At the beginning of the year, we’ve showcased an amazing belt buckle created by Swiss artisan Roland Iten in collaboration with Bugatti. The piece came with an incredible $84,000 price tag. Now, the designer is releasing an even more impressive belt buckle, which is more akin to a high-end timepiece than a simple mechanism you find at the end of a belt. Dubbed the Calibre R822 Predator, it not only borrows the name from the art of horology, but also the technology and some components employed in the craft. It s design means it can be easily and effortlessly operated, whether you
We’ve recently shown you an ultra-luxurious iPhone 6 pimped out by Goldgenie, but the British luxury good company always comes up with new objects to slap ridiculous amounts of precious materials on. This time it’s racing bike you really wouldn’t want to really risk racing with, since you’d be in danger of ruining one of your priciest possessions. The entire structure of the bike is covered in 24-carat gold, from the drop handlebars to every spoke of the wheels and every link in the chain. The only non-gilded parts of the piece are the seat, covered in soft San Marco suede, and
December is all about gifts and giving, and a great way to get into the Christmas spirit is by helping a South African charity called Operation Bobbi Bear – and getting a teddy bear designed by the likes of Karl Lagerfeld or Bill Clinton in the process. The charity cares for abused children – and sadly there’s never a shortage of that in many parts of the world. But it’s great to see so many people doing what they can to help. The list of celebrities who are taking part in this fundraising drive is quite impressive: in addition to the two
LUX* Ile de La Réunion is the only five star hotel on the beautiful island in the Indian Ocean, but that’s not the only reason you should consider staying there if you’re ever in that part of the world. Its location, on the western coast surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens, and near an 18-hole golf course, is perfect, plus the resort always tries to keep things fresh and surprising (you might try to keep your eyes peeled for a bottle with a scroll inside – it might be a complimentary spa treatment!). We’ve mentioned this is a five star hotel and this
Macallan has released another limited edition scotch in collaboration with a world-famous photographer, and this time it’s Mario Testino who provides the pictures for the package, called Masters of Photography (the list of previous collaborators, which is now five names long, includes the likes of Annie Leibowitz). The photos were shot in a former palace near Tiananmen Square in Beijing, while the other half of the set is a unique blend of six different casks, resulting in an excellent single malt with citrusy notes and a lingering finish. The release includes a 750ml bottle of single malt blend in a numbered box,
The Akrapovic Full Moon Motorbike concept, developed by the Slovenian company together with Dreamachine Motorcycles, is a vehicle which defies categorization. Its unique look sets it apart from anything we’ve ever seen on a road or in a showroom before, and displays an evolution in design philosophy since the unveiling of the Morsus concept back in 2011. Similarly to its predecessor, the Full Moon is equipped with a massive S&S Knucklehead 1,524cc engine, with improved performance thanks to features like the two modified custom-made exhausts, automated steering to reduce the amount of visible cables, and hydraulic suspension that can fix the bike
While there isn’t really much in common between the prestigious Italian automaker Lamborghini and the luxury goods brand Tonino Lamborghini (although the founders of the two companies are from the same family), the Tauri 88 smartphone can be considered the supercar of mobile phones. The highly exclusive piece by Tonino Lamborghini embodies everything that makes its four-wheeled namesake so extraordinary. The device is exquisitely crafted from steel and leather, and comes with a 5-inch 1080p display with an oleophobic (smudge-free) coating over the Gorilla Glass 3 layer. In terms of technical specs, the phone is quite decent, with a quad-core, 2.3GHz Snapdragon
McLaren’s Special Operations division (MSO) has just revealed the 650S Limited Edition to mark the 20th anniversary of the McLaren F1 GTR winning at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. According to the British carmaker, the vehicle is inspired by the victorious Chassis #01 F1 GTR, which means it gets a roof snorkel and small fender vents at the front. The special car also comes with unique forged wheels, orange brake calipers, carbon fiber splitter, rear bumper, and rear diffuser. Finally, the vehicle features a special dark blue livery, giving it an elegant, somewhat serious air. The car’s powerplant has remained unchanged.