Objects of desire: From eyewear to watches inspire...

Objects of desire: From eyewear to watches inspired by myths, and accessories that combine function and style


Explore the latest products from top brands combining tradition and modernity

Mythical mood 

The new Dior Grand Soir celebrates the Year of the Wooden Dragon. The features of the mythical animal are reinterpreted with yellow gold detailing and a gold mane that extends over the sun-brushed dial. The eyes are emphasised with marquise-cut diamonds, while another golden dragon is featured on the translucent glass. Water resistant to up to 30m, this watch features a 36mm stainless steel case and yellow gold bezel set with 52 brilliant-cut diamonds. 

Vibrant colours 

Combining tradition and modernity, Longchamp’s new eyewear range takes inspiration from the brand’s most famous bags, highlighting the emblematic medallion included on the shafts in the same colour as the structure. Made from sustainable vegetable resin, this line has a bold, rectangular front and stands out for its diversity of colours, available in khaki, blue, pink, orange and the timeless classic black. 


Peach Fuzz 

Peach colours are the main theme of Birkenstock’s latest designs. In line with Pantone’s colour of the year for 2024 – Peach Fuzz – the brand presents a selection of its classic models in these shades, which combine comfort and style perfectly. From the emblematic Arizona to the beloved Madrid, with the modern Big Buckle, the German brand’s shoes prioritise this soft and delicate colour. 

Objects of desire 

Chopard‘s accessories collection draws inspiration from the emblematic designs of the maison’s watchmaking and jewellery pieces. As a result, the brand’s universe is reflected in this exquisite line, crafted in the best European workshops. From wallets to writing instruments, silk scarves and fragrances, this collection favours the nobility of the materials selected, such as the Diamond tote bag, inspired by the facets of a diamond, crafted in grained black leather, with a removable shoulder strap and aged gold finish.

Year of the Dragon 

To mark the Year of the Dragon in the Chinese calendar, Bell & Ross has launched the new BR 05 Artline Dragon. With a bold personality, the watch adopts graphic codes linked to the art of tattooing through exclusive laser engraving. Technical excellence is another of the brand’s strengths, and this model is no exception. Featuring a BR-CAL.321 self-winding mechanical movement, this watch, limited to 99 pieces, has a power reserve of 54 hours and is water-resistant to 100 metres. 

Top reading 

Rakuten Kobo has reinvented the ultimate compact reading and writing device – the Kobo Elipsa 2E. The device features a 10.3” anti-reflective E Ink touchscreen and ComfortLight PRO to reduce blue light and eyestrain. Made from 85% recycled plastic, including 10% ocean plastic, it allows you to create and organise notebooks and export them via integrated cloud services, has a storage capacity of 32GB and an extended battery life on a single charge. 

Excellence in writing 

Montblanc welcomes the Chinese New Year with the launch of the special edition Meisterstück Red Hour Doué Classique, paying artistic homage to some of the most revered Chinese symbols for luck. Available in both fountain pen and rollerball versions, it features a gold-plated cap engraved with representations of Chinese knots and a koi carp. In addition to the brand logo, the top of the cap is adorned with a 1.5mm ruby. Trimmed in Au750 solid gold and engraved with auspicious rhodium-plated clouds, the red colour is present throughout the bodies of the pens, which are covered in a translucent lacquer with an engraved hexagonal pattern. 

For everyday life 

The latest collections of accessories launched by Samsonite perfectly combine style and functionality. While the Sackmod bags and clutches have a distinctive, minimalist design and offer a variety of organisation options, the Sacksquare line has a more modern, irreverent, and urban design. Specially designed to meet everyday needs, these exclusive collections are perfect for coping with the busiest of days. 


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