January is when we celebrate the hits and misses of our last 365 and hope the next batch of days brings nothing but bull’s-eyes. This month’s issue is all about looking forward and back. Our cover vehicles represent the highest hopes for the year to come: parking an Aston Martin DB11 next to a matching ACH130 Aston Martin Edition helicopter in your combination hangar/garage. We love high-end brand collaborations like these, especially when they go airborne. Read more on page 12.
We stick to the skies in this issue with our annual “Aviation Guide” (page 66), designed to help you navigate private aviation companies vying for your dollars with the most luxurious, accommodating, and fastest air travel that money can buy. A banner 2023 may put you in a position to purchase the very first electric vehicle from Rolls-Royce (page 26) or one of six other highly anticipated automotive releases on deck to be delivered this year (page 20).
We’re not just looking forward this month. Last year was an amazing one for new cars, and we reviewed the best of the best. We reveal our favorites on page 32. Likewise, 2022 was the end of an era in Formula 1 with the retirement of Sebastian Vettel, who is not only one of the sport’s best drivers but also one of its nicest, most generous, and well-liked ambassadors. Vettel’s popularity and success is proof one not need be the villain in order to win. Take a look back at his storied career on page 46. The world of watches finished the year strong as well, culminating in the annual Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève award ceremony in Switzerland. It’s where the industry’s best brands and master watchmakers come together to honor the most celebrated timepieces of the year. Find a few of the winners on page 94.
We also found a service that lets one look farther back in time than just the last year. There’s a new website that lets owners of classic Porsches trace the origin of their car through the decades. On page 37, we take it for a test run in the hopes that every owner will do the same to catalog their car’s history. We’re not big on resolutions, so we chose this issue to share our reverence for the past and forecast for the future. With hard work, perseverance, and a little luck, we’ll all be looking back on 2023 from the cockpit of our limited-edition helicopter and cabin of our private jet.
Happy New Year, and good fortune to you and yours.
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