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Throwback Thursday: Patek Philippe Calatrava

Throwback Thursday: Patek Philippe Calatrava

The Patek Philippe Calatrava is the ultimate classic timepiece and the brand’s flagship model – the heirloom that you “never really own.”  The first model, shown here, was the Ref. 96, introduced in the same year the Stern family, owners of Patek Philippe, acquired the company: 1932. The watch is an obvious forerunner of today’s Calatrava references: minimalist dial with simple, applied gold indices, dauphine hands, a small seconds dial at 6 o’clock, the Calatrava symbol on the crown and those gloriously long, tapered lugs. The logo, too, has remained the same. Many of today’s references have a date window READ MORE

Best Father’s Day Watches of 2013

Best Father’s Day Watches of 2013

Father’s Day is a great opportunity to gift your dad with something that represents the one thing we all want more of: time. These five great timepieces are chosen for their special qualities of appeal to a diverse range of  archetypal fathers. The Omega Sedna, with its patented rose gold alloy, is for the alchemist who grooves on new materials. The Hermès Dressage Chrono contains quality manufacture movement for the connoisseur who knows his calibers; the Bell & Ross Vintage Sport Falcon is for the aviator buff and inner top-gun in every dad; the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Tourbillon is READ MORE

Best Moonphases of 2013

Best Moonphases of 2013

Lunar time was one of the earliest forms of tracking the hours, derived from the ancient astrolabe that plotted the movement of the planets relative to the stars. Today’s modern moonphase watches are a mainly decorative tribute to that ancient tradition, with practical uses limited to the tracking of ocean tides, a concern of serious yachtsmen. Farmers also tracked it: the full Moon that occurs closest to the autumnal equinox is called Harvest Moon, since it allows farmers to work in the fields at night. Conventional colors for moonphase indicators are gold and blue. Most of the top five featured READ MORE

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