For 2013, the aBlogtoWatch watch gift guide will take the form of an editor’s and contributor’s wish list. Some of the editorial team has gone ahead and chosen a few of the timepieces from last year that are really high on their list. These are mostly newer watches, but ones that should be available for purchase now. So for this holiday season you’ll get a good idea of what we’ve personally wanted, and we didn’t include crazy stuff that no one can get, even if they could afford it.
Topic | Patek Philippe
Every year watch lovers and collectors in the Midwest look forward to the Watch Fair at Wixon Jewelers in Minneapolis, MN. The event brings together some of the top Swiss watch brands under one roof to offer special pricing and display an extended selection of these highly revered collections…
Christie’s, the renowned auction house, will have yet another “Important Watches” auction event in Geneva on November 11, 2013. Here in New York, I personally received a special preview. I was excited when my good friend, John Reardon (Senior Vice-President, Head of Christie’s New York Watch Department), invited me to today’s preview event.
To kick off October, we check out the biggest winners and losers of the Only Watch 2013 charity auction. We also check out new watches from MB&F, Hublot and Panerai and also listen to what John Mayer has to say about watch collecting.
Major auctioneer Christie’s is currently running their first ever “online-only auction,” “The Essential Watch Collection” These days, we’re all accustomed to researching watches online, and then, very likely also buying them online. Major auctioneers have for a long time been trying to get a piece of the “eBay pie,” and the plan is to approach the sale of vintage watches online by offering a curated, safe environment where watches are vetted by professionals and available through a trusted source…
Yesterday in Monaco the Only Watch 2013 auction was held and the results are in. The event is meant to raise money for a medical charity, to which 100% of the proceeds go. Each of the watches submitted are totally unique and donated by the participating brands. People get very interested in the results, as it is not only a sign of the economy when it comes to Monaco’s wealthy elite…
Welcome to “My First Grail Watch,” a new interview series on aBlogtoWatch that explores the first major timepiece lusted after by important people in the watch industry. Today, we’re hearing from Hartmut Kraft, president of Maurice Lacroix North America.
In this edition’s roundup, we check out a mix of sports and dress watches including a hardy Bell & Ross chronograph, two affordable dive watches, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, Patek Philippe’s new Gondolo watch and Corum’s latest releases at Baselworld. We also discuss the pros and cons of buying from a retail shop and online, and also visit Audemars Piguet’s Singapore service center.
Welcome to “My First Grail Watch,” a new interview series on aBlogtoWatch that explores the first major timepiece lusted after by important people in the watch industry. Today, we’re hearing from Roland G. Murphy, the man behind Pennsylvania’s RGM.
Gondolo is a historic name in the Patek Philippe family made popular by a few recent timepieces of the last decade or so. For 2013 a technically beautiful new version of the Ref. 5200 Gondolo arrives with the Swiss brand’s lovely (deep breath) in-house made caliber 28-20 REC 8J IRM C J manually wound movement…
In the seventh edition of our bi-weekly roundup, we listen to nine Patek Philippe minute repeaters, check out Ball’s prototype annual calendar watch, visit the Montblanc Villeret manufacture and more.
In the sixth edition of our bi-weekly roundup, we revisit Baselworld 2013, tour the Patek Philippe manufacture, check out a cracked Panerai and get upclose with the new Grand Seiko 44GS watch.
In the fifth edition of our bi-weekly roundup, we check out Patek Philippe’s new Sky Moon tourbillon watch, the latest Vianney Halter masterpiece, learn about Rolex’s history, find out the truth of replica watches, take a look at Seiko high beat movements and take a lesson on the care and feeding about mechanical watches.
Earlier this week, Patek Philippe announced that they have produced a follow up to their most complicated watch ever, the ref 5002 Sky Moon Tourbillon. The new Sky Moon Tourbillon model, reference 6002G, offers a more elaborated packaging of the 13 complications included in the reference 5002 Sky Moon.
The Only Watch 2013 charity watch auction which occurs every other year in Monaco is coming up in September of 2013. aBlogtoWatch has created a full list (that we will update as more watches for the auction are released) of all the piece unique (one-of-a-kind) timepieces that will be offered at the event.
When I hear the name “Calatrava” I think of Patek Philippe, and when I think about Patek Philippe I think about tradition. Tradition in the sense of a watch means a lot of things. It usually implies timeless design, and often a retention of values that your father or grandfather would have probably recognized.
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