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Pure & Simple: Patek Philippe Calatrava vs. Lange Saxonia

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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...]

Patek Philippe’s Henry Graves Watch Goes Back on the Auction Block at Sotheby’s

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The world's most expensive watch ever sold at auction will be offered again this November at Sotheby’s in an auction that will coincide with the 175th anniversary celebration of its maker, Patek Philippe. … [Read more...]

More November Auction Results

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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...]

Family Values: Patek Philippe’s Thierry and Philippe Stern

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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...]

Sotheby’s to Auction Rare Patek Philippes Owned by Henry Graves Family

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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...]

Michael Friedman Appointed Horological Director of Antiquorum USA

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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...]

2011: The Year in Review Quiz, Part 1

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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

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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 Achieves Record Prices at Auction

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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 Appointed Managing Director of Sotheby’s Switzerland

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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 American Heritage Exhibit Open Now

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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...]

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Sotheby’s Appoints Tim Bourne Worldwide Head of Watches

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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...]

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Sotheby’s Geneva Sale Brings $8.7 Million

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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...]

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2010: The Year In Review Quiz, Part II

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Once again we look at the biggest and smallest stories of the year. Were you paying attention? As always, the answers appear at the end. Good luck! … [Read more...]

2010: The Year in Review Quiz, Part I

Have you been following the news for the past 12 months? Say goodbye to 2010 with this quiz that focuses on some of the year’s most (and least) important stories. As always, the answers appear at the end. Good luck! … [Read more...]

Preview: Sotheby’s October 27 NYC Auction

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Sotheby's October 27 auction of Important Watches and Clocks in New York City features a wide-ranging selection, ranging from 18th century enamel watches, snuff boxes and music boxes, to tourbillons from modern horological masters. Here are five pieces sure to delight wristwatch collectors. Lot 114 is a platinum IWC Il Destriero Scafusia, No. 105, circa 1993 with platinum bracelet. Cal. 1868 movement with 76 jewels. 43mm case. - 1 minute tourbillion - Split-seconds chronograph - Moon … [Read more...]

Sotheby’s Launches App; Geneva Auction Offers Modern and Historic Classics

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1744 meets 2010 as Sotheby’s launches its new application for the iPhone and iPad. Sotheby's will also offer 244 lots at its autumn sale of Important Watches at the Hôtel Beau-Rivage in Geneva on Sunday, November 14. The sale brings together an impressive range of timepieces tracing this history of watchmaking from 1620 to the present day. … [Read more...]

Sotheby’s Hong Kong Sale of Important Watches Brings US$7.14 Million

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Sotheby’s October 6 Hong Kong’s sale of Important Watches totaled US$7.14 million, establishing Sotheby’s highest-ever total for a various owners sale of important watches. The auction was 79.9% sold by lot and 85.8% by value. Leading the sale was a Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon 30º Vision No. 2 with mother-of-pearl dial, circa 2004, which sold for US$325,641 against a pre-sale estimate of $200,000 to $300,000. … [Read more...]

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F.P.Journe Homage Dinner for George Daniels

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If there was was one dinner watchmakers and enthusiasts hoped to attend in 2010, it was the one organized to honor George Daniels on June 24 at the Lanesborough Hotel in London. The dinner was hosted by F.P. Journe to celebrate the achievements, innovation and expertise George Daniels has contributed to the world or horology. … [Read more...]

Schwarzenegger Gala Event Honors Audemars Piguet

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Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's After-School All-Stars (ASAS) hosted a star-studded gala at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York on June 17th honoring Francois-Henry Bennahmias, President & CEO of Audemars Piguet North America, among others, for his support of the Governor's organization that provides comprehensive after school and summer programs for at-risk children in thirteen cities throughout the country. … [Read more...]

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