JEWELLERY & WATCHES
The boutique welcomes customers into a warm, elegant atmosphere where they can savour the spirit of the Maison of Le Brassus, the oldest makers of Haute Horlogerie still owned by the founding family. Though this is one of the brand's smallest venues it nevertheless showcases the four collections of Audemars Piguet: Royal Oak, Royal Oak Offshore, Millenary and Jules Audemars.Here visitors can also admire the special editions created for Audemars Piguet boutiques throughout the world together with several complicated pieces. Upon request, the boutique offers a worldwide delivery service. Open Mon 3pm-7pm; Tues-Sat 10am-7pm. www.audemarspiguet.com. Via Montenapoleone, 6. T: 02 76003115. M3 Montenapoleone. Map F4
Among the most noteworthy names in the world together with Cartier and Tiffany, since the very beginning, Bulgari has been a reference point for luxury jewellery. It also carries watches, fragrances, accessories and small table items. Its most famous collection is the “Bzero1”, originally crafted in gold and subsequently embellished with diamonds and precious stones. a period in which the Swiss watchmakers created the legendary Reverso. Open Mon-Fri 10.30am7.30pm; Sat 10.30am-8.30pm; Sun 11am-7pm. www.jaeger-lecoultre.com. Via Montenapoleone, 1. T: 02 76281376. M3 Montenapoleone. Map G4
Luigi Verga Orologi
A large selection of some of the most desirable watch brands available on the market, including Rolex, Tudor, Baume&Mercier, Panerai, Tag Heuer, Breitling, Dietrich, TCM, Pomellato and Pomellato 67. Luigi Verga Orologi also prides itself on its after-sales service and boasts an on-premises UNI EN ISO 9001: EDITION 2008 certified repair workshop. www.vergaorologi.it. Open Tues-Sat 10am-1.30pm/3pm-7pm. Corso
Open Mon 11am-7pm; Tues-Sat 10am-7pm. www.bulgari.com. Via Montenapoleone, 2. T: 02 777001. M1 San Babila. Map G4
In addition to its jewellery, Cartier is also famous as a luxury maker of watches, second only in the world to Rolex. Renowned for its design and technology, Cartier's steel watches are embellished with details in gold, platinum and diamonds. Open Mon-Sat 10am-7pm. www. cartier.it. Via Montenapoleone, 16/A corner of Via Gesù. T: 02 3030421. M3 Montenapoleone. Map G4
The Swiss brand, famed throughout the world for its refined timepieces and jewellery collections, has opened the doors of its recently refurbished boutique in via della Spiga. The ground floor houses the Chopard Uomo collection, with one space, in particular, dedicated to the LUC, 1000 Miglia and Manifacture collections. In fact, the new Milanese Chopard boutique is the only one in the world to boast a Men's Room of this kind. The first floor is home to the accessories room, a room dedicated to its Women's collections and a VIP room featuring the Maison's most exclusive pieces of high-class jewellery and haute horologerie. Open Mon-Sat 10am-7pm. www.chopard.com. Via della Spiga, 14. T: 02 76394950. M3 Montenapoleone. Map G4
Master craftsmen since 1924, Damiani has a long goldsmithing tradition which it has always interpreted with the innovative spirit. Line purity, a refined, elegant classic as well as contemporary spirit, are the distinctive values of the Damiani jewelry reproposed in a flagship store designed by Antonio Citterio. A well-lighted space displays all the Maison's jewelry collections, which are admired throughout the world for their jewelry to be realized by master goldsmiths in full accordance with the best Italian tradition. Open Mon-Sat 10am-7pm. www.damiani.it. Via Montenapoleone, 10. T: 02 76028088. M3 Montenapoleone. Map G4
Following a complete makeover by Peter Marino, the women's boutique of the historic Paris maison in via Montenapoleone 12 hosts clothing, accessory, jewellery and high-class timepiece collections all set within an exclusive, sophisticated ambience, in perfect keeping with the brand's creations. Open Mon-Sat 10am-7pm. www.dior.com. Via Montenapoleone, 12. T: 02 76317801. M3 Montenapoleone. Map G4
