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  1. “Electronics almost killed the Swiss watch industry,” says Urwerk’s cofounder and lead watchmaker, Felix Baumgartner. “Everyone remembers those sad days, which is why electronics remains a taboo in...
  2. Global Thinking Greubel Forsey first attracted notice a decade ago by reviving 200-year-old English and French finishing techniques, and in the ensuing years, the company has pursued increasingly...
  3. Greener Glory In just six years, the mining company Gemfields has become one of the world’s major producers of exceptional colored gemstones—a feat that was accomplished with the company’s policies...
  4. The Aston Martin name is not quite 100, but the British company that builds the cars was originally formed in 1913, and so Aston Martin has spent the past year celebrating its centennial. The events...
  5. The look of the sixth-generation Chevrolet Corvette, better known as the C6, may not have grown old, but the people buying the car did. One study placed the average age of a Corvette owner at 59,...
  6. There are ski houses, and then there is Chalet Zermatt Peak. From its mountainside perch, the chalet affords striking views of the Matterhorn and the village. To access the property, which has more...
  7. Imposing yet graceful, Checkmate is a bona fide drama queen. The 145-foot Benetti yacht projects an edgy mien with its navy-blue hull, but guests will find sweet interiors in a cream-to-chocolate...
  8. Set within the Waterberg region, overlooking the lush Palala Valley, the 12,000-acre Leobo Private Reserve debuted on May 1 as one of Africa’s most exclusive safari destinations. The architects...
  9. Families and weekend warriors looking for upscale mountain homes may find nirvana in this High Sierra enclave.
  10. More than any other mineral, opals seem to come alive with intense, variegated colors and dynamic waves of light. Early Bedouins believed that the stones contained lightning and fell from the sky...

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