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Introducing Fortuna, a New Face in the Watch Auction Scene

It’s not often that we get to write about an auction house for the first time. There are four or five well-known watch auction houses (you know who they are) that have pretty much dominated that side of the industry for as long as most people can remember. Of course, there are other, more regional...

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Seven Highlight Watches from the Current Christie’s Online Auction

In my opinion, Christie’s ongoing series of online watch sales is one of the most consistently interesting parts of the watch auction world. Their watch specialists are able to curate a terrific balance of vintage and contemporary models at a diverse range of price points, meaning there’s practically something for everyone regardless of collector status. The...

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13 Highlights from the Fortuna “Important Watches” Fall Sale

Back in June, we introduced you to Fortuna Auction House, a new presence in the watch auction sphere that distinguishes itself through a straightforward pricing strategy and a hands-on, no-risk approach to buying and selling vintage timepieces. After a successful summer sale, the seven-year-old, New York-based company has returned for its sophomore watch auction with...

HISTORY ON THE AUCTION BLOCK

Paul Newman’s Rolex Daytona and 5 Other Highlight Watches from Phillips’ October Auction

Many watch collectors consider the so-called Rolex "Paul Newman" Daytona their Holy Grail timepiece. In October, one fortunate (and, inevitably, wealthy) collector can become the owner of Paul Newman's "Paul Newman" - which will be the top lot at "Winning Icons: Legendary Watches of the 20th Century," an auction of 50 rare, collectible watches held in New York by Phillips in Association with Bacs and Russo.

Antiquorum’s June 10 NYC Auction Has Something for Everyone

On Thursday June 10 at its New York City headquarters, Antiquorum will offer 364 modern and vintage timepieces for collectors of all stripes. Pre-sale viewings will be held in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Greenwich and New York. The highlight of the sale is a modern Patek Philippe Ref. 5104, produced in 2008, expected...

Blue Lagoon: Testing the Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Navy Blue

Tudor has expanded its popular Black Bay Fifty-Eight series of dive watches. The latest addition is a blue version with a manufacture caliber and a moderately sized 39-mm case that won the “Challenge” watch award at the 2020 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG). How does Tudor’s award-winner fare in our test? The Tudor label...

Fair Games: A Look at the Future of Swiss Watch Trade Shows

Two weeks ago, on April 14, Baselworld’s parent company MCH Group took note “with great surprise […] of the cancellation of major exhibitors at Baselworld,” namely Rolex, Patek Philippe, Chanel, Tudor, and Chopard. Two years before that, on July 30, 2018, the company’s former CEO René Kamm was already caught off guard by Swatch Group’s...

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Antimagnetic or Bust? An In-Depth Look at the Progression of Silicon in Watchmaking

It has been nearly 20 years since Ulysse Nardin introduced the world’s first timepiece using silicon components with the original Freak in 2001. That groundbreaking moment was the proverbial starting gun for a shift in how the watch industry approached movement production. It’s also raised questions on every side of the industry, from the enthusiast...

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How To Buy Vintage Watches

The market for truly "vintage" watches is something quite different from that for relatively young "pre-owned" watches. In this in-depth article, FratelloWatches founder and WatchTime contributor Robert-Jan Broer offers advice to newbies looking to dabble in the vintage watch market.

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The 70s: Another Golden Era for the Heuer Carrera

Heuer Carrera automatic chronograph in 18 karat yellow gold (front and back). Jack Heuer gave this watch in 1972 to the legendary Formula One driver Ronnie Peterson, hence the engraving on the back of the case. The timepiece encases Caliber 12, which succeeded the trailblazing Caliber 11. The dial too had a new design. Peterson’s...

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Hands-On: Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Squadra World Chronograph

It’s happened to all of us, right? We discover a watch — either online or on the wrist of one of our watch-savvy friends — and are eager to try one on for ourselves, only to find that the brand has either discontinued the watch, changed it to a style that doesn’t sing to us...

Fratello Friday: 5 Very Unusual Timepieces

Since I started writing my thoughts and ideas about watches on my blog, Fratellowatches, I have been visiting the big watch fairs like Baselworld and the SIHH in Geneva. Sometimes, one comes across some very odd-looking watches at these fairs — watches that perhaps should not be defined as watches, but as mechanical art or...

Sneak Peek: Hublot’s Limited-Edition Watch for Legendary Boxers

Tonight, Hublot unveils a series of 12 watches, each a unique piece with the signature of one of 12 legendary boxers, at a gala event at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. The watches — King Power models with a rose-gold and green color scheme inspired by the World Championship belt of the World Boxing Council...

Michael Schumacher Joins the Audemars Piguet Family

Seven-time world F1 champion Michael Schumacher has joined the Audemars Piguet family as the brand’s newest ambassador. Schumacher holds the most prestigious records in motor racing. His 68 pole positions, 91 victories and 154 podium finishes make him the greatest racing driver of all time. Shumacher will contend to capture an amazing eighth F1 crown...