Watch Culture

Phillips Jean-Claude Biver Exhibition
Phillips to stage exhibition of Jean-Claude Biver's watch collection

The auction house will display some of the finest pieces from the celebrated CEO and collector

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Fumé Dials - Montblanc, Oris, Rado, Moser, Anordain
Shaded Glory: how the fumé dial came back from the dead to dominate modern trends

Gradient pattern, aka fumé or ombré, dials are back in watchmakers’ favour thanks to newly rediscovered techniques

Omega Seamaster 300M James Bond No Time To Die
Every Omega James Bond watch ranked and rated
The world's favourite spy has had an Omega Seamaster on his wrist for more than 20 years. We've listed every official James Bond Omega …
ClubQP 2019 Winter Showcase: the highlights
Our winter event brought together sixteen top watch brands, original Gerald Genta artwork, distinguished speakers and a cohort of watch…
Only Watch 2019 Sale Christie's
Only Watch: a unique phenomenon in the watch business
The charity auction series set up by Luc Pettavino achieves something no other event or concept has managed - it brings the watch world…
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Nick Foulkes on... Chopard's Alpine Eagle
The revival of the St Moritz has less to do with Genta's icons and more in common with Eighties excess. Which got our columnist thinkin…
Patek Philippe GrandMaster Chime Stainless Steel Only Watch 2019
This could soon be the world's most expensive watch

The Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime for Only Watch 2019 could topple all auction records this Saturday

Ten Trinity Square ClubQP
Announcing five fantastic talks coming to ClubQP this November

We have Evelyne Genta, Roger Smith, a dedicated Speedmaster get-together and the man who walked the length of the Yangtze

Gallery: the weird and wonderful highlights of next week's Swatch sale at Phillips

From October 25-28 Phillips is holding an exhibition and sale of 200 rare Swatch watches.

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Patek Philippe 5270-1R-001 Perpetual Calendar Chronograph
Understanding Patek Philippe reference numbers

We shed some light (as much as we can, anyway) on Patek Philippe's model-numbering system

ClubQP at Ten Trinity Square
Introducing ClubQP

QP is launching a new series of events aimed at watch collectors

The Mechanical Alchemists Cu29
Can this watch heal you?

They say time is the best healer, but a watch that boasts of specific medical benefits might be taking it a bit too literally

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Nick Foulkes on... Collector's Insight

Patek Philippe's Ellipse is tipped to follow the Nautilus

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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?

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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 rumour mill

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

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.