The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak ‘Jumbo’, or ref.15202ST has always been one of our favorite – perhaps even the favorite – stainless steel luxury sports watches. Designed by Genta, this watch already has seen a lot of coverage here at Fratellowatches (most popular topics here, here and here). During the SIHH 2012 in Geneva,…Continue Reading
Exactly one year ago, I bought an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph (also nick named ‘ROC’) ref.26300 to accompany my precious Royal Oak ‘Jumbo’ ref.15202. I added the ROC because I missed the thicker bracelet and case of the Royal Oak ‘Date’ ref.15300 I previously owned.
The AP ROC has become one of my favorite watches…Continue Reading
Australia hosted an exceptional event that brought together the three prestigious Houses of Breguet, Blancpain and Jaquet Droz. In collaboration with the magazine “Australian Financial Review,” their executives talked about the heritage they are representing, before discussing watchmaking in general. This evening took place in the presence of collectors all united by a…Continue Reading
Birds occupy an important place in the history of Jaquet Droz. Pierre Jaquet-Droz, a child of the Enlightenment, was keenly attuned to the love of nature that was then the height of fashion. In those rational times, birdsong was considered an appropriate subject of study in the quest for universal knowledge, and it…Continue Reading
How important have the Ateliers d’Art become for Alpina Watches Avalanche Extreme Replica in recent years ?
The Ateliers d’Art are definitely one of our priorities and are extremely important in that they represent one of the brand pillars along with the Grande Seconde and the Automata. The…Continue Reading
It is the taste for simplicity that has led to the creation of two new models of the Grande Seconde Quantième. The watch is instantly recognized by connoisseurs thanks to its two off-center dials, direct-drive seconds hand and pointer-type date display highlighted with a touch of red. This emblematic silhouette is now displayed…Continue Reading
For the second time since its first edition in 2005, the world renowned biennial charity auction Only Watch will be staging in Geneva.
On 11 November, this exceptional fundraising for research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy will be opening the autumn Geneva watch auction week, in presence of hundreds of connoisseurs, donators and collectors who…Continue Reading
A rendez-vous with emotion: like Gauguin’s exotic paintings, this is an invitation to faraway places and delights for the senses. The Tropical Bird Repeater watch brings together all the watchmaking and decorative expertise of Jaquet Droz. A piece destined for discerning collectors, the Tropical Bird Repeater is part of a long history at…Continue Reading
What if performance were not confined to a frantic set of grandiloquent superlatives ? And if the extraordinary instead lay nestled behind the scenes in an atelier staffed by meticulous artisans passionately perpetuating a skill inherited from a bygone era ? The physical stage for paillonnage is thus set, along with its underlying…Continue Reading
This year, a number of watch brands – they tend to be the same ones – pay tribute to the Chinese zodiac with watches dedicated to the animal of the year. They are generally given a métiers d’art treatment, and are often produced in limited series featuring the number 8 – a favourite…Continue Reading