Stolichnaya is one of the most prestigious names among vodka brands, so it’s no wonder the Russian company will be the first to create an ultra-premium vodka. Named elit by Stolichnaya, the collection actually comprises three highly exclusive releases, the last of which is the Andean Edition. As was the case with everyone of the editions, the craftsmen over at Stolichnaya scoured the world for the best water sources they could find, in order to create the best product possible. This time, the source was the secluded and pristine Colico Lake, part of Chile’s La Araucanía Region. The water was added to
Graham is the Official Timekeeper of the GT Asia racing series and in order to celebrate this role the prestigious watchmaker has created the limited edition Chronofighter Oversize Superlight GT Asia timepiece. It comes with a black carbon nanotube case measuring 47 mm in diameter and tips the scales at just 100 grams. Other features include a black carbon left fast-action start/stop trigger and black rubber reset pusher, a black ceramic bezel, and an AR-coated domed sapphire crystal. The caseback, on the other hand, has a smoked sapphire crystal with a white GT Asia logo, orange “Superlight” inscription and limited edition serial
British luxury carmaker Bentley has unveiled the awesome Grand Convertible concept, just in time for the Los Angeles Auto Show. Developed as a preview of the next-generation Azure, the Grand Convertible is being touted as the “ultimate expression of British automotive luxury” and the “most sophisticated open-top car ever created by Bentley” – which is saying quite a lot! The concept seems to be basically a Mulsanne convertible – its design is fairly similar to the luxury sedan, with differences being the removal of two of the doors and the addition of a retractable soft top. The exterior is Sequin Blue with
The latest creation of Finnish shipyard Baltic Yachts is the Baltic 108 WinWin superyacht. Measuring 33 meters in length, she features naval architecture and design by Javier Jaudenes and interiors by Mark Tucker of Design Unlimited. Though elegant and comfortable enough to simply cruise lazily with limited crew, she is also more than capable of achieving high speeds, as the designers went to great lengths to make the vessel as light as possible, without compromising on convenience or performance. Passengers will also appreciate the efforts made to reduce the noise on board, something which will make the journey even more pleasant. Designed
This close-in Memorial mansion brings some Old World magnificence to Houston with its neoclassical chateau-like grandeur. The main home is virtually secluded, as it sits at the heart of 2.5 wooded acres, surrounded by park-like grounds. The mansion itself offers an astonishing 27,000 square-feet of lavish living spaces, which include 8 bedrooms, as well as 7 full and 4 half bathrooms. Among its high-end amenities one can count the exquisite gilt and delicately-wrought, hand-painted decoration, the meticulously reproduced period molding, the white marble tile and inlaid, hand-scraped hardwood floors, as well as the antique boiserie, chandeliers, and marble fireplaces. The main rooms
Oval-shaped timepieces aren’t very common, which makes Audemar Piguet’s Millenary Quadriennium calendar watch that more impressive. It comes with a 47 mm rose gold case and a manual-wind manufacture AP caliber 2905/B1. Like with other members of its collection, you can see the watch’s intricate, hand-finished inner mechanisms through the dial, something which doesn’t in the slightest take away from its ability to inspire a sense of wonder. Audemars Piguet has equipped this watch with a so-called quadriennial calendar, which is somewhere in the middle between a perpetual calendar (which automatically adjusts for leap years, with that extra day in February) and
Though it doesn’t boast quite such a high profile as the likes of New York, Los Angeles, or Chicago, Boston is nevertheless a prominent U.S. city. It has to be, if someone is willing to pay $37.5 million for a penthouse there! The 13,000-square-foot apartment is located on the 60th floor of the Millennium Tower, a luxurious residential sky-scraper located in Downtown Crossing and set to be completed by 2016. Soaring 685 feet above the Boston skyline, it is set to become the tallest residential building in the city. Just as all the other apartments which are part of the Millennium Tower,
Here’s another interesting product that’s gained quite a bit of momentum on Kickstarter: a folding electric bicycle created by a company going by the rather cool name of Impossible Technology. The bike is called Impossible, partly because its designers took it upon themselves to achieve a very difficult goal: creating a bike that was both lightweight and durable, and then figure out a way to make it foldable, so riders can take advantage of those qualities and maybe carry it around in their backpacks. The result is a compact design with a frame built around circles instead of a single horizontal girder.