Cartier

Cartier Launches New Panthère de Cartier Watch
Annabelle Wallis is the New Face of Panthère de Cartier
For 2018 the Panthère de Cartier watch adopts a generous range of feminine looks. The bracelet, available in a double or triple loop, glints with lusty sensuality. Its flowing form is supple on the skin as the iconic style of the Panthère de Cartier watch layers elegance upon elegance. The dainty square case with rounded corners and the intuitive design are quintessentially Cartier. Annabelle Wallisembodies the Panthère woman for Cartier, becoming the new Panthère ambassador for watchmaking and jewellery. She is a cosmopolitan woman of the world: the multilingual British actress speaks Portuguese, Spanish and French.

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SWAROVSKI LETS THE SWAN TAKE THE SPOTLIGHT

Leading global jewelry brand, Swarovski, highlighted the oh-so-iconic swan motif at Bangkok’s dazzling ‘Let The Swan Take The Spotlight’ event.

The swan has been synonymous with the Swarovski brand since 1989. This icon of femininity has a lot of personality, just like Swarovski jewelry. The new Swarovski Facet Swan Collection is elegance defined through modernity.

This year, the Facet Swan collection is more special than ever with global collaboration with one of the most popular South Korean actress, Park Shin Hye, who has long collaborated with Swarovski since the beginning of 2016, has recently been selected as the jewelry brand’s global model for this dazzling collection. This is the very first time a South Korean has been nominated as the global influencer of Swarovski.

The ‘Let The Swan Take The Spotlight’ event is held at Bangkok’s latest rooftop bar, Vanilla Sky, at the Compass Skyview Hotel. The high-rise luxury establishment is nestled in the heart of Bangkok. The modern sky bar is the perfect location to unveil this iconic and modern collection. The ideal venue also offers a panoramic, breathtaking view of Bangkok’s cosmopolitan skyline.

The iconic collection of delicate rose gold-plated accessories marks a new generation in a long history of legendary Swarovski swans. A distinctive and dimensional crystal pavé swan set in rose gold plating is a recurring element across this refined collection.

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Chaumet – Crown Your Love

In the beginning was the love between Napoleon and Josephine, celebrated by the Maison.

Today, the Chaumet wedding pays tribute to the spirit of that mythical union, offering each woman the choice of distinction and elegance. From the emblematic Joséphine collection to the other lines, the Maison proposes infinite possibilities to create one’s own ring, for a unique event.

Founding myth

Throughout its history, Chaumet has placed happiness at the heart of its creativity, celebrating tender feelings, love and passion. The intimate witness of its client’s cherished moments, Chaumet provides the precious milestones of a couple’s existence; engagement rings, wedding bands, tiaras… the eternal symbols that accompany the ceremonies of affection. From the tiara to the aigrette ring, marriage, the founding ceremony of the Maison’s identity, holds a place of honour in Chaumet creations.

Every love story is unique

All of the Maison’s creations exalt the bond between two beings and offer infinite possibilities for a unique event. The solitaires tell the story of the Maison and embody the Chaumet style of airy settings that enhance the splendour of diamonds, with nine different models.

Crown your love

the customised exceptional solitaire

The Chaumet difference resides in these emblematic wedding collections that offer a large creative palette, so that every love story becomes unique. Thanks to a vast choice of settings and stones, the “Crown Your Love” service gives couples the opportunity to create their own personal engagement ring, an immaculate and unique creation made just for them. The nine models can be adorned with certified diamonds weighing between 0.3 and 1.20 carats, and up to 1.7 carats for the

Frisson collection. Only at Chaumet: couples can consult the GIA certificates of the diamonds on offer, starting at 0.30 carats and adding a tenth for a precise carat weight. This allows them to choose their stone according to the most precise criteria, the traditional 4Cs, as well as additional ones such as symmetry. It takes just three to four weeks to receive the ring of one’s dreams.

