Girard-Perregaux Tri-Axial Tourbillon

Girard-Perregaux Tri-Axial Tourbillon

Girard-Perregaux is a high-end Swiss watch manufacture with its origins dating back to 1791. It is situated in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. Girard-Perregaux designs, creates, develops and produces both the external components of a watch and the movement. A major success for Girard-Perregaux in 2014 is the new Tri-Axial Tourbillon watch, which features a tourbillon with three independent axes of rotation.

The 140-part tourbillon is rotating on three axes under a sapphire bubble, which looks absolutely stunning on the wrist! Tri-Axial Tourbillon is a limited edition of 10 watches in rose-gold cases, and the world price of this watch is CHF 465,000 (Swiss Francs, VAT excluded).

The tourbillon at the center is making one rotation every 60 seconds, which is integrated into a structure on a second axis, rotating every 30 seconds. Both inserted into another system on a third axis, which makes one rotation every two minutes. The diameter of the entire tri-axial tourbillon mechanism is 13.78 mm.

The Tri-Axial Tourbillon has a 48 mm case in pink gold. The movement is manually wound with 52 hours of power reserve. The cage and the drive systems are made of steel with a total weight of 1.24 grams. The watch integrates 16 pink gold adjustment micro-screws and it has an increased frequency of 3 Hz, or 21,600 vibrations per hour.

Prince George receives world's most expensive birthday card

Prince George receives world’s most expensive birthday card

Hand-painted Bombardier Challenger aircraft for Prince George’s first birthday is thought to be the most expensive birthday card ever created. The design was made by award winning British design studio Andrew Winch Designs, who specializes in aviation, yachts and architecture. “We have been involved in the interior design of many jets and yachts as well as some incredible buildings, but our work on wishing Prince George a happy first birthday has been one of our most fun assignments,“ said Jim Dixon, Head of Aviation at Andrew Winch Designs.

The Bombardier Challenger has been repainted in Oxford, and ti’s covered from its tip to its tail with ‘Happy Birthday Prince George’. Costing around £120,000, the company Hangar8 believe that this is the world’s most expensive birthday card since one painted by artist Damien Hirst, valued at around £30,000.

“In just a year, we estimate that Prince George has travelled around 33,000 ‘heir miles’ when he went to the Caribbean island of Mustique on holiday and then on his official trip to New Zealand and Australia,“ said Dustin Dryden, Chief Executive Officer of Hangar8.

The Challenger is a family of mid-sized business jets. Aircraft include Bombardier Challenger 600 series (the original family of business jets, with the CL-600, CL-601, CL-604, and CL-605), Bombardier Challenger 300 (business jet, originally called the Bombardier Continental) and Bombardier Challenger 800/850, a business jet derived from the CRJ-200. Bombardier’s Challenger family of aircraft provides a lot of outstanding comfort, proven efficiency and reliability, and enhanced performance competencies. Find your own Bombardier here in our shop, make it especially unique and start reaching new heights!

Mandalay House is Australia's best waterfront property

Mandalay House is Australia’s best waterfront property

A lot of divine palaces around the world leaves us speechless because of their outstanding beauty. Mandalay House at Airlie Beach is for sure one of these. The beachfront home with its own helipad, private marina, pool overlooking the ocean, skateboard park and a hinterland hideaway with an 18-hole golf course in the back yard is waiting for its new owner.

This is a properties with spectacular turquoise Coral Sea waters on one side and untouched national park on the other. It’s a dream home on the beautiful Whitsunday Coast, located at the heart of the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef, in Queensland, Australia.

The house boasts a total of 2,649 sq meters, and it features 6 spacious king size bedrooms with marble ensuites, 9 bathrooms including ensuites, palatial master bedroom, formal dining and lounge rooms. Mandalay House adorns ocean front pavilion with dining for 14, marble bar, wood-fired pizza oven, and large wood panelled office with separate secretarial space.

For a price tag of $25 million you will get a 4,200 square metre block of land with a 2,649 square metre residence. A classic Mediterranean architecture really impresses with every detail. The house was built with a lot of style and it is very unique at the market. Private heli-pad is just 10 minutes from Hamilton Island Jet airport, while the all-weather rock wall marina has 24 meter berth, 2 jet ski docks and boat shed.

Costa Diadema

Costa Diadema

The most extravagant of the Costa fleet, the new Costa Diadema, will sail on its maiden voyage in November 2014 from Venice to Savona. Costa Cruises has invested approximately US$745 million in what will be the largest cruise ship flying an Italian flag. Built by Fincantieri at its Marghera shipyard in Venice, the Costa Diadema is also known as Costa Tiara. It’s the tenth ship to be delivered by Fincanieri to Costa Cruises.

