New & Noteworthy

Panerai’s caliber P.2005 is a new take on an old concept. But that doesn’t mean that the latest timepiece to house the caliber, the Luminor 1950 Titanium Tourbillon GMT, is any sort of copycat. The P...
AP Limited Editions combines Japanese and Russian art techniques to create its newest series of artistic fountain pens. The Puppet takes its style from the Japanese Ukiyo-e paintings from the Edo...
Galerie Historismus, in only its second year, has already emerged as one of the world’s top galleries specializing in museum-quality European historical design. In the spirit of that qualification,...
Aulden Cellars and Sotheby’s will hold the first of four wine sales on September 20 in New York featuring 1,361 various-owned lots. It is estimated to generate between $2.3 million and $3.3 million...
The first mainland Chinese debutante at the Crillon Ball in Paris, fine jeweler Bao Bao Wan, is the granddaughter of vice premier Wan Li, the former chairman of Communist China’s National Peoples’...
Alfredo Argiro, the quirky Italian designer of the Avon Celli cashmere collection, had airline baggage restrictions on his mind when he created his innovative Kit Box. The clear Plexiglas box...
Less than a year after Bowmore Distillery’s fourth and final release of Black Bowmore—a $4,500 limited release of 827 bottles, aged for 42 years in oak oloroso casks—the company has announced its...
Except perhaps to funeral directors, Cadillac is not an automaker known for its station wagons. That may change (a little) with the arrival of the 2010 CTS Sport Wagon, unveiled at this year’s Pebble...
The new 163-foot Casino Royale, unveiled in July, pushed the Christensen shipyard to its limits. “The boat’s owners have thirty-plus years of experience building different yachts,” said Joe Foggia,...
Photographer Monica Rich Kosann will open her first shop-within-a-shop at Bergdorf Goodman in New York next month, showcasing her vintage-inspired home collection. Kosann and her husband, Rod, began...
Streaming MP3 music from a computer to multiple rooms of your home is easy—except that it requires a computer. Until now. With the Philips Streamium Wireless Music Center, no computer is necessary...
Nothing about the Icon is really groundbreaking?it’s a fairly conventional two-seat light sport aircraft in most ways?but its sleek design and nifty electric folding wings combined with a high-...
Piaget has created a timepiece set to adapt to every irregularity of our Gregorian calendar, including leap years and daylight savings times, up to the year 2100. The Emperador Coussin Perpetual...
The Four Seasons opened its newest location in a former 15th-century palazzo that once housed Florentine nobility. Located in the heart of Florence, the Four Seasons Firenze has maintained its...
Serpentine is a natural stone that ranges in hue from green to gray to black, and when expertly polished, as in the case of the Serpentine Stone pen from Grayson Tighe, its true and complex character...
Widely known in Geneva and London for its colorful, stylish jewelry designs, Avakian recently opened its first U.S. store in the Regent Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills. Among its signature designs...
In creating its first new men's fragrance in nearly a decade, Cartier was inspired by its most iconic men’s watch, the Roadster. The Roadster fragrance uses a mineral fougère: a classic fern-based...
From 1909 to 1929, the Ballet Russes (Russian Ballet in French) was celebrated for its landmark collaborations between choreographers, composers, artists, and dancers during the avant-garde period in...
One would expect Sean Cahalane to look back fondly on the course where he spent much of his childhood. But the longtime member of the Ocean Edge Resort & Club in Brewster, Mass., has few positive...
Steve Uhrik spends most Friday mornings at church. He and his business associate, Lawrence Trupiano, make the short trip from their shop in Brooklyn to Manhattan’s St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue—...
You don’t have to pay dues to join the exclusive SLR.Club and enjoy its many perks, and you don’t have to pass muster with present members. The only requirement is ownership of a rare $500,000...
Early 100 years ago, Charles Rolls, the cofounder and bankroller of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, became the first person to complete a nonstop, round-trip flight across the English Channel. Rolls took...
The Porsche 911’s soap-bar-shaped body seemingly has not changed since 1963, when the first models rolled out of Stuttgart. Although they, too, look like their predecessors, the 2009 Porsche 911...
Phantom II Continental Streamline Saloon by Park Ward Though known for its conservatively styled automobiles, British coachbuilder Park Ward thought outside the boxy mold when creating the Rolls-...
My golf ball sits deep in the gully, and as I consider my next shot, I hear only water trickling in the creek at my feet and the faint cries of kestrels, which soar in the sky above me as they look...
Courvoisier’s J.S. Succession, created to mark the bicentennial of Napoleon’s crowning as the Emperor of France on December 2, 1804, is still fighting customs to become available in the U.S. To date...
Audi’s new A5 and S5 make it hard not to stare. Sensational from any angle, these new coupes from Ingolstadt, Germany, possess a sort of urbanity and easy charisma that is positively magnetic. We...
Auberge Resorts, whose properties include Auberge du Soleil in Napa and Esperanza Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico, brought its signature quiet luxury to the Southwest when it opened Encantado resort...
The Landings St. Lucia, a 19-acre resort that opened last year, will offer 65 full-ownership residences this October as part of the resort’s second building phase. The one-, two-, and three-bedroom...
The King of Thailand’s own craftsmen spend at least six weeks hand-cutting, sanding, and inlaying 5,000-plus pieces of luminous mother-of-pearl into intricate designs for Manop Rachote’s limited-...

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