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21 Ultimate Gifts

Experience the historic Mille Miglia and play golf with Greg Norman. Also a one-of-a-kind Vacheron Constantin watch, a gold MV Agusta F4RR motorcycle, $2.7 million Chanel diamonds, and a custom 328-foot dream yacht. Plus, treasure from the Russian Crown Jewels and more.

The purpose of Robb Report’s Ultimate Gift Guide is to showcase what the top names in the luxury...
In the spring of 1919, the British battleship HMS Marlborough departed the Crimean coast with a...
Photograph by Scott Williamson/www.photodesignstudios.com
1948 Delahaye 135MS Faget-Varnet Cabriolet Christian Dior knew not only how to sketch dresses, but...
Photograph by Yoni Ben-Yosef
Peril and peace in porcelain Around 1900, ceramic artist Eduard Stellmacher created a haunting vase...
Among automotive-themed watches, the new Jaeger-LeCoultre AMVOX2 DBS Transponder ( www.jaeger-?...
A circa-1850 weathervane fashioned in the form of a fireman pointing with an outstretched arm,...
The Lamborghini Estoque ( www.lamborghini.com ) is a curiously named car. An estoque (es-TOE-kay)...
British pen maker Conway Stewart recognizes that not everyone employs a laptop when recording...
With 149 baguette diamonds weighing a total of 15 carats, the Hermès Cape Cod 1928 Baguette ( www...
Photograph by Scott Slocum
In the 1980s, German aerobatic pilot Walter Extra designed the Extra 230, a high-performance...
Photograph by Cordero Studios/www.corderostudios.com
Cigar smokers consider age a blessing, so they may well deem the León Jimenes 300 Series a near-...
Photograph by Cordero Studios/www.corderostudios.com
Gourmandise Paris ( www.gourmandiseparis.com ), a family-run confiserie that opened its first shop...
The Dior Joaillerie Milly Carnivora collection (212.931.2950) comprises bejeweled rings, earrings,...
Photograph by Cordero Studios/www.corderostudios.com
With the growing popularity of wine collecting, copious wine clubs have cropped up to cater to...
The fresh mood of Maserati is punctuated by a sport button, high and to the left on the wooden,...
Aldo Magada, ceo of the 2-year-old Geneva watchmaking firm Badollet, frets over what he sees as his...
On the western edge of San Francisco Bay, on an increasingly developed stretch of Sausalito...
For many, the words small private airplane immediately conjure images of a Piper Cub, the iconic...
Frank Fleming’s statue The Storyteller—which depicts several figures, including a muscular man with...
Like a baseball fan walking into Wrigley Field for the first time, I felt chills go up my spine...
One of San Francisco’s most imaginative new Northern Italian restaurants is not actually Italian at...
Photograph by Cordero Studios/www.corderostudios.com
The return of the long-lost sibling is a dramatic device thoroughly exhausted by novelists from...
Photograph by Paul Raeside
Harking back to an earlier era when well-heeled men took refuge in the discreetly luxurious...
Photograph by Shawn Sullivan
"A pattern combining elegance and solidity to a degree hitherto unknown," read the advertisement in...
Photograph by Luk Vander Plaetse
"When evaluating a piece for prospective purchase, the first question I always ask myself is, ‘Was...
In the middle ages, kings hung richly detailed tapestries behind their thrones as symbols of...
Peter Lyngdorf, the Danish audio engineer responsible for some of the electronics industry’s most...
Photograph by Kim Lemaire
THE GIFT One 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, a 638 hp American sports car. One 2010 Fisker Karma, a...
THE GIFT The world’s first individually owned zeppelin. Personalized exterior design. Customized...
THE GIFT A round of golf for three with Greg Norman at Cornerstone Colorado. Round-trip private air...
THE GIFT An 18th-century blue-sapphire statuette—the Blue Venus—that once belonged to Russia’s...
THE GIFT Customized Vacheron Constantin men’s wristwatch. Five-night trip to Geneva, Switzerland,...
Photograph by Richard Carleton Hacker
THE GIFT Create your own single-malt whisky at the Glenmorangie distillery in Tain, Scotland...
Photograph by Bill Milne
THE GIFT A two-week trip for the buyer and five friends to all nine of chef Daniel Boulud’s...
THE GIFT One-of-a-kind MV Agusta F4RR 312 1078 motorcycle covered in 24-karat gold leaf. $150,000...
THE GIFT A circa-1940 painting, Sans Titre (Tête de Jeune Femme), by Pablo Picasso. A private tour...
THE GIFT Round-trip private jet travel for two couples from New York to Champagne, France. Four-day...
Photograph by Erhard Pfeiffer
THE GIFT A 5,760-square-foot pied-à-terre at the new Montage Beverly Hills. A custom-tailored...
THE GIFT Cartier Le Ciel mystery clock. $2.5 million "The mystery clock was made in a time when...
THE GIFT Prequalification for you and a guest to be one of the 375 official teams in the Mille...
Rendering by Ken Freivokh Design
THE GIFT A 328-foot yacht designed by Ken Freivokh. Two Freivokh-designed tenders. Starting at $300...
Photograph by Michael Vollan
THE GIFT A model railroad with four iconic American trains from the golden age of railroading. A re...
THE GIFT One-of-a-kind haute couture parure from Chanel Fine Jewelry consisting of a 70-carat...
Photograph by Cordero Studios/www.corderostudios.com
THE GIFT Custom 33-carat diamond Tibaldi pen with Baccarat case. First-class travel to, and five-...
THE GIFT A custom-designed library inspired by the Vanderbilts’ 19th-century Biltmore estate. The...
THE GIFT A collection of eight wooden cabinets designed by David Linley as scale replicas of...
Photograph by Michael Turek
THE GIFT Custom-made men’s wardrobe from Bergdorf Goodman consisting of one week’s worth of suits,...
THE GIFT Become the sole benefactor of a 15-year program designed to return the northern white...
Photograph by Richard Prince
The Chevrolet Corvette would not play in Paris. To paraphrase the old Chevy commercial jingle, the...
Among the more memorable amenities that Edése Doret created recently in the interior of a private...
"Today’s billionaires want a 360-degree luxury-brand experience that is totally unique to them and...
Photograph by Cordero Studios/www.corderostudios.com
At the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, members of a Swiss delegation were shocked by a...
Chris Wardle grew up in suburban Detroit and still spends considerable time there. But his true...
When Liveras Yachts of Monaco decided, in 2007, to transform a small cruise ship into a luxury...
In these delicate times, the last thing anybody wants to do is stir up hard feelings between the...
The emerging trend known as Neue Deutsche Küche—New German Cuisine—has seen German chefs begin to...
Paul Courchene and Jim Luckie made it easy on their movers. For six years the couple lived in a...
Photograph by Llew Kinst
Many years have passed since Bruce Canepa strapped himself into a state-of-the-art Porsche and...
Photograph by Tom Seelbach
Montblanc has become a watchmaker worthy of a collector’s attention, thanks to its own initiative...
Photograph by Skrebneski
On a visit with the family of the shah of Iran at the age of 16, Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia...
In recent years, Greg Norman’s accomplishments as a businessman have nearly overshadowed the feats...