Monthly Archives: June 2012

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Wei Long edition

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Wei Long edition

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Wei Long edition

Bugatti has unveiled the ‘Wei Long 2012’ one-off Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport, celebrating of course the Chinese year of the dragon.

The Wei Long Veyron has been developed with the help of Koniglice Porzellan Manufaktur of Berlin, who previously helped to develop the porcelain parts of the Grand Sport L’Or Blanc.

That means that the fuel filler cap, wheel inserts and elements of the cabin have all been made from porcelain that has been engraved with images of a dragon.
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BMW i Park Lane

First BMW i Store Opens in London

BMW i Park Lane

BMW offered a preview Wednesday of what would be on offer at its first i Store. The London space is designed to be a showroom for the carmaker’s new premium brand BMW i, based around electric and hybrid engines.

In the spotlight are electric concept cars like the BMW i3 urban design and the i8 sedan, as well as BMW iPedelec, an electric bicycle concept.
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bacardi rum

Top 10 bestelling rum brands in the world

bacardi rum

An industry report released by Drinks International and Euromonitor called “The Millionaire’s Club” has come out with the top branded spirits and liquors in the world.

According to the report, while Bacardi continues to be the global leader, the brand suffers from “overexposure” in its core markets North America and Europe where it has failed to experience any growth over the last few years.
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Martell Cordon Bleu Centenary Jewel Edition

Martell Cordon Bleu Centenary Ultimate Jewel Edition

Martell Cordon Bleu Centenary Jewel Edition

To celebrate Martell Cordon Bleu’s one hundredth anniversary, the House of Martell turned to the House of Boucheron, one of the greatest and oldest of Parisian jewellery houses, to make a one-off piece of the iconic cognac bottle.

The Ultimate Jewel captures both houses’ passion for transforming the finest and rarest of raw materials into either exquisite blends or timeless jewellery.

The original piece will be auctioned in China at the end of the year to mark the culmination of Martell Cordon Bleu’s centenary celebration.
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Rolls Royce Showroom Long Island

Rolls-Royce opens Long Island showroom

Rolls Royce Showroom Long Island

Rolls Royce just opens its largest dealership in North America Jericho, Long Island which is located just miles outside of New York City.

The 9,200-square-foot facility at 115 South Service Road in Jericho holds more than a dozen of the ultra-luxury automobiles, and includes a café, meeting spaces with floor-to-ceiling glass walls and an outdoor terrace.
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Richard Mille Tourbillon RM 053 PABLO MAC DONOUGH

Richard Mille Tourbillon RM 053 Pablo Mac Donough

Richard Mille Tourbillon RM 053 PABLO MAC DONOUGH

Richard Mille’s new Tourbillon RM 053 Pablo Mac Donough was designed specifically for the brand’s polo-playing ambassador in order to offer him a tourbillon that could withstand the tough conditions of a polo game.

Richard Mille solves the problem with an extremely tough case in microblasted titanium and titanium carbide with just two small windows to display the time.
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absolut vodka family

Top 10 vodka brands in the world

absolut vodka family

An industry report released by Drinks International and Euromonitor called “The Millionaire’s Club” has come out with the top branded spirits and liquors in the world.

While vodka may be among the most popular spirits among Western drinkers, it may come as a surprise to know that a soju brand from Korea, Jinro, emerged as the bestselling liquor in the world by 2.5 times its nearest vodka competitor, Smirnoff.
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Childrenswear in China

China increases its spending on luxury items for kids

Childrenswear in China

While much has been made of China’s ever-growing appetite for luxury items, a new report suggests that more than ever it is the nation’s children who are being pampered with goods from the world’s elite brands.

The Hong Kong-based consultancy Albatross Global Solutions claims that 60 percent of a group of 900 Chinese consumers surveyed said they spent more than 3,000 yuan ($470) per month on luxury items for their children, up from the previous year’s 40 percent who had said the same.
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girard perregaux ww tc dark night

Girard-Perregaux ww.tc Dark Night

girard perregaux ww tc dark night

Girard-Perregaux has released a special ‘dark’ edition of their iconic world-timer. Launched at this years JCK Watch & Jewelry Show in Las Vegas, the ww.tc Dark Night features a 43mm black ceramic case with red and black highlights.

Movement is the Swiss automatic GP in-house caliber GP03387 with 63 jewels, 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 46 hours.
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Chandon American Summer Bottle

The Chandon American Summer champagne bottle

Chandon American Summer Bottle

To celebrate Chandon’s American Heritage, ButterflyCannon have created a limited edition summer bottle, inspired by the great “All-American Summer”.

The perfect accessory for summer, this special edition of Chandon Brut Classic sparkling wine is wrapped from head to toe in patriotic red, white and blue.
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whisky tasting

Top 10 whisky brands in the world

whisky tasting

An industry report released by Drinks International and Euromonitor called “The Millionaire’s Club” has come out with the top branded spirits and liquors in the world.

Most of the bestselling whisky brands were Indian whiskies, which are distilled from fermented molasses as opposed to malt, corn, barley or rye.
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Rafael Nadal Richard Mille Watch RM027

Nadal’s luxury watch goes missing in Paris

Rafael Nadal Richard Mille Watch RM027

A watch worth 300,000 euros ($375,000) went missing from Rafael Nadal‘s hotel room hours after he won his seventh French Open tennis title.

The Spaniard was wearing the Richard Mille watch after he beat Novak Djokovic on Monday night, but it was missing when he woke up the next morning.

The Richard Mille RM027 is a limited edition of 50 pieces – Richard Mille had lent Nadal the watch for the tournament.
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Adidas-Porsche sneaker 2012

Adidas unveils its new Porsche luxury sneaker

Adidas-Porsche sneaker 2012

If you like a little luxury in your sports gear, Adidas Porsche Design Sport just announced its new line of men’s workout basics, with the collection’s showpiece: a performance slip-on €250 sneaker that promises to deliver a stylish, smooth ride.

The collaboration between Adidas and Porsche earned a nod of approval by the prestigious Plus X Award, which declared the union the most innovative brand of 2012 in the footwear category.
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airfrance iphone app

Air France KLM to offer in-flight wifi

airfrance iphone app

Starting in 2013 Air France- KLM plans to test, in partnership with Panasonic Avionics, a program that brings on-board connectivity to the airlines’ long-haul flights.

The experimental project will allow passengers to connect to the internet, send emails and SMS text messages, and, eventually, watch TV shows on their computer.
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