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Philippe Dufour

Photo 4 - Ninety, in London, is a certified seller of pre-owned Richard Mille watches.
Trend Forecaster
Second-hand mania

Philippe Dufour is setting salerooms alight; WatchBox has invested in De Bethune; Chrono24 has secured LVMH-backed funding; Watchfinder is presenting all the James Bond watches in its Paris showroom; Richard Mille has launched a certified network for its pre-owned watches… for watch fans, the moving and shaking is on the pre-owned market.

Tuesday, 21 September 2021
7 min read
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Tank de Cartier
Trend Forecaster
The classic watch, from avant-garde to era-defying

Each year brings its share of new watches, each decade turns up original designs, and still classic watches lose none of their appeal. Centuries old for some, these pared-down beauties bring the constancy we crave in our stress-filled lives.

Friday, 19 March 2021
Laure Gontier
5 min read
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Model Les amours de Pâris et d'Hélène © Vacheron Constantin
History & Masterpieces
2020: a strong year for watch auctions

A difficult year for brands, 2020 was full of positives for auction houses, in particular online, with a raft of record prices. A look at some of the top lots to have crossed the block.

Wednesday, 06 January 2021
4 min read
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Philippe Dufour
Culture
Philippe Dufour rekindles the beauty of Simplicity

This November 8th, Phillips in association with Bacs & Russo will auction the first Simplicity in an anniversary edition of 20 by Philippe Dufour to mark the watch's 20th anniversary. In Hong Kong, a Simplicity recently fetched in excess of US$ 650,000 at auction.

Wednesday, 28 October 2020
4 min read
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Naissance d'une montre 2
Culture
Naissance d’une Montre 2 enters the home straight

Under the aegis of the Time Aeon Foundation, whose mission is to preserve the hand-craftsmanship of watchmaking, the Naissance d’une Montre 2 project is nearing completion. A collaboration between Oscillon, Urwerk and Greubel Forsey, this one-of-a-kind watch is now in the final finishing and adjusting stages, with plans for an auction sale in Hong Kong on April 21, 2021.

Wednesday, 24 June 2020
5 min read
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This Grand Complication personifies George’s approach to dial design and is simple, balanced, elegant and, above all, readable at a glance.
Events
Independent watchmakers steal the show in Geneva

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.

Tuesday, 28 May 2019
Flavia Giovannelli
5 min read
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Connoisseur of watches
What watch collectors want (II)

Five collectors from around the globe tell us what makes the deal for them (or not). From the Middle East, two ladies add their voices. Léa Claude Sfeir is head of Sfeir vintage and of the F.P. Journe boutique in Beirut. Melika Yazdjerdi is Senior Marketing & Communication Director of Seddiqi Holding in Dubai. Both are industry insiders, and one is also a collector in her own right.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018
Victoria Townsend
6 min read
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Connoisseur of watches
What watch collectors want (I)

Five collectors from around the globe tell us what makes the deal for them (or not). Robert M. Brenner, a physician from the Boston area, leads the way, followed in Parts II to V by voices from Toronto, Paris, Beirut / Dubai, and Singapore.

Thursday, 04 October 2018
Victoria Townsend
5 min read
Romain Gauthier © Guy Lucas de Peslouan
Exhibitions
A travelling exhibition of 13 independent watchmakers

Created by Maxima Gallery, Watchmakers – The Masters of Art Horology opens this Friday April 6th in Rome before travelling to New York, Hong Kong and London. Museums and galleries, places where art is traditionally displayed, become the venues for the work of thirteen independent watchmakers.

Thursday, 05 April 2018
2 min read
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