Hugo Boss and Mercedes

Hugo Boss and Mercedes

The luxury fashion and style house Hugo Boss has started a new partnership with the legendary Mercedes. Ending the association which began back in 1981 with McLaren, the German fashion brand Hugo Boss will partner the championship-leading Mercedes Formula One team next year. The branding of the German fashion house will appear on the 2015 Silver Arrows Formula 1 cars.

“We are delighted to welcome HUGO BOSS to our family of team partners, and to further extend the existing partnership with Mercedes-Benz. The synergies between our two companies are both striking and extensive; we operate to the highest levels of precision and quality in our pursuit of perfection, with both brands targeting the premium and luxury market. As a team, we are very pleased to have attracted another brand of the stature of HUGO BOSS to add to our already extensive and impressive suite of partners. Everyone at the team is excited about the prospect of being ‘kitted out’ by HUGO BOSS at the race tracks next season,” head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport, Toto Wolff, said.

The Hugo Boss will develop a ‘BOSS for Mercedes-Benz Collection’, inspired by the Formula One team, which will be available twice a year featuring high-end menswear fashion. Besides all of this the McLaren are switching to Honda engines from Mercedes next season.

Cartier celebrates 100 years of the Panthère and creates a 'Royal Collection'

Cartier celebrates 100 years of the Panthère and creates a ‘Royal Collection’

Cartier introduced its first Panthère-inspired piece in 1914, and this year they celebrate the 100th anniversary. The first piece with the panther was a wrist-watch with a diamond case speckled with onyx spots.

Cartier, one of the most popular brands in the production of extraordinary jewelry, has created it’s most extensive Panthère de Cartier collection. The 2014 ‘Panthère de Cartier II’ collection is a remarkable blend of contemporary design and high quality materials. The most impressive is a gold ring whose geometric openwork design depicts a panther with intense garnet eyes.

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Besides the 100th anniversary, at this year’s Antiques Biennale in Paris, Cartier will present their Royal Collection. The French jewelry house’s Royal Collection features extraordinary precious stones of exceptional size and quality set in magnificent creations of the finest craftsmanship. Among the spectacular emeralds, rubies and sapphires is a large natural pearl that once belonged to Queen Mary of England, wife of George V., Cartier has transformed the Royal Pearl into a diamond-laced necklace. Weighing an impressive 8.3 grams and measuring 21.82 x 17.6 x 16.4 mm, the pearl is said to be one of the most beautiful ever seen.

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The Royal Collection has been created based on themes such as “Stones Queens” focusing on glyptic (the art of engraving gems), “Stones of the World”, which looks at the origins of stone shapes, and “Design is King,” which highlights the optical illusions of stone shapes. “We have always considered the Biennale as an exceptional event. We can not show what we usually present in our shop; our entire collection, which includes more than 100 unique pieces, has been specially created for the occasion,” said Pierre Rainero, Head of Image and Heritage at Cartier.

Bugatti Launches Legends-Inspired Capsule Collection

Bugatti Launches Legends-Inspired Capsule Collection

Besides the fact that you can buy a new Bugatti and drive it with the maximum comfort, speed and flawless perfect look, now you can also wear Bugatti. How great does that sound, right? For all of you out there who appreciate Bugatti’s work, new fashion line has arrived. At the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Bugatti brings together all six of its “Legends” special edition Veyrons for the very first time and launches the Legends Capsule Collection which includes fashion and accessories pieces for men and women inspired by each vehicle.

“Authentic and with attention to detail, this Bugatti Legends capsule collection is one of the first tailor-made lifestyle projects the brand has dedicated to its customers,” explains Massimiliano Ferrari, Managing Director of Bugatti International and in charge of Brand Lifestyle. Bugatti has really brought the spirit of its cars in the entire collection because all of the items are crafted from the same buffalo, deer, calf and cordovan as those featured in the cars’ interiors, involving the same production techniques. The unique six outfits are available exclusively for owners of the respective vehicles.

Each set is very unique and fits perfectly into the look of the car. For example the “Black Bess” Legend set features original black deerskin jacket with special gold-plated details and galvanized metal, black leather driver’s gloves and a unisex one-color plongé leather belt with gold-finish EB monogram buckle, a woman’s T-shirt with black silk front, one-color print and Swarovski crystal details and a man’s unique edition T-shirt in gray mercerized jersey with a one-color print.

This collection will be offered exclusively to the Bugatti Legends owners and their partners, but it will also serve as a stylistic foundation on which the company hopes to create a full clothing range.

Bugatti Launches Legends-Inspired Capsule Collection

WATER HOVERBOARD - NEXT EVOLUTION IN WATERSPORTS

WATER HOVERBOARD – NEXT EVOLUTION IN WATERSPORTS

French jet ski champion Franky Zapata and inventor of the popular Flyboard, created a new extreme invention, a Hoverboard for water. Franky Zapata and his team Zapata Racing will bring surfing to new heights!

