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Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5168G
History & Masterpieces
Aquanaut, the luxury of steel

2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the Aquanaut, a Patek Philippe sports watch which, despite its pedigree and fabulous design, remains in the shadow of the legendary Nautilus, and continues to divide hardcore fans of the brand.

Monday, 18 September 2017
Ilias Yiannopoulos
6 min read
Slide rule: what is it, and how does it work?

A watch with a slide rule is a rare beast, made by only a handful of brands and intended for a specialist audience. As interest in professional tool watches grows, it's worth reminding ourselves how these mechanical calculators work, and why they were so important in the pre-digital age.

Wednesday, 06 September 2017
3 min watch
History & Masterpieces
Vacheron Constantin at the heart of time in China (I)

"Geneva at the Heart of Time – The Origin of Swiss Watchmaking Culture" opened in Beijing at end April. The exhibition was patiently brought to fruition by the Capital Museum in Beijing, the Musée d'Art et d'Histoire in Geneva and Vacheron Constantin, and is already a landmark event in Asia.

Friday, 08 May 2015
3 min read
Patek Philippe well feted for its 175th anniversary

Excluding the Henry Graves Supercomplication, which went for an astounding CHF 23.2 million, this November's Geneva sales realised CHF 25.4 million with Patek Philippe alone. Antiquorum, Christie's and Sotheby's closed their autumn sessions on a total CHF 78.6 million.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014
5 min read
Sotheby’s sells Patek Philippe’s masterpiece of horology for CHF 23.2 million

At Sotheby’s Geneva, The Henry Graves Supercomplication re-established its supreme status as the most valuable timepiece in auction history, selling CHF 23.2 million (USD 24 million / EUR 19.3 million / GBP 15.1 million), thereby beating the record of USD 11 million it established in 1999[1].

Wednesday, 12 November 2014
Press Release
2 min read
Tuscany: clandestine immigration and counterfeiting go hand in hand

Three years ago in these same columns (Revue FH) we reported on efforts by officers of the Guardia di Finanza to curb counterfeiting in Tuscany. The region of Florence is well known beyond Italy’s borders for its rich manufacturing heritage, handed down from the Middle Ages.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Michel Arnoux
2 min read
History & Masterpieces
The adventure of the pilot's watch (III)

Since the very first civilisations, the measurement of time has progressed with Man's ingenuity. The same is true of aviation, which turned to watchmakers for accurate, functional, durable products. Timepieces in a class of their own with an immediately recognisable design.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014
4 min read
Customs training in Miami: the battle to prevent infringements of Swiss made in America

The American customs administration and the FH are collaborating closely to curb unlawful use of the Swiss made label.

Monday, 15 September 2014
Michel Arnoux
5 min read

Stallone, his life, his dreams, his watches

Tuesday, 12 September 2017
Written By Frank Rousseau
5 min read
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