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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
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Culture
Interpol tackles the problem in the field

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.

Tuesday, 18 March 2008
3 min read
Piaget’s take on the high-jewellery chronograph is ideal for either men or women. It is one of several haute joaillerie pieces to be launched this year by the brand.
History & Masterpieces
A tourbillon is nice but sometimes only diamonds will suffice

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.

Tuesday, 18 March 2008
5 min read
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History & Masterpieces
Where no watch had gone before…

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

Thursday, 21 February 2008
Louis Nardin
5 min read
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History & Masterpieces
Longitude at sea: from compass to chronometer

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.

Thursday, 21 February 2008
Gian Pozzy
5 min read
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History & Masterpieces
Iconic watches

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.

Thursday, 21 February 2008
Michael Balfour
4 min read
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Culture
The Tiffany vs. eBay lawsuit nears its verdict

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.

Thursday, 21 February 2008
Katja Schaer
5 min read
Interview

Stallone, his life, his dreams, his watches

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