Luxury news: April 2014

Limited to an edition of 300 pieces, Bremont’s new Terra Nova watch, developed with the help of Ben Saunders, is inspired by Scott’s ill-fated Terra Nova expedition to the South Pole in 1912. Ben recently wore the watch on his record-breaking expedition across Antarctica, the longest polar expedition on foot unaided and one of the most ambitious in a century. Terra Nova watch, £4,495 (0845 094 0690;

Jo Malone has launched a limited-edition candle and will donate all profits to its gardening pro-ject, which supports and improves the lives of those in vulnerable situations. With the Chelsea Flower Show around the corner, what better time is there to buy? Silk Blossom limited-edition candle, £42 (0870 034 2411;

The write stuff

Caran d’Ache, the Swiss creator of luxury writing instruments, and Lalique have come together to create a limited-edition collection of pens. Crystal is inspired by the famous Coutard Motif, created by René Lalique in 1935. Black Crystal edition (pictured), £2,500, available at Harrods Fine Writing Room (020-7730 1234;

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Mr Fogg’s Tipsy Tea is a surprise a minute, with the Duchess of Bedford and Phileas Fogg in residence. Partnered with Ruinart Champagne, £35 (020-7299 1200;
The Dorchester’s rooftop Champagne afternoon tea series is inspired by the Laurent-Perrier Garden at Chelsea Flower Show and has guest speakers through-out the week of the show. May 19-25, £75 per person (020-7629 8888;
Mad Hatter’s afternoon tea at the Sanderson has some crazy creations. From £38 (020-7300 5588;

A stable relationship

Theo Fennell, the quirky jeweller based on London’s Fulham Road, is famed for his imaginative designs. His latest collection is no disappointment. These 18ct-gold stable-door cufflinks open up to reveal a horse and can be personalised with hand painting to include your own four-legged friend. From £13,950 (020-7591 5000;

A feminine take on masculine tailoring, jackets from Calder are made from the finest wool and cashmere and will see you through those chillier, spring days-perfect for the races. From £345 (020-7193 7159;

Fancy yourself as a wine connoisseur? Berry Bros & Rudd has joined forces with VINIV, a Bordeaux-based company that allows you to produce wine to suit your own discerning palate, one barrel and one vintage at a time. From £6,900 (0800 280 2440;

Escape to the country (pictured)

Two-bedroom, 18th-century Water Meadow Cottage sits next to the River Evenlode on the Blenheim estate and has been renovated by Unlisted, the luxury lifestyle company. Massage therapists and gourmet catering come from London and there’s an honesty larder packed with wine from Berry Bros & Rudd. This is secluded country dwelling at its most indulgent and dogs are welcome. From £425 per night (0870 225 5007;

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