Future Suit

Future Suit

The Heritage Bank Power Suit pays for your purchases

Australia’s Heritage Bank teamed up with Visa to launch The Heritage Power Suit, a wearable technology outfit with an inbuilt payment chip sewn into its sleeve.

The bank is using the same NFC chip used in the VISA payWave terminals, but instead of embedding them in a card, they are woven inside the sleeve of a suit. The chip is then linked to the account of the user. The balance of the Power Suit can be checked and topped up with a linked Heritage Bank prepaid account accessible online or through an app.

The suit is made from fine merino wool and is tailored by MJ Bale.

Heritage Bank donates all the money paid for the Power Suits to 4 ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders) Kids. This actually means that the Power Suit, enables users of this wearable tech garment, to pay for purchases using their sleeves, and donate to a charitable organization at the same time.

Luxury Bahamas Boat House

Luxury Bahamas Boat House

“When you come into the property at night in your boat, it’s like returning to a hideout in a James Bond movie,” say the current owners.

Originally offered for $5.5 million, the Boat House sits inside the exclusive, five-star Grand Bahama Yacht Club in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island and the purchase comes with a membership to The Lucayan or Bahama Reef Golf and Country Clubs. It features five bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms spread across three expansive residences, including a main boat house, guest cottage, and studio.

The Boat House consists of three buildings: a 7,907 square foot main house, a 1,220 sq. ft. guest cottage, a three car garage, and a 600 sq. ft. studio. The design is a blend of traditional Danish and Caribbean architecture.

The house’s most distinctive feature is an enchanting boat slip and lift area that serves as the highlight of the ground floor. Lit by the glow of antique chandeliers and engulfed in rich mahogany finishes and Ipe wood flooring, the boat slip allows the owner of the home to enter without ever having to touch land. The Hinckley Picnic Boat is also included in the sale.

NH Luxury Compound On Sale For $49 Million

NH Luxury Compound On Sale For $49 Million

This incredibly wonderful waterfront estate is located at 142 & 144 Hopewell Road in Alton, NH and is situated on over 16 acres of land overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee with 1,594 feet of water frontage. It is owned by Bob Bahre, who is the former owner of New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

It has been listed for sale through Christie’s International Real Estate at a staggering $49 million and it is the most expensive property to ever hit the New Hampshire real estate market, according to listing firm LandVest Luxury Real Estate.

It comprises of two residences with over 63,000 square feet of elegant living space, as well as manicured grounds, lakefront trails, outdoor entertaining areas, 1,594 feet of water frontage, a pool with adjoining grotto, tennis court, boat houses, post-and-beam barn residence and a tea house.

When we talk about the interior, then we must mention that the residences features marble flooring, custom woodwork, carved fireplace mantels, crystal chandeliers, and paneled libraries in the classic English country house-style.

XRS 43 by Hunton Powerboats

XRS 43 by Hunton Powerboats

Hunton is the British builder of high performance, luxury powerboats.
“We’ve always said that the team at Hunton are up for a challenge, and this commission was certainly that! As well as overcoming the obvious engineering challenges, we’ve set about creating a boat designed to tick every box for this particular customer, which is exactly how we feel successful businesses should be run. It’s not about what we want, it is about fulfilling our customers’ dreams,” said Fiona Pool, Managing Director of Hunton.
The Hunton XRS 43 is equipped with twin Cummins 480hp and has a top speed of 60 knots. Stylish interior, finished to the highest standard include a wine refrigerator, a watch-winder, a temperature-controlled humidor, lounge seating instead of a bed.

Raymond Weil

Raymond Weil
Veil of black elegance

Raymond Weil Genève is a Swiss luxury watchmaker, founded in 1976 in Geneva. It is a family company founded by Mr Raymond Weil.
The freelancer collection continues to evolve. The ladies’ model, is worn on a black alligator strap complementing a 29mm rose gold PVD plated steel case, delicately set with 50 diamonds. Incredible elegance watch is made of the most graceful and sophisticated material, pearl and diamonds blend with mechanical prestige.
Unique Freelancer is also made for active men who are elegant at all times. This watch includes the rose gold plated case, indexes and hands beautifully highlighted by the black dial and leather strap.
These two black models beat to the rhythm of a mechanical, automatic winding movement, which reveals its balance at 12 o’clock and powers the functions of hours, minutes and seconds.

Range Rover Hybrid Long Wheelbase

Range Rover Hybrid Long Wheelbase

- Combination of premium luxury, interior space, exceptional fuel and emissions performance –

The Land Rover unveiled the Range Rover Long Wheelbase Hybrid, at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show, to join the standard version and Range Rover Sport Hybrid.

