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The First Dassault Falcon 8X Jet

Dassault Falcon 8X has made its debut the French aerospace firm’s new $58 million ultralong-range business jet. Designed for European charter company Amjet Executive, it will be the first Falcon 8X used for chartered flights.

Billed as the next generation of its predecessor Falcon 7X, the newly unveiled airplane benefits from a longer range and a bigger cabin. The latter will be available in 30 different layouts buyers can choose from. The Falcon 8X has a travel range of up to 7,422 miles at a time and can reach a top speed of 425 mph. It has already received its EASA and FAA certification and is entering service right on schedule, two years after it was initially announced. Customers from about a dozen countries will be able to place additional deliveries.

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The Falcon 8X is a dream-come-true for every avid traveller. It has a bigger cabin and a longer range for comfortable travel. Its state-of-the-art fly-by-wire cockpit relieves pilots of repetitive tasks and lets them focus on flight management instead. The new Falcon 8X is equipped with three turbofan engines, which make it flexible enough to take off from short runways and operate at airports in high elevations or hot climates. New aerodynamic winglets reduce drag and increase efficiency.

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The cabin of the Falcon 8X is almost 43 feet long and 7.6 feet wide, providing plenty of space for a comfortable workspace as well as a restful night’s sleep and a shower. In different configurations, passengers are guaranteed a low noise level (just 52 dB or less) and a low cabin altitude of just 3,900 feet.

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Bentley Bentayga The Fastest, Most Luxurious SUV Yet

When luxurious brand Bentley announced the launch of an SUV many wondered if the bold move would take the company in a direction that was too ‘generic’. However, the new Bentayga finds the appropriate balance between luxury and performance for SUV buyers as it offers yet another star in the company’s remarkable line of vehicles that are built to outperform and redefine luxury.

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The SUV proudly sports the Bentley badge – the unique, unmistakably “Bentley” body lines that combine well with the raw power of a 4×4. The Bentayga has four Drive Dyanmics settings that provide a refined and comfortable driving experience. The comfort mode is the ideal choice for tougher roads and uneven pavement as it allows the SUV to glide effortlessly over potholes and the Sport mode is the way to go for winding roads. The Custom mode adds a level of personality to the car, allowing the driver to leave their mark.

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The Bentayga’s sport an all-new 6.0-liter, twin-turbocharged W12 engine with 600 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. This gives the car the ability to get to 60 mph in 4 seconds flat, making it one of the quickest SUVs on the planet. With a top speed of 187 mph – the SUV rivals many ultra-luxury sports cars from Aston Martin, Ferrari and Maserati.

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Base price for the model is clocked at $229,100 and buyers are guaranteed to enjoy the fine details – courtesy of Mulliner’s specialist coach-building department.  An extended range of 90 exterior colours is available, in addition to 15 interior leather colours and various high-gloss wood veneers and metal finishes to complete the sleek look of the powerful beast.

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Seychelles

Seychelles as Your Next Luxury Vacation Destination

There is a new star on the pristine horizon of the Seychelles and it is the newly-opened Six Senses Zil Pasyon resort.  Twenty-eight luxurious two-bedroom villas with individual pools and an airy, bohemian style invite guests to the private isle of Félicité in the Indian Ocean.  The tropical-chic retreat is an ideal way to explore the island’s world-class, water-based activities—with diving and sport fishing being the top choices of tourists. Other activities are also available – there is hiking in the lush Coco de Mer Valley, sunbathing, or golf on nearby Praslin Island’s 18-hole championship course.

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Balance your core and relax with one of the resort’s more grounding experiences like the restorative treatments at the on-site Six Senses Spa (which is due to open in January). Its dramatic location on rock formations signature to the Seychelles allows guests to enjoy breath-taking views of the tropical paradise while they enjoy some much-needed pampering.

