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Art & Design The Patek Philippe Nautilus: Refining a Design Language September 21, 2020

Imagine being given the opportunity to redesign your greatest work. Wouldn’t your second draft be a bit more refined than your first? This article explores the relationship between the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and the Patek Philippe Nautilus - and their famous designer.

Ripley Sellers
Watches + Style Rolex and Golf: “A Partnership Built Over Time” September 17, 2020

In a one minute video on Rolex.com, a predictably British-sounding narrator explains, “Golf has been called the perfect sport, the honorable game, for half a century Rolex has helped uphold golf’s standards and elevated its greatest moments... Rolex will always be part of this enduring sport. Where the next legendary moment is just a putt away.”

Rich Fordon
The Details Exploring Theseus’s Ship with the Omega Seamaster 300 “WatchCo”

Suppose that a ship is docked in a harbor and as the years go by, the various parts age and are replaced by new ones. After a century of ongoing maintenance and repairs, every single component has been replaced. So, is it still the same ship?

Ripley Sellers
Buyer's Guide The Deep, Dark Details of the Rolex Explorer II

Even after the introduction of Submariners with cute blue and green bezels, no product line in the world of Rolex sport has the range of the Explorer II. Ok, the Daytona has some real variation, but isn’t that a whole different category? 

Rich Fordon
Complicated History The Date Aperture

When every day feels eerily similar, it’s easier to say that the date ‘feels like somewhere in the 20s’. Continuing our series on horology’s complications, it is our hope to bring attention back to the date with a study of the date.

Rich Fordon
The Details How to Use a Tachymeter, Telemeter, and Pulsations Scale

If you happen to own a chronograph featuring a tachymeter, telemeter, or pulsations scale and look down at your wrist wondering, “hey what do all these numbers mean?” you are not alone. No shame at all, really. But let’s change that today.

Rich Fordon

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