Panerai’s Mumbai Boutique

Palladium is one of the most happening places in South Mumbai where the affluent shop for everything from food, clothes, makeup, fashion accessories to watches.

It houses luxury brands like Burberry, Gucci, Paul Smith, Jimmy Choo, Tumi, Bottega Veneta, Hugo Boss, Emporio Armani, Chanel, Paul & Shark, ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA, ETRO, TAG HEUER, ZARA Canali to name a few

So it is but a logical place to burst upon with a boutique for a luxury watch.

Officine Panerai plans to open its third boutique in India in Palladium where it hopes to catch the crowd that is looking for global brands in their own city.

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Currently Panerai is present in Delhi, Chennai and Hyderabad through multi-store partners and has a Boutique in The Chanakya in New Delhi and The Taj Mahal & Palace Hotel in Mumbai.

According to Milvin George, Managing Director, Panerai Middle East and India the luxury market in India is on a growth path and as more international brands are entering the country Panerai does not want to lose its share of business.

By having another boutique they get to showcase a colossal variety of the watches they look to sell in the Indian Market.

For all the watch enthusiasts this will be definitely a place to look forward to.

Wishing Panerai all the success in the country.

 

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Luxe Lifestyle

If flaunting cool comfortable luxury products is your style, here’s an event you cannot miss.

Mumbai is about to host The Luxury Lifestyle Weekend in March 2018.

The experiential event will be held at Jio Garden, Bandra Kurla Complex from March 9 to March 11, 2018.

Select visitors will be invited to indulge in the experience, curated and tailored to the tastes of the jet setting crowd.

Over 100 plus luxury brands will participate in the 3 day long event.

Showcasing products and experiences from across categories like  Art, Automobiles, Aviation, Beauty & Wellness, Décor, Fashion, Jewelry, Real Estate & Asset Advisory, Travel & Hospitality, Yachts, Watches and  Wealth Management the event promises to bring the brands and buyers to a common platform.

 

While some established luxury brands will reinforce loyalty with their esteemed buyers other brands that are yet to foray into the Indian market will use this platform to evaluate and reach out to potential shoppers.

So be there if you aspire to own, or own some of the participating brands.

The event will be open to public and the tickets for the 10th & 11th March will be available to purchase on Book My Show this week.

Here is a link to the event and their facebook page.

http://www.luxurylifestyleweekend.com/

https://www.facebook.com/events/306832356475736/

 

 

Unique Tonique

So what makes Tonique unique?

Firstly, it’s the largest liquor store in India, sprawled over 15,000 sq. ft. and housing more than 500 brands of wines and spirits.

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It is not just a store, it is an experience as quoted by Anith Reddy, its managing director.

In a state that loves it liquor, the store is like a dream come true for the spirit lovers. Open for little over a year now the store has had amazing footfalls. Mostly women was my observation, seconded by the staff.

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The sharp sales people do not tag behind you but notice very well what you browse through and very subtly nudge you if you look stuck.

Knowing Anith Reddy who has a knack for doing things that others would not even dare to dream about I was not surprised by the effort and thoughtfulness that has gone into his pet project. But the man is a continuous dreamer and is forever striving to do things bigger and better than anyone else.

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Next on cards is a huge wine tasting room with sommeliers from across the world sharing their knowledge.

 “Most women head to the first floor, the selfie spot,” says Anith, pointing to a huge faux bottle of Moet & Chandon inside an ice tub. Though I was totally tired from my journey and washed out from a day of running around I could not resist a click myself.

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To those who would crinkle up their noses at the very mention of spirits, I recommend a dekko for you will find some soft drinks, sodas, munchies and a variety of chocolates too.

I spent a good amount of time browsing through because the whole ambience is that of a relaxed luxury shopping destination, I wonder who wouldn’t want to spend time there to lift their spirits.

 

WILL SANTA CRACK UNDER PRESSURE?

We all at some point in our lives we all have wondered how does Santa manage distributing gifts to children around the world in a single night. And we have also hoped secretly to be chosen as one of his helpers.

This year the TAG Heuer Ambassadors are chosen to help Santa do his special task, testing his ability to deliver the gifts on time. Testing not only whether or not will Santa crack under pressure but also the Ambassadors’ training skills, as well as the functionalities of Santa’s Official Watch, the TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45.

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TAG Heuer is also running an Unboxing Contest on Instagram.

Here’s how you participate.

Simply upload your TAG Heuer watch unboxing photo or video to Instagram with the hashtag #MyTAGHeuerGift from December 24th to January 24th, then validate your photo or video on our website for a chance to win an exceptional TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 Red Edition, the Official Watch of Santa Claus!

https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/mytagheuergift/

 

Mmmmm Melorra

A connoisseur of the Amazon.com curated collection as well as a few Indian online jewllery websites I am not new to buying fine jewellery online.

While everyone starts with a bang many fizzle out on the journey and eventually turn into brick and mortar stores adding to their overheads which are collected from the consumers (I believe not many have given this a thought) and then the cost of jewellry goes up significantly. The same is usually explained as making charges or design costs. Making them akin to their traditional counterparts, however much they would love to deny this fact.

