Time Capsules: News – SIHH Sneak Peeks at watches coming in 2012

Baume & Mercier booth at SIHH 2011Those in the know in the watch world know that the Salon International de Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) is just around the corner. In January, this by-invitation-only exhibition takes place in Geneva and it is the backdrop for the unveiling of the newest timepieces from some of the world’s foremost…

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Time Capsules: Commentary — Fun Facts about the Birth of the Wristwatch

FoCartier Tank Watches, ca 1940sr those of you who are history buffs or those interested in a little more fun information to pack in to your thought processes about watches, we are bringing you a little insight into the just-over-a-century-old wristwatch era. Sure there are a few prior “watches for the wrist” on historical record…

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News: Christie’s Geneva Auction of Important Timepieces Acheives Multiple Record Prices – Would you pay $2.3 Million for one watch?

In Geneva the Christie’s Auction of Important Timepieces spanned nine hours in length, with buyers from 39 countries participating. The result was record breaking. The top two lots sold for more than $2 million each and six lots sold for more than $1 million. The top lot was a rediscovered pink gold Patek Philippe wristwatch,…

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Watch Stops: Pre-SIHH – Audemars Piguet Says Happy Birthday Royal Oak with Open-worked Ultra-Thin Limited Edition

The year was 1972. No, this is not about flower power or other 70’s era memories. This is about the legendary Gerald Genta designing the daring and bold Audemars Piguet Royal Oak watch – a luxury sport timepiece that wowed the world with its magnificent steel case and gold price.  The Royal Oak was an…

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Around the World: Parmigiani Watches brings Sandoz Collection in NY

Last week we brought you a look at the new Parmigiani Oval watch with telescopic hands, and showed the original model the watch was based on. That model, along with hundreds of other amazing historical timepieces, snuff boxes, automatons and more, are part of the Maurice Sandoz Collection, and is on display at A La…

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ATimely Event: Don’t Miss the Christie’s Blockbuster Sale of Important Antique Watches

Slated for Wednesday, November 30, in Hong Kong, Christie’s Blockbuster Sale of Important Watches features more than 550 rare timepieces spanning 400 years in time. Approximately $11 million worth of wristwatches, pocket watches, ring and even belt-buckle watches will be on the auction block. You don’t, of course, have to spend millions. Many pieces are…

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