Although unremarkable looking, these carry-on suitcases really are very remarkable! Dubbed the Ovis, they provide a hassle-free, near perfect travel experience. The unique artificial intelligence-enabled sensors located all around the exterior of the case, allow the piece of luggage to follow you around anywhere you go, without assistance. The luggage provides you with extreme comfort and will most certainly get heads turning and eyes staring! The real value is the convenience of not having to carry a heavy suitcase as you walk along endless airport corridors and passages.
The cases look like standard medium sized suitcases, yet the built-in wheels and exterior sensors provide an entirely novel way to travel in comfort without having to carry or drag your heavy bags around. They come in many colours and retail for a pretty reasonable price of just under US$800. Manufactured in China, the local firm producing the unique baggage has pre-orders that supersede production capabilities as the demand for such a useful item surges. Nevertheless, the company has expanded production capabilities to try and deal with all orders. Interest for the A1 Suitcase comes from beyond Chinese borders, and there is a strong demand from Europe and the USA. The realistic price tag, along with the unique capabilities mean the innovative luggage is set to catch on in 2019, and expect to see them at an airport near you!
The Chinese company producing the A1 Robot Suitcase, ForwardX Robotics, is a relatively new Chinese startup experimenting with artificial intelligence. The company announced last year that these innovative Ovis suitcases would be available for pre-order during the first quarter of 2019, and they will retail at $799. So will you pre-order an A1 suitcase so you can travel in complete comfort, without even having to carry your own bag? The Ovis is an affordable and convenient travel accessory you cannot do without.
Embraer has just introduced midsize along with super-midsize corporate business jets set for launch in 2019. The company announced they will be the longest-range aeroplanes in their class in the world. The two protagonists are the Praetor 500 and Praetor 600. Both aircraft are fully fly-by-wire, which is a first for any jet of their size. They provide exceptional active turbulence reduction and the best-in-category 5,800-foot cabin altitude with the highest aircraft payload capacity in their class.
The Praetor 500 can lay claim to being the swiftest midsize jet, capable of a maximum top speed of Mach 0.83. The two planes are both derivatives of Embraer’s Legacy 450 and 500 models, albeit with redesigned winglets and extra capacity fuel tanks providing a greater range. There is a newly styled interior design, more advanced technological features within the cabin and also the cockpit.
On the other hand, the Praetor 600 is a bold attempt by Embraer to gain further ground in the lucrative super-midsize aeroplane segment. The Praetor 600 has an intercontinental range of 3,900 nautical miles, carrying four passengers. It is fully capable of flying directly, non-stop from London to New York. The plane can be set up for 8 to 12 passengers in complete comfort, and the starting price is US$21 million.
Back to the Embraer Praetor 500, it is projected to be the fastest jet in its category. The intercontinental range is 3,250 nautical miles carrying from four to a maximum nine passengers, available at a base price US$17 million, rising to a high of US$20 million. Embraer fully expects to gain certification of the Praetor 600 during the second quarter of 2019, while the Praetor 500 will be made available during the third quarter.
The new Sanlorenzo Asymmetric SL102 is the world’s first asymmetric yacht and a bold attempt to break new ground with its futuristic design. Premiering at the Cannes Yachting Festival, it captured the imagination with pre-orders taking the production schedule into 2020.
The SL102 has only one side deck on the starboard side. The port side passageway area is incorporated into the master suite and saloon areas with the objective of increasing the interior room space and providing better access to the outdoor deck. The hull shape, windows, superyacht styling as well as the typical flybridge roof all reflect Sanlorenzo’s DNA and core values. It takes a while getting used to the unusual asymmetric concept, which is accentuated when looking out of the cockpit providing a clear view of the starboard passageway, the impressive flybridge stairs and the full-beam saloon.
The interior saloon is beautifully designed with elements on both sides. There is a double door opening towards starboard, and the bulwark can transform into a drop-down balcony creating a modern and luxurious villa on the sea. The open doors and balcony expand the vistas, welcoming in an abundance of natural light and cool sea breezes, and there are comfortable sofas on either side of the saloon. The bulwark on the starboard side can be lowered automatically affording clear views out of all the full-height windows. The guest cabins on the lower deck consist of four large double rooms, which take up the majority of the yacht’s 23 ft beam.
The performance is impressive, and there are two MTU 16V engine options. The 2,434 hp version produces a top speed of 29 knots, with a cruising speed of 26 knots. The SL102 is a significant milestone for Sanlorenzo, firmly establishing the brand in the superyacht sector. With a combination of innovative asymmetric design, high power performance and interior luxury, the SL102 is the superyacht of the future.
