Six ‘Only Watch 2019’ Watches With Big Experiences Built In For The Winning Bidder

Only Watch 2019 Hublot

This year, not only are top Swiss watch brands offering one-of-a-kind watches for the Only Watch 2019 auction to benefit charity, but also six of them are offering some pretty unique experiences to go with that winning bid. Meanwhile for the complete list of all 50 participating brands, check out our story from yesterday.  Patek…

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The Complete List: 50 Watches Being Auctioned In The ‘Only Watch’ 2019 Event

Only Watch MB&F

Every two years in the watch industry, something truly special happens: 50 top watch brands create a single timepiece to donate to the Only Watch Auction, with 99 percent of the proceeds going to benefit research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy. (Thus far more than 40 million Swiss Francs has been raised in the first seven…

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Lisa Jones Named President Of Patek Philippe USA, Henri Stern Watch Agency

Patek Philippe president in america

It’s a good news and bad news story at Patek Philippe USA, operated under the auspices of The Henri Stern Watch Agency Inc (HSWA). HSWA has been the exclusive American importer and distributor for the brand since 1946. We’ll get the bad news out of the way:  30-year veteran of HSWA and President for the…

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Baselworld 2019: Patek Philippe Unveils New White Gold Chronograph Ref. 5172G

Patek Philippe, Ref. 5172G Chronograph as seen at Baselworld 2019

One of the first watches released by Patek Philippe at the show this year is the new white-gold-cased version of the Chronograph Ref. 5172G. This new version features a striking blue dial. It is an evolution of the first chronograph with a movement entirely developed and manufactured by Patek Philippe, Ref. 5170, that appeared in 2010.…

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Swatch Group Leaves Baselworld Fair Says Nick Hayek — Breaking Watch Industry News

Swatch Group pulls out of Baselworld 2019. This year's Baselworld already witnessed a decline in exhibitors by the hundreds.

In big news, the Swatch Group has announced that it will not be returning to exhibit at Baselworld 2019. Nick Hayek, CEO of the Swatch Group, said that all of the Swatch Group brand will leave the fair, indicating that the Fair seemed to be more about making money than being cutting edge and progressive.…

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Patek Philippe Ref. 5270 Grand Complication, And Wempe Jewelers, On ‘Billions’

Patek Philippe Ref. 5270 Perpetual Calendar Chronograph as unveiled at Baselworld 2018 and on the fourth episode of this season's Showtime series "Billions" -- shot at Wempe Jewelers.

For those who are avid television watches, and more importantly followers of the Showtime favorite Billions, if you were watching closely a couple of nights ago, you saw that a predecessor of one of the newest Patek Philippe watches unveiled at Baselworld 2018,  had a staring role in the show. The watch unveiled at Baselworld 2018, Ref. 5270…

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