Plan Ahead: Patek Philippe Going Big in 2017 with Large Free-to-Public Exhibition in NYC

 |  October 16th, 2016

Earlier this week in New York, Patek Philippe announced plans to unveil a huge 10-day exhibition in the city in July 2017 that promises to be the biggest educational and hands-on watch event ever open to the public free of charge in New York.  The brand will be bringing in some of its most famous legendary historic pieces, as well as recent record-setting watches, and a host of new American-exclusive watches built just for the event. It will be held at Cipriani 42nd Street, where the brand is even building an entire interior structure with second floor balcony space to have enough room to showcase museum pieces, rare handcrafts such as gem setting, enameling and engraving, and more. So set aside…

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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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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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Reflections in Time: A Look Back on 2015 from A Timely Perspective (Slideshow)

 |  December 31st, 2015

It has been a very interesting year at from a variety of perspectives. We have more than doubled our traffic thanks to our enthusiastic readers, and those emails chocked with questions keep flowing in. We responded to a record-setting nearly 300 extremely knowledgeable inquiries this year, several resulting in the purchase of everything from watch straps to winders and timepieces once our experts gave advice. We had some heavy-hitting posts, as well, including many “firsts.” We broke the news of the World’s Most Expensive watch from Vacheron Constantin with coverage here on ATimelyPerspective, and on our Perfect Timing column on We had some exclusive stories and some extremely exclusive interviews, as well, with celebrities and sports stars such…

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Patek Philippe Garners Special Shop-within-a-Shop Status in new de Boulle Houston Boutique

 |  November 23rd, 2015

By Marie A. Picon An enthusiastic crowd of 165 people gathered in Houston last week to celebrate the opening of a new destination for top timepieces in the Bayou City’s toney uptown area. The latest project in a long-running partnership between a family-owned Swiss watch company and a family-owned Dallas jeweler, the new Patek Philippe Showroom at de Boulle Diamonds & Jewelry offers a comprehensive collection of watches by the legendary Geneva maison. It is just one of the many retail gems that promise to make the newly inaugurated River Oaks District-– the city’s top spot for luxury shopping. Denis Boulle founded de Boulle Diamonds & Jewelry in Dallas in the ’80s and, today, the jeweler continues to be recognized as much for…

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