Luxury French bike manufacturer Midual was originally formed in 1992 by entrepreneur Oliver Midy and best known for introducing a 875cc roadster concept in 1999. Midual’s new Type 1 takes its place among the world’s most expensive motorcycles with a price tag of US$185,000.
This stunning two-wheeler goes into production in 2016, with 35 units scheduled to roll out of a factory 300 km southwest of Paris. The first motorcycles have already been ordered! Buyers will be able to choose between more than 45 types of leather, 25 sand casting treatments which can be applied even to the engine parts and plus different types of hardware finishing (from a brushed effect to a polished or patina’d look).
Midual Type 1 is powered by 1036 cc flat-twin engine pumping out 106hp that’s paired with a 6-speed transmission with a multi-plate clutch and an electric starter. It features an instrumental panel with several analog gauges on the top of the fuel tank and the 17-inch wire-spoke wheels in Michelin tires, with a 120-70 tire up front and a 180/55 at the rear.
The motorcycle has been for a long time in the making but the end result is a real piece of art. The inspiration came from a classic European cars and bikes from the ’30s and ’50s. Mindy designed the bike to be completely adorable to the very last detail.
Produced in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Goldfinger film from 1964, a one-of-a-kind Seamaster Aqua Terra in 18K yellow gold watch has been recently sold for nearly $113,000 USD as part of an online auction that celebrated the renowned James Bond film. This very unique watch is delivered in a special presentation box whose design was inspired by the U.S. Bullion Depository building at Fort Knox.
Seamaster Aqua Terra features a 38.5mm yellow gold case, a matching 18K yellow gold bracelet, a Co-Axial calibre 8501 movement with 18K yellow gold automatic rotor and bridge, visible through the transparent crystal caseback. The 18K yellow gold hands are coated with Super-LumiNova. There is a counterweight on the central seconds hand crafted in the form of the iconic 007 logo. This magnificent detail looks really very special and of course it’s made of 18K gold.
This is not the only James Bond-themed watch made by Omega. Omega watches and films about James Bond began cooperation in 1995. On the rear of the watch, there is additional “Goldfinger” branding on the caseback.
The watch is based on the standard Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Co-Axial watch. According to Christie’s, the 50th Anniversary of Goldfinger auction raised money to support the NSPCC.org charity.
Palmer Johnson is probably best known for its yachts such as Fortuna, (built for the King of Spain), Turmoil (first explorer yacht) and La Baronessa (the largest aluminum yacht built in the USA). The company was founded by Hans Johnson and Herman Gmack 1918.
Its 72 Metre SuperSport has spectacular exterior design and uses carbon fiber in its construction with the entire hull made from the lightweight material. 72 Metre SuperSport has max speed of 27 knots. The entire SuperSport Series superyachts include the Palmer Johnson 42m SuperSport yacht, the Palmer Johnson 48m SuperSport yacht, as well as the Palmer Johnson 72m SuperSport yacht.
The interior is no less impressive than the exterior of this amazing yacht. It features 130m² beach club, 125m² owner suite with 110m deck, 146m² main salon with 18.5m length, 100m² forward lounge with balconies, 100m² VIP cabins on main deck, 208m² main aft deck with 19m length and 97m² sun deck with 19.5m length.
PJ 72 SuperSport is capable of carry up to 12 passengers and it also features helicopter deck, which is perfectly blended with the exterior look of the yacht. It’s a fusion of extremes with three main lines which incredibly crisp and clear define the sleek profile.
The newest member of Falcon Jet family has arrived. Dassault unveiled Model 8X at the 2014 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Geneva. The Ultra Long Range Dassault Falcon 8X private jet is an upgrade from the earlier 7X model.
French luxury Falcon 8X with up to 16 windows per side will offer a range of 6,450 nm (11,945 km), or about 500 nm more than the 7X, making nonstop flights possible between Beijing and New York, Hong Kong and Seattle, and Paris and Singapore. It will feature a 42.6 ft. (13 meter)-long cabin, the longest cabin of any Falcon!
The cockpit will feature the latest version of the Dassault’s EASy integrated flight deck, including SVS and EVS in the left seat HUD, next generation FMS and digital flight control system. Power will come from three Pratt & Whitney Canada turbofans. It will feature more than 30 different floor plants, including the galley location, lounge, seat areas and layout options for the lavatory and shower.
The price tag for Falcon 8X is $58 million USD and should be available for delivery in mid 2016 in the United States and worldwide. The first 8X is under construction now and it will feature a fuselage that is nearly 4 feet longer than the 7X.
