With demand of popular watches outstripping supply, Patek Philippe has taken great pains to announce that “there’s no star” coinciding with the release of their new Nautilus (p. 34). Understanding that some timepieces have become commoditised, we talked to world renowned retailer-collector Laurent Picciotto about how he sold 95% of his collection and somehow ended up collecting only Bulgari Octo Finissimos (p. 88). As Christmas appears on the horizon, even our thoughts turn to our better halves, that joy is unadulterated when it is shared and there are some choice Rolex models (p. 94) that can be enjoyed together. We are also spending the last quarter of the year with eyes cast toward renewal with our Homme Improvement issue where we look at homes in addition to our mind, body and soul. Given that the majority of us spend our lives ensconced in ever smaller apartments, we study the Architecture of the Veil (p. 104) a design philosophy that hides magnificence. We speak to Jean-Michel Gathy to understand his visionary thinking (p. 108) and we also studied at the feet of interior designer Steve Leung, that ultimately good ambiance is all about the people (p. 112). We have not forgotten our core remit, fashion, either – looking into voluminous layers and monumental ensembles that are unconventional yet stylish (p. 114), once your eyes have been satisfied, we have not one but two Michelin-starred restaurants for your attention as well, Nobu and Capella’s new Fiamma (p. 54 – 57). You can consider this issue your isotonic refreshment as we enter the final leg of 2022.