This Week In Luxury: Minotti’s Contemporary Style Stuns On The ACE C144 Yacht, Piaget’s New Tourbillon, And More

In our weekly series, we bring you the latest in luxury news from around the world. This week’s highlights: The Minotti collection stuns on board the Conrad ACE C144, Piaget launches the Polo Emperador Skeleton Tourbillon High Jewellery, and more.

The Minotti Collection Stuns On Board The Conrad ACE C144

Built by the Conrad shipyards in Gdansk, the ACE C144 is the largest yacht to have ever been constructed in Poland, spanning 44.5 metres in length. And aboard the ACE C144, Milan-based M²atelier Studio brought Minotti’s contemporary style to life. A sober elegance graces the interiors of the yacht with the ethereal appearance of Minotti’s Connery modular seating system, as it fills the spaces in an informal flexibility that provides a feeling of greater spaciousness. The bridge deck lounge also features the Connery’s distinctive personality; combined with a round chaise-longue, it creates a welcoming island that is perfect for relaxation.


Piaget Launches The Polo Emperador Skeleton Tourbillon High Jewellery

Crafted within Piaget’s high jewellery workshops, the Piaget Polo Emperador Skeleton Tourbillon High Jewellery is a combination of emeralds and diamonds, complemented by a complex movement bearing the brand’s signature. The 1270D movement stands as a contemporary reinterpretation of the initial automatic tourbillons featured in Piaget’s Polo Emperador timepieces, including the 1270P and the skeletonised 1270S. Beyond the meticulous 100 hours dedicated to setting both the movement and case, an additional 40 hours are invested in hand-setting diamonds on the angles and flakes of the tourbillon, all of which are discernible to the naked eye. The watch dial is taken up by an oscillating weight, decked with a cascade of trapeze-cut emeralds. Adding a finishing touch to this tourbillon is the distinctive letter P, marking the seconds.


Louis Vuitton Creates Custom-Made Trophy Trunks For The Upcoming Australian Open

Louis Vuitton has recently been named the official trophy trunk partner for the Australian Open, the opening Grand Slam tournament of this season. In preparation for the event commencing on January 14 in Melbourne, the Maison has handcrafted two wooden frame trophy trunks covered in Louis Vuitton’s monogram canvas––one dedicated to the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup for women and the other for the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup for men. Both cases are lined with blue microfibre, aligning with the tournament’s colour palette and signature blue courts. The finishing touches include a classic lozine leather trim along with traditional brass corner protectors, locks, and clasps, as well as the Australia Open logo that is displayed on the underside of the lid. The front panels of the trunks will also feature a striking white V symbolising Victory and Vuitton. These bespoke trunks will be showcased during the women’s and men’s finals on 27 and 28 January, as well as at the subsequent prize-giving ceremonies.

Louis Vuitton

Dior Men Reinterprets The Iconic Oblique Motif In Its Spring 2024 Collection

The Maxi Oblique by Dior Men is a rendition of the iconic Dior Oblique canvas, originally conceptualised by Marc Bohan in 1967. This jacquard motif has become synonymous with the brand and takes unprecedented proportions in the Dior Spring 2024 collection curated by Kim Jones. The designs are showcased in a larger-than-life version, featured on various items and travel essentials, including a weekender, a North-South tote, a toiletry bag, a pouch, a passport holder, the B23 sneakers, and a gradient of black shades. The collection is now available online and in Dior boutiques.


Diptyque’s Fleur De Peau Scented Collection Embraces Love At First Sight

Diptyque’s new Fleur de Peau eau da parfum collection is an ode to the timeless love story of Psyche and Eros from Greek mythology which celebrates passion and the art of seduction. The fragrance captures the essence of love at first sight, blending musk with carnal notes, powdery iris blossom, and fruity, amber-scented accents of ambrette. Its composition is further enriched with hints of citrus, fruits, pepper, and roses, creating a hymn to sensuality. The collection welcomes three new expressions of its sensorial qualities: cleansing hand and body gel, hand and body lotion, and hair mist.


KENS Apothecary

The Vietage By Anantara Launches A New Luxury Railway Carriage

A second railway carriage has been introduced by The Vietage by Anantara following the success of its first carriage which runs between Da Nang and Quy Nhon. The second all-new luxury carriage will be journeying between Nha Trang and Quy Nhon to capture the international hub of Nha Trang, and connect the central coast of Vietnam in Quy Nhon where visitors get to explore more of the stunning country in luxury. Reservations open on 1 February, as the Nha Trang to Quy Nhon carriage will commence its first journey on 15 May.

The Vietage by Anantara

Madinat Jumeirah Resort Unveils Prestigious Malakiya Villas

Madinat Jumeirah’s most intimate hotel, Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf, reopened its doors following a year-long refurbishment. Nestled within the resort is a hidden gem of seven refined Malakiya Villas delivering the ultimate hospitality experience filled with exclusivity and sophistication. Designed by Dubai-based Sahar Alyaseer, the villas’ aesthetics pay tribute to the resort’s Arabesque design. The villas are available in two- and three-bedroom configurations as well as a two-floor majestic luxury accommodation known as the Royal Malakiya Villa. All seven villas including the Royal Malakiya Villa come with a plunge pool, expansive private terrace, kitchen, and access to the two-kilometre private beach and exclusive pools with sweeping views of the ocean. Guests have the option to also embark on a journey via traditional wooden abra boats upon arrival, as well as a dedicated butler to accompany them to the villa. With more than 50 dining venues, an award-winning spa, fitness centres, and many more, the Malakiya Villas may be designed to be intimate but they are never far from its resort’s facilities.


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