The Pierre was opened in 1930 and designed by Schultze & Weaver. The hotel is located at 2 East 61st Street at the intersection of Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, New York City. The Pierre has frequently appeared as a setting in many films and televisions series. The penthouse located at this luxury hotel which encompasses the entire 41st, 42nd, and 43rd floors is for sale and the price tag is $95,000,000!
On the very beginning we have to mention the private entrance which has a Versailles wood patterned floor and opens up into a Byzantine-tiled mosaic floor. It looks stunning! The triplex apartment has sweeping 360-degree views of Central Park and the surrounding city. It boasts five bedrooms, six full baths, staff quarters, five fireplaces, four terraces (including two off the master suite), a grand marble staircase and a private interior elevator.
There are 16 grand rooms in this residence and a 3,500-square foot grand salon which was once used as a ballroom. The private elevator traverse only between the three floors of the penthouse. Through the entire penthouse, the living room is considered to be the most magnificent privately owned room in the world.
A library with 18th-century paneling adds just a little more glamorous shine to this magnificent penthouse. This property that spans 12,000 square feet stretched across three floors and was owned by stock market analyst Martin Zweig, who predicted the 1987 market crash three days before it happened.
First announced in 2012, the Vencer Sarthe has now been confirmed for production. The car is even more extreme than before, there are a lot of changes about exterior, more tech in the cabin and brand new engine. Inspiration for the design came from the race cars of the 1980s Le Mans era.
The new engine is a 6.3-liter V-8 supercharged to the tune of 622 horsepower and 618 pound-feet of torque. It was developed exclusively for the Sarthe. Vencer quotes a 0-62 mph time of about 3.6 seconds for the Sarthe with a top speed of 210 mph.
The car is made from carbon fiber while the interior boasts two-tone leather and Alcantara. There is also a infotainment system with a screen prominently mounted on the center console. Sarthe features a C-pillar design. It allows air to flow through, an active spoiler at the rear, and a new engine cover integrating large air channels to ensure a greater airflow and cooling to the new powerplant.
“The Sarthe provides the perfect inspiration for the future of our brand. When you become a Vencer owner, you acquire much more than just an exceptional car. Not only we will continuously make sure you get to enjoy the unique excitement of the car, but you’re also joining a very select family of driving enthusiasts who are truly passionate about their cars,” said Robert Cobben, CEO & Founder.
Currently the Sarthe is only available in Europe and in China. The base price is 270,882 euros, before taxes. Production is now underway and the cars are being built at the rate of just one per month.
The 140-part tourbillon is rotating on three axes under a sapphire bubble, which looks absolutely stunning on the wrist! Tri-Axial Tourbillon is a limited edition of 10 watches in rose-gold cases, and the world price of this watch is CHF 465,000 (Swiss Francs, VAT excluded).
The tourbillon at the center is making one rotation every 60 seconds, which is integrated into a structure on a second axis, rotating every 30 seconds. Both inserted into another system on a third axis, which makes one rotation every two minutes. The diameter of the entire tri-axial tourbillon mechanism is 13.78 mm.
The Tri-Axial Tourbillon has a 48 mm case in pink gold. The movement is manually wound with 52 hours of power reserve. The cage and the drive systems are made of steel with a total weight of 1.24 grams. The watch integrates 16 pink gold adjustment micro-screws and it has an increased frequency of 3 Hz, or 21,600 vibrations per hour.
Hand-painted Bombardier Challenger aircraft for Prince George’s first birthday is thought to be the most expensive birthday card ever created. The design was made by award winning British design studio Andrew Winch Designs, who specializes in aviation, yachts and architecture. “We have been involved in the interior design of many jets and yachts as well as some incredible buildings, but our work on wishing Prince George a happy first birthday has been one of our most fun assignments,“ said Jim Dixon, Head of Aviation at Andrew Winch Designs.
The Bombardier Challenger has been repainted in Oxford, and ti’s covered from its tip to its tail with ‘Happy Birthday Prince George’. Costing around £120,000, the company Hangar8 believe that this is the world’s most expensive birthday card since one painted by artist Damien Hirst, valued at around £30,000.
“In just a year, we estimate that Prince George has travelled around 33,000 ‘heir miles’ when he went to the Caribbean island of Mustique on holiday and then on his official trip to New Zealand and Australia,“ said Dustin Dryden, Chief Executive Officer of Hangar8.
The Challenger is a family of mid-sized business jets. Aircraft include Bombardier Challenger 600 series (the original family of business jets, with the CL-600, CL-601, CL-604, and CL-605), Bombardier Challenger 300 (business jet, originally called the Bombardier Continental) and Bombardier Challenger 800/850, a business jet derived from the CRJ-200. Bombardier’s Challenger family of aircraft provides a lot of outstanding comfort, proven efficiency and reliability, and enhanced performance competencies.