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Edition 36: The Luxury Briefing

This week in luxury, Breitling helps Bentley commemorate 100 years of excellence, Bulgari leads the restoration of a Roman landmark, and Karl Lagerfeld’s cat to inherit millions.
Bentley Centenary Limited Edition
A Breitling and Bentley celebration

The new wristwatch commemorates the extraordinary collaboration enjoyed by Bentley Motors and Breitling since 2003. Launched to celebrate Bentley’s 100 years of luxury motoring excellence, the Bentley Centenary Limited Edition is the latest model to grace Breitling’s refined Premier collection. The movement is visible through a unique transparent caseback featuring a Bentley logo. And, the dial features a white tachymeter scale on a black inner bezel around the dial, with a red tachymeter inscription.

Bvlgari’s gift to the Eternal City

The Italian fashion house Bvlgari is leading the renovations to restore Area Sacra di Largo Argentina with a $1 million pledge towards the project. The landmark known for the site where Julius Caesar was assassinated is said to open to the public in 2021.

Karl Lagerfeld’s cat to inherit millions

Karl Lagerfeld’s beloved pet cat, Choupette is said to get her portion of the late Chanel creative director’s £153 million fortune. The two have been inseparable since 2011 when Karl Lagerfeld refused to give her back to French model Baptiste Giabiconi after cat-sitting Choupette and another feline for two weeks.

The luxury briefing Hotel Ottilia
Image Courtesy of Hotel Ottilia
A self-cleaning hotel awaits

According to Robb Report, Copenhagen’s newest boutique residence, Hotel Ottilia, has partnered up with ACT.Global for a self-cleaning offering in its 155 guest rooms. The lavish hotel will make use of a transparent, odourless, and self-disinfecting product, known as ACT CleanCoat to keep the suites clean and fresh.

ACT CleanCoat is able to reduce the microbial level to below what is required in a hospital operating theatre while improving the air quality and reducing water consumption.


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