New & Noteworthy

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...
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...
Make the most of your sojourn with an expert approach to staying in shape. Globe-trotting can make adhering to a fitness regimen a challenge, but savvy travelers might find they can log more than...
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—...
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,...
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 “ 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...
When Manufacture Royale’s 1770 model debuted last year, its design all but overshadowed the relatively conventional tourbillon movement it encased. And although the brand’s new 1770 Voltige (starting...
Sun worshippers have a reason to rejoice over a new means of protection from the sun’s damaging rays. A recent study confirms the benefits of ingesting vitamin B3 to protect against ultraviolet...
Valérie Messika’s diamond jewelry designs lay bare the gemstones’ beauty.
Originally published in the December issue of Robb Report as “ Sleep on It ” Alistair Hughes wants to find your perfect match in the bedroom. As the managing director of the London-based Savoir Beds...
Originally published in the December issue of Robb Report as “ Gift Wrappers (and Fillers and Binders): One Size Fits All ” EPC La Historia Regalias d’Celia In 2009, Ernesto Perez-Carrillo moved on...
Too flashy for most social situations and too large for all but the stoutest of wrists, Jacob & Co.’s Billionaire watch nonetheless inspires awe when seen in person. Much like Howard Hughes’s...
New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, and Champagne will touch most of your lips at some point to celebrate the arrival of 2016. Although there are over 10,000 brands of Champagne, the following...
Originally published in the December issue of Robb Report as “ The Best of Haute Joaillerie Week ” Every July, Paris is aglow with elaborate haute joaillerie presentations. Timed to coincide with the...
Originally published in the December issue of Robb Report as “ Gift Wrappers (and Fillers and Binders): Muscle Cigars ” Camacho American Barrel-Aged Camacho has put a U.S. spin on the old Cuban cigar...

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