Category Archives: Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe Aquanaut Travel Time Ref. 5650G: New Innovations on Display

At Baselword, Patek Philippe unveiled its fifth “Advanced Research” limited-edition timepiece which is not just a showcase for two impressive technical innovations but also an anniversary piece for the brand’s sportiest collection. Here’s what you should know about the Patek Philippe Aquanaut Travel Time Ref. 5650G. To celebrate Patek Philippe Aquanaut’s  20th anniversary, the watch… Read More »

In-Depth The Famed Enamel Dials Of The Patek Philippe Ref. 2526, And A Visit To The Factory Where They’re Trying Tirelessly To Replicate Them

Just recently, at a well-known auction house, a Patek Philippe ref. 2526 first series was being offered for sale at what I thought was an unexpectedly low estimate. Surely the watch would use the estimate as a starting point and the bidding would jump accordingly. It was during the pre-sale viewing, with a loupe, that… Read More »

Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time

Many times the watches we cover from major brands are the pieces left over from a century of watchmaking. They are the series that are both adventure- and time-tested through the years, and thus have earned a spot in the minds of modern consumers. It’s plain to see these pieces — from Rolex, Omega, Patek… Read More »

Reviewing Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph

A few years ago, Patek Philippe luxury watch for sale introduced a new Ref. 5980/1A with a white dial (for laymen: that’s the Nautilus Chronograph). We at Monochrome Watches were a bit surprised to discover, at Baselworld 2014, that Patek had already discontinued the steel 5980/1A model  and replaced it with a steel Nautilus Chronograph… Read More »

Hand On With Patek Philippe Calatrava Timeless White Ref. 7122

This watch by Patek Philippe has all the timeless simplicity of the Calatrava case, coupled with a modern minimalism that makes it contemporary. It has a mechanical movement, manually-wound. The lugs are designed so that they extend visually across the bezel, which adds complexity to the diamond-setting. The diamonds are differently-sized as they reach the… Read More »

New Patek Philippe Ref. 5930G World Time Chronograph

Patek Philippe is releasing a slew of new complicated watches at Baselworld 2016, including, most notably, its very first timepiece containing both a world-time indication and a chronograph. As Patek fans will have come to expect, the Patek Philippe Ref. 5390G World Time Chronograph also features an entirely new in-house movement. In addition to being… Read More »

Reviewing 1948 – Reference 2441 “Eiffel Tower”

  This watch, Reference 2441, earned the nickname Eiffel Tower from its lugs, whose flared shape and squared-off ends bring to mind the tower’s bottom section. The watch, launched in 1948, was powered by Caliber 9-90, a tonneau-shaped movement that Patek Philippe launched in 1934. Reference 2441 is a favorite with collectors, thanks in part… Read More »

You Should Know Three Things About The Patek Philippe Chiming Jump Hour

The ornate, double-dialed Grandmaster Chime dominated coverage of Patek Philippe’s 175th anniversary, which the brand marked last year. It is an amazing timepiece that makes a big statement. The watch we look at today is its counterpoint. With one dial and two hands, it appears to be the paradigm of simplicity, but it’s not. The… Read More »