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The Elite Choice: Of Watches and Weekend Getaways

  By KARISHMA RAJANI   Mar 21st 2013 at 4:59PM Lifestyle RATED

 

Ferrari FF
The Ferrari FF

 

Swiss luxury watchmaker Ulysse Nardin may have produced many a musical watches in the past, but the latest masterpiece – Stranger – plays the hit song by Jazz maestro Frank Sinatra, rendering the alarm clock a thing of seasons past. The musical self-winding technology ensures the song plays every hour, or whenever you set it to ring. What adds to the lust factor of these time piece is the rose gold body. And we hear there are only 99 pieces in production.

Watchmaker Hublot has always celebrated sports as a part of its prerogative. Having completed 25 years of collaborating with Miami Heat, the brand has made another addition to the luxury world. Make way for the King Power Miami HEAT Chronograph. With 25 limited edition His and Her pieces, this piece deserves to be on every sports aficionado’s lust list.

Louis Vuitton Beach Chairs
Beach Chairs by Maarten Baas for Louis Vuitton



 The Travel Kit


But for those with travel on their agenda, Louis Vuitton is going back to basics. The French fashion and luxury conglomerate has unveiled a brand new line called Objets Nomades. With a beach chair fashioned after a suitcase, a hammock created from LV leather and gold hardware and stool with the monogram flower pattern, this collection is all set to define luxury travel. Design-wise it has seen contributions from some of the biggest names in the industry including Christian Liagare, Maarten Baas and Atelier Oi.

If you have about $30 million to spare, we should take a look at the yacht Alegria. The 151-ft long yacht is managed by a crew of nine and has luxurious accommodations for ten guests including the owner. There are a total of five cabins. But if you’re looking for something slightly  adventurous, the yacht provides a motor boat, jet skis, scuba gear, a kayak, snorkeling scooters and a diving board. Now the question is, where are you
going for your next vacation?


Hot Wheels


In the hoopla surrounding the launch of LaFerrari at the Geneva Motor Show, we nearly missed this news. Ferrari unveiled their Ferrari FF there and the new model comes with two mini iPads fixed to the back of the headrests of the front seats. Apple’s ‘Siri’ programme has been loaded in the iPads which control all the multimedia content. Now that's what we call a sweet ride!

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