The holiday season is fast approaching and, at the end of a tough year, isn’t it time to treat yourself to some luxurious goodies at the city’s top boutiques? From Cartier’s new collection of covetable objects to Panerai’s limited edition Radiomir watch and the newly refurbished Van Cleef & Arpels boutique in Central, Hong Kong, there’s plenty to get excited about.
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Christmas will soon be here – but what to give this year, when you’ve had no chance to pick up fascinating trinkets on your travels? Fortunately, the experts at Cartier have come to the rescue with a whole range of stylish knick knacks. In fact, you can’t do much better than a decorative Cartier object, given that the French brand has been producing collections like this since the 1880s.
The luxury brand has divided its new collection into four themes: decoration, writing, childhood and games. The decoration collection features a porcelain trinket tray and vase and a lacquered wooden jewellery case and watch box, while beautiful sketchbooks, pencil boxes, ink pads, notebooks, stationery and invitation cards are the highlights of the writing theme.
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Looking for a gift for kids? Cartier egg cups, rattles, tumblers, photo frames and cashmere blankets have all been stamped with animals whose eyes reflect the Cartier logo, and the building blocks and solitaire make excellent presents for the whole family.
In a fabulous tribute to the most loyal followers and collectors of Panerai, the brand has launched a limited edition Radiomir Venti watch to mark 20 years of the online Paneristi community. Created at the turn of the millennium in 2000, the web portal Paneristi.com brought together ardent fans of the brand and has since evolved into a hub for enthusiasts the world over.
The new 45mm Radiomir Venti has been made in collaboration with Paneristi and takes design cues from the classic Radiomir models of the late 1930s. From its sword-shaped, gold-coloured hands, to the beige Super-LumiNova and brown matt dial, the watch exudes an unmistakable vintage vibe.
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Equipped with the in-house Calibre P. 6000, the Radiomir Venti features a three-day power reserve and is water-resistant up to 100 metres. Limited to just 1,020 pieces, this model comes with a special engraving – “Paneristi.com 2000-2020” – at six o’clock and is offered on a beige calfskin suede strap stamped with the “OP” logo.
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