Best of the Best

2005 Special Luxury Portfolio.
Ferrari, Aston Martin, Patek Philippe, Four Seasons, Feadship & More.

David Hovey David Hovey has a nuanced view of history. Although steadfastly committed to...
At its booth at the 2005 TEFAF Maastricht fair, London antiques dealer Trevor Philip & Sons...
As recently as a year ago, most photographers still were using digital cameras only for quick-and-...
Every great estate deserves an equally grand garden. To this end, Robert Truskowski, over the...
When Carl D’Aquino and Francine Monaco joined forces seven years ago, the New York duo began...
Near the center of the Uberlandia, Brazil, factory where the Atmosphere company produces its...
“If you look at faucets today, you have little machines pressing out water with nothing behind it...
Amid a sea of minimalist, albeit stunning, European kitchens, Italian manufacturer Snaidero dares...
Sometime in the 1980s, Warren Adelson, founder of Adelson Galleries in New York, received a call...
Kaleidescape’s Media server system is one of the first landmark products in this age of convergence...
With so many products catering to compressed music playback on portable players, it is refreshing...
Trisara opened on the island of Phuket just two months before the catastrophic tsunami ripped...
Few hotels offer a more magnificent prospect than that of Gresham Palace, Four Seasons’ newly...
A residence within a private resort community is more than just a vacation home; it is an entrée...
On St. Thomas’ Great Bay beach, a personal concierge delivers sparkling water to a woman sunbathing...
Over the past year, no Best of the Best category has grown as quickly as the private residence club...
Like the world that it has been traversing for the past 14 years, TCS Expeditions, the Seattle,...
RafflesAmrita Spa, Canouan Island At the RafflesAmrita Spa on Canouan Island in the Grenadines, you...
In one of those unfortunate but necessary wastes of infant Bordeaux, I recently had the occasion to...
Château Suduiraut adjoins a more illustrious estate, Château d’Yquem, but its lineage is hardly...
One is left to wonder whether Lady Margaret Michael, when she dubbed the stark, steep slope beneath...
Kongsgaard Chardonnay Napa Valley 2001 One seldom thinks about labels, except as a means of...
The 2002 sale of a bottle of 62-year-old Dalmore for more than £25,000 ($48,000) at McTear’s...
Well before it opened in February 2004 in the Time Warner Center, Per Se had the most elusive...
Davidoff Especiales “7” Robusto Real Conventional cigar-rolling wisdom dictates that the number of...
Designs on Relaxing Two years ago, an official from the European branch of Jacuzzi invited...
The chasm of an abandoned rock quarry drops precipitously near the first hole at Sandy Lane’s new...
Too much is always too much—even of the best of the best. While the rest of this issue remains...
Rapid growth and prolific experimentation often can work to a company’s disadvantage. Ermenegildo...
TAILORED CLOTHING Cesare Attolini By perpetually tweaking the armhole, narrowing the shoulders, and...
SHIRTS Finamore The second-oldest shirtmaker in Naples has extremely limited distribution in the...
Patek Philippe’s original 5036 annual calendar was significant when introduced nine years ago,...
Automotive racing–themed chronographs certainly are not a rarity, but none captures the essence of...
It is not easy to impress connoisseurs of complicated watches, but De Bethune has accomplished this...
Delaneau Tourbillons Producing a complicated mechanical watch for women requires a bit of audacity...
By the time Jaeger-LeCoultre unveiled its Gyrotourbillon ($310,000) last spring, at least three...
“This stone is a true showstopper,” says designer Michael Beaudry, who recently secured the rights...
Chanel’s Transition necklace denotes the progression of day into evening through an ombré of...
Rarely does a genuine jewelry masterpiece emerge on the market exemplifying the pinnacle in design...
Montblanc Bohème Royal The Bohème Royal pen by Montblanc is anything but bohemian. This $150,000...
By attaching our Best of the Best tag to the Ferrari F430 coupe ($170,000), we are in accord with a...
Call 911 Apologies for repeating a decades-long mantra, but the best everyday sports car—the...
It has been an incredible odyssey, this triumphant and rapid trek by Aston Martin from crumbling...
These paragraphs will not be the first to observe that ours is (among other things) a hyperactive...
Land Rover most certainly put the U in SUV; since 1948 its ridge riders have labored as beasts of...
Many people see aftermarket tuning as a numbers game, in which the greater the figures for power...
Over the past decade, Best of the Best billing in the sportbike realm has passed from one...
Harley-Davidson VRSCR Street Rod Harley-Davidson’s 2006 VRSCR Street Rod is the best in the cruiser...
At 295 feet overall (260 feet on deck), Athena is the largest private sailing yacht of the modern...
As rarefied as the world of luxury yachts is, the products often share a similarly conservative...
With one 27-foot leap—from its previously largest 88-foot model to its latest 115-footer—Pershing (...
The balance and handling that enabled Donzi’s 38 ZR raceboat to win seven American Power Boat...
Feadship yachts are among the most popular with charter clients, regardless of the vessels’ sizes...
A turbocharged update of the innovative Lancair 300, which combined sleek high-tech design with...
Gulfstream’s G550 is the ideal business jet for those who do not want to compromise when traveling...
The burgeoning, competitive fractional ownership market offers many choices, and most of them will...
By issuing flight cards, companies offering fractional shares of aircraft are able to entice flyers...
Sentient Jet has designed its Private Jet Membership program so that it offers clients the...
As the parent of any toddler will attest, sharing does not seem to be a natural human instinct, and...
BMW R 1200 GS Like SUVs on two wheels, BMW’s adventure touring bikes are sturdy, comfortable, and...