Luxurylaunches

Luxurylaunches

Based in Mumbai, Luxurylaunches was founded by Dhiram Shah in 2006 with a simple mission to showcase luxury products, services and trends by highlighting the experience, concisely and briefly. Our editors along with our writers and contributors have created a veritable list of the finer things in life to share with our affluent readers. Over the years Luxurylaunches has steadily grown to become one of the largest affluent lifestyle websites in the world.

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Why does this Swiss chocolate bar cost more than an iPhone?

An 80 gram bar of premium Attimo chocolate costs US$645, and uses cocoa from a small village in Venezuela, where it has been cultivated for more than 400 years, and Swiss saffron

25 Nov 2019 - 12:00PM

An 80 gram bar of premium Attimo chocolate costs US$645, and uses cocoa from a small village in Venezuela, where it has been cultivated for more than 400 years, and Swiss saffron

Why does this Swiss chocolate bar cost more than an iPhone?
Only 1 of Cartier’s 10 black, diamond-encrusted Juste un Clou bracelets will be available in Hong Kong – for US$19,200, you could be the owner

French luxury label Cartier has unveiled a black diamond encrusted Juste un Clou for diehard fans across the globe, but only one will be available in Hong Kong

7 Nov 2019 - 11:38AM

French luxury label Cartier has unveiled a black diamond encrusted Juste un Clou for diehard fans across the globe, but only one will be available in Hong Kong

Only 1 of Cartier’s 10 black, diamond-encrusted Juste un Clou bracelets will be available in Hong Kong – for US$19,200, you could be the owner
Billionaires gone broke – Elizabeth Holmes, Vijay Mallya, Huang Wenyi and 8 more ultra-rich business tycoons who lost it all in a flash

Huang Wenyi, Elizabeth Holmes, Vijay Mallya and 9 more ultra-rich business tycoons who lost it all in an instant

11 Nov 2019 - 10:56AM

Huang Wenyi, Elizabeth Holmes, Vijay Mallya and 9 more ultra-rich business tycoons who lost it all in an instant

Billionaires gone broke – Elizabeth Holmes, Vijay Mallya, Huang Wenyi and 8 more ultra-rich business tycoons who lost it all in a flash
Will the next Porsche 911 – created with Boeing – be a flying electric car?

Porsche is developing a prototype for an electric flying car that would be able to take off and land vertically and it is working with Boeing to make the plans a reality

31 Oct 2019 - 2:30PM

Porsche is developing a prototype for an electric flying car that would be able to take off and land vertically and it is working with Boeing to make the plans a reality

Will the next Porsche 911 – created with Boeing – be a flying electric car?
A look inside Qatar Airways’ US$75 million Gulfstream G700, the world’s most expensive private jet

The US$75 million Gulfstream G700 promises ‘the tallest, widest, longest cabin in business aviation’

13 Nov 2019 - 1:23PM

The US$75 million Gulfstream G700 promises ‘the tallest, widest, longest cabin in business aviation’

A look inside Qatar Airways’ US$75 million Gulfstream G700, the world’s most expensive private jet
From Bilbao to Buriram, 11 of Airbnb’s hottest travel destinations for 2020

With the end of 2019 fast approaching, check out Airbnb’s top trending destinations for home and holiday rentals in 2020, based on year-on-year growth in bookings

18 Oct 2019 - 5:00PM

With the end of 2019 fast approaching, check out Airbnb’s top trending destinations for home and holiday rentals in 2020, based on year-on-year growth in bookings

From Bilbao to Buriram, 11 of Airbnb’s hottest travel destinations for 2020
Apple designer Jony Ive and Marc Newson’s all-diamond ring netted US$256,250 before it even existed – now we know what it looks like

