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Rolex Rainbow Daytona Everose 2018: US$95,000

The 2018 Rolex Rainbow Daytona is available in a stunningly beautiful shade of Everose Gold for the very first time! The opulent and ultra m-exclusive Rainbow Daytona chronograph was previously available in white or yellow gold. Rolex’s patented formula of gold blends perfectly with the precious, multi-coloured gemstones that take the place of regular Daytona hour markers.

Rolex Rainbow Daytona

Everose is Rolex’s proprietary blend of 18-Karat pink gold combining pure gold, copper, and platinum elements. The platinum content ensures the vibrancy of the gold never loses its warm hue even with exposure to the elements, and this is achieved by locking in the natural pink tint of the copper.

The Everose offers buyers a contemporary twist on an iconic and classic design which takes the creative opulence of the brand further than ever before. The timepiece is magnificently decorated with 56 brilliant-cut diamonds, and the face dial features eleven elongated sapphire hour markers. The chronograph counters are made of pink Gold Crystals, which match the Everose 18ct gold case creating a shimmering effect.

Rolex Rainbow Daytona

The 2018 Rolex Rainbow Daytona Everose oscillator utilises an exclusive paramagnetic alloy, which is insensitive to magnetic fields thereby providing excellent stability with extreme temperature variations. The Rainbow Daytona is a genuinely excellent Rolex chronometer that guarantees a rate of accuracy of between −2 /+2 seconds per day, which is more than twice an official chronometer.

Rolex has long been considered an opulent and luxury brand, and this latest addition does justice to the brand’s legacy. The level of workmanship and the exclusivity of the natural and rare materials used combine to come up with one of the most magnificent timepieces ever created. Rolex has done it again, keeping standards high and maintaining a stellar reputation.

Hermes Birkin Ginza Tanaka Bag

Hermes Birkin Ginza Tanaka Bag $1.9 million

Hermes is undoubtedly one of the most luxurious brands in the world, yet $1.9 million for a lady’s handbag is an astronomical price tag by anyone’s standards. Nonetheless, it is a uniquely impressive, limited edition Hermes Birkin bag, crafted from scratch by the renowned Japanese designer Ginza Tanaka. It is made entirely out of platinum and encrusted with 2,000 shimmering diamonds! The bag’s strap can be detached and used as a bracelet, or necklace, and in that case, the bag turns into a clutch.

The more one examines this beautifully created Birkin Ginza Tanaka Bag; the more one appreciates the work of art that it is. Possibly the most impressive feature is the superb, 8-carat pear-shaped, glittering diamond. It can be detached and used separately. There are so many intricate details, which make the bag unique, and it is an excellent investment as well. Being a limited edition of this quality means whenever the owner decides to sell it, the bag will fetch more than it was purchased for. It is, after all, a Hermes bag, and they hold their value well.

The handbag is considered to be one of the most crucial accessory items carried by an individual. A Hermes bag, such as this Birkin Ginza Tanaka Bag, is made with rare and precious materials. They include the best quality and most valuable precious stones available, including dazzling diamonds found on this bag.  Hermes is a brand that has always been associated with the rich and famous. Japanese designer Ginza Tanaka has crafted one of the most impressive bags ever created. With its 100% platinum body, and mountains of diamonds to adorn it, there has never been anything quite like it so far. The large and rare, 8-carat diamond is the icing on the already delicious cake!

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Boeing 747-8I 2018 Private Jet starting from $403 million

The Boeing 747-8 is known as ‘the queen of the skies’, and it is not hard to realise why. The 747-8I 2018 is the latest engineering marvel created by Boeing, and it can be customised to the buyer’s request. The pre-customisation price starts at $403 million. With an interior area of 4,800 square feet, the super plane can be fitted with an office, boardroom, large bedroom, and a stately dining room. The materials used in the construction of the aircraft are of the highest quality, with no expense spared, to craft a stunning marvel of a jet.

