From the stallion for racing and opera in the backyard to the ring of solid diamond and the estate on the ocean coast, — what to present someone who has everything (and even more) and wants nothing.
Immersion to Titanic wreckage — $ 105,000
Bluefish elite concierge service will ship potential submariners to a Russian research vessel, which will spend two weeks in the North Atlantic and deliver the Mir submersible to the crash site. In total, four trips are planned, each accommodating up to 10 people.
Solid Diamond Ring — $ 250,000
Such a ring is cut from solid stone and shines with 2–3 thousand facets. Sir Johnny Ive, Apple chief designer and Mark Newson, an industrial designer, joined forces to create this unique jewelry product.
The ring will be auctioned at Sotheby’s in the third round of the RED program; all proceeds from it will go to the AIDS fund. The inner surface is carefully treated for smoothness and can be ground to the size of the finger of a future happy owner. Price: from $ 150,000 to $ 250,000
Vintage slot machine — $ 425,000
Risk and money go hand in hand, so for a billionaire there can be no better gift than a unique piece of gaming history — the only remaining Mills Dewey-Chicago Triplet slot machine offered by M.S. Rau Antiques. This model was produced in the period from 1903 to 1916, however, most of the machines were destroyed after the introduction of the ban on gambling in the early XX century.
Larry Lubliner, an expert and appraiser of vintage slot machines, explains that this item has been completely restored in the case of real oak. Similar machines with one game field are quite easy to find, but a triple field is a real rarity. The player puts the coin into the receiver, selects a color, and pulls a lever to try his luck. Price: $ 425,000
Hampton estate with private beach — $ 175 million
There is one reliable way to score a point against competitors and envious ones: to buy a 17 hectare estate in Hampton with the longest coastline in Southampton. The Jule Pond estate is currently the most expensive property in Hampton (and the second most expensive in the US). The house with an area of 2000 sq. m has 12 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, a library and a 14-meter living room, as well as a tennis court, basketball court and even greenhouses.
But its main feature is a grand view of the water. The estate extends nearly a quarter of a mile (385 m) along the Atlantic Ocean. The only difficulty with a gift of this magnitude is to figure out how to pack it in a box and put it under the Christmas tree. Price: $ 175 million.
Holstein cow — $ 30,000
Holstein cows are very popular (and very expensive). Their distinctive feature is black and white coloring and high milk yield, so many farmers use them for the production of dairy products. But one day, an astute butcher from San Francisco noticed the unusual structure of their meat: like that of the Japanese beef cattle breeds known as “wagyu”, Holstein meat is generously permeated with fat intersperses and can compete with other beef breeds common in the US Aberdeen Angus. This fat gives a special taste and juiciness to steaks. They can be ordered in the best restaurants in the world, but it is much cooler to purchase a whole carcass, which your personal chef will gladly cook for you according to your order.