For each solitaire its own wedding band

For Chaumet, solitaires and wedding bands are a perfect fit; each line has its own wedding bands for her or for him. The signature collections have been enriched with a stackable wedding band; the iconic Joséphine takes on the V-shape of the aigrette, Liens curves to welcome the crossing ribbon motif and the graphic honeycomb structure of Bee my Love nests into that of its solitaire. Torsade and Plume also echo the lines of the collection. A selection of simple bands, Les Eternelles de Chaumet, offers pave-set, rounded or bevel-edged models.

For men, the Liens wedding band and Dandy watch express the discreet elegance of the esthete. Heirs of the Chaumet visual codes, these pieces evoke style rather than fashion. The Torsade, Plume and Intemporelles Les Eternelles de Chaumet wedding bands have also been designed just for men.

GUCCI BASELWORLD 2018 TIMEPIECE AND JEWELLERY COLLECTION

Gucci presents six new collections of timepiece and jewellery at Basel 2018. The brand new booth reflects the new contemporary vision of Gucci Creative Director. Materials, colors and visual tools are completely consistent with the new Gucci identity and in full alignment with the flagship stores concept. Visuals appearing on the booth are the ones of the new advertising campaign shot by Colin Dodgson, directed by Chris Simmonds who also directed the fashion campaign.

This year, the brand has extended new members to the two existing timepiece and jewellery collections, focusing on the new launch of automatic watches and three dimensional (3D) hologram watch.

New Automatic Watches

Gucci is enriching its men’s offering with five innovative new 40 mm automatic watches. Two of the new Swiss Made timepieces come with a GMT function, with an additional hour hand in the shape of a snake for tracking time in a second time zone. Showing a high level of craftsmanship, one features a yellow gold PVD case, yellow gold-colored chevron dial, and black alligator cuff, while the other has a steel case, silver-colored guilloché dial, and striking emerald-green alligator cuff. Two further variants have been worked with black leather straps for a powerful yet easy-to-wear look. The first displays a yellow gold PVD case and yellow gold-colored chevron dial, and the second combines a steel case with a silver-colored guilloché dial.

GUCCI EXTENDS THE G-TIMELESS WATCH COLLECTION

Gucci is introducing a new interpretation of a classic watch within the G-Timeless line. Each one blends the look of an easy to wear Swiss Made watch with new House motifs such as the bee, the star, and the heart as index markers. The new additions include two 27mm variants. One shines in pure silver tones with a steel case, silver dial with a silver feline head, and steel bracelet. Offering a mixed metal look, the other combines a steel case and silver dial with a yellow gold feline head and steel and yellow gold PVD bracelet.

Two further 38mm variants inject a vibrant dose of color into the collection, with the snake motif in red, black, and white on a silver dial. A steel case and a steel or steel and yellow gold PVD bracelet finish these new designs. Each timepiece features sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating inside and is water resistant to 50 meters.

*G-TIMELESS BECOMES THREE-DIMENSIONAL

Gucci is adding a new twist to the G-Timeless watch line with a new 38mm quartz variant. With a bold hologram effect and distinctive mix of materials, this is a unique and innovative watch that catches attention through three-dimensional look.

Both the dial and strap showcase the GG logo as a floating hologram, offering a playful and unexpected interpretation of a classic Gucci motif. Finished with a stainless steel ardillon buckle, the unisex plastic strap is designed to fit all wrist sizes from 150 mm to 192 mm.

On the back of the case is an engraving of the Ouroboros motif, which appears in the House jewelry collection as well. This striking timepiece also features sapphire crystal with antireflective coating inside and is water resistant to 50 meters. With its easy-to-wear combination of black and white tones, this new watch will lend an eye-catching touch to any outfit.

