Fine Jewelry & Watches

Our annual celebration. Plus classic timepieces; artwork for the wrist. Also, your holiday host guide: the finest wines, spirits and cigars.

Cigar makers and car designers share a dilemma: Every few years, they face the challenge of coming...
With histories that are measured in centuries, venerable brands Patek Philippe and Girard-Perregaux...
When Ermanno Goldoni was born 57 years ago, his father boiled white, sugary Trebbiano grapes in a...
While skis may be the most traditional means of descending the slopes, there is nothing traditional...
It’s hard to imagine a location in the continental United States more remote than Lajitas, Texas...
A few years ago, when jewelry designer Henry Dunay discovered a rough 2,400-carat aquamarine on one...
When Matt Chambers, owner and president of Confederate Motorcycles in Abita Springs, La., unveiled...
I had two options for traveling between San Francisco and Monterey to attend the Pebble Beach...
As an undergraduate strolling the halls of the University of Pennsylvania, David Pullman used to...
Ever since the cigar boom of the late 1990s, impostors of some of the most popular non-Cuban brands...
With their leather flame patches and contrasting cobra and crocodile skins, George Esquivel’s...
Eleven years ago, in the town of Lymington on the south coast of England, James Labouchere had an...
Orazio Luciano (305.569.9970) claims that his signature label handmade suits require more time and...
Reconstructing the top floors of the Four Seasons Hotel New York (212.758.5700, www.fourseasons.com...
This fall, Alan Flusser once again attempts to educate men on the finer points of style with his...
The penchant for one-upmanship among the legions of single-malt whisky drinkers and collectors is...
Furniture maker David Hellman speaks about the need for trust between craftsman and client, and his...
As long as man has been compelled to strap a watch to his wrist to track the passing hours, minutes...
Audemars Piguet (888.214.6858, www.audemarspiguet.com ) has high hopes that its new Promesse women’...
You cannot help but wonder what Jacques Cousteau would have thought of National Geographic’s new...
The Q8.R, the fastest BMW without an engine, has arrived. In the spirit of high-performance racing...
In a story about identity theft in our November 2001 issue (“To Catch a Thief”), we pointed out...
After more than two years in development, Chopard’s revolutionary new collection, christened Golden...
London is a key destination this season for jewelry collectors and devotées who would not miss a...
When a Hawker 800 touched down at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, N.Y., on July 26, it...
The Silver Cross stroller (866.887.9642, www.silvercrossbaby.com ) is called the Rolls-Royce of...
When the London gourmet grocer Fortnum and Mason ( www.fortnumandmason.co.uk ) advertised for a new...
Late last year, when Dormeuil pulled the plug on its U.S. clothing operation and closed its New...
“Big Sky?” the question inevitably comes. “Is there really a town by that name? I thought it...
When Earl McMillen first saw Belle in 1996, the 77-foot wooden boat was half-buried in mud behind a...
As soon as you have installed your home theater or audio system, it is time to think about updating...
Just as compact discs began replacing audiocassette tapes some 20 years ago, Super Audio Compact...
The legend of the SS Politician certainly had all the makings of a movie: In wartime England, a...
Winter is a quiet time at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s eccentric estate near Charlottesville, Va...
“Crystal is one of the truest materials in architectural decor because of its reflection of light,...
What do Michael Jordan’s home, Ritz-Carlton hotels, the new Reichstag in Berlin, and Milan’s...
It would seem a rare privilege: You enter one of the world’s most prestigious art museums, and a...
You may not attract many stares wearing Blancpain’s subtle 1735 grand complication—except among...
Only one. That is the essence of a masterpiece. A celebrated painting or sculpture can surely be...
It hovered above two tiny pedestals and looked like the fossilized remains of some huge flying...
An understanding and appreciation of the art of entertaining is the hallmark of a civilized society...
In today’s competitive business environment, with its endless mergers and acquisitions, a thriving...
Fine spirits of every shade and flavor have come to represent, through the centuries, the...
The night is perfect and wanting only for the companionship of a good cigar. Our host has stocked...
Forget gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Wine is still my favorite holiday gift, whether I am on the...
As your social calendar heats up at this time of year and you dash from event to event, the...
Holiday gatherings are a tapestry of flavors and scents, where wines and spirits not only enhance...
Abbondonza! The word alone evokes images of joyful celebration, family ties, and hearty feasts—...
Redcoat Revel The year was 1778, and things were hopping in Philadelphia. The founding fathers of...
Christie’s does not auction ancient jewelry every day. To be precise, it holds just one sale a year...
Max Palevsky was one of the pioneers of the computer industry. He started his career at Packard...
When Ludwig Mies van der Rohe uttered his famous words “God is in the details” to an admirer of his...
Italy’s culture, once the inspiration for generations of poets, is in danger of becoming...
It is just after 9 o’clock on a Sunday morning, and our group of two dozen is making its way to a...
The owner of a Chevrolet Camaro stands next to his wrecked car, waving us past the pile of twisted...
Greg Farbolin will go a long way for a good omelet, sometimes as far as 50 miles. Nearly every...
Just as anyone who bought a Betamax videocassette recorder 20 years ago eventually found little to...
About 50 years ago, an old Frenchman declared that a man has not really lived until he has...
This month, we travel back in time for a look at . . . time, and how Robb Report readers were...