No mean feat: Casio timepiece breaks Guinness World Record
Casio G-Shock has survived the most gruelling test ever. Last October, the world’s heaviest vehicle drove over the G-SHOCK DW-5600E-1 for a verified challenge. To set a new record, the watch needed to function properly after being run over by a truck weighing at least 20 tonnes. The DW-5600E-1 far surpassed this weight when it withstood the crushing force of a truck weighing 24.97 tonnes, becoming the only watch to do so. The iconic DW-5600 was selected for this challenge, given its association with the G-SHOCK’s genesis. With this new Guinness World Record, it has lived up to the brand’s ethos of “Absolute Toughness”.
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Celestial beauty
Looking for a present for that special lady? Look no further than Van Cleef & Arpels’ latest SIHH offering: the Lady Arpels Planétarium. This 38mm case in white gold is set with a sea of diamonds on the bezel as well as on the crown. The dial displays a combination of celestial bodies in aventurine, sun in pink gold, shooting star in rhodium-plated gold, mercury in pink mother-of-pearl, Venus in green enamel, earth in turquoise and the moon in diamond.

Emblem of success
Montblanc presents the Emblem Absolu for men. Made using artisanal methods, Emblem Absolu follows in the footsteps of its two predecessors. The fruity-woody-oriental perfume has a note of cardamom at the heart of its fragrance trail, bringing energetic spiciness to refresh the fruity cocktail of juicy pear and tingling mandarin, while the chunky roundness of the six-ribbed bottle with its distinctive cap, crowned by the maison’s iconic emblem, is steeped in a bath of metallic gold.

Do as I say
Imagine a TV that can respond to voice commands. Well, it it is now a reality, with the introduction of ThinQ® artificial intelligence and an advanced image processor in LG’s newest OLED and SUPER UHD TVs. All you need to do is speak directly into the remote control and you can get the TV to change channels or control the volume and colour contrasts. Welcome to the future.

Louis Vuitton takes off
Here is one more reason to get yourself to Changi Airport much earlier than your flight. Louis Vuitton has opened its first South Asia airport boutique at Departure Transit Hall at Terminal 3. This duplex store is a nod to the Louis Vuitton travel heritage, as the company started out as a trunk maker and evolved to what it is today.

Rose-gold luxury
A signature Chrono model from the TAG Heuer manufacture, the TAG Heuer Carrera HEUER-01 is now available in titanium and 18-carat rose gold. This chronograph shares the same features as the original HEUER-01 — the skeleton dial, the 45mm diameter case (this time in titanium) and the bezel with tachymeter scale. The watch’s lugs, hands and indices are made from 18-carat rose gold. The piece is finished with a full-grain calfskin leather strap with the TAG Heuer shield embossed on the sections close to the lugs. 

This article appeared in Issue 813 (Jan 15) of The Edge Singapore.

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