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  1. From his home in Newport Beach, California, it takes Drew Warmington 10 hours to drive to Lake Tahoe. He recently completed the trip in an hour and 40 minutes—traveling at an average speed of 200 mph...
  2. Earlier this year, a Skater 32 Race Pleasure peaked at 119 mph. However, the powerboat was not running on standard boat engines. Ilmor Engineering (734.456.3600, www.ilmor.com ), which builds engines...
  3. Diamonds are forever, but not so the patriarch of a diamond house. When Harry Winston, founder of the prestigious diamond jewelry business, died in 1978, he unwittingly provoked a bitter legal...
  4. John Loring, Tiffany’s renowned design director and historian, is particularly proud that Tiffany is selling diamonds sourced in North America. “The first important diamond to be cut in America was...
  5. At a development cost of more than $941 million, the Diavik diamond mine stands as a unique testament to the extremes—and expense—to which producers will go to dig diamonds out of the ground. The...
  6. In 1848, on the eve of the fall of Louis-Philippe’s regime, two representatives from Tiffany & Co. arrived in Paris for their annual buying trip. The mini-revolution was reaching its peak, and...
  7. Standing tall in his signature Panama straw hat and toting the tools of his trade—scissors, straight-edge razor, and almond soap—Antonio Boellis cut a dapper figure on the streets of early–20th...
  8. Alexander Julian (800. 432.8713, www.alexanderjulian.com ), the designer behind one of menswear’s best-selling brands in the 1970s and ’80s and the recipient of five Coty Awards for his expressive...
  9. An extra inch here or there can make an enormous difference, especially when it comes to the fit of a man’s necktie. The problem is, the average 55- to 58-inch necktie with a 3.25-inch blade is too...
  10. Over the centuries, revolution and conquest have moved more merchandise than the enterprises of Cartier, Harry Winston, and Van Cleef & Arpels combined. The history of rare gems is often a...

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