Category: Luxe Watches


Denis Guidone

 

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Denis Guidone has designed interesting watch named Ora Lattea or the Milky Way Hour. The watch utilizing four dots in empty space to show the current time. In this watch the hands are represented by the empty space between points. This watch in some ways reminds us of the Milky Way. It’s an image synonymous with getting lost, at the limits of legibility, almost a negation of time. The dots, which vary in size, represent, from smaller to biggest, in increasing order, seconds, minutes and hours, while the dot in the centre doesn’t move.

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The Pebble Beach car week seemed to be all about getting your collectibles in places, and Bonham’s made sure that the sprit lived on! Its Jewelry and Watches sale based on the automobilia-theme got the cash registers rolling with “above-estimate results”. Here are a few of the sale highlights. The pick of the day was the $7,076(Buyer’s Premium included) Corum, A Rolls Royce radiator wristwatch set in diamond and 18-carat gold. Sporting a quartz movement the watch comes with a 23mm gold tone fluted dial with dauphine hands and a diamond bezel that features the Rolls Royce logo and “Spirit of Ecstasy” surmount.

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If you were keeping a check on the Only Watch 2011 auction then you could not have missed the Only Watch Patek Philippe, Genève. The manually wound wristwatch with Minute Repeater and Tourbillon earned the title of fetching the highest bid at the auction. Sporting a unique stainless steel minute repeater, with Tourbillon escapement the watch fetched a staggering €1.4 million ($1.91 million). The watch features a black enamel dial with white gold Breguet numerals, a stainless steel Patek Philippe prong buckle, and three interchangeable stainless steel solid case back. The watch with a 33mm diameter was presented in along with a Certificate of Origin, a certificate of unique piece and a rate accuracy certificate.

Christie’s sale of Important Watches on June 15 in New York will include several exceptional timepieces from the legendary collection of James Ward Packard. The extraordinary watches remain in pristine condition, having been stored away in a bank vault for the last 60 years and will be unveiled for the first time to the public in the sale.

Packard, the American auto manufacturer and inventor whose passion for watch collecting is the stuff of legend, was among the first of the great watch collectors to work directly with Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin, the world’s most exclusive watch manufacturers, in his quest to build an exquisite personal collection of highly complicated, custom-designed timepieces.

One of the great revelations of Packard’s rediscovered collection is documented proof of his design partnership with Vacheron Constantin, the oldest watch manufacturer in Geneva. In 1918, the firm created a completely unique 20k gold openface chronograph pocketwatch for Packard according to his specific instructions, incorporating a customized combination of complications, including trip minute-repeating, grande and petite sonnerie, chronograph, and half-quarter repeating functions (above). It’s estimated at up to $500,000.

“In watch collecting circles, this is a true fairytale collection. James Ward Packard is the original icon who inspired generations of serious watch collectors that followed him,” notes Sam Hines, Head of Watches for Christie’s Americas and Asia. “As a mechanical engineer by training, he had a deep knowledge and passion for the craft of watchmaking that made him uniquely qualified to work directly with the best Swiss watch manufacturers and create completely unique, one-of-a-kind watches that do not exist anywhere else in the world.

Beyond this, he had a refined sense of style that was heavily influenced by the design motifs of his day, and it is a true delight to see Packard’s personal taste reflected in the elegant, Art Nouveau styling of these timepieces, even down to the stylized monograms stamped on the case backs. These rediscovered watches are likely the last of the great Packard watches to come to market directly from his descendants, and we anticipate intense interest from collectors in the U.S., Europe, Asia and beyond.”

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Swiss watchmaker Jaermann & Stubi, has a well known reputation for making luxury watches, including a unique series of fine watches that include a mechanical golf counter complication.

Jaermann & Stubi has teamed with famous professional golfer Seve Ballesteros, to introduce the Seve Ballesteros Golf Watch.

The Seve Ballesteros Golf Watch is a limited-edition watch, made from the clubs Seve actually used to win the 1991 Chunichi Crows Open in Japan.

Seve Ballesteros is a legendary Spanish golfer. Seve’s favorite color is blue so the watch includes a brilliant blue dial and bezel, as well as matching packaging.

A certificate personally signed by Seve Ballesteros, accompanies each watch.

The price of the watch starts around $19,000. The Seve Ballesteros Golf Watch features a unique counting mechanism that golfers can use to track the number of strokes taken at each golf hole.

The watch also keeps track of the total strokes per game, and displays the holes played as well as compares the score to the golfer’s own handicap.

Marie Antoinette No. 1160 watch
Courtesy of: The Breguet Boutique

The Marie Antoinette No. 1160 watch, A.L. Breguet’s most famous creation, will be here in the United States for the very first time.

Marie Antoinette No 1160 is an amazing watch. It was the watch meant for a Queen. It is the watch that became the Queen of all timepieces.

This incredible watch, usually displayed in the Breguet museum at Place Vendome in Paris, will be showcased for two limited exclusive engagements in the U.S. at the Beverly Hills and New York Breguet Boutiques.

The story of the watch began in 1783. It was named after Marie-Antoinette, the young Austrian aristocrat who married King of France, Louis XVI and later became the Queen of France and Navarre. Commissioned by one of the Queen’s most fervent admirers, A.L. Breguet was given the task of creating a unique gift for the Queen.

