Monthly Archives: September 2015

Sotheby’s Hong Kong Announces Highlights From The Upcoming October Sale With A Rare Vintage Patek Philippe Leading The Pack

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Sotheby’s Hong Kong has just announced the highlights from their upcoming sale on October 6th. The sale will consist of 420 lots with an estimate exceeding 86 million HKD ($11 million US). The sale consists of a range of pieces from all the major watch brands with a spattering of jeweled pieces, modern wristwatches, and vintage pieces. BUT the […]

First Look: Ten Top Lots From The Phillips Geneva Watch Auction Two, Including A Steel Split Seconds Patek, The Hermes Paul Newman, And A True Bond Submariner

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It’s almost October, and that means the Geneva auctions are just around the corner. Today we are happy to show you some of the highlights of Phillips’ second Geneva auction, and boy are there some killers. First, you may remember that in Phillips’ first sale this may, several records were set, including the most expensive steel […]

You’re Invited: An Evening Celebrating Independent Watchmaking With Kari Voutilainen

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Kari Voutilainen is one of the most respected watchmakers on the planet. He is truly one of the leading independent craftsmen making high-end watchmaking what it is today, and his timepieces are as rare and valuable as any in the world.​ HODINKEE's Benjamin Clymer will host a Q&A session with Mr. Voutilainen at The Tribeca Cinema's Varick Room, starting at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. […]

Interview: A Collector’s Discussion With Roger Smith

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The origin of Roger Smith’s watchmaking career is well known. He studied at the Manchester School of Horology and while there George Daniels visited his school – an experience which considerably shaped Smith’s life. He graduated in 1989 and won the British Horological Institute’s Bronze medal for the most outstanding student in his final year. Upon graduating, armed […]

We Ask Audemars Piguet Historian Michael Friedman To Walk Us Through The Best Vintage AP’s For Sale In Geneva

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If there is one sub-sect of vintage watches that I believe is about to experience a renaissance of sorts, it’s vintage Audemars Piguet. For years, I have admired the subtle elegance and incredible design found in early 20th century AP’s. I believe them to be some of the most beautiful watches ever made, and based […]

The Audemars Piguet Millenary Quadriennium, With Quadriannual (Not Annual Or Perpetual) Calendar

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Audemars Piguet's Millenary collection has its share of eye-catching pieces. The diverse lineup includes a minute repeater, a tourbillon chronograph and even a time-only automatic with over 300 diamonds. The line exudes haute craftsmanship, regardless of the piece in question, and the addition of the Millenary Quadriennium is no exception. Generally, one needs to adjust most date watches on the […]

A Selection Of Elegant Watches From Jaeger-LeCoultre, Patek, And Rolex

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This week’s Bring A Loupe will explore a new side of horology, featuring thin and elegant watches that would go so well with a smoking jacket. Expect some great pieces from the most renowned manufactures at tackling slimness issues – Jaeger-LeCoultre and Piaget of course, but also Rolex, with the forgotten Veriflat. For the chrono addicts, get ready for an outstanding Heuer Autavia and a very full set Rolex […]

Patek Philippe Creates Unique 5004 Split-Seconds Perpetual Calendar In Titanium For Only Watch 2013

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Only Watch is one the most exciting horological events in the world.  Taking place once every two years, many of the finest manufactures in the world task their developers with building a unique piece to be auction completely for charity.  The results are often astonishing – like MB&F’s Panda-adorned HM4, Ikepod’s Marc Newson designed red […]