Notable Military Watches: A Brief History
Military-issued watches have had a significant impact on the evolution of modern warfare. Likewise, the unique needs of the military have had a considerable influence on the development of watches. For example, the harsh conditions of trench warfare in WWI
Officine Panerai: The Beginning
In 1860 in Florence, Italy a man named Giovanni Panerai would start an innovative watch shop. That shop is now a famous brand with a serious cult following. Unlike many other watch brands more humble beginnings, Officine Panerai began as a sales
Antoine de Saint-Exupery and Le Petit Prince
“Make your life a dream, and a dream a reality.” These words, from Antoine de Saint-Exupery are the embodiment of his famous novella, Le Petit Prince. Saint-Exupery wrote the novella in 1942. Since then, its sold more than 140 million
What do you get when you cross an automotive journalist, with a fairly new penchant for watches, and a horologist who makes his own timepieces and is a lifelong watch enthusiast? Though it sounds like the beginning of a lame bar joke, it isn’t. The
Rolex Side-by-Side: GMT Master II vs. Submariner
Rolex has pioneered the development of tool watches since its early years, specifically within the fields of diving and flying. When intercontinental travel became more accessible and widespread, Rolex created the GMT Master for pilots flying through multiple time
Lhamo Thondup was born to a Tibetan farming family on July 6, 1935. Little did his parents know that only two years later, he would be identified as the 14th Dalai Lama.
Since he was a young child, the Dalai Lama has loved taking things apart and
Every watch has a story. And working with pre-owned watches, we at Crown & Caliber hear quite a few of them. The journey a watch takes before it gets to us has many twists and turns, and maybe even an unexpected name attached.
The watch in
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
It's the stuff that belongs in a Hollywood film: a family's precious, priceless object stolen, only to return many years later on an auction block. What follows is the family's attempts to return it to their possession through years' worth of legal wrangling. While the scenario echoes the
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.