The auction raised funds for HIV/Aids programmes in Africa and in Chicago

11 Sep 2019 - 12:31PM

The auction raised funds for HIV/Aids programmes in Africa and in Chicago

Apple designer Jony Ive and Marc Newson’s all-diamond ring netted US$256,250 before it even existed – now we know what it looks like
Gold from gadgets? How Olympic medals will all be made from discarded mobile phones at Tokyo 2020 summer games

From six million phones to 5,000 medals – all that glittering gold, silver and bronze sourced from discarded electronics

29 Aug 2019 - 2:00PM

From six million phones to 5,000 medals – all that glittering gold, silver and bronze sourced from discarded electronics

Gold from gadgets? How Olympic medals will all be made from discarded mobile phones at Tokyo 2020 summer games
Would you pay US$49,990 for an iPhone 11 customised with moon rock and a spaceship part?

Four space-themed customised designs – including the ultra-luxe Universe Diamond – created by the Russian luxury jewellery brand Caviar, have been unveiled weeks before the September launch of Apple’s latest smartphone

25 Aug 2019 - 2:00AM

Four space-themed customised designs – including the ultra-luxe Universe Diamond – created by the Russian luxury jewellery brand Caviar, have been unveiled weeks before the September launch of Apple’s latest smartphone

Would you pay US$49,990 for an iPhone 11 customised with moon rock and a spaceship part?
Well done, Dolce & Gabbana – the fashion house is the first to offer larger sizes, available in the pre-fall 2019 collection

Many luxury brands fail to offer inclusive clothes for all women, but the Italian label has made iconic styles in its pre-fall 2019 collection available in an extended range of sizes – and it’s about time, writes Neha Tandon

14 Aug 2019 - 10:40AM

Many luxury brands fail to offer inclusive clothes for all women, but the Italian label has made iconic styles in its pre-fall 2019 collection available in an extended range of sizes – and it’s about time, writes Neha Tandon

Well done, Dolce & Gabbana – the fashion house is the first to offer larger sizes, available in the pre-fall 2019 collection
Inside Cristiano Ronaldo’s US$1.6 million holiday villa in the Spanish resort of Marbella

Portugal and Juventus football star’s hi-tech, four-bedroom open-plan home, which has a private gym, wine cellar and cinema, is situated in exclusive ‘Superstars Cul De Sac’ community

11 Aug 2019 - 2:00AM

Portugal and Juventus football star’s hi-tech, four-bedroom open-plan home, which has a private gym, wine cellar and cinema, is situated in exclusive ‘Superstars Cul De Sac’ community

Inside Cristiano Ronaldo’s US$1.6 million holiday villa in the Spanish resort of Marbella
Forget gold and Swarovski crystals: How the ultra-rich are turning their supercars into marble

Use of million-dollar ‘wraps’, including gold and Swarovski crystals, have been popular ways for wealthy people to customise their exotic cars for years – but not any more

13 Aug 2019 - 12:50PM

Use of million-dollar ‘wraps’, including gold and Swarovski crystals, have been popular ways for wealthy people to customise their exotic cars for years – but not any more

Forget gold and Swarovski crystals: How the ultra-rich are turning their supercars into marble
Billionaire Kylie Jenner to celebrate her 22nd birthday in style – aboard a US$250 million superyacht

CEO of Kylie Cosmetics will rent the 300-foot-long Tranquility, which can accommodate up to 22 guests and has its own spa, gym, cinema and helipad, for US$1.2 million per week

7 Aug 2019 - 2:00PM

CEO of Kylie Cosmetics will rent the 300-foot-long Tranquility, which can accommodate up to 22 guests and has its own spa, gym, cinema and helipad, for US$1.2 million per week

Billionaire Kylie Jenner to celebrate her 22nd birthday in style – aboard a US$250 million superyacht
How Ferrari keeps its sexy mystique as the top luxury sports car

Ferrari has a special appeal for car enthusiasts even though fellow Italian marques Alfa Romeo, FIAT, Lancia, Maserati and Bugatti are at least 30 years older

