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Robb Report

October 2020

Luxury Without Compromise. Every issue of Robb Report transports you into the world of luxury as never before! Delve beneath the surface to explore the thoughts and inspirations of the engineers, artisans and entrepreneurs behind the most sought after products, luxury escapes and services the world over. With in-depth looks at the next generation luxury automobiles…to world-class travel adventures..wines, spirits, collectibles and some much more.

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United States
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English
Editor:
CurtCo Robb Media, LLC
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1 min.
contributors

Brigette Romanek An interior designer, Romanek has focused her recent work on creating spaces that are both beautiful and functional. Here, she submitted a rendering of what the future of indoor-outdoor living might look like for “Tomorrow World” (p. 88). “The pandemic has made us all more in tune and in touch with how we live,” she says. “The space I created speaks to these ideas. It’s a place to laze around with a loved one and to celebrate connectivity with our environment and with each other.” Andy Wang Wang has written regularly about restaurants and bars for such publications as Food & Wine, Los Angeles magazine and Observer. For this issue of Robb Report, he investigated a small, exclusive spot in New Zealand in “Is Boxer the World’s Most Ambitious Bar?” (p.…

3 min.
editor’s letter

Videoconferencing wasn’t designed for brainstorming sessions. Ideally these discussions are lively, rambunctious affairs, with one person offering up a thought and others chipping in with validating data or anecdotal evidence. What starts off as a half-baked notion might, over the course of a spirited back and forth, turn into something vital and thrilling. And new. Trouble is, meetings are rarely optimal with people talking over each other in small squares on a screen, but we’ve been making the best of it. And a few months ago, one idea came along that really intrigued me. There was a general conversation about the pandemic—remember those months when we talked about little else?—and how it was making us feel about our homes. Trapped, claustrophobic and under threat were the main emotions, but also calmed,…

5 min.
all aboard

The romance of train travel, with its liveried waiters, rolling landscapes and gently rocking, unhurried intimacy, still has no equal in the modern world. And with travelers yearning for the glory days of slow and mindful voyaging (and bearing an aversion to the close quarters of commercial air travel) luxury locomotives are again on the rise, with extravagant options to rent an entire cabin, or even your own train. The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is already considered the most opulent train voyage in the world, but there’s more to come in 2021, with three new grand suites—Budapest, Prague and Vienna—planned. Each room comes furnished with a marble-paneled bathroom, double bed, living area and 24-hour steward. A seven-night trip, starting in London and weaving its way through France and Italy before continuing to Vienna,…

2 min.
where the c-suite meets the sunset strip

Menswear’s conflicting moods this fall—a return to tailored sophistication on the one hand, an impulse for decidedly casual sportswear on the other—find harmonious resolution in a collaborative collection from Ermenegildo Zegna and Los Angeles label Fear of God. Consider it the cure for split sartorial personalities. At first glance, the Milanese stalwart of power suiting and the buzzy brand with a cult following among the streetwear set may seem unlikely bedfellows. But when Zegna’s artistic director, Alessandro Sartori, was introduced to Fear of God founder Jerry Lorenzo, the two quickly bonded over a mutual desire to rewrite the rules of male elegance. “We both instinctively knew about this gap between what’s happening culturally and traditional tailoring,” says Lorenzo. “We looked at today’s man and what his needs are: How does he…

2 min.
well suited

WHEN DESIGNER Stefano Ricci decided to create his first watch, he aimed high—2,431 feet up, to be exact, in the hills of Fleurier, Switzerland. The Italian clothier, known for fine Florentine tailoring, had been a collector of high-quality timepieces for years, so it’s no surprise he turned to Vaucher, an elite movement manufacturer that supplies the likes of Parmigiani and Hermès, to provide the inner workings. “We had a good relationship with Vaucher, and we really wanted to partner with a company that could provide us top-class service worldwide,” says Filippo Ricci, Stefano’s son and the creative director of Stefano Ricci. The collaboration resulted in 60 limited-edition numbered models that include a chronograph, an annual calendar and a perpetual calendar. Each has a hunter-style hinged caseback topped with one-of-a-kind engravings in the…

1 min.
more style for the wrist

Hublot × Yohji Yamamoto NAME: Big Bang GMT All Black Yohji Yamamoto SIZE: 45 mm CASE MATERIAL: Micro-blasted, polished ceramic STRAP: Rubber DIAL: Black sapphire with PVD-plated appliqués MOVEMENT: HUB1251 self-winding POWER RESERVE: 72 hours PRICE: About $23,590 (limited to 50 pieces, only in Japan) Chopard × Kiton NAME: L.U.C XP Il Sarto Kiton SIZE: 40 mm CASE MATERIAL: DLC-coated steel STRAP: Mongolian cashmere, wool and flannel lined with red alligator leather DIAL: Brass with galvanized houndstooth motif MOVEMENT: L.U.C 96.53-L mechanical movement with automatic winding POWER RESERVE: 58 hours PRICE: $10,800…