A CHARMED LIFE
Van Cleef & Arpels is synonymous with elegance and sophistication. So when it rolls out reiterations of its brand signatures, transformed through a trove of diamonds, you know the results are going to be nothing but captivating. From the Perlée collection that offers a play of light through gleaming gold beads and twinkling diamonds, to the Snowflake collection crowned with a pendant brooch that drips Old World charm, the magical romance of its creations are captured through the talented eye of photographer Olivia Bee in a series of images that brings the diamond fairy tale to life.
Clockwise from left: Photographer Olivia Bee’s Dickensian vision for the campaign. White gold and diamond Palmyre necklace; white gold and diamond Perlée clovers bangle; gold and diamond Perlée 1-row ring; rose gold and diamond Perlée clovers bangle, Van Cleef & Arpels
"Rose gold and diamond L’Heure du Diamant watch, $109,000, Chopard"
HAND TO HEART
Chopard has just added four new timepieces to its L’Heure du Diamant collection and they’re set on injecting an elegant touch of whimsy into your look. Introducing a heart-shaped case to the range for the first time, the watches feature a guilloché mother-of-pearl dial encircled with diamonds that accentuate the heart motif. Available in rose gold and ethical white gold with a link bracelet or a leather strap.
"Copper Elsa Peretti Bone Cuffs, $780 each, Tiffany & Co."
Tiffany & Co.’s new Elsa Peretti Bone Cuffs present a new take on an old favourite. Launched in commemoration of the collection’s 50th anniversary, the iconic designs are now available in three eye-catching colours that come inscribed with the words “special edition”. While purists might bemoan the maximalist transformation, others are sure to revel in the youthful vibrancy of the fresh look.
"Steel TAG Heuer x fragment design Heuer 02 Automatic Chronograph, $8,650, TAGHeuer"
TAG Heuer is back once again with yet another timepiece by cult streetwear designer Hiroshi Fujiwara of fragment design. The TAG Heuer x fragment design Heuer 02 Automatic Chronograph, which comes less than two years after the brands’ first collaboration, is equipped with the Heuer 02 movement (with an 80-hour power reserve), as seen through the 44mm watch’s red sapphire case back. Making it even more of a collector’s must-have is its limited run of just 500 pieces.
Face of Dior Joaillerie’s campaigns, Cara Delevingne. (Below) Yellow gold, white gold, mother-of-pearl, onyx and diamond Rose Céleste bracelet, Dior
... Dior’s Rose Céleste jewellery collection. Featuring stylised sun and moon motifs, the designs pay homage to Monsieur Dior’s superstitious nature (it’s said he never made a decision without first consulting clairvoyant Madame Delahaye), with onyx, mother-of-pearl and diamonds thrown into the mix.
Composer and new Richard Mille brand ambassador Thomas Roussel wearing the RM 67-01 Automatic Extra Flat watch
Fans of classical music are sure to be familiar with the name Thomas Roussel. Now that the iconoclastic Paris-based composer—whose portfolio includes film scores, high-profile global events, and even fashion shows for brands such as Chanel, Dior and Givenchy—has joined the Richard Mille family of ambassadors, many more outside the circle are going to know of him. “The uncompromising standards and inventiveness of Richard Mille watches echo the rigour and imagination required for composing orchestral music,” he says of the partnership. “But beyond this, we share the same notion of communicating passion and emotion, and the same desire to carve out new creative pathways.”
From top: Panthère de Cartier bracelet and necklace in white gold with emeralds, onyx and diamonds; ring in gold with onyx and tsavorite garnets, $16,000, Cartier
PANTHÈRE IN PARIS
It’s been a fixture in the Cartier universe since 1914, but it wasn’t until 2005 that the Maison unveiled a gold ring that introduced a more graphic version of its beloved Panthère de Cartier. Since then, the stylised range has continued to seduce with strong angular silhouettes that are at once fierce and feminine. This year’s editions are no different. Inspired by the industrial lines of the Eiffel Tower, these filigree numbers will beguile Francophiles and design lovers alike.
BY CHARMAINE HO