Week in Luxury: Reveling in Exuberant Extravagance
All that glitters is gold this week. Hot on the Luxury Launches radar is some bottled water. Ahem…. This isn’t just any bottle of water. The Aurum 79 will make a star studded debut at the Big Boys Toys Exhibition in UAE. Crafted out of crystal glass, and jeweled with pure gold and 113 diamonds, the bottle holds 0.5 litres of pure spring water with edible gold flakes. Any wonder this freak of nature costs $900,000?
Moving on to the next golden thread, ‘tis the season to be jolly already? Well we would think so, after having spotted Ginza Tanaka’s $4.24 million gold Christmas tree. Marking the 110th anniversary of Walt Disney, this 40 kg Christmas tree is a head start to the holiday spirit lurking around the corner. Mickey and Tinker Bell never looked so flashy y’all…
Keeping in tune with the holiday spirit are BMW and cable car producer Leitner. Make way for the first cable car limousine that floats only in Hochzillertal. This suspended marvel boasts of fine leather interiors and a power packed name—SIGMA Diamond cabin anyone? For a price tag of $190, there ain’t no better way to hit the slopes folks!
Now if the cable car is not really quite your speed, another car manufacturer is sticking to what they do best and bringing you the fastest supercar in the world. Spot the speediest (1,600 hp) and priciest Bugatti at the Frankfurt Motor show. Pushing zero to 62mph in 1.8 seconds, this one’s sure to leave you in a realm of smoke.
From luxe toys to luxe buys, under the scanner are three new launches in the world of fashion. First up is the limited edition Patek 5936G Annual Calendar. This stunning timepiece by Patek and Tiffany's boasts of a glorious black dial cased in 18 carat white gold. Complete with a sapphire-crystal back case, the 5936G is a celebratory launch for the Patek Philippe boutique’s 5th anniversary.
Shifting gears to please the ladies, next up is the Grand Tourista Bag designed by Jason Wu. A great travel bag this black shoulder tote, the St Regis Hotels & Resorts’ launch is potentially a very fashionable arm candy this season. Why wait? Cough up the $1,995 now!
The final buzz in the world of fashion would have to be Karl Lagerfeld’s photography exhibit in Goodwood, West Sussex. In collaboration with Rolls Royce, the acclaimed designer showcased a series of snapshot based on the brand’s icons, all of which were themed to 'A Different View'.