The Swiss watchmaker's second collaboration with the Godfather of Streetwear, Hiroshi Fujiwara, has produced a one-of-a-kind chrono, equipped with the Heuer 02 manufacture movement.
The two partners embarked on a very personal journey to create a unique masterpiece: a Rolls-Royce Wraith Black Badge inspired by Franck Muller’s famous Crazy Hours.
On December 4th, Sotheby's will offer the Breguet "sympathique" clock, made for the Duc d’Orléans. It is estimated at USD 5 to 7 million.
The sale of the extraordinary horological collection belonging to the late Dr George Daniels CBE was conducted at Sotheby’s in London on Tuesday 6 November 2012. The proceeds of the sale will add to the already-substantial bequest he made to the George Daniels Educational Trust by the sale of his motor-car collection earlier this year.
Sotheby’s chose the Windsor Room at the Hotel Beau-Rivage in Geneva to host its sale of important vintage and modern watches on November 13th.
Fans of Aurel Bacs had been saving the date of Monday November 12th for some considerable time. When the auctioneer stepped up to his podium at 9.30am, in the refurbished Grand Salon of the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues, extra seats had to be hastily added to an already packed room.
Following the slight downturn in September (since adjusted to -1.5%) watch exports quickly returned to their customary rate. They registered an increase of 13.2% in October, reaching the two billion franc mark (2.1 billion). The variation of the cumulative result was unchanged, remaining static at +13.7% for the first ten months of the year.
Always first off the (auctioneer's) block, Antiquorum opened the season with a sale of 613 lots on Sunday November 11th. Bidders filled the Grand Salon at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel du Rhône for the full seven hours of the sale, with the room emptying slightly only during the last half-hour: regrettably for the Cartier clocks and watches that didn't find a taker. The sale realised a total CHF 8.8 million with 494 lots sold and 19% unsold.