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

 |  May 7th, 2019

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 past decade,Larry Pettinelli has left the company to “embark on a new phase of his career.”  He has led the brand with a passion and…

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

 |  March 25th, 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.  Now, Patek Philippe has redesigned this beloved model — offering up a fully polished white-gold case with round guilloche’ pushers. The watch dial is created…

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

 |  July 29th, 2018

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. This is a blow to the Baselworld, where the departure of more than 600 brands last year and before has already significantly reduced the number…

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

 |  April 19th, 2018

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 Perpetual Calendar Chronograph with stunning salmon-colored dial, was almost the star of the show. However, because it wasn’t unveiled until Baselworld, and because the episode…

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Patek Philippe Unveils Half-Million-Dollar Ref. 5531R World Time Minute Repeater At BaselWorld 2018

 |  March 21st, 2018

Last year for its July Grand Exhibition in New York, Patek Philippe unveiled an amazing USA-exclusive watch that left many non-American clients incredibly jealous: Ref. 5531 New York Special Edition. With a patented movement, the watch became the first ever minute repeater to chime the time in any city on the world time chapter ring. Now, for Baselworld 2018, Patek Philippe Unveils the CHF 495,000 World Time Ref 5531R housing the same movement but with a stunning enamel dial that is part…

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Only Watch 2017 Part 2: Meet the Rest of the 49 Unique Watches Being Auctioned (Slide Show)

 |  July 13th, 2017

Earlier this week, we brought you news about OnlyWatch 2017, and showed half of the 49 (thus far) unique watches that are going up for auction in November for the seventh annual OnlyWatch event.   OnlyWatch is a charity auction with all proceeds going toward finding a cure for  t Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  As mentioned yesterday, these are all unique watches being donated by the brands for this event only. To heighten the attention, a  world tour of these watches begins in September…

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Introducing Patek Philippe Ref. 5531R World Time Minute Repeater Watch, A World’s First, And A Comprehensive Look At Five More Limited-Edition New York 2017 Watches (prices)

 |  July 12th, 2017

Today, Patek Philippe unveils a host of exciting new watches that celebrate the brand’s “The Art of Watches” Grand Exhibition in New York. The exhibition officially opens — free to the public — tomorrow and runs for 10 days, with one of the most expansive exhibitions of more than 450 current and historic Patek Philippe watches on display.  Additionally, the brand launches nine special watches made exclusively for the US market, and releases a world’s first timepiece: the $561,341 Ref.…

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