Weekend Sojourn: Great Reading – Coming Soon

New AP book It was in 1875 that Jules Louis Audemars and Edward Auguste Piguet founded Audemars Piguet in Le Brassus in the Swiss Jura.  Today, almost 1,000 people in Switzerland and around the world work for AP.  A new book, Audemars Piguet, et cie, celebrates this legendary brand and recalls the passion for fine…

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Time Capsules: Some of the Best Watches in the World are Clocks – from Patek Philippe

Yesterday we brought you a close-up look at Rare Handcrafts – a set of limited-edition marquetry Royal Tiger watches from Patek Philippe that are exquisitely made with passion. We promised to deliver an insider’s look at some more of the best watches from this brand – and are doing so today in the form of…

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Time Capsules: Expensive watches move over – Patek Philippe Raises the Bar

Forget the concept of expensive watches. Sometimes it really isn’t about cost or expense at all; it is about incredible craftsmanship and superb ability – decade after decade or century after century. That’s what the legendary Patek Philippe demonstrates time and again in its work. This revered brand not only builds its timepieces as heirlooms,…

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Around the World: A. Lange & Sohne Watches — The Making of Masterpieces

A few weeks ago, after traveling to Glashutte, Germany, for a behind-the-scenes tour of the A. Lange & Sohne workshops, we brought you a look at some of the timepieces from the brand and a little history of this original Saxony region company (founded in 1845). What we didn’t get the chance to show you…

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Watch Stops 2011: Only Watch – MB&F HM4 Panda

We began writing about the Only Watch auction and its charity fund, the Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Foundation, a few weeks ago. Since then, we have brought you, and will continue to bring you, a look at the 40 watches that will go up for auction in September in Monaco for this most important cause. This…

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Trend Report: Witness the Power of the Ultra-Slim Watch

During the past few years a quiet revolution has been taking place in the luxury watch world – a return to the past. Not only are watch brands reaching into archives for case designs inspired by models ranging from the 1920’s to the 1970’s: the ultra-slim caliber. Any good watchmaker can build a great watch,…

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