Did you happen to dig up a chest full of gold doubloons and Pieces of Eight on your last trip to the Dry Tortugas? If you’ve suddenly (or not so suddenly) come into a windfall and don’t know what to do with it, here are some luxury gift ideas guaranteed to prevent your cash from burning a hole in your pocket. You know, it’s not going to spend itself.
First, you’ll need some fine Swiss watches so you’ll know the exact time you slipped into your spending frenzy (but don’t forget—these are supposed to be gifts, so don’t keep anything). The ChronoSwiss Rattrapante men’s watch features a silver-plated dial with Arabic and Roman numerals, a decorative bezel with one-sided anti-reflective sapphire crystal, and 28 jewels ($10,500). The Rado Sintra Super Jubile black dial women’s watch has a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, four diamond hour markers, a case set with 40 diamonds, and a bracelet set with 76 diamonds ($5,800).
Beolab 5 Loudspeakers– now visiting Earth
These watches also might help your gift recipients determine how long their wine has been aging in their new Sub-Zero 400 Series wine storage refrigerator. This unit can store up to 147 bottles, has two zone temperature controls, pull-out shelves, a stainless finish with glass door, and a display shelf illuminated with discreet lighting ($6,000).
With all that wine, there has to be a party, so your next gift will have to supply some audio and video entertainment. You can grab Bang & Olufsen’s BeoVision 50″ plasma HDTV ($21,900), Beosound 9000 CD player ($4,875), and Beolab 5 Loudspeakers ($19,700 a pair), for a grand total of $46,475.
If a 50″ TV isn’t quite big enough, and $69,999.95 is still within your budget, why not get something twice as big? The Panasonic VIERA 103″ plasma HDTV is the world’s largest plasma television and features full HD resolution (1,920 x 1,080 pixels).
I know, that’s still not enough, so this is where that $120,000 in the headline comes into play. For that paltry sum, you can pick up the Sony SXRD Large Venue and High-Resolution Applications Projector, which many movie theaters now use. This unit features 4K technology to deliver more than four times the pixels of HD projection, making it the first on the market to achieve 8.8 million pixel resolution — 4096 x 2160 pixels.
A screen would be a nice complement to this projector, but let’s not go crazy. If you buy everything listed above, it will set you back $258,774.95, and I know just the person who’d like to receive it all (I’ll re-gift the women’s watch). –by Graham W.