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Luxury Preview 2010

Jaeger-LeCoultre's $2 million timepiece trio. Introducing Mercedes-Benz's 21st-Century Gullwing. Plus, the all-new superlight SLS AMG coupe. Also, exclusive debuts: Ferrari 456 Italia, Bentley Mulsanne, Mandarin Oriental's One Hyde Park, Allard roadster, Bulgari's 125th-anniversary jewelry & watch collection, Beechcraft Premier II, Palmer Johnson 170, Hermès Men’s Boutique, Pershing 108 & more.

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’Tis the season for toasts, and to fortify ourselves for these welcome occasions, we have assembled...
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Holiday Dinner by Kelly Wearstler China: Trousdale collection, Kelly Wearstler for Pickard, $56.50...
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When the invitations for Truman Capote’s 1966 Black and White Ball arrived from Tiffany & Co...
Head to any ski mountain and you will find demo stations tempting you to take a brand-new pair of...
Photo by Forest Johnson
If there were a royal line in the American yachting industry, Magnum Marine would surely have a...
Under normal circumstances, driving a Lamborghini Murciélago at top speed provides enough...
The first cellular phone call was made in 1973 on a handset that weighed 2.5 pounds and stood 9...
The novel double-balance spring arrangement in Henry, a recently created watch from Swiss...
Photo by Nick Vannello
Nearly a decade ago, after a long operation to repair an intracranial aneurysm, Dr. Russell Trusso...
Photo by Daniel Krieger
"I apply Coco Chanel’s theory of getting dressed to my cooking," says Michael White, the Michelin-...
Photo by Carlos Madrid III/Steven Fiske
Of the pioneers of midcentury modern—the design movement that spanned roughly 1945 to 1970—Oscar...
Of all the things that London seems to be short on—sunshine and dispassionate cabbies, to name two—...
The grumble of construction trucks drowns out the rumble of surf on the oceanfront 17th hole at the...
Photo by David Daigle
When James Magni travels to Paris, he stays at a flat near the city’s most central park, the Jardin...
Photo by Fernando Lombardi
Wilbert Das, creative director of the Diesel clothing company, made sure that no trees were felled...
Photo by Jackie Caradonio
It may seem odd that visitors to Maui’s Wailea Beach would choose the manufactured sanctum of a...
Photo by Amit Geron
King David might feel at home at the 194-room Mamilla Hotel, which opened in June in the up-and-...
Ancient Banyan trees and 17,000 swaying palms shade the trails at Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort...
Photo by Eric Russell
Dakota Mountain Lodge is at the brink of something big. Geographically speaking, the Park City,...
The Riva 86 Domino ( www.riva-yacht.com ), which at press time was scheduled to debut at the Cannes...
Photo by Marian Gerard
The Chopard Pompeii Collection ( www.chopard.com ) showcases designs and images from the Italian...
Harry Winston opened his first store in 1932, on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue. This year, his namesake...
The Acura ZDX ( www.acura.com )—the marque’s oxymoronically labeled four-door sports coupe that...
Owners of Cirrus SR20, SR22, and Turbo models can now upgrade their aircraft with the new Cirrus X-...
Photo by David M. Peters
Like music, design requires the harmonious conjoining of parts. The best of both disciplines often...
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Merry Edwards has confronted numerous adversities during her long winemaking career. Her first...
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The BRM R50-VT ( www.brm-manufacture.com )—from the French watchmaker whose founder, Bernard...
The redesigned Jaguar XJ ( www.jaguar.com ) looks young and stylish—just like the type of person...
After more than half a century, Mercedes-Benz will spread its wings once again with the 2011 SLS...
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Bulgari will cap off its 125th anniversary with a sale of vibrant designs for the new year. As the...
In 1998, Bell Helicopter and AgustaWestland Helicopter formed a partnership to develop an aircraft...
Photo by Fulvio de Simoni
Next summer, the Italian yacht builder Pershing will launch the first boat in its 108-foot series...
The Allard J2X MkII revives a racer that offered the best of both worlds. In modern automotive...
Ferrari fires up its ultra-powerful 458 Italia. The Ferrari 458 Italia will be the next prancing...
Palmer Johnson shows no signs of slowing as it prepares to launch the PJ170. As the current...
Photo by Toni Campo
If Umberto Angeloni has his way, your wardrobe will soon be better suited to your profession or...
Photo by Quentin Bertoux
Come February, the French fashion house Hermès will open its first shop devoted entirely to men...
St. Regis and Montage promise to elevate Park City’s already lofty Deer Valley Resort. When the...
A top French chef will open a restaurant in the Bright Light City while a young American chef...
In 2008 a London penthouse reportedly sold for $200 million—the highest price ever paid for a condo...
Photo by Claude Joray
The Grande Sonnerie—Jaeger-LeCoultre’s most sophisticated musical watch yet—will come with two...
The 2011 Mulsanne will be Bentley’s next top model. When it goes on sale next summer—for around $...
Photo by John M. Dibbs
The single-pilot Beechcraft Premier II prepares for liftoff. When the Raytheon Beechcraft Premier I...
Photo by Justin Sutcliffe
Sir Richard Branson is no stranger to the concepts of bigger, faster, and first. In 1986, the...
Ronn Maxwell grins as he hands over the keys to his new car, the Ronn Motor Company Scorpion. Then...
After an exhilarating day on the slopes outside Garmisch-Partenkirchen, in the Bavarian Alps, my...
A host of soothing spots for medical, massage, Ayurvedic, water, and wine treatments. MEDICAL...
Around 1598, Jacopo Peri debuted Dafne—thought to be the world’s first opera—at the Florence, Italy...
Scott Slavis, a Las Vegas–area watch collector, recently acquired a massive clock and watch winder...
Modern clocks are as rich in technical detail as watches, and certainly richer in history. Yet they...
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Bertone’s 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 Roadster Lamborghini astonished the auto world with the debut...
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I was born in 1964, the year the future died. This peculiar realization settled unexpectedly on me...