Unsurprisingly, the luxury world is a space that breeds glamor for the privileged. It enhances the quality of life with its beautiful offerings. The shine attached to it entices everyone but only few are fortunate to light their surroundings with such assets. Luxury brands known for their out-of-the-box unveiling now understand the potential of small luxury, developing a scope for masses to feel it. But the high-end luxury consumer chooses not to ink a deal with the product available for masses and consider it as a question to their elite lifestyle. To bridge the gap, Luxury brands work on their high heels (stilettos) and team up with innovative designers, widely-located franchisee to produce and sell their offerings tagged as must-have accessory for born rich class. “The Most Expensive” thingamajigs and its dear holders surely have some airs about it. To feast them here on EliteChoice, we had put down together 80 world’s most expensive products in 2007 and kept a close eye on luxurious productions during past couple of years. And today, we are ready with the luxury launches from 2010 across yachts, gadgets, gaming, hotels, automobiles, spirits, fashion accessories and others.
The list is purely a reflection of the possessions for the elitist consumers who are at the pinnacle of richness and affluence.
These bespoke luxury products not only add glamor to one’s lifestyle, but also carry with them a class and panache, which is admired, appreciated and in some cases loathed by others.
1) Paris – World’s Most Expensive City:
The fashion capital of the world and the city of love, Paris in France has now been termed as the ‘most expensive city in the world. Paris with its remarkable architecture such as luxury hotels and an inviting appeal has become the hub of international tourism. Along with the Euro being the dominant factor in increasing the visitor expenditure ratio and a hotbed for luxury itself, Paris has surpassed other cities such as New York, Dubai etc.
2) Diamond Sterling – World’s Most Expensive Tequila:
Mexican distillery, Hacienda La Capilla introduced the best Tequila, ‘The Diamond Sterling’ that in a luxurious bottle designed by Fernando Altamirano and is made of 2.3kg of platinum as well as 4,000 diamonds worth 328 carats. Priced at a whopping $3.5 million, The Diamond Sterling is by the world’s most expensive tequila.
3) SafeCell – World’s Most Expensive Mobile Application:
Luxury has now stepped into virtual reality with SafeCell, a mobile app, that enables users to access affordable SMS, MMS, voice messaging and text email via a Bluetooth access point. Said to be the world’s most expensive mobile application, SafeCell comes with a price tag of $12,417 and could easily prove to be a boon for civilian airlines, who till now have been paying high prices to telephone companies for inflight phone services.
4) Birds of America – World’s Most Expensive Book:
For those of you, who consider knowledge to be of more value than green dollar bills, James Audubon’s Birds of America would be the most befitting possession yet. “Birds of America” is now crowned the World’s Most Expensive Book and carries luxury in an entirely new perspective. Audubon Birds of America was sold for an incredible $11.87 million at an auction conducted by Sotheby’s. This legendary book is known to have only 119 copies, of which 108 are owned by museums and libraries.
5) Updown Court – World’s Most Expensive House:
The real estate market has been one of the foremost components of luxury lifestyle, with a long list of luxury homes all across the globe. However, the Updown Court in Windlesham, England is by far one of the most astounding luxury house there is and with a price tag of $160 million, this magnificent residence has now become the World’s Most Expensive House, owned by the crown prince of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The neighbors of this gorgeous castle type house include Duchess of York, Sir Elton John among other high profile names.
6) Aston Martin Super Sport – World’s Most Expensive Car:
Powered by a twin-turbo 5.4 liter V8 engine with 900 bhp and featuring carbon fiber bodywork, gullwing doors as well as carbon ceramic brakes, the all new luxurious Aston Martin Super Sport has now taken the spot of the World’s Most Expensive Car. This queen of luxury cars comes with a price tag of an incredible $9.6 million and has been designed by Star Electric Cars France (SECF). Aston Martin has decided to make only eight models of the Super Sport and that too each of them in different colors. I am sure there would be many buyers for this luxury car.
7) Gurkha His Majesty’s Reserve (HMR) – World’s Most Expensive Cigar:
Cigars for a long time have been associated with lifestyles reflecting exquisite class and luxury. Keeping this notion alive is Gurkha His Majesty’s Reserve (HMR) line of premium cigars that has now been branded as the World’s Most Expensive Cigar, with each box carrying a price tag of $15,000. Only eleven boxes of this magnificent cigar are manufactured each year, where in each of the cigars are wrapped in a rare Dominican paper, filled with a concoction of exquisite tobacco and then infused with the extremely rare Louis XIII Cognac.
