This Week in Luxury: Leica reveals limited edition timepiece, Celine drops second dog collection and more

In our weekly series, we bring you the latest in luxury news around the world. This week’s highlights: &Beyond’s African eco-lodge welcomes guests again, American Express gets artists to play, and Rare Beauty expands with scented body care

ZM 1 Gold Limited Edition. Photo by Leica

Leica unveils ZM 1 Gold Limited Edition

The tribute to Leica’s rich heritage merges 18k gold and Grade 5 Titanium in a 50-piece exclusive masterpiece. Inspired by the IA Luxus camera, it features a sunburst-effect dial, galvanized indexes, and hands, showcasing the Leica Calibre LH-1001 movement. The alligator leather strap, hand-stitched in Geneva, complements the 18k gold butterfly buckle. Limited to 50 watches available through private appointments at selected Leica stores worldwide, the iconic design of precision watchmaking is listed at a recommended retail price S$41,000.00.


Elvis. Photo by Celine

Hedi Slimane introduces second Celine dog collection

Inspired by his canine companion Elvis, the Monaco-shot campaign features royal dogs with accessories crafted with the same quality as Celine’s fashion. The includes Celine-monogram accessories like collars, leads, a canvas feeding bowl, a lambskin-trimmed dog carrier, and luxurious items like a sequined treat bag and a sheepskin toy. These stylish pet adornments for both pets and their owners add an unmissable touch of luxury to homes.


Car by Surin Kim. Photo by American Express

American Express explores the concept of play

American Express taps into four artists collaborations to turn childhood toys into limited edition collectibles. Artists Eny Lee Parker, Surin Kim, Serban Ionescu, and Kumkum Fernando reinterpret toys for showcase at Design Miami and Art Basel Miami. The exhibit, designed as a grown-up playground on Miami Edition beachfront, features oversized installations. Notable contributions include Eny Lee Parker’s fabric bunny, Benny, and Serban Ionescu’s imaginative chess set, City of Canals, reflecting the artists’ personal connections to creativity.

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Forest Lodge Suite. Photo by &Beyond

&Beyond reopens Phinda Forest Lodge

After an extensive rebuild in South Africa’s &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve, the lodge maintains its sustainability focus in the contemporary luxury safari redesign by Fox Browne Creative and Jack Alexander. Nestled in the sand forest, the lodge minimizes environmental impact and features new additions like a family suite, library, lounge, tiered pool, and upgraded dining areas. The interior design combines Japanese minimalism with local culture, creating a comfortable and connected space with wide forest views.


Giorgio Armani. Photo by Giorgio Armani Neve

Giorgio Armani Privé Haute Joaillerie debuts

Giorgio Armani Neve kicked off the autumn/winter season in St. Moritz with an exclusive jewelry collection. A black Velvet ball, opened by Superfly and featuring a performance by Jack Savoretti, followed the presentation. Available in Zurich until 27 December, in St. Moritz from then till January 8, and in Paris for Haute Couture week. The Giorgio Armani Neve concept will be featured in international boutiques, and high-altitude restaurants in St. Moritz and Megève will offer immersive experiences.

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Selena Gomez. Photo by Rare Beauty

Rare Beauty ventures into body care

Selena Gomez’s cosmetic brand has launched its debut scented body care range. The Find Comfort collection includes a Body and Hair Fragrance Mist, Body Lotion, Hydrating Hand Cream, and Stop and Soothe Aromatherapy Pen. Each product is designed to relieve tension and promote comfort. Ingredients like biotin, niacinamide, peach flower extract, ashwagandha extract, and a blend of vitamins and antioxidants are featured in the formulations.

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