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  1. For more than 30 years, the Manhattan-based architect Peter Marino (212.752.5444, www.petermarinoarchitect.com ) has been known for the spectacular residences he creates, the striking flagship stores...
  2. Kaiser Motors Corp., which built cars in the United States from 1945 until 1955, introduced the Kaiser-Darrin model in late 1952. This was about a month before General Motors debuted the Corvette,...
  3. Those of us who write about topics of interest to affluent readers might find our labors more remunerative—and perhaps, for some, more entertaining—if we turned our literary attentions from such...
  4. In the cellar and in his life, Richard Geoffroy manages to blend contrasts and contradictions into graceful unities. Born in Champagne’s Côte des Blancs region to a family whose members had been...
  5. Incessant intercontinental travel is a fact of life that separates our generation from those previous. So is the global economy. Even if you do not tend to travel much, chances are you will want to...
  6. At this year’s Baselworld fair, the annual Swiss event where many of the world’s top watch brands present their novelties, a recognized and discerning watch collector was spotted admiring one of the...
  7. Never has so much been performed by so many for so few. This perversion of Winston Churchill’s famous summary of the Battle of Britain could well be applied to watchmaking’s most elite plane, the art...
  8. You will not find agreement among Swiss watchmakers as to what makes a good ladies’ watch, but both mechanical watches and complications are slowly gaining acceptance as women question why their...
  9. There was a popular saying in 16th-century Germany: If you want to make trouble for yourself, take a wife, hit a cleric, or buy a watch. Phenomenally complicated luxury items, German watches of this...
  10. Anita Porchet decided to become an enameler after watching her godfather craft enamel watch dials in his atelier, but by the time she went to study in Geneva in the 1980s, art schools no longer...

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