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In luxury news this week: Serena Williams, Bulgari and more

Arushi Sakhuja

Welcome to this week’s luxury highlights, where we delve into the realms of opulence, extravagance, and refinement. From the timeless elegance of luxury timepieces to the latest innovations in high-end cruising and beauty, we bring you the most captivating headlines from the world of luxury.

Acqua di Parma opens at The Chanakya, New Delhi

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Acqua di Parma, the epitome of Italian elegance and luxury, is proud to announce its grand entry into the vibrant Indian market. With a rich legacy spanning over a century, Acqua di Parma has captivated connoisseurs worldwide with its timeless fragrances and unparalleled craftsmanship. Now, the brand brings this legacy to the heart of India, introducing a new chapter of sophistication and refinement at The Chanakya, New Delhi. As you step into the new store, prepare to be captivated by a sensorial experience unlike any other. Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Acqua di Parma as you explore the exquisite range of fragrances, and luxurious grooming products, each meticulously crafted to elevate your everyday rituals into moments of pure indulgence. With its foray into India, the brand seeks to celebrate this synergy, forging lasting connections with those who appreciate the finer things in life.

Bulgari debuts the world’s thinnest watch

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When it comes to luxury highlights for the week, Watches and Wonders 2024 is in focus.  Ahead of the event, Bulgari has unveiled its latest time-keeping novelties, including its latest imagination of the Octo Finissimo Ultra which is said to be the thinnest watch to date. Featuring an astounding thinness of 1.7mm, the timepiece has earned the title of the world’s thinnest COSC chronometer to date.⁠The new model has been drastically reworked as the case back functions as the main plate for the BVL180 Manufacture calibre, offering up to 50 hours of power reserve. With only 20 examples of the watch available, the watch arrives in a titanium materiality for USD 529,000 as well as a platinum edition with a retail price of $546,000 USD.⁠

Four Season’s Cruise Unveils the Itinerary

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Making it to the luxury headlines this week is the new cruise roster by Four Seasons Luxury Cruise. Premiering in early 2026. with 130+ destinations spanning 30 countries, guests are in for unforgettable voyages. The first ten trips will navigate the Caribbean and Mediterranean, offering comfort and exploration. From Jan to Mar 2026, Caribbean itineraries promise seven nights of discovery, featuring St. Barths, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Curaçao, and Aruba. Explore St. Lucia’s Tobago Cays and party in St. Barths en route. March 2026 marks Mediterranean adventures, spotlighting Santorini, Croatia, Gibraltar, Montenegro, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Athens, and Milos. Alongside lavish suites, indulge in 11 dining options, spa treatments, and a 65-foot pool.

Serena Williams unveils Wyn Beauty in collaboration with The Good Glam Group

 

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Shofting our focus to luxury highlights in beauty. Serena Williams recently launched her much-anticipated beauty collection, Wyn Beauty, in collaboration with The Good Glam Group, marking her foray into the cosmetics industry. This groundbreaking collection embodies Williams’ passion for inclusivity, empowerment, and self-expression. Wyn Beauty offers a diverse range of products designed to cater to individuals of all skin tones and types, ensuring that everyone can find their perfect match. From vibrant lipsticks to versatile eyeshadow palettes and luxurious skincare essentials, each product is crafted with high-quality ingredients and innovative formulations. Williams’ vision for Wyn Beauty goes beyond just makeup; it’s about embracing individuality, celebrating diversity, and encouraging confidence from within. With her signature blend of elegance and authenticity, Serena Williams has created a beauty line that reflects her unwavering commitment to making everyone feel beautiful in their own skin.

The world’s first eSports island is opening in Abu Dhabi

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Yes, you heard that right, the world’s first eSports Island is coming to Abu Dhabi being one of the key luxury highlights this week. With a goal of attracting top global talent while also nurturing local expertise within the gaming industry, the Middle East is embarking on a bold initiative: the creation of an eSports island. With over 60% of its population identified as gamers, the region boasts one of the highest rates of gaming mobile app downloads worldwide, as reported by BCG. The timing couldn’t be better for the True Gamers’ project, which recently unveiled a staggering $280 million USD investment earmarked for the construction of the island in Abu Dhabi. Positioned strategically between Al Bandar and Al Dana, this development will encompass a luxurious hotel, cutting-edge training facilities, spaces for content creation and conferences, and even a tailored nutrition program to support gamers’ well-being.

Indian Accent, Mumbai introduces a new menu

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It’s no surprise that the world of food is constantly evolving and making it to the luxury headlines this week, Indian Accent Mumbai has introduced a new menu. A 7-course chef’s tasting menu crafted by Culinary Director Manish Mehrotra and Head Chef Rijul Gulati. The menu offers inventive Indian dishes, reimagining street food classics and highlighting seasonal ingredients. Dishes include sweet corn muthia, beet chops, Kashmiri morel & chicken pulao, and duck khurchan. Desserts feature nostalgic treats like ‘aamras puri’ cheesecake and Lucknow dahi jalebi

Arushi Sakhuja

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