50 Shades of Luxury

Think yourself as if you are a billionaire. A billionaire like very famous fictional character, “Christian Grey”. Then what are you going to do with your absurd wealthiness? Well, here are some ideas. Your heart will go boom boom!

Serendipity’s Burger, NYC
Price: $295
Hamburger is held together with a solid gold, diamond-encrusted toothpick.

Copi Luwak Coffee
Price: $700 per kg
It is made from the beans of coffee berries which have been shat by the Asian Palm Civet and other related civets. The civet cat eats the berries for their fleshy pulp.

Gurkha Black Dragon Cigar
Price: $1,150 for each
Introduced in 2006, these Honduran cigars arrive on your doorstep in a chest constructed out of camel bone.

Panda Dung Tea
Price: $3,500 per 50 grams
A tea grows by using the excrement from pandas living in nearby breeding centres. It is a type of tea cultivated in the mountains of Ya’an, Sichuan and fertilized by the dung of pandas.

The French Rain Closet – Spa Treatment in Hotel Victor South Beach
Price: $5,000

They present you with the treatment of a cauldron full of water from the French Alps and some medically proven flower remnants for you to sink in. Experts claim to be is the purest form of Evian water you cannot get anywhere else.

Christian Louboutin Pumps
Price: $6,395
Crystal-studded 2.5 inches platform suede pumps steals the hearts of shoe-lovers.

Feather of Extinct Huia Bird
Price: $8,000 / single piece

Luis XIII Pizza, Salerno, Italy, a Renato Viola Creation
Price:  $12,000
The creation takes 72 hours. It is topped with bufala mozzarella, three types of caviar, lobster from Norway and Cilento, and it is lightly dusted with hand picked grains of pink Australian sea-salt from the Murray River.

Heidsieck Monopole 1907 Champagne
Price:  $25,000

The Frozen Haute Chocolate
Price: $25,000
Ice cream sundae contains a blend of 28 cocoas, including 14 of the most expensive in the world. It is decorated with edible gold and served in a goblet lined with edible gold. There is also 18 karat gold bracelet with 1 carat of diamonds in the bottom of the sundae.

Spin Jean by Damien Hirst
Price: $27,000
“Spin Jean” by Daniel Hirst, in collaboration with Levi’s is considered as a piece of art than fashion.

The Macallan Whiskey, Fine and Rare Collection, 1926
Price: $38,000

Almas Iranian Caviar
Price: $49,800
Unlike traditional Beluga caviars, Almas Caviar is white in appearance.  That is because these eggs come from a 100 year old albino Sturgeon from the Caspian Sea. The caviar is packaged in 24K gold tin. 

A Hotel Room: Royal Penthouse Suite, Hotel President Wilson in Geneva
Price: $65,000 per night
It is a room with seaview, 10 rooms and 7 bathrooms

Champagne Flute
Price: $96,000
This handmade, “Imperial” Champagne glass has 8.1 carat diamonds and is plated with 180 grams or 6.34 oz of gold.

Men’s suit by Alexander Amosu
Price: $110,000
Alexander Amosu’s extravagant suit creation uses the same fabric, the Vanquish II, that Brioni’s suit masterpiece uses. What set’s Amosu’s suit apart is 9 diamond buttons set in 18-carat gold. The suit, which took 80 hours to make also contains 5,000 stitches of platinum and gold threads.

Clive Christian Perfume
Price: $215,000
The collar part of the bottle is an untainted gold-plated 24 karat, plus sterling silver. Main notes are  jasmine, cardamom, lemon, bergamot, benzoin, orange and citrus. Creator has limited the production of the scent 10 containers only.

Damien Hirst “Butterfly” Trek Madone Bicycle
Price: $500,000
Designed by renowned British Artist Damien Hirst and ridden by Lance Armstrong during the 2009 Tour de France. Real butterfly wings were used in the making.

The Quarrymen – That’ll be the Day / In Spite of All the Danger Record
Price: £200,000
The one existing copy of this record is currently owned by Paul McCartney and has never been offered for sale since he bought it. Record Collector magazine listed the guide price at £200,000 in 2012.

Charles Hollander Chess Set
Price: $660,000
With 320 carats of black and white diamonds only seven of these luxury chess sets have ever been created.

