The name Henry Graves, Jr. is one that inspires a great deal of awe among watch collectors. And for Patek Philippe, he's a savior.
Graves, a wealthy American banker of the late 19th/early 20th century, had obsessions with several high-ticket items—think boats, art, real estate. But watches
Pablo Picasso is one of the most prolific and influential artists of the twentieth century. Known as one of the fathers of Cubism, Picasso revolutionized both painting and sculpture. For a majority of his 91 years on earth, he devoted himself to his artistry.
Architecture has Frank Gehry, fine arts has Pablo Picasso, and the watch world has Gérald Genta. Easily the greatest watch designer of all time, Swiss native Gérald Genta is behind some of the most iconic watches ever created. He singlehandedly pioneered the luxury sports watch.
One of Patek’s most enduring styles, the Ellipse has been in production ever since 1968. These timepieces grace the wrists of thousands of Patek enthusiasts who cling to the timeless elegance of the Ellipse. Typified by an oblong shape, these watches are stunning examples of
“You never actually own a Patek Philippe, you merely hold it for the next generation.”
Patek Philippe watches are made to last for decades—centuries, even. Exceptionally talented watchmakers spend long hours crafting each timepiece, assembling incredibly complex movements inside finely-crafted cases. Because of this unparalleled quality
Many consider Patek Philippe watches to be the finest timepieces in the industry. Not only are Patek Philippe watches of the very highest quality, but they also, along with Rolex, hold their value better than any other brand in the industry. As a result, Patek
One of the questions we hear most often is a variation of "Which brands hold their value the most?" In an effort to shed some light on this oft-debated topic, we wrote a blog about depreciation detailing our observations from day-to-day valuations. The response was overwhelming,
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One of the most asked questions we receive at Crown & Caliber is what watches best hold their value. Before jumping into that question, here is an important rule of thumb: never buy a brand new watch as
During our trip to Baselworld, we saw many exquisite watches. We were apart of the thousands of watch enthusiasts who entered the doors of Baselworld, excited to come away with a new favorite watch. However, Switzerland had more to offer than Baselworld. Just a train
We have had a great time at Baselworld so far! There so many many beautiful watches on display and so many talented people to meet. We have taken several images and posted them on Twitter and Instagram. But for all of you how are not immersed