Wednesday, October 27, 2010

007 Aston Martin for sale in London

Arguably the world's most famous car, James Bond's original Aston Martin DB5 is to go on auction in London on Wednesday. The British vintage, which debuted in the 1960s film Goldfinger, is expected to fetch more than $5 million. The silver car is one of two DB5s that appeared on screen with Sean Connery, and has rarely been seen in public.

Car specialist Don Rose says the Aston is the ultimate icon of the James Bond legend. 'I think it captured the imagination of boys, old and young, when the car was introduced in "Goldfinger" in the mid 60s,' he said.

'It was the height of power and elegance in the resurgent UK after the war years.' The Aston comes complete with an array of gadgets that any wannabe spy could ask for, including machine guns, a bullet-proof shield, tracking device, rotating number plates and nail spreader.

Rose was hesitant to estimate how much the car might sell for. 'Will fame equal fortune is the big question for tomorrow,' he said. 'The most expensive car ever sold at auction was at an RM Auction of Ferraris at the factory last year a racing car went for US$12.4 million.'
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Monday, October 25, 2010

The most expensive car wash in the world (Video)

Car fanatic Gurcharn Sahota, 30, started washing neighbors’ cars for FREE when he was a teenager. Today he is cleaning some of the fastest and most exclusive cars in the world, charging his customers up to £7,000 (8,300 euros) a-time for a very special car wash.

For his work he uses a computerised microscope – to examine the body work for the tiniest scratch not visible to the eye. Just the wax he uses costs £8,200 a tub and it can take up to 250 hours to finish one car.

He has washed hundreds of exotics including a Ferrari Enzo, and a very rare McLaren F1 GTR. In the video below he works on a white Lamborghini Gallardo.


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Saturday, October 23, 2010

2011 Hyundai Equus Priced at $58,900

2011 Hyundai Equus Priced at $58,900Hyundai’s dive into the luxury sedan market moved a step closer to the showroom this week with the automaker announcing a base price of $58,900 for the 2011 Equus, its new flagship. Two flavors of Equus arrive at dealers in December: the basic Signature model and the $65,400 Equus Ultimate. Both prices include the $900 freight charge — and the much-discussed bundled Apple iPad that serves as the car’s “interactive owner’s manual.” No more fat books to clutter up the glovebox.

The differences between the Signature and Ultimate models are mainly interior luxury features like cooled rear seats, a fridge box in the center console, power trunk lid and a rear-seat entertainment system with an eight-inch monitor.

As it reaches out to attract Audi, BMW, and Lexus buyers, Hyundai is emphasizing service and customer attentiveness with the Equus line. There’s a maintenance program that runs for five years or 60,000 miles, loaner vehicles while the car is in the shop and a Customer Connect Center hotline. “Pampered” is a key Equus concept.

“We’re confident that smart luxury buyers will discover that Equus competes well with similar flagship products” from the German and Japanese brands, said John Krafcik, president of Hyundai Motor America, in a statement.

The Equus is powered by a 4.6-liter V-8 that delivers 385 horsepower, backed by a 6-speed automatic. It’s dressed up with 19-inch chrome rims, adjustable damping air suspension, H.I.D. headlamps, a driver’s seat massage function, sunroof and illuminated scuff plates. There are accessories available from dealers, but no options to order.

Is Hyundai overreaching here for a market slice already spoken for, or is the Equus a viable (and, to some, a money-saving) alternative to the established luxury players?
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Friday, October 22, 2010

Gold May Be Breaking All-Time Records, But Other Less Glittery Commodities Are Doing Much Better

Gold May Be Breaking All-Time Records, But Other Less Glittery Commodities Are Doing Much BetterWe all know how well gold has been doing lately, hitting all-time records although today gold futures were slightly lower because of slight rise in the value of the dollar. You can't turn on CNBC or Bloomberg without someone talking about how 10% of their portfolio is in gold.

Would you be surprised to learn that even though gold has been hitting record prices lately, at least five other commodities have performed even better, as have Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) that are tied to their performance? According to TheStreet.com, corn, cotton, copper, coffee and silver have been beating gold. Now keep in mind the volatility of these markets. No sooner had I started writing this article than word came that corn was down as well because of the rising value of the dollar. It doesn't take much to trigger a rise or fall in commodities. The weather is a major influence, as are currency shifts, population trends and politics.

