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PORSCHE 911 TURBO S GB EDITION

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The ultimate limited-edition anniversary model has been released by Porsche 40 years after the iconic 911 Turbo hit the market. Apart from turning into the standard against all sports cars are measured against, Porsche has another decided advantage – the sleek design of its coupés and unmatched luxury of the interior.

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This new edition features a patriotic Union Flag design on the storage box in addition to black leather seats, and Guards Red stitching. As part of the £150,237 purchase price every buyer receives a personalized cover and a unique photo book detailing the creation process of the car. Technically – Porsche have decided to stick with the original 3.8-litre, flat-six turbocharged engine that is infamous for its blistering acceleration and “turbo lag”. The 560 horsepower are distributed to all four wheels thanks to Porsche’s seven-speed, dual-clutch PDK transmission.

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The Turbo S GB Edition sports impressive safety features such as rear-wheel steering and active aerodynamics that make it more stable and manageable on the road.

On the design front it’s nice to see the brand has retained its classic sleek shape with gloss-black wheels, rear spoilers, mirrors and door handles in a classic 70’s style. Special carbon sill guards and a carbon interior trim package contribute to the classic appeal of the model. Available only to UK buyers only 40 cars will be manufactured in a selected choice of colours – GT Silver, white or Guards Red.

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While the form, the lines and the conceptual design bare the true 911 identity, the new Turbo S GB Edition boasts unique proportions that place it in a league of its own. The wings have been redesigned to be higher than the lid and the interior has been modelled with close consideration of the driver’s comfort. The powerful 3.8 litre engine allows for a 0 to 100 acceleration for the impressive 3.1 seconds.

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BENTLEY’S NEED FOR MULSANNE SPEED

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A new offer from Bentley sees the brand reinvent itself in a truly memorable way – one that combines appearance with substance of style. You would be pressed to encounter an automobile that’s more powerful, dynamic and provides a more eloquent expression of class and luxury than the new Mulsanne Speed.

The model boasts staggering features, such as the revised 6.75 litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine, which boosts acceleration, power and torque. This results in a top speed of 190mph and a 0 to 60mph acceleration of 4.8 seconds. It handles well on the road thanks to its impressive weight of 2,685kg.

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When it comes to design – the Mulsanne Speed lives up to expectations with its striking new detail work that accentuates the classic beauty of the brand. Among the subtle changes to the model are: the darker tint of the trademark matrix grille, lower bumper apertures, headlamps, rear lights and wing vents. The new unique 21’’ wheel design completes the timeless look.

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The Mulsanne benefits from 13% efficiency improvements that provide 50 miles (80km) more range from the same sized engine and fuel tank, which is truly impressive. The car is as efficient as it is awe-inspiring and it offers superb control and driving experience thanks to improved Sport settings for the throttle, suspension and steering.

The cabin is equipped with a 14-speaker audio system with Digital Signal Processing that consists of 20 custom-made speakers, the world’s most powerful production amplifier and eight DSP modes. The sporting edge throughout the interior and exterior is achieved through the skilful use of handcrafted details.

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With a base price of £252,000 the model can be fitted with the state-of-the-art Sub-Zero ICBB142S/S/TH fridge for an extra £13,650. Overall, the new Mulsanne Speed combines the best not of two, but of three worlds – the speed of a Porsche, the comfort of the Jaguar and the fine-handling of a Ferrari.

AUDI R8 V10 SPYDER

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The convertible version of Audi ‘s 10-cylinder R8 supercar known as the R8 V10 Spyder, is an excellent example of a seamless transition to a more docile automobile with extreme performance capabilities. With coupé and drop-top versions of the model buyers can enjoy one of the most appealing supercars that have hit the market in recent years. A powerful mix of driving dynamics, astounding functionality and remarkable design are the core elements of the new Audi.

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Powered by a 5.2-liter engine, this allows for a 525 horsepower at 8,000 rpm and 391 lb-ft of torque at 6,500 rpm. Maximum performance times are achieved with the seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox with the car hitting 60 mph from in 3.6 seconds. The quattro four-wheel drive system distributes output evenly to the front and rear axles. This boots acceleration as well as increases the stability of the car.

