Robb Report's 21st Annual "Ultimate Gift Guide"

November 2, 2004

Robb Report's 21st Annual "Ultimate Gift Guide"

(Total Value Exceeds $450 million)


Gifts listed in order of appearance

1. Blancpain 1735 timepiece      $1 million
 Grand complication watch, one of only 30 to be crafted.
 Pages 102-104

2. Maserati MC12       $1 million
 One of only 25 road versions of race car, capable of 205 MPH.
 Pages 106-109

3. 1957 Maserati 450S       $3.5 million
 “Monster of Modena” competed in 1957 Sports Car World Championship.
 Pages 110-113

4. Easton Neston Estate      $89.9 million
 17th Century English estate and village.
 Pages 116-118

5. Aircraft and superyacht interiors     $100 mil. +
 Creations by renowned London Designer Andrew Winch.
 Pages 120-122

6. Private Pebble Beach Golf Tournament    $1.9 million
 Exclusive access to three legendary courses, plus Lexus SC’s for each competitor.
 Pages 126-128
7. London Antiques tour      $1.8 million
 Guided by Robb Report’s “Best of the Best” interior designer Greg Jordan.
 Pages 130-132

8. “Diamonds du Jour”      $21.5 million
 Seven exquisite diamond rings form Vivid Collection.
 Pages 136-138

9. Mandarin Oriental        $31.6 million
 Penthouse residence in Manhattan’s exclusive Time Warner Center.
 Pages 140-142

10. World War documents      $475,000
 Collection of rare letters and documents form Roosevelt, Eisehnower, MacArthur.
 Pages 144-146

11. Montegrappa pen       $1 million
 Personally commissioned by Robb Report reader.  Includes visit to
 Montegrappa headquarters near Venice.
 Pages 148-150

12. Saga  DCS-001 Motorcycle     $300,000 
 Stunning design, developed by Dreamcraft Studios, incorporates no bodywork or sheet metal.
 Pages 154-156

13. Fly-fishing excursion      $338,700
 Highlights include weeklong stays at in Wyoming and Alaska, as well as clothing and gear from L.L. Bean and expert instruction.
 Pages 158-162

14. Outdoor Home Theater      $1.3 million+
 Offered by renowned designer Theo Kalomirakis.
 Pages 164-166

15. Custom home bar       $195,885+
 Marc Michaels-designed bar includes saltwater fish tanks, Plasma-screen television, vintage spirits and rare cigars.
 Pages 170-172

16. Gary Player Golf Memorabilia     $5 million 
 More than 300 items, including awards, equipment and 1961 Masters championship green jacket.
 Pages 174-178

17. Shakespeare 17th Century Folio     $185,000
 Contains all 36 comedies, tragedies and history plays.
 Pages 180-182

18. Rinspeed Automotive Collection     $4.5 million
 Family of distinctive creations includes vehicle that can be driven over sea and in their air as well as on land.
 Pages 186-190

19. The Ultimate Wardrobe      $1 million+
 Renowned menswear designer Alan Flusser selects fabrics, Guides tour of Europe’s most exceptional custom shops.
 Pages 192-194

20. Napa Valley Reserve Membership    $1.15 million
 Includes access to vineyards, storage facilities, winery and hospitality complex.
 Pages 198-199

21. Fabergé Chess Set       $12.5 million
 Completed in 1905, set was gift to Russian commander-in-chief.
 Pages 200-201