Every year, the duPont REGISTRY puts out the Gentlemen’s Best, a collection of items that create a distinctive luxury lifestyle guide. Found in the pages of this guide are items such as the supercars you dream about, some of the world’s finest watches and even some luxury accessories that are perfect for the gentleman’s lifestyle. Check out the selections below to taste just a sample of what this year’s Gentlemen’s Best has to offer.
Dream MachinesWe all aim to own the car of our dreams. For every, the taste of car differentiates resulting in an automotive market that’s filled with different flavors of cars. For this section, we’ve decided to indulge in the finest automobiles, ones that you’d expect to see as a poster on a wall.
Working with Red Bull Advanced Technologies and AF Racing, the supercar has some amazing features. The front wheels and suspension are housed in pods that are almost disconnected from the bodywork. Providing power to those wheels is a 6.5-liter V12 engine that was developed with Cosworth. Aston Martin notes that this V12 engine will be unlike the hybrid systems we’re used to, so the car will definitely be a surprise once it starts getting delivered to customers.
Price: $3 million
Bentley Motors has pulled back the sheets on the third generation of their famed Continental GT model. Its engine, exterior, and interior have all been revised, making the car an all-new model. For power, the new Continental GT relies on an enhanced version of Bentley’s twin-turbo W12 engine. This engine is paired with a dual-clutch-speed transmission, which handles the power rated at 626 bhp and 664 lb-ft of torque. Bentley states the new model will run 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds and hit a top speed of 207 mph.
Bugatti has taken the Chiron, tweaked it and made it more capable on the track. While the power has remained at around 1,479 horsepower, it’s the new mechanical aspects that make it hold more presence than before. To aid in its newfound agility is a stiffer suspension setup, as well as a new Dynamic Torque Vectoring System. Bugatti notes that the Chiron Sport will route the Nardo handling circuit five seconds faster than the base Chiron. It also helps that the weight was dropped on the car, albeit just around 39 pounds.
At the heart of the Regera is a twin-turbo 5.0-liter V8 engine connected to three electric motors. Combine their power output and the Regera pumps out 1,500+ hp and 1,475+ lb-ft of torque. The Regera will be, according to Koenigsegg, “the king of the road, as the fastest accelerating, most powerful production car ever.”
Compared to the normal Huracan Spyder, the Performante is lighter by 77 lbs. This was done with the more extensive use of forged composites intreated within the aluminum body. The shining star of the Performante coupe is the patented ALA system. It channels air through a hollow-core rear spoiler to decrease turbulence and increase ground forces. It is able to make adjustments to the slipstream in 0.5 seconds to keep the car glued to the track.
If you thought hybrid-powered hypercars were just a fad, get ready to be amazed. A 1.6-liter V6 is coupled to four electric motors and the latest in battery technology. It spins to 11,000 rpm to make around 700 horsepower. Two motors up front power each wheel independently, and a the main motor/generator is attached to the engine. The fourth motor sits between the turbine and compressor of the turbocharger. It uses battery or regenerated power to provide boost in any situation.
Price: $2.7 million
The Zonda HP Barchetta takes the form of a speedster-type car, with a short windshield and no signs of a roof. This unique car was created by Horacio Pagani and team to celebrate the founder’s 60th birthday. Blue and black naked carbon fiber make up the car’s body panels, while the wheels are another story entirely. On the left side are of a silver finish, while the right side has blue wheels.
ElectricAs technology progresses, so does the automobile. While the electric automobile has been around since the early 1900’s, they had just recently started to become a focal point in the industry. But, we aren’t looking at your average electric car. No, we want the fastest and most elegant, and that’s what this category is all about.
Powered by fuel, electricity, and light. A solar roof that will power the car. A battery that lets you drive for 50 miles, switching to an engine that will power the battery for another 250 miles. Designed, engineered, and manufactured in California. Influenced by the ocean, the mountains, the desert, the light. Karma Automotive. Made for those rare individuals who gravitate to the path less chosen.
Porsche has announced their plans to produce the Mission, the company’s first 100% electric Porsche. In order to make this happen, Porsche will be investing 700 million euros in their main site at Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen. Additionally, they will be created more than 1,000 new jobs. The car comes with a power output of over 600 hp and can achieve a 0-62 mph run in under 3.5 seconds.
