In our weekly series, we bring you the latest in luxury news from around the world. This week’s highlights: H. Moser & Cie.’s Streamliner Small Seconds Blue Enamel timepiece is a fusion of high-performance and exclusivity, Gucci pays tribute to its Horsebit 1953 loafer, Gentle Monster launches its first ever Malaysia flagship store at The Exchange TRX, and more.
H. Moser & Cie.’s Streamliner Small Seconds Blue Enamel Timepiece Is Subtle Luxury At Its Finest
H. Moser & Cie. introduces the Streamliner Small Seconds Blue Enamel, a timepiece that blends high performance and exclusivity. Its 39mm steel case, inspired by 20th-century high-speed trains, integrates a fluid steel bracelet. The Aqua Blue Grand Feu enamel dial undergoes meticulous crafting, creating an ombré effect through 12 firings. Steel applique indices adorn the dial’s edge, and three-dimensional hands with Globolight inserts display hours and minutes. At 6 o’clock, a lacquered sub-dial showcases the offset small seconds. Powering the timepiece is an automatic calibre HMC 500, Moser’s smallest 21st-century movement. It also features a platinum micro-rotor on ball bearings with a bi-directional pawl winding system, providing a 74-hour power reserve.
Gucci Pays Tribute To Its Horsebit 1953 Loafer
Gucci celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Horsebit 1953 loafer with a new campaign featuring actor and ambassador Paul Mescal and global brand ambassador Xiao Zhen. Introduced in 1953, the loafer gradually evolved into an essential wardrobe piece, reflecting Italian craftsmanship, American outdoor lifestyle, and the classic British equestrian aesthetic. Its horsebit design, a double ring connected by a bar, quickly became a hallmark element of the brand, bridging the gap between past heritage and contemporary fashion.
Gentle Monster Launches Its First Ever Malaysia Flagship Store At The Exchange TRX
South Korean-based eyewear brand Gentle Monster has officially landed in Malaysia, marking a significant chapter in its global journey. The flagship store is set to open at The Exchange TRX on 29 November 2023, unveiling exclusive pieces from its latest 2024 Optical collection. This distinctive line of eyewear is characterised by its striking metal detailing, having already captured global attention through its Gentle High School campaign featuring actress Nana Komatsu and musician Shinichi Osawa. Additionally, the store will showcase collaborative pieces with D’heygere and Maison Margiela. You can find Gentle Monster’s first-ever flagship store at G.12A, Ground Floor of The Exchange TRX.
De Beers Unveils New Additions To The Enchanted Lotus And Adonis Rose Collections
This winter, De Beers introduces new floral designs that bloom just in time for the season of festive celebrations. Four new creations join the Enchanted Lotus collection, while two new designs grace the Adonis Rose collection. The Enchanted Lotus collection has been an icon of De Beers since 2009 that symbolises eternity and renewal. Its legacy is enhanced with the addition of three pendant necklaces and a bracelet to the line-up. The Enchanted Lotus white gold designs are available in De Beers stores worldwide and online, but the exceptional yellow gold beaded pendant is only available online. Meanwhile, the Adonis Rose collection, inspired by the damask rose, signifies love conquering death. A round brilliant diamond ring and an ethereal necklace adorned with a detachable pear-shaped diamond make gorgeous additions to the collection and are now available exclusively in De Beers flagship stores.
IHG Hotels & Resorts Introduces New Hotels Opening In Malaysia and Across SEA
IHG Hotels & Resorts recently announced the opening of a series of new hotels in Malaysia and across Southeast Asia. In the next couple of years, IHG Hotels & Resorts will be doubling its portfolio with 11 new hotels across six brands, which include Hotel Indigo, Regent Hotels & Resorts, Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, and more. This announcement was made at the Hotel Indigo Kuala Lumpur on the Park, where members of the media were given a preview of its facilities. The 180-room property is located at the base of the picturesque Bukit Nanas and weaves in the neighbourhood story of its rainforest surroundings, as elements of sustainability are featured all around the interiors of the hotel. The Hotel Indigo Kuala Lumpur on the Park opens in December, and guests will be able to check out its interactive features and stunning poolside, which really captivates the essence of the rainforest.
Dior’s Back With The Charming Dior Café In Tandem With The Debut Of Its Dior Cruise 2024 Collection
A dedicated presentation of the Dior Cruise 2024 collection was hosted last week in a private park in Kuala Lumpur, marking its debut in Malaysia. In conjunction with the event, a Dior Café was arranged for the duration of the takeover. As the Dior Cruise 2024 line is inspired by the captivating beauty of Mexico, an exclusive Mexican-inspired menu was curated by Chef Raymond Tham, a partner to Dior Malaysia. Set in the stylish glasshouse of Sentul Pavilion, the natural greenery of the surroundings made the perfect backdrop, offering guests an enchanting experience of the Dior dream.