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Week in Luxury: 2012 Ends with a Bang

  By KARISHMA ROYE   Dec 28th 2012 at 5:25PM Watches RATED

Week in Luxury: 2012 Ends with a Bang

Cartier's limited edition Crash 2013


Time It Right

So we kickstart with Cartier’s aptly-timed Crash 2013 timepiece. An exquisite limited edition with an interesting ‘melting dial’ design concept, this watch is a collector’s edition like no other. You could opt for the 18k white or rose gold variants and choose to go with or without the 471 diamond encrusted bracelet. We suggest you keep the blingy bracelet, it will much complement the 150 diamonds on the dial.

 

While Cartier pleases the ladies, Omega targets the men. Yet another limited edition, Omega’s Speedmaster Moonwatch Apollo XVII marks the 40th anniversary of the most recent moon landing in 1972 (when now Omega brand ambassador Eugene Cernon walked on the moon). More understated sophistication less flashy, each piece of Omega’s latest boasts of a unique case back like none other.

 

Custom Drives

Well, we gave you a glimpse of the Aventador from the Indian Luxury Expo in Hyderabad, here’s Oakley’s version of the now famous Lamborghini drive that’s set to take the market by storm. Oakley’s LP760-4 Dragon Edition will be produced in only 10 units. What you’ll be paying for is an aerodynamic body kit, some HRE wheels, and individually numbered plaques and doors with an embroidered dragon.

 

Week in Luxury: 2012 Ends with a Bang

A custom Ferrari FF at SF Motors, Prague

 

But one Czech buyer fancied designing his own dream drive vs leaving it to someone else. To say he got what he wanted is an understatement, as he welcomed a special edition of Ferrari’s FF at a price tag of nearly $388,700.From a matte black roof and carbon fiber trims to Daytona seats and a JBL sound system, this special order was up on display at SF Motors, Ferrari’s dealership in Prague.

 

Unrelated, But Interesting

A take-notice look this season would have to be some custom-made Swarovski studded 3D glasses. Don’t believe us? Take cue from the British queen who rocked out her customary Christmas day message in a pair of dazzling 3D sunnies, thanking everyone for her diamond jubilee celebrations among other things.

 

Week in Luxury: 2012 Ends with a Bang

Louis Vuitton's pop up store in Paris

 

Moving along, a month ago, news was out that Louis Vuitton was venturing into luxury writing instruments. The update is that LV’s launched its first pop up store (dedicated to writing of course), in Paris. Christened Cabinet d’ecriture, the store houses a series of manuscripts provided by Gaston-Louis Vuitton, grandson of the brand’s founder, and limited edition writing instruments by St. Dupont.

 

Wrapping up, we’d like to list luxury launch trends that made 2012 a year to remember. From swanky cars like the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Brown Carbon Fiber and Aston Martin One-77 Q-Series, to Steve Jobs’ 260-foot yacht and Bombardier’s Learjet 85 aircraft, there was no shortage for a swanky transport this year.

 

Gold also seemed to be quite an obsession what with 100 kg gold Hart Audio Speakers and the Aurum 79 gold water bottle.

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