Elite Traveler September/October 2016

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27 Object of desire

Diamond, gold and silver roulette set

28 Travel

Fulfill your wish to drive a Porsche on ice in a tailor-made adventure

30 Watches

Bulgari’s record-breaking Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater

35 Men’s style

Checks dominate this fall’s outerwear

38 Women’s style

Collections are full of velvet’s regal glory


40 Jewelry

We highlight the best avian and aquatic jewelry

44 Yachts

Superyacht Icon, digital charts and personal sub

46 Motoring

Take a spin in the 2017 Bentley Mulsanne

48 Technology

Hybrid piano and Bluetooth headphones

50 Design

Blue sculpture and Fendi Casa vases

52 Food & Drink

Geranium’s head chef Rasmus Kofoed and the Wine Guardian


56 Roberta Naas

Minimalist watches that maximize skeletonization are on trend

58 Henry Tuakeu Puna

The Prime Minister of the Cook Islands highlights the conservation challenge facing his ocean nation

60 Laurie Brookins

How demand for fashion hot off the runway is reshaping the traditional collections’ calendar


64 The top 10 cultural cities

From London to Kyoto, take an extended grand tour

80 Big Apple style
Our fashion story takes a stroll through the streets of New York

90 Tea Horse Road

A journey along the ancient world’s longest trade route offers a unique insight into China’s Tibetan borderlands

96 Riva Yachts

Behind the scenes at the heritage brand

102 The art of Qatar

The Gulf state is building a reputation as a global cultural destination

106 Whitsunday Islands

The coastal waters off Queensland are home to tranquil retreats brimming with the natural delights of Australia


114 Total guide: Buenos Aires

Where to stay, eat and play in the Argentinian city that expats adore

122 Itinerary: New England
Blazing fall colors provide the perfect setting for historic US cities, palatial homes and fine dining

129 Life through a lens: Rome – A photographic guide to the Eternal City of Italy

134 Top Suites

Las Vegas From butlers and bars to rooftop pools and hot tubs, get set to embrace Sin City

144 Flight of Fancy: New Zealand

A helicopter flight lies between you and a truly unique golfing venue