Life at the Top Video

  •  $100K tune-ups soup up luxury cars 

    See what the clients of this tune-up shop do to their luxury cars to make them truly unique.

  • Jean Paul Gaultier: 38 years of fashion 

    The legendary designer of provocative haute couture presents 165 of his creations in a London retrospective. Is he hinting at retirement?

  • $500,000 watch: it's complicated 

    Complicated mechanical watches tell more than just what time it is. But extra features come at a steep price.

  • See a 75 carat yellow diamond ring 

    Natural colored diamonds come in a variety of colors from yellow, to blue, to pink. But their rarity keeps prices high.

  • $1.8M Ferrari race car for amateurs 

    Ferrari XX Program allows a few of the most passionate fans to buy a FXX or a 599XX race cars and drive them on race tracks around the world.

  • $75K boat looks like a helicopter 

    HeliCat is a catamaran designed to go through rough waters better than a single hull small boat.

  • Are you a Rolex or a Patek? 
    Are you a Rolex or a Patek?(1:52)Mar 17 2014

    Many Rolex collectors want a watch to demonstrate their success, where Patek Philippe fans often prefer a more subdued time piece.

  • $28M eco-friendly explorer mega yacht 

    Safira combines the technical capabilities of a commercial exploration vessel with green technologies and the luxuries of a super yacht.

  • $1M shining armor, knight not included 

    Want to surprise your Valentine's Day date by appearing as a knight in shining armor? You can buy this original museum-grade 16th century piece for a fearless million dollars.

  • Antiques: Furniture or investment? 

    Young antique collectors have a fresh approach of mixing pieces from different styles and periods to create eclectic interiors.

  • The dune buggy that can fly 
    The dune buggy that can fly(1:56)Jan 31 2014

    SkyRunner is a dune buggy and a power parachute in one. After almost three years in development, it is on track to hit the market later this year.

  • The $350k watch worth 69 Rolexes 

    Tom Perkins boasted that his Richard Mille watch was worth 'a six-pack of Rolexes', but a comparable model is actually worth 69 Rolex Air-King watches.

  • One man's $8,000 Ferrari 
    One man's $8,000 Ferrari(2:09)Jan 24 2014

    A Ferrari fanatic has recreated his car collection with exact replica models, which cost thousands of dollars.

  • $14m sailing mega yacht: Romance & luxury 

    Sailing yacht Montigne combines all of the amenities and luxuries of a motor mega yacht with a romance and tradition of sailing.

  • Amphibian Quadski goes on land and water 

    The $42,000 high-performance amphibian ATV can speed up to 45 mph on both land and water.

  • Where to buy a whale-shaped submarine 

    Gadget retailer Hammacher Schlemmer is selling some of the more outlandish holiday gifts, including a whale-shaped submarine and a hovercraft.

  • Own a Ferrari Formula 1 race car 

    Only the world's most passionate Ferrari fans have the opportunity to own and drive real Formula 1 race cars on tracks.

  • $37M mega yacht with a helipad 

    Mi Sueno is a luxury yacht with a helicopter landing deck allowing guests to arrive fast, in style and in total privacy.

  • $2.6 million pop art helicopter 

    Sick of waiting for your valet? Check out this private helicopter with a 'priceless' façade that costs over $2 million.

  • Zoom around in this motorcycle-meets-car 

    Campagna Motors have developed a cool street-legal, three-wheeled vehicle that can reach speeds of 60 mph in less than four seconds.

  • Why a Warhol sold for $105 million 

    Head of Sotheby's contemporary art department in New York Alex Rotter explains the significance of Andy Warhol's expensive works of art.

  •  50 Rolex watches sold for $13 million  

    A special Rolex Daytona auction by Christie's celebrated the 50th anniversary of the iconic watch.

  • Up close with the $83 million diamond 

    Sotheby's auctioned off an extremely rare 59.6 carat pink diamond for over $83 million in Geneva.

  • Luxury pawn for millionaires 

    Borro is not your typical pawn shop but a personal lending company that takes luxury goods like cars, jewelry, art, antiques and even collectibles like an Olympic medal or an Oscar as collateral.

  • Where manicures get more manly 

    John Allan's is not your ordinary barber shop. At this gentlemen-only grooming salon patrons get manicures, haircuts and shaves as well as hot towel facials and optional cocktails.

  • Crazy glitz at the World Luxury Expo 

    These are some expensive toys. Check out the $250 million in extravagant items shown off at the World Luxury Expo in Abu Dhabi.

  • What makes a watch collectible 

    Collectible watches cost thousands of dollars, but for passionate collectors they are more than just time pieces, they are the non-verbal communicators of their wealth and status.

