After over 20 minutes of bidding from collectors across 3 continents, underscoring the enduring legacy of the most iconic actor of the 20th century, Marlon Brando’s Rolex GMT-Master reference 1675 sold for $1,952,000.
Nomos introduces the 33mm Metro Rose Gold, the smallest size in the range, powered by a manual-winding Alpha movement. Grey hour markers and purple minute markers gently contrast with the rose gold of the case and hands.
The years go by but the challenge stays the same… if not greater. How to provide quality after-sales service when the number of mechanical watches on wrists around the world continues to grow?
After a missed opportunity in eventful circumstances in 2008, the Breguet Museum in Paris finally took home the Breguet N° 4691 pocket watch for CHF 1,025,000. In addition, Emmanuel Breguet, director of Breguet France and at the head of Swatch Group's heritage, acquired a further four important lots.
On November 16th, Auctioneers Dr. Crott will propose a longitude clock attributed to Christiaan Huygens, the inventor of the balance spring. It is the only one of its kind and the oldest to include an equation of time.
Not confined to philosophy and literature, the paradox has always been a part of the real world, and all the more so since the winds of globalisation have blown. Naturally, we've felt these winds too, even though Switzerland seems the least likely place to experience paradox. After all, this is a country where people go about their business in a methodical, organised manner. It's no coincidence that Switzerland is the home of superlative watchmaking. A place where time has always been counted by hours and minutes, the phases of the sun and moon. The Swiss can bring order to anything, even complications…
Now under strong new leadership worldwide, with Jerome Lambert at the helm, Montblanc is enjoying a little new direction in a variety of cities and countries around the world. In the USA recently, an all new Montblanc boutique opened—and Lambert officiated alongside Montblanc North America President and CEO, Jan-Patrick Schmitz.
A long period of uncertainty has come to an end. And a new era begins for Swiss watchmaking, now that the whole saga of mechanical movement supply has finally reached its epilogue, in the form of an agreement between Swatch Group and the Swiss competition watchdog, Comco.