Tag: Philippe

Hands-On Review: Patek Philippe 5270 Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Blue

Patek Philippe has been associated with perpetual calendar chronographs for several decades now. Not only was Patek the first to unite both complications in a wristwatch (with the ref. 1518), but the brand even added, in some references, a split-seconds function or a minute repeater to this already prestigious package. At the 2014 Baselworld watch fair, Patek introduced a new color

Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Patek Philippe Aquanaut

We take a look at the Patek Philippe Aquanaut, a series as lovingly controversial as the Nautilus is to Patek purists, but as contemporarily appealing to everybody else since its initial release in 1997. It is a vintage watch conceived with some heavy historical inspirations.

Pure & Simple: Patek Philippe Calatrava vs. Lange Saxonia

Two plain-faced beauties, the Patek Philippe Calatrava and A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia, go head to head in this comparison test from the WatchTime archives. Jens Koch gets in depth with the two timepieces and Nik Schölzel provides the gorgeous original photography. A complication is a pretty thing, but it certainly doesn’t improve the legibility

Three Things to Know 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