(credit: De Bethune) De Bethune DB M iPhone Case | US$tbc | www.debethune.com
pocket watches or some call it fob-watches used to be a symbol of masculine stature, however its presence was gradually overtaken when wristwatch were invented. in an attempt to bring back this stature symbol, De Bethune, a Swiss avant-garde mechanical time piece maker, introduces the DM-M – an iPhone case with a pocket watch fused to its back. powered by hand-wound mechanical Calibre DB 1024 with 6-days power reserve, the 31-jewels pocket watch features 212 components that are hand-decorated and snailed manipulate. Continue reading De Bethune DB-M gives your iPhone a pocket watch twist
(image credit: Stuart Hughes) Stuart Hughes iPad 2 Gold History Edition | £5 million | stuarthughes.com
Liverpool-based Stuart Hughes, described as the pioneer of the world’s most luxurious gadgets, has been creating the ultimate in luxury for mobile devices, tablets, televisions and among the many others. this time, Stuart Hughes has outdone himself with the introduction of the world’s most expensive iPad 2 that cost a whopping £5 million (that’s about $8.12 million). so what makes this piece of gadget so luxurious? Continue reading meet the world’s most expensive iPad 2 from Stuart Hughes
Aesir +YvesBehar Phone | from €7,250.00 | aesir-copenhagen.com
if you one of those who never got around using a smartphone for whatever reasons, then i supposed a straightforward mobile phone will appeal to you and if you are those rich folks with extremely huge pockets, then the Aesir + YvesBehar Phone is the phone for you. no fancy touchscreens or complex navigation through menus after menus, it is back to basic of mobile communication but with a (huge) touch of extravagant exquisiteness. Continue reading Aesir +YvesBehar is for the super rich, non smartphone user
(image credit: Pasotti) Pasotti Umbrellas | from US$280.00 | www.pasottiombrelli.com
as you would have expected, everything that we use in our everyday life has a luxurious version. case in point: the Pasotti umbrellas. handmade by the Italian firm, Pasotti, these umbrellas are crafted from the finest materials known to man. with jargons like “double cloth system stretch over the frame” and items like silver or gold ring to hold the brolly together when the umbrella is collapsed (as opposed to the common fabric and velcro catch combo), you know it’s going to be one hell of a luxurious umbrella. completing the shield of luxury are fabric topped with hand-stitched Swarovski crystals and matching crystals on the handle, which is also done by hand.
in case, you need more than just umbrellas, Pasotti has other item of luxury, including walking sticks adorned with silverware, parasols, less ostentatious umbrellas for man, garden umbrellas and rain hats. there’s even a rain hat that’s adorned with Swarovski crystals. i know you rich folks out there are going to dig these. the umbrellas price ranges from $280 and up. is money spilling out of your wallet/purse? then check out these exquisite pieces from Pasotti here.
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(image credit: CrystalRoc) CrystalRoc 24ct Gold iPhone 4 Bumper | £200.00 | www.crystalroc.com
if classy iPhone 4 adorned with real diamonds aren’t your cup of tea, perhaps this iPhone 4 bumper case dipped in 24-carat gold will appeal to you. ostentatious but i like! if gold is way too loud for you, Platinum and Silver are also available for your taking. prices for the 24ct Gold iPhone 4 Bumper starts from £200 (about US$321) and are available by contacting CrystalRoc direct or pop by HARRODS if you happen to be in London. Continue reading the world’s first 24-carat gold iPhone 4 bumper case
(image credit: Gresso) Gresso custom limited edition Black Diamonds iPhone 4 | US$tbc | gresso.com
there are hundreds of ways to make an already expensive iPhone 4 even more expensive. giving it an all out gold treatment is one way but that’s so yesterday. there is a more classy way, like adorning it with white and black diamonds over a classy 200-year-old African Blackwood. if the aforementioned statement tickles your senses, then the new Gresso iPhone 4 Black Diamonds for Lady is the phone for you. however, if you are not a lady, i’m sure the classy diamonds and wood combo won’t make you any less manly.