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The sleek design of the exterior is only outmatched by the luxurious materials used throughout the interior for the creation of the ultimate driving experience. Buyers can choose from additional perks, such asNappa leather upholstery, carbon fiber trim and alcantara headliner. One of the more remarkable elements of the model is the infotainment system with navigation and entertainment features merged into one accessible MMI output. A a navigation system with SiriusXM Traffic, seven-speaker, 12 speaker, and 465-watt Bang & Olufsen AM/FM/CD stereo system are amongst the other additions that the model boasts.

The Diamond Stitch Full Leather Package is standard for the model and provides unrivalled driving comfort and elegance. The new ceramic brakes provide a unique blend of strength, lightness and increased resistance. All-LED headlights with exceptional brightness and clarity, and an adaptive suspension with selectable modes contribute to the superior performance and awe-inspiring power.

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The base price for the R8 V10 Spyder is $129,400 without taxes with a long list of optional extras to choose from.

BRITAIN’S FIRST SUPERCAR – THE ASTON MARTIN V8 VANTAGE

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Hitting the streets in 1977, the Aston Martin V8 Vantage is a classic that has recently re-captured the attention of collectors. Immortalised by the Bond movie Goldfinger, the £500,000 old-school Aston is the epitome of power, high performance and style. The hand built V8 set new standards in terms of exclusivity and driving experience.

Built out of the standard AMV8, it replaced theDB6 in 1967, receiving a 5.3-litre, eight-cylinder engine that gives it extra power. This allows for a potential top speed of 170mph and a hefty boost to a 380 horsepower. This defines the car’s aggressive personality and superior performance. Its luxurious appearance is enhanced by an exquisite wooden dashboard, integrated tea-tray spoiler and smoother bonnet bulge.

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The Aston Martin V8 Vantage boasts beautiful details, such as a blanked bonnet vent and a separate rear spoiler. The interior is decorated to a superb finish with fine black leather. Other additions that help the model stand out from the rest of the edition are the bigger carburetors and Nimrod racing-type heads that enhance the performance.

The model is exceptional not only for its collector’s value and performance features, but also because of its value as the first enhanced convertible released commercially. Aston’s high-performance drophead coupé boasts camshafts, increased compression ratio, larger inlet valves, bigger carburettors mounted on new manifolds for increased output and luxurious interior.

The performance is pretty impressive with 0 to 60mph acceleration for 5.3 seconds. The model is a five-speed manual, although customizations allow for an automatic shift change. This is a car of truly iconic status –one that marked the beginning of years of engineering advancement and exceptional design for Aston Martin, and a one-in-a-million chance to own a little bit of history.

BENTLEY’S ITALIAN FURNITURE LINE

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Luxury living has taken a new dimension with the introduction of Bentley’s Italian Furniture Line by Luxury Living Group at Art Basel Miami Beach last December. The superb pieces were truly a testament to the brand’s ideology that their customers should ‘live the way they drive: in solid comfort and power’.

All pieces of the Luxury Living for Bentley home collection are made in Italy and sold exclusively by Luxury Living showrooms located in London, Paris, Milan, Los Angeles, Miami and New York City. The collection is a dazzling blend of supple leathers, heavy veneers, bright metals, masculine textiles, and delicate glass that is truly the epitome of the modernist lifestyle with clean, cut designs.

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One of the most striking models is The Bentley Canterbury bed, priced at £15,000 and a £22,000 sideboard. It can be finished in either leather or fabric and is truly the stuff dreams are made of. The more modestly-priced Harlow leather armchair will set you back only £5,830 combines Bentley’s heritage within a modern aesthetic for the ultimate comfort.

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The £9,810 Butterfly sofa is an exquisite creation of cognac leather and quilted fine grey wool – it embodies Bentley’s emergence as a modern high luxury brand. The combination of sophisticated materials with contemporary design and superb craftsmanship presents a stunning translation of the timeless British elegance with modernist design.

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Most of the pieces boast the brand’s recognisable diamond pattern on the leather or fabric as a nod to Bentley’s famous interior quilting on seats and door panels. The collection is a perfect example of the coming together of luxury and sophistication for the creation of unique and contemporary furniture. This is truly a signature moment for Bentley with their unrivalled attention to detail expected to make a change on the fine living scene for those who relentlessly pursue the blend of comfort, class and style.

