Patek Philippe has unveiled two new chronograph watches in steel cases, the Annual Calendar Chronograph, and the Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph.
The Nautilus was first produced in 1976. and still ranks among the most coveted timepieces at auctions to this very day. Now, for the first time, it combines the chronograph and dual time functions. Travel Time function indicates the time in two different time zones at a single glance.
Its round case is made of stainless steel and features an exquisite bezel, giving the watch an elegant look. Beautiful black dial shows time in hours minutes and seconds and features a highly legible date display at 12 o’clock, second time zone display using a central hand, and local and second time zone day/night displays at 9 and 3 o’clock respectively.
The 5990/1A features a new self-winding calibre, CH 28-520 C FUS, with a minimum power reserve of 45 hours. Calibre CH 28-520 C FUS contains four complications to be exact (chronograph, date, day/night, and travel time) and is efficiently sized at 28 x 31mm with a thickness of 6.95mm.
The pushers used to operate the mechanism are cleverly camouflaged on the left side of the watch’s case, preserving the lines that the Nautilus collection is known for. The Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph is available for $57,300.
Hermes is undoubtedly one of the most luxurious brands in the world, yet $1.9 million for a lady’s handbag is an astronomical price tag by anyone’s standards.
Nonetheless, it is a uniquely impressive, limited edition Hermes Birkin bag, crafted from scratch by the renowned Japanese designer Ginza Tanaka.
It is made entirely out of platinum and encrusted with 2,000 shimmering diamonds!
The bag’s strap can be detached and used as a bracelet, or necklace, and in that case, the bag turns into a clutch.
The more one examines this beautifully created Birkin Ginza Tanaka Bag; the more one appreciates the work of art that it is.
Possibly the most impressive feature is the superb, 8-carat pear-shaped, glittering diamond.
It can be detached and used separately.
There are so many intricate details, which make the bag unique, and it is an excellent investment as well.
Being a limited edition of this quality means whenever the owner decides to sell it, the bag will fetch more than it was purchased for.
It is, after all, a Hermes bag, and they hold their value well.
The handbag is considered to be one of the most crucial accessory items carried by an individual.
A Hermes bag, such as this Birkin Ginza Tanaka Bag, is made with rare and precious materials.
They include the best quality and most valuable precious stones available, including dazzling diamonds found on this bag.
Hermes is a brand that has always been associated with the rich and famous.
Japanese designer Ginza Tanaka has crafted one of the most impressive bags ever created.
With its 100% platinum body, and mountains of diamonds to adorn it, there has never been anything quite like it so far.
The large and rare, 8-carat diamond is the icing on the already delicious cake!
The Tamburini T12 super motorcycle is a dream machine that fully justifies its hefty $1 million price tag.
Produced in the San Marino facility, only twelve models were ever created, which means the bike is extremely limited and exclusive.
The motorcycle was created by the famous and legendary motorcycle designer Massimo Tamburini, just before he passed away in 2013.
Weighing in at 154 kg, and capable of extremely high speeds.
The official launch of the T12 motorcycle was held in Monaco only recently, causing a sensation.
Massimo Tamburini was, of course, responsible for establishing the Bimota motorbike,
and he also designed the iconic Ducati 916, as well as the impressive road-devil that is the MV Agusta F4.
His credentials are impressive, and his outstanding designs speak for themselves.
The T12, as it is known, was completed by Andrea, Massimo’s son, after his father’s demise.
The T12 is a tribute to Massimo, and Andrea recently commented that to show his father’s final creation,
something he put his whole life into, was the best way to pay tribute to him, and honour his name.
The Tamburini T12 Motorcycle is a beast of a machine, that will turn heads with its streamlined and dynamic looks.
The roar of the engine is a satisfying sound that is music to the driver’s ears! Few motorcycles can even come close to the T12.
This limited edition model is the absolute pinnacle of motorcycle luxury, dashing good looks, and a high-performance engine.
Owning one of the twelve models produced would surely be a biker’s dream come true!
Not to mention the increase in value due to its exclusivity and rarity.
