Filmed in High Definition by award winning filmmakers, our programmes take you on a voyage of discovery, from Tokyo to Delhi and St. Moritz to Moscow uncovering the world’s finest experiences and luxuries. We have exclusive access to the world’s most exceptional places, events, brand leaders and creative minds.
Fearless – Maria Teresa de Filippis 1 minute 4 seconds
Maria Teresa de Filippis was the first woman to qualify for a Formula 1 Grand Prix, behind the wheel of a Maserati 250F. Hers is a story of passion and audacity and for this reason, Maserati celebrates her achievements on the occasion of International Women’s Day, on 8th March.
Rosewood Luang Prabang 2 minutes 17 seconds
Hidden in the lush green jungle that surrounds the historic royal settlement of Luang Prabang, a river — emanating from a flowing waterfall — runs through the heart of this exotic retreat. Taking its cue from the French-Lao architecture for which the town is known, the interiors — designed by Bill Bensley — reflect the influences of ancient temples, while luxurious tented villas celebrate the explorer spirit. This film by Oyen Rodriguez uncovers the mysterious beauty of Rosewood Luang Prabang….
The Macallan And Sir Peter Blake 3 minutes 24 seconds
The Macallan has unveiled the “Anecdotes of Ages” Collection – an extraordinary art and whisky collaboration with globally renowned British pop artist, Sir Peter Blake. The collaboration, which is The Macallan’s third with the iconic artist and is part of a relationship which has spanned more than three decades, celebrates The Macallan’s rich legacy and Sir Peter Blake’s remarkable contribution to the art world.
Charlie Siem – Inspiring Greatness 2 minutes 42 seconds
Rolls-Royce speaks with classical violinist Charlie Siem, who discusses the physical and mental challenges of performing some of the most famous, technically demanding and emotionally powerful pieces of music ever written.
Amanyara 2 minutes 37 seconds
Removed from the rest of the world, Amanyara is a soothing retreat set on the shores of a pristine private beach, lapped by crystal clear waters that are rich with marine life.
Amanyara basks in unprecedented seclusion on the shores of an 18,000-acre nature preserve. Overlooking a pristine one-kilometre white sand beach and the turquoise waters of North West Point Marine National Park, the resort offers access to some of the finest scuba-diving and snorkelling in the Turks and Caicos, as well as world-class restaurants, superb wellness facilities and activities for the whole family.
Turquoise Mountain 1 minute 14 seconds
Turquoise Mountain was founded in 2006 by HRH The Prince of Wales to revive historic areas and traditional crafts, to provide jobs, skills and a renewed sense of pride.
Since 2006, Turquoise Mountain has restored over 150 historic buildings, trained over 6,000 artisans, and supported and generated over $15.5 million in sales of traditional crafts to international clients, including Kate Spade and London’s Connaught Hotel. Turquoise Mountain has also curated major international exhibitions at museums around the world, from the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha to the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C.
Turquoise Mountain has now built over 50 small businesses in Afghanistan, Myanmar, and the Middle East, supporting a new generation of artisan entrepreneurs who will not only drive economic development, but also preserve their unique cultures and traditions.
The Journey of a Fabergé Egg 3 minutes 47 seconds
For nearly two centuries, mystery and intrigue has surrounded Fabergé. Opening the doors of the company’s legendary workshops nestled in the Black Forest, watch the Palais Tsarskoye Selo Turquoise Locket with Heart Surprise come to life at the hands of true artisans. The workshops are overseen by appointed workmaster, Dr. Marcus Mohr – fourth generation of Victor Mayer, a 130-year-old family business well versed in the art of guilloché and enamelling.
Bremont Hawking Collection 10 minutes 23 seconds
Bremont is very proud to have worked closely with the Hawking family to create something completely unique and very special to commemorate the life of the remarkable Professor Stephen Hawking.
The Bremont Hawking Limited Edition Collection is dedicated to the British scientist whose work and study of time enhanced our understanding of the universe and beyond – the nature of space, the nature of matter and the nature of time.
The classically-styled Bremont Hawking Limited Edition watch, featuring a retrograde seconds hand and grand date, contains 4 wooden discs inlaid into the back of the watch taken from the desk at which Hawking contemplated the mysteries of the universe, one of his most treasured possessions.
Doña Carmen – A Love Story 1 minute 15 seconds
Awasi’s properties are located in some of the most unique environments in South America. The Awasi Foundation is committed to protecting the area’s natural and cultural heritage through the conservation of the ecosystems, the reintroduction of native species and concrete social initiatives. It is, some might argue, a love story….
Anya Hindmarch – I Am A Plastic Bag 4 minutes
Anya Hindmarch’s 2007 ground-breaking “I’m Not A Plastic Bag” was not only an immediate sell out world-wide but importantly, it significantly contributed to the reduction in the number of plastic bags being used. The limited-edition, reusable canvas tote was created in response to the growing environmental challenge of single-use plastic bags, and to inspire people to change their everyday actions.
Following on from the “I’m Not A Plastic Bag” project in 2007, Anya Hindmarch has created I Am A Plastic Bag. Made from an innovative new fabric which is created from recycled plastic bottles and coated with recycled plastic windshields, the collection uses the incredible technology and craftsmanship that is synonymous with the brand.
Rolls-Royce – The New Ghost In Moscow 59 seconds
The New Ghost Extended by Rolls-Royce is taken for a drive through the streets of the Russian capital by night, navigating Moscow’s most famous landmarks including the Kremlin, and the Bolshoi Theatre.
Matetsi Victoria Falls 4 minutes
Matetsi Victoria Falls offers a whole new way of experiencing the world’s greatest waterfall – Victoria Falls – in luxury. Set on a private 15km stretch of the mighty Zambezi, the lodge is unique in both world-class safari experiences and an idyllic retreat from which to visit the Falls. Acclaimed for its exquisite contemporary interiors, the luxury safari lodge has scooped up a number of design awards and travel accolades, and offers guests plenty of space in which to indulge in the wild in privacy.
Singita Ebony Lodge 3 minutes 39 seconds
Situated over the Sabi Sand River, Singita Ebony Lodge is considered one of Africa’s most iconic lodges and is revolutionary in its pioneering approach to the modern luxury safari experience. Each of the 12 luxurious suites include its own private plunge pool and almost all external walls have been replaced with glass and canvas to optimise views and space. Outdoor decks suspended off the river banks invite laidback dining and relaxing, allowing guests to be fully immersed in the natural surrounds. Located in Singita Sabi Sand in South Africa, Ebony Lodge provides guests with access to 45,000 acres of an incredible wildlife sanctuary that’s renowned for its high concentrations of big game and frequent leopard sightings.
Bawah Reserve 2 minutes 6 seconds
Bawah Reserve is an off-the-beaten track group of six tropical islands in the Riau Archipelago, Indonesia, located between Malaysia and Borneo. Only accessible by private seaplane from Singapore, the stunning sustainability-minded resort combines high-end design with a “back-to-nature” concept, offering a sensational all-inclusive private island experience in an undiscovered and richly diverse part of Indonesia.
