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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
6
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
History & Masterpieces
Post tenebras lux

From candles to Super-LumiNova, watchmakers have had recourse to a variety of methods so that we can read the time in the dark. The lowdown on lume.

Tuesday, 05 January 2016
Louis Nardin
4 min read
8
History & Masterpieces
Time and again - Czapek & Cie

Two new brands chose SalonQP in London to make their first public appearance. Both revive an important figure in horological history, namely Ferdinand Berthoud, watchmaker to King Louis XV of France, and Francizek Czapek, a Polish watchmaker and founder, in 1839 in Geneva, of Patek, Czapek & Cie. Introducing Czapek & Cie.

Monday, 14 December 2015
5 min read
6
Culture
Mixed fortunes for the Geneva auctions

Each spring and autumn, for one week the capital of Swiss watchmaking becomes the capital of auction sales. An unusually warm November sunshine welcomed bidders to the latest sessions. Phillips presided over two sales: the now famous Only Watch and Two. Antiquorum was also present, along with stalwarts Christie's and Sotheby's, the latter for its unique History of Swatch Design.

Monday, 16 November 2015
6 min read
6
Culture
Record participation at Only Watch 2015

Presided for the first time by Aurel Bacs and in association with Phillips, no fewer than 44 one-off timepieces will be auctioned at Only Watch, in Geneva this coming November 7th.

Friday, 25 September 2015
3 min read
44
Culture
Victory for Swiss Made

Nothing can stand in the way of new Swiss Made legislation that will come into force on January 1st 2017, after the Swiss Parliament's lower house rejected a motion to postpone. A victory in the eyes of the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015
4 min read
Culture
Phillips takes the Geneva auctions by storm

Bacs is back. Now officiating for the newly established watch department of the Anglo-American auction house Phillips, Aurel Bacs purely and simply steamrollered the competition.

Friday, 22 May 2015
4 min read
7
Interview

Stallone, his life, his dreams, his watches

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