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Fears of another global recession appear to be doing little to dampen sales at some auctions, with buyers recently flocking to Christie's Geneva to splash out on diamonds, watches and fine wines.

Fears of another global recession appear to be doing little to dampen sales at some auctions, with buyers recently flocking to Christie's Geneva to splash out on diamonds, watches and fine wines.

Ever wanted to have dinner with the Dalai Lama? Easy. Or a romantic meal on an iceberg? Simple. Want to know where to get your hands on a real-life camel for an Arabian-themed party? No problem. If you’ve got the cash, and it’s legal, there’s a whole industry ready and willing to satisfy your every whim. Despite financial turmoil, business is booming for the people known as “lifestyle fixers”.

Ever wanted to have dinner with the Dalai Lama? Easy. Or a romantic meal on an iceberg? Simple. If you’ve got the cash, and it’s legal, there’s a whole industry ready and willing to satisfy your every whim. Despite financial turmoil, business is booming for the people known as “lifestyle fixers”.  

There is something in the old adage about buying a yacht - the best thing about acquiring a boat is buying it, the second best thing is selling it. Rashmi Kumar finds out about the jaw-dropping amounts needed to run a superyacht.

If you were one of those who eyed Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich’s 557-foot (170 metre) superyacht Eclipse with envy, then take heart. 

It costs him an absolutely frightening amount of money to run.

Top Swiss watch brands can sell for hundreds of thousands of euros and even more if they are second-hand. Harriet Meyer looks at the growing market for collectible watches.

Legend has it that when the Brazilian Alberto Santos-Dumont, an early pioneer of powered flight, was getting to grips with aeroplanes back in the early 20th century he rather sensibly decided he needed a timepiece that he could read without taking his hands off the joystick. 

There is a definite coming-of-age party atmosphere at the Monaco Yacht Show this year as the most prestigious event in the global yachting calendar celebrates its 21st birthday.

There is a definite coming-of-age party atmosphere at the Monaco Yacht Show this year as the most prestigious event in the global yachting calendar celebrates its 21st birthday.

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