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Louis Vuitton, Chanel top China’s most-wanted list

China’s ever increasing economic clout has again been reflected in a survey on consumer tastes in luxury goods which has shown the nation not only knows what goods it wants, it most certainly now has the means by which to buy them.

A report released this week by Bain & Company has claimed China is now the fastest-growing consumer of leather goods and jewelry worldwide.

Its overall luxury market has grown 23 per cent this year, meaning it’s on target to reap some 84.3 billion yuan (9.2 billion euro).

But what the world really wants to know is what are the Chinese after. According to this report, Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Gucci are the most lusted-for brands.
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Cartier Sues HauteLook.com For $2 Million

Cartier has sued the online retailer HauteLook, accusing it of damaging the luxury goods maker’s brand by selling damaged and second-hand Cartier merchandise.

HauteLook is “causing immediate and irreparable harm to the Cartier brand and trademark,” Cartier said in its 36-page complaint filed on Tuesday evening in Manhattan federal court.

Cartier claimed that HauteLook has sold used Cartier watches despite maintaining on its website that it “never” sells “secondhand merchandise, ever.”
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Sotheby’s to auction Wallis Simpson’s jewels

Sotheby’s says it is auctioning about 3 million pounds worth of jewelry once owned by Wallis Simpson, the American socialite who became Duchess of Windsor.

Britain’s King Edward VIII, who renounced his claim to the British throne in 1936 to marry the divorcee, showered her with gifts of jewellery throughout their courtship and marriage.

The pieces on sale include a Cartier heart-shaped emerald, ruby and diamond brooch (above) commissioned in 1957 to mark their 20th wedding anniversary.
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Video: Calibre de Cartier – Mechanics of passion

The Calibre de Cartier now has its own dedicated website along with a slick movie as well as interesting technical animations.

Equipped with the new 1904 MC Manufacture Cartier movement, the Calibre de Cartier watch features a striking silhouette, robust case and innovative design.

Both contemporary and refined, this exceptional timepiece heralds a new chapter in the watchmaking history of Cartier.
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Cartier Roadster S

The renowned French jeweler and watchmaker Cartier has recently unveiled a new interpretation of its legendary Roadster watch.

The new components are a straight steel-link bracelet and a black rubber strap, which add up to a timeless design of the watch.

The first variation of the Cartier Roadster S watch features a polished steel case. It is equipped with a steel stylized crown.

The case displays a satin-finished bezel, which frames an opaline dial. The latter is completed with Roman numerals.
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Top 10 Posts – Week In Review: April 5-12

In case you missed them the first time around, here are some of LUXUO’s top posts for the week of April 5-12.

1 – Louis Vuitton Parent LVMH to Launch Luxury Hotels

Luxury goods giant LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton Thursday said it is creating a high-end hotel management business that will be branded Cheval Blanc.

2 РHerm̬s Launches Fine Jewelry Collection

Hermès has now made a striking entry into the world of fine jewelry with an exclusive collection designed by famous accessories designer Pierre Hardy.

3 – Ferrari takes wraps off new 599 GTO

According to Ferrari, the new 599 GTO, which will be introduced to the world at the 2010 Beijing Motor Show, is the fastest Ferrari street car ever.

4 – Cartier And America Exhibition

The Cartier and America exhibition, organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and Cartier, has been extended until May 9.

5 – Hullett House celebrates Hong Kong’s heritage

Surrounded by some of Hong Kong’s swankiest shops, Hullett House is one of Hong Kong’s most exclusive hotels.

6 – Rare blue diamond auctioned in Hong Kong for $6.4 mn

A rare and flawless blue 5.16 carat diamond has been sold for $6.4m at an auction in Hong Kong.

7 – New York City’s Trump SoHo Hotel to open April 2010

When Trump SoHo New York opens in February of 2010, the 46-story glass tower will lend a new perspective on luxury hotels in downtown Manhattan and SoHo.

8 – Atreides Luxury Yacht With Retractable Pool

The Atreides Luxury Yacht, designed by Serbian designer Vuk Dragovic, has a retractable pool to safely enjoy water sports while boating.

9 – Montblanc Releases Bespoke Anti-Signature Fraud Ink

Earlier this week, Montblanc launched the groundbreaking personal code ink, which features a botanical ingredient that prevents the falsification of signatures.

10 – Karl Lagerfeld dresses the Coca-Cola Light bottle

Coca-Cola Light has teamed up with Karl Lagerfeld to design a limited edition box set.

Cartier Wins St. Moritz Polo World Cup on Snow

Team Cartier have won the 26th Cartier Polo World Cup on Snow in St Moritz beating Team Julius Bär in the final.

The four teams competing (Cartier, Brioni, Julius Baer and Maserati) gave the 15,000 spectators a spectacular high-goal tournament of the highest calibre.

The intense final match ended in a 3-3 tie with Cartier ultimately winning due to a penalty in the last eight seconds of the match.
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Cartier Treasures at the Palace Museum in Beijing

Cartier is organizing an exhibition event from September 5 to November 22 at the Palace Museum in Beijing, in a sacred place: the Forbidden City.

The exhibition includes more than 350 items, including archives dating from the founding of Cartier to its creations from the 1970s.

Partly dedicated to royal jewels, the exhibition will be illustrated by historical documents relating to European royal courts.
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How super rich live in China

A new report has revealed that Beijing has the maximum number of rich people in China.

The latest Hurun Report on China’s wealthiest people said that there are 143,000 (yuan-)multimillionaires and 8,800 billionaires in Beijing.

