Two plain-faced beauties, the Patek Philippe Calatrava and A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia, go head to head in this comparison test originally published in our April 2008 issue. Jens Koch gets in depth with the two timepieces and Nik Schölzel provides the gorgeous original photography. … [Read more...]
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The world's most expensive watch ever sold at auction retained that lofty title at a Sotheby’s auction on November 11, which coincided with the 175th anniversary celebration of its maker, Patek Philippe. … [Read more...]
Earlier today, we posted results from recent record-breaking Antiquorum and Christie's watch auctions. Sotheby's also had strong results for its November watch auctions. … [Read more...]
Geneva’s Stern family has owned and operated Patek Philippe for 76 years. When it comes to making watches, they say, family matters. Click here to read WatchTime editor-in-chief Joe Thompson's up-close-and-personal profile of Philippe and Thierry Stern from our December 2008 issue. … [Read more...]
In December 1999, Sotheby’s made watch-auction history. The auction house sold the so-called Henry Graves Supercomplication — a pocketwatch originally commissioned from Patek Philippe by noted watch collector Henry Graves, Jr., and which featured 24 complications — for an astounding $11,002,500, still the world record for any timepiece at auction. Last week, Sotheby's announced that it will hold a single-owner sale on June 14, 2012 in New York that will include more rare watches from the … [Read more...]
Antiquorum has announced that Michael Friedman has been appointed Horological Director of Antiquorum USA. Mr. Friedman will oversee all U.S. auctions and private sales from Antiquorum's U.S. headquarters on Madison Avenue in Manhattan. Michael takes over the position from Charles Tearle who was named Head of Antiquorum's Asian division in August of last year. … [Read more...]
It's December, and you know what that means. It's time to look back. Have you been paying attention for the past 12 months? You knew there would be a quiz, right? Say goodbye to 2011 with this little test the focuses on some of the most (and least) important stories of the year. As always, the answers appear at the end. Good luck! … [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...]
A. Lange & Söhne achieved three record sales at Sotheby’s "Important Watches" auction, held on October 6 in Hong Kong. The top selling pieces included a rare set of two limited edition Grand Lange 1 “Luna Mundi” wristwatches, a limited edition 1815 Moonphase “Homage to F. A. Lange” in honey gold, and a Lange Zeitwerk. Find the sale prices and wallpaper inside. … [Read more...]
Marc Michel-Amadry has been named as managing director of Sotheby’s Switzerland. Mr Michel-Amadry will divide his time between Sotheby’s Zurich and Geneva. Sotheby's said the re-establishment of a pan-Swiss management structure reflects the growing importance of the company's business in Switzerland and will enhance its ability to provide client services. … [Read more...]
Vacheron Constantin, the world's oldest watch manufacture in continuous operation, today unveiled The American Heritage of Vacheron Constantin Exhibit, a display of historical timepieces at the first-ever U.S. boutique on Madison Avenue in New York City. The exhibit will be open to the public and on display through October 30, 2011. … [Read more...]
Sotheby’s has appointed Tim Bourne as Worldwide Head of its Watches department. Mr. Bourne will be based in Hong Kong, overseeing Sotheby’s Asia watch auctions in addition to those in Geneva, New York and London. Sotheby's said the appointment is a strategic move in response to the rapid expansion of the auction market for watches worldwide, especially in Asia. … [Read more...]
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...]