If You Could Spend As Much As You Want What Would You Buy From This List?

BMW UNVEILS NEW 7 SERIES

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The flagship 7 series luxury limousine by BMW has been unveiled as the brand’s most lightweight, high-tech model of 2015. The new car may be facing serious competition on the shrinking market, but its cutting-edge technology and spectacular design are helping it gain momentum ahead of the Mercedes S class, Audi A8, Porsche Panamera and the Tesla Model S.

With a fully-autonomous automatic parking as well as gesture-recognition for volume control and navigation direction – the new 7 series sets new standards in engineering and technology. Its intelligent connectivity coupled with a dynamic driving experience and unmatched comfort opens new horizons in its class.

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The model possesses the classic attributes of high-end sedans like status, luxury and comfort, but it boasts added value with more interior ambiance and innovative functionality. With carbon fibre being the preferred material, it has significantly reduced the vehicle’s weight. The body structure is based on the BMW i electric models – this has optimized strength and rigidity as well as significantly lower fuel consumption and emissions.

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It is highly attractively styled with an impressive and strong presence and generous proportions – a clear indication of the direction BMW is heading to. Another impressive feature is the laser headlights that emit a high beam that reaches 600 meters (almost 2,000 feet). The model comes in two versions – a rear-wheel-drive 740i with a V-6 engine, and an all-wheel-drive 750i xDrive powered with a V-8.

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The car can go from 0-60 mph in 5.4 seconds thanks to the impressive 320 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. Although pricing remains to be set, it is expected that the 740i will start at $82,250 and the 750i – at $98,350.

Being the first ever automobile to use gesture controls and an autonomous parking feature, the BMW 7 series is already generating  a lot of buzz with the first cars expected to reach dealerships

$35 MILLION BEVERLY HILLS VILLA FOR SALE

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A six bedroom, six full bathroom, and five partial bathroom villa in the prestigious neighbourhood of Beverly Hills has gone on the market for $35 million. With a total of 16,217 square feet indoors, the mansion also features an array of amenities.

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The property boasts beautiful details and craftsmanship with valuable works-of-art displayed throughout, including a life-size silver statue of a rearing horse. All rooms are with ample proportions and flooded with natural light to bring the best in the contemporary interior.

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In addition to the 6 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms there is also a fitness room, a wine cellar and grotto, a library, a home theatre, a spa and hot tub, as well as a guest suite and four fireplaces. The garage is built to fit up to 6 cars and there is also an outdoor kitchen and an infinity pool with city views.

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A replica of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa is displayed in one of the rooms with vaulted ceilings and multiple archways being a prominent part of the interior and exterior of the mansion. The property together with the manicured gardens sits on a total of 43,560 square feet of pristine land that overlooks parts of Los Angeles.

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Every room is lavishly furnished with spectacular furniture and valuable pieces of art. Crystal chandeliers, tile floors and ample window space are the main elements in one of the dining rooms with leather couches and plush chairs rest in the living room.

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Marble floors, wooden beams and French windows enhance the ample spaces and beautiful decorations that make this mansion into a spectacular piece of real estate. The outdoor space features a grill and space for preparing barbecues as well as the home’s loggia, hot tub and infinity pool.

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The asking price for the property is $35 million and all works of art are included.

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CHOPARD’S NEW FAIRMINED-GOLD DIFFUSION LINE

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Chopard is a brand that doesn’t shy away from taking bold risks and it’s one of the many reasons women find their ethereal creations so captivating and enchantingly different. Their newest collection marks an ambitious step in the company’s history with gold taken to a new level with an exclusive process of manufacture.

The Fairmined collection is diffusion line of charming, easy-to-wear pieces suitable for casual as well as more refined events and occasions. What is truly unique about Chopard’s newest line of luxurious jewellery (sustainable luxury – ethical gold) is the care and high attention to detail that goes in the process of making – to ensure purity of their creations every machine is stopped and washed before and after Fairmined gold is used to prevent any other type of gold getting mixed. This leads to the creation of truly exclusive and spellbinding pieces that are a suiting way to mark Chopard’s 60thanniversary.

