Style news: Audemars Piguet reopens at Liat Towers

Audemars Piguet reopens at Liat Towers.
Audemars Piguet reopens at Liat Towers. PHOTO: AUDEMARS PIGUET


Luxury Swiss watch brand Audemars Piguet reopened its flagship boutique at Liat Towers on Tuesday after 10 months of renovation.

The 10m-tall facade of the Orchard Road boutique is inspired by the trees in the forests of Le Brassus, a village in Vallee de Joux, Switzerland, where the 141-year-old brand was founded.

The three-storey, 2,100 sq ft boutique is divided into two main areas: The Manufacture, where timepieces are displayed alongside a watchmaker's corner; and The House, where customers can relax over coffee or champagne at the full-service bar.

Timepieces from all major collections of the label will be available.

Mr Francois-Henry Bennahmias, the brand's chief executive officer, says: "This new flagship boutique represents a solid investment from Audemars Piguet in the South-east Asian region as it is one of our largest points of sale worldwide."



American luxury fashion label Coach is offering a personalisation service with the purchase of selected leather goods at the brand's flagship store in Wisma Atria.

Customers can monogram initials on classic Coach bags such as the Saddle bag and the hangtag of the Dinky crossbody bag. Monogram services are also available with purchases of leather accessories such as namecard holders.

For Mother's Day, shoppers have the option of getting a customisable "story patch" with the purchase of a Saddle bag.

A personalised message of 180 characters can be placed on each patch. Prices of the patches, available in limited quantities, are given on request. Further customisations can be made by adding charms ($90 to $270) or scarves ($315 to $995) to the bag.

The monogram service is available at Coach in Wisma Atria, 435 Orchard Road, 02-19/27, tel: 6733-7533, open: 10am to 9.30pm daily.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 28, 2016, with the headline 'Style News'. Print Edition | Subscribe