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Top Swiss watch brands can sell for hundreds of thousands of euros and even more if they are second-hand. Harriet Meyer looks at the growing market for collectible watches.

Legend has it that when the Brazilian Alberto Santos-Dumont, an early pioneer of powered flight, was getting to grips with aeroplanes back in the early 20th century he rather sensibly decided he needed a timepiece that he could read without taking his hands off the joystick. 

There is a definite coming-of-age party atmosphere at the Monaco Yacht Show this year as the most prestigious event in the global yachting calendar celebrates its 21st birthday.

There is a definite coming-of-age party atmosphere at the Monaco Yacht Show this year as the most prestigious event in the global yachting calendar celebrates its 21st birthday.

The euro crisis and fears of a double-dip recession in the US and much of Europe have done nothing to upset the sentiment at the top of the global residential property market.

The euro crisis and fears of a double-dip recession in the US and much of Europe have done nothing to upset the sentiment at the top of the global residential property market.

Properties in Tuscany, Lake Como, Cortina and Porto Cervo continue to attract the world’s wealthy. CampdenFO (CampdenFB's sister publication) takes a look at some of the most prestigious properties currently being sold in Italy through an interactive graphic.

Properties in Tuscany, Lake Como, Cortina and Porto Cervo continue to attract the world’s wealthy. Italian properties are considered not just a short-term investment, but a long-term lifestyle choice. CampdenFO (CampdenFB's sister publication) takes a look at some of the most prestigious properties currently being sold in Italy in an interactive graphic.

Once upon a time a gentleman might learn the importance of good manners the hard way. If rude to a fellow aristocrat or lady in the 18th or early 19th century it was quite possible you could end up being challenged to a duel. Before you knew it there would be pistols at dawn and the prospects of a painful death.

Once upon a time a gentleman might learn the importance of good manners the hard way. If rude to a fellow aristocrat or lady in the 18th or early 19th century it was quite possible you could end up being challenged to a duel. Before you knew it there would be pistols at dawn and the prospects of a painful death.

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