A Belgrado la 24 Hours of Elegance

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Si è rinnovato, alla sua sesta edizione, l’appuntamento delle 24 Hours of Elegance a Belgrado dal 9/11 settembre, con un Gala di apertura, di quello che è considerato uno degli eventi europei più glamour, presso il Palazzo Bianco a Belgrado.

La manifestazione si snoda come un viaggio affascinante tra  collezioni e suggerimenti delle aziende più importanti italiane, la moda e il fashion tramandati attraverso generazioni e il loro impegno, segnali di lusso nell’elegante ambiente del Palazzo Bianco di Belgrado, da sfondo la bellezza incantata della sua storia, e di scena un patrimonio di manodopera eccezionale, per una scenografia creata dalla Degorsi Luxury Consulting 24 Sata Elegancije, Alexandre Djordevic e Cristina Egger, che ripercorrono insieme, lui con la sua grande classe ed charme e lei, bella ed elegante in un abito couture di Roxana Pansino Couture e calzature di Duccio Venturi Bottier nero e oro, una storia di genialità, artigianalità e lavoro manuale, soprattutto una storia di Famiglie italiane che hanno radicato il senso del made in Italy. La sesta edizione della 24 Ore di Eleganza di Belgrado ha fatto della capitale serba, proprio nel periodo delle sfilata in tutto il mondo, un punto importante , dove l’attenta regia della Degorsi, spaziando da abiti e calzature, design, arte, gioielleria e orologi, auto d’epoca e whisky e champagne, oltre ad un intermezzo charity di un asta di beneficenza di prodotti offerti da aziende italiane a favore della Fondazione Lifeline Organizzazione Umanitaria della Principessa Katherina di Jugoslavia; infatti nel corso degli anni, Lifeline ha fornito elementi quali le macchine a ultrasuoni neonatali, unità mobili di mammografia, radiologia formazione del personale medico, letti elettrici per unità di terapia intensiva e dispositivi per i bambini con problemi di udito e computer per gli orfani. L’asta ha visto la “coffa” siciliana di Tizzini aggiudicata da un ospite giapponese.24-hours-of-elegance
Nella serata di venerdì 9 settembre, al Palazzo Bianco e alla presenza del Principe ereditario di Serbia Alessandro e alla principessa Katherina, è stata presentata la mostra “Maestri dell’Eccellenza” dedicata all’ Italian Style e al fatto a mano, in particolare le aziende di Milano,  protagoniste del grande show, la sartoria A. Caraceni, la calzoleria Rivolta, la camiceria Siniscalchi e il Lanificio dei Fratelli Cerruti, serata bagnata dallo Champagne G.H. MUMM; la serata organizzata in partnership con il Gran Casinò di Belgrado, con il supporto della Federazione serba di auto storiche (FIVA), della Città di Belgrado, del Museo dell’Automobile e dell’Ufficio Turistico di Belgrado, ha visto come protagonista Zenith, la celebre Maison svizzera presente con i suoi segnatempo, in particolare con El Primero 36.000 VPH Classic Car, erede del primo cronografo automatico della storia dedicato al mondo delle auto storiche, un segnatempo in cui tradizione ed eleganza trovano la loro perfetta sintesi.

Una serata di così alta classe ed eleganza è stata “bagnata” da ottimi drink, con il sottofondo di una grande musica: Ken Lindsay, Chivas international brand ambassador ha seguito gli ospiti in una degustazione del famoso whisky, mentre il talentuoso pianista italiano Alessandro Martire scandiva con le sue note lo stile e il glamour della sfilata del brand Roxana Pansino Couture, ospitata per la prima volta  sulla scalinata del Palazzo Bianco, in una notte che poteva sembrare una favola con abiti di sogno in una location piena di storia.

E la parte maschile e sportiva della 24 Hours of Elegance esprime la sua allure con una esposizione di spettacolari auto d’epoca, veri gioielli, evento che, da quest’anno, è stato inserito alla lista dei prestigiosi eventi Unesco – criteri di evento FIVA – punto di riferimento per l’automobilismo mondiale: il 10 settembre si è svolto il Degorsi Memorial Grand Prix 1939 nel  Parco di Kalemegdan, il più importante evento automobilistico, che ha preso nome da un famoso e storico Grand Prix  per le strade di Belgrado nel 1939.

