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TAG Heuer Monaco Collection Could Fetch Up to £50,000 at Auction

An extremely rare Tag Heuer Monaco Collection will go under the hammer at Fellows Auctioneers’ Luxury Watch Auction on Monday 21st March with an estimate between £30,000 – £50,000. The Tag Heuer Monaco set is one of 50 ever made, released in 2019 on the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the Monaco Chronograph. There are five watches, all of different styles which capture their respective decade. Revolutionary The collection is Lot 198 in the...

Rejecting Digital: Sourcing & Valuing Luxury Timepieces in the Modern Age

Has traditional luxury watchmaking given way to the digital age? We spoke to the experts from London’s Hatton Garden-based Trilogy Jewellers Wristwatches have been a mark of individual style and class since 1868, when Patek Philippe created the first ever one, for Countess Koscowicz of Hungary. Although originally developed as a strategic military tool, the wristwatch gradually evolved into a luxurious fashion accessory and gained worldwide popularity in the beginning of the 20th century. But...

Arnold & Son Debuts New Double Tourbillon Jade Timepiece

To celebrate the start of the new year in the traditional Chinese astrological calendar, Arnold & Son has embodied the year of the Water Tiger in an expressive new 8-piece limited-edition version of the Perpetual Moon timepiece, featuring a golden tiger on the prowl. In the background, a waterfall symbolizes the element that tempers this feline’s ferocious energy. The highly refined and symbolic scene is the result of consummate craftsmanship and the wide range of precious gemstones and materials...

A Coffee Maker With a Royal Lineage

The elegance of serving coffee “the Royal Way” conjures up images of formal banquets, extravagant ballrooms and exotic travel. Royal Paris introduces its coffee maker with a royal lineage Even at the most lavish dinner parties and events, coffee and its various accoutrements seem like somewhat of an afterthought. The focus is usually on the wine and the tablescape, since coffee is coffee. Or is it? Once upon a time, the partaking in coffee was...

LaCollection x British Museum Collaboration to Sell NFTs of Works by J.M.W. Turner

After the success of the recent Katsushika Hokusai release, which attracted to the platform an audience from over 120 countries, LaCollection and the British Museum’s next NFT collaboration will be drawn from a selection of 20 paintings by English painter J.M.W. Turner. Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 – 1851) is perhaps the best-loved English Romantic artist. He became known as ‘the painter of light’, due to his increasing interest in brilliant colours as the main...

Paris Gears Up For FIAC 2021

From October 21st to October 24th, for its 47th edition, FIAC brings together over 160 galleries from 25 countries at the Grand Palais Ephémère and the Galerie Eiffel, which has been specifically installed for FIAC as an extension of the structure on the Champ-de-Mars. The selection will include modern art, contemporary art, and design galleries, as well as editions, from France and other European countries, Great Britain, North and South America, Asia, Africa as well...

WatchTime New York Set for Sixth Edition of Show

WatchTime New York will make its triumphant return to live in-person events this autumn, integrating collectors, enthusiasts, and 27 registered watch brands under Gotham Hall’s famed rotunda in Midtown Manhattan after a year’s hiatus due to COVID-19 issues. The sixth edition of the show, produced by WatchTime and presented in partnership with the cocktail party sponsor Tourneau | Bucherer and BMW, expands from two days to three and will be open to the public by...

The Tourbillon, the Supreme Complication in Luxury Watchmaking

What is the tourbillon, and how is it significant in watch design? We look at one of the most ingenious ‘complications’ ever invented The tourbillon, now over 200 years old, is one of the most exquisite and complex mechanisms ever conceived. Intended to solve a problem in time-keeping by the application of physics, it became an engineering challenge which still absorbs watchmakers – and fascinates collectors. It was on June 26th in 1801, or as...

Phillips Offers Rare Patek Philippe Eurasian Watch With £2.7m Estimate

Phillips in association with Bacs & Russo is offering the earliest made and previously unknown Patek Philippe yellow gold reference 2523 with cloisonné enamel dial, representing the Eurasian landmass. with an estimate in excess of CHF 3.5 million (£2.7m). The watch is a leading highlight of The Geneva Watch Auction: XIII on May 8th and 9th, 2021. Aurel Bacs, Senior Consultant Bacs & Russo and Alex Ghotbi, Head of Watches, Continental Europe and Middle East,...

John Crabbie Unveils Limited Edition Rare 50 Year Old Single Malt

John Crabbie Unveils Limited Edition Rare 50 Year Old Single Malt. John Crabbie was one of the pioneers of Scottish whisky. His passion for high quality whisky took him to the best distilleries in Scotland, to purchase single malt whisky for his renowned Crabbie brand. Today, more than 200 years on, John Crabbie & Co are proud to present their 50 Year Old single malt whisky from the iconic Bunnahabhain distillery on the northern shores...

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