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Patek Philippe Advanced Research

Despite the generally conservative designs of its timepieces, Patek Phillipe is nevertheless also an innovator in watchmaking. In its 178-year history, the Genevan maison has developed dozens of complications and technical improvements, such as the Gyromax balance wheel almost 70 years ago, and more recently the annual calendar complication unveiled in 1996. The innovative spirit … Continued

Patek Philippe Aquanaut Travel Time Ref 5650G Advanced Research

A Guide To Technical Standards In Watchmaking

Watchmaking has constantly sought to improve chronometry while working within the prevailing limits of material science and micromechanics. Following the Quartz Crisis, the mechanical timepiece’s re-emergence as a luxury object also saw an expanded focus on other qualities such as movement decoration. Several standards exist today to quantify and evaluate these qualities, which we will … Continued

Rolex first superlative chronometer tested Day-Date 40

Hublot: Melding Watchmaking And Football

The most obvious answers tend only to be so on hindsight. Case in point: Hublot’s mid-2000s foray into the world of football at a time when no other brand did. As CEO Ricardo Guadalupe recalled, “This happened sometime around 2005, shortly after Mr. [Jean-Claude] Biver had taken over as CEO. We wanted to enter an … Continued

Pele and Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot

Explaining The Tudor Revival

Tudor was created in 1926 by Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of Rolex, with the goal of making watches with a level of quality close to Rolex, but at a lower price. While the brand was already successful in the 1930s and 1940s, it entered its golden age in the 1950s with the launch of several … Continued

Tudor Black Bay Chronograph

How Novice Watch Collectors Can Get The Most Bang For Their Buck

There’s a recurring question asked by many novice collectors who are just beginning to delve into watches: how do you build a meaningful collection of timepieces while keeping to what may be a modest budget, knowing that many of the ones worth owning are expensive, to say the least? The answer lies in thinking outside … Continued

Sinn 1746 Classic
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