New & Noteworthy

To the contemporary eye, a pocket-watch case may seem an overly discreet form of housing for a mechanism as magnificent as a grand complication. Yet there is nothing modest about Cartier’s $625,000...
If the words Cadillac luxury sedan conjure visions of Fleetwoods and DeVilles, step out of your leisure suit and into model year 2013. The XTS is an all-new offering that rounds out the Cadillac...
In recent years, Ferrari has lent its brand to surfboards, bicycles, and even a theme park. The carmaker’s latest nonmotorized venture is the Ferrari Golf Collection ( www.ferrarigolfcollection.com...
Their clients want to feel at home even when they are 40,000 feet in the air, so private-jet interior designers create cabins that reflect the owners’ tastes and address their desires in terms of...
Tom Ford is the master of elegant evening wear, and this black-and-gold jacquard jacket ($4,590) in a textured silk blend is one of his most sophisticated pieces yet. The elongated shawl collar...
To create each of the earrings and rings in the Cora Tahitian Pearls collection ( www.corainternational.com ), jewelers at New York diamond house Cora carved out a niche in the delicate surface of a...
To remain competitive in the flight-services industry, companies have been updating and upgrading their fleets and expanding their offerings beyond fractional aircraft shares.
No doubt most Bentley EXP 9 F SUVs will see more soccer fields than sand dunes. But Bentley buyers might not need a family-vehicle option if they already own a Mulsanne. Opulent as it is, the big...
The Cigarette Racing Team has launched two new powerboats: the 42 ' Huntress and 38 ' Top Gun 90+ MPH ( www.cigaretteracing.com ). The former, an all-new center-console design, combines Cigarette’s...
When demand for jets plummeted during the recession, aircraft manufacturers delayed development and production of new models.
To boost both model and brand, Bentley has eviscerated the Bentley Continental GT and replaced its thunderous W-12 with a lighter, smarter, thriftier V-8 engine. Yet can this much less really be that...
Cirrus Aircraft, manufacturer of the SR22 personal piston plane, a repeat Robb Report Best of the Best selection, is adding a personal jet to its lineup. The company, which is based in Duluth, Minn...
Members of the Robb Report Private Aviation Advisory Board chose the aircraft recognized in this section based largely on each of the models’ performance, availability, average price on the secondary...
Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa was letting loose during the opening weekend of its new spa facility, Miraval Life in Balance with Clarins, in May. Owners Steve and Jean Case were there (Steve...
The Park Hyatt Sydney has never lacked for location. Set in the historic Rocks neighborhood between two of Australia’s best-known landmarks—the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge—the 22...
If not good times, these are at least better times in Wichita, Kan., home of Bombardier Learjet, Cessna Aircraft, and other business-jet and personal-aircraft makers.
For more than 40 years, Crestron Electronics has produced industry-leading home-automation systems. Today, those systems enable homeowners to control every electronic aspect of their dwelling—from...
At 5.9 mm thick, the new Saxonia Thin ($25,100) is the slimmest watch A. Lange & Söhne has yet produced. This new Saxonia maintains all of Lange’s defining features, with highly decorated...
Hélène Rochas was considered the epitome of Parisian elegance. She lived in her 7th arrondissement apartment for more than 60 years and amassed an extraordinary collection of art and furnishings,...
Hotel Monteverdi opened in early August in the restored 11th-century Tuscan village of Castiglioncello del Trinoro, joining three other Monteverdi villa properties that opened in the village over the...
It’s an unexpected location for a fine restaurant, but since California has its share of car lovers, it seems to make sense that Cohn Restaurant Group, which operates more than 15 restaurants in...
The Belgian-born, Miami-based designer Serge de Troyer , known for high-end furnishings with organic shapes that are made of luxurious materials like bone, leathers, and bronze, has introduced a line...
In early August, NetJets —the world leader in fractional aircraft ownership and private-flight services—opened a private airport terminal in Los Angeles, which has long been one of the company’s...
In August, the Mandarin Oriental in San Francisco, which celebrates its 25th year, unveiled an expansive new fitness center and two presidential suites, each with a large terrace. In September it...
The erudite engineers of Carson City, Nev.-based Wisdom Audio have begun delivering the first on-wall speakers of its namesake Wisdom line: the LS4 and its slightly smaller sister, the LS3. In...
Small batch, boutique, artisanal, and subtle are not words one typically associates with tequila, but Casa Dragones ($250) is deserving of them all. Soft and luxurious, its flavor is reminiscent of a...
Collaborating with Mercedes-Benz, the design team at the luxury furnishings company Formitalia has created a collection of seating, tables, and a bed that exhibit the legendary elegance of line that...
Harman International in Northridge, Calif., is one of the country’s largest research centers for developing cutting-edge loudspeaker technology. At this massive 44-acre site just north of Los Angeles...
The renovated PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles in Scotland has recently opened after a six-month massive restructuring that involved the relocation of more than 50,000 tons of earth and modified...
Playing to one of its proven strengths in design, Chopard has released a new automotive-themed chronograph dedicated to the vintage racing circuit. The Grand Prix de Monaco Historique ($11,140) pays...

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