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The lavish living areas exhibit casual elegance with a sense of space and place defined by vaulted ceilings, vast windows, and expansive sundecks. The dining selections are equally inviting, which range from the interactive Chef’s Kitchen (including meals prepared to personal taste in front of the guest) to the Ocean Kitchen (freshly caught seafood complemented by locally sourced, organic ingredients), and the Wine Vault (where the chef and sommelier partner for a customized culinary experience). Guests can choose from a selection of additional amenities, such as cooking classes, a full-service gym (with personal trainer), a library, and an outdoor cinema. In keeping with the resort’s ethos for environmentalism, the resort has its own reverse-osmosis refinery for potable water, a chicken farm, and an organic garden for a fully sustainable experience.

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Availability rates can be checked through Six Senses Zil Pasyon’s website and rates for the villas start from EUR 2,170 / Night.

Apple Watch Series 2

Hermes partners with Apple for the Apple Watch Series 2

Technology and fashion has always gone hand in hand to produce pieces of strong character and purpose-minded artistry. And which two brands are more suited to raise the bar of creative collaboration even further than tech giant Apple and European fashion Maison Hermés? After the successful launch of the first Apple Hermès watch – the elegant original line defined by timeless craftsmanship, has been revisited. The end result is the introduction of the Apple Watch Hermès Series 2.

The expanded collection sports a new Double Buckle Cuff and a price tag of $1,499. It comes in premium Swift or Epsom calfskin leather. The 38 mm stainless-steel case has a ceramic back, accentuated by the leather strap in one of three hues: Rose Jaipur, Étoupe, and Bleu Agate. Another new addition that gives the timepiece its technical allure is the Single Tour Deployment Buckle priced at $1,399. It comes complete with a Hermès Barénia calfskin leather band, a 42 mm case, and a hidden deployment buckle that opens with a single click of the two side buttons.

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Returning for the Series 2 collection are both the Single Tour model with either a 38 mm or 42 mm case (retailing at $1,149 and $1,199,), while the Double Tour piece features a strap that wraps twice around the wrist and is only available with a 38 mm case with a price of $1,299. Both watches are offered with bands in a variety of colours, including Anémone, which is a brand-new shade of vibrant purple that will appeal to the female audience of tech fans.

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An exclusive jewelry selection from the World-Famous TEFAF Art Fair

The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) was founded in Maastricht, the Netherlands, in 1988 as an international annual assembly of top-tier collectors and vendors of jewelry, watches, and object sof art. On October 22, the five-day fair will take place in New York, marking its first foray outside Europe. 93 dealers will make an appearance and some of their announced creations are already drawing attention worldwide. Let’s take a look at the most awaited brands to showcase at the exclusive event.

Hemmerle

The fourth generation family-run jewellery house from Munch is known for its designs that resemble contemporary works of art, every bit wearable. Producing one-of-a-kind pieces, Hemmerle honours ancient techniques by adding a contemporary twist. The century-old jewellery business is taking jewelry to greater and newer heights with a myriad of new offerings.

Veronique Bamps

The antique-jewelry expert with a firm in Monaco, will be exhibiting a delicate design once owned by Princess Irene of Greece. This detailed 16-inch-long gold-chain choker necklace is accentuated with 24 delicate diamond clusters in the garland style (popular in early 1900s). Price for the piece is available on request.

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Primavera Gallery

New York’s Primavera Gallery will display a one-of-a-kind platinum-and-diamond Art Deco–style brooch made by Tiffany & Co. in 1837. A popular item at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Highlights from the Modern Design Collection: 1900–Present, Part II exhibition, the dazzling piece is an unusual foray into the Art Deco design realm for the brand, which is known for its elaborate Art Nouveau styles.

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S.J. Shrubsole

New York-based S.J. Shrubsole will exhibit these Columbian emerald pendant earrings, which date back to the 1850s. Each 18-karat-gold earring is centred on smaller 0.4-carat emeralds at the base and a larger 2-carat cushion-shaped emerald at the bottom; a total of 52 diamonds surround the earrings’ emeralds. Asking price for the earrings is $125,000.

