What do Beats by Dre and Naomi Campbell have to do with the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which has recently concluded in Brazil? A few weeks ago, we would’ve said “nothing”, but since Germany has won the prestigious competition, the American audio equipment manufacturer decided to celebrate the historic victory by creating a series of 24 pairs of Beats headphones for the winning team and manager. As you might expect, these aren’t your regular headphones, exclusive and expensive as products bearing the Beats logo are. The members of the World Cup-winning team will get unique Beats Pro headphones dipped in 24-carat gold!
Swiss luxury watch manufacturer Frederique Constant has teamed up with British sports car maker Austin-Healey to create the Healey GMT 24H Collection. The series is reminiscent of the iconic Austin-Healey NOJ393, which was sold at Bonhams in 2011 for a staggering £843,000. With the source of inspiration for the piece being a sports car from the 1950s, the watches in the collection feature a sporty, yet classic look. The case is 42mm wide, while the dial boasts a guilloche decoration in the middle, surrounded by the hour/minute markers with hand applied indices, itself rimmed by the GMT chapter ring. There’s also a
Touted as Aston Martin’s fasters, most powerful roadster yet, V12 Vantage Roadster has just been officially unveiled by the British carmaker. The new model comes with a ventilated hood, carbon fiber components and black or titanium silver accents, as well as an aggressive grille reminiscent of the CC100 Speedster concept. Powered by a 6.0-liter V12 engine which churns out 565 bhp (421 kW) and 620 Nm (457 lb-ft) of torque, the car can accelerate from naught to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 201 mph. (323 km/h). The V12 Vantage Roaster features an adaptive damping system, a two-stage
The 61.3-meter superyacht Saramour, designed by Francesco Paszkowski Desing and with naval architecture by CRN, features clean, clear lines and a minimalistic style which gives it a certain understated elegance. Not surprising for a boat of this size, Saramour boasts extensive interior and exterior spaces. The aft deck includes a stylish and comfortable al fresco dining area, while the wide sunbathing area can be found at the stern (which can also serve as a helipad). In the middle of the sundeck there’s a large round Jacuzzi sheltered by the main mast, with additional sunbathing areas and a fly deck also offering plenty
Nestled amongst the majestic Himalayan Mountains, in the heart of Bhutan, Terma Linca Resort & Spa is the perfect getaway in one of the world’s most breathtaking places. Located just a few minutes away from the capital Thimpu, on the banks of the eponymous river, the resort offers 24 Deluxe Rooms and 6 Suites, which blend Bhutanese architecture and design with all the modern amenities you’d expect to have in any high-end hotel anywhere in the world. The resort is graced by the presence of two excellent restaurants. Firstly there’s Aie’s Restaurant, which overlooks the river and the picturesque mountainside and offers
Set within what can only be described as a natural paradise, this amazing 450-acre gated estate in Franklin, Tennessee has all the makings of a luxurious private haven. The sheer size of the estate guarantees something of an air of grandeur, as well as an atmosphere of privacy. The mansion, built between 2006 and 2008 by Master Builder Jim Mulloweney, overlooks a spectacular 15-acre lake and is itself nothing short of stunning. Mulloweney is known for his original and creative use of woods – among those utilized in this construction are Ipe, long leaf pine beams, quilted redwood, and salvaged timbers from
If you’d like nothing more than to see the world from the edge of space, but the thought of strapping yourself to a rocket and withstanding the spine-crunching G-forces astronauts experience isn’t exactly appealing – you’re in luck! The people over at Zero2Infinity have created the Bloon, which, as its name suggests, is a pod connected to a giant balloon which can take up to four passengers on the trip of their lifetime. The journey upwards lasts about an hour, but there’s certainly no need to rush. Bloon uses helium for lift and there aren’t any engines or dangerous substances on board,
The L-Evolution R Flyback Split Seconds Chronograph is a sporty timepiece by high-end Swiss watchmaker Blancpain. The watch features the Swiss automatic Blancpain in-house caliber 69F9 with 44 jewels, beating at a frequency of 28,800 vph, and with a power reserve of up to 40 hours. The chronograph comes with a flyback function, split-seconds, and big date indicator at 6 o’clock. Measuring 43mm in width, the case has a carbon fiber bezel, matching the carbon fiber dial and elements made from the same material in the strap. It is available in satin brushed 18-carat red or white gold and water resistant to