Chanel’s debuts a spectacular in-house watch movement for women: the Calibre 2

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Chanel is quickly developing their portfolio of watches and their dazzling new Première Camélia Skeleton Watch marks another feather in the maison’s cap. This is the first watch for ladies from Chanel to feature an in-house movement and the movement is being called Calibre 2. The first in-house movement from Chanel (Calibre 1) debuted in their Monsieur de Chanel watch last year.


Chanel’s Première is not a new watch at all; this model was originally launched 30 years ago. The new version features the same octagonal shape that’s inspired by the brand’s own No. 5 perfume bottle. The watch is available in a version with 104 brilliant-cut diamonds and 4 baguette-cut diamonds and another with 42 baguette-cut diamonds and 52 brilliant-cut diamonds. Chanel’s simple and classic aesthetic is maintained by the black satin strap and the white gold double folding buckle set with 30 brilliant-cut diamonds.

Chanel’s skeletonized Calibre 2 is a work of art in itself. The movement has been designed in a way that its bridges form the house’s emblem, the Camelia flower. After the idea was conceptualized, it was the technical team’s responsibility to bring the vision to life, which they have certainly done. The movement is manually wound with a 48 hour power reserve. Chanel has gone one step further with the baguette diamond set watch by setting the movement with diamonds too. The brilliant cut diamond case version has no diamonds on the movement, but a bit of dazzle on the watch hands instead. The baguette version will also be available with a full pave bracelet.

According to Hodinkee, prices start at €130,000 (approx. $138,000) for the brilliant-set model while the baguette-set model is to be priced at €190,000 (approx. $200,000) on a satin strap and €260,000 (approximately $276,000) with the full pavé bracelet.

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DIOR INTRODUCES NEW SIGNATURE BAG CHARM

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Latest Dior Bag Charm For Spring Summer 2017 Collection

It’s a new year, a new beginning and Dior has just launched a series of fresh bags for the Spring Summer 2017 Collection. These latest handbags will mostly be presented with the fashion house’s logo on the front, however some bags will be crafted with heart-melting words like J’Adore.

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New Dior Chain

What’s even more interesting, is the new bold chain, it’s designed with a touch of vintage. This chain is feminine and gorgeous, but it doesn’t fit with the classic DIOR charm that usually comes with the iconic bag.

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The Classic Dior Bag Charm

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The classic DIOR charm has been the house’s darling for many years and it has been attached to the Lady Dior Bag, Be Dior Bag, Diorissimo Bag and all other classic accessories. Perhaps it’s about time for a small change.

The design of the new DIOR charm feels much more stronger and bolder. It’s less smooth but matches to the new vintage-looking chain like a glove.

It’s unlikely that Dior will change the classic DIOR charm on the iconic handbags, but we will be seeing more and more of this new Charm in the upcoming months.

So which one do you like more? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Cartier: It’s Time For A New LOVE

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It’s a situation most of us are familiar with. There’s something that we love and don’t really mind putting good money down for, but something about it holds us back. And in the case of Cartier’s LOVE bracelet, the more practical amongst you have lamented that because of the way it was designed, taking it off (and subsequently putting it back on) can be quite a hassle, especially when one is alone, and trying to do it all with the specially designed screwdriver is a pain. There, I said it.

With this premise in mind, I’ve got good news. Fans of the Cartier’sLOVE bracelet can now look forward to the newly redesigned LOVE 2.0(that’s what I’m calling it anyway). Instead of needing to unscrew both sides of the bracelet to open it, you now only need to do it to one side, with the other side supported by a new hinge-clasp that’s incorporated into the design.

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Also, LOVE 2.0 is more sleek, with bracelets and rings made thinner than the current ones. What does that mean? Well, besides being able to stack more on the same wrist (because who doesn’t love a Cartier #wristparty, right?), it’s also priced much lower. So instead of paying SGD8650 for your regular entry-level models, you’ll only be paying SGD5600 for the new LOVE 2.0 bracelet, with only a slight difference to the way they both look when put side by side. In other words, two-thirds of the price but still looking like a million bucks, which is win-win if you ask me.

To be made available in Singapore at Cartier Ngee Ann City from early December 2016 (and the rest of the Cartier boutiques in Singapore from January 2017), you’ll really have no reason not to anymore. Really.

