Lot 1016: Alain Silberstein Chrono Saphir

Phillips Auctions Personal Collection Of Chronopassion’s Laurent “Pack Rat” Picciotto In Hong Kong And There Is Much Treasure Within

The Phillips/Bacs & Russo Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR takes place on May 30, 2017. While it includes a large number of Rolex and Patek Philippe models as well as a disarmingly beautiful array of bejeweled timepieces by Cartier and Piaget, most important for me is the 43-piece subset of watches belonging to Chronopassion watch retailer Laurent Picciotto.

Parting shot: Romain Gauthier Logical One in white gold

Why I Bought It: Romain Gauthier Logical One (Archive)

I was sitting at my breakfast table on the morning of January 18, 2013, when during my morning scan of news I saw a photo of something breathtaking. It was Logical One by Romain Gauthier – a watch I immediately knew that I would own someday. I was captivated by the white gold version with frosted gold movement: this was “the one” for me. Read on to discover why.

IWC on the Mr Porter internet sales platform

Bricks And Clicks, Bricks Or Clicks, Just Clicks? There’s A Watch Retail Tsunami Coming, But How, What, When . . . And Why?

Over the last couple of years, and even over the last few weeks, there have been ripples in the watch retailing universe – a trickle of initiatives that may (or may not) quickly turn into a flood. Are brands and/or groups finally ready to take the plunge and fully commit to embracing internet sales?

Richard Mille RM 50-03 McLaren F1

You Are There: Visiting McLaren With Richard Mille

When it comes to collaborations between watch brands and brands in other industries, you could easily say that McLaren and Richard Mille form the epitome thanks to their respective cutting-edge products. Simon Cudd witnessed this first-hand on a visit to McLaren’s Woking headquarters.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Classique on the wrist

Why I Bought My Wife An Engraved Reverso Classique (Archive)

This is a family affair: a story of my wife Brigitte, her horse Gucci, my father Neil, and an engraved Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Classique. And this is a good example of how and why you might want to commission a work of art on the back of a Reverso. Or not.

Panerai Lab-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech 3 Days on the wrist

The Panerai Lab-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech 3 Days With 50-Year Guarantee!

A brand wholeheartedly committed to carbon development is Officine Panerai with its new research-and-development-inspired timepiece, the Lab-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech 3 Days. And Panerai is so confident in this watch that the brand offers an incredible 50-year warranty!

Panerai Jupiterium planetarium with terrestrial perpetual calendar in the base

Out-Of-This-World Jupiterium: Panerai’s Tribute To Galileo Galilei, A Geocentric Planetarium Perpetual Calendar

Given Panerai’s origins in Florence, it should come as no surprise that the Italian watchmaker created a horological tribute to the insatiably curious father of modern science Galileo Galilei, who was once a resident of the Renaissance city. The Jupiterium is a one-of-a-kind geocentric planetarium with perpetual calendar.

You Want One, Don’t You?

Why I Bought It: A. Lange & Söhne Double Split (Archive)

GaryG provides us with a look at why he bought the A. Lange & Söhne Double Split even though he already owned the brand’s Datograph. The Double Split watch is the world’s only double rattrapante capable of both split-second and split-minute interval timing.

Both sides of the Perpetual calendar side of the Dominique Loiseau 1f4, the case is turned by simply pulling out and rotating the lugs

The Most Complicated Watch You Have (Probably) Never Heard Of: 1f4 Grand Complication By Dominique Loiseau With Daniel Montandon

Gone but not forgotten in the minds of true watch fans, we briefly revisit the horological genius that was Dominique Loiseau (1949-2013) and his ultra-complicated 1f4.

Florian Schlumpf Wall Machine at the MB&F MAD Gallery in Geneva

Artist/Engineer/Clockmaker Florian Schlumpf’s Deconstructed Time

Imagine a rejuvenated grandfather clock or a massive art installation coming to life with steady sounds and the rhythmic movement of a pendulum. This poetic notion is the essence of the Time Machines (“Zeitmaschinen”) created by Swiss artist and engineer Florian Schlumpf. And they are mesmerizing.