With two electric motors up front and one in the rear, the Roadster comes with all-wheel drive. The amount of power being provided to all four wheels is where this car becomes absurd: 7,375.6 lb-ft of torque. No, that’s not a typo. Seven thousand three hundred and seventy-five. That is enough power to rocket the small Roadster from 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds.
Wicked WheelsWant to go fast? Want to go really fast? Want to go so fast you break world records? Well, then this category is for you. In this category are some of the most wicked cars that have proven themselves to be the ultimate in speed.
Powering the car is a 5.5-liter Mercedes-Benz bi-turbo V12 engine capable of 888 hp. This powerplant gives the centrally-located driver a rocketship-type drive that you’d expect from a race car that’s competing. There’s no doubt that this new Tramontana is an absolute blast to drive. AD Tramontana has also created a golden version of the car that was unveiled at SEMA 2017.
The new, sharp and visually stunning Apollo IE is a sign of great things to come from the revamped automaker. Its exterior is as aggressive as they come, from the front to the back. Each edge found on the supercar’s body is crafted out of carbon fiber, as is the chassis. Making the most out of every pound is a naturally aspirated 6.3-liter V12 engine that dishes out 780 horsepower and 561 lb-ft of torque.
Price: $2.7 million
Watch out Bugatti, because Hennessey Special Vehicles is here with the new Venom F5 and it’s looking to be the 300 mph monster we’ve dreamt about. With this car, Hennessey has set out to do one thing: create the fastest road car on Earth. the Venom F5 has 1,600 bhp at the ready, which is enough power to propel the hypercar to speeds over 300 mph. This power comes from Hennessey’s own twin-turbo V8 engine that’s mated to a 7-speed single-clutch transmission that sends power to the rear wheels.
Price: $1.6 million
Next Level SUVsAn SUV sure is great. They sit high above the rest and provide ample space for their passengers. But what if you’re the type of person that needs to stand out in a world flooded with SUVs? Then this section is all for you.
Based on the Mercedes G 65, whose twin-turbo V12 engine was revised in many details and increased in displacement to 6.3 liters by the engine shop of BRABUS. A rated output of 900 hp and 1,106 lb-ft of torque make the supercar from Bottrop the world’s most powerful 12-cylinder off-road vehicle. With a time of just 3.9 seconds for the sprint from 0 – 100 km/h (62 mph) and an electronically limited top speed of 270 km/h (168 mph), the BRABUS 900 “ONE OF TEN” is also the world’s fastest V12 off-roader on the market.
The Bruiser Super Cab combines the legendary capabilities of the 2-door Jeep Wrangler and the rugged exterior styling of the Bruiser Conversions JK Crew. The Super Cab features a removable soft top, is available with a utility bed or fleet side bed, and can be equipped with either a fully integrated LS3 or Cummins R2.8 Turbo Diesel engine.
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The classic Ford Bronco is a legend. A piece of American history. Gateway Bronco brings the legend back to life. We are barn find specialists that preserve these time capsules with a twist of modern performance, rugged luxury and impeccable craftsmanship. We sympathetically restore and modernize the Ford Bronco with new Ford Coyote 302 engines thru a frame off restoration, building each truck on Henry Ford’s creation a modern production line. Gateway is unique to anyone in the Bronco industry.
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If you’re looking for a Hummer H1 Alpha to add to your collection, HUMMER1 is the company you’ve been searching for. From the body, down to the color-coded bolts, this shop knows these rugged vehicles inside and out. The Hummer1 teams takes H1’s and METICULOUSLY RESTORE them to a “NEW” status that cannot be found anywhere else. Now, we’re not talking about fixing broken Hummers, but instead the act of giving used examples a new life.
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Overfinch has revealed its stunning designs and enhancements of the new 2018 flagship Range Rover making it the most luxurious SUV ever created. Overfinch’s 2018 model is instantly recognizable due to a deeper and more assertive front-end style incorporating an exposed carbon fiber air dam. Overfinch’s signature LED running lights further provide a more confident and cohesive stance. At the rear, the carbon fiber bumper includes a new and improved diffuser that is complemented by subtly engraved exhaust tips.
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Make a statement in your 2018 GURKHA Civilian Edition. You can personalize your build from a list of 50 optional upgrades including a custom VIP interior package with over 100 colors choices of Muirhead leather. Base models are equipped with validated ballistic protection with optional upgrades available.
