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Eight things we want for Christmas

We single out eight of the richest picks you’ll want to find under your Christmas tree.



Tango Rings

Want a new diamond ring? Why not make it one that pops — these Tango rings (the most precious of all Pomellato collections this season) embellish burnished rose gold bands with white diamonds highlighted with Pantone-powered sapphires and tsavorites.


Judith Leiber Couture

The Odette Minaudière

Every glamourpuss knows that Judith Leiber has a statement bag for every soirée. Our wish list topper this season is the Odette minaudière crafted in the shape of an elegant swan — high-impact bling that exudes old-world Hollywood splendour.



The El Primero Sport

You know it as the quintessential sports chronograph. Now, 46 years after its original conception, the famous El Primero spawns three reinterpretations, hailed as the world’s most precise series-made chronograph. The new models exude modern masculinity via its generous 45-mm steel case and athletic functions. Zenith has also given the dial a special treatment — a lamé hand finish that is an update of an ancient technique.


Bottega Veneta

Flatware and Murano Glassware

Bottega Veneta has parlayed its super-chic aesthetics to fine dining. Its sterling silver antiquated brunito finish flatware even comes distinguished with its intrecciato signature. They make for a sensuous dinner

duet with the brand’s range of Murano hand-blown glasses steeped in a rich, smoky hue.



Marquetry and Io Myself Fragrances

A his-and-hers present? Etro serves up a perfect pair with its new Oriental scents encased in bottles adorned with matching gold and silver paisley motifs. Marquetry (for women) is a floral-spicy fragrance with the full-bodied rose infused with bergamot, amber and musk, while Io Myself (for men and women) has a woody flavour with papyrus, cedar and agarwood.



The New Signature Touch

You’re looking at the rising king of smartphones, which is none other than Vertu’s next-gen release of its high-performance Signature Touch model, now in robust grade 5 titanium that offers the strength of stainless steel without the weight. The cutting-edge gizmo comes with a 21-megapixel camera that gives peerless quality even for low-light images and a 5.2-inch high-definition LCD display with a scratchproof 130-ct solid sapphire crystal screen for spectacular colours that pop. An audiophile’s dream, it also boasts Dolby Digital Plus virtual surround sound. Personalise your Vertu with a myriad of choice materials and colour, replete with an engraving of your name or initials.



Padlock Bag in GG Blooms

Everyone wants a piece of new Creative Director Alessandro Michele — and his boho-romantic geranium print. Our eye’s on the Padlock shoulder bag, with its chunky chain and antiquated clasp that underscore the charming blooms of the iconic GG Supreme canvas.


Bang & Olufsen

The BeoLab 90

What is that avant-garde sculpture you ask? It’s the latest state-of-the-art loudspeaker from Bang & Olufsen, which has been designed so that the listener can easily change the width of sound beams to enjoy both dedicated sweet spot and surround sound experiences with the touch of a button. It’s sail-like fabric and curved wooden base also makes it an interesting addition decor-wise.