Song Hye-kyo showcases Chaumet

Following the announcement of Chaumet with the renowned Korean star named official ambassador for Asia-Pacific, Song Hye-kyo exhibits the spirit of Grace & Character of the Maison as a confident, strong and elegant, modern woman, dressed in the latest designs from Joséphine Aigrette and Joséphine Aigrette Impériale collections.

 Joséphine Aigrette Impériale – The women of court, power and influence. The empress of style always right in her choices, her appearance and presence. The Joséphine Aigrette Impériale high jewelry collection is a symbol of power and influence that draws not only from Josephine’s refined taste, but also the 239 years of jewel making legacy and know how that Chaumet stands for.

 Joséphine Aigrette – A tribute to Chaumet’s muse of Joséphine. the actress wears the Joséphine Aigrette collection of diadem-turned-rings that exemplify the flawless transition of aesthetic from a historical masterpiece into a contemporary icon. These stackable rings presented in a range of new colorful range of precious gems are at once modern, fashionable yet endlessly elegant, bringing the design a noble touch befitting the actress’ graceful and feminine personality.

 

Dior Summer 19 Men’s Jewelry Collection

 

Summer 19 men’s jewelry collection designed by Yoon Ahn under the artistic direction of Kim Jones, and inspired by the House’s heritage and Monsieur Dior’s own life.

Vacheron Constantin

Launches the Traditionnelle manual-winding – Collection Excellence Platine

Because platinum holds a special place in the realm of prestige watchmaking, Vacheron Constantin created a collection dedicated to this precious metal in 2006, named the Collection Excellence Platine. Exclusively composed of exceptional models issued in limited editions, this collection now welcomes a new version of the famous Traditionnelle manual-winding.

The Traditionnelle manual-winding watch symbolises the Vacheron Constantin spirit, as much through its understated, elegant design as in its respect for the values of Fine Watchmaking. This model is now presented in an all-platinum version that is joining the prestigious Collection Excellence Platine, much appreciated by collectors with a penchant for exclusive models. This new timepiece will be available in an individually numbered 75-piece limited edition.

Traditionnelle Manual-Winding Collection Excellence Platine CEP

With the exception of the hour-markers and hands crafted from white gold, the entire watch – case, dial, crown and strap buckle – is made of 950 platinum. Adding an ultimate touch of refinement, the stitching of the dark blue alligator leather strap is created from interwoven platinum and silk thread.

On a dial with a sandblasted finish, punctuated by slim applied hour-markers, a railway-type minute track and a small seconds display at 6 o’clock ensure a remarkable visual balance. The “Pt950” inscription between 4 and 5 o’clock discreetly indicates that this model belongs to the Collection Excellence Platine.

Inside the 38 mm diameter case beats a movement that also honours the Fine Watchmaking tradition in terms of both precision and reliability. Displaying its remarkable hand-finished details through a transparent sapphire crystal caseback, the in-house manual-winding 4400 AS calibre is endowed with a 65-hour power reserve.

Gal Gadot Dazzles in Chaumet Jewellery Collection

On the occasion of the Paris Fashion week, the international actress Gal Gadot wore earrings in white gold and diamonds from the Laurier collection together with Joséphine Rings from Chaumet.

 

 

CHANEL 1.5 1 Camelia 5 Allures with Keira Knightley

ROUGE INCANDESCENT transformable necklace, in white gold, rubies and diamonds. Detachable camellia motif that may be worn as a brooch, and reveals another openwork camellia motif.

DIOR Rose des vents

It all began at Granville, in the villa where Christian Dior had spent his childhood. Overlooking the sea, originally built by a shipowner, it’s named Les Rhumbs, the name given to the thirty-two divisions of the wind rose (the ‘rose des vents’ in French), and in effect, everything about it alludes to travel. The Channel Islands are visible in the far distance when the weather is good, and the boats that passed near the steep coastlines had the Americas as their next stop. And in the pool, behind the house, the wind rose motif is traced out on the mosaic bottom.

It all began at Granville, and it was also in the garden here that the couturier’s passion for flowers took root – for hawthorn, mignonette, and in particular his beloved roses, which he grew himself.

Later, in Paris, it was as the result of finding a somewhat mysterious star on the ground that the highly superstitious Christian Dior decided to open his own couture house, interpreting this chance find as a portent of his destiny. And it was then from Paris, with that same lucky star in his pocket, that he headed off to the four winds to discover the world and present his collections in which the rose always played a starring role.

