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    4 watch trends you shouldn't miss in 2018

    Posted 2018-04-12
    Although Baselworld was already at the end of March, it’s never too late for watch trends. Watches are more than just a timekeeping device. They are a statement. But there are so many different brands, like Rolex, Zenith, Patek Philippejust to nam...
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    A Thousand and One Watches

    Posted 2017-11-28
    What’s the standard birth place of a luxury watch? Where does one of the (if not THE) world’s most famous fairs for watches take place? Which country is the perfect destination for a skiing vacation?The answer to all of the above is the same - and...
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    Get yourself a Winning Icon in New York

    Posted 2017-10-25
    There’s the average watch-next-door, the chronograph and the grand complication. And then there’s some models and editions that are best referred to as icons. On October 26 at 6pm EST, PHILLIPS will be holding a watch auction called ‘Winning Icons...
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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 wristwatch: From a necessity to an accessory

    Posted 2015-07-28
    The story of the wristwatch is a both remarkable and interesting story. It all started as an instrument for soldiers in the 1880s to coordinate attacks without the enemy intercepting any signals, which prove to be a very efficient tool on the batt...
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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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    Steve McQueen’s Rolex Up for Sale

    Posted 2011-10-11
    It’s well known that Steve McQueen wore a Rolex Submariner; not so well known is that he actually owned two of them. The well-documented example, a ref. #5512, sold at Antiquorum in 2009 for $234,000. Now California’s Fourtané has turned up the o...
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    James Bond Meets the SBS: Project X Stealth Rolexes

    Posted 2011-04-04
    London-based Rolex customiser Project X did some serious research for its newest collection of limited edition models. The Stealth series of Submariners and Explorers are designed in homage to both Britain’s Special Boat Service and the early mili...
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    Spicing up the new Rolex Explorer

    Posted 2011-01-16
    We weren't overly optimistic of Rolex's showing at last year's BaselWorld (to be fair, how could we? Rolex is constantly criticized for being too conservative and when they try to innovate, they get ripped for not staying "true". Poor fools.), eve...
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    Rolex Auction Watch: Rare Chronos & More at Christie’s New York

    Posted 2010-12-07
    It’s time to get your hands on some rare and classic Rolexes during Christie’s’ Important Watches sale in New York on Dec. 14, where 77 different models will be crossing the block. Topping the charts are a rare and extremely fine large stainless ...