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Vintage: who’s next?

Friday, 12 May 2017
Written By Geoffroy Ader
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Patek Philippe Réf. 2497
Auction
Five “nicknamed” watches under the hammer

A watch important enough to have a nickname, no matter how silly it sounds, means it is adored by collectors. The Phillips “Geneva Watch Auction: Five” has at least five such Grail pieces among the 237 lots to be auctioned in Geneva this coming weekend, May 13 and 14.

Thursday, 11 May 2017
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Fight against Fakes
Diamond dichotomy

Synthetic diamonds are the alchemist's dream. But not all that glitters is precious, nor even necessarily beyond reproach. A look at a fast-growing and poorly controlled market.

Thursday, 27 April 2017
6 min read
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Movie Watches
The Oscars of Watches

26th February saw Hollywood host the 89th Academy Awards, The Oscars. Beyond the awards (and controversy) the red carpet event gives brands a unique chance to market themselves on one of the biggest stages of all.

Friday, 14 April 2017
9 min read

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Celebrity owned watches that shone at the auction house

Last year marked what would have been Marilyn Monroe’s 90th birthday. In honour of this, Julien's auctions hosted a special event which saw hundreds of items from the icon’s personal collection, including a never-before-seen Blancpain cocktail watch paved with diamonds.

Friday, 07 April 2017
6 min read
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Omega - 1957 - Broad Arrow
In history
The Speedmaster saga in 18 watches

As the Omega Speedmaster turns 60, when better to look back on a saga that packs half a century of timekeeping history into a single watch.

Thursday, 23 March 2017
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Zenith El Primero
In history
El Primero, the race to make the first automatic chronograph

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.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Ilias Yiannopoulos
8 min read
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Ulysse Nardin Innovision 2
In history
Freak, made in innovation

Reports of mechanical watchmaking's death are greatly exaggerated, as Ulysse Nardin sets out to prove with the Freak, a game-changer since its launch in 2001 that continues its drive to take watchmaking into the future.

Thursday, 16 March 2017
5 min read
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Vacheron Constantin Malte Tonneau Tourbillon
In history
Malte, giving form to beauty

Launched with the third millennium and revisited for the 100th anniversary of the tonneau form, the Malte collection testifies to the technical expertise and creative aesthetics associated with Vacheron Constantin. With it, the Manufacture expresses the different facets of its art to outstanding effect, particularly when embracing the demands of its form completely.

Thursday, 09 February 2017
4 min read
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Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge
In history
Marine chronometers: surfing the wave

Without precision timekeeping, the oceans might have remained immense stretches of unexplored water. As the skippers taking part in the Vendée Globe continue their single-handed, round-the-world race, a look at how watchmaking and navigation came together. Ship ahoy!

Friday, 06 January 2017
7 min read
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Anne Hathaway

The actress who loved watches

Thursday, 18 May 2017
Written By Frank Rousseau
5 min read
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