Robb Report by Roberto Naas, July 2020
It’s the stuff watch collectors’ dreams are made of: Acquire nearly every timepiece your heart desires and build a special place to house them all so you can enjoy looking at them any time you want.
The thing is, for Abbas Y. Behbehani, this dream is a reality. He admits that he owns about 1,000 watches, noting that he hasn’t really catalogued them all yet, though he keeps meaning to get around to that. He also spent several years working with safe and watch winder company BUBEN&ZORWEG to create a special room in his house where the watches “live” and where he can spend time enjoying them.
The watches are displayed via watch winders and a variety of holders, as well as hundreds of drawers. Behbehani says he got the idea from an ad for BUBEN&ZORWEG that he saw in Robb Report. “At first, I was just going to have them build me a safe, but then they suggested I make a special room. It was a great idea and it is so nice to relax in. My friends want to come and sleep in the room,” he jokes.