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  1. You need not be a serious, well-informed watch collector to know that Patek Philippe reigns supreme as the producer most serious collectors pursue. Even in the world of collectible pocket watches—a...
  2. Chuck Agnoff’s retirement was short-lived. To celebrate both his 60th birthday and his retirement, Agnoff’s wife gave him a gold Rolex, which Agnoff loved for its aesthetics and craftsmanship but...
  3. When Swiss designers Bruno Belamich and Carlos Rosillo launched the Bell & Ross ( www.bellross.com ) timepiece brand in 1992, they did so, as Rosillo explains, to pay tribute to the military,...
  4. The German-made Buben & Zörweg Grand Collector Inbuilt ( www.buben-zorweg.com ) watch cabinet is equipped with an array of locks and other security devices, but it also employs an unusual...
  5. The ladies’ Chopard Imperiale Tourbillon Full Set ( www.chopard.com ) showcases the Swiss brand’s jewelling and watchmaking specialties. The movement, a version of Chopard’s L.U.C. tourbillon...
  6. While not everyone appreciates Le Corbusier’s brand of modernism (the architect once advocated razing the center of Paris to build high-rises), few could find fault with the watches Girard-Perregaux...
  7. “When I see today’s designs,” notes Osvaldo Patrizzi, "I say, ‘What is the news?’" Patrizzi, a watch expert and the CEO of Geneva-based Patrizzi & Co. Auctioneers, speaks for many of those who...
  8. Incessant intercontinental travel is a fact of life that separates our generation from those previous. So is the global economy. Even if you do not tend to travel much, chances are you will want to...
  9. At this year’s Baselworld fair, the annual Swiss event where many of the world’s top watch brands present their novelties, a recognized and discerning watch collector was spotted admiring one of the...
  10. Never has so much been performed by so many for so few. This perversion of Winston Churchill’s famous summary of the Battle of Britain could well be applied to watchmaking’s most elite plane, the art...

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