When I chanced upon Melorra.com I decided to give them a try. Not only were their prices much lower than any other brands in the market but their products too looked deliciously fresh.

The jewellery pieces are something I would love to flaunt on a daily basis, stylish, suave and totally chic. Also the use of semi precious gemstones is something that is trending in the Indian jewellery scenario currently, until now it was only the precious gemstones which ruled the jewellery designs making the jewllery both precious and heavy for daily wear. The whether-it-will-suit-me factor too played a major role as we Indians believe that certain gemstones (precious) are to be worn only after receiving a   prescription. the lesser semi precious gemstones however beautiful have no place in our fine jewellery.

Having said that, the quality of products is not the only key to success for most brands. The quality of people who work behind the scenes quietly making it happen for you is what matters too.

My encounter with Saroj Yaramilli over the telephone brought to mind an image of a woman who is dedicated to her business and takes great pride and responsibility of everything that goes on in her company.

For those of you who haven’t tried their jewellery I recommend you at least check out their website and you will be spoilt for choice from their vast catalogue comprising of various collections making them daringly different. Let’s see if you have the panache to carry a Melorra piece.

http://www.melorra.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KINGSMAN: The Golden Circle & Tag Heuer forge a partnership

If James Bond had his array of devices that helped him get through his missions unscathed how can Gary Eggsy be far behind.

The clothing brand that was also associated with the first Kingsman movie MR PORTER and director Mr Matthew Vaughn have created a bespoke collection from Ms Arianne Phillips’ costume design for Kingsman.

In fact, MR PORTER has an online store for the brand Kingsman fans and a pop in store in London. https://www.mrporter.com/mens/designers/kingsman

While browsing through their merchandise I chanced upon a single watch related to the Kingsman Franchise.

It is then I came to know that the brand Tag Heuer had announced a global partnership with MARV films and 20th Century Fox in the upcoming new film Kingman: The Golden Circle, in cinemas worldwide on September 22, 2017.

In the new film, the Kingsman agents will all be fitted with TAG Heuer watches.

Jean-Claude Biver, CEO of TAG Heuer and Chairman of the Watch Division of LVMH Group, said: “Kingsman means explosions, action, laughter, and, of course, elegance. Its cast of young actors is the stuff of dreams – gentleman who aren’t afraid of anything. This is a perfect fit with TAG Heuer’s target market. This partnership will help us to get even closer to the younger generation.

Director Matthew Vaughn added: “For Kingsman: The Golden Circle, we needed a smart watch for our agents. We looked at the different options available, but none of them were elegant enough for a Kingsman. Then I saw an interview on Bloomberg TV with Jean-Claude Biver about his connected watch, and it became immediately obvious; the Kingsman agents would wear the TAG Heuer Connected.”

The watches worn by the characters play a decisive role in Kingsman: The Golden Circle, pivotal to the success of the Kingsman agents’ missions. They needed watches that could withstand anything, be it underwater shots, fight scenes or stunts. Film-goers will see the Kingsman agents wearing the TAG Heuer Connected and the legendary Monaco Calibre 11, worn by the American Statesman agents.

The Kingsman Special Edition reproduces the aesthetic adopted by the agents: pink gold lugs and an elegant leather strap with Kingsman print. The watch comes with a second strap in orange velvet, inspired by the iconic orange velvet suit.

The Connected Modular 45 Kingsman Special Edition differs from the classic collection with its dials function. Available in either midnight blue or grey, it bears the Kingsman inscription and logo at 9 o’clock and 3 o’clock. At 10:10, the dial vibrates for 10 seconds and the K-shaped logo appears.

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pictures courtesy:https://www.mrporter.com/en-in/mens/kingsman_x_tag_heuer/–tag-heuer-connected-modular-45mm-ceramic-and-leather-smartwatch/987689?ppv=2

A Rocket to Watch

MB&F is a company that has no dearth of creative imagination and no lack of technology that transforms this creativity into reality.

The latest collaboration between L’Epée 1839 and MB&F brings us a desk clock which is maybe every child’s fantasy.

Destination Moon an eight-day table top clock.

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It’s rocket shape design which cleverly displays hours and minutes on large stainless steel discs with stamped numerals. The horizontal plates perforated to look like Meccano components.

This rocket of time has an open movement and is structured vertically.

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Complete with your own personal astronaut “Neil” who can be  magnetically attached to any point on the ladder depending whether he is about to take of on an exploratory mission in the universe where your time could be off by tens of thousands of years or returning to tell tales of the fantasy kind.

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Costing around $20,000 this clock can enliven your childhood fantasies albeit you have to be Richie Rich to do so.

Floating in space with four limited editions of 50 pieces available in black, green, blue, or palladium this rocket can land only on few privileged desks.

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Pictures courtesy http://www.ablogtowatch.com/mbf-destination-moon-clock-lepee/