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The Palme Verte collection consists of an intricate ring (priced at £1,770), delicate pendant (priced at £2,690), statement earrings (priced at £4,110) and a feminine bracelet (priced at £7,000). The leaf motif of the Palme d’Or trophy is a leading element in all of the pieces, bringing a certain ethereal charm to the collection. Available in 18-carat yellow gold as well as Fairmined white gold and pavé diamonds – it is a fitting way to mark the 60th anniversary of Chopard’s timeless creations gracing the red carpet at the Cannes Films Festival.

Gold is taken to a new level and every piece stands out with one-of-a-kind finesse and class without sporting the usual big gems that attract attention. The collection is a wonderful celebration of the delicate side of the female nature, which doesn’t need much to shine on its own. Or in the words of Chopard’s creative director: “it is a superb marriage between the fair and the very gorgeous.”

JAEGER-LECOULTRE’S MASTER ULTRA THIN MOON 39 WATCH

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Jaeger has again demonstrated that the heart of their time pieces is a consumer-oriented style with an edge as evidenced by the bespoke Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Master Ultra Thin Moon 39 model.

The visually simple, clean and cut watch doesn’t stand out with complex mechanisms or glistening gems, but its strength lies in the subtle elegance, utility and robust built instead. It is balanced and classy in its own unique way with discretion being its strong suit – something gentlemen will surely appreciate.

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It comes in three versions – in rose gold with an Eggshell beige dial ( 16.200EUR), in rose gold with a slate dial (16.600EUR) and in stainless steel with a silver dial (8.350EUR). The newest addition includes a stainless steel case with a black sunburst dial – a darker and considerably more elegant model. The case features the signature Jaeger slim and bevelled lugs, slim bezel, large opening of the dial and a polished finish.  The dimensions are adequate and permit for a firm comfortable fit around the wrist.

With a slightly domed dial, the Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Master Ultra Thin Moon 39 is reminiscent of the 1960s vintage dress watches. The dial features 12 applied facetted indexes, a minute track and the logo of the brand – minimalistic and elegant. The sub-dial at 6 comprises the moon-phase indicator and the date. The dauphine hands are visible in every light condition thanks to the angle of finishing – one side is polished and the other is sandblasted.

The model boasts Jaeger’s signature in-house movement with a 925 calibre. 43 hours of power reserve when fully wound are guaranteed by the self-winding movement mechanism.

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What’s most striking about this model is that it accompanied by a ‘Master Control 1000 Hours’ certification, meaning that every watch has been tried and tested on precision and reliability for 1,000 hours prior to being delivered to the client. The alligator leather strap with a double folding buckle provides a nice finish to the refined model that is the epitome of balance and subtle elegance.

LUXURY VILLA NEAR BOLOGNA, ITALY

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A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a historical piece of architecture in the picturesque province of Bologna, just outside Sasso Marconi. The luxurious villa is situated over 5 acres of pristine land and benefits from a private road that leads to the residential complex.

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The building dates back to the end of the 19th century with all of the original architecture and fittings carefully restored and preserved with great care and attention. With a total surface area of 2.088 square metres it comprises  1.510 square metres of living space as well as a separate garage and small storage space of 305 and 273 square metres of utility and storage rooms in the basement.

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The ground floor has generously proportioned rooms and features a spacious drawing room, sitting room, dining room, separate kitchen, bathroom and utility room. On the first floor there is a studio with balcony, a master bedroom with two wardrobes, two bathrooms and a further four double bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms. The basement consists of spa with indoor heated pool, gym, Turkish bath, sauna and two showers.

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There is also an original fireplace and numerous utility rooms and several storerooms. All floors are accessible by a private internal lift as well as a separate service elevator.

All original fittings and materials have been preserved and restored with care – high-quality wood floors, marble and mosaic finishings. The wooden-dropped ceilings on the ground floor add a certain charm and the wooden panelling on the partitions in the bedroom areas have all been restored with great care.

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A large terrace of 650 square metres provides brilliant views of the surrounding scenery. It surrounds the entire ground floor and is accessible from all windows in the living areas. two balconies on the first floor provide equally stunning views of the 5 acres of land that come with the property.

An outdoor pool and tennis court are among the featured amenities and the asking price for the property is € 4,800,000.

FENDI’S NEW TRAVEL COLLECTION

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Fendi’s new travel collection reinvents and reimagines the classic glamour and beauty of old-school Hollywood. Inspired by iconic Italian film star Silvana Mangano – the collection is the epitome of feminine grace and timeless elegance with practical and eye-catching pieces.

