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Sabine Roemer

In a studio-workshop at the bottom of her west London garden is a white jeweller’s workbench that was built for Sabine Roemer by her uncle Werner when she was 15 years old and deeply committed to becoming a jeweller. At this bench, she has created framed animal artworks for Nelson Mandela, the Prince of Wales […]


After meeting at university and becoming best mates, Seb Inglis-Jones and William Stirrup swore that one day they’d run a business together. In 2018, they made good on their promise and became the proud names behind one of the finest examples of British manufacturing: Maeving motorcycles. I meet Inglis-Jones as he drops Maeving’s very first […]

The business of luxury travel

Chitra Stern possesses that calm charisma often seen in experienced business leaders. Proud but modest, she plays down the enormity of what she and her husband, Roman, have achieved since they undertook their first real-estate project and hotel in Ireland. “The hotel belonged to my husband’s family,” she explains. “It was a beautiful property that […]


Andrea Scherz comes from a long line of hoteliers. His grandfather took over Gstaad Palace, which, under Andrea’s leadership, is thriving. His talent and ability were first recognised by the industry when he was elected to the board of Swiss Deluxe Hotels. And in January 2022 he was appointed Chairman of the Executive Committee of […]

Brave New World

Bugatti’s first Luxury Summit, held at Château Saint Jean in Molsheim (once home to Ettore Bugatti himself) on the 14th of June, was designed to explore trends in luxury – present and future. Guest speakers included experts and CEOs of leading luxury brands, and the compere and host were Rebecca Robins, author of Meta-luxury: Brands […]

The Future is Bold

Founded in 1972, the Bold Woman Awards are named after Madame Clicquot, the pioneering businesswoman who, when widowed at the age of 27, took over her husband’s champagne business in 1805 and transformed it into a global brand. This annual event celebrates women who have made significant contributions to their communities, industries, and the world […]

Liquid Assets

Glass of preferred libation in hand, Master of Wine Mark Bingley, director and founding member of MMD (Maisons Marques et Domaines, established 1986), sat back in his chair and with a small sigh reminisced that, “The world of wine has changed in both form and global reach.” Wine as a collectable has proven to be […]

Michael Johnson

There is no question that Michael Johnson is one of the greatest athletes of all time. Four times an Olympic champion and eight times a world champion, over his career he won 12 Olympic and World Championship gold medals and established several Olympic and world records. Our Editor, Julia Pasarón, interviewed him while he was […]

Disruptive Success  

Towards the end of 2022, Edouard Meylan was awarded the Esprit d’entreprise Prix Gaïa; a prize presented annually – when candidate(s) of sufficient standing are deemed to be available – by the Musée international d’horlogerie. When presenting the award, which is recognised as one of the industry’s highest honours, Jean Claude Biver, horology’s venerated entrepreneur, […]

It Is Time For Mums

Traditionally, the watch business has been dominated by men. From the atelier to the board, the sector was controlled by testosterone. The earliest example of a female on a significant position in a watch company is probably Jasmine Audemars, who in 1992, took over from her father as Chair of the Board of Directors of […]