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The Boeing 747 was first announced in 2005, since then 125 have been built and sold. Boeing Commercial Airplanes developed the wide-bodied jet airliner. The 747-8, is the third generation version, with considerable upgrades and improvements. It is the most extensive version ever, with a lengthened fuselage, redesigned wings, brand new engines, and substantially improved efficiency. It is, in fact, the longest aeroplane in the world. The non-customised version of the 747-8 can carry over 500 passengers, and it has a range of 8,000 nautical miles. The engine technology and design modifications to the newer model create a more aerodynamic design which allows for a more extended range. Furthermore, the 747-8I is 30% quieter, 16% more fuel-efficient, and is the fastest commercial and private jet airliner in the world. The newly designed interior has a redesigned stairwell, with a lengthened upper floor area, and a more spacious main entrance. The windows are 8% larger than the previous 747s, and the plane is equipped with state of the art LED lighting system which can be regulated as desired to create mood lighting.

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There can be little doubt that the Boeing 747-8I is the most technologically advanced aeroplane, truly deserving of her nickname ‘Queen of the Skies’!

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Bel Air Super Villa: A peek inside $49.9 million worth of Luxury & Style

Bel Air is undoubtedly a haunt for the rich and famous. It attracts the wealthy and is an ultra-exclusive location. It is therefore fitting that this palace of a villa is situated in the heart of Bel Air. The price is a cool $49.9 million, and understandably, it comes fully loaded with every kind of luxury imaginable and a classy style.

The villa is located in the prestigious East Gate area of Bel Air and has been renovated several times since it was built in the 1920s. This latest renovation is the most ambitious of all, with a 20,000 square foot mansion built upon the 35,000 square foot compound. It was remodelled by renowned British designer Gavin Brodin and is finished to meticulous standards.

This architectural masterpiece has a contemporary Mediterranean style and offers complete privacy. There is a colonial style gate with a lush garden surrounding the building and protected from prying eyes. The internal design provides unlimited options for entertainment, with large open spaces and bright and airy rooms.

The beautiful vine-covered pool house is accessed via spiral staircases leading down to the lower level. The mosaic swimming pool is surrounded by massive classical columns, with a bright skylight up above. Also on this level, one can find a spa and fitness centre, basketball and racquetball courts, a bowling alley, a bar, a wine cellar, a home cinema, and lavish living quarters for guests. The internal areas include eight bedrooms, most with ensuite bathrooms up on the first floor. The ground floor level has a huge kitchen, formal dining room, a couple of relaxing lounges, an office, a playroom for children and much more besides. There are twenty bathrooms in all! The modern decor is tempered with old world style, such as the wood panelled library and massive chandeliers. This Bel Air villa is indeed a dream come true and may be worth the price tag of almost $50 million!

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Royal Salute Whiskey Tasting: Flight of Five Excellence

Royal Salute Whiskey has been described as the King of whiskeys. Created for Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation on 2nd June 1952, thus the name ‘Royal Salute’. The exquisite blend is a 21-year-old whiskey that is fit for a King and Queen! This premium whiskey has gone on to inspire other brands to launch ‘royal’ and exclusive, premium blends connected to the monarchy.

The Global VIP Relationships Director for Chivas Bros. Peter Prentice recently conducted a private tasting at the prestigious Polo Bar of the St. Regis Al Habtoor Resort & Polo Club, Dubai. This unique occasion was the tenth anniversary of the British Polo Club and the Royal Salute Cup.

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The flight of five began with the famous 21 gun-maritime salute; the Royal Salute 21 Year Old. With a unique flavour, this retails at $283 a bottle. Next in line was the Royal Salute 21 Year Old Polo Edition, which was introduced in 2017. Endorsed by Royal Salute Polo Ambassador Malcolm Borwick, this blend, which is 80 proof, retails at $140. Things started heating up with the Royal Salute 32 Year Old Union Of The Crowns. This beauty was launched in 2016. It was released to commemorate the birth of the modern British monarchy in 1603. A bottle costs $380. The Royal Salute 38 Year Old Stone Of Destiny is next. The rarest of the lot, and with a hefty price tag of $874 a bottle. This blend impressed all present. The last in line is the Royal Salute 62 Gun Salute, which is the strongest at 86 proof! The name is influenced by events that acknowledge the Tower of London as a royal fortress. A third 21-gun salute is fired during this commemoration, totally 62 shots in total. Extremely rare, with just 1,500 one litre, 24 carats gold-decorated Dartington Crystal decanters being produced in 2011. The price of this ultra-rare whiskey is $4,326!

