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  1. SPLASHY ENTRANCE Catamarans, which at their most basic are two hulls connected by a frame, have evolved quite a bit since their invention thousands of years ago in the South Pacific. Consider the...
  2. Gianni Versace Spa ( www.versace.com ) could make private aviation even more fashionable. The firm—which in recent years has expanded from haute couture into watches, jewelry, pens, fragrances, and...
  3. In the very beginning, in the 1880s, while working independently and in separate workshops near Stuttgart, Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler invented the first automobiles, which eventually led to the...
  4. If the idea of outracing a Ferrari F430 in a battery-powered sports car is crazy, it is no crazier than was Nikola Tesla, namesake of the Tesla Roadster, the electric car pictured on this issue’s...
  5. The future of the automotive industry has arrived, believes Robb Report automotive editor Gregory Anderson, who previews the Tesla Roadster—an electric sports car that accelerates from zero to 60 mph...
  6. Building on the legacy of a turn-of-the-19th-century watchmaker may seem limiting for a manufacturer during an era when modernism and technology dominate the industry. But when that watchmaker is...
  7. Jérôme Lambert, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s 37-year-old CEO, understands that it will take more than his pet slogan “sky’s the limit” to change the culture and perception of a brand with a 173-year history...
  8. Mish Tworkowski has no use for a high-profile Madison Avenue storefront. Instead, the New York jewelry designer has clients visit him in his 1890s townhouse, which is fronted by a delightful garden...
  9. Dr. Stephen Ellen slips out of his clothing and into a pair of flesh-colored underpants, which will disappear—virtually, that is—when he steps inside a 6-by-6-foot space that is equipped with special...
  10. With clients scattered throughout the Mediterranean basin, Swiss private banker César Jean-Mairet was the archetypal frequent flier during the 1990s, when he logged as many as 185 days a year in the...

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