Iris van Herpen – Roots of Rebirth 9 minutes 7 seconds
On 25th January 2021, Iris van Herpen revealed her latest collection, ‘Roots of Rebirth,’ during Paris Haute Couture Week. During such rarefied times, the designer explores a symbiosis of high technology and the artisanal craftsmanship of couture, through a collection that references the intricacy of fungi and the entanglement of life that breathes beneath our feet. Through ‘Roots of Rebirth,’ Van Herpen notions towards the miraculous lacery of interconnectedness from the natural ‘wood wide web,’ weaving a dialogue between the terrestrial and the underworld….
Amankora 3 minutes 16 seconds
Escape to the Himalayas…. Amankora is the first resort in Bhutan and has been a part of this legendary Buddhist Kingdom for over 15 years. Dedicated to providing an unparalleled experience of this pristine, year-round destination – one of the happiest places in the world – Amankora’s five lodges are each a sanctuary designed to complement its uniquely beautiful setting.
Bremont – Project Possible 5 minutes 27 seconds
2019 saw one man achieve the impossible. It is unlikely in this lifetime that anyone will complete something of the magnitude that Bremont Ambassador Nirmal ‘Nims’ Purja MBE accomplished in just 6 months and 6 days. Nims firmly took his place in mountaineering history when he completed Bremont Project Possible, a challenge to summit Earth’s 14 tallest mountains, all higher than 8,000m, in less than 7 months. Smashing the previous record of nearly 8 years and breaking a further 6 world records in the process, it’s arguably a record unlikely to be broken. The 14 mountains all enter the ‘death zone’ at that altitude, so-called because human life cannot exist there. Unphased by the enormity of the challenge, Nims never contemplated failure.
To celebrate this remarkable feat and the ultimate mountaineering goal, Bremont is releasing the Limited Edition Bremont Project Possible, limited to only 300 pieces. The watch has an open case back through which the rotor can be seen, which details the heights of each of the 14 mountains, and in the order that Nims summited them. Even with the sapphire case back, it is still water resistant to 500 metres and although built in limited numbers, its strength as a mountaineering watch has not been diminished.
Levison Wood – Inspiring Greatness 2 minutes 47 seconds
Rolls-Royce speaks with author, photographer, filmmaker and explorer, Levison Wood. Inspiring greatness is central to Rolls-Royce’s philosophy, from hand-building each motor car at the marque’s Global Centre of Luxury Manufacturing Excellence at Goodwood in West Sussex, to creating an app named Whispers, specifically to inspire greatness for clients around the world.
In this film, Wood describes his epic journey across nine months and 4,200 miles, as he traversed the River Nile.
Sabi Sabi’s Earth Lodge 3 minutes
Sabi Sabi’s Earth Lodge is a sanctuary symbolising a new era in luxury South African safari lodges. Sculpted into a slope of the earth, almost invisible in the landscape, the lodge uses texture, light and space to present a lodge like no other. Taking its cue from the surrounding environment, it has been described as the most environmentally sensitive lodge in Africa.
Earth Lodge reveals itself in a series of sensory revelations. On arrival, a hidden corridor leads you down on a journey to a unique and unforgettable experience. The unexpected entrance opens to a panorama of uninterrupted bushveld. As in nature, everything at Earth Lodge exists in harmony and guests are immediately aware of a sense of calm and a restoring spirit. Home to 13 ultra-luxurious suites, the lodge breaks with traditional bush lodge style to create a masterpiece of artistry and innovation.
Nick Foulkes & Sons – Cocktails And Cigars 22 minutes 18 seconds
During lockdown, Mark’s Club – situated in a beautiful Mayfair townhouse in London – started a virtual series with cigar aficionado, Nick Foulkes, and his son, Maximilian, both experts in the field. Nick is an author, editor, journalist, and internationally recognised authority on luxury travel, material culture, timepieces, the arts, and Master of Cigars. His son Maximilian is a Master of Havana Cigars.
The Financial Times recently featured the series, and Nick Foulkes was quoted saying; “Our broadcasts did come to the attention of the powers that be at Mark’s Club and in a daring lockdown-busting drive, my sons fired up their scooters and with me riding pillion on Freddie’s 1963 Vespa, we headed for Mayfair – not to test my eyesight but to film three socially distanced episodes back to back on the Club’s cigar terrace, which, with its sofas, roaring fire and attentive service by Antonino, was something of an upgrade.”
How Do You Buy Or Sell The Sky? 3 minutes 20 seconds
The Awasi Foundation is committed to protecting South America’s natural and cultural heritage through the conservation of the area’s ecosystems, the reintroduction of native species and concrete social initiatives. In this film, fragments of speech are narrated, said to be from a letter written by Native American Chief Seattle to President Franklin Pierce in 1855.
Shinta Mani Wild 3 minutes 22 seconds
Bensley Collection – Shinta Mani Wild is a radical new fusion of world-class design, hospitality and conservation. The camp was born when world-renowned designer Bill Bensley identified an unprotected, 350-hectare wildlife corridor – and set out to save it from poaching, mining and logging.
The Sounds of Capella Ubud, Bali 2 minutes 22 seconds
Nestled in the heart of lush green forests, this unique tented camp sits in harmony with the surrounding nature. Inspired by the early European settlers from the 1800s, architect Bill Bensley designed Capella Ubud, Bali as a tribute to their spirit of adventure. Constructed within the trees and hidden from afar, Capella Ubud, Bali captures the imagination of those who seek a unique experience at the very heart of Bali’s untouched natural surroundings….
Zannier Hotels Omaanda 2 minutes 19 seconds
A seamless sense of place resonates at Zannier Hotels Omaanda through traditional Owambo architecture and elevated views stretching across soul-stirring savannas to the distant Khomas Hochland plateau, where every day is an immersion into Namibia’s exoticism. Famously watch wildlife drink at the nearby watering hole from your infinity poolside seat. Try local delicacies prepared at the Ambo Delights restaurant. Discover the soulful healing of ancient Namibian therapies that fuse local roots, herbs and spices. As night falls, gather for star-lit fireside cocktails, around the authentic Boma.
Relaxation is balanced by adventures through Omaanda’s partnership with N/a’an ku sê – a foundation dedicated to the conservancy of Namibia’s wildlife, land and cultures. Breakfast with meerkats at sunrise; track a rhino or a herd of elephants going for a swim; spy a leopard climbing a Jackleberry tree or simply experience the nocturnal beauty of the savanna….
The Reveal of The Ferrari SF90 Spider 1 minute 37 seconds
Step into the future with the Ferrari SF90 Spider…. The spider version of the Ferrari SF90 Stradale, the SF90 Spider, was unveiled during a very special online event. As the Prancing Horse’s first production plug-in hybrid spider, the SF90 Spider sets new performance and innovation benchmarks not only for the marque’s range, but for the entire sports car sector. The new convertible has the same extreme supercar specification and record-breaking performance as the SF90 Stradale, yet also adds further driving pleasure and versatility to the mix, thanks to the latest iteration of Ferrari’s signature retractable hard top architecture. This makes the SF90 Spider the ideal car for owners that demand the very pinnacle of Ferrari technology, but still want the thrill of open-top driving….
