Dior Relaunches A Classic Timepiece (And Other News You May Have Missed This Week)

2 min read

Valentine’s Day all but took over our lives this week, therefore some news may have slipped through your radar. Not to worry, from the relaunch of an horological icon to Dubai’s first mega-festival, here is a recap of the news you may have missed this week.

Don’t Call It A Comeback

Twenty years after the debut of Dior’s Chiffre Rouge timepiece collection, the iconic creations are being relaunched. The collection boasts multiple models in black-and-red colourways, reimagined to include the Maison’s iconic codes, including finely engraved cannage. The sporty collection features five watches, three of which boast striking red elements at the date window and second hand. These timepieces bring the wearer into the secrets of the Maison, with subtle details paying homage to Monsieur Dior – his favourite number, eight, is the only digit in red on the date calendar. The remaining timepieces are completed by rose-gold finishings, with the most extroverted iteration featuring a rainbow-set bezel of sapphires, amethysts, tourmalines and rubies. Explore the collection

More Than Words

Van Cleef & Arpels has collaborated with Emirati graphic designer and calligrapher Fatima Alketbi for a collection of calligraphy artworks celebrating the spirit of Ramadan. Fatima uses palm fronds to create Arabic calligraphy, drawing inspiration from her Emirati roots and the UAE landscape, and in-keeping with both Fatima and Van Cleef and Arpels’ philosophies of maintaining heritage.

Sunset Sessions

Explore a Mediterranean-inspired aperitivo offering on the shores of Dubai, thanks to Bungalo34. Available from Monday to Thursday, kick back to the sounds of gently lapping waves while enjoying the Il Dolce Far Niente menu of expertly mixed cocktails, grape and canapés, including oyster crudo and king crab sliders. Bid the day’s troubles adieu and watch the sun dip into the Arabian Gulf over traditional board games and a game of pétanque on the beach. Monday to Thursday starting 20 February. Book now

Centre Stage

Dubai’s first mega-festival has officially kicked off, with Ellie Goulding, Armin Van Buuren and John Newman taking to the Expo City stage on Thursday 15 February. Untold is a four-day festival that is bringing together over 100 artists from around the globe across multiple genres and this weekend will welcome Tïesto, Hardwell, Hot Since 82 and G-Eazy. Buy tickets

Read Next: Zendaya Will Co-Chair The 2024 Met Gala Alongside Jennifer Lopez And Bad Bunny