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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.