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Luxury gifts for him or her

With it’s ghost-grey dial and micro-blasted titanium
case this Ressence Type 5 dive watch not only
looks unlike any other, it is unlike any other.
The time is indicated by discs on a turning
dial with no “hand” overlapping the
other at any point; the movement is
housed in its own compartment and
power transfer to the dial is magnetic.
Under the glass it’s oil-filled, affording
remarkable clarity at depths, with a
bellows system to prevent bubbles
formingdue to temperature changes.
What’s more, there’s no crown, just
a control disc on the back. The price
of such innovation? $39,500.
CHEVRON CHIC
with a belt that makes a statement.
This one from Fendi will add oomph to your 9 to 5. $750.
OH SO ADAPTABLE
It is essential to own at least one dress you can accessorise with almost anything, for just about any occasion. If you find the one that nips in at all the right places, it won’t fail you.el: 1300 883 880
PETAL POWER
Statement earrings have been having a moment both on and off the runway. And of course it makes sense: nothing makes one feel quite as fabulous as an attention-grabbing pair. These sterling silver and enamel ones from Bottega Veneta’s make
for a flirty addition. $950.
ADD SOME MYSTERY
Best get in quick for the limited return of Tom Ford’s Private Blend Bois Marocain. It’s a heady scent with notes of patchouli and cedar, and a heart of thuya wood. 50ml. $485.
LAIDBACK STYLE
Smarten up your weekend wardrobe with RM Williams‘ Comfort Craftsman boots. They’re made from one piece of leather and have a “sock lining” to wick away moisture. Not that you need to tell anybody that. $545.

VINTAGE STYLING
Dip out from the world and get into your zone with these Master & Dynamic over ear headphones. They’re noise cancelling with crisp audio, not to mention stylish with leather and steel detail. $725.
DOTTY
FOR SPOTS
A little flourish
never hurts.
Tie yourself up
in knots with this Hermès cube jacquard scarf. $520.

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CLASSIC
Who says an
everyday bag
ought to be dull?
Opt instead for the Zipped Bayswater,
an update on the classic Bayswater,
in glaring orange.
It has the brand’s signature
Postman’s
lock and a
detachable
shoulder strap.
A TOUCH
OF WHIMSY
Paying the bill is
made a touch more fun
with Prada‘s printed cardholder.
Because really,it’s impossible not to
enjoy the combination of cacti, sombreros
and polka dots. $380.
HEELS WITH HEART
Mary Alice Malone, the woman behind Malone Souliers’ beautiful shoes, has teamed up with Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova to create My Naked Heart, a capsule collection of five designs. Launched this week, the collaboration takes inspiration from Vodianova’s homeland. The shoes – which include a mule, pumps and a boot all named after members of Vodianova’s family – mix linen with leather and feature embroidery and tassels. Half the proceeds will go to Vodianova’s Naked Heart Foundation, to help children with special needs. Natalia mule, $785.
STILL RESONATES
Away, Michael Gow’s 1986 play (oft-studied by high school students) is revived by The Sydney Theatre Company and Melbourne’s Malthouse Theatre. Set in the tumultuous 60s, the play looks at three families who are each examining their own struggles, desires and mortality at Christmas. Directed by Matthew Lutton, the play stars Heather Mitchell, Julia Davis, Liam Nunan and more. It moves to Melbourne in May. Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House. February 18 to March 25. $61 to $84.

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