The gold Dodo jewellery line, created in 1995, by Pomellato, is by now a classic either for gift or collection purposes. It sells an array of animal charm pieces, each of which has a particular meaning. Open Mon 3pm-7pm; Tues-Sat 10am7pm. www.dodo.it. Corso Matteotti, 9. T: 02 49524750. M1 San Babila. Map G4
Founded in 1842, Gobbi is a reference point for refined jewelry just expanded by adding the brand Fred to the wide handcrafted Gobbi collection, and timepieces, such as Patek Philippe, Rolex and Tudor. You will get the same fine assistance that the Gobbi family has been providing its clients for the last six generations. The upper-floor laboratory provides quick, top quality, watch repair and maintenance service. Open Mon-Sat 10am-7pm. www.gobbi1842.com. Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 15. T: 02 76020536. M1 San Babila. Map G4
After Rome and Venice, IWC Schaffhausen has opened its third boutique in Italy, at no. 1 via Montenapoleone, the heart of Milanese luxury, where you can admire all the collections of its exquisite timepieces. A pioneer in the world of fine watchmaking since 1868, this Swiss watchmaker produces masterpieces that combine inimitable engineering techniques and maximum precision with an exclusive design. www.iwc.com. Via Montenapoleone, 1. T: 02 89623901. M1 San Babila. Map G4
Ideally located in the heart of Milan's “Golden Fashion Triangle”, Jaeger-LeCoultre opened its first Italian boutique in keeping with the spirit of invention and creativity which has set this reference brand of Haute Horlogerie apart in the field of watchmaking since 1833. Featuring an elegant, low-key interior, this exclusive space harmoniously blends the best of design and contemporary materials with an Art Déco style,
13 storeys featuring a refined, contemporary ambience where shoppers can find an exclusive selection of fashion for men, women and kids, accessories, beauty, lingerie, home interiors, food and design. Constant new arrivals from the most prestigious brands and emerging talents allow shoppers to find both timeless classics and the latest fashion trends. annex Rinascente hosts more than 300 international brands, a carousel of edited must haves and cult pieces: a reference point for trendsetters with the best of fashion, accessories, shoes, costume jewellery, bags, watches, techno gadgets and make-up.
The basement floor houses the Design Supermarket, a floor devoted to design in its multiple expressions featuring a slew of articles carrying the signature of the greats of national and international designer: Alessi, Kartell, Pantone, Casamania, Foscarini and loads of others besides. The ground floor is a true emporium of beauty and prominent fragrance brands, featuring not only corners and a staff of expert makeup artists but also the jewellery area hosting precious collections of high jewelry. Conversely, the Balcony houses the luxury accessories of famed and fabled Italian and international brands.
The store's range of menswear fashion starts on the first floor (floors 1 and 2), where you can find the innovative Sneakers Zone featuring more than 400 products by 23 different brands, while the 3rd and 4th floors are given over to women's fashions (including the must-visit footwear area). The 5th floor is dedicated to lingerie and children's fashion. Continuing upwards, you'll reach the 6th floor devoted to homeware collections while the 7th floor houses the exclusive Food Hall hosting various themed restaurants (My Sushi, Obicà Mozzarella Bar, Il Bar, Juice Bar, Maio Restaurant, Be Steak, De Santis, Champagnerie Moët & Chandon and Corallo Lobster Bar) and the Food Market, where you can purchase any number of international delicacies. Visitors love this floor as it is the ideal place to find luxury food gifts and, what's more, a fab panoramic terrace featuring a spectacular view over the spires of the Duomo. Finally, on reaching the 8th floor, make sure to pop into the oh so stylish Aldo Coppola hair salon with its must-visit Atelier.
>> Rinascente - Piazza Duomo. www.rinascente.it Open 7 days a week. T: 02 88521. M1-M3 Duomo. Map F4
DAMIANI celebrates Women's Day with this black ceramic and rose gold ring from the ‘Eden' collection.