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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
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Culture
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
Longines Original Lindbergh Hour Angle Watch
History & Masterpieces
Pilot watches: mastering the Hour Angle (I)

Since its invention, the watch has been associated with mankind's greatest endeavours, and the conquest of the skies is no exception to this rule. From the very first flights, watchmakers developed instruments of use to pilots, and these functions are lasting reminders of these airborne adventurers.

Friday, 16 June 2017
6 min read
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Rolex Daytona « Paul Newman »
History & Masterpieces
Paul Newman's Rolex Daytona under the hammer

News broke on social media on June 1st: the actual Rolex Daytona "Paul Newman" belonging to Mr Paul Newman will be sold by Aurel Bacs at the first Phillips watch auction in New York, this October.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017
Geoffroy Ader
5 min read
6
Culture
Eileen Hofer, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Charlie makes three

Filmmaker and journalist Eileen Hofer is now also a "friend" of Jaeger-LeCoultre. Throughout July, she is presenting "Tomorrow the Birds Will Sing" at Chaplin’s World in Vevey, Switzerland.

Tuesday, 06 June 2017
Flavia Giovannelli
4 min read
Culture
Diamond dichotomy

Synthetic diamonds are the alchemist's dream. But not all that glitters is precious, nor even necessarily beyond reproach. A look at a fast-growing and poorly controlled market.

Thursday, 27 April 2017
6 min read
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Culture
The Oscars of Watches

26th February saw Hollywood host the 89th Academy Awards, The Oscars. Beyond the awards (and controversy) the red carpet event gives brands a unique chance to market themselves on one of the biggest stages of all.

Friday, 14 April 2017
9 min read
Culture
Celebrity owned watches that shone at the auction house

Last year marked what would have been Marilyn Monroe’s 90th birthday. In honour of this, Julien's auctions hosted a special event which saw hundreds of items from the icon’s personal collection, including a never-before-seen Blancpain cocktail watch paved with diamonds.

Friday, 07 April 2017
6 min read
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Interview

Stallone, his life, his dreams, his watches

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