In Shanghai, there are 116,000 multimillionaires and 7,000 billionaires, reports the China Daily.
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Jewel Thieves Strike In Cannes

A Cartier jewelry store in Cannes, France, was robbed Monday morning by three armed men who fled with a haul estimated at up to 15 million euros.

A man with a deep suntan and wearing a flowery shirt walked into the Cartier store in Cannes and threatened staff with a gun.

Two accomplices wearing crash helmets then entered the store, which is near the Carlton hotel popular with Hollywood stars during the Cannes film festival.
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Caresse d’orchidées par Cartier precious eyewear

Romantic and modern, the Caresse d’orchidees par Cartier rimless eyewear collection features an alluring flower decorated with sumptuous details, ranging from pink sapphires and diamonds to hand-laid black lacquer.

Cartier’s stylized orchid rests delicately on the sides of these exceptional eyewear creations.

The elegant solid gold frames are available in white, rose or yellow gold.
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Cartier Steel Tank Francaise

Michelle Obama Wears a Cartier Watch for her Official Potrait

Posing for her official White House portrait, Michelle Obama wears the Cartier Steel Tank Francaise that is tasteful and luxurious without being showy.

The White House portrait of the first lady does not make the model of the watch clear, but the trained eye is easily able to pick up the recognizable timepiece (The watch comes in both male and female models with various levels of gilding).

According to Frederic de Narp, CEO of Cartier North America Mrs. Obama wearing the watch was a “most positive surprise” and he also stated that “maybe it was a gift from her husband.”

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Cartier Launches its Biggest Boutique in Middle East

Luxury goods company Cartier on Thursday braved the deepening global recession to launch its biggest boutique so far in the Middle East.

The 700 square-meter showroom in the upscale Dubai Mall testifies to the Cartier’s confidence that chilly economic winds will not deter well-heeled residents and visitors to Dubai from buying its jewelry, watches, handbags and other high-end merchandise.

The opening event was attended by actress Monica Bellucci and Bollywood stars including Anil Kapoor.

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“Le Monde de Vendome” – The refined glitter of the Place Vendome

Place Vendôme is a jewelry case for all the jewels of the world.

What is more symbolic to a tourist in search of French expertise than this Parisian square, where high-end jewelry brands intermingle?

For travelers, we present Le monde de Vendôme (The World of Vendôme), a documentary film with the “actors” of Place Vendôme, that will be broadcasted on all AirFrance long-haul flights beginning the 1st of April 2009.

Here is, exclusively for LUXUO readers, the preview to this superb film:

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Cartier Rotonde Central Chronograph Watch

One of the most interesting Cartier watches presented at this year’s Salon International de Haute Horlogerie, was the Rotonde Central Chronograph, which uses Cartier’s new in-house manually-wound 9907 MC caliber movement built in La Chaux de Fonds.

Crafted from 18-karat pink gold, the round case of the Rotonde Central Chronograph timepiece measures 42mm in diameter; the grandeur of this form is enhanced by such distinguished Cartier signatures as the beaded crown with its blue sapphire cabochon.

The timepiece is completed by an alligator leather strap, and an adjustable folding buckle in 18-karat pink gold.
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Cartier Tank Americaine Tourbillon Volant

At SIHH 2009, Cartier will present an exceptional haute horlogerie complication within the iconic form of its Tank Americaine watch.

The Cartier Tank Americaine Tourbillon Volant watch is animated by the hand-wound Calibre 9452 MC, Cartier’s first in-house tourbillon caliber.

The movement comprises 19 jewels and 142 spinning, moving and rotating parts beeping at 21,600 bph and providing a 50 hours power reserve.
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Golden Version of the Motorola Ming A1600 on Sale

Motorola has teamed up with renowned French jeweler and watch maker Cartier to roll out the Motorola MING A1600 Luxury Edition.

The luxury edition handset has a gold plated body decorated with faux crocodile skin and comes bundled with a Cartier business card holder.

Other than the new, shiny looks, everything else is same as of the original phone (the Motorola Ming A1600 is a touchscreen phone with a 2.4 inch display).

The Motorola A1600 also packs a 3 megapixel shooter, a microSD card slot (up to 4GB), stereo Bluetooth (A2DP), a microUSB port, and a stereo FM radio. Its final noteworthy feature is the built-in GPS receiver which allows both real-time GPS navigation and geotagging of the photos taken with the built-in camera.

The Motorola MING A1600 Luxury Edition sells for TWD $28,000 in Taiwan (approximately US $867).

Santos Triple 100: The 3-D watch by Cartier

The Cartier Manufacture has created a new timepiece that is a true symbol of horological innovation.

The oversized Cartier Santos Triple 100 watch delivers a great surprise due to the first-ever rotating-dial mechanism united with a skeleton movement : Turn the crown, and you can select between three unique identities!
The three different dial faces of the Cartier Santos Triple 100 watch appear in succession: from a classic face featuring 12 Roman numerals, to a face completely paved with round diamonds and black sapphires in a marvellous jeweller’s chessboard, followed finally by a face engraved with a tiger’s head, which required over 40 hours’ work.

The team of watchmakers developed mobile prisms in 18K white gold. The prisms get activated simultaneously with help of the crown. They are operated by a miniature-gear-trains system that makes them swivel gradually in one direction or the other, thus allowing the Cartier watch reveal three different dial faces.

Moreover, the timepiece with the case crafted in 18K white gold is entirely set with precious stones.
It will be available to most avid watch connoisseurs in a numbered limited edition of only 20 pieces.