The sheer pleasure of flying down the highway at top speed can only be imagined unless you own a Tamburini T12 that is!
The striking looks and soft curves of this motor sailing yacht are a work of art.
The ultimate superyacht was custom built in Kiel, Germany, and designed by Philippe Starck at the cost of over $450 million.
What makes this yacht so unique besides the innovative and futuristic design? For a start,
the three masts are taller than the Statue of Liberty, at 91 meters each, and at 143 meters long, the superyacht is the eighth longest private yacht in the world.
With a comfortable cruising speed of up to 16 knots and a top speed of 21 knots, the yacht glides swiftly and silently.
While little is known about the interior, there can be little doubt that it is a luxurious and spectacular affair, with no expense spared on creating a floating palace.
One can expect to find bespoke furniture, state of the art electronics, and a military grade navigation system.
There are sure to be the latest high-grade security systems, external cameras and even a weapons defence system!
The external design is vaguely reminiscent of a submarine, with the only difference being the three massive sailing masts.
The yacht glides through the water hardly creating a ripple, and the rather high top speed is impressive for a boat this size.
Its ghostly pale grey colour creates a moving dark shadow as it sails swiftly across the waves.
The top speed is attained by the wind from the three massive sails, combined with the powerful in-built engines.
The custom superyacht pushes the boundaries of design, technology, and creativity.
The result is this impressive, futuristic and innovative sea craft like no other on the seven seas!
The superyacht has a unique, aerodynamic appearance and offers something entirely different to all the superyachts in existence.
The boat was commissioned by a Russian billionaire who wanted a yacht that would really stand out and make a strong statement.
That it certainly has!
The Aventador S Coupé has a lot to live up to, with such a glorious history behind the brand.
The new model breaks new boundaries, such as the extreme agility and superb handling of the four-wheel steering system,
which makes for fantastic driving dynamics and vehicle control.
The sharper design lines of the exterior are in keeping with previous models,
yet subtle improvements and modifications have been affected to create an even more striking appearance.
The interior of the Aventador S Coupé reflects the Lamborghini core values.
It is different, functional and with a space-age style.
The interactive TFT LCD display has been redesigned from scratch, offering superior graphics.
There is the option of enhancing the interior with an LED lighting system, creating a more mellow tone.
Everything in the interior of the vehicle is ideally positioned for maximum driver’s convenience.
The Lamborghini Aventador S Coupé is as close to sports driving perfection as one can get.
The car offers an ultra-luxurious, high-performance rocket ride, with agile handling and accurate vehicle control.
The interior design is innovative and the exterior sophisticated and sleek.
The monster V12 engine delivers enough power so that the car can almost fly along the road!
Driving the new Aventador is a life-changing experience.
Heads will turn to admire her, as she is a unique and distinctive dream supercar.
The 2019 Foretravel Realm FS6 is the king of recreational vehicles, with the highest level of luxury that can fit into a 45 foot RV.
It retails at a starting price of just over $1.2 million, and the specs and high-class finishings more than justify the hefty price tag.
The Foretravel Realm FS6 is designed to be a luxury home, away from home!
The RV runs on a Cummins engine capable of 605 horsepower, which is more than enough to pull the best in its class, hitch weight of 20,000 lb.
The Spartan Premier K4 chassis offers an excellent and smooth ride, with excellent handling and enhanced safety features.
The RV is fitted with every imaginable luxury including two luxury bathrooms,
a ‘luxury villa’ floor plan with his high-quality polished stone and bevelled wood package; the sky’s the limit!
There are all the usual mod-cons, a sound system, flat-screen TVs, external security cameras with Bird’s Eye View,
a fully equipped kitchen, two bedrooms with extra sleeping space in the living room area, the list is endless!
Not to mention the 2800 watt inverters, electric floor heating, and two solar panels for efficient energy generation, this RV has it all!
There are few luxury RVs that can compare favourably with the Foretravel Realm FS6.
It is, undoubtedly one of the premier luxury motor-coaches on the market, with a price tag of $1,230,390.