World’s Most Expensive Puddings From Serendipity 3 Restaurant:
The upscale luxury restaurant Serendipity NYC, has now come up with yet another eclectic cuisine that will not only tingle your taste buds but will also put a decent sized hole in your wallet. Serendipity 3 offers its guests Grand Opulence Sundae and Frrrozen Haute Chocolate puddings, that have now been termed as the World’s Most Expensive Puddings, carrying a price tag of $1,025 and $25,597 respectively. These luxury puddings contain 24 carat edible Swiss gold and are lined with 23 carat edible gold leaves.
9) Elite Detailing – World’s Most Expensive Car Wash:
How much are you willing to pay to get your luxury infused McLaren F1 GTR washed? Well, if you are looking for a professional and highly careful car washing service, then Elite Detailing will do that job for you for just $11,716. That’s right, the luxurious $11,000 car wash from the owner and operator of Elite Detailing, Gurcharn Sahota, has now been given the title of World’s Most Expensive Car Wash, where in the wax alone that goes onto your car costs around $13,344 per tub.
10) Althof Bergmann Santa Sleigh – World’s Most Expensive Toy:
Kids love toys and so do we. Yet, there are some, who would go to just about any lengths to get their hands on an iconic toy piece. This is what happened to the vintage Althof Bergmann Santa Sleigh toy, that fetched an astounding $161,000 at the James D Julia’ Toy, Doll and Advertising auction, making it the World’s Most Expensive Toy. What makes it so important and expensive is the heritage that this luxury toy carries with it, being the rarest and most important of all early-American tin toys.
11) World’s Most Expensive Divorce:
Nothing luxurious in this segment, at least not for the husband, who happens to be Russian billionaire, Dmitry Rybolovlev, who had to pay $6.17 billion to his wife whom he married in the year 1987. Former Mrs. Rybolovlev is of bathing in opulent luxury with a $117 million luxury yacht, as well as a $100 million mansion in Palm Beach, Florida among other assets she got from her highly lucrative divorce settlement.
12) Icon Sheene – World’s Most Expensive Bike:
Designed as a tribute to the legendary Barry Sheene, the all new luxurious Icon Sheene superbike is the World’s Most Expensive Bike with a price tag of $181,618. Icon Sheene is powered by a 1400cc high end sports engine, jutting out 250 bhp with a top speed of 200 mph. This incredible masterpiece took about five years to be brought from the drawing onto the production lines.
13) Ulysse Nardin Chairman – World’s Most Expensive Phone:
In the current mobile phone market, luxury is considered to be a major factor in the surge of the industry. Ulysse Nardin Chairman, with a price tag of $50,000 is a unique luxury phone, that has now been crowned as the World’s Most Expensive Phone. Running on Google Android 2.1 OS, this incredible luxury masterpiece is also carries a lot of diamonds to make it dazzle.
14) 1855 Treskilling – World’s Most Expensive Stamp:
1855 Treskilling, a stamp from the 19th century Sweden is now being called the World’s Most Expensive Stamp, taking luxurious collections to a whole new level. This historic stamp was auctioned off at a whopping $7.4 million. Besides the selling price, the 1855 Treskilling stamp also carries a phenomenal $14 million insurance cover.
15) Iron Dog 05 Huraxdox – World’s Most Expensive Stove:
Designed and developed by the famed design firm, Iron Dog, the Iron Dog 05 Huraxdox is considered to be the World’s Most Expensive Stove. This one of a kind stove stands two and a half feet tall and carries a combined weight of 260kg. The luxury filled Iron Dog 05 Huraxdox stove can be crafted in either silver or gold, as per the customers’ preference and is had crafted, taking two months in making. This incredible stoves comes with a price tag of an insane $4 million.
16) Pat Says Now – World’s Most Expensive Computer Mouse:
Luxury in the 21st century has embedded itself into just about every realm of the industry and this proven by Pat Says Now, the world’ most expensive mouse, that comes with a price tag of $26,730. Pat Says Now is made entirely from 18 carat gold and is embedded with 59 sparkling diamonds.
