Ultimate Gift Guide 2014: Crystal and Cathedrals

The Gift A three-day private tour for four to visit France’s five first-growth châteaux, as well as five other classified châteaux, in the company of the wine critic James Suckling, who will lead tastings and share gourmet lunches and dinners served with wines that he has rated at 100 points. A private tour of the […]

Game Changers

 Newly opened to the public, Kenya’s Ol Jogi and Enasoit ranches offer distinct private safari experiences. Low-decibel rumbles and pungent aromas fill the air as a family of elephants gathers for a midnight drink around the watering hole at Ol Jogi. Less than 20 feet away, standing silently inside an underground bunker, guests of this […]

Progressive Retrospective

“When I see today’s designs,” notes Osvaldo Patrizzi, “I say, ‘What is the news?’” Patrizzi, a watch expert and the CEO of Geneva-based Patrizzi & Co. Auctioneers, speaks for many of those who have observed the wave of neoclassical designs sweeping forth from Switzerland. A few years ago, watchmaking seemed to have entered an unprecedented […]

Art: Paris by Brushstrokes

The vast contemporary art collection at the Pompidou Center in Paris has been known to overwhelm visitors, yet Domoina de Brantes wends expertly through the galleries, guiding her charges to works of particular significance and giving a tutorial on the Paris art scene along the way. Stop­ping in front of Thomas Hirschhorn’s wall-size Outgrowth, she […]

Dr. Ludwig Oechslin

Though dr. ludwig oechslin officially left Ulysse Nardin to direct the Musée International d’Horlogerie in La Chaux-de-Fonds in 2003, his oeuvre and association with the brand will continue to unfold for years to come. With 2009’s Moonstruck, for example, Ulysse Nardin presented Oechslin’s fourth astronomical masterpiece, a specialty that launched his career at the company […]

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