L’evento ha avuto il suo culmine nella giornata di sabato dove collezionisti provenienti da tutta Europa hanno presentato auto storiche,  i loro gioielli, e con lo Zenith Concours d’Elegance 2016, premio  a cui hanno partecipato cinque esclusive vetture di altrettanti collezionisti: Corrado Lopresto, Paolo Bianchi, Alfredo D’Angieri, Franco Lombardi e Saso Hrovat. La premiazione si è tenuta davanti al Gran Casinò con l’assegnazione del Chivas Best Show 2016.

Crediti ph: Edoardo Tranchese I Fotografi


City of Belgrade hosted the sixth edition of the finest classic car and culture of excellence event in Southeast Europe, the 24 hours of Elegance – Concours d’Elegance & Salon of Excellence, from September 9-11, in partnership with Grand Casino Beograd and Belgrade Waterfront and in synergy with Serbian Federation of Historic Vehicles (FIVA Member), strongly supported by the City of Belgrade, Museum of Automobiles and in cooperation with the Tourist Organization of Belgrade (TOB). The event is be held under the patronage of the Royal Family of Serbia. Zenith 24 hours of Elegance by Chivas, is a FIVA World Motoring Heritage Event under patronage of the UNESCO.24-hours-of-elegance

It is international event dedicated to the prestigious brands, which are the synonyms of supreme quality manufacture and craftsmanship of details. Gathering commenced at the White Palace, on Friday, September 9, 2016, with the opening of MASTERS OF EXCELLENCE exhibition, presented by the renowned ARBITER magazine, dedicated to the Milanese style, presenting supreme maisons, renowned for their artisanship, such as A.CARACENI bespoke tailors, superb gentlemen’s shoes RIVOLTA, finest handmade shirts by SINISCALCHI, and the exclusive cloth makers Lanificio F.lli CERRUTI, with support of G.H. MUMM champagne. Splendid suits and shirts of Milanses masters were paired with excellent hand made ties by local artisan MARUSKA whose list of clients include King of Sweden, Pince of Walles and President Putin. Simultaneously, KEN LINDSAY, CHIVAS international Brand Ambassador, took VIP guests for tasting of CHIVAS REGAL Extra, at the Royal Library. Complementing its collection of premium blended Scotch whiskies, Chivas Regal Extra is one of the richest, most generous tasting blends within this category, crafted for those who look for more (*The first new expression in non duty-free channels/airports).

This year’s edition was dedicated to the extraordinary ZENITH timepieces, who for more than 150 years is bringing style and substance to the wrists of sartorially minded men and women. This year Zenith has presented 3 iconic new watches that showcase the vintage, craftsmanship and the passion have never been so current and in sync with the future. The El primero 36’000 vph classic cars, eloquently epitomizes Zenith’s involvement in this world of sophistication and sport, where speed and performance are highlighted by exceptional exteriors. At the heart of its brushed steel case hums a high-precision mechanism: the legendary El Primero chronograph.

The ultimate route to timeless elegance! Zenith’s rich heritage, tradition, passion and pursuit of excellence reflect the legacy of its slogan “Legends are forever” that is strongly underscored at the 24 hours of Elegance event. At the Royal Palace, guests enjoyed the live performance of young Italian star – pianist & composer Alessandro Martire, while the second part of the event will included charity auction followed by the presentation of the refined jewelry designer BONATO 1960 and couture show of ROXANA PANSINO. At the auction, the renowned consumer electronics company LG donated its latest model LG OLED TV 4K, to the charity foundation of Princess Katherine. After dinner, the celebrated Cinema hall of the Palace, 24-hours-of-elegancehosted the screening of “Driving Dreams” directed by Gianluca Migliarotti, the world famous film director. A special accent was placed on presentation of famous Maison of cognac – MARTELL, when Jean-Jacques Regnault, Martell International Brand Ambassador, revealed a full refinement of this supreme brand, with an exclusive tasting of the legendary Martell Cordon Bleu, the cognac for true connoisseurs. Saturday, September 10 was marked by “Belgrade Classic Car Show 2016”, presented by ZENITH and in partnership with UNIQA insurance, when automobile star-cars, owned by the reputable international and local collectors were on display. The opening was followed by “MEMORIAL GRAND PRIX BELGRADE 1939”, a unique Tour Historique parade of the most beautiful automobiles, racing on the same route of the famous 1939 Grand Prix racetrack around Kalemegdan fortress, where the last pre war race took place. Grand Casino Beograd hosted, for the sixth year, the prestigious car show “Zenith Concours d’Elegance 2016“, exhibition of the most beautiful models of classic cars. These splendid cars were evaluated by the professional jury preeided by Giuliano Bensi, president of the Tuscan Classic Car Federaticon CAMET, who selected the best ones in different categories. The afternoon culminated with the award ceremony of the coveted „CHIVAS Best of Show 2016“ award.

