Monday, November 10, 2014

Meet the most expensive Range Rover ever

The Most Expensive Blog (The home of the most expensive & luxury things in the world) presents Meet the most expensive Range Rover ever.


Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division has announced it is partnering with bespoke sporting rifle maker Holland & Holland to create the ultimate luxury SUV.

It is based on the standard £140,000 long-wheelbase Range Rover Autobiography Black, which is stretched 200mm over the standard model to give generous rear legroom.

From the exterior, the changes are subtle, the only clues being its color — a unique shade of green — and color-matched front grille.

On the inside, it’s a different story. The cabin is wrapped in tan and espresso leather hides and embroidered with the Holland & Holland name.


The center and rear consoles are finished in hand-matched French Walnut veneer; even the door handles feature hand engravings.

In the rear two passengers can recline in front of individual televisions, and simply press a button to activate or retract matching walnut tables.

However, it’s behind the rear passengers where the biggest difference lies. Holland & Holland are makers of some of the world’s best shotguns and the owner of this car will find a pair in their own specially designed leather-trimmed aluminum case in the boot.


The case sits on a sliding platform built from carbon fiber and aluminum and finished in walnut veneer and leather that has been designed to be load-bearing. It’s the perfect place to sit for an impromptu picnic during the hunt or simply when traveling point to point.

Only 40 Holland & Holland Range Rovers will be built a year for the next three years and each one comes with a guide price of £180,000.

The car is available on special order only, making it the most exclusive Range Rover available today. It’s powered by either the 334bhp 4.4-litre SDV8 diesel, or the 503bhp 5.0-litre Supercharged V8.

From luxuo.com

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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Claude Lelouch lists Deauville house for $9.34 million

The Most Expensive Blog (The home of the most expensive & luxury things in the world) presents Claude Lelouch lists Deauville house for $9.34 million.


Oscar-winning French director Claude Lelouch is selling one property in Deauville, a surreal round house on a 10-acre estate, for $9.34 million.

Completed in 2013, the 6,000-square-foot, two-floor round house is built around a central swimming pool. The first floor is open plan with a kitchen, dining room and two living rooms, as well as a sauna and bathroom. The second floor has five bedrooms, each with its own en suite bathroom.


Even though the design of the house is resolutely modern, Mr. Lelouch chose a traditional Norman exterior with white stones and half-timbering roofs. The estate includes a golf course and tennis court.

Since childhood, Mr. Lelouch, 76, has spent most weekends and holidays in Deauville, as many Parisians do.



In the mid-1960s, after one of his movies flopped, Mr. Lelouch drove to Deauville from Paris in the middle of the night. As he woke up on the beach, he began imagining the script of “A Man and a Woman.”


Since then, the town has become ever more important to him and he has owned several houses there over the years.


Source: PropGOluxury via WSJ

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The World Most Expensive iPhone 6 costs $2.7 million

The Most Expensive Blog (The home of the most expensive & luxury things in the world) presents The World Most Expensive iPhone 6 costs $2.7 million.

 
ALEXANDER AMOSU has been commissioned to create a luxury version of the iPhone 6 in solid 18 carat solid gold, fully encrusted with diamonds.

The phone will take approximately 2 months to make by recreating the full body in solid 18ct gold weighing approximately 85gsm and painstakingly handset with over 6,127 brilliant cut diamonds in VVS1 IF Colour.

The apple logo will be cut to the exact shape of the apple logo from 51.29 carat (10.258g) with a cushion flawless cut.



Alexander Amosu has called his creation “Amosu Call of Diamond IPhone 6” with its mouth watering price tag of £1.7 million ($2,75 million.)

Just in case this is a little out of your price range, then you can settle for Amosu 24ct Gold Iphone 6 at £2,399
 

Source: luxuo.com

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Friday, October 17, 2014

A cocktail made for Grace Jones costs £8,888

The Most Expensive Blog (The home of the most expensive & luxury things in the world) presents A cocktail made for Grace Jones costs £8,888.


A restaurant in the heart of London’s swish Mayfair has created what they claim to be the world’s most expensive cocktail in honor of singer Grace Jones, valued at a whopping £8,888.

What could possibly make a champagne cocktail ring in at the price of a new car, or $14,430 USD, you ask?

A bevy made with vintage, Cristal champagne circa 1990, and 1888 Samalens Vieille Relique Vintage Bas Armagnac, an rare Armagnac that pre-dates the Boer War, reported The Daily Mail UK.



