Pal-V One – flying car

Pal-V One – flying car

Ever dreamed of owning a flying car? Well, from dreams to reality, the world of the flying cars is here! You can now purchase your own personal flying car PAL-V One for $395,000 with deliveries starting in 2016 with a maximum production capability of 150 units per year for the first two or three years. Now you can fly-drive to almost any destination!

This spectacular machine promises an unforgettable ride on the road and in the air! Technically it’s a three-wheeled motorcycle that transforms into a gyrocopter. Pal-V One can reach speeds of up to 112 mph and goes from 0 to 60 in under 8 seconds when driven on the road, and takes just 10 minutes to convert between modes. Personal Air and Land Vehicle (Pal-v) uses an autogyro flight system, with a 230-horsepower gasoline engine spinning a rear-facing propeller and an auto-rotating, retractable main rotor to generate lift. So if the engine fails, the craft still can land safely thanks to the lift generated by its auto-rotating main rotor.

Fly out of a traffic jam is not so simply because Pal-V requires 540ft of runway to take off and 100ft to land. But it flies below 4,000ft, so interfering with commercial air traffic is not an issue. Once the engine stops, the propeller folds itself automatically into the driving position.

A main requirement was to create a land-air vehicle that anyone could use. For that reason, the company has created a 3D simulator so people can practice take-offs, landings, and steering, before getting behind the stick of the real thing. They even simulate many real airports around the world that people might take off from.

Outstanding Nouveau Yacht Concept

Outstanding Nouveau Yacht Concept

British designer Andy Waugh has celebrated the launch of his new studio and released 90m Nouveau superyacht concept which is absolutely stunning. In 2008 this talented designer joined the team at H2 Yacht Design where his first major project was the award winning 35 metre Meya Meya which was launched in 2010.

Finally, this year Andy has launched his own brand and he already has three concept yacht designs, each one absolutely gorgeous and unique. Inspiration for 90m Nouveau superyacht comes from the classical exponents of the Art Nouveau style including Alphonse Mucha and Antoni Gaudi.

The main deck features two VIP cabins. There are also dining and lounging spaces, leading out to an aft deck with an infinity-style swimming pool. Above is an owners’ deck with balconies on both sides. Elegant spiral staircases here link the decks above and below.

The topmost deck houses a sun deck with splendid views and soothing Jacuzzi. Water runs from a waterfall on the sun deck spa pool, through narrow channels edging the bridge and owners’ decks to the main deck swimming pool. Exterior styling provides an enhanced sense of light and space.

This is a concept that really pushes the boundaries of the yacht aesthetic. Luxury yacht Nouveau is aimed at the more modern client who prefers to define themselves by their style and taste in design.

Idolwood Lagoon Estate

Idolwood Lagoon Estate

Bermuda is made up of 181 islands, islets and rocks. Most of these are uninhabited, but eight of the larger ones are linked by bridges and one causeway. Australian television pioneer Reg Grundy has put his luxury waterfront property in Tucker’s Town up for sale for stunning $38,250,000. Tucker’s Town is a small, exclusive community in St. George’s Parish, Bermuda at the mouth of Castle Harbour, on Tucker’s Town Peninsula on Bermuda’s main island.

Idolwood Lagoon Estate, is set on 4.27 acres and comprises a beautiful main house of approximately 10,350 sq.ft. and three separate cottages together offering an additional 4,000 sq. ft. It overlooks a secluded tranquil lagoon with turquoise waters and a sandy beach. The impressive main residence was completely rebuilt in 1997 includes 5 bedrooms suites, a study with half bathroom, a spacious 2-storey entrance hall, grand living room, formal dining room, kitchen, family room and two-storey library.

Three separate cottages are composed of “Summer Cottage”, “Little Moss Cottage” and “Mayfield Cottage”.
“Summer Cottage” is a self-contained guest cottage with studio kitchen and patio overlooking the lagoon.
“Little Moss Cottage” has 2 bedrooms suites, living room with open plan kitchen and outdoor terrace as well as a studio annex with bedroom.
“Mayfield Cottage” could offer 3 bedrooms, one en suite, and two half bathrooms with entrance hall, kitchen and living room. This impressive cottage allows you to watch right to Castle Harbour, a large natural harbour in Bermuda, from your own terrace. Castle Harbour is located between the northeastern end of the main island and St. David’s Island.

Mr Grundy, the man behind the Restless Years, Wheel of Fortune game show on radio, Young Doctors, Sons and Daughters, Neighbours and Sale of the Century, listed his home with Rego Sotheby’s International Realty.

