Las Vegas

Bugatti Regains Speed Record

We should have known that Molsheim’s finest and the R&D department of the VW Group would take some degree of umbrage to upstart performances by Koenigsegg and SSC. Their opportunity to right the ship finally arrived on Saturday July 3, when Bugatti test driver Pierre Henri Raphanel took the wheel of the latest Veyron upgrade, the Super Sport. Read More

Las Vegas

Out of the Humidor: Alec Bradley Prensado

Alan Rubin is a relative newcomer to the Premium Cigar industry when you compare him to folks who’ve grown up in the business generation after generation. Naming the company after his two sons, Alec Bradley has become one of the most significant brands of the last 5 years, slowly and deliberately launching great new products that are well made, well aged and absolutely ready to be enjoyed. The Alec Bradley Prensado is no exception. Read More

Las Vegas

Haute Timepieces: Greubel Forsey Announces Limited Edition Tourbillon

Timepiece aficionados Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey of Greubel Forsey have announced that the masterful tourbillon that sprung them into a respectable brand will soon be discontinued. In honor of the news, the pair will be releasing a final limited edition of the Double Tourbillon 30 Degrees. The exclusive edition of the timepiece, named The Double Tourbillon 30° Edition Historique, will include only 11 pieces in 5N red gold, and 11 pieces in platinum. Read More

Chicago

Quincy Jones Visits Audemars Piguet To See the Watch Bearing His Name, the Millenary Quincy Jones

As the icon who graced both Haute Living's most recent covers for the New York and Los Angeles editions, Quincy Jones is celebrated as a legendary producer, musician, composer, and overall man of style. Though best known for his impact in the music world, Jones’ friendship with the 135-year-old Swiss watch company Audemars Piguet has always been a strong one due in part to the company’s attention to detail in their manufacturing of timepieces. Read More

Chicago

Haute Yachts: Must-Cruise Places in the Grenadines

Virginia Wagner knows the waters of the Grenadines like the back of her hand. The captain of the 75-foot catamaran Matau, Wagner has been cruising the region since 1986, spending nearly all of the last two years there. While plenty of yachtsmen frequent the Caribbean, few venture down to the Grenadines, the last island chain before South America. And that’s exactly why Wagner and the yacht-charter guests who have cruised with her love it so much. Read More

Las Vegas

Wrist Revs: Chopard L.U.C Engine One Tourbillon Watch

The relationship between fine cars and fine watches has manifested itself as a curious borrowing of traits, where both items have equally borrowed from one another. Cars perhaps have taken the polished good looks and legibility of watch dials, while watches have borrowed “performance feel” from automobiles in terms of design and character. At the same time, each want to borrow personality traits from one another, resulting in cars and watches that feel to the consumers as they have been looking over each other’s shoulders for decades on the design bench. Read More

Las Vegas

Hotel Missoni To Open First Resort in 2010

Hotel Missoni Kuwait City is set to open in early fall 2010 with Missoni's signature color-laden zig zags branding luxury hotels in South Africa, Brazil, and Oman soon thereafter. Combining the unique style of the iconic Italian fashion and interiors house with the expertise of The Rezidor Hotel Group, Hotel Missoni will redefine the design hotel. Read More

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