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  • Paolo Gobbi

    A chat with Aurel Bacs from Phillips , who leads us behind the scenes of one of the most anticipated watch event of the year, with highlights from the inaugural New York evening auction. And, of course, talks about the record-breaking Paul Newman's "Paul Newman" Cosmograph Daytona, hammered for $17,752,500 – the most expensive wristwatch ever sold.

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  • Cosmo Papaleo

    A little over a week ago, an extraordinary horology event took place in the Big Apple: the sale of the Paul Newman's Rolex Daytona. A group of cinema students gave tribute to the watch community drawing up a fictional story dedicated to an everlasting passion. Directed by Cosmo Papaleo - Actors Daniele Sartori and Erica Zambelli - Screenplay by Fabrizio Giovanardi - Director of Photography David Di Tullio - Operator Niccolò Di Lallo - Scenography by Nelly Ambrose - First Assistant Operator Marco Marulli - Film Editor Cosmo Papaleo - Makeup Artist Giorgia Melillo - GENTLE REC Production - Executive Productor: Pucci Papaleo Editons, Rome/Italy

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  • Paolo Gobbi

    Contemporary Watch Portraits by Fabio Santinelli taken from Daytona Perpetual Book

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  • Mr. A
    A vintage enthusiast and watch geek, makes his first contribution with his very personal unconventional in-depth review and photographic report
    Editorial Team Photography: Feat. Naomi Ornstein

    “Hello, World”

    This is the first sentence a machine said to us non-machines. The following article is not your conventional report. The pictures are not perfect, the lighting is at times a little off, the focus is not always on point, but neither is life. I have grown to love the unpredictable nature of film photography. When I decide to press the trigger, I am physically exposing light onto a special film giving birth to what you see here. I am attracted by the ​realness of it. I do not know what’s going to come out and there ain’t no second chances. And to me that is so much more special than any perfectly taken and edited picture seen online. There are already enough people and blogs doing that, and I thought it’d be cool to do something different, something a tad more ​real.

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  • Paolo Gobbi
    Courtesy of A. Lange & Söhne

    Unveiled in 2009, the A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk gave time a new face with a mechanical jumping numerals display. Now, one more model enters the successful and unconventionally designed watch family: the Zeitwerk Decimal Strike  featuring an acoustic time indication.

     The Zeitwerk Decimal Strike makes time audible in a new way: its striking mechanism sounds every 10 minutes. The case of this timepiece, limited to an edition of 100 pieces, is carved out of honey gold as used exclusively by Lange.
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    Naomi Ornstein
    Courtesy of SIHH 2017

    From Monday January 16th to Friday 20th, the Salon International de la Haute Horologerie opened its doors, also referred to by insiders as the SIHH, which took place at Geneva’s Palaexpo. The first horological exhibition of the year has definitely lived up to expectations: many were the new novelties – greatly appreciated by both collectors and enthusiasts, and perfectly matching the Italian gusto and lifestyle.

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  • Paolo Gobbi
    Courtesy of Patek Philippe

    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.

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  • Paolo Gobbi

    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.

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  • Paolo Gobbi
    Photos Courtesy of Chanel

    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.

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