Vacheron Constantin Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 Limited Edition Watch for Hodinkee Sold Out

 |  February 16th, 2017

It was another on-line sale of specially made watches — offered exclusively just last week via our friends and colleagues over at Hodinkee —  that has created quite a buzz. The specially made  Vacheron Constantin watch represented the brand’s  first co-designed collaboration. Now, if you read Hodinkee frequently, you would know that the original Vacheron Constantin Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955  watch is a favorite of theirs (or at least of founder, Benjamin Clymer). So, the choice of this watch as a special edition was not a big surprise. The point is, though that the Vacheron Constantin Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 Limited Edition for Hodinkee  36-piece collection, priced at $45,000 USD each, has totally sold out. In fact, there is…

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An Insider’s Complete Review of SIHH 2017 Watch Show, its History and More

 |  February 9th, 2017

This past January marked the 27th Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, and — don’t pass out — it was my 26th year in attendance. Unfortunately i missed 1992 due to the birth of my darling daughter, but I haven’t missed one since.  I remember when the show first started. In fact, to be honest, I remember before the show started — when Cartier made the bold announcement that it was abandoning Baselworld and starting its own show with a group of other brands. Well, 27 years later, the SIHH exhibition –that show started by a few brave brands who dared to be different and take a stand –is still going strong. Here, we bring you an insider’s review of SIHH.…

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SIHH 2017: Vacheron Constantin Unveils Most Complicated Wristwatch: $1M Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication

 |  January 16th, 2017

The century-old battle of the complications continues, as Vacheron Constantin unveils its most complicated wristwatch to date: Les Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600. The watch, which was five years in the making, boasts 23 functions and complexities, and offers   civil, solar and sidereal time indications – each via its own separate gear train. Based on previous demand of its bespoke pieces, we estimate that this unique watch easily carries a hefty price tag that goes above and beyond the $1 million mark. The watch was two years in the design and development stages for the movement, the functions and the mechanics – especially so that they would all fit inside a case that measures 45mm in diameter and is just…

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A Look at Three Terrific Rooster Watches for the Chinese New Year (Chopard, Piaget, Vacheron Constantin)

 |  January 12th, 2017

Following in our theme of celebrating the Chinese New Year — the Year of the Rooster — we bring you a look at three more terrific Year of the Rooster watches. These beauties come from Piaget, Chopard and Vacheron Constantin — all of which have been creating Chinese Zodiac watches for years. Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art the legend of the Chinese Zodiac Vacheron Constantin actually releases  two renditions of its Métiers d’Art “Legend of the Chinese Zodiac” watches  this year, as is typical for the brand. One version is created in rose gold with orange tone and the other in white gold with blue tones. Each carries the  Hallmark of Geneva certification  attesting to its high standards of craftsmanship and each…

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Antiquorum Fall Auction sees Vintage Timepieces Commanding Top Dollar

 |  October 6th, 2016

It’s auction season again and we couldn’t be happier. There are so many great timepieces up on the block and they are commanding high prices that we believe collectors are willing to spend. Antiquorum’s upcoming auction on October 8 at The Roosevelt Hotel in New York is ripe with promise. At the sale of Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces, 324 lots will be auctioned. Among the highlights we like: an extraordinary A. Lange & Sohne “Richard Lange” Tourbillon Pour Le Merite No. 090/100. It features special order blued steel hands and is the only piece in platinum with such hands. The watch was made in 2011 and is a tourbillon with off-center hour dial. It is expected to sell for…

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