Considered one of the “Holy Grail” watch brands, Swiss brand Audemars Piguet is a large privately owned company with its own Foundation. This autonomy enables the brand to consistently push the envelop in terms of research and development. Among its key collections are the Audemrs Piguet Code 11:59, the legendary Royal Oak series that was first designed by the famed Gerald Genta, the extended series called the  Royal Oak Offshore and more.

 

Watch Collecting Tips: Five Of The Most Iconic Watches In History

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph

One of the biggest trends in watches today is the return to roots. More and more watch brands are revisiting their archives and re-inventing iconic watches that made history for them once before. Most of these watches have already enjoyed numerous evolutions over the decades. True collectors, though, will want to have at least one,…

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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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Who Are The Final 84 Watches In The 2019 GPHG (Grand Prix d Horlogerie) Competition?

Armin Strom, GPHG

      The Foundation of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG)  has announced its pre-selected watches — six in each of the categories — that will be going up for the final vote this fall.  In total, there are 84 timepieces   competing for the 18 prizes, including the prestigious “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix. The GPHG’s…

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How Seiko Beat Out Rolex At The Championships, Wimbledon 2019

It’s been a tough two weeks in England, where the 133rd edition of Wimbledon and Grand Slam tennis have been taking place. Not only did the world witness about a million dollars worth of watches on the courts and off, but also they witnessed some of the strongest matches ever.  With many top players competing…

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Watch Lovers Won’t Want To Miss Watches & Wonders Miami On President’s Day Weekend

Watches & Wonders Miami to make debut in February 2018 with 21brands.

From February 15 to the 17th in sunny Miami, the second annual Watches & Wonders Miami show will take place, concurrent with the Miami Yacht Show and vintage auto show.  Watch lovers won’t want to miss this event. Just about 30 watch brands will be showcasing their newest watches here, and some are unveiling new…

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SIHH 2019 In Review: From Watches To Exhibition Space, Events And More

Richard Mille SIHH 2019

If you were in attendance at this year’s SIHH, then — as the saying goes — “if you know, you know.” For those who weren’t there, however, we take you behind the scenes for a look at what went on at the 29th annual SIHH and around Geneva from January 13-18, 2019 — the good,…

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