Four Stand-Out Timepieces from 2023’s LMVH Watch Week

Zenith, Hublot, Tag Heuer and Bulgari reveal innovations, revivals and a special anniversary wristwatch

At this January’s 2023 LVMH Watch Week, four of the luxury conglomerate’s watch brands—Hublot, TAG Heuer, Bulgari and Zenith—unveiled a roster of eye-catching timepieces. This year’s dazzling display included a geometric revival that first debuted in 1971, a 60th anniversary masterpiece, a gem-encrusted technical advancement, a minimal yet bold rubber and gold wristwatch and so much more. The four highlights we’ve selected here epitomize the design …

Interview: Kristen Shirley, Founder of La Patiala

An expert with impeccable taste pens the first-ever luxury encyclopedia

From champagne vintages and caviar bumps to spectacular destinations and the nuance of haute horology, Kristen Shirley knows it. A tenured journalist (formerly a fashion editor at Elle, and a member of the editorial team at Elite Traveler), Shirley transformed her expertise into La Patiala, an online encyclopedia for all things in the expansive luxury sector. A unique resource, the destination aims to demystify exclusive …

Royal Oak: From Iconoclast to Icon

A detailed study of one of the most influential and sought-after Swiss wristwatches, Royal Oak: From Iconoclast to Icon sets the timepiece within its sweeping cultural and historic context—addressing design, technical development and more. Authored by award-winning journalist Bill Prince and published by Assouline, the hardcover tome spans 292 pages and incorporates 400 illustrations. The book is a worthy complement to anyone’s Audemars Piguet collection, …