A List Of What The Reach And Famous Would Buy
Hublot and Bucherer have teamed up to craft an unusual beauty and marvel of watchmaking. The brand new limited edition Hublot Classic Fusion Bucherer Blue Edition is the result of this collaboration. It sticks to Hublot’s core values and philosophy of Art of Fusion. It is a luscious blend of creative flair, traditional and contemporary design. The fine craftsmanship is unquestionable, and the materials are of the highest caliber. The timepiece creates a statement of masculinity and oozes charm and bespoke style.
It is a first for Hublot to combine a bronze case with a ceramic black bezel with six H-shaped titanium screws holding it in place. Its innovative sun-ray finish and blue satin-polished dial give the watch a genuinely distinctive and alluring look. The alligator leather strap with gold stitching adds more class and elegance to this unique modern gentleman’s watch. The bronze mellows into tones of yellow and pink and its individual character develops as time goes by accentuating the intrinsic and unique qualities of each timepiece and adapting them to each person’s wrist.
The Hublot Classic Fusion Bucherer Blue Edition measures 13.05 mm thick and 45 mm in diameter. The outer casing houses the mechanical HUB1112 automatic movement, and there is a 42-hour date display with power reserve. The central theme is blue, a colour that has inspired many an artist with its allusion to sky, sea and freedom. Blue has become somewhat synonymous with Bucherer.
The recent launch was a lavish affair with images of the new watch projected onto famous London landmarks. The vivid blue was highlighted with the latest exclusive watch collection as the city’s landmarks were draped in beautiful images of this new masterpiece, the Hublot Classic Fusion Bucherer Blue Edition.
Bulgari has always signified quality and elegance, and the B.Zero1 ring is inspired by the majesty and architectural beauty of Rome’s Colosseum. With elegant lines and intricate details, the ring is a stellar addition to the brand’s exclusive range of jewellery. The ring is a fan favourite and best seller that is available in 18K high polished, engraved white gold. It joins an astonishing collection of interesting and exciting rings that have impressed women for decades, especially since it is exclusively designed by the genius of Zaha Hadid!
With a price of $2,200, the Bulgari B.Zero1 ring is not mass produced, but for exclusive clientele. The ring is made in Italy by skilled craftsmen, and the attention to detail is admirable as much as it is impressive. The B.Zero1 weighs 13.2 grams and has a bandwidth of 9 millimetres. You get an exclusive designer case to store the precious item of jewellery when you aren’t wearing it on your finger.
If you are looking for something a sophisticated and adventurous gift, the Bulgari B.Zero1 is ideal. The brand name ensures you get a substantial investment as Bulgari rings always seem to go up in value year after year. If you really want a special gift for your loved one, it is something she isn’t likely to forget all her life!
The feeling of luxury the B.Zero1 ring provides is unmatched, and its distinctive looks are sure to turn heads with the right people. You get a little piece of Bulgari magic with this ring and putting it on your finger imbues you with a feeling that only comes why a Bulgari ring such as this one.
Yes, you read right. There is a bed selling for $73,000! The Savoir State 02 Beds are constructed with precise attention to detail, and every inch of the bed is designed perfectly. The British bed manufacturers, Savoir Beds, has been synonymous with high-quality, hand-crafted designer beds as well as mattresses for quite a while now. The London National Gallery and the luxury bed maker have teamed up to produce a work of art and beauty.
Future customers of Savoir Beds will be given the opportunity to select any painting to incorporate into the design of their dream bed. Buyers get to choose works from greats like Rembrandt, Da Vinci, Monet or Van Gogh! Savoir Beds works hand in hand with upholstery and design specialists and together with the latest technology that will produce a life-like design on the fabrics. Savoir Beds will be able to recreate a bed for a queen, or king, quite literally!
Savoir Beds works closely with exclusive design and upholstery specialists to make entirely sure the paintings are as close as possible to the all the originals, using the latest technology to get them printed on fabric. You get a lavish choice including lustrous velvet or versatile cotton. You can choose textured linen viscose, and whichever you select, you will end up with a work of bespoke art on your bed! The artwork will be visible upon the headboard along with the fabrics. Each commission needs to be pre-approved by the National Gallery to ensure the integrity of the work of art that will be used. This also ensures to preserve the essence and integrity of one of the greatest art institute in the world!
The Macallan 1926 whisky is as rare as they come. Distilled almost 100 years ago, the whisky has been aged perfectly and stored in the right conditions to ensure its high quality and exclusivity. Two bottles were recently sold to a private collector by Dubai, Le Clos, a luxury retailer of wines & luxury spirits for an astronomical price of $1.2 million each. The whisky was aged for over 60 years on ex-sherry natural wooden casks and were finally bottled in 1986. The sale still holds the world record for the highest price paid for whisky.
The two bottles still have their original artwork and labeling by the famous artists Valerio Adami, and Sir Peter Blake which makes them even more exclusive and desirable. The Macallan 1926 originally retailed at $27,000, with the last known sale in 2007 reaching $75,000. This latest sale pushes the price up into the stratosphere to $600,000 a bottle! The Macallan 1926 is indeed living up to its name and has become a collector’s whiskey.
