Sotheby’s 2012 Sotheby’s European Watch Auction Exceeds $ 30.3 Million

A group of Patek Philippe antique watches shined in the auction and achieved the highest price on the day. A special example, a Patek Philippe 2524/1 watch sold by Tiffany & Co Tiffany & Co. was auctioned off by a telephone bidder for 542,500 Swiss francs ($ 571,328) after a fierce competition, which is an estimate More than double the price (lot 158, estimated 250,000-350,000 Swiss francs / 267,000-374,000 US dollars).
Possibly the only dial known to bear the ‘Tiffany & Co’ trademark, this custom-made 18K gold watch with a movement built in 1954 was assembled in 1961.
A very rare first waterproof watch with the number 2438-1 (Lot 156), sold for CHF 278,500 (USD 293,299), exceeding the pre-auction estimate of CHF 200,000-300,000 (USD 214,000-321,000) . This exquisite center seconds 18K gold moon phase watch was manufactured in 1958 and is sold by Tiffany & CO Tiffany.
Other highlights in this auction include an exquisite Patek Philippe watch 530 dating back to about 1940 in 18K yellow gold (lot 256). Nearly three times the previous estimate; and another 3448 white gold watch, manufactured in 1977, sold for CHF 242,500 (USD 255,386), with an estimated price of CHF 180,000-250,000 (USD 193,000-267,000).
Probably the most attractive on the market in recent years, number 3450, a very delicate gold automatic perpetual calendar watch, produced around 1985 (lot 157), with almost no wear and tear, and sold for 182,500 Swiss francs ($ 192,198) ), Slightly higher than its higher valuation of 120,000-180,000 Swiss francs ($ 129,000-193,000).
Vacheron Constantin, one of the world’s oldest fine watch manufacturers, also presented precious antique watches at this auction. Vacheron Constantin’s Minute Repeater is a representative of complex functions. Lots include the first famous watch number 4261 produced by the Geneva watchmaker. Made in 1943, this extremely rare 18K rose gold repeater (Lot 248) was sold for CHF 242,500 (USD 255,386), far exceeding its estimated value (estimated CHF 130,000-150,000 / USD 139,000-161,000).
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Hamilton’s New Jazzmaster Regulator Asymmetric Timepiece Appreciation

The design of Hamilton Jazzmaster Regulator is a bit ridiculous. The minute hand and the hour hand are separated, creating a striking asymmetrical design. This series of watches underscores the brand’s highly respected technological wisdom, making traditional timepieces avant-garde and fashionable, which has aroused enthusiasm in the city. The main character this time is the adjustment movement, which brings infinite possibilities to the appearance design of the watch, and achieves an extraordinary timepiece with accurate performance and elegant style. The shape is elegant.

Reliable performance from generation to generation

 This precision-adjusted watch came out in the late 17th century, and watchmakers around the world also use it to verify the running speed of the factory watch. Hamilton has won the reputation of ‘accurate railway watch’ since the 1890s. This model is an important masterpiece of the brand. It has won the trust of railway personnel for many years and has made a significant contribution to maintaining railway safety. The unique H-12 movement is assembled on the Hamilton Jazzmaster Regulator watch, with a unique surface appearance and an anti-traditional minute hand position. The minute and hour hands are mounted on different shafts and small disks, which makes viewing minutes more convenient. The novel design is at the forefront of the trend, but the accuracy is as reliable as ever. It is most suitable for modern busy life, allowing you to grasp every minute and every second without any compromise.

Asymmetric beauty

 There are three models of the Hamilton Jazzmaster Regulator series, each of which is also a combination of tradition and fashion. The silver or blue surface is set with dazzling digital hour markers. The overall design is based on contrast. For example, the surface uses a double-layer concept. The time dial is made of polished silver and equipped with opalite mirror. The hour plate is placed sideways in the traditional position of 45 to 60 minutes, highlighting the asymmetrical beauty. Available with leather or stainless steel straps, this collection follows the classic style, interpreting subtle beauty and accuracy.

