Heritage Auctions Picks 10 Most Intriguing Timepieces of Upcoming Sale

 |  October 10th, 2016

Heritage Auctions has picked the 10 most “intriguing” timepieces that will be up for auction at the October 27 New York Watches and Fine Timepieces Auction. According to the auction house, world-wide bidders will see  a hand-curated selection of exotic, fresh-to-market timepieces at opening bids “unheard of in the collecting hobby.” According to Jim Wolf, director of Watches and Fine Timepieces. “This is an important auction for those seeking key pieces for their collection or those who have been waiting for rarities to finally surface. All of them are in very choice condition and extremely rare. We expect strong interest in watches of superb quality and solid history.” Here we bring you a quick look at 10 top timepieces expected to sell…

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Video: One of the most alluring watch videos yet! Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater

 |  November 27th, 2012

As a writer, it isn’t often that I say it is impossible to describe something accurately. But with the recently released Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater watch, this is definitely the case.  The sheer beauty and technical mastery that brings this watch – with two parent birds atop a baby bird nest – to life is breathtaking. This is one video you don’t want to miss. Not only is this stunning watch a minute repeater, but also it is a superlative automaton – with many moving parts that bring to life nature’s beloved birds.   By activating the minute repeater, the watch strikes the hours, quarter hours and minutes on a cathedral gong (visible via the sapphire caseback). Operating simultaneously with the…

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