From Monaco wall art to a baby Bentley, here’s our list of late summer luxuries
Words: Alice Cairns
Fly across the water with the new Flitescooter. Designed for beginners and families, it has a jet propulsion system and detachable handlebars which allow it to be used like a scooter or a surfboard, according to preference.
£12,995, available from Sunseeker, 34-36 Davies Street
Proclaim your love of Monaco with this colourful retro wall art. Paying homage to the 1955 Monaco Grand Prix, this poster is one of a limited edition of just 280 and is printed on cotton fine art paper.
£420, Pullman Editions, 94 Pimlico Road
King of the road
Porsche Racing Moments collects together Rainer W. Schlegelmich’s breathtaking photos of Porsche endurance racing, from Le Mans to Spa Francorchamps. See cars speeding past packed crowds, mechanics at work beneath the hood and teams of drivers discussing tactics.
Taschen, available from Selfridges from October, 400 Oxford Street
The Wheel of Time exhibition at Christie’s showcases the work of Chinese jewellery creator Wallace Chan, from a delicate sapphire butterfly to one of the largest cut black diamonds in the world.
Until 10 September. Free entry, Christie’s, 8 King Street
The Little Car Company has released a road-legal, 85 per cent scale recreation of the world’s most famous Bentley. The Bentley Junior is a hand-crafted, colour-matched miniature version of the 1929 Bentley Blower, with a period-correct racing number and hand-painted flags on both sides of the body.
£90,000 for the first edition, Jack Barclay Bentley, 18 Berkeley Square
The Sunseeker 100 Yacht will make her show debut at the Monaco Yacht Show, complete with sunbathing hideaways, a stateroom with private bow terrace and a generous beach club.
POA, Sunseeker, 34-36 Davies Street
X marks the spot
Peter Harrington has acquired an unusual collection of maps including the first printed chart of Monaco, featuring most of its ports, harbours and bays. This copy includes the gilt arms of the Marquis de Castries.
£18,000, Peter Harrington, 43 Dover Street
Top 3…sleek watches
The Tag Heuer Monaco Chronograph is a limited edition in racing blue, celebrating the brand’s connection to the world of racing cars.
£8,050, Tag Heuer, 449 Oxford Street
The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master is guaranteed to be waterproof to a depth of 100 metres, and has been designed specifically for navigators and skippers.
£25,650, available from Pragnell, 14 Mount Street
Back to the future
Carl F. Bucherer has released a limited-edition revival of a 1960s classic. The Heritage Chronometer reimagines a retro futurist design in modern colours and materials, with a 1960s era family crest embossed on the back.
£5,100, Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street
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