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  1. Push a particular button on the Lexus LS430’s navigation system, and miniature flags of Japan, China, and France appear on a map on the car’s 7-inch touchscreen. The icons, situated among equally...
  2. How does one select the world’s top 100 wine producers? "Obviously, it’s always a matter of personal opinion," senior vice president and resident oenophile Brett Anderson says of the list that he...
  3. These are good times for Maserati, a company that a dozen years ago was only a few signatures short of bankruptcy and oblivion. Maserati sold almost 6,000 cars last year, which is about 20 percent...
  4. Like fingernails running down a chalkboard, Deep Purple’s “Highway Star” screeches from the speakers of the classroom’s plasma-screen television. Nobody gonna take my car / I’m gonna race it to the...
  5. Build a man a gym, and he will exercise for a day; build a man a custom-tailored workout environment, and he will exercise for a lifetime. That twist on an old axiom explains why Mark Harigian is a...
  6. For many, the indelible image of the Vespa involves a shapely ingenue, her tresses flowing in the spring air, zipping through the roundabouts of a European capital aboard the charming two-wheeler...
  7. The accomplishments of Bavar­ian Motor Works–known better as BMW–become that much more impressive when you consider that some car companies struggle to produce a merely competent version of just one...
  8. Four years ago, 33-year-old Stefan Ihnen, a movement development engineer at IWC in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, faced the most daunting technical challenge of his career: creating the company’s first...
  9. A few years ago, as Hermès watchmakers in Switzerland were hard at work developing the innovative Nomade travel timepiece, a call came from Jean-Louis Dumas-Hermès, the company’s chairman and CEO in...
  10. Nicolas Hayek did something that every serious watch collector only fantasizes about: He ordered the reproduction of Abraham-Louis Breguet’s most coveted creation, the so-called Marie-Antoinette...

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