Antique pocket watches aren’t found to have been inscribed by Winston Churchill every day, but one such timepiece has recently just been sold for £12,000 at auction.
Global time will stand still today, and in doing so will delay the arrival of midnight by a second.
Have you ever been left red-faced after purchasing a watch that you thought was genuine that in fact turned out to be a fake? How do you spot a fake? Well we have a few pointers for anyone who doesn’t consider themselves quite the aficionado but still has a keen interest in antique pocket watches for sale, and other vintage timepieces. The last thing you want is to make a purchase on a collection of half hunter watches, only to find you’ve been ‘had’.
An exclusive Patek Philippe pocket watch with Suzanne Rohr enamel which was based on Pierre-August Renoir’s Two Sisters (1881) obliterated the forecasted sale price at Christie’s sale of Important Watches in New York last week (June 17).
We aren’t going to beat around the bush here, we are going to discuss a question that many people who do collect things, and those who don’t, often wonder; why is it that we collect things?
We have a lovely story for the horologists as an exclusive clock, valued at £150,000, has gone on public display at Belfast City Hall recently.
The organisers involved with the Patek Philippe Exhibition have announced further good news for enthusiasts of the finer things in life with the news that, after seeing more than 25,000 people visit the Watch Art Patek Philippe Grand Exhibition in its first week, they will be extending their opening hours.
Watchmaker Roger Smith was the guest of honour at Birmingham City University recently, when the world tour of film The Watchmaker’s Apprentice came around to the city.