Created to mark the opening of Gigi’s Italian Restaurant, the cocktail was launched to honor one of its celebrity attendees, Grace Jones.

The cocktail is topped with edible gold leaves and is also made with Angostura Bitters and sugar.

Don’t look for it on the restaurant’s cocktail menu, though, as the cocktail was created to be served to the eatery’s A-list guests.



Makers claim the Gigi’s drink tops the world’s most expensive tipples — beating Melbourne’s £8,167 Winston into second place.

Officially, the Guinness world record-holder for the most expensive cocktail in the world belongs to Australian barman Joel Heffernan, who sold “the Winston,” made with Croizet’s 1858 Cuvee Leonie cognac for £8,583.
 

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

First Superman Comic Sold for $3.2 Million

The Most Expensive Blog (The home of the most expensive & luxury things in the world) presents First Superman Comic Sold for $3.2 Million.


An original first issue of “Action Comics” by Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, dated June 1938, has become the world’s most expensive comic book, besting the previous record set in 2011.

The object sold for $3.2 million on Ebay, far surpassing the previous record of $2.1 million paid for Nicolas Cage’s copy of the same issue.

Action Comics No. 1 marked Superman’s debut and is widely seen as the Holy Grail for comics collectors.

As a side note, Cage’s copy was stolen from his home in 2000 along with a few other rare comics before eventually surfacing in 2011 in an abandoned storage locker. The thief has never been caught, and the other comics stolen at the same time have never been found. As noted by the Hollywood Reporter, a movie on the famous crime is currently in development.

In addition to becoming the world’s most expensive comic, the object in question also set a new record for comic-related art.

The previous record was held by a piece of original artwork by Belgian artist Hergé for “Tintin Comes to America,” which sold for €2.5 million.
 

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Monday, August 18, 2014

World’s most expensive home goes on sale in Hong Kong

The Most Expensive Blog (The home of the most expensive & luxury things in the world) presents World’s most expensive home goes on sale in Hong Kong.


Asia’s most expensive home per square foot is set to go on sale in Hong Kong, which boasts some of the world’s costliest properties!

The 4,661 square-foot (433 square-metre) ultra-luxury home, located in the Peak district, comes with a HK$819 million ($105.67 million) price tag.

The asking price for the property at the Twelve Peaks development makes it the world’s most expensive house at HK$175,735 per sellable square foot.


This would make it Asia’s most expensive home per square foot if a buyer matches the price sought by developer Sun Hung Kai Properties.

With four bedrooms the house is compact by luxury standards, but it comes with a swimming pool, jacuzzi, elevator and an exclusive location on Victoria Peak, on Hong Kong island, that offers spectacular views over the city.


Despite efforts by HK’s government to curb property prices by boosting stamp duty for foreign property buyers, developers are still pricing property projects aggressively to tap into demand from wealthy buyers from mainland China.

The government has in recent years imposed new taxes, raised stamp duty and staged a series of land auctions to boost supply and bring down prices in an attempt to tame one of the world’s least affordable housing markets.


A luxury 6,200 square-foot apartment in a building designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry sold for HK$470 million in August 2012.

At the time of purchase it was believed to be the world’s second most expensive apartment after a penthouse flat at London’s One Hyde Park.



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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

‘World’s most valuable stamp’ could sell for $20 million

The Most Expensive Blog (The home of the most expensive & luxury things in the world) presents ‘World’s most valuable stamp’ could sell for $20 million.

 
A 158-year-old stamp is set to go under the hammer at Sotheby’s New York this month where it is expected to fetch $20 million.

The Unique British Guiana 1856 One-Cent stamp, printed on magenta surface-colored paper, is currently on display at the exclusive auction house’s London branch before going on sale in the US on June 17.

Billed as ‘the world’s most valuable stamp’, the piece was first purchased either on or before April 4, 1856. It was discovered by 12-year old schoolboy Louis Vernon Vaughan in 1873, as part of his uncle’s stamp collection.

It was sold later that year and turned up in Paris in 1878 before being passed on to Austrian nobleman Count Philippe la Renotiere von Ferrary, a famous stamp collector. In 1922 ‘the world’s rarest stamp’ was sold for a record amount of $32,500.

It went under auction again before finally breaking a new record in 1980, when John E. du Pont paid $935,000.

The iconic talisman is now returning to the market, and Sotheby’s predicts that it will sell for anywhere between $10 million and $20 million.





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