The Living Language of Beauty 美的生动言语

The ultimate expression of the Maison’s Savoir-faire. Stones are paramount in Cartier’s design studios. Understanding them, recognising what makes them special and capturing their beauty to maximise their potential is the designer’s primary task. The creativity and expertise of Cartier has allowed it to develop its signature style, which has continued to evolve for some 170 years.

Launched in July 2018, the latest COLORATURA COLLECTION by Cartier celebrates virtuoso voices and their echo around the world in a sensorial exploration of colour. Driven by a universal curiosity, the Maison investigates creative diversity; uniting the four corners of the globe and blending the variety of vast continents alongside their local traditions.

The correlations between past and present, the connections between cultures and generations all viewed through the human values of celebration, sharing and joy. The diversity of the world offers a rich palette. Colours combine; horizons meet. Together they compose a dynamic score: the vibrant colours of India, the uncompromising contrasts of Asia and the Orient, the subtle palettes of Japan, and the staccato shades of Africa are united by a shared vision of style and a jubilant spirit. 

Matsuri ring
platinum, one 26.20-carat cushion-shaped tourmaline, onyx, brilliant-cut diamonds.

这是出自名门世家自由奔放的极限写照。在卡地亚的珠宝设计工作室里,原石具有至高无上的地位。设计师的首要任务是理解和认识它们的特质、捕捉它们的美丽,并最大限度地发挥它们的潜力。卡地亚的创造力和专业技能导向本身的强烈标志风格,类似风格已经持续发展170年左右。

卡地亚在2018年7月推出的最新COLORATURA系列,透过对色彩无限的感性探索,艺术家声音也唱响世界各地。在网罗所有好奇元素的推动下,卡地亚尝试多样性创意;融合地球的四个角落,各大洲的多元化和当地传统特色。

而过去和现在的枢纽,文化和世代之间的连接,都是通过人们庆祝、分享和欢乐的价值观视察。世界的多样性提供丰富的调色板,因此颜色的组合来自于视野观察,它们共同构筑一个动态的乐章:印度属于充满活力的颜色,亚洲和东方毫不妥协的对比色彩,日本微妙的调色板及非洲断奏一般的色调,皆因共同的风格愿景和欢欣鼓舞的精神联系在一起。

Orienphonie Ring
white gold, three orangey red coral beads totalling 12.84 carats, onyx, brilliant-cut diamonds.

Image(s) courtesy of Cartier

The Show Stopper 艳惊四座

“The Divo can lap the Nardò handling circuit in southern Italy eight (8) seconds faster than the Chiron.”

Divo1 is powered by Bugatti’s iconic eight-litre W16 engine with a power output of 1,500 PS. The aerodynamics of the model has been intensively fine-tuned and the suspension and chassis settings have been modified.

As a result, the Divo is 35 kilograms (77 lbs) lighter and has 90 kilograms (198 lbs) more downforce than the standard Chiron2. The lateral acceleration of the Divo has been boosted to 1.6 g. Its maximum speed is limited to 380 km/h (236 mph).

Launched with a limited series of only 40 vehicles, a hefty price tag selling at €5 million each did not seem to deter any interest and were instantly sold out. 

Bugatti has recently world-premiered Divo1 its latest supercar at the The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering held at Monterey, California. Tuned for agility, nimbleness and optimum handling performance on winding roads, the French sports car is named after Albert Divo, a French racing driver who was a two-time winner of the famous Targa Florio race on the mountainous roads of Sicily with Bugatti in the late 1920s.

“Divo 在意大利南部 Nardò 环形测速赛道上飞驰,比 Chiron 快了8秒钟。”

法国著名汽车制造商布加迪(Bugatti)最近在加利福尼亚州蒙特里举行的 The Quail : A Motorsports Gathering 展现了全球首次亮相的新车型 Divo1。为了在蜿蜒曲折的道路上取得更敏捷,灵活和最佳的操控性能,这款超级跑车以法国赛车手 Albert Divo 名字命名。他曾在上世纪 1920 开着布加迪的赛车参加在西西里岛山区公路上举行的 Targa Florio 比赛,并夺得两次冠军。