 

Margot Robbie – New CHANEL ambassador

Ambassador Margot ROBBIE wearing a custom CHANEL Haute Couture dress to the 90th Academy Awards.
She is nominated for the award of “Best Actress” for the movie “I, Tonya” directed by Craig Gillespie
The corseted long dress, is custom made by Karl Lagerfeld, with white topstitched georgette draped on the arms and a bodice embroidered with a 3D band of crystal tubes and rounded garland neckline adorned with two 3D camellias in crystal tube embroidery. The dress finishes with an asymmetrical skirt of multi layered georgette, veiled in chiffon.
Corsage and strap embroideries by Lesage. 130 hours of work to assemble the embroidery in Paris.
Information on the dress:
The dress required 550 hours of work and 7 people to complete
Margot Robbie : “I can’t believe I’m wearing an Haute couture dress made for me by Karl Lagerfeld for CHANEL. It’s a fantasy. I feel like myself but still as glamorous as I’ve ever dreamed I would at the Oscars.”
CHANEL Fine Jewelry : “Maud” ring, “Comète” and “Coco Crush” earrings in 18K white gold and diamonds

ANNA HU

Sweet Fond Memory The Spring Blossom Collection

The Spring Blossom Earrings

White diamonds, total of 0.68 carats. Colored diamonds, total of 4.70 carats. Spinel, total of 0.21 carats. Colored corundum, total of 1.11 carats. Metal parts: 18K white gold, gold and rose gold.

 

Spring, the season of love, often reminds Anna Hu of her date back when she was 24. She vaguely remembers her visit to a fully-bloomed cherry blossom garden at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden in New York, where she appreciated cherry blossoms for the first time. And up until today, the visit remains a favorable memory of hers.

Amongst the fully-bloomed cherry blossom, the sunlight is glinting through the sprouting buds. The soft and flourishing cherry blossoms symbolize life, happiness and eternity. In remembrance of this memory and cherry blossom, Anna Hu enraptures and encapsulate this meaningful scene in her latest collection the Spring Blossom Collection.

The ring is inspired by the glistening sun, the flourishing cherry blossoms, and the lively butterflies, Anna Hu interweaves the matured cherry blossom with the bedazzling sunshine similar to the bubbling champagne sparkling in the flute. Waltzing to the finish are bustling and cheerful butterflies, together to set the scene of this spring.

The Spring Blossom Ring

White diamonds, total of 1.79 carats. Colored diamonds, total of 2.4 carats, pink corundum, total of 0.79 carats. Metal parts: 18K gold and rose gold.

 

The Spring Blossom Collection is an artistic jewelry collection designed especially for Asian women. It Utilize white diamonds, pink diamonds, yellow diamonds, rubies and emeralds. Anna Hu took the challenge of creating through “exquisite and light” in-lay technique. Moreover, the Spring Blossom Collection pairs the metal materials to the color of the gemstones, with the extensive use of 18K white gold, gold and rose gold, and through interspersion to create a sense of layering. Unique gemstones paired to show gradient colors are used to create vivid cherry blossom and butterfly, bringing Spring alive to wearer.

 

 

New Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe and Cabriolet

Two dream cars

As members of the large and successful S-Class family, the coupé and cabriolet benefits from the same extensive innovations that have just been introduced on the saloon. These include new or functionally considerably extended driving assistance systems, the modern control and display concept with Widescreen Cockpit and new generation of steering wheels and integrated ENERGIZING comfort control.

Innovative OLED tail lamps as standard

Innovative OLED tail lamps are a new feature of the S-Class Coupé and S-Class Cabriolet. With this technology (organic light emitting diode), wafer-thin layers of organic materials are printed on a glass plate and made to illuminate. The total of 66 ultra-flat OLEDs act like floating elements inside the tail lamp; in addition, they emit a highly homogeneous light pattern in all directions and form a unique day and night design. Locking and unlocking the vehicle is additionally emphasised by an animated dynamic light sequence with subsequent dimming-up of the tail lights. Of course, the OLED tail lamps also employ the usual Mercedes-Benz multi-level technology with different levels of intensity for brake lamps and turn signal indicators depending on the driving condition and ambient brightness (day/night).

Luxury lounge with Widescreen Cockpit and new generation of steering wheels

The interior of the new S-Class models is characterised by the two new high- resolution and brilliant displays, each with a screen diagonal of 12.3 inches. Visually, the two displays under one shared glass cover blend into a Widescreen Cockpit and as a central element consequently emphasise the horizontal orientation of the interior design.

