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Patek Philippe and Sotheby’s: It’s Complicated

Patek Philippe and Sotheby’s: It’s Complicated

Patek Philippe burst onto the stage of haute horology in 1851, immediately making a name for itself by presenting Queen Victoria with a key-wound, pendant-style montre at the famous Crystal Palace. Today, the Geneva-based watchmaker continues to outfit the world’s elite with some of the globe’s most expensive and technically complicated  watches. Earlier this year at Sotheby’s annual Important Watches exhibition and auction, a rare Patek Philippe white gold and diamond-set chronograph sold for a healthy $1.4 million. The piece – designated 2002 REF 5071G MVT 3147106 CASE 4162762 by the maker – features a calibre 27-70/157 manual winding movement, READ MORE

Jaeger-LeCoultre Gives Back

Jaeger-LeCoultre Gives Back

The Gliterati lined up last Thursday at the 69th Annual Venice Film Festival to show their support for a maternal care center in Afghanistan. The center is being built by the charitable organization Emergency with the aid of luxury watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre, which has supported Emergency’s outreach to the civilian victims of armed conflicts since 1994. Italian movie stars Riccardo Scamarcio and Cristiana Capotondi strolled the red carpet with Venice International Film Festival Director Alberto Barbera as well Jaeger-LeCoultre CEO Jérôme Lambert. The luminaries carried roses in their hands and special editions of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s famous Reverso watches on their wrists. The READ MORE

BUBEN&ZÖRWEG Expand Business to Include Optical Illusions

BUBEN&ZÖRWEG Expand Business to Include Optical Illusions

Just as its moniker is a fusion of two names, BUBEN&ZÖRWEG fuses style with security in their new Grand Collector Inbuilt safe. Designed to be installed in walk-in closets, showrooms and safe rooms, the Grand Collector Inbuilt does its best to hide its presence behind what BUBEN&ZÖRWEG dubs “Spy Glass”, which is essentially a mirror that turns into a window at the flick of a switch. The transformation is made possible by the innovative use of LED lights that can be configured a number of ways, including a setting that spotlights BUBEN&ZÖRWEG’s signature finishing piece: the central stainless steel clock. READ MORE

Dior’s Pièce Unique Collection is Glamour Multiplied by Ten

Dior’s Pièce Unique Collection is Glamour Multiplied by Ten

Christian Dior is proud to announce the debut of their new line of Pièce Unique watches for women, each one a unique iteration of Dior’s signature color palette. Ten themes make up the Pièce Unique collection, with a 36 mm case of white gold featuring a transparent back coming standard on all models. A mother of pearl dial is also common to the ten designs, as is the Zénith elite caliber movement. The motifs start to differ with the stones selected to ornament the the watch. Interested buyers have the choice of baguette cut sapphire, spinel, ruby or amethyst to READ MORE

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