Simon Van Booy

Simon Van Booy is the award-winning and best-selling author of nine books of fiction, and three anthologies of philosophy. He has written for the New York Times, the Financial Times, NPR and the BBC. His books have been translated into many languages

All Articles From Simon Van Booy

From Tesla to Bulova, Here Are the Watch and Car Pairings of Our Dreams

Starting at just $99, there’s a timepiece for every kind of driver

Trail Running at Night Is the Ultimate Meditative Fitness Activity

It's a standard part of ultramarathon training, but every runner should consider adding it to their routine

My First GMT: A Buyer’s Guide to the Original Pilot’s Watch

Three great options at three different price points

What Are the Future Classics of the Watch World?

Introducing six new timepieces you'll want to pass down through the generations

It’s Time to Add a Quartz Watch to Your Collection

Have some fun and buy that calculator watch you wanted in the 1980s

I Found the Perfect Automatic/Smartwatch Duo, And It Costs Under $3,500

Dress watches and activity trackers both have a place in your life, and Montblanc makes the ultimate pairing

How to Escape NYC for a Genuine Farm Weekend Upstate

Favorite farm-to-table restaurant closed? Try the DIY method.

Is This the Perfect Car for Escaping New York City?

The Lexus RX 450h is sized for tight spaces, but sporty enough for any and all weekend trips

Review: Can a Temperature-Controlled Mattress Change Your Life?

One likes it hot. One likes it cold. BedJet and Sleep Number can accommodate you both.

Review: The 2021 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe Brings Comfort to the Supercar

Camping in a small British racing car might just be the ideal way to escape the city

Living Out Your European Countryside Fantasies Is Cheaper Than You Think

Owning a European country house sounds impossibly decadent. It's not.

Looking Back at 50 Years of Range Rover With the World's Most Obsessive Collection

A chat with the owners of the Dunsfold Collection on the past, present and future of the icon

This Is the Watch James Bond Would Actually Wear in 2020

On screen, 007 favors Omegas. In reality, Garmin's MARQ Commander is the watch best suited for espionage.

How the Rolex Day-Date Became the Ultimate Power Watch

The Day-Date is the rare '80s bling watch that still impresses in 2020

The Gandalf of Watch Modifications Shares His Trade Secrets

Jack Alexyon of International Watch Works explains how to mod your watch beyond simply changing the band

How Practical Is a Pickup Truck as a Daily Driver in a Big City?

We spent two weeks driving around NYC in a half-ton Tundra. Here's what we learned.