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Wally One

In my entry about the J-Craft I stated that I would have a hard time choosing between that and a Wally Tender. Wally is a Monaco based company, which led me to quite a few doubts whether or not the Monegasques can produce something of quality.

My family has had a Wally tender in Croatia for the last three years and I’ve spent quite a few hours behind the rudder. I don’t have too much experience with power boats, this however is a dream to pilot. When time came for Wally to update their tender, the Wally one was presented.

Wally’s founder and president Luca Bassani Antivari said “Wally One is an exercise in giving our customers more for less – more performance, technology and comfort with less overall length, consumption and cost. It has been designed as more of a day boat than its predecessor with flexible seating, increased sunbed space and a host of modern conveniences.”

You still get the impressive 42 feet long hull and power to match (630 bhp from dual Yanmar engines) but at a cheaper price than it’s predecessor. The Tender with dual V8:s that delivers 820 bhp started at 875.000 euro, performance that is match by the just as big, 300.000 euro cheaper Wally One.

Get this over the J-Craft torpedo and you will get more speed, better fuel consumption and still have money to spare for watches and champagne.

Author: O.E.W

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Merdeces-Benz SLS AMG

Between the two famous summer villages Båstad and Torekov runs an amazing road called “the italian road”. It so happens to be the place where I met my first love.
At a particular point of the road one can find a sweet spot with a gorgeous view over the ocean. Annually a meeting about the most beautiful car ever made is hosted there – the 300SL.

As the SLR became outdated Mercedes-Benz needed something new and fresh to replace it. In my opinion the SLS was the right guy for the job. I also think it was the right decision to wait with the 300 SL tribute until technology allowed for Mercedes-Benz to do it justice.

The SLS is an awesome car with a V8 delivering 563 bhp.
One might think that its properties would resemble that of the “normal” SL but where the SL is an autobahn-tourer the SLS has a more track-oriented approach to life.

Mercedes-Benz will release the SLS AMG in at least 5 different versions. The regular SLS AMG, the SLS AMG Electric Drive (powered by 4 electric engines), SLS AMG GT (tuning, updated transmission and suspension), SLS AMG Roadster (Convertible, best car in the world according to Jeremy Clarkson) and the unholy beast, SLS AMG Black Series. The Black Series is set to hit the market in Q2, 2014. They amped up the output to 622, raised the redline from 7200 to 8000 rpm and lowered its weight by 70kg.

After you’ve watched what Clarkson has to say about the roadster you should head over to The Billionaire Shop to acquire your own.

author: O.E.W

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Aston Martin Rapide Deluxe

When the Rapide was launched in 2010, 21 years had passed since Aston Martin put our their previous four-door high performance sport sedan. Aston Martin felt they had the possibility to establish themselves once again on this particular market.

You can clearly distinguish visual features from the DB9, on which the Rapide is based upon. Power is delivered by a 6.0 liter V12 accumulating 470 bhp. A lot of effort has gone into making this a comfortable luxury sedan yet retaining the Aston Martin racing lineage.

To up the comfort even more, Aston Martin released the Rapide Deluxe where customers are granted access to a wide array of exclusive colors called “Fast Track” colors. The interior up The rear seat features new multimedia screens heating, ventilation and electric adjustability.

Among the color options that can be incorporated into the handcrafted interior upholstery we can choose between the following colors: Piano Black, Bamboo, Tamo Ash, Double Apex Nexus Alloy and Alloy. The tilt-telescoping steering wheel will of course be in the same material. A custom set of 6 pieces of luggage can be ordered, also in the same material.

Personally I feel pictures doesn’t do the Rapide justice, you just have to see it in real life. Get it at our shop http://thebillionaireshop.com/.

Author: O.E.W

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How to become a billionaire

Do it like David Choe! Back in 2005 the then-President of Facebook Sean Parker asked David if he could paint their new offices. He offered David a few thousand dollars in cold hard cash or just the equivalent in company stocks. Fortunately for David he picked the stocks, which is now worth about 200 million dollars.

