Don’t be fooled by its old and beaten up appearance. This motorcycle, built by wealthy Turkish motorbike aficionado Tarhan Telli, can be the most expensive motorcycle ever built. Telli has already approached the Guinness Book of World Records and is waiting if his one-of-a-kind moped qualifies as the world’s most expensive motorcycle. The MTT Turbine Superbike, which costs $185,000, currently holds the title.
The chopper boasts of a 1801cc RevTech V-Twin engine with 125 horsepower, a six-speed transmission and a 700-pound curb weight while the frame is said to made entirely from gold. But what makes it even more impressive is the great amount of artistry used to make it look run down and
rusty, er rustic. Read more
London-based luxury champagne maker Goût de Diamants has created what the company calls the most expensive bottle of champagne in the world. Known for brewing fine champagnes sold at very exorbitant prices, the company outdid itself by creating the priciest bottle of its bubbly so far — carrying an outrageous price tag of £1.2 million!
The bottle of the effervescent drink was specially created for an undisclosed client and contains Goût de Diamants’ standard Brut Diamond champagne which is described as a fine blend of Grand Cru Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier that offers a floral, refreshing and creamy texture and ends with a light and elegant finish. Read more
If a cup of coffee from the neighborhood Starbucks is too ordinary for you, then you have to try Black Ivory Coffee. This brand of coffee, which originates from a remote mountainside in Thailand, is not only expensive at $50 per cup, it is also only served in some of the world’s most expensive hotels located in northern Thailand, the Maldives and Abu Dhabi.
Apart from its high price tag and exclusivity, what’s more interesting about this new brew is the process each coffee bean has to go through before it ends up in a cup. You see, Black Ivory Coffee came from elephant dung, very similar to Indonesia’s Kopi Luwak (civet coffee), another exorbitantly priced coffee “processed” by Asian Palm civet. Read more
Hollywood actor Brad Pitt was tapped by French fashion and fragrance house Chanel to be the spokesperson for the latest edition of its best selling scent, Chanel No. 5. At $4,200 per 30-ounce bottle, the Grand Extrait edition of this iconic women’s scent is the most expensive perfume Chanel has ever come out with, trumping its previous 7.5-ounce version which costs $2100.
Dubbed as a bottle of the perfume in “its rarest, most collectible form,” the Grand Extrait contains the exact same formula of the classic Chanel No. 5 except that it is packaged in an exquisite and updated version of its faceted bottle, said to have been made using a combination of molds and the special handiwork of seasoned glass-makers. The bottle is then placed in a “hand-assembled, artisan-crafted case,” a work of art in itself. Furthermore, the Grand Extrait comes in a very limited quantity, making it highly exclusive and quite collectible. Read more
A new breed of online shoppers has been born: the ones that are willing to part with huge sums of money for items that they have never tried on nor seen up close.
Online fashion retailer Net-a-Porter.com, which describes itself as the World’s Premier Online Luxury Fashion Destination, is preparing to sell highly embellished red dresses by Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana, each with a staggering price tag of £32,000 (approximately $49,000). With such price tags that can buy several brand new cars, the dresses are easily the online store’s most expensive items to date. Six of the dresses have already been ordered by Net-a-Porter’s buyers. Read more