In our weekly series, we bring you the latest in luxury news from around the world. This week’s highlights: the Bugatti Atlantic is the muse behind URWERK’s UR-112 Back to Black, Dior B33 Sneakers go digital with NFC Chip, and more.
Jim Thompson Mystery Weekend Stay At Cameron Highlands Resort
Unravel the silk merchant’s disappearance in 1967, which has become the stuff of legends, with this extraordinary stay at the luxurious Cameron Highlands Resort. Intrigue, adventure and sumptuous delights await among the rolling hills and swirls of the mist of the highlands where it all unfolded. From 28 to 30 July 2023, the package (RM2,400++ per room for two adults) includes a guided Jim Thompson Trails walk with a Resident Naturalist, a mystery event and dinner at the Dining Room, and more. To make a reservation, call +60327831000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tiffany & Co. Reopens Ginza Flagship Store Revamped By Damien Hirst
Stunning luxury stores may line the shopping district in Ginza, but this July, Tiffany & Co’s refurbished flagship store shines more brightly than the rest. Celebrated British artist Damien Hirst has breathed new life into the three-storey building exterior, with a cherry blossom façade on its surface that was formerly dressed in a reflective shell, created by architect Kengo Kuma. Pastel pink, white, green and red flower petals were applied individually on the panels, creating the impression of a tree in full bloom. The conceptual artist also placed his touch on the re-imagined spaces of the 6,243 sq ft interior.
Dior B33 Sneakers Go Digital with NFC Chip
Dior has dropped its latest B33 sneakers to complement the Dior Fall 2023 men’s collection by Kim Jones with a twist: it will be accompanied by a digital twin. Limited to 470 pairs, each right shoe has been embedded with an NFC chip for access to a certificate of authenticity and exclusive information such as previews of future launches. The sneakers are now available in three versions: one in mohair, another accentuating the Dior Oblique toile, and a third adorned with the Dior Oblique pattern in denim for the Dior Tears capsule.
Beyond: A Lamborghini Podcast Debuts
Over 60 years of its incredible history, the luxury supercar turns heads wherever it goes and has become both a coveted automobile and a status symbol. Premiering earlier this month, the marque has launched a major new podcast series to shine a spotlight on key people and figures from the automotive world, such as the Chairman and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, Stephan Winkelmann. Tune in for details about their life and work at the company, personal anecdotes, and insights into the fast-moving, ever-evolving industry. Listen to the podcast on their website, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or YouTube channel, with a new episode dropping each month.
Cosentino to Showcase Cutting-Edge Designs at ARCHIDEX 2023
The global company behind innovative surfaces for architecture and design is set to showcase their innovations at ARCHIDEX 2023 from 26 to 29 July 2023. At one of Asia’s most prominent architectural events, visitors will have the opportunity to preview how Cosentino surfaces can be incorporated into diverse spaces such as living rooms. Visitors will also get a sneak peek of the new highly anticipated Silestone Urban Crush collection with cosmopolitan vibes, which comes in four colours. Visit Stand 8E075 at Hall 8, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from 10:00 am to 6.00 pm.
The Bugatti Atlantic Is The Muse Behind URWERK’s UR-112 Back To Black
The perfect lines and the Art Déco features of Ralph Lauren’s Bugatti Atlantic inspired the first drawings of this timepiece, which boasts a novel time display that will have acquaintances making a double take. The brand’s fully digital display UR-112 Aggregat returns with a black DLC-treated steel and titanium body as part of Urwerk’s Special Project line. The UR-112 displays jumping hours and trailing minutes on revolving prisms, which emit a blue glow in night mode due to its Super-LumiNova luminescent enhancements. The watch (priced at RM1,323,000) is limited to 25 pieces and is available at The Hour Glass, The Gardens Mall.