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WatchTime New York Scheduled For October Return

WatchTime New York is gearing up for the luxury watch show’s seventh edition in Midtown Manhattan, taking place Friday, October 21st to Sunday, October 23rd, 2022, under the famed rotunda of Gotham Hall. Anticipation runs high for the beloved collector show, which unites enthusiasts directly with some of the world’s leading watch brands. Throughout the three-day event, produced by WatchTime, attendees get the chance to join the conversation by engaging with prestigious wristwatch brands and leading personalities of the watch world. Dialogue, interaction, and...

Design and Collectables Marketplace The Bruno Effect Launches Online

Founded by Carmine Bruno, former 1stDibs International managing director, The Bruno Effect was created “to liberate the design world from friction when purchasing high-end furniture and collectibles online”. A new global marketplace connecting interior designers and collectors with a curated selection of furniture and collectibles from the world’s best antique, vintage and contemporary dealers, The Bruno Effect launches on 10th November 2021. (Top of page – Ronald Phillips George III Satinwood and Purpleheart side cabinet)...

Fine Wine Investment Advice From Founder of Vin-X

Is fine wine best enjoyed in a glass, or stored away as an investment? Arts & Collections asks Peter Shakeshaft of wine investment advisors Vin-X for a taste of his insider knowledge.  In these days of economic and political upheaval, it would be good to know of a reliable investment available to anyone with a little specialist knowledge. But does fine wine qualify? We asked Peter Shakeshaft, Founder and Chairman of Vin-X Limited for some...

What Key Legal Issues are Affecting the Art World Today?

Arguably, the legal issue causing most concern in the art world at the moment is the introduction of the Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5 AMLD), which is expected to be implemented into UK law by the 10th January 2020, regardless of Brexit. The art market is perceived as an easy target for criminals wishing to purchase art as a means of laundering the proceeds of crime. This directive applies to dealers, auction houses and other...

The Legal Picture: New Shake-Up of the Art Market Drives Demand for Legal Advice

With international dealing, online sales, complex restitution cases and issues of provenance shaking up the art market, a collector may require a good lawyer more than ever. Anetha from Arts & Collections talks to LALIVE’s art law and private client specialists to unearth the legal issues affecting the art market. Anetha at Arts & Collections: What do you believe are the main legal challenges affecting the art world at the moment? Sandrine Giroud, Art Lawyer...

Update – Lewis Chessmen Piece is Sold For £735,000, Questions About UK’s Impending Ivory Ban Remain

An extremely rare medieval chess piece, one of the five missing Lewis Chessmen, has been sold at a Sotheby’s auction to an anonymous buyer for £735,000. The 900 year-old Lewis Chessmen hoard was discovered on the Isle of Lewis in 1831 and includes some 93 pieces, most of which are now to be found in the British Museum.  The newly re-discovered piece, found in a drawer in an Edinburgh home, is a warder (the medieval...

Lewis Chessmen Piece’s Sale Opens New Questions About the UK’s Impending Ivory Ban

An extremely valuable medieval chess piece, one of the five missing Lewis Chessmen, has recently been discovered in a drawer by a family in Edinburgh.  The 900 year-old Lewis Chessmen hoard was discovered on the Isle of Lewis in 1831 and includes some 93 pieces, most of which are now to be found in the British Museum.  The newly re-discovered piece is a warder (the medieval equivalent of a rook) in the form of an...

Is Gold an Investment to Treasure?

The lure of gold is legendary, but are we fooling ourselves if we treat it as a sensible choice for the modern investor? It pays to understand why for hundreds of years it was the foundation of all wealth, and why it’s perhaps a different type of investment today. The use of gold in the form of coins probably dates back to Egypt in 500BC, at a time when the intrinsic value of the metal had long been established through its use in jewellery. The History...

Baselworld 2019 Spotlights Luxury Watch Market Despite Big Name No-Shows       

Though hit by high exhibiting prices and some big-name absences, annual watch and jewellery show Baselworld, run this year from March 21st-26th, still commands the attention of the luxury goods market. After a drop from around 2,000 exhibitors to around 600 in recent years, the future of the Swiss show seemed in doubt, and the absence this year of Swatch and all its sub-brands hasn’t done it any favours. However, so long as leading watch brands...

Watch Winders out of Passion

For more than 10 years, MODALO has produced exclusive, handcrafted Watch Winders, Watch Boxes and Watch Storage Solutions using superior materials and components with focus on producing the highest quality of workmanship. Innovative solutions, outstanding design and durable components guarantee the best possible safekeeping for valuable timepieces. MODALO was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany. The brand manufacturing in its own production facilities, every single product is examined individually and composed with...

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