The luxury briefing

This week we bring you luxury news from superyacht Irisha, Hublot, IWC, and Monaco.
Heesen Yachts have launched their superyacht Irisha

Challenging the old adage which says owners of boats only enjoy them on two occasions – when they’re first bought, and then only again when they’re sold – superyacht Irisha is in a class of its own. Built by Dutch shipyard Heesen Yachts, and designed by British studio Harrison Eidsgaard, Irisha was originally conceived as a day boat used to explore Sardinia, Italy. Cue plush exteriors with a generous sundeck. She rings in at 51m, and reaches an average speed of 15 knots, with a top speed of 25 knots.

Shepard Fairey and Hublot

Hublot announces partnership with renowned street artist, Shepard Fairey

While Hublot has long been a big name in the competitive luxury timepiece space, so too has their recent collaborator also been a heavyweight in his industry.  Shepard Fairey, known as the inspiration for cult streetwear brand OBEY, has joined forces with Hublot to reveal an exclusive new watch named the Big Bang Meca-10 Shepard Fairey. Hublot are not the first luxury brand to get behind street inspiration in 2018, with Gucci working closely with Harlem-based streetwear legend, Daniel Day, earlier this year.

The Big Bang Meca-10 Shepard Fairey forms part of the larger Big Bang Meca-10 family – a fresh take on Hublot’s signature style. The watch comes with a 10-day power reserve, and a mechanical aesthetic.

Monaco is home to the Grand Prix

Private Edition does a quick luxe guide to Monaco

Marking for many the start of a summer social season, the Monaco Grand Prix is around the corner. Find some quiet in the revelry, or a place to enjoy the elevated atmosphere of the French Riviera, with our guide to Monaco.  Featuring brunch at L’Intempo, cocktails at Le Bar Américain, three Michelin star dinner at Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, long lie-ins at Hôtel Hermitage, and me-time at spa Thirty Nine.

IWC's Pilot's Watch Chronograph

IWC announced an unexpected throwback

Earlier this month, IWC Schaffhausen announced the launch of the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph in its original 1994 design.This nineties retro rerelease has a robust 79320 calibre that allows for stopwatch use, and has its minutes and hours displayed by two subdails at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock. Currently the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph is only available through ecommerce until October this year. If you’re the brick-and-mortar type, you’ll have to wait until after this date to get it locked around your wrist.

Louis Vuitton and FIFA World Cup 2018

Louis Vuitton and the FIFA World Cup Russia

Louis Vuitton have announced their collaboration with FIFA for the World Cup Russia which is set to start 14 June. This year’s release marks the third time the French fashion house has created the trophy case for the actual winning cup,  and they’ve also seen the release of an elegantly soccer-themed selection of leather goods (who knew sporty elegance was even possible?).

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