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Edition 28: The Luxury Briefing

This week in luxury: a $300 000 fish for your exotic pet collection, Hugo Boss replaces leather with pineapple leaves, and Rolls-Royce jets off plans to build the world’s fastest, all-electric plane.
Omega Calibre 321

Omega reintroduces the iconic Calibre 321

For the Calibre 321 project, Omega utilised a dedicated team of experts who worked efficiently over two years and in total secrecy to bring the movement to life. Using the second generation Calibre 321 as a reference, the Omega team compiled extensive historical research and original plans to reconstruct the movement as accurately as possible. They also used digital scanning technology to see inside the true Speedmaster ST 105.003 timepiece that astronaut Eugene “Gene” Cernan wore on the moon during the Apollo 17 mission in 1972.

The fastest electric aeroplane

Rolls-Royce has plans to build its own all-electric aircraft in partnership with UK firms YASA and Electroflight. Build with a vintage roadster-reminiscent shape, the ACCEL (Accelerating the Electrification of Flight) will run solely on battery power, aiming to reach a speed of 300 mph, making it a sure contender as one of the world’s fastest all-electric planes.

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Vegan shoes for the luxury market

Hugo Boss now produces cruelty-free men’s shoe using a natural-based material made of pineapple leaf fibres called Pinatex and coloured using plant-based dyes. Harvested as a by-product of existing agriculture, the leaves require no extra resources to grow, thus farming communities are provided with additional income.

You can now own a $300 000 pet fish

The Asian Arowana is believed to be the most expensive aquarium fish in the world. These endangered dragonfish are rumoured to cost more than a Lamborghini and have their own plastic surgeon.

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Image courtesy of Gooding & Company

A 1990 Lamborghini goes on auction

In 1990 Lamborghini produced just 657 examples of the Anniversary Countach, and the 1990 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Edition is said to be one of only 25 dressed in Bianco Perlato (Pearl White). With only 12 200 km on the odometer at the time of cataloging, this Countach belies its 29 years and presents a unique opportunity to acquire an iconic automobile in superlative condition.


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