Brooches are enjoying a revival, and most importantly, they have shed their reputation as being reserved for women of a certain age. The jewellery piece has evolved into a staple statement not just for special occasions but also for the everyday.
For some, X marks the spot. For Nicolas Denino, the X is a circle, and the colour is blue. “Blue represents a flow of energy that becomes tangible in different shapes and forms,” says the 37-year-old contemporary artist. “This fluidity represents a vibrant and changing energy, a spiritual energy flowing on.”
Longines and the equestrian world have been interlinked for years. A long-time supporter of dressage and show-jumping events, the brand is now trotting out a new riding-inspired timepiece, the DolceVita x YVY.
At just 200 metres long by 200 metres wide and with only 15 overwater villas, Kudadoo is an intimate and understated statement of ultraluxury designed by Yuji Yamazaki.
With the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, senior artists take on young professionals, sharing not only craft and practice but also their processes and their lives.
Letter from the Editor, Claudia Cusano.
The Dalmore has debuted a collection of limited-edition single malts, a collaboration of talents from the worlds of whisky and architecture. The Luminary Series marks the beginning of a partnership with V&A Dundee in Scotland, the first Victoria and Albert museum outside London.
Nature is a favourite theme of Van Cleef & Arpels. Now, for the Lady Arpels Heures Florales timepiece, the storied jeweller has drawn inspiration from Linnaeus’ Floral Clock, which tells time by observing what hour of the day different plant species open and close their flowers.
Jessica Rosval is the head chef at Casa Maria Luigia, the guesthouse Massimo Bottura and his wife, Lara Gilmore, have opened in the Emilia Romagna countryside.
Dubai loves the spectacular: grander, taller, bigger. It’s a place where superlatives are the norm and anything is possible. Few skylines have evolved as much and as fast as Dubai’s. Among the jungle of skyscrapers is a low-rise Arabic-style complex that was one of the first luxury hotels in Dubai: One&Only Royal Mirage.
When Louis Vuitton debuted the Tambour in 2002, the French maison established itself as a watchmaker to watch. At the horological workshops in La Chaux-de-Fonds, a town with a proud watchmaking history located not too far from the French village where Mr. Louis Vuitton was born in 1821, is where the first Tambour took shape.
Watches are much more than mere tools to tell the time—they appeal for a multitude of reasons. Be it a land, sea, or sky adventure, a Citizen Promaster should be your wrist companion.
From his labyrinthine palace hidden behind an anonymous wall in the heart of Marrakech’s ancient medina, Serge Lutens speaks candidly about his life and work.
Letter from the Editor, Claudia Cusano.
Owners Jeanette and Claus Thottrup have extended their love of the Tuscan countryside to the sea with Satori, a 41.5-metre schooner that accommodates 10 and boasts a spa suite with steam room.
The 2021/22 Métiers d’Art collection was presented at 19M, the new creative hub devoted to protecting the heritage of craftsmanship. Located in the 19th arrondissement of Paris, 19M is home to 600 artisans: embroiderers, feather workers, goldsmiths, shoemakers, milliners, glove makers, embroiderers, tanners, and leatherworkers.
For the 25th anniversary of its L.U.C collection, Chopard released a trilogy of L.U.C timepieces at Watches and Wonders in Geneva earlier this year. A limited release of five pieces, this is one show-worthy wristwatch.
In Julie Marr’s home in Puglia that she shares with her husband, Francesco Creanza, there is an oval marble-top table that serves as much more than a place to sit and eat. This table under a dome-vaulted ceiling in the southern town of Oria has become a destination for visitors from the four corners of the globe to share in the joy of a revered Italian ritual: mealtime.
Pigi Portolano documents daily life in Southern Italy. From his home base in Puglia, the Italian photographer wanders the streets of Bari framing the beauty of the mundane. Portolano’s photography captures a dusty kind of elegance in a part of Italy that is free of the guilty obligation to see world-famous sights. There is a joy in small things here, and while these photographs may have a whiff of the faded, they celebrate the beauty in the unexpected.
Letter from the Editor, Claudia Cusano.
At The Maybourne Riviera in the Côte D’Azur, Gorden Wagener, chief design officer of Mercedes-Benz Group AG had a surprise to reveal. Pulling back the heavy drapery that enshrouded the contents of a purpose built tent, Wagener revealed Mercedes-Benz’s new Vision AMG, an extraordinary show car.
Five years in the making and working across two continents, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) opened the doors to its Cartier and Islamic Art: In Search for Modernity exhibition this past weekend, and this is one you don’t want to miss.
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.
Montblanc has partnered with Nimsdai Purja for the release of its latest novelty, the 1858 Geosphere Chronograph No Oxygen, the watch Nims will be wearing to summit Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen in May.
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.
Letter from the Editor, Claudia Cusano.
His work has been celebrated for its cultural significance and social impact. Ellison acquired the historic Omega timepiece in 1968 and wore it until his death in 1994.
The 2022 edition, themed “On the Road,” stars some of the music industry’s biggest names, including Iggy Pop, Cher, Grimes, and Jennifer Hudson, with St. Vincent on the cover of the vinyl LP slipcase containing the 160-page calendar.
The merging of the mindsets of Büsser and Stigliani combines two distinct design codes in one wristwatch: the horological machines of MB&F and the vibrant colour of the signature Bulgari gemstone setting.
About 30 kilometres from Marrakech, at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, is the Agafay Desert, where the luxury camp Inara has set up.
Through the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, the mentor and mentee created a cultural centre showcased at the Venice Biennale.
