This Week in Luxury: Mercedes-AMG and IWC Schaffhausen celebrate, Dior goes to the ballet, Dyson turns pink and more

By Hannah Choo 2 April, 2024

In our weekly series, we bring you the latest in luxury news around the world. This week’s highlights: Breitling turns 140, The Bentley Environmental Foundation welcomes two new charities, and Tumi debuts Asra collection

Mercedes-AMG and IWC Schaffhausen celebrate two very special icons

After two decades of partnership together, it is time to celebrate with two special editions: the Mercedes-AMG G 63 “Grand Edition” and IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch AMG G 63, both sharing a love of style, utilitarianism and functionality. Out of 1,000 units, only eight Grand Editions will be available for purchase in Singapore, and if you’re one of the lucky eight, be sure to complete the look with the watch.

Like the off-roader, the Big Pilot’s Watch AMG G 63 (S$ 48,600) is designed with a striking black and gold colour contrast. Boasting a case and crown made from 18-carat Armor Gold, it sports a sand-blasted surface and white rings that pay homage to the iconic headlights of the G-Class.


Breitling’s 140 Years of Firsts

As Breitling turns 140 this year, it is honouring the occasion with stories of its many firsts, whether it’s a breakthrough in sustainability or timekeeping in the air or at sea. This month, it celebrates two of its icons—the Navitimer, the first pilot wristwatch to combine a chronograph and computational slide rule, and the Cosmonaute, the first Swiss wristwatch to see space—with reinvented editions. The new Navitimer GMT and Automatic 41, for instance, marries classic with contemporary, omitting the chronograph while preserving a balanced dial composition. The self-winding Cosmonaute, on the other hand, features a 24-hour dial, 18k red-gold case and a caseback engraving that reveals the watch incredible story of stepping into space.


The Bentley Environmental Foundation is a partner of seven organisations, including four dedicated to water-based causes. Photo by Bentley

The Bentley Environmental Foundation welcomes two new charities

Saving the planet is an entire job on its own, and the Bentley Environmental Foundation, which launched in June 2023 as part of Bentley Motor’s Beyond100 strategy, plans to support the motion in the best ways possible. It partners organisations working on innovative solutions and impactful environmental projects, with everwave and the Blue Marine Foundation as new charities, dedicated to clean-up missions and nursing the oceans back to health respectively.

Bentley Environmental Foundation

Dior goes to the ballet

How about a pair of ballet flats for a must-have? As part of the Dior spring/summer 2024 ready-to-wear collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri, ballerinas have reinterpreted in variations as an ode to this beauty of dance. Distinguished by their feminine curves and ever so comfortable, these shoes are trimmed in satin and adorned with bows and resin pearls. They also reflect the “constantly renewed inventiveness” of the Ateliers, and promise a graceful allure until the end.


The Dyson Supersonic in ceramic pink and rose gold. Photo by Dyson

Dyson turns pink

Inspired by the pearl, a timeless symbol of love, Dyson has decided to launch a limited-edition colour combo in shades of ceramic pink and rose gold—colours you would detect in the sheen of a pearl. Available in the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer (S$699) and Airwrap multi-styler (S$859), the brand aims to create a sense of elegance, warmth and softness, enhancing the styling experience with a new aesthetic. Check them out in the flesh at all Dyson Demo Stores.


South Korean actress Mun Ka Young with her Asra bag. Photo by Tumi

Tumi debuts Asra collection

Tumi wants to do more than just great luggage. Expanding its women’s offerings is the launch of Asra, a collection of soft-textured handbags fit for the stylish woman who’s always on-the-go. Available in three different sizes and four various colours (including a colourway that’s inspired by the landscapes of Sentosa), the bags are designed to be versatile, practical and reliable in the long run. South Korean actress Mun Ka Young, the face of this new collection, says, “I’m thrilled that they are exploring fresh silhouettes. Beauty and versatility are a big part of my life, and with Tumi these bags are a perfect fit for every journey.” Yours for a starting price of US$350.


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