Collectors and Collections

January 24, 2018

All Good Magazines Go to Heaven

Advertisement LONDON — When James Hyman was a scriptwriter at MTV Europe, in the 1990s, before the rise of the internet, there was a practical — […]
January 16, 2018

Watch Collectors Talk, Uh, Watches

Advertisement LONDON — Invite two passionate watch collectors to meet, ask them to bring along a few of their favorite watches and then just let the […]
November 17, 2017

For Lisa Eisner, ‘Money Never, Ever Motivates Me’

Advertisement LOS ANGELES — Lisa Eisner is trying to get us killed. We are in her Lexus wagon, slicing through three lanes of high-speed traffic from […]
November 17, 2017

Claude Sfeir is a Collector’s Collector

Advertisement On a balmy November afternoon in 2014, Claude Sfeir sat on the terrace of a Geneva hotel facing the lake, having lunch with an old […]
November 15, 2017

A Watch Collector Who Is ‘a Bit of a Metalhead’

Advertisement DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — “All these watches,” Yousuf Gargash said, waving his hand over his collection. “And I look at my phone” for the […]
October 25, 2017

First Person: The Museum of You Does Not Have a Gift Shop

I had a patient who saved everything: Every piece of junk mail (usually unopened), postcard, ashtray and old shoe was stored or put on display. He […]
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 […]