Arnold and Son - Royal TEC1 Blue

Arnold and Son – Royal TEC1 Blue

Arnold & Son develop and produce their own movements in-house and unlike other watch manufacturers, Arnold & Son develops a new movement for every single model. This year at Baselworld, for their 250th anniversary, Arnold & Son unveils the Technically Advanced Tourbillon Chronograph: the Royal TEC1.

TEC1 – the tourbillon chronograph with an extraordinary blue dial is an exclusive superb avant-garde yet classic new timepiece. The integration of a high-frequency tourbillon, a chronograph and an automatic winding system, in a way that is elegant and technically advanced, was the challenge for Arnold & Son’s Research and Development team in creating this timepiece.

Royal TEC1 comes in three flavors: an 18K red gold version with anthracite dial, a palladium version with a silvery white dial, and a limited edition 18K red gold version with blue lacquered dial.
Gorgeous limited edition red gold model with blue lacquered dial measures 35.00 mm in diameter and 8.83 mm in height – comprises the integrated chronograph with column-wheel actuation and a full rotor for the automatic winding. The large case measures 45 mm in diameter.

This is Arnold & Son’s first hi-beat tourbillon, meaning that the balance wheel in the escapement vibrates with 28,800 vibrations per hour (4Hz).

BOEING 787-9 Dreamliner

BOEING 787-9 Dreamliner

We all know that the Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners. Only a few weeks ago Boeing unveiled its latest, super-advanced plane, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. It is the second member of the super-efficient 787 family. First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner was delivered to Air New Zealand.

The plane’s fuselage is 20 feet longer than Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. It has a range of 8,000-8,500 nautical miles (the 787-8 has a range of 7,650-8,200) and seats 280 passengers, nearly 40 more than its predecessor. This is the first of ten 787-9 Dreamliners to join Air New Zealand’s fleet. The aircraft will operate the Auckland-Perth route from 15 October 2014 and to Shanghai and Tokyo later this year.

The new Dreamliner 787-9 is really beefing up its sleep space. The business cabin will have 18 lie-flat seats. Well they think about everything because scoops on the side of the plane constantly bring in fresh air, which goes through an advanced filtration system that makes the air cleaner and more humid. This really improves the comfort of the flight. The 787-9 leverages the visionary design of the 787-8, offering passengers features such as large windows, large stow bins, modern LED lighting, higher humidity, a lower cabin altitude and a smoother ride.

The larger 787-9 now accounts for 40% of Boeing’s orders for the Dreamliner, with 413 reserved by airlines. The company launched a third, even-larger model, called the 787-10, last summer with seating for around 320 passengers. It is due in 2018.

JAQUET DROZ LADY 8 WATCH

JAQUET DROZ LADY 8 WATCH

Ancient societies believed that each numerological figure possessed a distinctive meaning. N have played significant roles throughout cultures in both scientific and spiritual realms. For the Swiss watchmaker Jaquet Droz, the number eight has been the brand’s lucky number since 1784. The symbol of infinity and completeness, the figure 8, has always been present on the dial.

This story about “lucky number 8“ is perfectly blended into fascinating Lady 8. Watch features the bezel intertwined with a gem-set ribbon and the pearl or a round precious stone placed at the summit of the case, at 12 o’clock.

The pearl at 12 o’clock is white; the cabochon is made of white mother-of-pearl, as the dome-shape dial.

The grey strap is equipped with a 18-carat white gold folding clasp set with 47 diamonds (0.49 ct) and the bezel is set with 128 diamonds (1.28 carat) and the ring with 148 diamonds (0.38 carat). Available in steel, 18k white gold, or 18k red gold, the case is 35mm wide at its widest point.

In order to give the Lady 8 just a little bit more elegance, the lugs have given way to a satin or alligator strap attached to the case, which comes in gem-set white or red gold or stainless steel.

This lucky watch will make any woman even more beautiful.

2014 JEEP CHEROKEE TRAILHAWK

2014 JEEP CHEROKEE TRAILHAWK

Equipped with front-wheel or 4-wheel drive, the new 2014 Cherokee is more than a simple midsize crossover. In extreme conditions Jeep offers absolutely stunning Trailhawk.

Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk has noticeably better front and rear angle, higher ground clearance and good ramp-overs than the 2WD Cherokee and their milder 4WD brothers.

