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Jean-Claude Biver on Steering Swiss Watch Brands with Passion

This story originally appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. A true visionary in the watch world, a sought-after speaker on global economic and business conference circuits, and the leader of three top Swiss watch brands, Jean-Claude Biver tirelessly pursues—and regularly achieves success,writes Roberta Naas. At 68 years old, Jean-Claude Biver has built an impressive legacy in the […]

Technology: Book One

By Samantha Coles This story originally appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. As the brand’s first foray into the world of computing, Porsche Design has collaborated with technology giants Microsoft and Intel to create the highly anticipated Book One. Unveiled in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress in February, the Book One has received rave reviews and proved […]

Nannette de Gaspé on the Latest Beauty Trend

By Olivia Cuccaro If you’ve set foot in a beauty department over the past year, chances are you’ve noticed a new product popping up on shelves. If you’re like me, you’ve even tried this new trend for yourself in hopes of a skin transformation. One-step simple and light enough to carry in your purse, masks are taking over the skin […]

Shop the Shoot: The New Downtown

This story originally appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. No longer empty after 6pm, Lower Manhattan has become one of the city’s most vibrant neighborhoods. From Stone Street’s outdoor bars to the energy of Wall Street, we take to its streets to showcase spring’s casual tailoring. Canali Kei wool-cotton cashmere malfilé blazer, $1,650, and pants, $475, John […]

Rare & Beautiful: Couture 2017 Trends

By Manon Crespi Renowned jewelry brands and independent designers from around the world descend upon Las Vegas each June to unveil their latest collections at the Couture show held at The Wynn. Far more than a tradeshow, this is a must-attend event for exclusive luxury jewelry retailers and global media outlets, all of whom are eager to discover fresh, new […]

Take Three/// Home Speakers

By Samantha Coles This story originally appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Clarity of technological thought meets understated style with these pieces of audio equipment. Sonus Faber The new Homage Tradition collection is made up of the Guarneri, the Amati and the new Serafino—a 3.5-way floor-standing speaker that takes its name from the rich history of Italian […]

Take Three/// Upcoming Art Showcases

By Lauren Jade Hill This story originally appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Hauser &Wirth, Los Angeles Considered one of America’s most influential artists, Paul McCarthy garners great acclaim for creating artworks that challenge the viewer’s perception. The black walnut sculptures from the artist’s celebrated White Snow series will be on display in this upcoming show, including […]

Christie’s to Auction Cartier Timepiece from Jackie Kennedy

By Olivia Cuccaro Bidding on an important timepiece is as much about the make as it is about the former owner. From influential politicians to leading athletes, owning a timepiece once worn by a US legend is owning a piece of the country’s very history. On June 21, Christie’s will hold its Rare Watches and American Icons auction in New York, set to encompass […]

Dream collaboration: Vispring x Missoni

By Samantha Coles This story originally appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Inventor of the pocket spring in 1901, Vispring has been handcrafting luxurious mattresses ever since—combining skilled craftsmanship and natural materials to ensure a peaceful night’s sleep. As part of Harrods’ Art Partners initiative, a series of collaborations between home brands and designers, Vispring has partnered […]

Luxury Father’s Day Gift Guide

By Olivia Cuccaro Father’s Day shines a light on the original tastemakers who shaped today’s discerning elite. This weekend, we celebrate the men in our lives with gifts that reflect our sentiment of gratitude. From fashionable to adventurous, these are Elite Traveler‘s picks of what to get dad this June. Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Automatic, $19,500, montblanc.com Click through to see […]