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    A Modern Day Vintage Watch Revival

    Posted 2017-08-09
    Despite years of speculation and dipping sales for some of the most storied watchmakers on the planet, it’s been difficult to believe that smartwatches would actually steal the show. Now a new global obsession with rare and vintage watches has pro...
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    The Art of Watches in New York

    Posted 2017-07-17
    110 East 42nd Street, New York, NYFor 6 more days, the iconic Swiss watch brand Patek Philippe will be taking over New York's Cipriani 42nd Street location with a 2-story pop-up museum. The temporary museum is supposed to educate the public about...
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    Luxury Watch Values

    Posted 2013-10-02
    Back in May at an Antiquorum sale in Geneva, a Patek Philippe pink gold Sky Moon Tourbillon (Ref. 5002) emerged as the auction’s top lot, selling for 1.2 million Swiss Francs (about $1.3 million). Unlike most chart-topping timepieces sold at aucti...
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    Rare Patek Philippe Minute Repeater Watch Sold By Cartier Up For Auction

    Posted 2011-03-03
    Made for an older New York business man in 1946, this bespoke, one-of-a-kind Patek Phillipe Reference 2419 was sold through Cartier. Still owned by the family of the original owner, the watch will now be offered for auction via Antiquorum in New Y...
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    Christie’s Clocks $91 Million Worth of Watches in 2010

    Posted 2011-01-01
    Are classic timepieces a good investment in this still uncertain economic climate? Christie’s’ record-breaking $91 million worth of watch sales clocked (ahem) in 2010 shouts a resounding “hell yes”. The top timpiece of the year at the famed firm w...
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    Five white gold watches for connoisseurs on James

    Posted 2010-11-23
    White gold has long been my favorite precious metal used in watches. Why, you ask? Mostly because you can't really tell. To the untrained eye, your watch looks like it's made of stainless steel, or possibly, silver, but only you and your accountan...
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    Four watches for the world traveller: our picks

    Posted 2010-11-14
    Secondary time zones, whether we're talking about GMTs, World Time or UTC functions, are commonplace among the more established watch companies and have become as much of a staple as having a watch with a chronograph function amidst your offerings...
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    The AP dilemma

    Posted 2010-06-17
    My favorite watch of all time is probably the classic, no-nonsense Audemars Piguet Royal Oak. Everything Gérald Genta touched in the 1970s seemingly turned to gold in a Midas-like fashion, but nothing comes close to the original in my mind. The Pa...
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    Rockin’ 50s and 60s Rolexes in Hong Kong Sale

    Posted 2010-05-20
    There are of course plenty of pricey Patek Philippes on offer in Christie’s upcoming Important Watches including The Millennium Collection auction on June 2 in Hong Kong, including a coveted Sky Moon Tourbillon. What caught our eye however were so...
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    Kristian's corner: Inspired by Jules Verne and designed by Gerald Genta

    Posted 2010-04-30
    Let's give a warm welcome to Kristian Haagen. Kristian, who is based in Copenhagen, is one of those original watch idiot savants with an unbridled enthusiasm for exquisite horology that's almost exhausting at times. Apart from his column here at J...