Luxury Preview 2014

Luxury Preview - 14 for 2014. Extraordinary debuts from BMW, Baccarat, Cessna, Ritz-Carlton, Ermenegildo Zegna, and more. Plus, our annual Culinary Masters Competition crowns the world’s next super-chef.

The BMW i8 Electric Concept Car is the company’s alternative-fuel successors to the H car, the...
The wait is almost over for the upgrade to Cessna’s midsize Citation X. Announced in 2010, the $22...
In the case of the Mission RS electric motorcycle, sound can be deceiving. Instead of roaring, the...
Those who admire valuable yet understated objects will naturally be drawn to Vacheron Constantin’s...
Padrón Cigars celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, and it will mark the occasion in the fall...
The plug-in ELR coupe, which will arrive in showrooms in January and is based on the Converj...
Watch collectors looking for something truly unusual this year may want to seek out the Montblanc...
The century-old, family-owned Italian menswear brand Ermenegildo Zegna took a risk when it hired...
After a few somewhat sluggish years caused by the global recession, business is booming again at...
Set among emperors’ palaces and Shinto shrines, the ryokan (inns) of Kyoto, Japan, have long been...
The Challenger 350, an updated version of Bombardier’s popular super-midsize Challenger 300, will...
In Baccarat’s 250 years of operation, the French glassworks has outfitted many of the world’s...
The transformation of Barcelona’s Marina Port Vell represents a tidal shift in Spain. The London-...
The pioneering submersible designer Graham Hawkes is diving again into uncharted waters. Hawkes—the...
When chef Thomas Keller, America’s high priest of haute cuisine, raises an eyebrow over an item on...
Justin Smillie of Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria, New York City Nominating Chef Nancy Silverton...
At the Judgment of Paris in 1976, a bottle of Chardonnay from the Napa Valley’s Chateau Montelena...
The pendant brooch is an extravagant piece, featuring a 10.03-carat Golconda diamond, recalling the...
A car that pairs a 550-plus hp engine with a sedan-sized hatchback body is becoming an essential...
For the 2014 model year and for the first time ever, Aston Martin is offering its top-of-the-line...
Arizona’s Enchantment Resort is a feast for the senses. Nestled in Boynton Canyon in Sedona—and...
When the Beatles arrived in the United States from Liverpool, England, in February 1964, everyone...
The Dassault Falcon 5X, a forthcoming business jet from Dassault Aviation, will feature the French...
When A. Lange & Söhne re-entered the world of haute horlogerie nearly 20 years ago, many of the...
Erik Hasselman bobs on the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Malta, protected by a clear acrylic...
About a year ago, while looking at the famous images photographed by William Klein on the streets...
Following a $130 million transformation, the Rosewood London ( www.rosewoodhotels.com ) swung open...
The Crans Ambassador ( www.cransambassador.ch ) debuted in the Swiss Alps ski town of Crans-Montana...
Located an hour’s drive from Augusta National Golf Club, Georgia’s Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds...
Spread over 29 beachfront acres some 15 miles south of Cancún, the new Nizuc Resort and Spa ( www...
Since the Aga Khan founded the Costa Smeralda more than 50 years ago, the ritzy resort development...
The new Kiton men’s accessories collection ( www.kiton.it ) reflects the same commitment to...
The new Di Bianco SPQR shoes ( www.scarpedibianco.com ) do not appear any different from the brand’...
The owners of vineyards sometimes exhibit personalities every bit as faceted as their wines...
When The Dalmore distillery asked Daniel Boulud to create his ideal single-malt Scotch whisky, the...
In 1807, when John Blandy arrived in Madeira, the Portuguese archipelago (though remote from the...
Eneko Atxa, the inventive Basque chef freshly awarded a third Michelin star at Azurmendi in Bilbao...
When Heinrich Villiger wanted to mark the 125th anniversary of his Swiss cigar company, Villiger...
A technique that combines ceramic with gold to produce surprising flashes of color is showcased in...
A regal diamond tiara is not for every woman or every occasion, but the Graff Diamonds Alice Bands...
The mechanisms of the triple-complication Blancpain Le Brassus Carrousel Minute Repeater Flyback...
Often referred to as the father of art deco, the artist Romain de Tirtoff (known by his pseudonym...
With a power output of 200 hp and a dry weight of 342 pounds, the recently unveiled Ducati 1199...
The Italian yachting classification and certification agency Registro Italiano Navale recently...
Large panels of windows run nearly the entire length of the main and upper decks of the 161-foot...
The recent release of the Limited-Edition Linn Sondek LP12 ( www.linn.co.uk ) celebrates the 40th...
The Danish digital-audio pioneer Peter Lyngdorf, who founded Steinway Lyngdorf in 2005, has lately...
Sleeker and more modern looking, the Vertu Constellation ( www.vertu.com ) is the successor to last...
Lavish beach villas take shape at three Caribbean resorts. Mayan Marvels: Set where the jungle...
Graphic sweaters break up the dark tones of winter. Bold Hermès adds some wit to the varsity...
A simpler way to call the crew. For yacht owners who want to summon a crew member but do not want...
A trio of expedition ships sets sail. Darwinian Delight: Launched in September, Silversea’s 50-...
A collaboration between one of the United States’ oldest men’s clothiers and a nearly 500-year-old...
1948 Delahaye 135M Figoni et Falaschi Narval Cabriolet. The Delahaye Narval, the fantastic creation...
In 2011, when the Tel Aviv–based architect Alex Meitlis was designing the interiors of London’s...
Henk de Vries has boatbuilding in his blood. His great-grandfather was a boat maker in the...
Foresight is perhaps the most prized of human faculties: Nothing gives us greater pleasure than to...