New & Noteworthy

What’s in a firing order? In the case of the 2009 Yamaha R1’s power plant, trickle-down MotoGP technology and a vast transformation of engine character. The revision to the 2009 Yamaha R1’s mill...
In early October, Feadship’s Koninklijke de Vries shipyard launched the 213-foot (65-meter) hull No. 680. From initial contact to completion, it took the yard three years to produce the twin-screw...
For the past four years, New York locals and visitors have watched in anticipation as one of the city’s most famed hotels, The Pierre , underwent a $100 million renovation after its purchase by Taj...
Cirrus Aircraft announced this summer that the nearly 500 buyers who have already reserved a single-engine Vision Personal Jet will pay just $1.39 million to fly it away when the first copies roll...
People looking for very ornate, wedding cake-style Venetian chandeliers “generally don’t come to us,” says Giovanni Corrado, creative director of Mediterraneo, a 17-year-old Murano glass firm that...
Royal Lochnagar Selected Reserve ($210) will soon arrive on American shores, an event eagerly anticipated by ardent Scotch whisky lovers who are based here. The single malt originally gained favor...
Former Central Park South resident San Domenico has reopened as SD26 on East 26th Street facing Madison Square Park, and the location reveals another dimension to the family-owned restaurant. Under...
Diamond mogul Laurence Graff has unveiled his first full-fledged collection of timepieces inspired by none other than the diamond. In addition to dazzling diamond-encrusted women’s timepieces, there...
Discretion had been the signature of Italian leather goods maker Bottega Veneta long before Tomas Maier took over as the company’s influential creative director in 2001 and banned any sort of logos...
THE GIFT A one-of-a-kind IMAX home theater conceived by designer Theo Kalomirakis in collaboration with IMAX. $1.8 MILLION In a 1989 article, the New York Times described the 10-seat, 1,000-square-...
THE GIFT Two custom Taylor Guitars crafted from some of the rarest woods in the world. A visit to Taylor Guitars’ factory in Southern California, including round-trip private air transportation plus...
1938 Delahaye 135 MS The epitome of French style, marques like Talbot-Lago, Bugatti, Delage, and Delahaye embody the best of the Art Deco era’s aesthetic sensibilities. Yet among these, Delahaye...
On December 8, Christie’s London auction house will hold its annual Old Master Prints sale. Prints from the 15th through the 18th centuries will be on the auction block, highlighting pieces from...
Wagons—particularly those from elite automotive brands—have never been the easiest sell to Americans of means. That squared-off rear end tends to look, well, a bit dowdy on a luxury car. That...
For the past decade, Martin Dingman has used rugged saddle leather to line his signature men’s belts, and it’s using the same sturdy leather to create Rudyard Collection, a limited-edition line of...
Hawker Beechcraft’s latest upgrade to its venerable King Air twin turboprop adds new composite winglets and increases range by more than 20 percent. With four adults onboard, the C90GTx can cruise...
Fractional-ownership group Classic Yacht Partners has ordered from Trumpy Yachts a 125-foot motor yacht inspired by the 1928 Trumpy named Truant, and a 138-foot sailing yacht based on John Trumpy’s...
The Swedish company Hästens began life as a fine saddler in 1852 and, with ready access to horsehair, created mattresses on the side. With the displacement of horses as modes of transport, the...
At the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans, American driver Carroll Shelby piloted the Aston Martin DBR1/2 to victory. The same car, with Sir Stirling Moss at the wheel, also won that year’s World Sportscar...
Blancpain’s president and CEO Marc Hayek feels the need for speed. So much so, that he formed an alliance between his brand and Lamborghini to launch this year’s Super Trofeo racing series, which...
Last year, the Robb Report editorial staff held the keys to a number of desirable cars, all of which were parked in our Malibu office garage for long-term evaluation. The limited-edition Audi RS4...
It’s a risky proposition, taking over and remodeling a popular restaurant and city landmark. In the case of Gherardo Guarducci and Dimitri Pauli, the duo behind Manhattan’s popular Sant Ambroeus...
For those seeking a luxurious Balinese resort, but prefer a more private vacation, Pantai Lima provides both. Situated along the beach and among lush tropical gardens, Pantai Lima, which means five...
Amid the endlessly escalating horsepower wars, the frenzied pursuit of fairing fashion, and the breathless anticipation of the latest and greatest, it’s easy to lose track of the basics. And when it...
The original La Aroma de Cuba, which hailed from Cuba in the 1940’s, has long been dormant. In 2002 the cigar, still retaining its attractive but slightly modified band, was reintroduced by Ashton as...
When Werner Baldessarini launched his upscale signature clothing label in 1993, the longtime creative director and one-time chief executive of Hugo Boss went to Italian suit maker Alberto Caruso to...
The Dutch reputation for building impressive superyachts lives on the 62-meter Icon, which was unveiled to the public in September at the Monaco Yacht Show. The sleek dark-hulled 203-foot motoryacht...
The racy, powerful piston aircraft of World War II, like the Bearcat and the Mustang, are popular with pilots, but few top-quality, flyable antiques ever come on the market. And when they do, prices...
French jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels found inspiration in the colorful flora, fauna, and landscape of California for its latest High Jewelry collection, California Rêverie. The 100-piece collection...
Italian furniture house Natuzzi combined modern design and state-of-the-art electronics to create its Sound chair. Contemporizing the swivel pedestal, flared headrest and cupped shape of Arne...

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