17) Garia Soleil de Minuit – World’s Most Expensive Golf Cart:
Golf itself is considered to be a luxurious sports activity and when you add carbon roof, one-off custom paint, hand-stitched luxury seats as well as a price tag of $52,000 to a golf cart, you get yourself a Garia Soleil de Minuit. Considered to be the world’s most expensive golf cart, the Garia Soleil de Minuit is manufactured in the same factory, that churns out luxury sports cars such as Porsche Cayman and Boxter.
18) World’s Most Expensive Sheet of Paper:
The popular German online retailer of luxury goods has now placed a unique item in its inventory, in the form of a 14th century sheet of exquisite paper. This historic document comes carries unique watermark, along with a price tag of $13,760, making the world’s most expensive sheet of paper and a fine addition to one’s luxury collections.
19) Oberco Ham Leg – World’s Most Expensive Ham:
People with more cash than they can count, can be quite unpredictable in their spending on luxury products, but this one item makes it look just foolish to spend all that money on something so trivial. Ham expert, Manuel Maldonaout, has come out with the world’s most expensive ham, that comes with a price tag of $2,940. This ‘luxury’ ham weighs about 7 kg and comes with its very own DNA certificate of authenticity.
20) Apple iPhone 4G – World’s Most Expensive iPhone:
There seems to be no end to luxury mobile phones floating around in the market today. However, a device as compelling as Apple iPhone 4G, can be a marvelous addition to your luxury collection, that is if you are willing to spend $8 million on the world’s most expensive iPhone by famed designer Stuart Hughes. This gorgeous iPhone 4G comes packed in a splendid granite box and the phone itself is covered in over 500 diamonds amounting to an astounding 500 carats.
21) Antilia – World’s Most Expensive House:
Named after the mythical Antillia island of Atlantis, the residence of India’s most wealthy businessman, Mukesh Ambani and his family, Anitlia, is the world’s most expensive house valued at staggering $1 billion. This incredible luxury house boasts of 1 helipad and an air traffic control facility, along with spa, yoga studio, small theatre that can accommodate 50 people, thereby redefining luxury in an all new fashion.
22) World’s Most Expensive Car Key:
World renowned luxury watch designer, Jaeger-LeCoultre, has introduced an all new exclusive car key that is embedded inside a watch, that itself carries a touch sensitive interface. This one of a kind luxury car key, with a price tag of $34,206 is now considered to be the world’s most expensive car key and has been designed for a specific Aston Martin car model, that itself costs somewhere between $115,000 and $200,000.
23) Antarctic Nail Ale – World’s Most Expensive Beer:
The Nail Brewing company at the Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia, has now entered into the most elite of beer companies, as it unveiled the all new Antarctic Nail, an exquisite luxury beverage that has been created from ice, coming straight from Antarctica. The all new Antarctica Nail is now said to be the world’s most expensive beer and the company plans to make only 30 bottles of this incredible beer.
24) World’s Most Expensive Cheese Sandwich:
Celebrity chef Martin Blunos in collaboration with Pilgrim’s Choice has come up with a luxury cuisine, that is not only delicious in taste, but also carries pretty hefty price tag of $178. We are talking about the world’s most expensive sandwich that covered in edible gold dust as well as the extremely expensive White Truffle.
25) World’s Most Expensive Bottled Water:
Bottled water might one of the safest way to quench your thirst, but if you take a look at the all new water bottle from Fernando Altamirano, it just might make your throat dry. This gorgeous water comes with a price tag of a whopping $60,000 making it the world’s most expensive bottled water, while the water inside is collected from the springs of France and Fiji, along with glacier water from Iceland as well as gold dust too.
26) PrestigeHD Supreme Rose – World’s Most Expensive TV:
Luxury is reaching in to the core of technology as more and more luxury products are flooding the markets that are highly tech intensive, Take for example, the PrestigeHD Supreme Rose, a HDTV from the famed designer, Stuart Hughes, that has now been termed as the world’s most expensive TV. PrestigeHD Supreme Rose Edition comes with a 55 inch screen and the frame of this marvelous television is made in 28 kilograms 18ct rose gold along with 72 flawless 1ct IF diamonds and carries a price tag of an insane $2.25 million.
