21 Ultimate Gifts

Extreme Green Machines from Tesla and Koenigsegg. Also, classic and all-new Mercedes-Benz Gullwings, private A380 Jet and matching megayacht, out-of-this-world timepieces from Ulysse Nardin, in-home IMAX theater, 1927 Lou Gehrig bat, and the world’s rarest postage stamp. Plus, Virgin excursion into space, skier’s dream home at Deer Valley, 100-million-year-old dinosaur fossil, Napa Valley with Thomas Keller, pre-embargo Cuban cigar collection and much more.

Princely Caspian Nearly a century old, the Petrossian company (800.828.9241, www.petrossian.com )...
The clanging and banging coming from a suburban summer house one night in 1885 was loud enough to...
A few years ago, while Los Angeles–based jeweler Martin Katz was showing his collection in Monaco,...
Manuel Quesada remembers the day the Cuban government confiscated his family’s tobacco business—...
Watch-industry veteran Jean-Marie Schaller began selling timepieces under the Louis Moinet marque...
Not many real estate companies can say that the slumped economy has helped their business, but for...
Among the treasures currently available at M.S. Rau Antiques, a fine- and decorative-arts emporium...
Geoff Kruth steers his Toyota Camry down a gravel road lined with industrial-size waste bins and...
That anything liquid should issue from Priorat seems to the first-time visitor an unlikely prospect...
After studying in France to be a chef, Alla Wolf-Tasker returned to her native Australia in the...
THE GIFT The world’s rarest collection of vintage Tuscan wines ever compiled, consisting of 1,800...
THE GIFT A one-of-a-kind IMAX home theater conceived by designer Theo Kalomirakis in collaboration...
THE GIFT Two custom Taylor Guitars crafted from some of the rarest woods in the world. A visit to...
THE GIFT A 1.21-acre homesite within the Red Cloud community at Talisker in Park City, Utah. A 9,...

21 Ultimate Gifts: Forbidden TreasuresDELETE

THE GIFT Six boxes of Dunhill Selección Suprema Don Candido No. 505 pre-embargo Cuban cigars. Two...
THE GIFT The last available Loiminchay Nine Dragons pen. A set of two Loiminchay Tibetan Goddesses...
THE GIFT A custom eight-piece luggage set handcrafted by One Hermès craftsman in Paris...
THE GIFT A one-of-a-kind custom Brough Superior from Falcon Motorcycles. $365,000 Ian Barry,...
THE GIFT A 97-percent-complete composite dinosaur skeleton of Maiasaura peeblesorum, or "good...
THE GIFT A four-day food-and-wine experience for two in Napa Valley hosted by chef Thomas Keller. A...
THE GIFT A six-person suborbital spaceflight aboard Sir Richard Branson’s commercial spacecraft...
THE GIFT Ulysse Nardin Planet Earth, a large-scale desk clock that visually represents the relative...
THE GIFT Six boxes of Dunhill Selección Suprema Don Candido No. 505 pre-embargo Cuban cigars. Two...
THE GIFT A game-used 1927 Lou Gehrig bat. A charitable donation to the ALS Association in the...
THE GIFT A private tour conducted by malt master Brian Kinsman and semi-retired malt master David...

21 Ultimate Gifts: Charting an Old Course

THE GIFT An 11-day golf trip for eight through Scotland aboard Harmony II, a vintage 189-foot yacht...
THE GIFT An exceptionally rare 10.03-carat, D-color, internally flawless certified type IIa diamond...
THE GIFT An Airbus A380, the world’s largest jumbo jet. A custom megayacht. Personalized interiors...
THE GIFT A 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL gullwing, procured and restored by Mercedes-Benz Classic...
THE GIFT Art-consultant-guided private tours of 43 museums in 11 cities spanning 18 days, including...
THE GIFT A VIP experience at the 2010 Monaco Grand Prix. Round-trip private jet travel from North...
For Jiro and Yukiko Hashimoto, a well-traveled couple who introduced triathlon competition to Japan...
It did not take long for enthusiasts of high-performance cars to redefine the term "going green" as...
Las Vegas businessman Larry Ruvo believes success should be shared. As senior managing director of...
By the end of 2012, Bugatti will cease production of its Veyron coupes (after a production run of...
The $1,315 Mühle Edition No. 1 shaving set ( www.muehle-shaving.com ) comes with a badger-hair...
For many riders, Italian superbike is synonymous with Ducati. But the 2010 Aprilia RSV4 Factory (...
The conservative, tried-and-true tuxedo no longer defines black tie. Menswear designers are mixing...
Ask a car enthusiast to name an automotive make and model that has endured in the spirit of its...
THE GIFT The finest graded mint specimen of stamp collecting’s most famous rarity, the Inverted...
History consists of alternating phases of vitality and decay, in between which interesting things...
Like a sculptor before a block of marble, Italy-based designer Brian Rasmussen conceives his pieces...
1938 Delahaye 135 MS The epitome of French style, marques like Talbot-Lago, Bugatti, Delage, and...
Austria-based architect and interior designer Genco Berk put deep thought into his DeLight humidor...
The Sound Carrier 300 B Aurum tube amplifier ( www.tehnicki-centar-krklec.hr ) by Croatian...
Winemaker Aaron Pott has come a long way from his first wines, which, he says, he began making in...
Carlo Corazzo’s ancestors, from the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of Italy, began trading in Cuban...
Corum recently tackled a tricky engineering challenge and, in the process, produced the Corum Ti-...
In Zurich, Switzerland, where popular restaurants can go for decades without perceptible change,...
French architect and interior designer Jacques Granges has transformed New York’s classic Mark...
In 2007, Emirates Hotels & Resorts purchased a 4,000-acre site in Australia’s Blue Mountains...