With the vintage trend showing no signs of abating, now is the time to pay tribute to the iconic watches worn by late, great celebrities. Brands happily revisit legends from the past while at auction, watches with celebrity provenance are achieving record amounts.
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For the third time, Phillips put independents front and centre of its sale, headlined by George Daniels. Connoisseurs packed the saleroom for the British auction house's May date, with the hammer coming down on several record-breaking lots.
Six months after setting up a branch in Neuchâtel, the biggest online marketplace for certified pre-owned luxury watches piqued collectors' interest during Geneva Auction Week with an exhibition of 80 remarkable timepieces. A reminder that not every vintage gem crosses the block...
As interest grows in ladies' timepieces at auction, new favourites emerge. Piaget, with its jewellery watches, is clearly one of the standout brands.
Gifted to him by RCA Records in 1961 for 75 million album sales, Elvis Presley's Omega comes up for auction this May.
The highlight of the recent New York sale, a Rolex Oyster Cosmograph Paul Newman Daytona Ref. 6263, manufactured in 1969, sailed through the $1 million mark.
Busy with the final details for the Antiquorum sale that took place on November 12 in Geneva, Romain Réa found time to talk about his passion for watches, at his store on Rue du Bac in Paris.
It's rare for a fundraising event to be better known than the organisation behind it, but that's the case with Only Watch, the Monaco Association against Muscular Dystrophies' much-envied charity auction which has already raised close to €27 million, set up two companies, and filed several patents.
News broke on social media on June 1st: the actual Rolex Daytona "Paul Newman" belonging to Mr Paul Newman will be sold by Aurel Bacs at the first Phillips watch auction in New York, this October.