Make no mistake, this SUV is groundbreaking despite its modest price tag of $70,000. The Jaguar 2019 I-Pace is the very first all-electric crossover SUV. The I-Pace is capable of travelling a distance of 240 miles on a single charge, delivering 394 hp with a four-wheel drive system.
The engine can propel the crossover to 60 mph in an impressive 4.5 seconds, which is quicker than the Tesla Model X 100D. So move over Tesla, the Jaguar I-Pace is a realistic contender the crown of SUV all-electric vehicles which are affordable to the masses. The double engine packs a powerful 90-kilowatt-hour battery sandwiched in between, and it is considerably smaller than that used in Tesla Model X models.
The supple, heated seats offer comfortable support while off-roading in the countryside. Passengers seated at the rear receive the same level of luxury with a useful shelf hidden beneath each seat with a USB port for charging your iPad/iPhone, or a compact laptop, something even upmarket models hardly offer. The headroom while seated on the backseats is far better than many SUVs on the market, and the interior is improved further with the exceptional all-ceiling glass roof which creates an incredibly bright, open-air feel. The luxurious materials and interior styling is a Jaguar hallmark, and quality abounds from the engine to every detail of construction.
The I-Pace’s ride comes with an optional air suspension system that is incredibly soft and supple, effectively soaking up the imperfections of rugged terrain and bumpy roads. The I-Pace also marks the debut of the InControl Touch Pro Duo infotainment system developed by Jaguar and measures up well with the Range Rover’s Velar info-system. Its signature 10-inch touchscreen is augmented by a smaller 5.5-inch screen just below, and the system is intuitive and straightforward to operate and won’t cause a distraction while cruising along.
Hublot and Bucherer have teamed up to craft an unusual beauty and marvel of watchmaking. The brand new limited edition Hublot Classic Fusion Bucherer Blue Edition is the result of this collaboration. It sticks to Hublot’s core values and philosophy of Art of Fusion. It is a luscious blend of creative flair, traditional and contemporary design. The fine craftsmanship is unquestionable, and the materials are of the highest caliber. The timepiece creates a statement of masculinity and oozes charm and bespoke style.
It is a first for Hublot to combine a bronze case with a ceramic black bezel with six H-shaped titanium screws holding it in place. Its innovative sun-ray finish and blue satin-polished dial give the watch a genuinely distinctive and alluring look. The alligator leather strap with gold stitching adds more class and elegance to this unique modern gentleman’s watch. The bronze mellows into tones of yellow and pink and its individual character develops as time goes by accentuating the intrinsic and unique qualities of each timepiece and adapting them to each person’s wrist.
The Hublot Classic Fusion Bucherer Blue Edition measures 13.05 mm thick and 45 mm in diameter. The outer casing houses the mechanical HUB1112 automatic movement, and there is a 42-hour date display with power reserve. The central theme is blue, a colour that has inspired many an artist with its allusion to sky, sea and freedom. Blue has become somewhat synonymous with Bucherer.
The recent launch was a lavish affair with images of the new watch projected onto famous London landmarks. The vivid blue was highlighted with the latest exclusive watch collection as the city’s landmarks were draped in beautiful images of this new masterpiece, the Hublot Classic Fusion Bucherer Blue Edition.
Bulgari has always signified quality and elegance, and the B.Zero1 ring is inspired by the majesty and architectural beauty of Rome’s Colosseum. With elegant lines and intricate details, the ring is a stellar addition to the brand’s exclusive range of jewellery. The ring is a fan favourite and best seller that is available in 18K high polished, engraved white gold. It joins an astonishing collection of interesting and exciting rings that have impressed women for decades, especially since it is exclusively designed by the genius of Zaha Hadid!
With a price of $2,200, the Bulgari B.Zero1 ring is not mass produced, but for exclusive clientele. The ring is made in Italy by skilled craftsmen, and the attention to detail is admirable as much as it is impressive. The B.Zero1 weighs 13.2 grams and has a bandwidth of 9 millimetres. You get an exclusive designer case to store the precious item of jewellery when you aren’t wearing it on your finger.
If you are looking for something a sophisticated and adventurous gift, the Bulgari B.Zero1 is ideal. The brand name ensures you get a substantial investment as Bulgari rings always seem to go up in value year after year. If you really want a special gift for your loved one, it is something she isn’t likely to forget all her life!
