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Not one to rest on its laurels, Lamborghini has let loose the Aventador S , another new variant announced by the marque after its reveal of the Huracán Rear-Wheel-Drive Spyder just last month. The...
For a watchmaker that promotes itself with the tagline “Instruments for Professionals,” Breitling goes against type with the new Transocean Day & Date U.S. Limited Edition —in a good way. Unlike...
From Heesen’s 229-foot stunner, Galactica Super Nova , to Timur Bozca’s formidable Black Swa n concept, 2016 was a banner year for the yachting industry. The following stories were our most-read...
Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei —who is known as much for his activism as for his art—once said, “My definition of art has always been the same. It is about freedom of expression, a new way of...
Exquisite pieces from Vacheron Constantin, Jaeger-LeCoultre, De Bethune, and MB&F promise to captivate the consummate watch collector.
On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me… The Balvenie Tun 1509—Batch 3. Tun 1509, a huge wooden holding tank where aged single malts are allowed to “marry” for a few months before being...
Securing suitable parking has long plagued New York car owners. For years, the only alternative to circling the block has been to take public transportation—until now. Brooklyn-based developer...
As consumer-goods marketers the world over are wont to remind us, the holiday season is a time for giving. In the spirit of generosity, we asked five of America’s preeminent cocktail makers to give...
A stunning example of horologic history found a new steward when an extremely rare Thomas Tompion Gold Pair Cased Quarter Repeating Verge watch sold through Sotheby’s for more than $233,000 on...
Automotive historians may one day look back on this year with wonder as high performance luxury marques were prolific in their release of new vehicles that challenged both boundaries and convention...
Just as an athlete must have properly sized footwear designed specifically for his or her sport, high-performance automobiles require the right rubber for road and track—a customized pairing now...
On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me… Lagavulin 8-Year-Old 200th Anniversary Single Malt . This day should rightfully be celebrated with a bottle of Lagavulin 8-Year-Old 200th...
A bygone bourbon was responsible for some spirited bidding when 34 bottles of 24-Year-Old Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey sold through Christie’s for $78,000 on December 9 in New York...
The Italian architect builds an oasis in Miami Beach. Piero Lissoni has designed everything from luxury resorts and superyachts to coffeemakers and toy cars. Now the Italian architect is trying his...
Whether it’s a crackle-crusted loaf of tangy levain or a buttery panettone filled with chunks of dark chocolate, great freshly baked bread is a wonderful part of the holiday table. This year, some of...
The Swiss agree on only one thing about women’s watches: Beauty is nonnegotiable. At the end of 2015, Fabergé’s Lady Compliquée , a timepiece built with equal parts artistic whimsy and horological...
On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me… Westland Garryana American Single Malt . Single malts do not have to come from Scotland—or even Japan. In fact, American single-malt whiskeys...
Kaluga : The second-largest freshwater fish, kaluga sturgeon is endangered in the wild but is being successfully farmed in China. Large and glossy grains range in color from dark gray to light golden...
Watchmakers find a new muse in luxury shoemakers. It takes six hours to carve the wooden lasts used to create a pair of Massaro shoes, each based on meticulous measurements of the customer’s foot...
For the gift giver, the true beauty of a gift basket may be that there is no assembly required: An enticing selection of hard-to-find delicacies or collectible wines allows you to please the...
On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me… Nikka Yoichi Single Malt . Masataka Taketsuru, who is generally credited as the “father of Japanese whisky,” started the Nikka whisky distillery...
For more than 25 years, important collectors have regarded Barbara Guggenheim as the dean of art advisers. During her distinguished career, she not only has assisted celebrities and captains of...
Rye whiskey will be the next “big thing” to hit our wet bars after the current bourbon boom. Getting ready to meet this demand for America’s original colonial spirit is a limited offering of Booker’s...
Clearly constructed during the glory days of the Space Age, the Howmet TX is a jet-powered performer you would expect legendary test pilot Chuck Yeager to drive. The unconventional car was the...
On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me… The Hilhaven Lodge Whiskey This American blended whiskey combines three different spirits from three decades: rye whiskey from the 1980s,...
A posthumous collection brings Zaha Hadid’s towering artistry to the table. Throughout her career, Zaha Hadid was a master of the unusual, creating innovative and eye-popping structures that...
Farmed caviar has come a long since wild caviar was banned for import into the United States 10 years ago, largely due to advances in research and science. Five elite chiefs from across the country...
For the first time in its 70-year history, Chicago-born brand Sidney Garber has created a collection for men. Brooke Garber Neidich, who inherited the brand from her late father Sidney in 2008,...
Just as true for cars as couture, style in the Seventies was questionable at best. And while the decade did produce some enduring classics, many of those remain an acquired taste. Take, for instance...
On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me… Glenkinchie 24-Year-Old Single Malt . Most Lowland Scottish single malts tend to be on the light side, but this particular version of...

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