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Born out of a close collaboration between the late actress’ daughter Veronica De Laurentis and Fendi’s current designer Silvia Venturini Fendi, the collection comprises of luxurious pieces including a fox fur wrap coat, a double-F emblazoned roll aboard, and several versions of the brand’s signature satchel handbag. The leather Silvana Mangano Boston bag is the first item that captivates with clean, cut shapes and subtle luxury – trademark for the company and sells for £2,190. The travel suitcases have a wonderful vintage appeal to them with natural elegance and sophistication. Reminiscent of a past long gone – they fully capture the allure of distant travel at a time when it was a memorable occasion and fit surprisingly well in modern context (price starts from £2,650).

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The collection became available in April and can currently be purchased at any Fendi boutique as well as online at Net-a-porter.

Two items from the collection stand out with striking sense of beauty and style – the trench coat and gilet, priced at £1,960. With a generous fox fur lining enwrapping the neckline and figure-hugging shape, they are an absolute must-have in the wardrobe of the elegant, modern woman. Fendi is known for designing works-of-art that perfectly complement the delicate allure of the female nature and these fashionable pieces are a perfect continuation to their trademark tradition.

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Fashionistas will be pleased with the introduction of several new models of the beloved Boston bag in a variety of exotic skins and bold colours. The classic shape of the iconic piece has been retained with subtle, albeit eye-catching, variations in new fashion homage. Prices for the bags start at £2,250.

PARMIGIANI FLEURIER BUGATTI AEROLITHE WATCH

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Swiss watches are known for their meticulous craftsmanship, exceptional engineering and classic design, but Parmigiani Fleurier brings one extra quality to this fine combination and that is the unique art of watch restoration.
The company’s latest partnership with Bugatti produces a remarkable timepiece that is the epitome of masculine elegance and timeless class – the Parmigiani Bugatti Aerolithe Flyback Chronograph watch. Its design is simple and clean with some Bugatti elements that are blended much more seamlessly than in its predecessor.

The case is made of 18k white gold and titanium with a width of 41mm. The chronograph pushers are designed to fit into the lugs on the left side of the case, which is a particular rare sight in modern watches. This separation of chronograph pushers and crown is most famous in the TAG Heuer chronographs from the 60s and 70s and seeing it again in a contemporary timepiece is a pleasant surprise.

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Another captivating feature of the model is the flawless execution of the case. Its luxurious feel is the result of careful combination of polished and brushes surfaces that complement the design beautifully. The most captivating element of the design is, without a doubt, the date disc with its expanded date design. It’s effective and elegant through a unique blend of non-traditional metallic color of the date disc and the attractive font.

All of Parmigiani’s watches stand out with their impeccable automatic movement and the Bugatti Aerolithe Flyback Chronograph is no exception. Although significantly more simple than other Parmigiani mechanisms, the flyback chronograph movement is still quite attractive to observe through the rear of the case.
The model comes in two dial colour options – metallic blue and metallic champagne. Both are unique and well-rendered and will make a perfect addition to the wardrobe of the modern urban man. The Hermes alligator leather strap provides the perfect finish for the sophisticated model, which retails for $27,000.

PRIVATE ISLAND MANSION IN NEW YORK FOR $11MILLION

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The Tudor-style six-bedroom home, dating back to the 1900s, has gone on sale for $11 million. Located on the pristine Long Island Sound near Rowayton, Connecticut it is a vast 3.5-acre property with a main house and three other buildings, a private beach and a swimming pool.

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The picturesque mansion overlooks New York City while retaining ideal privacy and seclusion. The 6,100 square feet main home comprises six bedrooms, two offices, a gym and a steam room with its original colonial design from the early 1900s retained and restored.

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It was built from local stone and is a sublime combination of archaic charm and modern luxury.

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The stone fireplace is a beautiful accent in the spacious and ample living room flooded with natural light. Stone features prominently in the English mansion as evidenced by the heavy stone table in the dining room that overlooks the waters in the richly-appointed home. The kitchen is completely renovated with a large table, bar stools and state-of-the-art appliances.

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The second floor houses the gym with exercise machines, weights and a horizontal bar. The master bedroom is breath-taking and comes with an attached study area and a long bay window. Its en-suit bathroom boasts two basins and a stone-walled shower.