The feeling of luxury the B.Zero1 ring provides is unmatched, and its distinctive looks are sure to turn heads with the right people. You get a little piece of Bulgari magic with this ring and putting it on your finger imbues you with a feeling that only comes why a Bulgari ring such as this one.
Yes, you read right. There is a bed selling for $73,000! The Savoir State 02 Beds are constructed with precise attention to detail, and every inch of the bed is designed perfectly. The British bed manufacturers, Savoir Beds, has been synonymous with high-quality, hand-crafted designer beds as well as mattresses for quite a while now. The London National Gallery and the luxury bed maker have teamed up to produce a work of art and beauty.
Future customers of Savoir Beds will be given the opportunity to select any painting to incorporate into the design of their dream bed. Buyers get to choose works from greats like Rembrandt, Da Vinci, Monet or Van Gogh! Savoir Beds works hand in hand with upholstery and design specialists and together with the latest technology that will produce a life-like design on the fabrics. Savoir Beds will be able to recreate a bed for a queen, or king, quite literally!
Savoir Beds works closely with exclusive design and upholstery specialists to make entirely sure the paintings are as close as possible to the all the originals, using the latest technology to get them printed on fabric. You get a lavish choice including lustrous velvet or versatile cotton. You can choose textured linen viscose, and whichever you select, you will end up with a work of bespoke art on your bed! The artwork will be visible upon the headboard along with the fabrics. Each commission needs to be pre-approved by the National Gallery to ensure the integrity of the work of art that will be used. This also ensures to preserve the essence and integrity of one of the greatest art institute in the world!
The Macallan 1926 whisky is as rare as they come. Distilled almost 100 years ago, the whisky has been aged perfectly and stored in the right conditions to ensure its high quality and exclusivity. Two bottles were recently sold to a private collector by Dubai, Le Clos, a luxury retailer of wines & luxury spirits for an astronomical price of $1.2 million each. The whisky was aged for over 60 years on ex-sherry natural wooden casks and were finally bottled in 1986. The sale still holds the world record for the highest price paid for whisky.
The two bottles still have their original artwork and labeling by the famous artists Valerio Adami, and Sir Peter Blake which makes them even more exclusive and desirable. The Macallan 1926 originally retailed at $27,000, with the last known sale in 2007 reaching $75,000. This latest sale pushes the price up into the stratosphere to $600,000 a bottle! The Macallan 1926 is indeed living up to its name and has become a collector’s whiskey.
Macallan already holds the record for the most expensive bottle sold at auction with The Macallan M Imperiale selling for $628,000 a few years ago. The prestige the Macallan brand signifies has intensified with this record-breaking sale which has set the benchmark for years to come! The packaging is as lavish as you would expect from such a grand whisky and high-class brand. A bottle of Macallan is more than just a whisky. As an investment, the price has skyrocketed from $27,000 to $600,000 a bottle in a couple of decades. It would be a tough decision actually to drink that bottle of Macallan whisky!
The DeepFlight dream started in 1996 when Graham Hawkes and Karen Hawkes began developing deep sea vehicles to explore the depths of the oceans. The vision is to use underwater flight to explore and experience the deepest parts of the sea. The DeepFlight Super Falcon is one in a line of deep sea vehicles capable of extreme depths. With a price tag of US$1.8 million, the Super Falcon isn’t cheap, but a personal submarine is an enticing prospect for the more adventurous soul.
The DeepFlight Super Falcon submarine provides a safe and smooth journey down to the ocean’s depths in comfort and luxury. You will explore an uncharted underwater world with a thrilling ride of a lifetime diving through the blue expanse of sea. The Super Falcon is specially designed to leverage the principles and unique dynamics of flight while incorporating a patented inverted winged design, just like an aeroplane! The craft glides gracefully alongside whales and sea mammals with its aerodynamic shape hardly making a ripple. The super submersible utilises a high-efficiency brushless DC drive-train powered by underwater lithium-iron-phosphate batteries. The Super Falcon is swift, environmentally friendly and super quiet. The sea craft is safe to operate around swimmers and large marine animals.
The beautifully streamlined contours and the 3-axis flight controls create a super-powerful drive-train with an unprecedented range, high speed and easy maneuverability. The Super Falcon is constructed with meticulous attention to detail, using only the most durable materials. These submersibles can withstand a tremendous amount of pressure, and the Super Falcon can reach the depth limit at the “edge of darkness”, or where all light disappears at 100m below sea level. Journeying 20,000 leagues under the sea is a reality with the new DeepFlight submarine, and even Captain Nemo himself would be proud of this creation!