Edition 54: The Luxury Briefing

LVMH’s chairman is now the second richest person in the world, and the most expensive wine reshuffles the world’s rankings in this week’s briefing.
Omega Speedmaster: To the Moon and Back
To the moon and back with Sotheby’s and Omega

Sotheby’s is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing with a curated sale of incredible Speedmasters, entitled Omega Speedmaster: To the Moon and Back, Celebrating 50 years since Apollo 11. The Omega Speedmaster is arguably one of the most iconic sports watches to ever come to market. Highlights of the sale include two Reference 2915-1s and an Alaska III Prototype. The reference 2915 was the first Speedmaster model ever created.

One of the world’s most expensive wines

According to Robb Report, Bordeaux recently announced the estate’s 2015 vintage, Liber Pater will cost $34 110. This means Bordeaux will take over the title as one of the world’s most expensive wines from Burgundy’s Romanée-Conti Grand Cru’s $20 510 per bottle price tag. The wine is limited to just 550 bottles and only 240 will be sold.

Aston Martin legends join the Concours of Elegance

Five of the rarest and most astonishing Aston Martins ever built have now been confirmed for Concours of Elegance 2019, taking place in September. From the track-focused 1932 Le Mans Lightweight LM9 to the 1985 V8 Vantage that formed the template for the fabled X-Pack Vantages, these cars are the very pinnacle of Aston Martin innovation, design and performance.

The world’s second richest

Last Tuesday, LVMH’s chairman Bernard Arnault officially became the second-richest person in the world with a total net worth of $108 billion on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. The tycoon’s current fortune has increased by almost $32 billion this year. Bernard Arnault’s net worth equals more than three3 percent of France’s economy.

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