This Week In Luxury: Louis Vuitton’s Portable Nanogram Speaker, Bentley’s Exclusive GT Le Mans Edition, And More

In our weekly series, we bring you the latest in luxury news from around the world. This week’s highlights: Louis Vuitton’s portable Nanogram Speaker delivers unmatched audio performance, the exclusive Bentley Continental GT Le Mans Edition has finally landed in Malaysia, and more.

Louis Vuitton’s Portable Nanogram Speaker Delivers Unmatched Audio Performance

Louis Vuitton presents the LV Nanogram Speaker, a portable accessory that is designed to reflect the maison’s creativity. Inspired by its classic Toupie bag, this speaker features details reminiscent of Louis Vuitton trunk makers, such as a cowhide leather handle, engraved steel studs, and debossed monogram flowers. The speaker comes in three colourways—silver, copper and the limited Damoflage edition by Pharrell Williams—weighing 520 grams and measuring 13.5cm across. Developed with Harman, it delivers premium audio with a maximum loudness of 84dB, up to 17 hours of autonomy, and Bluetooth compatibility with voice assistants.

Louis Vuitton

Exclusive Bentley Continental GT Le Mans Edition Has Finally Landed In Malaysia

To commemorate 20 years since Bentley clinched its sixth victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and to celebrate 100 years since the inception of this endurance race, Bentley has collaborated with its personal commissioning division Mulliner to create the exclusive Continental GT Le Mans Edition. Only 48 limited-edition models were produced, and a private buyer in Malaysia has already acquired one of these rare Le Mans Collection Continental GTs. Powered by the eminent W12 engine, this edition features distinctive exterior and interior details inspired by the design of Bentley Speed 8, number 7. These details include a verdant green finish, a moonbeam racing stripe on the bonnet, and an Arctica white number 7 on its matrix grilles.


The Bovet X Pininfarina Aperto 1 Is The Best Of Two Worlds

The past meets the future with the Bovet Aperto 1, which was designed in collaboration with Pininfarina. On one side is the spare-no-detail, lavish approach to traditional watchmaking that the Swiss maison Bovet has become known for. On the other is the storied Italian automotive design firm, with more than a few classic supercars given life through its creativity. The Aperto 1 is the latest in a partnership that began in 2010, and is an ultra-modern approach to the art of skeletonisation. Within its 42mm titanium case is a hand-wound manufacture movement that has been pared down as much as possible—the overall effect is extremely contemporary, with a sense of lightness and transparency.


Video Artist Hsu Che-Yu’s Intriguing Exhibition Is A Deep Dive Into The Politics Of Death

Ilham Gallery is currently showing Three Episodes of Mourning Exercises by Taiwanese video artist Hsu Che-Yu, in partnership with the Han Nefkens Foundation. This exhibition is a collection of works featuring three pieces titled Gray Room, Blank Photograph, and Zoo Hypothesis—all resulted from the artist’s collaboration with a forensic team that specialises in 3D scanning of crime scenes. These works explore the themes of body, space and memory, contributing to an investigation into the ‘politics of death’. The Three Episodes of Mourning Exercises exhibition is running from now till 26 May at the Ilham Gallery.

Ilham Gallery

Omega Welcomes Marion Caunter To Its Distinguished Circle Of Friends

The renowned fashion luminary and entrepreneur, Marion Caunter, joins Omega Malaysia as a friend of the brand. Caunter’s illustrious career, as a co-founder in multiple ventures and with the recent establishment of her beauty brand, Mare, reflect her creative vision and dedication to delivering quality products. “Her charisma, influence, and push for perfection make her the ideal choice to embody the elegance and contemporary spirit that defines Omega,” said Raynald Aeschlimann, President and CEO of Omega.


Crockfords Retains Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award For The Sixth Consecutive Year

Crockfords at Resorts World Genting is the only hotel in Malaysia bestowed with the prestigious five-star accolade, joining an elite group of only 340 luxury hotels worldwide conferred with this acclaimed recognition. Crockfords is Malaysia swankiest hidden gem perched upon the cool highlands, with sleek interiors inspired by posh London mansions. Guests are greeted with in-room private steam baths and luxurious Greek Calacatta marble restroom features available in all its suites. The defining hallmark of Crockfords, however, lies in its impeccable hospitality that is second to none.

Resorts World Genting

FOPE Launches Its First Flagship Store At Seibu

Italian jewellery brand FOPE makes its debut in Malaysia at Seibu, The Exchange TRX. At the FOPE flagship store, an exquisite range of fine jewellery collections were unveiled, combining the rich heritage of Italian craftsmanship with contemporary design. The launch event was graced by Umberto Cazzola, the President of FOPE, and his wife, Marilisa Cazzola, who serves as the Chief Marketing Officer, as well as H.E Massimo Rustico, the Ambassador of Italy to Malaysia, to name a few.


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