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New Offerings from Italian Yacht Builder Baglietto

Italian premium yacht builder Baglietto has debuted two new designs created in collaboration with Francesco Paszkowski Design. The Monaco Yacht Show was the first event, where the company presented the Baglietto 46M Fast, the Unicorn, and a lavish new project line. The latte will consist of three models ranging in length from 134 feet to 164 feet. Each one of the separate versions will feature a semi-displacement hull of aluminium alloy, although a series with steel-and-aluminium displacement hulls is also in the works for the near future.

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The first vessel to be constructed among the new fleet, is the 144-foot Baglietto 44M. It will feature Paszkowski’s distinctive vertical bow and modern, sleek silhouette. The main deck comprises a full-beam master stateroom and functional guest cabin configurations thanks to the modular walls. Further highlights include an aft beach club and a 1,076-square-foot sundeck, which will also have an outdoor swimming pool. The yacht will be powered by either conventional diesel propulsion or an optional hybrid system – entirely up to the buyer. It will be capable of reaching a top speed of 22 knots and a range of 4,000 nautical miles.

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The second offering by the brand is the 150-foot Baglietto 46M Fast (designed by Paszkowski and naval architect Margherita Casprini). It comes with an aluminium planning hull and an aquadynamic exterior enhanced by dramatic lines. A bold combination of rectangular and trapezoidal windows opens up the interior with natural light alongside indoor luminescence courtesy of Flos. The main deck boasts rosewood flooring and a white-lacquered ceiling frame. The main saloon features Flexform furnishings and accoutrements from Boutsen Design. The beam-width master cabin comes with its own private office and the lower deck has a choice of four en-suite cabins with twin Pullman beds and linens from Mirabello Carrara, where guests can relax. The upper deck is accessible from the main saloon’s staircase and houses a sky lounge and a number of outdoor relaxation spaces, making it the perfect place to pass time. Twin MTU 16V 4000 engines are capable of reaching a top speed of 27 knots.

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Jackie O’s Childhood Summer Home

The 11-acre East Hampton, NY estate – Lasata  - where Jackie Kennedy spent her summers as a child, is on the market. Its current owner, fashion designer Reed Krakoff, has listed the property for more than $50 million, split into two parcels: $38.995 million for the eight-bedroom main house, built around 1917, pool, and poolhouse spread across 7.2 acres and $14.995 million for an adjacent four-acre parcel with a grass tennis court.

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The previous owner has gone to great lengths to extensively renovate the estate and the result is a lavish colonial home with a laid-back, modern vibe. Beautiful original hardwood floors and fireplaces add a certain charm to the sun-filled rooms with tapestry and large windows. The house is surrounded by perfectly manicured lawns with hedges.

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The main house was built in 1917 and designed by architect Arthur C. Jackson. A total of 8,500 square feet comprises of 10 bedrooms and 12 full bathrooms. The entry consists of herringbone-patterned hardwood flooring. There is a spacious white kitchen that has been fitted with stainless-steel counters and wood plank floors. The modern formal dining room seats 12 if you count the breakfast nook by the windows and is flanked by a massive library of books and magazines. There is also a sunroom, where guests can converse under the vaulted ceilings with French doors leading to an outdoor patio.

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The property is located near the ocean and includes a one-bedroom guesthouse, two-bedroom pool house, formal English gardens, and a three-car garage. An outdoor pool and grass tennis court provide plenty of opportunities for outdoor fun.

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Inside the world’s most luxurious commercial jet

US-based travel company Crystal has unveiled a new generation of commercial jet. Tickets will start from £38 000 or $50 000. For that price passengers will get to enjoy VIP treatment, with on-board butlers and even a Michelin Star-inspired menu.

