FASHION It’s all about taking things to new heights: more power, more carats, more surprises
Let’s get phygital
Even Sotheby’s is getting into NFTs. From September 24 to October 4, Sotheby’s and Tiffany Dubin will hold its first auction devoted to artist-made jewellery, both real and virtual. Metagolden’s Francine Ballard conceived this “phygital” Ethereum Expedition ring (top) that exists both physically and digitally. The real one is in 18 ct gold and emerald. The buyer will own it along with its metaverse counterpart. Metagolden can be found at metagolden.io.
Better than mined
Charles & Colvard believe that the future of diamonds is lab-grown, omitting the environmentally intensive processes required to mine the real thing. Its Couture Collection comprises 50 pieces, and employs both Caydia lab-grown diamonds and recycled precious metals. And as those diamonds are lab-grown, Charles & Colvard have some fantastic pieces, such as 10 ct chandelier drop earrings and double- and triple-stacked geometric eternity bands. More at www.charlesandcolvard.com.
Arnold & Son’s latest luxury watch is the Perpetual Moon 41·5. There is a new case design, with simplified lugs. The case is slightly smaller—41·5 mm instead of 42 mm, but without a reduction in dial size. The dial itself features a finish called Stellar Rays, carefully engraved with layers of lacquer then applied, while the moon has hand-painted shadows and is coated with Super-LumiNova. The constellations are of the Big Dipper and Cassiopeia. Inside is Arnold & Son’s A&S1512 calibre, with a power reserve of 90 hours. The red gold edition is not limited, but Arnold & Son will make only 28 platinum ones. Retail is SFr.34,500 for the red gold model, and SFr.46,500 for the platinum one.
Triumph International India has launched its first stand-alone retail store in Pune, Maharashtra at Phoenix Marketcity, Viman Nagar, with actress Mrunal Thakur as guest of honour. Santhosh Sivaramakrishnan, Triumph’s commercial director for India and Sri Lanka, and Shweta Verma, head of product and marketing, played host.
The new store measures 804 ft², with fitting zones and changing rooms. Both Triumph and its unisex brand Sloggi will retail at the new store. Opening hours are from 11 a.m. to 9.30 p.m.
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From the September 2021 issue of Lucire KSA