SINGAPORE (Dec 17): With Christmas just around the corner, you are probably about done with your shopping. In case you still find it difficult to get presents for your father, husband, brother and bestie, we have a few great ideas… or rather, Berluti does. May we suggest the following?

Watch case (main image)

The Berluti watch case in calfskin leather can hold three timepieces, thanks to removable separators. The lining and cushion are in goat suede skin to protect your watches from scratches.

Backgammon set

Backgammon players will appreciate the materials and craftsmanship that go into making the oldest board game. The case is made of rosewood and Venezia leather and leather marquetry; the dice is made of ebony and buffalo horn; and the chips are also made of buffalo horn.

Dice game

This elegant dice game has been given the luxury treatment with exquisite cutting done the traditional way and hand-sewn stitches. The five ebony dices come with metal inlays and the Berluti logo.

Mickey and friends

Shining a new light on some of the world’s most loved characters, Swarovski’s latest Disney collection includes this magnificent tribute — glittering with more than 45,000 hand-set crystals, it features Mickey alongside his friends on a black granite base

Carbon light

Carrera watches by Tag Heuer have been given a new look. The brand has introduced three models made of carbon. The lightweight material is used for the TAG Heuer Carrera Carbon Tourbillon Phantom as well as the two new chronographs — the TAG Heuer Carrera Carbon in rose gold or blue rhodium. The chronographs house the Calibre Heuer 02, which has a power reserve of 80 hours. On the design side, the model we love is the one that features a black dial; it serves as the perfect backdrop for the rose-goldplated indexes and hands, as well as the 18K rose-gold lugs.

Bright future

Seed Heritage’s trendy clothes for children are a hit. The ones for girls come in bright sorbet, pink fizz and ripe pineapple yellow with cute graphics such as ice-creams, while the ones for boys come in grapefruit, bright cobalt and parrot green.

Ultra-matte reinvented

Lancôme has created a new spin on the L’Absolu Rouge range with an ultramatte version: the L’Absolu Rouge Drama Matte. It is more matte, more intense and more radiant than normal matte reds, and has a luxuriously rich texture that makes it easy to apply. Using a “soft complex” that combines silky oils and spherical powders, the formula is enriched with emollient agents and nourishing oils, including jojoba oil, for comfort that lasts all day. It is available in 24 high-impact shades.

The naked truth
The Admiral 45 Squelette timepiece by Corum is usually all dressed up. This season, however, the watch is stripped bare so that the mechanics are revealed for all to admire the intricate inner workings. The openwork bridges are coated with an anthracite-grey surface that provides two contrasts: The first is with the movement’s nickel silver geartrains, whose copper colour stands out from the other components. The second is with the dominant colours of the Admiral 45 Squelette’s different models: turquoise blue, yellow and red. The colours allow you to customise your own pieces.