A vintage watch always tells a story, like this one worn by Wallis Simpson. Photo: Cecil Beaton/Sotheby’s A vintage watch always tells a story, like this one worn by Wallis Simpson. Photo: Cecil Beaton/Sotheby’s
A vintage watch always tells a story, like this one worn by Wallis Simpson. Photo: Cecil Beaton/Sotheby’s
Timepieces

Luxury watchmakers like Patek Philippe and Rolex made the world’s most coveted classic timepieces – so why are they producing vintage-inspired models today?

From a laser-scanned copy of the watch Gene Cernan wore on Apollo 17 to the Van Cleef & Arpels piece loved by American socialite Wallis Simpson – buyers no longer need to choose between vintage timepieces and modern technology with new heritage-inspired models that offer the best of both worlds

Topic |   Timepieces