Prince Albert II of Monaco is auctioning off part of the luxury car collection started by his father Prince Rainier III, with vehicles by Bentley, Panhard and Porsche among those up for sale.
This weekend, some iconic classic cars from through the years will go on auction at RM Auctions’ sale, a biennial event, running from May 11 to 12, 2012.
Karl Lagerfeld has been tapped to redesign portions of the famed Hotel Métropole in Monte Carlo. The architectural project is scheduled to debut this summer.
The collaboration between Lagerfeld and the Leading Spas of the World property comprises a makeover of the hotel’s outdoor premises, including the pool, terrace and gardens, along with a new, third Joel Robuchon restaurant.
Martell Cordon Bleu cognac was officially launched in 1912 in Monte-Carlo’s sumptuous Hôtel de Paris, and it has chosen to return to the famous hotel on 22 March 2012 for an unforgettable evening.
As night fell, the Place du Casino was gradually illuminated in blue, as if a silk veil were being drawn over the façade of the buildings.
More than 250 illustrious guests from the five continents were welcomed by Lionel Breton, CEO of Martell Mumm Perrier-Jouët.
Gucci has presented the first images of its “Forever Now” campaign featuring Princess of Monaco Charlotte Casiraghi, daughter of Caroline of Monaco.
A young show jumper, Charlotte Casiraghi was photographed in an equestrian setting. The princess models items featuring the brand’s signature red and green stripes in a campaign celebrating its heritage.
The new model is released in two editions: Pure Black Cayman with crocodile leather and Pure Black Carbon with Italian carbon leather.
The phone case is executed from high resistant and light titanium alloy. At the finale stage of the manufacturing the case is being covered with several high-tech ceramics layers.
The royal wedding Perrier Jouet Champagne is the latest limited edition bottle for the Monaco’s Royal Wedding that took place earlier this summer.
The symbolic choice by the Perrier Jouet house was born from a love story between the founder, Pierre-Nicolas Perrier and Adèle Jouët over two hundred years ago.
The fourth edition with the biennial Only Watch charity auction, held Friday in the Hotel Hermitage in Monaco, raised more than €4.5 million ($6 million).
Complete sale results and a reminder of the models are available after the jump.
Only Watch 2011 is just around the corner and here is the video featuring all 40 watches to be auctioned at Only Watch.
For this fourth edition of the world renowned charity watch auction, the world’s most prestigious watchmakers have each created a unique timepiece.
The unique timepieces will be sold by auction house Antiquorum on September 23rd in the Principality of Monaco
VIP guests from around the world came together in Monaco on September 8th to celebrate the launch of the Montblanc “Collection Princesse Grace de Monaco”.
Montblanc pays tribute to Her Serene Highness Princess Grace of Monaco and her artistic legacy with their new collection.
The unique Montblanc Wedding Pen is inspired by the architectural elements of the Palais Princier and the Principality Flag, embellished with the monogram of the Princely Couple and precious stones.
128 diamonds and 161 rubies that refer to the colours of the Monégasque State have been artistically rendered into the skeleton of the solid white gold fountain pen.
The principality of Monaco consists of less than two square kilometres of steep and rocky real estate carved out of France’s Mediterranean coast.
Known today as a playground for the rich, replete with a casino and an annual car race that roars through its narrow streets, Monaco has been ruled almost continuously by the Grimaldi dynasty since 1297.
In honor of the upcoming nuptials of Prince Albert of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock, two iconic French pastry houses have created special, limited-edition desserts.
Ladurée launched a special box-set of eight macarons, light, airy almond meringue cookies that come in guava and raspberry-aniseed flavors.
A customized LS600h Landaulet with a transparent polycarbonate roof has been specially constructed for the occasion to allow guests to get a look at the couple during the event, scheduled for July 2.
It was dismantled to allow for the fitting of the 26kg roof, a special addition to the model, which will eventually go on display at the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco.
This timepiece, done in all 18k pink gold, is a tribute to the country of Monaco which will be hosting the Only Watch auction this upcoming September.
The “0″ number on the roulette wheel indicates the hours (there are 12 little diamonds on the outer edge of the dial for standard timekeeping), the roulette ball indicates the minutes. The roulette spinner which will rotate once every 60 seconds.
Monaco’s Prince Albert II and Charlene Wittstock, his South African swimming champion fiancee, are to get married in Monte Carlo’s millionaire’s playground in a civil ceremony on July 1 followed by a religious ceremony the following day.
Monarchs and heads of state can watch the marriage itself within the palace while 3,500 less privileged guests can watch on a giant screen.
On July 1, a large concert will be offered by the newly-weds on the Port with electro musician/composer Jean-Michel Jarre.
Monaco remains the world’s most expensive residential location, followed by London, according to Knight Frank and Citi Private Bank.
According the report’s global index of luxury home prices, $US65,600 per square metre is the average host of a house or apartment in the tiny European microstate.
Monaco’s biggest deal last year was the purchase of La Belle Epoque, a 17,500-square-foot (1,600-square-meter) penthouse, for 240 million euros ($340 million) from Christian and Nick Candy in September
Confirming his commitment for more environmentally friendly solutions, he has decided to use a Lexus hybrid car at the occasion of his marriage to Miss Charlene Wittstock on Saturday 2nd July 2011. This Lexus LS600h has been specially outfitted with the royal flag, “MC 01” license plate and flashing lights.
The prince has long been a supporter of hybrid and electric mobility solutions and offers a massive tax credit to anyone who chooses to buy an electric car.
Hong Kong’s Severn Road, a winding street of mansions and tony apartments, is still the priciest address on the planet.
For the second year running, Financial News has determined that properties on Severn Road cost more per square foot than those anywhere else.
Luxury watch maker TAG Heuer has unveiled a special re-release of one of their vintage models, the Monaco Vintage Chronograph.
Originally released in 1973, the model comes on the heels of a 40th anniversary Monaco model.
According to Calibre11.com, the Monaco Vintage is basically a grey version of the 40th Anniversary Monaco released last year, with two important differences.
Firstly, the case of the Monaco Vintage is finished in a subtle charcoal stainless steel and secondly, the Monaco Vintage will sell for almost half the price.”