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NAVIGATING GLOBAL LUXURY

AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2013

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Tour French Polynesia with family and friends on the largest sailing catamaran ever built.

The best looks for a weekend in New York— or any city, for that matter—this autumn.

Red, rose and pink golds are creating a warm, elegant look in watch design this year.

Gin is having a moment. Here are four brands to help you experience it properly.


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What: WAT C H E S

Red, pink and rose are the new gold. ▼

1 Omega Constellation Limited Edition 1952 Sedna Omega’s Constellation Sedna uses the brand’s new Sedna alloy—a mixture of gold, copper and palladium—which was designed to resist fading. Due to exposure to the elements and oxidation, all reddish gold loses some color over the years; a good polish will restore it. Price: $21,400 Contact: Omega Customer Service, 212.207.3333, omegawatches.com

2 Bell & Ross Vintage WW1 Régulateur With its Vintage WW1 Régulateur, Bell & Ross shows just how iconic pink gold can be. This timepiece showcases a very traditional regulator display—regulator clocks were once used by watchmakers to regulate and set timepieces—on which the minutes take precedence over the hours. Bell & Ross has limited the Régulateur to 99 pieces worldwide. Price: $22,000 Contact: Christine Debianca, 888.307.7887, bellross.com

3 Hautlence Destination 01 Hautlence uses 5N red gold plating in its new Destination 01, a moderately priced line (for Hautlence) that retains the brand’s signature innovative time displays. Coupled with black, the red gold makes a striking statement. Price: $27,500 Contact: Steve Richardson, Exquisite Timepieces (Naples, Fla.), 800.595.5330, exquisitetimepieces.com, hautlence.com

This year’s BaselWorld, the watch world’s largest showcase, had observers throughout the industry seeing red—literally. Red, rose and pink gold were ubiquitous. Red tints in gold come from the presence of copper in the alloy; the more copper, the redder the gold. And while no one in the business can say precisely why reddish gold seems to have eclipsed yellow gold, many are glad for it. Pairing reddish gold with a brown dial and/or strap gives a timepiece a warm, elegant look. With a black case, reddish gold looks technical and sporty but still sophisticated. As the above watches show, it’s a look that works for both men and women, and one that's on its way to becoming classic in its own right.

4 Moser Perpetual 1 H. Moser chose to pair its iconic fumé dial in this year’s new Perpetual 1 with rose gold. One of the simplest perpetual calendars to use and reset, the Perpetual 1 is the jewel of H. Moser’s crown. Price: $60,000 Contact: Claudia Ruprecht, 41.52.674.0050, h-moser.com

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What: EXCEPTIONAL GINS

The gimlet is enjoying a boomlet. Here are four outstanding gins contributing to the resurgence of a muchmisunderstood spirit. ▼

1 Hendrick’s This spirit has become widely known for its unusual flavor profile, largely derived from infusions of cucumber and rose-petal essences. Hendrick’s is distilled by the sixth generation of familyowned company William Grant & Sons in the Scottish seaside village of Girvan, Ayrshire. William Grant uses 11 botanicals that range from coriander seeds—yielding notes of ginger, citrus and sage—to sweet, musky angelica root.

2 Barr Hill

Suggested Retail Price: $31 per 750ml bottle

Suggested Retail Price: $43 per 750ml bottle

Contact: hendricksgin.com

Contact: caledoniaspirits.com

Todd Hardie, owner of Caledonia Spirits & Winery in Vermont, stumbled into the spirits trade after more than 40 years as a beekeeper. He incorporates his raw, organic honey into Caledonia’s craft spirits (they also make vodka and elderberry cordial). Barr Hill Gin is largely characterized by juniper—the only botanical used during the primary distillation—which is then made more complex with the infusion of honey during a second distillation.

