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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 […]

Roberta Naas on Concept Watches

By Elite Traveler

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Taking a cue from the luxury automobile industry, top watch brands are building and introducing concept watches. In the automotive world, carmakers have long introduced concept cars to explore new ideas and materials. When it comes to watchmaking, the idea of a concept watch is relatively new. The new-millenium […]

Take Home Design Inspiration from this Warhol Retrospective

By Samantha Coles

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. This November, the Whitney museum in New York City is displaying a major exhibition by the one-and-only Andy Warhol. The Technicolored face of the pop-art era, Warhol’s unmistakable work will be on display until March 31, 2019. The retrospective, Andy Warhol — From A to B and Back Again, […]

What to See at London Art Week Winter 2018

By Lauren Hill

Now a twice-yearly event, London Art Week celebrates pre-contemporary art in galleries across the city’s traditional fine arts district, Mayfair and St James, where the art scene has flourished for over 200 years. The London Art Week Winter 2018 edition, Salons, will run from November 29th to December 7th, with exhibitions, auctions and one-off events delving into 5,000 years of […]

Winter Whites in this Season’s Menswear

By Elite Traveler

By Kristen Shirley and Emma Reynolds This story originally appeared in the November/December 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. The season’s runways were all about winter white. Go all in with head-to-toe, or add some lightness to a darker fall look with a briefcase or sneaker you can wear year-round. Boss jacket, $1,195, knit top, $348, pants, $398, hat, $248, shoes, $695, […]

Inside the 28th Cartier Racing Awards at The Dorchester

By Lauren Hill

Last night, the 28th edition of Cartier’s annual Racing Awards took place at The Dorchester Hotel in London. Hosted by the managing director of Cartier UK, Laurent Feniou, and Cartier racing consultant, the Hon. Harry Herbert, this illustrious affair saw the best in European horseracing come together to celebrate the top horses and one particular trainer who stood out in […]

A Closer Look at Patek Philippe’s Rare Handcrafts

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Patek Philippe dedicates countless hours to preserving uncommon artistic métiers in its ultra-exclusive collection of clocks and watches — Rare Handcrafts. Many pieces are never seen in public; they pass nearly directly from the workshop to the client’s hands. CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL Patek Philippe creates only a handful of beautiful dome […]

Stefano Ricci Opens Boutique in Miami Design District

By Emma Reynolds

Luxury Italian menswear designer and bespoke tailoring connoisseur, Stefano Ricci, opened a boutique in the Miami Design District on November 7, making it the fourth US boutique for the fashion house. The family-owned company prides itself in its luxury Italian-made menswear – and this boutique will carry a full lifestyle portfolio, including the brand’s classic and casual menswear, sportswear, accessories […]