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?
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.
Patek Philippe has granted an extensive collection of exclusive timepieces to travel to London from its Geneva museum for the Patek Philippe Watch Art Grand Exhibition, taking place later this month.
We have reached the penultimate episode in our series dedicated to Patek Philippe watches and what makes them the exclusive and desirability entity they are.
In part we will be delving into the DNA of these spectacular movements that are quite simply remarkable in every way. Step this way to discover more!
Welcome back, if you’ve been keeping up with our series on why we love Patek Philippe watches! So far we’ve touched on the class of owning a Patek Philippe due to its lack of abundance, as well as discussing why purchasing a Patek Philippe movement is an investment of significant value for their owners.
Now we’ve landed on the third episode and this time we’re talking about the design of the magnificent creations that are Patek Philippe watches.
We are back for part two in our series dedicated to why we love Patek Philippe watches.
In the first episode we covered ‘The class in lack of abundance’, which you can find by clicking the link here. Moving on from the first episode we will be discussing the value of investment once you’re the proud owner of a Patek Philippe watch, whether that be one or more of the vintage wrist watches, or antique pocket watches.
People, including us, who appreciate everything that embodies a Patek Philippe movement will tell you that their collectors aren’t like any other watch collectors out there.
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.
When starting an antique collection, it can be easy to get carried away, buying the first item that you see. But if you do not choose your antiques carefully, you could end up with a collection which has gained little value over the years, and also one where the pieces have little cohesion together as a complete collection. We’ve written a list of golden rules of antique collecting to help get you started and on track with your new collection: