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Patek Philippe: news and reviews of Patek Philippe watches and Patek watches, including the Patek Philippe Calatrava, Patek Philippe Grand Complications, Patek Philippe Minute Repeater, and Patek Philippe 5970. A Patek Philippe watch is regarded as a luxury object to be bestowed to the next generation; vintage Patek Philippe watches, including many a Patek Philippe pocket watch, have fetched high prices at Patek watch auctions. You'll also find our database of Patek Philippe watches, prices included for all Patek watches.

Monochrome Monday: Reviewing the New Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph

Patek Philippe 5990 Nautilus

Just two years ago, Patek Philippe introduced a new Ref. 5980/1A with a white dial (for laymen: that’s the Nautilus Chronograph). We at Monochrome watches were a bit surprised to discover, at Baselworld 2014, that Patek has already discontinued the steel 5980/1A model  and replaced it with a steel Nautilus Chronograph with a second time zone, like the one in the Aquanaut Travel Time Ref. 5164. … [Read more...]

Watch Insider: My Top 10 Watches From Baselworld 2014

Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph

With Baselworld 2014 now passed, I have as usual assembled my personal list of favorite watches from the show. In the coming days and weeks, on Watch-Insider.com, I will publish lists that are more rational and technical than emotional, but for now, here are the top 10 watches from Baselworld that I most liked and would likely buy. … [Read more...]

Audio: Watch Insider Interviews 10 Watch-Brand VIPs at Baselworld 2014

Linz and Omega's Urquhart

Our "Watch Insider," Alexander Linz, had a busy Baselworld 2014, running around to photograph new products and interview some of the watch world's biggest movers and shakers. Below you'll find links to audio files of the interviews, conducted for WatchTime's sister blog, Watch-Insider.com. … [Read more...]

WatchTime E-Special: The Watch Cities of Switzerland

New York City (NY); Watchtime.com, the website of America’s best-selling watch magazine, WatchTime, has published a new E-Special: “The Watch Cities of Switzerland.” This downloadable e-special can be found here: http://watchtime-shop.com/specials/watchtime-e-special-the-watch-cities-of-switzerland.html This E-Special compiles four feature-length articles about four watchmaking cities in … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2014: Live Images of Patek’s New Booth

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2013 saw the debut of the newly remodeled Hall 1 at Baselworld, as well as new booths for most of the brands. So everyone noticed when Patek Philippe did not update their booth. The reason soon became clear - they were saving the new booth for this year, which marks the brand’s 175th birthday. Today is press day at Baselworld, and we have some quick live images of Patek’s new Baselworld HQ.   … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2014: 5 New Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronographs

Patek Philippe 5951P

In addition to its new Annual Calendar Chrono and Nautilus Travel Time Chrono (details here), Patek Philippe has also launched several line extensions of references with chronograph/perpetual calendar complications, which we saw today at Baselworld 2014. … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2014: New Watches From Patek Philippe (Updated with Live Photos)

Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph

It's Press Day at Baselworld 2014, and Patek Philippe has unveiled two new chronograph watches in steel cases, the Annual Calendar Chronograph, and the Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph (prices are included). … [Read more...]

Watch Insider: Patek Philippe to Unveil New Booth at Baselworld 2014

Patek Philippe New Booth - Baselworld 2014

Baselworld 2014 is almost upon us, and I have continued to preview new watches and cover other news on my blog, Watch-Insider.com. This week Patek Philippe, one of Baselworld's most popular exhibitors, announced that it will be debuting an all-new booth at the fair. … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: My Top 5 Gold Watches

Patek Philippe Nautilus Chrono - gold

You may have noticed that our "Fratello Friday" articles focus mainly on watches with stainless steel or titanium cases – and a select few with more exotic case materials such as forged carbon and bronze — and that we rarely cover gold watches. Not only can gold watches come off as too "flashy" for some, but they are also, of course, relatively expensive compared to their stainless-steel … [Read more...]

Back is Beautiful: 11 New Luxury Watch Wallpapers

Breitling for Bentley B05 Unitime

In WatchTime's March-April 2014 issue, on sale March 18, we present the latest edition in our popular series of "Back is Beautiful" photo features, which showcases fine mechanical watches that are as intriguing from the back as they are from the front. Click below to download these amazing original photos as wallpaper for your desktop. … [Read more...]

