Journey into the Milky Way with H. Moser & Cie. and the Endeavour Perpetual Moon Concept Aventurine, a poetic and minimalist interpretation of the moon-phase display.
Christophe Claret presents an 8-piece limited edition Maestro Quetzalcoatl, in honour of one of the major deities of ancient Mexico. Painstakingly hand-engraved, the feathered serpent coils itself around the movement of this Maestro watch.
These five watchmakers are endowed with spirits of curiosity, technical supremacy and progressive thinking. They lead the mechanical industry by example: exploring theunknown while ensuring that stability and accuracy remain the prime elements of their creations. Meet five examples of horological brilliance as different as day and night—all bound to write their own chapters of watch history.
We've heard and read a lot about China of late, the country every luxury name has in its sights - watch brands no less than any other - and the driving force for this economy worldwide (Chinese tourists account for 30% to 50% of sales in Europe and the US). The People's Republic is on a spending spree that the gloomiest predictions of rocky roads and even ruin cannot curb.
The price of exported watches varies from one market to another, often significantly. A look at what the figures reveal…
Exports of finished Swiss watches for the first quarter 2012 grew 17% overall in value to CHF 4.3 billion and 4% in volume to 6.8 million units, an increase clearly driven by fine watches.
Sotheby's breaks with tradition by leaving its usual evening slot for a day sale on Tuesday May 15th. Geoffroy Ader will present a maximum number of lots which again give precedence to some fine pocket watches. Total estimate: CHF 10 to 12 million.
As is traditional, Antiquorum will raise the curtain on the Geneva sales on Sunday May 13th, when 469 lots come under the hammer (compared with 603 last November). The highlight of the day will be fifty Royal Oaks in honour of the 40th anniversary of Audemars Piguet's legendary timepiece . The sale carries a total estimate of CHF 5 to 7 million.