Nihi Sumba – The Edge of Wilderness 2 minutes 41 seconds
Socially distant, yet wildly connected, take a trip to Nihi Sumba. This is not an escape from everyday life – it is the return to a life well-lived. Where rugged luxury meets unregulated freedom. A place to connect with something larger than oneself. A haven for the adventurer, for the wanderer, for the endlessly passionate and curious. Arrive with an open heart and leave changed forever. This is a vacation with a purpose. A destination with meaning. This is Nihi Sumba….
Art In Motion 2 minutes 2 seconds
Bentley Motion, in association with Secret Walls Studio in Downtown Los Angeles, launched Art in Motion – a celebration of the power of inspiration as it crosses generations. Art in Motion reveals the artistic journey from influence to realisation by documenting the process of three extraordinary artists as they each created an original work inspired by the new Bentley Bentayga. Watch the film to see how It’s A Living, Mikael B. and Laci Jordan brought the essence of the new Bentayga to life in their own inspired style.
A Love Letter From Italy 1 minute 32 seconds
Experience a new Italian renaissance in this moving film written and narrated by Emmy award-nominated director, Francesco Carrozzini. Be seduced by the golden light of Tuscany; savour the sweet taste of tradition with a ‘gelato’ in Portofino’s piazza, cherish the feeling of sun kissed skin after long days on the Amalfi Coast and lose yourself, and time, exploring the wild nature of Sicily before returning to the warm hospitality of Belmond – where the ordinary becomes extraordinary. From romantic encounters for ‘Amore Cortese’ to escapes in the beauty of nature and the welcome embrace of human virtues – it’s time to fall in love with Italy, all over again.
Awasi – The Sounds Of The Rainforest 1 minute 45 seconds
The Awasi Foundation has properties located in three of South America’s most unique environments. The Foundation is committed to protecting their natural and cultural heritage through the conservation of their ecosystems, the reintroduction of native species and the implementation of concrete social initiatives. In this film, the Awasi Foundation introduces us to Juan Pablo Culasso, who was born blind. He taught himself how to identify birds by listening to their song. He has become one of the world’s most respected bird experts; using just his ears, not his eyes. For more information, go to www.awasi.org.
Chiva-Som’s 25th Anniversary 2 minutes 37 seconds
“Take the past, make it meaningful, and go forward.” – Chairman Mr. Krip Rojanastien tells the story of Chiva-Som to celebrate the company’s 25th anniversary. Chiva-Som, meaning “Haven of Life” in Thailand, is internationally recognised as one of the world’s leading wellness retreats.
At Home With Tim Gosling 4 minutes 5 seconds
International furniture and interior designer Tim Gosling takes us inside his elegant London townhouse to show his private collection of exquisite ephemera. Tim is passionate about craftsmanship and preserving the language of furniture design and the skills of British craftsmen. Having carved out an international reputation for creating bespoke furniture and exquisite interiors, in this film he talks about his recent collaboration with The Rug Company. A commitment to artisanal craft permeates through every aspect of the resulting collection, reflecting Tim’s dedication to quality, traditional craftsmanship and longevity. The designs are inspired by his passion for the Art Deco movement in London, borne out of his love of the period and its architectural language.
Maserati From A-Z 3 minutes 49 seconds
Exactly 106 years ago, Alfieri Maserati joined forces with his brothers Ettore and Ernesto to establish “Alfieri Maserati” at number 1A on via de’ Pepoli, in the heart of Bologna. Maserati From A To Z is a visual journey of more than a century of history, with a rapid flow of images making up an exciting story that recounts the marque’s spirit and its constant striving for performance, innovation and exclusivity. The storytelling is in time to the beat of the alphabet and lists what Maserati has been and what it will be in the future….
Iris Van Herpen Presents Biomimicry 4 minutes 30 seconds
Iris van Herpen and the Dutch National Ballet debut a collaboration entitled “Biomimicry,” exploring the symbiotic relationship between the metamorphic force in which fashion and dance interlace. The film, directed by Ryan McDaniels, sees the mesmeric dancer JingJing Mao undulating into liquescent shapes and transcending into graceful figures that reflect her myriad of movements. Dazing in warm shades of technicoloured organza, Mao defies gravity while gracefully floating through the air. Other times, the dancer sets translucent 3D hand-casted PU into motion, creating new patterns that play with the viewer’s perspective. Fashion and dance therefore become a catalyst for transformation….
Sir Paul Smith’s Mini Collaboration
Sir Paul Smith is one of Britain’s foremost designers, renowned for his creative aesthetic, which combines tradition and modernity. The designer has announced a collaboration with Mini, his second with the company since 1999. In this new collaboration, the two brands will enter into a creative dialogue, working together to develop design solutions with an even stronger focus on sustainability.
Christy Lee Rogers’ Calendar Image 1 minute 42 seconds
In a changing scenario in which barriers and distancing between individuals, communities and nations become necessary, Lavazza is trying to build bridges between people, drawing them closer through the universal language of art. Its aim is to show human beings’ extraordinary resilience and generate feelings of hope that will make it possible to build a “New Humanity.” Christy Lee Rogers explains the concept behind her extraordinary image for the brand’s 2021 calendar….
Born Free – The Bitter Bond
Most lions in South Africa are born and raised in captivity. Keepers charge tourists to hug and take photos with them. Then, when they grow too big for cuddles, they’re sold to trophy hunters and shot in private game reserves. Not only is this inhumane practice legal, but it’s flourishing in South Africa. The Born Free Foundation wants to stop this, and put an end to lion farming for good.
Le Mythe Dior 14 minutes 42 seconds
Experience the unveiling of Dior’s AW20 Haute Couture collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri, showcased in an exclusive, breathtakingly sublime film directed by Matteo Garrone….
Smalto Paris Dance Creative 7 minutes 1 second
Tailoring spirit in motion – Smalto Paris unveils a filmed performance with Senegalese choreographer Ablaye Diop and French star dancer Germain Louvet to showcase its SS21 collection during the first edition of Paris Fashion Week Online. Filmed in Paris, a city enriched by its inhabitants (who come from all over the world), their cultures and differences, the video blows a wind of youth, peace and universality that accurately reflects the spirit of the house of Smalto.
Ralph & Russo Present La Futura 9 minutes
Ralph & Russo presents “La Futura,” the ready-to-wear collection for Spring/Summer 2021. The couture house decided to forgo a traditional presentation and instead unveiled their SS21 collection to the world in the form of a digitally charged runway show. La Futura is the name of the collection, born from a profound belief in human creativity and a commitment to creating a captivating future.
Celebrating the interplay between digital and analogue, La Futura was unveiled against a mesmerising backdrop of crashing waves to replicate both the immensity of the natural and digital worlds, and the romance of never-ending Latin American summers. Presenting an all-encompassing wardrobe and leading us into a shared tomorrow, the new season’s collection is, by definition, La Futura.