Beast ModeFor those that want to rise above the rest and be protected while doing so, this section shows off some of the mightiest vehicles being produced. Sitting high in traffic is a pretty good feeling, but knowing that your vehicle is capable of leading you to safety in just about any terrain is an even better feeling.
Fusion Motor Co is the new Authority in DEFENDER LS3 Transplant Conversions. This Bespoke build was commissioned to look and feel exactly like the last Defender Land Rover ever produced. Only this one was built with a Corvette 430bhp LS3 Engine with Automatic Transmission! Built with Brand New genuine Land Rover parts in addition to a Brand New Crate GM Corvette LS3 Powertrain Package. This is by far as close as your ever going to get to a Brand New 2016 Defender 110 in the US!
Custom all-black exterior, and TracVision satellite system. A 30” stretch, and raised roof for a greatly enhanced custom interior expansion which is both relaxed and intimate. Equipped with retractable writing tables, ultramodern Control 4 audio, and visual touch screen system, and custom luxury private bar station to further enhance this masterpiece.
Pricing: Standard $410K, 30″ extended $450k, 30” extended b6 armoring $550K
Our Premier model is the ultimate in executive all-terrain luxury. The Rhino GX Executive will transport you anywhere – off road, downtown, there are no limits – in the lap of luxury. Featuring a divided privacy cabin, a state of the art mobile entertainment system powered by Bose, satellite capability and USSV’s ultra-luxury interior, experience the true luxury of freedom in the Rhino GX Executive.
Time & SpeedCars and watches go together like spaghetti and meatballs, so it makes sense that some watchmakers utilize this inherent relationship to create fine timepieces. Owning a car and a watch sure is neat, but owning a watch that was directly inspired by your car is even better.
Compared to the 488 GTB, the new 488 Pista comes in 198 lbs lighter and with an additional 49 horsepower. That last part points to what Ferrari calls ” the largest ever increase in engine power for a special series car.” Total output for the 488 Pista is set at 710 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque. Combine the reduces weight and increase power, and you have a 0 to 62 mph time of 2.85 seconds, 0-124 mph time of 7.6 seconds and a max speed of over 210 mph.
To celebrate Ferrari’s 70th anniversary, the Italian marque and its partner Hublot are presenting a new original collection. Conceived with the same approach used for
designing a car at the Ferrari Design Centre and integrating Hublot’s watchmaking expertise, the Techframe Ferrari 70 years Tourbillon Chronograph opens a new chapter
in the partnership that unites Hublot and Ferrari. The Techframe Ferrari 70 Years is available in three versions — King Gold, PEEK Carbon, and Titanium — each of which is produced in 70 limited editions. It is destined to be a collector’s item.
Named after the legendary Formula One driver Ayrton Senna, McLaren aimed to make the Senna a true track car that can legally drive on the road. To make this happen they started with raw power coming from a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 789 bhp and 590 lb-ft of torque. This engine, codenamed M840TR, is McLaren most powerful combustion engine made for a road car. When engineers created this engine, they took inspiration from motorsport for the dry sump lubrication and flat-plane crankshaft.
Price: ~ $1,000,000
The RM 11-03 McLaren, created in close collaboration between McLaren Design Director Rob Melville and Richard Mille Engineer Fabrice Namura, has been in development since McLaren Automotive and Richard Mille partnered last year uniting a mutual interest in unique design, the use of new materials and modern craftsmanship. Design cues borrowed from McLaren’s range of luxury sports and supercars are reflected in this special timepiece.
Precious TimeAs mentioned before, watches and cars go hand-in-hand. If you’re going to drive a nice car, you should be wearing a timepiece that’s just as special. In this section, we look at the best-of-the-best when it comes to luxurious timepieces.
Demonstrating its rich British history and quality Swiss craftsmanship, the DSTB is a testament to its heritage, vision and Haute Horlogerie ingenuity. Stainless steel 44mm case, dial side true beat seconds, exclusive calibre A&S6003 Arnold & Son automatic movement, domed sapphire dial, and hand-stitched alligator leather strap.
With the Flying Regulator Open Gear, Chronoswiss has once more created a completely new interpretation of its iconic model- this time by showcasing the Regulator modification of the movement as a central design element.
A pre-patinated bronze case, exclusive to the brand, gives the piece a more pronounced maritime look as though recovered from many years on the sea bed. The dial has a matching teak, resembling that of an authentic teak deck – a nod to the seafaring pedigree of the Admirals. Twelve pennants around the dial are the traditional hour markers for this collection.
