Blog posts tagged "Patek Philippe"

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Thin, Panerai Luminor London Boutique, Patek Philippe Calatrava 1948 Nations Grand Prix

2023/03/25 by Dale Vito

This week’s favorites include a one-off Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Ultra-Thin, a racing-themed Patek Philippe Calatrava, and a Panerai Luminor Marina for the London boutique.

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Patek Philippe World Time Shanghai, TAG Heuer Carrera Year of the Rabbit, Tissot PRX Mint Green

2022/11/12 by Dale Vito

This week’s favorites; a Patek Philippe World Time for Shanghai, a rabbit-themed TAG Heuer Carrera, and a new color for the popular Tissot PRX.

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Zenith Chronomaster Yoshida, Patek Philippe Rare Handcrafts, NOMOS Club Campus Deep Pink

2022/04/02 by Dale Vito

Loads of new watches made their way into our database over the past couple of weeks, including a number of Zenith Chronomaster for Yoshida of Japan,

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Tudor 1926, Patek Philippe Calatrava, Omega Seamaster 300M Tokyo, and the Audemars Piguet Black Panther

2021/04/17 by Dale Vito

This weeks additions to our watch database include the 2021 Tudor 1926, Patek Philippe Calatrava 6119, an Omega Seamaster 300M for the Tokyo Olympics, and the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Black Panther.

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This Week: Patek, Omega, Lange, TAG Heuer

2019/10/25 by Dale Vito

BUDDIES! It’s been a while since I posted an update on our blog – though of course new entries to our database have been plentiful. Anyway, I’m back with a few notable uploads of the past week(s).

Omega Constellation Master Chronometer 39

How about an entirely new full-size Constellation – with Master Chronometer movement nonetheless? I like it! This is my favorite dial, though I’d rather have it on the bracelet. The Constellation deserves another round, especially with all the hype surrounding stainless steel watches with integrated bracelets. MORE!

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Chronometer 41 Green

Green is the new Blue. This Aqua Terra looks stunning! MORE!

Patek Philippe Worltimer: Bye Bye Hong Kong

Did you notice? Patek Philippe exchanged Hong Kong in favor of Beijing on all of its worldtimers. Politics! For an example, see 5230R-001 versus 5230R-012.

TAG Heuer Autavia Calibre 5 – but no more Isograph

Well, that’s a disappointment: no more ‘Isograph’ tech for the Autavia. TAG is experiencing some production difficulties and has dropped the tech from the watch that was launched with it – for now. MORE!

A. Lange & Söhne Odysseus 363.179

Another week, another stainless steel sportswatch praised by those flown in, wined & dined to ‘review’ it. MORE!

Updated: the reference 5960

2016/08/24 by Dale Vito
Patek Philippe 5960/1A-011
Patek Philippe 5960/1A-011


Today I updated our Patek Philippe 5960 database with the unique stainless steel 5960/1A-011.

The 5960/1A-011 is believed to be a piece unique created for Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the Thai billionaire and owner of Leicester City. Its chronograph hands are done in the colors of his Premier League football club, while the case back features an engraved image of a fox, the mascotte of the club.

More details in our Watchbase Patek Philippe 5960/1A-011 listing.

Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/1P-010

2016/08/05 by Dale Vito
Patek Philippe Nautilus Platinum 5711/1P-010
Patek Philippe Nautilus Platinum 5711/1P-010


The Patek Philippe Nautilus in platinum (reference 5711/1P-010) was added to our database today – including pricing information.

The Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/1P-010 is easily one of the most sought-after Patek Philippe’s, with only a handful said to be produced each year – only available to those with not only deep pockets, but also exceedingly strong connections with Patek Philippe our their local representatives. It is not listed on the Patek Philippe website nor is it listed in their catalogs, enhancing its elusive and mythical status among collectors.

Word on the 5711/1P-010 first appeared around mid-2013, with sources indicating that the first pieces were delivered around the end of 2012. The idea for a modern platinum Nautilus is said to have come from either Thierry Stern directly or -alternatively- from an anonymous buyer who ordered a batch, but ended up not taking them [all].

Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711-1a-010 vs  5711-1p-010
Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/1a-010 vs 5711/1p-010


Aside from its platinum case and bracelet, there are a few subtle differences in the dials when comparing the 5711/1P-010 with its stainless steel counterpart. The color is a more saturated blue and the date window is framed. The ‘Patek Philippe’ and ‘Geneve’ text are both done on a flat plane instead of over the regular striped pattern of the dial – the photo’s by WatchesBySJX illustrate this very well. In addendum to the words by SJX, I think it must be noted that the same is seen on the white dial 5711/1A-011 and other recent Nautilus’ like the 5980/1AR-001.

The price for a new 5711/1P-010 is what I believe to be the 2013 official list price. At the moment I do not have the prices for other years. The price for a used example is based on the example sold by Phillips in their Hong Kong Auction: ONE held December 1st 2015. Insane? You might want to consider a 1981 3700/1 in platinum brought CHF 783.750 at Christie’s May 13, 2013 Important Watches

Updates: Omega & Patek

2016/04/15 by Dale Vito
Omega Seamaster 1948 522.
Omega Seamaster 1948 522.

As indicated in my earlier updates, I’ve been keeping busy with updating existing entries with the latest pricing info, images and newer, more accurate descriptions. After the Speedmasters, I have gone through all our Planet Oceans and you might note that even discontinued models such as the awesome 2201.52.00 now feature larger images – a welcome change.

I have also decided to do away with the dedicated Olympic family and place the watches in the category of the watches that they’re based on. As such, one of my favorite collections -the Museum Collection- now has the ‘Olympic Official Timekeeper’ models right nexst to the original Museum Collection pieces that they’re based on. I’ve also put the stunning Seamaster 1948 here, as I feel that this is where it rightfully belongs. I’ve always thought that this watch did not quite need the London 2012 connection anyway…

Patek 5960P-001 Price Chart
Patek 5960P-001 Price Chart

On another note, I’ve also started to update our Patek collection with historic pricing. Many of what I feel are key / emblematic models also feature older prices. Take a look at the 5960P-001 and be surprised!

Watchbase: JLC, Bremont and other updates

2016/02/20 by Dale Vito
Omega Speedmaster Professional Apollo 17 40th Anniversary 311.
Omega Speedmaster Professional Apollo 17 40th Anniversary 311.


It’s been a while since my last update but we have been keeping busy – our database now includes over 11.000 watches and more than 1.200 distinct calibers. So, what’s new?

Our JLC database now features most, if not all, models from the current collection – including 100 different Reverso’s. Most are uploaded including pricing information.

I’ve also been working on updating our Bremont collection, which now holds more watches and better images. I might have to tweak our set-up a bit though, as I am not sure whether the Special & Limited section in its current form is such a great idea; after all, it holds watches from several lines.

Omega has been fine tuned here and there, with a few new (or missing) models added and pricing information updated on the most important references. I created a separate page for the Museum Collection, with 1 to 10 all listed.

Our Patek Philippe database now also holds all ladies watches. Piaget is mostly complete. Oh, and I’ve started working on Girard-Perregaux.

We’re slowly gearing up towards BaselWorld 2016, so stay tuned!

[The Omega Speedmaster Professional Apollo 17 40th Anniversary 311. pictured above? You’ll find it right here.]

Patek Philippe: Evolution of the 5270 dials – addendum

2015/04/09 by Dale Vito
Patek Philippe 5270 dial variations
Patek Philippe 5270 dial variations


Earlier I wrote a bit on the 5270 and its various faces – in particular, about the infamous ‘double chin’ that was introduced with the 2013 KunstWerkUhr 5270G-015 and would also be used in the subsequent regular production  5270G-013 with silver dial and the 5270g-014 with blue dial.

The remarkable and polarizing ‘double chin’ design was done away with when the diamond-set 5271P-001 was introduced at BaselWorld 2014. In my earlier post we already mentioned the 2015 PP 5270R-001, but what I missed was the quiet release of the 5270G-018 and 5270G-019: the white gold models with silver dial and blue dial, tachymeter, but no double chin.

The total of 5270 variations is now at 8 – a surprisingly large number taking into consideration that the original 5270G-001 was released just four years ago..

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