 

All these stories are contained in the Rose des Vents collection by Victoire de Castellane. “I wanted to start from the idea of a little motif pendant. And what is more metaphorical than a medallion?” the Dior Joaillerie creative director asks. “A symbol of travel, in it you find echoes of Christian Dior’s star and the idea of the good-luck charm, but also the rose, his favorite flower. The whole history of the house is there, implicitly.” There are necklaces and bracelets in white gold and mother-of-pearl, in yellow gold and lapis lazuli, and in turquoise with mother-of-pearl. Elsewhere, there is rose gold with onyx, and three sautoirs in yellow gold and turquoise, lapis lazuli and mother-of-pearl: the jewels have all the delicacy of a little story gently whispered. In a nod to rigging and an ode to the ocean, a twist of gold rice grains encircles the medallion hanging from its chain, showing either its hardstone or wind rose face, according to the wearer’s movements. “Rose des vents is also a metaphor for creation,” explains Victoire de Castellane. “Creating is about searching, turning things over, and then finding ones cardinal point and setting off on a journey. Creation is the product of a stationary voyage.”

Legendary Raffles Service Comes to the Maldives

Raffles has announced the opening of the 38-villa resort in the rare Maldivian oasis of Gaafu Alifu Atoll on 1 February 2019. This is AccorHotels’ fourth property in the Maldives and is the first under the Raffles brand.

A hidden gem with unparalleled views of the Indian Ocean, the resort is the perfect over-water escape offering two distinct experiences for those seeking a private get-away or simply to enjoy the natural pristine water surroundings.

Home to Beach Villas, Beach Residences and the Raffles Royal Residence, which opens in the second half of 2019, the luxurious property features a private pool, generous living spaces and lavish marble bathroom with a sunken bathtub and outdoor shower. A secluded collection of Overwater Villas and Residenceslies adjacent to one of the vibrant house reefs which can be reached by a traditional Maldivian Dhoni boat.

In each of the terraces, guests can marvel at the marine life below through the glass flooring panels. There is an extraordinary display of natural beauty with white, powdery sand that frames sparkling clear waters. Two magnificent reefs provide a thriving habitat for the marine life including baby sharks, turtles and a myriad of tropical fish. For those that want to learn more about the underwater realm, the hotel’s resident marine biologist and team of marine butlers are on hand to personalise guest experiences that bring unique and beautiful insights of the underwater world. At night, the moon and stars reflect on the mirror-like ocean, creating an extraordinary spectacle.

“Boasting 1200 islands, Maldives is home to the best beaches in the world and now, with the opening of Raffles Maldives Meradhoo, is also home to the best of luxury hospitality. We look forward to offering guests the most natural beauty set within an incredible resort that offers the finest luxury hotel experience and unrivalled service in the destination,” says Patrick Basset, AccorHotels’ CEO for Upper Southeast and Northeast Asia and the Maldives.

Guests can relish a range of rich gastronomic delights served at the Thari all-day diner, Yuzu, Peruvian and Japanese fusion restaurant and The Firepit where guest can enjoy various flame-grilled chef specialty dishes under the stars. A selection of tapas and freshly-prepared sashimi, original cocktail concoctions, inspired by the national drinks of South America and Japan, can be experienced at the overwaterYapa Sunset Bar or simply explore a list of the world’s most prestigious Champagnes and wines at the popular Long Bar.

Set over the water, the award-winning Raffles Spa offers a private escape opening doors to discovery with authentic treatment expressions. Experience the Raffles Spa sensory journey with luxury facials by Biologique Recherche, a transformative body treatment using the purest extracts and essential oils by Aromatherapy Associates or indulge in first class manicure and pedicure concept from Magaret Dabbs London.

Recharge with an invigorating work-out at the over water fitness centre, a soothing seaside yoga session or choose from a selection of water sport activities to balance the physical and mental well-being.

Olivier Larcher, General Manager of Raffles Maldives said, “For couples looking for an unforgettable romantic hideaway, our exceptionally spacious villas and the discreet expertise of the Raffles butler service redefines the resort experience. From intimate dining with our private chef service to snorkeling and diving in the world’s most breath-taking coral reefs, we create a place where guests can enjoy the best of both worlds in a destination known for its stunning surroundings.”

Raffles Maldives Meradhoo is located at the southern end of the Maldives archipelago, near the equator on the Gaafu Alifu Atoll. The resort is accessible by domestic flight, 55 minutes from Male International Airport followed by 15-minute speedboat ride from Kaadedhdhoo Airport.

For more information, please visit www.rafflesmaldives.com/meradhoo. For reservations, email reservations.maldives@raffles.com or call +960 6828800.

DR. FERN’S GIN PARLOUR

A cocktail haven tucked away in the basement of The Landmark, an experience at Dr. Fern’s Gin Parlour isn’t your average doctor’s visit. An appointment with Dr. Robben Fern is sure to cure any malady, as the rather untraditional prescriptions range from fabulous renditions of the classic Gin & Tonic to curated bar bites. Starting this month until February 2019, patients will be able to indulge in Dr. Fern’s brand-new seasonal Winter Afternoon Tea packed with nostalgic seasonal flavours, alongside a range of the clinic’s very first immunity-boosting Vegetable Gin Cocktails.

