Patek Philippe

Amid global currency swings, geopolitical issues in Europe and the Middle East, and China’s clampdown on luxury gift giving, retail sales of high-end timepieces are taking a hit. The secondary watch...
On December 5, 1766, James Christie held his first auction in London. Two hundred and fifty years later, the house he founded is helping to celebrate that extraordinary milestone with a trio of watch...
A Patek Philippe Reference 1518 just made horologic history when it fetched more than $11.1 million at the Geneva Watch Auction: Four presented by Phillips in association with Bacs and Russo on...
Paul Boutros has been fascinated by timepieces ever since he laid eyes on an IWC Portofino at age 10 (“Love at first sight,” he says). The head of the Americas for Phillips Watches and a specialist...
Patek Philippe and Robb Report presented a live webcast showcasing 12 premier minute-repeater timepieces on August 30, watch collectors and cognoscenti from around the world had a virtual front-row...
This year’s cold-weather styles are here. We’ve carefully dug through the trends, selected our favorites for their handcraftsmanship and artisanal attention to detail, and paired them together for...
On August 30, connoisseurs of haute horology will be able to view several of the world’s finest examples of the craft as Patek Philippe and Robb Report collaborate on a live webcast presentation of...
A timepiece whose precision is matched only by its beauty, a Patek Philippe World Time wristwatch from 1949 will highlight Sotheby’s Important Watches auction in New York City on June 8. The very...
To most people, complication implies a difficulty. In the world of mechanical watchmaking, however, the word connotes something far richer: A timepiece complication is any function that does more...
Baselworld, the weeklong luxury-watch fair that concluded March 24 in Basel, Switzerland, saw a dip in attendance this year. But what the show lacked in crowds it made up for with a modest but...
Happy February 29. Glued to the Gregorian calendar as we are, today is that extra date that falls every four years to make up for the fact that the earth’s orbit of the sun does not perfectly match...
In early December, the Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet welcomed clients, press, and celebrity friends of the brand to a “winter wonderland” at its new boutique on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills —...
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Ingenuity and dexterity mark the evolution of Patek Philippe’s split-seconds chronographs. “The difficulty in building split-seconds chronographs is right here,” says David Bonilla, Patek Philippe’s...
The first themed Christie’s Watch auction in the U.S. and the first dedicated to the Speedmaster.
The two back-to-back auctions will offer hundreds of unique designs.
On June 10, Sotheby’s New York will bring an impressive selection of timepieces to the auction block in for its Important Watches Including the Titanium Collection sale.
The new Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph is the first watch in the company’s 38-year-old Nautilus collection to include both GMT and chronograph functionality.
The career of Sandrine Stern, design director at Patek Philippe , spans a period when the traditional Geneva manufacturer transformed itself into a viable, if not enviable, maker of women’s watches...
Harkening back to days when leading Swiss brands would often produce watches in conjunction with major retailers, Patek Philippe is celebrating its unusually long association with Tiffany & Co...
Michael Safdie’s noteworthy collection of rare Patek Philippe timepieces began with a dream for just one watch—the Golden Ellipse. With its elliptical shape, blue sunburst dial, and gold applied hour...
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...

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