Kirby Stirland

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New Table Clock from Parmigiani Fleurier Features Lalique Crystal

New Table Clock from Parmigiani Fleurier Features Lalique Crystal

Swiss watchmaker Parmigiani Fleurier has teamed up with French crystal purveyor Lalique for a luxurious, limited-edition table clock that combines an age-old concept with modern technology. Years in the making, the Parmigiani Fleurier Lalique Special Edition 15-Day Table Clock has a uniquely long power reserve of 15 days before it requires hand-winding. The winding barrel features an indication of the remaining power- a patented Parmigiani Fleurier innovation. Winding and time adjusting are done using two separate keys, which operate through the same opening. The keys can be combined and stored in a drawer hidden in the clock’s base. Lalique crystal READ MORE

Haute Auto of the Week: 2015 Mercedes-Benz SL 400

Haute Auto of the Week: 2015 Mercedes-Benz SL 400

Boasting 27hp more horsepower than its predecessor, as well as increased fuel economy, the updated 2015 Mercedes-Benz SL 400 is an efficient yet luxurious replacement for the range’s SL 350. The deluxe two-seat convertible roadster features a twin turbo V6 engine with 333hp (compared to the 350’s 306hp). That engine takes the SL 400 from zero to 60 in just 5.2 seconds, with a top speed of 155 miles per hour and average fuel consumption of about 32 miles per gallon. Other upgrades from the SL 350 include the impressive Frontbass audio system and innovative Magic Vision Control smart windshield READ MORE

Vertu Launches Personalized Monogram Service for Constellation Phones

Vertu Launches Personalized Monogram Service for Constellation Phones

Vertu, the world’s leading manufacturer of luxury mobile phones, just raised the bar for handset customization.  Their new Monogram service allows customers to conceive and create a distinctively personal design for their Constellation phone by choosing from a range of colors, accent stripes and initials. Vertu Constellation phones come in Black, Cappuccino, Mocha, Orange and Raspberry calf leather. Three stripe designs- single, double and highlighted- are offered in 18 different shades. Customers can also select up to three Latin character initials to make their device truly personal. The resulting bespoke handset is housed in a chic matching monogrammed case, of READ MORE

Haute Yacht of the Week: Glass

Haute Yacht of the Week: Glass

Glass is a futuristic concept yacht conceived by celebrated architect Lujac Desautel. Inspired by skyscrapers, the stunning, light-filled vessel is constructed of three vertically-stacked cubic levels atop a floating platform, offering uninhibited 360-degree ocean views from every room. The yacht is entered by way of illuminated “acropolis-like” stairs. The second level boasts a luxurious sunken living room, a dining room and cocktail lounge complete with a piano. Glass’ proposed amenities include multiple spacious bedrooms and a spa and fitness room with a pool. Desautel, who designed the yacht for a world-renowned composer, calls Glass “a response to its context and READ MORE

Haute Jet of the Week: Cessna Citation X

Haute Jet of the Week: Cessna Citation X

The midsize private jet has been FAA-certified at mach 0.935, which translates to 617 miles per hour. That remarkable speed is credited to twin Rolls-Royce engines that generate a combined 7,034 lbf of thrust. The Citation X can accommodate up to a dozen passengers in its lavish cabin, which is fully loaded with state-of-the-art technological features- including touchscreen controls and Wi-Fi connectivity- and can be customized with various wood, metal and leather accents for a distinctive look. Cessna CEO Scott Ernest calls the Citation X “the perfect aircraft for customers wanting to move faster, be more efficient and get where READ MORE

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