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  1. Challenging the absence of soul, detail, and uniqueness in mass-produced adornments that flooded the market after the industrial revolution, Cartier returned artistic spirit to its métier by...
  2. 1976 Volume I, Number 1 The Robb Report, a publication devoted to advertisements for new and vintage Rolls-Royces, is launched in Atlanta. Within a few years, articles on cars, airplanes, homes, and...
  3. March 1744 Samuel Baker conducted his first auction, a book sale, in London; today he is credited with having founded Sotheby’s at this time. However, the name Sotheby did not appear until 1778, when...
  4. One day a few years ago, James Twitchell, professor of English and advertising at the University of Florida, was browsing through a bookstore when he came across a copy of Robb Report’s 1999 “Best of...
  5. Special Deliveries Louis Vuitton’s first trip was a personal mission. The then-14-year-old, who descended from a family of millers and carpenters, left his hometown of Anchay, in the remote French...
  6. Paris has a new landmark. On its opening day last October, the newly redesigned Louis Vuitton flagship on the Champs-Elysées drew lines of spectators worthy of the Eiffel Tower. A year after its...
  7. With a flick of a cloth, the last stubborn specks of dust fly off the steely blue facets, the heavy glass doors are lowered into place, the lights click on, and the Hope Diamond warms up for its...
  8. Last november was a big month for Raphaèle Canot, artistic director at De Beers LV. She launched the Talisman jewelry collection; put the finishing touches on a special collection developed with Los...
  9. Abercrombie & Kent’s escorted tours range from a four-day ski excursion in the Canadian Rockies to a weeks-long private jet journey that circumnavigates South America, but nearly all consist of...
  10. Big Splash Although the notion of pleasure boating may have originated with the Dutch, who enjoyed cruising in their jachts in the 16th century, the country’s yacht building industry nearly succumbed...

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