Alexander Stilcken

Editor-at-Large

55 Articles Published
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Patek Philippe Rare Handcrafts 2024: More Than a Watch Collection

Why do mechanical timepieces captivate so many people? The Patek Philippe Rare Handcrafts 2024, a particularly exclusive collection of unique wristwatches, pocket watches and table clocks, undoubtedly answers this question. The boundary-pushing line is undoubtedly at the forefront of the…

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New Patek Philippe Watches 2024: Aquanaut, Nautilus And Beyond

Every year, the new products of certain manufactures are eagerly awaited and discussed. This also goes for the new watches to emerge from Patek Philippe, for example. As for this year, some of these launches could be found on Instagram…

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A Quarter of a Century of The Datograph: A. Lange & Söhne Celebrates With Two New Models

Over at A. Lange & Söhne, this year’s Watches & Wonders highlight is unmissable. Last year, a huge model of the Odysseus Chronograph was installed at the Saxon manufacture’s stand. This year, it is now a 50-fold enlargement of the…

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Golden Investment: Vacheron Constantin’s 222 versus Piaget’s Polo 79

Yellow-gold watches have long been seen as the ultimate symbols of success. Unmistakably crafted from precious metal, such watches are not destined for the subtle amongst us. Rather, these watches make sure that all those around them are well aware…

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Unique in Every Way: The Father And Son Behind Horology Ancienne on Two Exceptional Minute Repeaters

“Suppose my house was on fire, I had to get out as quickly as possible, and could only save one thing: it would be this watch.” Our conversation with the father and son behind the highly respected Instagram watch collector…

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F.P.Journe’s lineSport Collection: When Ambition Meets Zeitgeist

Geneva is the city of watchmaking, and many of the largest and best-known watch manufactures in the region have long opted to confine their points of sale to the city centre. F.P. Journe, however, is different. Located in a historic…

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An 85th Birthday Watch: The Patek Philippe Ref. 1938P-001 Created in Honour of Philippe Stern

It is a touching tribute to his father: as Philippe Stern turns 85 on 10 November, his son, Thierry Stern, will introduce the world to the Reference 1938P-001, limited to a mere 30 pieces. Thus, the current President will pay homage…

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Only the Best for its Birthday – The New A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Minute Repeater Honeygold

October 24 is a day of significance for A. Lange & Söhne. On this very day in 1994, Walter Lange and Günter Blümlein presented the company’s first four watches in Dresden. Since then, the 24th has been regarded as the…

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Forget About Money: This One’s for the Dreamers

They love watches and make no secret of it: get to know our horology enthusiasts Philippe and Alexander in conversation.  Alexander: Today we are going to play the millionaire lottery. That means: we talk about our three favourites in each…

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Blancpain x Swatch: The Quest for the Cool Factor

They love watches and make no secret of it: get to know our horology enthusiasts Philippe and Alexander in conversation.  Alexander: I was in the Swatch Store in Hamburg yesterday. The Bioceramic Scuba Fifty Fathoms collection was – of course…

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The Bucherer Deal: Where to Purchase a Rolex in the Future

They love watches and make no secret of it: get to know our horology enthusiasts Philippe and Alexander in conversation.  Alexander: Rolex plans to take over Bucherer. What do you think – is this why the chances of getting a…

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An Exhibition of Vital Importance to Thierry Stern: Patek Philippe Rare Handcrafts Tokyo

Patek Philippe has enjoyed a presence in Japan for 150 years, with watchmaking held in high esteem throughout the country. The interplay of precision and aesthetics is not simply a matter of taste, but rather an interest that is deeply…