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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
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms
History & Masterpieces
Fifty Fathoms, a watch for the elite

Made for the French military's elite combat divers, the Fifty Fathoms was the first real dive watch, with a design so perfectly adapted to its role that it became the definitive diving watch concept. Today's Fifty Fathoms covers a complete collection of sport watches at Blancpain.

Monday, 22 August 2016
4 min read
Omega Seamaster cal.1040
History & Masterpieces
The Rise and Fall of the Central Minutes Chronograph

The apogee of the 'plain' chronograph in terms legibility and functionality was reached with the inexplicably rare central minute complication in the early 1970s. The big question among watch lovers and connoisseurs is why the big players no longer produce such marvels…

Tuesday, 16 August 2016
Ilias Yiannopoulos
10 min read
History & Masterpieces
Breguet – Marie-Antoinette in the Land of the Rising Sun

What do Breguet, Versailles, Queen Marie-Antoinette and Japan have in common? A major retrospective edition to be held from October 25th to February 27th 2017 at the Mori Arts Center Gallery in Tokyo. Here, we take a look back at the exceptional bond that links Breguet to the last queen of France.

Monday, 15 August 2016
The HH Journal editors
3 min read
The Lemania Two-Pusher Royal Navy Chronograph
History & Masterpieces
The ultimate military chronograph

Before the introduction of electronics and GPS, an accurate mechanical watch was a very important piece of military equipment. The Lemania Two-Pusher Royal Navy Chronograph is a case study in minimalism.

Tuesday, 28 June 2016
Ilias Yiannopoulos
6 min read
Rolex Air King
History & Masterpieces
Telling stories: the Rolex Air - King

Rolex surprised everyone at Baselworld 2016 when it reintroduced the Air-King, a model it had dropped from its collection two years earlier. The revamped Air-King's aviation backstory featured extensively in its launch, giving an example of a new trend in the industry.

Friday, 10 June 2016
Ilias Yiannopoulos
8 min read
Greubel Forsey
$1,461,507 for the Naissance d’une Montre school watch

Collectors vied for the Montre Ecole (school watch) from the Naissance d’une Montre project, that was sold at auction by Christie’s in Hong Kong. The hammer came down at over triple the low estimate.

Wednesday, 01 June 2016
The HH Journal editors
1 min read

Stallone, his life, his dreams, his watches

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