A million bucks goes a long way. It can buy you, among other things, a suite on the new Airbus A380 or a brand new watch. Read on to find out what else it can get you.
What is it: The luxury suite on the Airbus A380
Why it’s hot: It’s a suite with a double bed that you can stay in while you are 30,000 feet above sea level. Singapore Airlines’ new Airbus A380 flying on the Delhi-Singapore-Sydney route boasts of this luxurious suite that will make first class seats look pedestrian in comparison. Designer bedsheets, an LCD screen, a choice of over 100 films and TV channels, amazing food and complimentary wine are just some of the features in the fully enclosed cabins. They have been designed by Jean-Jacques Coste, a famous French yacht designer.
How much: Rs 3,86,000 per person for a round trip
What is it: Personal Kinesis
Why it’s hot: Technogym has always been known for exceptional quality of exercising equipment, which looks really good as well. This is best demonstrated by the new Personal Kinesis. Kinesiology is a study of body in movement. Personal kinesis works somewhat on the same principles, by allowing us to explore and move in any desired way with cables following our movement without any restrictions. This gives you an opportunity to workout any body part at will. The weight stacks are concealed behind the wall and the only thing you need to do in order to adjust resistance is to lightly turn a sensor dial and the display will tell you what resistance you are working on.
How much: Rs 9,00,000
Look it up at: www.geospafitness.com
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What is it: Sooloos, the ultimate digital home audio system
Why it’s hot: It is a customised, high-end digital audio system. There are no moving parts, just a 17-inch touch screen. It does not have any album text. You scroll through albums by flicking them a la the new iPod.
How much: If you throw in shipping costs, it’ll cost you $15,000 (Rs 6 lakh approx.).
Look it up at: http://sooloos.com/www/the-system.html
What is it: B&O’s BeoLab 5
Why it’s hot: By far one of the most radical, complex, and elaborate loudspeakers ever made. Weighing 61 kg, it is an ‘active’ loudspeaker that performs the required crossover and equalisation functions using flexible low-power electronics that effectively sit between the preamp and the multiple power amps. These amps have a total power output of a massive 2500W.
How much: $16,000 (Rs 6.4 lakh)
Look it up at: http://sooloos.com/www/the-system.html
What is it: The Wood Phone
Why it’s hot: Designed by Mobiado, this is the world’s first 3G luxury phone. Built using ebony, it sports ultra-light titanium buttons and hard anodised aluminium. Some of its features include: video streaming with sound, 32 MB internal memory and stereo music player.
How much: Over £1,000 (Rs 81,300)
Look it up at: www.philips.com
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What is it: Tom Ford suits
Why it’s hot: Tom Ford (seen here sporting one of his creations) is right up there with the greats. The former Gucci and Yves St Laurent creative director has consistently come up with exquisitely tailored suits. Ford’s suits are classic, but they’re also break-the-bank expensive. His new store has just opened in Manhattan.
How much: $5,000 (Rs 2,00,000 approx.)
What is it: The AMVOX2 Chronograph DBS from Jaeger-LeCoultre.
Why it’s hot: Extremely user-friendly, the vertical-trigger chronograph makes it possible to start, stop and reset the chronograph functions by pressing on the sapphire crystal surface of the watch.
How much: Rs 7,11,100
Look it up at: At the Jaeger-LeCoultre boutique, The Oberoi, New Delhi
What is it: Diamond Dial Edition from Oakley Minute Machine.
Why it’s hot: The design surrounds a centre pavé with a diamond at each hour position, and a pure sapphire crystal protects the unrivalled display. The precision technology allows you to measure cumulative time, intermediate time and split time. The aggressive styling meets refined sophistication in a bracelet of durable titanium, and the same lightweight metal forms the sculptural case. This special edition is for those who refuse to let the world define them.
How much: $3,500 (Rs 1.4 lakh)
Look it up at: www.oakley.com
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What is it: Clive Christian’s No.1 From the stables of the luxury British brand Clive Christian, which has officially been recognised by the Guinness World Records for creating the world’s most expensive perfume.
Why it’s hot: These perfumes are made of the highest quality and concentration possible, which means they can only be produced in very small quantities. Only 1,000 bottles of the No.1 perfume for men and 1,000 bottles for women are released worldwide every year. They are made from rare and precious natural ingredients such as Tahitian Vanilla and Indian sandalwood.
How much: Rs 94,966
Look it up at: www.clive.com
What is it: The Power Plate
Why it’s hot: If you never have time to exercise, then Power Plate is ideal for you. Using vibration technology, the Power Plate will give you a very challenging full body workout in just 10 to 20 minutes every alternate day. It also speeds up your metabolism, improves bone density as well as circulation. Power Plate is now available in India. Hero Motors is the Indian partner of Power Plate International, and the entire product range of four machines is available.
How much: Between Rs 1.5 lakh and Rs 5.75 lakh depending on the model.
Look it up at: www.in.powerplate.com
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