3 Hayman’s Old Tom Old Tom’s distinctive flavor profile—a subtle sweetness, a hint of citrus—sets it apart from any other gin. And its growing popularity among in-the-know mixologists and cocktail enthusiasts marks a revival of sorts: Old Tom was the gin of choice in 19th-century England. These days, Old Tom is becoming the go-to option for classic cocktails such as the Tom Collins, Martinez and gin fizz. Suggested Retail Price: $26 per 750ml bottle Contact: oldtomgin.co.uk

4 Nolet’s Reserve The quintessential “sipping gin,” Nolet’s Reserve is the Holy Grail for serious gin drinkers. Each batch is distilled and bottled at the family-owned company’s distillery in Schiedam, the Netherlands, according to a recipe crafted by 10thgeneration owner Carolus Nolet Sr., who is probably best known for producing Ketel One vodka. The gin’s intense flavor is marked by hints of saffron. Suggested Retail Price: $700 per 750ml bottle Contact: noletsgins.com


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What: BOCA DO LOBO EDEN B R A S S TA B L E

Design that starts with nature, then gives it a modern twist. ▼

Boca do Lobo translates from the Portuguese to “wolf’s mouth,” but for the eight-yearold company that took the term as its name, the phrase refers to the use of traditional techniques to create modern furniture. Weighing 260 pounds, this Eden Brass table is handcrafted by artisans in Boca do Lobo’s studios in Rio Tinto, Portugal. The craftsmen pour heated metal into molds that mimic the patterns of the Portuguese oak tree. After the metal has set, the artisans release the table and weld the centerpiece to the outer piece. When that’s done, they varnish and polish the table by hand. All told, the process takes three to four months.

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Local Inspiration The table's design follows the patterns of the Portuguese oak tree, whose outer bark is used to create cork.

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The Eden table is part of Boca do Lobo’s Coolors Collection, based on the idea that particular colors inspire specific emotions.

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The Power of Color Boca do Lobo says that the yellow and gold suggest optimism and joy, while orange undertones symbolize the thrill of changing seasons.

Price: $000,000 Contact: Name Lastname Company or Brand Address, 000.000.000, website.com

Price: $11,016 (width, 49 x 37 inches; height, 12 inches) or $13,608 (width, 64 x 44 inches; height, 14 inches)

Contact: Michael Silva, michael@demoraisinternational.com, 703.369.3324, demoraisinternational.com, bocadolobo.com

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What: ALISON BERGER TROUGH LIGHT

A Los Angeles-based designer marries the old and the new. ▼

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Hand Rubbed The hanging light fixture is made of clear cast glass and steel in a black sterling patina with a hand-waxed finish.

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Warm and Cold The light spans 22 inches wide by 6 inches deep by 5 inches high and recalls water troughs on farms, the water frozen in winter.

Price: $000,000 Contact: Name Lastname Company or Brand Address, 000.000.000, website.com

Alison Berger, a Los Angeles-based artist and designer, uses traditional glassblowing techniques to create pieces that capture light in a distinctive manner. Drawing inspiration from utilitarian forms such as a fourth century Roman wedding goblet and a secret society chalice from 15th century Spain, Berger strips objects down to their essence, resulting in items that feel both antique and modern. Her new collection of furniture and lighting, including the light above, is crafted mostly from glass. “This fixture is poured vertically to create the appearance of chilled marks, or feathering, on the surface,” says Berger. “The trough has a slightly depressed surface to receive the hardware as if the glass is melting around the metal.” Berger recently became the first American artist ever commissioned by Hermès to create a line of objects, which included everything from salt and pepper cellars to a horse bridle. Price: $14,775

Contact: Alison Berger, ab@alisonbergerglassworks.com, 323.650.5212, alisonbergerglassworks.com


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Section Accelerate

What: D I S C R I M I N AT I N G D I E S E LS

A trio of stylish and powerful eco-friendly alternatives to hybrids.

Luxury and economy have rarely gone hand in fuel-pumping hand. But a fresh crop of diesel-powered cars is proving that hybrids aren’t the only path to high mileage. Powerful, quiet and clean enough to meet California’s stringent pollution rules, these models prove what European buyers have long known: Diesels may be the smartest way to blend performance with environmental friendliness.

