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Rare Patek Philippe, Rolex, Breitling and Longines on Auction

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We're here with Mr. Aurel Bacs, head auctioneer of Phillips, Bacs & Russo. I know you're going to tell us some nice stories about some nice lots that are here in front of us. Thanks for having us here, always a pleasure. Of course, I love watches, but I love stories. Why I love them, I don't think we need watches just to tell the time. I think a watch tells so much more than just the time. When we come across watches that have never been on the market before and to tell us a story, I have to...

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Bovet 1822 New Timepieces at the 2019 SIHH

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We’re back in our club space here in the middle of the old town of Geneva and we have a few more reports coming your way and we will with the main new timepieces introduced by Bovet for their very first SIHH participation, previously they were hosting press and retailers in one of those fancy Geneva palace by the lake. Well could have it been any better for Bovet to mark this first presence with the Golden Hand received in late 2018 at the GPHG for best of the best standing proudly in the middle of their booth, something underlined...

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A Brief History of the Rolex Watch Range

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  Rolex: Pioneer of the wristwatch since 1905. Rolex was founded in London in 1905 by Hans Wilsdorf and his brother-in-law, Alfred Davis. Initially, the brand specialised in the distribution of timepieces, but in 1908, the company officially took on the name Rolex and relocated to Switzerland to begin designing their own watches. Early on, Rolex focused on the quality of their movements, and those efforts quickly paid off. In 1910, a Rolex timepiece was the first wristwatch in the world to be certified as a chronometer, and from that moment forward, Rolex was known for its achievements in precision...

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A History and Review of Patek Philippe

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It’s a multimillion dollar company that’s run as an independent family business; a worldwide name that only makes 50,000 watches every year and a brand that is stepped in history but that still pushes the envelope in terms of technological advances. Welcome to another Who’s Who of Watchmaking. Today we’ll be talking about an independent brand, but naturally no ordinary independent, since we’ll be going over the history of one of the most prestigious names in watchmaking, if not the most prestigious: Patek Philippe. And we all know how it started or maybe not reason why we’ll get back on...

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A Walkthrough of the Famous German Watchmaker A. Lange & Söhne

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Today we have one of these really nice walkthrough videos to share with you and after our first German watchmaking encounter video published a short while ago, well we kind of really liked the food there and immediately returned to the Glashütte region and we will now explore in much more details the manufacture of A. Lange & Söhne. That sounds pretty sweet right! So without much doubt this is one of the most legitimate brand in terms of mechanical quality watchmaking you can find, a brand that shook up the Swiss industry at a time when it was simply...

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