As editors at Lifestyle Asia, we’re privileged to get a first look at the most exciting new luxury goods daily, but with so many new releases rolling out all the time, it’s all but impossible to cover every single lust-worthy find we have our eyes on. That’s what you’ll find in Weekly Obsessions: a running list of highly covetable items we’re currently mad about — because if it’s on our radar, it should definitely be on yours, too. From the must-have bags of the moment to age-defying beauty products, scroll down to see what our editors are obsessing over this week.
Piaget Sunlight earrings
When it comes to jewellery, I tend to gravitate towards pieces with a clean, modern design that I can wear time and again. Lately, I’ve got my eyes on Piaget‘s new Sunlight collection, particularly the earrings (HK$47,400), that come with an interesting sun ray-inspired design — a theme that the brand continues to revisit and celebrate. The silhouette is very distinctive yet also timeless, and the earrings are set with 32 brilliant-cut diamonds for maximum shimmer. You can even remove the bottom bit to transform it into a pair of diamond studs, adding extra points for versatility. —Cindie Chan, Style Editor
Hourglass Unrestricted Brow: Arch Brow Micro Sculpting Pencil
I’m always envious of the amazingly detailed, perfectly groomed brows that certain ladies (and gents) seem to pull off on Instagram, and I’ve tried to use the thinnest brushes and brow pencils to achieve the same effect — to no avail. But Hourglass’ new brow pencil seems to do the trick: using vegan and cruelty-free wax, the ultra-precise Arch Brow Micro Sculpting Pencil (HK$250) has a super fine 1.4mm oval tip to help draw hair-like strokes for extreme definition. Every brand claims to do this these days, but I’ve found other products smudge a tad too easily so the strokes always stick out, making your arches look more like tadpoles than nicely drawn eyebrows. With Hourglass, the hardness of the wax is just right for drawing realistic, fleeky hairs, no matter your skill. —Evelyn Lok, Associate Editor
TAG Heuer Autavia Isograph
When TAG Heuer originally announced they were going to revamp the Autavia — the 86 year old chronograph which began its professional life on plane and car dashboards — as a three-hander, I was fairly bewildered. The most iconic iteration of this sports watch was developed in the 60s: when it took the form of a tri-compax chronograph, commonly worn by race car drivers like Grand Prix legend Jochen Rindt. The new Autavia Isograph (HK$28,800) does away with much of the design queues of the preceding chronograph, but there are more than enough details to indicate the Isograph’s proximity to the original Autavia. The ‘orange rind’ dial, multi-textured and prone to varying degrees of light absorption, is a great addition to what is an otherwise uncluttered design. Then there’s the interchangeable bracelet/strap system: simply push the buttons under the caseband, in order to switch between leather, NATO or metal bracelets on the fly. The smoke dial is available in three variations including black, grey and blue. —Randy Lai, Staff Writer