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Patek Philippe – 175th anniversary (continued)

Yes. Of course there was more. When you celebrate your 175th anniversary you don't just stop with the main course. You must serve dessert too. And Patek Philippe did just that. And then some. The already mentioned ref. 5175 was of course a show-stopper. But the ref. 5275 Chiming Jump Hour of platinum was also worth taking a closer look at. So I did.

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Patek Philippe ref. 5175 Grandmaster Chime

Patek Philippe 175th anniversary: ref. 5175 Grandmaster Chime

How do you celebrate your 175th birthday, when already enjoying world domination as the most coveted watch brand? First of all you send out exclusive personal invitations by courier to the most influential journalists in the world, book them on a luxurious hotel in Geneva and wine and dine them while explaining what Patek Philippe is all about and show one spectacular anniversary piece after the other, each celebrating the micro mechanical expertise that the birthday child is so famous for.

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A glowing tribute to an iconic horological complication

The Manufacture Roger Dubuis continues to showcase its uncanny ability to reinterpret the essence of mechanical horology in uniquely unorthodox style with this pink gold Hommage Minute Repeater Tourbillon Automatic model combining admirable technical complexity and sophistication with signature aesthetic appeal.

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Blame it on Hublot: your opinion please

Hublot gave birth to a whole new generation of horological communication. Today we see novelties from most of the brands attending SIHH at the Watches & Wonders in Asia in September as well as new models are presented through out the year on top of the promoted gallas, sports events and new ambassadors introductions. Am I just a grumpy old fart not appreciating the constant flow of new stuff or are the Swiss watch companies in danger of drowning in their own success? What is your opinion?

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