collaboration with Marie Claire Méditerranée
Comte de Grasse is a beautiful authentic adventure, where the result of a desire to combine a love of tradition with a passion for technology, and a sense of daring lasting commitment. Every day, we create the future of spirits at the crossroads of science and poetry. While Grasse and its exceptional terroir fuel our vision, many other experiences inspire us. Before us, around us, other luxury houses, creators and disruptive entrepreneurs have shown the way to talent and difference, invention and know-how. For Christmas, let's once again let desire express itself and inspire us, this time by following our personal selection of some iconic gifts that are just like us.
Puiforcat gold immersion tumbler
The goldsmith's house of brothers Émile and Joseph-Marie Puiforcat, and their cousin Jean-Baptiste Fuchs was founded in 1820 in Paris. While the family workshop gained a reputation as a leading cutlery manufacturer, it refined its know-how over a century before Jean Puiforcat, a brilliant Art Deco artist, that gave the brand its DNA, characteristic of its future creations to come. Rigorous in its execution, modernist in spirit, timeless in quality, the Puiforcat style, protected by its membership of the Hermès group, is cultivated through contemporary and talented collaborations.
In collaboration with Bruno Paillard, a renowned Champagne winemaker and oenologist, Puiforcat has designed the Pour le Champagne collection. A kettle that majestically exhales the aromas, a bucket to guarantee freshness and a whole range of accessories that magnify the tasting experience. As popular with connoisseurs as they are with the most discerning of gourmets, the pieces in the collection can, on request, be immersed in a 24-carat gold bath that gives them an exceptional shine. Immersion Gold champagne tumblers, in vermeil (925 solid silver base, covered with 18-carat gold), height 10 cm, diameter 6.5 cm, capacity 30 cl.
Patrick Roger coloured half-spheres
Patrick Roger is a master chocolate maker who has worked his way up to the highest level of expertise, which was recognised in 2000 with the title of Meilleur Ouvrier de France. Far from confining himself to a virtuoso respect for tradition, he reveals himself to be a true alchemist, a creator of new textures and flavours, in constant search of technological evolution, a visionary artist whose hands shape cocoa like precious metals, in an approach that is a hybrid of acute awareness of nature and conceptual artistic experimentation. A personality in a class of his own, a passionate and singular creator.
The Assortment of dark chocolate sweets, decorated by hand, with extreme mastery. A meeting of art and chocolate, an ultimate tasting experience, between appearance and taste. Coloured flat half-spheres, with whisky caramel, coffee ganache, peach caramel, salted butter caramel, 16 pieces.
Mike Horn Panerai Submersible Chrono Flyback Watch
The historic watchmaking house could well embody an ideal for lovers of fine mechanics, a marriage of Italian design and Swiss perfection. Founded in Florence in 1860, the Officine de Giovanni Panerai immediately devoted itself to the manufacture of measuring instruments and noble timepieces. But it was in 1916 that its workshops developed the luminescent dial for the Italian navy, which was already ordering its sighting mechanisms. Over the years, innovations such as Radiomir, Luminor, and Millimetri followed, establishing a unique know-how for diving, before the precision calibres of the 2000s, establishing the Manufacture at the top of world watchmaking.
Submersible Chrono Flyback Mike Horn Edition watch, model PAM01291. 47 mm case in brushed titanium, both light and highly resistant. Mechanical self-winding, calibre P.9100, entirely made by Panerai, 13¾ lines, 8.15 mm thick, 37 jewels, Glucydur® balance wheel, 28,800 vibrations/hour. Incabloc® anti-shock device. 3-day power reserve, two barrels. 302 components. Unidirectional rotating bezel in matt black ceramic, counter-clockwise with graduated scale. Water-resistant to 30 bar (~300 metres). Dark blue rubber strap and satin-finished titanium trapeze-shaped buckle. Limited edition of 500 pieces.
Phantom II Iconic White, Devialet
While sound surrounds us every day, the trio of designers at the helm of this brilliant French acoustic engineering house have set out to reinvent extraordinary listening experiences, whatever the context. Through a series of radical innovations, Devialet has become synonymous with unparalleled sound quality combined with refined design. Committed to a relentless quest for innovation, the brand's engineers materialize the inspired fusion of luxury and high technology into a fine collection of ultimate audiophile icons.
Power in a compact package, for a sound so clear and powerful. Easily transportable, the Phantom II wireless speaker integrates all of Devialet's cutting-edge technologies into a volume of only 3 litres. Unreasonable XXL sound in an XXS size. Phantom II wireless speaker 98 dB, colour Iconic White, ultra-compact, touch controls.
Ellipse Creoles, Annelise Michelson
Between Paris and South Africa, her creations swing, combining artistic influences, lines marked by architecture and vitality drawn from the heart of natural forces. She thwarts the codes of jewellery to make the accessory essential, Annelise Michelson traces her singular path between luxury and ethics, working with gold, silver or bronze, ensuring a demanding supply of materials and responsible sourcing. Miniature sculptures to be worn today and loved for a long time.
The repetition and curvature of the arches of the Basilica Sanctuary of Meritxell in Andorra, built by Ricardo Bofill, have inspired the entire Ellipse collection. Futuristically inspired and expressing velocity, this pair of hoop earrings is ideal to energize and punch up your everyday outfits. Ellipse Creole earrings in sterling silver-plated brass and blue enamel, hook closure, handmade in Paris.
44°N Gin, Comte de Grasse
Produced from 22 ingredients - citrus (bitter orange, lemon, verbena, grapefruit, Sichuan pepper), cade, juniper, flowers (Centifolia rose, immortelle, honey, rose, Damascena, jasmine, mimosa, lavender), maritime (maceron, sea fennel) and traditional (coriander seed, iris root, angelica) - our gin is distilled on the French Riviera in Grasse, in the perfume capital of the world.
Special Christmas offer: a free shaker for every purchase of a bottle of 44°N
Offer available until the end of January