George Daniels’ most complicated timepiece ever
This May, Phillips will offer the most complicated timepiece ever made by George Daniels as part of the Phillips Geneva Watch Auction. The Daniels Grand Complication pocket watch made entirely by hand is estimated to fetch $1.5 million.
Strauss & Co shatters R100-million barrier
The Strauss & Co’s red-letter autumn sale culminated in a record-breaking tally of R106 million in sales at a value sell-through rate of 93%. The sale included three Irma Stern paintings celebrating Zanzibar which sold for a combined value of R39 million.
“This is the first-ever art auction in South Africa to achieve over R100 million in sales. The sell-through rate of 93% is also unprecedented. It is a historic moment for the company and a wonderful way to celebrate our tenth year of business.” said Frank Kilbourn, Strauss & Co’s chairman.
James Bond goes green
James Bond will be driving an all-electric Aston Martin Rapide E in the next film. One of the world’s most famous fictional characters will complete his missions with the help of a $250 000 four-door super saloon. The Rapide E will be up-fitted with hidden gadgets and weapons like all the other 007 cars featured in previous movies.
Montblanc x BMW Luggage Set
Montblanc has created an exclusive set of luggage to accompany the BMW 8. The five-piece travelling collection was inspired by the spirit of California, and includes a duffel bag, a neoprene-lined guitar bag, a leather case, a round surf bag and a double-folding suit bag.
McLaren Senna GTR is sold out
All 75 McLaren Senna GTRs sold out in a matter of weeks. The racer capable of 814 braking horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque came at a $1 440 506 price tag. And the car enthusiasts who own the few Sennas will have the opportunity to completely personalise their vehicle with the help of the McLaren Special Operations Options.