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Icons & Innovators

The Editors

Four companies that have taken the risks and are enjoying the rewards of redefining luxury.

Among the past year’s best examples of ingenuity and innovation are a mechanical watch that may never require servicing and a line of Brazilian business jets that will always come in the right size. In this special section, we tell the stories of how these and other products and services came to be—and how the four companies that produced them are changing the luxury landscape.

The glitz and extravagance of the Strip provide the perfect backdrop for...
Photo by Jim Fets
Monterey Car Week in August is a destination for automobile collectors,...
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The Sealy, Texas, tuning shop that created the Hennessey Venom GT —the...
Photo by Scott Williamson/ www.PhotoDesignStudios.com
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The folklore and religious figures depicted in the Lüftlmalerei , the...
The motorsports manufacturer Polaris—known for its off-road vehicles and...
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Photo by Rod Foster
The Fast Toys Club , a new members-only automotive program based in...