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Marketed by the Higgins Group real estate company, the island has everything for a simple, modern and comfortable life away from the big city including a caretaker’s cottage and an ample porch with stone columns. A pristine 25ftx75ft swimming pool is another one of the amenities it offers to make your stay memorable. Others include a boat house with a bedroom, bathroom and games room, and a Tea House with a meeting room and one further bedroom and a two-bedroom cottage.

Carefully-maintained lawns and stone gardens add to the charm of the magnificent property, which even comes with an open firepit and its very own antique cannon.

QUEEN ELIZABETH SCHOLARSHIP TRUST EXHIBITION

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The partnership between the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust and The Griffin Gallery has given way to a spectacular exhibition with stunning pieces most contemporary art enthusiasts will surely appreciate.

In total 13 pieces from scholars from the trust as well as 13 others from the gallery’s artists will be showcased for the general public to marvel at and bid on. Talented designer Scott Benefield has created exquisite fine-lined glass sculptures for the exclusive event that start from £1,250. His delicate work and meticulous forms complement beautifully Rachel Wickremer’s highly textured paintings and the clear, captivating linear nature of her shapes. Prices for her creations are available on request.

Another interesting suggestion is artist’s Trevor Cain meticulously restored vintage dollhouses, which are simply spellbinding with the attention to detail and intricate embellishments. Prices from £1,200 every model is uniquely tailored and features authentic fabrics and captivating old-fashioned aesthetics. A bit on the unorthodox side are Nicola Dale’s paper sculptures, which are as fragile and intriguing as they are valuable with prices available on request at the gallery.

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Talented and respected artists Mia Sarosi’s ethereal porcelain creations are also featured with the depth of their subtle properties being her signature mark. Stating at £200 – there is no limit to the hand-made and printed ceramic pieces that she’s capable of designing with each one being of unique nature and form. Her notable reputation in the artistic guild is a testament to the unmatched quality of her ceramic creations.

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All proceeds from the sales of the artistic pieces will go towards the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust, which has funded over 350 scholarships for people in 130 mediums since its launch back in 1990. This is a unique event that allows individuals with appreciation for art, quality and exclusivity to acquire unique and valuable pieces while contributing towards a worthwhile philanthropic cause.

WILLIAMS & SMITHELLS ALLURES 45 YACHT

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The international yacht brokerage and new yachts agent for Allures Yachting yachts- Williams & Smithells – announced the debut of the Allures 45 lifting-keel blue water cruising yacht at the 2012 PSP Southampton Boat Show. This model, albeit a few years old, continues to impress with style, design and engineering as it remains one of the finest long-distance sailing yachts released in recent years.

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The changes to the shape, design and materials used were all made with the thought of high performance and seaworthiness in mind. The powerful hull lines and sturdy aluminium hull make it safer than most yachts of its calibre while adding a touch of elegance. The cabins stand out with the functional distribution and use of the available space, providing plenty of storage and accommodation for life at sea. The large water and fuel capacity attest to the yacht’s mission of providing excellent quality of life on board at lengthy periods of time.

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The corpus is highly resistant to impacts while remaining light and easy to manoeuvre. Its construction is enhanced by the extensive use of aluminium, which permits maximum safety and speed.

The accommodation is generous for a yacht of such proportions with plenty of space, generous headroom and practical storage solutions. An intuitive steering system is the latest in technology and optimises performance by providing exceptional responsiveness to the helm. The combination of power and precision puts the Allures 45 in a class of its own.

Allures 45Available in three standard versions, each model allows for more customizations to fully meet the customer’s requirements and sailing needs. All models are characterized by lower fuel consumption and exceptional speed, high resistance to corrosion and impact, and ample proportions for a supreme sailing experience.

Retailing for £299,950, the Allures 45 is a luxurious yacht that is reliable, fast and easily adaptable.

WOMENS JEWELLERY FROM THE 70S

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This summer jewellery has a specific 1970s allure with the introduction of beautiful mash-up between conventional designs and modern inspiration. From Dior to Cartier we see feminine and lavish pieces adorning taking the aesthetic to a dynamic new level.

Inspired by 70s icons Patti Smith and David Bowie designer Hannah Martin introduces two new staggering lines – her Rock ’n’ Roll collection and the Aguila Dorada collection with the signature £13,700 Bid for Freedom bangle that is a truly one-of-a-kind piece. Her style boasts an exquisite blend of hippie style and old Hollywood glamour, which fits perfectly with the modern woman’s lifestyle. The Delirium Shadow Amulet pendant is another fabulous creation, sold for £1,395 that perfectly relays the signature style of the pre-punk years of a decade long gone. It’s an elegant medallion style on a long chain.

