What if money were no object?
Today marks the start of the Emirates Millionaire Show. Now in its second year, the event will showcase the best and most luxurious products the world has to offer. Here are some of them.
Island villa (pictured above)
For the ultimate luxury holiday why not escape to a secluded island? Island Country Resorts is selling luxury villas on man-made islands in the Philippines. Located south of Marinduque province, the resorts are under construction and due to be ready between 2008 and 2011. Alternatively, you can rent one from Dh5,505 a day.
With millions in the bank, some visitors to the Emirates Millionaire Show would no doubt like a crown to top off their shopping lists. Ancestors of Dover will be showcasing a number of pieces, which range in price from Dh73.40 to Dh36,700, all of which have been produced under licence from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. They will also show replicas of a crown worn by Britain’s Queen Victoria and a tiara that used to grace the head of the late Diana, Princess of Wales.
You would certainly be the talk of the boardroom if you took this fountain pen out of your pocket during a meeting. Made from 18-carat gold, it has been created by Enyée, a specialist individual jewellery and pen manufacturer. Prices range from Dh88,080 to Dh183,500 depending on the number and type of jewels you want, so it might be a case of just having the one.
When we want to lock our most precious items away, a safe is the obvious place to put them. But while most will go for an unassuming grey box concealed in the wardrobe, Balve believes your safe should be something you put on display and as such has designed this Swarovski diamond-encrusted version. At a cost of Dh500,000 it is not affordable to all, but would certainly make a talking point in your living room.
If you want to jazz up your desk then a diamond-encrusted mouse will certainly bring some bling to your workspace. Manufactured by Swiss brand Pat Says Now, this mouse is the most expensive in the world thanks to it being cast in 18-carat white gold and set with 59 brilliant cut diamonds. It will set you back Dh95,420, but at least it is compatible with both PCs and Macs.
This Timekeeper watch is only of only 12 in the world, so in keeping with its exclusivity it comes with an exclusive price of Dh5.4 million. It is a classic piece, with a leather strap and white face with gold digits, but for that price you expect it to be solid gold. You can even see the mechanisms inside so you see how much work has gone into your watch.
iPods are 10 a penny these days, so being able to customise it will help you stand out from the crowd. This one has an 18-carat gold shell and was created by German company Xexoo, which specialises in creating individual mobile music players. Priced at a mere Dh71,565, we’re sure this will be on some people’s Christmas wish list.
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