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September 1, 2008

The Ettinger brand of leather products has been used by the British elite for years. So why has the company decided to open its first store in Tokyo? Marc Smith talks to second-generation Robert Ettinger to find out

The Ettinger brand of leather products has been used by the British elite for years. So why has the company decided to open its first store in Tokyo? Marc Smith talks to second-generation Robert Ettinger to find out

As Robert Ettinger reflects on where the luxury leather goods business his father founded is heading, he seems to surprise himself with the answer. The company began as a quintessentially British luxury company that counted the British royal family as regular customers, but today Ettinger wallets and bags are being sold much further afield.

May 1, 2008

Luxury real estate is often purchased with the heart, not the head. Constance Gustke analyses how your dream home can also be a lucrative long-term investment

Luxury real estate is often purchased with the heart, not the head. Constance Gustke analyses how your dream home can also be a lucrative long-term investment

In California, the Hummingbird Nest ranch, which sells for $75 million in rural Simi Valley outside Los Angles, has laid dormant on the market for over a year. The 123-acre ranch comes with in-demand comfort features such as a helipad, solar panel field, water recycling, six guest houses, 10 staff houses, and a 17,000-square foot home. But real estate agents say the ranch won't sell anytime soon.

April 24, 2008

LVMH, the luxury group owned by Bernard Arnault and family, has acquired Hublot group, the Geneva-based luxury watchmakers.

LVMH, the luxury group owned by Bernard Arnault and family, has acquired Hublot group, the Geneva-based luxury watchmakers. Hublot was founded by Carlo Crocco in 1980, and LVMH will acquire it from both Crocco and a company controlled by Jean-Claude Biver, which has managed Hublot since 2004.

"I am happy that Hublot, an innovative brand since its creation, is joining the LVMH group, the world leader in luxury goods, whose creative passion is without any doubt a value that I have always shared," said Crocco.

March 1, 2008

The world is getting smaller – more and more people can afford to go to increasingly exotic destinations with relative ease. There is, as Nick Leader discovers, only one place left to travel to for those who are after the ultimate getaway: space

The world is getting smaller – more and more people can afford to go to increasingly exotic destinations with relative ease. There is, as Nick Leader discovers, only one place left to travel to for those who are after the ultimate getaway: space

If things stay on course, we are less than two years away from the media event of the decade or, quite possibly, the century. In 2009 Virgin Galactic, the commercial space line founded by Sir Richard Branson, is scheduled to launch its inaugural spaceflight from Spaceport America in the Mojave desert, New Mexico.

March 1, 2008

Founded in Switzerland, the home of luxury watches, Rotary has been providing timepieces for its clientele for over a century. Claire Adler finds out about the brand’s focus on fashion,the introduction of diamonds and an elaborate treasure hunt

Founded in Switzerland, the home of luxury watches, Rotary has been providing timepieces for its clientele for over a century. Claire Adler finds out about the brand's focus on fashion,the introduction of diamonds and an elaborate treasure hunt

Despite its 113-year history, Rotary watches is refreshingly grounded in the present. Fourth-generation chairman Robert Dreyfuss is trend savvy, fluent about his market positioning and hungry for new ideas.

March 1, 2008

The market for offshore yacht and aircraft registration is heating up and stimulating a competitive spirit, says Reg Crowder, bringing nothing but good news for both owners and buyers of luxury yachts and aircraft

The market for offshore yacht and aircraft registration is heating up and stimulating a competitive spirit, says Reg Crowder, bringing nothing but good news for both owners and buyers of luxury yachts and aircraft

Never before have owners and buyers of luxury yachts and aircraft had more choice of places to register their sumptuous transports. Finding the right jurisdiction is ultimately more possible, if not a little more challenging.

September 1, 2004

Holiday at the apex of style: visit the new breed of luxury brand resorts in some of the world’s stunning locations. Melanie Stern reports

Melanie Stern is section editor of Families in Business magazine.

Holiday at the apex of style: visit the new breed of luxury brand resorts in some of the world's stunning locations. Melanie Stern reports

There's probably one brick in the walls of the Chrysler Building for every Louis Vuitton bag or Versace dress snapped up year in, year out; brand recognition for the luxury goods industry is positively booming.

May 1, 2004

Buying a superyacht means buying a lifestyle. It is the ultimate luxury purchase but it need not be a tax burden – provided that you take good professional advice

Howard Callow  is general manager of private client service at Bank of Bermuda, Isle of Man. (Reprinted from Private Wealth Management 2004.)

Buying a superyacht means buying a lifestyle. It is the ultimate luxury purchase but it need not be a tax burden – provided that you take good professional advice

March 1, 2004

With frequent business flyers acknowledging that commercial airlines may no longer offer the level of service required, more and more people are turning to the concept of fractional ownership of private jets

Mark Dye is a freelance journalist and Managing Editor of Penton Europe, a media group specialising in business to business publishing.

With frequent business flyers acknowledging that commercial airlines may no longer offer the level of service required, more and more people are turning to the concept of fractional ownership of private jets

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