Luxury Choice: The stuff dreams are made of

From elegant adornments to high-tech vehicles, these luxury choices deliver the utmost elegance and sophistication that any man and woman would dream of. Living the best life possible with the best things money can buy.

Luxury choice for women:

1. Cartier Feline Essence

The newly launched limited edition fragrance, La Panthère Parfum Collection, by Cartier is distinctively marked by an innovative feline-floral accord born out of pure, mesmerizing gardenia and sensual notes of musk. 

2. Bee Ornaments

Chaumet has unveiled its latest Bee My Love collection bannered by fully pavé rings and bracelets to be worn in combination. The bracelet, with a delicate line of white gold diamonds,the matching short necklace in fully diamond pavé white gold, and ear pendants that illuminate the face, together creates a signature parure.

3. Mini Iris bag 

Iconic British luxury fashion brand Mulberry has launched Mini Iris, a petite new bag, available in colour combinations that pair sweet shop shades Acid Yellow, Candy Pink and Cornflower Blue with classic Black. Amply recognising environment issues, Mulberry crafted its Mini Iris collection with leather from gold-rated, environmentally accredited tanneries.

4. Wrist Candy

A dazzling array of new Oyster Perpetual Datejust31 creations have been unveiled by the haute horology experts at renowned Swiss watch manufacture Rolex. Powered by a calibre 2236 movement, the watch is crafted from white Rolesor and features a variety of diamond-set and fluted bezels, it embodies a sleek yet casual elegance that is sure to enhance any lady’s wrist. 

5. Avant-garde footwear

British footwear brand MALONE SOULIERS has unveiled a wide array of elegant footwear in its Autumn Winter 2020 – Runway collection, characterized by innovative and avant-garde designs to suit the discriminating and varied tastes of women. 

Luxury choice for men:

1. Citrus-based fragrance

Dolce&Gabbana Beauty launched a new fragrance, K by Dolce&Gabbana Eau deParfum. The new essence is marked by an invigorating fusion of zesty citruses, sparkling blood orange mingling with lemon torchio essence to create an effervescent opening accord. 

2. Elegant time pieces

French high-fashion luxury goods manufacturer Hermes has introduced three elegant timepieces, highlighted by the Arceau Lift tourbillon répétition minutes model marked by a horse-shaped cutout in the lacquered dial which reveals the Hermès tourbillon and minute-repeater movement. 

3. Porsche x Boss

Porsche, a German high-performance sports cars producer, and fashion house Hugo Boss have partnered for a fourth season to unveil a trend-driven capsule of menswear designs for their Fall/Winter 2020 collection. Directly inspired by the aesthetics of a Porsche sports car, the collection is marked by bold colours that deliver a younger and more modern feel.

4. Egyptian Flourish

German luxury goods producer Montblanc recreates a historic 1920s design and employs it as  cornerstone for the new Montblanc Heritage Egyptomania collection. The new set, which pairs the aesthetic appeal of vintage Montblanc writing instruments with a modern writing sensation.

5. Travel Time

Legendary watchmaker Patek Philippe has just announced the unveiling of an all new model – the 42mm Ref. 7234G-001 Calatrava Pilot Travel Time. Inspired by the brand’s iconic  ’30s-era aviator watches, it comes fitted with a self-winding 324 S C FUS Calibre movement that powers a second time zone display, as well as the Alarm Travel Time complication that features a 24-hour alarm

Luxury lifestyle choices:

1. Flying High

To say that high-end private jet-maker Gulfstream has soared to new heights in 2020 is putting things mildly. Its all-new flagship model, the Gulfstream G700 recently garnered the much-coveted 2020 International Yacht & Aviation Award for its sleek silhouette, powerful performance and elegant interiors.

2. Smart home deals

German global sanitary fittings provider GROHE has unveiled two award-winning and eco-friendly home solutions, Zedra SmartControl Faucet and Blue Pure Filter Faucet. Both new products aim to help homeowners save energy and time in an upgraded smart kitchen, equipped by innovatively-designed new equipment that are eco-friendly, convenient and efficient.

3. Oriental fragrance

Shanghai Tang has introduced two brand new scents to its Home Fragrance Collection — Bamboo and Chrysanthemum, inspired by Chinese culture and iconic plants found in the East. The bamboo scent evokes soothing midsummer memories of sun-dappled strolls in a bamboo forest, while the Chrysanthemum fragrance presents a floral, aromatic bouquet stippled with spicy accords that are ideal to those with a taste for oriental scents.