That's why most individual investors shy away from straight commodity plays. They are just too risky. But a number of ETFs tied to one or a basket of commodities helps lower some of that risk by diversifying among a number of different metals or agriculture products.

There are more opportunities than ever to take advantage of the recent gains in these other commodities. For example, there is the Teurcrium Corn ETF which was up 45% since June, versus a mere 11% rise in the SPDR Gold ETF during that same period.

Then there's silver. The iShares Silver Trust was up 37.4% year-to-date, while the SPDR Gold ETF was up 22.7% for the year. You probably don't know this but when gold prices rise, silver tends to rise faster because it's far more versatile and cheaper than gold and unlike gold it's actually used in industry.

Getting back to those agricultural commodities like corn, coffee and wheat, the Powershares DB Agriculture Fund ETF provides exposure to all three and analysts say these commodities are in high demand due to worldwide population growth coupled with higher standards of living.

One way to take advantage of the rise in copper prices is through iShares MSCI Chile. Copper prices have soared to 27-month highs on hopes of another Fed stimulus package and expectation that global growth would continue to boost commodity demand. Tom Lydon, editor of ETF Trends says modern buildings can't go without copper because it is used in pipes and wiring and Chile is the world's largest copper producer.

Base metals don't get nearly the attention that precious metals like gold do. Gold is pretty. Gold is exciting. Even medieval scientists wanted change things like lead into gold. Still some other base metals have also far exceeded gold's returns. Tin prices, for instance, are up nearly 60% year to date. Nickel has seen a 30% jump in value, while copper prices are up close to 15% for the year.
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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Luxury Car Sales Race Goes Down To The Wire

Luxury Car Sales Race Goes Down To The WireThere's a real dogfight shaping up among the top three luxury car makers in the final three months of 2010. Lexus, which has traditionally been the best-selling luxury brand in the U.S., is trying hard to hold off a resurgent Mercedes-Benz and BMW.

The companies are currently neck-and-neck in sales through September, with Mercedes leading at 165,363 vehicles, compared to 163,184 for Lexus and 157,464 for BMW.

“These next three months, including the luxury holiday sales campaign, are crucial for Lexus if they want to continue to lead the market as they have for over a decade,” said Jesse Toprak, vice president of industry trends and insight at TrueCar.

Lexus’ lost momentum can be traced to some of the same quality issues that have hurt its sister brand, Toyota, and to the fact that it hasn’t had much in the way of new models to lure shoppers to showrooms. The GX460, a relatively low-volume SUV, debuted in early 2010. The next new model is the CT200h, a dedicated hybrid, which is coming to market around the first of the year.

Smelling blood, Mercedes has been offering aggressive lease deals on its vehicles. It has also benefited from new products, like the GLK, a small SUV, and a new generation E-class sedan. After a slow year in 2009, BMW is also beginning to pick up steam with a redesigned 5-series sedan. Next year it hopes to build on that momentum with the introduction of the X1 small SUV and a redesigned X3 SUV.

Lexus will have to work hard to hold off its German rivals.

Meanwhile, if you’re in the market for a luxury car, you should take a look at the Most Expensive Luxury Cars To Own, which compares the total cost of ownership for luxury vehicles in 10 market segments. The less expensive car might actually cost you more over time.
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

$2.3 million for a 2011 Bugatti Veyron reasonable?

Most Expensive CarThe fastest car in world enters production in Germany. Although the price will start at 2.3 million dollars, since only 40 cars will be made of the 2011 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport with 1200 hp, demand is believed to exceed supply. The 2011 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport is the fastest car in world as certified by Guinness World Records in July; it reached 268 mph (431kIs $2.3 million for a 2011 Bugatti Veyron reasonable?m/h). It will be sole fastest car in the world to enter production, however in a limited edition!

Although it uses the same engine as the original Veyron that debuted in 2005, this car hides underneath a beast that turns out an unbelievable 1200 horsepower that make this Super Car reach 100km/h (62 mph) in only 2.5 seconds.

This beast took the production of sports car to a completely new level. It’s not only very good looking, but also extremely fast, it can reach the top speed of 258 mph (415 km/h), electronically limited for the tires.

The seven-speed Super Sport beauty adds 200 horsepower to the 8.0-liter W16 engine of the original Veyron, and has every major mechanical system enhanced, while for more aerodynamic efficiency the bodywork was modified. The limited edition will consist of 40 units, 22 of which (including the five special-edition cars with exact configuration as the world breaking record car) have already been booked.

