This amazing Diamond Necklace is made of thirty-six graduated brilliant-cut diamonds ranging from 1.25 to 6.19 carats, each spaced by a smaller brilliant-cut diamond, the diamonds together weighing 88.88 carats, mounted in platinum, length approximately 430mm.
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars announced the single largest order of Phantom Series II in the Asia Pacific region: Sands China Ltd -developer, owner and operator of multi-use integrated resorts in Macao - has confirmed the order of five highly bespoke Phantom Series II Extended Wheelbase cars in the first quarter of 2013, while retaining options to expand its fleet in the near future. Sands China currently owns a Phantom Series I car.
Sands China’s Phantom Series II Extended Wheelbase cars will be finished in Paiza Brown – one of the company’s unique corporate colours. The cars will also feature bespoke elements such as partition walls. Further details will be made available on delivery of the cars.
Jaquet Droz unveils The Bird Repeater, an authentic automaton with a cam system directly inherited from the century of Enlightenment, and it calls upon the resources of all the decorative crafts of the Jaquet Droz Atliers d’Art, La-Chaux-de-Fonds.
In a stunning visual show, The Bird Repeater represents a pair of Blue Tits, symbolic of Pierre Jaquet-Droz’s native Jura region, together over the nest containing their fledglings. No less than eight different animation mechanisms act in synchronism.
Batman franchise attract luxury makers as well. Montegrappa, Italy’s oldest manufacturer of fine writing implements, announce that it will develop new collections inspired by DC Comics characters, beginning with Batman.
There will be 1939 Batman fountain pens and 1939 Batman roller balls, the number signifying the year of his first introduction. All of the pens’ components are made of aluminium with a black anodised finish, except for the clip, which is fashioned from ruthenium-plated brass. These materials give the pens a dark grey hue evoking the colour of Batman’s original costume. The pens’ surfaces are also engraved with bats in flight. The fountain pen terminates in an 18k gold nib bearing the celebrated Batman logo.
Also, there will be 500 sets that also include cufflinks and a wristwatch. These are exclusive to the box sets. The cufflinks are jet-black representations of the Batman logo in three dimensions, with the bat shape cut out to expose a surface of carbon fibre. The folding grip carries the Montegrappa name.
Based on the Montegrappa NeroUno watches, the matching wristwatch is powered by a Swiss-made Ronda quartz movement, housed in a 42mm stainless steel case secure against water ingress to 5atm. The case is finished in black PVD, with six screws securing the back.
London, one of the most expensive place in the world, is ready for Halloween. From today Saturday 27th October to Sunday 4th November 2012 (inclusive) London’s most iconic landmark, the EDF Energy London Eye launch The Witch Academy, a Halloween Storytelling Experience. This magical school of mysticism and sorcery for children and their families will conduct classes throughout the October half-term break each year. Youngsters will need to work together to find the two missing witches to graduate at The Witch Academy and enjoy a bespoke experience on the London Eye.
The first ever Witch Academy will focus on story-telling in its opening year. Children will be invited to take part in a spooky inter-active Halloween Storytelling Experience on board the EDF Energy London Eye. Chanting spells and taking part in a variety of exciting activities, children will be called upon to use their best magic skills to free the Head Witch of the Order. She has been hidden by an evil professor in one of the famous landmarks that can be seen from the London Eye.
Floral Fantasy Bra Gift Set and the Bombshell Fantasy Fragrance was designed exclusively for Victoria’s Secret by London Jewelers of New York. Alessandra Ambrosio shows off the $2.5 million Floral Fantasy Bra Gift Set, a bra and a matching belt embellished with over 5,200 precious gems, including amethysts, sapphires, tsavorite, rubies, white, pink and yellow diamonds.
The bra features two detachable diamond flower pins, with a drop centerpiece that wows with a 20-carat white diamond, a 12-carat white diamond, and a 21-carat pearshape ruby.
Rolls-Royce opens first showroom in Latin America in the Brazilian city of São Paulo, located in the Av. Cidade Jardim. The new 500 square metre showroom has been designed to provide discerning clientele with a relaxing atmosphere in which to commission their motor car. The use of glass and space has been carefully considered to provide optimum natural light. The Customer Lounge, which features bespoke-designed furniture and cabinets, includes leather, wood, surface finish and carpet samples from the Home of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood, England and examples of the Company’s renowned Bespoke programme.
All Phantom and Ghost family models will be available for customer order.
The occasion was marked by a cocktail party attended by customers and local VIPs, hosted by Carlos Ferreirinha, the leading Brazilian expert in luxury. The evening’s entertainment was provided by Tony Gordon, considered to be one of the biggest names in Brazilian soul music.
3 months ago a $77,000 Cognac Bottle the a key ingredient for a drink aim to be the world’s most expensive cocktail, falling from a table. Now Salvatore Calabrese try again and this time breaks the Guiness World Record for the world’s most expensive cocktail with ‘Salvatore’s Legacy’.
In front of two witnesses and a crowd of leading bartenders, press and photographers, Salvatore open the 1788 Glos de Grifier Vieux Cognac, 1770 Kummel Liqueur and Dubb Orange Liqueur circa1860 and a small bottle of Angostura Bitters dating form the early 1900′s. He poured ingredients into his own mixing glass, added ice and stirred gently. He then poured the cocktail into an old cocktail glass from the mid 1800′s and presented ‘Salvatore’s Legacy’ valued at $8881 a glass combination of 730 years worth of liquid history.
James Bond’s swimming trunks was sold for $71,876 in Christie’s auction named “50 Years of James Bond – The Auction” (28 September to 8 October 2012). The sales results exceeded the initial estimate of $4,830 – $8,050.
The pair of swimming trunks by La Perla, was worn by Daniel Craig as James Bond in Casino Royale. The navy and powder blue nylon trunks labelled GrigioPerla, was made in Italy, and size is L (I wonder if the buyer will try it after purchase …)
The auction highlight included a 2008 Aston Martin 6 Litre V12 DBS 2-Door Coupe illustrated above used by Daniel Craig as James Bond in Quantum of Solace. The Aston Martin DBS plays a dramatic role in the opening sequence of the film in which Bond skillfully navigates winding roads in a high speed car chase in Italy. The car is expected to fetch between £100,000 and £150,000, with all proceeds from the sale of this lot to benefit Barnardo’s. Aston Martins have long been a favourite with Bond and first appeared in Goldfinger in 1964 with the iconic DB5. Over the years they have featured in a total of ten Bond films. James Bond drives an Aston Martin DBS in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.
The action was to celebrate the 50th anniversary of James Bond on film.
These Art-DNA pieces are made of polished steel. The skull motif applique is raised and serves to decorate the hammered, polished dial. The underside of the applique is lacquered with a color revealed by a subtle play of shimmering reflections on the dial. Each unique piece is a different color.
The back of the watch is numbered and bears an engraved medallion with the artist’s signature.