Saturday, 14 November 2015

Montblanc 1858 Collection

Below: I absolutely love the new Montblanc 1858 collection which is inspired by the heritage of Minerva as one of Switzerland's most revered timekeeping specialists. With this collection, Montblanc revives the spirit of the legendary watches Minerva has been creating since 1858 - and gives them a new, contemporary vintage expression. Adore the period looking winding crown and the old Montblanc logo used during that era! 

Montblanc 1858 Collection

I have always loved designs of vintage watches. Details and styling from yesteryear adds a deeper character and makes the watches more endearing. Like an heirloom piece that you had owned for many generations, something to treasure and tell a story.

To my delight, Montblanc have released a new collection of watches, The Montblanc 1858 Collection that takes inspirations from the heritage of Minerva, a watchmaking manufacture founded in Villeret in the Saint-Imier valley in 1858  — the eponymous year of the collection. Minerva was renowned throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries for its incredible precision watchmaking. Since 2006, Montblanc have taken over the facility and now as a tribute, the 1858 collection is born.

I adore the designs of the collection, with details that encompasses history, successfully blending vintage inspiration and modern-day appeal.

I am particularly loving the period looking winding crown (Supposedly, they are, ergonomically designed so pilots during that time could wind them up in-flight while wearing gloves), watch dials that bear the historic logo of Montblanc used during 1858 and a large 44mm diameter case that references the actual chronographs manufactured during that era. Super-LumiNova®* coated Arabic numerals and indexes on the dial stays luminescent for a long time, making these timepieces perfect for function during night or day.

When worn, these vintage character timepieces look charming while packing relevant modern features that makes them efficient time keepers.

The Montblanc 1858 Collection features 4 unique designs:

1) 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter’ Limited Edition (only limited to 100 pieces) is a true collector’s dream with a 44 mm pink-gold case and an impressive caliber MB M16.29 manually-wound movement.

2) 1858 Small Second Limited Edition with Alligator Strap (limited to 858 Pieces) is well priced at USD3,255 and yet collectible due to a limited number of releases.
3) 1858 Small Second with Bracelet, priced at USD3360 is for those with prefer a more extravagance option most suited as an evening companion.

4) Lastly the more casual and easy to wear, 1858 Small Second with tan coloured calfskin strap, highly attainable at USD3045 (SGD4600) is a great addition on your wrist for injecting some historical flair to your style. (See 1st pic above)

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Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Louis Vuitton Initials Reversible Bracelets

Below: Louis Vuitton Initials Reversible Bracelets... reversible with 2 contrasting leather colours for 2 different styles! Love how Christian Bendek pairs it with a great Christopher Nemeth sweater from LV's Fall Winter 2015 mens collection! Check out his blog for more pics:-P
 Louis Vuitton Initials Reversible Bracelets

I am a huge propagator for wrist accessories. Small embellishments beyond the usual timepieces are a great way to add more style and personality. And it is a great subtle way to add zest and colour to your outfit. And if you can get 2 styles with 1 price, all the better.

Louis Vuitton’s Initials Reversible Bracelets spots a outstanding metal cutout of the initials ‘LV’. With monograms and branding craze returning, it is definitely appropriate to wear logos. I love that the LV initials buckle is not overwhelmingly huge and against a slim double tour 14mm Taurillon leather band in contrasting colours, this is a handsome and timeless mens accessory for any occasion. Choose from beige and black, tan and black and Bleu de saxe and black.

Just check out Christian Bendek’s blog where he demonstrates how smart the bracelet look when worn! Now I want one! Retails for £230 or approx. SGD550. Best of luck locating one:-P

Below: 3 colour combinations to suit every taste. I love the black and tan brown version!
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Monday, 2 November 2015

Louis Vuitton Fall Winter 2015 Mens Twister + Sprinter Slip On Sneakers

Below: Louis Vuitton's new Fall Winter 2015 Mens Slip-on Sneakers are top of my wishlist this season! I especially love the Twister Slip-ons featuring the runway featured Christopher Nemeth rope print graphics! For those wanting a less seasonal design, go for the Sprinter Slip-ons in either black nylon and damier checks details or burgundy Madras checks with LV monogram...
 Louis Vuitton Fall Winter 2015 Mens Twister + Sprinter Slip-on Sneakers

Slip-on sneakers or skates are the easiest shoes to have around. Comfortable and being convenient to slide your feet in without needing to tie or fasten shoe laces/buckles make them the ideal footwear for any day! I am obsessed with them. Wear them casual or formal is never a problem since many designer brands are giving their creative spin on this simple shoe design. My latest wishlist are these versions from Louis Vuitton's Fall Winter 2015 mens collection.

My top pick, the 'Twister Slip-ons' in khaki brown (USD715) featuring Christopher Nemeth's iconic rope graphic gets a huge thumbs up! The instantly recognisable rope print bags and accessories as widely featured in Louis Vuitton's FW2015 mens collection are highly sought after and selling out in many places. I am sure these brilliant slip-ons will be hard to track down, but if you do, will definitely send envy amongst all your fellow fashion fans. I also love that contrasting leather detail at the back heel, which adds a touch of luxury to the otherwise canvas construction.

If brown is not your thing, the version in grey damier checks imprinted with similar Christopher Nemeth rope print against suede (USD715) is equally a stunner. Both pairs are love at first sight!

For those seeking less seasonal designs, go for the Sprinter Slip-ons in black nylon and damier checks panelling or the burgundy madras checks fabric with LV monogram (Both retails at USD655).

Below: If you are the lucky few to get a pair of these limited edition Louis Vuitton Christopher Nemeth sneakers in its signature blue sold exclusively at Colette... give yourselves a pat on the back. Only 50 pairs were made!

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