Four (well, really five) Swiss Watch Museums to Visit this Summer

Watch lovers who travel to Switzerland need to know that in addition to great chocolate and exquisite timepieces, the country offers one of the richest histories in watchmaking — and boasts some enviable museums.  Planning a trip over this summer? Don’t miss out on these four great museums — but keep in mind, there are…

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3 Reasons Why the Patek Philippe Ref. 5930 World Time Chronograph is a Hit

Expect it to be a real collector’s item. The all-new blue dial Patek Philippe  Ref. 5930 World Time  Chronograph watch has so much going for it that it is difficult to paring it all down to the top three reasons it will be a success, but we will try. 1 This watch  just might be the…

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How Complicated Watchmaking Transcends Time Thanks to Breakthrough Thinking

Watch pundits of today often lament that all we create in watches now are throwback references to the past.  In fact, today’s watchmaking complications – freely defined as anything additional on a timepiece above and beyond the “simple” time indication – not only reflect the mechanical genius of generations ago, but also – and more…

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Women’s Watches, Especially Mechanicals, Continue to Steal the Limelight

Early last year, just after SIHH 2015, I wrote an article for Departures Magazine on the prevalence of women’s watches. The year before that, I had written an article in a Niche Media publication on how women’s watches were taking the world by storm. Because I know for a fact that we will be seeing…

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Patek Philippe Garners Special Shop-within-a-Shop Status in new de Boulle Houston Boutique

By Marie A. Picon An enthusiastic crowd of 165 people gathered in Houston last week to celebrate the opening of a new destination for top timepieces in the Bayou City’s toney uptown area. The latest project in a long-running partnership between a family-owned Swiss watch company and a family-owned Dallas jeweler, the new Patek Philippe…

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New York has a New Watchmaking Training Program: Enter Patek Philippe Horology Training of New York

Earlier this year I had the distinct pleasure of joining the famed Patek Philippe for a training session in the brand’s state-of-the-art workshops at Rockefeller Center. Not only did we have full access to the facility and get to work with silicium (you can read more about that here), but also, we learned of an…

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