The Chronofighter Vintage GMT is the tough guys’ ticket to time travel. It integrates a second time zone in a design that takes inspirations from different eras elegantly in its stride. Parented by the Chronofighter Vintage series, this model combines sophisticated contemporary horology with visible vintage flashbacks. It whisks the imagination on time travel trips taking in nostalgic plane adventures, fuelled by whispers of the worlds of independent babyboomers and the liberated Beat Generation. The family’s trademark stop-start trigger is reliably ready for action, wherever, whenever.
Gold is the perfect commodity to share the intrinsic HYT fascination with time’s fluidity. The H0 Gold celebrates this precious metal’s immaculate journey from the jewels of antiquity, to unsurpassed energy conduction in the digital age. Considered dial detail, such as a power reserve display with a water-themed pattern, provide exacting punctuation in this 360° statement on the intricate relationship between time and space. An ultra-matte black strap in alligator leather complements the 18k Champagne-colored gold case. With 2N purity and a confidently current mix of circular brushing and fine sandblasting, this confirms the timepiece’s relevance and presence, rooted in what matters. A golden opportunity to go with the flow.
Now you see them, now you don’t! Keep as many as forty automatic watches fully wound, and have them on display or completely hidden from view. The elegant Italian-made cabinet houses a remote controlled motorized lift mechanism that raises and lowers the complete watch winder system on command. In the lowered position, watches continue to be wound. Glass doors provide no hint of what lies behind the false mirrored panel inside.
The GT Tour adopts the codes of the ‘Classic’ car race. The limited edition GT Tour CARBON offers an even more radical version, with a forged carbon steel watch case and a sandblast ﬁnish dial that inspired by the coating of legendary automobile racetracks. Worn with an automobile leather style perforated black leather strap, this model with the black mat dial, the red hand and grey indexes is a tribute to the golden age of the car race. GT TOUR CARBON Limited edition 200 pieces
Air and SeaTraffic. Nobody wants to deal with it. So, why not take to the sea or air for travel instead. The “Air and Sea” category shows off many of the greatest ways that you can travel on water or in the skies. Traveling should be fun, not a hassle.
Innovative 5-blade scimitar propellers and the historic three-lifting surface configurations work together to give Avanti EVO unique aerodynamic performance in its class.
Avanti EVO achieves greater speed without compromising operating costs, running at up to 30% less than a jet of the same size at price of $ 7.695mShop Now
Through visionary design and superior performance, the Global 7000 aircraft is setting the new benchmark for the world’s finest business jet. Featuring four distinct living spaces, the largest in-class kitchen and an advanced wing design for an exceptionally smooth ride, the Global 7000 aircraft redefines the business aircraft experience. The highly anticipated Global 7000 business aircraft has an impressive long-range capability of 7,400 nm (13,705 km) at M 0.85 with eight passengers, and will fly non-stop* from London to Singapore, Dubai to New York City, or Sydney to San Francisco, with a maximum operating speed of M 0.925.
The Global 7000 business jet is on track for entry-into-service in the second half of 2018 and has a list price of $72.8 M (US). Sales inquiries can be made at 514-855-8221.
A car that flies. A plane that drives. Inspired by nature, engineered by men and evolved over time, the PAL-V Liberty is a groundbreaking product that inaugurates the age of the flying car. The PAL-Liberty is a marriage between safety and fun, designed to satisfy the most demanding customers.
The 45 Express Sportfish by Hatteras is engineered for the angler who demands the best. She offers the legendary Hatteras experience in a versatile Express version. Expertly crafted and outfitted to be an imposing, yet nimble tournament-style force on the water, the 45EX features an optional full tower, outriggers and an arsenal of amenities. Built in The U.S.A.
The vision for the SX line’s initial offering originates from a simple idea: a fresh take on life at sea—a social yacht that cultivates a natural connection to the environment with exceptional, wide-open living spaces. Intent to push the boundaries of traditional yacht design, Sanlorenzo brought onboard modern design principles of home living with the SX line, whose principal design aesthetic is that of a megayacht that feels like an open loft. Executed in an innovative package where original meets practical, every vessel in the SX line remains true to the standards of timeless elegance which for years have positioned Sanlorenzo as the world’s leading builder of luxury motoryachts.
