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Edition 10: The Luxury Briefing

24 August, 2018 | This week in luxury, IWC Schaffhausen takes 150 years seriously, while iconic movies, award-winning stars and Cindy Crawford’s daughter are in the forefront of design.  

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The name is Bond…

The definitive James Bond car made famous in the 1964 James Bond flick, Goldfinger, is being reproduced by Aston Martin in association with the production company that created the 007 films. The $3.5 million Silver Birch with a rotating license plates is set to be delivered in 2020. Aston Martin and EON Productions will only make 25 of these iconic spy cars and in true James Bond rebellion, the Goldfinger DB5 reproductions will not be legal to drive on the road.


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Are these the most expensive smart speakers on the planet?

High-end Copenhagen-based sound engineers, Bang & Olufsen, are releasing two speakers featuring a built-in Google Assistant. The upcoming BeoSound 1 and BeoSound 2 futuristic speakers will allow owners to utilise various functions with a simple voice command. According to Venture Beat upon release, the Beosound 2 will immediately become one of the most expensive smart speakers on the planet, valued at $2 250.


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Karl and Kaia capsule collection

Earlier this week, Karl Lagerfeld and supermodel, Cindy Crawford’s daughter, Kaia Gerber, revealed their ready-to-wear Karl Lagerfeld x Kaia capsule collection that was hinted at in January this year. The refreshing collection blends Parisian aesthetics with youthful West Coast style and is said to be Chanel’s largest collaborative project to date.


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Meryl Streep sells her Manhattan home

Three-time Academy Award winner, Meryl Streep, has put her New York City penthouse on the market. Described as a luxurious haven, the 13th-floor apartment which she shared with her husband for 12 years has been listed for $24.6 million. Additional costs include $8 162 in maintenance and a monthly real estate tax of $12 048 – mama mia, Tribeca really is one of the best places to live.


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A serious IWC celebration

It’s an important year for IWC – the Schaffhausen-based manufacture turns 150 years old, and they’ve been celebrating in a serious way. There are a few novelties that include totally new movements and complications, as well as new takes on favourite references to commemorate the milestone. In all, there are 27 watches in the Jubilee collection, and they come from the Portugieser, Portofino, Da Vinci, and Pilot’s collections, as well as the new Tribute to Pallweber watches. They all follow a set of design codes that hold the otherwise extremely diverse collection together.

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