Posts in Timepieces


The Day that Changed the History of the World and A. Lange & Sohne

Post World War II Germany split a country in two. East Germany was controlled by the Russians. West Germany was free and democratic. In the East, time stopped. Technology was not improved. Life seemed to stand still. Even for watchmaker A. Lange & Söhne, time quite literally stopped.

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What to Expect at the Patek Philippe Grand Exhibition This Weekend

Patek Philippe has been a leading figure in America’s international watch market since the 1850s. Over the last one and one-half centuries Patek has crafted bold creations for American icons. Many of these masterpieces of horological history are privately owned and rarely available to public viewing. This summer, timepiece connoisseurs from around the globe will descend on New York City for The Art of Watches Grand Exhibition 2017 presented by Patek Philippe.

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This Astronaut's Watch of Choice: Mark Kelly and Breitling

Mark Kelly views timepieces as tools. Their functions, measurements, and complications serve important purposes where zero error can be tolerated. As an American astronaut, former US Navy Captain, decorated Gulf War combat pilot, bestselling author and speaker, and husband of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly is quite literally an American hero.

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Part 4: Patek Philippe: Traditional Swiss Watchmaking Ascends to New Modern Heights

This week we continue our series honoring Patek Philippe’s 178th anniversary and the opening of their public Grand Exhibition: The Art of Watches (this July in New York City) with our final installment on the history of the world’s preeminent luxury watchmaking brand.

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