Monthly Archives: April 2015

Pocket watches set to be stars of the show at recent Sotheby’s ‘Important Watches’ auction

Historically important and stunningly made pocket watches are set to be the stars of the show at Sotheby’s sale of Important Watches in Geneva on May 13. The auction will provide those attending, as well as collectors on the phone, an array of irresistible timepieces including a wrist watch once owned by legendary guitarist Eric Clapton.

Crossroads Festival 2010 - Crossroads Festival 2010 - Eric Clapton – Wearing an antique wrist watch.

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Made In Chelsea star Mark-Francis Vandelli reveals his designer watch collection valued in excess of £50,000

For those who are unaware who Mark-Francis Vandelli is, he is a cast member or ‘character’ on the largely popular TV show, Made In Chelsea. He’s a well-to-do, privatelyeducated son of a multimillionaire industrialist and model.

Mark-Francis Vandelli at an evening event near Pieces of Time, London antique watch dealers.

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The History of the Barometer

A barometer is predominantly an instrument for measuring atmospheric pressure. There are two main, or common, types of ‘standard’ barometer; the aneroid, and the mercurial, which was invented first. There are of course our fine antique pocket barometers on offer too! It was a man by the name of Evangelista Torricelli who invented the first barometer, affectionately known as the “Torricelli’s tube”.

An antique pocket barometer available from Pieces of Time, London Antique Watch Dealers.

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Part 5: For the love of Patek: A series dedicated to why we love Patek Philippe watches

It’s finally arrived, the final instalment of a series we have well and truly loved covering, and precisely why we love Patek Philippe watches. We do hope you’ve enjoyed reading the previous episodes, and without further ado we give you our last word on the matter, enjoy!

Tiffany’s Patek Philippe Antique Watch Collection Vintage Pocket Watches Pieces of Time

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Part 4: For the love of Patek: A series dedicated to why we love Patek Philippe watches

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!

Tiffany’s Patek Philippe Antique Watch Collection Vintage Pocket Watches Pieces of Time

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Part 3: For the love of Patek: A series dedicated to why we love Patek Philippe watches

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.

Tiffany’s Patek Philippe Antique Watch Collection Vintage Pocket Watches Pieces of Time

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Part 2: For the love of Patek: A series dedicated to why we love 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.

Tiffany’s Patek Philippe Antique Watch Collection Vintage Pocket Watches Pieces of Time

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Cherish an Antique Day: three marine watches we love

Did you know the 9th April (today) is the day marked out for all antique enthusiasts as Cherish an Antique Day? This day is relatively self-explanatory, but just to clarify, it’s dedicated to appreciating objects of a unique nature, which were created at a time when craftsmanship and quality were the order of business…..

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