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The glamorous Cannes Film Festival is about to kick off again in the South of France, beginning May 11 until May 22. The Yacht Company (YCO) will be specifically chartering their 60m yacht, the Oasis, at the event, and you’re invited on board for between $480, 000 and $510, 000 for the week. The yacht has an outdoor cinema too, if you’re wondering.

A sturdy Scandinavian design coupled with a name descendant of a  Norse god, this slice of mobile phone modernity and luxury has been described by the CEO of the company as, ‘an anti-smartphone’. The Æ+Y phone from Aesir costs $61, 000.

Now the price tag might see exorbitant, but the hours behind this masterpiece give an idea of the intricacy involved. All the diamonds used in this watch come from the bellows of a far east Russian mine in Yakutsk. More than 270 carats of rough diamonds were chosen from a batch of 1500 carats, and from these the stones to be used were selected. For about a month, 45 gemcutters pored over the stones to create 637 baguette diamonds, totaling just over 141 carats. What began as a light-hearted confidential challenge between Hublot‘s CEO and the gemstone setters turned into a tour de force of patience and perfection. The result, the perfect fusion between jewelery and watchmaking. Price: €2 million

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Piaget watches culminate a long history of design and technical mastery, and should be a resident fixture on any dapper gentleman’s wrist. They do, however, cost similar to a small apartment. The ones pictured, approximately $250k. Their technical savoir-faire has recently reached a new level with the introduction of a series of watches that measure 2.35mm thick, but if that doesn’t tickle your fancy perhaps a diamond-encrusted one does.

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