It’s that time of year again. So, what do you get a private charter jet setting guy who seems to have everything he could ever want? … Something that few other people in the world will ever own.
Here’s a look at our top luxury picks for this holiday season:
2013 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse
Already hailed as the most powerful roadster of all time, the 2013 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse is like the Super Sport, but with some major oomph. Think of the Grand Sport as the Super Sport’s more powerful, vixen sister. Even though it “only” reaches speeds of 258 mph, the Grand Sport’s 1,200 hp is 20 percent more powerful than its predecessor. Combine the hp with 1,106 lb-ft torque and only your private charter jet will go faster! You’ll also find a 16-cylinder engine with quad turbochargers and intercoolers, a strengthened chassis, enhanced carbon-fiber tub, revised suspension and a reinforced seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox in the new Grand Sport. To get this baby in time for the holidays, act fast. Bugatti capped the Grand Sport production at 150 units. (http://www.bugatti.com/en/vitesse.html)
Bespoke Poker Chips
The offerings from STÅHL will make the most affluent jaws in the casinos of Las Vegas, Atlantic City and even Monte Carlo drop. Using 120 calibrated pieces cut from an ancient asteroid that landed in Lapland, Sweden about 800,000 years ago, STÅHL give the world’s most lavish high rollers the Meteorite Set. STÅHL encrusts the rim of each chip with yellow sapphires, rubies and diamonds. The chips are made with 18 karat white gold and feature Type IVA fine octahedrite meteorite inlays. The meteorite slices each have their own unique striations, so no two are alike. Also included in the set are five hand-painted, calibrated dice made of Siberian woolly mammoth. Your recipient can carry the Meteorite set to his private charter jet in the included Swedish calf skin case that comes with a reindeer suede lining and 18 karat white gold hinges. (http://www.stahlstockholm.com/en/the-meteorite-set-5064459)
Exclusive, Limited Edition Pocketknife
When jewelry meets functionality, you have the unique pocketknives from the award-winning brand William Henry. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a boy scout with one these. The William Henry line includes Exclusive Edition knives where only 50 or less of a single knife model was made for an individual retailer. The hand-forged and hand-engraved pocketknives seamlessly integrate the world’s best alloys, precious metal inlays, inset gemstones and natural materials to give each piece an air of artistic timelessness. For something truly special, consider the gift of the B12 Prairie Ranch with citrine, Damascus blade, desert ironwood inset and a 24 karat gold frame (five knives in the edition); the B10-1113 Smoke Storm with a tungsten-coated Damascus blade, citrine insets and a fossil mammoth bone inlay (three knives in the edition) or the B30 Unicorn 2012 with a tungsten-coated blade, carbon Damascus frame, inset corundum rubies and black-lip pearl inlay (18 in the edition). (http://www.williamhenrystudio.com/exclusive-editions.cfm )
True Champagne Cognac
There’s top-shelf cognac, then there’s Louis XII de Rémy Martin—the “kings of cognacs.” As one of the most exalted spirits in the world, that House of Rémy Martin in France has specialized in Fine Champagne Cognac since 1724. Bottled in the fleurs-de-lis-decorated, iconic crystal carafe, the Rare Cask 43.8 was a happy surprised that Cellar Master Pierrette Trichet discovered in 2004 and later bottled for sale in 2009. With an aromatic range of gingerbread, hazelnut, fresh mint and candied fruit, this extremely limited edition only produced 786 carafes. Featuring 43.8 degrees of alcohol, the Rare Cask is the first and only to use a Baccarat-designed carafe in the Louis XII line made of black crystal with a neck embellished with palladium. (http://www.louis-xiii.com/en#/collections/rarecask/decouverte-extraordinaire)
This holiday season, give the gift of something invaluable. What do you have on your gift list (or wish list)?