CONTEMPORARY DESIGN VILLA IN CAN PEP SIMÓ

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A stunningly luxurious and spacious modern villa has become available in the sought-after location of Ibiza, Spain. The contemporary and minimalistic villa boasts breath-taking views of the old parts of the town as well as Talamanca bay and the ocean as far as Formentera. Built in 2010, the property has been designed and constructed with the latest technology and high-quality materials for the ultimate living experience.

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Priced at € 2,150,000, the villa is on a wonderful south west oriented plot that totals to 9914 square ft. It features an 89m2 basement with 2 parking spaces and the developmental possibility for a SPA. A substantial benefit is the fitted tank for rain water collection.

The ground floor spans across a total of 170m2 and comprises of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and an office. The first floor has a living area of 140m2 with the configuration of a spacious kitchen, small bathroom and a living room that opens up to the 110m2 terrace. Additional benefits include an elevator with a 6-persons capacity, solar panels and an infinity pool measuring 16.5 x 4 meters.

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The villa is furnished in keeping with its contemporary and clean design with light and space being the predominant accents in the interior. The kitchen has luminous views of the sea and is highlighted by state-of-the-art appliances and multiple cooking and storage areas. The three bedrooms are tastefully furnished and also boast tranquil views, conveniently located laundry room and several large closets. Highlights of this villa are the open outdoor entertainment spaces that provide glorious sea views as well as vast hospitality opportunities.

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With its stunning view of Ibiza, prime location and beautiful design, this modern villa offers the perfect combination of space and privacy. Its serene and idyllic surroundings offer superior quality in every aspect of modern real estate. Living in luxury at one of the most scenic destinations has never more attainable.

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MOONWATCH OMEGA CO-AXIAL CHRONOGRAPH

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The Dark Side of the Moon has never looked better than this sleek and contemporary Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Co-Axial Chronograph Dark Side of the Moon Watch. Easily one of the brand’s most iconic time pieces – it is an outstanding blend of technological advancement, traditional spirit and daring exploration.
The 44.25 mm black ceramic case is finished in black bezel with matt chromium nitride tachymeter scale and a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with a high-quality anti-reflective treatment on both sides. A self-winding chronometer with the Omega 9300 movement features the highly precise Co-Axial Escapement, displaying date, small seconds and boasting approximately 60 hours of power reserve.

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Water resistant to 100m, the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch is listed for $12,000.00 and captures brilliantly the brand’s adventurous spirit. With a movement accurate to a fault, the watch comes on a 44.25mm leather strap. Being the epitome of modern horological engineering and mechanics, Omega has introduced some impressive improvements to their original design that are subtle enough to stay true to their spirit, but not too discreet to not go unnoticed.
Thanks to various changes to its design – the new Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch has gained a decided advantage to its predecessors in terms of functionality and ease of use. The dial is much easier to navigate due to simplifying its layout by removing one sub-dial in favour of the addition of a symmetrical dual register layout. This also makes more room for the large date aperture.

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Having retained the original case profile, the Speedmaster remains in the Omega family and heritage with its timeless proportions and high precision. It wears well thanks to its size and weight – it’s 44.25mm in diameter and 16mm thick. The column wheel design gives the watch a high-end scale feel with smoother functions and famous co-axial escapement, which is a wonderful low friction alternative to the traditional swiss-lever design.

EUROCOPTER (AIRBUS HELICOPTERS) EC130

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Eurocopter EC130 (now Airbus Helicopters) is one of the more popular single-engine helicopters that benefits from a roomy, modular cabin with a seating for up to 8 passengers. The improved operational performance, increased versatility and flexibility shine through in the new model. The Turbomeca Arriel 2D engine benefits from a lower specific fuel consumption and increased power.

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Additional features include the active control vibration system and redesigned cabin interior structure for increased comfort and utility. All seats are upholstered in fine leather with the casing made of carbon fibre and leather storage pouch. The cabin carpet is fitted with extra foam and integrated door case is also covered with light grey leather.

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The nice leather upholstery and ample seating space place the Eurocopter EC130 amongst the most luxurious helicopters. With a top speed of 172mph and range of 395 miles, its asking price is $3.200.000. The powerful engine makes for a smooth and silent flight.