It boasts some innovative features and a rather high standard of specifications,
all designed to make the mobile home experience as authentic and comfortable as possible.
The quality of all the materials used is of the very best, and the furniture is bespoke and beautifully designed to fit the RV perfectly.
The Foretravel Realm FS6 2019 can compare favourably with any RV out there on the market, and is far superior in many aspects.
Try out perfection on the road!
The Boeing 747-8 is known as ‘the queen of the skies’, and it is not hard to realise why.
The 747-8I 2018 is the latest engineering marvel created by Boeing, and it can be customised to the buyer’s request.
The pre-customisation price starts at $403 million.
With an interior area of 4,800 square feet, the super plane can be fitted with an office, boardroom, large bedroom, and a stately dining room.
The materials used in the construction of the aircraft are of the highest quality, with no expense spared, to craft a stunning marvel of a jet.
The Boeing 747 was first announced in 2005, since then 125 have been built and sold.
Boeing Commercial Airplanes developed the wide-bodied jet airliner.
The 747-8, is the third generation version, with considerable upgrades and improvements.
It is the most extensive version ever, with a lengthened fuselage, redesigned wings, brand new engines, and substantially improved efficiency.
It is, in fact, the longest aeroplane in the world.
The non-customised version of the 747-8 can carry over 500 passengers, and it has a range of 8,000 nautical miles.
The engine technology and design modifications to the newer model create a more aerodynamic design which allows for a more extended range.
Furthermore, the 747-8I is 30% quieter, 16% more fuel-efficient, and is the fastest commercial and private jet airliner in the world.
The newly designed interior has a redesigned stairwell, with a lengthened upper floor area, and a more spacious main entrance.
The windows are 8% larger than the previous 747s,
and the plane is equipped with state of the art LED lighting system which can be regulated as desired to create mood lighting.
There can be little doubt that the Boeing 747-8I is the most technologically advanced aeroplane,
truly deserving of her nickname ‘Queen of the Skies’!
Bel Air is undoubtedly a haunt for the rich and famous.
It attracts the wealthy and is an ultra-exclusive location.
It is therefore fitting that this palace of a villa is situated in the heart of Bel Air.
The price is a cool $49.9 million, and understandably, it comes fully loaded with every kind of luxury imaginable and a classy style.
The villa is located in the prestigious East Gate area of Bel Air and has been renovated several times since it was built in the 1920s.
This latest renovation is the most ambitious of all, with a 20,000 square foot mansion built upon the 35,000 square foot compound.
It was remodelled by renowned British designer Gavin Brodin and is finished to meticulous standards.
This architectural masterpiece has a contemporary Mediterranean style and offers complete privacy.
There is a colonial style gate with a lush garden surrounding the building and protected from prying eyes.
The internal design provides unlimited options for entertainment, with large open spaces and bright and airy rooms.
The beautiful vine-covered pool house is accessed via spiral staircases leading down to the lower level.
The mosaic swimming pool is surrounded by massive classical columns, with a bright skylight up above.
Also on this level, one can find a spa and fitness centre, basketball and racquetball courts,
a bowling alley, a bar, a wine cellar, a home cinema, and lavish living quarters for guests.
The internal areas include eight bedrooms, most with ensuite bathrooms up on the first floor.
The ground floor level has a huge kitchen, formal dining room, a couple of relaxing lounges, an office, a playroom for children and much more besides.
There are twenty bathrooms in all!
The modern decor is tempered with old world style, such as the wood panelled library and massive chandeliers.
This Bel Air villa is indeed a dream come true and may be worth the price tag of almost $50 million!
The buildings are created to resemble classic 1950s American Main Street-style architecture and external finishes.
The retro style is complete with vintage signs and incorporates a diner, a gas station and working garage workshop.
There is even a soda fountain. The large barn garages were built to house Johnson’s bludgeoning classic car collection.
The main villa is reminiscent of grand European mansions.
There are six bedrooms, which include a massive 2,000 square foot master bedroom.
The living room ceiling reaches up to 24 feet, and the kitchen quarters include four freezers and three ovens, and an indoor pool.
