Monthly Archives: July 2012

IWC Portuguese Automatic Edition Dragon Year

IWC Portuguese Automatic Edition Dragon Year

IWC Portuguese Automatic Edition Dragon Year

It is the Chinese Year of the Dragon and not surprisingly every major luxury watch brand is trying to get in on the action. All it takes is a dragon anywhere on the watch and the watch is ready for limited edition status.

Here’s IWC Schaffhausen’s entry into the “Year of the Dragon” category: the IWC Portuguese Automatic Edition Dragon Year with a dragon engraving on the rotor.
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Gucci Leather Chess set

Gucci Checkers Set

Gucci Leather Checkers set

Gucci elevates the simple game to a new level of refinement with its leather board, case, game pieces, and storage pouch, each embossed with the signature Gucci emblem. The Checkers Set in Brown Leather by Gucci is priced at $4,350.

Dassault Aviation F50EX

Blackberry maker to sell jet to save $1 billion

Dassault Aviation F50EX

Research In Motion which has lost 95% of its market value since 2008, is selling one of its two business jets under a plan to save $1 billion in operating costs.

The maker of BlackBerry devices put its nine-passenger Dassault Aviation SA (DSY) F50EX up for sale, trying to fetch $6 million to $7 million.
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Manhattanhenge

New Yorkers marvel at ‘Manhattanhenge’ sunset

Manhattanhenge

New Yorkers gathered at dusk to witness “Manhattanhenge” — a rare alignment of the sun with the east-west street grid in which it appears to set between skyscrapers.

Dozens of people gathered shortly before 8:30 pm Wednesday (0030 GMT Thursday) at the corner of 14th and Sixth Avenue, taking pictures of the huge red sun at the foot of the urban canyon formed by the buildings.
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Facebook YSL eyeshadow palette

Facebook inspires YSL eyeshadow palette

Facebook YSL eyeshadow palette

Yves Saint Laurent has launched a limited edition eye shadow palette for their fans, exclusively available on the brand’s Facebook page.

As a “declaration of love” to its fans, YSL Fragrances & Beauty has designed the Pure Chromatics Devoted To Fans palette, which “[weaves] together the now highly identifiable Facebook blue with the luxurious Yves Saint Laurent design.”
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paper passion

Wallpaper* Launches Fragrance with Karl Lagerfeld

paper passion

Karl Lagerfeld, also known for owning an impressive library has launched in collaboration with Wallpaper magazine “a perfume that smells like books!”

The magazine asked German publisher Gerhard Steidl to work with avant-garde perfumer Geza Schoen to try and bottle that scent — while Karl Lagerfeld came on board to design the packaging and come up with the name “Paper Passion”.
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Stolichnaya salted caramel vodka

Stoli launches salted caramel vodka

Stolichnaya salted caramel vodka

It comes in ice cream, square, sauce and hot chocolate form, and now the yin and yang flavor pairing of salted caramel is being applied to vodka.

Stolichnaya Premium has launched what they describe as a golden brown caramel spirit “delicately enhanced with salt” in the US, the latest product to be flavored with one of the most popular sweet and savory combinations right now.
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1962 ferrari 250 gto 3445gt

$31 Million Ferrari 250 GTO Crashed In France

 1962 ferrari 250 gto 3445gt

A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, valued at over $30 million, has been crashed in France in what reports suggest is the world’s most expensive car crash.

American businessman Christopher Cox, the Ferrari’s Owner/Driver smashed into another car last week during a trip to commemorate the model’s 50th anniversary.
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karl

Lagerfeld to launch Olympics Collection at Selfridges

Team Karl London Olympics

Karl Lagerfeld will launch his Olympics-inspired line at Selfridges on July 24, three days before the Opening Ceremonies in London.

Lagerfeld will attend an exclusive party at the London department store that evening to kick-off his exclusive shops within the store.

A womenswear space will pop-up on the third floor, where the capsule collection of clothing and accessories will sell underneath the banner labeled “Team Karl.”
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“The Drop” by Perrier

Perrier The Drop

When everything is melting on Earth, a gorgeous heroine is sent into space to refresh the world with a bottle of Perrier

The short film (“The Drop”) features model Amy Bailey trying to save the melting earth from the ravages of the sun with just one drop of Perrier Sparkling Mineral Water.

The release of this visually stunning ad couldn’t’ be more perfect as the summer heat is starting to take its toll, so check it out below.
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Hublot F1 King Power Great Britain

Hublot F1 King Power Great Britain watch

 

To celebrate the Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix, Hublot, the official watchmaker of Formula 1, has revealed the F1 King Power Great Britain.

Production of the exclusive timepiece, which boasts several unique features, will be limited to just 250 pieces, with each one individually numbered.

The F1 King Power Great Britain is made from a range of high-tech materials directly inspired by Formula One racing.
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Lhasa city

China plans huge tourism project in Tibet capital

Lhasa city

China on Sunday started work on a 30-billion-yuan ($4.8-billion) tourism project in Lhasa city as it seeks to draw more travellers to the restive Tibet region.

The massive development in the regional capital will include a theme park, commercial district and residential area, Lhasa Vice Mayor Ma Xinming was quoted as saying by the official Xinhua news agency.

Construction on the first phase of the planned project, about two kilometres (just over a mile) from downtown Lhasa, will take three to five years, it said.
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Rolex Submariner Roger Moore

Rolex, Omega and Seiko – James Bond’s timepieces

Rolex Submariner Roger Moore

Being on her Majesty’s secret service with a license to kill requires more than a penchant for martinis, a way with women and an ability to outsmart super villains.

It also requires being sharply dressed and wearing a very stylish watch. The best of James Bond’s timepieces are detailed below.
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