This model features the standard components for the Airbus Helicopter range, which ensures a reliable, high-performance rotorcraft. The simple design and proven technology guarantee an extremely high availability rate. Added comfort is guaranteed thanks to the two available layouts – 1 pilot and 6 passengers in the standard or Stylence® configuration or 1 pilot and 7 passengers in the 8 seats layout configuration.

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The maximum take-off weight is 2.500kg and an automatic variable main rotor system to reduce external sound level. The Eurocopter EC130 is fitted with a VFR day and night navigation system with integrated instrument panel and a GPS map display. These features contribute to the model being one of the most high-tech and safest aircrafts.

Buyers benefit from a worldwide support network of 30 customer centers and more than 100 distributors, training centres, repair and overhaul facilities to guarantee truly exceptional technical support and response times. Overall, the EC130 boasts outstanding visibility, quietness and safety, being particularly adapted to the needs of private users.

PIAGET ALTIPLANO SKELETON

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A new and highly ornate suggestion by Piaget features the impressive Altiplano Skeleton watch with the ultra-thin proportions of 2.40mm. The refined time piece is self-winding with its skeleton movement delicately engraved and hollowed by skilled craftsmen. Extreme attention to detail and component rigidity is observed, paying homage to the watchmaker’s traditional style.

The white gold case is beautifully complimented by the black PVD finish. Amazingly detailed and intricate craftsmanship shines through in the dauphine-style hands, the blackened platinum oscillating weight, and black screws on the bridges. This model achieves stunning and harmonious symmetry, which turn it into a truly iconic piece. The alternating matt surfaces – sun-brushed and sand-brushed – contrast beautifully with the shimmering edges.

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Piaget introduces an undeniable work of art – one where even the smallest detail has been carefully fine-tuned to match the technologic qualities of the model. The bevelling and drawing are done completely by hand to achieve the highest mark of quality and elegance. Its contemporary design blends perfectly with the innovative technology of the 1200S skeleton movement. Additionally, that same movement is enhanced by a platinum 950 micro-rotor. The balance bridge is beautifully calibrated for an even more harmonious symmetry. Taking close to three years for development – the skeleton movement feature of the watch places it in a league of its own in terms of technology, aesthetics and quality.

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With a price tag of $60,000 this is more than just a simple watch – it is a statement of stature and a piece of contemporary art. With the smallest skeleton movement mechanism in the world the piece strikes with the impressive 2.4mm thickness. It is a unique blend of creative flair and traditional craftsmanship that make it a reliable, elegant and one-of-a-kind timepiece.
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The strap is made of high-quality alligator skin and provides a beautiful finish to the Sapphire case black, 18K white gold case model.

THE RIVA 63 VIRTUS

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The Riva 63’ Vertigo yacht is truly a sight to behold – its spirited character and powerful performance puts it one class above its predecessors. Its innovative and conceptual design is accentuated by its gritty spirit. The large open area to the rear reinvents the model on the borderline with the concept of ‘coupé’.

Retaining the positive traits of the previous model, the 63’ Vertigo boasts new sleek features. Stylish, fast and exquisitely engineered – the new cruiser represents everything that Riva Aquarama has come to stand for. The cockpit boasts an impressive new layout with a unique and innovative feature – an ingenious, sliding sofa. Other impressive features are the sleek new windscreen and reprofiled guardrails.

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Perhaps the biggest change sees the port side rearranged, which results in larger seating area while the foredeck boasts a stylish sunpad with a pram-hood-style sunshade. A folding bimini replaces the Vertigo’s hardtop. The subtle changes in the décor and color scheme complete the elegant, harmonic style of the vessel, but are not too far from the familiar design palette of the collection. The light-oak veneers contrast beautifully with the dark stain, luxurious fabrics and thick leather upholstery. The interior is stylish and contemporary with a distinctive minimalistic feel. Three cabins, including a VIP suit, provide plenty of space for up to 8 guests, and feature impressively roomy spaces and shower compartments.

