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Since 2004, Vacheron Constantin’s Metiers d’Art collection has paid homage to Geneva’s traditional decorative arts— engraving , enameling , and gem setting . But this year, Vacheron turns its gaze to...
With airplane sales lagging, many manufacturers have slowed down development of new models, but Embraer is forging ahead with its Legacy 450 and 500 projects. The company, based in Brazil, has...
The Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas , which opened in CityCenter in December, is a serene sanctuary located in the center of the bustling Las Vegas strip. From the moment you enter the non-gaming hotel’...
Dallas-based Manheim-Ruseau has reached into its library of more than 2,500 archival designs to unearth and bring to life a 1919 prototype writing desk by Art Deco master Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann using...
Saab’s corporate mascot is the mythical griffin, but for as many lives as the Swedish automaker has used up in the last few months, a house cat might be more appropriate. A perennial money loser for...
Louisiana-based Trinity Yachts has unveiled the 142-foot Big Zip, the 164-foot Imagine, and the 190-foot Mi Sueño. Big Zip and Imagine emerged out of the builder’s New Orleans yard, and Mi Sueño came...
A collection of striking one-of-a-kind emerald jewelry designs inspired by the Indian elephant is on display at Selfridges’ Wonder Room now through June 22, when Sotheby’s will auction the collection...
While Audi’s marketing dollars are going to their TDI clean-diesel campaign, the German brand’s research and development dollars are going into their first all-electric vehicle: the Audi e-tron. The...
To mark its 165th anniversary, A. Lange & Söhne released a special trilogy of its landmark complicated watches—the Tourbograph “Pour le Mérite,” the Lange1 Tourbillon, and the 1815 Moonphase—in a...
The Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SuperVeloce represents the Italian automaker's unwavering dedication to speed, style, and sex appeal. Engineered to run faster than Lamborghini's ultra-limited...
Automatic, or self-winding, systems are one of the oldest, most visible and elegantly efficient aspects of mechanical watchmaking. Yet because they are the star features in some of the simplest...
Six years ago, speaker manufacturer Bowers & Wilkins upgraded top models in its famed 800 Series with tweeters made from solid diamond, grown in a laboratory to form a dome shape. The diamond...
While working as a model following a successful stint in college basketball, Ron Donovan discovered that many of the fashion clients who hired him for his good looks failed to notice his size 15½...
On June 23, the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation will make its second attempt to sell Pablo Picasso’s illustrious masterpiece Portrait of Angel Fernandez de Soto . The painting, originally scheduled to...
While most African safaris allow adventurers the chance to see animals from a relative distance, Baobab Expeditions —a leader in adventure expeditions throughout Africa’s remote and tribal areas—is...
Opened in January, the Hacienda Beach Club & Residences is a residential resort that sits on a quarter-mile stretch of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico’s immaculate and swimmer-friendly Medano Beach...
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, Robb Report ’s reigning Car of the Year champion in 2010, will debut an all-electric model in 2013. Even before the official car was unveiled, rumors swirled around the...
Piper, following the lead of other major manufacturers of personal aircraft, has added a two-seat sport airplane to the front of its line, as an entry-level aircraft. Rather than develop its own...
Chef Ray Garcia of FIG in Santa Monica, California, is fast becoming known for more than just his cooking. He’s also gaining recognition for his widespread efforts to promote sustainability and local...
Martin Logan is famous for its sizable floor-standing electrostatic speakers, but the Lawrence, Kansas, manufacturer recently introduced a relatively compact home theater solution that has also begun...
Northern California-based land developer Serendipity Land Holdings recently made two of its El Banco Beach Villas on Mexico’s Pacific Coast available for short-term lease. Just north of Puerto...
Infused vodkas have been commonplace for several years, and now one tequila maker has experimented with a subtle, yet distinctive floral infusion. Rosangel from Gran Centenario Reposado tequila is...
When Nick Berman renovated a house in Sun Valley, Idaho, he and his partner, Gennaro Rosetti, created furniture for the project, including what they dubbed the Sun Valley table. It had a thick wood...
Breguet makes much of its associations with Enlightenment-era watchmaking, and few pieces exemplify this better than the frosted-gold surfaces of the La Tradition series. But with a slight adjustment...
Custom eyewear designer Nader Zadi, known for artistic eyewear made using antique components, is making rose-gold frames from an alloy of 12- and 14-karat gold mixed with copper. The frames will be...
Can-Am—the manufacturer of the outlandish three-wheeled Spyder—in September will release its latest extreme machine: the Can-Am Commander . Built for two side-by-side occupants (a first for a Can-Am...
The 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera made its worldwide debut in March at the Geneva Auto Show as the Italian automaker’s lightest, fastest, and most powerful production V-10 sports...
New Zealand’s Alloy Yachts recently set sail the 192-foot Ed Dubois-designed sailing yacht Kokomo. It is not only the largest yacht for builder Alloy Yachts, naval architect Dubois, and manager MCM,...
In 1966, Girard-Perregaux was awarded the Neuchâtel Observatory’s Centenary Prize for its timekeeping accomplishments. Forty years later, it referenced the accolade with the classical 1966 collection...
Only a few audio-video companies have braved the challenge of making a high-end Blu-ray Disc player. Marantz’s UD-9004 strikes us as one of the most elegant and accomplished of this rare breed. The...

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