Another interesting suggestion comes from the well-known and respected Van Cleef & Arpels brand – a personal favourite of Elizabeth Taylor for its hedonistic glamour and unmatched quality. Their colossal medallion pendants in an array of rainbow gem colours are surging in popularity with the Alhambra necklace retailing for £3,700.

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Up and coming designers and brands are trying to live up to the changing trends and introducing eye-catching pieces that are particularly popular among younger clients. Brazilian designer Carla Amorim presented her staggering oval hoop drop earrings priced at £5,600 with a choice of sunny gold or matt openwork while British designer-jeweller Cassandra Goad attracted attention with decadent Brazilian-themed jewellery like the gold Ipanema cuff for £6,200, the Floresta earrings from £690 and the Beatriz Carnaval pendant for £13,950, which drew its inspiration from 1970s-style painting by Beatriz Milhazes.

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There is a wonderful revival of 1970s feminism that takes shape in the summer jewellery trend with renowned designers such as Elsa Peretti creating fascinating pieces that accentuate the female form through a subtle blend of sensuality, elegance and ferocity. The gold and jade Claw collar she exclusively designed for Tiffany & Co is sold for £9,775 and complements perfectly the lifestyle of the contemporary woman.

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JM BARRIE’S HISTORICAL KENSINGTON MANSION ON SALE FOR £7MILLION

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A unique opportunity to own a piece of literary history has arisen on the property market in London. A Grade II listed home where JM Barrie wrote Peter Pan has been listed for sale for £7 million and it’s in the heart of Kensington and its prime location and historical value are already attracting a lot of attention.

Upscale agency Strutt & Parker is handling the sale of Leinster Corner, located at 100 Bayswater Road – a well-connected yet tranquil location in one of London’s most sought-after neighbourhoods. The seven-bedroom, three-bathroom home comes with its own blue plaque, which a tribute to the famous author and its unique façade adds a certain charm to the property. The effect has been achieved thanks to tiny pieces of broken mirror embedded into the brickwork.
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Generous spacing is available throughout with two contemporary kitchens, a utility room, a scullery, private wine cellar, large terrace, garden and ample underground parking. It boasts every necessary accommodation for a luxurious family-friendly feel.

It has been renovated and fitted with state-of-the-art appliances to meet modern standards of comfort and utility. Originally built in 1820 as half of one of four pairs of semi-detached, double fronted villas, it is part of the only surviving pair.

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Kensington gardens is a mere few blocks away with a Peter Pan statue reminiscent of the rich history that Leinster Corner holds. The property comes to about 5,000 square feet in total with a marvellous garden and terrace that provide much-needed space and privacy.

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All renovations have been carried out in keeping with the property’s original design and ambiance with most of the internal fabric remaining unchanged. This gives the house a unique quality of being a captivating blend of modern comfort and rich personality. Door furnishings, banister, wall paneling and fireplaces remain the same and carry a wonderful historical feel.

TRIUMPH MOTORCYCLES

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A unique and valuable collection of the vintage evocative Triumph motorcycles has caught the attention of collectors. Dick Shepherd is the proud owner of more than 320 restored models of the golden brand that brought to the world legendary models such as the Thunderbird and the Speed Twin.
One of the more impressive models from his collection is a fully-functioning 350cc Tiger 90, valued at £100,000 – which was the most famous machine ever to compete in the International Six Days Trial. Having won five gold models, it remains a leader in the renowned challenge. Another TR6 machine featured in Shepherd’s possession is the Bonneville ridden by Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible III as well as the one Steve McQueen in The Great Escape. Most were purchased at auctions for next to nothing.

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Two Triumph Tiger Cub trials bike, valued at £15,000 were owned journalist Denis Jenkinson, who famously navigated for Stirling Moss during his record-breaking victory in the 1955 Mille Miglia. All models have been restored and maintained to an exceptional standard with the owner having a strong eye for detail. All retain their original parts, which preserves the history of the marque.