Feeling Blue: 17 Watches With Blue Dials and Straps

TAG Heuer 1887 Carrera Chronograph

One of the growing style trends seen in the watch world in the past few years — and on display at the watch shows in Switzerland and in the U.S. — is the blue-on-blue dial-strap combination. We took a look at watches unveiled at the 2013 watch fairs as well as watches released within recent years, and compiled a list of 17 timepieces from brands on the blue bandwagon. First unveiled at … [Read more...]

7 Rare Watches at Antiquorum’s 40th Anniversary Auction

Patek Philippe Ref5004J - Lot 236

Geneva-based Antiquorum Auctioneers turns 40 this year, and it is celebrating with an auction of “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces,” to be held at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, on Saturday, February 22. Among the highlights of the more than 250 timepieces on the block are a rare, steel Patek Philippe chronograph; a prototype Richard Mille tourbillon watch; and several vintage … [Read more...]

WatchTime.com’s Top 10 Watch Reviews and Tests of the Year

Rolex Milgauss

Watch Tests and Watch Reviews, all taken from the print edition of WatchTime magazine, are among our most popular features on Watchtime.com, so as 2013 comes to a close, we're looking back at the watches our readers were most excited to see us put to the test. Below we count down our most popular watch tests and watch reviews, ranked by page views. (Number One may surprise you.) Which was your … [Read more...]

The 10 Top Watches From Christie’s December Watch Auction

Rolex Padellone

Christie's New York closed a very successful season of watch auctions on December 17, with a 365-lot auction of "Important Watches" that achieved a total of $12,926,175, including a new auction record for the highest-selling timepiece, a Rolex reference 8171 "Padellone" in steel. Here are the top 10 sellers in Christie's year-ending watch auction. … [Read more...]

Watch Wallpaper: 8 Calendar Watches

Breitling Montbrillant Olympus

Throughout the holiday season, we've been featuring reviews of various types of calendar watches, culled from a feature in our December 2010 issue. We thought you might appreciate having access to Nik Schölzel's original photos of all seven of those watches from the original story, now available as wallpaper images for your desktop. … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: Top 10 Chronograph Movements, Part 2

Omega Caliber 9300

In last week's Fratello Friday article, I revealed the first five choices in my personal list of top 10 chronograph movements. This week, I cover the remaining five. Once again, a reminder that these are my personal favorites, based on my own experiences and tastes as a watch collector of more than 15 years. Professional watchmakers and other experts may disagree with my choices, and I am by no … [Read more...]

Watch Review: Patek Philippe Ref. 5146 Annual Calendar

Patek Philippe Ref. 5146 Annual Calendar

As we enter the holiday season and approach the start of a new year, we continue our series of reviews on calendar watches, excerpted from a feature in WatchTime’s December 2010 issue. This week we feature Patek Philippe's annual calendar watch with moon-phase, Ref. 5146; original photos are by WatchTime's Nik Schölzel. … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s Top 10 Watches to Watch of 2013… What Was Your Favorite?

Breitling Transocean Chronograph Unitime

Every week, WatchTime's Mark Bernardo picks one watch to showcase in our "Watch to Watch" feature. As the year is winding down, we've decided to spotlight the most popular "Watches to Watch" of 2013, based on page views. Here we count down the top 10 watches you were watching this year. Can you guess what made Number 1?   10. Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta 3 Days Chrono Flyback … [Read more...]

Watch Insider: My Top 15 World-Time Watches

Patek Philippe Worldtimer watch

Many who travel throughout the world have to frequently re-adjust our watches for a new time zone when arriving at our destination. And those of us with friends and business associates around the globe often need to know the local time in multiple locations at once. Wearing a watch with a world-time function means that you can surf through the world's time zones instantly. Here are my top 15, from … [Read more...]

Why Did Patek Philippe Create its Own Quality Seal?

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Patek Philippe, the most prestigious firm in the watch world, has thrown down a gauntlet to the Swiss watch industry. After 123 years, the Swiss brand replaced the Geneva Seal with a higher-standard seal of its own. Find out why in this article from WatchTime's May-June 2009 issue. … [Read more...]