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The biggest, the boldest, the most expensive, the best of the best – this is your definitive guide to ultimate luxury

A NEW DIMENSION 炫耀现在,指向未来

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DRIVE DE CARTIERMOON PHASES WATCH

Cartier enriches its men’s collection Drive de Cartier with a moon phases model. This watch is fitted with the new Manufacture movement 1904-LU MC. A distinctive moon phase complication displayed at 6 o’clock tracks the cycle of new moons, half-moons and full moons. This extraordinarily precise complication is known as “astronomic”, needing to be corrected by one day every 125 years.

The Drive de Cartier Moon Phases watch stays true to the signature aesthetic of the Drive de Cartier collection: wearability. With a convex curved glass case and uncluttered white guilloché dial, it is available in pink gold or steel. This timepiece lends an unaffected touch of sophistication to everyday mechanics.


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IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Chronograph

The Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Chronograph is the first model in IWC’s history to combine a chronograph from the 89000 calibre family with the perpetual calendar’s moon phase display in a subdial at “12 o’clock”. To achieve this, both the moon and the shadow of the earth are depicted on a single disc and rotate beneath an aperture in the lower part of the subdial. Together with the other three displays, this new function creates a harmonious unit on the dial of the 43mm watch. The Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Chronograph is available in two versions: 18-caratred gold and stainless steel.

A silver-plated or gold-plated disc depicts the full moon in all its glory. At the same time, the rounded, dark blue section of the disc – representing the earth’s shadow – rotates to show the waxing or waning moon. With white gold particles sprinkled across the dark blue background, the subdial has the appearance of a star-studded night sky.


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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph

The Royal Oak was the world’s first stainless steel high end Swiss watch. With its extra strong case, screw down octagonal bezel and exclusive “Grande Tapisserie” dial, the Royal Oak has become instantly recognisable as one of the worlds leading sports watches. The collection is named after British Royal Navy Battleships, which in turn were named for the tree which saved King Charles II from attack by his enemies. The octagonal shape is inspired by the cannon scuttles on the ships, and 40 years on from the original design by Gerald Genta, it still makes a bold statement.

This special edition in 18-carat pink gold with chocolate hand-stitched alligator strap and glareproofed sapphire crystal comes with a meticulous detailing on the expressive two-tone dial, especially the expanded chronograph counters in pink gold, enhancing the look and improving readability.


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Rendez-Vous Moon Medium

The enigmatic and inspiring moon slowly glides over the face of this stainless steel Rendez-Vous Moon Medium watch set with diamonds. With its blue-tinted bracelet, it evokes the color of a clear blue sky. The moon, in all its splendor, is revealed by a wide aperture at 6 o’clock. The distinctive blue, elegantly grained surface presents a material effect that is strongly reminiscent of a nocturnal shimmer.

The center of the dial features a geometric guilloché motif, which evokes a halo of light. The edge of the dial is adorned with small, round hour-markers, achieving a striking harmony with the floral numerals of the iconic Rendez-Vous collection. To highlight the beauty and delicate design of the dial, the bezel is set with a row of stunningly pure diamonds.


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Audemars Piguet’s Diamond Outrage

Audemars Piguet’s latest women’s high jewellery watch is surely not for the faint-hearted. The new Diamond Outrage is the third and final mega-diamond piece unveiled by the brand (first the Diamond Punk, then the Diamond Fury). The stunning timepiece is a decadent statement of watchmaking and gem setting, tempered by a healthy dose of modern, edgy daring.

The diamond-studded timepiece is inspired by the icy forests in Vallee de Joux. Brilliant cut diamonds and baguette cut diamonds are used in this statement piece. The sapphire-diamond version features six shades of blue and the bracelet is entirely snow set with 11,043 brilliant-cut sapphires in six different shades of blue and various sizes, totaling 65.47 carats of gemstones in all. Each stone is set so closely together that virtually no gold is visible.