There is also a wine cave that stores up to 250 bottles in a controlled temperature.
The luxurious decorations include handcrafted Venetian, hand-painted murals as well as the ceilings.
The ornate marble fireplaces and a grand double-winding staircase add to the mystic and allure of the place.
The extensive vineyards provide 150,000 bottles of Cabernet wine, rich on the palate, every year.
The entrance driveway is lined with olive trees which produce an annual 80 gallons of the most delicate olive oil.
The asking price of $12.9 million represents exceptional value for its size, exclusivity and location, not to mention the 100 car storage space!
The unique decorations make this lovely property even more attractive and valuable.
Astonishing Levels of Luxury
The bespoke freshness of the Vision Maybach envelopes the rear passengers in unprecedented levels of luxury and comfort.
The passengers are surrounded with relaxing waves of blue light and a bone china tea set.
The luxurious SUV segment has already seen Bentley and Lamborghini launch their 4x4s, and Rolls-Royce and Ferrari are set to follow.
The German automaker aims to blend exquisite limousine comfort with the adventurous ride of a 4×4 off-roader.
Under the Bonnet
The smooth body lines of the Vision Maybach hides a monster 740 bhp, fully electric powerhouse that can propel the Vision to a top speed of 155 mph,
and driven conservative, the SUV can reach a range of 311 miles between charges.
Incredibly, with a five-minute charge utilising the fast-charging functionality, the vehicle adds another 100 miles to its already impressive range.
With Mercedes launching a luxury SUV, it follows recent trends that have seen luxury car makers move into this lucrative niche.
Bentley, Lamborghini, Maserati, and Rolls-Royce all going down that road. The price tag of the Vision Maybach can be expected to reach six figures.
Size Does Matter!
With the new Vision Maybach measuring in at 5.3 metres long, 2.1 metres wide, and a height of 1.8 metres,
size does matter, and the Vision has loads of it! The front grill, which resembles a railing,
has LED headlights that pierce the darkness like a knife through butter!
There are Mercedes logos at the front and rear, with the roof-engulfing panoramic window giving an impression of space and light.
The exterior of the body is adorned with stylish chrome, with shiny metal all around the wheel arches and skirting.
The wheels prop up the car with enormous 24-inch alloys, giving the prestigious vehicle a ‘visionary’ outlook, thus the name; Vision.
The 295-foot Royal Huisman Athena — one of the largest sailing yachts was built in 2004, and her most recent major refit was in 2011. This is not the newest yacht on the market that you can buy, but it certainly is one of the most elegant that enchants with every detail.
From her clipper bow to her fantail transom, Athena embodies all that we know to be classic beauty in the yachting world. Athena features 5 staterooms, including a master suite, 3 double cabins and 1 twin cabin. The master cabin is fitted with a whirlpool tub and the main salon is divided into two separate seating areas, one with a game table and piano. She is capable of carrying up to 20 crew onboard to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience.
The 90m sailing yacht Athena has a beam of 12.2m (40.03ft) and cruises at 14 knots. She is powered by two Caterpillar 3516B engine of 2000 horse power or 1492 KW each, while the sum output is of 4000 HP or 2943 KW.
Holiday in Santorini is the dream of a lifetime for many people. Santorini is the top destination in Greece. Amazing villages with Cycladic architecture and breathtaking view to the sea, are located on the edge of this caldera.
Oia is the most famous and the most beautiful of all villages of Santorini. The village is situated on top of an impressive cliff and offers a spectacular view over the volcano of Palia and Nea Kameni and the island of Thirassia.
Luxury hotel Canaves Oia makes this place even more beautiful. Canaves Oia Hotel is close to Naval Museum, Oia Castle, and Baxedes Beach. Outstanding personal service is what makes Canaves Oia hotel the perfect choice for those seeking luxury and beauty.
You will definitely fall in love with its tasteful Cycladic architecture. The walls and arched ceilings, hewn out of the rock, are painted creamy white in stark contrast to the traditional dark wood furniture. Hotel is cut into the volcanic cliff face comprising two idyllic retreats, 100 metres apart, both have a picturesque pool and access to a gourmet restaurant and a fully-crewed 69-foot charter yacht.