Macallan already holds the record for the most expensive bottle sold at auction with The Macallan M Imperiale selling for $628,000 a few years ago. The prestige the Macallan brand signifies has intensified with this record-breaking sale which has set the benchmark for years to come! The packaging is as lavish as you would expect from such a grand whisky and high-class brand. A bottle of Macallan is more than just a whisky. As an investment, the price has skyrocketed from $27,000 to $600,000 a bottle in a couple of decades. It would be a tough decision actually to drink that bottle of Macallan whisky!
The DeepFlight dream started in 1996 when Graham Hawkes and Karen Hawkes began developing deep sea vehicles to explore the depths of the oceans. The vision is to use underwater flight to explore and experience the deepest parts of the sea. The DeepFlight Super Falcon is one in a line of deep sea vehicles capable of extreme depths. With a price tag of US$1.8 million, the Super Falcon isn’t cheap, but a personal submarine is an enticing prospect for the more adventurous soul.
The DeepFlight Super Falcon submarine provides a safe and smooth journey down to the ocean’s depths in comfort and luxury. You will explore an uncharted underwater world with a thrilling ride of a lifetime diving through the blue expanse of sea. The Super Falcon is specially designed to leverage the principles and unique dynamics of flight while incorporating a patented inverted winged design, just like an aeroplane! The craft glides gracefully alongside whales and sea mammals with its aerodynamic shape hardly making a ripple. The super submersible utilises a high-efficiency brushless DC drive-train powered by underwater lithium-iron-phosphate batteries. The Super Falcon is swift, environmentally friendly and super quiet. The sea craft is safe to operate around swimmers and large marine animals.
The beautifully streamlined contours and the 3-axis flight controls create a super-powerful drive-train with an unprecedented range, high speed and easy maneuverability. The Super Falcon is constructed with meticulous attention to detail, using only the most durable materials. These submersibles can withstand a tremendous amount of pressure, and the Super Falcon can reach the depth limit at the “edge of darkness”, or where all light disappears at 100m below sea level. Journeying 20,000 leagues under the sea is a reality with the new DeepFlight submarine, and even Captain Nemo himself would be proud of this creation!
British company Levis Motorcycles has been producing two-stroke bikes since 1911, and not to be confused with the jeans brand of the same name. Synonymous with motorbike racing and a familiar fixture on UK roads before the Second World War, Levis went off map for over 70 years. The name was purchased by two automotive designers who both had a dream to revive the distinguished British motorcycle brand.
Steve Kirk and Phil Bevan worked for months to relaunch the brand in style with the fabulous V6 Café Racer. This is an innovative bike with a distinctive retro style and high performance to match. The revolutionary V6 Café Racer is just the first of five new bikes that will go into production, and indications point towards a retail price of £102,000 for the first model.
Back in 1911, Levis bikes ruled the track and road. A prestigious victory at the Isle of Man TT in 1920 cemented the brand’s name into motoring history, yet just a few years later, the company never recovered from the effects of World War II and went into liquidation soon after in 1946. The name was largely forgotten since then and passed into British motoring mythology. Reviving the noble brand is a brave undertaking of immense proportions.
The V6 Cafe Racer was designed around a car engine, and its distinctive styling and high-performance engine fully justify the price tag. The bike is a change from the usual performance bikes, and its retro styling makes it unique. Expect more exciting models with the launch of the next four exclusive bikes, but for now, feast your eyes on the breathtaking V6 Cafe Racer. A new breed of performance motorcycles has been born, and the landscape is shifting towards exclusive bikes like this marvellous one.
Imagine a yacht that can go everywhere and face any weather conditions. The Hawk Ranger is an adventure yacht with the heart of an explorer. The 223-foot yacht was designed by Hawk Yachts joining their existing fleet of comfortable cruising expedition yachts capable of facing extreme conditions. The concept 223-foot Hawk Ranger is set to change the landscape with its novel and stylish contours and sleek looks. Cost is rumoured to be reasonable, and the sea craft has six staterooms, five cabins, and an owner’s master suite.
The Hawk Ranger has an advanced engine which couples performance with fuel efficiency. The range is 6,500 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 12 knots. The top speed rises to 17 knots. The yacht is capable of traversing the Atlantic Ocean and back without having to refuel once. This unique quality makes this yacht perfect for exploring remote and uninhabited locations and is a standout feature.
The front of the yacht has a distinctive, protruding structure designed for penetrating ice, and the super-thick Polar Class 6 hull is fully capable of breaking through 32 inches of ice with ease. Besides, there is a reinforced ice belt along the waterline. The large boiler keeps the yacht warm in arctic environments. The exterior doors all have heated seals and journeying through the icy waters doesn’t have to be a frozen nightmare! Air-conditioning keeps the yacht cool in tropical climates, and insect and pollen filters are fully integrated into the air intake system. There is also a high-temperature engine cooling system with capabilities of freshwater production.
