In our weekly series, we bring you the latest in luxury news around the world. This week’s highlights: The world’s first electric roadster, co-own a ski chalet, and Rockpool Rum for the holidays
Once again, another new way to enjoy The Macallan
The next time you have a cup of coffee, think of The Macallan Harmony Collection Inspired By Intense Arabica. As its name suggests, the whisky draws inspiration from Arabica coffee from Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee, and comes aged in both American and European oak casks, boasting distinctive notes offered by single malts. It is also reminiscent of a sweet-yet-strong espresso, making it the perfect coffee pairing, whether it’s a steamy cup of Joe or a classic Opera cake.
Yours for S$288 at The Macallan Boutique at Raffles Hotel, where you may also embark on a little coffee-and-whisky experience. Happening this 9 to 19 December 2022, guests may grind their own beans and purchase a dram of The Macallan to go with, before leaving with a bottle or two or three. Spots are limited, so be sure to place your reservations here.
The world’s most luxurious hotel package
The iconic De L’Europe Amsterdam is celebrating their 125th anniversary with a luxurious €1.25 million hotel package. Available only to one lucky buyer, the package includes a complete buyout of the five-star, 106-room hotel, accommodating up to 212 guests. The two-night stay will feature spa access for all guests, Michelin-starred dinners, as well as in-house entertainment. The package will also include offerings such as an incredibly rare Ferrari collector’s piece, an entire rebranding of the guest’s company courtesy of Valerie van der Werff (the former lifestyle director of Vogue Living), access to an exclusive Harper’s Bazaar Business Club, and much, much more.
Capture fleeting moments with A. Lange & Söhne
Time spent with family and friends is valuable, and A. Lange & Söhne can’t agree more. Keep time with the 1815 Rattrapante, the manufacture’s first pure split-seconds chronograph. It features a stopwatch function with additive time measurements for up to 30 minutes, and a split-time function with comparative time measurements for up to 60 seconds. The hand-assembled piece also features a screw balance, screwed gold chatons and a hand-engraved balance cock.
Available in platinum and limited to 200 pieces worldwide, you may find the 1815 Rattrapante only at A. Lange & Söhne boutiques. Price on ask.
The return of Wiesmann
The highly anticipated return of Wiesmann begins with Project Thunderball, the world’s first electric roadster. Designed with the classic Wiesmann DNA in mind, the Thunderball melds the distinctive and modish look of a Wiesmann with a cutting-edge electric powertrain, delivering an emotional driving experience that has grown synonymous with the brand. The two-seater, rear-wheel drive boasts a whopping 1,100Nm of torque, and a sprint acceleration time of 2.9 seconds from zero to 100km/hr. Paired with a bespoke battery pack that lasts 500km, Project Thunderball looks to perpetuate the illustrious legacy of Wiesmann.
Co-own a ski chalet in Hokkaido
Owning a luxurious holiday home is on the wish list of many, but the cost and time-consuming upkeep is a realisation that eventually catches up to them. Kō is here to help realise those dreams. As a fractional ownership company, they offer an array of luxurious holiday homes. That includes Sekka Sekka, a modern four-storey holiday home located in Niseko, recently made available for co-ownership with seven others. The chalet sleeps 12 guests and features a fully equipped open-concept kitchen, a large living area overlooking Mt Yotei, and a private outdoor bath. Paired with easy access to ski lifts, ski rentals, restaurants and bars, Sekka Sekka is the perfect dream destination for snow lovers. Each share costs S$1,066,350.
A festive rum for the season
Searching for something festive for Christmas? Rockpool Rum might just do it for you. Merging English-style rums from Barbados and Spanish-style rums from the Dominican Republic, Rockpool produces a warm finish with notes of light vanilla and dried orange peel. It’s an easy drink that’s still complex and full of character at the same time, and is best enjoyed on the rocks.