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Mission Impossible: Becoming a one-watch man

Our horological journey evolves and changes over time, as we ourselves evolve and change. Our tastes, interests, personal circumstances and depth of our pockets to fulfil the insatiable thirst are constantly changing. It’s only natural that our watch collection also changes. Not long ago I pondered whether I could be [...]
By |October 31st, 2017|Reviews|0 Comments

Grail #1: The Patek 5270G (001 to be specific)

Patek Philippe perpetual calendar chronographs are one of the most sought after and collectible timepieces. Famous pieces such as the Ref. 1518 and 2499′s commanding $1 million and above, it’s pretty easy to see why enthusiasts are so eager to seek Patek’s perpetual calendar chronographs. The 5270 succeeded from where the 5970 [...]
By |April 22nd, 2015|Guides|0 Comments

Baselworld 2015: It’s a wrap for another year!

Baselworld 2015 came and went pretty fast as it always does. This year, it appears that the attendance from the media was up, and slightly down from the retailers. What’s surprising though from other commentators is the suprising number of younger enthusiasts who visited this year, especially after the famed [...]
By |April 8th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Baselworld 2014: Patek Philippe’s surprises for the year

In 2013,rumours circulated that Patek Philippe would put an end to the production for their hugely popular 5960 watch that was the manufactures first in-house automatic chronograph. That was largely true until they officially announced that all precious metal versions of the 5960 annual calendar automatic chronograph, however they would introduce a [...]
By |April 2nd, 2014|News|0 Comments

Buy now while you can: Discontinued Patek Philippe’s

Speculation perhaps? From a reliable source it has been advised that Patek Philippe will look to stop manufacturing some of its iconic models, in particular the 5960 chronograph that has been around since 2006. Even the much loved 5170 and 5270 are on the chopping block. As with all good things, [...]
By |October 19th, 2013|News|0 Comments

We were so wrong: the Patek 5004T

A couple months ago we posted about the one-of-a-kind Patek 5004T and mentioned that it would be a great investment piece. We said that it would easily reach over $1 million at the Only Watch charity auction.Well, what did the hammer fall on? A little over $4 million. The anonymous buyer [...]
By |October 13th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Gerald Genta: the mastermind behind modern watch designs

You may have seen this man’s name before, Gerald Genta. He is the man behind the distinctive design of the Patek Philippe Nautilus, the AP Royal Oak, the IWC Ingenieur and numerous other watches. He even started his own watch brand with his name, a true testament to his long [...]
By |September 4th, 2013|Manufactures|0 Comments

John Mayer: a serious collector

John Mayer is another musical talent that is a serious watch collector. Putting aside all the controversy over the years, we’re big admirers of his watch collection. Let’s have a look into his collection and how it’s different/similar to Eric Clapton’s. John is a huge watch aficionado, so much so [...]
By |August 20th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Titanium Patek 5004T: A guaranteed investment piece

When Patek announced their entry into the Only Watch 2013 auctions, our jaws dropped. Ther Ref. 5004T is certainly a collector’s piece. A perpetual calendar with a titanium case is a rare combination. Only Watch is a charity auction that is held bi-yearly in Monaco with entries from numerous manufactures [...]
By |August 5th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Eric Clapton: a serious watch aficionado

Eric Clapton is not only a music legend, but also avid watch collector. He is best known for his collection of rare Patek Philippe and Rolex watches. Let’s take a look what some key pieces from the 3-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s collection. Apart from being one of [...]
By |July 8th, 2013|News|0 Comments