Enter the world of amazing wristwatches festooned with jewellery
SINGAPORE (Sept 2): Cartier continues to astound with its mastery of combining timepieces with exquisite jewellery through the High Jewellery watches collection this year. Miniature watches that the maison began crafting in the 1920s are still highly coveted by many collectors. Feast your eyes on this feminine collection:
Archipel High Jewellery wristwatch
White gold with a 39.57-carat oval-shaped light opal from Australia, green and blue tourmaline beads, orangey sapphire, brilliant-cut diamonds, mother-of-pearl dial and quartz movement.
Baguette Panthère High Jewellery wristwatch
White gold Baguette-cut diamonds, emerald eyes, onyx spots and nose, brilliant-cut diamonds, mechanical movement with manual winding, calibre101.
Saturne Dorée High Jewellery wristwatch
Yellow gold rose-cut diamonds, pale yellow to yellow brilliant-cut diamonds, brilliant-cut diamonds, black jade, mechanical movement with manual winding, calibre101.
Désert Rose High Jewellery secret watch
White gold with an 87.13-carat cabochon-cut rubellite, rosecut diamonds, brilliant-cut diamonds, quartz movement.
Dolce&Gabbana’s colourful fall/winter 2019 collection for men features tailoring and woven fabrics that create flamboyant classic masterpieces. Florals and tapestry designs are used in both Western and Oriental interpretations.
Moynat pays tribute to Gabrielle Réjane, a 1920s French stage and silent film actress, with a range of handbags named for her. The bags, with their bold curves and distinctive stitching, echo the unique shape of Moynat’s iconic Limousine trunk. The Gabrielle bag features an instantly recognisable twist lock that forms an “M” when locked.
Rediscover the timeless vinyl experience with Sony’s PS-LX310BT record player, which is equipped with Bluetooth connectivity. Enjoy your favourite LP with all the convenience of wireless technology.
Touch of Dutch mastery
From the Netherlands comes Grönefeld, a watch brand started by brothers Bart and Tim Grönefeld in 1998. This year, the company has launched the 1941 Decennium Tourbillon (the number refers to the year their father was born), which has an automatic movement fitted with a 22-carat solid red gold monobloc rotor (main image). Other design elements include the stainless-steel bridges that replicate the façade of Dutch houses, termed “bell gables”. The cage of the flying tourbillon in stainless steel is made without an upper bridge.
The unexpected success of Star Wars’ cinematic debut in 1977 changed the face of film forever. Equal parts fairy tale, sci-fi adventure and 1930s movie serial, the rousing space opera smashed all box-office records, becoming a cultural phenomenon worldwide and spawning one of the most successful movie franchises of all time. In collaboration with The Walt Disney Co Southeast Asia, Malaysian pewter manufacturer and retailer Royal Selangor pays homage to this milestone in cinematic history. Iconic characters, representing opposing forces from Star Wars Episodes IV, V and VI, face each other across a chessboard of tempered glass, capped by satin finish pewter feet. The embattled Rebel Alliance faces down its menacing Imperial counterparts as pewter chess pieces, enhanced by sleek bonded porcelain plinths in cool grey and matte black respectively