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Baglietto Launches Superyacht Andiamo

Baglietto debuted its new 157-foot superyacht Andiamo, which is an exquisite update of the brand’s classic Baglietto look with an added modern twist.

The Italian shipyard’s most recent superyacht is built for a Mexican client who plans to cruise the Mediterranean and bring the vessel back across the Atlantic. The 157-foot tri-deck yacht boasts the standard profile of Baglietto’s traditional 150-foot displacement yacht. However, the new Andiamo has a more contemporary design and various architectural elements that put it a step above its predecessor. A larger beach club, reverse-angle windshield across the helm station for better visibility, and athwartships tender garage are just some of the practical improvements that significantly enhance onboard experience and living.

The exterior and interior are designed by Francesco Paszkowski and includes a 1,500-square-foot sundeck. The top deck has an infinity pool, alfresco dining with bar and grill, and a large sunbathing area. And if that’s not enough – there is a second outdoor dining area on a lower deck forward. Guests can marvel at the panoramic sights from two open terraces – situated on either side of the cinema room in the upper saloon. A total of 3800 square feet of space for gatherings turns Andiamo into one of the most social boats in its class.

The interior blends functionality and luxury with materials like lacquered ebony and onyx to create a rich, dramatic look. The spiral staircase is made of steel and bound in leather, connecting the three decks. The master suite sits on the main deck and benefits from a private dressing area as well as two bathrooms for the owners. Five additional staterooms (three doubles and two twins with Pullman berths) sit on the lower deck. Andiamo has quarters for up to nine crew members.

The steel-hulled yacht has aluminum topsides and is MCA compliant. Its twin MTU engines (12V 4000 M63) can reach a top speed of 16 knots and cruising speed of 12 knots. The vessel will make public appearances at the Cannes and Monaco yacht shows in September after its tour of the Mediterranean this summer.

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Best Jewelry for Men This Summer

This summer holds a lot of promises with modern and masculine designs that will have the wealthy buyer looking sharp. From cool Tacori cufflinks to Todd Reed’s signature rough-cut diamond rings—here are a few unique accessories that perfectly pair ruggedness with refinement.

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The 1884 Collection comprises a few staggering pieces. The pinnacle of the line is an 18-karat yellow gold and sterling silver link bracelet (priced at $4,500). It is set with three antique bronze coins that date back to around AD 360 – the tail end of the reign of Roman emperor Constantius II. This piece will certainly prove popular with history aficionados who have an eye for the finer things in life.

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Alex Soldier’s limited-edition Hidden Realms ring (priced at $3,900) has created a bespoke work of art – sculptural and bold. The ring’s squared-edge 18-karat rose band is inlaid with two curving strips of black diamonds. It is then topped on one side with a roughly-textured white gold frame that encircles a single white diamond.

John Hardy’s jewellery is infamous for its distinct organic elegance. The Bali-based brand’s designs for men strike the perfect balance between masculinity and sophistication, as evidenced by the textured silver and bronze chain-motif signet ring with diamonds (retailing for $2,200).

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Todd Reed’s ruggedly refined sterling silver ring (selling for the whooping$13,925) is certainly a conversation starter. Topped with a 4-carat raw diamond, the perfectly edgy stone will complement a variety of styles and lifestyle choices.

Finally, there is something inherently masculine in the form of gold cufflinks. Tacori offers an eye-catching modern take on this traditional male accessory with a pair of deep crimson and brown-striped Tiger Iron stones set in 18-karat yellow gold frames and stamped with the brand’s official gem seal. They can be yours for $3,990.

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The New Piaggio Avanti Evo Twin Turboprop Takes Flight

The newest edition of the Avanti P.180 twin turboprop is now flying in the United States. Manufactured by Piaggio Aerospace in Italy, it was delivered to West Coast Aviation Services, at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California. The P.180 boasts unique aerodynamic performance, based on its three-lifting-surface configuration.

Evo, the third generation of the P.180 design, has been updated with five-blade scimitar propellers to improve performance. New cabin layouts, and added safety systems create an array of travelling options. The airplane is quieter and more fuel-efficient, and the service and support network has improved. The ceiling is 5 feet 9 inches in height with a custom interior that accommodates eight in VIP seating. New leather seats by Iacobucci recline and rotate fully, and there are plenty of fold-down tables, adjustable lighting, connectivity, and baggage space. Low noise levels and a cabin altitude of just 6,600 feet help minimize passenger fatigue. Evo is able to cruise at speeds up to 463 mph for more than 1,900 miles.

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A wing mounted on the tail in combination with the powerful turboprop engines creates the aerodynamic boost to add up to more efficiency in flight. The aircraft also burns less fuel and has lower operating costs per hour compared to traditional aircraft of similar size.