Designing The New Ghost By Rolls-Royce 6 minutes 19 seconds
In our interview, Henry Cloke, the designer of the New Ghost by Rolls-Royce, gives Fiona Sanderson, Managing Director of The Luxury Channel, an insight into the design process of the car, and explains how it took his team six years to develop a whole new design aesthetic. Read our review of the New Ghost here.
Long Way Up 2 minutes 24 seconds
The craziest ideas lead to the best places! Long Way Up documents the epic 13,000-mile journey undertaken by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, from Ushuaia in Argentina through South and Central America to Los Angeles in the United States, on electric Harley Davidson motorcycles.
Rolls-Royce – The New Ghost 6 minutes 44 seconds
In this film,Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO of Rolls-Royce, introduces the New Ghost….
IDC – Introducing The Designers 55 seconds
In just over a month’s time, leading visionaries from across the interior design industry will come together for a night of celebration, innovation and design. The Interior Design Confederation Singapore is hosting the 2020 Design Excellence Awards on 2nd October. For full details of timings and tickets to the virtual awards ceremony, which honours the best interior designers in the world today, go to www.idcs.sg/dea.
The Patient Journey 3 minutes 4 seconds
We follow the patient journey as we go behind the scenes at London Vision Clinic in the UK, to discover an innovative treatment for ageing eyes that can significantly reduce, or even eliminate, the need for reading glasses, bifocals, or varifocals for many years. This method of increasing the depth of field of the eye, using a revolutionary Laser Eye Surgery technique, was pioneered over 10 years ago by Professor Dan Reinstein in conjunction with Carl Zeiss Meditec. As well as being significantly less invasive, studies have shown that PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision is suitable for pretty much anyone. Read our review by clicking here.
Spirit of Aman 1 minute 54 seconds
This has been an unprecedented time for all of us. The world has been brought to a stand-still in a way few could have predicted. As we begin to emerge from this great global challenge, Aman is now, more than ever, committed to honouring everything that has made the company a pioneer in luxury travel. Since Aman’s early beginnings in the eighties with the opening of Amanpuri, the brand has charged itself with the task of redefining and reimagining the nature of the luxury experience. As we move forward into this next chapter, Aman is looking to the future with optimism and gratitude for all they have learned and how they can evolve.
As some of their properties begin to reopen, the name, meaning ‘‘places of peace,’’ takes on a profound significance. This may be a time for personal reflection. Or a time for thrilling adventure. No matter what calls, Aman is poised, as always, to ensure their guests experience the extraordinary in the spirit of Aman.
Rolls-Royce: Inspiring Greatness 2 minutes 52 seconds
Rolls-Royce speaks with award-winning National Geographic photographer and explorer Cory Richards. Inspiring greatness is central to Rolls-Royce’s philosophy, from hand-building each motor car at the marque’s Global Centre of Luxury Manufacturing Excellence at Goodwood in West Sussex, to creating an app named Whispers, specifically to inspire greatness for clients around the world.
The film explores Richards’ insight on risk-taking and striving for perfection, an affinity he feels he shares with Rolls-Royce. From a challenging childhood to summiting Everest without the use of supplemental oxygen, Richards’ life has followed an irregular path. His photography has taken him across the world – from the unclimbed peaks of Antarctica and the Himalayas of Nepal to the forgotten war zones of Angola, Uganda, and Pakistan. In 2011, he climbed Pakistan’s Gasherbrum II, making him the only American, and one of only a few people, to climb the 8,000 metre peak, in winter. It was on this climb that he survived an avalanche on the descent, taking an extraordinary photograph of himself just moments after his recovery.
In 2018, Richards took part in “The Final Challenge,” which followed his journey to some of the most remote parts of Scotland, the UAE and the USA in a camouflaged Rolls-Royce Cullinan, testing it to the point of destruction and ultimately proving it highly capable on all types of terrain. Richards documented the challenge as Cullinan undertook these final trials ahead of its world debut in May 2018.
For more information, go to www.rolls-roycemotorcars.com.
Beirut with Anouska Hempel 2 minutes 28 seconds
Anouska Hempel Design is an international practice with an unrivalled reputation for architecture, interiors, landscapes, products, furniture and haute-couture, and specialises in creating the world’s best hospitality, residential, lifestyle and retail experiences. Originally known for influential hotel and restaurant design (starting with Blakes Hotel in London), the company’s broad portfolio now includes exclusive private residences, luxury shops, iconic gardens and exquisite yachts. Click here for further information.
A Gentleman’s Wager Part II 11 minutes 11 seconds
In this film by Johnnie Walker, The Gentleman’s Wager Part II sees two men engaged in a bid to win an invaluable vintage car, which takes Jude Law on an epic adventure from southern Italy to Monte Carlo.
The Sound of Craftsmanship 1 minute 7 seconds
Stepping into a Rolls-Royce is to enter a world unto itself, with its distinctly opulent design and more than century’s worth of engineering expertise. Where many car companies work hard to articulate a brawny roar, the signature sound of a Rolls-Royce bucks the trend. That sound is silence. But, not just any silence, the very right kind of silence. Luxury audio brand KEF, in collaboration with London Craft Week, is looking to establish the “Sound of Craftsmanship,” and so we meet Dave Monks, engineer for Rolls-Royce – who uses some unexpected sounds to fine-tune the experience behind the wheel….
The Dethroning Of The Divine Beasts 5 minutes 22 seconds
A journey from the magical to the mundane through fashion, dance and theatre by Chinese artist and designer, Rui Xu, “The Dethroning of The Divine Beasts” is an adaption of the Classics of Mountains and Seas, an early compilation of Chinese geography and mythology. Rui Xu’s unique costumes, animal masks and specially composed dances tell the story of seven divine beasts, whom reside in an ancient, legendary realm: White Marsh, Torch Dragon, Chimera, Chenghuang, Water Unicorn, Nine-Tailed Fox and Pale Deer of Flood. These once-exalted, powerful creatures, formed as both gods and beasts, are terrified to discover the loss of their magical powers as they are transported to the mundane world of modern city life. They soon come to realise that the jade figures that manifest around them resemble their own appearances. This gives rise to a meaningful awakening within each of them: a realisation that they are, in fact, connected to the mortal realm. The storyline progresses as these once-divine creatures find themselves surrounded by human beings without their powers to relieve them….
Saving Our Sharks 4 minutes 27 seconds
In this enlightening film, reporter Gordon Radley investigates the work that Saving Our Sharks is doing to bolster shark numbers and protect breeding populations in Mexico.
So Sri Lanka 3 minutes 3 seconds
An award-winning team of nature documentary filmmakers has released a first-of-its-kind film capturing the irresistible island of Sri Lanka, that was shot from the perspective of (and, in some instances, by) the country’s rich and diverse wildlife, including sea turtles, elephants and leopards! To entice travellers to Sri Lanka – named by Lonely Planet as the top destination for travel in 2019 – the captivating short film takes us on a wild journey across the island nation’s stunning landscapes and ancient landmarks, from the viewpoint of Sri Lanka’s iconic wildlife.