Like the instrument cluster, this Widescreen Cockpit contains a large display with virtual instruments in the direct field of vision of the driver, as well as a central display above the centre console. The all-digital cockpit offers the three visually very different styles “Classic”, “Sporty” and “Progressive”. Depending on personal preference or matching the selected interior, the styles can be quickly changed from the instrument cluster and the central display.

Both models have Touch Control Buttons on the steering wheel. They respond to swiping motions like the screen of a smartphone. They enable the driver to control the functions of the instrument cluster and of the entire infotainment system without having to take their hands off the steering wheel. The operation of DISTRONIC and cruise control with controls directly on the steering wheel is another new feature.

The infotainment system can also be operated via the touchpad with controller in the centre console and by LINGUATRONIC voice control. Voice control has for the first time been extended to include vehicle functions. Voice commands can now also be used to control the air conditioning and seat heating/ventilation, interior lighting (ambient lighting, reading lights, lighting in the rear), fragrancing/ionisation, seat massage function and Head-up Display.

ENERGIZING comfort control for greater well-being and alertness

ENERGIZING comfort control (optional equipment) links various comfort systems in the vehicle together. It systematically uses the functions of the climate control system (including fragrancing) and the seats (heater, ventilation, massage), the panel heating as well as lighting and musical atmospheres, and enables a specific wellness set-up tailored to the mood and need of the customer. As a result, well- being and performance levels are enhanced.

There are five programmes can be selected: Freshness, Warmth, Vitality, Joy and Comfort. The programmes all run for ten minutes. They are visualised on the head unit with colour graphics, and backed by suitable music.

Wireless charging of smartphones

Mobile phones can be charged as standard, wirelessly and without a telephone holder. Wireless charging works with all mobile devices (up to a screen diagonal of 15.2 cm) that support or can be retrofitted to support the Qi standard. The charging pad is integrated into the stowage compartment at the front of the centre console.

 

Suspension with eyes now sees even better

In 2014 in the S-Class Coupé, the optional MAGIC BODY CONTROL suspension with curve tilting function was a world first in a standard-production car. The body tilts to the inside of the turn by up to 2.65 degrees and thereby reduces the transverse forces perceived by the passengers. This innovative system recognises bends with the help of a stereo camera behind the windscreen, and a lateral acceleration sensor of the ROAD SURFACE SCAN suspension. In the new S-Class Coupé, this suspension control is further improved: the system’s new stereo camera has a much better performance and works at speeds up to 180 km/h. The S-Class Cabriolet is fitted as standard with the full-support AIRMATIC semi-active air suspension featuring infinitely variable damping control.

New V8 biturbo with cylinder shutoff

The new V8 biturbo in the S 560 Coupé and S 560 Cabriolet is one of the world’s most economical V8 petrol engines and consumes up to eight percent less than its predecessor. To lower the fuel consumption, four cylinders of the new V8 are deactivated simultaneously under partial load with the help of the CAMTRONIC valve-lift adjustment system (Coupé only). This reduces the pumping losses while improving the overall efficiency of the remaining four cylinders by shifting the operating point towards higher loads.

 The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupé at a glance:

 

Model

S 560 Coupé

Mercedes-AMG S 63 Coupé

Mercedes-AMG S 65 Coupé

No. of cylinders/ arrangement

V8 biturbo

V12 biturbo

Transmissions

9G-TRONIC

AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9-speed transmission

AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS
7G TRONIC

Total displacement (cc)

3,982

5,980

Rated output (hp/rpm)

469/ 5,250-5,500

612/ 5,500-6,000

630/ 4,800-5,400

Max torque (Nm at rpm)

700/ 2,000-4,000

900/ 2,750-4,500

1,000/ 2,300-4,300

Fuel consumption Combined (l/100km)

8.0-8.3

9.3

11.9

CO2 emissions combined (g/km)

