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  1. Even the most carefully considered wardrobe requires a few versatile components to lend the wearer a touch of personal style. One such item, the Corneliani ID jacket, introduced nearly a decade ago,...
  2. Peter Lyngdorf has almost single-handedly brought digital audio into the realm of high fidelity. In 1998, the Danish acoustic engineer spearheaded the creation of the first all-digital amplifier. He...
  3. Considering the process for producing Scotch whisky, which is crafted by hand and then aged for years and often decades, it is not surprising that change usually comes slowly to the industry. However...
  4. In no field of endeavor is the friction between tradition and innovation more evident than in the making of fine wine; and no label presides more completely over past and future than Dom Pérignon,...
  5. Zino Davidoff demonstrated his independence in the summer of 1989, when the Cuban government demanded 51 percent ownership of his namesake cigar company. Zino responded by publicly burning 130,000 of...
  6. Historic brands oftenrevisit the past for inspiration, but perhaps not one does it as imaginatively as the French fashion house Chanel.While reinventing Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel’s tailored tweed...
  7. Not long after the 40th anniversary of Audemars Piguet’s flagship Royal Oak model—an occasion the watchmaker celebrated in 2012 with various galas, the introduction of special models, and a global...
  8. Two integral components of high-end watchmaking—unorthodox com­plications and new materials technology—owe their genesis at least in part to the experiments of Ulysse Nardin, which was little more...
  9. By all rights, Ducati should have crested the horizon and become a footnote in motorcycle history, just as Laverda, Mondial, Moto Morini, and a host of other once-famous Italian marques did. But...
  10. The opening of Singita Ebony Lodge in 1993 ushered in a new era for the Afri­can safari. The property, which featured just five tent suites on a 45,000-acre concession within South Africa’s Sabi Sand...

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