At this 5-star property business amenities include a 24-hour business center, a meeting/conference room, and limo/town car service. Canaves Oia Hotel has 39 rooms and suites distributed in two sections – Canaves Oia and Canaves Oia Suites – each comprising its own reception, pool and pool bar to ensure the maximum comfort .
Private motor yacht for cruising the Aegean and the Greek Islands, exceptional luxury hotel services, elegant atmosphere, the beautiful location on a Cliffside above the Aegean Sea, with a view of the Caldera are only a few reasons why one should choose to discover Santorini from the comfort of this luxury hotel in Oia.
And just when I thought that Ferrari could not do anything more spectacular than what now has to offer, the Italian car maker unveiled a one-off open-top F12 Berlinetta called TRS which has been created by the company’s Special Projects division. TRS is a one-off model that will leave you absolutely speechless. It made its debut during the annual Ferrari Cavalcade driving tour, which this year took place in Sicily.
Based on the company’s equally wonderful F12 Berlinetta and built exactly to a client’s specifications, this amazing car cost its lucky owner $4.5 million , making it one of the most expensive production cars to roll off the assembly line this year. Designed and created by Flavio Manzoni and the Ferrari Style Centre, the look of the F12 TRS has been inspired by the 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa.
Power comes from a 6.3-liter V-12 engine tuned to deliver 729 horsepower and 508 pound-feet of torque. This ensures 0-62 mph acceleration in just 3.1 seconds and a top speed in excess of 211 mph. The open cockpit is trimmed in Alcantara, fine leather and black matte carbon fibre. Generally, inside was adopted a minimalist look. Aerobridge that normally sits above the rear fender on the F12 Berlinetta is now gone, allowing for the open-top design of the car. The engine’s signature red cylinder heads are visible through a window in the hood.
If you are one of Ferrari’s most loyal customers and you have enough money then Ferrari can make you unique extraordinary model. This lucky guy already has his dream car. I would definitely like to have something like this in my garage.
Winner in the 2014 International Yacht & Aviation Awards in the Exterior design category
Once again, a great team and excellent design push the boundaries. The Technicon Design France team received an award for their IXION windowless jet concept. They came up with ideas on how to make your flight even more exciting.
“We quickly settled on the controversial yet interesting idea of removing the windows from the cabin and using existing or very near future technology to display the exterior environment to the inside surfaces of the cabin via external cameras,” says Gareth Davies, Design Director at Technicon’s French Studio. “Removing the windows allows for weight reduction, simplifies construction and opens up an enormous spectrum of possibilities for interior design. We wanted to couple this with amorphous solar panels which power the low voltage systems on board and thus offer a unique visual dynamic for the exterior.”
To demonstrate Technicon’s creative design, digital modelling and visualisation capabilities in the transportation design sector, the Windowless Jet proposal was first conceived for the National Business Aviation Association show.
One of Bel-Air’s most famous properties, The Liongate Estate at 616 Nimes Road, is for sale for $65 million. Property expanded to 24,000 square feet. Once owned by country music star Kenny Rogers, the estate is hidden from view by a long driveway.
Originally built by world renowned and celebrated architect Paul R. Williams, this extraordinary property offers an opportunity to own a piece of history with great distinction. The Liongate Estate contains 11 bedrooms, 17 bathrooms, 12-seat theater with fancy “fully automated” chairs, custom water fountains, saltwater swimming pool, and a glass elevator that connects the immediate backyard to a tennis court and sauna on another part of the nearly two-acre property. Rogers bought the estate back in the 70’s and installed two lion statues on either side of the main gate and named the estate “Liongate.”
If you buy this house, you will be able to enjoy the stunning vistas from every room with breathtaking Century City and downtown views. Parking on property is available for 25 cars, all behind gates for the security conscious. A Crestron system controls the entire property from one-touch keypad (lighting, pool and audio visual).
The property is currently listed with Hilton & Hyland.