Elite Traveler May/June 2018


25 Object of desire

A fitting tribute to opera’s most colorful character: Pavarotti

27 Watches

H Moser & Cie interrupts its fumé dials with a flying tourbillon

30 Men’s style

Stripes take over the catwalks, adorning sportswear and tailoring

32 Women’s style

Ladylike silhouettes and colors bring plaid into this century


34 Jewelry

Intricate carved-stone masterpieces — some with hidden secrets

36 Spirits

A masterclass on introducing Japanese whisky to your palate

38 Motoring

Some of the best SUV models on the market, for you and the kids

40 Yachts

Feel the wind in your hair and the thrill of the chase with upcoming regattas

42 Aviation

Pilatus’s PC-24 requires only 2,810ft for takeoff

44 Technology

Embrace the vinyl revival with our pick of the best three turntables around

46 Design

The crystal masters at Lalique celebrate the brand’s 130-year anniversary


50 Max Büsser

We talk to the founder of one of the most futuristic independent watch brands in the world

52 Roberta Naas

Hunts down the watchmakers taking on the ultimate precision concept: concept force

54 Thomas Flohr

VistaJet’s founder and chairman on his mission to bring consistency to private aviation

56 Andy Hayler

The restaurants that use their location and surroundings to inspire their menus


56 Top 100 Restaurants

The annual reader-generated ranking is back, alongside exclusive interviews and mouthwatering images

80 Top New Hotels

Opened in the past year, these hotels — in Bermuda, Germany, Rwanda and more — all offer something unforgettable

94 Fashion

Barcelona’s idyllic Parc de la Ciutadella is the perfect place to step out of your suit and into one of summer’s casual looks


106 Top Suites of Los Cabos

The tip of the Baja California Peninsula is home to exceptional accommodations offering unique experiences

116 Destination Guides

Experience the Island of Hawaii, Austin, Ibiza, Florence and Auckland like a local with our expert guides

128 The Hot List

Feast your eyes on the undersea world from a yacht safari, plus a different kind of storage space

132 Property Highlights

Some truly jaw-dropping locations across the globe combine with world-renowned architects in this edition

136 Flight of Fancy

Fall asleep under the stars on a tiny island in Mozambique

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