TAG Heuer brings the Monaco's 50th anniversary celebration to a close with the one-of-a-kind Monaco Pièce d’Art. This restored and decorated 1969 Monaco will be auctioned to raise money for United Way of New York City.
CEO of Baume & Mercier then secretary-general of the Association Interprofessionnelle de la Haute Horlogerie, the late Eugen Maier dedicated his life to watchmaking, and his belief in ethics and excellence as its founding principles.
Blancpain proved watchmaking still has ample room for superlatives when it presented the X Fathoms, its new dive watch and worthy successor to the legendary Fifty Fathoms. The launch took place among the 30,000 fish and 400 sharks in the world's biggest aquarium, the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. Taking the plunge was Mark A. Hayek, CEO of Blancpain.
Jean-Daniel Pasche, President of the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry, is confident the sector is heading for a record year in 2011, after the CHF 17 million achieved in 2008.
Watches are born in Switzerland. They are designed, assembled and produced in these valleys, which are home to the manufactures that take pride - and rightly so - in their workshops, museums and buildings, which often have historic significance or are the work of eminent contemporary architects.
With a selection that includes 129 Patek Philippe and 65 Rolex, representing 45% of the total 427 lots, Christie's and Aurel Bacs, the auction house's International Head of Watches, can look forward to a blockbuster sale and, who knows, perhaps even pulverise the record CHF 23 million achieved in May 2010.
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.