《Patek Philippe: The Authorized Biography》

Nicholas Foulkes, the renowned art and watchmaker, wrote the 500-page history biography of Patek Philippe replica, the Geneva independent watchmaker since its founding in 1839, . The English version of the book was officially released in November this year, other language versions are expected to be released from 2018 onwards.
In order to write “Patek Philippe: The Authorized Biography” this unprecedented biographical history of watches and clocks, Nick interviewed the company’s Stern family, as well as Patek Philippe or who are still in the work of employees and watchmakers, at the same time, he also Depth mining Patek Philippe’s archive, read many years of dusty documents, to truly show the unique history of this watchmaking workshop. The famous historian, biographer and fashion editor, the Patek Philippe’s history back to the founder of the brand – the Polish military officer, Mr. Anthony • 100 of the early life. At that time, the young cavalry Colonel took part in an uprising that ended in failure. From Mr. Baida’s forced exile, to Geneva, to his encounter with the genius watchmaker Jean Adrienne, until 1932, the family of the Stern family, four generations of family members of the brand heritage and carry forward … … Nick in detail in the book Patek Philippe a step by step into the Swiss watch industry legend after. His vivid and humorous tone describes the history of many of Patek Philippe masterpieces, and lifelike portrayed fake Patek Philippe brilliant history cast you extraordinary genius, it is these generations of watchmakers and art craftsmen, created a brilliant achievement of Patek Philippe replica watches sale.

The biography also revealed the many first-ever known anecdotes, such as Queen Victoria for his husband, Prince Albert purchased a single orphanage. In addition, Nick also had the exclusive interview with the late Swiss watch and jewelry master Gerald • Gundam (Gerald Genta), the widow, is the tabulation genius in 1976 for the Patek Philippe designed the first Nautilus sports watch.
The biography of precious illustrations and vivid text, showing the Patek Philippe stretches nearly two centuries of dream trip, fully reflects the cultural knowledge and professional background of Nick. He hopes to a broader historical dimension as the background, showing two hundred years of art trends and watchmaking technology continues to progress.
“I am delighted to be able to experience the long history of Patek Philippe in this monumental system.To help Nick to write this detailed and vivid biography, Patek Philippe’s historical archives are open to the public for the first time, Of the strokes and detailed details for everyone to reproduce a perfect Patek Philippe more than 175 years in the development process of an important moment.

Nick Fox introduced

Nicholas Foulkes has more than twenty works, the most famous of which is undoubtedly his trilogy to show the history of the nineteenth century: Scandalous Society: Passion and Celebrity in the Nineteenth Century; Dancing Into Battle: A Social History of the Battle of Waterloo; and Gentlemen and Blackguards: Gambling Mania and the Plot to Steal the Derby of 1844. Nick was also a columnist for Country Life magazine; a special editor for How To Spend It, a magazine of the Financial Times; a contributing editor for Vanity Fair magazine; a British edition of GQ magazine; and a special watch consultant for Patek Philippe International magazine. He is also the founding editor of Vanity Fair On Art at the Vanity Fair and authored articles for several journals. In 2009, he served as Norman Mailer Center (Norman Mailer Center) director. Nick graduated from the University of Oxford at Hertford College, currently with his wife and two sons live in London, they all agree with Nick since childhood has been on high-level watches have love.

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Patek Philippe replica , Vacheron Constantin replica and Lange modern dual-chronograph

Patek Philippe replica , Vacheron Constantin replica and Lange modern dual-chronograph

In general, we can fake watches uk the modern dual-chronograph is divided into two categories, one use the control movement, and the other using the independent movement.

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ETA 7750 double chronograph movement

Modern dual-chasing time

In the first category, the most popular (and reasonable price) of the modern dual-chronograph movement was undoubtedly the ETA (Valjoux) 7750. This movement by the Richard Habring design, the Basel International Watch and Jewelery Fair in 1992 with the IWC replica Doppelchronograph chronograph chronograph first introduced.

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Richard Habring

Before 1992, double chronograph mechanism must rely on two column wheel to operate, this design is expensive, complex adjustment. For example, if the chronograph second hand button is not fully pushed in, the brake levers around the center gear may open or close too early, causing the stanchion to become stuck. Richard Habring’s solution is simple and effective, as he explains, “like a hamburger, first remove the top slice, then add a piece of cheese, and then re-folder.” Richard Habring design does not rely on the column wheel, As the basis, through the lever and cam system operation, easy to adjust and service, production costs are lower. Compared with the antique watches, equipped with 7750 movement watch double-pin mechanism, can be located at 10 o’clock position of the additional buttons to operate.

