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Jasodhara Banerjee
Published: Dec 1, 2016 06:07:58 AM IST
Updated: Dec 9, 2016 02:32:46 PM IST

Suspended moments

Price: $28,000
The Atmos 568, a transparent clock from Jaeger-LeCoultre, has been designed by Marc Newson. The Baccarat crystal cabinet and glass dial give the impression of the Atmos movement (held in place by four screws at the back) being suspended in air. A hermetic capsule contains a gaseous mixture that expands and contracts with variations in ambient temperature, thus providing the clock with power.

Smell the coffee
Price: Rs 279,990 to Rs 429,990
The Generation 6000 range of Miele built-in coffee machines feature an M Touch control system where the user interface can be customised. Other features include a Nespresso capsule system, One Touch for Two function, a CupSensor feature and EasyClick milk system.
Courtesy: Better Interiors

Accurate accessory  
Price: on request
A Lange & Söhne’s limited edition timepiece, the Richard Lange Pour le Mérite in white gold comes with a black dial, and embodies the fusée-and-chain transmission which ensures constant torque and superb rate accuracy. White Roman numerals and the rhodiumed gold hands contrast well against the black silver dial, while small Arabic numerals in red for 15, 30, 45 and 60 minutes add handsome nuances of colour. A hand-stitched black alligator leather strap with solid white-gold buckle underscores a stylistic clarity.

Elegance on your wrist
Price: on request
Roger Dubuis’s Excalibur 42 Automatic in rose gold is an elegant timepiece, carrying all the design characteristics of the Excalibur line. The rose gold Roman numerals are striking against the
satin-brushed grey sunburst dial, and the second counter, located at 6 o’clock, gives the watch a classic look, which is enhanced by the date display within the dial. The timepiece is water resistant up to 30 metres, is powered by the new RD 830 in-house movement and comes with a brown alligator strap and a rose gold folding buckle.

Sound check
Price: Rs 7.5 lakh (for a pair)
The MB-6 is Scansonic’s flagship floor-standing speaker: Tall, slim and elegantly curved, and inspired by Danish loudspeaker design sensibilities. The design is centred around the ultra-light moving mass sealed ribbon tweeter that has unique speed, resolution and dynamic transient capability, resulting in a device that catches even the smallest nuances in sound.
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Prime-time sound
Price: Rs 50,513
The CineMate 15 home cinema speaker system from Bose will dramatically improve the sound of your TV, and yet take up minimal space. The soundbar fits right in front of the TV panel and connects with just one cable. It also offers a choice of multiple audio inputs.
Courtesy:   Better Interiors

Ok Google, I am home
Price: Rs 8,500 (approx)
The latest from the search pioneers, Google Home is a voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant. Ask it anything. Well, almost anything! Just start with “Ok Google” and your personal genie wakes up to assist you. A simple, easy-to-use Google Home can play music, podcasts or radio from services like Google Play Music, Spotify, YouTube Music, Pandora and TuneIn. Set it up in three simple steps: 1) Plug power cable into Google Home. 2) Plug power adapter into wall socket. 3) Download and run the Google Home app on a phone or tablet. You are ready to go in a jiffy. And it won’t even dent your wallet by much.

Styled stability
Price: On request
Ergonomic, comfortable, sturdy and visually appealing, the Betula Chair is made from birch plywood. The design language is inspired by the movements of a snake slithering in the sand, and from undulating water, and has been realised through the technique of layering. Concealed within its form is stability and comfort.
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Dark force
Price: On request
The Black Angel Chair from Casa Colour is created for comfortable seating, with a focus on style and grace. Impossible to miss in a room full of elegance, the teak wood chair is upholstered in rich black velvet and adorned with gold leaf.

(This story appears in the Nov-Dec 2016 issue of ForbesLife India. To visit our Archives, click here.)