Range Rover’s new longer, greener model is the first ever diesel-electric hybrid car to go on sale in China. Range Rover Hybrid LWB offers an additional 186mm rear seat legroom, 26 per cent lower CO2 emissions (169g/km) and 44.1mpg (combined), with uncompromised luxury, performance and all-terrain capabilities.

It combines the brand’s SDV6 3.0-liter turbodiesel and a 35-kW (47-horsepower) electric motor that combine to deliver 335 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. Connected to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission, the combo enables the vehicle to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in about 7.5 seconds, while top speed is rated at 135 mph.

THE $360 MILLION TOUR ODEON PENTHOUSE IN MONACO

THE $360 MILLION TOUR ODEON PENTHOUSE IN MONACO

Can you Imagine swimming in a pool with its own waterslide on top of a 170 metre-high tower overlooking the azure Mediterranean coastline?

The visionary for the project is architect Alexander Giraldi, a master of “belle epoque” design, which is inspired by the atmosphere of early 20th century Paris.
This ultra-luxurious property is spread over a generous 5-floor space in the French Principality in the 49-storey building named Tour Odean.
Located within the Golden Citadel of Monte Carlo, the Tour Odeon Tower is the latest addition to the elite status of the city-state of Monaco, which is well known as one of the most expensive areas in the world for luxury real estate, home to luxurious casinos, luxury yachts, exotic cars and exciting events such as the Formula One Grand Prix, the Monte-Carlo Arts Festival, and the Rolex Tennis Master.

Soaring to a height of 170m, the Odeon Tower is the Mediterranean coastline’s second tallest and most expensive building.

A BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS ESTATE ASKS $15 MILLION

A BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS ESTATE ASKS $15 MILLION

Building the house was challenging, Mr. Helm said, since ‘that peninsula is not one piece of rock—we had to secure the rocks together.’

The first visible house on Tortola, approaching from the West, is the BVI’s “Signature Villa” Steele Point. This amazing beauty is for sale. Named after the peninsula upon which this unique home is perched, ‘Steele Point’ is located on the very western tip of Tortola in the breathtaking British Virgin Islands. Surrounded by the most beautiful sailing waters in the world, ‘Steele Point’ is simply extraordinary.

Every detail in this custom home is a masterpiece of design. The villa is actually three structures linked by pathways. At the top is a bedroom with an outdoor shower, further down are the living and dining rooms, 2 bedrooms and 2½ baths, and below that is a structure with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths—including one with its own live palm tree.

ADASTRA SUPERYACHT

ADASTRA SUPERYACHT

“When you look at Adastra you look at the future of yacht design”

Designed by luxury yacht designer John Shuttleworth, the striking 42.5m Trimaran Adastra was launched in China for Hong Kong clients Anto and Elaine Marden. Her striking and futuristic design is a result of more than five years of cooperation between the Owner, the exterior designer John Shuttleworth Design Ltd, as well as the interior designers Jepson Designs and the shipyard.
Adastra won the Most Innovative Yacht prize, and at the ShowBoats Design Awards with an award for naval architecture and a judges’ commendation for exterior styling.

The yacht uses a trimaran shape that allows it to have multiple hulls, and ensures smooth and faster travel, allowing the vessel to move comfortably over water at high-speeds. The yacht’s deck and superstructure are constructed of carbon fibre with a carbon/Nomex honeycomb core, while the hull is an e-glass/Kevlar foam sandwich. At light load, the yacht burns 4.5 gallons of fuel an hour to cruise at 10.5 knots, which gives a range of 10,000 nautical miles. At 17 knots she uses 98 litres an hour and has a range of 4,000 nautical miles. Her top speed, delivered by one 1,150hp Caterpillar C18 engine, is 23.2 knots.
Adastra’s 16 metre beam creates a spacious saloon area on the main deck which offers superb views through a panoramic window and accommodates a lounge area, dining table, and navigation station.

Royal Black Caviar watch by YORK

Royal Black Caviar watch by YORK

Brilliant Royal Black Caviar is more than just a timepiece

This is a serious traditional watch created by the Schaumburg Watch company, which York serves as creative director and a shareholder. The 18k, 44mm gold case is topped by a bezel set with 53 black diamonds, that form the outer ring, and five black diamonds on the crown.

The main dial is crafted of sterling silver as well, garnished with a gorgeous black enameling with white numerals for delicate contrast. The most amazing thing is actually strapping, It was made exclusively from stingray leather from the Indo-Pacific region. Thanks to that, the black strap looks like it was made from caviar eggs. The beating heart inside this black beauty is a mechanically-wound movement SW07, engraved by hand and styled with 17 jewels.

It is available in a limited edition of 99 and a price of 59,500 dollars.