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RM 19-02 Tourbillon Fleur © Richard Mille
Culture
It's a woman's world too, for Richard Mille

The first Richard Mille Racing Team is an all-female crew that will be on the starting grid for the next 24 Hours of Le Mans. Confirmation that women are very much part of the "family".

Wednesday, 01 April 2020
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RM 52-05 Tourbillon Pharrell Williams © Richard Mille
Culture
Hip-hop's most namechecked watch brands

Luxury and music have always gone together, from the clothes artists wear to the cars they drive or the watches that shine on their wrists. We look at which brands get the most namechecks and the trendsetters behind them.

Friday, 27 March 2020
Hope Frost
5 min read
Patek Philippe réf. 3448 © Christie's
Culture
Geneva auctions: 1,048 timepieces sell for CHF 45 million

The three big auctions held on November 13th and 14th struck a chord with collectors and admirers of fine watches all over the world. At the end of the two days, Christie's confirmed its dominant position with a total CHF 26 million. Patek Philippe is still the most coveted name, followed by Rolex.

Friday, 18 November 2011
Danièle Chambas
8 min read
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Horlogerie française. Les artisans du temps (French Horology. The artisans of time) © Editions Eyrolles
History & Masterpieces
French Horology. The artisans of time

Written and illustrated by the photographer Bruno Cabanis, Horlogerie française. Les artisans du temps presents the horological professions through the consummate creations of the last French masters.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011
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Lot 88: Patek Philippe Ref. 3448 in pink gold from 1968 © Christie’s
Culture
Geneva auctions: Christie’s

With a selection that includes 129 Patek Philippe and 65 Rolex, representing 45% of the total 427 lots, Christie's and Aurel Bacs, the auction house's International Head of Watches, can look forward to a blockbuster sale and, who knows, perhaps even pulverise the record CHF 23 million achieved in May 2010.

Wednesday, 02 November 2011
Danièle Chambas
4 min read
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Lot 260: Patek Philippe ''Clarin Mustad 1518'' pink gold from 1944 © Sotheby's
Culture
Geneva auctions: Sotheby’s

European Head of Watches Geoffroy Ader has made his evening sale a tradition that collectors and connoisseurs are unlikely to miss. This forthcoming session comprises 268 lots. They are presented in a new-look catalogue, attractively laid out in four sections: modern, pocket, Rolex and Patek Philippe.

Wednesday, 02 November 2011
Danièle Chambas
3 min read
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Lot 603: Patek Philippe pink gold pocket watch from 1890 © Antiquorum
Culture
Geneva auctions: Antiquorum

In May and in November, Antiquorum traditionally gets the Geneva auction season under way. No fewer than 603 lots will come under the hammer on November 13th.

Wednesday, 02 November 2011
Danièle Chambas
2 min read
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Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair 2011 © HKW&CF
Culture
Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair 2011: Copies still plentiful but less flagrant

In the fight against counterfeiting impatience misses the mark, but perseverance always pays dividends. Surveillance at the Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair provides further proof of this axiom.

Friday, 14 October 2011
Michel Arnoux
4 min read
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The Nomos building in the old railway station
Beginner's Guide

Glashütte, the German miracle

Wednesday, 07 March 2018
Written By Christophe Roulet
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