Only Watch 2019: Creating Beauty to Do Good

Source: TimeWerke Videos on YouTube. Here’s a very quick glimpse of the 50 unique watches from the various brands offered for sale at the Only Watch charity auction that will be held on Saturday, 9 November 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. These one-off timepieces will be auctioned by Christie’s. As this is for a worthwhile cause, we truly felt the need … More

Patek Philippe Watch Art Grand Exhibition Highlights

Source: TimeWerke Videos on YouTube. The Patek Philippe Watch Art Grand Exhibition held at the Sands Theatre in Marina Bay Sands Singapore (from 28 September 2019 to 13 October 2019), the fifth in the series, is by far the largest by the brand and the longest running, spanning 16 days. This is an exhibition for watch enthusiasts and fans of … More

Patek Philippe: Rare Handcrafts at the Watch Art Grand Exhibition

Source: TimeWerke Videos on YouTube. Patek Philippe is showcasing rare horological works of art such as pocket watches, table clocks and wristwatches that have one common theme – all feature meticulously handcrafted artwork, most of which are one-of-a-kind treasures. Such handcrafted techniques include engraving, enamelling, guilloché work, gemsetting (haute joaillerie) and wood marquetry. This video features the rare handcrafts exhibited … More

Patek Philippe Watch Art Grand Exhibition Singapore

Source: TimeWerke Videos on YouTUbe The watch exhibition of the year is coming and the video shows what can be expected at Patek Philippe’s fifth Watch Art Grand Exhibition that will be held at Sands Theatre in Marina Bay Sands Singapore from 28 September 2019 till 13 October 2019. This is by far, the brand’s largest and longest exhibition. The … More

Betteridge: a quick guide to buying vintage watches… with better knowledge

Would you describe an old-looking timepiece as being “vintage”? In the very first place, what does “vintage” mean? Having consulted our trusted Oxford English Dictionary, we discovered that contrary to what many may perceive, “vintage” does not only mean “old”. Two main definitions are listed if used as a noun: firstly, “vintage” refers to “the year or place in which … More

The Wristwatch Handbook: An important reference

When I first thumbed through The Wristwatch Handbook and looked at the images, my initial fear was that it was going to be another cut-and-paste job. However, such a fear was totally unfounded. Once you begin reading what Ryan Schmidt has to share, the content value of what this book has to offer multiplies exponentially. For example, did you know … More

Patek Philippe stainless steel Reference 1518: Steel Rare

Launched in 1941, Patek Philippe’s Reference 1518 became the world’s first perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch produced in series. Between 1941 and 1954, only 281 pieces of this Reference 1518 were made, the majority of which were in yellow gold. What came after the Reference 1518 is the Reference 2499 and it is housed in a wider case with fluted lugs. … More