Week in Luxury: Diamonds, Yachts & Building Blocks
Every week some of our luxury machine makers roll out something you can splurge on. This time it is the yacht that sailed in James Bond's Skyfall. This jazzy 183ft Regina Yacht, which can accommodate 12 guests at a time is on sale for a cool $14.2 million.
And talking about spending big bucks on mean machines, the Gulfstream G650 jet that is priced at $64.5 million is set to hit the skies soon too. It is capable of flying at nearly the speed of sound, touching Mach .925, not to mention the two Rolls Royce BR725 A1-12 engines. Easily one of the most technologically advanced and luxurious aircrafts money could buy!
But you don't like to fly or sail? For the car aficionados we hear that 50 years later, after the first Porsche 911 showed up at the 1963 Frankfurt Auto Show, the German automaker will unveil a special tribute to 9/11 and its half a century mark with a secret car which will make an appearance at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show next September. We really have our eyes balled out for this one.
Women love lingerie, and they love their diamonds. Luxury Launches reports that a diamond-studded bra set by Fred & Ginger for Coco de Mer is worth $40,000. It's pretty worth it with the French silk satin bra and panty set featuring a 18 carat yellow gold framework, studded with 69 small pave diamonds, with a 0.5 carat diamond on a pendulum, and four more diamonds on each side on the under pants.
In other bling news, Swarovski has released its limited edition N the Skull Docking Station for the iPhone 4S. A little too late for Halloween but you can get one of the 199 made, at its selected boutiques.
We hear that The Hermitage Plaza Skyscraper in Paris will rise as Europe's tallest building, in 2017 that is. Introduced by British architect Norman Foster in 2009, it comprises 2 skyscrapers, one of which is expected to be 1,050 ft high with 93 floors. Spearheaded by Russian real estate developer Emin Iskenderov of the Hermitage Group, it is estimated to cost $2.88 billion. Just a couple more millions expensive than Mukesh Ambani's Mumbai residence.
Chanel too is using blocks, but not for building. Karl Lagerfeld, head designer for Chanel has created a Lego clutch. The clutch in several crayola inspired shades of green, yellow and pinkwill only be on sale early next year.