Elite Traveler November/December 2016



31 Object of desire

Diamond-encrusted Christmas tree topper with a 5-carat diamond necklace at its heart

32 Travel

Make the most of a visit to Art Basel Miami Beach

34 Watches

The resurgence of the Patek Philippe Nautilus

40 Motoring

Check out Audi’s version of the car of the future

43 Men’s style

Step up for military-style coats and a move back to black


46 Women’s style

High fashion fur flies off the runway

50 Jewelry

Celestially-inspired jewelry designs

54 Technology

Is the personal jetpack finally within reach

56 Food & Drink

The one to book – Table 55 at New York’s St. Regis hotel

58 Design

Marking the 50th anniversary of B&B Italia

60 Property

Manhattan’s new super-luxury towers


64 Roberta Naas

On the wonderful, ingenious objects that are astronomical watches

66 Laurie Brookins

Haute couture – the antithesis of the see-it-now, have-it-now trend in fashion

68 Jahid


The chairman of Jetcraft on the private jet market

70 Adam D. Tihany

Interpreting ideas into quietly confident, luxurious interiors


74 The top 10 party places

From a wedding to an after-party, find a suite to suit you and your celebration

88 Luxury gift guide

Make it a holiday season to remember with a selection of presents that are bound to please – if you can bear to give them away

100 Antarctica

The last great terra incognita holds many treasures to reward the intrepid traveler

106 Bermuda

Find out how this small island in the North Atlantic is preparing to host the 35th America’s Cup next June


114 Total guide: San Francisco

Where to stay, eat, play and leave your heart in the city by the bay

122 Itinerary: Andalucía

Enjoy superb Spanish sunshine, culture and food. This beautiful area is a feast for all the senses

131 Life through a lens: Vienna

Once the capital of an empire, Vienna still offers up its grandeur with pride and charm

136 Top Suites

Indian Ocean

For those seeking pampering and privacy, the islands of the Indian Ocean are the answer

144 Flight of Fancy: Sydney and Los Angeles

A private jet trip enables you to ring in 2017 twice