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Robb Report February 2021

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
Penske Media Corporation
12 Issues

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2 min

Robert Ross Ross is Robb Report’s automotive consultant. He has covered cars and motorcycles for the magazine since 2001 and has orchestrated Car of the Year since 2003 (p. 100). A passionate collector—as well as a keen competitor at various concours—he offers opinions that are always interesting and not always expected. “Among the 11 cars, my favorite was the Mercedes-AMG E 63 S Wagon, by far,” he says. “It’s like a pack mule with the spirit and performance of a quarter horse, and more fun than any wagon has a right to be.” Sandra Ramani Ramani has been covering travel, wellness and lifestyle topics for over 20 years. She got an exclusive first look at the Six Senses Shaharut for this month’s Robb Report, a new five-star outpost to open in the heart…

3 min
editor’s letter

Last year was so far from being normal that, as fall approached, abnormality had become entirely normal. We suspected that our annual Car of the Year event would not play out as usual, just not entirely for the reasons that transpired. Regular readers will know this is the issue when we reveal the results of our annual decamping to Napa and Boca Raton, where judges—usually close to 200 readers of Robb Report and members of our RR1 club—drive and debate the finest cars to arrive on the market, over the course of various sessions filled with charming hospitality, spectacular food and wine, and insightful and spirited conversation. Frankly we were lucky we were able to hold an event at all: Starting last September, the Glass Fire raged for 23 days across…

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israel’s desert flower

Stark, ethereal landscapes abound in Israel’s vast Negev Desert, but there’s something special about its southern region, in the Arava Valley. On a clear day you can look west toward Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula or spot the red mountains of Jordan to the east. Sunsets glow like the sky on fire, followed by a canopy of stars. It’s here, about an hour north of the Dead Sea resort town of Eilat, that you’ll find the new Six Senses Shaharut—assuming, of course, you can spot it. “Our design is about creating a seamless flow with nature, so that you can barely see the man-made structures even when you’re in the middle of the resort,” says general manager Manish Puri. Once atop the hill on which it’s built, “none of the brick and mortar…

1 min
buckaroos and balenciaga: jackson hole vs. aspen

Is Jackson Hole facing an identity crisis? The exclusive Wyoming ski town has just about everything going for it: world-class slopes, A-list locals and some of the most expensive real estate on the planet. And that’s the problem. The Hole, it seems, is desperate not to become Aspen, Colorado’s unapologetically ostentatious winter wonderland for one-percenters. And so conspicuous consumption is conspicuously avoided and a relaxed dress code of blue jeans and cowboy boots is rigidly observed, even as the area’s net worth nearly rivals that of a Gulf oil state. But, protestations aside, are the two really so different? Bryan Hood VERDICT If you consider the gravitational pull of its wealth, Jackson Hole has done a remarkable job keeping its cultural signifiers more giddyup! than Gstaad. But billionaires and celebrities cosplaying as…

2 min
off the deep end

By design, divers are among the most minimal of tool watches: Take a simple, legible dial in a waterproof case, add some lume and a rotating bezel, and you’re in business. It’s a straightforward recipe for a utilitarian timekeeper, but for watchmakers looking to flex their haute-horology skills—and add the price tags to match—that simplicity has been a barrier to fully cashing in on the hugely popular category. Many high-end complications are not only unnecessary underwater but can also limit readability, making the dive watch less suited to, well, diving. Yet a growing number of brands are throwing logic to the wind, elevating submersible tool watches with the types of mechanics typically reserved for vault-worthy dress pieces. Take Panerai’s EcoPangaea (pictured), announced last year and available this month, which is equipped…

3 min
menswear’s french revolution

La parisienne looms large on fashion’s collective mood board. From Catherine Deneuve’s eternal chic to an entire genre of how-to books promising the American woman that she, too, can be French-thin and French-stylish, female Frenchness is an industry unto itself. But what of les hommes? While style has been one of the country’s main exports since Louis XIV turned Versailles into a gilded catwalk, French menswear has remained a somewhat elusive concept. But now, thanks to a new wave of buzzy brands, le parisien finds himself under the lights for once. That archetype was on the mind of Jean-Baptiste Rosseeuw when he launched Lutays, his brand of made-to-order and bespoke casual jackets, last year. “I was thinking, ‘It’s a bit strange because you can clearly see the English man, the Neapolitan…