West Coast Aviation Services says it plans to add at least four more Evos to its fleet, to use them for both charter and fractional ownership programs. The airplane sells for about $7.7 million.

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World’s most expensive car – Rolls Royce Sweptail

Rolls-Royce has just unveiled the most expensive car ever built – a one-off custom creation called the Sweptail. At a reported price of nearly $13 million, it far surpasses the previous leader in the category – the $3 million Bugatti Chiron.

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Still, Rolld-Royce’s newest addition will not be as expensive as the costliest $38 million Ferrari 250 GTO, but it will retail in the price range of brand-new Chirons. The Sweptail represents a return to prominence for the brand’s time-honored coach-building business. Described as the automotive equivalent of haute couture, Sweptail was designed and hand-tailored to fit a specific customer.

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The concept for the Sweptail came to life thanks to an anonymous client, who approached the brand with a unique request in 2013. The wealthy connoisseur of super-yachts and aircrafts requested a unique car inspired by luxury yachts of the 1920s and ’30s. The result is a vehicle that erases the difference between driving and sailing as it brings them together in one smooth experience.

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It is the result of four years of meticulous work and uncompromising craftsmanship. The Sweptail’s signature feature is the single-piece glass roof, which tapers into the car’s fastback rear end. This bold design feature dominates the car’s silhouette. Technical specs of the car have not yet been released, but it’s believed to be based on the current-generation Phantom platform. If this is true, this means some version of the company’s 6.75-liter V-12 is most likely to be found under its long bonnet.

Reported price for the new model will start at £10 million – roughly $12.83 million – although this is yet to be confirmed.

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Ellen DeGeneres Lists Montecito Villa for $45 Million

Ellen DeGeneres has put her spectacular Villa – The Montecito estate on the market for $45 million. The price is up from the $26.5 million DeGeneres reportedly bought it for in 2012 due to a host of renovations over the past 5 years.

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The estate has its private drive that ends at the 18th-century Spanish gates. Twisting eucalyptus and olive trees surround the main six-bedroom home, which comprises a 10,500-square-foot, two-story abode built in the 1930s. Designed by master architect Wallace Frost, it is built from local stone with a barrel-tiled roof.

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Now, the estate includes the adjacent properties and has been expanded to a total of 17 acres. There is an entertainment pavilion called Jordan Hall, which was inspired by the main house. The open-concept pavilion consists of a cream-colored pool table, cantilevered stone bar, and fireplace.

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The adjacent sunroom overlooks a private pool and has sweeping Pacific views. A tennis court is tucked out of view down the hill. Indoor and outdoor kitchens and an alfresco Japanese soaking bathtub are added for the comfort of residents and located off the back and sides of the pavilion.

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DeGeneres described the property as a blend of natural space and light, and modern architecture with a rustic feel.  Arched picture windows frame the trees to the ocean views, peeking beyond generous loggias.

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Dynamiq and Porsche reveal a spectacular Hybrid Yacht

Luxury carmaker Porsche has followed other supercar brands like Mercedes-AMG and Aston Martin into the world of yachts. The brand’s first venture onto high seas is the spectacular GTT 115 Hybrid -developed in collaboration with Monaco-based boat builders Dynamiq.

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At 115-feet in length, the new vessel has plenty of room for several spacious cabins. Open to customizations, it can be finished with carbon fibre and marble detailing throughout.  Furnishings will be finished with the same material as the seats in the Porsche 911 R. Both the exterior and interior design has been done by Studio F.A. Porsche. As a result, the GTT 115 Hybrid shows off quite a few design cues usually found on Porsche’s road cars and is aggressive and elegant. The rear end of the yacht mimics the rear hatch of a 911 complete with the signature tail light. Its fast-displacement, lightweight aluminium hull will offer racing-inspired performance and comfortable, high-speed cruising.

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The Dynamiq GTT 115 Hybrid is powered by twin 1626bhp MAN diesel engines together with a hybrid power system with a set of 45kW Fischer Panda variable-speed generators. The top speed is 21 knots (38.89km/h) and its range – 6,296 kilometres.

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With only seven vessels scheduled for production, buyers will want to get in line early to book a slot for the £10-million yacht. However, Dynamiq is planning on rolling out smaller 100-foot and 85-foot versions of the Porsche-inspired yacht later. Interested parties will be able to catch a glimpse of first models of the GTT 115 models at the prestigious Monaco Yacht Show in September.

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The new Visionnaire Chronograph from Faberge

Nearly a decade of work and five horologically significant patents went into the making of Fabergé’s latest creation – the exquisite calibre 6361, two of which have been specifically designed for the new chronograph movement of the Visionnaire Chronograph. It was designed in close collaboration with Agenhor, the Geneva-based movement specialist and master watchmaker Jean-Marc Wiederrecht.

