Hublot Classic Fusion Tourbillon Vitrail timepiece is a fusion between art and technology

hublot-classic-fusion-tourbillon-vitrail-0If skull art does not excite you then the Hublot Classic Fusion Tourbillon Skull unveiled at the 2014 Baselworld might not be your choice of design though the timepiece exudes amazing craftsmanship. But worry not; along with it the Swiss watchmaker has also launched new Hublot Classic Fusion Tourbillon Vitrail at the luxury watch and jewelry expo and not only does it set new standards in horology but also come with some new technology. The watch will be available in 4 versions: Red or Blue with a 45mm titanium case, and Red or Blue with 45mm lack ceramic case. But now let me explain to you why the Hublot Vitrail watch is exceptional. The red or the blue color that can be seen in the dial is actually stained glass that is cut with a laser and made to fit into the spaces with extreme precision.
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Best of Luxpresso- From footwear, timepieces, jewelry to a peek-a-boo inside Perthshire Mansion

barbourBritish apparel company Barbour and sport-utility vehicle maker Land Rover have teamed up for the Autumn/Winter collection to deliver a range of clothing for modern savvy customer who demand the high standards of workmanship and finish from their clothing. Inspired by Land Rover’s contemporary design, the ‘Barbour for Land Rover’ collection features a range of jackets, quilts, gilets and a range of wax and wool knits, accessories and matching luggage.
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Ferrari 458 based Project F by Ugur Sahin is simply breathtaking

ugar-sahin-ferrari-f-458-1The 1957 Ferrari GT California might be considered to be the most gorgeous car ever to be built out of Maranello, but let me make a confession that I am a huge fan of the Ferrari F40 and for me nothing in the world beats it. Nevertheless, all the Ferraris designed by the legendary Italian design house Pininfarina have a very sleek and aerodynamic body which has always been the principal design philosophy of the iconic Italian carmaker. But what would happen if Ferrari ever decides to take a slight detour and build a hypercar with a stocky bulked-up exterior? Dutch firm Ugur Sahin Design has given us a peek into this intriguing but virtual possibility through their Project F and we must say it looks mouthwatering!
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Review: The greatest marriage of concrete and greenery, Kempinski Ambience Hotel, Delhi

kempinski-ambience-hotel-delhiBeds within five star hotels are also “five star” by extension and with properties having a lot more going for them I often skip the mention. But this one time, since the property attempts to go back to the roots, by which I do not mean it has little else going for it, I must express my appreciation. Kempinski Ambience isn’t your average poncey hotel. Despite being “luxury” it breaks associated myths and takes a no frills approach with the only exception of enhancing essentials. Cue, pillow menu or the bed for that matter, so sumptuous, even if I thought it were quicksand, I couldn’t have grumbled.
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Only in Dubai – Car windows modified to look like live Aquariums – Video

car-window-tinting-dubaiThere is no doubt that Dubai is obsessed with luxury cars and crazy customizations. Be it the Dubai police department’s own fleet of luxury cars that will even shame some of the richest people on this earth, or the endless torrent of gilded uber-expensive whips, we thought we had seen it all. But Dubai just doesn’t stop surprising us. Taste in car modifications is purely subjective, and we generally don’t like the ones that are too flashy or ostentatious, but this one by far is the most intriguing customization we have seen — at least recently. Few YouTube videos surfaced a few days back which show some Dubai cars that have windows that display aquarium scenes. “In Dubai three cars roll up. Drivers get out and their windows start displaying aquarium scenes!” reads a description along one of the videos.
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The world’s first bulletproof shoes are here and they bounce off bullets, almost!

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You might remember that we had recently covered a bullet-proof suit named the Diamond Armor, priced at $3.2 million, it is supposedly the most expensive mens suite in the world. And now we have a pair of shoes which are made from Kevlar and can protect your feet from a spray of bullets. The reason why we haven’t heard of a similar idea before is because under gunfire, feet are the least crucial area to cover as they don’t result to life-threatening injuries. But it seems bullet-proof clothing is in vogue or at least some people want to make them to be fashionable. Over All Master Cloth (O.A.M.C) has partnered with renowned french shoe maker Atelier Heschung to create this special pair of footwear.
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The $246 toilet paper embossed with 24 Carat Gold could be mistaken for artwork

gold-embossed-toilet-paper-1If you thought the disposable crepe toilet paper is for use and throw, well then not anymore. Unless you fancy throwing money straight down the flush, you wouldn’t want to wipe your nose or ass off with the $246 toilet paper. The ridiculously luxurious loo roll with 24 carat gold motifs, are produced at the Tissue Design workshop of Fritz Loibl in Grafenau, Germany.
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Brooklyn Museum’s ‘The Art of the High Heeled Shoe’ is a definitive guide on the ‘Killer Heels’

art-of-killer-heels-9If you are among those who cry with relief upon kicking the high heel off at the end of a long day or take ridiculous small baby steps to avoid tripping in them, well then hold your breath! The ‘Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe’ exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum from Sep 10, 2014-Feb 15, 2015 will showcase gravity-defying footwear that will leave you pondering if anyone can ever really walk in them (and without pain). Deadly sharp stilettos, architecturally inspired wedges and platforms, and a number of artfully crafted shoes that defy categorization are featured among the more than 160 historical and contemporary heels on loan from designers and from the renowned Brooklyn Museum costume collection, housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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Air France takes us to the 70′s with its new retro styled campaign

air-france-2Air France has unveiled its new advertising campaign ‘France is in the Air’ in an Instagram-filter sort of way, encapsulating airline’s eminent French character and the effervescent European lifestyle. Created by the agency BETC, the campaign consists of 6 visuals illustrating the services offered by Air France: the comfort of the A380, the new La Première cabin, the new Business cabin, gastronomy, the network and SkyPriority.
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Romil Ratra, Director, Palladium Hotel, Mumbai speaks on Luxurylaunches

romil-ratra 1Located in Lower Parel the heart of the residential and corporate hub of Mumbai, the Palladium Hotel is the tallest luxury hotel in the commercial capital of the country. A division of Pallazzio Hotels and Leisure Ltd, the 5-star hotel has carved its own niche in the robust hospitality industry. In an exclusive interview with Luxurylaunches, Romil Ratra, Director of Palladium Hotel, highlights the importance of marketing strategies, F&B and the mushrooming trends in the MICE market that the hotel has taken into consideration to deliver the ultimate luxury experience.
Romil Ratra began his career as a management trainee with the group and soon scaled the success ladder before moving to start his own venture. Romil has conceptualized and introduced 18 restaurants over his two decades in the industry, including India’s first Spanish restaurant, bar and lounge in Mumbai ‘Caliente’ in 2002.
Here are the excerpts from the interview:
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