This Week in Luxury: Longmorn celebrates 130 years, Aman launches residences in Tokyo, MB&F brings back the HM8 Mark 2 and more

In our weekly series, we bring you the latest in luxury news around the world. This week’s highlights: Cartier imagines perfume as high jewellery, Boucheron makes a new case for jewellery, and Celine Haute Parfumerie makes a new scent

Longmorn celebrates an anniversary year with new single batch, single malt whiskies. Photo by Longmorn

Longmorn celebrates 130 years

Longmorn is proud to introduce a new chapter of whiskies, with the commitment that only single malts matured 18 years and more will be released from now on. The 130-year-old Speyside distillery, known for its innovative export methods (including its own railway), brings our attention to the 18 Year Old and 22 Year Old, two single batch whiskies that are non-chill filtered, matured in American Oak casks and presented at cask strength. The 18 features flavour notes of toffee apples, apricots and subtle sweet finish of milk chocolate, while the 22 offers a rich depth of flavour, with notes of hazelnut praline, toffee, citrus and poached pear.

“The anniversary year is the perfect moment in the spotlight for this exceptional whisky,” says Kevin Balmforth, Chivas Brothers Cask Expert, in a statement. “The 18 Year Old and 22 Year Old whiskies, like all Longmorn single malt, feature the creamy toffee profile that is quintessentially Longmorn. They espouse this whisky’s spirit of endurance and are intended to be savoured, representing Longmorn’s dedication to quality.”


The library at Aman Residences, Tokyo. Photo by Aman

Aman launches residences in Tokyo

Welcome to Aman’s first standalone branded residential project. Aman Residences, Tokyo, located in the Azabudai Hills Mori JP Tower (the tallest residential building in Japan), features 91 fully serviced apartments across the top 11 floors. Designed by Yabu Pushelberg with nature at the heart of it, the residences take the Aman lifestyle to another level. Think hotel-like programming, service and amenities, such as a bar, private dining room, library, tea room, spa and more. Most units have been sold, with a few remaining to be purchased. More details here.

Aman Residences

MB&F brings back the HM8 Mark 2

MB&F always had a relationship with the car world; its founder, Maximilian Büsser, spent his childhood dreaming of becoming a car designers, and the passion remains, even if he’s now ended up in the watchmaking industry. In 2012, he decided to bring automotive design into horology, thus releasing the HM5, his first automotive-inspired MB&F Machine, and a decade later, the supercar-inspired HM8 Mark 2. What launched with great success is back with a new 2024 edition. Decked in glossy sapphire blue bodywork that’s typical of super/hypercar bodywork, the HM8 Mark 2 is built from an independent water-resistant chassis and features a double-curved sapphire crystal that’s robust and difficult to achieve. It also boasts 30 jewels, a 22k-gold automatic winding rotor and a power reserve of 42 hours.


Cartier’s Les Épures de Parfum. Photo by Cartier

Cartier imagines perfume as high jewellery

Mathilde Laurent, perfumer of Maison Cartier, just developed the first collection of Les Épures de Parfum. Inspired by various pieces high jewellery, the collection is aimed at men and women in search of olfactory beauty that’s more simple than sophisticated. Featuring five realistic and vibrant creations—Pur Muguet, Pur Kinkan, Pur Magnolia, Pure Rose and Pur Lilas—each perfume celebrates the beauty of living nature, giving one the illusion of time spent in nature that’s been encapsulated in a bottle.


Boucheron’s new jewellery cases are made from aluminium and wool felt, two recyclable materials. Photo by Boucheron

Boucheron makes a new case for jewellery

Once upon a time, not too long ago, Boucheron’s jewellery case was not that sustainable—it was too large, too heavy and not recyclable. Which brought CEO Hélène Poulit-Duquesne to call for a complete overhaul. So in 2021, with the help of experts and specialists, an eco-design approach was adopted to make its ecological footprint as insignificant as possible. The Maison optimised every step of the jewellery case’s life cycle, making sure only seven formats were retained instead of the initial 12, and only aluminium and wool felt were used instead of 11 non-recyclables. The result was an inspiration of beauty kits from the ‘80s, with each case featuring a textured surface with finely sculpted emerald-cut shapes, and wool felt for cushioning. Find them across stores in Singapore this 19 June 2024.


Zouzou, Celine Haute Parfumerie’s new fragrance. Photo by Celine

Celine Haute Parfumerie makes a new scent

Zouzou, a new addition to the Celine Haute Parfumerie day collection, takes inspiration from Hedi Slimane’s olfactory journal, where the couturier recounts the origins of this new creation. The perfume distills images of young women with a lively and carefree nature, illustrated by film and literary icons from the ‘60s, resulting in a light, youthful fragrance of patchouli, vanilla and sweet caramel. It will be launched in June 2024.


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