27) World’s Most Expensive Noodle Dish:
We all love noodles, especially I they are dipped in a Japanese sauce along with delicious spices and herbs. However, would your let your love for noodles go as far as $110 for a bowl of Ramen. This is what a Japanese restaurateur is charging its customer for an all new luxury cuisine called, Five-taste Blend Imperial Noodles, that is being served at the Fujimaki Gekijyo restaurant in Tokyo and is said to be the world’s most expensive noodle dish. The dish consists of Chinese broths, spices, meats and vegetables, while taking about three days to prepare.
28) World’s Most Expensive Cake:
When it comes to luxury, there seems to be no limit on what you acquire if you have senseless money to spend on luxuries, that otherwise you won’t even think of buying. The Delicious Cakes in collaboration with the Dallas Gold and Silver Exchange has come up with what is being hailed as the world’s most expensive cake, with a price tag of $1.3 million. This magnificent luxury dessert is emblazoned with sapphires, along with diamonds worth 1,200 carats and the cake itself weigh about 160 pounds.
29) World’s Most Expensive iPad:
The most cherished tablet device of today’s consumers, Apple iPad after setting a record sales in a month has now achieved yet another milestone, courtesy, Katherine Hughes, wife of the legendary luxury designer Stuart Hughes. Mrs. Hughes has designed a glittering new Apple iPad, that is said to be the world’s most expensive iPad. This incredible luxury tablet comes with 25.5 cts of ‘I’F’ Flawless diamonds, a 22ct Apple logo and is made entirely from 22ct gold, while carrying a price tag of $188,894
30) World’s Most Expensive Mint Julep Cup:
Luxury cocktails have become one of the foremost style statements in today’s luxury influenced lifestyles of the rich and the affluent. The Official Bourbon of the Kentucky Derby, Woodford Reserve, has now come out with an all new Mint Julep cup, that will serve this delicious cocktail with a sterling silver sipping straw, while the ice used in the concoction is derived from a 10,000 year-old glacier near the Gulf of Alaska. Considered to be the world’s most expensive Mint Julep Cup, this one a kind container comes at a cost of $1,000 a piece and has been designed in collaboration with Tiffany & Co.
31) World’s Most Expensive Sushi: Japanese cuisines besides their delicious taste are also quickly becoming some of the most expensive luxury culinary delicacies in the world. Angelito Araneta Jr, a chef from Philippines, has created what is being termed as the world’s most expensive Sushi, with a price tag of $2,750. This incredibly luxurious dish is garnished with gold leaves, while the dish in a gorgeous mix of 20-carat African diamonds that are wrapped with a 24 carat gold leaf.
32) World’s Most Expensive Tattoo:
Body art is the call of the day, with tattoos adoring the bodies of millions of people across the globe. However, even tattoos could not escape the immense influence exerted by the luxury market, as Shimansky, which is one of the foremost designer and manufacturer of exclusive platinum and diamond jewelry, unveiled the world’s most expensive tattoo, adorned by model Minki van der Westhuizen and comes with a price an outrageous $924,000. This one of a kind body art is made of 612 Shimansky Ideal Cut .5 carat diamonds and is stuck to the model’s body via a water based adhesive.
33) World’s Most Expensive Bath:
The most relaxing activity, bathing, has now been converted into the one of the most luxury intensive activities, thanks to ME! Bath, who have now brought to the table, the world’s most expensive bath with a price tag of $50,000. This one of a kind bath that can be your ultimate luxury vacation features, water taken from 15,000 year old polar ice cap glaciers, which is the combined with Deep Hawaiian Seawater and then showered with 24-karat gold. Some other exquisite ingredients used in this highly exclusive bath include Peruvian Pink Salt, Illipe Butter, Murumuru Butter, Israeli Jojoba Oil, and Kokum Butter.
34) La Belle Epoque – World’s Most Expensive Penthouse:
The real estate real that in the recent time has been dominated by the sale and rental of luxury homes, has gotten itself yet another feather in the cap. La Belle Epoque, a penthouse in Monaco, recently become the world’s most luxurious Penthouse and the owner of this luxury home is said to be an Arab sheikh. Along with a long list of immaculate luxurious features, the La Belle Epoque penthouse also comes with a panic room with reinforced glass and surveillance cameras and was sold to the new owner for a whopping $308 million.
