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AG Heuer has teamed up with two-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo for a limited edition timepiece.

Cristiano Ronaldo

An ambassador for the luxury Swiss watchmaker since 2014, Ronaldo now has his very own luxury watch named after him.

The Portuguese superstar is one of football’s most well known players, as well as the one of the beautiful game’s most recognisable brands.

Born in Madeira in 1985, Ronaldo is known within the game for his skills and electric speed. Phenomenally, the forward has clocked speeds at more than 33 km/h— the fastest in football.

Ronaldo, or CR7 as he is also known around the world, has an insatiable desire to be the best in his field – much like TAG Heuer.

Once the most expensive player in history and winner of two FIFA Ballon d’Or, Ronaldo is fearless in his determination to break every record and win every honour.

Cristiano Ronaldo

The Swiss watchmaker say Ronaldo, much like themselves, is a path-breaker, a time changer who refuses limits and, no matter what, never cracks under pressure

Ronaldo is one of TAG Heuer’s strongest ambassadors, which is why they have now constructed a new limited edition watch to honour their partnership, the Formula 1 CR7.

The Formula 1 CR7 is a numbered limited edition, and is something the two have been working on ever since CR7 became brand ambassador for luxury watchmaker.

Based on the Formula 1 Chronograph, the CR7 model has a black and green colour scheme on the bracelet, the dial and the hands.

The Swiss watchmaker says this is to evoke the football pitch that the beautiful game is played on.

The timepiece also features striking TAG Heuer and CR7 logos, which are also supposed to add a necessary hint of brightness that will catch the eye.

The strap also comes with green and black NATO strap, inspired by the nylon straps used by the British Army during World War II.

The strap features a buckle and pin made from 316L stainless steel. Both the ends of the strap and the buckle holes are laser-cut.

The Formula 1 CR7 timepiece also features a black bezel, coated with titanium carbide and bears the chronograph’s tachymeter scale.

Cristiano Ronaldo

A spokesman for TAG Heuer claims the strap is ultra-resilient and sits perfectly on any wrist.

The Formula 1 CR7 will be priced at CHF 1,450 ($1,515) in Switzerland, and is set to hit the market this July.

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Piaggio Group have partnered with fellow Italian giant Giorgio Armani to mark both companies’ respective anniversaries.

Vespa 946 Giorgio Armani

The two big-hitters are set to launch the Vespa 946 Giorgio Armani, which encompasses the two symbols of Italian style and creativity.

The luxury scooter is something of an anniversary model also, as this year Armani celebrates 40 years of excellence, while Piaggio is marking their landmark 130th anniversary.

The 946 badge stands for the year 1946, which was the year the world’s  first Vespa hit the market

The elegant Vespa scooter featured floorboards and front wings to protect riders in wet and cold conditions, something that that was revolutionary at the time.

In the many years that has followed, the Vespa scooter has firmly established itself as arguably the world’s best-known scooter name.

Vespa sells 11 different models in the US including LX 50 4V and S 50/4V that can reach 39 mph and return 85 mpg. There is also the speedier GTS 300 Super Sport SE that can hit 80 mph.

Vespas are available in three different displacements, including 50cc, 150cc and 300cc. In California all eight larger models are freeway legal.

The design on all of the models retains the chic, European style, and all include disc brakes and dual seats. Premium LXV and GTV models also feature a front luggage rack.

The Vespa 946 by Giorgio Armani doesn’t stray too far from what we have all come to expect from the iconic Vespa brand.

The luxury scooter comes with a grey-green livery and a green accent in the colour that are only revealed in a certain light. These are complemented by galvanizing satin metal parts.

Vespa 946 Giorgio Armani

An Emporio Armani badge adorns the side covers as well as the iconic vulture on the headlight casing.

The scooter comes with a 125cc, 11hp engine, with ABS and ASR traction control as standard.

The luxury scooter also includes an electronic fuel injected four stroke engine designed for maximum fuel efficiency and emissions.

The Vespa 946 also features smartphone integration to ensure you stay up to date with the latest handheld devices, while retaining enhanced functionality.

It’s unclear at this present time how much the Vespa 946 by Giorgio Armani will cost when it reaches the market.

Another special edition scooter from the Piaggio Group, the Vespa Bellissima, launched at around €10,000 ($11,300).

Vespa 946 Giorgio Armani

The Vespa 946 Emporio Armani will be available in limited amounts in June 2015 in major cities worldwide.

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A luxury riverboat described as one of the most beautiful river ships ever designed was christened in Amsterdam last week.

Riverboat

The stunning riverboat, which is dedicated to the Habsburg dynasty’s only female ruler, has set sail on its maiden voyage from the Netherlands.

Press and public got their first hand-on glimpse of the S.S. Maria Theresa, at a lavish christening ceremony last week in Amsterdam.

The ceremony was assisted by Princess Anita von Hohenberg, a direct descendant of the Habsburg dynasty.

The S.S. Maria Theresa’s maiden voyage is being called a ‘tulips and windmills’ tour, and will see guests take in some of the Netherlands’ iconic sights.

The vessel will travel through a network of canals and rivers, stopping off in Hoorn, Nijmegen, Rotterdam and Veer in the Netherlands before calling at Ghent and Antwerp in Belgium.

The 150-passenger boat is now well into the 10-day trip, but such luxury doesn’t come cheap, as each passenger has had to stump up £2,500 for the privilege.

So apart from the lovely scenery the 10-day journey will bring, what will passengers get for their hard-earned cash?

