The latest and most talked-about collections.
From top: Australian model and actress Courtney Eaton returns as the face of Cartier's Panthère de Cartier campaign. Panthère de Cartier watches in rose gold and diamond (mini), $36,100; rhodium-ﬁnished white gold and diamond (small; double loop), $55,500, Cartier
Two years ago, Sofia Coppola lent her auteur talents to Cartier for a short film that showed her vision of the ultimate Panthère de Cartier woman. This year sees the American director casting her eye on the ever-growing watch collection once again, albeit in a subtler way. She threw the spotlight on three of her favourite L.A. haunts—the Regen Projects, a gallery in Santa Monica; the Italian restaurant La Scala in Beverly Hills; and, of course, Mulholland Drive—which functioned as the backdrop for this year’s campaign. Starring Australian model-actress Courtney Eaton yet again, the campaign was lensed by British photographer and regular BAZAAR contributor Paul McLean.
Clockwise from top: Gold, pearl and moissanite Icon Jacket Drop earrings, from $1,898; gold and moissanite Icon ring, from $1,498; silver and moissanite Icon ring, $598, Carrie K
HAPPY BIRTH DAY, SINGAPORE!
Jeweller Carrie K was the first Singapore label to collaborate with Singapore Airlines on the occasion of its 70th anniversary in 2017. Is there any surprise then that the brand would release a collection to celebrate Singapore’s bicentennial anniversary? Named Icon, the limited edition range (of 20 pieces per design) looks to the demolished National Theatre for inspiration, resulting in diamond motif designs in silver and gold (9kt and 18kt), with moissanite, sustainable diamond alternatives and pearls.
Lacquer jewellery box, $388, Choo Yilin x SCENE SHANG
BOX OF LOCAL DELIGHTS
In a meeting of homegrown minds, award-winning jeweller and jade specialist, Choo Yilin has teamed up with furniture and homeware label, SCENE SHANG, on a project that celebrates Asian heritage: Lacquer jewellery boxes handcrafted by Vietnamese lacquer artisans with motifs inspired by historical Peranakan peony tiles. Bearing the Chinese “Double Happiness” ligature in the centre of its design, the boxes come with gold-plated hardware and a velvet tray to ensure your precious heirlooms stay safe and snug.
Available from sceneshang.com and at the SCENE SHANG store.
Pin gold and diamond Rendez-Vous Sonatina “Peaceful Nature” watches, $140,000 each, Jaeger-LeCoultre
LOVE FOR ORCHIDS
Jaeger-LeCoultre’s newest Rendez-Vous Sonatina is sure to speak to women who love feminine elegance. Calling on the talents of its master artisans, the watches bring together three Métiers Rares—guillochage, micro-painting on mother-of-pearl, and gem-setting—for an exquisite range of dials that are adorned with orchids, butterﬂies and a bloom-shaped aperture for its Night & Day indicator. Equipped with a self-winding movement (Calibre 735) developed specially for the Sonatina, the watches are available in colourways of pink, purple and green of eight pieces each.
White gold, mother-of-pearl and diamond Happy Hearts earrings, $21,000, Chopard
… This pair of earrings from Chopard’s Naked Heart collection. Featuring pink mother-of-pearl hearts in rose gold or ethical white gold, the earrings also bear the brand’s signature dancing diamonds to ensure maximum sparkle with every move. Even better is the fact that a portion of the profits from the collection will be donated to the Naked Heart Foundation, the special needs children charity founded by model Natalia Vodianova in 2004.
Clockwise from left: American professional racecar driver Aurora Straus took part in this year's race. Richard Mille’s Rallye des Princesses is a ladies-only affair. At the wheel of a vintage car. The rally saw participants driving through 1,700km of French countryside
ULTIMATE ROAD TRIP
An event quite unlike any other, Richard Mille’s Rallye des Princesses saw its 20th anniversary edition kicking off the month of June on an elegant note. Starting at Paris’ Place Vendôme, the prestigious five-day women-only rally saw 91 crew making their way through 1,700km of the French countryside in their vintage cars—cruising through more than 280 towns and villages along the way—to the finishing line in Saint Tropez. This year also saw Richard Mille partner with American professional racecar driver, Aurora Straus, who got behind the wheel of a red Porsche 356, alongside participants from across the globe.
From top: Winston Gates rings in white gold and diamond; gold and diamond; bracelets in gold and diamond; white gold and diamond; rose gold and diamond, Harry Winston
The late Christian Dior had his lilies-of-the-valley for good luck; Coco Chanel the camellia for its purity. For Harry Winston, a man much inspired by nature, it was the rosette that stood as an emblem for positivity, optimism and good fortune. So much so that he incorporated the motif into the interior design of the brand’s Salon at 718 Fifth Avenue, New York, not least on the store’s gilded iron gate. This year sees the brand returning to that beloved symbol with the Winston Gates collection. Comprising medallion necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings in white, rose and yellow gold, the designs bear a 10-petalled rosette set with a diamond centre, further enhanced by a ring of pavé diamonds.
White gold and diamond Threads necklace; white gold, yellow and white diamond Threads ring, GRAFF
Delicate in looks yet graphic in style, GRAFF’s new Threads collection places the diamond at the centre of each creation once again. Custom-cut baguette diamonds are surrounded by what looks like a network of diamond-lined stitches for a lattice effect. Yellow diamonds and blue sapphires are also employed for full glamour and are sure to turn heads in true GRAFF fashion.
Clockwise from left: The new collection features subtle necklaces. Bee My Love bangles in gold and diamond, $14,200; white gold and diamond, $15,100; earrings in pink gold and diamond, $12,400, Chaumet
TO HIGH HEAVENS
Stackability remains the name of the game at Chaumet.C Soon after releasing a range of Joséphine Aigrette rings that allows for seamless stacking, the French Maison returns with new designs for its Bee My Love collection that lets you enjoy the same playful interaction. Expect honeycomb motif earrings, necklaces, bangles and rings in a medley of gold and diamond options to ensure you’re able to create a look that’s truly you.
Red gold and diamond Bohème Manufacture Perpetual Calendar Limited Edition, $43,200, Montblanc
Montblanc has expanded its women-dedicated Bohème watch collection with new models that balance form and function with expert ease: A Day & Night in two sizes (30mm and 34mm) with an elliptical day and night indicator that spans its dial; and a Full Calendar with date along the edge of the dial, month aperture at 12 o’clock and moonphase at six o’clock. Then, there’s the glittering limited edition Perpetual Calendar (of 100 pieces) that packs an impressive number of functions (including a second time zone) into its 38mm case with elegant ﬁnesse.