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First look at autos, resorts, boats, watches and more. Also Aston martin's Rapide revealed, Tiger Woods' debut golf course, 500-foot gigayachts, and 300 MPH DiMora super sedan.  Plus world's best wine-country escapes and a vintage car rally: Hong Kong to Beijing in a Rolls-Royce.

"Secluded location and spectacular views!" a reviewer might write about what would be the world’s...
The tourbillon mechanism was invented more than 200 years ago to diminish gravity’s effect on a...
When Montblanc issued its first limited-edition pen, a tribute to Lorenzo de’ Medici, in 1992,...
In 1923, Walter Owen Bentley, founder of the car company that bears his name, determined that...

FrontRunners: Body Work

Physician and anatomist Andreas Vesalius’ 1543 work De humani corporis fabrica libri septem is...

FrontRunners: Romancing the Stone

To the citizens of the Roman Empire, lapis lazuli (in powder form) served as an aphrodisiac. Over...
During a rough stint covering World War II, British photojournalist George Rodger took some...
The Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin speaker system ( www­.bwspeakers.com ) not only is compatible...
The term muscle scooter might sound self-contradictory, but it aptly describes the Aprilia...
Those who have met Richard Geoffroy know they are unlikely to meet anyone more passionate about...
Ardbeg ( www­.ardbeg.com ), the maker of what is considered the smokiest of Islay whiskies, has...

FrontRunners: Global Perspectives

For centuries, determined pilgrims have endured grueling conditions to visit sites such as the lost...
Many consider the 1934 Packard 12 to be the best car that the company ever made. Raymond Dietrich...
The new CAO Gold Maduro cigar originated as part of CAO’s Concept Series, a group of experimental...
According to local folklore, a woman named Old Meg resided at the Strathisla distillery in Speyside...
“The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude,” wrote Friedrich Nietzsche. Whether...
Rod Browne Mitchell sometimes rises early to go fishing aboard his 23-foot powerboat before heading...
Ferrari’s recently retired Formula One champ Michael Schumacher was back behind the wheel of an F/1...
Victory Motorcycles has introduced an impressive array of big American cruisers over the past...
In mid-march, during the 20th Maine Boatbuilders Show, a late-winter storm pummeled the Maine coast...
The next best thing to exploring the wreck of Titanic might be visiting Peter Boyd-Smith’s antiques...
A wind blows across the hills of British Columbia’s backcountry toward the green of Tobiano’s par-3...
Window seats at the Seattle Art Museum’s new Taste restaurant afford views, directly across First...
San Francisco retailer Wilkes Bashford once vowed he never would open a store in any location where...

Art: Shipping Center

Donald Demers’ first submission to a juried maritime art exhibit fared only slightly better than...
“Collecting rare, colored diamonds is like building an art collection,” says Thierry Chaunu,...
Back in June, a Medici was on the mind of Markus Döttling. “The most outstanding piece just arrived...
At various times in the previous century, Rapide —an exotic and evocative word—has denoted a fabric...
Appearing like a 911 coupe captured through a wide-angle lens, the Panamera is Porsche’s answer to...
"This is not just a show car," proclaims Alfred DiMora, founder and CEO of DiMora Motorcar, a...
The GT-R is to sushi and soy sauce what the Corvette is to apple pie and vanilla ice cream...
While competing in its third Grand Prix motor racing season in 1987, Aprilia won its first title,...
Fans of Tiger Woods are familiar with the grainy home movies and taped television appearances that...
Vikram Singh sips a martini in the dimly lit downstairs bar off the lobby of San Francisco’s...
Hidden within Napa’s Howell Mountain is a $2 million wine cave whose twisting and turning tunnels...
Alain Ducasse’s vaunted ability as a chef might by matched by his flair for selecting restaurant...
Noah’s ark, it could be argued, was the first gigantic yacht, although undoubtedly its amenities,...
Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea captured the imagination of Fabrice Gonet, who read the...
Each October, virtually every boat manufacturer in the world comes to southeastern Florida. The...
Watchmaker Emmanuel Breguet, a seventh-generation descendant of Abraham-Louis Breguet and the only...
The Centigraphe Souverain has a closer connection to car racing than some automotive-themed watches...
Kwiat, a Polish surname that is pronounced "kwee-ot," might not be a marketing firm’s preference...
Francis Mertens contends that you cannot create truly innovative designs if you try to make them...
A typical home theater includes six to eight speakers and a like number of electronic components,...
A student is nodding off in his morning math class, a common occurrence among the 266 day students...
Arriving at the new Hotel Marqués de Riscal, perched atop the Riojan winery’s cavernous aging...
Diners in the second-floor restaurant at Marqués de Riscal’s new hotel in Elciego, Spain, can...
Wherever one looks in Italy, one sees the overlapping of eras, centuries, and epochs, like so many...
Since its first vintage in 1951, Penfolds Grange has been the prototype Australian Shiraz, a robust...
Ask Cavas Wine Lodge owner Cecilia Díaz Chuit to suggest a tranquil place for lunch, and she might...
"Man overboard!” Electrified, the crew members leap into action. On this blustery March day in the...
The Item This medallion flew into space aboard Apollo 12 in 1969. Commander Charles "Pete" Conrad...
Checkered flags fluttered, TV cameras rolled, onlookers waved, and ancient motors revved, as the...
Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle’s favorite rock sits halfway up a narrow hiking trail at the Clos...
The anxiety becomes palpable in the city of Yangon, Myanmar (formerly Burma), each March and...
Hell’s Gate National Park, despite its name, is one of Kenya’s more welcoming destinations. Indeed...
A couple’s search for a home that would recall the era of Louis XIV, France’s Sun King, ultimately...
The Cliff Lede Estate in Napa Valley’s Stags Leap District is a patchwork of vineyard plots on...
The future has become au courant in watch designs, says senior editor Laurie Kahle , who writes...
"Even the French say the best wines are created from vines that see the river," says SageCliffe...