The Truffle Hunter 2 minutes 14 seconds
Pickett’s 30th Anniversary 3 minutes 10 seconds
In celebration of Pickett’s 30th anniversary, entrepreneur Trevor Pickett reveals what inspired him to pursue a career in retail, and where he gets his endless creativity from….
The Luxury of St. Moritz 2 minutes 12 seconds
In this film, we savour the ambience of St. Moritz, where champagne and challenges go hand in hand in what can only be described as a unique and unforgettable event – the world-famous Cresta Run….
Celebrating Gorillas 6 minutes 24 seconds
We take a walk through the land of gorillas with Praveen Moman, the founder of Volcanoes Safaris, who is celebrating gorillas and supporting local communities in the process.
Dubai Art 4 minutes
The Luxury Channel went to Dubai, one of the world’s most commercial art markets. Dubai’s intense interest in design has extended to fine art, and the city is now a regional hub for art work.
Penumbra 3 minutes 24 seconds
Rashid al Khalifa takes The Luxury Channel around his latest exhibition, “Penumbra: Textured Shadow, Coloured Light,” which is being held at the Saatchi Gallery. Rashid’s London debut invites us to explore the beauty of textured shadows and light cast through polychromatic metal structures, aluminium mesh wall works, suspended steel grid mobiles, and a monumental maze, which forms the basis of this immersive exhibition. Read our interview with Rashid here.
The Sumba Foundation 12 minutes 49 seconds
In every corner of the world, compassion has many forms. On the remote Indonesian island of Sumba, villagers seek basic needs that the western world deems as normal. Water, health and education stand as cornerstones to sustain a life. For the Sumbanese, it’s simple. Compassion stands as a necessity, not a luxury. The Sumba Foundation is a non-profit public charity dedicated to reducing the oppressive impact of poverty on Sumba through humanitarian aid. This is the story of how human compassion from the Sumba Foundation has helped the people of the remote Indonesian island of Sumba and the ongoing challenges. Discover this fascinating corner of the world: its miracles, its joys, and its sorrows; or read our article here.
Ten Years of Vintage Ornellaia 3 minutes 37 seconds
Every year since the release of Ornellaia 2006 in May 2009, a contemporary artist has created a site-specific work of art and a series of limited edition labels for Ornellaia’s Vendemmia d’Artista project, drawing inspiration from the word chosen by the winemaker to describe the character of the new vintage. This film celebrates ten years of the project, the artworks and of course, the wine itself. Read more about the 2012 vintage here and about the 2015 vintage here.
Fashion For Conservation 2 minutes 27 seconds
Fashion For Conservation organised a catwalk show during London Fashion Week to shine a spotlight on the Amazon Rainforest – read our article here.
Sky In Their Eyes 6 minutes
Friday Late: Sino Flux, held at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, celebrated the evolving changes and development of China in the field of culture, through the mediums of art, design, performance and sound. Invited by the V&A to headline this curated showcase of Chinese art and talent, artist and designer Rui Xu presented her new works – Sky In Their Eyes: The Antelope In A Vanishing Landscape, a journey of tragedy and hope through fashion and dance theatre, with 11 dancers performing this woeful but beautiful story.
David Gandy’s Debut 1 min 56 seconds
We go behind the scenes with David Gandy as he makes his directorial debut for The Gentleman’s Journal with a film featuring Iguana Yachts and the ultimate “smart commute” to work. See here for more information about the project.
The Secret of Handicraft 2 minutes 10 seconds
The Luxury Channel goes behind the scenes with luxury glassmakers Moser, to discover the secret of their handicraft production. Read our article here.
Greatest Beds In The World 2 minutes 17 seconds
Hästens Master Craftsman Jan Erik Leander talks about the artisanship involved in making the greatest beds in the world. Read our interview with Ana Mladenovic, Hästens’ Chelsea store manager, here.
Garsington Opera Experience 2 minutes 9 seconds
Take a seat at the Garsington Opera, Wormsley. Performances take place in the spectacular Opera Pavilion which sits within the rolling landscape of the Chiltern Hills, less than an hour from London. Before the performance, patrons can enjoy the gardens and grounds of the Wormsley Estate, owned by the Getty family, take afternoon tea and drink champagne. During the long dinner interval picnics can be taken down to the lake or patrons can have dinner in in the elegant marquee overlooking the famous cricket ground. Performances resume as the evening light begins to fade and end by 10.15pm. For more information, go to www.garsingtonopera.org.
The Animal Ball 1 minute 17 seconds
The Luxury Channel attended The Animal Ball in London in aid of Elephant Family, where the world’s leading fashion houses (including Burberry, Swarovski and Rui Xu) collaborated to dress beautiful creatures from all corners of British and international society, in this film produced by Albert Zhang.
A Chance For Cheetahs 2 minutes 40 seconds
Dr. Laurie Marker, founder of Cheetah Conservation Fund, sends a message about the important conservation work that the charity is undertaking to save the cheetah in Africa. Read our interview here.
The Sky In The Eyes 5 minutes 19 seconds
Chinese fashion designer Rui Xu presents “The Sky In The Eyes,” a performance piece featuring the David’s Deer and Antelope masks she has made for Elephant Family’s annual Animal Ball, and reveals the design process that went into creating them.
The Making Of Louis Roederer 3 minutes 34 seconds
The Luxury Channel goes behind the scenes with Louis Roederer Champagne, as Philippe Starck designs the bottle for Brut Nature 2006.
Sir Ben Ainslie 2 minutes 45 seconds
The Luxury Channel speaks to Sir Ben Ainslie at the World Record breaking launch of the new Discovery SUV.
Martin Scorsese’s Foundation 1 minute 35 seconds
Three ultimate masterpieces – featuring a rare blend of Louis XIII cognac and designed by Hermes, Saint-Louis and Puiforcat – will be sold at auction at Sotheby’s with all proceeds benefiting The Film Foundation’s cinematic heritage efforts. In this film, director Martin Scorsese explains why The Foundation’s work is so important.
Zara Phillips 4 minutes 20 seconds
The Luxury Channel interviews Land Rover ambassador Zara Phillips at the World Record breaking launch of the new Discovery SUV.
The Pilgrimage 2 minutes 40 seconds
The Yangtze in China is the third longest river in the world. Home to 480 million people, it supports one third of the Chinese population. In 2008, Swarovski Waterschool China was launched with the aim of helping local people learn live in harmony with nature and learn how to manage their water reserves sustainably. It now has 59 schools along the 6300 km of the “Long River.” In this film, like his famous painter grandfather Shi Lu, who roamed the Yellow River in the 60s, Shi Jia explores the Yangtze in search of inspiration for his work.
Beauty On Fire – For Zaha 2 mins 19 seconds
In memory of the late, great Dame Zaha Hadid, artist and couture fashion designer Rui Xu, one of China’s foremost designers, presented BEAUTY ON FIRE — FOR ZAHA, an exhibition showcasing her unique and remarkable fashion designs set against the backdrop of Zaha Hadid’s innovative and inspiring furniture installations. Have a read of our interview with Rui here.
