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Breitling CEO Georges Kern on Revolutionizing a Historic Brand

By Kristen Shirley

How do you revolutionize a historic watch brand without abandoning its heritage? Breitling CEO Georges Kern, tells Kristen Shirley how he is shaking up the brand — and upending the watch industry — in his quest to make Breitling one of today’s most coveted brands. “When a train passes by, you have to jump on it.” Anyone who has met […]

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The Best Luxury Games for Your Home

By Emma Reynolds

During this temporary quarantine due to Covid-19, indulge yourself in luxurious games housed in leather, shagreen or lambskin. These lifelong game sets that will look just as good as living-room decor as they do while playing them. Whether you’re a backgammon master, chess aficionado or love the simpler games, like a Jenga-inspired set, look no further than the best luxury […]

A Look at Five Beautiful Floral Watches

By Kristen Shirley

These carved and gilded dials prove that floral watches don’t need to be pink to be beautiful, and beneath these artistic dials lie precise mechanical movements. Graff, MasterGraff Floral Graff perfectly unites a feminine aesthetic, gem setting and a mechanical movement in the MasterGraff Floral timepiece. White-gold flowers bloom across the white mother-of-pearl dial, and to show the movement is […]

Girard-Perregaux CEO Patrick Pruniaux on the Brand’s Latest Timepieces

By Emma Reynolds

Swiss watch brand Girard-Perregaux has been producing watches for more than 225 years, evolving into one of the most recognizable names in the industry. In 2018, Patrick Pruniaux was appointed as Girard-Perregaux’s CEO; in his role, he wants to keep up with innovation while still honoring the brand’s heritage. “[This year’s focus] is to continue to express how different we […]

Behind the Scenes with Parmigiani Fleurier

By Kristen Shirley

Chances are, even if you don’t have a Parmigiani Fleurier watch, one piece in your collection has parts that its parent company, the Sandoz Family Foundation, manufactured. Its factories are a veritable treasure trove of components made for Parmigiani Fleurier and for the world’s most prestigious brands. While most of its clients require anonymity, some of its more high-profile clients […]

Tiina Smith on Curating the Perfect Jewelry Collection

By Emma Reynolds

Tiina Smith is Boston-based jewelry collector, curator and retailer of exquisite vintage jewelry, who collects some of the finest pieces from Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany & Co, Cartier, Bulgari, Boucheron, David Webb, Moussaieff, Buccellati, David Morris and more. The Harvard Business School alum spent her career on Wall Street world before dedicating her time to curating vintage jewelry. She […]

Jewelry Designers Launch #Linked Campaign for Charity

By Emma Reynolds

More than 100 fine-jewelry designers around the country have united for a new campaign called #Linked, which benefits No Kid Hungry, a national program supporting kids in need. Founded by Danielle Gadi of Danielle Gadi PR and Jen Lowitz of IHPR, the duo is using their network of jewelry designers to give back to underprivileged kids in the wake of […]

Six Luxury Adventure Watches for Men

By Roberta Naas

With more and more people looking for active experiences and adventures in life, watch brands are keeping pace by creating timepieces designed to go the distance, whether your adventure of choice is diving, flying or exploring. Some brands look to their rich heritage supporting explorers to create watches with a vintage look, while others highlight their technological advancements with modern […]

The Best Online Workouts Classes to Stream at Home

By Emma Reynolds

There’s no question that communities on nearly every continent are feeling the life-changing effects of Covid-19. Being isolated in your home and creating new routines can be difficult, but keep your physical health in tip-top shape and allow yourself to mentally distract with the online workout classes to stream at home. To keep up with your fitness and help relieve […]

Louis Vuitton Owners Commit to Hand Sanitizer Production

By Alex Martin

The owners of Louis Vuitton, LVMH, will stop its production of perfume and cosmetic gels to start making hand sanitizer for hospitals in France. Hospitals in the country are experiencing a concerning shortage due to the coronavirus outbreak. LVMH, a luxury goods group that owns Louis Vuitton, Bvlgari, Hublet, Tiffany & Co., amongst other iconic brands, announced it will start […]