183-188

211

279

Emission standard

EU6

Acceleration 0-100km/h (s)

4.6

3.5

4.1

Top speed (km/h)

250

List Price in Hong Kong (HKD)

2,258,000

2,998,000

4,298,000

The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet at a glance:

Model

S 560 Cabriolet

Mercedes-AMG S 63 Cabriolet

Mercedes-AMG S 65 Cabriolet

No. of cylinders/ arrangement

V8 biturbo

V12 biturbo

Transmissions

9G-TRONIC

AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9-speed transmission

AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS
7G TRONIC

Total displacement (cc)

3,982

5,980

Rated output (hp/rpm)

469/ 5,250-5,500

612/ 5,500-6,000

630/ 4,800-5,400

Max torque (Nm at rpm)

700/ 2,000-4,000

900/ 2,750-4,500

1,000/ 2,300-4,300

Fuel consumption Combined (l/100km)

8.7-9.0

10.1

12.0

CO2 emissions combined (g/km)

199-204

229

272

Emission standard

EU6

Acceleration 0-100km/h (s)

4.6

3.5

4.1

Top speed (km/h)

250

List Price in Hong Kong (HKD)

2,558,000

3,248,000

4,498,000

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony 36mm

The Patrimony self-winding 36 mm appears in white gold

One of Vacheron Constantin’s most emblematic models now appears in a 36 mm-diameter white gold version suited to both masculine and feminine wrists. After the gentle warmth of pink gold, this Patrimony self-winding model now flaunts its pure, contemporary style in 18-carat white gold. A new interpretation fitted with a leather strap in classic black or a bolder shiny red.

The distinguished aesthetic appeal of this Patrimony self-winding watch is matched by the inherent nobility of a mechanical self-winding movement developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin. Calibre 2450 Q6 is endowed with a 40-hour power reserve and drives the hours, minutes, central seconds as well as an aperture-type date display. A transparent sapphire crystal caseback provides a chance to admire the 22 carats gold oscillating weight adorned with a motif inspired by Vacheron Constantin’s Maltese cross emblem. It also reveals the caliber’s hand finishing reflecting the highest Fine Watchmaking standards. A stop-seconds system guarantees precise adjustment and thus ensures perfect time setting.

The personality of this Patrimony self-winding model is expressed through its delicately convex silvered opaline dial, featuring hands gracefully following the path of time around a circular “pearl” minute-track.

 

Aston Martin

The New Vantage, The Successor to a True Sporting Dynasty

  • Aston Martin Hong Kong kicks off new Vantage launch in Asia Pacific
  • New Vantage defined by bold new look, intensified performance and driving dynamics
  • Powered by 4.0-litre, 510PS/685Nm twin-turbo V8 mated to eight-speed ZF transmission
  • Maximum speed 314kph (195mph). 0-100km/h in 3.6 seconds
  • First Aston Martin to be fitted with an Electronic Rear Differential (E-Diff)
  • Deliveries scheduled to begin third quarter of 2018

Aston Martin has pulled the wraps off the new Vantage for the first time in Hong Kong, providing onlookers with a first glimpse of the British marque’s latest sporting icon.

Shown for the first time at Aston Martin Hong Kong, the spectacular new Vantage demands a bold and distinctive design language. Pure, sculptural forms create an athletic, predatory stance, while the minimal front and rear overhangs, muscular flanks and broad haunches express the agility and dynamism inherent within the car. New head and tail lights form dramatic new signatures giving the Vantage unmistakable road presence and contribute to a strong and individual identity within the growing Aston Martin model range.

On the inside, new Vantage rejects long, fluid curves in favour of sharp, focussed lines denoting the more aggressive nature of the car. A high waist interior theme and lower driving position creates a more immersive driving experience, and contributes to significant gains in occupant space and headroom.

Aerodynamic performance was central to the Vantage design concept: the front splitter directs airflow underneath the car, where a system of fences channels cooling air where it is needed, and also ensures the rear diffuser is fed with clean airflow. The design of the diffuser creates an area of low pressure air, while simultaneously preventing turbulence generated by the rear wheels from disrupting the flow of air exiting centrally from beneath the rear of the car.

