Luxury Preview - 14 for 2014. Extraordinary debuts from BMW, Baccarat, Cessna, Ritz-Carlton, Ermenegildo Zegna, and more. Plus, our annual Culinary Masters Competition crowns the world’s next super-chef.
The BMW i8 Electric Concept Car is the company’s alternative-fuel successors to the H car, the short-lived Hydrogen 7 that was introduced in 2007.
The wait is almost over for the upgrade to Cessna’s midsize Citation X.
In the case of the Mission RS electric motorcycle, sound can be deceiving.
Those who admire valuable yet understated objects will naturally be drawn to Vacheron Constantin’s Patrimony Contemporaine Calibre 1731 mi
Padrón Cigars celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, and it will mark the occasion in the fall by offering a limited number of handcra
The plug-in ELR coupe, which will arrive in showrooms in January and is based on the Converj concept from 2009, is Cadillac’s first electr
Watch collectors looking for something truly unusual this year may want to seek out the Montblanc Collection Villeret 1858 ExoTourbillon R
The century-old, family-owned Italian menswear brand Ermenegildo Zegna took a risk when it hired the former Yves Saint Laurent designer St
After a few somewhat sluggish years caused by the global recession, business is booming again at Christensen Yachts.
Set among emperors’ palaces and Shinto shrines, the ryokan (inns) of Kyoto, Japan, have long been the preferred rest stops in the former i
The Challenger 350, an updated version of Bombardier’s popular super-midsize Challenger 300, will take to the skies in 2014 with a redesig
In Baccarat’s 250 years of operation, the French glassworks has outfitted many of the world’s finest residences, producing stemware, chand
The transformation of Barcelona’s Marina Port Vell represents a tidal shift in Spain.
The pioneering submersible designer Graham Hawkes is diving again into uncharted waters.
When chef Thomas Keller, America’s high priest of haute cuisine, raises an eyebrow over an item on a menu, most young chefs scurry to chan
Justin Smillie of Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria, New York City
At the Judgment of Paris in 1976, a bottle of Chardonnay from the Napa Valley’s Chateau Montelena Winery famously defeated its French compe
The pendant brooch is an extravagant piece, featuring a 10.03-carat Golconda diamond, recalling the legendary mine in India, surrounded by
A car that pairs a 550-plus hp engine with a sedan-sized hatchback body is becoming an essential component of automakers’ lineups—German a
For the 2014 model year and for the first time ever, Aston Martin is offering its top-of-the-line Vanquish as a ragtop, or, as Aston Marti
Arizona’s Enchantment Resort is a feast for the senses.
When the Beatles arrived in the United States from Liverpool, England, in February 1964, everyone wanted a piece of them.
The Dassault Falcon 5X, a forthcoming business jet from Dassault Aviation, will feature the French manufacturer’s most spacious cabin ever
Erik Hasselman bobs on the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Malta, protected by a clear acrylic sphere.
About a year ago, while looking at the famous images photographed by William Klein on the streets of Rome during the 1950s, a young design
Following a $130 million transformation, the Rosewood London (www
The Crans Ambassador (www.cransambassador.ch) debuted in the
Located an hour’s drive from Augusta National Golf Club, Georgia’s Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation, is aiming to lure PGA Tour fan
Spread over 29 beachfront acres some 15 miles south of Cancún, the new Nizuc Resort and Spa (
Since the Aga Khan founded the Costa Smeralda more than 50 years ago, the ritzy resort development has been the place to see and be seen o
The new Kiton men’s accessories collection (www.kiton.it) reflects the
The new Di Bianco SPQR shoes (www.scarpedibianco.com) do not
The owners of vineyards sometimes exhibit personalities every bit as faceted as their wines.
When The Dalmore distillery asked Daniel Boulud to create his ideal single-malt Scotch whisky, the renowned French chef had a distinct ide
In 1807, when John Blandy arrived in Madeira, the Portuguese archipelago (though remote from the centers of European civilization) had lon
Eneko Atxa, the inventive Basque chef freshly awarded a third Michelin star at Azurmendi in Bilbao, now has a second restaurant in Thailan
When Heinrich Villiger wanted to mark the 125th anniversary of his Swiss cigar company, Villiger Söhne AG, he turned to the legendary hand
A technique that combines ceramic with gold to produce surprising flashes of color is showcased in some of these rings from James
A regal diamond tiara is not for every woman or every occasion, but the Graff Diamonds Alice Bands (
The mechanisms of the triple-complication Blancpain Le Brassus Carrousel Minute Repeater Flyback Chronograph (
Often referred to as the father of art deco, the artist Romain de Tirtoff (known by his pseudonym Erté) is the subject of the Urs
With a power output of 200 hp and a dry weight of 342 pounds, the recently unveiled Ducati 1199 Superleggera (
The Italian yachting classification and certification agency Registro Italiano Navale recently awarded the Admiral Tecnomar Impero
Large panels of windows run nearly the entire length of the main and upper decks of the 161-foot Rossinavi Prince Shark 49
The recent release of the Limited-Edition Linn Sondek LP12 (www.linn.co.u
The Danish digital-audio pioneer Peter Lyngdorf, who founded Steinway Lyngdorf in 2005, has lately been lending his technical prowess to a
Sleeker and more modern looking, the Vertu Constellation (www.vertu.com
Lavish beach villas take shape at three Caribbean resorts.
Graphic sweaters break up the dark tones of winter.
A simpler way to call the crew.
A trio of expedition ships sets sail.
A collaboration between one of the United States’ oldest men’s clothiers and a nearly 500-year-old Italian firearms maker has yielded the
1948 Delahaye 135M Figoni et Falaschi Narval Cabriolet.
In 2011, when the Tel Aviv–based architect Alex Meitlis was designing the interiors of London’s esteemed Nopi restaurant—a two-level, brig
Henk de Vries has boatbuilding in his blood.
Foresight is perhaps the most prized of human faculties: Nothing gives us greater pleasure than to know what the future holds—as, we hope,