Add a little edge and style to the man in your life’s wardrobe with this season’s must-have men’s shoe – these unique and luxurious sneakers from Tom Ford are available in high and low-tops with seven different colors in leather and five in velvet.
The handcrafted shoe is an emblem of luxury menswear. Each sneaker in the collection is made in Italian workshops over a one week process of stitching, polishing, and resting the leather. Artisans from second and third generation cobbler families produce eighty percent of the object by hand. The highest grade European leather, taken from the middle and most prized layer of the hide, is tanned with vegetable oils, waxes, and minerals and tinted with vegetable dyes to render leather that is supple, shiny, and strong. The shoemaker lightly irons and hammers the upper onto the last, which softens and shrinks the skin. It is then left for ten days, so that the shoe takes its shape slowly and deliberately. The sneakers are then hand polished in a process that takes 3 days to achieve a deep patina that is particularly noticeable on the toe. This authentic and time-tested process ensures a fit, comfort level, and longevity far superior to conventional ready-to-wear footwear.
The velvet version is soft, smooth and has an added depth of colour when it catches the light. Both versions are complimented by a white rubber sole and finished with the same attention to detail and handwork as all TOM FORD products.
A host of blazing orange accents make a new black limited edition RM 011 Automatic Flyback Chronograph from Richard Mille impossible to ignore. The highly visible RM 011 Orange Storm is a torrid combination of high-tech materials and vibrant details.
Black TZP ceramic, which is extremely resistant to scratches while not being brittle, is blasted until it has a matte finish and then used to form the front and back bezels of the Orange Storm’s tripartite case. Its center caseband is crafted from NTPT® (North Thin Ply Technology) carbon. Already used in the fields of aerospace technology, the manufacture of racing sales, and Formula 1 racecar design, NTPT carbon is incredibly strong and light, and composed of multiple layers of parallel filaments obtained by dividing carbon fibers. These thin layers are impregnated with resin and then woven on a special machine that modifies the direction of the weft, creating a distinctive visual effect that is reminiscent of precious wood. In addition to the center caseband, the Orange Storm’s crown and pushers are also made from NTPT carbon.
With its skeletonized movement as the backdrop, the Orange Storm’s bright orange hour indicators, counters, hands and flange are instantly legible. The timepiece is presented on an orange rubber strap with a titanium buckle.
Some of the RM 011’s main features, which include major technical innovations, are its skeletonized automatic winding movement with adjustable rotor geometry; 60-minute countdown timer; 12-hour totalizer; annual calendar; and oversize date and month.
Shop the 30-piece limited edition piece at the Richard Mille boutique located on the second level of The Shops at Crystals.
Natalie Portman, the famed oscar-winning American actress and worldwide partner of the brand since 2011, unveils the first watch designed and created together with Richard Mille, embodied in the Tourbillon RM 19-01 Natalie Portman. For this first collaboration, Natalie Portman set her mind on an image combining strong associations and complex undertones expressed by a diamond studded and encrusted tracery based upon the image of a spider. A mistress of fate and weaver of reality, the spider is the symbol of the soul but also freedom. The RM19-01 manual winding tourbillon caliber is assembled around a black rhodium-plated, 18K white gold black sapphire set baseplate, a first for Richard Mille. The spider within the movement, also in 18K white gold and delicately set with diamonds, forms an integral part of the movement, with the abdomen of the spider actually supporting the bridges of the tourbillon, and its legs supporting the two winding barrels.
Shop Richard Mille’s new RM 19-01 Tourbillon Natalie Portman at the Richard Mille boutique located on the second level of The Shops at Crystals.
As part of a world tour to celebrate 275 years of history, Jaquet Droz brings the Enchanted Journey Exhibit this fall to the Tourbillon boutique located on the second level of The Shops at Crystals.
After tremendous success in Moscow, Basel, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Macau, the Jaquet Droz masterpieces will soon arrive in the US, allowing this sophisticated audience to appreciate all the facets of Swiss watchmaking and understand how the brand manages to preserve its heritage.
This journey through time sheds light on the relationship between Classic 18th century and contemporary works. Timeless icons, unique automatas and exclusive models from its artistic workshop, reveal the beauty of hand engraved and miniature painted legendary timepieces. The most innovative timekeeping mechanisms sit side-by-side with the simple elegance of enamel or the luster of precious stones and pearls, and magnificent minerals used in custom-made dials.
For the amazement of visitors, on opening day, a Jaquet Droz’ master artist will be demonstrating the skillful artistry of hand engraving and miniature painting on watch dials at the Tourbillon Boutique.
These most outstanding Jaquet Droz creations can be admired from September 30th to November 12th, 2014, after which they will travel to the Middle East and Europe
Richard Mille introduces the RM 011 Automatic Flyback Chronograph Black Phantom, a new limited edition of its flagship model.
With skeletonized automatic winding movement, black TZP ceramic case, NTPT caseband, black rubber strap along with hours, minutes, seconds, month display between 4 and 5 o’clock, oversize date display at 12 o’clock, flyback chronograph, annual calendar, 60- minute countdown timer and 12-hour totalizer. The Richard Mille RM 011 Automatic Flyback Chronograph Black Phantom is a 50-piece limited edition available in North and South America. The retail price is US$ 160,000.
Shop Richard Mille’s RM011 Black Phantom at the Richard Mille boutique located on the second level of The Shops at Crystals.