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Sail into deepest Myanmar or drive the route of Italy’s Mille Miglia road race: the world’s best road trips and river journeys
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From a ‘fatbike’ tour of Oregon’s coast to heli-biking in New Zealand and a cycle trip through the Bhutanese Himalayas
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Technical innovation explains recent acquisition

New era for Tiffany

US jeweller regards Europe as ‘land of opportunities’

detail of Louis Vuitton watch

Louis Vuitton moves fine watchmaking under one roof

Brand opens Geneva home of ‘creative independence’

Fool’s gold leads groovy 1960s revival

Modernist designs from the mid 20th-century are the new saleroom stars

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Patek Philippe: discreet luxury brand with cult following

Nicholas Foulkes explains the myths and mechanisms

Henry Graves Supercomplication
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Salerooms gear up for Patek Philippe’s 175th

Henry Graves Complication – the most valuable watch sold at auction – under the hammer at Sotheby’s


Mozambique ruby mine boosts global supply

Gemfields rough stone auction generates $33.5m

Interview: Boucheron chief executive

Pierre Bouissou says ecommerce is on the jewellers’ agenda

pink diamond

Pink diamond supply dwindles

Global price push as Rio Tinto’s Argyle mine winds down

Bremont: a turbulent take-off for high flying design

Bumpy launch for ‘in-house’ model the Wright Flyer

My favourite pieces: Madeleine Albright

Former US secretary of state signalled political mood with symbolic brooches

Roger Dubuis reveals mighty ambitions

Interview: chief executive Jean-Marc Pontroué believes young brand deserves high status

Fonderie 47: the timepiece that was once a lethal weapon

Social enterprise turns guns into luxury watches

Christopher Ward: made in the UK (with Swiss help)

British watchmaker offers chronometer-certified, self-winding movement for a modest price

Private equity partner drives change at Buccellati

Family aims to hold on to brand tradition

Christie’s joins rush to retail

Auctioneer’s new website is ‘step closer’ to a shop

Young creatives revive skills and styles of Georgian era

Nearly lost arts rediscovered

Savelli offers emerald-encrusted smartphone

‘Insane’ gadget could be a rational buy

Heritage names buy back their histories

Archive collections are an investment for brands

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