The Hawk Ranger combines high-end luxury finishes with expert marine craftsmanship to take you on an adventure trip 52 weeks a year. All year round chartering opportunities allow owners to run the yacht as a highly profitable business. Yet, the most significant aspect of the Hawk Ranger is that you can go anywhere on the planet, exploring places rarely seen by mere mortals!
Tiffany & Co has surprised everyone with the first new engagement ring in more than a decade. The iconic American jewellery brand has always been at the forefront of exclusive and luxury jewellery, and the new collection is set to join the legendary Tiffany & Co. The rings feature exquisitely cut diamonds perfectly contoured to maximise their intrinsic brilliance. The contemporary and innovative design is typical of Tiffany and adds a distinctive touch.
The most prominent engagement ring of the collection must surely be the Tiffany Setting, with its truly unique and unmistakable six-prong setting which has become a universal symbol of love. The Tiffany True enhances this legacy even further providing a novel and new representation of love as we see it today. Its beautiful geometric lines, and its ultra-fine and hand-crafted details combine to make this ring a modern day masterpiece.
Tiffany was, of course, responsible for the original Tiffany Setting, created in 1886, which has since come to signify the ultimate in love and commitment. The brand new Tiffany True collection is the supreme expression of modern romance, and its unique setting and expertly cut diamond is an engagement ring to die for!it has some neat and subtle touches like its minimal architecture construction and discreet markings on its side. The design, which has become a Tiffany hallmark, allows the diamond to shine through to its brightest and most beautiful. The sizeable diamond is held in place by delicate prongs that blend flawlessly into the very fabric of the diamond, serving to make it look even more brilliant and stunningly pure than it is. The ring comes in 18 carat yellow gold with a yellow diamond, or in platinum with a white diamond. Both are equally stunning and hit stores in fall 2019 in the USA and worldwide. The Tiffany True joins the elite in lavish style and truly deserves its legendary status.
The Corvette has been an iconic car brand for decades, and Chevrolet has taken the mark to a whole new level. The 2019 Corvette ZR1 is a supercar with the highest performance engine, fastest track record and the most advanced technology in Chevrolet’s production history setting a new benchmark. With elegant looks and futuristic aerodynamics, the ZR1’s LT5 6.2L V-8 engine is capable of delivering 52% more displacement than its predecessor, the Z06’s LT4. The new and more efficient intercooled supercharger system is Chevrolet’s first dual-fuel-injection system utilising a primary direct injection and a supplemental port injection. This helps the LT5 achieve its incredibly high performance.
The interior is entirely focused on the driver with a cockpit including Napa leather-trimmed competition sports seats, which are well vented and heated. There is also a carbon fibre-rimmed steering wheel that adds unmistakable style. Additional features include a Performance Data Recorder, and a top of the range Bose premium audio system.
The 2019 Corvette has a newly designed front fascia which channels air to boost the propulsion-system. There will be a choice of exteriors like Sebring Orange Tint-coat, which comes with matching orange brake callipers. The signature orange seat belts, interior stitching and bronze aluminium interior trim, set the Corvette apart from its competitors.
The supercar can reach an incredible top speed of 210mph, with options for a seven-speed manual gearbox, or eight-speed paddle-shift racing style automatic transmission. The 2019 Corvette ZR1 exceeds expectations with its newly designed exterior, high-performance engine and interior refinement. It carries on the traditions of the Corvette mark and takes them into the future with this new creation of beauty. With its classic, yet modern design the Corvette ZR1 deserves to stand alongside its illustrious predecessors.
Claridge’s Hotel in London has become a fine purveyor of Christmas with the annual Christmas Tree creation gracing the hotel. This year, the wonderfully gorgeous tree was designed by Diane von Furstenberg, following up last year’s tree that was a marvellous Karl Lagerfeld creation. The Mayfair landmark draws visitors from far and wide, to witness an original and marvellous Christmas tree that is different each year. The 2018 tree captures the wonder and joy of Christmas and has been crafted with intricate details and the artistic flair of the famous fashion designer and frequent guest at Claridge’s.
The 2018 tree signifies Diane’s intense passion and firm belief in the power of love. With a touch of nature and astrological influences, the tree is a personal statement from the artist to the world. The Christmas Tree stands six metres high and blue tones shine out creating a wintry appearance. Incredibly, the tree has no less than 8,000 hand-painted decorations representing silver leaves, tiny glass spheres and 150 hand-blown beautiful glass hearts. There are also six hand-made, silver-leafed animals. The owl, which represents knowledge and wisdom. There is a horse signifying strength. A dove symbolises peace and a mouse curiosity. The deer represents gentleness and the peacock beauty. They are all originally crafted by hand with intricate detail.
Diane worked closely on the Tree of Love with her long-time friends and collaborators. They include the artistic set designer Stefan Beckman, and the talented artist and illustrator Konstantin Kakanias. Astrologer Shelley von Strunckel added the final touches. They all rose admirably to the challenge and honour of designing a masterpiece that will long be remembered in Claridge’s annual Christmas Tree showcase, with a rare beauty and majestic concoction. The tree winds up to the heavens from its roots and is derived from the universe, encapsulating values such as peace, love, harmony, in-depth knowledge, the truth, freedom, wisdom and enlightenment.