Edition 65: The Luxury Briefing

This week in luxury, the Brand Finance Luxury & Premium 50 2019 report unveils the world’s most premium brand and Blancpain opens an exhibit dedicated to Marilyn Monroe.
Gulfstream G700
Presenting one of the best-performing business jets

Last week, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. introduced its new flagship jet, the most spacious and best-performing aircraft in the business-jet industry, the Gulfstream G700. The G700 is set to blend proven ultralong-range, speed and performance with flight-deck innovation and cutting-edge cabin creation to offer clients an unprecedented aircraft experience.

Blancpain remembers Marilyn Monroe

According to Forbes, Blancpain will be showcasing a never-before-seen historic ladies’ watch worn by iconic actress Marilyn Monroe. The Timeless Elegance exhibit is on display at the brand’s Fifth Avenue flagship store, New York, from now until 23 November, and will include some of Monroe’s personal belongings and rare photos which were taken by American photojournalist, Lawrence Schiller.

The world’s most valuable luxury and premium brand

According to the Brand Finance Luxury & Premium 50 2019 report, Porsche has increased its brand value by 54% reaching an estimated value of $29.3 billion. Cartier came in second this year with a brand value of $13.6 billion, and Louis Vuitton was pushed down to third place at $13.6 billion.

Does this Bentley vision set the benchmark for sustainability?

Bentley has become a world leader in the push towards a future of sustainable luxury mobility with the new EXP 100 GT – its all-electric concept car created to celebrate the company’s centenary year. Bentley has brought together intelligently curated materials from some of the world’s leading experts in sustainable production. Among them is a unique partnership with Gainsborough, a company that has been producing some of the world’s finest interior furnishing fabrics since 1903, designed, dyed, warped and woven with care and integrity.