Baselworld Blues: Did Fair Mismanagement Cause Its Demise?

Baselworld 2019

  Well it’s been a hell of a week for Baselworld. Not only did Rolex, Patek Philippe, Chopard, Chanel and Tudor — the main anchor brands of the annual fair — exit the show, but also, as of today, the last key “main hall” brands owned by the LVMH Group — TAG Heuer, Hublot and…

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Six ‘Only Watch 2019’ Watches With Big Experiences Built In For The Winning Bidder

Only Watch 2019 Hublot

This year, not only are top Swiss watch brands offering one-of-a-kind watches for the Only Watch 2019 auction to benefit charity (held on November 9), but also six of them are offering some pretty unique experiences to go with that winning bid. Meanwhile for the complete list of all 50 participating brands, check out our…

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Baselworld 2019: Patek Philippe Unveils New White Gold Chronograph Ref. 5172G

Patek Philippe, Ref. 5172G Chronograph as seen at Baselworld 2019

One of the first watches released by Patek Philippe at the show this year is the new white-gold-cased version of the Chronograph Ref. 5172G. This new version features a striking blue dial. It is an evolution of the first chronograph with a movement entirely developed and manufactured by Patek Philippe, Ref. 5170, that appeared in 2010.…

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Watch Review: The Truth About Patek Philippe’s New Twenty-4 Automatic Watches (Prices)

Patek Philippe Twenty-4 Automatic

Last week I had the distinct pleasure of joining Patek Philippe in Milan for the global launch of an all-new collection for women. Well, at least I thought it was an all-new collection for women. However, when the announcement was made, it was for the Twenty-4 Automatic. The brand has had the Twenty-4 collection for…

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Patek Philippe Ref. 5270 Grand Complication, And Wempe Jewelers, On ‘Billions’

Patek Philippe Ref. 5270 Perpetual Calendar Chronograph as unveiled at Baselworld 2018 and on the fourth episode of this season's Showtime series "Billions" -- shot at Wempe Jewelers.

For those who are avid television watches, and more importantly followers of the Showtime favorite Billions, if you were watching closely a couple of nights ago, you saw that a predecessor of one of the newest Patek Philippe watches unveiled at Baselworld 2018,  had a staring role in the show. The watch unveiled at Baselworld 2018, Ref. 5270…

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Patek Philippe Unveils Half-Million-Dollar Ref. 5531R World Time Minute Repeater At BaselWorld 2018

Patek Philippe Ref. 5531R World Time Minute Repeater watch unveiled at Baselworld 2018.

Last year for its July Grand Exhibition in New York, Patek Philippe unveiled an amazing USA-exclusive watch that left many non-American clients incredibly jealous: Ref. 5531 New York Special Edition. With a patented movement, the watch became the first ever minute repeater to chime the time in any city on the world time chapter ring. Now, for…

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