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New on the Market: £25 Million Notting Hill James Bond Style Mansion

Havona House in Notting Hill, London is the most vast and expansive property to be contracted in the area! With 8,700 feet of internal floor area, this palatial home is the epitome of luxury living in the city centre. With an asking price more than £25 million, the lavish property has every imaginable luxury and convenience. With extensive bright areas ideal for entertaining, Havona House is a dream come true.

James Bond Style Mansion

The mansion is located in a historical area of architectural value and importance. Havona House stands at the entrance to the famous Portobello Road, and the name Havona, which is carved over the entrance archway, comes from Ancient Greek and means ‘Plato’s world of perfection’.

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The internal areas of the house are furnished with the highest quality of bespoke and handmade furniture along with the most exceptional smart house technology and features. There are three upper floors, a ground floor, lower ground, a basement and sub-basement. The bespoke lighting was designed by the renowned glass artist Esther Patterson and cascades down from the upper deck down the staircase. The property includes a three-car garage, accessed via an internal lift. The lower levels house a fully equipped Spa, 21-meter swimming pool, a gymnasium, sauna and showers. The pool can be covered to create a massive ballroom or banqueting area, and the swimming pool has an adjustable depth. The bedrooms are on the upper levels which afford beautiful vistas and bright open spaces. The flooring has been finished using the best quality timber, and the place is wired for the state of the art Control 4 home automation and entertainment system.

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With the location gaining importance and becoming a rival to areas such as Kensington, Mayfair and Belgravia, Havona House is situated in a prestigious and exclusive location. The price tag of £25 million plus offers real value for money, with prices in the area continually on the increase. This beautiful creation is set to become a modern day, residential landmark.

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Private Airbus A340: Unimaginable Luxury thematics Reaches for the Sky!

The Airbus A340 is a magnificent flying machine in its own right. Add to that an exclusive and luxurious interior that would suit royalty, and such is the incredibly high standard of interior design by British interior designer Celia Sawyer. With a touch of glamour that Celia is well known for, there has never been anything like this project before.

The owner of this Airbus A340 wanted a ‘floating palace in the clouds’. He requested grand spacious, areas with multiple entertainment options to keep guests entertained while cruising around the world in the sky. The client is a member of a royal family in the Middle East, and Celia clicked with him immediately.

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With a team of artisans working on the beautiful project, the salon and lounge areas boast individual, gold-plated sections. They trace the curves of the aircraft creating a ‘wow’ look to those sections of the interior, which blends well with the unique and made to order, linear furniture that is decorated with hand-stitched Tuscan leather and elegant velvet. Two crystal chandeliers with 24-karat-gold accents adorn the lounge, while the bar area is impressively lit from beneath to create a magnificent visual effect. In the main bathroom, there is a Swarovski-crystal-and-glass washbasin, and the bathroom has midnight blue marble, and a fully integrated mirror faced TV screen.

The experimental project is a glamorous and glossy one, somewhat reminiscent of hotel or restaurant basking in high-quality leather interior furnishings. The interior does not resemble that of a plane, instead offers relaxed and pleasurable surroundings that will make passengers forget they are in the sky in a plane. Celia Sawyer’s career as an interior designer with a flair for the unexpected and brilliant! Her next project is with the Royal Navy, designing the Officers’ Mess on the HMS Queen Elizabeth warship, another prestigious and historical project.

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Zaha Hadid $140 Million Luxury Futuristic Fortress Residence

The only residence ever designed by the late, great Zaha Hadid, the world-renowned architect. Hidden in the Barvikha Forest, close to Moscow in Russia, the house was commissioned by the Russian James Bond; Vladislav Doronin, as described by Hadid. Named the Capital Hill Residence, the ideal project includes a master suite bedroom elevated 36 meters into the sky, towering above the surrounding forest. The cost of this unique and superlative dwelling is a cool USD 140 million! The concept was born over a decade ago, with the design first drawn on a napkin! Doronin requested that he wake up with blue skies and no neighbours, free of distractions.

