4 January, 2019 | This week in luxury, Screaming Eagle’s very first Cabernet Sauvignon 1992 to 1999 vintages are expected to set a record, and Michael Kors seals the Versace deal with a new name.
Out of this world
The BMW M850i Night Sky’s emotionally engaging body design is a product of the brand’s new design language, which conveys sporting appeal, sensual allure and exclusiveness through a core focus on precision and clarity. Like the optional carbon-fibre roof, a selection of special details elsewhere on the car serves to optimise its aerodynamic properties and lower its weight. Together with its low centre of gravity, long wheelbase, and wide tracks, this helps the BMW M850i xDrive Coupe to blend sports performance and luxurious ride comfort more cohesively than any other car in its segment.
The Naples Winter Wine Festival headliner
The Naples Winter Wine Festival has announced Screaming Eagle’s first vintage as one of the headliners to go on auction. The extremely rare three-liter bottles of wine will be auctioned to wine collectors around the world on Saturday 26 January and are expected to set a record.
Graf Von Faber’s pen of the year
Graf Von Faber has revealed Samurai as their 2019 Pen of the Year. The collection includes seven pens inspired by the Japanese samurai (bushi) and their matchless martial arts skills, their swords made from the most precious materials and their silently gliding movements, the aesthetics of which are so similar to the writing process.
Versace no more
Michael Kors Holdings Limited has changed its name to Capri Holdings after acquiring Versace fashion house for an estimated $2.1 billion. This comes a year after Michael Kors bought Jimmy Choo back in 2017 for $1.2 billion and Versace in September 2018.
“Versace has long been recognised as one of the world’s leading fashion luxury houses and is synonymous with Italian glamour and style, we are thrilled that the house of Versace is now part of the Capri Holdings family of luxury brands,” said John Idol, chairman, and chief executive officer of Michael Kors.
Find out which brands made it into our 2018 Luxury Briefings here.