The plane will feature a spacious dining area decked out with leather chairs, fine porcelain and crystalware, this recreates the ambiance of top-dollar restaurants. In addition to the restaurant there is also a fully-stocked bar that carries a range of top shelf spirits and fine wines.

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And this is just a small part of the interior of what has been heralded as the most luxurious commercial jet ever built.

On-board butlers will make sure guests have all of their whims catered to. The spacious seating area features a total of 84 armchair-style seats for passengers to lounge in. They transform into lie-flat beds, which are comfortable and provide a level of privacy for a nap between destinations. There are also luxurious, roomy bathrooms, where guests can freshen up with a range of fragrant products by luxury Italian fashion house Etro.

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14, 21 and 28-day itineraries will be made available on the plane to provide plenty of excitement and options for holidaymakers away on some of the ‘most exotic and remote’ locations in the world. The new five-star Boeing 777-200LR will have its interior upgraded and completely renovated before commercial flights start in the autumn of 2017, allowing rich passengers to travel without compromising their need for luxury and comfort.

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The $265,000 Piecha AMG GT-RSR

Famous for its use as Formula 1’s present safety car, the Mercedes-AMG GT S has been revamped and introduced as the Piecha AMG GT-RSR. The German tuning company has customized the Mercedes-AMG coupe with enhancements that improve the output as well as the airflow around it.

A modification specialist’s performance module has been developed and fitted (produced in partnership with Performmaster) to boost Mercedes-AMG’s twin-turbocharged V-8 engine with an additional 109 hp and 139 ft lbs of torque. The car is now capable of releasing 612 horses and 619 ft lbs of torque; it has achieved acceleration from zero to 62 mph in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 205 mph.

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The exterior has also undergone a few modifications that improve the aerodynamics of the car.  One of the more noticeable accents to the complement body are the distinctly articulated side skirts (with five LEDs for illumination upon entry and exit). Carbon fibre has been used not to compromise the lightweight structure of the model. Front apron’s splitters, a diffusor (replacing the original underfloor panels), and a rear spoiler (besides the production model’s retractable braking spoiler) are amongst other additions that give the model its aggressive character. The posterior has also been upgraded with four 90 mm tailpipes that are chrome-plated and double-walled. Piecha comes with a more fine-tuned driving experience thanks to supplementing the existing electronic suspension with coilovers and addition of Yokohama’s Advan Sport V105 tires.

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Priced over $265,000, only 50 examples of the special edition Piecha AMG GT-RSR will be produced and buyers need to put their names on a waiting list. The modification package, however, is also available for existing GT and GT S models.

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Restored 17th Century French Chateau for $3 Million

A beautifully restored 17th century French chateau is now on the market for $3 million. Elegantly situated on 42 acres of sprawling verdant gardens, the lavish 6,400-square-foot histric Normandy residence is located just 56 miles outside of Paris, France in the tranquil and picturesque French countryside.

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The gated compound features lush gardens and manicured lawns as well as the main house with 16 bedrooms (eight with en-suite bathrooms) and three self-contained studios, each complete with a kitchenette. Intricate detailing, hardwood floors, plush drapes and luxurious furnishings help the historic property retain its regal glamour. There are three other structures on the well-manicured grounds: a 1,100-square-foot caretaker’s house, 3,200-square-foot outbuilding, and a 13th century chapel that is beautifully decorated. The outdoor gardens are spacious enough to play host to parties and al fresco dining. Guests who like to stay fit will find the full-size tennis court to be a nice treat.

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Over the last five years, the castle (including the facade and the roof) has been meticulously restored to its former glory. This includes full refurbishment of the paint and ground floor. The main residence houses features a vast array of spacious rooms with immaculate furnishings, original fireplaces, French glass-panelled windows, high ceilings, and luxurious parquet flooring. All of the details of the chateau tell the tale of majestic elegance, expertly preserved in time. The main kitchen has been renovated and upgraded to meet the needs of any respectable food critic and there is a separate wine cellar for the true sommelier.
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