Season's greetings to one and all, this issue brings the heart back home with the Classics. Doyenne of Insurance Winnie Tay shares her life lessons and try some gift wrapping tips in our Dark & Decadent section. Joyeux Noelle~!
THE TIME | NEWS MOON-STRUCK Canadian model Coco Rocha was spotted wearing Jaeger-LeCoultre’s illustrious Rendez- Vous Moon watch at the Venice International Film Festival. The Rendez-Vous Moon is an enviable combination of horologic utility and high jewellery artisanship. Its diamondset bezel and case rim surround a dial that features only the upper-half hour markers, making room for sparkling constellation patterns dispersed around a gentle mother-ofpearl moon. A detail alluding to the watch’s name is a small gold star on the bezel edge that’s actually a Rendez-vous indicator, discreetly marking the time of some future rendezvous under the moonlight. www.jaeger-lecoultre.com TM | NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 68
NEWS | THE TIME UNBEATABLE SPIRIT The case back of the 11th watch in the special edition IWC Da Vinci Chronograph ‘Laureus Sport for Good Foundation’ collection captures an inspirational moment of joy and achievement. It features a drawing of a little boy skiing and lifting both hands in the air, done by 12-year-old Shanghai Special Olympics athlete Hou Ye, the winner of IWC Schaffhausen’s annual drawing competition with the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. Since 2005, IWC Schaffhausen has been a major sponsor of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, an organisation dedicated to bridging sports and social change. www.iwc.com NEW IN TOWN IWC Schaffhausen’s iconic Portugieser now welcomes its first deep-blue dial models for both the Portugieser Automatic and the Portugieser Chronograph. The first IWC watches in dials of blue were produced nearly 50 years ago. The new Portugieser Automatic (ref IW371491) and Portugieser Chronograph (ref IW371491) models are now available at IWC boutiques and authorised IWC retailers in Malaysia. www.iwc.com CURATED BY TANIA JAYATHILAKA TOP TANK Bell & Ross’s BR V1-92 Bellytanker is limited to 500 pieces. It owes its forceful-sounding name to the powerful Bellytanker racing cars adapted from the design of World War 2 drop tanks fitted in the belly of fighter planes. From its aircraft-shaped counterweight on the second hand to the copper-hued dial colour inspired by the Bellytanker car’s wheel rims, this selfwinding watch is a natural culmination of Bell & Ross’s long-standing fascination with extreme vehicles. The BR V2-94 Bellytanker Chronograph is also limited to 500 pieces, its formidable 41mm steel case boasting a famous ‘Panda’ dial, displaying black counters against the gold of the dial. www.bellross.com 69 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 | TM