Divo1 配置了布加迪标志性的 8 升 W16 发动机,输出功率为1,500 PS。这款超跑的空气动力学经过了大量微调,而悬架和底盘的全新设计改进了性能。

因此,除了重量减轻了 35 公斤(77 磅),比之前的 Chiron 2 标准具有 90 公斤(198 磅)的下压力,Divo 的横向加速提升至1.6 g.,最高速度则在 380 公里/小时(236 英里/小时)。

这款新超跑推出的限量版只有 40 辆,每辆售价 500 万欧元的高昂价格似乎无法阻挡爱车族的兴致,已经宣告售罄。

Image(s) courtesy of Bugatti

The Finale 2018 – A Small Effort to Say A Big Thank You 2018年终末尽一个小小的努力,说一声大大的谢谢

Possibly the earliest Christmas celebration to be held on Collins Street, Melbourne this year, CHTNetwork Australia invited close associates and friends to join ‘The Finale 2018 – A Small Effort to say a Big Thank You’, an appreciation cocktail party on the 22nd of November. The evening started off with a warm welcome speech by Ms. Ping Chng (CEO, CHTNetwork Australia), followed by a short speech by CHT himself (Founding President, CHTNetwork) who flew all the way from Malaysia to join this joyous occasion. 

Three years ago, CHTNetwork took a big step and expanded its wings to Australia, launching the prestigious high society and beyond contemporary luxury lifestyle magazine – EZ Australia (available in print and digital copies). Today, EZ Australia is widely available in many airline lounges which include Qantas Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific and SkyTeam, selected premier banking and hotel lounges, branded boutiques, cafes etc. Apart from the success EZ Australia has achieved, Connect CHT which is also presented by CHTNetwork is another international platform created to bring together good friends and associates to events so they have the opportunity to connect and further explore possible collaboration opportunities.

Melbourne is well known for its unpredictable weather, and during this occasion it turned out to be a rather wintry day on what was supposed to be a warm day of spring. The chilly evening saw many guests arrive shivering from the cold, but they eventually warmed up with all the big smiles, friendly greetings and handshakes being exchanged around. The glowing lights of the Christmas tree gave that extra magical touch to this auspicious event at Space@Collins. Guests were in a merry mood, taking many ‘selfies’ and ‘wefies’ with old and new friends. An impressive flower arrangement stood tall over an impressive spread of scrumptious food which included spring rolls from Michelin Star restaurant Tim Ho Wan, chocolates from Lindt, satays, smoked salmon pastry puffs, a fancy cheese platter, fresh fruits etc. Beverages included award winning beer by Temple Brewing Company and a free flow of red and white wine by Bass Phillip. Not forgetting Ghee Hiang, the 163 years heritage brand handmade biscuits that were flown in all the way from Penang. 

The Art Exhibition

Complimenting the evening was a solo art exhibition by Yao Yao Jiang. It was a CSR effort by CHTNetwork to help promote art and culture, this time being an emerging Chinese artist residing in Malaysia. Yao Yao is an up and coming artist showcasing  her work for the first time in Australia. The response was very encouraging as some artworks were sold and collected before the night ended.

The Farewell

Three years ago, CHTNetwork surprised Consul General of Malaysia, Westmoreland Palon, with a chocolate cake during a dinner function when he first arrived in Australia. He was again caught off guard when CHT presented him with the same chocolate cake to congratulate him on his new posting as Malaysia Ambassador to the Vatican City. West thanked CHTNetwork in his speech for the wonderful friendship and believes that this proudly Malaysian brand would go far in the world of media and networking. It was indeed an emotional yet joyful moment for West and his lovely wife, Elwina.

The Salute

One would think that there were no more surprises left, but CHT still had something up his sleeve. Another cake was presented to celebrate the birthday of Jason Yeap OAM, who also happened to be the owner of Mering House, Underbank Development in Bacchus Marsh and Temple Brewing Company. Over the years, Jason’s advice and guidance has been instrumental in the success story of CHTNetwork and EZ Australia. It was the perfect opportunity for CHT to show appreciation towards his contribution. This was then followed by all guests singing Happy Birthday together for the birthday boy. His son, Chuan Jun, and daughter, Nai Yan, were also among the guests invited.