Zaha Hadid luxury residence

The house has several levels, some of them underground. There are three floors on the forested terrain rising to 22 meters which are artfully sheltered by angled glass facades and extensive, broad roofs. There is an impressive and expansive 65-foot-long swimming pool, a massage parlour, a hammam, a beautiful Japanese garden and even a nightclub!

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There are beautiful geometric shapes and angles overhanging the walls, creating an elegant and aesthetic feel. The lower level contains a grand library, children’s bedrooms, kitchen and lounge areas. All the latest electronic security features and every conceivable luxury is built into the house, which is to be expected with such a hefty price tag! The project is a masterpiece and an absolute testament to Zaha’s genius, and his signature features are carved all over this marvellous creation. It features all the organic intricacy, complexity and a feeling of bright, open space. Since this is Zaha Hadid’s only residence, the exclusivity of the building is even more accentuated. It is one of a kind and a Kind of Magic! Although the house is a fortress, it looks like a palace!

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Legendary Cruise Ship QE2 Becomes Floating Hotel in Dubai with $100 million investment

The legendary cruise ship becomes a luxury floating hotel in Dubai! Opening in 2018, the Dubai based hotel company, PCFC Hotels will be investing up to $100 million to transform the ship into a unique and superb hotel complex. The project will see the last of the great 20th century Atlantic liners, the QE2  which weighs 70,000 tons, turned into luxury accommodation and a museum centre at the prestigious, Mina Rashid on the Dubai waterfront.

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The QE2 II was retired in 2008, after four decades of service and was sold to Dubai World for conversion into a luxury floating hotel. The accommodation will include a selection of restored staterooms and luxury suites. There are thirteen restaurants and bars. Restaurants will consist of the Chart Room, which is a historic lounge and bar, a traditional English pub, all-day restaurants, a cabaret lounge, and a new version of the ship’s old Yacht Club. The museum is housed on the adjacent peer and details the colourful history of the much loved liner, which carried over 2.5 million passengers, sailed on 1,400 sea voyages, and 25 world tours with 6 million nautical miles travelled!

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The QE2 cost US$80 million and was built at the John Brown Shipyard in Clydebank, Scotland. It was launched in 1967 by Queen Elizabeth II and was a showcase to British engineering and innovative design at the time. With a soft launch in April, the new QE2 hotel will make its grand launch in October 2018, and it promises to be an epic event! The lovely lady will continue to make history, but this time she will rest her engines, and pamper her guests with a timeless and glorious experience of true British style class and elegance.

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Graff: The Hallucination $55 million

Since inception just a few years ago, Graff has crafted one of the most expensive watches in the world, the striking Hallucination watch. It comes with an incredible price tag of $55 million! Encrusted with multicoloured and rare diamonds, the Hallucination contains 110 carats worth of diamonds, which have been painstakingly inserted, one by one, by master craftsmen to create this colourful and impressive masterpiece. Graff Luxury House has to be taken seriously after the introduction of this unique and beautiful, handmade, diamond encrusted timepiece.

Graff The Hallucination

The Graff Hallucination was first presented at Baselworld, where the public has the chance of seeing it for the first time.  Little did they realise that The Hallucination was the most expensive item ever displayed at the Baselworld exhibition. It is rumoured that Mr Graff spent several years amassing the stones that were eventually used for the watch. Each stone was chosen individually. He described the Hallucination as ‘a sculptural masterpiece and celebration of coloured diamonds. He further commented, “For many years now, I have thought about creating a remarkable watch that illustrates our all-consuming passion for diamonds,” he says. “The Hallucination watch has made my dream a reality.”

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The Graff Luxury house showed the world the unique, ladies’ jewellery watch in the world. The dial and face are entirely encrusted with bright and fancy diamonds. The diamonds are of the very highest quality and come in the following colours, red, pink, violet, yellow, cognac, blue, and green olive. Graff must have realised how incredible the watch would be, thus the name Hallucination, yet is it a beautiful reality! The lucky woman who wears this immaculate timepiece would most certainly be treated like royalty!