Kenton Cool In Courchevel 1 minute 43 seconds
The Luxury Channel speaks to mountaineer and Land Rover ambassador Kenton Cool at the launch of the new Range Rover Evoque convertible in Courchevel, ahead of his next Everest challenge.
The Essence of Le Brassus 1 minute and 49 seconds
Since 2015, Audemars Piguet has presented innovative lounge concepts in the Collectors Lounge at all three Art Basel shows. In this film, designer Sebastian Errazuriz (who has received international acclaim for his original and provocative works) discusses his inspiration for the new Audemars Piguet Lounge at Art Basel in Hong Kong, including several elements of the natural landscape of Le Brassus, home of Audemars Piguet.
Liv Tyler Celebrates Inspiring Women 2 minutes 16 seconds
To mark the end of London Fashion Week, actress Liv Tyler launched a short film celebrating powerful, inspiring women. As Belstaff Brand Ambassador and Creative Contributor, Liv retraced the footsteps of pioneering 1920s aviatrix Amelia Earhart. Earhart, one of the first women Belstaff dressed, broke free from the expectations of her time by trusting her instinct and following her heart. For more information, go to www.belstaff.co.uk.
100 Years 1 minute 14 seconds
Louis XIII Cognac, one of the most luxurious spirits in the world, is the brand behind 100 Years – The Movie You Will Never See, an original and innovative film written by and starring Hollywood legend John Malkovich. Except there’s a catch – the film will not be released until 2115! This is just a teaser, but read more here.
Tusk Conservation Awards 2 minutes 30 seconds
The Luxury Channel joined Tusk Trust and its Royal Patron HRH The Duke of Cambridge to recognise excellence in conservation in Africa at an awards ceremony held in London. The awards celebrate emerging leaders in conservation in Africa whose work has made a significant impact. Read the full story here.
The Paper Bridge 1 minute 47 seconds
Range Rover marked 45 years of engineering innovation with a jaw-dropping drive in China, across a bridge made entirely out of paper.
London Korean Festival 4 minutes 10 seconds
The London Korean Festival held in Trafalgar Square was the biggest free Korean cultural party ever hosted in the UK, celebrating the vibrancy of this Asian powerhouse.
L’Umbria Guarda 3 minutes 24 seconds
“ALL IS SILENT” – This is the opening line to a new short film by Frederick Shelbourne and Frances Von Flemming. It begins with a piece of Italian literature, a phrase from the melodious poet Giosuè Carducci in his harmonious Ode al Clitumno; a classical poem about a place that exists in a secret spot in Umbria, a place that has been the inspiration of great poets like Lord Byron. The film is narrated through a multitude of senses where entwining moving image, music, literature and photography portray the essence of the story line. Narrated through the eyes of Filippo Scarafia (the Italian actor from the film Terraferma by Emanuele Crialese, presented at the 68th Venice International Film Festival, winning the special jury prize), it is a passionate journey, discovering a mystic presence that is Umbria, luring its audience to come and find the green lands of this incredible region of Italy.
Winser London 4 minutes 6 seconds
The Luxury Channel speaks to Kim Winser OBE about building her eponymous brand, operating in the digital space, and how the customer is the driver of a business that works hard for real women.
Woolmark – Behind The Prize 20 minutes 53 seconds
This documentary follows the finalists as they prepare for the International Woolmark Prize final which took place in London (menswear) and Beijing (womenswear). Victoria Beckham and Paul Smith share their views as we go “behind the prize.”
Ghurka USA 6 minutes 44 seconds
In 1975, Ghurka USA was officially launched. Inspired by the spirit of the Gurkhas, the notions of fearlessness and adventure and bravery have very much moved the brand forward to make it what it is today.
Martell’s 300th Anniversary 1 minute 12 seconds
The Luxury Channel raises a glass (or three!) as we head to the Palace of Versailles to celebrate the House of Martell cognac’s 300th Anniversary. Read our article here.
Ghurka USA Teaser 37 seconds
Renowned American leather goods firm, Ghurka USA, has launched its first international presence inside Fortnum & Mason in London. The opening marks the brand’s 40th anniversary and coincides with Gurkha 200, the 200th anniversary of Gurkha service to the British Crown. Ghurka USA has produced the G200 Collection, a capsule assortment of three styles from the Ghurka archives re-imagined in partnership with The Gurkha Welfare Trust, Britain’s leading charity dedicated to providing support for impoverished ex-Gurkha servicemen and their dependants. The bag designs utilize the famous green wool used in Gurkha uniform jackets in place of the brand’s signature twill, and are lined in red as a nod to the military flash worn by the soldiers. The range is being retailed exclusively at Fortnum & Mason in the UK, with 25% of all sales benefitting the Trust. Further to this, a bespoke “Officer’s Field Set” consisting of a picnic table, two field chairs, a green wool blanket, two pillows and a picnic umbrella – all created by Ghurka master furniture craftsman Richard Wrightman – will be debuted, with 100% of proceeds benefitting the Trust. Read more here.
The All-New Jaguar XF 2 minutes 41 seconds
The all-new Jaguar XF performs the world’s longest high-wire water crossing in the heart of London’s business district.
Range Rover’s New Evoque 1 minute 33 seconds
Range Rover’s new Evoque is unveiled in London’s Crossrail tunnels.
Maserati’s Next Challenge 1 minute 51 seconds
Maserati and skipper Giovanni Soldini are ready for their next challenge….
Born Free 7 minutes 45 seconds
The Born Free Foundation commemorates its 30th Anniversary. Working with Land Rover (with whom Born Free has established a long-term relationship),The Luxury Channel went to see some of the remarkable, if harrowing, work that is routinely undertaken in conjunction with the Kenya Wildlife Service.
The Endurance Race 4 minutes 30 seconds
The Luxury Channel speaks to Team GBR’s Chef d’Equipe Andrea Baker, Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar, and eventual winner of the race Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamad bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Land Rover Experience 1 minute 37 seconds
Show-jumper Leonora Smee swaps the saddle for a Land Rover, as she tries out the Land Rover Experience at the World Equestrian Games.
Burberry On The Catwalk 1 minute 14 seconds
Presenter Madeleine Macey goes to watch Burberry’s SS15 London Fashion Week show, and speaks to Chief Creative and Chief Executive Officer Christopher Bailey about the company’s role as a global luxury brand.
Pringle of Scotland 2 minutes 7 seconds
Presenter Madeleine Macey goes backstage at Pringle of Scotland’s SS15 London Fashion Week show.
London Fashion Week 3 minutes 3 seconds
Presenter Madeleine Macey goes behind the scenes at London Fashion Week to discover what makes Somerset House the destination that designers are heading to in their droves.
Goldfinger 3 minutes 8 seconds
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Goldfinger, EON Productions has commissioned a one-off gold-plated third scale replica of James Bond’s iconic Aston Martin DB5, which Christie’s will offer in a special online auction to benefit the NSPCC. The one-off model has 24 carat gold plated detailing, complete with radio-controlled machine guns, bulletproof shield and revolving number plate. The unique Goldfinger model is expected to sell for between £40,000-60,000, with bidding closing on 17th September, the 50th Anniversary of the World Premiere of Goldfinger.