The engines are located in aft, on V-drive gearboxes to make more room for the interior compartments, but still provide enough power for the yacht to reach a top speed of 40 knots. It is quick to accelerate and responsive, making it a delight to drive. All in all – it provides an ideal combination of power, performance and comfort for the asking price of € 2.356.310. With a total length of 19.57m it has plenty of room for a nice getaway to sea and is the perfect embodiment of the warm, luxurious Mediterranean style.

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SYDNEY’S TOP HOUSE SALE OF THE YEAR

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A five-bedroom palatial pad located in Australia’s warm and welcoming capital of Sydney has gone on the market for $37 million. With an infinity pool and views of Sydney Harbour from every corner it is nestled in the upscale neighbourhood of Wolseley Road, Point Piper, known as Millionaire’s row.

The Ville de Mare is a mesmerizing Mediterranean-style creation that boasts 1500 square metre and five oversized en-suite bedrooms. The property also features impeccably manicured gardens. The lower level of the stunning real estate even has a self-contained apartment on the lower level.

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The prestigious property is decorated to an exquisite level with crystal chandeliers, cherubs and Corinthian columns. The kitchen is spacious and equipped with the latest smart home technology with a wonderful dining space. All bedrooms offer magnificent views of the Harbour and the living room features luxurious marble floors and a fire place. Fine leather and wood are the other materials thoroughly used throughout the property to create a modern, yet simple and informal living environment.

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The pearl of this three-storey home is the infinity edge pool with a stunning panoramic view of the Sydney Harbour. Marble bathrooms, lush gardens and a stylish modern design complete the luxurious non-waterfront home.

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The three levels feature a wide array of casual and formal living areas apart from the commercially-sized kitchen and outdoor infinity pool. Another benefit of the non-waterfront mansion is the uninterrupted 180 degree views of the harbour and city.

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All bedrooms have private bathrooms and walk-in robe. Carefully designed to bring the best out of the wide spaces – the property is situated on a lovely cul-de-sac in Sydney’s top suburb of Wolseley Road, nicknamed Millionaire’s row.

The property is decorated with quality materials that have been arranged to a superb finish. Marble, glass and oak finishing blend to create a modern and luxurious setting for the lifestyle of your dreams.

A £35,000 VALENTINE AT THE EXHIBITIONIST HOTEL IN LONDON

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This Valentine can offer a truly one-of-a-kind experience for those memorable loves, that is, if you have some cash to splurge of course. The Exhibitionist Hotel in the prestigious neighbourhood of South Kensignton, London is offering a dazzling £35,000 package that will melt hearts and make this occasion the stuff that dreams are made of.

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Opt to spend a romantic night in one of their exclusive suits, complete with a plunging pool filled with sparkling champagne. Scrumptious aphrodisiac delicacies like strawberries dipped in chocolate will be provided to set the mood. Oysters and bouquets of upper class crimson roses will be made readily available to complete the sensual experience.

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For a price of £3,000 a night guests will be treated to exquisite h’ordeuvres, such as asparagus with truffle oil as well as a dazzling variety of desserts like raspberries served with whipped cream, fresh figs and a mouth-watering selection of hand-crafted macaroons and chocolate. A complimentary breakfast in bed made to order is also included in the package.

hotel exhibitionist londonAll of the hotel’s luxurious bedrooms will be decorated according to the most sensual of holidays of the year with rose petals and scented candles. Waterproof plasma screens are available in all bathrooms for an intimate ambiance. But the most intriguing feature is the bespoke iPad in every suit that is programmed to allow guests customise the scent of every room.

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Situated in London’s West End in a restored 18th century townhouse, The Exhibitionist Hotel offers the tranquillity and discretion necessary to make Valentine’s Day the most personal and special day of the year. The suits available for booking for the Valentine’s Luxury Package are located on the lower-ground floor with their own private entrance away from the reception.

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Guests can enjoy a superb living space decorated with art by up-and-coming London artists.

NEW LIMITED-EDITION COGNACS BY MARTELL

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The oldest of the great cognac houses celebrates its 300th anniversary with the launch of an exclusive series of limited-edition Martell Premier Voyage. Only 300 bottles will be produced and there is a waiting list for everyone who wishes to purchase one.

