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Million Dollar Watches: 7 Of The Most Expensive Watches Over $1 Million

Hublot Classic Fusion Haute Joaillerie "$1 Million"

We've all experienced sticker shock while perusing the world of the most expensive watches... there are even a few brands in which five- and six-figure prices are the norm. But some of the most expensive watches go well beyond "pricey" and into the rarefied over-$1-million category. Below, we've compiled seven of these million dollar watches in which the only things grander than the complications … [Read more...]

SIHH 2014 ROUNDUP: 4 DAYS, 47 WATCHES

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Tourbillon

At last week's SIHH 2014 in Geneva, we saw and covered so many new watches, we're concerned our readers might have missed some of our live updates. To make it easier for you to see everything we covered, we've created this handy recap with links to all 47 watches we covered over the watch fair's four days. Day One: The first day of SIHH saw the introduction of Baume & Mercier's … [Read more...]

The 3 Biggest Surprises at SIHH 2014

Baume & Mercier Clifton 1892 Flying Tourbillon

I know, I know, you are supposed to expect the unexpected. Even so, I did not expect what Baume & Mercier, Greubel Forsey and Cartier unveiled at last week’s SIHH watch fair in Geneva. Here are the three biggest surprises of SIHH 2014. … [Read more...]

SIHH 2014: Greubel Forsey QP à Équation

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The perpetual calendar timepieces on our wrists today are not only among the oldest horological complications, they are descended from devices used by the clergy during the Middle Ages to calculate seasonal feasts.  For 2014, Greubel Forsey will create a unique perpetual calendar combined with an Equation of Time, all in an easy to read and easy to use, though not necessarily easy to afford … [Read more...]

SIHH 2014 Preview: 10 New Watches Launching at SIHH

Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Astrocalendaire

This year's SIHH watch fair, held in Geneva, starts on Monday. If you're a regular visitor to WatchTime.com, you've seen that several watches making their debut at SIHH have already been unveiled before the event. To prepare you for our upcoming on-site coverage of the SIHH, we're giving you a taste of watches from ten brands that we (and, perhaps, some of you) will be seeing live for the first … [Read more...]

SIHH 2014 Preview: 3 Tourbillon Watches from Vacheron Constantin, Greubel Forsey, & Ralph Lauren

Greubel Forsey Platinum GMT

With less than two weeks before the 2014 SIHH watch fair kicks off in Geneva, the luxury watch brands exhibiting there continue to send sneak peeks of several new watches set to debut at the show this year. This week, we take a look at three new watches from three very different brands but with one thing in common: all of them have tourbillons. … [Read more...]

Whirlwind Romance: Three New Watches with Multiple Tourbillons (Video)

TAG Heuer Carrera MikroPendulumS

Nowadays, almost any luxury watch brand worthy of the name offers at least one timepiece with a tourbillon. But there are only a handful of brands that have pushed the envelope to create watches with two, three or even four tourbillons. Here we take a look at three such watches that made their debut at this year's Baselworld and SIHH watch fairs. … [Read more...]

Five “Uber Watches” from SIHH

Greubel Forsey Double Balancier

There are watches and there are watches. Included in the second category are pieces so technically extravagant, so hyper-engineered that they belong to a very special club. Their prices are stratospheric. Hardly anyone will ever own one. But they are fascinating nonetheless. As always, this year’s SIHH fair in Geneva in January brought out a fresh crop of these, what we might call “über” … [Read more...]

SIHH 2013: Greubel Forsey

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Alexander Linz continues his SIHH coverage at watch-insider.com. Over at his blog, Linz has posted images of his meeting with Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey (of Greubel Forsey) and takes a look at their newest watches on display at SIHH. Click HERE to see more of the Contemporaine (below), and other Greubel Forsey watches from SIHH. And visit our SIHH blog for the latest … [Read more...]

TAG Heuer Takes Top Prize at 12th Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix

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The prize-giving ceremony of the 12th annual Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix (GPHG) — the luxury-watch world's version of Oscar night — took place at the Grand Théâtre de Genève on November 15. This year, it was TAG Heuer's high-tech Mikrogirder model that took home the prestigious Aiguille d'Or grand prize. … [Read more...]