Hamilton Jazzmaster Regulator fact sheet

Case size: 42 mm

Material: stainless steel

Surface tone: Silver or blue applique hour-markers / Silver applique rose gold-plated indexes

Strap: black leather / brown leather / stainless steel five-row strap

Movement: H-12

Crystal: Non-reflective coated sapphire crystal

Water resistance: 5 bar (50 meters)

Suggested retail price: HKD 9,750-10,400

A Unique Look At The Chanel Pavilion At Baselworld 2017

The Chanel Pavilion attracted the exhibitors with its usual black and white hue. The unique elements of Chanel, such as camellia, lion, screen, and Paris Fontaine, were presented one by one. The Chanel Pavilion not only displays the latest timepieces, but also shows the decomposition steps of the watch making process, so that the exhibitors can better feel Chanel’s watchmaking technology and ingenuity. For more exhibition information, please enjoy the pictures posted in front of the Watch House.

   Baselword 2017 will present us with a beautiful and unique visual feast. We look forward to the report group in front of the Watch House to bring us more exciting content. For more details, please click

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Strong And Powerful G-shock Evolution History Of Aviation Series

The birth of G-SHOCK stems from ‘creating a watch that never breaks.’ Since 1983, G-SHOCK has continued to innovate and pursue all possibilities on the basis of adhering to its unique shock-resistant structure. The spirit of continuous breakthrough is deeply rooted in G-SHOCK’s DNA. G-SHOCK launched the first-generation Gravity Defier aviation watch series in 2009, which is the best expression of G-SHOCK’s continuous challenge and pursuit of fresh excitement. The aviation watch series uses strong and rugged protection technology to meet the aerobatic use requirements. An aviation watch that can withstand extreme gravity and anti-centrifugal forces and meets the strict equipment standards of aircraft cockpits.上市 G-SHOCK aviation watch has gradually become the love of urban fashion trendy men and sports professionals who are pursuing high quality. In terms of watch color matching, in addition to the previous color matching, and then to the cool and tough black version, the technical performance has also been continuously innovated. GW-3000, GW-3500, GW-4000 and many other series have always attracted much attention. This season’s Gravity Defier aviation watch series GW-A1000A-1A, GW-4000-1A2, GW-3500B-1A2 is based on the original overall black color scheme, with the blue scale as the main color, which can better reflect men’s confidence and calmness. Personality and dream of becoming a flying home. GW-3500 series is a Gravity Defier aviation watch launched in 2011, known as the ‘stunt pilot’ royal watch. With its large dial and outstanding resistance to gravity and vibration, the surface of the GW-3500B-1A2 comes from the pilot’s cockpit instrumentation, and the 12-point and 6-point digital scales are visually prominent. With full-automatic light emitting diode LED liquid crystal display, all time and data on the surface are extremely easy to read, and the blue time scale is more clear and dazzling. Equipped with six global radio wave receivers, world time, super powerful hand auto repair function and solar power, as well as 200 meters waterproof and stopwatch function accurate to 1/100 second and other functions. The GW-4000 series had previously recommended a green-based scale, and the GW-4000-1A2 blue scale is more eye-catching. This model follows the GW-3000 series’ anti-centrifugal structure, which has three ultimate powerful essences of anti-shock, anti-gravity and anti-vibration. The 3G protective structure shapes pure aviation DNA. With a large dial with high resolution, a three-dimensional time scale is used to highlight the sense of space and coolness. The inside of the dial and the connection point of the dial adopt a newly developed aeronautical movement. The vibration-absorbing insulating material is installed around the movement to resist the strong rotating vibration of the helicopter. Even if the air flight competition is conducted in extremely harsh environments, the movement is not affected by vibration, ensuring that pilots can accurately read the information instantly and in a tense flight condition. At the connection between the strap and the dial, special plastic materials are used to prevent screws. It is loose in strong vibration, showing the humanized design of G-SHOCK. GW-A1000, as G-SHOCK’s strongest aerospace watch to date, made its first appearance at this year’s Basel Watch Fair and was astounding. All internal accessories of this GW-A1000 series aviation watch have been strengthened after severe environmental tests. The pilot’s watch, which has both ruggedness, easy identification, and functionality, adds shockproof, anti-centrifugal, and vibration-resistant 3G protective structures to the original shockproof structure, breaking another limit in the field of shockproofing, whether in the air The aerobatic flight can reach up to 12G centrifugal force, or when flying at high speed, all functions can be guaranteed to operate correctly. More powerful is equipped with a new SMART ACCESS intelligent operating system, which combines multi-motors and electronic crowns to achieve multi-functional common operations, such as the selection of world time and the setting of alarm clocks. The dial adopts a unique four-layer structure to make the time scale display clearer. The larger 3D dial is completely covered by the luminescent material, which increases the visibility. Even in the dark, it can meet the high visibility requirements of aviation watches. The lock mechanism on the electronic crown uses the red symbol G-SHOCK to highlight the toughness. The extended protection design can protect the electronic crown and the buttons on the side, effectively preventing and misoperation. GW-A1000A-1A blue moment theme new product, multiple details of design, reflect the concept of aviation everywhere, time scale, pointer display, light-storing paint are all embellished with blue, equipped with a black resin strap, it is more convenient to wear. The hottest cool watch of the season.

