Dear reader, we present you with yet another
list. The festive season has descended upon India once again and
people are out there-spending money. Of course, there are degrees
of spending and in case you fall into the hallowed list of big spenders,
you could consider materialising a few (and maybe all) of the following
pictures. The rest of us will stick to rapid-eye motion at night.
BOSE Lifestyle 48 HES
There are home theatre systems and there are home theatre systems,
but few as adaptable as this one from BOSE, which can control sound
individually in 14 different rooms, with possibly one of the best
remote controls ever made.
PRICE: Rs 2,57,500
SPECS: The uMusic storage system can save up to 340 hours
of music and allows for multi-room expansion
Sony DCR PC 33 Handycam
Want to record all those precious family moments or just want to
dabble around trying to be the next Steven Spielberg? With all the
toys this product has, you can hear the sound of Hollywood beckoning
PRICE: Rs 85,000
SPECS: 3 megapixel CCD resolution, 120x digital zoom, Carl
Zeiss T lens
At 6.2 metres long, weighing over two tonnes, this elephant
of a car can beat many a sports model to the finish line, thanks
to its massive engine. You don't buy this car for the performance-you
buy it for the acres of leather and teak wood finish, with an irrepressible
BOSE audio system and a ride like no other.
PRICE: Above Rs 5 crore
SPECS: Twin-turbo 5500cc V12 engine, 540 horsepower
Nokia Communicator 9500
A Vertu is more of a statement than a Nokia, but with prices
ranging from Rs 3.7 to Rs 17.2 lakh, is only for the superduperly
wealthy. As far as regular phones go, the new Communicator from
Nokia improves the already handy 9210, with a better resolution
screen, less weight and 3g-compatibility.
PRICE: To be announced, estimated at Rs 50,000
SPECS: edge-enabled, 80 MB onboard memory, 65 K colour display,
wireless LAN Symbian 7.0 OS
60-inch Plasma Screen TV
A TV making it to an 'objects of desire' list? That's because
TVs have suddenly become cool-no, not the average flat-screen TV,
but the thin, thin, thin Plasma televisions. But you'll need a big
wall to hang these ones. Available from NEC, Samsung and Pioneer.
PRICE: Above Rs 10 lakh
SPECS: 1365x768 resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio, under 10 cm
Cartier Tank Francaise
Think of a luxury watch less as a means of telling the time and
more as a means of telling who you are. The Tank Francaise range
is expensive, period. But the top-of-the-line model is a spectacular
objet d'art and is only made to order.
PRICE: Rs 2.03 crore
SPECS: 365 princess-cut diamonds, 42.5 carats, set in white
Hugo Boss 14924
Sure, it has a number for a name, but that does not take anything
away from these shoes. Being a corporate executive at the top of
the ladder does not mean that you stay out of style.
PRICE: Rs 19,800
SPECS: 100 per cent leather, hand-made, crocodile leather
upper finish, lightly-padded footbed
Hugo Boss Super 150 daVinci Lucca
Again a very convoluted name for an amazing item. The new Hugo Boss
range is made out of the finest virgin wool in Italy.
PRICE: Rs 66,000
SPECS: Weighs only 85 gm (jacket+trouser), available in black,
grey and brown
Christian Dior Fire Club (for
women), Tag Heuer Sports Vision Physics
The women's glasses have a gunmetal grey frame, with Swarovski crystals
adorning the frame. The men's glasses are crafted from exotic metals-an
alloy of aluminium, titanium and magnesium, and are available in
four frame sizes.
PRICE: Rs 35,000 (w)/Rs 21,000 (m)
SPECS: Silver/Clear 75B/HY lens (w); Choice of lenses (m)
Nino Cerutti is a fashion designer you might have never heard
of, but many of today's biggest names have trained under him. The
cues for his women's line are taken from his men's suits and the
cut and finish is worth the money.
PRICE: Rs 30,000
SPECS: 100 per cent virgin wool, Super 120 weave