Watches

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,...
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...
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...
Little Halstock is the newly launched division of Halstock – the leading British cabinetmakers. Their team of skilled craftsmen have created a collection of bespoke watch winder boxes which offer the...
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...

Bekah Berge is an editorial assistant for RobbReport.com. Wearing a multitude of hats, she performs duties ranging from fact checking to curating art and media to writing articles in categories like travel, real estate, boating, watches, fashion, and others. She currently resides in sunny Southern California, and in her downtime, she enjoys reading, baking, and writing fiction.

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...
Join the First Look webcast for an inside look at 12 rare Patek Philippe minute repeater timepieces…
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...
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,...
Geoffrey Roth establishes an outpost of independent horology in the American Southwest. After spending nearly 2.5 years sourcing parts in Switzerland to build his first watch, Geoffrey Roth—owner of...
On August 30, connoisseurs of haute horology will be able to view several of the world’s finest examples of the craft as Patek Philippe and Robb Report collaborate on a live webcast presentation of...
Femininity and athleticism share the field of focus for the new Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde SW Lady . The first women’s watch in the Swiss manufacture’s Grande Seconde SW series (a more sport-specific...
A timepiece worthy of the most titled nobility, the soon-to-be-released Earl of Strauss from Backes & Strauss adds to the brilliance of its Franck Muller-designed movement with a deluge of...
Although the skeletonized tourbillon is a much more common sight now than it was a few years ago, outstanding examples like the new Arnold & Son UTTE Skeleton watch ($76,750, arnoldandson.com )...
Youthful and exciting, these six avant-garde watches have unconventional displays that reimagine timekeeping—and are just plain cool. From liquid-driven displays to holograms, these extraordinary...
On July 17, the historic Peking to Paris Motor Challenge came to a close in the City of Light. Originally staged in 1907, the legendary 8,500-mile race—which begins at the Great Wall and winds...
Twenty-five seconds of the sensation of total weightlessness: That is what S3 (Swiss Space Systems) is promising armchair astronauts with its new aerospace program, S3 ZeroG . Partnering with TAG...
Richard Mille enlists an Airbus designer to incorporate aeronautic elements into A new watch. When I started this project, I was not an expert on mechanical watches,” admits Sylvain Mariat, head of...
Designer Kostas Metaxas and Swiss watchmaking brand Matthew Norman join forces...
In April 2013, Montres Corum made news when it became the first high-end Swiss watchmaker to be acquired by a Chinese group—Hong Kong–based China Haidian Holdings, later renamed Citychamp Watch...

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