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Top Picks From Only Watch 2017

As highly anticipated as watch fairs like Baselworld and SIHH may be, they sometimes rarely measure up to the fun factor that the biennial Only Watch auction offers. Especially if it’s unique timepieces created by some of the most important manufactures and independents are what you are after. Organized by Christie’s and held under the … Continued

Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire Usain Bolt Only Watch 2017

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
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