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The British company crafted a truly unique identify for its sportbikes, roadsters and cruisers, employing a mostly three-cylinder mechanism. More than a century after they came into production, the bikes retain their versatility and continue to make a statement thanks to the brand’s rich heritage. The modern classic line-up boasts some of their most recognizable 500-plus pound motorcycles with old school design and powerful torque.
The iconic classics are real beauties with an engine capacity of 2294cc and range in price from £6,999 to £14,599. In -line 3-cylinder provide enough torque and the swingram is twin-sided, made of cast aluminium alloy. Liquid-cooled or air-cooled – the powerful machines live up to their name and reputation.

THE ROLLAND ITEN DIABLO

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This year’s Baselworld saw the introduction of a truly magnificent piece in its own category of class and excellence – rightfully given as an example of “mechanical luxury for gentlemen”.

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The Roland Iten Diablo R60 belt buckle is an accessory that any respectable contemporary man must come to possess in order to appreciate the added value of a 60.66 carat diamond on an everyday item. The item is a seamless fusion of state-of-the-art mechanics with the pinnacle of haute joaillerie in the face of the exceptionally rare orange-brown (“cognac”), modified kite-shaped brilliant diamond.

Thanks to a unique calibre beneath it – the stone is clearly visible in a subtle display of quality and worth without being too flashy or overwhelming. The designer’s intention in crafting a male accessory that makes a statement on its own was clear in the making of this fine example of mechanical perfection.

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The high-performance, mechanical belt buckle is calibrated beautifully to match the everlasting beauty of the Diablo diamond with a clean and cut chassis that enables easy adjustment of the leather strap to a maximum length of 22 mm. What makes the smooth mechanisms even more spectacular is the fact that they’re all clearly visible high-clarity cognac diamond, providing a unique blend of blend of art and engineering, utility and aesthetics.

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Apart from the craftsmanship that has gone in the making of this stunning accessory, the gem itself is a true work of art (and nature). Its extremely rare natural colour coupled with its history that can be traced back 160 years add considerable value to the one of the world’s largest and most striking diamonds. An official price for the piece still hasn’t been announced, but we can only guess it’s going to match its uncanny construction and uniqueness with Roland Iten’s collectors buckles reaching prices in the region of £350,000 – for his signature Calibre R822 “Predator” model.

BYFLEET MANOR – A HISTORIC ESTATE FOR £3.95 MILLION

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The exclusive of Downton’s Lady Violet Crawley that attracts hundreds of tourists, has gone on the market for nearly £4million. The combination of its historical significance and the popularity of the TV series are expected to attract a lot of foreign interest towards the 6,000 square feet property.

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Located on the grounds of a royal lodge it has been used since the seventh century used by Henry III and King Edward I and II. The mansion is renovated with details from an earlier Palace incorporated, including a heavy timber staircase and several fireplaces.
It boasts stunning period features, intriguing history and classic British look that captivates with rustic decadence and English heritage – a rare combination. With eight bedrooms and four reception rooms it is flooded with natural light and boasts generous room proportions. 18 acres of land surround the estate and are perfectly manicured with lush green lawns.

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The fact that the house retains much of the original setting is worth a fortune by itself. It is situated in an idyllic location at the end of a winding country lane at the end of the nearby village, discreetly positioned for privacy and security.
Currently owned by businesswoman Julie Hutton, it has been substantially renovated by the owner to a high level of sophistication and detail in keeping with its historical ambiance and heritage. New fittings allow for urban luxury combined with rustic peace and tranquillity. State-of-the-art appliances have been fitted to make the stay at the estate as comfortable and luxurious as possible all the while brilliantly preserving all original furnishings.

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The property presents a wonderful opportunity for buyers looking to leave the city and interested in acquiring a larger home with land all the while remaining well connected to the urban lifestyle. All in all, this is a practical house for the 21st century and perfect for a growing family.
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THE RISE OF ANTIQUITIES

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Antiquities dealers are observing a growing trend amongst art and furniture aficionados in introducing ancient Greek artefacts and Byzantine statues in their modern, state-of-the-art homes. This is an interesting swerve from the contemporary art boom – one that has inspired an increasing interest level in other, older times and civilizations.luxurious art

Antiquities is a very broad definition encompassing all valuable artefacts coming from civilizations in the Middle East, Egypt, Europe and the Mediterranean basin up to around 1000 AD. With a staggering variety of material and shape – the selection includes rare sculpture, exquisite jewellery, fine glassware, ceramics and metalwork and even well-preserved pottery and engraved gems. A perfect example of the beauty and decorum of the precious carvings is the Roman marble portrait bust of Antinous sold at New York’s Sotheby’s for $23.8 million. Another striking piece is the 4,300-4,400-year-old Egyptian limestone statue of Sekhemka, valued at £16 million at Christie’s.
An expensive and majestic artefact is the Guennol Lioness – a 5,000-year-old Mesopotamian stone statuette of a lion-headed figure, priced at for $57.2m.

