Henry Graves Patek Philippe Supercomplication Gets a New Owner The World's Most Complicated Pocket Watch Sells Today at a Sotheby's Auction for a Record $24 Million.
Nov11

Henry Graves Patek Philippe Supercomplication Gets a New Owner The World's Most Complicated Pocket Watch Sells Today at a Sotheby's Auction for a Record $24 Million.

Henry Graves, Jr’s Patek Philippe Supercomplication, The World’s Most Complicated Pocket Watch Sells Today at a Sotheby’s Auction for a Record $24 Million. First question that pops into mind when looking at the Henry Graves, Jr. Patek Philippe Supercomplication pocket watch is a practical one. $24 million price tag aside, who would ever carry a pocket watch weighing a massive 1 pound 3 ounces (aka 536 grams) and...

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Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime Celebrates their 175th Anniversary Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime Ref. 5175 Is Possibly the Greatest Watch in a Generation...
Oct18

Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime Celebrates their 175th Anniversary Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime Ref. 5175 Is Possibly the Greatest Watch in a Generation...

Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime Ref. 5175 Is Possibly the Greatest Watch in a Generation… And, it should be. The Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime is 175 years in the making. What makes it so special, apart from the fact that Patek Philippe is only making 7 (6 for sale and 1 for the Patek Philippe museum) and that it costs $2.5 million, that is? How about 20 complications, a stunning rose gold case and six patents. This...

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Titanium Patek Philippe with Flawless Diamond Case Back to Be Sold at Sotheby’s (UPDATE: SOLD)
May22

Titanium Patek Philippe with Flawless Diamond Case Back to Be Sold at Sotheby’s (UPDATE: SOLD)

[UPDATE: The Titanium Diamond Caseback Patek Philippe sold at the Sotheby’s New York Important Watches auction for a hammer price of $737,000.] For the past 20 minutes or so, I’ve been trying to come up with an interesting way to start this post, something that speaks to the rarity and extravagance of this watch.  But, I can’t come up with anything.  So, I’ll just put it this way… During the...

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Patek Philippe 5960/1A Annual Calendar Chronograph
Mar29

Patek Philippe 5960/1A Annual Calendar Chronograph

The Patek Philippe 5960/1A Annual Calendar Chronograph may very well be the most controversial watch coming out of Baselworld 2014… In fact, this watch is probably the most controversial and divisive Patek Philippe in a long, long time.  I’ll give you a hint as to why… in Patek Philippe-speak the “1” stands for bracelet and the “A” stands for “Acier” which is French for steel. ...

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Italian Banker Alfredo Paramico and His Patek Philippes
Oct18

Italian Banker Alfredo Paramico and His Patek Philippes

Patek Philippe Reference Number 1518 Alfredo Paramico is a banker in Milan.  But, that’s just his day job.  At heart, he is an all-out watch collector.  Not just any watch, mind you, but Patek Philippe.  Paramico has dedicated over a decade to amass his collection of the most rare Pateks ever produced.  His collection (the 10th best in the world) is worth about $25,000,000 and includes: Reference Number: 1518 in Steel 1928...

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Apple Watch Review I miss my watches, and so do a lot of others, which may be troubling news for watchmakers.
Aug31

Apple Watch Review I miss my watches, and so do a lot of others, which may be troubling news for watchmakers.

I miss my watches, and so do a lot of others, which may be troubling news for watchmakers. It’s been a week since I got my 42mm Apple Watch in stainless steel with the Bright Blue Leather Loop strap. And, I figured it might not be a bad time for an Apple Watch Review. Over the past week, I’ve learned more than just a bit of fodder for an Apple Watch Review, I’ve realized that the Apple Watch (which I still think they...

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The Watches of the Gumball 3000
Jun07

The Watches of the Gumball 3000

In the last TickTickVroom post, I blabbered on about the starting grid of the 2014 Gumball 3000 rally, particularly about the incredible, amazing, wonderful, astonishing cars.  And, that is a very worthwhile topic.  However, wherever the wealthy gather to play with million dollar toys, some pretty great watches gather with them.  So, I thought I’d like to write a quick post on the Watches of the Gumball 3000.   In summary,...

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F.P. Journe Historical Anniversary Tourbillon: 30 Years of Watchmaking [Pricing]
Oct19

F.P. Journe Historical Anniversary Tourbillon: 30 Years of Watchmaking [Pricing]

Another 2013 Anniversary… Yes, another one.  You can add F.P. Journe to the list of anniversaries this year along with Lamborghini, Porsche, McLaren, Rolex, Caterham, Fiat and Tag Heuer.  The first watch Francois-Paul Journe ever made was created in 1983, and the F.P. Journe Historical Anniversary Toubillon pays homage to that watch.  Seriously, did everything good happened on a year ending in “3”?  I was also born...

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