Everything Has Three Lifelike Classic Animal Watches Recommended

With the rise of China’s economy, in recent years, many brands will produce some corresponding zodiac watches, so the dials of watches are becoming more and more diverse. To be honest, some brands may really I ca n’t understand Chinese culture. Some zodiac watches are terrible, but some brands have made them very successful and lifelike. Today, the watch house recommends several zodiac watches for everyone.

Jacques D’Elegance 8 Series J032003200

Watch Series: LADY 8 FLOWER
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: 18K rose gold with diamonds
Strap Material: Crocodile Leather
Case diameter: 35 mm
Domestic public price: 1346,000
Watch details: 8-The Lady 8 Flower watch combines all the techniques of Jaquet Droz. The two rings overlap to form the iconic number 8. 8 of Jaquet Droz. With harmony, perfection and endlessness. A butterfly with wings spread is displayed on the ring below, and two styles are available: the first butterfly is decorated with translucent red enamel hand-painted carved butterfly wings with a guilloché surface; the second is embellished with precious stones, the butterfly Inlaid with sapphire and snowflake-encrusted diamonds. The ring above shows a lotus flower covered with a sapphire crystal dome mirror. The lotus symbolizes Ning He Jing Yuan and elegant poetry, and is regarded as a sacred and pure flower in many Asian cultures. The lotus on the dial is meticulously crafted to the best of every detail: each petal is carefully sculpted to give the petals a perfect satin effect on the back, or one by one with enamel.

Vacheron Constantin Art Master 86073 / 000P-9752

Watch Series: Master of Arts Series
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: 950 platinum
Strap Material: Crocodile Leather
Case diameter: 40 mm
Domestic public price: 1063000
Watch details: The Year of the Snake is the first timepiece of the Métiers d’ Art Chinese Zodiac Legend series watch, giving a unique soul to the watch with the Geneva Seal. The watch has four windows to display the hour, minute, day of the week and date. The first two displays are sliding, while the latter two are skipped, each appearing through four windows around the central dial pattern.

Breguet Queen of Naples 8958BB / 55/974 D00D06

Watch Series: Queen of Naples
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: 18K white gold
Strap Material: Crocodile Leather
Case diameter: 40 mm
Domestic public price: ¥ 569000
Watch details: breguet / 36705 /
Watch reviews: Breguet Queen of Naples series high-level custom zodiac sheep watch, presenting auspicious meaning for the 2015 zodiac year of the sheep. It is equipped with a Breguet movement specially designed for this series, displaying the classic goose-shaped dial in square inches. This superb timepiece uses superb shell relief techniques, a three-dimensional presentation of a goat that is about to leap out. This extremely delicate engraving technique was created by a technician using a simple steel needle to scribe on different levels of the shell, with a depth of less than 2 mm.

In summary: the lifelike sculptures make the entire dial a beautiful shape, so that the static watch also reveals vitality and vitality. Regardless of whether the sculpture is an object or a scene, it looks beautiful.