35) World’s Most Expensive Party:
The Global Party, scheduled for 15th September, 2011, is going to be once event where there isn’t going to be any lack of luxury. With more than 80,000 high profile guests, The Global Party is most definitely the world’s most expensive party and the event itself is all set to enter the Guinness Book of Records. The immensely luxurious Global Party will be held at various upscale locations across the globe including Amsterdam, Rio de Janeiro, New York, Dubai and Shanghai. The entire party is expected to gather about $16 million and all the proceeds shall be donated to the charity group, Absolute Return for Kids (ARK).
36) World’s Most Expensive Suit:
One of the foremost names in luxury clothing for men, Dormeuil, at the opening of its all new store in New Delhi, India, unveiled what it stated to be the world’s most expensive suit. Made from the immaculate fabrics such as Vanquish II, Royal Qivuik, Kirgzy White, Ambassador, Dorsilk and Fifteen Point Eight, this exclusive luxury suit for men will carry a phenomenal price tag of about $ 122,073 per suit.
37) Sony Vaio P – World’s Most Expensive Sony PS3 Keyboard:
Now here is something worth washing your hard earned money over. Last year, Sony, introduced its all new netbook, Sony Vaio P, that instead of making sensation, gathered only negatives reviews for its lack of features and an outrageous price tag. However, Sony has now taken the Vaio P and turned it into a luxury intensive world’s most expensive Sony PS3 keyboard, by giving this not so thrilling netbook ‘Remote Keyboard’ feature. Your all new Sony PlayStation 3 keyboard in the form of Sony Vaio P will cost you about $800.
38) Clive Christian No.1 for Men – World’s Most Expensive Perfume:
When you speak of perfumes and fragrance, luxury becomes a given and the same has been proven by Clive Christian No.1 for Men, a perfume designed especially for men. This exquisite luxury fragrance carries with it a number of rare and exotic ingredients, thereby taking it price tag to $650 a bottle and elevating this men’s perfume to the status of the world’s most expensive perfume.
39) DARTZ SUV – World’s Most Expensive SUV:
Reading and writing about luxury automobiles is one of the most fulfilling hobbies for any auto enthusiast, especially if that luxury car is a high performance tank-like SUV from DARTZ. This phenomenal best SUV is also said to be the world’s most expensive SUV with a price tag of $200,000 and comes with heavy steel plated doors and 3-inch windows. The armor on the skin of the DARTZ SUV is more than capable of resisting small arms fire, assault rifle shots such as that of an AK-47 and can even come through a RPG (rocket propelled grenade) barrage unscathed. This magnificent SUV is powered by an 8.1 liter Vortec V8 engine with a maximum speed of 110 mph.
40) Definitive Wax Marble – World’s Most Expensive Car Wax:
Sending your car for a thorough car wash and a precise waxing procedure in something that all car owners frequently do. However, if you spare dollars just lying around, then you should give a look to an all new car wax, Definitive Wax Marble that is touted as the world’s most expensive car wax. Most befitting for luxury cars, that demand and deserve executive treatment. Definitive Wax Marble has been introduced by the luxury car care firm, Brough and Howarth.
41) DIAKA – World’s Most Expensive Vodka:
Luxury has always been a feature that is most enjoyed by the ones who can afford it and envied by those who can’t. When it comes to liquor, the more exquisite the drink, the better it tastes and feel. Introducing, DIAKA, simply called, ‘Diamond Vodka’, this exquisite luxury drink is the world’s most expensive vodka carrying a price tag of $100. Imported from Poland, DIAKA is manufactured by a unique process called, diamond filtration, where in the vodka is filtered through 100 diamonds, each worth 1 carat.
42) Louis Vuitton Manhattan Richelieu Wingtip – World’s Most Expensive Shoe:
Whether it be men or women, shoes have always been one of the most attractive of all luxury products and now the fashion giant, Louis Vuitton has come out with an all new line of Manhattan Richelieu Wingtip shoe for men, that is also the world’s most expensive shoe. This magnificent luxury footwear is made entirely of alligator skin and carries a Ruthenium-finish LV cube embedded in the leather heel. The all new Louis Vuitton Manhattan Richelieu Wingtip for men comes with a price tag of $10,000 a pair.