For its birthday the brand returns to its century-long traditions of being rigid and exacting with the quality of its ingredients as well as the final product. Once again, the company demonstrates enviable dedication to its core values with the boldest ‘first journey’ it has embarked on in 300 years in the face of Premier Voyage – the purest of standards.premier voyage martell

The eau-de-vie is exceptional and incredibly rare, ranging from 80 to 150 years in age. The exclusivity of the edition is enhanced by the intricate craftsmanship of the bottles itself – each of them being a delicate work of art. Commissioned by Martell was Bernar Venet – one of France’s most famous artists, who created sculptured artwork worthy of the acquired taste that is Premier Voyage. An interesting detail is that bottle and cognac are literally inseparable – the eau-de-vie can only be drawn from the vessel with a fusil, a special pipette used by the cellar master to extract and pour it.

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Priced at $13,000 (€11,400) per bottle – prospective clients are required to put their names on the waiting list should they wish to even have a chance at tasting the best spirit of any kind. With warmth and a flavour palette that are truly exceptional – it is worth everything from the waiting in line to the extravagant asking price. The brand’s legacy and history shines through in this distinctive blend– the final product being the result of retracing their steps 300 years ago. The sublime blend contains 18 eaux‑de‑vie from Martell’s cellars and has aged in barrels made from the oak of a 300 year-old tree, which gives it that distinctive taste and velvety texture.

PUTTING A PRICE ON CLASSIC BEAUTY

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Ultramodern automobiles may be desirable due to their functionality, performance and staggering technology, but there is something their older counterparts possess that tips the scale in the favour of the latter, and that is timeless class. It’s difficult to put a price on something that was the epitome of elegance and style on the road a century ago, but the following models come pretty close to it1956 Maserati A6G 2000 Gran Sport Berlinetta Frua.

Only real connoisseurs will fully comprehend the value of this vintage gem. Only four of the kind were built, making it a real prized collector’s item. For a price of £920,000 you get a bulletproof inline-6 engine, aluminium body, Perspex windows and a beige leather interior.

1949 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport SWB

With an estimated value of £310,000 – £460,000, this is a fine luxury automobile from an era long gone. It’s renowned as one of the most powerful racing cars of its time and with only a handful being made. Amongst some of of Talbot-Lago’s hallmarks are the long crankshaft and the aluminium engine.

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The model is open and airy in design, swift and luxurious. Valued at £46,000 – £61,300 this model actually introduced pillarless suicide doors, beating the Lincoln Continental by 5 years. Only seven cars were built with the originally intended Chrysler’s 392ci Hemi V8 – it is extremely rare to come across one of these.

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1936 Panhard et Levassor Dynamic X76 Coupé Junior

Designed by Louis Bionier the car has a unique baroque appearance in combination with surprisingly modern engineering. It has a 2.5-litre six-cylinder Knight sleeve valve engine, monocoque body, torsion bar suspension and hydraulic brakes. Less than 25 cars of the model were made during 1936 and 1937 with the coach borrowing some of the stylistic features of the Panoramique. Currently priced at £19,000 – £27,000

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1963 Porsche 356C

One of the most iconic speedsters, the vintage Porsche boasts racing-style bucket seats, removable side curtains instead of roll-up windows and a low windshield. The series were built with a variety of pushrod four-cylinder engines, disc brakes and the most powerful pushrod engine for the time. Expensive to restore due to being built before Porsche started to rust-proof cars, the model is valued at £15,400 – £23,000.

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VERTU ASTER LUXURIOUS MOBILE PHONE

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Vertu’s signature, top-of-the-league Aster smartphone, is truly a sight to behold. With its sleek design, innovative technology and the most luxurious materials it is the ‘quintessentially English smartphone’ as marketed by the brand.

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Handmade and finished by crasftmen, the Aster sports an incredible set of features – a 5.1-inch 5th generation sapphire-crystal screen, 13-megapixel camera, Dolby Digital Plus virtual surround sound as well as Vertu’s full portfolio of exclusive services. These include Vertu LIFE, Vertu Certainty packages and their infamous concierge service, which is accessible via voice, e-mail or Live Chat from anywhere in the world 24-hours a day. The 4.7” 1080p, state-of-the-art high-contrast display at 473dpi is protected by sapphire crystal.

