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Rare and Beautiful: Vicenza

By Manon Crespi My eyes first go to the meticulously cut, precious gemstones when observing fine jewelry.  I think about which remote mine they came from and how long it took the miners to discover them. I’m drawn to the way the gemstones are set into glimmering gold and how the gold is fashioned into a fantastical design with unparalleled […]

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Junkers F13 by Rimowa Takes Off in Switzerland

By Olivia Cuccaro On September 15, the Junkers F13 by Rimowa embarked on its official first flight in the Swiss Alps. The historical replica was crafted after the original six-seater aircraft, commissioned in 1919, which at the time achieved an altitude record of 6,750 meters on its maiden flight. Initially used in the military, the F13 was updated by engineer Hugo […]

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Suites in the Sky: Top Ten Airlines Revealed

Be it caviar, fizz on tap or showers at 40,000ft – flying first class is truly fabulous. Lavish amenities include double beds, plush bedding and Savoy-trained butlers, allowing passengers to truly kick back, relax and enjoy their flight. With Gulf carriers introducing showers and bedroom suites at the pointy end of their jets, they have begun to establish an enviable […]

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Research Reveals Millionaires’ Most Popular College Majors

A new survey compiled by Spear’s in association with WealthInsight, the leading wealth consultancy company, has revealed that more millionaires have college majors in MBAs – Masters of Business Administration – than any other subject. 12% of HNWIs studied MBA at university, followed closely by Engineering at 11% and Economics at 8%. The findings show a trend in vocational subjects often producing […]

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Never Unpack at The Knickerbocker Hotel

By Olivia Cuccaro When traveling as often as our readers do, little is as arduous as the cycle of packing. For frequent guests of The Knickerbocker, this recurring tedium has been eliminated with the new Always Packed program. Always Packed offers repeat guests of The Knickerbocker, those with upcoming bookings or 6+ stays annually, the amenity of storing essential wardrobe […]

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Clive Jackson on Travel Demand

This article originally appeared in Elite Traveler July/August 2016. While private aviation is still a niche market, the industry as well as its clients are becoming wise to the role technology can play in bespoke, luxury travel, says Victor’s Clive Jackson. Let’s face it, more of us are now living in cities than at any time in history and experts […]

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Christian Louboutin Celebrates with Jaeger-LeCoultre on 85th Birthday of Reverso Exclusively at Harrods

  By Codelia Mantsebo In celebration of the iconic Revero’s 85th anniversary, Jaeger-LeCoultre showcases exclusively at the Harrods Fine Watch Room. The presentation of two new editions is created in collaboration with luxurious shoe legend Christian Louboutin. The latest Reversos; The Loopi-Loop and Officer Straps see a creative clash between the two luxurious brands in a brilliantly fanciful collaborative endeavor. These […]

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First Drive: Ferrari California T Handling Speciale

This article originally appeared in Elite Traveler July/August 2016. The car industry is currently in love with the luxury SUV. Monstrously big offerings include Lamborghini’s Urus, Bentley’s Bentayga and Maserati’s Levante (opposite), joining the ranks of Audi’s Q7 and Porsche’s Cayenne. How utilitarian these vehicles are is moot. Most are luxury “soft-roaders,” likely to face no more than muddy fields. […]

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World Time Watches from Patek Philippe and Andersen Genève

This article originally appeared in Elite Traveler July/August 2016 By Kristen Shirley In the early 1930s, Swiss watchmaker Louis Cottier created a mechanism that displayed all 24 time zones on a watch dial. His invention has been used to beautiful, and useful, effect by watchmakers ever since. Patek Philippe is widely credited with taking Cottier’s invention and creating the first […]

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Around the World: Paying Homage to the Traveler

This article originally appeared in Elite Traveler July/August 2016. By Kristen Shirley This year, Vacheron Constantin pays homage to the traveler with a reinvented Overseas collection that contains perhaps the ultimate timepiece for a 21st century globetrotter, a new world timer Vacheron Constantin has been serving the needs of travelers since the late 19th century, so it is no surprise […]

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