Dodge Tomahawk W10 Superbike Motorcycle
Price: $700,000
This speed machine goes from 0 to 60 in 2.5 seconds with a top speed above 300 mph.

Susse Freres Daguerreotype Camera
Price: $775,000
Dating back to 1839, this daguerreotype camera sold at auction in 2007 is believed to be the oldest commercially manufactured camera in the world.

Baldi Rock Crystal Bathtub
Price: $790,310
This amazing bathtub was carved from a single piece of Amazonian rock crystal measuring over 8 feet in diameter and sold for over $850,000. This second tub was created for Harrods and, as the exteriors of both tubs were left rough, is as unique as the first.

Gold Christmas Tree
Price: £1 million
The tree is decorated with more than 240 jewels including diamond baubles and strings of pearls, weighs more than 21 kilograms.

Henri IV Dudognon Heritage Cognac
Price: $2 million
It has been produced since 1776, is aged in barrels for more than 100 years. The cognac is then bottled in a bejeweled bottle which is dipped in 24 K gold and sterling platinum and decorated with 6,500 brilliant cut diamonds.

Prestige HD Supreme Rose Edition Television
Price: $2.3 million
Covered in hand sewn alligator skin studded with an obnoxious amount of diamonds this television is supposedly designed to make viewing a pleasure whether it’s on or off.

Heintzmann Crystal Piano
Price: $3.22 million
9 foot piano made in Beijing was recently purchased at auction by a private bidder.

Black Diamond Fantasy Miracle Bra
Price: $5 million
The bra, displayed by Victoria’s Secret, has 3,575 black diamonds, 117 certified one-carat white round diamonds and thirty-four rubies and two 50-carat black diamonds dangling from the center. It was created by celebrity jeweler Martin Katz.

Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse Bag
Price: $3.8 million
The bespoke handbag is encrusted with 18 carat gold and features 4517 diamonds. The diamonds on this pricy creation weighs to an impressive 381.92 carat.

Wallis Simpson’s Panther Bracelet by Cartier
Price: $7 million
This onyx and diamond bracelet is not just a piece of expensive jewelry, it’s also a piece of history. Part of a collection owned by Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII of England, it became the most expensive bracelet in the world when that collection was auctioned in 2010.

Patek Philippe’s Super Complication Pocket Watch
Price: $11 million
Watch was made for Henry Graves Jr. and completed in 1933. It took two years of design work followed by five years of production and assembly to make the watch. It contains 430 screws, 120 various movable parts and 70 jewels.

Garrard’s Heart of the Kingdom Ruby Necklace
Price:  $14 million
It has 40.63-carat, heart-shaped Burmese ruby surrounded by 155 carats of diamonds.

Blue Diamond Ring by Chopard
Price: $16.26 million
Chopard’s oval blue 9.33 carat diamond ring is beyond dreams.

Watch by Chopard
Price: $25 million
It has three 38 carat heart-shaped diamonds, surrounded by yellow flowery diamonds weighing 163 carats.

Ferrari, 1962
Price: $35 million
1962 Ferrari 250 GTO became the most expensive car ever when it was sold in the United Kingdom few years ago to a private collector.

Raphael’s Head of a Muse Drawing
Price: $47.9 million

Sculpture of Alberto Giacometti’s L’Homme qui marche
Price: $ 104.3 million
This amazing art piece achieved the highest price of any sculpture ever sold when it was auctioned by Sotheby’s in 2010. It ranks amongst the most valuable works of art.

The Card Players Painting by Paul Cézanne
Price: $250-300 million
The Card Players is a series of oil paintings by the French artist Paul Cézanne. Painted during Cézanne’s final period in the early 1890s, there are five paintings in the series. One version of The Card Players was sold in 2011 for a price variously estimated at between $250 million and $300 million, making it the most expensive work of art ever sold.

A yacht by Philippe Starck
Price: $323 million
Starck says that while most megayachts are “vulgar” statements of wealth and power, “A” was designed to be in harmony with the sea & nature. “This boat has elegance & intelligence, it is not trying to show the money.”

Mukesh Ambani’s House in India
Price: $2 billion
570 feet and 400,000 sq feet living area house has 3 helipads on top, 9 lifts, swimming pools, health center, car parking for 168 vehicles and more… There are also 600 servants in the house.

Ayca Demirhan Ozkan

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