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Taste of Diamonds: Most Expensive Champagne in 2018 $2.07 million

The most expensive bottle of bubbly champagne in the world is the 2013 Taste of Diamonds priced at $2.07 million a bottle. It is essentially a blend of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Grand Cru Chardonnay. The taste has touches of floral, is refreshing and it has a somewhat creamy texture with a light, yet elegant finish. The reason for such a hefty price tag is the bottle, no less. The logo has been handcrafted from 18-carat gold, accented by a brilliantly sparkling and flawless 19-carat white diamond. It replaces the Swarovski crystal that is customarily placed there on standard bottles.

The ornate bottle itself was handcrafted by Alexander Amosu, who also affixed the jewels onto the bottle by hand. It is a one of a kind creation, especially due to its gold logo and bright, dazzling diamond. The magnificent opulence of the bottle can be forgone for a standard bottle, minus the diamond and gold logo, priced at a mere $211! Nevertheless, the uniqueness and exclusivity of the container are alluring, and the value of the bottle will hold steady over the years, possibly even increasing in value.

There are those who will only be too willing to spend a substantial fortune investing in the heavenly bubbly. In France, the preparation and the lengths they go to in order to create the perfect bottle of bubbly starts right from the selection of the grapes, cultivation, ageing, pressing and right through to storage. The Champagne appellation is guarded jealously and kept close to the chest. The 2013 Taste of Diamonds is champagne at its very finest. Whichever bottle you opt to choose; the $211 one, or the $2.07 million bottle, the taste is the same. Consistently voted the best champagne in France, the quality of Taste of Diamonds is unmatchable.

Luxury hotel submarine

Lover’s Deep, St. Lucia Submarine Hotel at $292,000 a night per couple

Lover’s Deep is an incredibly romantic, luxury 5-star accommodation beneath the waves. Essentially a submarine hotel that takes its adventurous travellers on an exciting and unforgettable underwater journey. Couples can take full advantage of the isolated environment to be closer together in a romantic and unique setting. A trip aboard the Lover’s Deep submarine would cost in the region of $292,000 per couple every night. The idea is almost identical to the renowned Poseidon Undersea Resort, which is a luxury 5-star hotel with exquisitely decorated hotel suites beneath the surface of the Pacific.

Lover’s Deep, on the other hand, dives deep into the beautiful Caribbean, taking in visits to the islands of Barbados, Montserrat, Martinique, St. Lucia and a couple of others. Three people pamper guests and care for their needs, a chef, a personal butler, and the captain of the vessel. Their sleeping quarters are at the other end of the vessel, affording guests more privacy.

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The food is really out of this world! There is a specially created aphrodisiac menu including gourmet dishes and fresh ingredients which are delivered before each voyage. Guests can choose from oysters, Russian caviar and delicious chocolate fondant. Guests on their honeymoon are treated to the exquisite food on a complimentary basis, as it forms part of the special honeymoon package.

The Lover’s Deep submarine is fully equipped with the ultimate in luxury, right down to the tiniest details. Quality wood finishes, the most delicate leather armchairs and sofas, a comfortable living room area, a mini-bar in each suite, an en-suite bathroom, and unimaginably beautiful underwater views of the Caribbean Ocean and colourful sea-life. The voyage can be modified to guests’ preferences. Maybe a visit to the legendary locations of the real Pirates of the Caribbean to take in a shipwreck or two? If you are interested in something out of the ordinary and unusual, Lover’s Deep provides just that, and it is sure to provide an experience you will never forget.

Most expensive mansion in Washington

Most expensive mansion in Washington DC in 2018 $63 million

Up until 2016, Jeff Bezos had the honour of owning the most expensive house in Washington DC, which he bought for $35 million. He also spent another $12 million on renovations. However, it has just been overtaken by a stunning new 48,000 square foot property in Great Falls, McLean, Virginia. Recently coming onto the market for an astonishing $62,950,000, it has become the most expensive property ever offered for sale in the Washington DC area.

The 3.2 acre, sprawling property has been dubbed The Falls due to its spectacular views of the Potomac River and rapid falls. There are six bedrooms, and they all have private en-suite facilities. The master bedroom also includes a sauna and Jacuzzi. The mansion has a custom-made mahogany library and a wet bar. Additionally, there is a private lounge, wine cellar, and a multimedia room. The outside area includes an infinity pool with sweeping views of the Potomac River.