The S.S. Maria Theresa features 64 staterooms and 11 suites, including a monster 410-square foot royal suite. The smallest staterooms are not exactly small, measuring at around 160 square feet.

Riverboat

The rooms feature canopy or four-poster Savoir beds, tasselled shades, chic linens and pillows as well as open-air French balconies on the main and upper decks offer beautiful water views.

Guests also have the luxury of having their very own in-room butler service.

Designed by the Red Carnation Hotel Collection, the 443ft vessel fabric wall coverings, plush carpets, antique furnishings and original art.

The S.S. Maria Theresa’s grand lobby features a massive 10-ft oil painting of the Habsburg dynasty’s only female ruler, whose 40-year reign ended when she died in 1780.

Their influence can be found throughout the vessel. The reception room features elaborate Baroque styles and velvet upholstery.

There’s plenty for passengers to do to keep themselves entertained during their voyages too, with full-service bars, a restaurant and cinema all on board.

The luxury riverboat also features a heated swimming pool, spa, and coffee bar.

If you missed the inaugural cruise, don’t worry, there are plenty more to come. Later this year the S.S. Maria Theresa will embark on a 15-day journey from Budapest to Amsterdam.

Riverboat

Prices start from t £4,688 per person, with an additional £2,560 required to secure the royal suite.

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Mercedes-Benz Style and Lufthansa Technik have partnered up on the design and completion of VIP aircraft cabins.

Mercedes Jet Cabin

The two companies will jointly develop a state-of-the-art, luxurious and integrated cabin concept for short and medium haul aircraft.

The early concepts from this joint partnership were shown off at EBACE 2015, which took place from between May 19-21 in Geneva.

Since 2010, Mercedes-Benz designers have also created designs for other products in cooperation with selected partners under the label Mercedes-Benz Style.

The aim is to transfer Mercedes-Benz’s luxury and aesthetic appeal to other spheres of life.

The portfolio of Mercedes-Benz Style includes products from the areas of mobility, lifestyle, sport and interior design.

Lufthansa Technik is one of the world’s leading providers of technical services for commercial and corporate aircraft.

There extensive work includes that of VIP and government aircraft, where it has more than 50 years of experience.

To date, Lufthansa Technik’s VIP and Executive Jet Solutions Division has modified or completed more than 100 short, medium and long haul aircraft.

Lufthansa Technik also offers special services such as the completion of customised aircraft cabins.

The early design concepts from the joint partnership sees the traditional separation of ceiling, wall and floor replaced by a spiral layout. The cabin is designed so that it feels organic and flows like a spiral, and creates a new sense of space.

Mercedes Jet Cabin

Mercedes’ strong emphasis on contrast in terms of material, colour and lighting is all too apparent in the early design concepts.

The cabin windows are concealed by black panels, which were inspired by the screen design in the Mercedes‑Benz S-Class. Mercedes-Benz Magic Sky technology allows the panels to be dimmed electrically from black to transparent. The displays and touch screens used for entertainment and information can also be easily integrated into the black panels.

The overall design is characterised by the state-of-the-art luxury that one would come to expect from the Mercedes-Benz brand.

Lufthansa Technik will call upon their decades of experience to ensure the Mercedes-Benz Style’s unique design and the particular requirements of the aircraft cabin go hand in hand.

The two companies plan to target their new concept at a private global clientele with a strong affinity for unique design, innovation and style.

Mercedes Jet Cabin

In the coming months, the two companies will evaluate the level of customer interest on the VIP market, alongside further developing the details of the design concept.

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A luxury hotel in India has been voted as the World’s Best Hotel Brand by a leading industry magazine.

Yoga at The Oberoi Udaivilas

The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur was awarded the accolade at the Travel and Leisure, World’s Best Awards, 2015.

Oberoi Hotels and Resorts, global hotel company, which is based in Delhi, was also voted the World’s Best Hotel Brand by the leading industry magazine.

The Oberoi Group was founded in 1934, and now owns or operates more than 20 luxury hotels and two river cruise ships in five countries.

The group also manages hotels under the Trident brand, and operates properties in India and Saudi Arabia.

Oberoi Hotels and Resorts have received numerous awards and accolades over the years. The Group’s luxury hotels have established a reputation for redefining luxury and excellence in service among their many hotels around the world.

The acre Oberoi Udaivilas in Rajasthan beat off a slew of luxury hotels from around the world to win the accolade for the second year running.

Guests arrive at the palace, which overlooks a stunning lake, by private boat. The 50-acre five-star hotel features nine Premier rooms with a semi-private pool and terrace. Each room has breathtaking views of wildlife such as deer and peacocks.

The Oberoi Udaivilas

The awards are among the most prestigious in the travel industry, due to the fact that they are voted for by its readers.

Readers rate their experiences and evaluate hotels across the world rating a number of factors. These are rooms and facilities, location, service, restaurants, food and value.

After receiving the awards, P.R.S. Oberoi, executive chairman of the Oberoi Group said that the group are honoured by being the best hotel brand in the world and also having the best hotel in the world.

The hotel chief said he dedicated the World’s Best Hotel Brand award to all of the guests and to all employees of The Oberoi Group. He gave special praise to the group’s staff, who he said worked passionately to ensure their guests receive warm, personalised and caring service.

Mr. Nathan Lump, editor at Travel and Leisure magazine, congratulated Oberoi Hotels and Resorts for being named both the top hotel brand and have the top-ranked hotel in the same year.

He said this was down to the fact its properties are of exceptional quality in picture-perfect locations.

The Oberoi Udaivilas Dinning

He also praised the group’s exceptional service standard that Travel and Leisure readers say go above and beyond.

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