This Week in Luxury: HSBC Women’s World Championship, Dyson’s Airstrait, MB&F’s Legacy Machine Perpetual EVO and more

By Hannah Choo 26 February, 2024
HSBC Women’s world championship

In our weekly series, we bring you the latest in luxury news around the world. This week’s highlights: Tumi’s 19 Degree Aluminium family grows bigger, Loewe’s Flamenco Purse, and Cartier’s Le Voyage Recommencé

The Fan Village at the HSBC Women’s World Championship. Photo by HSBC

HSBC Women’s World Championship

Celebrate women and golf at the 16th edition of the HSBC Women’s World Championship, this 29 February to 3 March 2024. See top LPGA players compete over four days on The Tanjong course at Sentosa Golf Club, with Lilia Vu, Ruoning Yin, Celine Boutier and Minjee Lee, the world’s top four, as headliners. Ticket holders will also get to unwind at the Fan Village, where there will be all sorts of food, drinks and fun activations for one and all. Tickets here.

HSBC Women’s World Championship

Tumi’s SS24 Essentially Beautiful campaign, starring Son Heung-Min. Photo by Tumi

Tumi’s 19 Degree Aluminium family grows bigger

Tumi’s obviously proud of Son Heung-Min as its global ambassador. Once again, the professional footballer stars in an all-new campaign, featuring new additions to the sleek 19 Degree Aluminium collection—the Backpack, a first of its kind of Tumi; the Compact Carry-on, which scales down the signature 10 Degree DNA; the Briefcase, which needs no explanation; and the Minaudiere, a fashion-forward-piece that’s great for nights out and special occasions.


The Loewe Flamenco Purse in Dark Burgundy. Photo by Loewe

Loewe introduces the Flamenco Purse

If getting into the good graces of someone means a leather bag, Loewe is a closet staple one will never part with—be it the Puzzle, Hammock or the soft, squeezable Flamenco, defined by the ‘Flamenco skirt’ effect. First launched in the ‘80s and redesigned by creative director Jonathan Anderson in 2015, it is now available as a purse (and a mini version, too). Made with luxurious nappa lambskin and finished with a donut chain strap that is threaded by hand, the versatile purse can be carried as a clutch, shoulder bag or crossbody. Yours for S$5,100 in Black, Dark Burgundy, Sahara or Emerald Green.


The Cartier Pileo Ring. Photo by Cartier

Cartier reveals a new chapter

Cartier’s Le Voyage Recommencé is always something to behold. The high jewellery collection, now in its third chapter, reveals a new range inspired by nature, geometry and real life. “Working with lines, volumes, colour palettes, inspiration from nature and world cultures… we explore so many territories to push the boundaries of creation and discover new horizons. Like a journey that is repeated over and over again, continually drawing on the inexhaustible sources of Cartier inspiration,” says Jacqueline Karachi, the director of high jewellery creation at Cartier.

The new range features the Panthère Confiante Necklace, where a diamond-studded panther watches over a 26.52-carat cabochon peridot, and the Pileo Ring, a sea urchin-inspired beauty of rose-cut and brilliant-cut diamonds, enhanced by white gold studs.


The MB&F Legacy Machine Perpetual EVO. Photo by MB&F

MB&F’s Legacy Machine Perpetual EVO

It’s easy to be fascinated with a watch brand like MB&F. Founded by Max Büsser in 2005, MB&F is a master of deconstructing and reconstructing, turning traditional watchmaking into futuristic art pieces. The latest on the MB&F block is an icy blue iteration of the Legacy Machine Perpetual EVO, which has come in four other editions before. A sporty version of its most complex watch, the Legacy Machine Perpetual, it features the same award-winning perpetual calendar, designed by Stephen McDonnell to replace traditional construction with an innovative mechanical processor. Take it anywhere—it’s water resistant for up to 80 metres, equipped with a power reserve of 72 hours and can be fitted with titanium or zirconium, a silver grey metal known for its hypoallergenic properties.


The Dyson Airstrait straightens wet hair dry, without the flat irons. Photo by Dyson

Dyson gets it straight

Styling hair can be a real pain in more ways than one, but with the Dyson Airstrait, looking good can now be a breeze, sans the flat irons. Instead, powerful air blades and intelligent heat control straighten wet hair dry, so your hair doesn’t suffer heat or colour damage. The Airstrait is also equipped with two styling modes—wet and dry—each pre-set with a specific heat and airflow combination for the best results, as well as a root drying mode, which ensures your scalp is just as taken care of. Available this 29 February 2024, at a retail price of S$799.


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