JEW­ELLERY & WATCHES

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Aude­mars Piguet

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

Bul­gari

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

Cartier

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

Chopard

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

Dami­ani

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

Dior

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

Dodo

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

Gobbi 1842

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

IWC Schaffhausen

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

Jaeger-LeCoul­tre Bou­tique

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.

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