Costa Diadema will be capable of accommodating 4,947 passengers and 1,253 crew members. It is 306m long and 37.2m wide and it features 1,854 cabins. The most impressive attraction of the vessel will be the Samsara spa covering an area of about 7,800m². The interior of the ship is designed by Architect Joseph Farcus. It will carry some 7,874 works of art, including original art, reproductions and silk-screen prints by 41 artists (38 of them Italian).

“The whole project of the ship is based on ‘pure design’ aimed to affect the emotions of every guest. The design philosophy is sophisticated and contemporary. We have been trying to create special designs, which affect the emotions of the guests indicating to them they are sailing in a very special environment created for their leisure and delivering them to the real destination, their dreams,” said Fracus.

Costa Diadema will include 15 bars, three swimming pools (one of them with a retractable roof), a multisports pitch, eight hot tubs, an outdoor jogging track, library, baby pool, restaurants with excellent food and many more. The ship will be equipped with six Wärtsilä 12V46 main engines with an output of 75,600kW and it will set sail for a series of Mediterranean cruises immediately after its inauguration.

Dubai's new $1.5 billion Royal Atlantis Resort

Dubai’s new $1.5 billion Royal Atlantis Resort

Yet another extraordinary resort will be built in Dubai. The Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has approved the construction of a new resort by the Investment Corporation of Dubai. Royal Atlantis resort will cost $1.5 billion and it will be located at the Palm Jumeirah next to the Atlantis resort.

Royal Atlantis will include 800 rooms, suites, 250 luxury hotel apartments, private gardens and infinity pools. The resort will rise to 46 stories on the waterfront and it will also house recreational, entertainment and services facilities. The modernist design of glass and stacked blocks will definitely dominate the Palm skyline. “This next phase of Atlantis, including the luxury residences of The Royal Atlantis, will continue to drive the growth of Dubai forward,” said Al Shaibani. “This investment reaffirms ICD’s commitment to support the long-term growth of our domestic hospitality market, a key pillar and growth sector for the Dubai economy.”

The 800 rooms will offer guests spectacular views of the ocean and the Palm Jumeirah island. Luxury rooms and suites will be built under the supervision of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, while the interiors will be taken car of by MGA Design.

Until they build this magnificent resort you can visit the Atlantis, Dubai hotel resort located at the apex of the Palm Jumeirah. It is themed on the myth of Atlantis and it also includes distinct Arabian elements. This is a very famous hotel in Dubai and one of the most popular among tourist.

Gold Ferrari

Gold Ferrari 458 Spider

Ferrari is well known for its classic red edition, even though we had a chance to see it in some other colors. There’s a new Ferrari whose appearance stands out from the rest and it’s absolutely stunning! It seems that for kickboxing world champion Riyadh Al-Azzawi just buying one of the flashest cars on the market isn’t enough, so he completely wrapped it in gold chrome!

Ferrari 458 Spider wrapped with gold vinyl is powered by a 4.5-litre V8 engine which, located behind the driver, develops a whopping 562bhp. This gives it a 0-62mph time of 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 199mph. The inner rim of the wheels are also painted gold with matte black spokes then featuring alongside yellow Ferrari centre caps.

The car has attracted a lot of attention, which is understandable because you don’t see every day golden cars on the street. Ferrari 458 Spider is worth £200,000 and It’s the convertible version of the popular supercar which is widely regarded as one of the greatest cars built by the Italian firm.

The owner of this car, kickboxing world champion Riyadh al-Azzawi, became Iraq national champion six times and Arabic champion twice, then he moved to the UK and won the British Championship twice, before moving on to claim the European title. This outstanding fighter already has a lot of gold medals and now he also has the gold Ferrari, his new favorite car.

If you have an idea how to make a Ferrari 458 even more unique and extravagant, then check out Ferrari 458 in our shop. There is nothing more beautiful than driving your own wild beast different from everything you can see on a street.

Marlon Brando's South Sea Island Paradise Resort

Marlon Brando’s South Sea Island Paradise Resort

The private island of Tetiaroa is opening a high-end luxury resort called ‘The Brando’. This atoll served as a summer residence for the former chiefs and kings of Tahiti. The Pacific Beachcomber Group has been developing the Brando Resort, in line with the actor’s vision, which aims to be the most luxurious eco-friendly resort on the planet.

Just 30 miles north of Tahiti, the Brando luxury eco-hotel has 35 villas located along the coast of Motu Onetahi (each with extensive views, private beach area and plunge pool), Varua day spa, eco-research station, staff village and private runway. The 2.5-mile-long island is only accessible by private plane. If you want to come there you will have to take a 20-minute flight from Papeete’s Faa’a International Airport. The flight is operated by the island’s exclusive private airline, Air Tetiaroa.

