Patek Philippe presents the new Ref. 5303 as its first minute repeater with the striking mechanism on the dial side, together with reinterpretations of the legendary Ref. 5370 Split-Seconds Chronograph and of the classic Ref. 5270 Perpetual Calendar Chronograph.
An initiative of the magazine GMT, the Geneva Watch Tour invites visitors to discover Geneva’s watch industry through its shops and historic monuments.
Investment funds, an industry in their own right, couldn't fail to spot watches' potential to yield high return. Enter Precious Time, an investment vehicle launched in January 2011 by Elite Advisers.
The recent spring sales in Geneva certainly lived up to expectations, particularly at Christie's. At the end of an eight-hour marathon, the auction house garnered a total CHF 30.3 million (EUR 25.5 million), its second highest ever result including record prices for two Breguet timepieces. The international head of Christie's watch department, Aurel Bacs, spoke enthusiastically about the depth of bidding with buyers from 42 different countries, and the strong presence of private collectors who took eight of the day's top ten sales.
In Emilia, a fertile region of northern Italy, time stood still for long seconds. Again and again. Clock towers, medieval turrets and ancestral homes where locals gathered in times of celebration or danger are now just a pile of rubble.
A portrait of Julien Schaerer, managing director of Antiquorum Geneva since end 2010, fresh from the auction house's two spring sales, which garnered a total CHF 13.8 million.