43) Most Expensive Men’s Dress Shoes: Luxury footwear in the recent times has caught up with the rest of the luxury industry and has quickly established itself as one of the most integral mechanics of the luxury vertical. One of the foremost luxury leather goods companies, A. Testoni, has introduced an all new line of men’s dress shoes, which is the Moro monk-strap model. This exquisite luxury shoe line is made entirely of exotic alligator skin and is water resistant as well. Furthermore, the Moro monk-strap model also comes with a gold and diamond buckle, thus making it world’s most expensive men’s dress shoes with a price tag of $38,000 per pair.
44) World’s Most Expensive Wallpaper:
A luxury home isn’t only marked by its outer looks alone, the interior décor also plays a very vital role in establishing the house’s position on the luxury meter. Mark Evans, a renowned designer has now fabricated a $2.84 million wallpaper to be adorned on the walls of the house of a Russian billionaire. This one of a kind wallpaper is said to be the world’s most expensive wallpaper and will cover two rooms simultaneously.
45) World’s Most Expensive Fish:
Whether it be a high end car or a luxury hotel, being exquisite and rare in presence is the mark of any luxury product. Same can be said about a giant bluefin tuna, that was not only auctioned off at a staggering $177,000, but with such an out of the world price, this demised sea creature left its mark on history, as being the world’s most expensive fish. The Bluefin tuna that was sold at the world’s largest fish market in Japan weighed about 233kg and the tuna was bought by Japanese sushi restaurant and a Hong Kong-based sushi bar.
46) World’s Most Expensive Designer Suit:
Men’s fashion and luxury clothing is evolving in leaps and bounds as more and more luxurious clothing items are being added into the foray each day. Each of them has its own uniqueness and one such piece of luxury clothing is a designer suit created by the famed artist, Stuart Hughes now being hailed as the world’s most expensive designer suit carrying a price tag of a whopping $900,000. To maintain the exclusivity of this luxurious men’s suit, Stuart has created only three pieces and the entire suit takes more than 600 hours to create with the inclusion of 500 sparkling diamonds.
47) World’s Most Expensive Sports Bra:
Whether one accepts it or not, luxury has become a vital element of our lifestyles, so much so that designers have now taken the luxury clothing concept to undergarments. The Tentra sports bra is inarguably the world’s most expensive sports bra, carrying a price tag of $1,850 and this luxury sports bra comes with a Black Diamond Swarovski Crystal neckline.
48) Louis Vuitton FIFA 2010 Cup Case – World’s Most Expensive Trophy Travel Case:
After covering numerous luxury segments, we have landed on the sports realm, where one of the biggest fashion houses, Louis Vuitton, last year unveiled the luxuriously gorgeous Official FIFA World Cup Trophy case. This gorgeous travel case not only transported the trophy to the winners’ home country, but also recorded itself in the history books as the world’s most expensive trophy travel case. Louis Vuitton carefully handcrafted this magnificent luxury travel accessory at Louis Vuitton’s workshop in Asnieres, Pairs and the case itself carries with the signature Louis Vuitton brown color, as well as the immensely famous LV monogram.
49) Baldacchino Supreme – World’s Most Expensive Bed:
For many, luxury is defined by the accessories they carry, the clothes they wear and the cars they drive. Yet, for some, luxury is what makes their homes look exquisite and lavish. HEBANON and Stuart Hughes have now collaborated to bring grandeur right into your bedroom, with the introduction of Baldacchino Supreme. Considered to be the world’s most expensive bed, this luxury bedding is entirely hand crafted and is fused with an astounding 107kg of 24 karat gold, chestnut and ash wood. To add sparkle to the already dazzling Baldacchino Supreme, its designers have given it exotic Italian silk as well as cotton drapes, along with a massive price tag of $6.5 million.
50) World’s Most Expensive Spare Tire Cover:
When it comes to luxury cars, one should not limit luxury to just haute wheels. Nowadays, the accessories for some of the most awesome wheels are also quite exquisite very luxurious in appearance and make. One such accessory is a spare tire cover, designed by Damien Hurst, a British contemporary artist. This gorgeous tire cover is made from high grade stainless steel and the central plate displays the Mr. Hurst’s artistic creativity, propelling it to the status of the world’s most expensive tire cover that comes with a price tag of a staggering $1,390.
51) World’s Most Expensive International Embassy:
Last year, the U.S State Department unveiled its extravagant plan of constructing an all new embassy in London, England, which believe it or not will cost about $1 billion to erect. This all new luxury filled U.S embassy is to be designed in the shape of a cube that will also be quite eco-friendly as well as energy sufficient while taking the title of the world’s most expensive international embassy. With groundbreaking for this luxurious new embassy to take place in the year 2013, officials are quite confident that, it will prove to be one of the finest diplomatic venues when it eventually opens its doors in the year 2017.
