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Pushing the Boundaries of Watchmaking: Patek Philippe Advanced Research

Looking closely at the remarkably innovative spirit of Patek Philippe, one comes to the conclusion that the slogan of the Geneva-based manufacture should be “Vorsprung durch Technik” (or in English, “Innovation through technology”), Audi’s catchy mantra. But the horology house’s…

Breguet Boutique Düsseldorf

Swisswatches is delighted to present the watch community with our very first ‘Boutique Travel Guide’. In this new segment, we will share not only the very best watch boutiques in town, but also the other most exciting things available in…

The Ultimate Guide to The Patek Philippe Nautilus

Why Three Hands And Steel Is Just The Beginning See how you were drawn towards this article? Of course you were – everyone is. No matter whether a collector, new customer, horology expert, or simply here for the ride, everyone…

All You Need To Know About The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona

The Rolex Daytona is one of the most revered models in the world, but why? We are here to answer all of the questions you ever had when it comes to the most famous chronograph of all time. Where it…

Collector Brands On The Rise – Series 1: Montblanc’s Mechanical Watches And a Well-Kept Secret Named Minerva

Let’s be honest. Hand on heart, who just looked at this headline and immediately thought, “Perfect, I can find out which watches are currently cheap but clearly going to increase in value”? Admittedly, I found myself considering something similar in…

Buyer’s Guide For Watches Between 1,000 – 3,000 Euros

If you’re going for a four-digit watch, your expectations will have risen considerably in comparison to our Buyer’s Guide Part 1, which took you through watches from 150 to 1,000 euros. Consumers are justified in expecting something pretty special for…

Buyer’s Guide For Watches Up To 1,000 Euros

The fascination with watchmaking is characterised by superlatives. There are timepieces with which one could dive to the bottom of the deepest ocean, which combine as many complications as possible, which are ultra-exclusive and rare, and ones that leave every…

Buyer’s Guide For Preowned And Vintage Watches Part 2: Shipping, Paying, Insuring

Shipping, handover and important legal aspects As long as you follow certain rules, buying a watch can be associated with a lot of positive experiences, as well as finding new friendships with others who share your passion. Once you have…

Buyers Guide – Preowned and Vintage Rolex, Patek Philippe, Omega, Audermars Piguet, etc.
Buyer’s Guide For Preowned And Vintage Watches Part 1: Choosing The Right Seller Or Dealer

Fundamentally, the process of buying a preloved or vintage timepiece has not changed over time. As long as you pay attention to certain basic rules, you can avoid losing money. Of course, buying a watch without caution is unadvisable, but that’s…