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Following a 100-million EUR investment, architect Oscar Niemeyer's iconic glass and aluminium tower overlooking the São Conrado waterfront in Rio de Janiero will welcome guests once more when it opens as the Gran Meliá Nacional Rio in March.

A show of bonny bonhomie, Hadrian's Brasserie at The Balmoral, Edinburgh, hosts its traditional Burns Night Supper on 25 January. Expect delectable Scottish specialties, the 'pipes, whisky cocktails and poetry.

By Elisa Vallata

On show at SIHH, Audemars Piguet's Royal Oak Frosted Gold – designed in collaboration with jewellery designer Carolina Bucci – boasts an exquisite diamond dust look to its gold cases thanks to a traditional Florentine hammering technique.

By Avril Groom

SIHH: Celebrating 60 years of Piaget's iconic super-thin Altiplano: a bold, yet very wearable cherry-red 34mm version, also available in darkest green or chocolate for men.

By Elisa Vallata

SIHH: Inspired by the 1980s model, IWC’s Da Vinci Automatic 36 features movable lugs, self-winding movement and the iconic Flower of Life engraving on the back. Seen here in rose gold with diamond bezel.

The latest addition to the Istanbul skyline, Fairmont Quasar Istanbul opened its doors yesterday, melding modernity and heritage across 209 guest rooms and suites, plus 64 Fairmont Residences.

By Avril Groom

Walter Lange, who died yesterday, bought back A. Lange and Söhne from the GDR after reunification and took it to the heights of beauty and precision, as seen in SIHH’s Little Lange 1 Moon Phase.

By Elisa Vallata

SIHH: MB&F reveals its Horological Machine No7, the Aquapod – resembling a jellyfish, it is available in titanium (limited to 33 pieces) or red gold (66 pieces).

By Elisa Vallata

SIHH: Christophe Claret's Maestro, with a 42mm case in rose gold or titanium (both limited to 88 pieces), hand-wound movement and 7-day power reserve.

By Elisa Vallata

SIHH: Panerai shows off its technological prowess with this LAB-ID developed Luminor 1950, which uses the carbon fibre composite Carbotech for its 49mm case.

By Elisa Vallata

SIHH: H. Moser & Cie displays its Endeavour Centre Seconds timepiece in Cosmic Green with rose gold case, which features a hand-wound movement.

By Elisa Vallata

Roger Dubuis presents its Excalibur Spider Pirelli - Double Flying Tourbillon at SIHH. Featuring a rubber strap part crafted from race-winning tyres, it is highly limited to only 8 pieces.