A Taste of the Riviera on the Open Road

Plus: Chanel timepieces and an artful grocery shopper from Bottega Veneta, and more recommendations from T Australia.

Article by T Australia

24MY Continental GTC Azure - 3The leather-clad interior of Bentley's Continental GTC Azure. Photograph courtesy of Bentley.

From Bentley’s vibrant Continental GTC Azure to a collaboration made in morning heaven, here is your weekly curation of what T Australia editors and tastemakers are noticing and coveting right now.

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Loewe Wick Cutter, $945. perfumesloewe.com.

Shop This: Loewe’s Eternal Flame

With its brushed gold-finish brass blade and leather-bound handles, Loewe’s new wick cutter presents as a piece of sculpture or an accessory to one of its signature handbags more than it does a humble tool. But this is the beauty of the luxury Spanish maison’s approach to homewares — why trim a candle wick with scissors when you could use an objet d’art? (Bonus points for looking elegant while perched on the coffee table.) $945. perfumesloewe.com

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Chanel Première Camélia X-Ray watch, POA. chanel.com.

Covet This: Chanel’s Latest Timepiece Hits X-Ray Mode

Chanel’s signature motif the camellia flower is given a ghostly treatment for the brand’s Première Camélia X-Ray timepiece. Starring an 18-karat white gold camellia-shaped skeleton laced with 246 brilliant-cut diamonds, the limited-edition watch is sheathed in a transparent sapphire crystal. Twenty-four diamonds surround the piece’s white gold crown, while a black patent calfskin strap (with a diamond-studded white gold triple-folding buckle) ensures it need never leave your side. POA. chanel.com

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Hublot Big Bang Unico Nespresso Origin, $33,600. hublot.com.

Shop This: A Wake Up Call from Hublot and Nespresso

Luxury watch specialist Hublot joins forces this season with fellow Swiss icon Nespresso for a special sustainably-minded timepiece: the Big Bang Unico Nespresso Origin. Constructed from recycled aluminium capsules, the limited-edition Big Bang also features straps made from used coffee grounds. Its lively colour nods to Nespresso’s Master Origins Peru Organic capsule. Hublot’s DNA shines through the 42mm timepiece’s construction, with an automatic “open heart” movement, double coupling system and 72-hour power reserve. $33,600. hublot.com

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Bentley’s new Continental GTC Azure, POA. bentleymotors.com.

Drive This: Bentley’s Riviera-Themed Joy Ride

With its metallic topaz blue hue and comfort-driven design, Bentley’s new Continental GTC Azure evokes the stretch of French Riviera coastline that shares its name. Crafted with wellbeing in mind, the GT Azure’s rounded silhouette boasts 22-inch 10-spoke black-painted and bright-machined Azure wheels, alongside an elegant vertical vane grille design (a first for the range), lofted quilting with contrast stitching and 100 per cent recycled nylon carpets. POA. bentleymotors.com

Bottega Veneta bag, $3,670. bottegaveneta.com/au.

Carry This: Shopping Made Chic with Bottega Veneta

At first glance, Bottega Veneta’s It-bag of summer ’23 appears to be no more than a paper shopping sack — exactly what the brand’s creative director, Matthieu Blazy, intended. The bag’s Kraft-coloured leather has been manipulated to mimic the look and function of paper, down to the folds of the pleated sides. Top handles open to reveal a spacious single-compartment interior bonded from tonal suede, roomy enough to fit your grocery haul and your keys (quiet luxury, eat your heart out). $3,670. bottegaveneta.com/au