Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Robert De Niro Academy Awarding Actor Patek Philippe Ref 3940 Perpetual Calendar and Ref 6006G




Academy Awarding Winning Actor


Robert De Niro 

Patek Philippe Ref 3940
   
Perpetual Calendar and Ref 6006G

Robert De Niro is considered one of the finest actors of his generation, winning two Academy Awards. He won his first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1975, for his portrayal as a young Vito Corleone in the 1974 film, The Godfather Part II. 

This is marks the first and only time in the history of the Academy Awards, that two actors have won an Oscar for playing the same character in different films.  Marlon Brando won the 1973 Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance as the older Vito Corleone in The Godfather.

In 1981, De Niro won the Academy Award for Best Actor, for his performance as real life boxer Jake La Motta in Raging Bull.
   
De Niro has a partnership with noted Japanese chef Nobu Matsuhisa, and they co-own the successful Nobu group of restaurants. 

De Niro attended the opening of the Nobu Hotel on May 16, 2018 in Marbella, Spain.  He was sporting a Patek Philippe Reference 3940 Perpetual Calendar in Platinum.  The reference 3940 was made from 1985 to 2006 and Jake has previously written about his love for the watch here: How I became fascinated with Patek Philippe.


It seems Robert De Niro likes to wear Patek Philippes to the opening of his restaurants, as fast forward a few months later to another opening and he had another Patek on his wrist.

The photo below was taken at the ground-breaking ceremony for the world's first integrated Nobu Residences, Nobu Hotel and Nobu Restaurant in Toronto, Canada on June 11, 2018.  De Niro was wearing a Reference 6006G.  This 18k white gold cased timepiece has a polarizing dial design, featuring a subsidiary seconds at the 4 o’clock position and the numerals for the date placed on the outer track of the dial.

 

It turns out Chef Nobu also likes the brand. I happened to come across a video on the Nobu website of De Niro and Chef Nobu reminiscing on how the restaurant got started and spotted the familiar sight of a Calatrava cross deployant buckle on the wrist of Chef Nobu.


A bit later in the video we are provided with the money shot of Chef Nobu’s watch.  He is wearing a Reference 5496 Perpetual Calendar in Platinum!

 

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Wei Koh & Auro Montanari Patek Perpetual Calendar Reference 3449


Wei Koh & Auro Montanari

Patek Perpetual Calendar

Reference 3449

Two of my favorite people just discussed one of the most beautiful Patek Philippe watches in history, and here it is!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Wei Koh Interviews Patek Philippe CEO Thierry Stern


Wei Koh Interviews 

Patek Philippe CEO

Thierry Stern

My pal, Wei Koh interviewed Patek Philippe CEO Thierry Stern at Baselworld 2019, and as would be expected, they had an AMAZING conversation!!!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2019



Ringo Star


Give More Love

Patek Philippe 'Jumbo' Aquanaut 

Reference 6065-1A


Sunday, June 24, 2018

Sir Paul & His Patek



Sir Paul & His Patek

Friday, July 14, 2017

Jack & Cara Talk Patek Philippe Grand Exhibition


...Hodinkee Live...

Jack & Cara Talk
Patek Philippe Grand Exhibition

If you are in New York, be certain to drop by and visit the Patek Philippe Grand Exhibition, and defiantly watch this great video from Hodinkee, with a special guest who is a big Patek Philippe collector.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr



The Beatles Favorite 

Patek Philippe

Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr

Eight Days A Week Documentary 

On Jake's Patek Philippe World, I was the first to document the fact three of The Beatles wore Patek Philippe watches, this included Paul McCartney, John Lennon, and Ringo Starr.  Today, I am excited to share some recent photos of Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr both wearing similar stainless steel Patek Philippe watches. Paul is wearing an Aquanaut Reference 5167A, and Ringo is wearing the original 'Jumbo' Aquanaut [Reference 5065-1A].



These photos were all taken during photo shoots for the recent 2016 Ron Howard Beatles Documentary titled "Eight Days A Week". It is interesting to note McCartney and Starr are wearing the exact same Patek Philippe watch model on opposite wrists, which makes sense since Paul McCartney is a lefty.




Friday, October 28, 2016

Patek Philippe Reference 1518 Trilogy from Phillips


Patek Philippe Reference 1518 Trilogy
from Phillips

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Friday, October 14, 2016

2016 Patek Philippe Ladies Magazine Ad


2016 Patek Philippe Ladies Magazine Ad
Ladies Annual Calendar Reference 4947R


I noticed tis gorgeous Patek Philippe magazine ad in the November 2016 Architectural Digest. The ladies Annual Calendar with a moonphase is beautiful!!! As I understand it, Patek Philippe Thierry Stern's wife designed this magnificent ladies watch!!! It's kind of bizarre to note this ad does not have Patek Philippe's web address on it, which makes it look very old school.



Friday, October 7, 2016

Unique Sky Moon Celestial Patek Philippe-Rose Gold: Reference 5106


Unique Heavenly Patek Philippe Celestial
44mm Rose Gold with Date
Reference 5106

Kamille is a reader of Jake's Patek Philippe World and he wrote in today to ask what the "blue beauty" was the upper right hand corner of the banner on Jake's Patek Philippe World, so I thought I would share this. In 2009, Patek Philippe made this one-of-a-kind Reference 5106, which is based upon the celestial Reference 5102. This unique rose gold watch features a special hand-tooled guilloché etching on its 22kt gold bezel.

This unique Patek Philippe shows the night sky of the northern hemisphere as it rotates backwards (counter-clockwise). This illustrates the angular progression of the stars as they appear, relative to Sirius (Meridian Passage).



The User Interface also displays the angular position of the moon as well as its phases and meridian passage. All of this apparent magic is achieved by a number of sapphire crystal discs that are stacked on top of each other and move at different speeds. The blue sapphire crystal that shows the cobalt blue background has 279 teeth and it shows the moon orbit, including the orbit of the moon, in a round aperture.

There is another transparent disc with 356 teeth that shows the Milky Way Galaxy. The Patek Philippe Reference 5106 has an exhibition case-back which allows viewing of the 325 part movement. The photo below seems to show the exact same watch, but I noticed the photo on the top has a red date arm, as apposed to the one below having a gold one.



This one of kind Patek Philippe was auctioned on September 24th, 2011 for 535,000 Euros (around $750,000) by Patrizzi & Co during the Monaco Yacht Show, which was attended by HSH Prince Albert II. All the proceeds of the sale went to support research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

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