Seeing the innovation in design and execution that leads to perfection, combined with the satisfaction a person feels when driving such a beauty, will definitely make the 2.3 million dollars seem almost reasonable!!!
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Most Expensive Jewelry in the World

Here’s the most expensive jewelry in the world. As We all know, jewelry is a women thing. By wearing any jewelry beautiful women looks more beautiful. But wearing these jewelry is different case. These jewelry is a symbol of wealthy and success. Let’s take a look at these most expensive jewelry in the world.

Most Expensive Jewelry in the World

5. Flawless Blue Diamond, Sold in Sotheby’s : $ 7.98 Millions

This Sotheby’s blue diamond has 6.04 carats and it is mounted in a superb rings that was sold in a Hong Kong exhibition at the amazing price of $7.98 million.

Most Expensive Jewelry in the World

4. Diamond Drop Earrings by House Of Harry Winston: $8.5 millions

These Diamond drop earrings are the creation of Harry Winston. The 60 carat diamonds are mounted in platinum. The drop shaped earrings are suitable for any outfit.

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3. Heart-shaped Burma Ruby Necklace: $14 millions

The romantic shaped ruby necklace that has as a centerpiece a 40.63 carat Burma ruby belongs to an English jeweler. It is mounted also with 155 carat worth of diamonds.

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2. White Diamond by Sotheby’s: $23 millions

The white diamond belonged to the Sotheby’s auction house and had 100.1 carat. It was initially sold for $16 million but the current value reaches $23million.

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1. Diamond Bikini by Susan Rosen And Steinmetz: $30 million

The diamond bikini is created by Susan Rosen with Steinmetz Diamonds and has more then 150 carats of D Flawless diamonds. The item is at the same time the most expensive diamond jewelry and the most expensive bathing suit.
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Thursday, October 14, 2010

2010 OC Auto Show's most expensive car

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The Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 Superveloce is the most expensive car at the OC Auto Show. The one on display is priced at $485,545. Jonny Lieberman of Motortrend gives a tour of one of the most powerful cars in the world.A 2011 Lamborghini LP 570-4 Superleggera is one of the highly-anticipated cars on display at the OC Auto Show.

The popular exotic, which debuted at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, has a lot of carbon fiber and more horsepower for a higher top speed -- 202 mph. In comparison with the standard model, it is 154 pounds lighter and has an extra 10 horsepower to play around with.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

World's Most Expensive Phone: Goldstriker iPhone 3G Supreme

World's Most Expensive Phone: Goldstriker iPhone 3G SupremeThe revamped iPhone 3GS is studded with approximately 271 grams of 22 carat gold and an estimated 136 diamonds worth 68 carat. The iPhone 3GS is embellished with diamonds on the front bezel.The front bezel has 136 diamonds, while the Apple logo is made from 53 of the same jewels. The front button is embellished with a rare diamond, weighing 7.1 carat.

The rear logo in solid gold has 53 flawless diamonds amounting to 1ct and the front navigation button is home to a single cut very rare diamond at 7.1 cts. The chest which houses this unique handset is made from a single block of Granite , in Kashmir gold with the inner lined with Nubuck top grain leather , which weight is a massive 7kg.
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Monday, October 11, 2010

Jewelry Celtic

Jewelry Celtic
Jewelry Celtic or Celtic jewelry is a perfect example of timeless classic and where ancient history meets the magic of art and craftsmanship. Ancient art of making Celtic jewelry is becoming more and more famous in the modern world. Most of the present day Celtic jewelries are made by smiths from Ireland and Scotland. In Ireland, there is a national museum where majority of the Celtic art and Celtic jewelries are displayed.

Original Celtic jewelries are rarely available; however, if you are looking out for Celtic silver jewelries, you can buy them both online and offline through several wholesale jewelry stores and through couple of jewelry suppliers. Celtic jewelries are well known all over the world for its exotic art, swirls, spirals and knots. You can also buy unique and handcrafted, classic and contemporary Celtic rings, Celtic crosses, Celtic wedding rings and many other exquisitely designed Celtic jewelries made from sterling silver. Traditional Celtic jewelry designed and handmade by Irish artists are prized and coveted by men and women alike.
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Friday, October 8, 2010

BMW motorcycles nearly here

BMW motorcycles nearly here
After capturing a fourth of the domestic luxury car market, German automobile maker BMW says it is in the final stages of deciding on launching its premium motorcycle range in the country.The company has been doing a study, checking market response to possible launch of its bikes, if priced on par with the current range of Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki, Harley Davidson and Ducati premium bikes.

