A Patek Philippe watch has fetched a record $24.4 million (approx. £15.5 million) at a Sotheby’s auction this week. It is the most expensive watch to have ever been sold at auction, even breaking its own record of $11 million in 1999.
The watch, called the Henry Graves Supercomplication, was originally made in 1933 for Henry Graves, a reputable banker, and required 8 years to produce.
Britain’s best restaurants have been unveiled by The Good Food Guide this week, with Simon Rogan’s L’Enclume restaurant again occupying the top spot.
L’Enclume, located in Cumbria, took the top position for the second consecutive time for the 2015 edition, having now achieved a perfect score in both of the past two guides.
Checking in early to get a window seat could soon become a thing of the past, with French design agency Technicon Design unveiling plans for the world’s first windowless plane.
The Ixion Windowless Jet would be devoid of windows, with screens instead lining the walls and ceiling of the interior and showing panoramic views of the scene outside.
This autumn, the London skyline will be filled with Michelin stars as some of the capital’s finest chefs turn out – suspended 100 feet in the sky above Canary Wharf.
22 guests will enjoy an experience of, quite literally, the highest order, as they are treated to their choice of the breakfast, lunch or dinner services with Michelin star dining in the sky.
Claimed by some to be the finest car of all time, the esteemed McLaren F1 is to go to auction this month, expected to fetch upwards of £7m.
The 1995 chassis 031, having only completed 1004 miles, will be sold at the Goodings sale on August 16 and 17. The auction takes place during the annual Pebble Beach classic car gathering in California.
The former Noma chef, Damian Wawrzyniak, is to open a new culinary academy in London. The City of London Culinary Academy will open in 2015, with Wawrzyniak as chef director.
The academy will seek to help students develop unrivalled technical skills while gaining an insight into the background of classic cuisines and their origins.