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.
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.
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As the recent Intellectual Property Day at Geneva University's School of Law clearly spelled out, counterfeiting is a global scourge and the weapons with which to fight it still lack bite. The first in a three-part file.
Although many brands create jewellery versions within each of their core product families, the true haute joaillerie watch stands apart from “set” pieces. But making this kind of commitment is not easy.
Waltham, Rolex, "Shturmanskie", TAG Heuer, Breitling, Omega and Bulova have all been witness to historic exploits. They have climbed Everest, dived 10,000 metres under the sea, orbited the Earth or landed on the moon. A look back at these legendary adventurers
Without longitude to steer their course, far too many sailors were lost at sea. It took centuries, and many ingenious inventions, before they were able to find the route to India or simply the way home.
This is a very interesting subject, because each one of us has a different set of ideas about exactly what constitutes an iconic timepiece. I will first address the matter by thinking about the person who decides to start a collection of favourite watches.
In its war against counterfeits, the jeweller has accused the auction site of benefiting from illegal transactions. The stakes are high, especially as eBay is facing other lawsuits outside the United States.