Exclusive accessories, fashion apparel, limited-edition collective treasures, state-of-the-art gadgets and breathtaking toys were all the rage for three days in Dubai, UAE, when the 2014 edition of Big Boys Toys dazzled the crowds with a “complete lifestyle extravaganza”.
From diamond-buttoned shirts costing close to $272,000, to limited-edition masterpieces handcrafted using the finest quality silk, to underwater vehicles and electric skateboards, the October event displayed an array of extraordinary and unique products across the luxury spectrum.
Don’t forget to put these on your shopping list…
They may not cost the earth but Kairos Watches’ claim to fame is that it produces the world’s first mechanical-smart watch hybrid. With added functionality of a smart watch to a mechanical watch, its MSW 115 (Miyota Japanese movement) and SSW 158 (Soprod Swiss movement) – allow users to enjoy convenient benefits of technology without losing their sense of style.
The VGo telepresence robot allows a person to interact, communicate and move virtually through a distant location at their convenience. Equipped with a camera, microphone, speakers and a screen displaying live video, the VGo increases productivity by enabling anytime face-to-face interaction in any area with wi-fi or 4G connections. The VGo gives their pilots the freedom to converse with anybody at the remote location without being limited to a specific time or room.
ALL THE RAGE
Price: $54,450 onwards
Capable of 0-100 kmph in three seconds and on to a top speed of 190 kmph, the Rage Comet off-road rally buggy’s power is delivered from a Kawasaki ZX14 superbike engine with a racing six-speed sequential gearbox. It comes with the best components including Brembo brakes, Cobra race seats, and the latest dual bead-lock wheels and tyres. The amazing handling and suspension is custom-built by WRC and Formula One manufacturer Intrax, and the incredibly strong CDS chassis is designed to exceed FIA racing standards.
All vehicles are personalised to customers’ specifications and Rage buggies are famously owned, driven and admired by rally drivers and Formula One professionals, as well as being available to exclusive private clients around the world for fun or racing. Rage Buggies are now available in the Middle East with servicing, support and warranty.
Price: $13.5 million
The Triton 3300/3 is said to be the world’s deepest diving acrylic-hulled three passenger submersible. The 3300/3’s transparent pressure hull is the largest (84-inch diameter) and thickest (6.5 inches) acrylic sphere ever manufactured for a submersible. The transparent hull provides an unmatched underwater viewing experience ideally suited to recreational diving, exploration, filming, observation and scientific research.
WHALE OF A TIME
Price: $97,000 onwards
Fancy a watercraft that can dive under water, roll from side to side and jump 12 ft into the air?
Unlike conventional watercraft that only operate on a two-dimensional plane, the Seabreacher operates more like an aircraft with full three-axis of control. This allows the vessel to carve left and right, jump over, dive under, and cut though the waves. The acrylic canopy and underwater view ports give pilot and passenger a near 360-degree view as they fly through the water at breath-taking speed.
Its manufacturer says that 10 years of meticulous engineering and extensive testing have resulted in a very safe and stable watercraft. Each Seabreacher is hand built to the individual customer’s specifications and is available in Dolphin style J model, Shark style X model, or the Killer Whale Y model.
US luxury textile and accessory designer Tania Jarvinen’s collection brings vibrancy to men’s fashion, extending now into women’s accessories. Elite Traveler magazine has referred to the new brand as “aligning with mega brands such as Gucci, Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, Dior, LVMH, delivering the ideal ‘Madison Avenue’ environment”.
Tania Jarvinen has a reputation for impeccable quality and unique, standout beauty – a creator of “timeless design unfettered by trends” – for the discerning consumer. Each bespoke textile design is inspired from her work of fine art and is often a miniature replica of a painting, such as her ﬁne silk pocket squares, women’s scarves and men’s ties.
Just a few short years ago a cruiser with the sheer performance of the Triumph Rocket III would have been an impossible daydream, an engineer’s ‘what if’.
The Rocket III is a whirling, mechanised cyclone of power. Its three fuel-injected cylinders displace a monstrous 2,294 cc and pump out 147 lb-ft of torque. That amazing output is fed to the giant 240-section rear tyre via a five-speed gearbox and shaft drive, while the massively strong steel frame, upside-down forks and Daytona 955i spec four-piston brake calipers elementally contain the Rocket III’s potential.
PASSION FOR FASHION
American luxury brand Judith Leiber Couture’s creations are executed with meticulous attention to detail and flawless hand-craftsmanship. The American luxury brand has redefined the accessories category with products that are on the cutting-edge of high fashion, while always remaining timeless. Check out its latest offerings including the American Beauty rose ($4,995), the new ‘Just for You’ Bow clutch ($5,595), the Click camera ($5,595) the Be Square cube ($4,995) and Heart ($2,995).
From Germany’s QlockTwo comes its new Classic model which makes you stop and look at time in a different way. The typographical display combines the moment with the written word and turns it into a statement: “It is half past nine.”
The 45 by 45 cm clock, made of wood with multiple coats of paint, can be used as a wall clock or a free-standing object. The front panel is fixed by magnets. In this way it can be changed without visible means of attachment. It comes in brushed stainless steel or polished synthetic glasses and seven colours.
JOIN THE JET SET
Price: $13.5 million
The Jetovator is a water propelled, personal water craft accessory that allows the operator to safely experience flight.
No matter what the weight, height or age, the rider is flying comfortably after only 10 minutes. The ride can be mild or very wild, and so is fun for all skill levels and is billed as “the perfect product for anyone who wants to have fun on the water”.
Luxury vault to open in MayfairWed, Oct 18, 2017
Luxury scarves make a statementMon, Oct 16, 2017
Cliff Richard to sing at Muscat’s opera houseMon, Oct 2, 2017
$4m sub will turn 007’s headSun, Oct 1, 2017
Hackett unveils new collectionMon, Sep 18, 2017
Big Apple’s Arab achievers fetedMon, Sep 18, 2017
Infiniti Academy winner off to UKSun, Sep 17, 2017
Phelps, Monaghan win golf eventSun, Sep 10, 2017
Hublot bolts into KyotoWed, Sep 6, 2017
Eid MubarakThu, Aug 31, 2017
Omega shines at Fina World ChampionshipsSun, Jul 23, 2017
Furniture gets Italian touchSun, Jul 2, 2017
de Grisogono opens Capri boutiqueSun, Jul 2, 2017
Longines celebrates sartorial elegance at Royal AscotWed, Jun 28, 2017
Equestrian elite to compete at GothenburgWed, Jun 28, 2017