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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
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
Marilyn Monroe Blancpain
Marilyn's watch under the hammer

Exciting times! Marilyn Monroe's Blancpain cocktail watch is appearing in public for the first time since 1962. Which bidder - and wallet – will prove worthy?

Friday, 11 November 2016
4 min read
Girard Perregaux Montre bracelet La Esmeralda 2016 HD
History & Masterpieces
Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges, a vision to behold

Some 150 years ago, a visionary watchmaker transformed his passion for the tourbillon into a stunning display of horological technique unlike anything ever seen before. Fortunately for today's aficionados, Girard-Perregaux has brought it back to life with versions that remain true to the spirit of the original.

Friday, 28 October 2016
5 min read
Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair
Anti-counterfeiting operation in Hong Kong

Teams from the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry ranged the aisles of the Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair to track down counterfeiters and unauthorised users of the "Swiss" indication of origin, with positive results.

Monday, 17 October 2016
Michel Arnoux
4 min read
Rolex Cosmograh_Daytona 2016
History & Masterpieces
Cosmograph Daytona in pole position

From the time of its launch in 1963, the Rolex Cosmograph was linked to motor sport and to one event in particular: the endurance race on the legendary Daytona circuit. Taking functionality to an extreme, its style has made it an icon among chronographs.

Friday, 07 October 2016
5 min read
Patek Philippe Nautilus
History & Masterpieces
The Nautilus, an elegant revolution

Born in 1976, reborn in 2006, the Nautilus has stayed true to its origins nonetheless. Recognisable for an extravagant design tempered by elegance, it is now an icon among Patek Philippe's collections, and one of the most celebrated luxury sport watches.

Monday, 19 September 2016
4 min read
Paris City Hall
History & Masterpieces
Time in the City of Light

This weekend, September 17th and 18th, monuments all over France are opening for the public to visit, including more than 1,500 locations in Paris. Among them, the imposing City Hall and its almost three-hundred-year-old clock.

Thursday, 15 September 2016
Mehdi Fazlija
3 min read

Stallone, his life, his dreams, his watches

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