Watches

The judges at Robb Report ’s annual Car of the Year competition in Napa Valley (taking place through November 11) are a busy lot: In just one short day, every member of each judging group will drive...
Photography by Jeff Harris Styling by Wendy Schelah Watchmaking’s latest design trend proves that less is more. Led by brands like Richard Mille , the watch industry has put itself on a diet,...
To help you shift into high gear for another spectacular Robb Report Car of the Year competition , we present a quick guide to elegant and functional style for the distinguished motorist. After all,...
French luxury goods manufacturer Hermès is celebrating its watchmaking artisanship with Crafting Time , an exhibition at its Madison Avenue store on display through November 5. The centerpiece of the...
While Bovet’s obvious flair for movement architecture has lately seen the brand removing swaths of material from its mechanisms, the new Bovet Récital 18 The Shooting Star watch ($315,000, bovet.com...
Despite their rather grave name, skeleton watches are some of the most visually playful timepieces on the market. The elaborate decorative technique, which involves painstakingly trimming away all of...
Chanel debuts its movement-making capability with a creative foray into men’s timepieces. First and foremost, we wanted to design a beautiful movement and give some style to it,” says Nicolas Beau,...
In news that will be music to any audiophile’s ears, Shinola is putting its own distinctive spin on the return of vinyl records with the new Runwell turntable . The Detroit-based luxury brand (most...
Western culture was not the only thing in the midst of a revolution in 1969. The year also marked the debut of two genre-defining powerhouses of the luxury marketplace: the Zenith El Primero (the...
It may appear at first glance that Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Atmos 568 by Marc Newson provides crystal clear proof of perpetual motion, but horologic hocus-pocus is not at play, only exquisite engineering...
To aficionados of fine watchmaking, “luxury smart watch” may sound like an oxymoron. And yet the category, once considered nothing more than a collection of glorified activity trackers, is starting...
A salute to some of the esteemed organizations celebrating anniversaries alongside Robb Report .
For the past 25 years, Wempe has been one of New York City’s greatest watch stores—and today, it just got better. The company’s newly renovated Fifth Avenue store is twice the size of the original...
Our editors chose their favorite trendsetting and transformational products, designs, and destinations from the last 40 years. They range from Lady Moura to the RM001 to the Seychelles’ North Island...
Most of us succeed in mastering society’s rules—eventually. In fact, outward success is often measured by the degree to which we visibly conform to accepted standards. But some of the world’s most...
In celebration of Robb Report ’s 40th anniversary, we take a look back at some of the milestones—and mishaps—that have shaped the connoisseur’s world.
An approach that politicians would do well to emulate, the Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon timepiece places an emphasis on transparency. A recent addition to the Swiss manufacture’s...
Hi-tech horology pairs with an artistic tradition from the Age of Enlightenment in the new variations of the Jaquet Droz Charming Bird . The watches are the latest release in a limited-edition line...
The discreetly complex Richard Lange Jumping Seconds. “I like the fact that it makes people ask why you would pay $80,000 [€78,000] for a three-hand watch,” says A. Lange & Söhne ’s director of...
Paul Boutros has been fascinated by timepieces ever since he laid eyes on an IWC Portofino at age 10 (“Love at first sight,” he says). The head of the Americas for Phillips Watches and a specialist...
When it comes to combining technological innovation with purpose-minded artistry, Apple is nearly peerless. But when looking for a partner to give its original line of Apple Watches the mark of...
Thanks to its remarkable detail and color intensity, the face of the new Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Thousand Year Lights watch (888.866.0059, jaquet-droz.com ) seems to leap across the room. The...
The Astronomia Sky builds on its predecessor’s daring nature. Truly appreciating the latest timepiece from Jacob & Co. (212.719.5887, jacobandco.com ) starts with understanding its antecedent. “...
Patek Philippe and Robb Report presented a live webcast showcasing 12 premier minute-repeater timepieces on August 30, watch collectors and cognoscenti from around the world had a virtual front-row...
The Ulysse Nardin Classico Schooner America timepiece honors a 19th-century yacht eponymous with sailing’s most prestigious regatta, the America’s Cup . It is also an homage to the Swiss watchmaker’s...
As the celebrated 40th president of the United States, Ronald Reagan left a legacy of peace and prosperity in the country while serving two terms, from 1981 through 1989. And now, Christie’s is...
In Europe, the Bucherer name is ubiquitous . The high-end retailer of jewelry and watches has 15 boutiques in Switzerland, nine in Germany, and one each in Austria and France. And the family brand,...
This year’s cold-weather styles are here. We’ve carefully dug through the trends, selected our favorites for their handcraftsmanship and artisanal attention to detail, and paired them together for...

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