A watch important enough to have a nickname, no matter how silly it sounds, means it is adored by collectors. The Phillips “Geneva Watch Auction: Five” has at least five such Grail pieces among the 237 lots to be auctioned in Geneva this coming weekend, May 13 and 14.
26th February saw Hollywood host the 89th Academy Awards, The Oscars. Beyond the awards (and controversy) the red carpet event gives brands a unique chance to market themselves on one of the biggest stages of all.
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Last year marked what would have been Marilyn Monroe’s 90th birthday. In honour of this, Julien's auctions hosted a special event which saw hundreds of items from the icon’s personal collection, including a never-before-seen Blancpain cocktail watch paved with diamonds.
Compared to a three-hand mechanical watch, the stopwatch/chronograph gives a whole new meaning to time which is no longer simply "accounted for" but started, stopped, reset and sliced into segments. In this evolutionary ladder, one important chapter rightfully belongs to the Zenith El Primero, introduced in 1969.
Reports of mechanical watchmaking's death are greatly exaggerated, as Ulysse Nardin sets out to prove with the Freak, a game-changer since its launch in 2001 that continues its drive to take watchmaking into the future.
Launched with the third millennium and revisited for the 100th anniversary of the tonneau form, the Malte collection testifies to the technical expertise and creative aesthetics associated with Vacheron Constantin. With it, the Manufacture expresses the different facets of its art to outstanding effect, particularly when embracing the demands of its form completely.
Without precision timekeeping, the oceans might have remained immense stretches of unexplored water. As the skippers taking part in the Vendée Globe continue their single-handed, round-the-world race, a look at how watchmaking and navigation came together. Ship ahoy!