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In terms of connectivity it is worth mentioning the phone’s quad-band GSM, 3G and LTE 4G capability features. The powerful and unique technology sets a new standard in performance and provides an exceptional experience. Similarly to the rest of Vertu’s collections – the Aster is built on the Anroid OC and uses a powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 801 2.3GHz Quad-core processor. vertu aster

The phone has a built-in rechargeable 2275mAh Li-ion battery, which allows talk time of up to 15 hrs 30 minutes and stand-by mode 380hrs. A nice feature is the Qi Compatible Wireless Charging as well as the fact that the Aster can be turned into a WiFi hotspot.

The smartphone comes in a variety of colours and the case be personalized with an engraving or a monogram. Every model is designed to a superb finish with fine leathers and luxury materials for an unmistakable feel and look.

Vertu’s Aster is the ultimate signature smartphone – one that combines superb technologic features with an exquisite design and timeless elegance. The asking price for the model is £4,200 although cost can vary, depending on customizations.

EXOTIC JEWELLERY FROM CLARA SALDARRIAGA

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Something new and exotic has attracted tons of attention on the jewellery scene – the highly ornate and strikingly feminine designs by Clara Saldarriaga. Her marvellous creations are a unique blend of high-quality craftsmanship and beautiful, clean forms inspired by Nature.

At the core of the eye-catching collection lies the designer’s inspiration from Colombia’s rich flora and fauna, which results in gentle, yet strikingly original pieces. Her jewellery is unique in the fact that it consists of real flowers, petals, leafs and seeds encapsulated in gold and silver. This adds an otherworldly feature to the intricately stylized pieces as the wearer develops a personal relationship with them as new patterns and colours start to emerge.

The pre-Hispanic influence is clearly visible in the enthralling pieces, such as the $450 pheasant ring in etched gold and its $650 equally striking serpent version, which wraps around the finger. The highly ornate pair of frogs are retailing for $550 and the delicately feminine Medellín’s wild orchids are sold for $340 gold and $280 with longevity being at the root of the brand.

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The nature-inspired gems carry a unique feature in that they effectively extend the life of a plant, turning them into exquisite creations. Upcoming pieces are a sublime blend of raw Colombian emeralds and filigree from Mompox  – a colonial port city. Only the highest level of craftsmanship is employed to wield such fine quality of fabulous designs that etch the best of Nature in gold and silver.

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The cuffs are strikingly intricate and wrap delicately around the wrist in a way that accentuated the feminine form, which is difficult to achieve for heavier, bigger jewellery. Clara Saldarriaga’s original pieces are a statement-making accessory that any modern, fashionable woman would appreciate.

QUEENSBERRY PLACE 5-BEDROOM HOUSE ON THE MARKET FOR £11,000,000

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Nestled in the prime neighbourhood of South Kensington – just metres away from Michelin-starred restaurants and upscale boutiques – is a superb seven-bedroom house arranged over six floors. The stunning urban dwelling boasts generous proportions, integrated air conditions and two spectacular decked terraces.

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For the modest price of £11,000,000 you can enjoy a breath-taking view of the Royal Albert Hall and The Science Museum. A separate patio provides much-needed privacy in the busy urban setting of the heart of London.

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The reception room is decorated to a superb finish and features magnificent French windows that open up to the balcony. The kitchen, fitted with state-of-the-art appliances, connects to a spacious and sunlit breakfast room while the main dining room boasts French doors to the patio. The house is well-connected and arranged in a way that makes the most of its space and room arrangement.

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The master bedroom benefits from a private en suit bathroom fitted with marble and the latest in technology for comfort and relaxation. Built-in plasma screens and audio systems top off the luxurious feel of the property for a superb experience.

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With a masterful combination of natural materials, such as fine wood and leather, the designer has created a masterpiece of natural light and modern elegance that is the epitome of a 21st century urban home. Built-in skylights accentuate the spacious rooms with integrated air conditioning in all of them.

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The dual aspect house boasts exceptional living space with its exquisite Stucco façade and prestigious location. Its beautifully-presented interior complements the sought-after nature of the block, thus making for the perfect urban home. Finished to an exceptional standard, the asking price for the 5-bedroom house is £11,000,000 and offers a wealth of high-tech features and intimate settings. The ample living and entertainment space makes for the most stylish urban accommodation you can come across in South Kensington.

