This seasons lust-haves
It may be beautiful but Ulysse Nardin’s Jade ‘Grand Feu’ in red ruby is more than just a pretty face. It’s water resistant to 30 metres and incorporates silicon components for enhanced precision and durability. Practicalities designed to save manicured nails also come into play – the time and date can be adjusted with a simple turn. A diamond-ringed bezel surrounds the enamelled dial and the date window sits beneath a curve of diamonds and three diamond drops. A red alligator strap is the perfect match. POA
New York, New York
Bond No.9 is not only the first American perfumerie to be headed by a woman, its perfumes are the first to be named after New York City neighbourhoods. The Nolita perfume and lipstick duo is named after a downtown hotspot near the company’s headquarters. Along with notes of freesia, lilies, rose, jasmine sambac, soft amber, musk and sandalwood, the perfume has unexpected hints of tangerine. RRP US$350
Tied up in a bow
Oscar de la Renta’s Red Rogan Bow Box Clutch is designed to add a finishing flourish to elegant outfits on the most formal of occasions. With its flowing lines and designer flair, this fiery red accessory delivers drama and delight in equal measures. A contrasting clasp keeps your essentials secure and takes the clutch all the way upmarket. US$1895
Spirit of Hawaii
Christian Louboutin’s high-end patent leather stilettos feature the same unmistakable red-lacquered soles for which this French fashion designer is known, but these stilettos are eye-catching in their own right. The fresh and colourful Hawaiian motif manages to capture the spirit of the islands in an entirely glamorous manner. The Pigalle Follies style offers a variation on the iconic Pigalle design with a slightly shorter toe box and superfine stiletto heel. The plunging 100-millimetre arch creates a daring silhouette. Jennifer Lopez, Madonna and Sarah Jessica Parker are just some of the celebrities known to love Christian Louboutin creations – on and off the screen. RRP$965
Television imitating art
Samsung’s The Frame is a TV with a difference. When not in use, it becomes a realistic-looking painting or print hanging on the wall. Buy an individual artwork to display or sign up for a monthly art subscription to change the look at will. The Frame adjusts brightness and colour in line with ambient lighting conditions and even switches off when you leave the room. RRP $3299 (55-inch version)
The first of the next-generation line of integrated amplifiers from McIntosh offers 200 watts per channel and combines amplification prowess and preamplifier capabilities into one unit. Engineered with new, more powerful control microprocessors to improve overall system operation, the MA8900 has been engineered to deliver the best sound possible. The amplifier embodies the timeless McIntosh aesthetic complete with blue watt meters, black glass front panel, illuminated logo, and aluminium end caps. RRP $14,995
Vertu for Bentley
A step ahead of your average smartphone, the Vertu Signature Touch combines powerful performance with custom craftsmanship. The new Signature Touch for Bentley allows buyers to customise their Vertu with their favourite Bentley leather interior, whether brown, red, cream or blue or a combination of two. Stitching and engraving can also be customised for a one-of-a-kind look. From €15,200
The limited-edition Centenario Coupe is a fitting tribute to the centenary of Automobili Lamborghini founder Ferruccio Lamborghini’s birth, and just 20 coupe and 20 roadster versions of the masterpiece are being produced. The Centenario’s engine produces 770hp and powers from 0-100km/h in 2.8 seconds, with a top speed of 350km/h. The car’s aerodynamic design includes an extending rear wing to provide more downforce at high speeds, while rear-wheel steering provides extra agility and stability. Dreaming of owning one? Keep dreaming. All 40 versions to be made have already been sold.
This article appeared in volume 26 of Signature Luxury Travel & Style. To subscribe to the latest issue, click here.