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A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange ‘Pour le Mérite’

The dazzling new A. Lange & Söhne Tourbograph Perpetual ‘Pour le Mérite’ is the epitome of classic watchmaking: its hallmarks permeate all domains from design and engineering to consummate, flawless artisanship. The dial itself reflects the traditional approach in timekeeping. Arabic numerals, a railway-track minute scale, blued steel hands for the time and rhodiumed gold hands for the calendar as well as the cloverleaf arrangement of the subsidiary dials pay tribute to the famous A. Lange & Söhne pocket watches.

Tradition also governs technical details such as column-wheel control for the chronograph and rattrapante mechanisms as well as the screw balance. Finally, it manifests itself in typical quality elements such as the two diamond endstones that suspend the tourbillon cage or the black-polished tourbillon bridge. The stately platinum case with a diameter of 43mm is a fitting stage for this horological masterpiece.

Cartier Host Polo Games 卡地亚精彩马球赛

679665457_NH_3728_F18F4DE97691A48E30EA0B2C17435F94.jpg_cmyk.jpgSome 600 Cartier guests attended the 12th edition of the prestigious Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge under the patronage of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The game concluded with a 9-6 win for Zedan Polo watched by HRH Princess Haya from the Royal Box accompanied by HRH Princess Azemah of Brunei, Alessandra Ambrosio, Jerome Metzger, Retail Director Cartier Middle East and India and Ali Albwardy, the founder of the Desert Palm Resort and Polo Club – the home of Cartier polo in Dubai since 2006.

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Zedan Polo Team members, Ali Albwardy, HRH Princess Azemah of Brunei, HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, Jerome Metzger, Alessandra Ambrosio, Zedan Polo Team members.

第12届卡地亚国际迪拜马球挑战赛成功迎来600名宾客。尊贵的Haya Bint Al Hussein公主殿下出席支持盛会,她也是阿拉伯联合酋长国副总统,总理兼迪拜酋长Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum殿下的夫人。公主殿下观看了Zedan马球队以9-6胜出的精彩比赛,文莱皇室Azemah公主、巴西超级模特Alessandra Ambrosio,卡地亚中东与印度区域销售总监Jerome Metzger以及沙漠棕榈岛度假村和马球俱乐部的创始人Ali Albwardy也陪同参与。这家俱乐部也是自2006年以来,卡地亚马球赛在迪拜的主战场。

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Cartier Polo Tournament Dubai.
HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
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Alessandra Ambrosio

The visitors also had a chance to view Cartier’s latest inspired collection, Cactus de Cartier. A stunning collection of yellow gold rings, bracelets, earrings and necklaces, featuring additional warmth from lapis lazuli, carnelians, emeralds and diamonds.

参观者还有机会观赏卡地亚珠宝品牌最新灵感系列Cactus de Cartier。无论是黄金戒指、手镯,耳环和项链的珍贵收藏,都令人赞叹不已,也包含温暖优雅的青金石,红玉,祖母绿和钻石。

Vision Automobile of Tomorrow – The BMW Motorrad VISION NEXT 100 穿梭未来动力

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Whet your appetite by feasting on BMW’s most recent prototype – a visual manifestation of an automobile that is of glass instead of a helmet, light clothing materials and balances itself without a stand. BMW is leading the automobile business into the future creating with the objective of the driver’s safety and incorporating digital aspects to achieve balance, interactive data glasses and safety.

The German automaker unveiled this design at its Motorrad Vision Next 100 as its 100th anniversary celebrations.

“The motorcycle provides my escape from everyday life. From the moment I climb on board, I experience nothing but absolute freedom – The Great Escape,”

says Edgar Heinrich, head of design at BMW Motorrad.

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Stability even at a complete stop, the zero-emission bike has wheels that stand upright will also allow riders to ride helmet-free. Although this idea may seem like a fantasy for now, the future of safety on the road continues to be one of the many factors transportation companies considers without compromising fashionable design.

The intelligence systems of this piece of innovation provide a dream into the future that is arriving sooner that we’ve imagined.

Enjoy the ride!

