29 12, 2021

The Omega Speedmaster given by the Apollo 11 crew to the last Shah of Persia

Di |2021-12-29T11:44:31+01:00December 29th, 2021|

Passed under the radar of much of the world watchmaking community, we tell you the story of the Omega Speedmaster given by the Apollo 11 team during their 1969 "Giant Leap Tour" to the last Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. 1969, The Apollo 11 Astronaut World Tour Dubbed the "Giant Leap" by NASA, the Apollo 11 World Tour began on September 29 [...]

21 04, 2020

The watches of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Di |2020-04-21T19:18:12+01:00April 21st, 2020|

Today Perpetual Passion has decided to celebrate the birthday of an icon, as well as of a great figure in recent history: Queen Elizabeth II. The girl who was not destined to reign and was supposed to live a quiet life at the court of her paternal uncle Edward VIII, turns 94 today and is the longest reigning queen on the throne of England. Her Majesty's birthdays [...]

30 11, 2019

Winston Churchill's ROLEX DATEJUST

Di |2019-12-07T13:01:01+01:00November 30th, 2019|

Today marks the 145th anniversary of the birth of Winston Churchill, one of the hallmark figures of the 20th century, best remembered for his inspirational speeches and for leading Britain to victory in World War II. As lovers of the hands, we want to remember the important British statesman with an interesting anecdote. In 1947 Hans Wilsdorf decided to donate the 100.000th [...]

12 07, 2019

Breaking news | Marlon Brando's ROLEX GMT-MASTER worn in 'Apocalypse Now' will be auctioned by Phillips

Di |2020-03-04T00:04:51+01:00July 12th, 2019|

Like any self-respecting summer, many of us love to venture into the pages of a beautiful thriller steeped in mysteries and intrigues, perhaps identifying with a famous English spy. Over the last few years, we, lovers of watchmaking and everything that revolves around it, have had a further diversion. Thanks to the fantastic world of auctions, an almost flat season of news and events [...]

4 06, 2018

Breaking News | The ROLEX Submariner that belonged to Steve McQueen will be auctioned by Phillips

Di |2020-03-04T00:03:41+01:00June 4th, 2018|

[: en] "Every Rolex has a story to tell". This is one of those phrases that immediately generates great expectations, and if you think like us you are not mistaken. Without fear of being proven wrong, it can be said that the star watch of 2017 was the 1968 Rolex Daytona that belonged to Paul Newman, auctioned by Phillips and sold for a staggering sum. The selling price is not fixed [...]

4 04, 2018

JOHN HARRISON AND THE CALCULATION OF LONGITUDE "The inventor of the marine chronometer"

Di |2020-03-01T12:08:59+01:00April 4th, 2018|

John Harrison, a British watchmaker and inventor best known for having devised a system for determining longitude at sea, was born on April 3 325 years ago. John Harrison H1 Marine, 1735 The invention of his marine chronometer was instrumental in the development of navigation starting in the eighteenth century and, together with other technologies, helped enormously extend the [...]

13 06, 2017

Paul Newman's original “Daytona” up for auction.

Di |2019-12-07T13:32:30+01:00June 13th, 2017|

  We had already talked about the history of the Rolex Daytona in the article http://bit.ly/2pIGLAs, but now we tell you about the original model owned by the American actor and driver. Considered by enthusiasts and experts as the Holy Grail of vintage wristwatches, the Rolex Daytona owned by Paul Newman will finally be auctioned on October 26 in New York by Phi [...]

12 05, 2017

Jacqueline Kennedy's Cartier for sale at Christie's

Di |2020-03-03T23:42:30+01:00May 12th, 2017|

On June 21st Christie's auction house in New York will sell the 18-karat gold Cartier that belonged to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. This iconic timepiece, which belonged to the best-known first lady in United States history, represents the spearhead of the annual New York Rare Watches and American Icons sale organized by the well-known auction house. The clock - defin [...]