The DBS drives Aston Martin into a new era. Plus, the year's most creative forces, Icons & Innovators, including Jaeger-LeCoultre timepieces, exclusive resort getaways, Sunseeker yachts and Embraer jets.
The King is dead; long live the King’s earning power.
Exclusive resorts, one of the companies featured in this month’s Icons & Innovators special section, has emerged as the leader of the nascent destination-club industry.
"Is there anything more inspiring to man than the sky?" asks Louis de Meckenheim, who manages the development of Van Cleef & Arpels’ (212.644.9500, www.vancl
Veuve Clicquot (www.veuve-clicquot.com) has filled 3,600 jeroboams with its Brut Champagne.
The three-wheeled Piaggio MP3 400 (www.piaggio.com) might look odd, but you will appreciate its design on a wet or twisty road.
Beachfront restaurants in Los Angeles are better known for their views than for their cuisine, which makes the new Catch Restaurant & Sushi Bar at Casa del Mar (
Gloria Books’ New York (www.glorialuxury.com), a 26-pound, 700-page, Italian-silk-bound volume enclosed in a crystal Lucite case, may not
While the house of Taittinger dates to 1734, it did not acquire that name until after the First World War.
The Joya de Nicaragua Serie C was created to entice smokers who felt overwhelmed by the powerful flavor of the Nicaraguan puros for which the brand is known.
The new mocha coffee from Sanani (www.sanani.com)—which the Plano, Texas, company offers through its web site only, at a price of $24 for an 8
On its path through central Scotland, the Highland Fault skirts the southern end of Loch Lomond in the shape of a shepherd’s staff.
Shortly after the end of World War II, while leading the occupation forces in Japan, General Douglas MacArthur rebuffed U.S.
Mike Van Staagen is a big man; he stands 6-foot-4, with broad shoulders and long legs.
The birth of Aston Martin’s expressive and explosive DBS was an interesting, maybe even high-risk, delivery. Well into the production process of the DBS, Ford Motor Co.
One of the latest creations from German clock maker Matthias Naeschke is a $70,000, 10-pound table clock called L’amour (www.matthias-nae
The personal minijet now is on the arrival screen. Just as deliveries of very light jets (VLJs) are commencing, some of their makers are turning their attention to even smaller craft.
TMB Art Metal (www.tmbartmetal.com) —a London company that produces sculpture and jewelry incorporating metal from vintage cars, airplanes
Massimo Perotti was a happy man during this past fall’s Monaco Yacht Show.
It has been more than 10 years since the first time I jumped out of an airplane, but I still recall every detail of the 60-second free fall that preceded my pulling the rip cord.
On the deck of a gigayacht, two bikini-clad young women point at themselves, then at the driver of the powerboat that is racing toward them across Monaco’s harbor: They want a ride.
Anthony Terlato’s tasseled leather loafers crunch gently on the gravel path overlooking Angels’ Peak Vineyard.
The Macallan 55 swirls in a whisky tumbler, carefully, gently.
The words of God have dominated Donald Jackson’s life for the last seven years.
Chuck Vodicka describes himself as "very fussy." When Vodicka, who lives in Miami and is a partner in an independent insurance company, needed a new briefcase, he knew exactly what he wanted but h
Jacques Cartier, the grandson of the Paris jewelry house’s founder, Louis-François Cartier, returned from his first journey to India, in 1911, with a cache of colorful gemstones and some new ideas
Kelly Wearstler describes the items in her new home accessories line—the interior designer’s first—as "special"; unusual might be an equally apt descriptor.
Four companies that have taken the risks and are enjoying the rewards of redefining luxury.
In 1995, Maurício Botelho embarked on a suicide mission. The engineer had been tapped to save Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica, a small, dying aircraft manufacturer in São Paulo, Brazil.
The master compressor Extreme Lab is not only a ground-breaker; it is a scene-stealer.
Eddie Jordan knows a thing or two about fast, technically advanced, and elegantly designed vehicles.
The four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath residences at the Carnegie Abbey Club outside Newport, R.I., could never be mistaken for hotel rooms.
The sounds of rapping hammers and buzzing saws echo through Solomeo, Italy, as they have for much of the past two decades.
The origin of the phrase "have your ass in a sling" is a matter of debate.