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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 […]

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7
Aug
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IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Chronograph 2017

The Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Chronograph (Ref. IW392101/IW392103) is the first watch from IWC to combine the well-known mechanical chronograph with a perpetual moon phase display on a subdial in a new complication module. The moon phase is displayed by a disc, partly silver- or gold-plated, partly dark blue, which rotates to show the shadow […]

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3
Jul
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Grand Seiko in 2017. The next step forward.

The brand Grand Seiko was launched in 2010 under the parent company Seiko.  Grand Seiko watches were positioned as Luxury watches and achieved a respectable status in the watch industry.   Earlier this year Grand Seiko has positioned itself as an entirely separate and independent brand. On all the creations going forward the Grand Seiko logo […]

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May
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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 […]

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Jan
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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 […]

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Nov
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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 […]

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14
Oct
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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 […]

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Sep
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3 in 1 – Wrist Watch, Pocket Watch and Table Clock – the Virtuoso VII Retrograde Perpetual Calendar by Bovet 1822

The versatile 45.5mm Virtuoso VII Retrograde Perpetual Calendar by Bovet 1822 can transform from a regular wrist watch to a pocket watch and also to a table clock.  It presents two distinct faces on its emblematic case. The first face displays the hours, minutes, seconds and power reserve, as well as all the indications relative to […]

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Sep
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78 Jewels, Sapphire Case, 237 Hour Power Reserve by 4N

In the 4N SAPPHIRE PLANET François Quentin, founder and designer of 4N wanted to bring an evolution in the design of the watch 4N MTV-01 across a new case in Sapphire.  Other watches done with Sapphire cases are the Richard Mille RM056 Black-SV and Red-SV, Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari Sapphire, H. Moser & Cie. SFr1 Million Venturer […]

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Sep
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Tourbillon of Tourbillons by Antoine Preziuso

Watchmakers are continually striving to perfect the tourbillon, notably by improving its rotation system. The tourbillon is a remarkable technical accomplishment – and a ‘visible’ complication that never ceases to fascinate. This tiny cage, revolving like a planet (in the 18th century, the word ‘tourbillon’ referred to the movement of the stars), also enables the […]

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