Trend Report: Platinum Watches

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle Calibre 2253 with perpetual calendar and equation of time that indicates the difference between real solar time and average solar time. It is a 457-part movement with 30 jewels and 14 days of power reserve. www.vacheron-constantin.com.Ok, well it may be difficult to say the rarest metal on earth is a trend…

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A Moment in Time: Renaud & Papi’s Giulio Papi

It was in the quartz rage era – the crisis of the mechanical watch – that the young Giulio Papi announced to his father that he wanted to be a watchmaker. The year was   1980, and Giulio Papi was 15. He apprenticed in a class of one-on-one – and got the education of a lifetime.…

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Trend Report: Cars and Watches

Anyone who is an avid car lover somehow comes around to being a luxury watch collector as well. The two just have that certain something in common: excellence under the hood, the drive (pardon the pun) for precision, the magnificence of all those mechanical parts finely tuned and working harmoniously together.  What’s more, both industries…

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Time Capsules: News – Lange & Sohne Reconstructs 1902 Grand Complication Pocket Watch

Lange & Sohne’s Master Watchmaker Jan Sliva spent the past five years of his life on an emotional journey. Sometimes his rollercoaster had him thinking he had bitten off more than he could chew. Other times he was overwhelmed with emotion and fulfillment. Sliva was the first watchmaker at A. Lange & Sohne to lay…

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A Moment in Time: SPYKER’s Thierry Chaunu

  It was just a couple of months ago at the Concourse de’ Elegance in Pebble Beach, CA, that Spyker Timepieces made their official US debut – zooming onto the scene next to the Dutch-made Spyker cars that were reintroduced to the world just 10 years ago after a 75-year blip. While it was visionary…

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Around the World: Geneva’s Gem, Patek Philippe’s Museum

A rich recollection of time right in the heart of Geneva, The Patek Philippe Museum is a watch lover’s delight and an absolute “MUST’ stop on any collector’s itinerary in this lovely city. I had three hours there and it was not enough! One must go and be prepared to spend a lot of time…

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