The world’s greatest film festival is almost upon us. In a couple of weeks, the glitterati will descend upon the Côte d’Azur for the 75th Cannes Film Festival. Undoubtedly there will be plenty of fashion moments, but the ceremony is also a chance for jewellers to show off their daring creations—in the case of Chopard, the coveted Palme d’Or trophy.

The Swiss giant that is Rolex threw a curveball at Watches and Wonders this year. On opening day of the watch fair in Geneva, Rolex showed off a new GMT-Master II—an icon in the Rolex repertoire, best known for its two-tone bezels (and the nicknames they inspire).

Haute horlogerie meets haute couture at Chanel for a fashion-led collection of secret watches.

The curtain has come up on the watch industry’s big event in Geneva with the 2022 edition of Watches and Wonders, opening today to a crowd of invitation-only collectors, enthusiasts, retailers, and press.

Reaching 100 is an excuse to do whatever one pleases. For Bitossi, its centenary was a milestone marked by opening an archival museum. Montelupo Fiorentino, a town celebrated for ceramic excellence on the outskirts of Florence, is the birthplace of Bitossi and the site where a former ceramics factory has been transformed into an exhibition space.

The Officina Santa Maria Novella story officially begins in 1612. But like many Old World stories, especially those tied to the church, its origins predate that. The history of the apothecary dates back to the 13th century when it was a monastic laboratory—Dominican friars began concocting herbal remedies in the convent’s infirmary in the time of Giotto and Dante.

Parading through the villages of the Motor Valley, the MC20 attracts all eyes while the eight-speed dual-clutch transmission engages the gears with exemplary fluidity.

Embracing contemporary Mykonos culture while still honouring Grecian values—you can tailor your stay to be as gregarious or intimate as you like.

Whether driving through the beauty that is Tuscany, the winding roads of Emilia-Romagna, the rocky peninsulas of Liguria, or the mountain passes of the Dolomites—the roads of Italy are as varied as the country’s dialects.

The standout Hermès novelty as presented for Watches and Wonders is the H08 timepiece, a watch that “embodies a contemporary masculinity,” says Lauren Dordet, La Montres Hermès CEO.

Omega continues to tell its story of heritage through the lens of modern innovation and pioneering technology.

The world of fashion is not defined by what you see: the turtleneck, the trousers, the trench. Big-name brands are powered by a network of very small yet highly skilled artisans—specializing in yarns, dyeing, embroidery, leather, crochet stitching, filigree, beading, lace—whose expertise and knowledge is rooted in Italy. With the ongoing pandemic, there is a risk of losing some parts of the Made in Italy supply chain.

In this winter edition, issue 87, we bring you beauty in all its forms, beginning with the cover featuring Mario Rigby, a modern-day explorer advocating for a more diverse, eco-conscious travel landscape.

This year, the is-it-on or is-it-not-on Baselworld (the show was cancelled and has since been transformed) coupled with the pandemic delayed the release of the Rolex novelties for 2020.

TAG Heuer’s latest edition of its Connected Golf watch is, as they say in golf, as close as one can get to the perfect round.

For Marie-Louise Sciò, creative director of the Pellicano Hotels Group, -issimo was the locus for her latest venture, ISSIMO, a lifestyle and e-commerce platform dedicated to the best of Italian design, travel, food, and style.

NUVO Thoughts: Two is better than one; indeed three is better than two. When we are referring to languages, that is. Knowing more is proven to be good for our health, strengthens our cognitive abilities, and is also said to slow down the progression of degenerative diseases.

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure: a cliché, but also a business model for Samuel Soria and Alfonso de Luján, co-founders of Madrid-based eyewear company Parafina.

The Tambour Curve Flying Tourbillon Poinçon de Genève is the latest timepiece from Louis Vuitton, which calls the futuristic high-tech iteration of the Tambour first released in 2002 “fine watchmaking of the future.”

Stay Home takes on a particular meaning in a two-career household with both parents working from home and two children going to school via virtual learning in a country still in lockdown (we aren’t hiking or biking or taking walks—we aren’t even permitted to walk around the block).

March 25 marks the first annual celebration of #Dantedi, when Italy will celebrate Dante Alighieri in an outpouring of cultural appreciation.

Since its debut in 1979, the round-toe, low-heeled pump with grosgrain ribbon and a gold buckle stamped with “Salvatore Ferragamo” has long been a badge of dolce vita chic.

The stylish and sophisticated–and even the outlandish–have convened in Florence for Pitti Immagine Uomo.

Rossland is the place where the shredding is great, the lift lines are short, the terrain is fast, and the hospitality is salt of the earth.

Whether you are giving a gift to someone or just treating yourself, here are five candles that don’t merely smell delightful, but also look the part.

To mark the restoration of the St. Regis Rome, Delfina Delettrez Fendi has designed a collection inspired by the hotel’s new era of modern glamour.

The Spinning Chandelier, a spectacular public art work by Rodney Graham, was illuminated and set in motion for the first time.

Tiffany & Co.’s celebrated Blue Book Collections are composed of one-of-a-kind creations handcrafted in the workshops high above the brand’s Fifth Avenue flagship in New York. The 2019 Blue Book, themed Tiffany Jewel Box, is a high jewellery collection that magnifies nature’s artistry.

Adriano Berengo established his glass studio on the Venetian island of Murano in what was an abandoned foundry. Berengo Studio, part atelier and part exhibition space, showcases extraordinary installations of glass works by the world’s leading contemporary artists.

In celebration of the latest product from the Future Solution LX range, Shiseido held a traditional dedication ceremony at Shimogamo Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in Kyoto.