Stephen Forsey to be Keynote Speaker at AWCI 2012

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Fans of both classical and modern horology, take note: the American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute (AWCI) will be hosting its 2012 Convention and Educational Symposium on August 1st - 5th at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center in Colorado, and this year's headliners represent two generations of high watchmaking. Stephen Forsey, co-founder with Robert Greubel of the La Chaux-de-Fonds-based … [Read more...]

Greubel Forsey Wins the 2011 International Chronometry Competition

Greubel Forsey’s Double Tourbillon 30° Technique (DT30T) has won the 2011 International Chronometry Competition held at the Museum of Horology in Le Locle, Switzerland. The DT30T, featuring a 60-second tourbillon cage inclined at 30° rotating inside a second four-minute tourbillon cage, scored 915 points out of a possible 1,000 to claim first place both in the tourbillon category and the … [Read more...]

Sotheby’s Autumn Sale Includes Unique Patek Philippe Reference 1518, Historical Rolexes, and Much More

Sotheby’s autumn sale of Important Watches on Sunday November 13 in Geneva will be spearheaded by the “Clarin Mustad 1518” - a unique Patek Philippe reference 1518 perpetual calendar chronograph that is estimated to sell for between $890,000 and $1,330,000. The sale also includes two Rolex wristwatches that belonged to leaders of the post-World War II era. … [Read more...]

Two Pateks Top $1 Million At Christie’s Hong Kong Sale

A Patek Philippe Ref. 2499R, 3rd Series, brought $1,210,466 at Christie's May 30 Hong Kong sale. The perpetual calendar chronograph with moon phases in pink gold was manufactured in 1971. A Skymoon tourbillon Ref. 5002P with twelve complications manufactured in 2008 brought $1,164,008. Both sales were within pre-sale estimates. … [Read more...]

Watches Submitted for the 2011 International Chronometry Contest

The 18 watches taking part in the 2011 International Chronometry Contest were submitted on Friday May 20 at the Musée d’horlogerie du Locle – Château des Monts. The watches come from the Jura, from Geneva, from France and the United States. The watches will be subjected to a number of tests over the summer, and the results will be announced on October 20. … [Read more...]

Sotheby’s Geneva Sale Brings $8.7 Million

Sotheby’s May 15 Geneva sale presented pieces representing five centuries of watchmaking, from 1580 to the present day. The top price was realized by a very rare Patek Philippe ref. 2499 which fetched $815,637, and by one of the most exclusive examples of a stainless steel Rolex Daytona “Paul Newman” with inverted lines, which brought $233,150. … [Read more...]

18 Entrants Will Compete in the 2011 International Chronometry Contest

Fourteen watchmaking companies and four schools will participate in the 2011 International Chronometry Contest. The winners will be announced on October 20 at Château des Monts – Horological Museum of Le Locle. Find complete details and a list of entrants inside. … [Read more...]

Greubel Forsey Invention Piece 2

Greubel Forsey indulges in variations on their unique horological themes. These variations are the Invention Pieces. In 2007, IP1 celebrated the Double Tourbillon 30°, and in 2009 IP3 paid homage to the Tourbillon 24 Secondes. This year tribute is paid to the Quadruple Tourbillon in the form of the IP2, recasting the original's innovative mechanism in a completely new movement. … [Read more...]

Superb Results for Antiquorum’s Year End Sale

Antiquorum's December 8 auction in New York totaled $3,506,675. 83% of the lots were sold, and 119% sold by value, based on the low estimates. 419 registered internet bidders competed with clients in the sale room and on the telephone for the 356 timepieces that were offered. Bids came in from across the world including from Australia, Italy, China, Hong Kong, United Kingdom and the United States. … [Read more...]

2010 Winners: Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

The watch world gathered in Geneva this past Thursday for the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève. Prizes were awarded in several categories, including men's and ladies' watches, complicated watches, sports watches, design watches, and the coveted Aiguille d'Or or "Golden Hand" Grand Prix Award. Look inside for the complete list of winners for 2010. … [Read more...]