Representing a Record Value of More than $750 Million, Eagerly Awaited December Issue Features 21 Extraordinary Gifts
MALIBU, CA – A $100 million voyage around the moon, a historic $40 million Miami estate, a 987-horsepower Bugatti Veyron supercar, and a fleet of yachts valued at $75.5 million highlight the more than $750 million worth of exclusive items in Robb Report magazine’s 22nd-annual Ultimate Gift Guide.
Hitting newsstands on November 22, the Ultimate Gift Guide answers the question of what to give when cost is no object. A total of 21 exceptional items, including extraordinary vehicles, treasured jewels, and fascinating vacations, are offered exclusively to readers of Robb Report, the world’s most acclaimed journal of connoisseurship.
The Ultimate Gift Guide offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for even the most experienced world traveler: a seat aboard a Soyuz spacecraft bound for a moon-orbit mission that will launch as early as 2008. Developed by Space Adventures, Ltd. of Arlington, Va., the $100 million excursion includes the purchase price of the Soyuz capsule, which can be kept as a memento of the voyage.
For uncompromised luxury, a Robb Report reader can acquire a fabled Neo-classical Miami estate built in 1927 by South Florida developer Carl Fisher. Situated on a 68,642-square-foot lot, the four-structure property boasts 12 bedrooms, 19 bathrooms, an 85-foot observation tower, 270 feet of continuous waterfront, and a dock that can accommodate nearly any size yacht. The estate is valued at $40 million, the highest price ever requested for a Miami residence.
Adorning the magazine’s cover is the spectacular $1.2 million Bugatti Veyron supercar, one of only 30 to 40 that will be made available annually by the legendary sports car builder. The fastest, most powerful, and most expensive production car ever assembled, the Veyron is powered by a 16-cylinder engine capable of generating 987 horsepower. The “ultimate Grand Touring car” is the centerpiece of a $2.4 million gift created just for Robb Report. Also included is a three-day trip to Bugatti’s headquarters in Molsheim, France; high-speed driving lessons at L’Anneau du Rhin racetrack; a set of three Parmigiani Bugatti Veyron watches; and a sculpture by 20th-century artist Rembrandt Bugatti, brother of the car company’s founder, Ettore Bugatti.
The Ultimate Gift Guide takes to the seas with a fleet of vessels from Wally yachts. The Monaco manufacturer is offering six yachts, all of which are fast, safe and stylish. The collection is led by the Wally Power 118, an innovative and uniquely designed motor yacht that can achieve an amazing 62 knots. It also includes the 33-foot Wally Dinghy, the 45-foot Wally Tender, the 70-foot Wally Power, the 100-foot Dark Shadow” sailing yacht, and a 180-foot megayacht that the company will custom-build for a Robb Report reader. Price for the fleet starts at $75.5 million.
For jewelry aficionados, Tiffany & Co. offers an unprecedented opportunity for a Robb Report reader to acquire one of the world’s finest 25-carat diamonds. Valued at $1 million, this ultimate gift includes a visit to a diamond mine, a consultation with Tiffany’s expert cutters to select the best option for one large diamond or possibly two or three stones, and a meeting with the company’s designers to create a single piece or a jeweled suite.
The Ultimate Gift Guide features 16 additional gifts: fine collectibles, made-to-measure clothing, timepieces, one-of-a-kind travel excursions, and other items offered exclusively to Robb Report readers.
Celebrating its 30th anniversary in January, Robb Report is the international authority on the luxury lifestyle. Each month, the magazine reports on issues and trends affecting the affluent market, with coverage of exclusive events and features on exceptional automobiles, motorcycles, aircraft, art, jewelry, watches, fashion, travel, homes, wines, spirits, and cigars. Additional information can be accessed through the magazine’s web site, www.robbreport.com.
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