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Parmigiani PF Bugatti 390 Concept Watch

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The Parmigiani PF Bugatti 390 Concept shares some design cues with the new Bugatti Chiron, like the unique blend of curves and sharp angles. The top-rear portion of the watch is actually similar to a tube containing the movement’s barrels and other components.

The barrels of the watch have been engraved with the name of Louis Chiron, Bugatti’s famous racing driver, who also inspired the name of the automaker’s new supercar. The intricate details of this watch seem difficult to go through, although a keen eye will make a note of this without talking about it.

This is a cool new piece and a fascinating expansion of Parmigiani’s Bugatti series. With a uniquely shaped movement, a funky and spectacular in-house caliber, the concept doesn’t come with a price-tag, yet, but six-figure prices come to mind.

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Biré Bitori

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The team at Tall Arquitectos seem to have a strong appreciation for the drama of cantilevers, which should explain this incredible expression of beauty. Sitting above Mexico’s stunning Copper Canyon, Biré Bitori is a jaw dropping restaurant which includes a luxury diner and cocktail bar embedded right in the rock face.

Standing high above these beautiful surroundings, this unique restaurant allows visitors to savor wonderful views of the canyon and the famous Basaseachic Falls, while enjoying a fancy dinner and a delicious cocktail. You’ll probably need a high dose of courage to walk across the structure’s vast glass floor, but it’s totally worth it!

The architects’ concept calls for a bar and lounge area situated within the overhanging volume, with a mezzanine level that grants views through the glass floor right to the bottom of the canyon. Copper Canyon is found in the southwestern part of the state of Chihuahua, in Northwestern Mexico and it’s 6,000 feet deep, so you’d better be careful.

The extraordinary complex welcomes its visitors with a minimalist wall, while the interiors show off an overall natural material palette, lined with picture windows. Biré Bitori is surely the best location to savor your coffee and tell your grand-kids about it.

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The 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

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Chevrolet also took part in the Geneva madness and surprised us all by unveiling the striking 2017 Corvette Grand Sport. With a Z06-inspired grille and wider rear fenders, this special edition of the new Corvette has been equipped with unique 19- and 20-inch alloys, covered by high performance Michelin Pilot Super Sport rubber.

Under the sleek exterior, this Corvette Grand Sport hides even more interesting mods, such as a high-performance Brembo braking system, magnetic ride control, and a retuned suspension system, including sport springs and new stabilizer bars. The sportscar also benefits from an electronic limited-slip rear differential, to make things more fun.

Under the hood you’ll find a powerful 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine, developing 460 hp, mated to a seven-speed manual transmission, but you could also get this ride with an eight-speed automatic . If you’re into some extreme thrills, which any Corvette fan is into, you’ll will be glad to know that a Z07 performance package is also available, upon request.

This bespoke package includes an eye catching carbon fiber body-kit, carbon-ceramic brakes, and Michelin Sport Cup 2 tires. You’d be also able to go for a Grand Sport Collector Edition and enjoy an exclusive Watkins Glen Gray Metallic exterior, with Tension Blue graphics, satin black body stripes, and black finish alloys.

The interior isn’t half bad, either, considering the Tension Blue leather and suede upholstery and the 3d embroidery. Be it coupe or convertible, the Corvette Grand Sport will be available starting this summer.

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$8.5 Million Kleinburg Residence

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The extraordinary mansion you see before can be found In Ontario, Canada, at 24 Hedgerow Court, Kleinburg. Set on a massive 1.13-acre lot, this luxurious property can be easily considered a retreat, more than a home, covering over 12,000 square feet of living space – 5,700 square feet being dedicated to formal entertaining & luxury living.

The home’s world-class amenities include a lavish back-lit stone bar, a lovely home theater, as well as a unique 12 vehicle multi-level showroom garage – we can only imagine what that place hides. All of the modern and appealing lines and design cues must be credited to the brilliant mind of architect Richard Wengle Design.

