The Best of 2007 Preview

The electric Tesla roadster.  The lastest innovations from Audemars Piguet, Audi, Breguet, Christensen yachts, Ducati, Embraer jets, Jaguar, Rolls-Royce, Sunseeker and more. Plus the new face of Jaeger-leCoultre.

LATEST BUZZ Dialogue Technology Corp. may not be pioneering the notion that a high-tech item can be...
The contents of your refrigerator, whether they comprise a wasteland of condiments and week-old...
A few years ago, when Elizabeth Segerstrom first met the man who is now her husband, Henry...
Henry Segerstrom initiated fund-raising efforts for the $200 million Renée and Henry Segerstrom...
RAILROAD TREKS Luxury trains are venturing farther afield—and in one case, extremely high up...
Certain places always draw us back. For 137 years, the Hudson River Valley’s Mohonk Mountain House...
Those who feared that the restoration of London’s Brown’s Hotel ( www.brownshotel.com ) would be a...
I should have bought a new mask before coming to the Maldives. A month ago, while I was on a trip...
Most of the upscale resorts in the Maldives are on private islands. The government restricts...
Say one thing for the people of Qatar: Although they have become the wealthiest people in the world...
While traveling near his home in northern Quebec in the early 1900s, the late Inuit artist Joe...
Julio Bermejo, tequila expert and owner of Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant, a San Francisco institution...
There exists in the world a wine collection so rare and extensive that, in oenophilic circles, it...
Sirio Maccioni may be 74 and the owner of several successful restaurants, including branches of Le...
At cigar maker Avo Uvezian’s 80th birthday celebration this summer in Santiago, Dominican Republic...
DOMESTIC BLISS Doctors may no longer make house calls, but there is a sommelier who will. Wines on...
Two well-regarded designers have opened new displays of custom kitchens. Smallbone of Devizes ( www...
After co-founding and growing a publicly traded company of more than 7,000 employees, entrepreneur...
On a typical Friday night at Republic ( www.therepublicla.com ), a new 12,000-square-foot...
The walls of Gruhn Guitars, George Gruhn’s shop in Nashville, Tenn., are lined with vintage...
The wrapper is the most costly leaf in a cigar—and the Cusano 18 Maduro incorporates three in an...
When the Tesla Roadster goes into production less than a year from now, it will come with a Lotus...
Renaissance artists frequently were called upon to conjure up images of creatures that they had...
When grammy-nominated songwriter Denise Rich takes possession of Lady Joy II , her new 157-foot...
A third queen soon will reign over the seas. In December 2007, Cunard will send Queen Victoria on...
Horst Schulze's career, which he began as a bellboy in his native Germany at the age of 14, could...
This latest two-car clique, this high-powered upgrading of a recently refreshed coupe and a gently...
Submarines have existed since 1620, when the Dutch inventor Cornelius Van Drebbel wrapped a boat in...
A newly formed racing organization flies in the face of the belief that sports are not rocket...
Capella Castlemartyr is the first of five properties that Capella Hotels & Resorts plans to...
Next July, Ducati will introduce its ultimate street-legal offering: a true replica of the...
The five properties from Capella are among several promising new hotels and resorts that will open...
Audemars Piguet initially delved into automotive-themed watches last year with the highly coveted,...
Even among the fortune-plagued Olympians, Bacchus was an unlucky god. His mother, a Theban princess...
A hundred miles north of St. Andrews, American businessman Donald Trump plans to dig into his...
Those familiar with the Fox network program Hell’s Kitchen know Gordon Ramsay as the tyrannical...
Amanresorts was among the first luxury brands to establish accommodations on Turks and Caicos, the...
A diamond usually is coveted for its brilliant sparkle, the result of light reflecting off the...
The sleepy village of Monticello in New York, where life moves decidedly more slowly than it does...
The second Rolls-Royce model line to be built at the new Goodwood, England, factory will be a...
During the last decade, the top two commercial aircraft manufacturers also have dominated the...
Subtle is not the adjective that will jump to the tongue when Oceanco introduces its 702 superyacht...
On October 14, 1947, when an Air Force captain named Chuck Yeager flew a rocket-propelled Bell XS-1...
In 1949, a fellow named Molt Taylor, working in Longview, Wash., built a flying car. The vehicle,...
With the advent of the R10, the turbo-diesel-powered prototype that is dominating the international...
Almost as soon as automobiles existed, men dreamed of flying them. As early as 1917, aviation...
British yacht maker Sunseeker plans to launch what it considers to be the pinnacle of its product...
The rumble of construction equipment shatters the serenity of the rolling Tuscan hills at...
The Sturdy Stone Mansion that serves Manfred Prüm’s family as both their home and the headquarters...
These are some of the most acclaimed Trockenbeerenausleses. (Prices will vary from one vintage to...
It is difficult to watch the Monaco Grand Prix or any other Formula One race without wondering how...
I first saw the Dalat Palace Golf Club in 1994, when my newlywed Vietnamese wife and I cycled past...
Scuba diving is a sport that defies categorization. Although it does not appear to be strenuous,...
Dalat Palace Golf Club Sketched by a French architect in 1922, the Dalat Palace Golf Club did not...
The 30-mile stretch between the firths of Forth and Tay in eastern Scotland is hallowed ground for...
Rene Lalique (1860–1945) is best known for his stunning Art Nouveau vases, perfume bottles,...
A different form of locomotion may appeal to younger travelers (or their parents at least). During...
With clients scattered throughout the Mediterranean basin, Swiss private banker César Jean-Mairet...
Dr. Stephen Ellen slips out of his clothing and into a pair of flesh-colored underpants, which will...
Mish Tworkowski has no use for a high-profile Madison Avenue storefront. Instead, the New York...
Jérôme Lambert, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s 37-year-old CEO, understands that it will take more than his pet...
Building on the legacy of a turn-of-the-19th-century watchmaker may seem limiting for a...
The future of the automotive industry has arrived, believes Robb Report automotive editor Gregory...
If the idea of outracing a Ferrari F430 in a battery-powered sports car is crazy, it is no crazier...
In the very beginning, in the 1880s, while working independently and in separate workshops near...
Gianni Versace Spa ( www.versace.com ) could make private aviation even more fashionable. The firm—...
SPLASHY ENTRANCE Catamarans, which at their most basic are two hulls connected by a frame, have...
When Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the U.S. Gulf Coast in late August of 2005, the employees...
Air show pilot Michael Goulian has flown upside down thousands of times. This will be my first. I...
Fledgling aerobaticists have a variety of resources at their disposal. The textbook Basic...
The Hatteras 77 Convertible, which will debut in October at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat...