Tag Archives: Watches

Exploring Antique Technologies

Exploring Antique Technologies

by Kary Pardy From the wheel to the iPhone X, the broad term “technology” encompasses each of our inventions and tools. But what happens when we no longer need the technology, when the tool is replaced by something more modern? As with furniture and fine art, there is a collectible market for those discarded technologies. […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Paul Newman’s Rolex wristwatch, Phillips/Bacs & Russo, $17.75 million

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Paul Newman’s Rolex wristwatch, Phillips/Bacs & Russo, $17.75 million

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The late actor Paul Newman’s Rolex, the “Paul Newman” Daytona, sold for $17.752 million at an auction held October 26th by Philips, in association with watch auction house Bacs & Russo, in New York City. It was a new world record price paid for […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Cartier Mystery Clock, $504,500, Sotheby’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A platinum, yellow gold, rock crystal, onyx, mother-of-pearl and diamond-set Mystery Clock made in 1929 for Cartier, designed by Maurice Couet, sold for $504,500 at an Important Watches Auction held Dec. 7 by Sotheby’s in New York City. Also, a massive open-face Patek Philippe […]

Hand-curated selection of exotic, fresh-to-market timepieces to be offered by Heritage Auctions

A hand-curated selection of exotic, fresh-to-market timepieces from Patek Philippe to Piguet will be offered at auction by Heritage Auctions at an October 27 auction. Here are 10 of the unusual and highly-sought after examples the auction has to offer: 1. Universal Geneve Rare & Very Fine Ref. 881101/03 Steel Tri-Compax, circa 1960. (est. $10,000 […]

Antiques Peek: August 2016

Antiques Peek: August 2016

Animals in Advertising by Jessica Kosinski Advertising is a huge industry, and it’s not a new one. Ads go back for as long as people have been trying to sell products. Some of them have involved catchy slogans, songs, or logos. But many of the most successful and long-lasting advertising campaigns have involved animals. Some […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: King Farouk Magician Box, $1.21 million, Sotheby's

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The celebrated King Farouk Magician Box timepiece, made in Geneva, Switzerland circa 1820 and attributed to Piguet & Meylan, with the goldsmith’s mark of Chenevard Jouvet & Cie, sold for $1.21 million at an Important Watches Auction held June 8 by Sotheby’s in New […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Rolex men's wristwatch, $9,775, Jeffrey S. Evans

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Rolex Datejust Presidential gold and diamond men’s wristwatch sold for $9,775 at a Fine & Decorative Arts Auction held April 30 by Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates in Mt. Crawford, Va. Also, a Pablo Picasso signed limited-edition print, titled La Bouteille du Rohm, […]

Comic Timing

Comic Timing

by J.C. Vaughn After a period in which a number of character watches enjoyed values that we might call “overly robust,” the market has stabilized and it seems that we’re now in period of some real bargains. “Character watches have always been very popular. So many different characters have been represented, so the cross-over appeal […]

Lifetime Collections to be Sold by Showtime Auctions Services, Apr. 1-3

The three-day event will be held at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds in Ann Arbor, Michigan ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN….The lifetime country store and advertising collection of Tom and Mary Lou Slike, and the equally impressive coin-op collection of Deke and Joanie Richards, will co-headline a three-day auction slated for the weekend of April 1-3 by Showtime […]

Museum Highlights: March 2016

Museum Highlights: March 2016

By Erica Lome The Luxury of Time: European Clocks and Watches On Exhibit through March 27, 2016 Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, NY The Metropolitan Museum of Art is currently showing “The Luxury of Time: European Clocks and Watches”, an exhibition drawn from its extensive collection of French, English, Dutch, German, and Swiss timepieces. […]