New & Noteworthy

Volvo’s new S90 is engineered to keep you out of harm’s way. The Hamptons—specifically, Montauk, N.Y., at the tip of Long Island’s South Fork—was the setting for a late-summer test-drive of the Volvo...
Known for its sculptural gold jewelry, Vhernier ventures into titanium. Working alongside Angela Camurati, the production director for Vhernier (646.343.9551, vhernier.com ), a team of artisans...
Dashing by every definition, the new 215 hp Ducati 1299 Superleggera not only turns heads as the brand’s fastest bike ever built but also as the world’s first production motorcycle to feature a...
The spectacular new Aston Martin DB11 may have stolen the spotlight from the brand’s aging lineup, but another model is quickly becoming the buzz of the old school enthusiast set: the manual...
Robb Report recently hosted guests at the boutique of the Swiss watch manufacture Roger Dubuis on Madison Avenue in New York City for an exclusive event. Surrounded by Roger Dubuis timepieces, guests...
Describing the design of the new 11 Ravens Avettore table-tennis table ( 11ravens.com ), Bernard Semerdjian says, “The curve of the legs looks like the wings of a jet airplane. It looks like it’s...
In a radical change to a classic design, Bulgari has revamped its famous Serpenti motif to showcase its complicated-watchmaking bona fides. The Serpenti Incantati Tourbillon Lumiere ( bulgari.com )...
Ready to substantiate recent rumors about a new motorcycle brand based in the Big Apple, the Vanguard Roadster will be unveiled at the New York City Motorcycle show on December 9. The aptly named...
Driven by philanthropy, Ferrari has created a Prancing Horse with a purpose—a one-off LaFerrari to be auctioned through RM Sotheby’s as a benefit to the victims of the recent earthquakes in central...
Three stellar auctions this month are promising plenty of brilliant jewelry designs to brighten the winter nights, from ultra-rare colored gems to exceptional vintage creations and beyond.
On December 10, Dom Pérignon and online auction house Auctionata will offer five Malle Plentitude cases sure to delight Champagne connoisseurs. The minimum starting bid of $38,500 per case includes a...
Dodos might be extinct, but they’re not entirely gone. On November 22, Summers Place Auctions in West Sussex, England, sold a nearly complete Dodo skeleton for about $430,000. Considered 95-percent...
Four new restaurants add to the dining luster of Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood. Destination dining has taken a turn toward the urban, emerging in distinctly tight districts of revitalization...
From brilliant, light-reflecting earrings to statement-making rings, these eight pieces of diamond jewelry are a wonderful complement to the holiday season’s glittering festivities.
Like all of the brand’s irons, the new PXG 0311XF models ( pxg.com ) are triple forged and feature an ultrathin face and an internal cavity filled with a thermoplastic elastomer. Compared to other...
The brazen beauty of a burlesque dancer is highlighted in Swiss watchmaker Ulysse Nardin’s new Limited Edition Hourstriker Pin-Up watch , an alluring rose-gold-and-platinum piece that is the most...
Cirrus Aircraft is well known for its high-tech single-engine airplanes, which come with a full-aircraft parachute as standard equipment, and now the company has achieved certification from the...
A limousine that Louis XVI would have loved, the 1926 Rolls-Royce Phantom I commissioned by business baron Clarence Gasque will become available to automotive aristocracy at the Bonhams Bond Street...
Stunning pearl creations from these four fabulous jewelry designers give the Queen of Gems her proper due.
The Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire ( hublot.com ) is not the first high-end mechanical watch to be encased in transparent, scratch-resistant sapphire, but at a price of $57,900 (other sapphire...
Four cylinders are enough for Porsche’s new 718 Boxster. The top was down on the Porsche 718 Boxster S ( porsche.com ), allowing the hot Texas wind to blast against my face as I took a series of...
No longer just for formal occasions, velvet lends a touch of elegance and panache to any outfit. Menswear designers are using the rich, plush material in everything from footwear to slim tailored...
What the editors are obsessing about this holiday season.
A sale for the soul, Sotheby’s IfOnly Presents: the Experiences Auction , from November 28 through December 9, will offer lasting memories rather than material acquisition. The auction house has...
When the Broad museum opened its doors last year in downtown Los Angeles, aesthetes from across the globe flocked to the contemporary art mecca to see a remarkable collection of more than 2,000 art...
If stunning scenery and ample outdoor activity options aren’t reason enough to visit Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park in central Scotland, perhaps we can interest you in some whisky. The...
On December 2 and 3, Guernsey’s will be presenting the Neil Leifer Photographic Collection for auction at Bohemian National Hall in New York City. The two-day event will include original works by the...
Amid global currency swings, geopolitical issues in Europe and the Middle East, and China’s clampdown on luxury gift giving, retail sales of high-end timepieces are taking a hit. The secondary watch...
Chess is an ancient game, dating back to the 6th century. Its intellectual challenge and timeless appeal has tempted countless artists and architects to design chess sets. Few can play at the level...
In October, German shipyard Lürssen launched its latest mammoth marvel, the 403-foot Jupiter superyacht . Like Lürssen’s other behemoth beauties such as the 511-foot Dilbar and the 590-foot Azzam ,...

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