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宝马打造超前独创—以自动驾驶为终极体现的概念电单车,采用玻璃而非头盔,轻盈革新材质服饰和自动平衡无需支架的车身。在汽车行业领先未来的宝马,以驾驶员安全舒适性为中心,结合数字化科技实现平衡,并以具备互动数据的智能眼镜作为视野监测。

为了配合100周年庆典,这家老牌德国汽车制造商推出Motorrad Vision Next 100。

强调在完全停止状态下,这个无燃料零排放的电单车依然可保持平衡直立,而且可无头盔骑行。纵然这个概念现在看来相当奇幻,为了不在时尚设计上妥协,未来道路安全仍然是交通工业公司考虑的命题之一。

创新的人工智能系统为未来营造梦想,这一天的到来也快速得超乎我们想象。

请尽情享受飞驰!

The Fast & Furious – Lamborghini Way 速度及激情

Local driver Afiq Yazid and Japanese team mate Toshiyuki Ochiai recently came top place at the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Asia series 2016 held over at Malaysia’s famous international F1 circuit and the famed Fuji International Speedway in Japan.

Yazid, a graduate of Lamborghini’s Young Driver Program, has been competing in the series for four years running and has come a long way since his first foray into the world of Lamborghini racing. He has shown what can be achieved with dedication and commitment, performing tremendously well in the past two seasons.

The race wraps up after a weekend of racing highlights in Fuji, drivers and teams now focus their attention towards the sixth Asia series race and Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo World Final, both in Valencia. The World Final in December will see the convergence of competitors from all three international series – European, North American and Asian – on the Ricardo Tormo Circuit, which will see a head-to-head competition for a place on the top steps of the global podium – as the Super Trofeo World Champion.

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BeyondBoundries-3.jpg在雪邦国际赛场与闻名遐迩的日本FujiInternational Speedway举办的2016 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Asia第5场巡回赛,由马来西亚赛车手Afiq Yazid和日本搭档Toshiyuki Ochiai双双荣登榜首。

毕业自Lamborghini开设的Young Driver Program培训课程的AfiqYazid已连续四年出赛此项比赛,今天的胜利堪称为过去付出努力心血的最佳回报。在过去的两个赛季中表现亮眼的他,向所有人证明了只要愿意付出努力,坚持心志,就能收获成功的事实。

结束了在日本富士的最后一场巡回赛后,紧接着将在12月于西班牙Valencia举办世界总决赛。届时的顶尖赛事将会融合了来自欧洲,北美和亚洲的竞争对手在里卡多托尔莫赛道一较高下以争取成为Super Trofeo世界冠军。

The Rich Going Under 富豪往海底钻

The struggle of the super-rich today is how to enjoy life even more than just owning magnificent mansions filled with luxury automobiles and probably a super yacht parked at a nearby harbour.

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Not to mention the exclusive tailor-made fashion accompanied by million of dollars of exquisite jewelleries, branded watches, bags, etc. Of course it is instinct that some will never admit to any form of major plastic surgeries, claiming that most of the parts are still genuine and natural. So now the question is, what is the luxury frontier for these ultra-rich?

The recent new buzz for those with a lot of spare is to go under. The new toy topping the list of beyond contemporary luxury is a ‘personal’ submarine. Everyone can fly but not many can dive. Imagine being the Captain Nemo, swimming next to a great white or a flock of sardines with some light music and a bottle of fine expensive champagne together with your loved ones – it is going to be well beyond few simple sentences can describe.

Actually, private submarines have been around since a few years ago, but only in the past two years that it has caught the attention of those high net worth. It is believed that there are approximately 100 proud submarine owners in the world sailing in the Seven Seas. However, most prefer to remain anonymous. These mainly two-seater submarines come in a very hefty price tag of around USD1-3.5 million while some of the prices are only available upon request.

Currently, there are not much issues about these cute little swimming machines but many have foreseen that the governments, environmentalists and those affected in one way or the other such as the fishermen will be knocking on their doors.

web3.jpg现今超级富豪之争,不仅是如何享受生活,一般的炫富标配是豪华汽车,一艘停泊在附近港口的超级游艇,量身定做的专属时尚奢侈饰品,大牌手表、包包等……当然这是本能。

犹如有些人永远不会承认进行任何整形手术,还会声称身体多数部位皆是真实自然。但这里的问题是:顶级富人的奢侈品前沿是什么?

