Watch Happening – Best of the Blogs – September 2017
Another month has passed by and that means it’s time for a new Watch Happening.
This my personal selection of the best watch related articles from all over the web.
Click on the picture or on the hyperlink to read the articles.
Monochrome-Watches – History of the Patek Philippe Calatrava Part 1 – The Reference 96, The Blueprint
Patek Philippe is a brand that needs little to no introduction. This is their first part of the history of the Calatrava and what could be better than to start at the beginning – the 1932 Reference 96.
Worn&Wound – COMPLICATIONS: GMT AND WORLD TIME
Worn&Wound – AFFORDABLE VINTAGE: DEEP DIVE WITH THE ALSTA NAUTOSCAPH “JAWS” DIVER
Steven Spielberg’s Jaws from 1975 is an absolute classic. In the movie, Matt Hooper (a young oceanographer who assisted in hunting down the great white, played by Richard Dreyfus) can be seen wearing a diver watch. It took 35 years of research to solve the mystery. It was an Alsta Nautoscaph, made by the Alstater Watch Company. Read all about this watch.
Watches By SJX – Hands-On with Paul Newman’s Very Own Paul Newman Daytona
Paul Newman’s very own Paul Newman is lot 8 of the Phillips “Legendary watches of the 20th century” which takes place on October 26th. It’s estimated in excess of $1 million and it may even beat the old record price of just over $11 million for the Patek Philippe 1518. While it’s certainly the top piece it’s far from the only extraordinary watch in the auction.