Hublot X Ferrari

Swiss luxury watchmaking brand Hublot announced at the Guangzhou International Auto Show that the brand has become the watchmaking partner of Ferrari. Hublot took this occasion to unveil the Big Bang Chrono Tourbillon Ferrari; the first Hublot timepiece made with its partner. There will only be 20 of the Big Bang Chrono Tourbillon Ferrari timepieces … Continued

Top online resources for China’s luxury shoppers

Mainland luxury Chinese consumers are becoming increasingly open to shopping for, and finding information about, luxury brands online with news portals. Weibo is one of the most popular sources for information, according to the results of a survey released November 28 by PR group Ruder Finn Asia. The survey was conducted among 1057 Mainland Chinese … Continued

The Daily Mail Designs the Queen’s Next Yacht

A campaign, in the London Daily Mail, is afoot to build a new megayacht for the Queen of England and the British Royal Family . Their previous vessel, the 412 ft. Royal Brittania built in 1953, was retired in 1997. Codenamed FSP21 (Future Ship Project 21st Century), the 515-ft. vessel would be the third largest … Continued

Daimler to kill ultra-luxury Maybach in 2013

Ultra-luxury automotive brand Maybach will be killed off by parent Daimler within two years, according to reports. The Maybach brand, one of the world’s most prestigious luxury names and a favorite of business tycoons, footballers and government officials the world over, could be shuttered in favor of top-of-the-line Mercedes-Benz models by 2013. A Daimler spokesman … Continued

Tokyo tops out Paris again as world food capital

Tokyo has now more Michelin three star restaurants than Paris, according to the latest edition of the gastronomical guide. Japan as a whole also beats France, with 32 establishments granted the maximum grade, against 25 in the guide’s home country. Paris has just 10 three star eateries. Of Tokyo’s 160,000 restaurants, 16 were awarded top … Continued

Victoria Beckham triumphs at ‘fashion Oscars’

Victoria Beckham‘s elevation into the fashion industry’s elite was confirmed Monday when she was awarded a major prize at Britain’s most prestigious design awards. The singer won the Best Designer Brand prize at the British Fashion Awards ceremony held in central London’s exclusive Savoy Hotel. Wearing a black halter-neck gown, Beckham claimed the ‘fashion Oscar’ … Continued

Marni For H&M Collaboration For Spring 2012

Less than a month after its widely successful collaboration with Versace, H&M has announced that it’s next designer team up is with Marni. Its earlier collaborations with high-end brands such as Lanvin and Sonia Rykiel have been similarly successful. The label’s founder Consuelo Castiglioni has created the clothing and accessories line inspired by Marni‘s original … Continued

Chinese demand fuels Swiss watch success

The Swiss watch industry is in rude health with exports leaping once again last month and watchmakers set to notch up a record year thanks to Chinese consumers Despite the the effect of the global debt crisis, the demand for Swiss watches hit a peak in October, putting smiles on the faces of the country’s … Continued

Toyota GT 86 sports car unveiled

Toyota has released the first images of its new sports car, confirming that it will go on sale next year as the GT 86. Built on an all-new platform, the model is hoped to reestablish the Japanese brand as a sporty name following the dominance of best-selling but mainstream models such as the Camry sedan … Continued

Gucci remains top searched fashion brand on Bing

Bing, the decision engine from Microsoft, recently pulled together its search trends for 2011 and below is the top 10 searched fashion brands of 2011. Gucci reigns supreme for a second year in a row and beat out top brands including Chanel, Ralph Lauren, Y-3 and Louis Vuitton. Guess and J.Crew proved to be forces … Continued

Paris International Boat Show 2011

Yachtmakers from around the world are gearing up to launch new products at the Nautic boat show, which gets underway next weekend in Paris. Nautic traditionally focuses on the newest craft from luxury French names — although there is plenty on offer for those of varying budgets and interests. Chief among the stars will be … Continued

G.H Mumm Ritual box

Ritual Box by G.H Mumm is a set of luxurious objects and accessories that will help transform your tasting experience into a delightful ritual. Individually made by Ateliers Domeau & Pérès, each Ritual Box by G.H Mumm takes not less than eight weeks and the expertise of born craftsmen to complete. Each module consists of … Continued

Longchamp launching weekly web show

Longchamp is launching a new weekly online web series, entitled Heels, to UK residents at the website It will subsequently be shown in France and Germany, as well as Korea, Japan, China and the US at the start of 2012. The series will document the life of a fashion magazine editor, although identities of … Continued

Air Canada, Virgin America tops for in-flight nutrition

Air Canada and Virgin America have topped other North American airlines in a health ranking of on-board food. According to DietDetective, which runs an annual survey examining the nutritional values of the food served to economy class passengers flying domestic, five-star-rated Air Canada “cares about its passengers’ health, that’s for sure.” Virgin America was described … Continued

Top Marques Macau 2011

All eyes were on Macau today as the curtains raised on the highly anticipated debut of the Asian edition of Top Marques, the only live supercar show in the world. Macau has established itself as the world’s gaming capital over the past decade, and Top Marques Macau will certainly give those gamblers plenty to think … Continued

MB&F HM4 Razzle Dazzle & Double Trouble

Two new limited editions based on the MB&F Horological Machine No. 4 Thunderbolt are released today. Meet Razzle Dazzle and Double Trouble! Inspired by the nose art of WWII aircraft, the figures are painted by Isabelle Villa and covered with clear protective lacquer to prevent damage. In addition to the hand painted images, the pair … Continued

Dita Von Teese unveils new lingerie line

Dita Von Teese has revealed the first look of her Von Follies lingerie line, which goes on sale in 2012. Inspired by the American burlesque dancer’s penchant for vintage underwear, the line will go on sale exclusively at Australia’s department store Target in February. The collection, which includes high-waisted briefs, garter belts and fitted corselettes, … Continued

Moët & Chandon’s Golden Premium Jeroboam

Closing 2011 with the ultimate gesture of luxury, and upholding an annual premium tradition, Moët & Chandon presents the Golden Premium Jeroboam. Moët & Chandon transforms the Impérial bottle into a limited-edition keepsake allowing champagne lovers to create their own masterpiece. “Being unique is the essence of luxury: By signing its Golden Premium Jeroboam, each … Continued

Porsche Design Tower complete with car elevators

A Miami Beach condo developer plans to build a new skyscraper with a robotic parking deck built in. The Porsche Design Tower project will allow owners to ride their vehicles into a robotic elevator system that drops them and their vehicles at their doorstep. The $560 million tower will rise in Sunny Isles Beach as … Continued