27 Aug 2019 - 5:52PM

Ferrari has a special appeal for car enthusiasts even though fellow Italian marques Alfa Romeo, FIAT, Lancia, Maserati and Bugatti are at least 30 years older

How Ferrari keeps its sexy mystique as the top luxury sports car
Here are the most luxurious Airpods in existence, dripping with diamonds and a US$20,000 price tag

If you have lots of cash and love bling, Apple’s designer diamond encrusted Airpods, complete with their own marble stand, should be on your must-have list

30 Jul 2019 - 11:06AM

If you have lots of cash and love bling, Apple’s designer diamond encrusted Airpods, complete with their own marble stand, should be on your must-have list

Here are the most luxurious Airpods in existence, dripping with diamonds and a US$20,000 price tag
Rafael Nadal splashes out on a new customised yacht with its own jet ski garage

Tennis star Rafael Nadal’s Sunreef 80 catamaran has a waterfall-fed pool, a garage for his jet skis and a retractable roof. We took a peek inside

26 Jul 2019 - 5:00PM

Tennis star Rafael Nadal’s Sunreef 80 catamaran has a waterfall-fed pool, a garage for his jet skis and a retractable roof. We took a peek inside

Rafael Nadal splashes out on a new customised yacht with its own jet ski garage
What next, Changi? Now you can slide your way to the boarding gates at Terminal 4

Terminal 4’s multistorey slide – reminiscent of a theme-park ride – can be accessed with boarding pass by passengers who spend at least US$7 in airport’s restaurants and shops

18 Jul 2019 - 3:16PM

Terminal 4’s multistorey slide – reminiscent of a theme-park ride – can be accessed with boarding pass by passengers who spend at least US$7 in airport’s restaurants and shops

What next, Changi? Now you can slide your way to the boarding gates at Terminal 4
Why a night in a grand suite on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express will cost you nearly US$8,000

A night in one of the newly refurbished suites on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is probably the most opulent train ride in the world

9 Jul 2019 - 10:50AM

A night in one of the newly refurbished suites on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is probably the most opulent train ride in the world

Why a night in a grand suite on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express will cost you nearly US$8,000
Want to buy tennis star Rafael Nadal’s former luxury yacht for US$3 million?

The 76-foot-long vessel, which can sleep up to eight people, was bought by the Spaniard in 2016 and named Beethoven because of his love of classical music

5 Jul 2019 - 12:56PM

The 76-foot-long vessel, which can sleep up to eight people, was bought by the Spaniard in 2016 and named Beethoven because of his love of classical music

Want to buy tennis star Rafael Nadal’s former luxury yacht for US$3 million?
Forget the Fyre Festival: Now you can own the private island where it was supposed to happen for US$11.8 million

Spanning 35 acres of land, the gorgeous isle is home to seven beaches, the main house and ancillary buildings, and is said to boast several untouched vistas

5 Jul 2019 - 5:56AM

Spanning 35 acres of land, the gorgeous isle is home to seven beaches, the main house and ancillary buildings, and is said to boast several untouched vistas

Forget the Fyre Festival: Now you can own the private island where it was supposed to happen for US$11.8 million
How HBO drama Chernobyl has transformed a nuclear wasteland into a tourist hotspot

Miniseries, first shown in May, sparks 30 per cent rise in tourists who wish to visit the area affected by the 1986 reactor fire, with numbers set to double to 150,000 this year

3 Jul 2019 - 1:32PM

Miniseries, first shown in May, sparks 30 per cent rise in tourists who wish to visit the area affected by the 1986 reactor fire, with numbers set to double to 150,000 this year

How HBO drama Chernobyl has transformed a nuclear wasteland into a tourist hotspot
What’s it like to fly by private jet?

Nothing compares to the convenience and pure luxury of flying by private jet, as occasional jet-setter Greg Dupree discovered

2 Jul 2019 - 10:09AM

Nothing compares to the convenience and pure luxury of flying by private jet, as occasional jet-setter Greg Dupree discovered

What’s it like to fly by private jet?
Tesla smartphone: What would an Elon Musk-inspired Model P phone look like?

