Category: Patek Philippe

Why are Swiss Watches Prized?

Categories: Audermars Piguet, Blancpain, Breitling, Doxa, Girard-Perregaux, Hublot, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Movado, Omega, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Patek Philippe, Piaget, Richard Mille, Rolex, Swatch, Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia, TAG Heuer, Ulysse Nardin, Vacheron Constantin, Zenith

Swiss watches are at the peak of the industry. Why? Because almost every important innovation in wristwatch technology was born in Switzerland, including the first water-proof watch, the first chronograph, the first automatic, the first quartz watch, the first featuring … Read More

What Is the Geneva Seal?

Categories: Glossary & Terms, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Patek Philippe, Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia, Vacheron Constantin, Watchmaking

The Geneva Seal was created in 1886 to identify timepieces built following Geneva, Switzerland’s traditional watchmaking standards. To receive the coveted Geneva Seal, a watch movement previously had to meet 12 strict quality criteria—ranging from materials to finishing—and it had … Read More

6 Reasons Why Patek Philippe and Rolex Hold Their Value Better Than Other Watches

Categories: Other, Patek Philippe, Rolex, Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia, Watch & Celebrities, Watch & Sports, Watch Advertising

There’s an old adage that the minute you drive a new car off the lot, it depreciates instantly. The same is true of fine Swiss watches. But not all watches are created equal and some hold their value and even … Read More

Rare Patek Philippe Ref. 5016 Sold for $791K at Geneva Watch Auction

Categories: Antiquorum, Auctions, Patek Philippe

Antiquorum, the world’s leading watch auction house held it’s “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces” in Geneva on November 10th. More than 600 timepieces sold for $8.34 million USD. The top sale was the Patek Philippe Ref. 5016 Tourbillon Minute Repeater … Read More

Patek Philippe Sets New Record for Most Expensive Watch on Amazon.com

Categories: Patek Philippe, Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia, Zenith

We’ve had some fun in the past having a look at the most expensive watches on Amazon.com. When we last checked the a Zenith took top honors. But now there’s a new king of the watch hill.  The Patek Philippe … Read More

The Patek Philippe Nautilus Chrono 5980R-1 Now Comes in a Striking Rose Gold

Categories: Baselworld, Patek Philippe, Swiss Watch News, Watch Reviews

Patek Philippe relaunched the discontinued two-tone Nautilus variant at Baselworld last week. Rather than traditional gold and stainless steel, the ref. 5980R-1 features rose gold. The entire bracelet is made of solid rose gold making it a heavy watch with real … Read More

Another Look from Inside Baselworld 2013

Categories: Baselworld, Hublot, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Patek Philippe, Rolex, Swatch

As Baselworld 2013 kicks into high gear, one of the real stars of the show is the stunning new Exhibition Hall where most of the action is happening. We previously posted photos from Day 1 of the annual watch extravaganza. Here’s … Read More

Antiquorum to Auction off Exceptional Watches in New York City

Categories: Antiquorum, Auctions, Audermars Piguet, Patek Philippe

Antiquorum is offering up some exceptional timepieces at its April 10th event in New York City. The ”Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces” auction will feature some extraordinary watches, highlighted by a rare Patek Philippe Ref. 1518 (pictured above) that was manufactured … Read More

Swiss Watches and the Grey Market

Categories: Omega, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Patek Philippe, Rolex, Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia

What is the grey market and why does it exist? There are many authorized dealers who simply can’t afford to inventory the minimums required by their watchmaking company partners. So they sell-off their excess inventory to the so-called grey market, … Read More

Breguet Edges Out Patek Philippe for Top ‘Brand Status’ Honors

Categories: Breguet, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Patek Philippe, Rolex, Swiss Watch News

The Luxury Institute, a New York-based think tank, says Breguet ranks highest in its annual luxury watch brand status survey of participants earning at least $200,000 per year with a minimum of $5 million in net worth. Patek Philippe finished … Read More