09/07/2008 - 22:00

Gadgets and goings on... men’s grooming

09/07/2008 - 22:00


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Gadgets and goings on... men’s grooming

Rolex Basel special showing

THE new Rolex Basel collection will be on display at Western Australia's only authorised Rolex dealer, Rosendorff, from July 12 to July 20 as it makes its worldwide journey following the April launch in Switzerland.

The Rolex Basel Collection ranges from $5,250 to $77,350 and is made up of eight new models and 51 new dial options. Two standout pieces within the collection are the Sea-Dweller DEEPSEA (pictured) and the Day-Date II. Priced at $10,905, the Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller DEEPSEA is described as a new-generation diver's watch. It is waterproof to an extreme depth of 3,900 metres.

The watch is equipped with a ringlock system, a new case architecture patented by Rolex, which allows the watch to resist the pressure exerted by water at great depths.

The Oyster Perpetual Day-Date II is available in 18 carat yellow, white or everose gold, and platinum, and is known as "the watch of decision makers and influential personalities". Buyers can exclusively order pieces from the Basel Collection at Rosendorff, with private viewings available by appointment.

Soft touch for tough guys

THE media blurb says not to expect flowers, waterfalls, inspirational artworks or Enya; but Perth's newest male grooming venue, Guys Grooming, will deliver on its commitment to rebuild, repair and maintain men in a masculine environment. Busy executives can drop in to Guy's Grooming in Central Arcade between 8am and 10am for a morning shave, coffee and toast or muffin for $39. Other services include hair styling and colouring, facials, massage and hand and feet detailing.

Tied to Northbridge

LOCAL tie label Coyaba is now available from new Northbridge boutique, Brave New World. Run by Coyaba designer Karen Djordjevic, Brave New World is the latest instalment in the rejuvenation of Northbridge as an emerging fashion hotspot. All Coyaba ties are handmade using 100 per cent natural fibres of silk, cotton or wool blends, and hand-printed textile designs. A standard Coyaba tie retails for about $154, with plain fabric ties slightly less at $95. Brave New World is located at 315 William Street Northbridge.


Looking good, online

FOR men who feel uncomfortable buying skin care products through retail outlets, emale.com.au is Australia's first fully professional online retail store exclusively for men's skin care, shaving and grooming products.

The site provides face, body, hair and shaving products by brands including Zirh, Nickel, Men-U and Baxter, as well as a range of fragrances.

The emale.com.au site comes complete with articles on topics such as hair care, grooming, ageing and skin care. It also has a number handy tips and hints for 20-somethings right up to 50-somethings and beyond.


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