“It’s pretty evident the company is interested in getting the bikes here. We are actively looking into it. We will be able to take a decision on the same before the end of the year, may be in a few weeks,” said BMW India’s president, Andreas Schaaf.

If it decides to go ahead, it will be a re-entry for the brand in India after more than 15 years. BMW had then tied up with the Delhi-based Hero Group (which has Hero Honda under its fold) to sell the F650 in the country. However, the arrangement was short-lived after the bike received timid response from the market, as it was tagged ‘too expensive’. BMW had to shut imports, with some units selling for about half the original selling price.

If launched, BMW will bring its bikes, which could be priced upwards of Rs 9 lakh each, in fully built forms, imported directly from Germany. The company may review its strategy later and could switch to local assembly if the demand supports its supply.

The Indian premium (fully imported bikes) two-wheeler market is relatively small in size when compared to some developed countries. However, companies use such premium bikes to push or support their other group brands.

BMW India, which had to hastily increase production capacity at its Chennai factory by 80 per cent to support demand for its cars, says the presence of BMW-branded bikes would bolster the group’s brand.

“There is no risk exposure as such (whether the bikes would succeed or not). It would be done with a long-term perspective. The launch will certainly help the reputation of the BMW brand,” added Schaaf.

The India premium bike market is a little more than 500 units yearly, with the presence of a number of international players. India Yamaha Motor, subsidiary of the Japanese two-wheeler giant, says the segment in growing in the high double-digits.

While Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki, Harley Davidson and Ducati are importing their bikes into the country, KTM and Kawasaki have local assembly plans, with the infrastructural support provided by partner Bajaj Auto.
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Monday, October 4, 2010

World's Most Expensive Watches

1. Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon Ref. 5002 P

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Price: $1.49 million (1,06 million EUR)

The most expensive modern wristwatch Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon Ref. 5002 PA platinum Patek

Philippe tourbillon watch became the most expensive modern wristwatch to be sold at auction when it fetched HK$11.75 million ($1.49 million) in Hong Kong on April 10, 2008.

The “Ref. 5002 P Sky Moon Tourbillon” wristwatch with a double dial is considered the most complicated wristwatch ever produced by the renowned Swiss watchmaker. Only two such watches are made every year, one in platinum and one in rose gold. The watch, made in 2003, was bought by an Asian private buyer at the Sotheby’s auction.

The previous auction record for a modern wristwatch was a Vacheron Constantin Tour de l’Ile, ranked 2nd on this list, which was sold by the auction house Antiquorum for $1.4 million in Geneva in 2005.

The Sky Moon Tourbillon Ref. 5002 is the most complicated wristwatch ever produced by Patek Philippe and also the workshop’s first double-face wristwatch. Its movement consists of 686 parts, some of which are microscopically small. This rare and exceptional timepiece features mechanical movement that must be manually wound, a minute repeater with tourbillon escapement, chime with two “cathedral” gongs activated by a slide piece in the case, perpetual calendar with retrograde date hand, hours and minutes of mean solar time, day, month, leap year by hands and moon age. The platinum case measures 42.8 mm.

2. Vacheron Constantin Tour de l’Ile

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Price: $1.4 million (994,000 EUR)

World’s most complex watch ever made

Vacheron Constantin Tour de l’IleOf all the wristwatches imagined and produced by Vacheron Constantin to celebrate its 250th anniversary, the Tour de l’Ile is a study in superlatives. Calling this a “Grande Complication” model is a dramatic understatement: it is, in fact, the world’s most complex watch ever made, with its original combination of 16 complications that can be read off on a double-face display. Its design-engineers have developed a calibre smoothly integrating a series of grand horological complications and astronomical indications in order to make it a genuine wristwatch that is perfectly suited to and comfortable on the wrist.

It took the Vacheron Constantin design-engineers and the watchmakers over 10,000 hours of research and development to create this sheer masterpiece of horological technique, named in reference to one of the historical sites of the venerable firm, located next to the current Maison Vacheron Constantin on the Quai de l’Ile. An additional statistic provides an instant glimpse of the density of this exceptional calibre: no less than 834 parts are housed within a case measuring 47 mm in diameter.