Dr. Fern’s Afternoon Tea: The Winter Edition

Inspired by his favourite novel from when he was a child, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Dr. Fern has styled a new afternoon tea set after the kindness, generosity and compassion that embodies the spirit of the merry season. Heartwarming prescriptions include his old-time family recipes for Ginger Bread Cake, Cannoli with Rum Raisinand Red Wine Poached Apple. Savoury treats include Butter Pulled Pork with Ricotta, Sweet Potato with Mung Beans, and Potato Skin with Crab Meat, among others to tide us over the winter months.

The full range of offerings in Dr. Fern’s new afternoon tea set is as below:

Dr. Fern’s Winter Afternoon Tea
HK$428+10% per two guests*
+HK$80 for Dr Fern’s daily dose “Gin & Tonic” Prescription

Dark Chocolate Treat

Dark Chocolate with Cherry

Carnaby Orange Cheesecake

Orange Cheesecake

Cheeky Cannoli

Cannoli with Rum Raisins

Winter Bread
Ginger Cake

Apple Treat

Red Wine Poached Apple

Ricotta Toast

Butter Pulled Pork with Ricotta

P.P.P

Parma Ham Puff Pastry

Mushroom Pastry

Sautéed Mushroom with Filo

 

Potato Parce

Sweet Potato with Mung Beans

Potato Stuffer

Potato Skin with Crab Meat

 

*Includes coffee or tea

Bar Details

Hours of Operation –

Sun – Thurs // 2:00 pm – 1:00 am

Fri – Sat // 2:00 pm – 2:00 am

 

Address – Shop B31A, First Basement Floor, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong

Contact Number – 2111 9449

 

 

Fly Better with Emirates this 2019

 

Embark on a year of adventure with Emirates’ global fare promotion, sweeten the deal with double Emirates Skywards Miles
It is never too early to plan for the next adventure, especially when it comes to treating the travel bug. Travellers will have fun curating another bumper year of travel with Emirates’ 2019 global fare promotion.

For a limited time, jet-setters in Hong Kong can look forward to great deals to key destinations in Emirates’ global network with special Business Class and Economy Class fares.

This global fare promotion is available from now till 10 January 2019 for travel until 19 December 2019. With return fares starting from just HKD 730 on Economy Class and HKD 3,140 on Business Class, travellers have another compelling reason to embark on new adventures in 2019. Even better – Emirates’ global network of destinations will enable all travellers – whether they be daredevils, culture vultures or wellness enthusiasts – to plan their dream holidays.

Destinations/ Regions Travel Period Business Class Fares from (HKD) Economy Class Fares from (HKD)
Bangkok 28 December 2018 to 19 December 2019* 3,140 730
Dubai 26,660 2,560
Europe 22,470 2,000
Middle East 32,600 4,360
Africa 25,910 3,900
Americas 51,650 5,500

Roger Dubuis – Excalibur Spider

Roger Dubuis further speeds up its ‘Dare to be Rare’ concept with the launch of three Excalibur Spider models inspired by performance oriented industries and supercar supremacy.

Pursuing its bold approach to watchmaking in terms of ‘progressive complications and disruptive materials’, Roger Dubuis offers three new expressions of its Excalibur Spider combining the signature features of its skeleton timepieces with the unmistakable racing design stamp of the brand’s recent luxury alliances. Prestigious partnerships that are taking the engineering skill, creativity and uniqueness embedded in the Roger Dubuis DNA to the next level.

Run to Monaco 2017 – RDDBEX0589

A powerful touch of orange

Because Roger Dubuis never does anything by halves, the Excalibur Spider Double Flying Tourbillon recalls the specific colour coding typical of supercar dashboards. The vibrant orange shade of the rubber overmolding is picked up on the two-tone skeleton dial as well as the strap and stitching, in a tip of the hat to supercar seats with their different materials and multicolour details. This zestful model is powered by brand-new hand-wound mechanical skeleton Calibre D105SQ. The twin flying tourbillons at 5 and 7 o’clock are rimmed by speedometer-type small seconds displays, while the multi-coloured power-reserve indicator is a cool nod to racing-car cockpit fuel gauges. Exclusivity is the middle name of this 8-piece limited edition.

Turning up the heat

Contrasts reign supreme as the soft and warmth glow of pink gold is paired with futuristic titanium and multi-layered carbon on the new Excalibur Spider Skeleton Automatic. The two new models perfectly embody the talent and ingenuity deployed by the ‘pioneer of contemporary skeletons’, with contrasts also expressed through finishing textures, and synonymous with the racing automobile-inspired vibe embodied in the Excalibur collection. Roger Dubuis maintains its resolutely exclusive approach to watchmaking with 28- and 88-piece limited editions.