On the other side of the Atlantic this week, thousands of Brazilians are joyfully applying the final embellishments to their flamboyant costumes — beading, feathers and sequins — in preparation for the annual Rio Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. Beginning on Friday, there will be minimal sleep until the parties come to an end on Ash Wednesday. This is the biggest carnival in the world, with both local and international revellers joining the parades on the Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí, and the lavish balls around Rio and many other centres, in what appears to be a week-long samba marathon marking the beginning of Lent.
Although the performers’ costumes are elaborate and sparkling, the body coverage is usually kept to an absolute minimum, helping to accentuate their sexy moves in dance. Named after Brazil’s capital city, with its modern architecture designed by Oscar Niemeyer in the 1960s, the Ebel Brasilia with its familiar curved and sensual rectangular case is a perfect accessory to these summer celebrations. Modern, harmoniously proportioned, utilitarian and elegant, Ebel shares a vocabulary with architecture that speaks to its core values, design approach and even its marketing tagline “Architects of Time”.
Keep your cool this summer with one of the sparkling updates to the Brasilia jewellery watches with case size 22.90mm x 30mm, presented in stainless steel and refreshing ice blue or dark anthracite grey dials, featuring the iconic “Kissing E” at noon, and 11 diamonds (0.0715cts) for the remaining hours. Powered by quartz ETA 976.001 movements, they are also available on two-tone, 18K yellow-gold and stainless-steel bracelets with a mother-of-pearl dial and diamond-set case option.
And when the party shifts to the beach, there is no need to be left feeling totally naked because each Brasilia is water resistant to 50m.
• POA, Picot & Moss 011-669-0500.