The Luxury Briefing

26 July, 2019 | This week in luxury, a rare Japanese whisky collection and one of history’s most celebrated modern supercar take centre stage at upcoming auctions.

Introducing the Speedmaster Moonwatch 321 Platinum

Earlier this year, Omega announced the first new Speedmaster Moonwatch to house the movement. The original Calibre 321 was the first movement ever used in the Omega Speedmaster in 1957. The new Speedmaster Moonwatch 321 Platinum features a 42mm brushed and polished case crafted from a special platinum alloy with the use of gold. The case design is inspired by the asymmetrical 4th generation Speedmaster case with twisted lugs.

A rare Japanese whisky collection

International auction house, Bonhams, presents one of the rarest collections of Japanese Whisky with the sale of the Hanyu Ichiro’s Full Card Series in its forthcoming Fine & Rare Wine and Whisky auction on 16 August 2019 in Hong Kong. Carrying an estimate of over $500 000, the celebrated collection comprises 54 bottles representing each of the playing cards in a full pack. Each ‘card’ was bottled from a single cask of premium whisky ranging in production years from 1985 to 2014 from the acclaimed closed distillery of Hanyu.

Porsche’s most powerful and exhilarating

Developed by the Porsche Motorsport department, the 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 and 718 Spyder represent some of the most powerful and engaging variants of the 718 line-up. Offering a blend of pure, unfiltered driver’s car character and track-oriented performance, both models are powered by a new 4.0-litre, naturally-aspirated flat-six engine, developing 414 horsepower.

One of history’s most celebrated modern supercar

Next month, RM Sotheby’s is auctioning off a 1994 McLaren F1 ‘LM-Specification’ at the Monterey Car Week. The rare supercar is estimated to fetch between $21 – $23 million. From its aesthetic appeal to its technical merit and competition record, the F1 is fit for a sports car enthusiast’s collection.

Read last week’s Luxury Briefing featuring one of the world’s most expensive wines.

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