Watches

Luxury watchmakers are increasingly bypassing gold and platinum in favor of ceramic, a high-tech material that is scratch-resistant, hypoallergenic, and lightweight. Take, for instance, the new...
Christie’s closed out a year that saw uncertainty in both the retail and vintage watch markets with a resounding bang, bringing in more than $8.5 million dollars at its Rare Watches Including...
Timepieces designed for left-handed people are a rarity among high-end watchmakers. That may explain why Tudor , sensing a missed opportunity, staged a glitzy event in Manhattan last month to...
In the horological world, the name Patek Philippe has become synonymous with the type of high-quality craftsmanship yearned for by watch collectors around the world. On December 14, timepiece...
Breitling offers VIP customers a variety of thrilling flying experiences. Don’t touch this lever. It’s dangerous. Keep your hands on your harness. Pull this in case of an emergency, and your seat...
Robb Report recently hosted guests at the boutique of the Swiss watch manufacture Roger Dubuis on Madison Avenue in New York City for an exclusive event. Surrounded by Roger Dubuis timepieces, guests...
In a radical change to a classic design, Bulgari has revamped its famous Serpenti motif to showcase its complicated-watchmaking bona fides. The Serpenti Incantati Tourbillon Lumiere ( bulgari.com )...
The brazen beauty of a burlesque dancer is highlighted in Swiss watchmaker Ulysse Nardin’s new Limited Edition Hourstriker Pin-Up watch , an alluring rose-gold-and-platinum piece that is the most...
What the editors are obsessing about this holiday season.
Christie’s New York will proudly conclude the international fall watch season with IMPORTANT WATCHES, INCLUDING NAUTILUS 40 PART IV , on Tuesday December 6, 2016. Fresh-to-market watches, presented...
Amid global currency swings, geopolitical issues in Europe and the Middle East, and China’s clampdown on luxury gift giving, retail sales of high-end timepieces are taking a hit. The secondary watch...
This year, splurge on something special for the fashionisto or fashionista in your life. From a bespoke wardrobe and Florentine experience with the world-renowned clothier Stefano Ricci to a special-...
The holiday tradition of hanging a stocking over the fireplace recalls memories infused with joy and anticipation. Though the toys on our list are a bit more elevated than an action figure, and the...
Grand bottles—and a worthy place to store them—are the gifts any wine or spirits connoisseur would be thrilled to unwrap . Whether for tasting or collecting (or even touring), the curated selections...
Although the holidays are a time to come together and appreciate the simple things in life, the rest of the year can feel like a whirlwind of back-to-back meetings, connecting flights, and late...
From an apprenticeship with a Michelin three-star chef to caviar, chocolates, and bone-in Wagyu steaks, the nine gifts included here are sure to be appreciated by any of the foodies on your list.
Hoping to stay stylish all season long? Take these tips from Elizabeth von der Goltz to heart—she’s senior vice president of fine apparel and jewelry at Bergdorf Goodman in New York. Here, she...
The full name of Blancpain’s newest timepiece is a mouthful: the Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph Blancpain Ocean Commitment II (BOC II) . Don’t, however, let the cumbersome title...
As the big watch brands gear up for January’s annual Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH)—the annual event where a selection of high-end brands unveil the year’s new timepieces— Panerai...
On December 5, 1766, James Christie held his first auction in London. Two hundred and fifty years later, the house he founded is helping to celebrate that extraordinary milestone with a trio of watch...
The simplification of structure and purpose intrinsic to Germany’s Bauhaus style is the driving aesthetic of Porsche Design’s 1919 Datetimer Eternity . With its sublime minimalism paired with...
Unconventionality sets the tone for Breguet’s Tradition Minute Repeater Tourbillon 7087. “We wanted to choose the sound and then develop the watch around the sound, and not the other way around,”...
Despite news of weaker-than-expected sales, the Swiss watchmaking industry had plenty to appreciate in 2016. Looking back while forging ahead, a number of elite brands (including Jaeger-LeCoultre,...
A Patek Philippe Reference 1518 just made horologic history when it fetched more than $11.1 million at the Geneva Watch Auction: Four presented by Phillips in association with Bacs and Russo on...
Watch collectors and insiders anxiously await a visit to Geneva to get a look at the newest models from the watch industry’s top brands at the annual Salon International De La Haute Horlogerie (SIHH...
In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the automatic version of its iconic Memovox alarm watch, Jaeger-LeCoultre has unveiled the Master Memovox Boutique Edition, a contemporary riff on the...
One of the watch industry’s most ubiquitous mechanical complications, the chronograph was originally thought to have originated with Nicolas Rieussec (whose watchmaking mantle is now carried by...
The new Portugieser Tourbillon Hand-Wound Edition “D.H. Craig USA” from IWC Schaffhausen is not, as its name implies, a tribute to D.H. Craig. Rather, the limited-edition timepiece—exclusively...
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...

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