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Where do we begin with a history as rich as Patek Philippe‘s? Well according to their latest coffee table book, we start right from the very beginning of it all. Written by acclaimed author Nicholas Foulkes, Patek Philippe: The Authorized Biography covers the evolution of the independent Swiss manufacture from…

If there is one watch extravagance that epitomises the resurgence of horology in the 21st century, it is the tourbillon. A mechanism designed to counter the effects of gravity on timing precision, the tourbillon continues to capture the imagination of modern-day aficionados with its blend of the technical and theatrical.…

In Jules Verne’s book, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Captain Nemo commandeered perilous expeditions in a submarine called the Nautilus. It is a story filled with adventure and gumption, steering into unchartered waters, battling giant squids, and offering a new perspective on the world.     In a similar…

With various combinations of black, silver, gold, and brown, most timepieces tend to be on the conservative side of colour — save for a few exceptions. Complications may have a pop of red or other shades on, say, the seconds hand or hour markers. And ladies might see a little…

Delicate and easy on the eyes, the colour pink depicts compassion, love, and healing. No wonder ladies are drawn to this sweet hue. And when paired with sophisticated complications, pink packs a pretty yet powerful wallop in ladies’ timepieces. Allow these rose-coloured horological masterpieces — from pastel, bright, to intense…

Asia has a distinct iconography and symbolism. Distinct, unique, and almost always esoteric — from bamboo shoots and exotic flowers, to fearsome felines, each figure tells a unique story. As evident in these timepieces, the watch industry is very much inspired by the Orient, showcasing their interpretations in their very…

The tourbillon is revered as one of the most fascinating and intricate watch complications ever invented. Master watchmakers have progressed in creating exceptional timepieces to showcase their craft and ingenious movements. Until today, owning a Swiss-made tourbillon is an exceptional style statement only few can express. Much like a spinning…