Banker’s Ghost

Rishad Saam Mehta

Any Rolls-Royce is a feast for the senses. But this model, with a base price of Rs 3.5 crore, is an experience in a class of its own

A Voyeur’s Guide to the Billionaire Experience

A hedonistic celebration of affluence

Tag Heuer Link

A luxury smartphone that costs as much as a car. Why? It cuts a sharp image

How the Rich Blow It

The luxury market is booming. But is it getting any more sophisticated?

Confessions of a Luxury Watch Salesman

“I buff a watch, replace the leather straps, and give you a warranty card in a new box. How would you know?”


If what you want is a great Windows Mobile phone, this is the best your money can buy

The New Status Symbols

The new Indian millionaire is savvier, less in thrall of big brands and more dictated by his design sensibility, his utilitarian needs, and a heady and often quirky mix of styles. He can leave you, and marketers, guessing.

Fit for Kings

It’s not everyday that a luxury train earns itself the right to be christened the Maharajas’ Express.

“We cannot afford not to be here”

Only five out of 50 luxury Indian hotels passed the quality audit of acclaimed hospitality association Relais & Châteaux. Announcing the India launch of Relais & Châteaux, Jaume Tapies, international president, and Jacques-Olivier Chauvin, CEO, spoke to Open on why India is uppermost on their minds.


Erik Madigan Heck runs the most expensive journal in the world, at $6,500 an issue. It’s called Nomenus Quarterly and it prints 10 copies. Read it all the way to the bank


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