Watch Education: What Exactly is a Chronograph

Chronograph watches — we write about them all the time. Lately, though, with the holidays on us and some watch lovers looking to buy watches as gifts, we had a lot of interested readers asking questions about chronographs. Here, we try to outline the basics about what exactly a chronograph watch is and how it…

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Time Capsules – News: Patek Philippe and Tiffany & Co. – What a Match

For more than a century two great brands, Patek Philippe and Tiffany & Co., have been working together. Now, to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the US Patek Philippe Boutique inside Tiffany & Co, New York City, the two jointly unveil special limited-edition timepieces. The new watches are double signed, with both the Patek Philippe…

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Time Capsules: News – Rare Tiffany, Rolex, Patek Philippe coming up for Auction

Mark your calendars if you are a vintage watch lover – on November 18, at the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion in New York, more than 300 fine and unique timepieces will be up for sale at the Heritage Auctions. Top among the pieces up for sale at the Timepiece Signature Auction are rare repeater watches.  One pocket…

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A Moment in Time: Master Watchmaker Roger Dubuis

As a young boy living in a quiet village in Switzerland, Roger Dubuis was tasked with helping the local cobbler ring the church bells on Sunday morning. Little did anyone know that this important chore would change his life forever. Every week, he would walk to the church tower and climb hundreds upon hundreds of…

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Time Capsules: Commentary – Million-Dollar Watches Sold

Signed Breguet et Fils, No. 2667, sold in August 1814 to Mr Garcias of London for 5,000 francs, this rare 18-karat gold precision watch contains two movements within the area of a single plate, both with going barrels, fully jewelled, straight line calibrated lever escapements with divided lift and straight pallets. Estimated to sell for…

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Off the Cuff: Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Watches

The perpetual calendar timepieces, as well as annual calendars, are a specialty of watchmaking legend Patek Philippe. This stunning masterpiece, Ref, 5496P,  is a mechanical self-winding watch housing the caliber 324S QR  with retrograde perpetual calendar. It is meticulously built in alluring platinum to offer retrograde date hand in an elegant arch around the dial.…

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