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The finest quality of materials and finishes reveal a new level of luxury and elegance, not to mention incredible levels of attention to detail and craftsmanship. Meticulously constructed to maximize leisure and comfort, the Kleinburg residence boasts spacious adjoining indoor/outdoor entertaining areas, ideal for some seriously fun events.

Guests may also enjoy the fully-fitted indoor/outdoor kitchen, complete with a wood-burning pizza oven and a glass wall, not to mention the covered dining area, with heaters & a stone fireplace, a lavish covered outdoor living room with a stone fireplace & television and an additional outdoor kitchen & dining area off the lower level.

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Super Bowl 50 with these Bespoke Footballs

Designers Create Bespoke Footballs for Super Bowl 50

Designers Create Bespoke Footballs for Super Bowl 50

Designers Create Bespoke Footballs for Super Bowl 50

Designers Create Bespoke Footballs for Super Bowl 50

Designers Create Bespoke Footballs for Super Bowl 50

Designers Create Bespoke Footballs for Super Bowl 50

Designers Create Bespoke Footballs for Super Bowl 50

Fifty renowned designers, including Rebecca Minkoff, Prabal Gurung, Sam Edelman, and Nicole Miller, have worked on these breathtaking footballs, scheduled for auction on the NFL.com website, with the proceeds going to the NFL Foundation. 

Set to be unveiled on January 20th, in New York, this year’s bespoke Super Bowl footballs show off a gold theme, although the rest was left up to the individual designers. Todd Snyder designed a funky chino football, Rachel Roy went for a chic python ball, with a gold-plated jewelry handle on top, while the logos were hand-painted.

Betsey Johnson came up with a fashionable, feminine football, which will surely attract a lot of ladies.

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Richard Mille Mechanical Fountain Pen

Richard Mille Mechanical Fountain Pen

The fountain pen has always been a symbolic luxury object, holding a lot more power than you might think. For centuries it has been redesigned and reinterpreted, only to be rediscovered by Richard Mille a couple of years ago, when the Swiss brand has decided to re-imagine the writing instrument, by adding a mechanical movement as complex as any RM calibre to it.

Developed by the brand’s brilliant movement creators, this extraordinary pen took nearly 4 years to research and develop before showing up in our face as a highly technological marvel. With a strong artistic angle and ergonomic design, the Richard Mille Mechanical Fountain Pen has been equipped with a genuine, manufactured calibre, fitting of the Swiss watchmaker’s production strategy.

Getting into the details, the mechanical heart of this stunning fountain pen boasts 12 jewels and powers a captivating display of mechanized kinematics, with the movement based on a skeletonised baseplate and bridges made of grade 5 titanium.

All this time, the microblasted and satin-brushed surfaces, circular-grained and rhodium-plated gears, the hand- polished angles, locking sections and sinks reveal an incredible attention to detail, protected by a sapphire glass with anti-glare treatment that allows you to see the actual calibre.

The pen’s designers came up with an ingenious method of removing the nib to insert an ink cartridge, without damaging the smooth functioning of the mechanism or pen and that’s quite an achievement as well.

The complex Richard Mille pen is machined in NTPT Carbon, while the grade 5 titanium emphasizes the lines of the pen and alloys us to see the signature of the Jura-based brand and the serial number of the pen. This stunning piece is definitely aimed at all those who want to make a statement every time they sign their name.

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$35-Million Paradise Valley Estate

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Paradise Valley is a small and affluent town in Arizona, known for being a popular tourist attraction and also for its expensive real estate. But this property currently on the market might change your mind about luxury homes in the area, as the $35 million asking price is a completely new level, even for Paradise Valley.

Actually, this gorgeous Paradise Valley Estate is set to break the record as the most expensive home ever sold in Arizona and it looks like it’s worth every single penny. The beautiful estate features a swimming pool, multiple pool houses and a three-bedroom guesthouse with an accompanying infinity pool, just to name a few of its exquisite amenities.

