Elite Traveler March/April 2017


25 Object of desire

A leather video-games trunk for retro arcade enthusiasts

26 Watches

Audemars Piguet’s black ceramic Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar and the jellyfish-inspired Aquapod from MB&F

30 Men’s style

Military menswear marches off the runways


32 Women’s style

Sharp shoulders herald a return to the 1980s

34 Jewelry Striking gold and dazzling fancy-colored diamonds

36 Motoring The Jaguar Classic XKSS makes a comeback

38 Yachts Explore Grace E’s green credentials, as well as the water toys to get your pulse racing

39 Aviation A personalized Madagascar itinerary

40 Technology Hasselblad celebrates 75 years with the X1D-50c 4116 Edition

41 Design A park suspended over the Hudson River


43 John Hendricks

How curiosity inspired both Gateway Canyons and the Discovery Channel

44 Roberta Naas

Chiming watches are the latest trend to emerge from this year’s Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie

46 Julian Washington

How a new study has informed our view of legacy planning

48 Matthew Robertson

On doing adventure travel differently

50 Thierry Ster Patek Philippe’s CEO discusses his family’s legacy


56 Top 50 Adventures

The best luxury experiences for those looking for out-of-theordinary vacations

87 Top HighJewelry Houses

Covering historic brands such as Cartier and Chopard, as well as family-owned Sutra and Oscar Heyman, here is our rundown of the very best high-jewelry houses

94 Fashion

Sporty fashion set against the dramatic backdrop of the stunning Kukui‘ula resort, in Kaua‘i, Hawaii


106 Top 10 Bangkok Suites

Enjoy the lights and sights of the city from our picks of the best suites

116 Destination Guides

Where to eat, sleep and play in New York, Grand Cayman, Santorini, Geneva and Dubai

128 The Hot List

Our roundup of hotel openings, trips and unusual places to travel

132 Property Highlights

We look at some extraordinary properties on the market today

136 Flight of Fancy

Immerse yourself in 18th-century grandeur at this neoclassical palace in Portugal