A Gentleman’s Wager 6 minutes 28 seconds
A Gentleman’s Wager tells the story of a wager between two men which results in a truly rare experience as part of their quest for personal progress. Filmed in the British Virgin Islands and London, the film sees Jude Law in the role of a man who, despite having it all, proposes a wager as an excuse to challenge himself to create an original performance in order to win a money-can’t-buy prize.
A Year In Luxury 25 minutes 52 seconds
The appreciation of quality and fine craftsmanship plays a major part in our lives and in this programme, The Luxury Channel looks back on a year in luxury with a journey of discovery.
The Mystique of Rajasthan 24 minutes 58 seconds
In this film, The Luxury Channel discovers the riches of the Moghul Empire and how much there is to savour from that rich period of Indian history. We reveal the wonders of Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur, from Maharajah palace hotels to exquisite gems and textiles.
Glamour of Italian Fashion 3 minutes 16 seconds
The Luxury Channel spoke with Julie Ann Morrison (UK Managing Director of Bulgari) at the V&A’s exhibition The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 – 2014, to discover the impact that Italian fashion houses have had on the industry today. We speak to the exhibition’s co-curator, Lucia Savi, as well as industry experts.
Discovering Iceland 6 minutes 18 seconds
Following in the footsteps of James Bond, The Luxury Channel ventures to Iceland to discover and explore the stunning scenery, geysers and hot springs.
Biver At Baselworld 13 minutes 16 seconds
In this film, The Luxury Channel talks exclusively to Jean-Claude Biver, CEO of Hublot, direct on day one of Baselworld about the World Cup, Womanity and what luxury means to him.
The Luxury Channel Showreel 1 minute 43 seconds
The Luxury Channel is a leading multi-media platform providing compelling, high-quality videos and trend-setting, up-to-the minute online editorial on the most sophisticated and smartest goings-on in the world of luxury, plus an outstanding range of high-end retail products. With an international roster of editors and writers covering areas such as world events, travel, fashion, lifestyle and sustainable luxury, The Luxury Channel takes viewers on a journey of discovery to uncover the world’s finest experiences.
Completing Scott’s Journey 12 minutes 57 seconds
Polar explorers Ben Saunders and Tarka L’Herpiniere re-wrote history as they completed, for the first time ever, the ill-fated journey of Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s iconic Terra Nova expedition. Having trekked 1,795 miles across the inhospitable landscape of Antarctica on a journey to the South Pole and back, Ben and Tarka have achieved the world record for the longest polar journey on foot in history. The Luxury Channel interviewed them as they arrived back at London’s Heathrow Airport.
Uma Thurman’s Calendar 5 minutes 21 seconds
Hollywood actress Uma Thurman is the face of Campari’s new calendar, and The Luxury Channel was in Milan to speak to her about it.
Fashion For The Brave 3 minutes 9 seconds
Patron Princess Beatrice attended Fashion For The Brave and The Luxury Channel was there to capture the young Royal, along with Julien MacDonald, Abbey Clancy and Nicky Clarke, who were at London’s Dorchester Hotel to raise money to support injured soldiers.
The New Moscow 27 minutes 17 seconds
Moscow has today become the byword for enterprise, success, exclusivity and energy. How has this economic and ideological sea-change affected the traditions, customs and memories of a city that lived under the heel of a strict regime? In this film, we talk to leading figures about how the past has moulded and shaped Russia, and how it continues to change.
Dubai – The Art of Living 25 minutes 51 seconds
Dubai is fast gaining a reputation for innovative architecture art and interior design, as well as its iconic skyline. Dubai’s hotels are helping raise the bar of architectural extravagance and interior opulence in this glittering city in the sand.
The Scott Expedition 7 minutes 13 seconds
For the first time in 100 years, British polar explorers Ben Saunders and Tarka L’Herpiniere will be taking on one of the most challenging journeys in human history by completing Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s ill-fated Terra Nova expedition. We speak to Ben before he departs for Antarctica.
The Power of Three 3 minutes 30 seconds
Luxury Scottish whisky distiller The Macallan present M, a limited edition decanter born out of the artistry of three masters of their field, Creative Director Fabien Baron, Silvio Denz (CEO of Lalique) and David Cox (Director of Fine And Rare Whiskies at The Macallan).
St. James’s Concours 2 minutes 51 seconds
Prince Michael of Kent leads historic cars down The Mall for St. James’s Concours of Elegance, a unique event which showcases sixty of the rarest classic cars in the world. For more information, go to www.concoursofelegance.co.uk.
India: Discovering Luxury 26 minutes 15 seconds
The Luxury Channel investigates the growing world of sustainable luxury and meets the industry leaders who believe it can be achieved. India’s rich history and wealth makes it the perfect incubator for the new interest in deeper luxury and responsible development, where the value of fine craftsmanship and the need to sustain it is brought to the fore.
Time Machines 27 minutes 34 seconds
It is not just about what o’clock is, the luxury timepiece is a statement of fashion and prestige. We meet three watch addicts who devote a fortune to keeping up with the latest timepieces as we follow Tom Bolt, the watch guru, who keeps the sharpest models on the smartest wrists.
Introduction To India 3 minutes 6 seconds
The Luxury Channel heads off to Rajasthan for a taste of the East.
Private Jet Pets 1 minute 7 seconds
Private Jet Central pamper you and your pets, thereby reducing the risk of stress all round! For world wide charters, contact Private Jet Central by visiting www.privatejetcentral.com/contact-us. Read our article here.
Concours of Elegance 1 minute 40 seconds
A unique event with sixty of the rarest motor cars in the world within the walls of Windsor Castle for a show of spectacular historic automobiles – many never before seen in this country – from pioneering horseless carriages to the birth of the supercar. For more information, go to www.concoursofelegance.co.uk.
Dubai Shopping 11 minutes
Dubai is the luxury fashion capital of the Middle East with the most luxury department stores and the biggest shopping malls in the region. The Dubai Mall, which clocks in at 54.8 hectares, is just one modern-day continuation of the trading tradition of this booming city.
White Turf 25 minutes 31 seconds
White Turf is the world’s only horse race on ice – an amazing thing to watch. Horses racing at speeds of up to 35 miles per hour, on hard-packed snow on the surface of a frozen lake, almost 6,000 miles above sea-level. In this film, we savour the ambience of the international winter resort where champagne and challenges go hand in hand.
The All-New Range Rover 5 minutes 26 seconds
In this film, The Luxury Channel interviews Land Rover’s Creative Director, Gerry McGovern, about the All-New Range Rover. An entirely different beast, we put it to the test in the rivers and sand dunes above Marrakech. Read our article here.
The World of Private Jets 26 minutes 48 seconds
We investigate the exclusive world of private jets and talk to leaders in the industry and the interior designers who create exclusive, made-to-order furnishings and décor. Owning your own jet still remains the ultimate prize and this film reveals how the industry is faring in a challenging world.
