This winter you won't need a non-caloric silicon-based kitchen lubricant to achieve sledding speeds in excess of 40 miles an hour — all you need is the Snolo Sled ($2,550). With a mono shell made entirely from carbon fibre, it features a contour-molded seating area perfect for your lower body, with a foam-padded seat and a back rest to keep you comfortable. With a single ski in the front, and two skis in the back (also made from carbon fibre), you can really fly down the hill, all while maintaining the maneuverability you would expect on a snowboard. Just be warned: this isn't your grandpa's sled, and at 40 mph, you could do some serious damage to your part.
More art-object than timepiece, the Atmos Hermes Clock ($42,000) is truly a functional thing of beauty. A three-part collaboration between luxury brands Hermes, Jaeger-LeCoultre, and Saint-Louis, this crystal bubble globe houses an incredible piece of time-keeping technology: the Atmos clock. The world's only mechanical timepiece that does not require any winding from a human hand — it uses changes in the surrounding temperature to interact with a gas-filled capsule that expands and contracts to wind the movement. With design from Hermes, and master hand-made glass craftsmanship from Saint-Louis, this clock represents an incredible partnership, ingenious craftsmanship, and attention to detail completely uncommon among average household items.
There are table games, and then there are status symbols — and the Eleven Ravens Stealth Ping Pong Table ($70,000) sits somewhere on that spectrum closer to a status symbol. Limited to just five units, this special edition ping pong table is sure to start a few conversations (and probably encourage a touch of jealousy). Inspired by the Nighthawk Stealth Bomber, and made entirely from aircraft grade aluminum with carbon fiber accents, each of the five tables comes numbered and signed by the artist who crafted them. And with details like hidden drawers that perfectly hold your paddles and balls, the design serves form as well as function.
Just when you think you've seen it all, some mad genius goes and creates the unimaginable, a Batman Tumbler Golf Cart ($17,500). While it may not have rocket-propulsion and an array of formidable weaponry, that shouldn't diminish anything about this impressive beast. Starting from the frame of an EZ-Go Golf Cart, they've stripped it down and rebuilt it from frame and sheet metal with a carefully-sculpted cowl. The tech specs include a go-cart motor capable of driving at 38mph, four-link rear suspension with coil-over-shocks, a brand new battery, leather seats, and so much more. Plenty to make even the caped crusader happy.
If you need a watch that's so precise it can keep time down to a tiny fraction of a second, you need the Tag Heuer Carrera Mikrogirder Watch ($120,000). Representing the complete reinvention of mechanically-regulated watch movement, this timepiece measures time down to a ridiculous 5/10,000th of a second — so you'll never have to worry about missing a beat. The watch comes on a hand-sewn anthracite soft-touch alligator bracelet, with a polished and brushed black titanium carbide coated steel case, a sapphire crystal, and an anthracite and silver dial.
Odds are, you've dreamed of having the ability to fly unaided, soaring above the rooftops effortlessly, only to wake up and realize that you're still bound to the ground. With the Martin Jetpack ($100,000 and up), you can fly to altitudes of up to 800 feet, at speeds of nearly 50 miles per hour, for as long as thirty minutes — and while that doesn't quite meet your dream of flying without help, it's the next best thing. Built on top of a V4 engine that produces 200 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque, and capable of flying with a pilot or remotely, this jetpack is also built with safety in mind. A ducted fan, easy-to-use controls, a composite airframe built for strength, and a deployable parachute makes it nearly as safe as walking.
What's the best way to improve on the classic look of a pair of aviator sunglasses? Wrap it them gold, of course. These Ray-Ban Aviator Solid Gold Sunglasses ($3,200) — an exclusive edition limited to only 1,200 pairs, numbered and engraved — feature frames made entirely from pure 18-karat gold. They come with polarized Neophan Green lenses that produce the most natural vision possible in a pair of sunglasses, creating clarity and comfort without modifying the way you see colors. Each pair ships with a brown leather carrying case worthy of protecting such a unique set of eyewear.
Given the name, you might think the Ralph Lauren Bond Game Set ($4,995) has something to do with 007 — and it does, if you consider that you need secret agent-level funds to purchase it. The set also shares with Fleming's creation a knack for style, as it's built from walnut and carbon-fiber leather, with game pieces made with polished and black powder-coated nickel. It's guaranteed to be the fanciest game of solitaire, chess, checkers, backgammon, or tic-tac-toe you've ever played.
It might not be Tom Ford, but we're pretty sure Jay-Z wouldn't complain about you sporting this Shawn Carter x Rick Owens Mollino Crocodile Jacket ($58,000). The result of a collaboration between the two creatives, this jacket is made from actual crocodile, and features a funnel collar with off-center zipper, long, slim-cut arms, zippered cuffs, another zippered pocket on the left sleeve, and a shoulder-to-shoulder zipper on the back that provides access to a hidden pouch. And should you feel bad about dropping over $50K on a single piece of outerwear, know that 100% of the proceeds will go to the Shawn Carter Foundation, which provides scholarships to deserving low-income students.
While there are plenty of options available if you're considering a good table game for your house or apartment, there are few that look as good as the Post Foosball Table ($6,000). In an effort to preserve elements of historically-significant buildings near their home on the Saigon River, post has reclaimed hardwood sourced from demolished buildings in Vietnam. This table is made from that hardwood, instantly granting it an antique appearance that will look great in your space. Cast irons legs, iron nets, and abstract-looking players lend to its aged look.
