1. Girard-Perregaux Quasar Light
This time last year, Girard-Perregaux released one of its most ambitious pieces ever, the three-bridged, be-tourbilloned, sapphire-cased Quasar. Now it has taken the formula one step further, extending the world’s second hardest material to the bridges themselves. Combined with a bright, sand-blasted rhodium mainplate and 360-degree views of the tourbillon, it more than lives up to its name: the Girard-Perregaux Quasar Light.
Available at: girard-perregaux.com
2. Aston Martin Vantage Roadster
It was only a matter of time before Aston Martin’s two-year-old Vantage received a convertible overhaul and now it’s here we don’t want it; we need it. The 503bhp Vantage Roadster can manage a solid sprint of 0-60mph in 3.7 seconds with a top speed of 190 with the roof up. More importantly, look at it: it’s one of Aston’s most stunning recent models.
Available at: astonmartin.com
3. Midleton Very Rare Silent Distillery Chapter One Whiskey
A silent distillery is one that is no longer functioning, and making any whiskey from one is incredibly rare. When the distillery happens to be Old Midleton, arguably Ireland’s most influential, you get a truly special liquid: Midleton Very Rare Silent Distillery Chapter One. Distilled 45 years ago, this is the ultimate Irish whiskey, with rich, dark spices and an oak base, cut peat and grapefruit and plenty of red berries and toasted wood.
Price: £32,000 (limited to 48 bottles across Europe)
Available at: midletonveryrare.com
4. Wolf Point Ranch
Dubbed the ‘St. Andrews of Texas’, Wolf Point Ranch is among the world’s top 150 courses. It’s been played on by fewer than 200 people and is entirely private. It also happens to be heading to auction – along with the 7,200 squarefoot main house, an artificial lake and a private airstrip large enough to accept a Boeing 737. If Wolf Point Ranch doesn’t have everything you could want then you’re impossible. It even has camels.
Price: Est. $11,500,000
Available at: conciergeauctions.com
5. Riggs Washington DC Hotel
It may have once been Washington DC’s ‘Bank of Presidents’, but now the Corinthian columns and deep history of the Riggs National Bank have been transformed into the city’s coolest new hotel. Keeping plenty of the period features, think cutting-edge design and minibars in replica safes. Not that you’ll be raiding them much: Riggs Washington DC will also be home to Silver Lyan, the latest from god of mixology, Ryan Chetiyawardana. Given his bar at London’s Mondrian, Dandelyan, was voted best in the world, you’d best book your stay early.
Rooms start at $329pn
Available at: riggsdc.com
6. Pagani Huayra Imola
Pagani’s Huayra is coming to the end of its life-cycle but by god is it going out with a bang: the Huayra Imola. It’s ugly as sin, has no recorded lap times and it’s acceleration and top speed are still in the wind. But what it does have is a twinturbo V12 engine, a fully re-designed aerodynamics system (hence that whale fin) and 827bhp. Forget waiting for the specs, this is going to be fast. In fact the only thing quicker is how fast it’s sold out.
Available at: pagani.com
7. ifi Hip-Dac Portable DAC/Headphone Amp
Listening to music on your phone just doesn’t cut it. It’s not your headphones’ fault, the sound’s just missing something, it’s missing a bit of its soul. Enter the iFi hip-dac, a portable DAC/headphone amp. Just pop it between your device and headphones et voila: richer, more detailed and altogether more soulful music.
Available at: ifi-audio.com
8. Mercedes-AMG x Cigarette Racing 59’ Tirranna Yacht
Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing’s annual collabs are a Miami Boat Show tradition and this year the pair have gone all out with a 2,700 horsepower, six-engined beast of a boat. Based on Cigarette Racing’s Tirranna, the black and yellow racer can hit 80mph on the water. It also comes paired with an equally OTT G-Wagen draped in the same livery, because why not? It’s only one extra engine on top of six. The show boat is currently available for $3m.
Available at: mercedes-amg.com