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Galleries respond to the new trend with the introduction of ‘by appointment only’ boutiques likes London’s Daniel Katz. Inside the eminent dealer’s den you can marvel at the 2,000-year-old diorite-stone sculpture of an Egyptian priest and even take it home for £245,000. A more contemporary bronze frog by Eduardo Paolozzi from 1957 is valued at £225,000.
In the gallery of Gregory and James Demirjian buyers can inspect the divine 3rd-2nd century BC Greece Aphrodite with meticulous carvings and a price tag of £2 million. It contrasts beautifully with south Arabian stele on sale for £90,000, which clean, cut geometry and gimlet eyes. A variety of gold coins from different periods range in price from £2,500 to £400,000 and attract attention to the other precious artefacts like bronze Corinthian helmets for £950.000 and heavy Lion Head bracelets for £550,000.

THE 2008 127′ (38.71M) OCEANLINE BLUE MAMBA

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The 38.71m motor yacht built by the prestigious brand Oceanline was launched in 2008. The naval architecture was created by Frank Mulder and the interior styling by Art-Line and Bureau Veritas. With plenty of space and modern, luxurious ambiance – the vessel can accommodate up to 12 guests in a 1 master, 1 VIP, 2 double and 2 twin cabins.

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On the technical front the yacht is powered by MTU engines that allow it to reach a cruising speed of 14 knots and get to a top speed of 28 knots. Speed and manoeuvre are the key elements that put the 2008 127′ in a league of its own – small enough to be easily maneuverable, but large enough to provide plenty of space and comfort spots for high-profile individuals.

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Fuel capacity is 25,200 litres and fuel consumption ranges from 1000lhr in maximum speed to 380l/hr in cruise speed. It is one of the finest models released by Oceanline – a motorboat that is versatile and elegant with a modern interior for fast getaways. The layout is minimalistic and contemporary with a clean, cut feel. Essentials are kept to a bare minimum, but that doesn’t interfere with the level of sophistication and luxury displayed throughout.

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Quality materials like Oak Parquet wooden flooring on the main deck and Alcantara on the ceiling complement the Roche Bobois Leather sofas, coffee tables and poufs. A key feature of the motorboat is the brilliant incorporation of natural light into the interior thanks to large side windows on the deck and large portholes in all cabins and bathrooms below deck.

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The yacht is equipped with a state-of-the-art audiovisual system including surround sound in all rooms. There is a dedicated TV lounge and air conditioning with reverse cycle heating. The guest rooms feature rare blue Argentine marble and Italian Mosaiques in the private bathrooms. Large sofas in the salon, leather chairs and quality wooden coffee tables complete the luxurious and classy ambiance of the model.

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JAMIE WOLF JEWELLERY

Jamie Wolf jewellery

A new and intriguing offer has graced the jewellery scene and it comes from a New York dancer-turned-designer’s classic love for beautiful and elegant gems. Jamie Wolf is quickly becoming a household name in the world of fine craftsmanship and unmatched luxury with a staggering variety of delicate rings, signature earrings and graceful necklaces.

Four Temperaments cuff - Wolf

Relying on thoughtful presentation, high attention to detail, uncompromising quality and impeccable design – the former ballet dancer presents pieces that are a unique blend of shape, scale, colour and movement. Each and every one looks effortless and ethereal – a true glittering temptation for the rich and powerful.
In a creative collaboration with fashion designer Derek Lam, he has released an exquisite collection to mark the New York City Ballet’s fiftieth anniversary and, more importantly, choreographer George Balanchine talent and perfection. One of the more striking pieces are he silver and black rhodium Midsummer Night’s Dream earrings for $690 as well as the Four Temperaments cuff decorated with black and white luminescent diamonds for $1,890.

