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Tag Heuer can’t stop teasing its super-expensive smartwatch

Tag Heuer can’t stop teasing its super-expensive smartwatch

Tag Heuer hasn't been shy about teasing its upcoming smartwatch, and as a stalwart of the traditional watch brands there's plenty of interest in what's up its sleeve. The Tag Heuer Connected is due to be unveiled officially on November 9th, but we now know how at least a portion of the wearable will look when it hits wrists.

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Apple Watch Hermès is now up for grabs, if you can afford it

Apple Watch Hermès is now up for grabs, if you can afford it

Nothing says luxury and prestige than fine hand leather. Or a four-digit price tag. Whichever your take, that is exactly what Apple is now making available with its Apple Watch Hermès edition. Partnering the already fine Apple Watch with the extra fine leather straps from the luxury marque, Apple is heralding the formal entry of the smartwatch device into the world of high fashion. And it is a move that will definitely inspire traditional luxury watch makers to jump on the smartwatch train, which, in turn, will help validate the wearable device industry.

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How Iron Man tech is helping Mercedes build better dashboards

How Iron Man tech is helping Mercedes build better dashboards

The 21st century dashboard is about more than just a speedo and fuel gage, and Mercedes is looking to blockbuster movie tech to fend off CarPlay and Android Auto. I caught up with the latest in infotainment at the Mercedes-Benz Research and Development North America center with the team responsible for recent concepts like the autonomous F 015 and the shape-shifting Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile, to find out why a supercomputer-on-wheels is the future of transportation.

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Brabus Business Lounge van is a luxury apartment on wheels

Brabus Business Lounge van is a luxury apartment on wheels

Brabus, the performance auto tuning outfit from Germany, seems to have taken a break from supercharging Mercedes' AMG sedans and has come up with a Business Lounge van, a ridiculously luxurious ride based on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. While the exterior design might be a bit tame compared to Brabus standards, the real attraction is inside, where riders will find enough high-tech comforts and plush seating arrangements to want make the vehicle their new home.

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New Vertu Signature Touch puts specs on par with luxury

New Vertu Signature Touch puts specs on par with luxury

Gone are the days when "luxury smartphones" meant paying both arms and both legs but getting last year's specs inside. It seems that this niche market has caught up with the trend at long last. Vertu has announced a revamp of last year's Signature Touch model and this time it might well be worth the price, both in terms of design and performance. Touting 2015 flagship specs wrapped inside premium materials, the New Signature Touch is something that could make affluent geeks swoon with pleasure.

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Mercedes’ Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile previews super-luxe digital age

Mercedes’ Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile previews super-luxe digital age

Mercedes-Benz has taken the wraps off its latest concept, the Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile, dubbed a "digital transformer". Previewing a four-door coupe at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2015, the Mercedes Concept IAA has a 41 mile electric range from its super-slippery body.

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Bentley Bentayga luxury SUV details revealed in full

Bentley Bentayga luxury SUV details revealed in full

Following shortly after a teaser video, Bentley is now announcing the full details of the first ever SUV to grace its luxury line, the Bentayga. From the headlights to the cabin interior to the set of driver safety technologies, the Bentayga bears the Bentley DNA that is defined by luxury and comfort. But at the same time, it attempts redefines the luxury SUV category by introducing what is claimed to be the fastest and most powerful of its kind, thanks to an all new W12 powertrain.

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2016 Lexus RX first drive – Best-seller goes bold

2016 Lexus RX first drive – Best-seller goes bold

There's no arguing with quite how important the RX is to Lexus. The company credits it with kickstarting the "midsize luxury crossover segment" - that's fancy SUV to you and I - back in 1998, and since then over 1.2m have been sold. You could forgive Lexus for playing it safe, then, when it comes to refreshing the best-selling model in its line-up.

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Line up, billionaires, the Rolls-Royce Dawn is here

Line up, billionaires, the Rolls-Royce Dawn is here

If you're ridiculously wealthy and love the wind in your hair, Rolls-Royce has the convertible for you. The new Rolls-Royce Dawn has broken cover officially today, a vast open-top luxury cruiser intended to cosset four adults who want both access to the sunshine but without sacrificing the near-silent ride the marque is known for.

The 23-karat Watch Urbane Luxe is so fancy, even LG only has one

The 23-karat Watch Urbane Luxe is so fancy, even LG only has one

Rarity means value, and LG isn't taking any chances with the Watch Urbane Luxe, its 23-karat gold plated smartwatch. Turns out, even though it's LG's guts inside the glittering case, exclusive vendor Reeds Jewelers was only willing to part with a single example of the $1,200 wearable to bring to IFA 2015.

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Mercedes can’t stop teasing its super-luxe S-Class Cabriolet

Mercedes can’t stop teasing its super-luxe S-Class Cabriolet

Mercedes-Benz will officially reveal its super-luxury S-Class Cabriolet at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month, but the German automaker can’t stop teasing the drop-top beforehand. Following the artist’s sketch of the convertible shown off earlier this month, the new image contrasts the upcoming car against its closest predecessor, a soft-top dating back almost four and a half decades.

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Bugatti counts out SUV and sedan amid Chiron focus

Bugatti counts out SUV and sedan amid Chiron focus

Don't expect Bugatti to follow luxe rivals into making an SUV or a sedan, with the company cutting off speculation that it might echo stablemate Bentley's range-expansion. Despite showing off eye-catching concepts like the Bugatti 16C Galibier 5-door fastback in 2009, not to mention the growing trend among luxury car makers to cater to high-rolling and deep-pocketed customers with a taste for SUVs, according to company chief Wolfgang Dürheimer the focus remains on having just two doors.

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