All the Presidents’ Watches: From Donald J. Trump to LBJ and JFK — What They Wore

 |  February 20th, 2017

Every year on the celebrated “President’s Day” in America, we take a look at which presidents wore which watches. The thing is, with the exception of the newest president, President Donald J. Trump, that story hasn’t changed much. So, below, we give you a comprehensive look at some watches previous presidents wore, offer up a quiz about the presidents and their watches and direct you to more reading. For now, though, we thought it would be interesting to talk about the watches President Donald J. Trump wears. Despite his constant waving of arms and his stern crossing of arms — watches never really seem to poke their faces out from beneath the stiff shirt cuffs.  Rest assured, Trump is a…

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Plan Ahead: Patek Philippe Going Big in 2017 with Large Free-to-Public Exhibition in NYC

 |  October 16th, 2016

Earlier this week in New York, Patek Philippe announced plans to unveil a huge 10-day exhibition in the city in July 2017 that promises to be the biggest educational and hands-on watch event ever open to the public free of charge in New York.  The brand will be bringing in some of its most famous legendary historic pieces, as well as recent record-setting watches, and a host of new American-exclusive watches built just for the event. It will be held at Cipriani 42nd Street, where the brand is even building an entire interior structure with second floor balcony space to have enough room to showcase museum pieces, rare handcrafts such as gem setting, enameling and engraving, and more. So set aside…

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Antiquorum Fall Auction sees Vintage Timepieces Commanding Top Dollar

 |  October 6th, 2016

It’s auction season again and we couldn’t be happier. There are so many great timepieces up on the block and they are commanding high prices that we believe collectors are willing to spend. Antiquorum’s upcoming auction on October 8 at The Roosevelt Hotel in New York is ripe with promise. At the sale of Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces, 324 lots will be auctioned. Among the highlights we like: an extraordinary A. Lange & Sohne “Richard Lange” Tourbillon Pour Le Merite No. 090/100. It features special order blued steel hands and is the only piece in platinum with such hands. The watch was made in 2011 and is a tourbillon with off-center hour dial. It is expected to sell for…

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Four (well, really five) Swiss Watch Museums to Visit this Summer

 |  June 30th, 2016

Watch lovers who travel to Switzerland need to know that in addition to great chocolate and exquisite timepieces, the country offers one of the richest histories in watchmaking — and boasts some enviable museums.  Planning a trip over this summer? Don’t miss out on these four great museums — but keep in mind, there are many more than these, as this is the  cradle of mechanical watchmaking. Top on the list is the Geneva-based Patek Philippe Museum. Prepare yourself, thought, a visit here will take at least half a day or longer as it is rich with everything from automatons to repeaters, tourbillons and so much more. You can read a detailed article about the museum here, but suffice it to know that…

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3 Reasons Why the Patek Philippe Ref. 5930 World Time Chronograph is a Hit

 |  June 29th, 2016

Expect it to be a real collector’s item. The all-new blue dial Patek Philippe  Ref. 5930 World Time  Chronograph watch has so much going for it that it is difficult to paring it all down to the top three reasons it will be a success, but we will try. 1 This watch  just might be the thinnest and smallest world time chronograph on the market. Inspired by a single world time chronograph watch produced by Patek Philippe in 1940, the new watch is an unexpected surprise from the brand. This is something Patek Philippe is good at: surprising us with something vintage but giving it a modern twist. 2. The functions are superb. The 39.5mm white gold timepiece is chocked with information,…

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