Coming Soon 2019

In his final note, CHT hinted that CHTNetwork would be organizing a new and exciting red carpet gala in 2019. 

这可能是今年在墨尔本Collins Street所举行最早的一场圣诞节庆典活动-澳大利亚CHTNetwork邀请了所有亲密无间的同事与朋友参加11月22日举行的“2018年终末——尽一个小小的努力,说一声大大的谢谢”感恩鸡尾酒会。

首先,由CHTNetwork 首席执行官Ping Chng女士致序幕词,随后由CHTNetwork的创始人兼总裁-CHT本人致词。他从马来西亚远道而来,参加了本次聚会。

三年前,CHTNetwork迈出了一大步,将业务触角伸向了澳大利亚,推出了上流社会和超越当代奢华生活方式的高端杂志—《御智》澳大利亚,同时发行印刷和电子数字版本。如今,《御智》已在澳洲航空、新加坡航空、国泰航空、天合联盟等多家航空公司的候机室,精选的银行及酒店贵宾室、品牌精品店、咖啡厅等广泛上架传阅。另外,Connect CHT也是CHTNetwork提供的另一个国际联系平台,将好友和伙伴透过活动聚集在一起,让他们有机会直接会面沟通,进一步探索合作商机。

墨尔本出名天气相当变幻莫测,这段时间的预报原本是春意暖和的一天,结果却变成寒意阵阵。在这个寒冷的夜晚,许多来宾抵达时原本有点瑟瑟发抖,但他们最终还是被周围的笑脸、友好的问候和亲切的握手变得温暖起来。

在Space@Collins盛会现场,圣诞树明亮闪耀的灯光为这喜庆活动增添了一抹奇妙的色彩。宾客们心情愉快,主动和新老朋友们自拍、合影。而令人印象深刻的美丽鲜花布置在美食之中,有米其林星级餐厅“添好运”所呈献的精致点心春卷、Lindt巧克力,还有沙爹烤串、熏鲑鱼糕点泡芙、花哨的芝士拼盘,水果等。而全场饮料包括获奖的手工啤酒,由Temple Brewing Company酿酒公司提供,还有Bass Phillip的红与白葡萄酒。别忘了,尚有具163年历史的传统品牌手工饼干“义香”,从槟城千里迢迢而至。

新兴艺术展览
Yao Yao Jiang 个人艺术展为当晚的活动增添创意姿彩。这是CHTNetwork为倡导艺术和文化,作为履行企业社会责任(CSR)的努力,而Yao Yao Jiang这位居住马来西亚刚崭露头角的华裔新兴艺术家,作品首次在澳大利亚展出。在当晚活动结束前,展出的艺术品也成功卖出和被收藏,反响鼓舞人心。

温馨喜悦践行
三年前,当马来西亚总领事Westmoreland Palon刚到澳大利亚时,CHTNetwork在一次晚宴献上惊喜的迎接巧克力蛋糕。这一次,CHT再次送给他同样的巧克力蛋糕,却是祝贺他担任马来西亚驻梵蒂冈大使,他又一次猝不及防的被感动。Westmoreland在演讲中感谢CHTNetwork的精彩友谊,并相信这个让人自豪的马来西亚品牌会在媒体和网络传播世界中走得更远。对Westmoreland和他美丽的夫人Elwina来说,这是令人喜悦和难忘的时刻。

致敬感激贡献
当人们认为活动的惊喜环节已经过去,没想到CHT仍然留了一手,推出另一个欢庆蛋糕是为叶绍礼OAM的生日而备。

叶绍礼也是Mering House, Underbank Development in Bacchus Marsh和Temple Brewing Company的创始经营者。多年来,叶绍礼在CHTNetwork和《御智》澳大利亚成功进驻的路上,提供许多起了重大作用的建议和帮助。这也是CHT对于他的无私贡献表示感谢。当晚所有的宾客一起愉快的唱起“生日快乐”祝福,而他的儿子Chuan Jun和女儿Nai Yan也在受邀嘉宾之列。

即将到来2019
在活动尾声中,CHT示意CHTNetwork将在2019年组织一场全新感觉、激动人心的红毯晚会。