By all rights, Ducati should have crested the horizon and become a footnote in motorcycle history, just as Laverda, Mondial, Moto Morini,
Since 1910 Ermenegildo Zegna has been a masterful producer of Italian textiles.
Two integral components of high-end watchmaking—unorthodox complications and new materials technology—owe their genesis at least in part
In 1858, Louis Vuitton created the first flat, stackable travel trunk—a concept that, though revolutionary for the luggage industry at the
Not long after the 40th anniversary of Audemars Piguet’s flagship Royal Oak model—an occasion the watchmaker celebrated in 2012 with vario
Historic brands oftenrevisit the past for inspiration, but perhaps not one does it as imaginatively as the French fashion house Chanel.Whi
Hermès has long been famous for its classic leather goods and accessories, including the Birkin bag, the H belt buckle, and a line of quie
In 1987, when many American diners would have blanched at the idea of eating raw fish, Nobu Matsuhisa opened a small Japanese restaurant i
Zino Davidoff demonstrated his independence in the summer of 1989, when the Cuban government demanded 51 percent ownership of his namesake
In no field of endeavor is the friction between tradition and innovation more evident than in the making of fine wine; and no label presid
Considering the process for producing Scotch whisky, which is crafted by hand and then aged for years and often decades, it is not surpris
Peter Lyngdorf has almost single-handedly brought digital audio into the realm of high fidelity.
Over the course of a four-decade career, Philippe Starck has stamped his name on everything from toothbrushes and tableware to electric ca
Even the most carefully considered wardrobe requires a few versatile components to lend the wearer a touch of personal style.
Weighing in at 50 pounds, about half of which is wool, Sharapova stands indifferent to an admiring crowd of international journalists.
The rocks that are the centerpieces of the rings, cuff links, pendants, and bracelets in a new collection from the David Yurman brand (212
While most innovations serve society well (see “Luxury’s Most Innovative Brands,” page 75), others lend new and terrible meaning to the co
With his Porsche Panamera Turbo reaching near-breakneck speeds, Dieter Burmester casually navigates the afternoon traffic on a stretch of
Sandy Paul’s love of carousel animals sprang from a thwarted wish.
Acclaimed as the Pilatus PC-12 and its newer NG variant may be, they are single-engine turboprops, and so they have their limitations.