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  1. From 1926 through 1931, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars crafted just over 1,200 left-hand-drive Phantom I (or New Phantom) chassis for its American customers. The resulting cars, dubbed Springfield Phantoms...
  2. Nature has endowed us with a longing for movement—a kinetic fascination—that the rather humble equipment with which she furnished us was destined from the beginning to disappoint. Our locomotive...
  3. For the last 14 years, Richard von Sternberg has claimed to hold the secret to producing the most precisely cut diamonds, but only recently have the experts begun recognizing the soft-spoken CEO of...
  4. It seems fitting that when Paris-born Alain Silberstein established his watchmaking business in 1985, he did so in Besançon, a city in the Franche-Comté, once a watchmaking center. Besançon is...
  5. The Swiss Army Knife has been worth its weight in gold to generations of soldiers and adventurers, and now Bonfort SA (+41.31.311.90.90, www.bonfort.ch ), a Swiss producer of jeweled accessories, has...
  6. After mastering english classicism with his Purple Label collection, Ralph Lauren (888.475.7674, www.polo.com ) turns to a younger, hipper audience with this spring’s launch of Black Label for men...
  7. Though their approaches may differ, each of the following companies is attempting to apply the concepts of fractional ownership and shared access to the world of private golf. The Eden Club -...
  8. While the assembly lines at the ski making industry’s Big Three—America’s K2, France’s Rossignol, and Germany’s Adidas-Salomon—together churn out millions of skis a year, the production pace is...
  9. Peter De Savary, the developer behind Bovey Castle in England, Carnegie Abbey in Rhode Island, and the new Abaco Club on Winding Bay in the Bahamas (888.303.2765, www.theabacoclub.com ), touts his...
  10. Sudents attending the cooking school at Villa San Michele need only glance upward for inspiration. In the refectory of this former monastery, just across from the participants’ worktables, Nicodemo...

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