Archive for: July, 2015

Rare Patek Philippe Timepieces Up For Auction In April

Rare Patek Philippe Timepieces Up For Auction In April

Antiquorum Auctioneers will feature a selection of extremely rare  Patek Philippe timepieces in its upcoming April 25th auction, “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces” on Madison Avenue in New York City. The centerpiece of the sale will be the Patek Philippe Ref. 3974 in platinum. The watch is an astronomic, minute repeating, self-winding wristwatch with a perpetual calendar, leap-year indication and moon phases. It comes stamped by renowned case maker Jean-Pierre Hagmann along with the original fitted mahogany box, certificate of origin, setting pin and caseback. It’s value is estimated at $600,000 – $800,000. Other timepieces sure to draw attention are the Patek READ MORE

Specialty Ceramic Watches for Military Personnel by Bell & Ross

Specialty Ceramic Watches for Military Personnel by Bell & Ross

Bell & Ross, a ceramic watch manufacturer, has carved out a niche for itself by providing high quality, good looking watches that can withstand the rigors of a soldier’s life. These watches, available in several different colors, include rubber-like straps that are durable as well as water resistance for up to 100 meters in depth. There are two models in the Military Ceramic line, the BR 03-92, which is a 42 mm automatic movement watch and the smaller BR S, which is a 39 mm quarts movement watch. Both watches include a matte black steel buckle and are designed to endure extreme conditions. Like Haute Time? Join our READ MORE

Rolex Joins James Cameron In Making History

Rolex Joins James Cameron In Making History

Partnering with National Geographic and Rolex, the director of Terminator, Titanic, and Avatar fulfilled a life-long dream to explore the bottom of the sea. A Journey to the Bottom of the Mariana Trench surpassed the move of his rival Richard Branson whose previous attempt resulted in poor video quality at best due to the unexpected amount of silt that was stirred by the submarine. When on his expedition, James Cameron wore an exclusive, special-edition watch as part of the evidence that Rolex was involved in the expedition. The watch, which is unusual due to its white dial, is so rare READ MORE

Watchmaker Seagull Targeted By Swiss Omega At Basel Fair in Switzerland

Watchmaker Seagull Targeted By Swiss Omega At Basel Fair in Switzerland

Patents and intellectual property are key factors in the Watchmaking business, and Omega has targeted their sights on competitor Seagull. Omega filed a complaint with the event’s organizing committee after Seagull used a signboard including the term “Co-Axial”. Omega owns trademarks on “Omega Co-Axial” and “Co-Axial 3”. Seagull immediately removed the signs and kept them down for the duration of the show despite the committee determining that the sign was not in violation of Omega’s intellectual properties. While they won the case against Omega, Seagull has a long history of patent and IP troubles, and decided not to intensify the READ MORE

5 Questions With HYT Watch Creator Vincent Perriard

5 Questions With HYT Watch Creator Vincent Perriard

Haute Time: Tell us some of the most exciting developments at HYT today? Vincent Perriard: Well, the entire project is highly exciting because it is a world premiere ! Mixing liquids and mechanics has never been done before se we have to work hard to make it work ! 3 years of work, lots of people involved to present it at BaselWorld 2012 ! Haute Time: What watch do you wear daily? Vincent Perriard: Today it’s a PANERAI RadioMir (Black Seal).   But sometime I also wear my Royal Oak Offshore Haute Time:  If money was not a concern, which HYT would you recommend READ MORE

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