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Calendar 2019

May. 20

Roland-Garros in service

The clay courts of Paris again host the French Open, named for the famed aviator and the second Grand Slam tournament of the year. Can Rafael Nadal defend his title or will Novak Djokovic claim a second championship of the season? Until 9 June.

May. 21

RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Although the RHS runs many shows, the most famous is indubitably the one at Chelsea, which attracts visitors from around the globe every year. The highlights this time round include a garden co-designed by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge. Until 25 May.

May. 24

Vivid Sydney lights up

The 23-day festival of light, music and more transforms Sydney into a vivid multisensory experience. The waterfront and distinctive Opera House take centre-stage here, naturally. Until 16 June.

May. 24

Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este

The 90th iteration of this iconic show celebrating historic cars and motorcycles on the shores of Lake Como. Fifty or so classic vehicles built between the 1920s and the 1980s will be on display. Until 26 May.

Jun. 01

Four Seasons Hotel Montreal opens

Throwing open its doors in time for the Montreal Grand Prix on 7 June, this 169-key hotel is situated in the Golden Mile Square, a short walk from the Bell Centre, and is equipped with a skylit indoor swimming pool.

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By Avril Groom

At the preview for Christie’s Magnificent Jewels sale (Geneva May 16) – a Fabergé tiara made for Princess Alexandra of Hanover, 1950s Bulgari Serpenti cuffs, one containing a watch, and a 1940s Cartier bracelet with cabochon emerald.

By Avril Groom

New at Harrods’ fine jewellery department is New York designer Nina Runsdorf’s first boutique, boasting sumptuously subtle old mine and rose cut diamonds, diamond “slices”, iconic flip rings, enamel edgings and imaginative semi-precious stones.

By Avril Groom

1960s and 1970s style feature in the first major Mary Quant exhibition at the V&A, from April 6 to February 2020. Her revolution made “fashion available to everyone” with a farsighted business model offering logos, collaborations and lifestyle products.

Yesterday, at a private event in Singapore, a 47-year old whisky from the Mortlach distillery sold for S$50,000, raising money for Daughters of Tomorrow, a charity to support impoverished women.

By Elisa Vallata

The 40mm case of the new Calatrava Weekly Calendar was inspired by a unique Patek piece from 1955 and features hand-written style typography on the dial.

By Elisa Vallata

The BR 03-92 MA-1, inspired by the iconic US Air Force flight jacket and limited to 999 pieces.

By Avril Groom

Check out pearls with a twist at 65-year-old Japanese brand Tasaki’s new London boutique, where fashion designer and creative director Prabal Gurung and collaborator Melanie Georgacopoulos bring adventure to this traditional gem.

Set upon a 12ha private island in southern Cambodia, this resort of 40 villas - each with a private pool – opened its doors today, hidden among and in harmony with the surrounding jungle.

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Crafting Excellence

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