In our weekly series, we bring you the latest in luxury news from around the world. This week’s highlights: Aman debuts the Aman Fine Fragrance collection, Behold Retreats launches the Exponential Leaders Retreat and a Ralph Lauren chronograph that’s inspired by an ultra-rare Bugatti
Singita announces the reopening of the newly refurbished Sabora Tented Camp
Why you should care: Located in the wide plains of northern Tanzania, the Sabora Tented Camp consists of nine luxury tented suites, boasting breathtaking views of the African landscape. Each newly refurbished tent features comfortable in- and outdoor living spaces, including private meditation decks, outdoor salas with shaded daybeds, as well as private fitness and dining areas. Guests will be able to embark on game drives or guided safari walks, and even take part in the camp’s development efforts among the surrounding communities. Rates begin from S$2,259 per night in the off-peak season, to S$3,289 per night during peak season.
Audemars Piguet reimagines the iconic Royal Oak
Why you should care: For the first time in its history, Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked will be available in a sleek black ceramic case and bracelet. The glare-proof sapphire crystal across the watch’s face and case back reveals an in-house, self-winding Calibre 3132 movement, along with both sides of its pink gold-tone double balance wheel mechanism. The timepiece will retail exclusively at Audemars Piguet’s boutiques for US$80,3000 (S$107,108).
Usher in the holiday season with Bvlgari’s personalised gift services
Why you should care: To experience a more tailored and memorable shopping experience this festive season, customers can access a host of personalised services at Bvlgari’s physical boutiques or via its online platform. These include complimentary embossing and engraving services, as well as complimentary shipping on all orders. In addition, Bvlgari’s gift finder and personal shopper service will guide you through the gift selection process, ensuring a seamless and hassle-free shopping experience. For all orders placed from now till 25 December 2020, customers will also enjoy complimentary returns and in-store exchanges, until 31 January 2021.
Aman debuts the Aman Fine Fragrance collection
Why you should care: The inaugural Aman Fine Fragrance collection features five sophisticated gender-neutral perfumes, created by master perfumer Jacques Chabert. Each fragrance in the collection echoes the distinct character of Aman’s unique resorts – the Vayu, for instance, has vibrant notes of bergamot, lemongrass and coconut, recalling warm, sunny days at the Amanpuri resort in Thailand. Each bottle comes enclosed in an intricate box handmade from paulownia wood. The collection is available at Aman’s resort boutiques, as well as on its website.
A Ralph Lauren chronograph that’s inspired by an ultra-rare Bugatti
Why you should care: The latest Ralph Lauren Automotive Chronograph is inspired by Ralph Lauren’s very own 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe, one of 800 models to ever be produced. The chronograph comes in either stainless or blackened steel, and houses a mechanical self-winding movement by Jaeger LeCoultre. Its bezel is made of Amboyna wood, a natural hardwood often used in the interiors of luxury automobiles, such as for the steering wheel of the Bugatti Type 57SC. The watch is paired with a steel bracelet or black alligator strap, and retails for US$9,900 (S$13,205).
Christie’s wine auction will be headlined by a pair of legendary Bordeaux
Why you should care: For its upcoming Finest and Rarest Wines and Spirits auction, the auction house has unearthed two coveted Bordeaux wines dating back to over a century ago. Both harken from 1900: a magnum of Chateau Latour, along with a bottle of Chateau Lafite-Rothschild. The first is expected to fetch between S$14,256 to S$21,384, while the latter is estimated between S$4,989 to S$5,346. Other highlights include a case of burgundy from the venerable Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, which features 12 esteemed bottles of Romanée-Conti 1988. The auction is scheduled to take place in London on 10 and 11 December 2020.
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