Introduction To Vacheron Constantin’s Heritage Collection Platinum Watch

Vacheron Constantin (Vacheron Constantin)
In addition to ultra-complex mechanical watches, Vacheron Constantin also launched a limited edition series of only 10, all in platinum case. The watch has many complex functions, including a perpetual calendar and a time difference adjustment, which can show the difference between the real time of the natural cycle and the regular time. The watch also shows sunrise and sunset times at the location the buyer chooses.
Case: Round platinum case, sapphire crystal transparent cover, can show the movement of the movement.
Dial: frosted platinum dial, crown prince hands, short stick hour markers, double-layer minute scale.
Movement: manual-winding mechanical movement with tourbillon, 457 components, 30 gem bearings, 14-day power reserve, 18,000 vibrations per hour.
Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds, power reserve display, perpetual calendar, time difference display (with sunrise and sunset time display).

Hublot Collaborates With Richard Orlinski To Launch Two Classic Fusion Series Aerofusion Chronograph Orlinski Special Limited Edition

Hublot, a Swiss fine watchmaking brand, has collaborated with the famous French sculptor Richard Orlinski to design and create two limited editions of the classic fusion series Aerofusion chronograph Orlinski. The new watch combines Hublot’s groundbreaking watchmaking skills with Richard Orlinski’s fascinating sensual aesthetics, presenting a sculptural 3D silhouette.

   Richard Orlinski said: ‘Hublot uses precious materials to create outstanding timepieces, and I myself use Pop Art as inspiration to paint a gorgeous world of colors. The fusion of the two worlds almost happens naturally.’
   Richard Orlinski is known for his sculptural works, such as the ‘Wild Kong’ orangutan in Cannes and the crocodile in the Miami design district, and he uses the same radical approach to creating works of art as his new 45 mm watch. Richard Orlinski’s vision challenged Hublot, which required modeling the case before rendering it three-dimensionally in ceramic or titanium.

   Orlinski Special Edition of the new classic fusion series Aerofusion chronograph is made of blue ceramic or polished titanium. The case has 12 facets that extend to the bezel and crown. It is equipped with a sapphire crystal dial and a built-in HUB1155 automatic movement.
   Hublot Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe said: ‘Original, bold and novel, the special edition of the classic fusion series Aerofusion chronograph Orlinski is like a sculpture showing time.’
   Hublot’s two new classic fusion series Aerofusion chronograph Orlinski special editions, each with a limited edition of 200 pieces, were exhibited at the Art Basel in Miami and exhibited at Hublot’s Miami boutique and Markowicz Fine Art gallery.

Swiss Mido Gifts For Dragon Boat Festival

In the festive season, on the sparkling waves, hundreds of boats compete. Chu Jiang sent Jun Fu and sang a song about wine, showing the masculinity. At the time of the Lunar New Year’s Dragon Boat Festival, Swiss Mido recommends watches with strong cultural characteristics: the Great Wall series men’s watches, inspired by the great architecture of the Great Wall, show the solemnity; the perfect series of men’s watches, borrowed from the Roman Arena It is majestic, showing the gorgeous appearance of Qi Tun Shan.

Great Wall Series Men’s Watch

 Chinese culture has a long history and a broad and profound history. The long-distance Great Wall of China has condensed the hard work and sweat of Chinese children for thousands of years. The Swiss Mido watch draws design inspiration from the ancient Great Wall of China, and will always be proud of the Chinese people. Incorporating the concept of watchmaking, the Swiss Mido Great Wall watch has been created with this space-time coordinate with a history of more than 2000 years.

 As time passes by the wrist, the watch scale and historical mottled mark combine to form the unparalleled artistic expression of the beautiful watch. The embossed design in the middle of the dial is like a stone carving on the gate of the city tower, recording a little bit of historical mark. The white minute bezel inside the dial is like the engraved time on the Great Wall. The hour scale is decorated with nickel-plated metal as if the beacon passed the years. It is always methodical. The case closely connects the solid and solid image of the Great Wall with the stable and simple temperament. It not only highlights the sense of history but also the generous fashion appearance. Wearing the Great Wall watch on your wrist is like boarding the Great Wall beacon. You can trace back to the past, feel the mark of history, and look forward to a better future. The design of the Great Wall series fully reflects the ingenious artistic inspiration of the designer of Mido Watch. In the rough, it reveals the simple and simple charm of the classic architecture of the Great Wall, just like the dragon boat on the Pompano River during the Dragon Boat Festival. Fragrant.