Hydro-jet is connected to a long hose attached to the Board. This makes the rider shoot more than 9 feet in the air.
The gadget has its own single nozzle and is capable of shooting water out the back of the board that allows the user to achieve speeds of about 23 Mph. The great thing about this Hoverboard is that the user’s feet are attached to it unlike surfboard and skateboard, and allows you to pull off crazy stunts and not just regular stunts. The company offers an add-on Electronic Management Kit (EMK) that connects to the boat engine and allows the rider to control the craft through a throttle in the user’s hand.

This amazing new device is constructed of carbon fiber and will easily attach to any 2013 or 2014 Flyboard Quick Connects. Simply remove the Flyboard, attach the Hoverboard and you are ready for awesome ride. Hoverboard can be purchased as a complete kit, or as a standalone unit (if you already own a Flyboard with the hose components).

Alex Ferguson to sell US$5 million worth of wine

Alex Ferguson to sell US$5 million worth of wine

Alex Ferguson, former Manchester United manager, is set to sell an estimated $5 million-worth of wine at three sales by auction firm Christie’s, with the bulk being put up for auction in Hong Kong.

The offer includes six bottles of 1999 Romanée-Conti Grand Cru paired with a Manchester United shirt from the team’s Champions League triumph in 1999. The shirt is signed by Mr. Ferguson. Many of the other wines at the Hong Kong sale, including a 6-liter bottle of 2005 Imperiale Sassicaia estimated to sell for as much as HK$12,000, will be signed “Best Wishes, Alex Ferguson” in black marker on the label.

Leaos Carbon Urban Electric Bicycle

Leaos Carbon Urban Electric Bicycle

Designed and handmade in Italy, Leaos is the first Bike that consequently is designed including the fork to make it one piece.

Leaos carbon fiber electric 2.0 bike looks to the Vespa for design cues. Designed for everyday urban use, the carbon monocoque body, solid and relatively lightweight, holds a 10 level mid-engine and a rechargeable and removable 11.6Ah battery, while the handlebar offers a digital display and a powerful LED light from German manufacturer Supernova.

The Leaos packs a 36V MPV motor that delivers up to 50Nm of torque, for 10 levels of pedal assist, plus NuVinci Harmony automatic transmission. They made two versions, the 25-km/h model allows you to ride without a license plate or insurance, while its big 45-km/h brother is classified as a moped.

iPhone 5s Swarovski Style Elite Bezel Top and Bottom and Apple logo in Gold or Platinum

iPhone 5s Swarovski Style Elite Bezel Top and Bottom and Apple logo in Gold or Platinum

The NEW iPhone 5S with Swarovski sides, top, bottoms and logo embellished in either 24 CT. Gold, Rose Gold or Platinum.

The iPhone 5S is SIM free and factory unlocked to ALL networks – meaning you can use the iPhone 5S on any network worldwide. It features the new A7 64-bit chip, Apple’s first ever M7 motion coprocessor, enhanced 8MP iSight camera with 1.5µ pixels and a True Tone flash, 1080p HD video with Slo-mo video and Improved video stabilization, enhanced HD Facetime camera, Touch ID Fingerprint identity sensor, Siri, the newly released Apple operating system IOS 7.

The 64GB ‘iPhone 5S Swarovski Style Elite Bezel Top and Bottom and Apple logo in Gold’ costs $4015.82 USD.

Flawless blue diamond sells for $24 million at Geneva auction

Flawless blue diamond sells for $24 million at Geneva auction

The world’s largest flawless vivid blue diamond sold for $24 million at a Christie’s sale in Geneva on May 14 – setting a new world auction record for the price per carat for a blue diamond.

Just a day after Sotheby’s sold a 100-carat flawless yellow diamond for $16.3 million, came the sale of the 13.22 carat rock known simply as “The Blue“.
The US jeweller Harry Winston bought the blue diamond, and immediately after the sale, it was renamed into ‘The Winston Blue’.

Christie’s next Magnificent Jewels sale will be held in Hong Kong on May 27. Headlining it is a rare Golconda diamond pendent necklace named The Eye of Golconda, whose centrepiece is the largest Golconda-mined diamond ever to be auctioned in Asia.

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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.

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Diamond Auctioned for Record $83m Dollars.

Just a few weeks ago a diamond the size of a plum were auctioned in Geneva for $83m dollars. the world record for a gemstone.  This extraordinary stone had been estimated at $60m. This Diamond was found by De Beers in Africa 1999 and has since has an unknown amount of owners which all have remained incognito.
The 59.60-carat “Pink Star” weighs in at 11.92 grams being the largest in its class ever graded with the second biggest less than half its size. What makes it even more precious is the fact that it falls into a rare category with the purest diamond crystals and unmatched optical transparency, comprising less than two percent of all gem diamonds.
Perhaps someone is about to recieve a christmas gift out of the ordinary.