52) Bang & Olufsen Beosound 24ct Gold & Diamond Edition – World’s Most Expensive Sound System:
When it comes to luxury and the fusion of tech products with dazzling grandeur, one name springs to mind, that of Stuart Hughes. In September last year, Stuart Hughes took one of the foremost luxury brands, Bang & Olufsen and re-created the magic of sound by designing the Bang & Olufsen Beosound 24ct Gold & Diamond Edition, a luxury sound system. This one of a kind sparkling luxury sound system is crafted in 32 kg of solid 24ct gold and the outer screen guard has been embedded with 70 round cut 0.75 flawless diamonds, making it the world’s most expensive sound system with a price tag of a whopping $1.85 million.
53) World’s Most Expensive Speeding Ticket:
In nearly every country, when you get pulled over for speeding, you are left with only two choices. Either pay the fine for the ticket or risk losing your beloved car for good. This is exactly what happened to a 20 year son of the business tycoon, Michel Perridon, when this teenager was pulled over for driving at 160 mph in an 80 mph zone and slapped with a hefty fine for driving over the speed limit in one of the fastest sports cars in the world, the luxury supercar, Bugatti Veyron, that itself costs about $2.5 million, thus making it the world’s most expensive speeding ticket.
54) World’s Most Expensive Hotel Amenity:
The luxury hotel vertical has established itself firmly in the global economy, providing its guests with some of the most exquisite services and memorable experiences. One such luxury hotel is the SkyPark hotels located in the Marina Bay Sands hotel towers , that is the home to the world’s most expensive hotel amenity in the form of the Infinity Pool. This one of a kind swimming pool is situated on the roof the towers and runs a length of 150 metres, three times the length of an Olympic swimming pool, at an altitude of 650 feet. The hotel itself offers its guests rooms starting at $562 per night.
55) World’s Most Expensive Advent Calendar:
One of the most famous design studios in the world, Porsche Design, has unveiled what has been hailed as the world’s most expensive advent calendar. This incredible creation will be created only five in numbers and will carry a price tag of $1 million, while featuring : a Porsche Design P’6910 Indicator in rosÃ gold, Porsche Design Kitchen P’7340 and a motor yacht.
56) World’s Most Expensive Toilet:
After introducing some of the most hi-tech and cutting edge toilets and washrooms, that provide some of the most astounding features such as, auto clean and wash etc. the country has now unveiled the world’s most expensive toilet. This incredibly luxury intensive toilet is made entirely of 24 karat gold.
57) World’s Most Expensive Hot Dog:
After introducing the world’s most expensive pudding, the upscale New York restaurant, Serendipity 3 has now come out with the world’s most expensive hot dog, that comes with a price tag of $69. This one of a kind luxury hot dog comes with a pretzel-bread bun, white truffle butter and features toppings of foie gras pâté with black truffles.
58) Diamond Barbie – World’s Most Expensive Doll:
Famed designer Stefano Canturi, last year came out with what has been hailed as the world’s most expensive doll in the form of a Diamond Barbie. The designer was assigned by the makers of Barbie, Mattel Inc. marking the 50th anniversary of the iconic toy and the all new Diamond Barbie was designed to be auctioned off at the famous auction house, Christie’s in New York. This gorgeous Barbie comes with a sparkling 1,000 carat pink diamond along with a diamond ring and the doll was estimated to fetch around $300,000 to $500,000.
59) MacBook Air ‘Supreme Fire Edition’ – World’s Most Expensive Apple MacBook:
The master of gold, platinum and other precious metals, U.K based designer, Stuart Hughes, who has been renowned for his exquisite transformation of conventional gadgets into luxury masterpieces, came out with the MacBook Air ‘Supreme Fire Edition’. This incredible new MacBook is now the world’s most expensive MacBook and consists of 25.5 cts of ‘I’F’ Flawless diamond, while the apple logo of the laptop is furnished in 24 ct gold. Along with 53 gems, this stunning luxury laptop carries a price tag of $340,000.
