Set over half a mile above sea level in the Swiss Alps, Huus Gstaad is a terrific mountain getaway. Formerly known as the Steigenberger Hotel, the 136-room property has been transformed by Norwegian designer and architect Erik Nissen Johansen, who carefully blended traditional materials with modern design. On site amenities include a "living room" with 500 books, a fireplace, and outstanding views, a contemporary bar, a spa, and multiple eateries. Outside, meanwhile, you have access to over 150 miles of skiing slopes and trails, and during warmer months, rafting, rappelling, and biking.
To mark Master Distiller Richard Paterson's 50th year in the industry, The Dalmore has something very special to share with fans. The Dalmore 50 Year Old Scotch Whisky is not only incredibly old — but also benefits from a special finish in Domaine Henri Giraud Champagne casks for 50 days before bottling. All of this after its time spent in American white oak, Matusalem oloroso sherry casks, and port Colheita pipes. Additionally, French crystal house Baccarat created beautiful crystal decanters that are enhanced with a solid silver stag. Only 50 decanters will be released, each hand-filled upon order and is certain to become the crown jewel of any whisky collection.
In the 1960's, Chevrolet performance tuner Bill Thomas was tasked with designing a competitor to the Shelby Cobra. He came up with the Cheetah, and this 1964 Cheetah Race Car is one of only 15 known to survive in the world today. Designed and engineered with American components, this 64' is the only Cheetah built and raced with the Corvette heavy-duty 427ci L88 aluminum-head racing engine option. This collector's item is up for sale and retains its original 4130 chromoly chassis and suspension, complete original fiberglass body, and original fiberglass and aluminum interior.
Overlooking the lake where the owner lost his younger brother, the Mask House is a solemn space of contemplation. The entry is placed at the end of a long elevated walkway, with a slatted wall hiding the home's retangular form from the outside world. The interior is clad in light wood, except for the sleeping area, which is lined with a dark felt-like material, and the tile-finished bathroom. A wall-sized window provides views out to the lake; alternatively, the roof serves as a terrace, accessed via an external staircase.
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Like the standard Type 1 before it, the new Ressence Type 1 Squared Watch forgoes traditional hands, instead using a series of rotating discs to indicate the time. Unlike its predecessor, the 1 Squared has a cushion-shaped case crafted from 316 stainless steel instead of titanium that's thinner as well, thanks to the absence of a sapphire back. Instead, it has a retractable lever that's used to set the time, corresponding to the discs' movement in a 1:1 ratio just like the key-wind clocks and toys of old. It's finished with an interchangeable bracelet system, and is available in four colorways.
We can't decide whether to call it a console or a portable. Honestly, the Nintendo Switch is a little of both. Dock its 6.2-inch, 720p touchscreen and it lets you play in HD on your TV. Grab it up, attach the Joy-Con controllers, and you've got a portable. Those same controllers can detach for multiplayer gaming, or just for wireless play when you flip out the screen's kickstand. It's powered by a custom Nvidia chip, has 32 GB of internal storage that's expandable via MicroSD, promises up to six hours of play per charge, and gets the highly-anticipated The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as a launch title. Arriving in stores March 3rd.