New & Noteworthy

Audemars Piguet’s 2016 Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar in yellow gold is a gilded tribute to the Swiss watchmaker’s original Royal Oak sensation from the Seventies. First launched in 1972, the...
A ubiquitous symbol with a variety of meanings—power, regeneration, protection, and eternity, to name a few—the serpent has served as a dramatic jewelry motif for thousands of years. In ancient Egypt...
When Villa Rockledge was built in 1918, Laguna Beach was unspoiled and idyllic. Plein air painters had arrived at the turn of the century to capture the scenic beauty of the seaside community, and...
Whereas many new yachts and concepts are named for a Greek god or an exotic-sounding word that translates into something benign like “the good life,” the name of the Komorebi concept trimaran...
Founded in 1897, Betteridge is one of the premier high-end watch and jewelry boutiques in the United States. So, when the RobbReport.com editorial team decided to compile a roundup of watches every...
An epicurean extravaganza awaits attendees of the third annual Ultimo, a Weekend of Excellence , in Las Vegas. Taking place at the Venetian and the Palazzo Las Vegas from December 17 through 20, the...
The expansive cabin of the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner private jet designed by Greenpoint Technologies (a completion center in Kirkland, Wash.) stretches about 184 feet from end to end and 18 feet across...
For most of the United States, overcoats are a necessity for the winter months, but they do not have to be bulky and unsightly. Here are RobbReport.com’s favorites for this season—unsurprisingly,...
Originally published in the November issue of Robb Report as “ Red Alert ” Christian Louboutin brings his signature style to men’s bench-made dress shoes. Fashionable women worldwide know Christian...
Between its location and its developers, Platinum Bay has it made. The west coast of Barbados, known as the Platinum Coast, has long been an idyllic escape for the well heeled. The tropical...
Heesen’s 124-foot Project Nina yacht concept is a case study in maritime minimalism both inside and out. The Netherlands boatbuilder’s latest dream includes an aluminum semi-displacement hull and...
A journey 10 years in the making is finally preparing for takeoff. The private-aircraft builder Cobalt has unveiled its first model, the five-seat Cobalt Co50 Valkyrie . The futuristic-looking plane...
Strictly by the numbers, the 25th edition of the Monaco Yacht Show was a record breaker. Visitor attendance this year was 34,500—1,500 more than last year’s show. There were 121 superyachts at the...
Taking a 150-year horologic legacy to the next level, the Tag Heuer Connected Watch brings an interconnected world to the wrist. A collaborative effort between the Swiss manufacture, the Intel...
From November 11 to 16 at its Mercer Street shop, New York denim brand 3x1—which derives its name from denim’s standard weaving construction, the 3x1 Right Hand Twill—will host a handloom imported...
With panoramic ocean views and convenient access to the nearby Barra da Tijuca National Park, the Grand Hyatt Residences in Rio de Janeiro offer luxury in droves and all the seaside charm of one of...
“You can defer Wimbledon until next year, but the Summer Games in Rio won’t happen again in your lifetime,” says Duane Penner, vice president of sales at Roadtrips. The Canadian company specializes...
A stunning 1933 Chrysler Custom Imperial Phaeton won Best in Show at the 14th annual Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival and Concours d’Elegance , which took place October 23 to November 1. The...
The fact that the new DeWitt Twenty-8-Eight Skeleton Tourbillon set with diamonds would be worthy of any royal’s wrist is no surprise considering that the Geneva-based horologist Jérôme DeWitt is the...
During the Universal Exhibition of 1900—a Paris-based fair that showcased the day’s leading innovations and attracted over 48 million visitors from around the globe—George Vuitton was tasked with...
Originally published in the November issue of Robb Report as “ V Is for Velocity ” Cadillac’s high-performance sedan sets new benchmarks for the brand. The new CTS-V is the fastest and most powerful...
Since moving its storefront to Greenwich, Conn., in 1952, Betteridge has become the premier destination for the East Coast elite to buy high-end watches and jewelry. In August, the fourth-generation...
A St. Barts icon has been reborn. The legendary hillside hideaway Hôtel Le Toiny emerged in November from a three-month makeover. Located on the southern coast of the French West Indies island, the...
For the Ermenegildo Zegna Couture Made in Japan capsule collection, the Italian fashion house partnered with Japanese craftsmen to create a series of casual tailored apparel. Made entirely in the...
Lürssen’s 404-foot Golden Odyssey was spotted navigating the river Weser after leaving the Lürssen shipyard in Lemwerder, Germany, on its way to the North Sea, somewhere between late May and early...
On November 12, the 175th anniversary of the birth of Auguste Rodin—the father of modern sculpture—will correspond with the reopening of the remodeled Musée Rodin, the Parisian museum that honors...
On November 10, Christie’s International will sell a cushion-shaped Fancy Vivid Pink Diamond at its Geneva Magnificent Jewels sale. The 16.08-carat diamond—the largest of its kind ever to be offered...
Originally published in the October 2015 issue of Robb Report Collection as “ Perfect Catch ” Bob Baffert, the Triple Crown–winning trainer of American Pharoah, grew up on a ranch in Nogales, Ariz.,...
Owning a private island fosters a certain fantasy. Whether the draw is anonymity, power, or being surrounded by turquoise waters, the perks of getting away from it all can be coupled with challenges...
Members of the exclusive Bighorn Golf Club in Palm Desert, Calif., now have a new citadel for their show cars to dwell with the Vault at Bighorn , which opens today. The new 24,000-square-foot...

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