Fortuna Sells $2.2 Million at Summer Auctions, Including Quarter-Million-Dollar Rolex ‘Paul Newman’ Watch

 |  July 10th, 2018

The relatively new auction house of Fortuna held its two-day Summer Auctions this past weekend, which included its first-ever Important Watches auction. In total, the New York auction sales revenue was just about $2.2 million, with about a quarter of that stemming from the watch auction. The highest ticket lot: a rare Rolex “Paul Newman” Daytona Ref. 6239, circa 1968. That watch was expected to fetch between $150,000 and $250,000. It sold for $212,500. Other highlights from the watch sale,…

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Porsche Design Chronotimer Rennsport Reunion VI LE Watch Up For Pre-Order

 |  July 9th, 2018

Beginning this month, Porsche Design’s newest  Chronotimer Rennsport Reunion VI Limited Edition watch — designed to celebrate motorsports — is available for pre-order on line. Each Official numbered timepiece  commemorates the sixth Porsche Rennsport Reunion. The Reunion is a mecca of sorts for  Porsche aficionados, and takes place in September. The new Porsche Design Chronotimer Rennsport Reunion VI Limited Edition is created  exclusively for the event as the official commemorative timepiece of RRVI, and is the third edition Rennsport Reunion watch…

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The Changing World of Luxury Retailing And Second-Hand Watches, And Why I Joined The TrueFacet.com Team

 |  July 6th, 2018

Not too long ago, I signed on as Executive Editor of The Loupe, the watch blog for TrueFacet.com (in addition to continuing with certain of my other roles). TrueFacet.com is an online marketplace for second-hand and vintage watches and jewelry, as well as operating a boutique division that offers new watches and jewelry for sale. We had been in discussions about my taking over this role  on and off for more than a year. However, just before I boarded a…

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Celebrate America with Corum’s Bubble Flag Watches

 |  July 4th, 2018

Fourth of July celebrates America’s Independence, and we cant think go a better way to show off patriotism than with the  Corum Bubble Flag watches. The beloved Bubble watch, with its incredibly high-domed sapphire crystal, is an icon for the brand, and one thoroughly embraced by American watch lovers. As such, it makes sense that the brand would utilize its Bubble 47mm and its Big Bubble 52mm watch cases to show off true American spirit on Independence Day. Each watch is crafted in titanium for ultra-light…

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Patriotism Runs Deep With Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon ‘Stars & Stripes’ Watch

 |  July 3rd, 2018

This week we celebrate the Fourth of July — America’s independence day.  To celebrate,  Ulysse Nardin unveils the all-new Executive Skeleton Tourbillon “Stars & Stripes” watch, which officially launches on the 4th of July and is exclusive to the United States market.  The Executive Skeleton Tourbillon “Stars & Stripes” not only pays tribute to America, but also heralds the brand’s long-standing history with the US navy, dating back to 1902 when Ulysse Nardin first served as the Navy’ nautical supplier…

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Rolex Celebrates 40 Years of Tennis At Wimbledon 2018

 |  July 2nd, 2018

  Luxury Swiss watch brand, Rolex, celebrates 40 years of deep commitment to tennis at this year’s Wimbledon Grand Slam tournaments, which run until July 15, 2018. In fact, The Championships, Wimbledon event is the first tennis involvement that Rolex joined – acting as the Official Timekeeper in 1978. Since then, the brand has grown its involvement in the court sport by leaps and bounds. Since that 1978 starter partnership at Wimbledon, Rolex has been the sponsor of two Grand…

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Video: Witness the Jaquet Droz $367,500 Signing Machine Do Its Job … For The Person Who Has Everything

 |  June 29th, 2018

Four years in the making, the incredible Jaquet Droz   Signing Machine — an automata unveiled initially four years ago and then officially at Baselworld 2018 in honor of the brand’s 280th anniversary — is ready for delivery. The incredible mechanical machine will sign your name for you — in case you can’t or don’t want to.  Retailing for $367,500 the Jaquet Droz Signing Machine is definitely for the person who has everything. Jaquet Droz is famed for its work…

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