Dutch-based industrial designer Martin Hajek shows what a Tesla smartphone might look like if Elon Musk ever decided to create a connected device for his electric cars

27 Jun 2019 - 3:55PM

Dutch-based industrial designer Martin Hajek shows what a Tesla smartphone might look like if Elon Musk ever decided to create a connected device for his electric cars

Tesla smartphone: What would an Elon Musk-inspired Model P phone look like?
After Pokémon and Hello Kitty, Toki no Yoake Monotagari is Japan’s quirky new luxe train service

The 47-passenger train runs along two routes across Shikoku, the smallest of Japan’s four main islands, allowing guests to enjoy the stunning countryside

6 Jun 2019 - 2:30PM

The 47-passenger train runs along two routes across Shikoku, the smallest of Japan’s four main islands, allowing guests to enjoy the stunning countryside

After Pokémon and Hello Kitty, Toki no Yoake Monotagari is Japan’s quirky new luxe train service
Why coffee lovers are paying top dollar for this gourmet brew made using berries picked out of bird poop

The jacu bird eats coffee berries which pass through its digestive system and are then gathered by hand – then sold at Harrods for US$190 per 125 grams

5 Jun 2019 - 2:00PM

The jacu bird eats coffee berries which pass through its digestive system and are then gathered by hand – then sold at Harrods for US$190 per 125 grams

Why coffee lovers are paying top dollar for this gourmet brew made using berries picked out of bird poop
Review | What it's like flying first class on Emirates

You get to enjoy a bundle of treats before boarding the aircraft – and after you’ve boarded, the fun really starts, writes Luca Moriero

3 Jun 2019 - 5:36PM

You get to enjoy a bundle of treats before boarding the aircraft – and after you’ve boarded, the fun really starts, writes Luca Moriero

What it's like flying first class on Emirates
Spice up your life – with a night in Airbnb’s Spice Girls double decker bus

Refurbished Union flag-painted vehicle, featured in hit 1997 film starring the British girl group, has been transformed into chic US$125 per night one-bedroom accommodation

23 May 2019 - 3:00PM

Refurbished Union flag-painted vehicle, featured in hit 1997 film starring the British girl group, has been transformed into chic US$125 per night one-bedroom accommodation

Spice up your life – with a night in Airbnb’s Spice Girls double decker bus
Disney launches designer Minnie and Mickey Mouse ears with Heidi Klum, Karlie Kloss and Vera Wang

Vera Wang, Heidi Klum and Karlie Kloss team up on project

17 May 2019 - 1:00PM

Vera Wang, Heidi Klum and Karlie Kloss team up on project

Disney launches designer Minnie and Mickey Mouse ears with Heidi Klum, Karlie Kloss and Vera Wang
Now you can live like royalty – at Prince Charles’ luxury bed and breakfast in the grounds of a Scottish castle

The 10-bed Granary Lodge at the Castle of Mey, in Caithness, overlooking the North Sea, was opened this month by the prince – known as the Duke of Rothesay when in Scotland.

15 May 2019 - 5:20AM

The 10-bed Granary Lodge at the Castle of Mey, in Caithness, overlooking the North Sea, was opened this month by the prince – known as the Duke of Rothesay when in Scotland.

Now you can live like royalty – at Prince Charles’ luxury bed and breakfast in the grounds of a Scottish castle
World’s deepest diving pool to open in Poland this autumn — a 45-metre plunge

Deepspot – still being built near Warsaw – will lose its record status within six months when a 50-metre pool opens in Britain

12 Apr 2019 - 12:00PM

Deepspot – still being built near Warsaw – will lose its record status within six months when a 50-metre pool opens in Britain

World’s deepest diving pool to open in Poland this autumn — a 45-metre plunge