Luxury Lifestyle Authority Teams with Preeminent International Brands to Offer Unique Items Exclusively at RobbReport.com
MALIBU, CA (October 21, 2008) International luxury lifestyle authority Robb Report today announced the launch of its second annual Limited Edition Series, a collection of first-ever, for-purchase luxury products and experiences, offered in the Marketplace section of RobbReport.com.
Showcased in the magazine’s November issue, this year’s Limited Edition Series features eight custom items, ranging from a necklace that becomes rarer with each passing day to an opportunity to play golf with PGA champions to a single watch fashioned from the hardest man-made material on Earth.
Available on a first-come, first-served basis, the offerings in Robb Report’s second annual Limited Edition Series embody the level of true connoisseurship expected by the Robb Report enthusiast. The gifts and experiences represent limitless imagination and the ultimate in wish fulfillment. Complete details on each offering are only found at RobbReport.com.
This year’s Limited Edition Series includes:
Bacara Resort & Spa’s Hollywood Experience
Santa Barbara’s luxurious Bacara Resort and Spa has created a true one-of-a-kind experience with a three-night, four-day stay for two in its 2,000-square-foot penthouse. The package includes butler service; a personal chef and sommelier; champagne breakfast; monogrammed robes; three-course lunches and six-course dinners with wine pairings each day; personal training; two pampering spa treatments each day for each person; private poolside cabana; “movie-star” sunglasses from Bacara’s luxury boutique; private movie screenings; and a chauffeured wine tour of the Santa Ynez Valley. Price: on request.
Christopher DesignsCrisscut® Rings
Christopher Designs, internationally acclaimed for its patented Crisscutpatterns, offers a stunning selection of three of its most exquisite rings. This collection includes a platinum ring with a 9- to 10-carat Crisscut emerald diamond center surrounded by fancy-cut and round diamonds; a platinum ring with a 6- to 7-carat Crisscut cushion diamond center surrounded by round, brilliant diamonds; and a platinum ring with a 5.37-carat Crisscut emerald diamond center surrounded by 5-carat Crisscut baguettes and round, brilliant diamonds. Price: on request.
Fraser YachtsOne-Week Charter Aboard Princess Mariana
Fraser Yachts has created a truly off-the-charts experience with a one-week excursion aboard the 258-foot, six-deck Princess Mariana megayacht. Boasting six staterooms equipped with plasma TVs and ensuites, this stunning vessel also features a full-size home theater, spa, beauty salon, gymnasium, and nightclub. Guests can also swim in a 12-meter pool with underwater lighting or take a sightseeing trip aboard Princess Mariana’s helicopter. Price: $995,000, excluding food, beverages, gratuities, and fuel.
Gregg Ruth Romantic Necklaces of Rare Rubies and Brilliant Sapphires
Realizing his vision of pure romance, noted jewelry designer Gregg Ruth has developed a collection of stunning necklaces for Robb Report’s Limited Edition Series. Ruth selected Sri Lankan sapphires as the lead and center stones for two of the necklaces, and rare Burmese rubies for the third. Setting off the brilliance of the ruby necklace’s 44 rubies are 180 round diamonds, 68 diamond baguettes, and 173 marquis diamonds. Each sapphire necklace includes 44 sapphires—totaling 62.49 carats—beautifully framed by 215 round diamonds, 68 diamond baguettes, and 173 marquis diamonds, totaling 63.85 carats. Price: $685,000 for the ruby necklace, $527,500 for each sapphire necklace.
Hublot’s Bat Bang Watch
Displaying its trademark fusion of unlikely materials, Hublot offers Bat Bang, highlighted by a carbon-fiber, bat-shaped figure on the dial. To give this piece true individuality, Hublot will inscribe the buyer’s initials into the outside of the cog, and offer the buyer an opportunity to visit the company’s manufacturing facility in Switzerland to personally finish and seal the watch. Price: $140,000.
Maserati Limited Edition Package
Maserati has established a Limited Edition package that exudes Italian luxury and ingenuity. The package includes a personal consultation with a Maserati North America representative, who will assist in customizing the client’s new Maserati. That visit will also feature the presentation of an exquisite Salvatore Ferragamo for Maserati luggage set, followed by the home delivery of a Pondini gift basket filled with delectable cuisine from Maserati’s Northern Italy home. Upon completion of the new vehicle, the client and a guest will travel to Modena for a tour of the Maserati factory, a sightseeing tour, a showroom unveiling of the new sportscar, and skill-sharpening instruction on the Varano de’Melegari autodrome in Parma. Price: $38,650, excluding cost of Maserati selected.
Romeo Y JulietaMuseum Edition Humidor, Plus a Spot in the Montecristo Cup
The ultimate gift for cigar enthusiasts, Altadis USA offers the Romeo Y Julieta Museum Edition humidor, an incomparable example of the cigar maker’s art contained in a true work of art. For golf fans who purchase a Rome Y Julieta Museum Edition humidor, there are eight spots available for participation in the famed Montecristo Cup, a pro-am charity tournament held at the world-class Casa de Campo resort in the Dominican Republic. Price: $13,580 for each set of Montecristo Cup spots and one humidor. Humidor is also available as a separate purchase for $1,080.
Robb Report Car of the YearJudging in Napa Valley
This year’s selection is also highlighted by an auction for two judgeship positions at Robb Report’s annual Car of the Year competition in Napa Valley. Taking place in early November 2009, the event will feature test drives in the most exceptional new offerings from the likes of Rolls-Royce, Maserati, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Bentley, and Ferrari, as well as accommodations at Meadowood Resort and five-star dining. Robb Report has also announced it will donate 50 percent of each of the two highest bids to a recognized charity of the bidders’ choice. Registration begins on October 21, 2008, with bidding scheduled to get underway on November 1. Opening bids: $20,000 for each of two judging spots.
About Robb Report
Now in its 32nd year, 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.