“There is nothing like The Brando in the world, and we look forward to sharing this paradise with our guests and making their stays with us truly memorable and life-enriching,” said the resort’s general manager Silvio Bion.

The island boasts white-sand beaches, swaying coconut palms, exotic birds, and abundant marine life. The resort also offers two gourmet restaurants, two hotel bars, a luxurious overwater spa, an organic fruit orchard, vegetable garden, and an environmental research station.
The actor, who lived on the island for several years, said: ”My mind is always soothed when I imagine myself sitting on my South Sea island at night. If I have my way, Tetiaroa will remain forever a place that reminds Tahitians of who they are and what they were centuries ago.” It was all part of Brando’s vision to transform Tetiaroa into a sustainable resort.

The Polar Star

The Polar Star

The 206.69ft/63 motor yacht was built in 2005 and last refitted in 2011. Polar Star features naval architecture by Lurssen Yachts, exterior design by Espen Oeino, the interior work of Pauline Nunns and it’s built to the highest technical standards. Six stunning levels provide unparalleled interior and exterior deck space.

The yacht is a perfect combination of outstanding ocean-going qualities and ice capabilities with the interior volume and amenities of a luxury superyacht. Its interior layout sleeps up to 12 guests in 6 staterooms, including a master suite, 2 double cabins, 2 twin cabins and convertible cabin. Polar Star has a cruising speed of 12 knots, a maximum speed of 15 knots and a range of 6000nm from her 215000litre fuel tanks. It’s powered by two Caterpillar 3512B engines.

The luxury Polar Star is equipped with a water toys such as Jet Skis, Waverunners, kayaks, a custom-built dive compressor and fishing equipment; all of which is stored in the stern garage. Polar Star completed an extensive refit in 2011 with upgraded AV and IT system, outdoor cinema on the sundeck and new upholstered furniture. There is also a large impressive Jacuzzi.

Polar Star cruises the Mediterranean during the summer charter season and the Caribbean in winter.

Mercedes-benz amg gt revealed

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT revealed

Mercedes-Benz has revealed the new 2016 AMG GT, the second sports car developed entirely in-house by Mercedes-AMG. The combination of unique design and fantastic performances that adorn this car will surely impress many people. The new two-seater becomes the first Mercedes-AMG model which use a new developed V8 direct injection petrol engine.

“With the new Mercedes-AMG GT, we are venturing out into a challenging sports car segment with its top-class competitive field. This is an incentive and motivation for us at the same time to prove to sports car enthusiasts around the world the kind of performance that AMG is capable of,” said Prof Dr Thomas Weber, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, Group Research & Mercedes-Benz Cars Development.

Buyers will be able to choose between a standard GT and more powerful GT S. Both are powered by an all-new 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V-8 that makes 456 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque in the base GT and 503 hp and 479 lb-ft in the GT S. Top speed for the GT S is electronically limited to 193 mph. Depending on the model, there are up to five different driving modes: controlled efficiency, sport, sport plus, individual and race – the latter available exclusively on the GT S.

The car has a long hood and wide rear end and it will be largely made of aluminum. The interior of the car is spotless and it features wide dash, four throw-back air vents and an instrument cluster made up of analog gauges. The center console’s design and materials make the driver feel like a racing driver.

“Breathtaking proportions, powerfully sculpted surfaces and flowing lines turn the new AMG into a contemporary sports car which embodies the spirit of the glorious Mercedes sports cars. The GT is a consummate combination of beauty and intelligence,” said Gorden Wagener, Vice President Design Daimler AG.

IWC Ingenieur Constant-Force Tourbillon

IWC Ingenieur Constant-Force Tourbillon

Ingenieur Constant-Force Tourbillon holds a special place in the IWC Ingenieur family. The watch features a patented constant-force mechanism integrated in a tourbillon. The double moon phases for the northern and southern hemispheres display depicts the surface of the earth’s natural satellite so realistically that even tiny craters can be recognized.

The 94800-calibre basic movement features two barrels. It provides the energy for the higher torque required to drive the constant-force tourbillon and also provides the moon phase module with the necessary power. The double barrel movement has 96 hour power reserve when fully wound. The moon phase module shows the number of days until the next full moon.

The inspiration for the design on the movement side came from a sports car’s engine block. Ingenieur Constant-Force Tourbillon adorns platinum and ceramic case with a black alligator leather strap. The watch has water resistant to 12 bar. The price of this beautiful watch is $290,000.

Since 1868, the IWC has been creating unique high quality watches that are different from others in many ways. Each product family represents a different theme. First watch for the Ingenieur family was launched in 1976. It was legendary Ingenieur SL, Reference 1832, designed by Gérald Genta. In the early 1970s, a diver’s helmet was the main inspiration for this remarkable designer.

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