A retired school teacher with a passion for diving was left gobsmacked recently when he found out the price of a Rolex watch he received in exchange for a table before it heads off to auction Continue reading
George Daniels is often referred to as one of the most influential watchmakers of the last one hundred years. He was self-taught in making classic men’s watches, and pocket watches with the iconic horologist only making just short of thirty timepieces on his own before his passing back in 2011. Continue reading
Smartwatches seem to be the latest craze in the watch world, but like any new technology, they will become outdated when the next model is released. Instead it is wiser to invest your money in antique watches, that keep and increase their value over time if they are maintained well.
From auctions to fairs and markets, and even online, antique lovers of today are flooded with possibilities of where to make their next purchase of their antique watches. Whether you’re an antique veteran or a beginner buyer, there is always something thrilling about finding that perfect hidden gem.
A Patek Philippe Ref. 5013P platinum tonneau-shaped automatic minute repeater is set to head up Sotheby’s Hong Kong Important Watches Autumn Sale, which will take place on October 5.
A large silver pocket chronometer by John Arnold (1736-99) has fetched a new Sotheby’s auction record when it sold earlier this month, greatly exceeding its pre-sale estimate. Continue reading