AutomobilesMost Expensive Car : This is the world’s most expensive model car. The Bugatti Veyron Diamond Ltd is on sale for two million pounds – twice as much as the real thing. Liverpool-based designer Stuart Hughes took two months to create the intricate 1:18 scale model in partnership with Swiss luxury model car maker Robert Gulpen. Weighing in at 7kg, it has been created with platinum, solid 24ct gold, and a 7.2ct single cut flawless diamond on its front grill. The 10 inch car also boats functional steering and a highly detailed engine. In a limited edition of three, owners also get a certification of authenticity, an aluminium case and photo documentation of the manufacturing process.
Most Expensive Bicycle : The Aurumania Gold Bike Crystal edition is plated almost entirely plated with 24 karat gold… right down to the spokes. The Brooks saddle seat is made with the finest leather; and the hand sewn handlebar grips are made from, chocolate brown leather. The numbered badge is even made of high grade leather. This top of the line bike is called the “Crystal edition” because it is decorated with more than 600 Swarovski crystals… right down to the crystal encrusted Aurmania brand name emblazoned along the crossbar in Braille. The Crystal edition is undoubtedly the world’s most expensive bicycle, and to add to its value is the fact that it is a limited edition item. Only ten will be made, making the Aurmania Gold Crystal Edition an extremely valuable rarity, indeed. This unique bicycle can be purchased for a mere €80,000 (US $114,464), and delivered anywhere in the world.
ClothesMost Expensive Jeans : Hipsters never let a little global financial tsunami interefere with fashion! Here’s the “Spin Jean” by Daniel Hirst, in collaboration with Levi’s. Bold and brash, he teams up with Levi’s on the release of a new denim style. Hardly wearable, the jeans seen here should be considered much more a re-appropriated piece of art than fashion. A multi-colored splatter pattern covers every square inch of a pair of iconic Levi’s denim. The Spin Jeans comprise of only 8 instances worldwide with a suggested retail price of ¥2,625,000 JPY (approximately $27,000 USD).
Most Expensive Suit : A tailor and jeweller with a taste for the extravagant have joined forced to produce the world’s most expensive suit. Made from cashmere wool, skill, and studded with 480 high quality diamonds it’s easy to see why the suit is expensive. But at a whopping £599,000, the price-tag could be enough to make even the most wealthy Russian oligarch think twice before handing over his credit-card. Jeweller Stuart Hughes said he and pal Richard Jewels spent over 600 man hours putting the suit together but they haven’t dared try it on themselves, “I was scared too” he said.
Food & BeverageMost Expensive Whiskey : The Macallan Fine and Rare Collection, 1926, 60 Years Old Price: $38,000 The oldest and most sought-after of Macallan’s revolutionary Fine & Rare Collection is now sold out. It is still possible to taste this totally unique Scotch whisky at the Old Homestead Steakhouse in the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, N.J. However, it sells for a nosebleed-inducing $3,300 per dram, so you had better have had a good run at the craps table.
Most Expensive Omelette : A London restaurant is offering what it claims is the world’s most expensive omelette, a £90 dish made from gulls’ eggs.
Most Expensive Wine : $500,000 (for charity) – Screaming Eagle Cabernet 1992. An imperial (six-litre bottle) of Screaming Eagle Cabernet 1992 technically fetched the highest price ever paid for a bottle of wine. However, the price must be discounted as its purchase, at the Napa Valley Wine Auction in 2000, was for charitable purposes.
Most Expensive Beer : A London restaurant has brought out a bottle of what is believed to be the world’s most expensive beer, costing £700 a bottle. The 12-litre bottle of Vieille Bon Secours ale has been stored for the last 10 years and has an alcoholic volume of 8 per cent. The beer has been described as having a complex taste with citric, caramel and toffee flavours with an undertone of liquorice and aniseed.
Living PlacesMost Expensive House : A sumptuous villa on the French Mediterranean coast has become the world’s most expensive house after selling to a Russian billionaire for £390 million. The sprawling Villa Leopolda on the Cote d’Azur has dramatically bucked the international trend. Its new owner is believed to be a Russian oil oligarch but his identity is a closely guarded secrecy. 20 acres of gardens, overlooks Cap Ferrat near Villefranche and was originally built as a summer retreat for King Leopold II of Belgium.
Most Expensive Bath : They call it “The Eighth Continent”, and this bathing experience starts at only $50,000 from the ME! Bath® company. You get a combination of glacier water and Hawaiian deep-sea water. Add Arabian Sidr Honey, Peruvian Pink Salt, Illipe Butter from Borneo, Murumuru Butter from the Amazon, Kokum Butter from India, Israeli Jojoba Oil, and 24-karat gold. The final price depends on whether you want to have this bath in a spa or in your home.
Most Expensive Hotel Room : Royal Villa at Grand Resort Lagonissi, Athens (doubles from £30,500 per night) Featuring a dedicated butler, chef and pianist, the Royal Villa overlooks the Aegean Sea, which you can view from a private pool with a hydro massage device. The room has all the luxuries you would expect for the price tag such as a marble-lined bathroom, oversized walk-in wardrobe and a private terrace. If you find a reason for leaving the room, the hotel offers a state-of-the-art spa and 10 restaurants, many of which have been awarded the five-star diamond award. The resort also has a private Lear jet to fly guests around the Greek Islands. Can’t run to £30,5000? Beachfront bungalow rooms at the resort start at a mere £558 per night.
Most Expensive Houseboat : A three-bedroomed houseboat moored in a sought-after area of London has been put on the market for £1 million. Foxtons believes the three-bedroomed vessel, which even has its own swimming pool, is the most expensivehouseboat it has marketed. The boat is 1,388 square foot and boasts three en-suite bedrooms – including one with a dressing room – a kitchen and dining area, a reception room, a study and a utility room, as well as a 577 square foot deck.
Geeky StuffMost Expensive iPhone : Forget the recession – here’s the world’s most expensive phone. This stunning diamond-encrusted iPhone will set you back a whopping $2,517,345 (£1.6m). The Apple iPhone 3G ‘King’s Button’. The handset is surrounded by a white gold line encrusted with a total of 138 brilliant cut diamonds of the best quality.
Other ThingsMost Expensive Domain Name : Insure.com 2009 $16 million. Domain name bought by QuinStreet, making it possibly the largest ever sale of a domain name, usurping sex.com. It was originally acquired by Insure.com for $1.6 million in December 2001. The website provides life, car and health insurance quotes among others.
Most Expensive Christmas tree : The world’s most expensive Christmas tree, its worth a cool £1million. The dazzling 24k gold tree to create a “gorgeous atmosphere”. The tree is decorated with more than 240 jewels including diamond baubles and strings of pearls, weighs more than 21 kilograms – and is worth (£1million) 150million yen.
Most Expensive Call Girls : The most expensive call girls in the world: Hollywood madam admits supplying £30k-a-night prostitutes to celebrities. They say she makes nineties Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss look like Mary Poppins. Good reason then for film stars and politicians to be quaking in their boots following the arrest of Michelle Braun. The mother-of-two has admitted running a vice ring supplying the most expensive call girls in the world to celebrities, business chiefs and well known public figures. Source
Most expensive feather : A single plume from the extinct huia bird has sold for a record sum at auction in New Zealand making it the most expensive feather ever. The brown and white feather fetched NZ$8,000 (£3,800), far exceeding the NZ$500 that it had been estimated to reach. The feathers were traditionally used to adorn Maori chiefs. The huia bird is thought to be extinct and has not been seen since 1907.