Coach debuts new Apple watch straps

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Coach first impressed us with last year’s Apple watch strap collection and their latest additions to the range do not disappoint. Fans of the collection will spot new colors and designs as well as old designs in new shades.

Choose from the Leather Strap with Tea Rose Appliqué in Black Multi; and a Printed Leather Strap in Chalk Multi, Melon Multi and Black Multi as well as new color options like Rexy Leather Strap in Goldenrod yellow and a new Snake Strap in Bordeaux red. The enticing prints include florals, racecars, snakeskin, and even dinosaurs.

The floral Tea Rose strap is the most expensive at $195 while the Rexy Leather Strap and the Printed Leather Straps are all priced at $150. The straps will be available in limited stocks of around 200 each and can be purchased via Coach’s e-store.

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Bulgari launches skeleton version of the record-breaking Octo Finissimo Tourbillon

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In 2014, Bulgari stole the show at Baselworld by introducing the record-breaking Octo Finissimo Tourbillon. The watch had set a new record for the world’s thinnest tourbillon with the movement measuring just 1.95 mm and a case thickness of a mere 5 mm. But in that timepiece, the watchmaker’s witchcraft of the ultra-thin tourbillon was hidden behind the dial. However, Bulgari has now introduced the skeletonized interpretation of this extraordinary watch.


The Bulgari BVL268 Finissimo caliber packs its 253 parts into a 32.60mm-wide and 1.95mm-thick wafer-thin layer and still holds the world slimness record. But adding to its complexity is its skeletonized structure and Bulgari did a little more than just remove the dial of the watch. A PVD coating has been applied on the bridges and main plate to increase the contrast and highlight the moving components inside the watch without disturbing the structural integrity of the movement. Water-resistant to 30 meters, the 40 mm case is crafted from platinum and enhanced by a platinum crown with ceramic insert. The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Skeleton is priced at €140,000 or about $124,000.

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Bulgari B.zero1 Design Legend By Zaha Hadid

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The iconic B.zero1’s unmistakable symmetrical circular lines and the two intersecting circles bearing the BVLGARI logo has been one of the house’s icons ever since its launch almost twenty years ago. Bearing a number of architectural elements inspired by Rome’s famous Coliseum, there’s no better way to give the B.zero1 an update better than the design legend herself – the late, great, Zaha Hadid.

Zaha Hadid, famous for her deconstructivism in modern architecture, evolved in her works over time. Starting with angular aggressive forms like the Vitra Fire Station, Hadid progressed toward works that epitomise fluidity and movement such as the Dongaemun Design Plaza (DDP) and the Heydar Aliyev Centre.

The B.zero1, birthed in 1999, has also evolved over the years – and with this latest interpretation, the brand is exploring a certain beauty in deconstruction. Through Zaha Hadid’s expert vision of fluidity in deconstruction, together with Bulgari’s drive for innovation and craftsmanship, this collaboration marks a new chapter for the timeless B.zero1.C

Carefully deconstructing the central band of the B.zero1, its structure and uniformity is transformed into undulating gold waves. Held together with the iconic intersecting circles engraved with the BVLGARI logo, the birth of the Design Legend was born.

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Available in Singapore from April 2017 in various styles, B.zero1 Design Legend will come in pink or white gold, with pink gold available in 3 band or 4 band styles. There will also be one with 3 bands in white gold, plus a pink gold pendant that rounds up the collection nicely. No word yet on their exact retail prices so do stay tuned for more updates.

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15 chic watches to spruce up any look

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Marble face watch, £22, ASOSIsabel Marant stainless steel and leather watch, £430, Net-a-PorterMondaine Red Evo watch, £149, LibertyUnknown Watches 'The Urban' watch, £80, Harvey NicholsEffervescence watch, £30, Links of LondonUniform Warres M35 watch, £225, LibertyCruise ship watch, £209, Kate SpadeCluse CL18014 watch, £79, ASOSClassic Southampton watch, £115, Daniel WellingtonOlivia Burton watch, £70, TopshopKenzo Dix Huit watch, £171, FarfetchLeopard strap watch, £12.99, New LookVX001 watch, £80, Karen MillenSimple Watch Company Earl watch, £125, ASOS

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10 Pretty Watches for Women

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Yes, you've probably already ditched watches forever for your extra-appendage smartphone, but with chic—and did we mention affordable?—options like these, who says you can't have two timepieces?

A best-selling minimal watch by the design quartet AÃRK Collective, who also happen to be one of our favorite under-the-radar watch makers. 
AÃRK Collective White Peach Watch, $139; monkhousedesign.com. 
For the head-to-toe minimalists who just want something sleek to match their Céline style. 
Marc Jacobs Baker Goldtone Watch, $195; lordandtaylor.com. 
For early birds with an eye for clean design. 
White Birds on a Wire Watch, $175; katespade.com.
A sporty option that's designed to resemble a polo shirt *pops collar*, in a striking shade of forest green. 
Unisex Watch, $125; lacoste.com. 
An understated watch with a soft leather handle and a rose gold dial. 
Vintage Muse Three-Hand Iron Leather Watch, $135; fossil.com. 
From Swatch's new Swiss tribute collection, this one's made to resemble a cuckoo clock (if only it would chirp like one, too). 
Uhrly Watch, $60; shop.swatch.com. 
A *frosted* pave option with an orange band that's not meant to blend in.  
Michael Kors Watch, $195;savvywatch.com. 
Olivia Burton designs some of the prettiest watch faces out there for women, from birds to bees, like this one inspired by Victorian nature scenes. 
Olivia Burton Watch, $110; savvywatch.com. 
A chic golden watch that's a very practical stand-in for a gold wrist cuff. 
Losangelor Watch, $110; shop.swatch.com. 
Because everything looks better in rose gold (and because all the "It" girls are wearing Michael Kors' runway watches, too). 
Michael Kors Mini Slim Runway Rose Gold-Tone Stainless Steel Watch, $195; macys.com.

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Monique Péan Wooly Mammoth Bangles: Ebony and Ivory

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Monique Péan Wooly Mammoth Bangles

With their trendy color scheme (or lack of color scheme, really), Monique Péan’s eco-friendly bangles are hotter than ever. Fossilized wooly mammoth, one of her favorite materials to work with, provides the perfect, pure blank canvas for the designer’s dark designs, all of which are hand-carved. I would even buy these plain, though – the quality is that good! My favorite bracelet is the dotted – it has a fun pattern that matures into pure sophistication on the bangle. The graphic stripes  and V-patterned ones would look good on your arm, too (so maybe indulge in a couple??), but the most intricate and intriguing choice is the scrimshaw . Pair any of these with some gold bracelets or other Monique pieces, and you’ve got a sustainably stylish look. Available at Barneys New York.

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