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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Meet The Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5367 Grand Feu

 |  March 25th, 2018

With a lot of big announcements and great new product being unveiled here at Baselworld, it is nice to see that some brands still offer classic elegance. Such is the case with Breguet, which introduces its Classique Tourbillion Extra-Plat Automatique 5367 watch now with a Grand Feu enamel dial. With a simply elegant interpretation of the tourbillon against a minimalist dal, this long-awaited addition to the Grandes Complications collection features a striking, white enamel dial with classic blued Breguet hands,…

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Oscars 2018: Gary Oldman Wins Best Actor ‘In A Leading Role’ for Darkest Hour, Wore Recreated Breguet Pocket Watch Originally Made For Winston Churchill

 |  March 6th, 2018

Last night at the Acadmy Awards, actor Gary Oldman won  “Best Actor in a Leading Role” for his  peformance in Darkest Hour. He also has won a Golden Globe award for the portrayal of Winston Churchill.  The  Darkest Hour  focuses on four  weeks during World War II and the decisions being made by British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, played by Oldman. In the movie, he wore a Breguet pocket watch that is a replica (in looks) of the original  Breguet pocket watch, No.765,  owned…

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12 Terrific ‘Year Of The Dog’ Watches: Man’s Best Friend (Slideshow)

 |  February 16th, 2018

Today marks the start of the Chinese New Year, the “Year of the Dog.”  We are especially happy about this 11th sign on the Chinese  Zodiac because, let’s face it, we are celebrating man’s best friend. This year 10 luxury watch brands created timepieces to honor the Year of the Dog. Some of those brands create pieces annually for the Chinese Zodiac, while others just couldn’t resist personifying the most loyal and trustworthy animal on the dial of a watch.…

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Harry Winston, Blancpain, Breguet, Franck Muller: Steal Her Heart on Valentine’s Day

 |  February 13th, 2018

Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is  the perfect time to show the woman in your life that she’s important to you. In honor of this day of love, some of the top brands in luxury watches have unveiled watches that will help you to steal her heart. Here we bring you four fantastic Valentine’s Day watches. In a nod to St. Valentine, Harry Winston released this 36mm white gold ladies watch from the Ocean Collection. This automatic movement…

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Top Watch Brands Unveil New Timepieces at WatchTime New York

 |  October 24th, 2017

Just last week, the third annual WatchTime New York (2017) show was held at the magnificent Gotham Hall in midtown Manhattan. With more than 30 brands exhibiting watches – many of which had not yet been seen in the United States market– the day-and-a-half show attracted more than 1,200 watch lovers and collectors. This significant show in America is geared for the public rather than the retail trade and has continually gained in stature and attendance. The event opened on…

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Only Watch 2017 Part 2: Meet the Rest of the 49 Unique Watches Being Auctioned (Slide Show)

 |  July 13th, 2017

Earlier this week, we brought you news about OnlyWatch 2017, and showed half of the 49 (thus far) unique watches that are going up for auction in November for the seventh annual OnlyWatch event.   OnlyWatch is a charity auction with all proceeds going toward finding a cure for  t Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  As mentioned yesterday, these are all unique watches being donated by the brands for this event only. To heighten the attention, a  world tour of these watches begins in September…

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