New & Noteworthy

For decades, the boutique manufacturer Christophe Claret has produced movements for some of Switzerland’s most prominent watch brands.
Since its founding 12 years ago, the Swiss watchmaker De Bethune has distinguished itself in the world of haute horology by cultivating an aesthetic that emphasizes sleek, futuristic designs.
When the Hutton–Mdivani jadeite necklace comes to Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite sale in Hong Kong on April 7, it is expected to set a new world record for jadeite at auction.
For those who cannot make the trip to Casa Acanto in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico (see Great Escapes, page 100), the home’s owners—the interior designers Andrew Fisher and Jeffry Weisman—offer an...
Beneath the awning at the entrance to the Wellesley, a new boutique hotel built on the original site of the Hyde Park Corner tube station, there are still vestiges of the old red subway tiles, and it...
Since its founding in 1995, the Geneva-based watchmaker Roger Dubuis has had an on-again, off-again relationship with its namesake.
The new Harlequin collection by Sabine G. combines the delicate work of vintage jewelry with bold colors and geometric forms.
Inspired by a lazy Susan, the walnut Gin Wheel can house everything needed to make a classic gin and tonic.
The furniture designer Thomas Pheasant, who has worked with brands such as Baker, has introduced an exclusive collection through his private label, Thomas Pheasant Studio. Each of the seven pieces,...
From day one in 1948, when the pudgy, pioneering Type 356 emerged from Gmünd, Austria, through all the variations of the undying 911 up until the 2013 911 Turbo S model, Porsche has sold its sports...
Chef José Andrés is celebrating black-truffle season with an 18-course menu at Saam, his 30-plus-seat tasting room inside the Bazaar restaurant at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Since its founding in 1888 by Don Andrés Brugal Montaner, Brugal has been making some of the world’s finest rums.
The Dutch shipyard Heesen Yachts applies the term “sportster” to its newest launch, Galatea. The 131-foot motor yacht is indeed sporty and features a low profile, and it retains the builder’s famous...
The Icon A5 amphibious light sport aircraft (LSA) has been in the works since 2006, and now that the company is close to starting deliveries, a slew of similar amphibious aircraft are emerging to...
Manhattan’s Surrey hotel has partnered with the Bedford Post Inn for Uptown to Upstate.
The Karma debuted at the 2008 North American Auto Show in Detroit, near the onset of the economic turndown.
InterContinental Davos, Switzerland’s new mascot, earns the gold medal for largest resort and highest city—it is the highest city in Europe, in fact, and it hosted the 2014 World Economic Forum.
Zilli has developed its first collection of skiwear and skis this winter. The new products combine performance materials and the latest technology with Zilli’s design elements.
Honolulu’s Kahala Hotel and Resort will celebrate its 50th anniversary throughout 2014 with a variety of special perks and vacation packages.
Nominated as the best up-and-coming chefs in 2012, these Culinary Masters competitors went on to a year filled with more accolades, new restaurants, and a book deal. Katie Button of Cúrate, Asheville...
This year’s two-day Artcurial Motorcars’ auction on February 7 and 8 totaled almost $40 million in sales, making it the most successful sale of collector cars in France...
The Swedish camera maker Hasselblad has introduced the new amateur-friendly HV DSLR, which features a 24.3-megapixel full-frame sensor, a Carl Zeiss 24-to-70 mm lens and 35 mm full-frame HD-video...
Air France has unveiled its newly redesigned business-class seating. Conceived by Mark Collins of Design Investment, which has previously created cabins for Airbus and Lufthansa, the new business-...
For over 40 years, the month of January has brought automotive enthusiasts to Scottsdale, Ariz., for the Scottsdale Collector Car Auction Week . At the 2014 auctions, Barrett-Jackson, Gooding &...
In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Hexagon has announced that it will cease selling new cars to focus entirely on classic-car sales through Hexagon Classics and the newly formed Hexagon Modern...
The 2014 Amelia Island Concours d’Eelgance is set to take place March 7 through 9 on its namesake coastal island near Jacksonville, Fla.
The Epic LT six-seat single-engine turboprop began as a build-it-yourself kit aircraft about 10 years ago. Now, the manufacturer is in the process of certifying the production version of that plane,...
The sailing yacht Mondango3, built by Alloy Yachts in Auckland, New Zealand, will be delivered to its owners later this month.
The new Arteriors showroom, which opened earlier this month on the corner of Melrose Avenue and Huntley Drive in West Hollywood, is the 25-year-old brand’s first store selling directly to consumers...
Resource Furniture, a 14-year-old distributor that specializes in multifunctional pieces that maximize space, is now the exclusive dealer of Stealth Kitchen Modules. Occupying a footprint as small as...

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