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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
3 min watch
Cartier Tank Anglaise
History & Masterpieces
Tank: and Cartier created the form watch

When Louis Cartier imagined the first Tank watch in 1917, he broke with the convention of round cases to arrive at an exceptionally harmonious design. A century later, the Tank is a reference among wristwatches whose elegance remains intact.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016
5 min read
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The extraordinary transparency of the OttantaSei
History & Masterpieces
Pininfarina's timely designs

Bovet by Pininfarina shows the Swiss watchmaker's technical capacities in the light of the famous Italian design studio. Since the first collaboration in 2010, the studio has become more and more involved. The latest addition, the OttantaSei, is the emblem of a collection that has reached maturity.

Monday, 30 May 2016
6 min read
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Greubel Forsey
Culture
Christie’s to auction the " Naissance d’une Montre – Le Garde Temps " school watch

Collectors take note: the " Naissance d’une Montre – Le Garde Temps " school watch by Greubel Forsey, Philippe Dufour and Michel Boulanger will come under the hammer at Christie's Hong Kong on May 30th.

Thursday, 26 May 2016
The HH Journal editors
2 min read
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Philipps 2016 Patek Philippe
Culture
Auctions: will polarisation lead to speculation ?

A divide has formed at watch auctions, with a few dozen vintage wristwatches smashing through estimates while historic lots go unsold. The risk of a speculative bubble is very real.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016
5 min read
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox, yellow gold, 1967 © Phillips
Culture
Sold! But at what price?

Looking for the vintage watch of your dreams at a price you can afford? Just a few days ago, HH Journal ran its pick of the watches coming under the hammer at the Geneva auctions. So how did they fare?

Thursday, 19 May 2016
The HH Journal editors
1 min read
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Perpetual Calendar, pink gold, 2009 © Sotheby's
Culture
Under the hammer in May

This month's round of watch auctions in Geneva should see plenty of paddle waving. Alongside the record-breaking saleroom stars, a number of vintage pieces will attract the attention of collectors who dispose of a more limited budget. Here are a few examples.

Friday, 13 May 2016
8 min read
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Interview

Stallone, his life, his dreams, his watches

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