 Only through the grinding and accumulation of time can architecture become a classic space-time art, record the legend of the times, and only meaningful festivals can enable us to fully review history and commemorate the ancients. The designer of Mido was shocked by this fearless national integrity, and determined to recreate the golden and iron horses, the magnificent times, and engraved a magnificent epic.

 The Great Wall series men’s watch with black dial is equipped with an observatory-certified automatic mechanical movement to ensure accurate travel time. The case diameter is 42 mm, water-resistant to 100 meters, with double-sided anti-glare sapphire mirror, white luminous hands, water-resistant spiral head, and transparent caseback. The details are solemn.

Perfect Men’s Watch

 If it is said that the Great Wall of China composes a grand and solemn historical poem, then the ancient Roman arena sang the historical hymns of Qi Tunshan. It’s a real hero! No matter how time passes, it cannot destroy its heroic character. This is like the great historical figures related to the Dragon Boat Festival. After thousands of years, they are still in the hearts of people, praised, sacrificed, and missed. The overall design of the Mido Perfect Series men’s watch is just like the heroic character of the Roman Colosseum. It is a thick, time-deposited atmosphere. It is not bravado, it is not proud, it steadily lives in its own world. Perseverance, but it has its own majesty, just like the Dragon Boat Festival, it seems to be just a national festival, but it can attract the long-lasting feelings of affection. On the boating river, use the accurate world timing to reflect on the profound memories that history brings us.

 The undulating and ordered scale on the dial perfectly reproduces the stepped design of the Roman Arena, while reducing the edge of the bezel and expanding the visible space of the dial. This watch also uses the Swiss Observatory-certified mechanical movement to strive for precise travel time; the screw head and bottom cover make the water-resistant depth reach 100 meters, and the essence of heroes emerges from this. The cover has a transparent design and the movement decorated with blue screws can be seen at a glance. It does not mind revealing everything to everyone. Because of the classic, only time can be cast.

Technical Information

Great Wall watch
Movement ETA 2836-2 Observatory-certified mechanical movement, 11½ ” ‘, diameter 25.60 mm, thickness 5.05mm, 25 diamonds, 28,800 swings / hour, power reserve of more than 38 hours, INCABLOC and NIVACOURBE anti-vibration systems, NIVAFLEX NM Mainspring, ANACHRON hairspring, RHODIE, GLUCYDUR balance, blue screws. Hours, minutes, seconds, date display.
Case diameter 42mm. 316L stainless steel, composed of 3 parts, double-sided anti-glare sapphire mirror, spiral handle and bottom cover, transparent back cover with beautifully decorated observatory-certified movement, engraved with serial number, 100 meters waterproof.
Strap 316L stainless steel strap with stainless steel folding clasp.
Dial Black embossed dial with unique scale decoration. The date window is at three o’clock.
Hands The hands are treated with white Super Luminova®, which ensures clear readings at night.
Retail Price 10,400 RMB

Perfect Men’s Watch
Movement ETA 2836-2 Observatory-certified mechanical movement, 11½ ” ‘, diameter 25.60 mm, thickness 5.05mm, 25 diamonds, 28,800 swings / hour, power reserve of more than 38 hours, INCABLOC and NIVACOURBE anti-vibration systems, NIVAFLEX NM Mainspring, ANACHRON hairspring, RHODIE, GLUCYDUR balance, blue screws. Hours, minutes, seconds, date display.
Case diameter 42 mm, 316L stainless steel, 2-part combination, double-sided anti-reflective sapphire mirror, screw-type head and caseback, transparent back can see the carefully crafted movement, engraved serial number, 100 meters waterproof
Strap 316L stainless steel strap with double-sided folding clasp.
Dial Day and date display, silver dial with embossed minute hands.
Retail Price 8,900 RMB