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The calibre 6361 offers instant-start indications thanks to a system of snail cams, fixed to the chronograph wheels. Its immaculate precision is courtesy of the patented AgenClutch, a completely novel, lateral-friction clutch that combines the smooth engagement of the modern vertical clutch with the flatness of the traditional system.

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The rotor is visible under the sapphire crystal ring that forms the outermost part of the dial. As the rotor spins and winds the watch, the radial lines on its surface reflect the light, adding a constant dynamism and motion in keeping with a sports complication.

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Water resistant to 50 metres, the Visionnaire Chronograph is available in two equally striking versions: the more elegant and neutral rose-gold case with grey opaline dial or the bolder black DLC treated ceramic case with black dial. Introduced at the Baselworld 2017, prices for the two models are $39,500 and $34,500, respectively.

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Jackie Kennedy’s childhood East Hampton luxurious estate hits the market for $51million

The luxurious childhood summer home of Jackie Kennedy Onassis is on the market for the staggering sum of $51,990,000. Located in the Hamptons, the opulent residence called ‘Lasata’ is the ultimate weekend getaway for the privileged, who flock to the Hamptons every chance they get.

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In addition to the 8,500-square-foot main house, a seven acre plot can also be purchased for $38,995,000. The main house boasts 10 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms and two half baths on seven acres while the additional plot is where the century-old main house sits. It has been fully renovated and updated to high modern standards of luxury and comfort.

And if that’s not enough space, there is also a two bedroom pool house, a swimming pool and a one bedroom guesthouse. The remaining four-acre plot includes a grass tennis court and can be purchased on its own for $12,995,000.

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Apart from its architectural charm the residence has great historical and cultural significance as well. It was an important part of Jackie Kennedy’s childhood. All restoration works have been carried in a way that preserves and honours the heritage of the former First Lady.

Some of the rooms have been renewed, retaining the bold, bright and vibrant coloured accents that make the residence even more beautiful. The original wooden floor, and period fireplaces have all been retained and meticulously restored to match the laid-back, Hampton style of the property.

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The Sebring Edition Shelby Cobra

Designed to kill and be disarmingly fast, the Sebring Edition Shelby Cobras, from Superformance and Shelby American, are exquisite clones of Carroll Shelby’s classic racers that competed at the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1963. This extremely limited collection replicates the original vehicles’ design and engineering. All were initially customized for that specific endurance contest and the famous drivers behind the wheel.

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Any wealthy race car aficionado will be thrilled with the replicas. The level of precision and detailing is outstanding with the green-glowing tachometer to the cutback door on the driver’s side to the dashboard switches from a B25 bomber.

The cars will be offered in four distinct liveries, two of which made their debut at the Sebring start. The originals were piloted by the legendary Dan Gurney. At the same time, Ken Miles was making a run for victory lane in chassis No. CSX2002 (badged with No.16). The two other versions available are variations to CSX2128. The car featured a facade of yellow with black stripes and black with yellow stripes again respectively.

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Of the 15 cars – two will feature aluminum bodies while the remainder will be fashioned in fiberglass. All will be built above a steel tube frame chassis. Some of the notable Sebring specifics are a third hood latch, an FIA-style fuel filler cap, race-correct badging, a hood scoop with rivets, an aluminum radiator, and an interior roll bar.

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The 15 examples will come with starting price that ranges from $160,000 to $195,000. Each car will be commissioned together with a Baume & Mercier Shelby Sebring watch that is numbered to match the corresponding chassis.

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Kitty Hawk Flyer Personal Aircraft

The Kitty Hawk Flyer marks an exciting milestone in air travel for wealthy buyers who want to fly for fun with a minimum of effort. The all-electric aircraft is developed in Silicon Valley by Kitty Hawk Corporation, and backed by Larry Page, one of the co-founders of Google. Its light body and austere design are enough to qualify it as an Ultralight under the regulations of the Federal Aviation Administration. This means interested buyers won’t need a pilot’s license to operate it.

The Flyer is designed to fly over fresh water in uncongested areas. The pair of pontoons act as landing gear, and eight rotors provide lift. The pilot sits on top of it like a motorcycle, and operates controls mounted on a set of handlebars. Currently still in development, the final design may undergo changes and there is no official price revealed yet.

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Kitty Hawk boasts it only takes “few hours of training on a flight simulator” before its personal aircraft can be taken for a solo flight. To make the ride as enjoyable as possible, the company has collaborated with various non-pilots.

A production version of the Flyer will be available for sale by the end of 2017. To qualify for the FAA’s Ultralight category, the aircraft must be used for sport or recreation only, hold only one person, and fly no faster than 55 knots (about 63 mph). There will be other restrictions on its capability and use. The cost will be announced upon launch of the production version.