Tutorials and educational guides and information about watches and how they work, or about what you need to know about a watch.

Hands On With Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Planetarium Poetic Complication Watch

Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Planetarium watch.

Very few watch brands – perhaps fewer than a handful – have the ability to offer the universe on the wrist. Sure, some offer the world, a globe, multi-hemispheres, the stars and even complete constellations – but just the upper echelon can bring an actual mechanical planetarium to the wrist. Van Cleef & Arpels is…

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Bulgari Unveils Two Record-Setting Watches at Baselworld 2018: Octo Finissimo Automatic Tourbillon and Diva Finissima Minute Repeater

Baselworld 2018: Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic Tourbillon watch sets new record

Yesterday on my Perfect Timing column on Forbes.com,  I broke the news about the record-setting Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic Tourbillon watch that again established records for ultra-thin watches. However, Bulgari has also set a record for the world’s thinnest ultra-thin minute repeater for women with the bejeweled Octo Finissima Minute Repeater. Bulgari Octo Finnisimo Automatic…

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Patek Philippe Unveils Half-Million-Dollar Ref. 5531R World Time Minute Repeater At BaselWorld 2018

Patek Philippe Ref. 5531R World Time Minute Repeater watch unveiled at Baselworld 2018.

Last year for its July Grand Exhibition in New York, Patek Philippe unveiled an amazing USA-exclusive watch that left many non-American clients incredibly jealous: Ref. 5531 New York Special Edition. With a patented movement, the watch became the first ever minute repeater to chime the time in any city on the world time chapter ring. Now, for…

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Simple Education: Easy Guide To Understanding a Perpetual Calendar

Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Complet Calendar Excellence Platine

We often get reader comments and questions about a variety of complications. While we understand that many of our readers are avid watch collectors, some are also novices. As such, we are implementing a monthly “Simple Education” column that will offer an easy guide to a variety of complexities in watchmaking. If you’re advanced, no need to continue, but if you want…

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Phillips To Auction $3Million+ Rolex Cosmograph Daytona “The Unicorn” Ref. 6265

Unique white gold Rolex Daytona, "The Unicorn" Ref. 6265 goes up for Auction with Phillips

What may well be the only known vintage Rolex Cosmograph Daytona in 18-karat white gold with white gold bracelet, “The Unicorn”  Reference 6265, is going up for auction by Phillips in Association with Bacs and Russo.  It is estimated to sell for more than $3 million.  This makes the first time this extremely rare  watch…

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Hands On With The Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Memovox (Price, Original Pictures)

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Memovox watch

During SIHH 2018, we broke the news that Jaeger-LeCoultre has unveiled an entirely new watch collection, Polaris, inspired by the Memovox Polaris line from 1968 that is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The entire series takes its design cues from the past, but with updated styling and message. While there are five key models…

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