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Time to fly...

Time to fly... - 1 hour ago

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Live. The 5235R is a fine example of how Patek Philippe continuously aims to innovate, pushing watchmaking forwards through ingenuity, technological advancement, and bold aesthetic styling. Combining an annual calendar and a regulator dial layout, it integrates useful functions displayed in a refined, clearly arranged manner and a wearable geometric case.⁠
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In 2011, @patekphilippe introduced the reference 5235 (exclusively available in white gold at first, until it was substituted for this rose gold variant in 2019), combining the annual calendar complication with a regulator dial layout. The annual calendar complication was invented by the manufacture in 1996, first made available in the reference 5035. It was developed to show relevant information about the day, whilst also providing a more accessible price point for such a complication when compared with the brand’s perpetual calendars.⁠
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The reference 5235 annual calendar mechanism only requires adjustment once a year in February, as it accounts for the long and short months throughout the year. The day, date and month are located within the three apertures displayed on top and bottom of the dial, which are all very legible. These are adjusted using the correctors on the left side of the case.⁠
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Furthermore, the 5235 builds upon the annual calendar complication by integrating a regulator-style layout, with the hours, minutes, and seconds broken out into three separate dials. Regulator clocks, developed in England in the early 18th century, introduced unprecedented accuracy over other types of clocks, as well as this new way of displaying the time. The minutes became the true protagonists of the dial with a large, central sweep hand, while the hours and seconds were usually relegated to smaller sub-dials. ⁠
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Available now as a full set.

Live. The 5235R is a fine example of how Patek Philippe continuously aims to innovate, pushing watchmaking forwards through ingenuity, technological advancement, and bold aesthetic styling. Combining an annual calendar and a regulator dial layout, it integrates useful functions displayed in a refined, clearly arranged manner and a wearable geometric case.⁠ ⁠ In 2011, @patekphilippe introduced the reference 5235 (exclusively available in white gold at first, until it was substituted for this rose gold variant in 2019), combining the annual calendar complication with a regulator dial layout. The annual calendar complication was invented by the manufacture in 1996, first made available in the reference 5035. It was developed to show relevant information about the day, whilst also providing a more accessible price point for such a complication when compared with the brand’s perpetual calendars.⁠ ⁠ The reference 5235 annual calendar mechanism only requires adjustment once a year in February, as it accounts for the long and short months throughout the year. The day, date and month are located within the three apertures displayed on top and bottom of the dial, which are all very legible. These are adjusted using the correctors on the left side of the case.⁠ ⁠ Furthermore, the 5235 builds upon the annual calendar complication by integrating a regulator-style layout, with the hours, minutes, and seconds broken out into three separate dials. Regulator clocks, developed in England in the early 18th century, introduced unprecedented accuracy over other types of clocks, as well as this new way of displaying the time. The minutes became the true protagonists of the dial with a large, central sweep hand, while the hours and seconds were usually relegated to smaller sub-dials. ⁠ ⁠ Available now as a full set. - 3 hours ago

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In Kari we trust.

In Kari we trust. - 5 hours ago

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Not your everyday watch. Not even your everyday Urwerk.⁠
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Number 1/25 of one of the very early UR-102s, cased in ceramicized  aluminium.⁠
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Available now.⁠

Not your everyday watch. Not even your everyday Urwerk.⁠ ⁠ Number 1/25 of one of the very early UR-102s, cased in ceramicized aluminium.⁠ ⁠ Available now.⁠ - 6 hours ago

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One of six hundred pieces made as a limited edition to celebrate the @patekphilippe "Grand Exhibition - The Art of Watchmaking" in New York, in 2017. Retailed by @tiffanyandco and available as a full set.

One of six hundred pieces made as a limited edition to celebrate the @patekphilippe "Grand Exhibition - The Art of Watchmaking" in New York, in 2017. Retailed by @tiffanyandco and available as a full set. - 22 hours ago

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When you've been around for as long as Kari, you learn a thing or two about making watches. Perhaps the most classic expression of his craft - yesterday's Vingt-8 in platinum.

When you've been around for as long as Kari, you learn a thing or two about making watches. Perhaps the most classic expression of his craft - yesterday's Vingt-8 in platinum. - 24 hours ago

