Vintage watches for sale don’t come much rarer than this. If you’re looking to own a piece of horological history, then it’s going to cost you. The latest example of this is a stunning Patek Philippe watch, reference No. 2499, that sold for $2.5 million at an auction in Hong Kong on May 31.
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A sublime Breguet pocket watch, one of the many antique watches from their collection which was formerly owned by Charles-Louis Havas, founder of news wire Agence France-Presse (AFP), will launch Christie’s Rare Watches auction on 16 May 2016 at the Four Season Hotel des Bergues in Geneva.
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One of the world’s best-known actors, Brad Pitt, has recently acquired a rare and noteworthy antique wristwatch to add to his growing collection, costing a cool £5 million.
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While we are all surrounded by timepieces, large and small, of various designs, descents, and quality, have you ever stopped to ask yourself where it all began? More specifically, when the first wristwatch was ever made? If this is a question that’s been bugging you then we can help to scratch that itch!
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It seems as though there isn’t a week that goes by where Patek Philippe movements aren’t making the headlines. This week is no different, following the latest news that a Patek Phillipe stainless steel watch realised a record £4.82 million at an auction in Geneva at the weekend (November 7-8).
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There’s always been something about the way it feels when other men, successful men, men who clearly have style, notice and admire your fine timepiece. It’s as if for men who have a passion for movements have a sort of secret handshake that only those in the know would ever understand.
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Another Patek Philippe classic creation is up for auction. This time it’s the 1909 pocket watch given to General George S. Patton by his parents upon his graduation from West Point Academy.
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An exclusive Patek Philippe pocket watch with Suzanne Rohr enamel which was based on Pierre-August Renoir’sTwo Sisters(1881) obliterated the forecasted sale price at Christie’s sale of Important Watches in New York last week (June 17).
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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.
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The newPatek Philippe Watch Art Grand Exhibition, which we wrote about here, has a host of regal “salons” that Patek Philippe have taken the time to have installed within theSaatchi Galleryearlier this week. So what’s been the standout areas for many watch lovers who have had the good fortune to view this amazing exhibit for themselves?
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