On the rocks

On the rocks
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First Published: Sat, May 12 2007. 12 39 AM IST

Updated: Sat, May 12 2007. 12 39 AM IST
Swiss watchmakers Hublot have come up with a masterpiece they claim is as exquisite as a Fabergé egg. The latest member of the Big Bang line is the One Million Dollar Big Bang. The name eliminates at least one obvious question (it converts to Rs4.1 crore, in case you wondered). A total of 493 Wesselton baguette diamonds conceal a Tourbillon movement, but what really makes this one stand out is that though the stones are set in white gold, not an ounce of the metal is visible in the settings. Only row after row of sparkling bits of ice can be seen.
The natural black rubber bracelet has a buckle with a diamond-set clasp. The watch was launched last month at Baselworld and takes a total of 2,000 hours to craft. Only one piece will be sold in India, on special order from the Kapoor Watch Company, New Delhi; Time Avenue, Mumbai; Exclusive Lines, Kolkata; and Beyond Luxury, Chennai. Hope it’s still available when you get there.
He moved from designing just for Bollywood to creating a wearable and attractive prêt label. Now Rocky S has added another line to his resumé —he’s the first Indian designer to launch a perfume. Rocky S Noir pour Homme and Femme are the designer’s attempt at creating a love potion. The women’s fragrance (Rs1,850, 100ml) has notes of citrus, jasmine, vanilla orchid, rose, amber and woods, while the male scent (Rs1,600, 100ml) has crisp apple, cinnamon, cloves, geranium and vetiver. The perfumes are available at major malls.
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