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60th Anniversary Limited Edition Professional Diver’s 600M Spring Drive Calibrer 9RA5 © Grand Seiko
History & Masterpieces
The powerful roar of the Grand Seiko lion at 60

Grand Seiko has put together a dazzling agenda for its 60th anniversary, marked by the opening of new manufacturing facilities, the inauguration of a flagship boutique on Place Vendôme, a dozen limited editions fitted with new calibres, and the unveiling of a concept movement.

Wednesday, 23 September 2020
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Detail of the piece Tropical Fossil realized by the sculptor Gianluca Pacchioni
Culture
A guided tour of European craftsmanship

Over 650 artisans from 25 countries feature in a new online searchable guide to European craftsmanship, developed by the Michelangelo Foundation. The platform also has suggestions for master classes, exhibitions and tours, recommendations from personalities in craftsmanship and design, and ideas for immersive experiences across Europe.

Wednesday, 16 September 2020
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Lot 81: Patek Philippe single-button chronograph in white gold from 1928; est. CHF 1.5-2.5 million © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011
Culture
Geneva auctions are set to thrill: Christie’s

Auction fever will descend on Geneva from mid-May as Antiquorum, Sotheby's and Christie's prepare to dazzle bidders with some 1,280 lots in all. Christie's will close the spring sales.

Wednesday, 04 May 2011
Danièle Chambas
3 min read
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Lot 74: pocket quarter repeater by Breguet, was made in 1813 for Caroline Bonaparte Murat, Queen of Naples; est. CHF 60,000-80,000 © Sotheby’s
Culture
Geneva auctions are set to thrill: Sotheby's

Auction fever will descend on Geneva from mid-May as Antiquorum, Sotheby's and Christie's prepare to dazzle bidders with some 1,280 lots in all. Sotheby's makes a date with its traditional Evening Sale.

Tuesday, 03 May 2011
Danièle Chambas
4 min read
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Lot 255: set of four enamelled Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso ''Mucha’s Four Seasons'', limited edition from 1996; est. CHF 60,000-80,000 © Antiquorum
Culture
Geneva auctions are set to thrill: Antiquorum

Auction fever will descend on Geneva from mid-May as Antiquorum, Sotheby's and Christie's prepare to dazzle bidders with some 1,280 lots in all. Antiquorum is first to take the stage.

Monday, 02 May 2011
Danièle Chambas
2 min read
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Lot 187: pocket watch by the Genevan Henry Capt, dubbed ''Musique d'Amour''. Dated 1810 and estimated at CHF 70,000-90,000, it sold to a Chinese collector for CHF 200,500 © Antiquorum
Culture
Erotic watches hit the spot at Antiquorum

Thirty-two libertine timepieces changed hands on Sunday March 27th, realising CHF 722,300 (US$ 781,320 / € 551,645). Asian collectors bid fiercely both online and by telephone. This was the first time since 1997 that Antiquorum had offered such an important collection.

Tuesday, 05 April 2011
Danièle Chambas
3 min read
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Sotirios Bulgaris © Bulgaris
History & Masterpieces
Bulgari: Italy's jeweller to the stars

Travel back in time to 1884 and Rome, where Sotirios Bulgaris, a Greek silversmith who had emigrated to Italy, ran a small silversmithing shop. In 1905, he moved his business to the city's prestigious Via Condotti (now the company's flagship store).

Monday, 21 March 2011
2 min read
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Rolex GMT-Master, Ref. 6542, manufactured in 1959 © Christie's
Culture
400 lots under the hammer at Christie's Geneva

The auction house will doubtless live up to its reputation for record watch sales this May 16th.  The lots on the block include enamel pocket watches and a few "stars" from Rolex, Longines and, of course, Patek Philippe.

Friday, 11 March 2011
Danièle Chambas
2 min read
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Reference 768 © Breitling
Watch Stories

Military watches – don’t mention the war

Friday, 22 May 2020
Written By Christophe Roulet
5 min read
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