Not anyone can wear a Roger Dubuis watch. Their designs are not what you would call conventional. They require a strong personality to pull them off — a potent blend of sensuality and confidence, with a big helping of irreverence and a taste for the dramatic.
David Loury isn’t a classic-car kind of guy. But when he decided to radically redesign the private plane, he turned to luxury automobiles—and their design-forward aesthetic—for inspiration. “Maserati and Mercedes-Benz were the two main cars I looked at, and I engineered ideas and concepts from them,” says the independent aerospace engineer. Those concepts evolved into the Valkyrie: a five-seat, single-piston-engine plane that he calls a “high-tech vehicle of the future.”