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.

 

Patek Philippe, Rolex Join Russia Boycott, Redbar Auction To Help Starts Soon

Hublot boutique in Moscow.

The boycott is on in Russia and top watch brands including Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet and Rolex have joined the league of  other brands and big watch groups that are  taking a stance when it comes to doing business in Russia.  Some are closing their stores altogether, while others  are saying they will remain open to…

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More Than 200 Rare And Coveted Watches Go Up For Auction By Ineichen Zurich This Weekend

F.P. Journe, Ineichen Zurich.

True watch collectors looking for their Holy Grail pieces may not need to look any further than the upcoming main and off-shoot auctions by Ineichen Zurich that will take place next weekend, November 20 and 21, both online and in person. The auction house is selling some impressive and rare  timepieces by both big brands…

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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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