Water is one of the biggest environmental challenges, from access to drinking water, at risk of becoming a luxury, to the threats that pollution and overfishing represent for the oceans and marine life. Many of the projects that Rolex supports propose innovative solutions.
Throughout the twentieth century, Rolex watches were worn by courageous individuals as they set out to explore unknown corners of the globe. Today's expeditions are more likely to pursue scientific and environmental objectives. Rolex is as present as ever through its Perpetual Planet campaign.
European Head of Watches Geoffroy Ader has made his evening sale a tradition that collectors and connoisseurs are unlikely to miss. This forthcoming session comprises 268 lots. They are presented in a new-look catalogue, attractively laid out in four sections: modern, pocket, Rolex and Patek Philippe.
In May and in November, Antiquorum traditionally gets the Geneva auction season under way. No fewer than 603 lots will come under the hammer on November 13th.
In the fight against counterfeiting impatience misses the mark, but perseverance always pays dividends. Surveillance at the Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair provides further proof of this axiom.
The American Society for Testing and Materials defines ceramic as "an article having a glazed or unglazed body of crystalline or partially crystalline structure, or of glass, whose body is produced from essentially inorganic, non-metallic substances and either is formed from a molten mass which solidifies on cooling, or is formed and simultaneously or subsequently matured by the action of heat."
Forty one-off watches were auctioned by Antiquorum on September 23rd in Monaco, under the high patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II. At EUR 1.4 million (USD 1.9 million / CHF 1.7 million), the Patek Philippe Ref. 3939 tripled its low estimate.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso saw daylight in 1931 in response to the need to shield the dial against knocks. Now 80 years old, it has (re)discovered a new vocation: personalisation.