Hands On With HYT H5, With Complete Technical Explanation By Gregory Dourde, CEO

HYT H5

HYT — the brand originally known as Hydromechanical Horologists  — has turned a new corner in time. By going back to the drawing board and re-thinking its movements and technology, the brand has created an all-new movement that enables the watchmaker to set the fluid time precisely, and that combines fluids and mechanics in an…

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Zenith Unveils El Primero A386 Chronographs Designed by Phillips In Association With Bacs & Russo

Zenith X Phillipe El Primero A386

Yesterday we brought you the news of the $250,000 Zenith El Primero watch sold at auction during the past weekend’s Geneva Auction X by Phillips.  That one of a kind watch that was designed with Phillips In Association with Bacs & Russo, was not the only timepiece collaboration. Two other Zenith El Primero A386 chronograph…

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Zenith El Primero One-Off Watch Sells For $250,000 At Auction

Zenith El Primero A386 platinum watch

Just a few weeks ago, we broke the news here about Zenith’s collaboration with Phillips in Association with Bacs  & Russo for a one-of-a-kind platinum Zenith El Primero watch. The one-off watch is to celebrate the brand’s 50th anniversary of the legendary movement  — and it went up for auction this past weekend at the…

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What It’s Really Like To Attend Grand Prix D’Horlogerie Geneva, GPHG

GPHG 2019

This year marked the second time that I attended the Grand Prix d’ Horlogerie Geneva, GPHG. Some call this the Academy Awards of the watch industry. I am not so sure because it is not all encompassing. Many top brands don’t participate and don’t send their watches in for judging.  This leaves some gaping holes.…

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$31 Million Patek Philippe Becomes World’s Most Expensive Watch At Only Watch 2019

Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime with two dials becomes the world's most expensive watch, selling at the Only Watch 2019 auction for $31 million.

This is how I lost my dream watch to charity: This past weekend’s Only Watch charity auction witnessed intense bidding for what was bound to be the top lot: Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime. The watch, which has everything anyone could ever want in a timepiece — and then some — went under wicked back-and-forth bidding…

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