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Bugatti. Has there ever been an automaker that earned so much buzz for building so few cars? In addition to creating the world’s fastest production car (the 253-mph Veyron 16.4) and the priciest (...
For those seeking more intimate, personalized service when in Las Vegas, check out HOTEL32 , a new boutique hotel located on the 32nd floor of the Monte Carlo. From the minute you arrive at the...
With its high strength-to-weight ratio and corrosion-resistant properties, titanium has long been a popular metal for watches, though it’s generally used for cases and bracelets. Corum breaks new...
The motorcycle world may have rolled its collective eyes when the Can-Am Spyder debuted two years ago, but the oddball Canadian three-wheeler makes a strong case for itself with new touring-oriented...
Shadow Creek is unlike any other golf club, public or private. The course has no members and was built specifically to woo whales. The vast majority of its tee times are reserved for these high-...
Everyone knows about the World Series of Poker, the game’s most public stage, where main-event buy-ins begin at $10,000. But the poker world’s most competitive—and financially exclusive—forum is the...
When chef Timothy Hollingsworth took over the helm at The French Laundry (TFL, to insiders) one might have expected some anxiety on his part. Since he’s spent a decade honing his culinary skills at...
Delta is one of a few U.S. yacht builders that ranks with the most respected shipyards in Europe. Over the last two decades, the Seattle yard has built a succession of oceangoing vessels that have...
Guy Regal, a neoclassical furniture dealer, has joined forces with Newel, a decorative antiques house, to create the newly unveiled Guy Regal Ltd /Newel gallery, an expansive three-floor gallery on...
Many men will attest that getting a haircut can be a real buzz-kill. But, the dapper Frenchman Martial Vivot is making it a luxurious experience in New York. His year-old Martial Vivot Salon Pour...
The newly unveiled Star of Africa collection features sapphire crystal dome rings filled with floating diamonds, which appear like snowflakes in a snow globe. The inventive design was created by...
Beijing may be better known for tea than wine, but Amanresorts would like to change that. On November 13, the Aman at Summer Palace will host the first Aman Beijing Wine Classic, a weekend that...
Most gasoline-electric hybrids are all about fuel economy, cars that resolutely eschew any notion of driving pleasure for the intangible satisfaction of big MPGs. That’s not so much the case with the...
Is it a cruiser, a tourer, or both? The 2010 Harley-Davidson CVO Softail Convertible doesn’t comply with strictly ordered motorcycle taxonomy. Rather, it alternates facets of its personality through...
Rather than dedicate itself to producing complicated technical movements that hide inside the case, watch newcomer Nubeo seeks to create highly complex and imaginative cases that make an impactful...
Jaime Hayon, the barely-30-year-old, Spanish designer of the moment who has a prankster’s irreverence for high style, has created a collection for Baccarat. After putting his stamp on products for...
Known for its practical, well-made luggage and business accessories, Tumi is venturing into exotic territory with a collection of special-order alligator accessories. The super-slim Windsor Envelope...
If you have ever wanted to view one of the greatest watchmaking enigmas of all time, you will have your opportunity this month at the Breguet boutiques in Beverly Hills and New York City. In 1783,...
Pen maker Caran d’Ache has introduced a collection of limited-edition writing instruments dedicated to men. Defined by dark ebony details set with geometric patterns, the Varius Link Series 1 offers...
If you’re seeking stylish ambiance and a star-studded New York social scene along with great cuisine, check out the Standard Grill, the latest dining venture to open in New York’s flourishing...
The Solar Impulse project, based in Switzerland, aims to build a solar-powered airplane capable of a round-the-world flight. In June, the team unveiled its first flying prototype, a lightweight...
Johnnie Walker Black Label is celebrating its 100th anniversary this fall in true style: a limited-edition collector’s bottle will commemorate the brand’s history of quality and innovation. The 12-...
Last year, Lyle and Umbach introduced the Peregrine collection, which excelled in its array of small occasional tables swathed in all manner of luxe materials, including snakeskin, shagreen,...
Shorn of bodywork and clad with angular, armor-like skin, Ducati’s new Streetfighter looks like a hard-edged menace to two-wheeled society. But creased styling tells only half of this bike’s story...
When jeweler Liv Ballard started showing drawings of her designs to Italian goldsmiths, most of them scoffed outright, considering them too extravagant to be commercially viable. But Ballard was...
To think of the 911 as a single model in Porsche’s scintillating range of sporting vehicles would be a pretty egregious understatement. At last count, there were more than a dozen variations of this...
A few years ago, Patek Philippe resurrected its mod Nautilus for men to mark the 30th anniversary of the brand’s signature sport model. This year, Patek reinterprets the design for women who want an...
Ferrari fires up its ultra-powerful 458 Italia. The Ferrari 458 Italia will be the next prancing horse to leave the Maranello stable. This replacement for the mid-engine F430 will feature an ultra-...
The grumble of construction trucks drowns out the rumble of surf on the oceanfront 17th hole at the Punta Mita Club de Golf’s new Bahia course. The racket detracts from this otherwise serene setting...
Head to any ski mountain and you will find demo stations tempting you to take a brand-new pair of skis out for a spin. Ski shops also encourage test-drives of their inventory—which is neatly...

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