This Week In Luxury: Hublot’s Latest Timepiece Collaboration With Dr. Samuel Ross, Setsu Niseko Is This Year’s World Best New Ski Hotel, Fendi’s Golf Capsule Collection, and more.

In our weekly series, we bring you the latest in luxury news from around the world. This week’s highlights: Dr. Samuel Ross redefines time with Hublot’s limited edition Big Bang Tourbillon SR_A, Setsu Niseko is crowned this year’s world best new ski hotel, Fendi’s golf capsule collection blends style and functionality, and more.

Dr. Samuel Ross Redefines Time With Hublot’s Limited Edition Big Bang Tourbillon SR_A

Artist and designer Dr. Samuel Ross continues to push the boundaries of creativity in his latest collaboration with Hublot, unveiling the Big Bang Tourbillon SR_A. Ross’s artistic language is evident in the design of this timepiece. The entire case, from crown to bezel, is crafted in shiny micro-blasted titanium, creating a cohesive and industrial appearance. The crown subtly overmolds in grey rubber, while the tourbillon bridge harmonises easily with three smooth rubber straps––available in vivid green, black or white. Envisioned back in 2020, Ross employs a hexagonal honeycomb pattern that incorporates imprints of nature’s sacred geometry to tell 40 years of Hublot history. This pattern, replicated in titanium plates, brings a sense of motion to the watch. Ross takes on this tourbillon by combining organic and industrial elements, referencing Hublot’s art of fusion ethos, with transparent structures and the use of rubber and metal. The Big Bang Tourbillon SR_A is driven by the technical design of the 282-component manufacture HUB6035 calibre, beating at 3 Hz, with a 72-hour power reserve. This tourbillon is limited to a production run of only 50 pieces.


Dr. Samuel Ross

Setsu Niseko Is Crowned This Year’s World Best New Ski Hotel

Flanked between the majestic mountain ranges of Mount Yotei and the slopes of Mount Annupuri, Setsu Niseko offers 190-hotel residences crafted in the style of a sophisticated apartment. From 40sqm studios to opulent five-bedroom penthouses, the suites capture the understated elegance of Japanese design. This year, Setsu Niseko was voted the ‘World’s Best New Ski Hotel’ in the prestigious World Ski Award competition, and it isn’t surprising to see why. The hotel presents five remarkable dining venues including méli mélo -Yuki No Koe- which is led by Hokkaido native and Michelin acclaimed Chef Hironori Sato, as well as Sushi Kato which promises the ultimate ocean-to-table Japanese Kaiseki experience, just to name a few. Beyond that, the hotel offers one of the largest wellness centres in the area, offering a series of indoor and outdoor onsens that are naturally rich in healing minerals. Other amenities include a spa lounge, sauna, gym, and a yoga studio by Studio En and Rikka Spa, managed in collaboration with the award-winning Lapidem Tokyo.

Setsu Niseko

Fendi’s Golf Capsule Collection Blends Style And Functionality

As part of its Active universe, Fendi presents its latest take on sports with the golf capsule collection. The collection features classic golf attire in beige and navy-blue tones, combining style and functionality. Key pieces include a short-sleeved polo shirt with a subtle FF logo, a long-sleeved polo shirt and nylon jacket with printed Fendi roma logo, blue and beige cotton Bermuda shorts with a matching knitted gilet, and a reversible hooded rain jacket in ecru and midnight blue. Accessories for the green course include a golf bag in blac cuoio roma leather or tobacco-coloured FF logo fabric, branded Callaway golf balls and wooden tees, and a metal divot with FF engraving. Golf club covers, made from white shearling with yellow FF logo intarsia, come in three sizes for Hybrid, Driver and Wood clubs. Another golf club cover takes the shape of a teddy bear knitted in brown FF cashmere. The Fendi golf capsule collection is now available worldwide in selected boutiques and online.


Tiffany & Co. Collaborates With Contemporary Artist Daniel Arsham On An Iconic Pokémon Collection

In partnership with The Pokémon Company, Tiffany & Co. collaborates with contemporary artist Daniel Arsham to introduce the Pokémon: the Tiffany & Arsham Studio & Pokémon capsule collection. The collection is a nod to Arsham’s 2022 exhibition in Japan, A Ripple in Time, which featured a variety of Pokémon artworks to evoke the passage of time. Featuring nine jewellery designs, the collection highlights six beloved Pokémon that will be featured as oxidised sterling silver necklaces with diamond accents. An additional Pikachu necklace, made in 18K yellow gold with diamond accents, will also be available in two different size iterations. Keeping true to the theme, the Pikachu pendants are housed in a Tiffany Blue Poké Ball, while the oxidised sterling silver collection is packaged in a special Tiffany & Arsham Studio & Pokémon Blue Box. The capsule collection will be available at the Tiffany & Co. Landmark in New York City, Omotesando store in Tokyo, and online in North America and Japan this December.

Tiffany & Co.

Tumi Introduces The Latest Alpha Collection In Its Autumn 2023 Essentially Beautiful Campaign

Tumi is celebrating its beloved Alpha product assortment with the newest Alpha X and Alpha Hybrid collections through an extension of its Autumn 2023 Essentially Beautiful campaign. With more than 600 patents and global registrations, these collections aim to highlight in both form and function. The Alpha X collection stands as Tumi’s strongest softside offering to date. Crafted with PX6, an ultra-durable fabric boasting strength and thermal stability, this luggage undergoes and surpasses 40 rigorous endurance tests. Meanwhile, the Alpha Hybrid collection introduces the X-Brace 45 handle, an aircraft-grade telescoping system built to take on every twist, turn and tarmac, along with dual recess wheels that are made to navigate through any journey. Combining Alpha’s signature look with FXT Ballistic Nylon and a polycarbonate shell, the Alpha Hybrid is tailored for robust business travel. The Alpha collection is now available on Tumi’s website.


Burberry And Tricker’s Team Up To Introduce A Selection Of Winter 2023 Shoes

Tricker’s has been the longest-established shoemaker in England since 1829. Now, it has collaborated with Burberry for a collection that builds on the heritage of craft and expertise to match the creative vision of the Burberry Autumn Winter 2023 collection by Chief Creative Officer Daniel Lee. Inspired by Tricker’s original country footwear, the collection features brogues, Chelsea boots and Derby shoes in a range of colours and fabrications that include aubergine calf leather and warm camel suede. Adhering to the values of Tricker’s, the sole and upper are traditionally stitched to welted leather insoles so that each part can be repaired and refurbished for many years of wear. Each shoe is finished with a signature rubber sole designed for the outdoors.


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