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The History Of Officine Panerai

14 October 2015 11:16:23 BST

Panerai Logo"Giovanni Panerai founded Officine Panerai in Florence Italy in 1860. By the 1900 under his grandson’s leadership the brand had become the official supplier to the Royal Italian Navy the Regia Marina, supplying them with watches and precision instruments. These watches were used for underwater missions so they had to be water and shock resistant. At the time Panerai watches consisted of a case, which was designed by Rolex, and the movements engineered by the Swiss manufacturer Cortebert."

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The History Of IWC Shaffhausen

14 October 2015 11:01:48 BST

 

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"The International Watch Co. also known as IWC is based in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. An American watchmaker, Florentine Ariosto Jones founded the company in 1868. IWC stand out as they are based in eastern Switzerland instead of the west, were most of the other watchmakers are based. IWC has a company motto of Probus Scafusia meaning good, solid craftsmanship from Schaffhausen, and in 1903 became their official motto."

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What your watch says about you: Patek Philippe

13 October 2015 13:42:43 BST

John Mayer Patek

"If you see someone who wears a Patek you can confidently assume that this person knows what’s happening in the world at any given time as they’ve been up since 6 studying the Telegraph newspaper and they knew what an ISA was before they were 16. And due to this they will be driving the latest Mercedes or Jaguar and on the weekend it’s the classic Aston Martin."

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As of the 1st July 2015 all Rolex watches supplied with a Green Swing Tag (as opposed to a red one) will receive a 5 year International Warranty on their watch. As an addition and perhaps to stifle complaints from relatively recent purchases, all watches dated from 01/07/2013 to 30/06/2015 will receive an additional 1 year extension on top of their current 2 year warranty.

 Rolex 5 Year Warranty

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Patek Philippe 5960/1A & 5990/1A

26 March 2014 21:08:34 GMT

 

 5960/1A & 5990/1A

 

 

BaselWorld 2014 has so far given us two offerings from Patek Philippe in a year they will be celebrating their 175th Anniversary. We hear d earlier in the year that Patek had “discontinued” quite a few of their chronograph movements, two of which were the 5980 and the 5960. The most surprising watch out of those two that we heard about was the 5960 as it was only at BaselWorld 2013 that Patek released a few more variations of the already magnificent looking watch. Another surprise from the Annual Calendar chronograph came this morning when a Stainless Steel version on a bracelet was announced with a white dial the 5960/1A. Up until now the 5960 had only been executed in precious metals with only Rose Gold and Platinum being the alloys of choice for the magnificent time piece. Early indications show this already is a favourite amongst watch fanatics and with a rough guide price of £33,200 this could be a gap in the market Patek needed to fill compared to their much higher priced precious metal models.

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