60) Giroux Daguerréotype – World’s Most Expensive Camera:
The Giroux Daguerréotype, which is by far the oldest camera in existence was all set to the go under the hammer in the month of May last year and expected to fetch a whopping $835,151. This oldest camera in existence for about 170 years has now entered the record books as the world’s most expensive camera and was built in the year 1839 by Alphones Giroux in Paris, France.
61) World’s Most Expensive Electric Bike:
Being eco-friendly doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to compromise on luxury and style, as has been affirmed by inventor Stefan Gulas’s eROCKIT electric motor bike. This one of a kind luxury bike is powered by a nano-phosphate lithium battery with a shelf life of up to 50,000 kms. This phenomenal electric assist is now the world’s most expensive electric bike, that runs with a price tag of $44,000.
62) 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic – World’s Most Expensive Vintage Car:
The 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic, that is said to be the world’s most expensive vintage car after being sold for $40 million finally made an appearance at the Mullin Automotive Museum, California in August last year. The 57SC Atlantic luxury car has been beautifully preserved and is in excellent working condition, thus becoming the crown jewel of its owner, an anonymous car collector, with an obvious amount of money saved for such masterpieces.
63) World’s Most Expensive English Furniture:
Designed by the iconic English designer, Thomas Chippendale in the year 1770, a commode was auctioned off by the auction house Sotheby’s in London last year with a price tag of $5,980,438. This one of a kind auction of a timeless piece of exquisite English luxury furniture, made this transaction as the world’s most expensive English furniture.
64) World’s Most Expensive City For Expatriates:
If you or someone you know is planning to reside temporarily in some other region of the globe, it would be a good idea to avoid, Luanda, Angola, as this part of the world has now been termed as the world’s most expensive city for expatriates. With rising poverty and a tattered governance, the prices of every day commodities have sky rocketed, making you pay $15 for cheeseburgers and a staggering $150 for a conventional haircut.
65) Crystal Palace Space Station – World’s Most Expensive Virtual Object:
The incredibly famous Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game, Planet Calypso, came in to the headlines once again last year, when one of its players, Erik Novak, purchased the Crystal Palace Space Station, a virtual space station featured in the game for a whopping $330,000, making it the world’s most expensive virtual object.
66) Fifth Avenue – World’s Most Expensive Shopping District.
Fifth Avenue in New York is a place that is well renowned for upscale shopping venues owned by some of the most renowned luxury brands in the world. Now, the Fifth Avenue with its high degree of class and panache has been named as the world’s most expensive shopping district 9th time in a row. The commercial property prices at Fifth Avenue has been estimated to be at $1,850 a square foot.
67) Eclipse – World’s Most Expensive Yacht:
Owned by the famous Russian billionaire, Roman Abramovich, the Eclipse is by far the most elegant and state of the art luxury yacht in the world. Carrying a price tag of a whopping $1.92 billion, the Eclipse runs stretches about 560-feet and has been bestowed upon with the title of the world’s most expensive yacht. This marvelous mega yacht comes with two helipads, 11 guest cabins, two swimming pools, three launch boats, an aquarium, and a mini-submarine as well as a military grade missile detection system.
68) Hotel President Wilson – World’s Most Expensive Hotel Room:
Opulence is a feature that is abundantly found in the numerous luxury hotels across the globe. Yet, the Royal Penthouse Suite at the Hotel President Wilson in Geneva with its dedicated focus on luxury, is said to be the world’s most expensive hotel room. This incredible Presidential Suite comes packed with a cocktail lounge, four bedrooms and six bathrooms. The suite can be accessed via private elevator and the windows as well as the windows are entirely bulletproof. The Royal Penthouse Suite is offered to the most elite of guests at $65,000 per night.
69) World’s Most Expensive Golf Club:
Golf has for a long time been known as the game of the rich and the same has been proven by this one of a kind luxuty golf club, that was auctioned by Sotheby’s and fetched $181,000. This remarkable world’s most expensive golf club carries the stamp of the renowned club-maker, Andrew Dickson, who is also said to have served as the caddy to the Duke of York.
70) World’s Most Expensive Wine:
Adding a pinch of green paper to the exotic flavor of wines, the Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 1992 has now been given the title of the world’s most expensive wine, carrying a price tag of half a million dollars ($500,000). The bottle was purchased by a former Cisco executive at the Napa Valley Wine Auction and the bottle holds up to six liters to exquisite luxury wine.