New & Noteworthy

Originally published in the December issue of Robb Report Collection as “ Keeping Score ” Dan Imler, the vice president of SCP Auctions, may have been destined to specialize in sports memorabilia: He...
The new Faena Hotel Miami Beach is an extravagance even by South Florida standards. Opened in November, just in time to welcome the stylish Art Basel crowds, the posh property overlooking Miami Beach...
Accuracy at Greubel Forsey is delivered as much through detail as perseverance and invention. It can be a traumatic experience to enter an international chronometry competition. In this biannual...
Originally published in the December issue of Robb Report Collection as “ Going Native ” When Kelli A. White arrived in Napa Valley in 2010, fresh from a stint at Veritas restaurant in New York City...
Originally published in the December issue of Robb Report Collection as “ $55 a Puff—and No Inhaling ” Aficionados of fine cigars and Cognacs will find the ultimate Colorado high just two hours from...
Originally published in the December issue of Robb Report Collection as “ Scout’s Honor ” It was a formidable challenge for any motorcycle expert: Build a custom hill-climb bike for the 75th...
A portable lounger for points in between. Marcel Wanders’s first-ever creation for Louis Vuitton ( louisvuitton.com ) allows stylish excursionists to recline anytime, anywhere, in comfort. “With this...
Whether to simply toast the new year or to wish embarking loved ones un bon voyage , a ready supply of fine Champagne is particularly de rigueur during this busy season; and no bottle of bubbly...
Stepping out of the helicopter that brings you to andBeyond Benguerra Island, you trade one whirling bird for a cast of thousands. The resort, which reopened in June after a multimillion-dollar...
Ingenuity and dexterity mark the evolution of Patek Philippe’s split-seconds chronographs. “The difficulty in building split-seconds chronographs is right here,” says David Bonilla, Patek Philippe’s...
Five strategies to increase longevity by changing your response to stress. When it comes to health doctrines, we accept many of them as absolutes: Broccoli is good, cigarettes are bad, and never—...
Originally published in the December issue of Robb Report Collection as “ Under the Dome ” Premium cigars deserve a premium humidor, one that is as much an accessory to a home or office as it is a...
The most rewarding journeys are very often the unexpected ones. But no such cheerful sentiments brightened the thoughts of one traveler who crossed the Atlantic from France in 1861. A native of Reims...
The one-of-a-kind Hispano-Suiza Xenia offered its occupants a smooth ride and a panoramic view of the road. Its aerodynamic body, the epitome of art deco style, was constructed by the French...
Prized as scientific instruments, the timepieces crafted for 18th-century astronomers were distinguished by precise escapements and uncluttered dials. The preferred layout was a central pivot for all...
No day of the year necessitates a good old-fashioned dose of “hair of the dog” more than January 1. So it is no coincidence that National Bloody Mary Day happens to fall on the first day of every...
Originally published in the December issue of Robb Report Collection as “ A Beatle’s Life ” When a couple is married for nearly 35 years, they tend to accumulate a little too much stuff, and maybe...
Can being well hydrated improve one’s mood? Sharpen mental machinations? The researchers behind the new Pryme Vessyl cup ($99) think so. “Mood balance, cognitive performance, attention, focus—all are...
Charles Heidsieck—the intrepid founder of Champagne Charles Heidsieck—cultivated the U.S. market for bubbly in the 1800s on four long, revel-filled trips during which he garnered the nickname...
De Grisogono’s Fawaz Gruosi has made a career out of challenging Swiss watchmaking norms. It was not the first time Fawaz Gruosi had been called crazy, nor would it be the last. A decade ago, while...
Dining en route to a destination tends to be a cheerless matter of relieving hunger or boredom. Michael C. Fina aims to make those meals a more memorable part of the journey with a new line of...
While acknowledging that his new aircraft looks like a jet fighter, David Loury compares the Cobalt Co50 Valkyrie ( cobalt​-aircraft.com ) to a car. “Talk to pilots about what they want in a plane,...
Since acquiring Lanai from his fellow mogul David Murdock in 2012, Larry Ellison has tinkered constantly with the Hawaiian island’s only beach resort. He redesigned its lobby three times in three...
Originally published in the December issue of Robb Report Collection as “ Superpowered ” If you want to spot the next hot item in the comic book–collecting world, read Variety. News of films to come—...
The legendary spa destination Miraval celebrated its 20-year anniversary with a modern makeover. The guest rooms have received a plush upgrade, but the most impressive addition is the new fitness...
Why women’s mechanical timepieces are becoming more intriguing than men’s. One advantage that women’s watches enjoy over men’s offerings is an element of abandon: the same freedom of design that will...
Originally published in the December issue of Robb Report Collection as “ British Ovation ” Among the 30 remarkable automobiles crossing the block at Bonhams’ annual Bond Street Sale in London are...
Originally published in the December issue of Robb Report Collection as “ Gold Hoops ” In the 1920s and ’30s—long before marquee players such as LeBron James and Michael Jordan lit up the court,...
Originally published in the December issue of Robb Report Collection as “ Minding the Score ” In February, sports fans will gather to watch the most hyped game on the planet: the 50th-anniversary...
Originally published in the December issue of Robb Report Collection as “ Snow Bill ” Long before the era of artificial snow and Bode Miller, skiing was an exclusive sport of the leisure class, and...

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