Last year Richemont announced its acquisition of Watchfinder.com, sealing its entry into the pre-owned market. More recently, the multi-brand Bucherer store in Geneva opened a fourth-floor Gallery dedicated to the buying and selling of vintage watches. And Antoine de Macedo in Paris? He has been buying, selling and servicing high-end pre-owned watches for 33 years.
FHH Academy at the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie is the only organisation in the watch industry to deliver training that leads to industry-recognised certification. Initially targeting sales staff, it now also addresses the general public through digital tools.
The sale of the extraordinary horological collection belonging to the late Dr George Daniels CBE was conducted at Sotheby’s in London on Tuesday 6 November 2012. The proceeds of the sale will add to the already-substantial bequest he made to the George Daniels Educational Trust by the sale of his motor-car collection earlier this year.
Sotheby’s chose the Windsor Room at the Hotel Beau-Rivage in Geneva to host its sale of important vintage and modern watches on November 13th.
Fans of Aurel Bacs had been saving the date of Monday November 12th for some considerable time. When the auctioneer stepped up to his podium at 9.30am, in the refurbished Grand Salon of the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues, extra seats had to be hastily added to an already packed room.
Always first off the (auctioneer's) block, Antiquorum opened the season with a sale of 613 lots on Sunday November 11th. Bidders filled the Grand Salon at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel du Rhône for the full seven hours of the sale, with the room emptying slightly only during the last half-hour: regrettably for the Cartier clocks and watches that didn't find a taker. The sale realised a total CHF 8.8 million with 494 lots sold and 19% unsold.
At an exceptional sale this November 6th, Sotheby's London will disperse the 137 pieces in the personal collection of George Daniels, the twentieth century's greatest watchmaker.
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