This Week in Luxury: Richard Mille and Rafael Nadal reveal a new watch, S by Salanitro’s diamond-set fans, Le Bain Hermès makes eco-consciousness colourful and more

By Hannah Choo 3 June, 2024

In our weekly series, we bring you the latest in luxury news around the world. This week’s highlights: IWC Schaffhausen unveils Ceralume® technology, Range Rover partners Wimbledon, and Miss Dior introduces a rose beauty ritual

Rafael Nadal poses for a portrait for Richard Mille on 20 March 2024 in Mallorca, Spain. Photo by Hamish Brown/Contour by Getty Images

Richard Mille’s RM 27-05 Flying Tourbillon Rafael Nadal

Last week, Richard Mille and Rafael Nadal launched the RM 27-05 Flying Tourbillon, marking 14 years of partnership since the original RM 027 was launched in 2010. The timepiece comes from years of evolution, with upgrades like a fully suspended movement and incredible shock resistance (12,000 gs) along the way. It now features toughness in the form of a Carbon TPT® B.4 monoblock case, and the brand’s lightweight record at 11.5 grams, making the watch the perfect second skin for anyone who lives for sports. It also features a power reserve of 55 hours, skeletonised movement and a manual winding calibre. Yours for US$1,150,000. Limited to 80 pieces.

Richard Mille

The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41, made with the patent-pending Ceralume® technology. Photo by IWC Schaffhausen

IWC Schaffhausen unveils Ceralume® technology in the first fully luminous ceramic watch

For over four decades, IWC Schaffhausen has become quite an expert in making watches out of ceramic—a light and scratch-resistant material one can rough around with. We have seen major IWC ceramic innovations ever since, such as the colourful range of Top Gun timepieces, and most recently, the highly engineered and patent-pending Ceralume®, a luminescent ceramic with a fascinating glow; the Super-LumiNova® within enables it to store light for over 24 hours (if you’re ever kept in the dark for that long). Test it out in the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41, IWC’s experimental division XPL’s first fully luminous ceramic concept watch, and watch things glow.

IWC Schaffhausen

S by Salanitro’s collection of precious hand fans come in various vivid colours. Photo by S by Salanitro

Precious hand fans set with precious diamonds

If you are a fan of practical art, it may as well be an elegant hand fan studded with diamonds—for CHF 3,500 or CHF 4,350 (double-sided) a pop. Inspired by the sophistication of royal courts of yore, each fan by S by Salanitro is made by noble materials, such as silk or natural cotton, and embellished with 44 diamonds that reflect one’s radiance. Find it on the S by Salanitro online boutique and select retailers throughout Switzerland, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. For special requests, drop them an email at info@sbysalanitro.cominfo@sbysalanitro.com.

S by Salanitro

Le Bain Hermès comprises hair and body products and more. Photo by Hermès

Le Bain Hermès brings colour and eco-consciousness to your home

Keeping up with its commitment to elegance and eco-consciousness, Hermès has reworked its Le Bain Hermès line of bath and body products with new, eco-friendly packaging. Comprising hair and body gels, cleansing gels, lotions, oils and fragrances, the range now comes in sophisticated decorative objects that add pops of colour to the home. Find Le Bain Hermès on Hermes.com and at Hermès boutiques.


The partnership brings together the oldest tennis tournament in the world and the world’s foremost luxury SUV brand. Photo by Land Rover

Range Rover is the official vehicle partner for The Championships, Wimbledon

Range Rover has been confirmed as the official vehicle partner for the competition, unifying two iconic British institutions for the first time ever. The partnership, in line with Wimbledon’s environment-positive commitment, will carry players, teams and event officials throughout The Championships on the latest Range Rover and Range Rover Sport plug-in electric hybrid models. And bringing another step closer to the All England Club’s 2030 net zero operational emissions target, there will also be on-site charging available, powered by renewable electricity at the Indoor Tennis Centre.


Miss Dior The Rose Beauty Ritual. Photo by Dior

Miss Dior introduces a new beauty ritual

At the end of a long day, nothing beats a hot bath in the comfort of your own. Even better, make it a ritual with Miss Dior’s trio of rose-infused treatments, starting with the Exfoliating Body Oil for a for a soft and radiant skin, followed by the Indulgent Shower Gel and the Comforting Body Milk that nourishes with rose wax. Available online and at all Dior Beauty Boutique counters.


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