Fash Flash | Piece de resistance

Fash Flash | Piece de resistance
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First Published: Sat, Mar 08 2008. 03 43 PM IST

Finger food: The Chrysler building.
Finger food: The Chrysler building.
Updated: Sat, Mar 08 2008. 03 43 PM IST
Finger food: The Chrysler building.
uTake your jewellery box on a tour of some of the world’s architectural wonders. Muse, a fashion store at Kala Ghoda in Mumbai, which stocks collections by international style biggies such as Diane von Furstenberg and Anna Sui, has just received a new collection of cocktail rings by Thai designer Matina Sukhahuta. The Globetrotters series is a collection of 10 stunning rings that have been inspired by the architecture of cities the designer has travelled to.
Her inspirations were New York’s Chrysler building, Chambers de Bonne that are situated in most Parisian row houses, London pubs, the Taj Mahal in Agra, Tokyo’s Shibuya Hachiko Square (flashing neon), the Elephant Tower in Bangkok, St Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow, Casa Batlló and Sagrada familia, both in Barcelona, and Bondi Beach in Sydney. The rings are crafted from sterling silver, then plated in yellow and pink gold, rhodium and black rhodium, and encrusted with gemstones. Prices start at Rs35,000, and each one is sure to be a conversation starter.
uTalk about conversation pieces. Watches by celebrated German watchmaker A. Lange and Söhne are now available in India (Rs7 lakh-2.5 crore). Own one and you’ll have a story to tell, which goes like this: Established in Germany in 1845, the workshop flourished under founder Adolph Lange and his sons. After manufacturing luxury and jewelled timepieces for decades, the establishment survived through World War I by creating marine chronometers. All was going well till 8 May 1945, the last day of World War II, when Russian bombers hit the company’s main workshops and almost totally destroyed them. The company was expropriated three years later by the communist regime. It was only in 1990, when Germany was reunited, that Adolph Lange’s great-grandson, Walter, restored the family heritage and reinstated the brand into the company of top luxury watchmakers.
The Datograph Perpetual, with a flyback chronograph and a perpetual calendar, is currently one of the brand’s most popular pieces. Get one (Rs21-28 lakh) at Beyond Luxury at Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai.
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First Published: Sat, Mar 08 2008. 03 43 PM IST