• COLLEZIONE LOPRESTO, presented by Duccio Lopresto, won the Chivas Best of Show with splendid 1960 ALFA ROMEO 2000 Sprint Praho Touring

• Best in Class of Cabriolets, was 1963 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Drop-head, of world renowned collector PAOLO BIANCHI

• His Excellency Ambassador Alfredo D’Angieri won Best in Class Gentleman cars with his famous Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith from 1957, winner at the Concours dElegance in Florence just a few months ago

• Best in Class Racing Cars went to Franco Lombardi with a racing PORSCHE 356

• Special jury prize went to an amazing 1951 Barker DAIMLER DB 18 cabriolet, of renowned Slovenian collector Saso Hrovat

• Another Special jury prize went to Bora Nastasic and his 1960 Buick Electra 225

During the Memorial, our partners from Motor Heritage Consulting and DVG Solving, presented a special segment titled Nuvolari is back to Belgrade, in presence of members from the City Council of Mantua24-hours-of-elegance (birthplace of Tazio Nuvolari), the Museum ‘Tazio Nuvolari’, the ‘Scuderia Tazio Nuvolari’ and the AMAMS (the Associazione Mantovana Auto e Moto Storiche ‘Tazio Nuvolari’). For the first time ever – the last private Nuvolari car, a FIAT 1400, bought by Tazio Nuvolari in 1950, the last vehicle registered directly at his name, that is on permanent display Tazio Nuvolari Museum in Mantova (Italy), came to Belgrade. The second part of Saturday, September 10, at the beautiful hall of BELGRADE WATERFRONT gallery, was dedicated to the „Salon of Excellence“, held in partnership with The Economist and with support of ABSOLUT vodka and LUXLIFE.rs.

At the conference and exhibition of superb handmade objects, panelists introducedprestigious Maisons from the entire world, such as:

ZENITH – exclusive wrist-watches, who celebrated amazing collaboration with COHIBA,

A.CARACENI tailors, masters of bespoke suits – symbols of men’s elegance and milanese style whose master tailor Carlo Andreacchio was with us.

RIVOLTA, a hundred years old milanese shoemakers was presented by CEO Fabrizio Rivolta, maestro who designs superb men’s shoes and successfully couples beauty with functionality.

Special guest was the maestro of luxury handmade shirts, Alessandro SINISCALCHI who present their most exclusive models.

KEN LINDSAY, CHIVAS international Brand Ambassador, presented the secrets of the latest member of Chivas Regal family – CHIVAS REGAL EXTRA.

Lastly ladies segment was covered by beautiful presentation of jewelry by BONATO MILANO 1960.

Latest addition to our event was the Contemporary Art segment, in cooperation with NESOVIC FINE ARTS gallery, who showed some of the stars of art-world of Southeast Europe hailing from Belgrade.

In the evening an exclusive VIP gastronomic event took place, with tasting of Martell cognacs and food pairing, at Belgrade Waterfront. The dinner was hosted by Jean-Jacques Regnault, Martell International Brand Ambassador, who revealed a full refinement of this supreme brand. With a specifically designed menu perfectly paired with different Martell cognacs, this dinner was a real treat for the senses, a true fusion of drinks and cuisine.

The 24 hours of Elegance – 2016 edition – had its official wrap up with a spectacular “CHIVAS REGAL Extra – Welcome to the next level party ” in the marvelous ambience of Diva lounge in Grand Casino Beograd, in partnership with Gloria magazine, Clubbing TV and Three Fingerz Musique of Duccio Lopresto, that eventually was the music highlight of the evening and wonderful completion of the manifestation.

Credits ph: Edoardo Tranchese I Fotografi

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