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Greubel Forsey QP à équation with Rhodium-Coloured Gold Dial

Winner of the 2017 Calendar Watch Prize is the Greubel Forsey QP à équation watch which displays the seasons, equinoxes, solstices, equation of time, date, day, month and four-digit year – perpetually.  Released initially in 2015, new in 2017 the QP à équation sports a Rhodium-Coloured Gold Dial with a list price of approximately $685,000.  It Read More

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Chopard L.U.C Full Strike Watch winner of the “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix (GPHG)

The Chopard L.U.C Full Strike Watch won the “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix in the 2017 annual Fondation du Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de 5Genève (GPHG) watchmaking event (full list of winning watches here).  It took Chopard approximately 17,000 hours to develop the COSC-certified, double barrel movement with a 60-hour power reserve and slipping springs Calibre 08.01-L. As the Read More

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Zenith Defy LAB – New Monolithic Silicon Oscillator Movement

Presented by Zenith as “The most precise mechanical watch ever” the Defy collection introduces an evolution in the watch movement world with Caliber ZO 342.  Zenith invented a new single-piece oscillator that replaces the traditional hairspring/balance wheel assembly. It oscillates at a frequency five-times greater than the standard mechanical timepiece which allows for the higher precision. Read More

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Paul Newman Rolex Sells at Auction for Record $17.8 Million

On October 26th, 2017 Paul Newman’s personal Paul Newman Daytona Rolex reference 6239 sold for a record-breaking $17.75 million including the buyer’s premium ($15.5 million at the hammer), making it the newest most expensive wristwatch ever sold.  The auction was held by the Phillips Auction House in New York City and the winning bid went to an Read More

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Czapek & Cie unveils Place Vendôme “Lumières” at Baselworld 2017

Czapek & Cie’s unveiled the new Place Vendôme, “Lumières” collection at Baselworld 2017 named after the famous square in Paris where François Czapek, spiritus rector of the brand, opened a boutique in the mid-nineteenth century, assumed to be the first haute horlogerie boutique ever on this world famous square. The first line of watches in the collection features Read More

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Vacheron Constantin – Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600

Vacheron Constantin introduced the Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600 at the SIHH 2017.  Priced at around $1 million this astronomical grand complication revives the 18th century tradition of Geneva’s “cabinotiers”, highly specialised watchmaking artisans working under the rooftops and creating authentic bespoke masterpieces. The one-of-a-kind Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600 combines astronomy and the watchmaking Read More

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New Most Expensive Watch is the Patek Philippe Ref. 1518 at $11 million

Stainless steel Patek Philippe 1518 Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo Geneva Watch Auction Four sale in Geneva set a new record over the weekend of November 12, 2016 for a wristwatch at auction for the Patek Philippe Ref. 1518 in stainless steel, a rare perpetual calendar chronograph with moon phases.  The watch sold Read More

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Goldman Sachs Elevator explains the hierarchy of watches on Wall Street

Article: Goldman Sachs Elevator explains the hierarchy of watches on Wall Street Business Insider ran an article Goldman Sachs Elevator explains the hierarchy of watches on Wall Street in which they argued that there is a correlation between watches and career levels.  They suggested that:   Interns would be best suited to wear a Rolex Read More