We have some exciting news for lovers of classic timepieces. In London pocket watches and wrist watches of high esteem will be displayed by Harrods as they get set to host an exhibition of modern and vintage Panerai timepieces throughout September.
As dealers in antique pocket watches, vintage watches and other such movements we deal with are precious, vintage and valuable. We deal in these timepieces on a daily basis. But if you were to try and show someone who wasn’t as in tune with just how valuable a collectable classic is then why not compare it to the cost of buying a Ferrari to hit home how much these exemplary pieces cost?
Here are three of the finest from legendary manufacturers Patek Phillipe:
We all know the feeling of frustration when something important to you is mislaid. Half hunter watches and antique wrist watches are just two of the examples of precious timepieces that will have gone missing from someone’s possession and are of great value. But just how many people would expect to relocate their prized movements like the famous boxing champion Manny Pacquiao?
Acting like the wonderful barometers of old to show the warm commitment to promoting European culture and history- it’s the famous Swiss watch manufacture Breguet. The good people at Breguet has made it possible for the most recent display of 18th-century French decorative arts in the Louvre Museum, Paris to see the light of day, with the reopening 33 dedicated galleries, previously closed for nearly a decade.
The steep history of chronograph watch is entwined with the worlds of motor sport and racing in broader terms. A vision that comes to mind is Steve McQueen wearing a TAG Heuer Monaco in the film Le Mans, or perhaps Paul Newman with his Rolex Daytona at the celebrated circuit in Florida.
We’ve now come to the third and final edition in our series of the evolution of the watch from the wind up movements to today’s modern devices.
In this episode we will be discussing the beginning of the wrist watch that are so sought after alongside antique pocket watches for sale in antique shops today to the new era of the smart watch.
We’re back with part 2 of our series on the evolution of watches series. This instalment will cover the progression dating from the 1500’s and what happened at this point through to the 1700s.
There’s no time like the present so let’s pick up where we left off!
We’re back with a new 3 part series on the evolution of technology in watches from wind up to today’s smart watch offerings.
If you were at an auction house for the sole purpose of acquiring a new watch to add to your collection of antique marine watches would you be persuaded to bid for something different and make headlines while doing so? That’s exactly what two 18th-century timepieces did when they hit the headlines recently after they were both put up for auction at the same time.