Piguet & Capt. Amphora Form Watch
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Two historical icons: Patek Philippe Ref.1436 Henry Graves Jr. and Piguet & Capt. Amphora Form Watch

Reading Time: 2 minutes Hong Kong, 12 October 2021 – Two historical rarities will be offered in Christie’s Hong Kong Important Watches auction on 27 November: an extremely historically important Patek Philippe split-second chronograph Ref. 1436 in 18K yellow gold from 1946, ordered by and sold to Henry Graves Jr. (estimate: HK$11,500,000-23,500,000/ US$ 1,500,000-3,000,000), alongside an 18k gold and enamel, pearl-set musical, perfume […]

Vacheron Constantin High Watchmaking: Chronographs and precision
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Vacheron Constantin High Watchmaking: Chronographs and precision

Reading Time: 10 minutes Short-time measurement provided by watches’ chronograph function is one of the most demanding horological complications to achieve because of the indispensable precision and reliability of these mechanisms. The chronograph first appeared in the early 19th century as a compteur de tierces, and was subsequently enriched with numerous innovations, notably including […]

Christie’s, The Marvel(ous) Sale
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Christie’s presents Watches Online: The Marvel(ous) Sale – A cornucopia of horological marvels

Reading Time: 8 minutes Christie’s, The Marvel(ous) Sale: one of the most posted, talked and written about watches when it debuted in April 2021 – offered at auction for the first time, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept ‘Marvel Black Panther’ Flying Tourbillon.  The sale also channels the spirit of Gerald Genta through the Royal Oaks, Nautilus, and a Minute Repeater among […]

Auction of the Decade
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Record-breaking Spring 2021 Season: Unprecedented performance for the Watch Auctions, registering strongest half-year results ever, worldwide

Reading Time: 5 minutes Setting numerous new records during an exceptional Spring 2021 Watch Season, in just 4 months (March-June 2021), Christie’s watch sales in Geneva, Dubai, Hong Kong and New York totalled US$ 93.7 million, giving Christie’s the leadership position in the watches auction market. This record performance during the first half of […]

Tourbillon Day
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Celebrate Tourbillon Day on June 26

Reading Time: 5 minutes Breguet invites fans, enthusiasts, and collectors to celebrate Tourbillon Day on June 26. On this day, Breguet boutiques across the globe offer the chance to discover the collections and learn more about this unique complication.

Vacheron Constantin “Les Collectionneurs”
Boutiques, Shows and Expos

Vacheron Constantin “Les Collectionneurs” London, 8th June – 8th August, 2021

Reading Time: 6 minutes Chosen with patience and talent by the Maison’s heritage department specialists, vintage watches covering the 20th century are now part of the aptly named “Les Collectionneurs” collection. The latter continues to evolve over time and is regularly offered for sale to brand aficionados at dedicated events organised in Vacheron Constantin […]