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Published: Sep 29, 2014 06:27:18 AM IST
Updated: Sep 26, 2014 11:20:55 AM IST

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Carl Bucherer Patravi ChronoDate Ladies

Price: Rs 8.51 lakh
For women who value mechanical watch-making and timeless, elegant aesthetics, the new Patravi ChronoDate Ladies has a classic-sporty look, with a diamond-set bezel and two dial versions (contemporary white or elegant mother-of-pearl). The bracelet in stainless steel, or the strap in python or Louisiana alligator skin, add the finishing touch.
ethoswatches.com


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Hanging Trumpet Lamp
Price:
Rs 49,000
Light up the favourite corner of your house with this Hanging Trumpet Lamp from Trancforme. Made from papier mache, it adds character to any space.
Ph: 022-24939916


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Corneliani’s Fall Winter collection
Price:
On request
The 2014 fall winter collection is tailored from luxury materials, keeping in mind an understated sophistication. Sergio Corneliani, creative director at the Mantuan maison, has dreamed up a contemporary dandy who is elegant, and discreetly knows it. The blue-green tartan pattern is the iconic motif of the collection.
corneliani.com Curator of Toys Splinter Works Tables
Price: Coffee Table:
£12,495
Side Table:
£8,495
The Rima coffee and side tables from Splinter Works are characterised by their elegant use of geometry, subtlety and signature playfulness. The tables are made of high-gloss fumed oak, stained Bolivar and toughened glass. The form has also been dissected: The Rima reveals the glowing red interior and a slice of light but it also offers the opportunity to split the table for flexibility of arrangement. When in its whole form, the two pieces are held apart by clear dowels in a constant state of equilibrium.
splinterworks.com

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Bubble sofa and ottoman
Price:
On request
The bright and playful Bubble sofa and ottoman, designed by Sacha Lakic for Roche Bobois’s Les Contemporains collection, resembles a basket of balloons. Tight and well-rounded, this handmade sofa is crafted with jersey and honeycomb wool that allows for extra comfort and stretchability. The collection also includes The Lady B chair designed by Cecile Maia Pujol, and the Ace sofa designed by Christophe Delcourt.
roche-bobois.com

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Eternal Dial clock
Price:
Rs 45,900
The Eternal Dial collection by Frazer & Haws is made with fine, moulded sterling silver, and combines the traditional crafts of silversmiths and European watch-making. Available in different avatars, the timepiece comes in contemporary interpretations of forms such as the cougar, stag (in picture), nirvana and others.
frazerandhaws.com

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Porsche 911 Targa
Price:
$117,195
The new 911 Targa is a road trip back to 1965—when Porsche unveiled its edgy new T-top roof design. The 2015 version is a true return to form to the original; in recent years the Targa had become little more than a 911 with a giant sunroof. This version combines a clear, rounded rear windshield and unique folding cloth top stored behind the rear seats to preserve that iconic silhouette. And fast? It’ll be topless in 19 seconds flat.

Come to think of it, the whole thing is built for speed: The Targa 4S (400 horsepower on a flat-six engine) gets to 60 miles per hour in 4.4 seconds, or 4.2 seconds with the Sport Chrono option. Retro never looked so good.
—Hannah Elliott
porsche.com


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Devialet 250 Stereo
Price:
$17,495
Think of it as the perfect middleman between your source and your speakers: Inside the Devialet 250’s elegant, hand-polished case are inputs for everything from vinyl to high-resolution audio, converters for digital to analog (and vice versa) and a unique, state-of-the-art amplifier that teams digital with Class-A analog technology to deliver 250 watts per channel of ultra-clean, natural-sounding power. Speaker Active Matching (SAM) adjusts its main outputs to get the most from your speakers. And the built-in AIR Universal Streamer captures high-res music from Macs or PCs, iTunes and services such as Pandora and Spotify. Control the 250 via the sleek wireless remote control or with smartphone apps. The main unit carries only a status display to maintain its smooth lines.
—Ivan Berger
en.devialet.com

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