The Hardy Brothers 160th anniversary Brisbane event took place at the Bacchus Restaurant. VIP guests enjoyed champagne and canapés on the rooftop pool deck before a surprise performance by The Voice’s Luke Kennedy. Guests were then treated to a formal dinner inside the restaurant. Models walked the room and guests viewed a salon-style showing of the beautiful Vault Collection. But the highlight of the night was when the Melbourne Cup made an appearance. Hardy Brothers has made the Melbourne Cup trophy since 1981. It’s a six-month process from start to finish, and is created from 18 carat solid gold over 220 craftsman hours. Days are spent filing and polishing by hand to produce the beautiful symmetry and mirror finish before it’s mounted on the timber base.