In 2015, Patek-Philippe launched the 5524G-001, known as the “Pilot’s Watch.” Although it housed Patek’s “travel-time” complication, borrowed from the Aquanaut, it was labeled and placed within the family of “Calatrava,” most likely due to its more “simple” case design.
I’d like to talk about what is perhaps THE most sought-after wristwatch on the market today, Patek-Philippe’s Nautilus. Much has been written about this model and its links to another steel watch, but to understand how we got where we are today with this model and its extended family, we need to go back further in time.
Since Patek-Philippe re-introduced their world time wristwatch in the year 2000, the cult-status of this complication has reached dizzying heights, as evidenced by watch auctions over the last 2 decades. But what really climbs the charts are the enamel and cloisonne enamel dials that reach the auction block. Why is that? And what makes them so special?
1957 was also the year that the watch brand with the world’s highest revenue, Omega, released their iconic Speedmaster wrist watch. It, too, was big, beautiful and built to record speed
Humanity’s urge to explore has led us to the farthest reaches of the globe…and beyond. But no explorer is complete without the proper tools for the mission. Whether it be extreme temperatures, altitudes, or depths, every adventurer needs a watch that can withstand the most extreme elements. Here are the 4 watches that have gone […]
Luxury timepieces are marvels of craftmanship, accurate to within a minute or less per month. But it wasn’t until 1969, with the appearance of quartz watches, that personal timepieces operated with such accuracy. And to be set accurately, there must be a trustworthy standard against which to measure. Timekeeping has a long history stretching back […]
Leading timepiece dealer hosts new online video series for luxury watch enthusiasts ORLANDO, Fla. (August 1, 2019) – DavidSW, a leading buyer and seller of authentic timepieces, is proud to announce the launch of a new online video series for luxury watch enthusiasts: Split Secondz. Hosted by Christian “Chris” Modeste, an international expert in luxury […]
It’s easy to build a list of legendary watch models—the Omega Speedmaster, the Rolex Daytona, the Patek Phillippe Calatrava, to name a few. But rarely does a watch movement enjoy the same iconic status as the watch itself. Enter the Zenith El Primero automatic chronograph caliber. Introduced in 1969, El Primero has maintained its status […]
Talk to some people about their luxury watch, and suddenly they become a horological expert. These are the men and women who have invested a great deal of time and energy learning about the world of luxury timepieces. It makes sense: if you love cars, you learn about cars. If you love watches, you learn […]