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Live. This steel @patekphilippe 5522A Calatrava was released in 2017, as a limited edition for the "Grand Exhibition - The Art of Watchmaking" in New York. ⁠
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The reference embodies the same design principles as the original dual-time model, the 5524G, but this time in steel, with a pared-back aesthetic and limited production run of only 600 pieces, sold exclusively by Patek’s North American retailers. ⁠
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The original Pilot's Calatrava line was first introduced in 2015, inspired by two early pilots' watches that currently reside within the Patek Philippe Museum. With design cues from these 1930s' military watches, the 5522 evokes the vibe of early utilitarian timepieces, without being exact copies - a welcome change in the world of vintage tributes.⁠
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The watch is accompanied by its Certificate of Origin, which confirms its sale in - date, month & year - (by Tiffany & Co. in New York). It comes with Patek Philippe inner and outer boxes, Certificate of Origin and its accompanying materials.⁠
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Available now.⁠
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Live. This steel @patekphilippe 5522A Calatrava was released in 2017, as a limited edition for the "Grand Exhibition - The Art of Watchmaking" in New York. ⁠ ⁠ The reference embodies the same design principles as the original dual-time model, the 5524G, but this time in steel, with a pared-back aesthetic and limited production run of only 600 pieces, sold exclusively by Patek’s North American retailers. ⁠ ⁠ The original Pilot's Calatrava line was first introduced in 2015, inspired by two early pilots' watches that currently reside within the Patek Philippe Museum. With design cues from these 1930s' military watches, the 5522 evokes the vibe of early utilitarian timepieces, without being exact copies - a welcome change in the world of vintage tributes.⁠ ⁠ The watch is accompanied by its Certificate of Origin, which confirms its sale in - date, month & year - (by Tiffany & Co. in New York). It comes with Patek Philippe inner and outer boxes, Certificate of Origin and its accompanying materials.⁠ ⁠ Available now.⁠ ⁠ - 1 day ago

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I mean, come on @alexpenfold, now you're just showing off. An incredible shot of a @ferrari F40 on South Melbourne Beach at Sunset. ⁠

I mean, come on @alexpenfold , now you're just showing off. An incredible shot of a @ferrari F40 on South Melbourne Beach at Sunset. ⁠ - 1 day ago

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In 2004, FP Journe switched to manufacturing movements from 18-carat gold, having developed the brand sufficiently to further the manufacturing process and move away from brass. With this introduction, all existing movements were issued with new caliber codes. In the case of the Octa Series, this caliber was referred to as 1300-2; indicating the second version of the movement. It’s believed that very few 1300-2 movements were made, during a short transitional period - consequently, making these rarer than many of the first generation brass-movement pieces. You can read more about this in @thejourneguy 's in-depth study.

In 2004, FP Journe switched to manufacturing movements from 18-carat gold, having developed the brand sufficiently to further the manufacturing process and move away from brass. With this introduction, all existing movements were issued with new caliber codes. In the case of the Octa Series, this caliber was referred to as 1300-2; indicating the second version of the movement. It’s believed that very few 1300-2 movements were made, during a short transitional period - consequently, making these rarer than many of the first generation brass-movement pieces. You can read more about this in @thejourneguy 's in-depth study. - 1 day ago

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The Lange 1 is, in every way, deserving of the description of modern icon. One of the first watches made following the re-establishment of A. Lange & Söhne, its simple yet distinctive design has commanded the respect of collectors. This Lange 1 Ref. 101.035 "Darth", features the striking combination of a platinum case, black dial and white-on-black date discs, for a distinctive monochromatic appearance which has deservedly given it cult-status among collectors. ⁠
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This reference 101.035, produced exclusively between 1999 and 2006, sets itself apart from other Lange 1s thanks to its distinctive monochromatic appearance and platinum case. The two subsidiary dials, with the indication for the hours, minutes and seconds, have a slightly lighter tone and iridescent finish. The rest of the dial features a dark, matte finish, providing a subtle contrast with the lightly recessed subdials. To complete the monochromatic appearance, this Lange 1 features unusual white-on-black date discs. Being an earlier piece from the German watchmaker, it is housed in a classically sized 38.5mm platinum case, similar to the original Lange 1.

The Lange 1 is, in every way, deserving of the description of modern icon. One of the first watches made following the re-establishment of A. Lange & Söhne, its simple yet distinctive design has commanded the respect of collectors. This Lange 1 Ref. 101.035 "Darth", features the striking combination of a platinum case, black dial and white-on-black date discs, for a distinctive monochromatic appearance which has deservedly given it cult-status among collectors. ⁠ ⁠ This reference 101.035, produced exclusively between 1999 and 2006, sets itself apart from other Lange 1s thanks to its distinctive monochromatic appearance and platinum case. The two subsidiary dials, with the indication for the hours, minutes and seconds, have a slightly lighter tone and iridescent finish. The rest of the dial features a dark, matte finish, providing a subtle contrast with the lightly recessed subdials. To complete the monochromatic appearance, this Lange 1 features unusual white-on-black date discs. Being an earlier piece from the German watchmaker, it is housed in a classically sized 38.5mm platinum case, similar to the original Lange 1. - 1 day ago

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Today's platinum Vingt-8 on the wrist, paired with a Zürich strap.

Today's platinum Vingt-8 on the wrist, paired with a Zürich strap. - 2 days ago

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The Fifty-Seven Twelve.

The Fifty-Seven Twelve. - 2 days ago

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