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July 22, 2024

Luxury news updates: India Couture Week, the new Mercedes Benz E Class and more   

Arushi Sakhuja  
Did you miss out on your weekly dose of luxury news updates? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Get ready to travel the world with ease as Singapore now holds the title for the most powerful passport, granting visa-free access to 192 destinations worldwide. LVMH has recently partnered with the Paris Olympics and Para Olympic 2024, while car enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting the release of the 2024 Mercedes Benz E-Class, projected to have 375 horsepower. Keep up to date with the latest in luxury news with our weekly news wrap. 
Breitling’s new ironman inspired series 
Breitling
Photo Courtesy: Breitling
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Photo Courtesy: Breitling
Breitling
Photo Courtesy: Breitling
For the latest luxury new updates in the watch industry,Breitling has recently introduced two unique editions of their ultralight sports watch that are exclusively branded with IRONMAN. These watches celebrate the upcoming 2023 IRONMAN World Championship and IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship triathlon events. One of these watches is a limited edition that features high-performance titanium.
“The Endurance Pro IRONMAN range was designed to stand up to the toughest challenges. It’s the result of our brands’ shared spirit of performance and precision,” says Breitling CEO Georges Kern. “Completing the IRONMAN is the dream of a lifetime for so many people; it deserves an extraordinary way to be remembered.” 
Two IRONMAN timepieces can already be found as part of Breitling’s core collection: the red Endurance Pro IRONMAN and the black-and-gold Endurance Pro IRONMAN Finisher. Capped at 250 pieces each, they’re only available at Breitling.com 
Ethos unveils The Bovet Orbis Mundi India Edition  
Ethos India Bovet Orbis Mundi India Edition.
Photo Courtesy Ethos watch Boutique
Introduced in response to the brand’s growing popularity in the country, the House of Bovet has launched a special India edition of its highly advanced world-timer Orbis Mundi. A Bovet spokesperson commented, “Our exclusive Orbis Mundi India Edition is a testament to the love and appreciation we as a House have for our dearest partner Ethos and the Indian Republic. Entirely handcrafted in our Manufacture de Haute Horlogerie in Switzerland, this timepiece is exceptional at all ends. With the Orbis Mundi, the world is yours.” The watch, which displays New Delhi on its dial, will be available in India on request only through Ethos Watch Boutiques. All watch enthusiasts isn’t this one of the luxury news updates for you? 
FDCI India Couture Week begins  
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Photo Courtesy: FDCI / Instagram
Photo Courtesy: FDCI / Instagram
Photo Courtesy: FDCI / Instagram
Aditi Rao for Ritu Kumar
Photo Courtesy: Ritu Kumar
Falguni Shane India Couture Week 2023
Photo Courtesy: Falguni Shane Peacock
India Couture Week 2023
Photo Courtesy: Ritu Kumar
Falguni Shane ICW
Photo Courtesy: Falguni Shane Peacock
The FDCI India Couture Week began on July 25 and has been the talk of the town for luxury fashion enthusiasts. The three two days showcased stunning collections by Falguni and Shane Peacock, Ritu Kumar’s return after a decade, Suneet Varma’s grand designs, Varun Bahl’s floral expertise, and Gaurav Gupta’s 3D couture. The remaining five days promise to be just as spectacular with shows by renowned couturiers such as JJ Valaya, Tarun Tahiliani, Anamika Khanna, Rahul Mishra, Shantanu and Nikhil, and more. This is definitely one of the exciting luxury news updates.   
LVMH partners with Olympics and para Olympics for 2024   
LVMH and Olympics partnership
Photo Courtesy: LVMH
In exactly one year, the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games will begin. It was recently announced that LVMH will be the premium partner for the event. With this partnership, the skilled artisans of the LVMH Group will be able to showcase their exceptional abilities and unique French art de vivre, adding to the festivities of the high-level sports celebration.
According to the press release, Paris 2024 will entrust several essential roles to artisans from the luxury Group, including the design of the Olympic and Paralympic medals by luxury fine jewellery brand Chaumet – an iconic Paris jeweller with centuries of heritage. Moet and Hennessey wines and spirits Maisons will provide their exceptional products as part of hospitality programs and Sephora will be a partner for the Olympic Torch Relay. 
New Mercedes Benz E450 4Matic 
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Photo Courtesy: Mercedes Benz
Photo Courtesy: Mercedes Benz
Photo Courtesy: Mercedes Benz
Now luxury news updates are complete with the introduction of a new car. The Mercedes Benz E450 4Matic luxury sedan has recently been released, featuring remarkable connectivity and comfort. It boasts a powerful 375 horsepower engine and state-of-the-art software, setting a new standard for luxury cars. The exterior has been redesigned with sharp character lines above the wheels and a new front-end graphic that connects the grille and standard LED headlights with a black panel. However, the true innovation lies within the car, with the MBUX Superscreen, AI-powered features, and the option to stream movies while on the road.
Ralph’s Coffee opens in Marina Bay Sands   
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Photo Courtesy: Ralph Lauren
Photo Courtesy: Ralph Lauren
Making it to this weeks luxury news updates is the Ralph Lauren new store with Ralph’s Coffee in Marina Bay Sands.  Ralph Lauren is the latest fashion brand to make the case for it with its new luxury concept store at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. As expected, its interior exudes classic Americana vibes with mosaic floor tiles, signature emerald green tones, and wooden decor accents. Although newly opened in Singapore in July 2023, Ralph’s Coffee already has a presence in major fashion cities like New York, Tokyo, London, and Beijing. This cafe concept by Ralph Lauren first appeared in Manhattan, New York, in 2014. 
The café, located right next door to the Ralph Lauren boutique, is the first one to open in Singapore. Previously, one would have to travel to cities like New York City, Chicago, London and Tokyo for a taste of Ralph Lauren’s signature Ralph’s Roast coffee, brewed from organically grown beans from Central and South America. You can also enjoy a fair share of desserts: the café offers cookies, cakes and the Singapore-exclusive Ralph’s Coffee Soft Serve that is perfect for sunny days. Don’t forget to try Pineapple Shaken tea, a refreshing jasmine green tea for anyone who doesn’t enjoy coffee. Pair your beverage with fresh bakes like Ralph’s Chocolate Cake. Those who prefer savoury bites can also order sandwiches like Tuna Mayo, Egg Mayo, and Beef Pastrami.  
Singapore passport is the most powerful in the world    
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For all those who wish to move overseas, this is one of the luxury news updates which will excite you. Singapore now holds the title of the most powerful passport in the world, overtaking Japan. This is due to its amazing ability to grant visa-free access to a whopping 192 destinations out of 227 around the world. After five years of holding the top spot, Japan has now been pushed down to third place. 
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Arushi Sakhuja

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