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THE BOMBARDIER CHALLENGER 605

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The Bombardier Challenger 605 is a superb mid-size private jet, capable of traveling 4,000 nautical miles in a single flight. Its size, capacity and luxurious interior make it a very popular choice amongst the rich and famous.

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It can carry up to 13 people at a cruising altitude of 41,000 feet. The model also boasts the latest in avionic technology available – a Dual autopilot with single autothrottle  EFIS/EICAS system with synoptics, Dual FMS-6000 with coupled lateral and vertical navigation system, performance calculations and an Integrated Flight Information System (IFIS) to make that flight as smooth and turbulence-free as possible. These latest generation avionics provide smart functionality to further reduce pilot workload and offer peace of mind to the crew on board.

Engines have been optimized with higher thrust to deliver shorter take-off field length as well as extra payload.

With its widebody interior and smart utilization of space, the private jet offers outstanding in-flight experience. The cabin is furnished in a minimalistic and modern way, making the most of the available space with strong and durable materials. The fully redesigned cabin sets new standards of comfort and connectivity, turning your travel into a pleasurable experience.

Its retail price is $27 million, which means it has the cost efficiency of much smaller jets combined with the superior reliability of bigger planes. This jet boasts the lowest-in-class direct operating costs.

The interior design of the Challenger 605 is fully customizable, making the in-flight experience even more personal and comfortable for the passengers. The brand offers a variety of materials and pre-approved designs to create to cater to the aesthetics of its customers. A dedicated team is assigned to every client to see through from start to finish the customization process and ensure they’ve received top quality service and craftsmanship in the creation of their dream aircraft.

TIME HAS NEVER BEEN CLASSIER

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New materials are always changing the way timepieces are worn and the statement that they make. With phosphorescence becoming more and more prevalent in everything from clothes to accessories and even cars this Spring it’s no wonder that the new de Grisogono Tondo by Night (priced at £7,200) follows the trend closely.

With its intricately illuminated diamond dials it creates a staggering glow effect in the dark – one that is sure to raise quite a few eyebrows. In addition it boasts the remarkable pearly photoluminescent composite fibreglass technology, where the addition of minute particles of mother-of-pearl enhances the inherent luminosity. It comes in a variety of eye-catching colours and is fully customizable for a nice personal touch.

The contemporary watch is lighter, stronger and exhibits considerably less friction and improve efficiency thanks to the state-of-the-art materials used in its making. The piece is water-resistant and can withstand depth of up to 30m. Illuminated from the inside, the sophisticated movement has been intricately developed to display a gem-set oscillating rotor on the dial. The innovative PLF (photoluminescent composite fibreglass) technology allows for a longer, brighter glow – day and night.

With its signature neon bright and cool exterior, the Tondo by Night collection boasts remarkable craftsmanship in addition to its sleek design and luxurious execution. All in all – the ultimate in contemporary accessories.

DELVAUX WITH A TWIST ON ITS ICONIC CLASSICS

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Delvaux – the oldest fine leather goods company in the world and highly regarded by the Belgian royal family – has freshened and fine-tuned its historic handbags. In reviving its iconic designs the brand has brought in the highly-regarded designer Christina Zeller who has helped develop cult styles for Mochino, Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Lacroix and Givenchy. When it comes to bringing the brand out of its slumber the former model was a natural choice.

With a small team of two designers Christina has reinvented some of Delvaux’s most iconic designs – Le Brillant (priced at £12,650). The box-shaped bag is constructed from 64 pieces of leather with concealed seams and an elegant buckle. The more geometric Le Tempête (priced at £9,800)is graceful in an almost austere way with its clean, cut lines. Perfectly balanced in its use of leather and metal – this bad is feminine and sleek, but makes a strong bold statement. Le Madame (priced at £1,400) based on a classic 1977 style has introduced some nice changes in the design with chunkier metal clasps and more feminine shapes.

The biggest advantage of bringing on board such a talented designer has to be the amazing array of vivid colours Zeller has introduced that range from warm sunny yellow to hot pink and spring green. Some bags demonstrate a bold eclectic mixture of different leather – plain and exotic skins complementing each other in an eye-catching way.

One of the products worth mentioning are the sublime mini versions that start at £1,400 of each style and are sold under the line Temptation.

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