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  • Richemont's flagship brand Cartier will rise prices for watches and jewellery by 5 percent in the euro zone following the surge in the Swiss franc.

  • Four Winds, Barbados - guide price $55 million

    Luxury home-buying in the Caribbean is bouncing back this year, with real estate agents citing the improved economic picture in the U.K. and U.S.

  • Supercars are very common on the wide, state-of-the-art highways of Dubai. But a new record-breaking Lamborghini, made out of gold and gems, is sure to turn heads.

  • Patek Philippe 6002 watch

    The watchmaker Patek Philippe has a new piece so exclusive, you need a password to read about it—and have to fill out an application to buy it.

  • Necker Island in the Caribbean is owned by business magnate Richard Branson

    Owning a private island has long been seen as the ultimate status symbol of the rich and famous – but perhaps not for much longer, as wealthy individuals opt to rent islands instead of splashing out.

  • Jay-Z

    When Jay Z starts rapping about Basquiat and Art Basel, is it time to think we've reached the top of an art bubble? At least one observer thinks so.

  • James Bond's famous submarine car from "The Spy Who Loved Me" has just been sold for $967,120, a price that was below what many had expected.

  • A global travel bug has bitten the wealthy, fueling a surge in private jet tours—hyperexclusive, month-long trips aboard custom-built jets that drop in on exotic countries.

  • Tennis great Rafael Nadal is one of the most obsessive, ritual-oriented players on the tour. And part of that ritual now includes a $690,000 watch.

  • The 1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Convertible Victoria, took the “Best of Show Award” at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach, Calif., on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013.

    Total sales for this weekend's auction at Concours D'Elegance Pebble Beach reached a record breaking $301 million, according to Hagerty.

  • The Ferrari 275 GTB/4*S NART Spyder was one of only 10 of its kind ever built.

    The red Ferrari was one of only 10 ever built, and its single-family ownership reportedly increased interest in the sale.

  • The car used for the classic '80s movie should go for more than $250,000, but some think it could fetch up to $1 million.

  • Record lottery payouts are rewriting the conventional financial wisdom about how the winners can best handle their good fortune, from tax advice to their reconfigured lives.

  • Jill Zarin of "The Real Housewives of New York City" with Ginger on their way to Los Angeles.

    Two veterinarians and a private jet company have partnered to offer the country's only ride-along-vet, concierge-pet service.

  • Since the financial crisis, the wealthy have become the nation's top cash hoarders, filling up deposit accounts and money markets at a rapid clip.

  • Bugatti Vitesse

    CNBC's Robert Frank test drives the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, which happens to be the fastest production roadster on the planet. And one of the most expensive.

  • A Long Island contractor decided to buy the contents of a storage container for about $100 and inside he found a rare car that was in the James Bond movie, "The Spy Who Loved Me." The car is now up for auction.

  • Mark Rothko's "White Center"

    While avoiding fanfare, a sister of the emir of this tiny Persian Gulf state has become one of the art world’s most important players. The NYT reports.

  • Everyone has their own definition of what it means to be rich, but a new study from UBS has a cold, hard answer: $5 million—with at least $1 million of that in cold, hard cash.

  • Duff Goldman

    The private aviation company SMART JETS is trying to differentiate its service by offering clients something more, something you won't find flying commercial.