Patek Philippe Beta 21 and advertisment (photo courtesy Atom Moore and Christie's)

Quartz: Past, Present, But No Future?

Nothing can stir up the watch world these days quite as much the launch of a new Apple watch. For some it’s a must-have gadget, for others it just isn’t a real watch. But perhaps quartz watches face more competition from smartwatches than mechanical watches. Does quartz even have a real future?

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yachtmaster 40

What Will The Future Wristwatch Offer Millennials, Generation X, And Baby Boomers That Other Devices Cannot? A Generational Migration Of Timekeeping Examined

How many years before we even start to recognize what the most popular timekeeping devices over the last 70 years were? Another 20 years? Forty? Who will use timekeepers? And for what purposes? What will they look like? I posed these questions to a few top watch industry professionals; their replies were perhaps surprising.

"The Crystalline" pocket watch from the 2017 Patek Philippe Art of Watches Grand Exhibition in New York

Give Me Five! 5 Artistic Antique Divinities At Patek Philippe’s 2017 Art Of Watches Grand Exhibition New York

Here are five exquisite historical pieces from the Patek Philippe Art of Watches Grand Exhibition that were brought to New York City from the Patek Philippe Museum in Geneva, whose timeless artistry left a lasting impression on Elizabeth Doerr.

Longines Heritage Avigation over Day and the Dawnstar by Herbert James Draper (image courtesy @thehealer74)

What Makes Up The Soul Of A Watch: A Contemplation (And You Will Not Want To Miss The Imagery!)

Why watches? Ask what makes a watch enthusiast tick and the idea of the “soul” of a watch might well feature in the response – the idea that something elevates the watch from a cold object of engineering to something of greater import. Here Ryan tracks “soul” down and gets contemplative on its nature along with some very special imagery.

Manhattan from Brooklyn artwork on the back of the unique piece Patek Philippe created for the Art of Watches Grand Exhibition in New York

Give Me Five! 5 American-Themed Rare Handcraft Watches At Patek Philippe’s 2017 Art Of Watches Grand Exhibition In New York

Here are five American-themed timepieces decorated with rare handcrafts that I thought stood out at the recent Patek Philippe Art of Watches Grand Exhibition in New York.

Give Me Five! 5 Unanticipated Exhibits At Patek Philippe’s Art Of Watches Grand Exhibition In New York

Elizabeth shares the best and most surprising things she saw at the Patek Philippe Art of Watches Grand Exhibition recently held in New York City, starting with five incredible timepieces she did not expect to see there.

Parting shot: Patek Philippe New York 2017 Special Edition Reference 5531 in pink gold limited to five examples in each dial shown

You Are There: Patek Philippe (And Virtually Everyone Else) Comes to New York, A Collector’s View

New York, New York! Teeming metropolis, center of commerce and culture, and for two dizzying weeks in July 2017 the epicenter of the watch-related world as Patek Philippe’s Grand Exhibition shone a spotlight on the past, present, and future of haute horlogerie. Read on to find out why I think this exhibition was so important.

John F. Kennedy clock by Patek Philippe symbolizes the famous "Hotline" communication system set up between the U.S.A. and the then Soviet Union

Patek Philippe President USA Larry Pettinelli Talks His Favorite Timepiece In The 2017 Grand Exhibition: John F. Kennedy’s Clock

The Patek Philippe Art of Watches Grand Exhibition opened in New York City on July 13, 2017. There is a lot to look at in the exhibition so I asked Patek Philippe USA president Larry Pettinelli about his favorite exhibit. He replied “. . . I love the JFK clock . . . “. Read on to learn why.

Patek Philippe Reference 5070G calendar

Quite Possibly The Largest Curated Assembly Of Vintage Patek Philippe Watches For Sale In History At Christie’s New York: It’s An 11-Day Sale, But Don’t Dally!

If you are in New York this month (July 2017) the news is everywhere you look: the Patek Philippe Art of Watches Grand Exhibition opens on July 13, 2017. Also not to be missed is a Christie’s Patek Philippe private sale and exhibition, as well as an online auction, that will run at the same time as the Grand Exhibition, allowing consumers the opportunity to purchase rare, unique, and beautiful Patek Philippe watches after having learned about them.

Patek Philippe pendant watch no. 4719 sold to Queen Victoria in 1851

Bringing Patek Philippe’s Universe To New York City For 11 Days In July 2017 With ‘The Art Of Watches Grand Exhibition’

Capitalizing on a vast history of exceptional horology, Patek Philippe will create one of the most comprehensive horological exhibitions ever to be shown in the USA: “The Art of Watches Grand Exhibition” will take place at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City from July 13 through 23, 2017.