The gold case with its hand-soldered lugs, which maintains beautiful and harmonious proportions despite its substantial content, is now distinguished by a symmetrical double protuberance on either side of the bezel. This miniature horological marvel, which will go down in the history of the wristwatch and of watchmaking in general, is produced in a strictly limited edition of just 7.

3. Hublot One Million $ Black Caviar Bang

World's Most Expensive Watches

Price: $1 million (727,000 EUR)

The quintessence of “invisible visibility” in a uniform range of black tones

Hublot One Million $ Black Caviar BangSwiss manufacturer of luxury watches Hublot has recently introduced one million dollar watch Black Caviar Bang. This watch’s setting is very complex. The difficulty resides in the unusual lines of the Big Bang case – round but with sharp angles. The white gold, one-piece construction of the case does not reveal one grain of gold, and the diamonds, cut in mysterious ways, seem to hold together as if by magic. The only visible feature is the black and deep tones of the diamonds, shining in their harmonious alignment.

This unique piece, which houses a Tourbillon, symbolises the fusion between watchmaking and jewellery, tradition and technology, glittering and invisibility. The vibration which emanates from it gives rise to an emotion tinged with fascination.

Creating this exceptional watch demanded over 2000 hours of meticulous work, from design to final adjustment, without forgetting the research and development, programming of the machines, choice of tools, diamond cutting, optical checking of each part, and setting and casing.

The case, in 18kt white gold, is covered with 322 black diamonds (25 carats). The crystal is an AR-coated sapphire, as is the display back. The bezel, done in 18kt white gold, is covered with 179 black diamonds (6 carats). Movement is the Hublot caliber HUB Solo T, a 1 minute Tourbillon Volant, manual-wind with special black finishing. The watch has 24 jewels, beats at 21,600 bph and has a power reserve of 120 hours. The bracelet is rubber with an 18kt white gold closure covered with 30 black diamonds (3.5 carats). The watch is manufactured in limited edition of just one piece.

4. Louis Moinet Magistralis

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Price: $868,000 (631,000 EUR) One of a kind watch with real pieces of the Moon

Louis Moinet MagistralisSwiss watchmaker Louis Moinet has recently presented a watch with real pieces of the Moon! These pieces are from a lunar meteorite that was ejected from the Moon 2,000 years ago. The meteorite has been authenticated by the University of California. Moonstone is an extremely rare material that is even more expensive than gold and platinum combined.

The movement of Magistralis was created a hundred years ago. Designed in the Vallee de Joux, it was made in Geneva and bears the Poin?on de Geneve quality hallmark. It beats at 18,000 vibrations per hour and features a (double-bladed) self-compensating balance and a flame-blued Breguet balance spring.

The case is made of 5N and 3N 18-carat rose gold. Its brand-signature design stands out especially for its crown guard (patent pending) and its chronograph button guard at 12 o’clock. The perpetual calendar function displays the day, date and month over four years.

Magistralis is an extraordinary watch representing the expert craftsmanship of the time-honoured art of Haute Horlogerie. It is one of a kind, unlike any other, and will never be repeated.

5. Blancpain 1735, Grande Complication

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Price: $800,000 (582,000 EUR) Six masterpieces merged in a single construction

Blancpain Grande Complication 1735Blancpain’s expert watchmakers devised a daunting challenge: merging their six earlier masterpieces into a single construction. For no other reason than the secret pleasure of outdoing themselves. Despite countless doubts and dead ends, talent and preservance ultimately got them there. After six years, against all odds, fulfillment was at finally hand. In homage to the year of foundation of the House of Blancpain, they called the new watch 1735. Almost magical in its intricacy, its movement’s original design comprises an impressive 740 parts and components.

A truly inspired achievement, the Blancpain 1735′s horological wizardry provides a rare and altogether convincing demonstration that, at least for the best watchmakers, impossibility is only relative.

The 1735 is the fruit of a year of loving labor by a single watchmaker. With its 740 individual hand-finished components, the 1735 remains the world’s most complicated automatic winding wristwatch produced in a series. The platinum case measures 42 mm, the strap is croco leather. Movement is the automatic Caliber 1735, with 950 platinum rotor and a power reserve of 80 hours.

