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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...

World of fine watches on show at SIHH 2019 in Geneva

Recently held in Geneva, the 27th SIHH (Salon International De La Haute Horlogerie) event attracted a record 23,000 devotees of fine watch-making including celebrities Pierce Brosnan, Bradley Cooper, Nicholas Hoult, Amanda Seyfried, Hugh Jackman, Rosamund Pike and James Marsden. The invitation-only industry gathering, cut from its previous five days to four, was the 29th edition. Organised by the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie Geneva, SIHH started as a smaller alternative to international watch and jewellery...

Luxury Watches

The first mechanical timepieces were being made across Europe in Germany, France, Italy and the Netherlands around the 14th century and were originally worn as large necklaces. The luxury watchmaking trade developed in Geneva decades later, with artisan goldsmiths birthing creations of intricate filigree, engravings and complex miniature mechanics. These exquisite designs are historically a representation of class and social status—and this remains true today. In an age where smartphones—thanks to satellite technology—are considered to be the most accurate time-keeping models, the market for Swiss-made luxury watches is still...

Watches: Vintage and Modern

From Winston Churchill’s vintage pocket watch to modern wristwatches powered by liquid, the centuries old art of horology continues to capture collectors’ fascination of watches: vintage and modern. High-quality watches have long been a wise investment, with some vintage watches soaring in value over the past decade. Former CEO of Continental Airlines (and one of the most notable vintage watch collectors in America), Gordon Bethune decided to auction off 50 of his prized vintage watches...

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