Tag: Antique pocket watches

FEATURE: Sale of Graves’ Supercomplication pocket watch fetches notable sum at auction

If you have been following our blog articles as we tracked the build up to the auction of Henry Graves’ Supercomplication pocket watch. 15 years ago, the Supercomplication went under the hammer $11m (£9.6m) and was last wound in 1969. Fortunately for the lucky new owner it is still working to this very day. The most complicated handmade watch ever created, has been sold at auction for a cool 20.6m Swiss francs (£13.4m).

The_Supercomplication_1 antique pocket watch Pieces of Time

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What is the connection between Levi Strauss and pocket watches?

Most, if not all of us, have seen those stereotypical films of American kids in the 1950s wearing the blue jeans and white T-shirt combo that was the fashion at the time. When matches with a pair of high-top tennis shoes it was virtually an unofficial uniform. But when we indulged in the films which starred these American ‘cool cats’ did we ever pay much mind to the details of those must-have trousers?

Levii Jeans | With An Antique Pocket Watch |In The Watch Pocket

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3 Patek Phillipe watches that cost more than a Ferrari

As dealers inantique pocket watches, vintage watches and other such movements we deal with are precious, vintage and valuable. We deal in these timepieces on a daily basis. But if you were to try and show someone who wasn’t as in tune with just how valuable a collectable classic is then why not compare it to the cost of buying a Ferrari to hit home how much these exemplary pieces cost?

Here are three of the finest from legendary manufacturers Patek Phillipe:

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Louvre museum reopens 18th Century art deco galleries with help from antique watch manufacturer

Acting like the wonderful barometers of old to show the warm commitment to promoting European culture and history- it’s the famous Swiss watch manufactureBreguet. The good people at Breguethas made it possible for the most recent display of 18th-century French decorative arts in theLouvre Museum, Paris to see the light of day, with the reopening 33 dedicated galleries, previously closed for nearly a decade.

Breguet No. 2585 half-quarter repeating watch sold in 1811 to Prince Camille Borghèse- Antique Pocket Watch

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