Alexander Stilcken

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A Manufacture With Momentum: Paying a Visit to Parmigiani Fleurier

Can a watch manufacture become any more sovereign than this? The soon-to-be-instated King Charles III of England is the owner of a Parmigiani Fleurier. King Charles has long worn the watch, but now, as a prince becomes a king, his…

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Never-Changing Values: A 911 Targa From 1972 And a Matching Unique Piece From Porsche Design

In this world, markets regulate the price – but they cannot always reflect the true value of a product. This is probably going to be the case starting from November 29, when, as part of Sotheby’s Luxury Week, something extraordinary…

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Atelier For Unique Pieces: Paying A Visit To Vacheron Constantin

Being at the top is always nice, of course. But here, with such famous names as Piaget, Rolex, Harry Winston and Patek Philippe as neighbours, it is just as delightful to be at the bottom. Only physically, of course, on…

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In The Metal: The New Patek Philippe Reference 5811 – And Two Other Nautilus Variations

It’s back. A familiar sight, yet different in many ways. Slightly larger, significantly bolder, and certainly radiant. But before we take a closer look at the Reference 5811, the relaunch of the ultimate Nautilus longed for by so many, and…

The newest version is always best, right? Patek Philippe: Latest News

They love watches and make no secret of it: get to know our horology enthusiasts Philippe and Alexander in conversation.  Alexander: If we were talking about another, less desirable brand, we might point out that these new products were presented…

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Beautiful in Blue: The Latest Limited Editions for Bucherer BLUE

It must be the power of strong brands and manufactures: a good 50 watches have already been created for and with Bucherer BLUE, which sees itself as the in-house innovation lab of Bucherer – one of the largest and most…

A Blast From The Past: The Chronograph 911 Sport Classic From Porsche Design

Looking back at the past with a sense of longing, yet always pushing forwards – that seems to be a part of human nature. Whether in fashion or art, architecture or engineering, both factors drive us in life. But when…

Placing All Bets on Black. But Also on Red – The Montblanc 1858 Minerva Monopusher Chronograph Red Arrow LE88

Montblanc is a brand with a great tradition. So is its Minerva manufacture, the maker of historic and once extremely sought-after monopusher chronographs. Ever since Minerva became part of Montblanc, new monopusher watches have become amongst the most stylistic, defining,…

Watches & Wonders 2022: This Year’s Novelties We Have (Not) Fallen For

They love timepieces and make no secret of it: get to know our horology enthusiasts Philippe and Alexander in conversation.  Watches & Wonders Edition Philippe: So, are you also feeling relieved after Watches & Wonders? Alexander: Why? Philippe: Well, if…

Hands-On: First Impressions of The Patek Philippe Novelties 2022 (With Live Pics) – Could They be Any Cooler?

To any fan of watchmaking, a trade show like Watches & Wonders is the same as what a visit to the toy store is to a child: way too much of everything the heart desires, and touches our very soul.…

Watch Year 2022 – New Models, New Hopes

They love timepieces and make no secret of it: get to know our horology enthusiasts Philippe and Alexander in conversation. Alexander: Zenith has unveiled the Defy Skyline, a pretty great version of a three-hand watch with a metal bracelet, and…

Porsche Design and the Chronograph 1 – Back to the Future

To understand the legend that is Porsche, it is worth looking at the world through a child’s eyes. For example, the three-year-old son of a couple who are friends of mine, who cheers “Porsche!” every single time he sees a…