Watches

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...
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 .

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