A Close-Up Look at The Challenges Behind Building the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak RD #2 Perpetual Calendar Ultra Thin Concept Watch

 |  August 14th, 2018

For those familiar with the iconic Simpsons series, you no doubt know of the drool-inducing affects a well-glazed and sprinkled donut have on Homer J. Simpson. The same drool-inducing affect is evident with the 2018 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak RD #2 Perpetual Calendar Ultra Thin Concept watch. First things first, even before we get to the technical marvels within this piece, it is absolutely gorgeous. What is not to love? The well-loved iconic styling of the Royal Oak, outfitted with…

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Fortuna Sells $2.2 Million at Summer Auctions, Including Quarter-Million-Dollar Rolex ‘Paul Newman’ Watch

 |  July 10th, 2018

The relatively new auction house of Fortuna held its two-day Summer Auctions this past weekend, which included its first-ever Important Watches auction. In total, the New York auction sales revenue was just about $2.2 million, with about a quarter of that stemming from the watch auction. The highest ticket lot: a rare Rolex “Paul Newman” Daytona Ref. 6239, circa 1968. That watch was expected to fetch between $150,000 and $250,000. It sold for $212,500. Other highlights from the watch sale,…

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Two Great Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronographs for the Holidays

 |  December 15th, 2017

Unsure what to get for the holidays…. Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshore collections are sure-fire bets for gifts or for self-purchases. Here we bring you three great Audemars Piguet Royal Oak options just in time for the holidays.   Long known for its ability to create luxury sport watches,  Audemars Piguet brings ceramic and 18-karat gold together magnificently in this Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph (Ref. 26401RO.OO.A00 2CA.02). The 44mm timepiece offers chronograph functions,as well as  date at 3:00,…

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Tennis Star Stan Wawrinka Looks Cold Outside Audemars Piguet Workshops

 |  November 28th, 2017

Recently tennis star — world number 9 — Stan Wawrinka visited the Audemars Piguet workshops in Le Brassus, cradle of Swiss watchmaking, He has been a long-time brand ambassador for Audemars Piguet, so the visit to the workshops seemed fitting — especially since he is still off the courts recovering from a knee injury. Wawrinka is among the very few players who wear their watches while on the court. He spent some time at the brand’s museum — an amazing…

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Watch Lovers Pay Attention: Watches & Wonders Show To Debut in Miami

 |  November 21st, 2017

If you are a watch lover then you will want to mark this four-day luxury event on your calendar now: Watches & Wonders Miami will made its debut February 16-19 and will feature 21 leading watch and jewelry maisons and their newest pieces. THE  event is organized by the Miami Design District Associates (MDDA) and the Fondation Haute Horlogerie (FHH). During that particular weekend, the event coincides with the Miami Design District Concours of spectacular cars and with the 30th annual Miami…

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Top Six Complicated Watches of 2017; Our Picks for GPHG Mechanical Exception Watches

 |  November 6th, 2017

With GPHG Awards taking place on Wednesday, we are wrapping up our coverage with the Mechanical Exception category. The pieces found in this category check all the boxes for horological geekdom. The category requirements looks for a special mechanism such as an unique display, striking component, a belt driven movement, or other innovations in the market place. This year is no exception and each piece commands numerous man hours and showcases how far each of the manufactures have been able…

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Top Six Calendar Watches of 2017, And Our GPHG Picks

 |  October 3rd, 2017

The countdown to the GPHG continues, and with that our in-depth look at the final pre-selected watches … some of which have us wondering if the judges were drinking when voting. Nonetheless, today we look at the Top Six Calendar watches as pre-selected by the GPHG. The GPHG defines the “calendar “ complexity as “mechanical watches comprising at least one calendar and/or astronomical complication” (e.g. annual calendar, perpetual calendar, equation of time, complex moon-phase display, etc.). Additional indications and/or complications are…

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