Antiquorum, the world's leading auction house devoted to watches, will hold its fall "Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces" auction on October 19th at the Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong. More than 300 timepieces will be up for bid, including several notable Patek Philippe watches and rare models from Harry Winston and Louis Vuitton. … [Read more...]
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LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton recorded revenue of €10.3 billion in the first half of 2011, an increase of 13%. Profit for the first half rose to €2.223 million, an increase of 22% compared to the same period in 2010, which had itself shown strong growth. Organic revenue for watches and jewelry grew by 27% and profit from recurring operations increased by 73%. The Group saw sustained growth in the U.S., Europe and Asia. … [Read more...]
On September 23, the Principality of Monaco will stage the world-famous Only Watch charity watch auction. Under the High Patronage of HSH Prince Albert II, 40 unique timepieces will be sold by leading horological auction house Antiquorum. Leading up to the auction, the featured timepieces will be on tour, visiting many of the world's leading collecting capitals. … [Read more...]
Louis Vuitton has announced the acquisition of La Fabrique du Temps, a high watchmaking workshop established in Geneva and specializing in the conception and fabrication of high standard movements such as tourbillons and minute repeaters. Founded in 2007, La Fabrique du Temps has worked with Louis Vuitton since its creation. … [Read more...]
What is Spin Time? Does it determine whose top wins? Is it from particle physics? Perhaps in some neighborhoods, but not here. Spin Time is an innovate new collection from Louis Vuitton featuring watches with no hour hands. Instead, each of the 12 hour positions is occupied by a rotating cube. At any given hour, eleven of the cubes show a blank face (actually they display a subtle letter "V") while the cube in the current hour position displays the current hour numerically. The cubes have … [Read more...]
As exciting as it is to experience all the new watches at the Baselworld watch fair, there is always the risk of “watch overload” setting in, which is why the occasional, rare foray into Accessories Land is often a welcome diversion. Usually, these items are limited to devices such as winders and clocks, but I found this year’s most intriguing accessory gleaming under a spotlight behind one of the porthole-shaped vitrines of Ulysse Nardin’s nautical-themed booth: namely, the company’s … [Read more...]