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  1. In 1940, a young tailor named Giacomo Trabalza was serving in the Italian army and stationed near the tiny hillside town of Chieti in Abruzzi. Aware of what Trabalza’s profession was prior to the war...
  2. Watch enthusiasts may not recognize Alain Kirchhof’s name, yet this master jewel setter has introduced perhaps as much innovation to the offerings of his employer, Jaeger-LeCoultre, as any watchmaker...
  3. Driving to Château Monbousquet, outside Saint-Émilion,from Pauillac, in the Médoc region of Bordeaux, would be easy. All I had to do was go to the village of Saint-Sulpice, turn right, and follow the...
  4. Titans of industry rarely rest their legacies on their business achievements alone. Often they seek to cement their reputations with acts of generosity that benefit generations. A significant gift to...
  5. Ian “Percy” McPherson understands the sense of satisfaction that comes from completing a hard day’s work. He has performed every job there is at Bowmore, the 226-year-old single-malt distillery on...
  6. Frank Pollaro adores Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann’s Art Deco furniture, but there are days when he curses the Frenchman’s name, for the details that make a Ruhlmann piece so appealing also make it such a...
  7. Although the value of South Florida property has been soaring for the last decade or more, when developer Carl Fisher was building up Miami Beach in the 1910s, he had a difficult time convincing...
  8. Within the next five years, for the first time since NASA’s Apollo 17 mission of 1972, a manned spacecraft will orbit the moon, and Space Adventures, the Arlington, Va., company that sent space...
  9. “Golfers love to knock golf balls into the ocean,” says P.B. Dye with the conviction of someone who was born to be a golf course designer. “Moving up from Florida on the East Coast, I can’t think of...
  10. Luca Bassani antivari may have allowed his then-young son to name his first yacht, and thus his company, after the cartoon character Wally Gator, but there is nothing silly about the way this...

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