Watches

Patek Philippe’s latest travel watch is a study in adjustment. With its sleek Calatrava-style case, the latest World Time Chronograph Ref. 5930 from Patek Philippe ($73,700, patek.com ) is hands down...
Zenith takes its Pilot watches on a trip away from aerospace. I had in mind this tattooed guy, mid 40s or 50, gray hair with leather pants, riding his bike, just cruising down the street,” muses...
Hermès ’s Philippe Delhotal works with a massive array of artisans at his fingertips. In mid-19th century France, people were fanatical about paperweights. Some of the most luxurious were crafted by...
Parmigiani Fleurier embellishes its watchmaking signature with its first integrated chronograph. It’s not just another chronograph,” asserts Florin Niculescu, vice president of product development at...
An estimated 100 million sharks are killed every year for their meat, fins, liver, or gill rakers, according to researchers. IWC Schaffhausen is drawing attention to their plight with its new...
When Bulgari designers set out to build the world’s thinnest chiming watch, their goal was to blow the dust off of what typically is a very classical complication. “Minute repeaters are usually an...
Accessories reigned supreme for RobbReport.com readers in 2016, with stories covering the bits and pieces crucial in completing an outfit—from the shoes you need to round out an impressive collection...
Outwardly disguised as an antique armoire, the Döttling Opus 1 watch safe is effectively hidden in plain sight, guaranteeing watch collectors the peace of mind that comes from knowing their treasured...
Nearly a decade ago, Anthony de Haas, A. Lange & Söhne ’s director of product development, was flipping through a book of archival material when he came across an old Lange pocket watch with an...
For generations, countless schoolchildren have daydreamed of flying into space—imagining their pen or pencil as a spaceship carrying them off into the stars. For MB&F founder Maximilian Büsser...
Swiss experts illuminate a past period of excellence in timepiece design. It is all too rare that a book on watches leaves you feeling in command of a subject, particularly when the topic is...
In the early 1980s, as Switzerland confronted the threat of modern quartz technology, adventurous collectors discovered the allure of vintage timepieces. Old Patek Philippe wristwatches were...
A common cliché among bikers is that four wheels move the body; two wheels move the soul. If that is the case, 2016 provided plenty of new possibilities for transportive enlightenment. From visionary...
Bell & Ross’s Bruno Belamich wrings utilitarian design from elements of fantasy. The AeroGT is no ordinary vehicle. With an ultralow 43-inch profile, the carbon-fiber sports car is intended to...
For a watchmaker that promotes itself with the tagline “Instruments for Professionals,” Breitling goes against type with the new Transocean Day & Date U.S. Limited Edition —in a good way. Unlike...
Exquisite pieces from Vacheron Constantin, Jaeger-LeCoultre, De Bethune, and MB&F promise to captivate the consummate watch collector.
A stunning example of horologic history found a new steward when an extremely rare Thomas Tompion Gold Pair Cased Quarter Repeating Verge watch sold through Sotheby’s for more than $233,000 on...
The Swiss agree on only one thing about women’s watches: Beauty is nonnegotiable. At the end of 2015, Fabergé’s Lady Compliquée , a timepiece built with equal parts artistic whimsy and horological...
Chopard achieves top-level minute-repeater sound in a single brilliant stroke. “From the start of the project 5 years ago, I encouraged my team to do something innovative,” says Karl-Friedrich...
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...

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