4. High-tech ride

Mercedes-Benz latest S-Class super deluxe saloon models have been fitted with a wide array of technological innovations and some of the best comforts of home, cementing the German luxury carmaker’s niche in the world’s super deluxe car market.

The second-generation MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) débuts in its new S-Class model, highlighted by the seamless interface between the driver, passengers and vehicle. Up to five screens are featured on board, some with OLED technology that provides spatial perception with 3D effect with a touch of a button. The Burmester® high-end 4D surround sound system provides multi-dimensional musical enjoyment, especially while luxuriating on the vehicle’s in-depth massage seats. 

Roger Sperry, SVP of Gulfstream, on the luxury aircraft brand’s latest models

The annual Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) is the go-to event to explore the latest happenings in the world of aviation. At the 2019 iteration of the mammoth event, we spoke to Roger Sperry, Senior Regional Vice President of Gulfstream, to find out what we can expect from the luxury aircraft maker in the year to come.

Gulfstream 650ER can fit upto 19 passengers

What’s the highlight of Gulfstream at this year’s ABACE? 
Once again, we brought the Gulfstream fleet to be displayed to Shanghai for ABACE 2019. Our display this year includes five aircrafts – the ultralong-range Gulfstream G650ER, the high-performing Gulfstream G550, the all-new Gulfstream G500 and G600, and the super-midsize Gulfstream G280. 

ABACE is an important show for Gulfstream. Since 2014, we have seen our Asia-Pacific fleet grow by 24 percent, and in Greater China by 35 percent. In particular, Gulfstream large-cabin aircraft continue to do very well in this region thanks to their unsurpassed combination of speed and range. The G650ER is a great example of this. It just recently flew from Singapore to Tucson, Arizona in a record 15 hours and 23 minutes – 44 minutes faster than any competitor. This monumental feat proved our aircraft can get our customers farther, faster and in utmost comfort. 

Gulfstream 650ER cabin

You’ve also recently launched a new aircraft, the G500. How does it compare to its predecessors? 
In September 2018 we delivered the very first G500. Its sister aircraft, the G600, is expected to enter service soon. 

These two new models represent highly optimised speed capabilities, wide-cabin comfort and efficiency, and offer best-in-class performance with advanced safety features. Equipped with touch screens, the industry’s first active control side sticks and fly-by-wire technology, the advanced flight deck further allows for greater situational awareness and crew coordination, making the aircraft the most technologically advanced in the market. 

Providing best-in-class comfort, each aircraft offers the signature Gulfstream Cabin Experience: 14 panoramic windows, low cabin altitudes, a cabin designed to be the quietest in business aviation, high-speed connectivity and bespoke interior design tailored to each customer’s wishes. 

Gulfstream 650ER comfortable cabin

How long does it take to deliver? 

We work with our customers to design and customise an aircraft that is suitable to their unique needs and aircraft usage. That said, delivery times can vary. 

How many passengers can your aircraft carry? 
Gulfstream’s largest aircraft, the four-living-area G650ER, can seat up to 19 passengers and sleep 10. Each Gulfstream can be configured for enhanced productivity and comfort – depending on each customer need. 

Gulfstream 650ER can sleep 10 guests

How does Gulfstream ensure the safety of its aircraft? 
Our planes undergo thousands of hours of rigorous testing before they fly. Additionally, our aircraft are equipped with advanced and redundant features that enhance safety, including multiple touch screens in the flight deck, back-up flight controls and sensors.

Thank you.

Interview by: Dai Xuan

Gulfstream adds two new jets to its fleet

Gulfstream_G500 and G600_Formation_2

For the lucky few who can afford such an efficient, extravagant and – let’s face it – hugely stylish way of getting around, Gulfstream has added two new iterations to its family of business jets – the G500 and G600. The cabins of both models feature wide cross-sections, designed to maximise passenger comfort and aircraft performance. Accommodating up to 19 passengers, the G500 boasts three living areas, while the G600 has four. Its Symmetry Flight Deck incorporates responsive control side-sticks, integrated touch-screen panels and a next-generation enhanced vision system (EVS III). Both models offer excellent fuel efficiency.