Patek Philippe

Watch Brands Confront a Risky Business: The Secondhand Market

About four years ago, Maximilian Büsser, founder of the boutique watch brand MB&F, bought his wife a 1970s Rolex Air-King for $2,500 on the website Chrono24. When it arrived, he was dismayed (though perhaps not shocked) to learn that he’d been conned.<p>“The crown was not original, the dial was not …

Watches

Stormzy and Maya Jama Are Changing the Face of London’s Music Scene

Park Chinois, an absurdly over-the-top Chinese restaurant in Mayfair, London’s most chichi neighborhood, is exactly the kind of place you expect to find your average celebrities and wannabes. So it is very much not the kind of place true originals like grime superstar Stormzy, 24, and his …

Culture

The Story of Paul Newman’s Rolex Daytona, the Most Expensive Watch Ever Sold

If your daughter’s boyfriend spent the summer at your cottage and helped you rebuild a treehouse, you might reward him with a cold six-pack and a pat …

For Men

Hands-On - Patek Philippe 5396R Annual Calendar Blue Dial (Specs & Price)

<b>Since its introduction in 2006, the Patek Philippe 5396 Annual Calendar is amongst the most classical options in the brand’s collection. It offers a</b> …

Watches

The Zenith Defy Lab Highlights Technology That Could Change Future Watchmaking | Quill & Pad

by Elizabeth Doerr<p>Have you gotten into a new auto lately? Have you noticed how much of it drives itself? If so, then you probably understand that a …

Watches

WIRED Weekender: 10 stories you may have missed this week

The WIRED Weekender is an eclectic weekly digest containing highlights of the most important, interesting and unusual stories we've published during …

GDPR

Kenya:Uhuru Adds Sh800k Toy to His Rich Collection

[Nairobi News] President Uhuru Kenyatta has added another toy to his already rich collection of wrist watches.

Africa

Cardi B Struggling To Trust Offset Again Amid Baby Drama: ‘Not Sure Relationship Will Survive’

Cardi B and Offset are still together after his cheating scandal, but it hasn’t been smooth sailing. She is ‘struggling with trust issues,’ …

Relationships

Patek Philippe 5960/1A Annual Calendar Chronograph Steel Watch With Black Dial Hands-On

Back in 2014, Patek Philippe announced that the Chronograph Annual Calendar 5960 watch would be newly available in steel, in a move that makes sense …

Watches

This is where Patek Philippe develops the watches of the future

It could be any old drab-looking office block, possibly a building affiliated with the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, the leading …

Watches

The 10 Most Popular Posts on WatchTime in 2017

<i>As we approach the end of 2017 and prepare for a new year of watch releases in 2018, we wanted to take a look back at some of the most noteworthy</i> …

Watches

Give Me Five! All 5 Of Patek Philippe’s Advanced Research Limited Editions

Silicon, long in use as a material in the electronics industry, has many advantages for mechanical watchmaking: it is 60 percent harder and 70 …

Watches

Year In Review

It's been a pretty crazy year here at HODINKEE. We've designed some awesome products, met some incredible people, brought on some new team members, …

Watches

Celestial Complications: Six Noteworthy Calendar and Moon Phase Watches from 2017

<i>As we approach the end of 2017 and prepare for a new year of watch releases in 2018, we wanted to take a look back at some of the most noteworthy</i> …

Watches

Patek Collectors: Ahmed Rahman, His Nautilus and Then Some

Revolution's sister magazine — The Rake speaks to Ahmed Rahman about his favourite watches, his love for Patek Philippe and just what makes the Swiss …

Watches

Appreciating Skeleton Watches With Patek Philippe, Graff, Angelus, Armin Strom And Piaget | Quill & Pad

<p>by Martin Green<p>One of the most breathtaking movies I have ever watched is the true-life story <i>The Walk</i> in which Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as …

Watches

From a Japanese Independent Watchmaker to Speedy Tuesday – The Top 10 Stories of 2017

Being just days away from the New Year, it’s time to look at the year gone by and take stock of what has happened on SJX Watches.We’ve profiled many …

Watches

The Digital Economy is Transforming Retail Watch Sales

The digital economy may radically transform your next watch purchase sooner than you think.<p>In January, when Omega announced the sale of its …

For Men

Six Dive Watches that Made a Splash in 2017

<i>As we approach the end of 2017 and prepare for a new year of watch releases in 2018, we wanted to take a look back at some of the most noteworthy</i> …

Watches

Part One

1 / 11<p>Our annual Rakes of the Year list is bigger than ever for 2017, with a number of luminaries in the sartorial, horological and cigar worlds …

Savile Row

The Annual Calendar Mechanism is Truly a Modern Movement

The annual calendar complication proliferates a little faster than expected.<p>Of all the extra functions that can be added to a basic wristwatch, the …

For Men

What Makes Rolex so Successful? Here Are Nine Reasons

<b>Rolex</b> is viewed by many as the Number One among major Swiss watch manufacturers. Why? Rüdiger Bucher, Editorial Director at WatchTime’s German sister …

Watches

Haute Time's Favorite Watches Of 2017 Part II

2017 was a good year when it comes to watches. As we already discovered a few of Haute Time’s favorite watches of this year in Part I, there were …

Watches

What Makes Patek Philippe Watches so Valuable? Seven Reasons for the Brand's Success

<b>Patek Philippe</b> is generally regarded as the top brand among all major Swiss watch manufacturers. Why is this true? Rüdiger Bucher, Editorial Director …

Watches

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Rolex Sky-Dweller<p>The functionality of the Rolex Sky-Dweller makes a minimal impact on the brand’s renowned design.<p>Photo: Courtesy Rolex<p>Patek …

For Men

Pawnbroker To The Billionaires: Why The Super-Rich And Famous Love This Man's Pawn Shop

The Dina Collection looks right at home on an upscale, tree-lined Beverly Hills shopping block, nestled between a “premium” ice cream parlor and a bikini shop. Every day dozens of customers shuffle into the pristine store to peruse its selection of Cartier bracelets, Hermès Birkin bags and Patek …

Wealth

Buying Watches On-Line: Pros and Cons

Are you buying watches on-line or rather do it the old school way? Just over a month ago, I visited the Dubai Watch Week (<b>here’s my report</b>) and one …

Watches

Sotheby's To Sell Incredible Single-Owner Collection Of Unique Pateks, Including A TITANIUM Sky Moon Tourbillon And The First Split-Seconds, Ever

One of the most interesting parts of our job is witnessing horological history change. Of course, we're not talking anything earth shattering here …

Watches

Just Because: Five Totally Crazy Watches You Probably Forgot About

Over the years, we have seen some pretty crazy stuff in the watch industry. We've seen ups and downs, crazy sales and crazy prices, flips and flops, …

Watches

Swatch Sistem51 Hodinkee Vintage 84: a proper mechanical watch for less than £120

For years, Swatch watches have been regarded as affordable timepieces for people who are more interested in good design than complex mechanics.<p>More …

Watches