I love driving along the winding roads in the French Riviera. The scenery and views in this part of France—and the world—are some of the most stunning you can find, and I can’t help but remind myself how lucky I am to live here.
You can’t hear this sound, but I’ll try my best to describe it. It’s the smooth rumble of the Bentley Continental GT V8 engine. With the power to go from a standing start to 60 miles an hour in just 4.6 seconds—and reaching a top speed of 190 mph (305 km/h)—this car is not only speedy on the road, it also gives me enough control to feel in command behind the wheel.
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It’s powerful in terms of speed, but it’s also sleekly designed and painted in a very rare and eye-catching amber color.
Inside, traditional wood, leather and metal intertwine for a modern feel that captures the sporty, youthful spirit of the V8. Every detail has been well thought out and carefully finished by hand to make for a seamless experience in this fabulous cockpit.
My schedule is pretty busy today. I have to head quickly over to Casino Square for a few meetings. For this occasion, I’m sporting business attire in the form of a grey Brooks Brothers suit. You can never go wrong with this style, since it’s classy and perfectly tailored. Plus, you can opt to wear a tie and dress it up. To complete the look, I chose a practical bag with plenty of storage space to hold my accessories and anything else I may need for the weekend.
On the wrist I have paired a sleek Chopard L.U.C XP timepiece made of 18K white gold with a black dial finish. It is one of my favorite timepieces—the ultimate expression of timeless elegance with its clean design, ultra-thin case, and mechanical self-winding calibre with a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour. With its 65-hour power reserve, you’re guaranteed precision and reliability.
Let’s head over to the harbor by the Yacht Club de Monaco. I need to pass by the Brooks Brothers Monaco store, which is located in the YCM galleries. How lucky I could bring the Continental to the quai today.
After a quick fitting, it’s already time to go the other side of the Port Hercule for a driving session.
As the sun starts setting, it’s my cue that I need to get ready for tonight’s black tie event.
As I arrive behind the Casino de Monte-Carlo in my Brooks Brothers tux, I realize how the Amber Continental beautifully matches the architecture of the stunning building in the backdrop. What an exceptional scene: this Monte-Carlo landmark, gorgeous vehicle and stylish tux. This was the moment when I realized my style—and Monaco’s—is all about classic elegance.
This was all about Classic Elegance.
Special thanks to our partners for being part of that story:
Bentley Motors and the extraordinary amber Bentley Continental GT V8.
Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer Group and their marvellous resorts among them the Casinos de Monte-Carlo and its one of a kind architecture.
Brooks Brothers Monaco stylish and classy menswear, the perfect gentlemen style.
Chopard luxury timepieces. We particularly loved the Black Dial L.U.C XP luxury watch.
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