In our weekly series, we bring you the latest in luxury news from around the world. This week’s highlights: the 2023 Next-Gen Scrambler Ducati Nightshift, Tiffany x Beyoncé Collection, and more.
Return to Tiffany x Beyoncé Collection for the Renaissance World Tour
As the official jeweller for Beyoncé’s tour, Tiffany & Co. announces the new limited edition capsule collection (prices from US$272 to US$700) the reinterprets the brand’s iconic ‘Return to Tiffany’ motif, infusing it with the iconography and spirit of the tour. It is an expansion of their past collaborations, as the most Grammy Award-winning artist has performed wearing custom-designed jewellery from the brand including pieces by legendary designer Jean Schlumberger. All of the profits from the sale will benefit a scholarship fund for students in the arts and creative fields at five historically black colleges and universities.
The 2023 Next-Gen Scrambler Ducati Nightshift
Sporting classic and refined details, such as the Café Racer styled saddle, stitched and in the dark leather shade, as well as the alternation of glossy and matte surfaces, the Nightshift (RM69,900) is the most elegant model in the Next-Gen range. It comes in the new Aviator Grey shade to complete its sleek look, and has an adjusted riding position for a sportier ride. The new Scrambler has also been lightened by 4kg with a modernised Desmodue engine and a new eight-disc clutch for a softer pull. The introduction of the Ride-by-Wire throttle management makes the engine’s response ready at every opening angle of the throttle while remaining progressive and easy to manage at all RPMs.
Experience Adrenaline-Charged Driving With The First All-Electric BMW iX M60
The German luxury automaker has unveiled the First All-Electric BMW iX M60 in Malaysia—the first all-electric SUV addition to their high-performance sporting segment, priced at RM 630,800 (on the road, without insurance). The fourth variant of the IX EV in the local market, it comes equipped with a dual-motor setup and a 111.5 kWh battery pack, which enables it to run for 561km (WLTP) on a single charge. The model badge will be available exclusively in High Gloss Black and Titanium Bronze, as well as with a model-exclusive 22-inch BMW Individual M Aerodynamic Style 1023 wheels and blue brake callipers.
Dior Grand Bal New Tie & Dye Watches Are Diamond Ombré Masterpieces
The French Maison’s Grand Bal collection has become iconic due to the unique placement of its unique functional oscillating weight on top of the dial, which drives the timepiece and its unconventional adornments such as the scarab beetle elytra and feathers. The new one-off timepieces feature a degradation of diamonds, sapphires or tsavorites in dazzling options of pink, blue and green to create an ombré effect. Each 36mm case is made of white gold set with 890 brilliant-cut diamonds, and is equipped with a 42-hour power reserve and an automatic movement––the Dior Inversé 11 1⁄2 Calibre.
Minotti’s Raphael is a Contemporary Furnishing Piece with Timeless Character
Italian-Danish duo GamFratesi imbues their characteristic light and sophisticated style trait into Raphael, a line-up of three sofa variants, two types of armchairs, two dining little armchairs, and a footstool. With sophisticated upholstery and distinctive sinuous lines, its overall aesthetics result in a timeless piece that makes it perfectly suited for compact living spaces. Raphael stands on the floor on modern feet in die-cast Bronze, polished Pewter aluminium or Licorice-stained ash, the design of which adapts to the morphology of the seating shapes. Each individual element of the family has its own identity and silhouette, such as the sofa’s availability in three variants: linear, semi-curved and asymmetrical semi-curved.
The Royal Mansour Marrakech Launches A Culinary School
The palatial Moroccan resort is home to four esteemed restaurants that are listed among the finest in Africa. One of them is Sesamo, where multi-starred Chef Chef Massimiliano Alajmo presents delectable Italian cuisine. Besides savouring their gastronomic creations, guests can now learn how to make the dishes with the newly launched Royal Mansour Cooking School. Two-hour cooking classes (1500 MAD per person) are led by the hotel’s talented chefs and are open to those of all skill levels with three culinary themes: Moroccan, Italian, and Pastry.