in place of the fragile glass panel, this Gresso item has a wooden panel crafted out of a 200-year-old African Blackwood and encrusted with 6-carats black diamonds, 13-carats white diamonds, and topped with 18-carats pink gold and platinum precious metals. the edge is of platinum, adorned with black diamonds and the ‘home’ button is decorated with 2-carats black diamond framed inside a cluster of white diamonds and pink gold. beautiful isn’t? we love the diamonds and blackwood combo. it gives a sense of classiness without the being too ostentatious.
unfortunately, there are now words on how much the custom limited edition Gresso iPhone 4 Black Diamonds for Lady will cost, however it is safe to assume that it would cost a bomb. but hey, it is totally gorgeous, ain’t it?
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among the glitz and glamour of last week’s 83rd Academy Award, there was something that was equally dazzling which most of us don’t realized. Motorola is not usually the name to be associated with Hollywood’s most glamourous event of the year but this year Motorola has a very special gift in the form of a limited edition gold Motorola XOOM complete with a custom leather envelope case, for a group of exclusive stars. yeah, that’s right. this year’s host and top nominees, who probably are too rich to care less about a tablet, walked away with this very limited edition gold tablet. damn. aren’t they are lucky?
in case you are wondering, who are those lucky nominees, they are the hosts and the nominees for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Director, which i believe, you guys already knew who they were. kind of like a congratulatory prize for being nominated (and bonus to those who have been awarded) but i am pretty sure, the value (of the tablet) weren’t even a fraction of the cost of their wardrobes. nevertheless, it was a befitting gift for the nominees as the XOOM was also a multiple award winner itself, which has bagged a total of eight awards, including the coveted CNET “Best of the Show” at the CES 2011.
(image credit: Dunhill) Dunhill Biometric Wallet | US$825.00 | www.dunhill.com
if you loathe people fishing through your wallet indiscriminately or simply don’t wish to let pickpockets have their day with your wallet, then Dunhill has a solution that’s tailored exactly for such situations. dubbed the Biometric Wallet, it is touted to be virtually indestructible and it will only opens up with the touch of your fingerprint.
the security feature doesn’t stop there, the wallet, if linked via Bluetooth to your Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone, will sound an alarm if the mobile and the wallet are separated by more than 5-meters. a security feature that is certainly a necessity as you won’t want to be misplacing a $825 wallet.
aside from its racy exterior which is constructed from highly durable carbon fiber material, the interior of the wallet is of leather featuring credit card holders and stainless steel money clip. it’s a pricey wallet but it is, after all, a Dunhill and it don’t just keep your cash, but secures them too. that’s two security features for a price of one, sounds like a bargain to me.
(image credit: Firebox) Swarovski DJ Headphones | £1,799.99 | www.suck.uk.com
a pair of Swarovski crystals encrusted cans has just joined the world of bling-bling or pimp my cans, or whatever you call it. i can’t believe my eyes and the price tag on this pair of shimmering shiny cans when i first saw it (in picture, of course). basically some DJs decided that their usual black pair of cans doesn’t stand out as much when they were spinning the tunes and decided to cover a pair of Audio Technica ATH-M50 headphone all over with (what else?) Swarovski crystals. how’s that for the ultimate bling? want one? it’s available for pre-order over at Firebox for just under £1,800 (approximately US$2,862).
Leica M9 limited edition silver chrome set | US$12,950.00 | www.leica.com
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i found myself saying this: Leica is no stranger to churning out camera that’s beautiful and ridiculously expensive. here’s the latest to join the flock: the limited edition Leica M9 silver chrome body which features scratch-resistant sapphire glass, silver chrome body (of course!) wrapped in brown ostrich leather, matching custom ostrich brown leather camera strap and Leica Summicron 35mm f/2 silver chrome lens.
only 50 of this beauty are available and the kit is now available at the Leica Boutique in Palm Beach and Popflash. the price? a whopping $12,950. for this grand price, you will get two-year warranty and a copy of the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3. for which OS? we have no idea. seriously, is there any difference from a five figure camera to a three figure one? obviously, i am not within the demographic that would purchase this but i’d get my satisfaction by just looking at the pictures of it. you can do that too by checking out the images below.