The most definite route to become a millionaire is to attend a top ranked university. Of the 469 Americans on Forbes’ most recent list of the world’s billionaires, 50 received at least one degree from Harvard, 30 received one from Stanford and 19 received one from Yale. Sometimes just attending for a little while will suffice, 5 dropouts from the New York University managed to reach billionaire status.

Play lotto. Big world wide lotteries has produced it’s fair share of extraordinary wealthy people. While maybe not the easiest route it is by far the most comfy one. At Multilotto you can play on the worlds biggest lotteries. Good luck!

Author: O.E.W

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Lamborghini Aventador (LP700-4)

When time came for Lamborghinis previous monarch, the Murcielago, to abdicate, he left the throne for the new heir – the Aventador.

As a descendant of extremely potent mid-engined kings the Aventador surely had a lot to live up to. You can clearly distinguish visual features from the epic Reventon and the family pedigree boasts names like Countach and Diablo.
Plenty of work has also gone into weight reduction, with a carbonfibre ‘tub’ and a body that’s built from a mixture of composite and aluminium.

A 6.5 liters V12 zooms the Aventador from standing to a 100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds. However, unlike many of it’s competitors such as the Veyron and the MP4, the Aventador doesn’t have that seamless dual clutch gearbox. In short, this means that shifting will express itself in a much more dramatic and brutal fashion.

This gearbox together with the loud V12 and enormous rear tires conjoins in what really represents a true Lamborghini.
Lamborghini wanted to make this a vehicle you could use everyday and the Aventador actually performs excellent in urban areas.

The steering is light and precise, and it’s possible to trundle along at normal traffic speeds. Motor trend called it “the friendliest V12 super car in the world”.
Despite this it’s still a Lambo. Raw, noisy, intimidating and yet so capable. Get your own at our shop, you won’t regret it.

Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater

Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Tourbillon

I’m a big fan of minute repeaters. I’m not so sure I’d like the attention the chiming would bring but the engineering behind it is totally awesome. This particular piece is a combination of a flying tourbillion and a minute repeater.
It is available in either rose gold or platinum, with the latter material beeing the “loudest”. The grade 5 titanium produce a sound level of 68 (!!) decibels, compared to the rose gold, which produces 63.

The entire watch has been developed and produced in-house by Cartier and it took them about 4 years. 447 individual pieces are required to compose the caliber 9402 MC, which is manually wound.

Normally minute repeaters are slide-activated, however, the Rotonde the Cartier is activated through the push of a button.
Check out the video below and then head over to TBS to pick up your own.

// O.E.W

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Rolls Royce Phantom

The Presidential double RR. Top gears “Car of the year” 2003. Eternal icon of the rich and famous. One of the few cars that even our grand parents remember and recognize. There is much to be said of the luxury-(s)wagon that originates from Charles Stewart Rolls and Henry Royce.

The first generation of phantoms hit the market back in 1925 and is has been followed by 8 newer generations. Currently the flagship of the english automobile house that is Rolls Royce.

Customers can choose from 44.000 different paint jobs and specify any leather colors. The instrument cluster is not shared with any other vehicle and is has a “power reserve” dial. The famous suicide doors houses teflon-coated umbrellas and the classic “Spirit of Ecstasy” ornament has an automatic electronic retraction mechanism to prevent it from being stolen. The RR logos on each wheel hub floats just like modern spinner rims and of course the Phantom also features a fridge.

Rolls-Royce has been known to promote true customization, delivering fully bullet proof vehicles, vehicles with safes and my favorite: 12k sterling starlight roof.

Powered by a V12 from BMW these things run like a dream. Check out the video below and then head over to TBS to pick up your Phantom: Double R Phantom

RM027

Two weeks ago I did an entry on the RM053, the polo watch from Richard Mille. While it is a pretty impressive piece of machinery it might not be the most practical or subtle watch. The RM027 can’t really add “subtlety” to it’s resume either but at least it’s less flamboyant than the RM053.