The grounds incorporate a tennis court, mature garden, sun-terraces and afford total privacy. The estate is adequately protected by state of the art security systems, alarms, and surveillance cameras, and the property is as impregnable as Fort Knox, and the entrance gate is manned by private security personnel. Underground parking facilities can accommodate up to thirty vehicles, and it is accessed directly from the main driveway.

There is a separate dwelling on the grounds, which is a beautifully designed, three-bedroom guesthouse. It was crafted by Frank Lloyd Wright way back in 1959, the year it was constructed. The house is shaped like a fish and was initially called The Marden House. It retains some original pieces of furniture, a few paintings, and it has stayed true to its original design. With a price tag of $63 million, it is undoubtedly for billionaires only!

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Airbus ACJ330neo 2018 Private Jet $300 Million

Airbus has recently launched a brand new corporate jet rebranding with new colour schemes and aircraft names. The ACJ330neo is a fully-fledged member of the Airbus family of VIP wide-bodied corporate jetliners, and worthy of the Airbus corporate jet logo. The prestigious aircraft can fly continuously for 14,800 kilometres, accommodate 25 passengers in complete luxury and is 58.37 metres long, and 17.73 metres high. The plane has been designed for the highly-demanding VIP and private markets. Airbus produces the largest and most modern corporate jets money can buy, and the ACJ330ne 2018 is top of the heap.

Airbus’ family-derived corporate jetliners have cabins that offer more than three times the standard cabin volume traditional business jets offer. It has a similar wingspan and length but provides infinitely more benefits for passengers where it really counts most, in the cabin. It can comfortably accommodate features such as six-seater circular tables, large bedrooms, proper corridors and spacious bathrooms complete with showers. This allows customers to fly in total comfort with ample space to enjoy either for a home or an office cabin set up.

The Airbus ACJ330ne 2018 corporate private jet delivers many standard features such as extra navigational aids, groundbreaking fuel-saving wingtip fences, and powerful weight-saving carbon brakes. The aircraft has a carbon fibre fuselage with a spacious Easyfit-provisioned interior. It can deliver higher capacity, better capability and improved comfort providing customers with a better and newer way to travel around the world for business or pleasure. Nothing can compare to the level of excellence and comfort the plane offers, with fuel efficiency and the latest technology incorporated into the design of the aircraft. With prices for the 2018 model hovering around the $300 million mark, the Airbus ACJ330ne 2018 Private Jet is out of reach to all but billionaires.

Airbus VIP Helicopter H160

Airbus VIP Helicopter H160 $22 Million 2019

The brand new 2019 Airbus H160 corporate helicopter is the king of the skies. An exclusive design, the highest standards of luxury and the most technologically advanced Airbus helicopter model combine to produce a chopper for the jet-set, celebrities and billionaires. The H160 is the very first all-composite, lightweight passenger helicopter, and it is capable of reaching a top speed of 185 miles an hour, with a range of 500 miles without refuelling. The cabin is one of the quietest of all choppers, and over one billion was spent on research and development before the new H160 was launched.

The interior cabin comes with various options. As a passenger chopper, it can accommodate 12 passengers. It can also be ordered with an office set-up and fewer passenger seats. The lush interior is upholstered in genuine, high-quality leather with wood finishes, and accented with chrome metal. Five design firms submitted options for the internal layout of the VIP luxury chopper. The result has been described by the company as a unique and unparalleled blend of innovative design coupled with high performance and fuel efficiency.

The aircraft has two newly designed fuel-efficient Turbomeca Arrano turboshaft engines. They are capable of creating over 1,300 shaft horsepower. The new high-tech Blue Eagle blades patented by Airbus have been built in such a way as to reduce the noise levels generated by the interaction between the edge of the blades and the vortex. The H160 helicopter can climb to altitudes of 20,000 feet and is capable of performed overhead turns at 2.2G, which is equivalent to jets. Never before has a chopper scaled such heights of luxury and technological brilliance! The new VIP H160 helicopter by Airbus bucks the trend and reaches new levels of supremacy in the skies!

Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero

Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero $470,500: The Legend Lives On!

The Jaguar E-type Concept Zero is the successful marriage of the Jaguar I-PACE electric crossover technology blended with the most beautiful car ever constructed, the E-Type. With a starring role in the recent royal marriage, Prince Harry chose to drive the silver-blue Jaguar from St. George’s Chapel to the wedding reception at Windsor. The E-Type Zero is tasked with saving the classic car by transforming it into an electric motor vehicle thereby rendering it future-proof, in a world without gasoline, so beware Tesla!

Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero

Debuting last September at the Jaguar Land Rover Tech Fest in London, the E-Type Zero was created from a 1968 Series 1.5 E-type body and chassis. The original 4.2-liter XK inline-six cylinder engine with its four-speed manual transmission was removed and placed into storage. The replacement merely is labelled XK330-4 and contains a 40-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The electric motor is a new 220-kW (295-hp) AC electric motor, with new a gear system replacing the original manual transmission. The sports car is capable of a respectable 100 mph. A fully charged battery will provide 170 miles of uninterrupted driving, and recharging it takes from six to seven hours.

Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero

No expense has been spared TL create an authentic Jaguar style full of quality and classic features. The wood trimmed steering wheel with steel spokes is also retained. The instruments and dashboard have been updated to reflect modern technological advances. There is now a stylish, moulded carbon-fibre assembly, which contains the digital instruments as well as the climate control and entertainment system. Efficient LED light sources have replaced the traditional inner headlamps, while the outer lamp casing remains faithful to the original. The purchase price that has been attached to the Jaguar E-Type Zero is a cool £350,000 ($470,500). The Zero will ensure the legend of the Jaguar E-Type will live on and continue to impress new generations of classic car enthusiasts.

Crown penthouse luxury

Crown Building: Five-Storey Dream Penthouse $180 million

The Crown Building Penthouse has the prestigious title of the most expensive penthouse in the world at US$180 million, which is a full $100 million more than the most expensive apartment ever sold at $80 million! Situated at the corner of the famous 57th Street and Fifth Avenue, the Crown Building is ready to realise its massive potential as a world leading hotel and luxury condominiums.

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The penthouse has 14,000 square feet of floor area spread over five storeys which equates to an astronomical price of $14,000 per square foot! The unnamed buyer is a wealthy European investor who owns several luxury properties around the world. The penthouse is loaded with the most impressive array of amenities one can dream up. They include a show kitchen, a working kitchen, a piano lounge, two large swimming pools, a master suite taking up a whole floor, and a games room. The property will undoubtedly be fitted with every imaginable luxury, high-class furnishings using bespoke and natural materials, and the latest technological gadgets. Stupendous views overlooking metropolitan New York can be seen from every aperture, which is what makes this penthouse so special and unique, hence the astronomical price tag.

crown penthouse

Crown Building may have some competition from other buildings of note along Billionaires’ Row. The Central Park Tower was recently launched with 40 apartments commanding an impressive asking price of $60 million each. Not to be outdone, the 220 Central Park South luxury condominium block was just launched with its own penthouse reportedly priced at $250 million! Nevertheless, to date, the Crown Building Penthouse holds the enviable record of being the most expensive penthouse ever sold.

Rolex watch

Rolex Rainbow Daytona Everose 2018: US$95,000

The 2018 Rolex Rainbow Daytona is available in a stunningly beautiful shade of Everose Gold for the very first time! The opulent and ultra m-exclusive Rainbow Daytona chronograph was previously available in white or yellow gold. Rolex’s patented formula of gold blends perfectly with the precious, multi-coloured gemstones that take the place of regular Daytona hour markers.

Rolex Rainbow Daytona

Everose is Rolex’s proprietary blend of 18-Karat pink gold combining pure gold, copper, and platinum elements. The platinum content ensures the vibrancy of the gold never loses its warm hue even with exposure to the elements, and this is achieved by locking in the natural pink tint of the copper.

The Everose offers buyers a contemporary twist on an iconic and classic design which takes the creative opulence of the brand further than ever before. The timepiece is magnificently decorated with 56 brilliant-cut diamonds, and the face dial features eleven elongated sapphire hour markers. The chronograph counters are made of pink Gold Crystals, which match the Everose 18ct gold case creating a shimmering effect.

Rolex Rainbow Daytona

The 2018 Rolex Rainbow Daytona Everose oscillator utilises an exclusive paramagnetic alloy, which is insensitive to magnetic fields thereby providing excellent stability with extreme temperature variations. The Rainbow Daytona is a genuinely excellent Rolex chronometer that guarantees a rate of accuracy of between −2 /+2 seconds per day, which is more than twice an official chronometer.

Rolex has long been considered an opulent and luxury brand, and this latest addition does justice to the brand’s legacy. The level of workmanship and the exclusivity of the natural and rare materials used combine to come up with one of the most magnificent timepieces ever created. Rolex has done it again, keeping standards high and maintaining a stellar reputation.

Hermes Birkin Ginza Tanaka Bag

Hermes Birkin Ginza Tanaka Bag $1.9 million

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!

Luxury Tamburini T12

Tamburini T12 Motorcycle $1 million

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!