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Habring2 Doppel 2.0 double chronograph

And so on, do you think Richard Habring’s name sounds familiar? Yes, 2012 (IWC IWC 7750 movement patent finally expired) It is he founded the Habring2 company, and launched a limited edition of 20 Habring2 Doppel 2.0 double chronograph. Habring2 Doppel 2.0 received the Best Sports Watch award at the 2012 Geneva Grand Prix (GPHG).

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IWC IOP Pilots Doppelchronograph Chronograph

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IWC  IlDestriero Scafusia watch

In 1992, IWC  for the first time in the pilot Doppelchronograph used in the transformation of the Valjoux 7750 movement. Subsequently, the Portuguese Chronograph, iconic Da Vinci, as well as the recent Titanium engineer Doppelchronograph have equipped with the same movement. Not to mention the Il Destriero Scafusia – still one of the most complex and produced watches in the series.

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Vacheron Constantin and rhyme ultra-thin high-level complex chronograph

Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin and Lange modern dual-chasing time

Speaking of the movement, and then talk about independent movement, across the $ 10,000 limit, to a more expensive level. In 2015, Vacheron Constantin launched and rhyme ultra-thin advanced complex chronograph watch, is the world’s thinnest automatic winding single-button double chronograph watch, limited edition of 10 pieces. Featuring a caliber 3500 caliber measuring 33.4 mm and a thickness of only 5.2 mm, the watch is assembled from 459 components, some of which are slender (hairspring, for example, only 3/100 mm).

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Patek Philippe Ref.5959 watch

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Patek Philippe Ref.5950 watch

In 2005, Patek Philippe replica introduced Ref.5959P watch, equipped with the brand’s first completely independent CHR 27-525 PS timing movement. 5 years later, Patek Philippe also released equipped with the same movement Ref.5950 watch. CHR 27-525 PS is a single-button double-chronograph movement, similar in function to the basic Valjoux 55 VBR. Until 2015, Patek Philippe introduced dual-button dual-chronograph chronograph – Ref. 5370P, carrying a slightly modified CHR 29-535 PS self-movement, the movement was only seen in Ref.5204.

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Lange Double Split stainless steel double chronograph chronograph, Christie’s in 2013 to shoot 461,000 Swiss francs

Of course, we can not ignore Lange. Lange Double Split is the history of the first mechanical watchmaking with a double chronograph function of the chronograph stopwatch. Its unique integral disk device, break chronograph stopwatch time limit of 60 seconds, recording time interval of up to 30 minutes. In addition, Lange also released 1815 dual-chronograph chronograph chronograph.

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Lange 1815 double chronograph chronograph chronograph

What do these watches have in common? They are not only equipped with a beautiful movement, with precious case, much favored by collectors welcome, valuable. “The cheapest” Lange Double Split platinum watch auction price to 90,000 US dollars, rose gold new retail price of $ 128,400. Vacheron Constantin? $ 369,200. Patek Philippe 5370P? $ 249,200. These watches are not mediocre, the target customer base is certainly not an ordinary collector.

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Caliber CHR 27-525 PS Movement

At a more basic level, the watch most of the application of precious metal material, which is functional design of the movement contrary to the original intention. Unlike other sophisticated features, such as moon phases and calendars, chronograph timing means active participation and on-demand use. In many high-level complex functions, in terms of positive interaction, only the three-chronometer can be compared with the double-chasing timing. Many antique chronographs are designed for functional purposes – horse racing, racing, or aerospace – meaning that the watchmaker wears and uses them on the track or helicopter, with the risk of dust, dirt and damage , So antique double chronograph chronograph mostly use of stainless steel, rather than the soft texture of precious metals.

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Patek Philippe Ref.5370P double chronograph table

To some extent, if you have to choose a modern chasing chronograph, many people will prefer IWC IWC Doppelchronograph and Harbring Doppel 2.0 / 3.0, not simply because these watch design concept more fit The original intention, but also because of their positioning is more likely to achieve the desired value.

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