Edition 69: The Luxury Briefing

This week in luxury, details from one of Europe's largest museum heists are revealed and McLaren and Tumi announce a bespoke collaboration for 2020.
Edition 69: The Luxury Briefing
Image from Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Facebook page
Billion-dollar heist

Earlier this week, a hefty collection of jewels and other historic collectables were stolen from Green Vault in Germany. According to Artnet, the thieves stole up to a $1 billion worth of jewels from Dresden’s famed treasure museum and escaped in an Audi A6. The Green Vault possess Europe’s largest treasure collection, and among the stolen items is an 18th-century diamond set once owned by Augustus the Strong, who founded the museum in 1733. If the estimate of the stolen collectables is correct, it would make the Green Vault robbery the largest museum heist in history.

Two iconic luxury brands unite to create exclusive offerings

Aston Martin Lagonda announced that Bowmore Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky will become its exclusive spirits partner. The partnership will see the two British luxury brands come together to create an exclusive series of outstanding products and experiences. Working with the world-class Aston Martin design team, Bowmore will create exclusive bottlings that reflect both brands’ commitment to heritage, but also to cutting-edge design and manufacturing techniques. These rare whisky releases will appeal to both existing and new fans of both brands, lovers of beautifully crafted products and exceptional whiskies.

A classic boat

Designed by Seven Seas Yachts, the Hermes Speedster is a classic boat in retro style with all of today’s technical features. Inspired by the 1959 Porsche 356 and the Gentleman’s Runabout boats from the 1930s, Nicolas Politis, the Greek architect, designed the hydrodynamic underwater hull in his shipyard. Step-by-step the parts of the boat are assembled until finally, everything comes together in an unparalleled boat.

A McLaren and Tumi marriage

McLaren and Tumi announced a new partnership which will see Tumi become the official luggage partner of McLaren including world-famous race team McLaren Racing and luxury supercar company McLaren Automotive. The leading international travel and lifestyle brand will provide McLaren with business and travel essentials. Tumi and McLaren plan to release a luggage collection in late 2020 that brings together the shared values of both brands.

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