Letter from the Editor, Claudia Cusano.
James bond has a new watch.
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.
Borgo, as it’s called for short, certainly feels like paradise. And not just for the luxurious accommodations, which consist of 22 spacious rooms and suites in a soothing palette of neutrals and greens and travertine floors.
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.
All handbags are crafted in Florence by skilled artisans using metal-free locally sourced leather.
Weaving together the threads of history, family traditions, and finest fabrics.
A look inside NUVO’s autumn edition featuring Hayley Law, Joon Lee, Hotel 1 Toronto, and more.
During the two-week festival, Chopard took over the rooftop at the Hotel Martinez, transforming it into a club overlooking the Croisette.
Casa di Langa, overlooking rolling hills and vineyards in northern Italy, cares as much about the guest experience as it does the environment.
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 cinematic installations are vignettes of Alessandro Michele’s unbridled imagination.
“Contemporary Cluster was born with the desire to change the concept of the gallery.”
Letter from the Editor, Claudia Cusano
For a few years now, Canada Goose has been putting out signals at a lower decibel with regard to its sustainability commitments, all the while making headway on its sustainable policies and practices.
The timepiece, after more than six years of development, has been released to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the company’s most iconic model.
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.
The world of fine watchmaking continues to capitalize on this colour variegation, like these rainbow-hued watch novelties released for Watches and Wonders 2021.
Sometimes, you just need watches that are goodhearted and fun.
Tudor has entered uncharted territory with the introduction of a gold model: the Black Bay Fifty-Eight 18K.
A wealth of horological creations makes this the single largest digital trade show in the history of watchmaking.
Neutral shades are contrasted by a dynamic palette of colours with metal chairs in yellow and flesh pink along with leather-like upholstered benches and geometric suspension lighting.
The BOSS x Russell Athletic fuses the German art of tailoring with the nostalgic storytelling of American sportswear.
Omega continues to tell its story of heritage through the lens of modern innovation and pioneering technology.
The latest to pass through the Montblanc workshop is the 1858 Split-Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18, which debuts a new case material: lime gold.
Make plans to visit Cielo Lodge, an intimate eco-hideaway of just six suites set amidst Costa Rica’s Golfito rainforest.
The plywood design of the Series 7 chair was originally conceived by Jacob-sen in the 1950s, and to this day Fritz Hansen continues producing the Danish designer’s stackable icon, preserving his legacy.
Her Dior, a beautifully produced anthology, celebrates the female gaze.
Tiffany & Co.’s latest Blue Book collection, Colors of Nature, unites Jean Schlumberger’s masterful creations with Tiffany high jewellery designs.
What started out as a recycling-themed project for Salone del Mobile in 2018 has turned into a handbag line characterized by colour and workmanship.
Part art object, part timepiece, the Swatch artist collaborations continues to attract an extreme loyal fan base.
Your cooking skills have improved during COVID, right? So give this a try: chocolate risotto.
Looking to 2021, Jaeger-LeCoultre will celebrate the 90th anniversary of its icon, the Reverso.
For one week a year, the Glenmorangie distillery, located in Tain in the Scottish Highlands, yields barrels entirely unlike the rest of its usual output.
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.
Ahead, discover iterations that embody mystical primeval qualities and create no harm in acquiring one for yourself.
The origin of diamonds is a delicate issue that has polarized the public’s attention in recent years.
The coronavirus epidemic has provided an opportunity for us all to think about the kind of future we want, optimistically leading to a global reset.
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.
Snoopy can be many things: a cuddly friend, a philosopher, and even an astronaut.
Rustic farm meets eccentric luxury at this family-run Austrian hideaway.
The Germans came to Milan. So did the Brits. The French too. And of course, the Italians were out with their masks on.
A stone courtyard leads to a painted red door that opens to the inner domain of Antico Setificio Fiorentino, where, for hundreds of years, weavers have been creating lustrous fabrics.
The Coral Room, located in the Bloomsbury, one of the Doyle Collection properties, is far from just another hotel bar.
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.
Kiki van Eijk and the Savoir Faire of Maison Saint-Louis.
Among the recognizable designers and their coveted styles, there is one independent brand that is attracting glances of admiration: Yuzefi.
The haute couture shows and accompanying haute joaillerie presentations make for days of dizzying highs.
The navy colour harkens back to the submariner watches Tudor made for the French navy—the Marine Nationale—in the 1970s.
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.
The hotel, on the banks of the Arno River overlooking the Chianti hills, feels like nothing else exists beyond the Tuscan countryside.
Italy is all about approaching life through food in a beautiful setting. But how to choose?
As the world still grapples with the spread of the coronavirus, luxury brands continue to announce the myriad ways they hope to help.
The traditional Swiss watch industry set its calibres in motion to create a new opportunity, and the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH), organizers of Watches & Wonders, decided to go digital.
When we say goodnight and sweet dreams, we refer to an intangible ideal. But there are those who have translated sweet dreams into actual matter.
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).
Since founding his eponymous company, the serial entrepreneur (he owns an industrial laundry business and property holdings) has immersed himself in all aspects of watchmaking.
Japan-based footwear maker Flower Mountain is relatively new to the sneaker game.
The pontiff’s message was intended for believers and otherwise. Coronavirus knows no religion. “We find ourselves afraid,” the pope added. “And lost.”
March 25 marks the first annual celebration of #Dantedi, when Italy will celebrate Dante Alighieri in an outpouring of cultural appreciation.
Sneakers are the fashion piece capable of defining a look, revealing your style, your personality—sneakers give the world an idea of your creative value.