In the era of Instagram, colour rules – and Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak Offshore diving watch is ablaze in popsicle shades of acid yellow, lime green and bright orange. With a 42mm iconic octagonal case, glare-proof sapphire crystal, 60 hours of power reserve, and 300 metres of water resistance, it also comes in white and dark blue, but why not make a statement? Neutral is so last year.
The only thing better than eating gelato may be these Gelati drops hanging from your ears in vibrant colours made from tantalising pink gold with chysoprase, sugelite, yellow chalcedony, mother of pearl, coral, onyx, buff-top emeralds and pavé-set diamonds. Celebrating the joy of Italian art de vivre, these come from Bulgari’s newest high-jewellery collection, Festa, taking inspiration from the country’s love of life – and most delizioso treats.
She was called “Mademoiselle” by staff and nicknamed “Coco” by her friends, but Gabrielle was her birth name. The rebellious-yet-iconic woman behind the maison was the inspiration behind Chanel’s new fragrance, Gabrielle, an “abstract floral” created by perfumer Olivier Polge, imbued with white flowers such as ylang-ylang, jasmine, orange blossom and tuberose grown in Grasse. Encased in a thin-walled glass bottle with a matte lamé colour stopper inspired by the haute-couture fabrics preserved by the Chanel heritage department, it’s sensorial excellence all round.
More Debbie Harry than Joan Jett but with all the rebellion of a Sex Pistols album, the classic Chaîne d’ancre collection by Hermès has evolved into punk. The safety pin – the ultimate symbol of the punk movement that rocked the 1970s – is the focal point, adorning this rose gold and diamond fringe necklace, and other pieces in the collection, with provocative aplomb.
COLOUR ME HAPPY
The ideal accent for a weekend athleisure ensemble, the strap-on Chopard’s Happy Sport can be changed to suit your mood. In steel or two-tone rose gold, mix, match, and brighten your day with tangy summer-hued shades of purple, anise green or bright pink.
THE ITALIAN STALLION
Is it an Italian thing? We suspect so, for luxury-menswear brand Ermenegildo Zegna never seems to put a stylish foot wrong. True aesthetes with an eye for detail will appreciate the brand’s latest eyewear collection, featuring the signature chevron motif, sophisticated materials like titanium and wood, characteristic temple tips and raised logo.
From AED960 (US$261); www.zegna.com