Brittany Nicole Cox is one of the foremost horological conservators in the world. From studies to today’s accomplishment, she explains her thoughts and visions.
Eight years after its takeover, H. Moser & Cie. is no longer the rebellious teenager. At the upcoming Watches & Wonders Geneva (ex-SIHH), the brand joins the historic Maisons and will present a new collection of steel sports watches. Chief Executive Edouard Meylan fills in the details.
The auction house, whose 40th anniversary is this year, is offering no fewer than 383 lots at the Mandarin Oriental this Sunday March 16th. Among them, an extremely rare Consulate period audience clock by Antide Janvier.
Just one lot - a 1953 Rolex - broke the million-dollar mark at the final session of 2013 in the Big Apple. Sales were, as always, dominated by Patek Philippe, although Panerai and Longines again produced some exciting bidding.
The autumn session in Geneva totalled CHF 58.84 million, CHF 40.27 million of which were realised by Christie's. While Patek Philippe and Rolex continue to bring in the highest bids, other brands attracted a surprising amount of interest, Longines and Panerai among them. Several of their watches outperformed estimates by a considerable margin.
After a missed opportunity in eventful circumstances in 2008, the Breguet Museum in Paris finally took home the Breguet N° 4691 pocket watch for CHF 1,025,000. In addition, Emmanuel Breguet, director of Breguet France and at the head of Swatch Group's heritage, acquired a further four important lots.
On November 16th, Auctioneers Dr. Crott will propose a longitude clock attributed to Christiaan Huygens, the inventor of the balance spring. It is the only one of its kind and the oldest to include an equation of time.