Men’s Fashion

Robb Reader: James Eden, owner, Private White V.C.

At the peak of the Industrial Revolution, so much cotton was spun in Manchester – a third of the world’s output – it was nicknamed ‘Cottonopolis’. The north of England’s textile industry has since withered, but some entrepreneurs are working to resuscitate it. Entrepreneurs like James Eden. Having ditched a career in finance to convert […]

Harrods’ Fine Watches Department Gets a Major Revamp

Whatever a visitor’s level of expertise, and whether an immediate or distant purchase is what they have in mind, there are few more edifying locations to peruse fine timepieces than Harrods’ Fine Watches department ( And, we’re talking, here, about an experience that’s just received a steroidal boost: as part of a £200m, three-year revamp […]

Bulgari Goes Back to Black with the New Octo Ultranero Timepieces

Following its official partnership with watch customizer Bamford Watch Department (BWD), Bulgari took note of BWD’s popular all-black aesthetic and gave the same treatment internally to its Octo Ultranero model, proving that dark, minimal styling is a perennial favourite. (The Bulgari Octo Solotempo and Octo Velocissimo are available in all black at BWD.) Two new Octo Ultranero editions, which were recently […]

This Dishevelled Rolex Submariner Just Set a Sales Record

Christie’s Exceptional Watch auction has set another record for Rolex. The Rolex “James Bond” Submariner reference 6538 sold for £824, 146 —the most expensive Rolex Submariner ever sold at auction. The Rolex market is hotter than ever with entire lots devoted to the brand’s rare timepieces to record-breaking sales. So what made this unengraved Submariner with zero celebrity provenance behind it sell for […]

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