Richard Mille has since he first produced a tourbillion in titanium fought the perceived value of titanium being to light and not luxurious enough. However time is witness of RM watches being luxury impersonated, through means of combining lightness and high-technology.

One must really appreciate the complexity of a task such as designing a watch for a super athlete. Especially for one like Rafael Nadal where ANY change in his environment might translate into poor performance. By creating an alloy out of titanium and LITAL (lithium, aluminum, copper, magnesium and zirconium) Richard Mille was able to achieve a movement weight of just 3.83 grams. Thats right, 3.83 grams.

The watch weighs in at a total of 20 grams, giving it the ability to float on water. I could write a witty reference of Jesus walking on water here but I won’t. Suffice it to say that it is the first time a timekeeper has been on the wrist of a grand slam player.

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If I were to compare this watch to a car it would have to be the legendary Ferrari F40. It so luxurious there isn’t any luxury left! After all it has been on the wrist of Rafa every game since he got it.

Boeing – 7×7

When trying to answer the question: “What is most typical for the rich and famous?” “Private jets” is a strong candidate.
The concept of Private jets arose in the early 60:s after the 2nd world war.

High purchase price, maintenance, storage and operational cost made the acquiring of “PJ:s” inaccessible to anyone but the most rich people in the world. In the 90:s “fractionalized ownership” became popular, allowing companies to share the expenses that comes with a “PJ”.

 As evolution followed is natural path, private aircrafts become easier to acquire leading up to the 11.000-something private aircrafts that are registered today.

As the wealthy grew accustomed to luxury on the ground it gradually was imposed on the transporters of the sky.
The Sultan of Brunei purchased his 747 for 100 million dollars. And he spent an additional 120 million dollars on his interior. This includes washbasins and a bathtub made out of solid gold.

Other famous owners of the Boing 7 are: Roman Abramovich, Donald Trump, Mark Cuban and the White House with the “Air Force One”. Currently they’re ranging from 130 million $ and up.

Soon, supersonic private jets hit the market brining back the performance of the Concorde. They will do NY – Paris in less than 2 hours.
In the meantime pick up your jet here.

Ferrari FF

“What trickery is this? A BMW Z4-Ferrari?” Those were my words, the first time I lay my eyes on the FF online. I didn’t find the big 4-seater very appealing. I dug deeper into some specifications to find out more. The engine is a further development of the V12 used in 599 GTB and the Ferrari Enzo.
Effectively the FF is a rear wheel drive with the power directed to the back wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. Only when drive is needed at the front axle, power is taken directly from the engine into a second gearbox. There are no center differential just two separate gearboxes.

 

Ferrari wanted a car that was able to get their owners to their snow chalets and it proved to be a real challenge.
To prove that they succeeded the Italian automaker chose to set up the press test drive in the Dolomite Mountains in northwest Italy. There was one small problem with the location — the only way to get to the custom-made track, placed atop a ski resort, was by a chair lift. Problem is, the FF doesn’t fit. Ferrari used military choppers to freight their cars and the press to the top of the mountain.

 It wasn’t until mid summer 2012 that I saw the FF for the first time. I was on my way to a dinner in Monaco when I noticed the familiar rear end of something black and beastly on the lot in front of the restaurant. Instantly I come to the conclusion that the pictures seen on the Internet doesn’t do this car any justice at all. My pulse rose just from watching it. Later on I had the pleasure of hearing the start-up and the V12 sang a song that kept me thinking about it for several days to come.

Why would you want a Ferrari FF? Maybe it’s the thought of having a Ferrari that handle snow almost as well as it handels tarmac?? Maybe it is about finally having the ability to transport your whole family in a Ferrari? For me it is totally about being able to bring 3 friends along to share the experience of a car like this. Head over to TBS and get one for yourself.