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Robb Reader: Audemars Piguet’s Michael L. Friedman

Appraiser, curator, lecturer, auctioneer – Michael Friedman, the storied Swiss brand’s in-house historian, is a bona fide horological polymath. Fascinated in mechanics, engineering and time itself from his formative years, his career path has been driven by an insatiable hunger for knowledge. We caught up with him at SIHH in Geneva. What first drew you […]

A Storied Establishment: The Academy Hotel, Bloomsbury

Society? Dumbing down? Not in the British luxury hospitality realm, where literary-chic seems to be becoming ‘a thing’. Late last year, Cambridge’s University Arms hotel reopened after an £80m refurbishment with 12 suites named after Alfred Tennyson, Virginia Woolf, Charles Darwin and other Cambridge alumni, their works taking pride of place in the rooms alongside […]

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