Watch Culture

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Nick Foulkes on... The rumour mill

There’s always time for tall tales and knowing whispers in the horological cosmos - especially where Patek Philippe is concerned

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Nick Foulkes on... Cracking the Code

Audemars Piguet’s new Code 11.59 collection is a lesson in managing expectations

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Nick Foulkes on... The fashion for patina

The watch world has embraced the ravages of time, but would it draw the line at Steve McQueen's fire-damaged Rolex?

Horological Society of New York Watchmaking Classes
Horological Society of New York teams up with British Horological Institute for weekend of classes

The watchmaking courses are coming to London at the end of August

Patek Philippe 5975R-001 "Eric Clapton"
Find of the week: Eric Clapton's Patek Philippe 5975 chronograph

Your chance to own a stunning Patek Philippe with provenance

Tudor Pelagos Left Hand Drive
What makes a watch left-handed?

Clearing up the confusion between left-handed, right-handed and "destro" watches

Seiko 6139 Pogue Chronograph
Why Seiko won't be producing a 50th anniversary chronograph any time soon

The Japanese brand was the first to produce an automatic chronographs in 1969. But it won't be marking the achievement.

The craziest watches going on sale at Only Watch 2019

Includes butterfly wings, meteorites, selfies and a snake

Montblanc 1858 Split-Seconds Chronograph Only Watch 2019
Our favourite watches from Only Watch 2019

Not the most expensive, or the most outrageous, but the ones we'd most like to take home with us...

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Patek Philippe GrandMaster Chime Stainless Steel Only Watch 2019
Only Watch 2019: First Thoughts

The watch world's biennial charity auction is back with 52 incredible one-off creations. Here's our hot take.

Omega Planet Ocean Ultra Deep Professional
Omega's Planet Ocean Ultra Deep Professional just set a record for deepest dive of all time

Waving at Rolex and James Cameron on its way to the real bottom of the ocean...

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Rolex Daytona Dial
The Rolexicon: your essential guide to all Rolex nicknames and official terminology
Rolex collecting has developed its own jargon over the years. Here’s our exhaustive guide to the nicknames, unofficial designations and…
Barrington Watch Winder
The best watch winders for every style and budget

A watch winder is the ultimate watch collector accessory. QP makes its pick of the most impressive models out there

Patek Philippe
Editors' Picks: our favourite watches of Baselworld 2019
From unusual divers to new claims on the Royal Oak’s crown – and a very different Patek Philippe Calatrava – these are the QP editorial…
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Westminster Perpetual Gyrotourbillon
SIHH 2019: What we’ve learned

With 2019’s first major watch fair out of the way, what can we expect for the rest of the year (and beyond)?

TAG Heuer Carrera Jack Heuer 80th Anniversary
The best watches we spotted at SalonQP 2018

From Rolex and Tudor to Gronefeld, Nomos Glashutte and Heuer, these are the coolest watches we saw on visitors' wrists at SalonQP 2018

Tudor and Breitling
Why Breitling and Tudor have teamed up to trade movements

The new partnership neatly answers the needs of both brands and could signal the beginning of a pragmatic new era in watchmaking.

Vacheron Constantin
When is a driving watch not a driving watch? The true story behind the Vacheron Constantin 1921
With its off-centred dial, the Vacheron Constantin American 1921 is often referred to as a drivers’ watch. But there may not be any evi…
QP’s Watches of The Year 2016

Drum roll please… these are our watches of the year!