Recent releases from Vacheron Constantin salute some of the firm's historic timepieces, a way of highlighting a heritage which, in today's market, has become the sign of authentic watchmaking.
Articles on the subject: History & Masterpieces
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.
While it may not have been the first ever wristwatch, it is probably the one to have come through the ages with a style and grace that make it a truly exceptional timepiece - a reflection of its era and the company that brought it to life. The Tank de Cartier is 100 years old!
Since its invention, watch has been associated with the great human conquests, and that of the skies is no exception. Right from the time of the first flights, watchmakers developed instruments designed to serve pilots’ needs. Their functions continue to cultivate the image of airborne adventurers.
Since its invention, the watch has been associated with mankind's greatest endeavours, and the conquest of the skies is no exception to this rule. From the very first flights, watchmakers developed instruments of use to pilots, and these functions are lasting reminders of these airborne adventurers.
News broke on social media on June 1st: the actual Rolex Daytona "Paul Newman" belonging to Mr Paul Newman will be sold by Aurel Bacs at the first Phillips watch auction in New York, this October.
Compared to a three-hand mechanical watch, the stopwatch/chronograph gives a whole new meaning to time which is no longer simply "accounted for" but started, stopped, reset and sliced into segments. In this evolutionary ladder, one important chapter rightfully belongs to the Zenith El Primero, introduced in 1969.