Just A Little Bit Of History
The year 1976 was in the middle of a decade characterized by social, economic, political, and cultural upheavals. Growing affluence freed leisure time for sports, travel to faraway places, cultural interests, and intellectual discourse. People worked to live rather than living to work. Philippe Stern was a typical representative of this generation.
In 1932, his grandfather Charles, along with brother Jean, acquired Patek Philippe, a respected watchmaking company. In 1976, Henri Stern was president of the family-run enterprise, and his son Philippe, who already held an executive position, was poised to succeed him. It was the right time for a showpiece, so he decided to launch a sports wristwatch for the first time in the 137-year history of the manufacture. In close collaboration with Gérald Genta, one of the most gifted watch designers of the 20th century, an innovative timepiece began to take shape: the Nautilus Ref. 3700/1A.
An exclusive interview in the magnificent setting of Palazzo Colonna with President Carlo Lamprecht. Getting through the history of the Helvetic organization, speaking about its contribution and what it represents in horology world, as well as sharing with us his insights of this GPHG 2016 Edition in Rome.CONTINUE >>
Portfolio of Images
The identical twin-book version of Macro - Portfolio of Images taken from Vacheron Constantin, yet featuring the same superlative level of excellence.
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Making the ordinary extraordinary. A massive volume handcrafted with the same techniques used in the manufacture of the most important and exclusive watches.
The Presidential Rolex
An impressive collection of breathtaking photographs portraying over 160 extraordinary Day-Date timepieces, some of which insanely rare and unique models.
An incomparable publication created to showcase the world’s most outstanding collection of Rolex Daytonas, dated from the Sixties to the present day production.
The Miniature Book
The glamorous world of the Daytona in the palm of one's hand. All the captivating appeal of the Rolex sports icon encompassed in a sophisticated miniature version.
The history of the Rolex chronographs told throughout stunning photographs illustrating the most important examples built between the Thirties to the Nineties.
New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Paris: this is Chanel’s world Grand Tour for the launch of its last ladies’ timepiece: the J12 XS.
A small, tiny timepiece, exhibiting a diameter of just 19 millimeters but enough to encapsulate all the magic and the complexity of a collection that has become a cult watch. The name of the watch, XS, is a play on the initials that stand for its “extra-small” size, as well as for the whimsical word “excess”, that perfectly renders the extraordinary side of a watch model that brings into question all the beliefs that many – perhaps too many – people had about contemporary ladies’ timepieces.CONTINUE >>
An Insider Talk with Wulf Schütz On What Makes the Global Vintage Watch Market So Interesting From an Equity Investor Perpective, the Most Desired Icon Models, and the Current State of the Vintage and Contemporary Horology WorldCONTINUE >>
The history of Vacheron Constantin described throughout a portfolio version of 50 artistic images, capable by themselves to portray the design, the originality and the great attention to detail of the renowned Geneva-based Watch Manufacturer.
The constant pursuit for uniqueness shaped up our portfolio series released in two different formats: the massive Macro, a master coffee table book; and the Micro, featuring a more traditionally-shaped handy library design yet reflecting the same level of excellence.CONTINUE >>
The Tudor Heritage line rolls out one of the most incredibly successful and affordable collection of dive watches produced today. The newest Black Bay, unveiled in Baselworld 2016, is dressed in bronze livery and inherits the general lines, as well as the dial and domed crystal, from the very first Tudor diving watches. It features the particularly prominent winding crown from the fam ous 7924 reference of 1958, known as Big Crown.
It borrows the characteristic angular hands, known as snowflake, from the watches delivered in large quantities to the French National Navy in the 1970s. The drilled holes on the side of the lugs and their particularly pronounced chamfering can be added to the list of notable historic design elements adopted in this new model.
A book crafted with the same techniques used in the manufacture of the most important and exclusive watches
Not all the watches are – luckily – the same. Same can be said of books, as well. Or rather, it would be better to say that some watches are just like some books: industrially made series products, all basically alike.CONTINUE >>
There is a kind of magic with some objects that makes them stand out, which governs its fortune and stardom with the public, and even more with consumers all over the world. It is a magic mixture of marketing, product, coincidence and destiny that can modify the nature of what we buy or use, making it unique. This is what happened to a timepiece which over a 50-year life span has transformed its own essence: in the beginning it was a chronograph, today it is unquestionably ‘the Daytona’.CONTINUE >>
What if everything that happens in our life was already written following a precise predetermined path? Emotions would likely be the first to fade away.. If so, daily life would definitely be sad and dull. Luckily, it is not our world. The world we live in is made of energy, vitality, curiosity, research, but above all adrenaline.CONTINUE >>