Stone Flooring

    The most challenging aspect to creating Blancpain’s latest horological achievement was not its highly complicated movement, but it was constructing the diamond baguette dial. The $1.5 million 40mm Leman Tourbillon required the construction of a special case set with 242 matching baguette diamonds cut to fit together perfectly, and the dial is composed of 115 invisibly-set baguette diamonds. The dial’s parquet pattern required an incredibly complex system of rails to hold the stones from below, and an exacting order for mounting each of them—a demanding puzzle you may not fully appreciate for the sparkle it generates. (877.520.1735, www.blancpain.com

    ?James D. Malcolmson

    The $100,000 cruiser is tricked out with carbon fiber and solid performance for an electric two-...
    With a turbocharged engine and three electric motors, the new NSX will challenge the top models...
    Photo by Mercedes-Benz USA
    AMG GLE63 Coupe and AMG GLE450 Coupe boast impressive acceleration times…
    The two-seat sports car features contemporary reinterpretations of classic Bentley design cues…
    One of the most technologically advanced electric power trains to make its way onto a production...
    Photo by Royce Rumsey
    The annual springtime event highlights some of the world’s finest collector cars…
    The new vehicles are lighter and quicker than their gas-burning counterparts…
    The new car has a zero-to-60-mph time of 3.1 seconds and can lap the Nürburgring in less than 7.5...
    Photo by Richard Prince
    Robb Report puts the Corvette Z06—essentially a street-legal racecar—through its paces on the track…
    The 458’s replacement is a street-legal supercar with racecar credentials…