The superb 30,000-square-foot main house shows off five bedrooms, a wonderful master suite with a sitting room, an office, a kitchenette, as well as various terraces and closets. Future owners may be also interested to know that a basketball court with both an electronic scoreboard and a skybox, a movie theater with its own lobby, plus a lovely hair salon are on offer as well.

This Paradise Valley estate is surrounded by palm trees, which provide the perfect backdrop together with those superb views of the nearby Camelback Mountain.

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$28M Rameses Estate At The Enclave

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Synergy Sotheby’s International Realty is planning to take everyone by surprise with The Rameses Estate at The Enclave. Located on the most prestigious street in Las Vegas, the Rameses Estate looks like a lavish European mansion, showing off a neoclassical design and incredible attention to the detail.

This palatial estate boasts 8 bedroom and 7 bathrooms, with a luxurious living area covering 1,226 m2 or 13,200 Sq Ft., that’s complemented by 1.41 beautiful acres of land. Sitting right in Country Club Hills, the Rameses Estate went through an intense, 5-year renovation, with almost everything you could imagine hand-selected and crafted to complement the design.

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Dior Dioressence Pump

Dioressence Pump

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Available in ochre, military green, cognac, “Trafalgar” red, bronze, white, anthracite gray, inky, azure, navy and midnight – in lambskin or calf materials – it should not come as a surprise if the shoes take the fashion world by storm.

The ravishing 10 cm heel version will surely put the sexy ladies up to the test, although going for the 7 cm heels might be a more comfortable choice. Please note that the new shoes also include a rubber pad in the sole, for that extra comfort and that prices range between $660 to $710.

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Audemars Piguet Diamond Fury Haute Joaillerie

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With an impressive 4,635 brilliant-cut diamonds in the case and bracelet, joined by another 206 brilliant cut diamonds on the dial alone, this piece will definitely haunt any woman’s dreams from now on.

Featuring a sharp angular design, this beautiful watch took 1,500 hours to design, engineer and build and if we’d translate that into days, it means more than 62 days.

The Audemars Piguet Diamond Fury strays away from the path of traditional women’s jewelry watches, meant to be subtle and delicate. The watch features a hidden “suicide hinge”, where one of the spikes unhinges with a push to open upwards, revealing the pave-encrusted two-hand diamond watch dial.

The 40 mm piece features a slim Calibre 2601 quartz movement, with the hands made from “blackened gold”. Based on last year’s very popular 2015 Diamond Punk, the Audemars Piguet Diamond Fury boasts a fluid design, reminiscent of a gem-studded armored reptile.

This unusual design was no doubt difficult to achieve, but adds to the sophistication of this ravishing piece. Struck in 18K white gold and featuring a streamlined 1.8 mm thick case, the Diamond Fury is the black-tie statement ladies everywhere were waiting on.

They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, which means this watch is sure to make the cut. The new Audemars Piguet Diamond Fury comes in two versions, specifically full diamond pave which costs $637,800 and a diamond/onyx combination priced at $568,300.

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To celebrate the golden anniversary of NFL’s Super Bowl, Nike has joined in by launching the bespoke Super Bowl 50 Nike Gold Collection. This dazzling gear collection features special black and gold colorways on sneakers and apparel for men, women, and children.

The piece which stands out the most is the Air Trainer 1, featuring an all-gold makeover that pays homage to the Golden Super Bowl. Dressed in matching gold medal-themed colorways, it comes with a wrinkled metallic upper, with black accents on the midsole, outsole, inner liner and branding.

The official Super Bowl 50 logo can be seen on the insoles.

Next, the Ultra XT sneaker, also a part of Nike’s Super Bowl 50 Speed Destroyed collection, has received a glamorous facelift as well, featuring subtle gold accents throughout. The Super Bowl 50 Speed Destroyed collection also includes special versions of the Air Max 1 Ultra PRM and Air Huarache PRM for women.

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