The latest and most talked-about collections.
Steel and diamond Baroncelli Lady Day & Night watch, $1,450, Mido
One watch, three different looks is what Mido’s new Baroncelli Lady Day & Night timepiece offers women. Each watch comes with a semi-matte black leather strap, accompanied by two additional easy-to-use interchangeable straps of glossy lacquered red leather or grey satin-look fabric—just so you’re able to switch things up from work to play in a heartbeat. The watch is equipped with an automatic movement with an 80-hour power reserve. A mother-of-pearl dial graced with three petite diamonds seals the deal.
Clockwise from top: Gold, mother-of-pearl and diamond Rose des Vents bangle, Dior. White gold and diamond Sherrie necklace, from $1,308, Forevermark at Lee Hwa Jewellery. Gold Star pendan about $780, Cartier. White gold, rock crystal and diamond Lumièr de Nuit - Flocon Impérial necklac Boucheron. Gold, sapphire and diamond Flying Cloud - Sailor Tattoo ring, Chanel. Rhodium-plated steel and crystal earring, $899, Atelier Swarovski by Penelope Cruz
Don’t ﬁght destiny. These designs were meant to be yours.
From top: Rose gold, white gold and diamond Elements earrings, $1,398; Rose gold, white gold and diamond Orbit Halo bangle, $928; white gold and diamond Aureole rings, $448 and $558, Lee Hwa Jewellery; The store's JewelSpace Workshop area, where visitors can experience a hands-on jewellery-making experience
Lee Hwa Jewellery has just rolled out a fresh look at its Suntec City store. Boasting an open concept that’s decked out in millennial pink, the jeweller injects fun into shopping for baubles with interactive thematic set-ups that allow you to wear and Instagram your choice of jewellery, not to mention a wall-to-wall jewellery display that takes its concept from art galleries. Then, there’s the Jewellery Bar, which showcases its wares like delectable desserts that are too pretty to resist. It’s worth checking out the next time you’re in the vicinity.
From top: A technical sketch by Larry Jewelry. Rings by independant italian jewellery label, Arte Oro
LIKE NO OTHER
Singapore is a haven for jewellery lovers not only because of the breadth of brands that cater to every budget, but also because of the impressive bespoke jewellery services to be found on our shores. Arte Oro, by independent Italian jeweller Danilo Giannoni, for example, is able to create a top-quality yellow diamond ring of your our own unique design for just $2,500. Then, there’s Larry Jewelry and its talented retail consultants, who are able to accurately sketch up your ideas on the spot before a prototype is created for further modiﬁcations, should you so need. The best part? A simple design will just take a month to bring to life, while more complicated ones require up to four months.
From top: White gold and diamond Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31, $59,940; Everose gold and steel Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36, $14,690, Rolex
Rolex’s association with the world of tennis just got stronger with the watchmaker recently announced its new roles as the Official Partner of the French Tennis Federation and the Official Timekeeper of the French open tournament in May 2019. It's a fitting milestone to cap a 40-year relationship with the sport, which began when Rolex became the Official Timekeeper of Wimbleton in 1978. Together with its partnerships with the US Open (announced earlier this year) and Australian Open, Rolex has now conquered four of the major tournaments that make up the Grand Slam.
From top: The Duchess of Windsor’s 152.35-carat Kashmir sapphire cabochon Panther brooch (1949). An amethyst, turquoise and diamond bib necklace commissioned in 1947
Cartier’s ION Orchard boutique has ﬁnally reopened with an additional ﬂoor (Le Salon Cartier on the third level is a private space for VIPs) that sees it becoming the brand’s biggest ﬂagship store in Southeast Asia. Working with famed Parisian artist, Bruno Moinard, the new store sports a slew of features that pay tribute to the brand’s French heritage and Singapore home, such as the Peranakan-inspired tiles that grace its ﬂoors. To celebrate, Cartier ﬂew down a trove of archival pieces from Paris, including María Félix’s fully articulated diamond Snake necklace and the Duchess of Windsor’s 152.35-carat Kashmir sapphire cabochon Panther brooch.
Steel Carrera Heuer 02 by fragment design Hiroshi Fujiwara, $11,400, TAG Heuer
If you didn’t manage to get your hands on the Bamford Watch Department x fragment design Zenith El Primero that came to our shores earlier this year, here’s your chance to own another timepiece by the Japanese streetwear designer, Hiroshi Fukiwara. Using TAG Heuer’s very ﬁrst 1963 Carrera as the basis of his design, Fukiwara made a host of subtle changes that design aﬁcionados will truly appreciate—from the white lacquer hands of the subdials, to the rhodium-plated hour and minute hands that have been coated with beige SuperLuminova. A leather cuff and an additional NATO strap complete the picture.
Red gold, jade and diamond Lady 8 Petite watch, $147,000, Jaquet Droz
…Jaquet Droz’s new 25mm Lady 8 Petite timepiece with a jewellery bracelet dressed in diamonds and jade—which is also known as the stone of eternal youth and is said to have healing properties. So start your year on a good note and spoil yourself with this charming, exclusive vintage-inspired piece. Only eight pieces are available.
From top: White gold, pearl and diamond Chaumet est une fête - Valses d'Hiver diadem, Chaumet; The Enchanted Tiara: A Modern Fairytale, about $35, Rizzoli
Chaumet returns to the literary world with two new coffee table books. The third Chaumet box set, published by Assouline, completes the trilogy of box sets that was ﬁrst launched in 2016. For this installation, the books focus on three aspects of the brand’s universe: Les Mondes de Chaumet, which reveals the global inspirations of the French House; Crown Jewels, which looks to the blue-blooded patronage that it has enjoyed since its beginnings; and Figures of Style, which uncovers a host of style icons who enjoy strong associations with the brand. For a more whimsical take, The Enchanted Tiara: A Modern Fairytale presents an artistic carousel book by Rizzoli that follows a tiara as it journeys from mother to daughter in an unending cycle of life. Both are now available at the publishers’ online stores.
White gold Reverso Tribute Enamel Mucha - Summer watch, $143,000, Jaeger-LeCoultre
BACK TO FRONT
Jaeger-LeCoultre puts its hand-engraving and enamelling expertise centre stage with its new Reverso Tribute Enamel collection. Looking to the beloved decorative panels by Czech painter Alphonse Mucha, the watches see “The Seasons” being faithfully recreated on a surface that’s about the size of a 50-cent coin. Coupled with a sunburst guilloche dial on its front, this is one watch that you’ll be pleased to wear either way.
From left: Plastic Mirror Spot Mickey watch, $175, Swatch. The limited-edition, online-exclusive Spot Mickey watch
Swatch has always been one to give art and design fanatics a watch that they can enjoy and its latest collaboration—with Damien Hirst, no less—subscribes to that same philosophy. To celebrate Mickey Mouse’s 90th birthday, the Swiss watch brand teamed up with the British artist for two Art Special watches. Spot Mickey (with straps in Mickey’s red and yellow colours) was offered online for just 24 hours on the Mouse’s actual day, 18 November. Mirror Spot Mickey, however, is still available in stores. Both bear the artist’s signature on their straps.