Which talented young artist wouldn’t dream of having a renowned master as a personal mentor for one year?
Behind the Jean Daniel Nicolas name is the incomparable talent of Daniel Roth, who continues to use traditional techniques to hand-make... three watches a year. A look back at an extraordinary career.
The appeal of the Geneva brand never stops growing, a situation that partly reflects the peaks that Patek Philippe has already reached. The heart is torn between the Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon offered by Antiquorum (estimated at CHF 1 - 1.5 million) and the Rolex split-seconds chronograph, ref. 4113 presented by Christie’s (estimated at CHF 700,000 - 1.2 million). But lovers of antique watchmaking will have to travel to Frankfurt and the Dr. Crott Auction house.
The Science Museum’s timekeeping collections cover a very broad time range, from c.600 BCE to the present. They focus on scientific innovations in horology, including some very significant ‘firsts’, and are one of the strongest collections of British timekeeping.
Held March 22nd in Lausanne under the aegis of STOP PIRACY, Swiss Day Against Counterfeiting brought a timely reminder of the damage caused by counterfeiting and alerted end consumers to the consequences of their act.
In a surprise turn of events, an instrument made by the famous watchmaker, a last-minute addition to an auction, has been authenticated as the first ever chronograph.
The Wallace Collection is a national museum in an historic London town house. Its 25 galleries are filled with unsurpassed displays of French eighteenth-century painting, furniture and porcelain, superb Old Master paintings and a world class armoury. Its collection of clocks includes over 30 French clocks of great beauty.
It all began when an artist shared a dream with a businessman. César, the famous French sculptor, told Alain Dominique Perrin, the then-President of Cartier International, that artists needed a place to give free reign to their creativity, including for monumental projects. On that day, philanthropy took on a new meaning. Alain Dominique Perrin, renowned collector and artist-lover, decided to set up a foundation entirely devoted to contemporary art, the name of which would be its only link to the luxury industry. He is still President of the Foundation to this day.