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Edition 53: The Luxury Briefing

Sotheby's sets another auction record after the sale of a newly discovered Lewis Chessman piece, and Aston Martin unveils more details about the DB4 GT Zagato.
Bombardier Learjet 75 Liberty
Introducing the $9.9 million jet

You can now own the new Learjet 75 Liberty by Canadian parent company Bombardier. The spacious jet offers more people the freedom to stretch out and step up into a Learjet. The latest offering aims to redefine the iconic Learjet brand and features the segment’s first private Executive Suite.

Bvlgari’s most expensive

With the unveiling of Serpenti Misteriosi Romani, Bvlgari introduces one of the most expensive high-end timepieces, with a cost of almost two million Euros. This one-of-a kind creation comprises a massive number of precious stones – the snakehead is crowned with a 10-carat Sri Lankan sapphire, and a total of more than 60 carats of diamonds and 35 carats of sapphires form the snake’s body and scales.

Another auction record

A newly discovered Lewis chessman (a chess piece) that was bought for a little over $6 by an antique dealer in Edinburgh in the 1960s, recently sold for $900 000 at Sotheby’s Old Master Sculpture & Works of Art sale. The possibly Norwegian warder piece is regarded as one of the most famous chess pieces to have survived from the medieval world. The Lewis chessmen secured their place in history when they were found in 1831 on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.

The first and only

For the eighth edition of the Only Watch charity auction, Patek Philippe will donate a new and exceptionally unique timepiece: the first and only Grandmaster Chime in steel, a very rare metal in the Genevan manufacture’s collection and particularly uncommon for a grand complication. The Ref. 6300A-010 Grandmaster Chime, created explicitly for Only Watch 2019, stands out with its rose-gold and ebony-black dials as well as the inscription The Only One on the subsidiary alarm time dial at 12 o’clock.

A glimpse into the future of DB4 GT Zagato

Aston Martin has revealed more details for the upcoming DBS GT Zagato model. DBS GT Zagato delivers a commanding presence whether parked or in motion. At the car’s front, a newly created and unique grille allows the car’s frontal area to transform its appearance. When stationary, each of the 108-individual diamond-shaped carbon fibre pieces remain flush with the car’s formed exterior.


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