8569 West Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Whether it’s a Hublot, Breitling, Chopard or Bulgari timepiece you’re seeking, know that you’ll find whatever luxury timepiece you’re looking for at Westime. The Sunset Boulevard mega-boutique is the premiere purveyor of luxury watches in Los Angeles, carrying more than 50 traditional Swiss brands as well as items from the up-and-coming timepiece manufacturers you must watch. Westime carries limited-edition pieces, precious accessories and one-of-a-kind creations at its boutiques, of which include locations in Beverly Hills and La Jolla.
351 N Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Rolex has been a well-known name in the world of watchmaking for more than a century. Everyone from Martin Luther King Jr. to Sir Winston Churchill to President Dwight Eisenhower to Pablo Picasso to Andy Warhol to Elvis Presley has worn one of the brand’s iconic timepieces. Rolex has a long and storied history with the Wimbledon tennis tournament, has partnered with James Cameron on his historic Deepsea Challenge expedition and has a global partnership with Formula 1 racing. You can find this haute, timeless brand at officially certified retailer Geary’s Rodeo Drive.
8608 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069|
F.P. Journe’s motto is ‘Invenit et Fecit’, Latin for ‘He invited it and made it’, which is quite apt for its particular brand of watchmaking. The timepieces created by this company feature new movements and new systems such as the resonance chronometer. LA is F.P. Journe’s newest home, as the brand opened its ninth international boutique inside Sunset Boulevard’s tony Sunset Plaza this past June. It’s an apt time for the brand to head to Hollywood, as its Octa Calendrier watch has been featured for the first time onscreen this year in the French film Mobius starring Oscar winner Jean Dujardin.
222 N Rodeo Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90212
At Richard Mille, you’ll find cutting-edge innovation. The Swiss watchmaker has taken horology in a new direction, incorporating high-tech aeronautics as well as the fast-paced automotive industry into his pieces. Materials such as carbon nanofiber, Aluminum-Lithium, ANTI-CORODAL and PHYNOX are all used in said timepieces, making Mille’s watches some of the most ingenious creations of the 21st century. The brand also has a heavy roster of celebrity endorsees including the likes of Natalie Portman and Michelle Yeoh.
141 N Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048
Who doesn’t recognize Ralph Lauren’s name? His Polo brand has become an internationally recognized symbol for insouciant casual elegance. He has a plethora of menswear lines under his umbrella including the likes of Black Label, Purple Label, RLX, RRL, Denim & Supply, Big & Tall, Golf sportswear and tennis apparel. Regardless of what he’s creating, Lauren’s clothing epitomizes classic style. His most expensive brand, Purple, carries high-end accessories like slippers, sunglasses, scarves and shoes as well as staples such as dress shirts, sweaters and sports shirts.
346 N Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Tom Ford is having his Hollywood moment. Not only was the designer cherry-picked by Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake to create the classic tuxedos they wore for their ‘Legends of the Summer’ tour, but Jay even dedicated an entire track, the aptly titled ‘Tom Ford’, on his new Magna Carta Holy Grail album. Anyone who was anyone wore Ford’s tuxedos to the 2013 Oscars, including mega stars like Brad Pitt, Bradley Cooper and Ryan Reynolds. But know this: Ford’s Rodeo Drive boutique carries much more than suits and ties.
428 N Rodeo Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
French luxury brand Hermès has reopened its Beverly Hills boutique just in time for the fall fashion season. After a painstaking 18-month renovation, the brand revealed its new LA look on Sept. 4; it now boasts an avant-garde marble façade as designed by Paris-based firm RDAI. To celebrate the re-opening, Hermès has created a limited edition collection of Los Angeles-specific specialty items including a blue leather basketball and swimming pool-inspired silk scarves.
270 N Rodeo Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Luxe Italian menswear line Stefano Ricci is known for its lightness, softness and wearability. Its menswear collection includes everything from dress shirts, jeans, polo shirts, casual clothing and neckties to opulent leather goods and designer cufflinks made of gold, platinum, diamonds and sapphires. The brand, whose clothing itself is an art form, is also deeply involved in the art world, and fashioned its latest catalogues in collaboration with the Succession René Magritte and artist Jack Vettriano.
9540 Brighton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Martin Katz is the go-to jeweler of the rich and famous, and the very best place, in our haute opinion, for gentlemen to purchase their accessories. His cufflinks in particular are objets d’art, using precious gems like black diamonds and sapphires in settings of 18K white gold. This year, Katz celebrated his 25th anniversary with a retrospective at his Beverly Hills salon entitled ‘MK-XXV, With Love’. Every piece in this collection is handmade, one-of-a-kind or limited production, signed, numbered and personally overseen by Katz himself.