6. Breguet pocket watch 1907BA/12

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Price: $734,000 (540,000 EUR) The most expensive pocket watch

Breguet 1907BA/12Breguet is one of the oldest and most respected names in the watchmaking industry, the company being around for more than 225 years and being credited for the invention of one of the most famous watch complication, the tourbillon.

Although it’s now a part of the Swatch group of companies, the Swiss watchmaker keeps coming up with all sorts of extremely special timepieces, some of them instantly becoming a collector’s item, due both to their high (sometimes enormous) price tags, as well as their one-of-a-kind features.

Breguet Classique “Grande Complication” pocket-watch in 18-carat yellow gold features grand strike and tourbillon, hand-engraved and hand-wound movement with 2-way rotating crown, off-centred chapter ring, centre minute hand, silvered gold dial, hand-engraved on a rose-engine and sapphire caseback.

Breguet’s Grand Complications pay tribute to the two-century-old equivalence between Breguet watchmaking and advanced mechanical science. Building a grand complication confronts watchmakers with a maze of technical difficulties that challenge not only their skills but also their powers of invention. Thinking and working in four dimensions, generations of Breguet watchmakers have demonstrated the summit of their art in repeaters, perpetual calendars and tourbillon watches. Breguet protects its latest developments in perpetual calendars with two patents.

7. Audemars Piguet Grande Complication

World's Most Expensive Watches

Price: $526,000 (395,000 EUR)

Audemars Piguet most expensive timepiece

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Grande ComplicationAudemars Piguet is another manufacturer of expensive Swiss watches. Tradition, excellence, daring: it is based on these three fundamental values that Manufacture Audemars Piguet perpetuates the art of Haute Horlogerie. At each stage of its history, it has proved capable of adopting the latest avant-garde technologies and of placing them in the service of hand craftsmanship, thereby creating exceptional timepieces.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Grande Complication is a selfwinding watch that features perpetual calendar indicationg the day, the week, the moon phases, the month and the leap years.

It also features minute repeater, split-seconds chronograph and small seconds at 9 o’clock. 18-carat white gold case and bracelet, transparent sapphire caseback. Water-resistant to 20 metres. Limited production.

Reference No: 25865BC.0.1105BC.01

8. Ulysse Nardin Genghis Khan

World's Most Expensive Watches

Price: $490,000 (351,000 EUR)

World’s first wristwatch featuring a Westminster chime

Ulysse Nardin Genghis KhanIn 2002 Ulysse Nardin proudly presented a watch beyond all considerations of practicability, a piece of art more than a mere timepiece; the Genghis Khan, world’s first wristwatch featuring a Westminster chime with minute repeater, automatons and tourbillon.

A dial made of massive onyx features four figures, meticulously chased from gold. The figures show Mongolian warriors, thus explaining the watch’s strange name, which remembers the founder of the largest empire in humankind’s history, Genghis Khan (born 1155, or 1162, or 1167; died 1227). Each time the Westminster chimes or the repeater is engaged, the figures are fighting with their characteristically curved swords or trying to catch a small ring with a spear, while riding a impressively crafted horse.

The visible one minute Tourbillon is integrated into the aventurine dial. Opaque or translucent, containing crystals that were engendered by fire in molten glass, aventurine scintillates, subtyl flecked with all possible shades of red, yellow and grey. Forged by human hands, often compared to the philoshopher’s stone, aventurine contains the secrets of the master jeweler’s aclhemy.

All this is encased in 18k gold of 42 mm diameter, and in spite of its repeater activation slider it is watertight down to 30 meters.
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Friday, October 1, 2010

Mercedes Rolls Out the Most Expensive Car in Korea

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A German luxury sedan has set a new record as the most expensive car for sale in Korea. The new Maybach 62 comes with a price tag of a whopping W850 million (US$1=W1,150), higher than the previous record holder, the Rolls-Royce Phantom 2WB at W826 million.

Mercedes-Benz Korea announced Tuesday the launch of the updated Maybach 57 and 62 here, which both made their world premieres at this year's Beijing Motor Show.Both models are powered by a 5.5-liter V12 engine that produces up to 551 horsepower and maximum torque of 91.7 kg-m, propelling the cars to a top speed of 250 km/h. The 57 can reach 100 km/h in just under 5.2 seconds, and the 62 in less than 5.4 seconds.

The 57, priced at W570 million, features reclining rear seats, 21 Bose loudspeakers, and a multi-format DVD player. Former Samsung Group chairman Lee Kun-hee drives a Maybach 62 S.
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