Blog posts about Patek Philippe

Yet Another Clapton Watch Goes On The Block

You may remember the Eric Clapton Patek Philippe ref. 2499 (platinum, of course) that sold a few years back for a record $3.6 million. That one was one of only two platinum 2499s known to exist. That, and the fact that Slowhand himself quite possibly wore the thing in concert, pushed the final hammer price […]

Breakfast with a Fellow WIS

I had breakfast yesterday with a friend and fellow WIS (Watch Idiot Savant, for those of you who are curious and didn’t know). Since we live in the same city out in flyover country, we get together about once a month to commiserate and lament our lowly station in the Watch-iverse. Yesterday was no different. […]

THE Social Media Buzz of Baselworld

Wow! Baselworld press day wasn’t even over. The public hadn’t yet been admitted to the hallowed halls. That wouldn’t happen for another day. And yet, social media was already vibrating with talk of the surprise new reference from Patek Philippe. In case you’re both a watch geek AND have been living under a rock – […]

The Holy Trinity And The One To Beat Them

This statement is quite a brave one, especially by one such as myself, an unqualified watchnerd who gets excited by pretty much anything. Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet and Vacheron Constantin are the Holy Trinity of watch brands in the world of horology. The most sought after, arguably the most successful and some of the best […]

By Now You Must Have Heard…

Yes, Campers, it’s that time again. Time to talk about the upcoming November Sotheby’s auction. The one that’s going to be the buzz of the watch world for a while. That’s because the Henry Graves Patek Philippe Supercomplication will be going on the block again. That’s the watch which set the record in 1999 for […]

An Obsession – Tale of a Watchaholic

There are no better words than these that describe our thoughts about and for watches. Plenty of other words describe this feeling to even greater depths. Addiction, passion, love, lust, need. The list goes on. This is a very personal matter, and harking back to my usual posts of grail watches and what is best in my […]

Ladies Too!

When one thinks of watches and watch collecting, too often it’s men and men’s watches they’re thinking about. So it was refreshing to notice the ladies were nicely represented in the selection of vintage watches at the Miami Beach Antique Show last week. As retailers know, there’s a major element of ladies watches in the […]