  • $250,000 for a ride into space 

    Watch the wealthy swoon over the Virgin Galactic spaceship that they hope will propel them into outer space. Richard Branson says space hotels are in the future.

  • Sport exotic skin kicks for a few grand 

    These custom made sneakers, adorned with exotic skins like lizard, alligator, ostrich and sting ray cost upwards of $2,500.

  • Buy street-legal cars from sci-fi flicks 

    Brothers Marc and Shanon Parker took their love for sci-fi and comic books and started Parker Brothers Concepts, where they build outrageous, street-legal vehicles for Hollywood and TV shows.

  • The secret world of cigar lovers 

    Cigar aficionados argue that smoking cigars isn't just about enjoying the flavor, aroma and the ritual but it's also a great way to create lasting relationships.

  • Custom suits that feel like pajamas 

    A custom tailored suit at this Manhattan shop costs up to $2,100 apiece, but customers say the look and comfort are totally worth the price.

  • See how diamonds are cut from rocks 

    Get a rare look at the entire process of how rocks are turned into magnificent sparkling diamonds in the hands of experienced craftsmen.

  • All you need to know about caviar 

    Caviar's flavor and price can vary greatly depending on the type of fish, and the size, color and shape of the egg.

  • Take a ride on a Neutron bike 

    Parker Brothers Concepts in Melbourne, Fla., have developed a futuristic, street-legal motorcycle that reaches speeds of 100 mph and can travel up to 80 miles on its 100% electric engine.

  • $20,000 Dom Pérignon holder by Jeff Koons 

    Koons designed miniature versions of his famous Balloon Venus statue to hold the Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 2003.

  • Restoring old arcade games for man caves 

    Classic video game enthusiasts bring their childhood favorites home to relive the thrill of Pac Man or air hockey with their own kids. Tokens are optional.

  • Inside NYC's 'billionaires building' 

    An exclusive look inside what will soon be the tallest residential building in New York City.

  • Inside luxury wine cellars 
    Inside luxury wine cellars(2:47)Jun 21 2013

    Private wine rooms not only provide optimal climate for storing precious bottles but they can become focal points of luxury home interiors and wine tasting venues.

  • Fly a real fighter jet for fun 

    You don't have to enlist or join NASA to fly a military fighter jet or float in zero gravity. This Florida business offers adrenaline filled flights to the public.

  • Can Mozart make your wine taste better? 

    Wine maker Carlo Cignozzi says playing Mozart to grapes makes their leaves thicker and greener, allowing the fruit to mature earlier.

  • The ultimate man cave 
    The ultimate man cave(2:27)Jun 7 2013

    A 60 game arcade, a Star Trek themed home theater, a military style Call of Duty gaming room and a full bar make up the entertainment area of this Florida home.

  • Beluga caviar, farmed in Florida 

    This Florida aqua farm is the first in the U.S. to breed Beluga Sturgeon, an almost extinct fish that produces the finest and most expensive caviar in the world.

  • Engagement ring: Watch how it's made 

    Get a rare look inside a jewelry factory and see how custom diamond engagement rings are made from design, to a 3D-printed model, stone setting, polishing and laser engraving.

  • Look inside millionaires' home theaters 

    High-end home theaters offer equal, or often better viewing experience for movies, TV, music and sports events than commercial cinemas.

  • Classic cars turned into pool tables 

    A Florida small business hand-crafts pool tables in the shape of iconic American cars, with all their original details.

  • Diamonds don't have to be forever  

    High-end secondhand jewelry may have more value if sold as a whole item instead of being melted down for precious metals and stones.

  • What makes an antique rug an investment 

    Antique rugs can cost from a few thousand to hundreds of thousands of dollars and the most desired pieces can appreciate in value over time.

  • The $10,000 smartphone 
    The $10,000 smartphone(2:58)Mar 1 2013

    Luxury mobile phone-maker has released the new Android-based smartphone Vertu Ti. Depending on the finishes, it costs upwards of $10,000.

  • Dogs rack up big bills for 'best in show' 

    At the Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York, champion canines are pampered and marketed in their quest for a blue ribbon.

Hottest cars at the NY Auto Show  
Here are some of the best offerings from international automakers on display at the New York Auto Show.  Play
$25 million home comes with a Rolls Royce  
​This 12,000 square-foot, 5-bedroom townhouse in Manhattan's Upper East Side is modeled after the Palace of Versailles​and comes with many lavish amenities, including a brand new Rolls Royce.​​​​  Play
McLaren's new 207mph beast  
The new McLaren 650S has a top speed of 207 mph, and can go 0-60 in under 3 seconds. It cranks out 641 horsepower from its small 3.8 liter turbo-charged V8 engine, that's more power than the 12C.  Play
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