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Tiffany & Co: A Tiffany Holiday Collection

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RETURN TO TIFFANY LOVE RING IN STERLING SILVER

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ELSA PERETTI DIAMONDS BY THE YARD NECKLACE IN 18K GOLD

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TIFFANY KEYS DIAMOND PENDANT IN PLATINUM

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PALOMA’S GROOVE WIDE CUFF IN 18K GOLD

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Think Tiffany & Co. and their shade of signature robin egg blue comes to mind, on a box that’s then lovingly swathed with a lush white ribbon. And come Christmas Day, I can confidently say most (if not all) women wouldn’t mind finding one or more of these boxes under the tree.

And because Tiffany & Co. has a selection of fancy and fine jewellery so immense that it would take me at least a full year to list every single item here, I’ve gone ahead and picked my personal favourites to make your decision-making process that much easier. See something you like? Send a link to your menfolk and they’ll probably get the hint. They’d better anyway, or else…

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UOB: JSK x G-Shock Limited Edition Watches

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If you’ve been following the blog (and my Instagram account) closely, you’ll be no stranger to celebrated Seoul-born artist Jae Suk Kim, who’s perhaps most famous for his ethereally beautiful illustrations featuring the Susu girl, his playful short-haired muse that’s often depicted wearing the season’s best couture and runway collections. No stranger to big-name brand collaborations either, his well-loved Susu girl has graced digital and social content campaigns for the likes of Bulgari, Cartier and Chanel, just to name a few, as well as international print editions of titles including ELLE, GQ, Harpers Bazaar and Vogue.

For the first time ever (and a treat for those located in Singapore), UOB Cards is proud to announce their close collaboration with Jae Suk Kim to present this pair of limited edition of Casio G-Shock timepieces. Featuring his distinct illustrations in water colours, the first is an all-whiteG-Shock featuring Susu in a beautiful pink gown, while the second features a black/blue camouflage pattern on an all-black G-Shock timepiece. And these aren’t any normal watches either; both resin timepieces feature all the additional bells and whistles you’d expect from a G-Shock, from water resistance (up to 200 m) to mineral glass faces and world time, along with up to 5 alarm pre-sets.

But that’s not all. If you’re familiar with contactless payment, UOB Cardshas taken it a step further by combining it with these designer timepieces. Just SMS the bank and a ‘credit card’ with a contactless chip will be mailed to you. Remove the chip, pop it into the specially designed loop on the timepiece’s wristband and you’re literally good to go. All you’ll have to do? When you want to pay, just wave your watch (or in this case, your wrist) at the contactless payment terminal and you’re all set.

And the best news? They’re free. Yes, free. If you’re a UOB Cardscardmember, all you’ll have to do is spend SGD2500 on your card in Singapore (or overseas) on up to 6 charge slips. That’s it. Once that’s done, simply head down to Mojito Redemption at Plaza Singapore Extension with your card, charge slips and proof of identity to complete the redemption. Limited to one timepiece per cardmember, you can start redeeming these beauties from today till 10 January 2017, or whilst stocks last. For more T&Cs, just follow this link.

Now excuse me while I go figure out who’s been naughty or nice, and start spending on my UOB Card for the holidays. And do act soon, because such a beautifully designed redemption gift will most definitely run out very, very fast.

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Disney Tsum Tsum X SK Jewellery Collection

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I can think of at least 3 reasons why you should read this post. Firstly, it’s Disney Tsum Tsum! Secondly it’s Disney Tsum Tsum! And lastly, it’s Disney Tsum Tsum! Jokes aside though, with the way the world is now, it’s probably smartest to start putting your money into gold, and because not everyone here (me included) can actually afford gold ingots, this would be a start. And since they all come designed with the cutest Tsum Tsum characters as well, this is perhaps the best of both worlds. One of actually buying something that will hold its value in the long run, and adorable AF. Really.

From 999 pure gold charms in the shape of Mickey Mouse and Winnie The Pooh you can ‘stack’ onto the bracelet that’s also available via SK Jewellery, they also have cute Tsum Tsum characters in the form of pendants as well as gold coins (choose from 0.2 or 0.5 gm options) that come printed with cute mugshots of Elsa, Stitch, even Marie from the animated classic Aristocats.

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For those who want to ‘splurge’, there are even gold bars that come in either 2 gm or 1 gm options. Well, not exactly gold bars, more sheets of gold than anything else, but you know what I mean. While there’s no word yet on their exact prices, you can now check out the full collection at SK Jewellery showrooms across Singapore. Another Christmas gifting option to put onto your shopping list perhaps?

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