There’s a full-colour 7-inch reconfigurable LED instrument cluster that’s backed up by an 8.4-inch colour touchscreen media centre with a variety of functions. Selec-Terrain traction control system with five customized settings (Auto, Snow, Sport, Sand/Mud and Rock ) makes things easier. Just spin the dial to match the conditions or leave it in Auto for confident 4×4 performance on any road or weather condition.

The 2014 Cherokee is also equipped with hill-ascent control, hill-descent control, and 4-wheel-disc brakes with vented front rotors. Trailhawk has wheel flares, tow hooks, skid plates, off-road suspension, diff-lock, 17-inch polished wheels and red stitching throughout the cabin. Its towing capacity is 4500 pounds. With the push of a button, it can electronically lock both rear wheels together for outstanding traction at lower speeds. Something even more spectacular is related to speed control. Selec-Speed Control is only available on Cherokee Trailhawk. It’s a great feature for off-roading and helps you confidently drive up or down hills at controlled, steady speeds.

This model is equipped with a 3.2L V6 engine, sending power to the wheels through a standard 9-speed automatic transmission. The result is formidable 271 horsepower.

Time for a wild ride? Absolutely!

THE SYDNEY SKYHOUSE

THE SYDNEY SKYHOUSE

One of the most sensational penthouses in the world is definitely SkyHouse in Sydney. The magnificent penthouse boasts breathtaking 280 degree views of Sydney with all three levels overlooking the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Sydney Heads and the stunning Sydney skyline.

A three-story apartment in Sydney was built in 2003 and recently renovated. Designed by renowned architect Harry Seidler and Associates, the Cove building has 45 levels and a stunning lobby with illuminated Onyx walls.

This amazing Skyhouse features 280 degree panoramic views, 460 square metres of internal living over two levels, 173 square metres of outdoor including stunning roof terrace, premier north west perspective bathes home with natural light, vast open plan entertaining areas capture the superb panorama, exquisite appointments and impeccable finishes throughout, palatial secluded master suite complete with spa and walk-in, aquarium, user-friendly home automation, home cinema, spa and sauna on roof deck, 24hr concierge, footsteps to galleries, cafes, shops and theaters. The luxury property also offers a gym and a 20-meter pool. Absolutely fascinating right? But that’s not all. LCD screens built into the wall replace traditional hanging photos/art enabling ever rotating images to be displayed.

The SkyHouse is equipped with the Latest AMX technology and controls.

This prestigious penthouse is one of the most distinguished opportunities in Sydney real estate for sale.

ROYAL HUISMAN ATHENA

ROYAL HUISMAN ATHENA

The 295-foot Royal Huisman Athena — one of the largest sailing yachts was built in 2004, and her most recent major refit was in 2011. This is not the newest yacht on the market that you can buy, but it certainly is one of the most elegant that enchants with every detail.

From her clipper bow to her fantail transom, Athena embodies all that we know to be classic beauty in the yachting world. Athena features 5 staterooms, including a master suite, 3 double cabins and 1 twin cabin. The master cabin is fitted with a whirlpool tub and the main salon is divided into two separate seating areas, one with a game table and piano. She is capable of carrying up to 20 crew onboard to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience.

The 90m sailing yacht Athena has a beam of 12.2m (40.03ft) and cruises at 14 knots. She is powered by two Caterpillar 3516B engine of 2000 horse power or 1492 KW each, while the sum output is of 4000 HP or 2943 KW.
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PATEK PHILIPPE NAUTILUS NEW 2014

PATEK PHILIPPE NAUTILUS NEW 2014

Patek Philippe has unveiled two new chronograph watches in steel cases, the Annual Calendar Chronograph, and the Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph.
The Nautilus was first produced in 1976. and still ranks among the most coveted timepieces at auctions to this very day. Now, for the first time, it combines the chronograph and dual time functions. Travel Time function indicates the time in two different time zones at a single glance.

Its round case is made of stainless steel and features an exquisite bezel, giving the watch an elegant look. Beautiful black dial shows time in hours minutes and seconds and features a highly legible date display at 12 o’clock, second time zone display using a central hand, and local and second time zone day/night displays at 9 and 3 o’clock respectively.

The 5990/1A features a new self-winding calibre, CH 28-520 C FUS, with a minimum power reserve of 45 hours. Calibre CH 28-520 C FUS contains four complications to be exact (chronograph, date, day/night, and travel time) and is efficiently sized at 28 x 31mm with a thickness of 6.95mm.

The pushers used to operate the mechanism are cleverly camouflaged on the left side of the watch’s case, preserving the lines that the Nautilus collection is known for. The Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph is available for $57,300.