1 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel Modern families are seeking ways to haul their stuff without guzzling fuel. At an EPA-rated 21/28 mpg for 4x4 models, the diesel Grand Cherokee fits the bill. Its mileage compares to just 14/20 mpg for the Hemi V-8 version, and the 17/24 mpg that comes with a gasoline V-6. In tandem with an excellent eight-speed automatic transmission, the 3.0liter turbodiesel V-6 pumps out 240 horsepower, which pushes it to 60 mph in fewer than eight seconds—impressive for a car this size. The top-shelf Summit edition offers a “gliding air” suspension, generous leather, touch-screen infotainment and even a WiFi connection. Base Prices: $41,290 and $56,990 Contact: 877.426.5337, jeep.com

2 Audi A7 TDI The standard A7—a hatchback disguised as a shapely sedan— already resembles a mobile sculpture. But the TDI version adds another angle: an EPAestimated 24/38 mpg from a 3.0-liter six-cylinder clean diesel engine with 240 horsepower and 428 pound-feet of torque. It’s one of six American-market Audis in line for the diesel option, along with the A3, A6 and A8 sedans, as well as the Q5 and Q7 SUVs. Base Price: $66,900 Contact: 800.822.2834, audiusa.com

3 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 BlueTec 4Matic Not so long ago, the idea of a four-cylinder engine in a Mercedes would have seemed like a joke. No one’s laughing now: A new 2.1-liter turbodiesel—the first four-cylinder Mercedes diesel in nearly three decades—spurs the slick-driving GLK250 crossover to 33 mpg on the highway. That compares with a mere 24 mpg for the V-6, gaspowered GLK350 version. The gas-slurping GLK-Class is faster, but with 200 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, the diesel model still scoots from 0 to 60 mph in a quite acceptable 7.9 seconds. Base Price: $38,590 Contact: 800.367.6372, mbusa.com

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Create

What: HASSELBLAD’S LUNAR COLLECTION

A camera company known for technical excellence launches a user-friendly digital line. ▼

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Elegance Hasselblad assembles its cameras by hand at its design center in Treviso, Italy, an area known for supplying raw materials to luxury-goods companies. Distinguished by materials such as mahogany, olive wood, carbon fiber and leather, these cameras look as beautiful as the pictures they take.

Strength The well-calibrated body elegantly supports its interchangeable DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) lenses.

In 1940, the Swedish government commissioned photographer and businessman Victor Hasselblad to reengineer a spy camera from a downed German surveillance plane. The result was the first Hasselblad camera, called the HK7. In the following years, Hasselblad founded his own company, producing cameras for the Swedish military and then, after the war, expanding into cameras for professional and amateur photographers. Hasselblad, who died in 1978, also created the cameras NASA used on the 1969 Apollo 11 mission to the moon. A nod to that historic collaboration, the company’s new Lunar Collection, created in partnership with Sony, is Hasselblad’s first digital camera targeted at both professional photographers and serious amateurs.

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Speed The camera can switch quickly between automatic and manual modes, while its powerful imaging sensor allows for a rapid shutter response with high quality images.

Price: $6,995 Contact: info@hasselblad-lunar.com 800.367.6434 hasselblad-lunar.com


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Sail

What: H E M I S P H E R E C ATA M A R A N FROM PENDENNIS

Bringing size and luxury to the catamaran class of boats. ▼

At 145 feet long , Pendennis’ Hemisphere is the largest sailing catamaran ever built. Its mast ascends to 190 feet, but the lines run internally and without spreaders, keeping the decks and rig uncluttered. Passengers enter the yacht through motion-activated sliding doors that open to a 1,076-square-foot, split-level lounge. Inside, the English boatbuilder used oak, onyx and wenge, a dark-colored wood from Africa, throughout; 18 different leathers and 15 types of stone create distinct looks for each cabin. Available for charter in French Polynesia, the Hemisphere is outfitted with water-sports equipment including water skis, windsurfers and a 27-foot tender.

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PHOTO BY JEFF BROWN

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Options The main deck features a sprawling indoor/outdoor living area with a shaded dining table; the flybridge has a Jacuzzi. 

Expansive The yacht can accommodate up to 12 guests in five luxury cabins, while an eight-person crew runs the boat.