Titanium – Metal of the Gods 25 minutes 28 seconds
Titanium has been called the luxury metal of the future, one that sculptors, architects, scientists, designers and jewellery-makers have praised for its strength and beauty. In this programme, we follow a jewellery designer and a craftsman to see how this unique metal can be transformed into some truly memorable pieces.
Ultimate Boys’ Toys 25 minutes 36 seconds
It is probably every man’s secret dream to live the life of James Bond, even just for a day. American actor Michael Brandon – who starred in Dempsey and Makepeace – has always been someone who enjoys the good things in life, and in this film he does just that, taking viewers with him as he savours the joys of being an ultimate jet-setter.
The White Alba Truffle 2 minutes 7 seconds
The Alba White Truffle has the enviable reputation of being the ultimate in fungi, with a taste unlike any other, and a price to match. Finding these gastronomic gems is an art in itself, and in this fascinating documentary, author and chef Tom Tuke-Hastings travels through the hills of Northern Italy finding out the age-old ways of detecting the Alba White Truffle.
The Party Guru 23 minutes 47 seconds
As the ultimate party planner, Liz Brewer believes in bringing together the right people for the right occasion. To London society, she is the person to call when you want to throw a fabulous party where relationships can be struck and potential deals set up. A party guru who brings people together from all social sets, from polo matches to glittering events, Liz is the acknowledged Queen of the Party Set.
The King Of Diamonds 25 minutes 13 seconds
Laurence Graff, diamantaire, has spent half a century looking for the rarest and the finest gems. His consuming passion gained him a reputation as The King of Diamonds, and he has handled more of the world’s top gems than probably any other. In this film, we see how Graff found his ultimate prize – the Lesotho Promise.
The Great British Butler 25 mintues 12 seconds
Our man Jeeves was there from dawn till dusk, ensuring that the British home and hearth were comfortable and trouble-free. Society may have changed enormously since those days, but today, demand for modern butlers has soared. In this film, we look at the history and traditions of the butler, why they were so crucial to the domestic structure, and why there has been a resurgence in their popularity.
The Grand Tour 25 minutes 15 seconds
The race is on from London to Monaco as classic cars and their (sometimes eccentric) owners make a mad dash from the streets of London to the beaches of the Mediterranean. Follow the adventure as our intrepid teams solve clues and wind their way through the heart of France in a quest to be the first to cross the finish line. The only thing to stop them? The lure of fine wine and long lunches along the way!
Sport of Kings 25 minutes 50 seconds
The Luxury Channel takes an in-depth look at the Sport of Kings, the high-octane world of thoroughbred racing. From the sellers at Tattersalls to the eye-catching hats and fantasy frocks at Ascot and Epsom, the characters – both human and animal – in horse racing are like no other. Racing expert Zoey Bird talks to breeders, owners and trainers to find out just what it takes to win.
Milan – Designing Our Future 25 minutes 37 seconds
The Luxury Channel was invited to Milan for the world’s premier furniture, interior and industrial design fair.
Mega Yachts 25 minutes 44 seconds
Every year, the Principality of Monaco’s tiny harbour is transformed into a colourful display of the world’s most expensive private yachts. Aficionados from around the world gather to view and buy finely-crafted boats worth millions of Euros. In a time of financial turmoil, is there still a market for these sophisticated floating castles? The Luxury Channel gains access to a rarefied world where, for a certain market, high sea dreams can still come true.
Masters Of Style 2 minutes 15 seconds
In Masters of Style, we meet some of the important designers who have shaped the way we live our lives. From innovative kitchen and home design to cutting edge fashion, the last three decades have been imprinted by style gurus such as Philippe Starck, the global icon of style; Rosita Missoni and Matteo Thun – a cutting edge industrial designer re-inventing the concept of eco-luxury.
Marie Helvin’s Tokyo 25 minutes 7 seconds
Marie Helvin was one of the world’s top supermodels, and she never forgot her roots when she was discovered as a teenager and became an international model. This special documentary follows Marie as she returns to the city of her birth, as she finds out how one of the world’s oldest cultures and most modern metropolis mix together in a memorable and personal film.
London’s Finest Artisans 26 mintes 54 seconds
London has always been the heart of fine craftsmanship, from clothes to fine guns. This film highlights five unique companies and explores how now, more than ever, people are looking for the value and uniqueness that made-to-order confers, whether it be a Savile Row suit or a cricket bat shaped by hand from willow wood. In an age of mass production, London’s artisans ensure that beautiful, one-of-a-kind products continue to be made.
La Dolce Vita 26 minutes 41 seconds
The Luxury Channel heads to Italy in search of la dolce vita – the sweet life with Mark Shand.
Horses On Ice 26 mintues 32 seconds
Horses On Ice reveals the story of White Turf, the most spectacular and daring horse race on earth. From the choice of horses and riders to the special training and the final drama and dangers, this occasion can truly be described as a unique and unforgettable event and in this film, all the action is captured.
From Russia With Style 25 minutes 49 seconds
Today, a new Russian revolution is taking place – in the world of high fashion. This film goes behind the scenes to gain an insight into the exciting retail revolution of style that is taking place and highlights leading international experts and Russian designers talking about Moscow and the new home of couturier innovation.
Chocolate Heaven 25 minutes 24 seconds
The Luxury Channel and William Sitwell, editor of Waitrose Food Illustrated, delve into the seductive world of all things chocolate. Sitwell receives a master class in making delicious chocolate truffles from chocolatier Amelia Rope and talks to Chantal Coady, the doyenne of chocolate and founder of Rococo, about the origins of the finest chocolate money can buy.
Luxury – Going Green 26 minutes 50 seconds
The global recession has affected most areas and none more so than the world of luxury. A new sense of conscience is changing the face of the luxury industries, led by individuals such as Dr. Jem Bendell, who is challenging companies to respond and place ethical sustainability at the very heart of their business. This documentary seeks answers to how fine living can survive alongside an increasing need for social responsibility.
After Dark 26 minutes 41 seconds
What goes into making a fine cigar, a sumptuous piece of chocolate and a memorable port? Many have a love of certain things in life that inevitably follow a good meal, those after-dinner luxuries that make an evening special. In this film, William Sitwell, editor of Waitrose Food Illustrated, discovers the craftsmanship that make up the perfect evening accoutrements.
Vicuña – The Golden Fleece 26 minutes 6 seconds
Vicuña – The Golden Fleece follows the extraordinary story of the finest, most precious fabric in the world from the high Andes of Peru to the fashion houses in Milan. Vicuña fur is literally worth its weight in gold, and in this fascinating programme, we see how a new conservation effort has managed to protect and sustain the animal which provides us with the finest fleece in the world.
A Fortune On Four Wheels 26 minutes 39 seconds
The world of classic cars and cours d’elegance are revealed in this fascinating programme. We talk to the people who are obsessed with these select automobiles, from collectors and investors, to the dealers and sellers of fortunes on four wheels.