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A glimpse at some of the latest luxury products for the executive shopper.

New Coupé

The all-new BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé is the first four-door Coupé in BMW’s history. The car sports a flat roofline that smoothly flows
into the rear end giving it a sporty shape. The interior of the car falls in line with typical BMW style. The driver-focused cockpit and front passenger area are bordered by elegantly sweeping surfaces with a harmonious connection between the front seats and the rear. The rear passengers section is generous on space and a high level of comfort in a very stylish and luxurious surrounding.  The Coupé is a four-seater that offers travel comfort in the back with an additional third rear seat which can be used for shorter journeys.

For leather lovers

US-designer Kenten Sorenson’s collection host a wide variety of luxury leather goods. The Modern Man front pocket wallet (USD 98) is durable, yet slim enough to put in your front of back pocket. The luxury designer definitely kept Apple fans in mind when designing this collection, which includes an iPad portfolio (USD 190) that ties in front, as well as iPad and iPhone sleeves. The KS Messenger Bag (USD 750) is made of undyed oak tanned leather and nickel hardware, and contains a large convenient outside sleeve on back. All items are made in the USA and offered in the brand’s trademark tan colour.


Couture collection
Tailoring brand Savile Row has announced its partnership with Dubai-based fashion designer Franklin Eugene to launch its first men’s couture line FRANKLIN EUGENE. The new 2012 men’s line features a collection of ten different styles of suits ranging from dressy casual, corporate and formal. Pieces in the new couture line are made with exceptional fabrics of high quality wools, silk, cashmere and customers have an option of upgrading their fabrics selection at the Savile Row. The collection has varied installations including the Sharmoud, homage to the brave and indomitable spirit of the Arabian male.


Pens with prestige

Montblanc recently launched the Montblanc Donation Pen Johannes Brahms Special Edition, honouring the great music virtuoso Johannes Brahms. The overall design of this Special Edition reflects the style of the composer’s music: traditional yet pioneering and inventive. The cap and barrel of the handcrafted pens are made of black precious resin enhanced with platinum-plated fittings. The clip shaped like a tuning fork and the five lines of a music staff decorating the cap bring to mind the excitement of his symphonies and orchestras tuning up before a performance.

The iconic Montblanc emblem crowns the writing instrument, while the cap is elegantly engraved with Brahms’ signature. The pens are handcrafted with a rhodium-plated 14 K gold nib, and are decorated with a dove of peace: the sign of love and peace.

Haute shoes

Armani has a big varierty of shoe styles from its Spring/Summer 2012 Collection. The collection includes shoes for every day of the week, for work and leisure. The laced-up front shiny black dress shoe (priced at USD 510) offers classic Armani style, made with 100% calf-skin leather and a varnished leather sole and narrow toeline.

The leather sneaker (USD 420) is casual yet stylish and is availabe in Armani’s classic colours – black and grey, with the Armani logo displayed along the side. The sneaker is made of both calf-skin leather and polyster and is built with a rubber sole and round toeline for maximum comfort.

The leather flip-flop sandal (USD 225) is also offered in black and grey with the Armani logo along the top strap. The shoes are made to last during the hot summer temperatures and are made with calf-skin leather and polystrene.

Underwater luxury

Breitling has recently unveiled a new limited edition luxury watch, the Superocean Chronograph. The watch is ultra-technical, and water-resistant to 500m. Its stand-out features include its unidirectional rotating bezel, which appears clad in red rubber. Issued in a 2,000-piece limited numbered edition, this super-diver with its youthful and dynamic style houses a high-performance self-winding movement chronometer, certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute).The highly readable dial is fitted with oversized hands and hour-markets, underscored by a luminescent coating, as well as a thick sapphire crystal that is glareproofed on both sides. The Superocean Chronograph also comes with a choice of steel bracelet, a strap in rubber or Barenia leather, or the all-new Superocean leather strap with red edges to match its bezel.


Transforming luggage

Dror For Tumi is a new luxury collection of  travel bags that are able to transform, expand or slim down. From backpack to tote bag to carry on, this collection can adapt to all the needs of a modern business traveller.


Rushika Bhatia Editor

Rushika Bhatia is one of the region’s leading commentators on business and current affairs issues. She is the Editor of SME Advisor magazine - the flagship title of CPI Business. She is passionate about infographics – with special emphasis on data, research and statistics. Rushika has a Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University, USA and is also CIMA qualified.

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