Breaking News: Only Watch 2011 Auction Results — Antiquorum Lures Top Buyers; Patek Philippe Goes for Nearly $2 million

Patek Phillipe Today in the Principality of Monaco, the world-famous charity watch auction ONLY WATCH was held under the High Patronage of HSH Prince Albert II. Forty unique timepieces donated by top brands were sold by Antiquorum, the entire proceeds of which are donated to support research on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. A few watches fetching…

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Trend Report: High-Tech Materials in Watchmaking — Inside and Out

The watch industry has come a long way from its stainless steel and 18-karat gold days of 35 years ago.  Today, high-tech materials reign as movement parts inside the watch and as case and bracelets on the outside. Rado was the first real pioneer in the world of ceramics more than 30 years ago and…

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Time Capsules: Commentary – Watch Industry Loses a legend, Gerald Genta Dies

Today, Charles Gerald Genta, legendary Swiss watchmaker and designer, passed away at the age of 80.  Not only did Genta design one of the most amazing collections of complicated timepieces under his own name (which was subsequently purchased by the Bulgari Group), but also he is the visionary responsible for the design and creation of…

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Time Capsules: Some of the Best Watches in the World are Clocks – from Patek Philippe

Yesterday we brought you a close-up look at Rare Handcrafts – a set of limited-edition marquetry Royal Tiger watches from Patek Philippe that are exquisitely made with passion. We promised to deliver an insider’s look at some more of the best watches from this brand – and are doing so today in the form of…

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Time Capsules: Expensive watches move over – Patek Philippe Raises the Bar

Forget the concept of expensive watches. Sometimes it really isn’t about cost or expense at all; it is about incredible craftsmanship and superb ability – decade after decade or century after century. That’s what the legendary Patek Philippe demonstrates time and again in its work. This revered brand not only builds its timepieces as heirlooms,…

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Time Capsules: Product — Patek Philippe Releases the Oh So Sweet Ref. 5235 Annual Calendar Regulator

New from Patek Philippe, the Ref. 5235 Annual Calendar Regular watch is not only simply beautiful to look at, but also embraces – in typical Patek Philippe style – a number of high technology advances. Just unveiled to the world in Geneva, the watch has not even hit the US market yet, but rest assured,…

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