Luminosity is at the heart of the latest creation from Urwerk. The time display, left visible by the cover that locks over the trademark satellite hours, gives off a green glow, hence the Kryptonite name. Guaranteed danger-free.
Having acquired Watchfinder, a UK-based platform for buying and selling pre-owned watches, Richemont is the first big name to enter the increasingly coveted and fast-growing market for second-hand timepieces.
Despite a well-curated catalogue, the auction house ended its sale with the most unsold lots of the weekend (15%). The most surprising result was for a Patek Philippe pocket watch dated 1864, which went for almost twenty times its estimate.
More than a third of the watches proposed on November 15th in Geneva were no older than 2005. A good opportunity to spot the ones that hold their value, and those with less staying power.
The 2,500 chronographs which Zenith produced for the Italian armed forces in the 1960s are highly prized on the vintage market. Now Zenith is offering its own renaissance by reviving the spirit of this timepiece with the Heritage Cronometro TIPO CP-2.
Close to 1,400 watches and clocks crossed the block over four days in Geneva, achieving CHF 54.6 million. Read on for everything you always wanted to know about the Geneva autumn sales but were afraid to ask.
The auction house sold a Patek Philippe Ref. 1518 in stainless steel for CHF 11 million. Two other examples went for CHF 1.47 million and CHF 598,000. The sale realised a total of CHF 27.5 million.
With not a marker nor logo in sight, the Endeavour Centre Seconds Concept Cosmic Green has what it takes to send admirers of superlative watchmaking into orbit. All systems go for a watch that's out of this world.