Patek Philippe

Movement Finishing in Modern High Grade Fine Watchmaking
Movement Finishing in Modern High Grade Fine Watchmaking

Of all the crafts associated with fine watchmaking, there’s none more fundamental, none which really defines what fine watchmaking ...

The Patek Philippe 5102 Sky Moon Celestial
The Patek Philippe 5102 Sky Moon Celestial

There are a lot of superlatives thrown around rather loosely in the world of luxury watchmaking, but every now and then a watch comes alo...

December Auction Report
December Auction Report

Auctions in December are always a little elegiac in feel — it’s the end of the year, the days have gotten shorter, and nighttime co...

Jack’s Picks: Classically Sized Watches
Jack’s Picks: Classically Sized Watches

The so-called dress watch has been under attack as a category of watchmaking at least since the early 1970s, when the first stainless ste...

Jack’s Picks: The Astonishing World of Horological Gem-Setting
Jack’s Picks: The Astonishing World of Horological Gem-Setting

There is among watch enthusiasts a tendency to dismiss gem-set watches as purely decorative objects whose primary function is to act as a...

The Patek Philippe Ten Day Tourbillon Is An Inside Baseball Home Run
The Patek Philippe Ten Day Tourbillon Is An Inside Baseball Home Run

A possibly perfect pure expression of the art of the tourbillon, from Patek Philippe. The origin story of the tourbillon isn’t qu...

Astronomy and Watchmaking
Astronomy and Watchmaking

Astronomical displays are rare, technical complications, and in recent years they’ve become part of the core expertise of independent bra...

Patek Philippe: Highlights, Trends, and Predictions in 2022
Patek Philippe: Highlights, Trends, and Predictions in 2022

For the first time, Patek Philippe unveiled its new watches in Geneva at Watches & Wonders in 2022 — the home city of the brand and t...

The Many Forms of the Moon Phase Complication
The Many Forms of the Moon Phase Complication

Moon complications can be poetic, technical, or both. The Moon itself may never change, but it hasn’t stopped captivating watchmakers—and...

Collecting Together with Josh Wright
Collecting Together with Josh Wright

For those with a passion for well-made things, the obsession lies not only in how an object is made but why it came to be made that way. ...

Reference Refresh: The Modern Calatrava
Reference Refresh: The Modern Calatrava

With Patek Philippe’s Calatrava turning 90 in 2022, the time is ripe to look back on an icon of classic Fine Watchmaking that’s been almo...

The History of Time: The Return of Czapek
The History of Time: The Return of Czapek

Many legacy watchmaking brands attempt to make a comeback, but few manage to pull it off. Czapek has become one of the most resounding su...

In The Details: The Case for Tonneau Cases
In The Details: The Case for Tonneau Cases

The vast majority of watches are round—quite simply because that’s the shape of their main component, the wheel. In addition to this prac...

Collecting Together with Gauthier Borsarello
Collecting Together with Gauthier Borsarello

Put ten collectors in a room and ask them why they collect and you’ll get ten very different answers. Some spend their lives searching fo...

Understanding Watch Jewels
Understanding Watch Jewels

In a watch movement, there are many different features such as a balance spring, movement plate and bridges. Jewels are an important part...

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