Whether you're using it to digitally map your surroundings, scout the terrain for your next outdoor adventure, or realize your lifelong dream of becoming a pilot, the SenseFly eBee Drone ($25,000) is one versatile UAV. Small, light, and portable, the eBee features foam modular construction, letting it break down to fit in a carry-on size case, and launch from your hand — so it's easy to use and take anywhere. It features artificial intelligence and comes with flight planning software, allowing even the most inexperienced pilots to fly and land with ease. Professional-quality mapping software and an onboard 16 megapixel camera give you a view of the ground like you've never seen before, ideal for charting a run down an unfamiliar slope, plotting your course down a river, or just getting a bird's-eye-view of your city.
While we can't promise that they sound any better than the pair of earbuds you already have plugged in, we can promise that these Apple Solid Rose Gold Earpods ($25,000) won't leave anyone wondering about your position in life. These one-of-a-kind buds were collaboratively re-envisioned by famed industrial designers Jony Ive and Marc Newsom exclusively for the 2013 RED auction. They are completely coated in 18-karat rose gold (a blend of gold, copper, silver, and zinc), and presented in a custom display case. So whether you choose to display them on your head, or in their handsome case, everyone will know exactly what kind of man you are.
Don't let its aggressive outward appearance fool you — belowdecks, the Wally 55 Powerboat ($2.4 million) is every bit a luxury sports cruiser. Available with two or three cabins, and space to accommodate a crew member, it can comfortably sleep up to five passengers. A fully-appointed galley and several restrooms with showers mean you don't have to leave the comforts of home when you take to the sea. Four Volvo IPS600 engines producing 435 horsepower apiece push this yacht through the water at an impressive pace of 40 knots. The deck has plenty of space for sunbathing and relaxing (concealed by a wraparound windscreen), and a hydraulic swim ladder makes a perfect launch point for taking a dip.
Imagine surveying your 500-plus acre estate bordering the Pioneer Mountains in Hailey, Idaho — where moose, deer, and elk roam freely — from the balcony of your 1,400 square foot log home. That dream will become reality for the next owner of Steve McQueen's Pioneer Moon Ranch ($7,400,000). The East Fork of the Big Wood River flows for over one and a half miles through the property, providing ample wild rainbow trout fishing. A huge 1,500 square foot four-bay garage gives you plenty of space for all your toys (we suggest at least one vintage Porsche in recognition of the former owner). An annex building gives visitors a place to stay because, let's face it, you're going to have a few drop-ins once word gets out about your new country compound.
You might not be able to pull off the combination frat shag, mullet quite like Bubba, (or bend a ball through the trees) but you can still cruise the course in style in your own Golf Cart Hovercraft ($58,000). Easily float over sand traps and water hazards thanks to a 65 horsepower two-cylinder engine with a nine-blade fan, at speeds of up to 45mph. This cart fits up to four passengers, and can hold two golf bags in the open rear compartment. Meets U.S. Coast Guard standards for hovercrafts and includes a trailer for easy towing.
America's answer to the previously-dominant German carmakers, the 2014 Cadillac CTS ($45,000-$72,000) simultaneously boasts beauty and braun. The third-generation mid-sized sedan brings the brand's flagship model up to speed with its German competition — with aggressive front styling, a trio of engine options — a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder good for 272 hp, a 3.6-liter V6 cranking out 321 hp, or an all-new twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter V6 that blasts out 420 hp — and either a six- or new eight-speed automatic transmission. Other highlights include a body that's longer, shorter, and lighter, Caddy's Magnetic Ride Control real-time damping system — the first time it's popped up on a non V version — available all-wheel drive, front-wheel Brembo brakes in the vSport, the CUE infotainment system (which utilizes Bose Active Noise Cancellation to monitor powertrain noise and sends out opposing non-audible frequencies to counteract these sounds), and an interior that's among the best GM has ever produced. Available early 2014.
If you've got a few extra bills burning a hole in the pockets of your flight suit, err cargo shorts, and you don't feel like waiting in line for a G6, it might be time to consider pre-ordering a Saker S-1 Personal Jet ($7,000,000). Sure, it's a bit on the pricey side, but you can't put a cost on the time you'll save traveling across the country at Mach .99. (With a 5,000 hour TBO on the engines and an operating cost of $2 per nautical mile, it's actually pretty cheap to run.) And, even though it looks like a jet fighter, you don't need any special training to fly it — good news for your G6 pilot.
Give your favorite writer the gift of a tool they'll use for a lifetime, the Porsche Design P'3135 Titanium Pen ($1,050). Milled from a single piece of solid titanium, this pen is as indestructible as it is beautiful. This fountain pen features an 18-carat gold nib, and an internal well, making writing a pleasure. It's finished off with a scratch proof PVD coating, keeping it looking great regardless of use. Comes with an aluminum sleeve for safe keeping.
The name Hasselblad has inspired lust among professional photographers for decades, and for good reason — it's synonymous with quality, from large-format cameras to studio DSLRs. The Hasselblad Lunar Camera ($7,000), pays tribute to the 500C of 1957, the first camera ever in space. The 24 megapixel CMOS sensor, lenses, and other innards are all Swedish, while the exterior sports an Italian design and luxury materials (mahogany, leather, even gold). Advanced image stabilization keeps your photos clear in situations that typically call for a tripod. It comes standard with an 18-55mm focal-range lens (short- and long-range lenses are also available).
There's no denying that riding bikes is a blast, but there's also no arguing against the fact that they're about as dangerous as a vehicle can be. The Chak Molot Motorcycle ($75,000) (based on a 2013 Honda CBR 1000RR ABS with some pretty heavy modifications) takes huge strides to make riding much safer. The improvements start with the lights — replacing ordinary incandescents with brighter and more responsive LEDs that make you much more visible. Predictive emergency braking technology combined with ABS allows the bike to alert the rider to potential hazards, stop automatically if necessary, all without losing control. Additionally, it features blind spot monitoring, a gyroscope-controlled engine cut-off system, and lighter, stronger construction for improved responsiveness and durability in a crash.