It took 44 years for the watch to come to life. Breguet had created the watch of all watches with a minute-repeater, a full perpetual calendar, an equation of time, a power reserve indicator, a bimetallic thermometer, a large independent seconds hand and a small center seconds hand, a lever escapement, a gold balance spring and a parachute anti-shock device.

The Queen met her demise 34 years before the watch was finally completed in 1827 by A.L. Breguet’s son.

The watch was acquired by the Marquis de Garoye of Paris and changed hands a few times through history until it was bequeathed to the L. A. Meyer Museum in Jerusalem by Sir David Lionel Salomons’ daughter. In 1983, the Marie-Antoinette was stolen from the Museum.

Driven by his passion for Breguet, Nicolas G. Hayek, CEO of Breguet decided in 2005 to commission the Breguet Manufacture located in the Vallee de Joux to reproduce the vanished Marie-Antoinette watch, to be called the No 1160. N. G. Hayek, also Chairman of the Swatch Group went a step further by becoming the major patron of the restoration of the Petit Trianon, Marie-Antoinette’s favorite hidden place when alive.

The whereabouts of the original watch were unknown until November 2007 when it enigmatically reappears in Tel Aviv. Mysterious timing of the destiny of the Marie-Antoinette as the No 1160 was about to be unveiled.

In April 2008, Breguet proudly presented its Marie-Antoinette in a wood box made of oak from the gardens of the Petit Trianon. This incredible watch, usually displayed in the Breguet museum at Place Vendome in Paris, will be showcased for two limited exclusive engagements in the US at the Beverly Hills and New York Breguet Boutiques. This is an unprecedented opportunity for the American public to have a glimpse into watch making and history in the making. The journey of the Marie-Antoinette keeps on writing itself …

new breitling Chronomat GMT luxury watch
Breitling Chronomat GMT

The new Breitling Chronomat GMT Limited Edition watch is a traveler’s dream. The luxury watch from Breitling instantly adjusts to the time and date of the place of arrival, in addition to maintaining a 24-hour home-time display and without losing any precision in counting the minutes.

The Breitling Chronomat GMT comes equipped with the new Breitling Caliber 04, which was entirely developed and produced within the company workshops. The Chronomat GMT is one of the rare chronographs to offer such a smoothly functional dual timezone system.

The Caliber 04 is manufactured using a high-tech production-chain system revolutionizing traditional movement assembly processes.

The powerful style of the new Chronomat GMT is impressive and based on the unique and quintessential design of Breitling’s leading watch model.

The new Breitling Chronomat GMT Limited Edition watch features a sturdy steel case that offers ultra-sturdy construction and water-resistant to 500 meters (1,650 ft).

You will notice the watch’s unidirectional rotating bezel is stylishly engraved with exclusive numerals.

To meet the many needs of Breitling watch consumers, the company has offered its dial available in six colors.

The applied hour-markers of the Chronomat GMT are fitted with highly original bases that have been inspired by Roman numerals.

To make it much easier to read whether day or night, the home-time hands and hour-markers are enhanced by a luminescent coating that guarantees excellent readability.

A terrific feature is the new Chronomat GMT comes equipped with two central hour hands. The first hand will match the minute hand and runs over a 12-hour scale. The other hand is tipped with a red triangle and runs in 24-hour mode.

Women's Overseas Date Self Winding luxury watch
Women’s Overseas Date Self Winding watch

Vacheron Constantin has long been known for their timeless, men’s collection of luxury watches.

Vacheron Constantin has recently added to its impressive repertoire with a watch collection catered toward its female clientele.

The Ladies Overseas Date Self Winding watch not only features clean elegant lines, but exudes sophistication while keeping the high performance Vacheron is recognized for.

This smaller model’s 18-carat pink gold diamond-set case guarantees technical excellence while maintaining a feminine aesthetic.

The new Overseas Small Model is devoted to the women who truly enjoys traveling in style.

The luxury women’s watch is available in two different versions:
– With an 18-carat pink gold bracelet,
– With a taupe-colored strap, promising to meet the demands of any woman.

Suggested retail prices for the Overseas Date Self Winding watches are:
Overseas Diamond-set Rose Gold on Strap, $27,300
Overseas Diamond-set Rose Gold on Bracelet, $37,700

Breguet Reveil Musical Watch
Breguet Reveil Musical Watch

Created just for the upcoming Only Watch 2011 charity auction, Breguet recently unveiled a new and unique Reveil Musical watch that was first introduced at Basel 2010.

The Breguet Reveil Musical watch is based on the new Breguet self-winding movement, that  incorporates a silicon escapement and a Breguet balance-spring. The Réveil Musical also houses a fabulous patented musical mechanism.

The unique luxury watch feature includes the musical tune, “Castle in the Sky”, which can be played either on demand or at a pre-set time.

The beautiful musical timepiece from Breguet has been beautifuly decorated with over 59 jewels and also features a stylish black strap.  The watch’s caliber operates at a frequency of 4Hz and offers a 55-hour power reserve.

Breguet  reported that the dial of the Reveil Musical watch depicts a child whose hand is reaching out to an adult hand, a symbolic gesture of the “inter-generational solidarity and support for research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy.”

The watch is water resistant down to 50 meters, and in addition has a power reserve of up to 55 hours . You can view the alarm status in a circular window that is located between the 9 and 10 o’clock markings. The watch’s power reserve window is set at 3 o’clock.

— Price: 1.500.000 $ —

Studded Timepiece

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Ralph Lauren Sporting Watch

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