Antique watches do not simply increase in value, they’re also accompanied by their very own individual slice of the past, some with a richer history than others. Details are the key point here.
Antiquorum’s auction of “Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces” brought a total of HK$30.8 million, or £2.57 million, at the beginning of February in Hong Kong, headlined by several Patek Philippe specimens, the auctioneer has revealed.
A man has struck it lucky in a Goodwill store in America by stumbling across an original LeCoultre antique wrist watch that only cost him $5.99 (£3.88), later selling it for $35,000 (£22,678).
Recently a prized and precious memento was taken to an antiques valuation day at a Perthshire garden centre, but this particular item stood out from the rest as it revealed an unlikely friendship in its history.
The Ytterbium Clock, a stability clock that loses a single second every 16 BILLION years has been declared as the most accurate ever to be invented, scientists have claimed.
Here at Pieces of Time we have a superb range of antique pocket watches for sale as well as vintage wrist watches too. Recently we’ve been thinking about the sublime and elegant watches that were created during the 1920s. The 20s was arguably the first real decade of the wrist watch. This was a time when both men and women began to adapt wrist watches over pocket watches, which were a more common feature up until this point.
Swiss businesses discovered that they now need to deal with a new reality after the value of the Swiss franc spiked by an astonishing 30% in mid-January. Companies are fearing a crash in its exports after its central bank unlinked the currency from the euro, but will this affect the make antique pocket watches, antique wrist watches and other Swiss timepieces that are so world renowned.