最近新的热门话题,富豪“奢侈新玩具”的榜上多了潜艇。每个人都可以飞,但没有多少人可以潜到水底。想象一下,小丑鱼船长穿插其中,与大白鲨或一群沙丁鱼共舞,然后与所爱的人在一起,只需要轻音乐伴随着一瓶昂贵的香槟-这已超出简单描述范围。
实际上,私人潜艇在几年前已存在,只是这两年内引起那些高身价人群的关注。世界上有大约100名财富傲人的潜艇主人在7个海洋中航行,然而,大多数人更喜欢匿名。主要的是双人潜艇成本高昂,起码100万美元的价格标签,潜艇制造商正在努力降低成本,控制在25万美元。

目前这些小潜艇面对的问题不多,但以后可预见到政府、环保主义者或者受影响的群众如渔民等,将会在他们的小潜艇外敲门。

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HERITAGE OF SPEED 极速的遗产

In 1952, a car that could reach a top speed of 120 mph was unheard of until Bentley released its iconic R Type Continental. The four-seater is known as the world’s first Grand Tourer, and only 208 cars were produced, making them the car of the season.

50 years later, this grand dame of the road inspired Bentley’s designers to girt the world the first Continental GT.

The Continental GT echoes the elegance of its R Type predecessor with the three Continental styling cues. First, the seamless curve of the striking power line and second the muscular haunches that indicate the brute force concealed within the updated version of Bentley’s prestigious heritage, built by coachbuilders H.J. Mulliner. The third element is the Continental’s famous swooping, fast roof line.

Almost doubling the performance of its first version, the Continental GT reaches a top speed of 206mph with its W12 power engine to give the world a technological marvel that is the Bentley Continental GT.

在1952,一辆汽车达到最高时速120mph是前所未有的,直至宾利发布它的标志性研发成果,而这个被称为世界第一的四人座豪华旅行跑车,仅产208辆,使他们领尽风骚。

50年后,这个璀璨之路也启发宾利设计师造出世界第一的欧陆GT。

欧陆GT呼应R型的优雅前身,还有三个关键线索传承。首先,惊人的力量感曲线,第二元素是宾利著名的遗产和更新版本,车尾部的战斗性肌肉曲线,由经验丰富的H. J. Mulliner车厂制作。最后的线索就是欧陆著名的俯冲,快速的顶线。

与首个版本相比,欧陆GT的性能几乎翻倍,达到206mph,而极速的W12发动机给世界展现了技术奇迹。

Ducati Scrambler Italia

Produced as a limited, numbered edition of only 1,077 bikes, the Ducati Scrambler Italia Independent offers an original and unique interpretation of the Bologna-made motorcycle, sophisticated and elegant at the same time, while maintaining all the key characteristics of the Ducati Scrambler.

This latest collaboration between this new Ducati brand and Italia Independent showcased a perfect combination of a creative and stylish company that blends fashion and design, tradition and innovation.

The Ducati Scrambler Italia Independent is each embellished with an aluminium plate laser marked with the bike’s serial number, features the Ducati Scrambler-Italia Independent logo and is characterised by fuel tank side panels and both the Night Copper-coloured frame and wheels.

Other unique features include the black engine with machined cylinder head fins and other machined details in full view, the Termignoni exhaust with black pipes and silencer covers, the low tapered bars and low-slung aluminium rear view mirrors. Moreover, the short front mudguard, the “café racer” nose fairing and leather seat with Night Copper stitching with an embroidered Italia Independent logo on the back emphasize even more the unique style of this edition.

来自意大利的精品重机车厂杜卡迪,这次和时尚眼镜品牌Italia  Independent合作,推出Ducati Scrambler Italia Independent,全球限量发布1077辆。

杜卡迪与 Italia  Independent 的跨界合作,成果是完美的。此车款仍保留Ducati Scrambler主要的传统特点,但同时间却能通过结合时尚的现代设计,让重机也能展现时尚感及创意。

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