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Swiss Everest 50th Anniversary Expedition (1952–2002) - © Rolex
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How Rolex is working for a healthier planet - Part two

Water is one of the biggest environmental challenges, from access to drinking water, at risk of becoming a luxury, to the threats that pollution and overfishing represent for the oceans and marine life. Many of the projects that Rolex supports propose innovative solutions.

Friday, 03 July 2020
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Rolex Awards ceremony, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C., 14 June 2019 - © Rolex/Daniel Swartz
Culture
How Rolex is working for a healthier planet - Part one

Throughout the twentieth century, Rolex watches were worn by courageous individuals as they set out to explore unknown corners of the globe. Today's expeditions are more likely to pursue scientific and environmental objectives. Rolex is as present as ever through its Perpetual Planet campaign.

Wednesday, 01 July 2020
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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
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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
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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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History & Masterpieces
An ancient material

The American Society for Testing and Materials defines ceramic as "an article having a glazed or unglazed body of crystalline or partially crystalline structure, or of glass, whose body is produced from essentially inorganic, non-metallic substances and either is formed from a molten mass which solidifies on cooling, or is formed and simultaneously or subsequently matured by the action of heat."

Friday, 30 September 2011
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Audemars Piguet Only Watch – Jules Audemars Gstaad Classic © Audemars Piguet
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Only Watch achieves a record €4.5 million

Forty one-off watches were auctioned by Antiquorum on September 23rd in Monaco, under the high patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II. At EUR 1.4 million (USD 1.9 million / CHF 1.7 million), the Patek Philippe Ref. 3939 tripled its low estimate.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011
Danièle Chambas
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Personalisation is a fabulous asset for the Reverso © Jaeger-LeCoultre
History & Masterpieces
The Reverso reveals a personal side

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso saw daylight in 1931 in response to the need to shield the dial against knocks. Now 80 years old, it has (re)discovered a new vocation: personalisation.

Wednesday, 07 September 2011
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Reference 768 © Breitling
Watch Stories

Military watches – don’t mention the war

Friday, 22 May 2020
Written By Christophe Roulet
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