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A Closer Look: the Innovative Timepieces by Lang & Heyne

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. With masterfully finished and innovative movements paired with classic dials, independent German watch brand Lang & Heyne has carved out a niche for itself in the watch world. Collectors looking for something different, but with the highest quality, turn to the Dresden-based manufacture. Its in-house movements highlight not-frequently-used finishing […]

Rare & Beautiful: Nouvel Heritage

By Manon Crespi Camille Parruitte, the CEO and creative director of the Parisian jewelry company Nouvel Heritage spent the first 18 years of her life in the same predominantly French neighborhood in Paris and attended Catholic schools. In my recent interview with her, she explains that her first real encounter with diversity came when she landed in Boston, Massachusetts to attend […]

The Best Men’s and Women’s Accessories for the Holidays

By Elite Traveler

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Photographer Nicholas Duers Stylist Kristen Shirley Mesmerizing Metallics Shine bright this festive season with bold, colorful jewels and metallic shoes. Clockwise Neha Dani Evita sapphire necklace in 18K white gold with 4.98 carats sapphires and 4.7 carats diamonds, $47,000, Myra ring in rhodium-plated 18K gold with 4.12 carats tsavorites […]

The 10 Biggest Sales at Phillips Watch Auction

The second Phillips watch auction in New York was held Wednesday with sales totaling $11,523,500. Phillips, the market leader with $110m in watch auction sales this year alone, sold 115 of 120 listings. Bidders from over 50 countries participated both over the phone and online at the ‘STYLED. Timeless Watches & How to Wear Them’ auction as they competed to acquire some […]

Phillips Watch Auction

Graff Opens Flagship Boutique in Hong Kong

By Emma Reynolds

Steps away from its former location, Graff opened the doors to its new Hong Kong flagship boutique this past weekend. The opulent 2,800-sq-ft salon in the heart of the city was designed in a collaboration between Graff and Peter Marino, and is an elegant space brimming with diamond jewelry and watches. More than just a place to shop for your […]

Behind the Scenes with Graff

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Known for its incredible high jewelry, as well as acquisition and polishing of some of the world’s most famous diamonds, including the Letšeng Star (a 550-carat rough diamond) and the Magnificence (the largest emerald-cut D flawless diamond in the world), Graff’s exquisite craftsmanship and exceptional stones set it apart […]

Travel Style with Indré Rockefeller

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. After a career in fashion and obtaining an MBA from Stanford University, Indré Rockefeller founded the super-chic luggage company Paravel. In her travels around the world sourcing the coolest new fashion designers, she was disappointed that the luggage she saw was utilitarian and not reflective of the fabulous destinations […]

Watches of Switzerland Opens Flagship Store in Soho

By Emma Reynolds

The UK’s largest luxury watch retailer, Watches of Switzerland, has planted roots in the US with a flagship boutique in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood. The 8,0000-sq-ft retail space will carry an impressive roster of watches, including Patek Philippe, Rolex, Cartier, Breitling, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Girard-Perregaux, Ulysse Nardin and Hublot (among others). There’s something for everyone at this open-plan boutique — […]

Golden Orbs in High Jewelry

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Celestial bodies, bubbles and golden cages filled with rock crystal are just a few of the ways that designers showcase the brilliance of gold. Several of these pieces twist and twirl, revealing secret stones or transforming into something new. Marina B Atomo necklace in 18K yellow gold, $39,000, Marina […]

The Best Equipment to get this Ski Season

By Samantha Coles

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Ski season is upon us, so now is the time to update your ski bag with the latest equipment. Read on to discover gadgets that keep you warm in subzero temperatures, save you from an avalanche or break the laws of gravity. Chaval SuperNova Heated Glove Cold hands are […]