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The Fine Jewelry Embracing Swirling Sparkle

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the September/October 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Twisted ribbons, coiled spirals and turbulent ocean waves inspire designers to create pieces brimming with life. Far from more traditional, linear pieces of jewelry, these swirls of diamonds and precious stones pull you to admire their undulating curves. Dior Petit Caprice earrings in 18K white gold with 2.75 carats […]

The New Breed of Women’s Watches

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the September/October 2018 issue of Elite Traveler.  No longer an afterthought, more brands are introducing ladies’ watches with dedicated mechanical movements, and some are even introducing new calibers in ladies’ timepieces, meaning men will be the ones waiting. Bulgari Divas’ Dream Minute Repeater To celebrate its 100th anniversary of jewelry watches, Bulgari combines jewelry artistry with a […]

Brooding Burgundy Men’s Style for the Fall

By Elite Traveler

By Kristen Shirley and Emma Reynolds This story originally appeared in the September/October 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Seen all over the runways, this fall-inspired hue proves its versatility everywhere from sophisticated overcoats to refined sneakers. Stefano Ricci deconstructed cashmere jacket, $5,500, Stefano Ricci in New York, +1 212 371 3901, stefanoricci.com

Panerai Unveils the Anticipated L’Astronomo Luminor 1950 Tourbillon During a Dinner with Elite Traveler

Panerai waited for the perfect moment to unveil its L’Astronomo Luminor 1950 Tourbillon Moon Phases Equation of Time GMT watch in the US, and that moment was at The St. Regis in New York on October 10, exclusively at a private dinner for the Elite Traveler audience. Upon entering a private room, spectacular centerpieces of spinning Panerai watches were on […]

Elite Traveler Celebrates Top 50 Watches for 2018

On Wednesday, October 10, Elite Traveler hosted an evening of cocktails and canapés in celebration of its Top 50 Watches list, which was featured in the September/October issue. Industry leaders, watch collectors and friends of the magazine gathered in a private room at The St. Regis in New York to mingle and sip on cocktails provided by Glenmorangie and Clase […]

The Voyager: Rossano Ferretti’s Travel Style

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the September/October 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. You may know him as the man famous for the $1,500 haircut. Or perhaps you were at a charity event where a haircut with him was auctioned off alongside private soccer lessons with David Beckham. World-renowned hairstylist Rossano Ferretti tells us that when he’s not traveling the world visiting […]

Baume & Mercier Creates Automatic Baumatic

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the September/October 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Developing an in-house movement is a prestigious milestone for any watch brand. Throughout the years as it considered creating one, Baume & Mercier decided that if it were to make the investment, it wouldn’t be simply for the sake of having one; it would need to address some of […]

Aurel Bacs on the Romance of Vintage Watches

By Elite Traveler

This story originally appeared in the September/October 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Responsible for many recent record-breaking auctions, Aurel Bacs, senior consultant to Phillips in association with Bacs & Russo, tells Elite Traveler why he thinks watch collecting is undergoing a Renaissance. Dear watch collectors — quo vadis? If I knew where you were going, I wouldn’t be writing these lines, […]

The New Timeshifter App Helping Eliminate Jet Lag

By Samantha Coles

This story originally appeared in the September/October 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Sometimes there’s just no escaping the dreaded jet lag—no matter how luxurious your journey and destination, it can leave you feeling like a zombie and without enough energy to enjoy the first few days of your well-earned vacation. The new Timeshifter app has been developed to help travelers eliminate […]

Destination Style: Uncovering Berlin

By Emma Reynolds

This story originally appeared in the September/October 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Berlin conjures ideas of late-night, underground clubs, an edgy music scene, independent streetwear designers and more than a dash of punk. But despite its sometimes gritty, brutalist architecture and avant-garde tastes, the city is home to perfectly designed hotels, elegant local designers and of course, a quirky local flair […]