Big Time

Maurice Lacroix The Masterpiece Squelette features an unusually sporty de­­sign for a skeleton. $8,700; 800-794-7736;

Krieger A white enamel face and chunky bezel gives the rose-gold Gigantium an antique pocket watch feel. $9,600; 800-348-3332;

Corum Only 66 of the Tourbillon Pan­oramique skeletons will be pro­duced this year. $155,000; 949-788-6200;

Rolex This reissue of the 1950s Oyster Per­petual Milgauss has a flashy orange light­ning bolt–shaped second hand. $5,900;

Carl F. Bucherer The Patravi TravelTec GMT 4X tracks three time zones. The date lights up each time a day passes on your home turf. $48,000; 800-395-4306;

Patek Philippe The ultrathin Pe­rpetual Cal­en­dar is accurate to the point of han­dling leap-year varia­tions auto­matically. $59,200;

A. Lange & Sohne The Lange 31, true to its name, has an impressive 31-day power reserve. $180,000; 800-408-8147;

Concord With a 44mm case and three-level dial sys­tem, the C1 Chro­no­graph is the brand’s leap into grande complication. $29,900;

Necessary Luxury

Stripe the goyard! It happened quite suddenly: A slew of counterfeit Goyards began popping up on street corners. The bag, coveted for its in­­sider status, was now everywhere. How to retaliate (and prove yours is auth­entic)? Luckily, the company will only stripe and monogram the real thing. From $155 per side of stripes and $155 for up to six initials. Allow about three weeks. At Barneys New York, 212-826-8900, and Goyard in Paris, 33-1/42-60-57-04;

Fashion Statement

Is the tie an endangered species? British journalist Jeremy Paxman called it "an utterly useless part of the male wardrobe." His colleague Jon Snow labeled it a garment with "no future." Soon after, politicians appeared, sans cravat, at official events and on magazine covers. Is neckwear to go the way of the pocket watch? These seven styles make the case for keeping the tie alive. From left: Treizeor by Alexis Mabille, $140; Prada twill yellow ombré tie, $170; 888-977-1900. Emilio Pucci, $140; 212-752-4777. Duncan Quinn, $145; 212-226-7030. J. Press polka dots, $60; 888-757-7377. Giorgio Armani, $165; 212-988-9191. Louis Vuitton green velvet, $182; 866-884-8866.

Prac­tical Chic

The worst thing about reading glasses (other than needing them) is losing them. But the drugstore variety leaves us cold. That’s the genius behind the line by Amy Sacks. Her 15 styles come in multiple colors, and at $85 a pair, losing one is no disaster. 877-274-0410;

Puff Piece

Generations of French Olym­pi­ans can’t be wrong. The signature shine, fine-quality down (almost a pound in each), water-resistant exterior, and tailored fit of a Mon­cler ski jacket put it ahead of the crowded pack of parkas on slopes and streets all over the world. 212-826-8900;

Home Delivery

Catch of the season brings the food-of-the- month club into the 21st century. Order sea­sonal deliveries of wild Alaskan seafood such as hali­but, salmon, black cod, or crab and the fee will help fund the Alaska Marine Conservation Council, which supports ecological concerns in the state. Each ship‑ ment comes with the story of the local fish­er­men as well as some of their favorite recipes. $2,400 for four ten-pound shipments; 907-277-5357;

The Golden Spoon

Ferran Adria, the chef responsible for the culinary explosion known as foam, is, ironically enough, de­­signing a line of cutlery. The El Bulli flatware (named for his famed restaurant in Roses, Spain) includes a spoon with a clip for herbs ($36)—Adrià suggests attach­ing a basil leaf when eating gazpacho—and a 24-karat-gold straining spoon ($230). 415-986-4216;

Man of the Moment

Tony duquette decorated homes for J. Paul Getty, the Duchess of Wind­sor, and Doris Duke. He de- signed movie sets for Vincente Minnelli and did the stage settings for Camelot on Broadway. Not to mention his wildly extravagant jew­elry. All his over-the-top art­istry is captured in Tony Duquette (Abrams, $75), a visual biography written by our favorite former depar­tures contributor Wendy Goodman and Du­­quette’s longtime business partner Hutton Wilkinson. To celebrate, Bergdorf Goodman will fill all its holiday windows in pure Duquette style: starburst sconces and ivory resin pagodas. On the seventh floor, select original Duquette pieces are for sale—his widely imitated quartz votives, coral placeholders, and abalone shells galore. 800-558-1855

Contributors: Christopher Campbell, Julie Coe, Danielle Johnson Contray, Elettra Fiumi