Price: Upon Request
Go Beyond the Bay. At twenty-seven feet overall, the SeaVee 270Z bay boat is a stable fishing platform designed for large, exposed bays and coastal areas, as well as the occasional offshore excursion. A hull draft of only 15 inches allows the 270Z to access skinny water and glide along silently guided by a high thrust trolling motor. A twin stepped hull powered by single or twin outboards provides a grin inducing performance at any speed, in a wide range of conditions. Discover a bay boat with offshore DNA running through its veins.
Price: $116,650 base price rigged w/ Mercury Verado 300 hp
GearIn today’s world, a gentleman must be a renaissance man capable of being at the ready at any given moment. This section provides you with some of the best gear that will aid you in your quest to be the all-ready gentleman that others look up to.
The BeoVision Eclipse is the TV meant for the most discerning homeowner. Its stylish design gives it the appearance of a piece of art whether turned on or off. When powered on, you’ll be greeted with the latest 4k HDR OLED screen technology and sound that will fully immerse any viewer. The BeoVision Eclipse is much more than just a TV.
Price: Starting at $10,990
DJI’s Mavic Pro revolutionized how the world saw drones and the new Mavic Air is taking it a step further. This new drone from DJI is extraordinarily portable, allowing you to take it on every adventure. Like DJI’s other drones, the Mavic Air is packed with the latest technology and high-quality camera equipment.
The MA252 Integrated Amplifier is the first hybrid integrated amplifier from McIntosh. It features retro design cues with a vacuum tube and solid-state circuit design inspired by the legendary McIntosh MC275 Vacuum Tube Amplifier.
At the very edge of Arizona’s picturesque Sonoran desert, discover lush greens, epic views and an Xperience unlike any other. This three-day golf immersion seamlessly blends the celebrated performance of PXG equipment with the breathtaking panoramas of Scottsdale National Golf Club’s three elite courses: The Mineshaft Course, The Other Course, and The Bad Little Nine. Add world-class service and exceptional food to the equation and you’ve got a once-in-a-lifetime Xperience only PXG could offer.
Price: Starting at $17,500
The Porsche Bike RX is the perfect partner for every off-road journey of discovery and has an unrelenting source of power: the cyclist’s sense of adventure. This is transmitted via the 20-speed Shimano gear shift to 27.5 inch wheels with smooth rolling tires. The high-end carbon frame combines stability with an extremely lightweight DT Swiss air suspension. Plus the hydraulic disc brakes by Magura ensure optimum control – with every maneuver.
The Olympica I is a beautiful speaker with seamless sound and an accurate reference model of acoustic enhancement. The speakers feature a natural walnut wood cabinet, similar to the flagship Aida.
FashionOf course, no gentleman is complete without proper attire. The “Fashion” section highlights some of the latest fashion trends, giving you pieces and brands you should be shopping with. No gentleman should ever be out for a night on the town in an outfit that’s unforgettable.
The swimsuits are handmade in the USA. Each textile is proprietary to our house—our Carrera Collection is made of one of kind art pieces transferred into textiles. The suits are made of a two-way stretch, quick-dry material and can be worn outside of the pool—with the most functional component is the anti-bacterial, moisture-wicking, lined mesh boxer-brief.
Sunglasses with Gum treatment: a special rubberized finish that is rather widespread in the automotive industry. The application, by hand, gives a pleasant feeling to the touch, enriching the surfaces of the frames and giving them a qualitative and consistent look.
The Evolution of the Voyage. A minimal, yet elegant reminder that it’s about the journey, not the destination. Featuring a Nubuck leather on top visor and front panels, perfed nubuck leather on back crown panels, Performance moisture wicking lining poly suede undervisor, Custom molded matte black tile trim at flawless placement position, Hidden interior “Besom” stash pocket, Nubuck leather strapback with matte black buckle closure custom molded matte black eyelets, Signature matte black with matte black enamel undervisor seal and the Melin brand woven taping & label.
Robert Graham represents the American Eclectic lifestyle brand-where craftsmanship, luxury and style intertwine. As a true design house since 2001, we’ve been inspiring fashion by developing unique garment-making techniques and complex textile patterns. Our creative seasonal collections encompass: men’s sportswear, premium denim, footwear, outerwear, loungewear, accessories, and women’s sportswear. With eye-catching mixed fabrics, one-of-a-kind trims and stunning embroideries, Robert Graham embodies luxury at its finest. Each product is unique, character-filled and distinctly Robert Graham–with “knowledge, wisdom, truth” embedded in each garment.
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