Christie’s November 19 London no-reserve handbag sale (proceeds to charity) features two super-rare Hermès white Himalaya crocodile Birkin bags, plus nine Fendi Baguettes, and pieces from Matisse’s granddaughter-in-law.
Customised perfumes feature in Selfridges’ new extended fragrance hall, where Ormonde Jayne designer Linda Pilkington presents seven scents – from which you can choose the strength and bottle colour. Additionally, Emmanuelle Moeglin of Experimental Perfume helps identify your style – with six variants.
Hermès’ latest collection is titled Innovation, and its highlights include a silver snaffle chain with rose gold plating on a Pierre Hardy concave cuff and an all-black Arceau Ronde des Heures watch with mother-of-pearl moonphase and black spinels.
Dolce & Gabbana turns its London and Milan flagships into Sicilian Christmas markets (until January 2), and it features beautifully packaged collaborations with top producers of panettone and pasta, colourfully painted Smeg appliances and newly redesigned beauty items.
Among evening-lit Paris “landmarks", Van Cleef and Arpels launches new women’s watches dedicated to mythical couples, including the enamelled dial Pont des Amoureux with daytime scenes, and the mother-of-pearl marquetry Charms.
British watch brand Bremont just launched their limited-edition H-4 Hercules, inspired by Howard Hughes’s 1947 "Spruce Goose”, the largest prototype flying boat. The GMT watch's propeller-shaped rotor is inlaid with birchwood from the original plane.
Jumeirah Vittaveli has just announced new unique type of accommodation in the Maldives, a superyacht. Aboard the brand-new 25m vessel MY Vittaveli, guests can enjoy both the intimacy and mobility to explore the atolls at their leisure.
Kirtlington Park country house in Oxfordshire provided the perfect setting for Patek Philippe’s exclusive exhibition, which opened yesterday to members of the press today, who had the chance to admire 21 pieces from the current collection along with 4 unique museum pieces.
Piaget adds pure white chalcedony to its much-loved Possession series and mother-of-pearl and opal with rose gold to its Sunlight range.