Price: $245,000 per week, excluding operating expenses

Contact: Summer Osterman, Burgess, sosterman@burgessyachts.com, 305.672.0150, burgessyachts.com

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Dress

What: FA L L FA S H I O N

Seasonal clothing and gear perfect for a weekend excursion or daily wear. â&#x2013;ź

Man About Town Autumn reigns in New York, and vice versa. The summer crowds have melted away. The locals have returned. The air feels recharged, and new energy courses through the streets like a current. Things start to happen this time of year. For natives and weekend visitors alike, here's what to wear when they do.


Wool coat by Gucci ($4,800)

gucci.com Buffalo leather duffel by Bottega Veneta ($3,950)

212.371.5511, bottegaveneta.com Wool turtleneck sweater by Ermenegildo Zegna ($1,055)

888.880.3462, zegna.com Cashmere jacket by Cesare Attolini ($7,900)

646.707.3006, cesareattolini.com Citation X provided by Flight Options (available via fractional

ownership or jet card) info@flightoptions.com, 877.703.2348, flightoptions.com

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Made-to-measure wool, silk and linen suit by Kiton

(starts at $9,014 ) 212.813.0272, kiton.it Cotton shirt and silk tie by Ralph Lauren Purple Label

($450 and $215) ralphlauren.com Shoes by Brioni ($1,350)

888.778.8775, brioni.com Weekend bag by Ermenegildo Zegna ($3,795)

888.880.3462, zegna.com 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish

($279,995 ) astonmartin.com


Weekend bag by Ernest Alexander ($395)

212.775.1199, ernestalexander.com Shoes by Fratelli Rossetti ($750)

212.888.5107, fratellirossetti.com Cotton socks by Marcoliani

( $30) Saks Fifth Ave., 212.753.4000, marcoliani.it Watch by Baume & Mercier

($7,900 ) 800.MERCIER, baume-et-mercier.com Cashmere coat by Loro Piana

(price upon request) loropiana.com Silk and cashmere scarf by Brunello Cucinelli ($860)

212.813.0900, brunellocucinelli.com Wool pants by Ralph Lauren Purple Label ($695)

ralphlauren.com

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Wool suit jacket and cashmere turtleneck by Canali

($1,825 and $1,025) 212.753.4000, canali.it Wool coat by Belstaff ($3,595) 212.897.1880, belstaff.com Green corduroy pants by Shipley & Halmos ($225)

shipley-halmos.com Burgundy corduroy pants by Brunello Cucinelli ($610)

212.813.0900, brunellocucinelli.com Shoes by Berluti

(price upon request) 212.439.6400, berluti.com Cotton socks by Marcoliani ($30)

212.753.4000, marcoliani.it Boots by Fratelli Rossetti ($920)

212.888.5107, fratellirossetti.com


Cashmere jacket and wool sweater by Bottega Veneta ($ 2,700 and $898)

212.371.5511, bottegaveneta.com Leather trousers by Bally ($2,795) 212.751.9082, bally.com

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Watch by Dewitt ($332,800) Cellini Jewelers, 212.751.9824, dewitt.ch Cufflinks by Baccarat (sterling silver and red crystal, $450; sterling silver and mist crystal, $430; rose gold vermeil and mist crystal, $450) 800.777.0100, baccarat.com VĂŠtiver Fatal by Atelier Cologne

($185 for 200 ml) 212.256.0909, ateliercologne.com


Wool, cashmere and silk tuxedo by Brunello Cucinelli ($5,340)

212.813.0900, brunellocucinelli.com Wool coat by Canali ($3,095) 212.753.4000, canali.it Bow tie by Turnbull and Asser ($98) 212.752.5700,

turnbullandasser.com Cotton shirt and shoes by Ermenegildo Zegna ($575 and

$650) 888.880.3462, zegna.com The Peninsula New York

212.956.2888, peninsula.com CREDITS: Fashion Editor: JENNIFER LEE Photographer: MATT FURMAN Groomer: LAURA DEE SHELLEY AT EXCLUSIVE ARTISTS Model: SANDOR JOHNSON Assistants: LAUREN BAGLIO, SCOTT BLEICHER, NIKO KROMMYDAS

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