midsummer night's dream earrings

Other spectacular offers include a clean, cut and wonderfully minimalistic pavé band for $1,680 and the Trinity rings priced at $4,790 each. Made white gold with black and white diamonds – they are reminiscent of a time of old Hollywood glamor and decadence. Amongst Wolf’s standout pieces are the octagon labradorite rings for $3,400 each and the Bisou rings valued at $3,990 decorated with the rose of France and minute diamonds.
Jamie Wolf Jewellery

His ability to blend classic elegance with modern minimalism is uncanny and makes it no surprise that he she has rapidly gained praise and attention, going as far as designing custom wedding rings for celebrities Benjamin Millepied and Natalie Portman. Her statement creations are a spellbinding combination of quality, craftsmanship and inspiration, turning them into works of art on their own.
Jamie Wolf Jewellery
Jamie Wolf Jewellery

ZENITH’S 150TH ANNIVERSARY-EDITION WATCHES

zenith watch

The bespoke watch-making company Zenith is celebrating its 150th anniversary with style and class With reputation for high quality and stylish functionality and being particularly admired for its range of aviation watches and the El Primero movement, the brand is known for pushing the boundaries of innovation in horology. The way they have chosen to celebrate the special occasion is by collaborating with luxury store Harrods for a month-long celebration, featuring displays on four of the store’s prime windows.

From historic models like the intricate and exquisite enamelled and engraved pocket watches from the distant 1910 to a replica of a historic Lancia Stratos rally car, marking Zenith’s sponsorship of the Paris-Biarritz car rally – there will be a wide array of the brand’s most infamous creations on sale in the store and on their website. Two special models will be the highlight of the exhibition – one is the rose-gold version made of the partially skeletonised Academy Christophe Colombe model with price available on request. It features a revolutionary gyroscopic regulatory system and a brilliant sapphire crystal dome on the dial. The other is a £7,300 anniversary edition of the El Primero Chromonaster 1969 watch that will be available for a month. A limited number of one hundred and fifty pieces will be made with unique numbers.

The exclusive model is accentuated by rarity and is a fine example of the brand’s superior craftsmanship and traditions cultivated over centuries. The previous materials make for a robust case with an opening that reveals the legendary beating heart of the El Primero movement. The finishing includes an oscillating weight with “Côtes de Genève” motif with a 6.60mm thickness. With its bold colours and clean, cut lines – the watch is a worthy tribute to classic rally cars, capturing their bespoke ambiance. The silicon escape-wheel and lever put a nice finishing touch to the outstanding accessory.

A CLASSIC GEORGIAN ESTATE

Georgian style house

A completely renovated and modernized Colonial estate is on the market in Georgia for the modest sum of $10,950,000. Located on 3+ acres of beautifully landscaped land in private association, it is within minutes to Greenwich. Classic Southern tradition blends with modern luxury throughout the stunning interior. Masterfully designed with high ceilings, exquisite detail, custom woodwork, French doors and panoramic windows – the house is flooded with natural light and boasts generously proportioned rooms.

Colonial Georgian Estate

Stunning architectural detail is observed throughout the property with the formal rooms featuring wonderful details, mouldings and a barrel vaulted ceiling. The mahogany library comes with a wet bar and the kitchen has been fully fitted with new state-of-the-art appliances. The light-filled dining area is adjoined to the spacious living room.Colonial Georgian Estate

There are eight bedrooms and eight bathrooms with the master bedroom coming with walk-in closets, separate office and spa-like bath.

Colonial Georgian Estate

All bedrooms feature en-suit bathrooms. Additional luxuries of the property include a yoga room, exercise room, private wine cellar, and heated pool with granite decking, an all-weather tennis court and a separate guest house. Double-height entry hall, fireplaces in three of the common rooms and outstanding blend of Colonial tradition and modern elegance make this property a sought-after family home. Its pristine location and spellbinding views of the surrounding area give it the necessary privacy for a family residence.

Colonial Georgian Estate

The extraordinary estate is characterized by sophisticated elegance and well-proportioned rooms that feature modern appliances and high-quality furnishing. Its few amenities, among which an all-weather tennis court, exercise and recreational room, heated pool and wine cellar, are just some of the added benefits of the special property. A long driveway leads up to the front of the property through meticulously maintained landscape with sweeping lawns.

Colonial Georgian Estate

This is the ideal way to enjoy pastoral privacy in a Colonial-inspired Georgian estate with sun-filled interiors.

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