The heart of the Vantage is Aston Martin’s potent new alloy, 4-litre twin-turbo V8 engine.  Set low and as far back in the chassis as possible for optimal centre-of-gravity and perfect 50:50 weight distribution, this high performance, high efficiency engine returns a CO2 figure of *245g/km yet develops 510PS at 6000rpm and 685Nm from 2000-5000rpm. With a dry weight of 1530kg this gives the Vantage formidable power-to-weight and torque-to-weight ratios – something vividly demonstrated whenever the throttle is squeezed. Detailed tuning of the induction, exhaust and engine management systems has given the Vantage a truly intoxicating character and soundtrack.

The Vantage deploys its power and torque to the rear wheels via a rear-mounted ZF eight-speed automatic transmission. Capable of accelerating from 0 to 60mph in 3.5 seconds and on to a maximum speed of 195mph, it employs a suite of integrated electronic systems to offer maximum control and driver enjoyment.

The new Vantage’s Electronic Rear Differential (E-Diff) heralds an unprecedented technological upgrade as it analyses and understands the car’s behaviour, and reacts accordingly to direct engine power to the relevant wheel – from fully open to 100% locked in a matter of milliseconds.

Being an Aston Martin, the new Vantage features exceptional standard equipment versatility thanks to the In-Car Entertainment system – controlled and viewed via a centrally mounted 8” LCD screen – comprises of the Aston Martin Audio System, Bluetooth® audio and phone streaming, iPod®, iPhone® and USB playback along an integrated satellite navigation system.

Aston Martin President & CEO, Dr Andy Palmer said: “Vantage is the single most successful model in Aston Martin’s history. I’m enormously excited by what we’ve created, a new Vantage that’s more explicit in looks and intent, wrapping heart-pounding performance and dazzling dynamics into an everyday usable package. A true sports car with a sharper look and a keener dynamic edge, the new Vantage is the pure driving machine enthusiasts have been waiting for.”

Aston Martin Hong Kong Managing Director, Mr Gordon Choy said, “I must say the newest Vantage will take your breath away. Apart from its world-renowned design, its heart beats with a high powered 4.0-litre twin turbo V8 engine, capable of accelerating from 0 to 100km/h in 3.6 seconds and on to a maximum speed of 314kph. Like they said, the Beautiful won’t be tamed.”

The new Vantage was launched on 1 February 2018 at Overview Platform, Marco Polo Hotel, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon.

The new Vantage is now on sale and priced from HKD 2,480,000* up in Hong Kong.  Deliveries are scheduled to begin during the third quarter of 2018.

 

Chaumet – new Liens Lumière watch collection

Jewellery time

Chaumet’s precious watches are the timekeeping versions of the Maison’s creations. Conceived as adornments that tell the time, they perpetuate the Chaumet tradition of jewellery watches since 1811. They accompany the collections, offering women perfection, elegance and modernity. Liens Lumière is part of the “ Temps de l’Élégance” collection, one of the four chapters of Chaumet’s Jewellery Time.

The fifth lien

The fifth element in the Liens universe, the Liens Lumière watch collection is an invitation to mix & match with the four jewellery lines: Liens Évidence, Liens d’Amour, Jeux de Liens and Liens Séduction.

With soft, rounded lines, gold and steel ribbons interlace and run around the dial of the Liens Lumière watch to symbolise attachment. Much sought-after for its iridescent reflections, mother-of-pearl has been used since the 18th century to embellish exceptional watchmaking creations. The collection brings together savoir-faire and creativity with a set of twelve brightly coloured bracelets to suit every occasion.

Liens Lumière reinvents flamboyant creations with voluptuous curves whose white mother-of-pearl dials, adorned with a delicate guillloché engraving, capture and reflect every ray of light. The crowns are enhanced with diamonds, coloured stones or mother-of-pearl.