A Look at the 175 Years that Shaped Patek Philippe Into Today’s Watchmaking Benchmark

Today, in Geneva, Patek Philippe – long-regarded as the pinnacle of Swiss horology — begins what is a weeklong celebration of its 175th anniversary. To mark the occasion of the brand’s founding in 1839, Patek Philippe is hosting celebration events that include the unveiling of commemorative anniversary timepieces that just may rock the watchmaking world.…

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Would You Travel to Iceland to Understand a Watch Brand Better? We did – with A. Lange & Sohne – Read About it Here

Last week was one of austere beauty,  incredible experiences with nature, a bit of desolation, and a dance with time. Last week I spent in Iceland with A. Lange & Sohne, and while I posted on social medial many photos of rainbows and waterfalls, of glaciers and lava rocks, I also posted great watch pics…

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Jaquet Droz Restores History in Pocket Watch Project

By Isaac Wingold Watchmaking is an industry that highly values tradition and paying homage to a rich history. One LaChaux de Fonds Swiss brand that deeply understands this is Jaquet Droz. This year, the brand pays tribute to its past with a host of impressive endeavors. For instance, the brand has a special historical exhibit…

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Affordable Watches with Vintage Appeal: Introducing Ritmo Mundo Corinthian Watches

We’ve written about Ritmo Mundo many times before here. This brand has long dominated the affordable watch world with its very creative designs. Among them: Quantum, which thou can read about here and here; Tursimo, which you can read about here, and others. Now, the brand moves forward with the very “turn-of-the-20th-century” avant grade  Corinthian…

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Legendary Derek Jeter Talks Yankees and the Movado Captain’s Watch

It’s official: Derek Jeter one of the Yankees’ all-time greats with five World Series championships (including a Series MVP trophy in 2000), 14 All-Star selections, and two Hank Aaron Awards, among countless other accolades – has played his final game. That game took place just over a week ago, and many are still trying to…

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1800’s Pocket Watch Found in Shipwreck of SS Central America

In 1857, the SS Central America – traveling from San Francisco to New York — was shipwrecked about 160 miles off the coast of South Carolina. A strong hurricane not only doomed the ship, but also the 550 people on board, the 14,000 kilos of gold, passenger gold and jewelry – valued at well over…

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