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Who says too much money can’t make a person go insane?  Here are 2011’s top of it’s class in craziness for cars, clothes, and a bunch of other things we wouldn’t pay money for.  Some are familiar items and that shouldn’t be beaten out in 2012… or ever, for that matter.

 

Most expensive car: Aston Martin One-77 ($2.3 million)

Love for luxury is always incomplete without mentioning the world’s most expensive cars. These are cars that millionaires drive. They come encumbered with up to date gadgets and accessories; most of these are custom-made to the owners specifications, and are the desire of all. One such car that is delight to own is Aston Martin One-77 which has only 77 cars on sale with the engine which is a 7.0 liter V-12 version, capable of generating 650 HP of power and taking the car from 0-100 km/ph in just 3.5 seconds, and will reach a maximum of 350 km/ph. The car has complete option of custom-made and costs whopping $2.3 million. We have also compiled a list of most expensive cars for the true extravagant auto connoisseurs.

 

Most expensive home: Antilla ($1 billion)

Owing world’s most expensive home is everybody’s dream, but not everyone can afford to own $1 billion house. Yes, Antilla located in Mumbai, India is the world’s most expensive home which belongs to head of Mumbai-based petrochemical giant Reliance Industries Mukesh Ambani. The 27 floor house has a garage for 150 cars and is made entirely of glass, and is 570 feet tall. Further, for the people who want to to live with luxury, style and extravagant life style, may also check out the list of most expensive properties in France and most expensive house in the US. People who won’t mind splurging on lavish homes may also have a look on world’s most expensive homes.

Most expensive flip flops: Chipko ($18,000)

Flip-flops sure are all the rage, but for the fashion conscious elite, even flip-flops have another meaning. The ecofriendly flipflops have been specially designed by an eco-conscious footwear company Chipkos in collaboration with L.A. artist David Palmer. But, this frivolous expense is not that frivolous, after all with the charity cause attached to it. As part of the company’s stand for Square Feet campaign, you will be preserving 100,000 square feet of endangered Costa Rican rainforest for purchasing a pair along with a meeting with the artist and two nights stay in an LEED-certified Beverly Hills hotel. For other luxury footwear options, you can check-out our picks from the most expensive shoes for men, and also our list on the most expensive shoes for women.

 

Most expensive hotel: Marina Bay Sands Hotel ($5.95 Billion)

For some travelers, any hotel stay is a luxury, but for travelers with more extravagant tastes, only the most expensive services would do. Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore is now world’s most expensive hotel, as the total value of the hotel is about $5.95 billion, and which has 55 stories. The main attraction of the hotel is a 650ft wide pool perched up at the 55th storey of the hotel. The hotel also has a boat-shaped ‘SkyPark’ on the top of the three towers.

 

Most expensive watch: Chopard 201-carat watch ($25 million)

A watch one wears is not just a symbol of one’s status, but it says a lot about your taste. Besides, doing the oblivion task of telling time, the most expensive watches are designed as unique, one-off editions to set the wearer apart from the crowd. While, most of the high-end watches offered by the venerable watchmakers boasts complicated designs, with no display for the hours, minutes or seconds, jewelry watches is another genre in watch making, which features the rarest and most exclusive watches commissioned for the watch collectors, like the Chopard 201-carat watch, that also holds the title of being the world’s most expensive watch, with a price tag of $25 million. The bracelet-shaped watch features three heart-shaped diamonds; pink, white and blue, encrusted with clusters of white pear-shaped diamonds set in flower motif arrangement, with a yellow diamond standing up from the center of each. The pink diamond weighs 15 carats, the blue weighs 12 carats and the white diamond weighs 11 carats, while the total carat weight of the white and yellow diamonds is 163 carats, and the carat weight of the complete watch is 201 carats. The watch not just boasts a flower-shaped arrangement of diamonds, but it also features a spring-loaded mechanism which, when pressed, allows the three heart shapes to mechanically open up like the petals of a flower open-up in the sunshine. The watch face is pave-set with small round yellow diamonds, which are exposed from underneath the heart-shaped diamonds.

 

Most expensive painting: Drip ($140 Million)

The relation of art and money is as old as the civilization itself; the richer you are, the more expensive art pieces will be there in your living room. Jackson Pollock has created the world’s most expensive painting called “Drip”, which has been sold for $140 million. The painting is an abstract, and has the dimensions of 4×8 feet; and which is a piece of fiberboard covered with thick amounts of brown, gray and yellow paint drizzled from the top. The artist died in 1956, at an age of 44 in a car accident. Art fans may also have a look at the Pablo Picasso painting of his teenage mistress.

 

Most expensive toilet: Gold-plated toilet ($362,000)

Not only your living room, but your toilets also convey a lot about the riches you have. The gold plated hi-tech toilet seat is the best example of it. The gold toilet is equipped with advanced plasma mirror and digital control devices. The decoration material used is gilded marble. The gilded toilet has been fascinatingly christened Moscow.

 

Most Expensive Rifle: VO Falcon rifles ($820,000)

Gun, probably is the most admired collector’s item in the world. People dig deep in their pockets to spend on just one old gun/rifle. The title of most expensive rifle in the world goes to VO Gun & Rifle as their limited edition VO Falcon costs $820,000 each. The VO Falcon Edition is an honor to the deep rooted traditions of falconry in the Arabian world, roofed by stunning engravings of Peregrine and Saker falcons amid other lavish finishes. The VO rifles are all handmade by Mr. Master Gunsmith Viggo Olsson and his son Gunsmith Ulf Olsso using a patented takedown system, which allows the person to use several different calibers to the same rifle. Barrels Made of Damascus steel and the stocks of the gun are made of finest walnut root. This epitome of rarity is limited to only five units with each marked with beautiful embellishments. The company has honor of custom-making guns for celebrities and rich people around the world and the firm has had a royal appointment to H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.

 

Most Expensive Lingerie: Heavenly Star Bra ($12.5 million)

An expensive outer wear is a waste if you do not wear a perfect innerwear (lingerie). And if you opt to wear the world’s most expensive dress, then it is important to compliment it with the world’s most expensive lingerie. The world’s most expensive bra is manufactured by the famous lingerie making company Victoria’s Secret and is known as Heavenly Star Bra. Adorned with 1,200 Sri Lankan pink sapphires, the bra features 90-carat emerald cut diamond at the center. The diamond studded at the center alone is for $10.6 million and the bra costs $12.5 million. For an additional $750,000, one could even purchase a pair of matching briefs. Your beauty depends on the way you see it.

 

Most Expensive Champagne: Le Billionaire (2.75 Million)

Champagne, a kind of wine which was named after the Champagne region of France is the costliest wine to produce. This drink has been the favorite for all the uber-rich drinkers and hence is expensive. The world’s most expensive champagne has been launched by Leon Verres named Le Billionaire and costs 2.75 million dollar. The bottle is dressed in a classy designer dress and is bedecked with quite a lot dazzling diamonds and has a Russian fur cup called Shapka. Only five exclusive bottles of champagne will enter the market and will be entitled ‘Piece of history’. Elegant aroma of the ‘Le Billionaire Champagne’ has full zest of fruity honey. Whitethorn and vanilla refill the flavor with a flowery note.








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