Karak.Gabope Rolex Ref. 6011 Wrist Worn By Clark Gable New York Powerlong Auction

Origin is very important. This is not only a great truth in society, even in the world of watches and clocks. An ordinary watch, if its origin is very famous, can also make this watch have a huge Value, this situation is more common in the auction world. If a watch was worn by a celebrity, it would reach an astronomical figure when it was finally priced. One of the major features of the upcoming Baolong auction with the theme of ‘the place where dreams begin’ is the auction of watches that have appeared in movies for nearly 100 years. The most eye-catching thing is the Ref of Rolex Oyster Perpetual series. 6011 watch, owned by the legendary film actor Clark Gable.

Clark Gable wore this watch when filming the movie Mogambo (Red Dust) in 1953. Like many actors in this period, Clark Gable also has its own collection of watches, whether in life or filming He always likes to wear this Rolex watch. In addition to Rolex, he also owns Cartier (Tank) and Patek Philippe (Triple Date Moonhpase).

Changes at auctions are often difficult to predict, and conservative valuations are often much lower than the final transaction price. Just like the Antiochourn auction held in Hong Kong in June of 201 Elgin, James Dean (Hollywood idol) owns an Elgin pocket watch for 8 times the estimated price-$ 41,000.

2019 Preview: Ceramic Large Seconds Hollow One (Grande Seconde Skelet-one Ceramic) Watch

Jaquet Droz ceramic large second hand skeleton One (Skelet-One Ceramic) watch is made of black ceramic, decorated with blue steel screws and white gold hour dial, with blue canvas strap, Demonstrates modern masculinity.


  Since its birth more than 250 years ago, the Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde watch has been constantly updated and amazing. This timepiece masterpiece echoes the spirit of the times, reinterpreting the details and retouching, bringing new surprises.
  The skeleton One watch launched in 2018 marks an important change in the style of this classic: this is the first time that the large seconds watch has abandoned the dial and replaced by a transparent and lightweight skeleton design, which makes the large seconds watch’s delicate structure With the intricacies of the complex movement, it officially opened a new chapter in the history of the Jaquet Droz brand.
  Nowadays, this new work once again introduces a ceramic watch full of modern temperament. The diameter of the case is 41.5 mm, which cleverly echoes the large second hand skeletonized One movement. The black ‘NAC’ coating gives it a modern and powerful masculinity. The sharp lines of the case contrast subtly with the satin-finished ceramic case and corners. The side of the case has also been polished and retouched, which contrasts with the ‘glass box’ double-layer synthetic sapphire crystal glass mirror, which allows you to see the unique beauty of the hollowed-out movement. Watch enthusiasts will notice that the main plate of the movement extends all the way to the edge of the case, and is completely integrated with the case lining. This new structure allows the gear train to be completely suspended and fixed on the hollow bridge.


  The watch movement uses a variety of exquisite retouching treatments, demonstrating the status of a masterpiece of fine watchmaking in the ceramic large second hand skeleton One (Grande Seconde Skelet-One Ceramic) watch. The skeletonized movement is also equipped with blue steel screws to fix the hour dial at 12 o’clock and the large second hand at 6 o’clock, paying tribute to the remarkable tradition of watchmaking. All screws are positioned in a “time scale” design, that is, they face the center of the dial uniformly.
  This brand new ceramic large-seconds Skeleton-One Ceramic watch is equipped with 18K white gold hour markers. The hour and minute dials are made of stainless steel, and are vertically matte polished to cleverly capture each light, making the reading clear and clear. The large seconds dial is made of synthetic sapphire crystal, giving a clear view of the movement details. The 18K white gold oscillating weight continues the same transparent design concept, with a hollow design, which allows people to appreciate the wonderful scene of the movement of the movement slowly rotating around the case. The blue canvas strap echoes the movement’s blue steel screws and hour markers. The ceramic large second hand skeleton One (Grande Seconde Skelet-One Ceramic) watch has a powerful and exclusive design, which continues the legend of Jacques de Dro.

  Sapphire dial and stainless steel hour ring
  Black ceramic case
  Automatic winding skeleton movement
  68 hours power reserve
  41.5 mm in diameter