Collectors and Collections

September 4, 2017

Vintage Rolex Is What This Collector Craves

“Vintage Rolex is my focus,” Timothy Yong said. “I track every auction.” Mr. Yong, 33, has five rows of timepieces in a glass display case spanning […]
August 31, 2017

On Time: Paul Newman’s Rare Rolex Has Auction Watchers Buzzing

On Time By ALEX WILLIAMS Maybe you missed out on Jimi Hendrix’s “Woodstock” Stratocaster, which sold for a reported $1.3 million in 1993. Perhaps you were […]
March 24, 2017

On Time: With Classic Watch, TAG Heuer Turns Back Time at Baselworld Fair

On Time By ALEX WILLIAMS Two years ago, TAG Heuer grabbed headlines at the giant Baselworld watch fair with a glimpse of the future: a Google-enabled […]
March 23, 2017

Watch Archives Prove Their Worth

When three guests spent more than $4 million on new Jaeger-LeCoultre watches during a recent visit to the company’s heritage gallery in Switzerland, their host, Philippe […]
March 23, 2017

The Watch Collector in Black

HONG KONG — Watch collectors often focus on a certain niche once they start getting serious. For some, it is all about key models of a […]
March 1, 2017

On Time: Cartier Courts Young Men With Luxe Watches

On Time By ALEX WILLIAMS It is “everything you want and nothing that you don’t,” read a review in Hodinkee about the new Drive de Cartier […]
November 17, 2016

In Brussels, Sharing a Passion for Watches

BRUSSELS — The star of a recent meeting of the Belgium Watch Club was the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona in steel. About 30 other high-end […]
October 20, 2016

Ex-N.B.A. Star Amar’e Stoudemire Rises as an Art Connoisseur

Amar’e Stoudemire was inspecting art at Christie’s in Rockefeller Center on a sweltering afternoon in June. He was drawn to a tall piece by David Hammons, […]
September 5, 2016

Wild About Watches

SINGAPORE — “Welcome. Please sit in the Spitfire chair.” Dr. Bernard Cheong, a physician and probably one of the world’s quirkiest watch collectors, gestured at a […]
September 5, 2016

A Ulysse Nardin Watch Fan

Abel Hwong knows a thing or two about luxury. His success as a banker during the Asian boom of the 1990s positioned him to create AM […]