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Behind The Scenes with Lapima Sunglasses

By Emma Reynolds

In our online Craftsmanship series, we take you behind-the-scenes with some of the world’s most talented designers to show you how your favorite luxury products are made.  Lapima Sunglasses Saõ Paulo, Brazil-based Lapima is a luxury sunglass brand that is taking the market by storm. You can point a pair of Lapima’s out from any crowd: They are typically monochrome, statement-making […]

Breitling Releases Limited Edition Etihad Airways Watch

By Alex Martin

Breitling has further strengthened its connection to the world of aviation with the announcement of a new partnership with luxury commercial airliner Etihad Airways. The Swiss watchmaker has been making pilot watches since 1952 when the Navitimer Pilot’s Chronograph was introduced and has developed special editions for a number of airlines including Pan Am and Swiss Air. Now, Etihad Airways […]

Gucci Goes Carbon Neutral to Fight Climate Change

By Alex Martin

Italy’s largest and most iconic fashion house, Gucci, is aiming to eliminate its impact on the environment by committing to a carbon-neutral policy effective immediately. The new policy, announced Thursday, uses several different strategies to make sure every part of the business from the supply chain to fashion shows is carbon neutral. Much of this will be achieved through offsetting, […]

IWC Pilots Make Aviation History in a Silver Spitfire

By Emma Reynolds

Swiss watch brand IWC Schaffhausen is making history with its Spitfire line in (what else) a silver Spitfire. The company enlisted pilots Steve Boultbee Brooks and Matt Jones of UK-based Boultbee Flight Academy to take “The Longest Flight” in a Silver Spitfire wearing the brand’s limited-edition timepiece, Pilot’s Watch TimeZoner Spitfire Edition “The Longest Flight,” debuted at this year’s SIHH. […]

A First Look Inside the FLANNELS Flagship in London

By Alex Martin

Luxury British retailer FLANNELS presented its new flagship boutique and concept store on London’s Oxford Street to the world on Thursday. The multi-brand retailer launched its 44th location in the United Kingdom this week following an extensive $12.3million refurbishment of an 18,000-square-foot space on Europe’s busiest and most iconic shopping street. Italian studio pconp is behind the store’s striking interior […]

Saks Fifth Avenue Launches The Vault

By Emma Reynolds

On September 4, Saks Fifth Avenue in New York officially debuted The Vault, the department store’s first-ever dedicated high-jewelry and luxury watches department. Featuring heritage brands rich in history and craftsmanship, The Vault will feature 25 of the world’s most revered brands, including Chopard, Graff, Tiffany & Co, Piaget, Hermès, Franck Muller, Martin Katz, Lorraine Schwartz and Bulgari, among others. […]

Revealed: The Elite Traveler Top 50 Watches of 2019

By Roberta Naas

Elite Traveler, the world’s leading private jet lifestyle magazine, is excited to launch the Top 50 Watches in the World for 2019. For its third edition, the Top 50 Watches showcase watchmaking at its finest. The selected timepieces include supreme examples of all areas of horology, from technical advancements in movements and chronometry to artistic engraving, complex gem setting, astonishing […]

Celebrate Spring’s Flora With These Spectacular Jewels

By Emma Reynolds

Bring a touch of spring’s marvelous flora with these spectacular jewels. Exotic blooming flowers and richly detailed leaves in carved lapis, colored titanium and exquisitely shaped aluminum celebrate the season’s bounty, but it’s the addition of diamonds, garnets and rubies that make these pieces really blossom. Above: Coomi flower necklace in 20K yellow gold with 438.21 carats blue lapis and […]

Luxury Jewels that Capture the Ocean’s Magic

By Kristen Shirley

From its vivid plants and charming sea creatures to its undulating waves, the ocean’s magic is captured by jewelers in intricate pieces featuring vibrant tanzanites and blue sapphires. Diamonds that recall the glint of sunlight reflecting off the water’s surface offset their beauty and intense hues. Above: Yeprem earrings in 18K white gold with 12.45 carats diamonds | $40,300, Bergdorf Goodman […]

Travel Diaries: Fashion Designer Mercedes Salazar

By Emma Reynolds

In our exciting new Travel Diaries series, Elite Traveler will speak with designers, style icons and gurus in their respective fields on their must-have travel items when trotting the globe. Mercedes Salazar, Fashion & Jewelry Designer Mexico Colombian fashion and jewelry designer Mercedes Salazar is known for her colorful jewelry pieces using artisanal techniques from Bogotá, Colombia and infusing a […]