This Week in Luxury: Samsonite collaborates with Boss, Urwerk’s SpaceTime Blade Series, Montblanc Masters of Art Homage to Gustav Klimt and more

In our weekly series, we bring you the latest in luxury news around the world. This week’s highlights: Dior’s Les Cerisiers line, Mr Porter’s exclusive Argylle by Kingsman collection, and Augustinus Bader arrives at One&Only Desaru Coast

The new Samsonite X Boss collection. Photo by Samsonite

Samsonite collaborates with Boss

If you want to travel in style, do it with Samsonite and Boss. Launching today is their all-new, limited-edition luggage collection, featuring Samsonite’s aluminium suitcases studded with a subtle tone-on-tone Boss monogram. There are four models for your choosing (a cabin bag, two check-in suitcases and a trunk), each designed with a luxuriously textured lining and spacious compartments with adjustable straps, so packing will never be a chore. More here.

SpaceTime Blade Limited Series. Photo by Urwerk

Urwerk’s SpaceTime Blade Series

There’s a new kind of instrument by Urwerk that transcends traditional notions of time and space, without the need for case, dial or satellite complication. Known as the SpaceTime Blade Limited Series, it is designed to match the size of Urwerk’s dreams, which to say it’s big is an understatement. Made possible by top-rate specialists, the SpaceTime Blades is an imposing space-time indicator and a measuring instrument that harkens to the tradition of gnomons. Made from bronze and handmade Nixie bulbs, it displays more than just hours and minutes, but the distance of the Earth’s daily rotation around the sun.

Masters of Art Homage to Gustav Klimt Limited Edition 4810 Fountain Pen, S$5,500. Photo by Montblanc

Montblanc Masters of Art Homage to Gustav Klimt

Human civilisation is nothing without art. Montblanc shines light on the indelible mark artists have left behind with its Masters of Art line, a series of collections that honour great artists and their quest for self-expression. This time, it pays tribute to the creative visionary that is Gustav Klimt (1862 to 1918), one of the most important artists of Art Nouveau and symbolism. A pioneer of the avant-garde, he was known for rebelling against stereotypes and experimenting with the new and uncommon, producing famous gold-infused paintings like The Kiss and abstract murals like Beethoven Frieze. Five limited editions make up this homage to Klimt, each pen referencing artistic milestones, famous works and more. Find out more here.

A rattan basket from the Les Cerisiers line. Photo by Dior

Dior’s Les Cerisiers line

Sharing the same passion for tradition and the avant-garde, Christian Dior saw Japan as a place of fascination, admiring it for cultural wealth, refinement and purity. To pay tribute to the land of the Rising Sun, Dior Maison has unveiled Les Cerisiers, a collection inspired by ‘Jardin Japonais’, an haute couture ensemble of spring/summer 1953, sublimated by a bird motif on a cherry blossom tree. In this collection, you’d find a series of essential pieces—decorative objects, tableware and the like—adorned with this reinterpreted iconic design.


Samuel L Jackson’s character inspired a herringbone safari jacket in the Argyle by Kingsman collection. Photo by Mr Porter

Mr Porter’s exclusive Argylle by Kingsman collection

Online menswear destination Mr Porter and filmmaker of the Kingsman franchise, Matthew Vaughn, has released a new costume-to-collection collaboration by luxury menswear label, Kingsman. Aptly named Argylle by Kingsman, the collection is inspired by characters from Vaughn’s recent film, Argylle, a reality-bending spy thriller that launched in February. There are 16 pieces in the lot, including a herringbone safari jacket and trousers inspired by Samuel L Jackson’s character, Alfred Solomon, and a green velvet nehru jacket inspired by Henry Cavill’s character, Argylle.

Mr Porter

Augustinus Bader’s Body Cleanser. Photo by One&Only

Augustinus Bader arrives at One&Only Desaru Coast

Cult favourite Augustinus Bader has arrived at One&Only Desaru Coast, a luxury retreat on Malaysia’s southeastern coastline. The One&Only Spa, which opens this month, will be the first resort spa in Southeast Asia to offer transformative treatments in collaboration with the brand. Look forward to facial and body treatments, paired with Augustinus Bader’s award-winning formulations as well as fascia and lymphatic flow techniques, which help activate cellular rejuvenation and natural repair cycles. There’s also a new Wellness Escape room package, which entitles guests to one 55-minute One&Only or Augustinus Bader treatment every night.


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