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Brand ambassador Luke Evans wearing the Bulgari Bulgari in 2017
History & Masterpieces
Bulgari Bulgari, a name to remember

A classic among watches, instantly recognisable by the logo on its bezel, the Bulgari Bulgari marked the Italian firm's arrival as a watchmaker. Four decades later, it remains an icon of style.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018
5 min read
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Drawing of an anchor escapement’s lifts
History & Masterpieces
Regulating organs, from past to present – Part Two

Of all the inventions that have helped improve the precision of mechanical watches, none is more important, or less well-documented, than the development of the regulating organ. To help bridge that gap, we retrace the history of escapements from the earliest devices to the very latest silicon regulators. Part two: from the invention of the balance spring in 1675 to the detached lever escapement in the 1770s.

Wednesday, 06 June 2018
5 min read
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Omega Speedmaster CK2915
History & Masterpieces
The Holy Trinity of Omega tool watches (I)

At the cost of great human and national tragedy, war has been seen to accelerate economic and technological development because of the need to create tools adapted to specific military purposes. Most of the time, these tools then evolve into non-military devices and spread new technologies through various other domains.

Friday, 09 December 2016
Ilias Yiannopoulos
7 min read
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SIHH Panerai Radiomir 3 Days Acciaio
History & Masterpieces
Radiomir, Officine Panerai's shining star

First a groundbreaking lume, Radiomir then became a watch that would make the transition from military to civilian use with unexpected success, and a valuable icon for Officine Panerai.

Monday, 28 November 2016
4 min read
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Patek Philippe Nautilus en platine
Culture
No great excitement at Christie's

Despite a well-curated catalogue, the auction house ended its sale with the most unsold lots of the weekend (15%). The most surprising result was for a Patek Philippe pocket watch dated 1864, which went for almost twenty times its estimate.

Monday, 21 November 2016
3 min read
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Patek Phillipe
Culture
Good deals under the hammer at Sotheby's

More than a third of the watches proposed on November 15th in Geneva were no older than 2005. A good opportunity to spot the ones that hold their value, and those with less staying power.

Friday, 18 November 2016
3 min read
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Culture
Patek Philippe and Rolex are the stars of the autumn sales

Close to 1,400 watches and clocks crossed the block over four days in Geneva, achieving CHF 54.6 million. Read on for everything you always wanted to know about the Geneva autumn sales but were afraid to ask.

Thursday, 17 November 2016
1 min read
Patek Philippe
Culture
Phillips sets a new auction record for a wristwatch

The auction house sold a Patek Philippe Ref. 1518 in stainless steel for CHF 11 million. Two other examples went for CHF 1.47 million and CHF 598,000. The sale realised a total of CHF 27.5 million.

Thursday, 17 November 2016
3 min read
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Celebrity

Tom Selleck, never without my Rolex

Thursday, 24 May 2018
Written By Frank Rousseau
5 min read
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